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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 09-24-2012, 06:18 PM
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:04 PM
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Did you read the Pelican article on removing cams? Ya don't wanna snap em.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:16 PM
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Bout to tear this apart. Got my tools and a case of beer. Goal is to learn how to take cams out and such.
is your turbo build commencing ?
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:20 PM
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lil chad arent you like 18? case of beer? lol
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:59 PM
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lil chad arent you like 18? case of beer? lol
uhhh...root beer??

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:57 PM
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Got my new cowl on, but not before night set in, so I can't see how nice it looks... I was just happy that I didn't break any clips, and that my cowl drain was super clean. New trunk seal goes on tomorrow, and then the rear vent window seals will have to happen this weekend, since I'll need a sidekick to help me remove the windows.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:00 PM
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Got my new cowl on, but not before night set in, so I can't see how nice it looks... I was just happy that I didn't break any clips, and that my cowl drain was super clean. New trunk seal goes on tomorrow, and then the rear vent window seals will have to happen this weekend, since I'll need a sidekick to help me remove the windows.
how much did the cowl run you? i really need one.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:04 PM
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Did you read the Pelican article on removing cams? Ya don't wanna snap em.
I did. I followed it for awhile, and then decided to use an "improved" method. No snap or bending occured

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is your turbo build commencing ?
IF by turbo build you mean Cummins in the truck, then yes

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lil chad arent you like 18? case of beer? lol
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:12 PM
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how much did the cowl run you? i really need one.
It was $40 from Tischer BMW/GetBMWParts.com. They use flat-rate shipping so I paid $14.95 in shipping, but it came in a huge ass box (as wide as the car, naturally), and I also ordered a bunch of other stuff that I didn't have to pay extra to ship. You might be able to get it for around $50 or $60 from the dealer, which isn't that far off from what I would have paid had only ordered the cowl and nothing else, but if you need a bunch of other things, it makes a lot more sense to buy from Tischer and take advantage of their low prices and cheap shipping. Basically, if you order the cowl, you can fill the rest of the box with with whatever you want and pay the same $14.95 in shipping, until you hit $200, then it goes up to $16.95 in shipping.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:15 PM
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Following a bearing right turn I heard some metal/metal scraping coming from drivers side rear I believe. Continued for about 1/2 mile, heard a light clunk, and then it was gone.


Then some ticking at start-up. Sounded like the fan blades were lightly hitting something, and that went away as well.


I don't know if it's the E36 gremlins or sleep deprivation from having the midshift this week that's getting to me.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:17 PM
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my wheel bearing upgraded itself from growling to growling and making tinny jingly noises... so i finally decided to go and the replacement hub
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:30 AM
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so i finally decided to go and the replacement hub
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:42 AM
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im not F-ing replacing an E36 rear wheel bearing in my backyard, are you nuts? I'm buying the whole damn thing already put together.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:34 AM
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:36 AM
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lol oops, i didnt even catch that
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:37 PM
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Finally did my cooling system overhaul. I swear this was the messiest, most sloppiest, most wetest job I have ever done.

Twas' like Niagra Falls up in dis' bitch...she squirted everywhere like uggggghhhhh!!!


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Old 09-25-2012, 11:00 PM
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:04 PM
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Yeah, pulling the water pump out really lets a ton of coolant escape.

Anyway, today I replaced my trunk seal/weatherstripping. Operation "sweat the details" is about 35% finished. Remaining 65% will happen this weekend.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:07 PM
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Khalaset?
I hope so. I drove it to Andrew's house* and back and it's not going past middle and the expansion tank isnt going empty anymore. I have to let it cool back down then check again in the morning. InshaAllah it's done.


* Indy's wrench didn't work so I borrowed Andrew's actual OEM fan removal wrench.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:09 PM
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Yeah, pulling the water pump out really lets a ton of coolant escape.
Yeah that photo is the very end of it. When I first pulled the pump out it was madness. Straight up like half a gallon just burst out.

DIY I was reading just said: "Be careful when removing the water pump as coolant will spill."

Spill? Wrong word homeslice.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:18 PM
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Not quite Niagara falls though.....



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I hope so. I drove it to Andrew's house* and back and it's not going past middle and the expansion tank isnt going empty anymore. I have to let it cool back down then check again in the morning. InshaAllah it's done.


* Indy's wrench didn't work so I borrowed Andrew's actual OEM fan removal wrench.
you're doing it wrong brofasa.. worked for me and Indy but least you got it to work!

When you get the fluid situated, and Indy finally starts driving his car, I say we shoot maybe get ebu in this piece too
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Today's project....microsuede B-pillars. I did the panel below the steering wheel yesterday. And probably picking up a MS black headliner and a black rear shelf soon to almost cap off my dove to black(ish) interior.

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:58 PM
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:29 PM
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did a few things

i smoked my taillights isnt the best picture better inperson..stripped my hood sanded it and dtm primmed it
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