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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-25-2019, 06:36 PM
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Posted By jimgood
BTW, I documented the LSD 3-disc conversion in a...

BTW, I documented the LSD 3-disc conversion in a thread on GRM here:

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/bmw-323is-lsd-2-disc-to-3-disc-upgrade/152260/page1/
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-25-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
I've been neglecting my duties in this thread!...

I've been neglecting my duties in this thread! Let's do some updates:

In March, I raced at VIR for the NASA March Madness event. I registered in ST6. Technically, my car is not eligible for ST6...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
One last word about rear subframe bushings. I...

One last word about rear subframe bushings. I made a mess of things with one stubborn bushing. I heated the housing but it just would not budge. Even set the damn bushing on fire. The OEM tool...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
I finally welded in my rear subframe...

I finally welded in my rear subframe reinforcements. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I was really concerned that there would be a lot of undercoating to remove. In my case, it was...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
A quick update on the power steering flow...

A quick update on the power steering flow restrictor...the hose I bought DOES have a restrictor in it already. I got it on Amazon and the seller was Uro Parts. Part number is 32411141714 (OEM part...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-14-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Thanks for the info, guys! That's really helpful.

Thanks for the info, guys! That's really helpful.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-13-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
I did a little more research and it looks like it...

I did a little more research and it looks like it is a restrictor. I believe it goes in the soft part of the return hose, not the banjo. From what I've seen, the aftermarket suppliers don't supply...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-12-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Thanks, Ken. I knew about the crush washers but...

Thanks, Ken. I knew about the crush washers but that barb fitting has me stumped. It does have a tiny hole through it lengthwise. I thought it might be a restrictor but wasn't sure. It's symetrical...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-12-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Need some power steering help

Decided to replace my leaking power steering reservoir and ran into a mystery...

This first pic is of all the parts I removed. Just the reservoir and the supply and return hoses.
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-06-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
More stuff done: Clutch installed ...

More stuff done:

Clutch installed
Transmission - seals replaced, filled with oil and installed
Short shifter modified and installed
Rear subframe removed and cleaned up


Trans back...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-30-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Finished putting together my LSD, all three seals...

Finished putting together my LSD, all three seals replaced and filled with 1.8q of oil. It's ready to go back in after I remove the rear subframe, weld the reinforcements and reinstall it.
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-12-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Thanks for tip, Ken. I did get some of the stuff.

Thanks for tip, Ken. I did get some of the stuff.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-10-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
I decided to take the chance. I got a great deal...

I decided to take the chance. I got a great deal on Amazon on ten SS M10-1.5x40mm bolts for under $5. I'll order the copper coated lock nuts too. The biggest down side to this is that converting from...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Has anyone tried replacing their exhaust header...

Has anyone tried replacing their exhaust header flange bolts (the six 14mm bolts at the bottom of the headers) with regular bolts? The damn replacement bolts are over $16 each. I know they're a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Thanks! :thumbup:

Thanks! :thumbup:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-04-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
I have a long list of winter maintenance and...

I have a long list of winter maintenance and upgrade projects. I have a question before we get to that...I've see people mark the position their drive shaft and the flange of the rear diff to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-13-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Had fun at VIR! Didn't run particularly well and...

Had fun at VIR! Didn't run particularly well and there were only two in my class this time. There was 1 other but he crashed out in qualifying on Saturday. I went into the weekend not knowing my...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-25-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Thanks, Ken. When he asked what size pipe I...

Thanks, Ken. When he asked what size pipe I wanted I just said to use the size of the rear portion. I didn't think about it until later but I should have let him choose based on target HP. I'm pretty...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-25-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Well, gave up on trying to do this myself and...

Well, gave up on trying to do this myself and I'm really glad I did. I found a shop in Manassas with really good reviews and took the car to them this morning. They put together a system from just...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-22-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Does anyone know if it's possible to remove the...

Does anyone know if it's possible to remove the e36 exhaust system with the headers still attached to the mid pipes? I can tell already that the flange nuts are completely seized and I'd rather not...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Thanks! I never would have guessed a vacuum line...

Thanks! I never would have guessed a vacuum line going to the FPR.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-10-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Ok. If I understand, I should be able to leave...

Ok. If I understand, I should be able to leave the valve (#2 in the pic below) in place but pull the vacuum lines off.

I probably didn't have my terminology right and I certainly didn't understand...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-10-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
Thanks. Again, I'm not concerned with throwing...

Thanks. Again, I'm not concerned with throwing codes unless it affects engine function. Do you know if that will happen?

And believe me, I've searched and it seems like everything I'm finding...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
I have a couple questions about the smog pump...

I have a couple questions about the smog pump delete.

The small pipes that are attached to the exhaust side of the head connect to some little round pod (what I'm holding in the first pic). That...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-29-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By jimgood
VIR was pretty fun! :thumbup: Got second in...

VIR was pretty fun! :thumbup:

Got second in the Saturday race but there were only three of us in PTE. The first place guy ran away from us and I stole second from a faster car/driver when he tried...
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