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If that M3 was sitting for so many years with little fuel in the tank there's a good chance that moisture would have formed in the tank lining (bad fuel mix) although if I'm not mistaken we have a plastic tank so rust won't be an issue. If I were you I'd basically drain and not top-up ALL the fluids without flushing and fill with new as the viscosity of the oils must be very deteriorated.
The tires will probably have flat spots from sitting so long and cracks will be inevitable.
If the handbrake was on all that time, check for rust at the connecting surfaces.
The upholstery has to be thoroughly cleaned to remove bacteria and other elements within the materials which cause decaying resulting in cracks and a shorter life of the seats.
 

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If that M3 was sitting for so many years with little fuel in the tank there's a good chance that moisture would have formed in the tank lining (bad fuel mix) although if I'm not mistaken we have a plastic tank so rust won't be an issue. If I were you I'd basically drain and not top-up ALL the fluids without flushing and fill with new as the viscosity of the oils must be very deteriorated.
The tires will probably have flat spots from sitting so long and cracks will be inevitable.
If the handbrake was on all that time, check for rust at the connecting surfaces.
The upholstery has to be thoroughly cleaned to remove bacteria and other elements within the materials which cause decaying resulting in cracks and a shorter life of the seats.
Ya, water must have gotten in the tank. The fuel pump and level senor were dead and the fuel pump had rust on it. I replaced the whole assembly with the one from my 323is and I am going to drop in a new level sensor unit. I already got the old gas out and put in a new fuel filter. I am changing all the fluids. I already got the tranny fluid and oil done. I still have the diff oil, power steering fluid, coolant and brake fluid to go. The hand brake was left on, but it is the best hand brake in an e36 I have ever used. I am not going to touch it because it works really well and I don't want to mess that up. The interior is going to be thoroughly vacuumed and rug doctored. Then I am going to clean all the vinyl and I have Leatherique for the seats. I am also going to take out all the plastic bits like the cup holder and wash them because they have a mysterious goo in them : puke:.
 

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Ya, water must have gotten in the tank. The fuel pump and level senor were dead and the fuel pump had rust on it. I replaced the whole assembly with the one from my 323is and I am going to drop in a new level sensor unit. I already got the old gas out and put in a new fuel filter. I am changing all the fluids. I already got the tranny fluid and oil done. I still have the diff oil, power steering fluid, coolant and brake fluid to go. The hand brake was left on, but it is the best hand brake in an e36 I have ever used. I am not going to touch it because it works really well and I don't want to mess that up. The interior is going to be thoroughly vacuumed and rug doctored. Then I am going to clean all the vinyl and I have Leatherique for the seats. I am also going to take out all the plastic bits like the cup holder and wash them because they have a mysterious goo in them : puke:.
We need more pictures!
 

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We need more pictures!
There is nothing too interesting to show yet. It looks the same as before, I just took the front end off. Don't worry though, I will take plenty of pictures as I paint it. Here is a picture of it's proud new owner taking it for the first test drive.
 

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Love seeing the excitement on his face, Alex! Sounds like he's hooked. I would recommend getting the RSM reinforcement plates to install while you have that pulled apart. Something like this:

https://www.ecstuning.com/ES2642687/?gclid=CjwKEAjwgPe4BRCB66GG8PO69QkSJAC4EhHhQLj3PPTo5V39TVZNf7lBdaJ4f-ngDAN-mEpwBtCA9BoC9NDw_wcB

They just sandwich in there and will help for the future.
Don't worry the M3 will be getting RSM reinforcement plates. We already have a shock in the trunk, we don't need the whole shock tower in there too. :rofl:
 

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May I recommend the Rogue RSM.

I have them and others here as well.
That's what I have in my car, but for Boo I might save the $30 and just go with Lemforder and RSM reinforcement plates.
 

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The g35 did phenomenal at Gripfest. I did not expect it to perform as well as it did to my driving ability. I think it handled better then the e36, I had tons of grip and little body roll and no understear. It also had no problems and nothing broke. The track was really good also. I hit over 100mph https://youtu.be/lEQeXxdQyo0

That looked incredibly fun! Looks like you definitely got your moneys worth, wish I could have been there!
 

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I took my time and made it to my mom's Monday morning, stayed the first night in a motel, 2nd night i just slept in the back of the car.

