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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 12-01-2017, 06:30 PM
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I am aware of that but Jeremy Clarkson does not take care of himself.


I was running some of the vins at my local junk yard and there is a 1993 325is with a car phone, clear taillights, and LSD with a manual. How hard is it to rip out a E36 differential?
If they can set it up on blocks for you it'll only take 30-40 minutes. Have fun laying on the dirt/ oil/ glass...

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Old 12-01-2017, 06:33 PM
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oh myyyyyyyyyyy







yeah,....you uh,....most certainly did, young man....


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Old 12-01-2017, 09:34 PM
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That's got to be a pretty serious life style change! What type construction? (Commercial. residential, etc.?)

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Agreed. Jeremy is supposedly 57 years old, but the dude is rickety and looks like he's about 10 years older than he actually is. Guess that's what a lifetime of smoking like a chimney does to your body.
That's not really unusual for a Brit.....
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Old 12-02-2017, 01:25 AM
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:31 AM
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I was running some of the vins at my local junk yard and there is a 1993 325is with a car phone, clear taillights, and LSD with a manual. How hard is it to rip out a E36 differential?
It would take me longer than 30-40 minutes. Probably closer to an hour. You have to remove the cat-back exhaust, and the thing that slows you down the most is undoing all the torx bolts on the axle flanges. You can only access a few at a time before you have to rotate the wheels and move onto the next. Unless you have a helper to set and and unset the parking brake (which you have to do), getting out from underneath the car every time you need to turn the wheels takes forever. Ultimately, it's a pretty easy job, though.

That said, a 325 is going to have the 3.15:1 LSD, and as someone who has a 3.23:1 in my car, I don't think the 3.15 is worth the trouble. Especially because you're pulling it out of an old car and the the clutch packs are almost certainly worn out anyway, effectively leaving you with an LSD that functions like an open diff. That and the fact that it doesn't have a very good gear ratio makes it less appealing in my book. If you want an LSD, I say wait and go for a 3.23 or 3.38. Don't expect an LSD to change how your car feels 99% of the time, either. With good tires, the non-M E36 doesn't make enough power for an LSD to be a big factor, and as such, you won't feel any difference unless you are on wet pavement or loose gravel, etc.
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^this. like, x's 10 to the 5th power.

i've got an e28 lsd 3.25:1 that will be going in the ti. as soon as i get the time....


and chip, leed building is quite an endeavor. i know a wee bit about it as it impacts my industry, and so far has been primarily new, commercial construction. not real familiar with the residential aspect of such.




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Old 12-02-2017, 08:47 PM
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I raided my local junk yard today. I got:
Clear taillights
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M3 mirrors (need to be resprayed)
Flashlight
Coin holder

I'm debating on giving the mirrors a proper color match rattle can kit or just selling them for 100$.
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^I have used both mirrors and I would keep the stock elephant ears. The extra space on the elephant ears is nice to have when changing lanes because you can see much more stuff with them. If you do want to put the M mirrors on, before you bother painting them, just run with them on for a week or two. That way you can see if the smaller mirrors are worth the small aero gain.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:34 PM
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^I have used both mirrors and I would keep the stock elephant ears. The extra space on the elephant ears is nice to have when changing lanes because you can see much more stuff with them. If you do want to put the M mirrors on, before you bother painting them, just run with them on for a week or two. That way you can see if the smaller mirrors are worth the small aero gain.
^^^^ This! The M3 Shrek ears might look cool, but they are lousy for actually seeing into the adjacent lanes.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:52 AM
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^I have used both mirrors and I would keep the stock elephant ears. The extra space on the elephant ears is nice to have when changing lanes because you can see much more stuff with them. If you do want to put the M mirrors on, before you bother painting them, just run with them on for a week or two. That way you can see if the smaller mirrors are worth the small aero gain.
^^^^ This! The M3 Shrek ears might look cool, but they are lousy for actually seeing into the adjacent lanes.
I decided I am just going to respray them anyway. I ordered a spray can of black 303 and clear coat. If I don't like them I will just sell them. I am only 80$ into the mirrors with paint.


11pm painting update:

Both mirrors were repaired with body filler, sanded and primed with filler primer. The one looks perfect and the one has a small pin hole in it. I assume I can go buy some spot putty and fill it in. I put the mirrors in my basement to dry overnight; I don't think my cold garage would be good for the paint. It turns out these are OEM mirrors. I just a BMW roundel under one for the stickers. I thought these were replicas since they came off a 328i at the junkyard.

I am a idiot and didn't use a respirator when doing all of this. I ordered a 3M one for spray painting and it should get to me before my other paint comes in.


