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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 10-07-2010, 06:04 PM
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:07 PM
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Good shyt matt!!! Don't it feel great to eliminate leaks?? Love it
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It does!

Do you have ANY? Like is it wet at all under there? (That's what he said, and he, meaning Chad)
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:19 PM
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That's just wrong, didn't know you swung that way... Lol

And at the moment, I only have a very slow oil leak coming from idk where only when I rape the shyt out of the car lol. I do however have a coolant leak, but you all know that. Gunna fix that tmw. Other than that, no none that I can think of. At least none that actually drips. My front main seal may need replacing . I replaced the OFH gasket, valve cover gasket, and rear main seal. Hope it stays that way lol.
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I don't swing that way sir

But yea, sounds good, I hope my leaks all get solved before I have to build a motor.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:01 AM
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:10 AM
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Alright, got a lot done yesterday.

Fixed the power steering leak for good, did a little trick to the return line and put on a new hose.

Fixed the massive oil leak for good, new turbo feed line.

And installed the S50 cams with no issue.

Valve cover off, for some reason, it looks like there is brand new oil everywhere



Vanos and intake cam removed.



And both S50 cams installed. Everything fit perfectly, no need for trays, or anything, just a bolt right in process.



The only problem we had was on the first start up. It was falling on it's face. Turned out, I spilled some oil on the coils and it wandered down onto the plugs, simple fix.

Result:

Runs perfect, seems to have some more power, but I didn't dyno. Also, I was surprised, but spool has become much quicker than before, no doubt about that.

We did not have a chance to tune, Don can now remote tune from TRM, which means, he hooks up his data-logger, and sends the files to TRM, then they send a tune in file, and he burns the tune into the chip with his chip burner.

So sometime this week, or next weekend, we will tune for a more rich AFR, fix the idle up a little bit, tune for the S50 cams, and squeak out some more power.



I'm stoked to have little to no oil leaks! The whole underside of my car is covered in oil though, from the oil feed line. So another night of long pressure washing is on the way.
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great pictures matt, I can't wait to see what that thing can do on the dyno.
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great pictures matt, I can't wait to see what that thing can do on the dyno.
Me too!

Get that exhaust figured out yet?

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Time for S52 cams for Ed
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There will indeed be time for that, just not yet. School kind of crimps the mod budget, especially when you combine it with a 72% pay cut.
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Yea, I know how you feel

My upper ball joints on my truck took a dump, just replaced them a few months ago too. Went with much better brand this time.

Instead of the wheel sitting like this- l it was like this /
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Get that exhaust figured out yet?
that's todays project haha. i keep calling my buddy who's got the plasma cutter but he's either sleeping or dead...
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Even if you bought the crappiest brand of ball joints, how could they go bad in just a few months?

Also, great work man! Looks awesome.
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Even if you bought the crappiest brand of ball joints, how could they go bad in just a few months?

Also, great work man! Looks awesome.
Idk, I guess because it's a IFS truck with new torsion keys that are cranked (lifted it about 2-3 inches in the front) and shackles, and wheels with 3 inch backspacing instead of 6 inch, so they stick out pretty far, putting a lot of pressure on the ball joints.

It sucks. A couple people recommended Mogg Ball Joins so that's who I went with. 2 for $120, ouch.

And thanks. It's coming together slowly. Now I can finally do the interior.
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well technically i own about 9 grand worth of automotive tools, dremels,sawzalls,torches. but when I joined the service I couldnt take them with me so they're about 1200 miles away at my parents house.
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Wait, what? Yes I do....
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You're not having any problems removing your exhaust though.
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You quoted me saying wake his A$$ up and said: You don't have a Dremel?

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It sucks. A couple people recommended Mogg Ball Joins so that's who I went with. 2 for $120, ouch.
Yeah, a lot of people in the muscle car world (which I also participate in ) love Moog parts. You should have better luck with them.
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