Stopped in St. Louis and had an interesting dinner with a homeless guy named Steven. I wanted to go to Panera, but he wanted to go to Hardees, so Hardees it was lol. I have to say as far as fast good goes they make a pretty good burger, and Steven was loving it. After, he walked me to the entrance to the path that takes you to the archway visitor center. It was confusing because the entire place is a construction site at the moment. Unfortunately I couldn't go up because the visitor center was closed but it was cool to see the archway close up anyways.

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And this is for you Don...

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It was good, and quite a hot spot, but I have to say I was expecting frozen custard, not ice-cream.
 

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Unfortunately I couldn't go up because the visitor center was closed but it was cool to see the archway close up anyways.
There isn't a gun big enough to get claustrophobic me up in that thing!

Glad you made it to your moms place safely.

You'd never had a Hardee's hamburger before????
 

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There isn't a gun big enough to get claustrophobic me up in that thing!



Glad you made it to your moms place safely.



You'd never had a Hardee's hamburger before????

Not in years! Honestly forgot about Hardees.
 

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It was good, and quite a hot spot, but I have to say I was expecting frozen custard, not ice-cream.
Glad you made it OK Andrew! And it is frozen custard. LOL Ice cream is a form of custard.

There isn't a gun big enough to get claustrophobic me up in that thing!

Glad you made it to your moms place safely.

You'd never had a Hardee's hamburger before????
It's definitely not for claustrophobics! They jam 5 people seated in an elevator car the size of an old time phone booth, but 1/2 the height. The car is on a motorized ratchet system that levels it periodically as it works it's way slowly up the leg of the arch.

If you want to have a tasty meal at the completely opposite end of the spectrum from healthy, then Hardee's is the place. Their biscuits at breakfast are the best by far of any fast food place, and if you're a fan of biscuits and gravy you've got to try theirs.
 

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Wow I can't believe it, as bad as the Duramax has been for city driving MPG wise it is awesome on the highway.
This morning filled up and with about 90-95% highway I got 107 miles out of 1/4 tank, and it was loaded on the way back, about 1800lbs. That was with cruise control driving at speed limit and no traffic. So by my calculations I averaged 25MPG, truck has 20 gallon tank. Wish I had logged the drive with DashCommand, maybe next time. Then the next 1/4 tank was another trip (still loaded) I hit slow moving traffic one way but not on the return trip, by the time I had 1/2 tank remaining I was at 160 miles driven -_-

I have a few places close by with Diesel at $1.85/gal so it's not so bad after all, it's on par with gas prices atm.



And I never had Hardee's, I don't even know if we got them up here. Then again I don't eat much out.
Ok Google... Woah, there is only TWO in Jersey and one is 8 miles from my home.
 

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Glad you made it OK Andrew! And it is frozen custard. LOL Ice cream is a form of custard.







It's definitely not for claustrophobics! They jam 5 people seated in an elevator car the size of an old time phone booth, but 1/2 the height. The car is on a motorized ratchet system that levels it periodically as it works it's way slowly up the leg of the arch.



If you want to have a tasty meal at the completely opposite end of the spectrum from healthy, then Hardee's is the place. Their biscuits at breakfast are the best by far of any fast food place, and if you're a fan of biscuits and gravy you've got to try theirs.

You ever try Bojangles or Biscuitville?
 

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Yes, both. IMHO, neither can hold a candle to Hardee's biscuits.
 

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No, but I had some when in Gastonia. They're a ways south from there. I couldn't tell you where. My cousin was driving.
 

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Eddie finally got to drive his E30 project. The result was an ear-to-ear grin from him. I shot video of him driving it out the driveway and back, but I was using his iPhone to record the event, and I can't post it. Maybe he'll upload it later.

That's been a 5+ YEAR project, which will soon be headed to paint (pro job, not my garage splatterings), upholstery, and some new tires. New tires first.

It is so QUIET! All stock exhaust from the same '88 325is we got the engine out of, it's like whisper quiet, completely unlike my E30. On Eddie's car you can actually hear the injectors click at idle! One cam follower (rocker) is ticking. Other than that you can barely hear anything but a sewing-machine-like whir. I don't care for the 2.93 LSD it has, but it has some mighty long legs once it's rolling. I'm used to the 3.73 in my E30 that launches like shot from a gun, but runs out of breath at moderately low-3 figure speeds.
 
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