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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-02-2017, 12:17:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,192
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Underbody panels and duct work

Yes It will fit.....motion panel is top notch. I've had one for several years and it is AWESOME!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-01-2017, 04:12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Winter tyre recommendation?

Bridgestone Blizzaks!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-27-2016, 01:07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Differential cover installation question

I have done it with and without the paper gasket. Currently mine has no paper gasket and has been that way without a leak for 4-5 years. I used permeates ultra black and it works great on a diff. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-22-2016, 03:10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Oil Filter Housing O-ring

I've never changed that one before.... Only the large seal on the top of the canister and the 2(I think) on the end of the canister bolt. I also change the washer out, but never the one one the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-15-2016, 03:22:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Anyone selling new wheel bearings repacked with redline grease?

Op: it's super easy to do yourself.... I helped OahuMpower do a few sets of these a few years back. If you have the grease and a set of harbor freight picks, you are good to go. Simply pull the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-13-2016, 03:20:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Do you have to modify an OEM GT Spoiler to fit?

Are they pulling the front bumper and nose panel before they repaint? If not! They need to... Anxious to see the end results. Good luck with your respray and widebody conversion. What kit are you...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-04-2016, 06:19:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,492
Posted By Magic M3
Re: e36 m3 build advice

Was thinking of your car as well but could not for the life of me remember what you had done. My buddy is building a 210mm for his now since he had so many issues w the med case diff
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-04-2016, 03:19:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,492
Posted By Magic M3
Re: e36 m3 build advice

Very well put and I cannot agree more. Congrats on getting the S54 set up! I am not sure what the op would do with 1000 "fast & furious" HP... My s50 that is well sorted and modded with basically...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-04-2016, 03:14:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,492
Posted By Magic M3
Re: e36 m3 build advice

That is exactly how I spelled it, which is correct, you changed it.... Any way I was teasing relax.... As for your desired HP, where are you finding roads near RC that you can safely use 1000 HP on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-01-2016, 05:05:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,492
Posted By Magic M3
Re: e36 m3 build advice

Learn to spell...Ranch Cucamonga.......

1000 HP for road race or drag track? Either way, it's about 700 more HP than you need or can handle....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-30-2016, 01:53:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By Magic M3
Re: CSF Radiator installed, coolant tank pushed further in?

That one is not mounted correctly....:lolhit:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-02-2016, 04:08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Best PSS9 settings for daily driving

These cars suffer from not a lot of suspension travel to begin with. Pss9s are valved pretty stiffly to begin with. Even on the lighter setting I feel that they are too stiff for most folks. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-30-2016, 04:16:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,584
Posted By Magic M3
Re: N/A power

I'm right at 265 on my built S50 with software, Schrick Cams, a bit of head work, Supersprint headers, AA track pipe and UUC cat back. Also running 24lb Bosch injectors. That stuff combined with an...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-19-2016, 04:52:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,551
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Going from 96+ to 95...

Another couple differences are...
95s use solid 1/2 shafts vs OBDll cars have thicker but hollow 1/2 shafts
95 also use a taller gear in the diff (3.15) vs a shorter one in the OBDll cars
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-29-2016, 02:22:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Tire sizing question

235s will fit fine on a 7.5" wheel. I've run that combo before with no issues. I did have a couple track events as well.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-01-2016, 05:02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,219
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Leather Seat Replacement

Autoberry makes good stuff! OP keep in mind that you will need to replace some seat foam there too. Looks like you need foam on the bolster and bottom bun too. Good luck!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-13-2015, 10:02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Removing Intake Manifold and Fuel Line

What Braymond said! Also, you might as well replace the dip stick o ring now if it's leaking. With the intake off, it may make it a bit easier. Its not too bad with the intake installed either. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-10-2015, 02:43:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Drop hats?

I would agree, that I am not sure I would go that route to try to lower a car. I have done plenty the right way and some the wrong way. I always had some sort of trade off when trying to cut...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-10-2015, 12:35:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Drop hats?

