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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:13 PM
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Hah, that big picture is awesome.


I just put in the heat shield and pulled off the hood insulation. HOLY SHIIT. The car absolutely screams now. It feels a bit faster, too. Probably more the sound than the heat shield, though.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:17 PM
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Hah, that big picture is awesome.


I just put in the heat shield and pulled off the hood insulation. HOLY SHIIT. The car absolutely screams now. It feels a bit faster, too. Probably more the sound than the heat shield, though.
Intake heatshield? and what made you take off the insulation
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:23 PM
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Yeah, intake heatshield. I took off the insulation because I've heard that it lets you hear the intake more, and it's prettier without it.


And weight reduction for racecar...
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:25 PM
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wont it harm the hood?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:28 PM
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Nah. AFAIK, it was for reducing engine noise and snuffing out engine fires.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:31 PM
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Just don't touch the hood lol (if it should get hotter)


Q: is necessary to use an o2 socket or can I just use an open end metric wrench?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:36 PM
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You can use an open end wrench, but it will probably slip. You might wanna cut off the harness (if it's old), and use a box end wrench. I've never used an o2 sensor wrench, but it's just a box end with a slit in it so you don't have to cut the harness. I think autozone rents it for free, so I would check there.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:42 PM
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Bought a 93 318IS yesterday at an auction for $250. Needs an engine, has an automatic tranny but I would prefer a manual. Can I get the running gear out of a 91-99 M3 and put it in fairly easily?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:45 PM
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I ripped out my hood insulation like a year and a half ago.


no issues.

and yeah you can use any e36 manual in any E36

same goes for engines. (with appropriate DME, etc...)
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:46 PM
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Nah. AFAIK, it was for reducing engine noise and snuffing out engine fires.
Also, when it snows and you warm your car up, it makes a cool x pattern of snowmelt
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:47 PM
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Bought a 93 318IS yesterday at an auction for $250. Needs an engine, has an automatic tranny but I would prefer a manual. Can I get the running gear out of a 91-99 M3 and put it in fairly easily?
Welcome to the fest.

Yeah, you can easily put the drivetrain from an '95 M3 or '92-'95 325 in your 318. It's trickier if you want an engine from '96+, but still doable (not worth it most of the time).
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:53 PM
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:56 PM
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Thanks cj slurr. Do you have any recommendations on where to get a wrecked m3?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:58 PM
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:04 PM
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If you find a wrecked m3 you'll be lucky to find the drivetrain in it still


And @CJ o2 sensor
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:10 PM
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Thanks cj slurr. Do you have any recommendations on where to get a wrecked m3?
Craigslist. You might have to be patient.
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If you find a wrecked m3 you'll be lucky to find the drivetrain in it still


And @CJ o2 sensor
Hate to break it to ya, the o2 sensor is not a fun job at all if it's stuck in (they all are).
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:24 PM
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:26 PM
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Except maybe the exhaust
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Looks like the boats are floating on antifreeze.
But not the special magical BMW antifreeze. It's the "bad kind" (which I think is crap...Bebe's had Prestone in her for at least 180k miles and there was zero corrosion when I changed the water pump at 213k miles.)
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Also, when it snows and you warm your car up, it makes a cool x pattern of snowmelt
This.
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