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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 08-31-2010, 03:54 PM
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Speaking of 4 wheel alignments:

Bastards at work tried to charge me a 4 wheel alignment for my truck.....
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:20 PM
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Oh, and today I discovered a field rat had moved in to the engine compartment on the 6er. Fortunately no damage other than a mess.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:38 AM
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:49 AM
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finished replacing my inner and outer tie rods. started sanding my rear bumper for repainting.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:46 AM
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Swapped vanos. New valve cover gaskets. Installed factory alarm that promptly caught on fire. Wash and wax.

Finished@ 1am so technically today
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:12 PM
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Installed factory alarm that promptly caught on fire
Wait. What?
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:20 PM
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Was it a fire alarm?
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:01 PM
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Debadged and applied "Mothers - Back to Black"...an amazing product for deoxidizing black plastic trim pieces.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:02 PM
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Back to Black washes off with water. It's not amazing. lol

Forever Black: Do it.

http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Black-.../dp/B000FOIJXQ
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:08 PM
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Yeah, Mothers Back to Black is garbage. It came off after two car washes when I used it. Useless... I ordered THIS a few days ago, and am optimistic. Griot's is an excellent company, and I've spoken with several local BMWCCA members who said that this stuff works exceedingly well. It should be arriving in the next day or so. I'll report back after I've applied it, and washed the car a handfull of times.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:22 PM
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Was it a fire alarm?
shrug.
i hooked it up, everything worked perfectly. lock/unlock/lock/unlock.
i went to bed!

then i woke up, hit the unlock button, the horn just went NNNNAAAAAHHHHH steadily until i ripped out the glove box to find a smoking mess!

the alarm unit was barfing out smoke. i tore it out, and opened it up.

some thing with 3 prongs going into the circuit board apparently caught on fire, desoldered itself, and welded itself to the cover. the circuit board is now a hearty black color and it stinks badly.

it was fused and everything. stock harness, stock alarm.

side note: anyone got an alarm to send me? lease:
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:45 PM
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OK, well at the very least it looks nice immediately after application and buffing I will try the other product you mentioned.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:31 PM
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what is the gulf tie mod?
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:33 PM
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I dunno, try searching the forum for it
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:34 PM
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what is the gulf tie mod?
Go here. http://www.e36-tech.com/forum/diy-32...-mod-3402.html
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:35 PM
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:46 PM
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what is the gulf tie mod?
Uhm go to a golf course and get a tie to match your car


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Old 09-01-2010, 07:12 PM
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today it was raining and after work i decided this was the perfect time to try some drifting and burning out in my auto 98 328i without taking to much tread off my tires. the past couple of times ive tried this it was dry and i was in drive this time i finally realized that if i went into manual mode and put it in first gear it would give me the most torque and it worked!!!!
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:13 PM
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today it was raining and after work i decided this was the perfect time to try some drifting and burning out in my auto 98 328i without taking to much tread off my tires. the past couple of times ive tried this it was dry and i was in drive this time i finally realized that if i went into manual mode and put it in first gear it would give me the most torque and it worked!!!!
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:14 PM
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I did that a week ago and oversteered for about 4.5 carlengths sideways into a fence. Scary.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:19 PM
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ooooo that would suck yeah when i first got to the lot i tried to drift a little and over steered did like two spins but then i started burning out and the fun was over my tires were hot and i had to much traction after that just started skidding and shacking all over the place
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:19 PM
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Today on my bimmer I... bought one..
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:20 PM
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Yeah, you see, my dumb self tried drifting in the wet around a corner on a public road.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:21 PM
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:24 PM
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