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Old 12-04-2017, 05:25 PM
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This breaks my heart. We all know this car very well. Better be a troll post. Found it while searching random CL post since I'll be heading down to TX in a couple of weeks so wondering if I found d any good deals along the trip.
https://roanoke.craigslist.org/cto/d...410225845.html
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:46 PM
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This breaks my heart. We all know this car very well. Better be a troll post. Found it while searching random CL post since I'll be heading down to TX in a couple of weeks so wondering if I found d any good deals along the trip.
https://roanoke.craigslist.org/cto/d...410225845.html
Worst part is the "trade for a Subbie" statement!
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:24 PM
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Having driven an M3 for 7 years now. The side view mirrors actually work quite well. I've installed a broadway 360mm mirror on the rear view mirror to help too.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ilpage_o03_s00

With the side view mirrors set to look at blind spots (aka I can't see the side of my car with the side mirrors) and the broadway mirror, I don't have to look over my shoulder anymore (although I still do out of habit).
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This breaks my heart. We all know this car very well. Better be a troll post. Found it while searching random CL post since I'll be heading down to TX in a couple of weeks so wondering if I found d any good deals along the trip.
https://roanoke.craigslist.org/cto/d...410225845.html
Its actually for sale. Time for him to move on I think.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:19 AM
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Hey guys! It's true, the e36 is up for sale....the e90 will be also after e36 sells. At this point in my life it's tome to get a reliable awd sedan that will fit my son easily and won't nickle and dime me all the time. I love my bmws but if these sell, it will most likely be a wrx that I will get next. Still fun but reliable and awd.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:29 AM
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Yep, that makes total sense, Jesse. Old BMWs are hard to justify when you have kids, etc. Just like human kids, old BMWs always need to be fed and have their diaper changed.

The one thing that makes the WRX/STI idea challenging is that, similar to the Honda S2000, a solid 75% of the WRX/STIs you see for sale will have a salvaged or branded title, or just be beat/modded to death. They can be fun cars, but finding one that doesn't have a laundry list of issues is difficult, too. Also, make sure you find a history of head gasket and timing belt replacement. The head gaskets WILL fail, regardless of the model year. Some folks claim that Subaru fixed the head gasket problem for 2004 and later cars. That is absolutely not true. Our gently driven non-turbo 2007 Impreza had both head gaskets fail at around 96k miles. Replacing them requires removing the engine, machining the heads, etc., and it was over $3k worth of work. Turbo cars are even more needy.
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I was looking at 2015-2018 with under 20k miles. The 2.0 wrx premium. Still have headgasket issues?? Really?? That's unfortunate. If I sell both I can get a premium wrx new for around 28k. Just not sure if I want to go new yet.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:42 AM
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Regardless of BMW ownership status, you are always welcome here. This is an E36 family brought together by a particular model of car. Family sticks together even when one changes job or location, or brand of vehicle (unless it's a Ford....just kidding), so don't leave.

With a new 'Baru you get a nice, long warranty.....
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My end goal is to buy a wrecked M3 from my local Copart yard and swap in the entire drive train into mine.

After all of the expenses and hassle you went through with your beautiful car, was it worth it?
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Hi all..happy first snowstorm day in Boston. We are supposed to get 4-7 inches before morning. It's been coming down all day. Luckily, I landed at the airport this morning, just when the first wet snowflakes were beginning to fall from the sky, so I was able to get Funny and Cookie (aka the Z4 and M3) into a garage for a week. Hoping to go check out a permanent winter home for them tomorrow. Unfortunately, both my Mom and great Aunt (Great Aunt?) are in slowly failing health...I have been spending a fair amount of weekends in Ohio, and winter snuck up on me.

Have a question for you fine fellows. Snowy has hit her 2nd midlife crisis (my old mechanic said cars hit a midlife crisis about every 70k miles and need a significant overhaul). She needs her sunroof, emergency brake, and front seat fixed; she has a bit of cancer (rear door jamb, very common for tourings); the steering is too loose (compared to Cookie), her A pillars are saggy, she has no 6th gear so she only gets 24mph on the highway, I've never loved her white color, and the post-accident replacement front bumper/fender have never really 'sat' correctly. I know many of you here put a lot of love and energy into her...but....I think I am ready to sell. She is just tired, I don't like driving her, I don't have time to deal with a car more than minimal care and feeding.

So, any ideas on what would be a good price for a 2001 sport manual touring with a very strong engine, almost 100% new 'under the hood' parts from the engine forward, but that needs some care and feeding. She has 150k miles on her and was a two owner Cali car until I bought her 4ish years ago. These are virtually unicorns, and my insurance comps were around $11k three years ago when she was in the accident (I have put less than 15k miles on her since the accident). I was thinking $8k. I want a fair price, but I don't have time to jerk around with tire kickers. Thoughts?

