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About M3AN

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  • Birthday May 17

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    Dave
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    Auckland
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    E36 M3 3.2/6M
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    E36 M328iA
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    McLaren P1 GTR
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    51

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  1. M3AN

    E9 3.0 CSI

    Fap. Fap, fap, fap.
  2. M3AN

    EGR Thermostat

    I just heard about them today from a different source, Speed European. Good to know, cheers.
  3. M3AN

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Hired a Rug Doctor today to attack the seats I picked up from Zebra recently for the 328. As clean as the seats looked before I started this was an exercise in disgusting, it was gross how rank the resulting liquid was. Much better now. Next I'll tackle the leather but that's in pretty good condition. I'll be swapping the back and base cushions from passenger to driver side and I have a third seat base (from the passenger side of another car) to cannibalise to create a new base for the passenger side.
  4. M3AN

    2014 M3 with high kms - should I buy?

    Now don't tell me you're miserable Michael!
  5. M3AN

    S85 rod bearing replacement

    Can we all do skids with it to break them in? #RaDzSkDz
  6. M3AN

    2014 M3 with high kms - should I buy?

    That it's a $15k option is largely irrelevant, you don't replace the calipers when servicing the brakes for a start. And I suspect you can get a much better deal on pads and rotors than from BMW. Price aside, my point is that approaching $150k km's you need to budget for a bunch of overhaul items. If $3k won't be enough then adjust accordingly based on the estimates you get beforehand.
  7. M3AN

    2014 M3 with high kms - should I buy?

    Yes, I ment km's - I was thinking "mileage". And yeah, $3k per corner if it has the stupid-for-the-road carbon brakes!
  8. M3AN

    2014 M3 with high kms - should I buy?

    Hasn't there been a bottom end problem with every S engine designed since about 1999? Either way, 55k would be a sharp price. Anything less than 150k is low miles in my mind, it doesn't matter how quickly it got there to me. But at around 150k miles km's you need to understand that all brake components and bushes probably need servicing/replacement and there's a few thousand dollars (say $3k) in that so factor that into your negotiations. Make sure you know for a fact if there's still a factory warranty on it and how long it has to go.
  9. M3AN

    How to remove strut nut without an impact

    Not sure if the links are the same length - if so then yes you could use e46 links. But, unless you already have the e46 links lying around, you might as well get e36 M3 links. e36 links are 231mm from centre of one ball joint to the centre of the other.
  10. M3AN

    Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    Passed the cardboard test, not a drop so I'm signing this job off as successfully complete! 👍
  11. M3AN

    How to remove strut nut without an impact

    Spring compressors look fine, maybe the left one could be tighter but I suspect you've tried that. Am also happy to try and help out if required.
  12. M3AN

    S85 rod bearing replacement

    You're going to be able to drive it like you stole it for another 150k soon!
  13. M3AN

    EGR Thermostat

    Locally Euro-Italian has been good to me. Overseas I use FCPEuro and Schmiedmann, both are very reliable although I'm starting to prefer FCP.
  14. M3AN

    Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    So, touch wood it looks like any oil drips were from what I spilled rather than what the sump spilled. Had a good look around underneath today when it was both hot and cold, nothing of note. Cleaned it up as best I could and will leave it to sit over a bit of cardboard tonight to confirm. It's been an interesting exercise this sump, not something I'd recommend for fun but it does give you a good appreciation of how the front end all hangs together. Probably need another alignment now as it's a little bit left down which drives me crazy. Thanks to @sweetm3 and @BimmerShaun for the tools and parts and to everybody else for your suggestions and support!
  15. M3AN

    How to remove strut nut without an impact

    How many compressors are you using? Should be two. And yeah, you really need them on coils closer to the ends of the springs... can't you throw up a picture of where you're at?
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