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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 11-18-2012, 07:32 AM
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For Jen lol
Joe...you are the best. Thank you! And don't worry, you'll find the right car someday. Just be patient (heck of a lot harder said than done, I know) and you will find it (under the right circumstances). If you are serious, give me your budget, and I'll keep my eyes peeled.

Thanks for all the support everyone. I think, in hindsight, I was meant to move into an e46 M3. It just fits my driving style so well. Now I just have to get that garage built
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:34 AM
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garage party @ jens in the spring!!! tool belts and cut offs are mandatory.




with big ol' timberlands.....








i'll bring my eastwing.





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Old 11-18-2012, 07:35 AM
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:37 AM
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:39 AM
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Hopefully CJ is mistaken that the throwout bearing needs replaced. But if it does, I am certainly going to use the 3k mile, 3 month dealer warranty to get it repaired.
I spent a good bit of time in a e46 M3 last weekend... There was some noise to the clutch, but Im the only one that noticed because I listen for stupid stuff like that. It was more of a mechanical sound as it was engaging though. I dont know if that's similar to what you're experiencing or not. Either way, beautiful car! Everything about the e46 M's mesmerize me.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:01 AM
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garage party @ jens in the spring!!! tool belts and cut offs are mandatory. with big ol' timberlands..... i'll bring my eastwing. df
Well, CJ and I decided yesterday over lunch we are going to have a 'resurrect the snowmobile' weekend in the late spring/early summer...so all 'festers will be welcome. Even those named Randy.






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Old 11-18-2012, 08:01 AM
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"all children must be named Randy" -his holiness the Dalai lama
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:17 AM
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Well, CJ and I decided yesterday over lunch we are going to have a 'resurrect the snowmobile' weekend in the late spring/early summer...so all 'festers will be welcome. Even those named Randy.






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Old 11-18-2012, 09:34 AM
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Rofl I hope so too. Don't wanna be doing this all day lol. See ya bright and early tomorrow! Lol

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Chad, engine swap progress?

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Congrats............what is it?

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So, she is home and parked in the driveway.
Jen......that's beyond gorgeous! Make the Z your winter car.....

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:35 AM
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so ive been searching DIYs and videos of people doing their own cam removal and installation... i think i may chance it while i have the front end apart. it is nerve wracking though.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:45 AM
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Jen's new car is awesome...
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not sure, i would hate to tear apart a motor...unless it's not running, but let me check the spare head i have....not sure where this bolt is.....i *might* have one...

just was curious if you guys had spare parts around. i think matt had whole m52's, which he sold, which is why i dropped your names...


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DF, I have an entire M52 parts motor, torn apart. Send me PM of what you need with a pic, maybe i has?

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so ive been searching DIYs and videos of people doing their own cam removal and installation... i think i may chance it while i have the front end apart. it is nerve wracking though.
Its really not that bad. When I pulled the parts motor apart, I set the timing at TDC and started unbolting the lobes that had no tension on them. Rotated slowly, and repeated until everything was unbolted. A bit nerve-racking at times, but the cams are straight and not broken.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:55 AM
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Do you guys know if an M44 in the Z3 is the same as the M44 in the e36s? As in, would a set of aftermarket headers or a turbo manifold work in both the e36 318i and the Z3?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:10 AM
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I believe the motor is the same Ryan, but the body surrounding it might be a problem to get a turbo manifold on. Is this for the GF's ti?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:14 AM
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I believe the motor is the same Ryan, but the body surrounding it might be a problem to get a turbo manifold on. Is this for the GF's ti?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:17 AM
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I spent a good bit of time in a e46 M3 last weekend... There was some noise to the clutch, but Im the only one that noticed because I listen for stupid stuff like that. It was more of a mechanical sound as it was engaging though. I dont know if that's similar to what you're experiencing or not. Either way, beautiful car! Everything about the e46 M's mesmerize me.
No, this was definitely the TOB. Not sure if it's normal or not for the E46M bearing to be that loud. If an E36 throwout bearing was that loud, I would say it's on its way out. Which is surprising since the car only has 15k.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:19 AM
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Thats crazy!! If I hadent just bought the truck I would be all over that....
M52s are cheap enough around here though, just throw one of those in? I have an OBD2 harness should you need it
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:26 AM
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Thats crazy!! If I hadent just bought the truck I would be all over that....
M52s are cheap enough around here though, just throw one of those in? I have an OBD2 harness should you need it
I know right? Its got 243k miles, so there could be a thousand reasons for it not running right.. I was thinking it'd be fun to pull the motor, rebuild, turbo, wider wheels, 250-270whp...

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:29 AM
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I know right? Its got 243k miles, so there could be a thousand reasons for it not running right.. I was thinking it'd be fun to pull the motor, m50/m52 swap or m44 turbo, wide wheels, 300whp...
Do etttttttt! I always loved Z3s. Put some 305's on the back... dat ass would be gorgeous
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:38 AM
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He said he'd take $1800.... I'll have to see if my mom would let me park it in her shed, I have no space here :/
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:43 AM
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:52 AM
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It looks pretty clean for what it is, silver w/black top and black interior. Waiting to hear back from the motherly unit..

I'm promising to teach her drive in it and let her use it while I'm gone in exchange for free storage.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:01 PM
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The mother shall agree on such deals as this!!


Oh, and my brother got his license yesterday. He's a huge Dodge boy, and he's gaga over my Cummins truck. So what do I do to take advantage of this? 'if you're nice to me, I'll teach you how to drive manual in the cummins'. So far I have gotten a 24 pack of mountain dew... This will be good
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:06 PM
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Jeebus, the new Ford Fusion's front grill looks like an Aston Martin!

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Old 11-18-2012, 01:04 PM
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You haven't seen one Ryan?

From a quick front-only glance at a distance you would think its an Aston. Well played ford, well played.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:13 PM
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You haven't seen one Ryan?

From a quick front-only glance at a distance you would think its an Aston. Well played ford, well played.
I'm not sure I've seen pics of this one yet.. A lot of the new Chevy cars actually look pretty nice IMO, American cars have really stepped up their game in recent years in terms of appearance.
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