EDIT: Wow, I just went an looked on AutoTrader. I'll be lucky to get $5k for her. Ouch.


Are any of you guys interested?

I was SO ready today to pull the checkbook out for a Golf R (4 door AWD hatch, full leather, goes from 0-60 in under 6 seconds) until I realized US spec cars don't have a freakin' sunroof! I'm thinking of driving a used Merc AMG GLA 45, and X1 35i....they seem to be the nicest hot hatches out there.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:47 PM
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Heya Jen!

Sorry to hear that your Mom & aunt are having health issues. Aging sucks.

Regarding Snowy, I'm not an expert by any means, but my hunch is that somewhere between $5-6k is what you might be able to get were it not for the mechanical and cosmetic issues. With transmission issues, it's going to seriously hurt your asking price. Fixing everything would likely cost thousands, so I totally agree that selling probably makes the most sense. I find it surprising that the Golf R doesn't come with a sunroof in the U.S. Seems like an odd decision by VW.

Things are humming along here in Seattle. Work is busy and slated to get busier. My E36 is currently relaxing after a fun season of track days. It made it through 2017 without anything other than a cracked brake rotor and exhaust hanger failure, so I'll count that as a big win.

In the "off season", I've turned my focus toward my GTO restoration project. I had a lengthy meeting on Monday afternoon with a local restoration shop to talk about it and put some plans together. It's going to be $$$, but perhaps not as bad as I had originally thought. I'm hoping to have it transported from back home in Michigan to Seattle in the early summer and then begin the restoration in earnest. In the meantime, I'm on the hunt for all the hard-to-find parts that I know I'll need. I got very lucky yesterday and was able to get my hands on a very solid pair of doors that will replace the rusted out doors which are currently on the car. My GTO is a "post coupe", meaning the doors have a full window frame and the body has a B-pillar. Only 10% of '66 GTOs were configured like mine, and the remaining 90% were either hardtops or convertibles, which have frameless doors and no B-pillar. This means that no aftermarket companies make reproduction doors for my configuration like they do for the hardtops and convertibles, leaving the use of original parts as the only option. After over 50 years, the few that were produced new in this configuration are rarer than hens' teeth, and finding a pair that aren't rusted to oblivion is even rarer.

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Hi Karl! Thanks for the well wishes about the Family. Yes, getting old sucks, but it's even suckier when your family members don't take care of themselves!

Looks like you are still taking pics...the last series that you posted here is just gorgeous. Seattle would be one of the few places in the US that I would decamp to. Glad to see you are working on your GTO....that car garage was sick!

Yeah, I was assuming 5 or 6K is about a decent selling price. It's not that my sixth gear isn't functioning....touring only came with five speeds! I still have those killer rims too...I don't think they will fit on the z4, so those will go with Snowy too. Waah.

On a whim, I drove a X1 35I and a Golf R today. Behind the front seats, the roominess is almost exactly the same....and they have the same HP (300). But otherwise, the golf R blows the X1 away. The standard X1 interior looks cheap, the Golf looks as nice as an Audi S series. The Golf feels incredibly planted...and even when a patch of snow kicked the back loose, the Haldex immediately and smoothly righted the ship. The manual gearbox was amazing. All throughout the 20 minute test drive, I giggled like I did the first time I drove Cookie.

The X1 was okay, but I hated the gearshift shifter and it felt heavy and non tossable. The panoramic sunroof was the only clear benefit of the X1. BMW could have so easily built a Golf R type vehicle...it's just too bad they didn't. And with the X1 timing belt issues, I am pretty close to introduce another brand into the driveway.

The only real thing I would give up by getting rid of Snowy is the ability to throw my bike in the back without removing the front wheel and one foot of length in the cargo hold. Given I rarely have 4 people in the car, I can live with the trade-off. I would miss a sunroof....but not sure it is a deal-breaker, since I would still have Funny.

They do say the end of the year is the best time to negotiate a car deal :-)
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Between the Golf R and X135i, I definitely would choose the Golf. It's designed to be a grin machine, and the X1 is just a transportation pod with a roundel on the hood. And given that the VW wins in the interior department, it seems like a no-brainer to me. Plus, you likely wouldn't mind the lack of a sunroof since you'll still have plenty of vitamin D opportunities in Funny. To me, the Golf R just seems like a great value.
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Techie, may I suggest the M2 or the M135i if you prefer 4 doors and sunroof( and a lot cheaper than the M2) , I'm pretty sure the rwd on these two rather than the, what I assume front wheel biased AWD on the Golf, will be more fun to drive...not to mention the glorious straight six.
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