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M3AN last won the day on February 12

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About M3AN

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    7th Gear
  • Birthday May 17

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    E36 M3 3.2/6M
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    E36 M328iA

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  1. M3AN

    SPOTTED! The official thread

    Rode past a e36 touring with an M3 badge on the rear today... was on private property behind a gate so I couldn't take a closer look. Plate is FGP457 but it's actually registered as MEVO which implies the M3 badge on the back is legit (although wearing old plates is dodgy). Anyone know it? Anyone here converted it?
  2. M3AN

    Quick Questions

    It was a slow leak but yep, once it got low if made funky sounds. Got the rack back in... wouldn't say it slid right in but a little bit of 'encouragement' sorted it... about 1.6 turns from centre to lock on each side so I think it's close enough to correct. Tie rods and temp alignment with a measuring tape and string tomorrow before a trip to a proper shop next week... assuming no leaks! Thanks to @B.M.W Ltd, @C-130 Hercules and @aja540i for chiming in so quickly with your helpful advice!
  3. M3AN

    WTB OEM Coolant

    You know where we can get demineralised water from the tap??? Do tell...
  4. M3AN

    Quick Questions

    Thanks guys... clock spring should be okay as the steering wheel is locked on centre... Rack going in is out of my M3, can't tell if it was centered when removed and it didn't have the dust cap - I'm guessing centre based on looks, will have to adjust once installed - I can remove and re-centre the steering wheel if required. Dust cap from old rack has been transferred across but is no longer a suitable reference. I'm pretty sure if I can get it in I can get it straight... just getting it in. Will be trying again this afternoon. Why all this? Old rack was leaking, the one going in is identical.
  5. M3AN

    Quick Questions

    Thanks for the heads-up, but not sure what you mean... do you mean that if I don't have the rack, column and steering wheel lined up properly I'll tear the clock spring? If not, could you elaborate. Jack stands and wheels off. Steering wheel is locked on centre (although it was moved with rack off) and coupling is aligned as it was before I removed the old rack. I can't be sure the rack is perfectly centred but it looks 'about even' left to right. Now, are the shaft and coupling keyed? i.e. do I need to rotate everything until I find a/the mating point? Responses are much appreciated, thanks.
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    Quick Questions

    And tips on inserting the splined shaft on a steering rack into the coupler? '96 328 - old rack came out with a bit, but not too much, effort, can't get the new one in even a few mm (needs to go in about 12mm). Coupling bolt is entirely removed so no obstruction from that. I've spread the coupling a bit by hammering a wedge into the gap, added grease to the shaft and coupling, made sure they're lined up true etc, etc. No joy. Both the coupling and rack are ~20 years old so for sure the splines aren't perfect but that's what I've got to work with. Any tips or something obvious I'm missing? Do I just have to jam the coupling open more? PITA on your back when it's 26 degrees out...
  7. Yep, understood and understandable, that would probably disappoint me too...
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  9. M3AN

    Illegal to fit normal tyres after run-flat??

    Well, I certainly wouldn't have given Beaurepaires my money! 😕
  10. M3AN

    Interesting E30 M3 Race Car

    Wow, that's sexy as hell but I agree with your assessment Jon, it's sort-of an 'inbetweener'.
  11. M3AN

    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    lol wtf - I wonder what it's running for engine management?
  12. M3AN

    The new BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M Competition

    I wonder what an Inspection II (do they still have these?) will cost... 😞
  13. M3AN

    KwS's not M3, M3 Project (or, the M328i)

    Word. And yes, seeing the love is satisfying, these things deserve to be treated well. Props.
  14. M3AN

    The new BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M Competition

    Yes, that's a sad truth.
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    The new BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M Competition

    Funny (but true) article. And an ///M badge should never be applied to a truck.