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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 11-03-2012, 07:41 PM
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i don't have any air tools, but that's because i do not have a garage to work in. wish i did, though.

believe it or not, my fave tool was 3/8 impact gun, even though my 3/8 air ratchet would break lugs loose. it would also break your wrist if you were not ready for it, or it got bound up on a real tight fastener.

still use my swivel sockets, though.




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Old 11-03-2012, 07:49 PM
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:55 PM
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:14 AM
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Love it Randy.

That picture reminds me I want to french my E30, how does one do that?


As for impact guns, use a torque stick to put the lugs back on, then you don't have to worry about torquing by hand or snapping a lug off.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:35 AM
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I think I might just pick up a breaker bar for now.
I haz no air, garage isn't that big. HF has a battery impact for $70, but I wonder how good it is. I just found a $50 gift card to Home Depot, so maybe ill pop there and see what they have. Then I'm not spending any money (well $50 less...).

And the snow forecast changed to rain. I don't want to put the snows on too early, since they are studded.


Off topic- how can I keep all these darn spiders out of my house???
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:05 AM
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Patrick I have the battery impact gun from HF

its pretty decent.


and the breaker bar is probably one of the best tools you could ever have.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:07 AM
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Thanks Dino for the "review"

That settles it then. Breaker bar + HF impact gun. Yay for new toys for me.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:14 AM
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Just remember to charge it before you need it or else youll be pretty upset when you need it for something big
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:24 AM
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+1 on the breaker bar, because if it doesnt have enough leverage, you can always slide a pipe over and and multiply your leverage.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:58 AM
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Haz leverage?

I use this to break them loose. Then my Li drill to get them out quickly. I always hand torque ever since I sheared a bolt off.

Air tools are in my dream garage *drool*
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:03 AM
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So I should keep quiet about my 55 gallon air compressor and ingersoll rand impact guns
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:28 AM
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Oh no, please elaborate.

I'll need to know how big of a van to rent when I stop by in my ski mask
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:38 AM
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Oh no, please elaborate.

I'll need to know how big of a van to rent when I stop by in my ski mask
a van, and a bullet proof vest with level III plates
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:30 AM
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Mass. is a castle doctrine state. I'll think i'll obtain my tools the legal way.

What's your setup?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:42 AM
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Whats up guys!! Sooo umm, i finally sold the M3 yesturday dirty cheap too.... you guys are gonna kill me
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:16 AM
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:32 AM
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Haz leverage?

I use this to break them loose. Then my Li drill to get them out quickly. I always hand torque ever since I sheared a bolt off.

Air tools are in my dream garage *drool*
Yep, breaker bars are ftw. I also have 12 & 18" sections of iron pipe to fit over it in extreme cases.

You should see the plans I have for my dream garage..... Working on bringing it to fruition with the house purchase. It includes fully epoxied floors, full size lift, big workbench, and overhead air (but the air will come a bit later).




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Oh no, please elaborate.

I'll need to know how big of a van to rent when I stop by in my ski mask

Kenny is military, I wouldn't recommend that.....




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Why dude?

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:43 AM
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On the topic of breaker bars, there simply is no replacement for them. A definite must-have. I bought a gargantuan breaker bar from Harbor Freight a few years ago, and it has been invaluable during many tasks, especially when I replaced my suspension.

And, the more I read reviews about Harbor Freight products, the more it becomes clear that you shouldn't ever buy something with a battery or cord from HF. The corded impact drill I "rented" from them () a while back seemed decent, but who knows how long it would have lasted.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:07 AM
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Mass. is a castle doctrine state. I'll think i'll obtain my tools the legal way.

What's your setup?
if you're talking about my non automotive tools, I've got a G23 Gen 4 for every day carry, and Remington 870 12ga loaded with slugs if someone gets the drop on me in my house and a couple other assorted rifles

if we're talking air tools, ive got a stand up 55 gallon compressor and an Ingersoll Rand QT1000 1/2 drive and an older unknown IR 3/8 impact. and they make life smooooth.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:26 AM
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I has an IR impact labeled as a husky, and a snap on impact. Both are godsends. I've also gots me a craftsman electric impact. It worked good till the battery took a ****, and they wouldn't warranty it even though it was within one year

I don't need a breaker bar; I've got a 3 foot long ratchet. That thing is also a godsend. I did get me an electric ratchet too, that thing is way cool and useful when working on engine parts.

Hell, I have lots of tools. I just took out a 0% interest loan from snap on for my first loan, got me plenty of cool things
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:48 AM
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Why wouldn't they warranty the electric impact? Did you tell them that you use it everyday? Because the warranty doesn't cover regular use. At least that's the way my pneumatic Craftsman impact was.

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Out of curiosity and decidedly off topic...

Has anyone heard from Frank or any other NY 'fester?

Are we gonna have to send a rescue/search party to Long Island?

Dammint! How did the redhead fare?!?
I texted Frank yesterday, and didn't get a response. I have cousins in the same town as him. Their house was flooded pretty bad, and they are still without electricity. However, they are closer to the water than Frank.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:24 PM
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The old bastard wouldnt look up my purchase. Its a one year deal, and they need to see that it's only been a year. You can see the impact hardly has any use on it; its not dirty at all. I told them I just use it to change tires for the winter and summer for my car, not professionally. I was very irritated. I might have the reciept, but I didnt think to put it anywhere special because "oh craftsman is just as good as snap-on's warranty"

Whatevs. I bought my boss's Snap On impact for 75 bucks. Thats the cool people tools
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:33 PM
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Off topic- how can I keep all these darn spiders out of my house???

the best advice i can suggest for spider reduction is to reduce the leaf litter and debris around the structure.

sealing cracks and crevices also would help in reducing the primary cause of spiders, other insect pests. making sure that door sweeps are intact and tight will also help. windows should also be tightly sealed as well, with intact scfreening.

most over the counter residual materials do not leave enough of a residual to be effective against spiders. this would be because spiders will live in webs (not something that is really 'treatable'), if they spin them, as well as the behavior of spiders to walk on their 'tip toes', which is an area of very thick chitin (kye-tin). this reduces the absorbtion of active ingredient to the nervous system of the creature, which in turn, reduces the overall effectiveness of material applications.

this is also true for most of the materials that i use as well.

direct application to the pest, however, would be effective. tedious as well....




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Old 11-04-2012, 01:36 PM
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Thanks Dino for the "review"

That settles it then. Breaker bar + HF impact gun. Yay for new toys for me.
Don't get the Kobalt ones from Lowe's, they're made to look too pretty and as a result can't handle much abuse. Get a Craftsman.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:41 PM
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