Wtf is a drop hat? Are you talking about the spring "top hat". I am not really sure what you are referring to here, but will try to help if you clarify....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-09-2015, 02:48:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,481
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Drive shaft tunnel insulation

I cut the piece of shit off about 5 years ago. Nothing has blown up or stopped working...:lolhit:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-15-2015, 05:31:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Magic M3
Re: 1999 E36 m3

ICV is where I would start...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-10-2015, 12:54:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,905
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Wish you were using your car more?

I am in the same boat, it's been about 2 years since I've changed the oil on mine as well and have logged about 1,000 miles. I am going to treat it to an new baffled oil pan while I have the oil...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-09-2015, 03:22:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Front Hub / Wheel Bearing replacement tools

You certainly can reuse the nut for temporary service until a new one is sourced. And for the record, I've reused those nuts more than once. Not ideal but it can be done. Mine still had the safety...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-08-2015, 02:08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Front Hub / Wheel Bearing replacement tools

The spindle can't be that bad since you were able to remove the nut still. Why didn't you grab the tab with a needle nose vice grip or grind a cut across it with a Drexel and a mini cutoff wheel? ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-08-2015, 12:04:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Starter solenoid keeps on clicking

What condition is the pinion shaft in? Did you clean it and regrease it? If it's not greased well, it will hang up when you hit the key.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-13-2015, 02:45:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Driveline choices? Help me choose

The driveshaft I purchases from them came complete with a new cv joint as well as a new CSB. If it were simple U joints, I would rebuil I myself. I just finished rebuilding the driveshaft in my...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-11-2015, 10:03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Driveline choices? Help me choose

OP: Not trying to be rude but good god, your grammar is hard to follow. If you are referring to the Driveshaft by saying Driveline, yes the first choice is pretty reasonable and easy to work with. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-05-2015, 01:18:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Successful fixes to interior door delamination?

It is possible to take the door card apart and recover the concave insert. Then it can be re-glued to the rest of the card. As For the plastic panels on the back, they can be reglued with gorilla...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-02-2015, 05:13:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Magic M3
Re: 96+ ball joint vs 95 bushing on 95 M3

100% correct! You are good to go.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-02-2015, 04:44:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Magic M3
Re: 96+ ball joint vs 95 bushing on 95 M3

I know this will not fully answer the question, but I assure you that the work well. I have run those joints on my 1995 for about 5 years now with zero issues. I would guess that the alignment specs...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-17-2015, 03:46:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Magic M3
Re: e36 m3 both side mirror are loose

Also beware of the dreaded shifter lean and Door card delaminations:facepalm::screwy::shifty:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-15-2015, 01:21:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Headlight repair in NoVA?

Give Calvin a call!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-14-2015, 01:49:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,244
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Time to sell

That's awesome Rich! WELCOME BACK!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-13-2015, 12:42:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,244
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Time to sell

Rich-

Good luck with the sale! You should for sure be able to fetch that kind of $! I have a local enthusiast offer me $16k for my Avus car 2 weeks ago. I thought about it far a second but...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-28-2015, 08:57:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,649
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Avus Blue / M-Cloth :: New Member Intro :: Pics

Did the factory put cloth on the door cards on cloth seat cars? Or did they get they vinyl/pleather treatment like the Leather cars? Car looks fantastic by the way! I transitioned from 2 prior...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-28-2015, 03:13:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Magic M3
Re: WTB: Cheap E36 M3

I have a friend that has one for sale 1999 115k silver on dove, has factory rear wing...I think he is asking $7500. Pm me if you are interested. Car is in central IL.

Pete
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-25-2015, 02:54:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Moulding Clip Help

The ECS part that is black looks correct but it appears to be an non OE part as the OE clips look just like that but are white. To be certain, my suggestion is to refer to realoem.com to make sure....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-22-2015, 02:17:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,544
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Any tips/tricks for long-distance vader comfort?

