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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 08-16-2012, 11:29 PM
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:46 PM
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i came back from being gone for two weeks, so i went for a little drive in my lovely car... one to many clutch kick attempts and i roasted the clutch. it was on it's way out anyways, but this sucks!
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:15 AM
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Yesterday I changed the cabin air filter which appeared to be the original and gave it a bath..

Today if the rains hold off I would like to clay bar it..
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:11 AM
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i came back from being gone for two weeks, so i went for a little drive in my lovely car... one to many clutch kick attempts and i roasted the clutch. it was on it's way out anyways, but this sucks!
What is a "clutch kick"?
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:43 AM
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^ according to the googles its "The clutch kick drifting technique is great for beginners, where you briefly kick down the clutch pedal while remaining on the throttle"

That poor clutch...
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:49 AM
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:51 AM
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^ according to the googles its "The clutch kick drifting technique is great for beginners, where you briefly kick down the clutch pedal while remaining on the throttle"

That poor clutch...
it's been on it's way out for the past month so even if it didn't happen last night it'd of happened with jus normal driving today or tomorrow, it was baaaaad.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:46 AM
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changed out the dark dirty fluid with nice gold clean fluid on my diff


my God gear fluid smells.

only thing left to do is an oil change then Shes all ready for bimmerfest
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:15 AM
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I hear you on that. Old gear fluid is probably the worst smell to ever come from a car.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:20 AM
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I hear you on that. Old gear fluid is probably the worst smell to ever come from a car.
I've heard someone who has actually observed surgeries say it smells just like burning flesh.

I always think of burnt parmesan cheese, luckily I haven't ever smelled burning flesh. Whatever it smells like, its some pretty funky stuff.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:50 AM
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You think that's bad, try tasting brake fluid.

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:54 AM
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:55 AM
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:09 PM
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You think that's bad, try tasting brake fluid.

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Old 08-17-2012, 01:21 PM
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Well today I got half the car clay barred then the big brown truck showed up with my Depo lights so the clay bar project got put on hold..

The paint on the half I did get done cleaned up pretty good..

Broke a plastic tab that holds the corner light in on the passenger side so that looks like ass.....Other than that the Depo's went pretty smooth, I got the LED AE's..

S54 rad and Stewart pump showed up also..
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:24 PM
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:03 PM
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:21 PM
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What is a "clutch kick"?
Technique used to enter a drift turn.


Get ready to turn, floor it, disengage, then engage the clutch. Drift away.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:23 PM
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Restored the exhaust tips too

what did you use on the tips ?? PO put a Borla on mine and the tips are looking a little rough..
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:25 PM
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Best thing to do if your tips are really bad is steel wool and lacquer thinner. Then use metal polish.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:29 PM
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what did you use on the tips ?? PO put a Borla on mine and the tips are looking a little rough..
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Best thing to do if your tips are really bad is steel wool and lacquer thinner. Then use metal polish.
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I used simple green to get the grease and crap off, then #0000 steel wool, then cleaned up with water, then polish
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:26 PM
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I hear you on that. Old gear fluid is probably the worst smell to ever come from a car.
The smell lasts for days if you get your hair soaked with it.........

Clay barred and waxed the car today.........
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:58 PM
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Best thing to do if your tips are really bad is steel wool and lacquer thinner. Then use metal polish.
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I used simple green to get the grease and crap off, then #0000 steel wool, then cleaned up with water, then polish
I'll give it a try thanks..
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:00 PM
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Other than that the Depo's went pretty smooth, I got the LED AE's..
guess I posted too soon low beam failure code on the OBC..
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:04 PM
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I actually don't mind the smell of gear oil all that much. To me, it smells like being a kid working underneath hot rods in the summer, which was a lot of fun.
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