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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 03-09-2012, 02:42 PM
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once you get the threads all cleaned up the install should be easy. as in hand tight easy. it's the removal tht is tough...

and yeah, a 1/4 'socket type' stud puller should be able to remove old studs.


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Old 03-09-2012, 02:47 PM
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Cool. And is a normal tap like the one I linked in post 98 good for the job?
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:48 PM
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as long as the size is correct, yes.


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Old 03-09-2012, 05:02 PM
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Thread tap worked spectacularly. Thanks guys for pushing me even though I was being stubborn
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:16 PM
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Good work cj.. I think this is better than the stroker plan
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:00 AM
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Hey, don't be bad mouthing the stroker plan.

Hey CJ, speaking of stroker plans, did you ever get around to getting cams for your stroker? If so, are you trying to get rid of them?.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:03 AM
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:06 AM
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Yeah, obviously I'm not gonna need that cam anymore, frank. And I'll give you back that exhaust cam.


Oh, and if your friend still wants the pistons, let me know. The guy buying the crank only needs the rods, not pistons.
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should I bring the cam to the meet?

and yea Ill ask him, shoot me a text or pm with the price for the pistons and ill tell him
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:11 AM
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So Frank, you lookin to unload those cams? What engine are they from?.
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Miles, if you want Frank's M54 intake cam, I've got an M54 intake cam tray with good lifters I'm getting rid of.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:18 AM
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CJ your tires look dead...
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I'm just hoping it will be driving by the meet. I'm making good progress so far.
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CJ your tires look dead...
Lol, I know. I didn't want to get new tires until after an alignment, and I was too lazy to do the tie rods for a while. They've gotten so low that they're cracking
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This thread makes me happy.


Got the door lock today CJ, except I wanted the passenger side......












































































Just kidding, thanks!
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:16 PM
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Lol, let me know how the door lock works for you. I just remembered they made two types of door locks, one with the microswitch on the lock, and one with it on the latch. I don't know which one you should have, and which one I sent you...



I've got a question... Can I just vent the crank case into the atmosphere (through one of those mini-filters) instead of the intake? It's easier for me if I only have to make one hole in the silicon intake boot instead of two.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:36 PM
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I've got a question... Can I just vent the crank case into the atmosphere (through one of those mini-filters) instead of the intake? It's easier for me if I only have to make one hole in the silicon intake boot instead of two.
Short answer: No. It will create a huge vacuum leak, just like removing the oil filler cap with the engine running.
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Hmm. What exactly causes the vacuum leak? How does air in the crank case have any affect on the engine running?


Btw, I forgot to put on my oil filler cap a couple weeks ago, and it drove fine, no noticeable difference.
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I wonder the same thing causeMine runs the same without it also.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:12 PM
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why you would want to run without a oil cap is beyond me.... lol
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That's interesting. I pulled my oil cap off once when my car was running and the engine died in a second.
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We've had this discussion before. Taking my cap off makes no difference. and I vent to a catch can.

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