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Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 05-11-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By m3me1138
Collecting Parts.....

I was just reminded that people actually read my thread and are waiting for an update! Fair enough! I've got good news and bad news:

The good: I have spent the intervening month collecting parts...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-31-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By m3me1138
The Transmission

The LS line of engines are extremely modular and interchangeable. The transmission from one fits on another, and the heads are also swap-able. Unfortunately, the Corvette has it's transmission...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-31-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By m3me1138
The new engine

As I stated in the last post, I will be swapping in an LS6. I found mine on Ebay and called the place before hitting "buy it now". Be aware, the prices stated online are negotiable, even if they...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-31-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By m3me1138
E36 LS (LS6) Swap - So this is happening.

Hey everyone!

It's been 10,000 years since I've been on and posted anything. I still have my Estoril Coupe which is being slowly and painstakingly restored to something reasonably close to OEM...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 06-13-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,276
Posted By m3me1138
Refreshed Door Panels on M3

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So, believe it or not, this project is still going on. The rear suspension refresh is long since done (I’ll post more about that soon) and it’s going in for a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-20-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By m3me1138
I had the same issue. Phantom “bearing” noise. I...

I had the same issue. Phantom “bearing” noise. I replaced both on the pass. side of the car to no avail. Wound up being worn out e-brake hardware in the back. Check it out. Not an expensive...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-20-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By m3me1138
Just curious, why not swap the whole seat in? I...

Just curious, why not swap the whole seat in? I bought the factory spec chassis side connectors for $20 on eBay and ran two 12v wires under the carpet. Thoughts?


Sent from my iPhone using...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-15-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
I got to drive it around the industrial park that...

I got to drive it around the industrial park that the shop is in, but it went back in for emissions related work. I travel a lot for work and I haven't had a chance to take after-pics. I'll get it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-30-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
Holy crap Ken, I was just in Daphne! I wish I had...

Holy crap Ken, I was just in Daphne! I wish I had known you lived down there!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-24-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
So another week has gone by and the progress on...

So another week has gone by and the progress on the M3 is creeping along. The main suspension bits have come back from the media blaster and been repainted. Most of the new parts have arrived and the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-09-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
Hi all! So as I mentioned earlier, I...

Hi all!

So as I mentioned earlier, I brought the M3 to a local shop that I frequent to have them finish the rear suspension refresh which I don't have time/space for. Straight away they began...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
Greetings Gents! (and ladies?....are there even...

Greetings Gents! (and ladies?....are there even any of those on here?)

So at long last I have pulled my old M3 out from under a mound of boxes and excavated the suspension bits I had been...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-28-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-28-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
Hi all, Sorry for the long absence. I've...

Hi all,

Sorry for the long absence. I've been caught up in an E30 project that I finally shoved out the door two weeks ago, and I've been moving into my newer, bigger, better equipped...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
The nuts and bolts (and some bushings) finally...

The nuts and bolts (and some bushings) finally arrived. ECS actually sent me an email saying something to the effect of "are you kidding me?" and "we really don't have all these random washers and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-25-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
I'm not sure how unnecessary this part of the DIY...

I'm not sure how unnecessary this part of the DIY is for most of you. It's generally accepted that to do this whole job one would need a press. I disagree. I'm not opposed to buying one necessarily,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-25-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
Got it.

I've conquered the awful axle nut. Thanks for all the help guys!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-24-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
Flange

Flange
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-24-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
Sounds alot like my evening yesterday. I...

Sounds alot like my evening yesterday.

I swear to god I'm going to get that ****ing thing off today.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
Ok, so I meant to post my progress with my diff...

Ok, so I meant to post my progress with my diff refresh (as a subset of the overall rear suspension DIY) but I ended up spending four hours just trying to get it clean and trying to figure out how to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-21-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
Ha! Even then, bartering them is...

Ha! Even then, bartering them is illegal.....I checked.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-21-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
No, no, I'm not sending the diff cover for...

No, no, I'm not sending the diff cover for powdercoating. The rest of the suspension is still getting powdercoated. (if I can find a place that doesn't want my first born and my house)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-21-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
I was told that the powder coaters did the part...

I was told that the powder coaters did the part clean up before they spray it. Do you really think I should get it cleaned beforehand? Anyway, thanks for your suggestions. I'd ideally like to find...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
I disassembled the diff today. It wasn't nearly...

I disassembled the diff today. It wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it'd be. When I have a little more time, I'll mock up the parts and do a little pictorial about how it comes apart.

I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,135
Posted By m3me1138
I received my camber arms today. Having all these...

I received my camber arms today. Having all these new parts sitting around is making me really anxious to get this thing done! I wish I had more time to work on it!
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