I didn't think Vaders were that bad. Wallet out, rear a little lower than the front, slide the thigh thingy out and go.....then I took em out.....After the hernia from lifting those hulks, I put in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Aug-16-2015, 03:05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Maintenance - Cams

Maybe :lolhit: but i wanted the car to remain NA tell me more about your 6 speed swap. That is something I am considering as well.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-15-2015, 02:34:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Maintenance - Cams

Richard is pretty much dead on! (must be an Avus Blue thing lol). I've done all that was mentioned above and a bit more. As far as the cams, they are a great final touch. Here is the order that I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 02:49:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,649
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Avus Blue / M-Cloth :: New Member Intro :: Pics

Welcome to the Avus brotherhood! The car looks great, I hope you enjoy it!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-01-2015, 01:22:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,175
Posted By Magic M3
Re: A very rare part arrived in the mail today. Anyone else with some rare stuff late

It might be easier to sell that Avus wing to me, since my car is Avus! Damn, that is awesome. If you change your mind let me know and I would be interested in it!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-09-2015, 05:19:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Magic M3
Re: help me identify this part

Absolutely.....mine redlined fifth with 3.64 gears. 138 mph verified via gps......but as others said, that should be saved for the track not on the expressway.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-26-2015, 03:16:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Magic M3
Re: e36 euro 6 speed

Gotcha! I am certain that it turns about 4000 rpm at 80, I run the same diff in mine! You must be at some tracks with big straightaways. Mine Redlines 5th right at 135mph. I could definitely...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-24-2015, 04:42:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Magic M3
Re: e36 euro 6 speed

For what it's worth, a five speed absolutely can be used with a 3.64. At highway speeds you will be turning more rpms obviously, but it's not too bad at all. Although, if it's your dd, I can see...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-24-2015, 03:26:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Magic M3
Re: e36 euro 6 speed

I would swap the OSB and be done. You are correct, wi a 3.64, the extra gear is nice for highway cruising. Btw, what is a high grade differential?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-09-2015, 05:05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,129
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Very Strange - ABS Light On then Car Won't Start

Probably not the battery, most likely as mentioned above. Keep in mind that a battery will discharge @ 1/2 a/h per month. Now hook a complex wiring harness ECU, car stereo, alarm ect and there...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-05-2015, 01:12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Sway bar front end noise

Richard-

Great idea!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-03-2015, 02:58:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,258
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Just got some LTW wheels

Are those 8" squared?

What size tire are you running?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-03-2015, 02:54:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Sway bar front end noise

If you have end links with true heim joint style rod ends, you will have noise. It's the cost of using a race part on a street car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-01-2015, 03:00:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,028
Posted By Magic M3
Re: E36 M3 Track Toy

I agree, but there does not seem to be much protection up front. The sidebar is basically an after thought. I'm a little skeptical of the sheet metal base plates as well.

OP: are you building...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-26-2015, 02:26:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Another Door Panel Question

Agreed,my steering wheel is genuine suede but really is not too bad at all. I notice the difference but nobody else would notice. The point about alcantara fading is dead on! You MUST get Alcantara...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-25-2015, 07:27:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Another Door Panel Question

Correct about the padding, it becomes very bulky on concave surfaces. Many of the alcantaras have a removable foam backing as well. Even the non-padded versions are tough on concave surfaces. The...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-25-2015, 01:29:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Clutch Kit and Tune for 95 M3 Decision

I run an aluminum JB flywheel with a heavy duty Sachs clutch disc. This is the package Turner sells. I use the Conforti tune with adjustments for alum flywheel, larger HFM, 24 lb injectors and Cams. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-24-2015, 04:21:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Another Door Panel Question

The door cards on 1995s are able to be taken apart.(not easily) if you are not handy, do not even consider attempting this.... Here is some insight that should help you. Once the door card from the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-20-2015, 10:20:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,028
Posted By Magic M3
Re: E36 M3 Track Toy

Looks like you have a pretty good start on this project!

Have you already rebuild the rear suspension and subframe? (new bushings and ball joints etc?) If not, how are you going to get the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-18-2015, 03:14:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Transmission question...

Comical.... Redline is tried and true and used by many many consumers as well as professional race teams. I personally have used Redline for over 20 years on Porsches, VWs, Audis and BMWS with zero...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-16-2015, 04:50:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Suspension Overhaul - Creaking coming from the front end

What Jay said...

Nope, they sit on top of the spring perch and the spring would sit on top of them. (they are very thin) there is a washer on the bottom, then the bearing, then another washer. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-16-2015, 02:48:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Suspension Overhaul - Creaking coming from the front end

Lets start with the easy ones.....

