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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 10-04-2010, 09:43 PM
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:45 PM
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:13 PM
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Lube?

Cams didn't come today, have to sign for them and no one is home during the day.

Seriously, how do they think this works? Fedex came at 12, who the hell is home at lunchtime? People have jobs. I swear the only people who can get packages are on welfare.
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Not trying to offend man, just ranting.

But you know what I mean, most people have jobs and don't have the ability to be home whenever packages arrive, ya know?
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Anyone have a pic of their center light?
This?

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Thank you, thank you!

btw, the trim for the sunroof
1. is straight, just not in the pic, I hadn't pressed it in fully.
2. Became black by spraypaint.
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Yea, does the light go above, or below the sunroof panel?
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:39 PM
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Yea, does the light go above, or below the sunroof panel?


Sorry, that's not what I was focusing on, but you see the metal bar thingy? It separates the light from the sunroof cover. IIRC, there's a lip thingy (on the light) that hooks under the metal bar.
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Thanks Ed, I just went out a fiddled with it and got it to seat almost perfectly.

I also took 30 mins to completely and thoroughly pressure wash beside, on top, and underneath my engine bay. It looks as clean as possible (for being wet, and 16 years old, and soaked in oil....)

Tomorrow I'm going to drive it with the oil cap off to see if there is any severe blow-by. Also, with that off, there isn't any pressure in the valve cover, so that would rule out oil leaks from blow-by.

Then, I'll let it sit, run and sit, sit and not run, and sit overnight to see how the oil leak is now.

The main crossbeam underneath was soaked, and oil was dripping off that, which is shown as the big puddle on the right of the cardboard.

I think this means it's the HG for sure, at least the majority of the leakage. Oil only passes on the right side of the head, intake side, and that would be why that side of the block is soaked, but then again, the other side is soaked as well, so the hg could be seeping oil through itself to the other side.

Anyway, enjoy this picture, as I despise oil right now. BTW, what's the worst that could happen if I just took all the oil out? I mean, that would eliminate all the leaks, right?

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Oh, and since I pressure washed the shat outta Hellrot, there aren't really any oil stains at all, just from the water coming down.

So I put cardboard under there tonight and will see what it looks like tomorrow. It seems it's only spewing out oil when I drive it, then dripping down. So it must be a HG problem or blow-by problem, or bofth.
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NVM, found the specs, and we're golden! 10.3mm lift intake, and 9.7mm exhaust.
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So, I found the leak. Simple fix!



This little focker (oil line from Vanos oil feed to turbo) has a small hole in it, causing the oil to spew out as soon as the car is running! It's also flying all over the underside of my car, making everything soaked in oil, which is why it took me so long to find the problem.

Granted, there are some other leaks, OFH may be leaking slightly, oil pan gasket, and such, but this is the major problem.

I said F it, I put my car up on stands again, took a flashlight over the whole underside, couldn't tell where it was all coming from. The main brace underneath was soaked like before.

So I started it up, and walah, look, oil everywhere. Then I saw it dripping from the brace, and I was like WTF!!!!!!?????

Then I saw the hose tucked up above it pissing out mankind's greatest resource and I said HOORRRAAAHHHH!!!


So the plan is, put on the new line, install M3 cams, fix half-shaft leak, fix power-steering leak, then gather up all the other gaskets I need to make it 100% leak free and fix them in the coming months.
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Thank ya sir!

Now I'm not so stressed anymore, might even get fixed this weekend!
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:02 PM
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