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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 06-15-2015, 11:47 AM
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The NEWEST official E36 OT Thread!!

New new version of the official E36 OT thread.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:15 PM
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Did the previous version get too large again?

Edit: Yep! just read your post in the other thread.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:16 PM
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Did the previous version get too large again?
Yes.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:25 PM
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I noticed the forum was slowing down again, but I am surprised it was OT’s fault. I assumed it was a different thread, OT is not even the biggest thread in the e36 section.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:32 PM
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Woohoo! I got the last post on the last one.

Does seem like this one timed out a lot shorter than the original. Tim is there a particular post count you'd like us to self regulate these threads to? I hate that we've caused performance issues for the rest of the site twice now.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:12 PM
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The hood on my car was repainted very poorly before I purchased it. There are bondo spots and scratch marks all through it.

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Old 06-15-2015, 01:30 PM
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Can't blame Chad for breaking the fest this time. He's never here.

I don't get it. There are several threads on other forums bigger than our second OT thread was. I'm certainly not complaining, just curious how it caused problems. The first OT thread was many times larger before it crashed the fest.
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So when this thread crashes what will the new thread be called? Theres not much beyond "newest"
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So when this thread crashes what will the new thread be called? Theres not much beyond "newest"
This is a car forum, so I am guessing it will be like an odometer and roll over. The next OT will be "oldest".
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Can't blame Chad for breaking the fest this time. He's never here.
Yeah yeah yeah. Whatever.

Adding a baby to the already crazy mix with the girls has taken up most of my time, and I've been working a ton lately. Just got back from DC, sorry Jake & Joey we couldn't meet up.
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After Acid Stripping



After 90 minutes with 220 grit



Then I did another 90 minutes of 400, 800, 1000 and 2000 grit. Then did one pass with the powerball and some white diamond polish.





Once I finish sanding the other two I'll polish all four of them again for a second time and put a couple coats of sealant on them. They're far from perfect, but considering the condition I'm starting from I'd say its a pretty good turn around.
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The newest OT thready haha. In other news my dad picked up 2 e36 project cars. Both are running and we drove them home. Silver 98 328is auto 152,xxx. Green 96 318i vert manual 230,xxx.
He also got a garage finally! He deserved it!
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Joey are those for your car or you're helping a friend? I dig em.
Buddy of mine is getting married, renovating his house, and trying to keep a Spec E46 track car in the game this summer, and is also trying to liquidate his street car collection. He's a mechanical genius but doesn't have the time or interest to do cosmetic work, and he hates selling cars, so we struck a deal.

He's putting a new motor in it, I'm handling all the cosmetic issues and I'm going to sell it. He gets the money he needs and hopefully I walk away with my pockets slightly fatter for my troubles.

So if anyone wants an E36 that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and drives you, stay tuned. I'm hoping to have it on the market in the next 3 weeks or so.

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Joey, how did your friend blow the LS1? What is wrong with the engine?
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:19 AM
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LS1s and race tracks don't mix without extensive modification. Great street engines, but when you start pulling Gs for extended periods of time they get oil starvation issues. He took it out for some event last fall and ended up putting a fist sized hole in the block. I helped him pull the drivetrain out a couple months ago and i could literally put my hand inside the engine, it was pretty crazy.

He's got a replacement all ready to go, not sure if its a 5.7 or a 6.0 (I think 5.7), but I think it has less than 80k on it so it should have lots of life left for the new owner (provided they add good oil pan baffles if they want to track it)
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^Dang, I was hopping it was something fixable, so I could pick up a sl1 for cheap and fix it up.
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I thought about doing the LS1 but think I've locked in just VF supercharging my s50, hopefully this winter or in the spring.
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Yeah unfortunately the old motor is scrap metal, I do think he has good heads for sale, gotta start somewhere right?

I was just looking at some comparable listings and I'm slightly less enthusiastic about it now, but then again these things only come up for sale so often so hopefully I can drum up a bunch of excitement about it locally. I'm definitely planning on taking it (and it's owner if he doesn't want me tramping around town in it without supervision) to all the local car meets, shows, dyno nights, etc. Get people excited about it and then casually mention its for sale, see what happens.
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