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Mr b00st
post Jun 24 2012, 04:26 PM
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awful, awful, awful cell phone picture, but that's the M3 cluster I installed today.

The odometer/LCD was crapping out on my old one, there were light spots in the backing everywhere, and I got a good deal on this. ///M symbol gives +15whp, 8,000rpm tach will be useful when I'm tuned and have the M3 cams in. Just needed two main (illumination) bulbs, which I cannibalized from the non-m cluster, I yanked out the "brake pad warning" light since none of the pads I got had a slot for the useless sensor and they're zip-tied to the struts. Swapped over the odometer "memory card" - small white chunk on the back of the cluster. This cluster had 149k on it, but i'm no liar!

Also got a replacement for my low-speed fan relay, so my A/C will work when i'm sitting still, which is amazing as it's like 100 degrees here now.

Moaaaar updates soon. Might get some new front seats. Might get some wheels. Might get Bilstein & H&R combo. Might get ZKW ellipsoids. Not sure which is next.

180k, still running great.
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Mr b00st
post Sep 1 2013, 04:47 PM
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More updates


Hit 190k back in February. About 198k now.



Learning that Dayco belts do not go on a BMW. Car started squealing on cold starts, then squealing when wet, then squealing all the time. The Dayco POS belts were all fucking rounded off, I spent a couple hours cleaning rubber chunks out of the pulleys with a knife. Replaced a noisy idler pulley on the main belt and used a BMW/Continental belt, no more noise.


Yeah, these seats have to fucking go. Heading up to VA soon to pick up some E46 sports seats, a little drilling and soldering and these will go in the dumpster!


Another terrible PotatoPhone picture. Have a CEL on for some dumb shit, evap blah blah, TPS bs, and the air pump not running. Gotta throw this sucker and a new check valve/vacuum line in on my next day off. Fuck OBD2.


These tires are awesome, at least coming from S-rated General Altimax R/T's that the PO had on there. Michelin Primacy MXV4.


Bent wheel? No problem. Get another straight one for $60 off ebay with free shipping, throw it on while it's slow at the shop.


"let me play you the song of my people" - actually it was just the pretty new upper radiator hose leaking at the radiator.


E36's - not great for hauling home furniture.


How my drain plug decided to come out last time I changed my oil. BMW, why is my drain plug hollow?


It almost looks good when you Instagram it.

up next: air pump/check valve. fuel tank pressure sensor. E46 Sport seats. Rear shocks/RE shock mounts. Rear trailing arm bushings. More miles. have put 30k on it since I got it fall of 2011, only time it's left me stranded was when I broke the clutch master by being an idiot. Damn good car. Will hit 200k miles soon!
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post Sep 16 2013, 11:48 AM
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nice classic bimmer. had one back in the day- id love to take it for a spin right now.
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post Jun 4 2015, 06:32 PM
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OMG!!Looks sooooooooo cool!!!i love it very much!! DS_Naughty2.gif DS_Naughty2.gif if you have BMW,maybe BMW Appareil Diagnostic is a good choice.


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