What kind of sway bar end links did you install?
If you are using ones with a heim-joint style rod end, you definitely can experience some additional noise.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-08-2015, 05:23:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,674
Posted By Magic M3
Re: 4 bolt to 6 bolt diff flange replacement

Funny, that is exactly what my thought was after my first long drive with a 3.64...... but damn it, it sure wakes the car up and makes it more fun to drive!

Pete
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-06-2015, 02:26:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Magic M3
Re: CAI Question

No worries. I can text you a picture of mine if you want, just pm me if you need me to....

Pete
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-05-2015, 03:20:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Magic M3
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-05-2015, 03:19:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Magic M3
Re: CAI Question

As Rich said, it's the throttle body thermostat, we knew what you were talking about. The easiest solution was what I offered and Rich outlined as #1. Takes all of 5 min to do, easy job. Get...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-05-2015, 12:33:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Magic M3
Re: CAI Question

Mount the sensor that the hoses connect to into the heat shield of the CAI
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-03-2015, 11:33:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Magic M3
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-03-2015, 05:44:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Magic M3
Re: FS: Fixed Back Race Seats

I am around this weekend, but live in Peoria now. I will PM you my cell....
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-03-2015, 04:49:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Magic M3
FS: Fixed Back Race Seats

SOLD!!
FS: I have a pair of fixed back race seats for sale. I went a different direction with the car and no longer need these. The seats are Recaro SPG Reps. They are a very good reproduction...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-18-2015, 01:50:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By Magic M3
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-17-2015, 04:34:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Help me identify this connector

Pretty sure it goes to the temp sensor which should be located near the drivers fog light as well. Since it has been snipped from the looks, it probably is causing an open circuit etc. which is why...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-17-2015, 02:40:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Which window trims do i need?

You could try to clean it with a magic eraser. You can get the part # from realoem.com
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-14-2015, 05:20:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Will I need a brake cooling kit for open track days?

There are a lot of variables... Are you hard on brakes in general or pretty linear when braking? Which pads did you get? These cars get decent brake cooling from the factory bumper ducts. Also,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-14-2015, 02:19:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,528
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Extended wheel studs and spacers

Strange question, but did the lug nuts come from APEX too? If not, I wonder I'd the seating bevel is not the same as the wheel's......just a weird guess
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-13-2015, 09:58:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,528
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Extended wheel studs and spacers

I would not run a spacer if the lug nuts did not capture 100% of the studs. Did you Phone the guys at APEX and ask them whats up?

Pete
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-28-2015, 02:21:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Which camber plates to use with ST/KW

What about the TC Kline plates? I have them and love them. They have caster adjustment as well as a spherical bearing set up that is serviceable. You can adjust from OE spec camber to full...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-22-2015, 02:52:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,554
Posted By Magic M3
Re: How loud is the Supersprint Performance exhaust?

I've not heard a supersprint catback but can tell you that I own the System U and it is absolutely not obnoxious unless you are at 3/4 throttle or more. I've got my System U bolted to AA track pipes...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-18-2015, 04:31:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Pothole from hell, Kosei k1s, and wheel straightening question

I would not bother getting one of those (or my D-Force wheels) fixed.....they are cheap enough, do it right and do it once and grab another wheel. Order the wheel and have the rack mount the new...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-15-2015, 02:52:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,166
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Which oil pan baffle?

I am looking at baffles as well. I think that the Turner baffle requires the most fabrication. The achilles kit looks pretty nice and if I remember correctly, is the same as bimmerworld's or VACs....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-06-2015, 12:54:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Advice on buying and modifying an e36 m3

I agree that it will be less expensive to buy a car that has already been converted. But I do not agree about the traction control statement. I have a good friend with an E36 M3 that has a LS3 swap...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-28-2015, 04:20:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By Magic M3
Re: E36 M3 LTW cost

Agree 100% with everything you just said! That car has been used and abused. It just needs some TLC to reverse some of the wear the car is showing. The seats are from the fast and furious, the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-24-2015, 03:16:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Parking brake woes

Op. did you inspect the condition of the e-brake friction material?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-18-2015, 04:06:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,361
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Drive your cars in the winter.

