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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 02-01-2013, 04:58 PM
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I was Doing te speed limit of 40 and the back and kicked out
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:00 PM
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Yeah, that can happen. I was rounding a bend on the freeway at 60mph in the rain and had the rear end step out on me a long while ago, but I was able to catch it and recover. I bought new tires the next week... My car used to be pretty scary in the rain.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:12 PM
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drivetrain will be about 1k-1400 depending upon overall condition.

driveshaft, diff, axles, interior bits all are going to be salvageable.

rear taillights, decklid (?) rear 1/4 glass, and wheels/tires.

what's pretty much gone are fenders, hoose, nose panel, headlights, bumper, doors, mirrors, ps rear 1/4 sheetmetal, and most likely steering.suspension up front.

the rear suspension would need to be inspected for tweaks, but may also be useable.

so yeah, anywhere from 1500-2k if you are able to part it out and price it right.

selling the car as a whole, though, will get you much less. it just seems to be how it wors, so if you have the time to part it out, do so and tag the parts. take pics, and store the parts. keep a list of what you have handy as well, and what you want for the part.

it makes it much easier if you have a safe, dry place to store the parts as well so they're out of the way.


good luck with it, and again, glad that you are ok.




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Almost 1500 for drivetrain?! Holy he double hockey stick! That's good! If I can get 2-2.5 grand for everything that would be amazing!!! I'd be able to get a new car to drive!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:59 PM
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ymmv....i've seen motors go for as little as 600, and as high as 1100 for the m42/44. it all depends on location and demand. shipping sorta limits you.

trans, anywhere from 2-8oo, again depending upon mileage, condition, and demand.

you may sit on it for a while, or you may be able to get it unloaded rther quickly.

you may even have 10x the requests for a cylinder head over the entire engine.


i've seen wrecked cars worse than yours go for 5-900, depending on options and drivetrain.

i've also seen guys try to sell their beat doen cars for 2500 with a blown motor.

you may even be able to find an e36 that has a blown motor for cheaps, and swap it in.

there are a lot of options at this point, and if you have the time and space, i would start pulling it apart and try to sell what you can.

bottom line, if you are able to do so, you will be able to get more for the car in the parts (then scrap the shell) than selling outright.

if it were me, i would be lookiing for a 4cyl e36 with a blown headgasket or bad trans. (auto or stick?? i don't remember...)

if manual, the trans will fit the m50, so that gives you some options. not sure if the auto is the same or not, but it might be. again, if it is, then you have options to find an e36 with a blown trans and swap that in.

boom. you're mobile!!




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Old 02-01-2013, 07:26 PM
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ymmv....i've seen motors go for as little as 600, and as high as 1100 for the m42/44. it all depends on location and demand. shipping sorta limits you.

trans, anywhere from 2-8oo, again depending upon mileage, condition, and demand.

you may sit on it for a while, or you may be able to get it unloaded rther quickly.

you may even have 10x the requests for a cylinder head over the entire engine.


i've seen wrecked cars worse than yours go for 5-900, depending on options and drivetrain.

i've also seen guys try to sell their beat doen cars for 2500 with a blown motor.

you may even be able to find an e36 that has a blown motor for cheaps, and swap it in.

there are a lot of options at this point, and if you have the time and space, i would start pulling it apart and try to sell what you can.

bottom line, if you are able to do so, you will be able to get more for the car in the parts (then scrap the shell) than selling outright.

if it were me, i would be lookiing for a 4cyl e36 with a blown headgasket or bad trans. (auto or stick?? i don't remember...)

if manual, the trans will fit the m50, so that gives you some options. not sure if the auto is the same or not, but it might be. again, if it is, then you have options to find an e36 with a blown trans and swap that in.

boom. you're mobile!!




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I'm just gonna part it out. Rwd isn't for me unless I have awd for winter
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:41 PM
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Are any of you guys looking for parts possibly?
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:48 PM
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Up to date pictures as of this morning and afternoon. The one that doesn't show lights or exterior body is strut tower that broke weld
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:02 PM
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Any of you Guys looking for drivetrain? Or any parts? The trunks in good condition by the way
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:24 PM
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Same thing happened to my son. I lucked out though. He twisted the right control arm and crinkled the right fender. At least mine is fixable. Sorry to hear about yours.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:16 PM
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Same thing happened to my son. I lucked out though. He twisted the right control arm and crinkled the right fender. At least mine is fixable. Sorry to hear about yours.
I'm glad he is ok. It was so scary, and thanks man I appreciate it
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:42 PM
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Glad you are ok. The car...Parts
This the paint that pushes the budget over.
They are going to total ours, with less damage.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:45 PM
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Wow. That would piss me off so much
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:25 AM
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Are you still planning on parting this E36? I am looking for door panels. Tan/Beige are the colors I'm looking for...
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:29 AM
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:21 PM
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Are you still planning on parting this E36? I am looking for door panels. Tan/Beige are the colors I'm looking for...
Sorry man. I'm selling engine and tranny. Rims and tires, most interior that can be sold. Anyone know where the factory amp is for mine? The good needs banged out but might be ok. The passenger and driver door will need a few dents knocked out and new mirrors.
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Sorry man. I'm selling engine and tranny. Rims and tires, most interior that can be sold. Anyone know where the factory amp is for mine? The good needs banged out but might be ok. The passenger and driver door will need a few dents knocked out and new mirrors.
Factory amp isn't worth jack, but it's on the driver's side of the trunk.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:31 PM
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Factory amp isn't worth jack, but it's on the driver's side of the trunk.
Oh. Well I looked for it but didn't see it.. So I dunno.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:58 PM
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My interior is blue.
Sorry, I just knew it wasn't tan.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:17 AM
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Sorry, I just knew it wasn't tan.
That's fine. Just correcting you! And ok I'll check again
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Ill give u 70 for both door panels
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Ill give u 70 for both door panels
That's more than a little low. I paid $300 for my set less than a year ago and thought that a great price.

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:47 AM
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Post up some pics of the interior...I may be interested in some things for extra parts.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:34 PM
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Yeah post some pictures of your front and rear door cards. I may buy the whole set since I am trying to get rid of the ghetto wood trim in the M3. I'll pay $450, even if the door pockets are falling off, as well as the rails that hold the door panel to the car. I have a permanent fix for the door pockets and plastic rails. I'm in MD, so I can travel to PA to pick em up (depending on where you are at in PA). Black, Blue, Beige, Gay, doesn't matter. I can dye the leather to Black to match the Vaders.
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