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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 01-08-2013, 03:39 PM
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yeah, i was just surprised at how clean it was when i posted it. im not surprised. i was talking to Franklyn earlier and i was telling him that if a few more sub 5k M3s pop up the 328 is going up for sale along with all the go fast parts that i havent installed.
Let's recap from simply people we know:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=494529

A little more specific:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...highlight=7000

(A little (pronounced LOT) more specific:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...highlight=7000

Doug's Domain cost through years of ownership:

http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/articles/e36_long_term_review/


In short, anything you get will likely mean you've thrown out any work you've so far done to your car Ken. Just to keep in mind.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:46 PM
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Let's recap from simply people we know:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=494529

A little more specific:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...highlight=7000

(A little (pronounced LOT) more specific:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...highlight=7000

Doug's Domain cost through years of ownership:

http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/articles/e36_long_term_review/


In short, anything you get will likely mean you've thrown out any work you've so far done to your car Ken. Just to keep in mind.
I know, I know. but im tired of painting on this particular "canvas" and having one a few years newer with less wear on the body wouldn't hurt either. sure it has high miles, but that doesn't mean anything to us, we'll keep replacing bushings and cooling systems till we've depleted every possible natural resource to keep making them. that being said, i have a plethora of "extra" new never installed cooling system parts, and at the least all id have to repurchase would be a suspension refresh kit. as for power upgrades, I've learned to be patient and like what I've got. I can't deny that owning an actual M wouldn't be vainly satisfying though.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:48 PM
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:50 PM
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Just playing the Devil's Advocate.
I'm just having post E36 depression it's been 2 weeks since i've driven her... it's supposed to be in the 40's the rest of the week and and rain on friday so maybe i'll be able to get her unstuck and pop the hood open and get some diagnostics done
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:56 PM
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:57 PM
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gurl you cray. if i buy an M with an S52 i'm keeping them, if however i wind up up an S50 M you can buy them
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:58 PM
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The m3 by me sold for 1800 yesterday. Only problems were no registration and a bad cam position sensor.

Regret not getting that one.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:28 PM
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:44 PM
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:09 PM
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The m3 by me sold for 1800 yesterday. Only problems were no registration and a bad cam position sensor.

Regret not getting that one.
Tnat's what you know now.

I bought my E36 thinking it needed registration and a crank sensor, and maybe some vac leaks taken care of.






..........One crank sensor, new engine, radiator, and a host of other parts and I now have it on non-op.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:17 PM
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Tnat's what you know now.

I bought my E36 thinking it needed registration and a crank sensor, and maybe some vac leaks taken care of.






..........One crank sensor, new engine, radiator, and a host of other parts and I now have it on non-op.
You'll flip it for twice what you have in it (not counting sweat equity), so hush.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:30 PM
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You'll flip it for twice what you have in it (not counting sweat equity), so hush.


I'm in it about 3 grand here after bringing reg current, buying a new engine, and all the other parts so far. Maybe more. Trying not to think about it. I'm shooting for $4500 out of it but we'll see. At this point, knowing what I know now, I regret the purchase. I paid too much for it needing an engine and spent too long trouble shooting other issues only to find out it was that bad.

I spent too much time I could have been hanging out with Brit & the girls or resting working on the damn thing for not enough payout, and it will be a lot of work to sell at my price. I might not be as frustrated if I knew right off I'd be pulling an engine and could have just jumped right to that, and if I didn't have 2 other car projects, 2 projects at my dad's business, and a major regulatory compliance project going on right now at work that's been hitting some major bumps lately (like the whole IT software dev team disappearing).

But, what's done is done.

Actually, it isn't. Still haven't smogged it yet. Sigh.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:35 PM
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That's what I found out from hearing from the guy who bought it. I'm sure it could have problems but for that cheap you could easily part it out for profit
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:03 PM
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:12 AM
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I'm still having a hard time with this Porsche fetish I've developed in the last month. I know its a 924, and I'd prefer a 944 but it's nice looking.

http://augusta.craigslist.org/cto/3505490890.html
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:17 AM
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:31 AM
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:34 PM
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:35 PM
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Craigslist: 1993 BMW 740iL http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/3533747525.html

This seems overpriced?
Craigslist: E36 BMW Shift Knob (Illuminated) http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/3535009366.html
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:40 PM
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Looks sharp!!! Hate the wheels, don't flow with the body at all, but that can be changed. I love the inlay in the wood trim, I didn't realize E32s had that. And that dent should be easily fixable with PDR for relatively cheap.

Only thing is the price seems steep. That's E38 territory there.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:12 AM
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Do want! Looks mint...wish it was spring

If its still available after my Canada vaca and u still have $ I may buy it.

Would make a cool daily when I sell the e39.

1988 BMW 635 CSI $6500

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/3442185583.html



1989 BMW 325is /635csi $1800

http://binghamton.craigslist.org/cto/3528586085.html

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:42 PM
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if anyone within 12 hours of rochester ny knows where i can get a 5sfe out of a 1997-2001 camry with less than 110k miles and under500$ let me know.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:52 PM
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:45 PM
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http://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/3442185583.html



1989 BMW 325is /635csi $1800
Don't do it, shipping from Australia would be nuts.
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