Good effort, but I would not trust jacking the entire side up by the rocker panel pad and on gravel....... Please be careful, we lost more than a few gear head over the years.... Bare minimum,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-15-2015, 05:10:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,361
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Drive your cars in the winter.

I get it lol. My winter car is a MB GLK350 RWD it absolutely sucks in the snow. My e36 did a better job in the snow but the MB is a bit more comfy.... All good:thumbsup2:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-15-2015, 04:30:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,361
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Drive your cars in the winter.

I drove mine thru 2 Chicago winters with Blizzaks. It was amazing how well the car handles with proper winter tires. Then I saw what damage the salt did underneath the car. After a complete...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-09-2015, 04:43:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Autosolutions short shift kit Group Buy

Thanks for the offer but this is Bear Motorsport ssk country! Tried and true, the best money can buy!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-02-2015, 12:25:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By Magic M3
Re: New years photoshoot

Car looks great! I would have set the car up about 30 feet to the left so the house would not be in the shot. The natural backdrop is much nicer to use. Great looking car either way!!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-01-2015, 03:40:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Spherical Bearing Life on Street

I had sway bar links with spherical rod end bearings. The woul last about a year and then either seize up or get loose and sloppy because of dirt and grit getting into them. Also driving in the rain...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-26-2014, 08:21:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,518
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Cosmoline Removal - Need something more aggressive than gasoline

Brett

Years ago, I stripped cosmoline off of the bottom of a VW Scirocco with a engine cleaner called STEAM. It broke the stuff down really quickly and left the body color of the car intact....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-21-2014, 10:29:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Accidentially Found This LTW

I've seen that car in their shop before. I am fairly certain that it was driven by the son of the guy that owns Weathertech floor mats. If it is that same car it was involved in a pretty bad off...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-21-2014, 04:35:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Magic M3
Re: 95 color production #'s

Try this.....
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=418615&highlight=Production+numbers
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-09-2014, 01:17:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,348
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Am I crazy to want to go back to an e36?

I would say that the E46 might be more refined for street use and certainly has a better engine that makes more power. However, I feel that the E46 chassis is numb during spirited driving compared...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-28-2014, 12:00:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Magic M3
Re: shocks

Are you using a shock Dyno?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-20-2014, 02:58:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Repeated knocking/rubbing sound when turning?

Cold be a front wheel bearing starting to go out.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-18-2014, 02:33:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Automotive Paint Quality Talk

Brett are you sticking with LSB?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-16-2014, 02:40:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,345
Posted By Magic M3
Re: OBD1 Chip/Tune advice/suggestions

I have a 1995 with a bigger HFM, Schrick cams & Headers/full exhaust. I have had the Turner/Conforti software for years with absolutely zero issues, car makes a ton of power and is dead reliable!!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-16-2014, 01:01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Automotive Paint Quality Talk

Certainly I could have had them color sand the front, but the rest of the car is far from dead flat so I had them match the texture of the OE paint on the rest of the car. If I was doing the whole...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-14-2014, 08:53:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By Magic M3
Re: Automotive Paint Quality Talk

Brett-

I just had the entire front clip of my car stripped and re-sprayed. It was done the right way with the parts being removed from the car as well. Everything was stripped to bare metal,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-13-2014, 02:41:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By Magic M3
Re: alternator, battery, charging issues - wiring?

I agree that you should not be seeing 14v at all. I also agree that a charge voltage of 13.7 is acceptable but I do not agree that the battery is fully charged at 12.5 volts. A normal 12v lead acid...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-06-2014, 03:34:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,677
Posted By Magic M3
Re: How much to paint car?

My car had 150k on the clock. Stripping is pretty easy if you use a chemical. It is sealing priming and correcting imperfections that really takes skill to do. I have painted several cars and could...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-04-2014, 07:05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,677
Posted By Magic M3
Re: How much to paint car?

It depends what kind of a paint job you want. If you want it to be the best possible, you will want to strip the car. A lot of high end body shops will not want the job if they did not do the body...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-04-2014, 02:37:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Magic M3
Re: fuel cut at 6500 RPM

95s use a chip, so it is not flashed like 96-99 cars. If the tune was not working the car most likely not run at all.
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