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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 12-10-2011, 10:23 PM
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NO ONE need that much amplification. Just sayin.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:47 PM
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It's not that big an amp. This has not been an isue with any of the previous four vehicles it has been in.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:54 AM
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:26 AM
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i already bought powerflex rtabs... i meant for the removal of the old ones... i dont feel like laboring away with a sawzall and hammer. im persistent but i also believe in "work smarter, not harder"

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Oh, it's supposed to be pretty easy, especially with a sawzall. I would give it a shot. What's the worst the can happen?

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well, when you're right, you're right. besides. I have the special emergency steel cutting blades the fire depts use...
I just used a dremel to get my old RTAB's out, then a cold chisel to crush the aluminum ring, then I jerry rigged this:


to get the new ones in.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:21 AM
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i already bought powerflex rtabs... i meant for the removal of the old ones... i dont feel like laboring away with a sawzall and hammer. im persistent but i also believe in "work smarter, not harder"
You'll have those suckers out of there in a jiffy using a sawzall. I used a hacksaw by hand, but a sawzall would blast right through that job.

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I just used a dremel to get my old RTAB's out, then a cold chisel to crush the aluminum ring, then I jerry rigged this: to get the new ones in.
He won't need that since he's installing poly RTABs.

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Today I discovered that after installing my amp, I'm probably going to need a bigger alternator to keep the headlights from keeping time with the music.
What you need is a capacitor, not a bigger alternator.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:39 AM
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Karls right.

Capacitor.

And dont turn on your system full blast RIGHT after you start your car.

At that point the alternators on 100% to recharge the battery from start... give it a second or two then go all out.

I was running 2400 watts and i didnt need a capacitor or anything.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:42 AM
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:47 AM
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installed new vaccum hose

cleaned icv

drove

Cleared CEL

Drove to next town

CEL stayed off

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Old 12-11-2011, 10:59 AM
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Spark plugs and injector cleaner.... smog check time
Expecting any surprises? Should go fine, right?

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installed new vaccum hose

cleaned icv

drove

Cleared CEL

Drove to next town

CEL stayed off

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Old 12-11-2011, 11:13 AM
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Expecting any surprises? Should go fine, right?



Well, last year I failed the first time.... it was the intake air temp sensor. The second time I passed, but it was pretty close. Plus 15k miles on the sparkies = time for new ones
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:31 AM
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Nice Dino! Glad you figured it out
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:16 PM
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swapped out my slave cylinder and car was having a terrible misfire..

when I first drive the car its bad, sputters bad and then after a while or hanging gear it doesnt seem to sputter...

maybe I pumped some sh1tty gas?

Everyone who has the lightweight flywheel needs to go with the 325i slave cyl, i had the m3 slave on my zf and the return time was close to twice as long as with the 325 slave.


After the misfire went away I did a few pulls in mexico and the revs climb fast after shifts (unlike before) Now I just need the short shifter to get here and then a few more things

Ill post a video soon

also I didnt get to do my tie rods or rtabs today


but my friend is a bmw tech and has all the tools I need so Its just a matter of time till I do them.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:06 AM
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:35 PM
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Installed an Oem pass corner light. Feels good to get rid of that gay ass ms2 aftermarket corner light from previous owner...

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Old 12-12-2011, 03:40 PM
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:43 PM
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Installed an Oem pass corner light. Feels good to get rid of that gay ass ms2 aftermarket corner light from previous owner...

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Old 12-12-2011, 03:45 PM
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Time to get that hood and fender painted.
Fixed that for you.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:16 PM
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Im still deciding on black or repainting the car hellrot. Yes the car still needs a good bit of work. Its come from this so far...

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Old 12-12-2011, 04:17 PM
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Damn. Are you sure the frame is straight? That looks like a pretty bad hit.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:24 PM
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Conveniently since it's a vert you could just find hellrot doors and boot lid and only have to paint a quarter of the car.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:31 PM
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Yeah would be nice but I had a hard time finding a front bumper here and online much less a hellrot one. And for some reason people don't want to deal with shipping big items. I would love to go red but at this point im Prolly going to go black and use the extra cash for a new top and suspension, then doing bushings, then I can start to play.......(CCW LM5'S) hopefully.

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Old 12-12-2011, 04:34 PM
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Yeah its straight. Didn't even get touched. Looks like someone that had it went under a truck ir something. There is a little bit of metal missing (behind light) but that's about it.

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Old 12-12-2011, 04:36 PM
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:38 PM
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Thanks, still have a way to go. Would LOVE to get a hard top but each one fell through this past couple months.

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Old 12-12-2011, 06:13 PM
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