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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 12-09-2012, 10:15 PM
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belt still could be that.....
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:17 PM
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It still could be that, but going off what happened to me it doesn't sound like the alternator. When I turned on my fog lights the thing sounded like a hyeena.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:49 PM
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Brought the M3 home... needs more work than I thought... still 146k miles complete car for $3000... not too shabby...

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:24 PM
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:29 PM
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:31 PM
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what the crap. i want a 3000 dollar M3
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:33 PM
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Kenny, we all know that it is NOT a $3000 M3. He merely paid that so far.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:38 PM
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Cl posting pics, 95 M3... Auto (not for long), 146k miles, needs A wheel bearing, some paint and a good cleaning...

Really happy with purchase, have receipts from Shelly BMW with tons of maintenance work, vanos rebuilt, at around 130k...

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 PM
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Kenny, we all know that it is NOT a $3000 M3. He merely paid that so far.
This, I don't expect a perfect car but runs great "so far"

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 PM
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It's basically a $6000 M3 that still needs $3k.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:21 AM
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Today on my Bimmer, I hit 185,000 miles. And then, I hit a deer.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:41 AM
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This is why we own shotguns. Sorry man you alright looks like it messed the fender up pretty dam bad.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:13 AM
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Cj does your car sound like this?




and ouch those damn deers. did the door get a little damage too?
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:30 AM
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Nice Brad!!! And sorry about hitting a dear...that blows
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:01 AM
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Cj does your car sound like this?




and ouch those damn deers. did the door get a little damage too?
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:21 PM
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oops

it should work now
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:24 PM
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if that's what a fubar'd alternator sounds like, then there is something entirely different wrong in my belt trane.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:25 PM
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this is with the new alternator

my old/broken didnt sound like that not sure why
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:26 PM
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Dino, sounds normal to me.

My car is making a higher pitched whine. I think it goes away once the car gets warm though. I'll have to check it out more.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:27 PM
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Today on my Bimmer, I hit 185,000 miles. And then, I hit a deer.
Damn, that sucks. Looks like the front fender is totally knackered. Did it damage the door, too?

I hit a deer back when I lived in Michigan. It's a rite of passage if you grow up there... Every single one of my friends has hit a deer at some point, too.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:27 PM
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New bulbs in cluster, so pretty. Also put clear corners in...think I'm going back to my smoked ones...will post pic later for opinions

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:04 PM
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:21 PM
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i think the smoke looks better.


something about the clears doesnt seem right

maybe im just used to your car with them?
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:24 PM
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:34 PM
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Somewhere in the middle would be best. Your smoked corners are very dark, and your clear corners are very light. I'd smoke your clear corners to about half the darkness of your currently smoked corners.
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