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My "NEW" E36

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Not an '02, but here are a coupla shots of my "new" bone stock e36: one owner '93. A few of you know that of the 5 BMWs I have owned, this will be the FIRST non-project, road-ready one. It was really getting pretty old coming to Club events in Volvos (as much as I love my Volvos)!

This one will be my daily driver for a while...

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good luck with the :

door trim panels

window regulators

water pump

thermostat

alternator

radiator/expansion tank

suspension bushings

rear subframe/trunk floor mounting area

sunroof tracks

intake air hoses

fault codes

fuel pump

instrument cluster/fuel gauge

red ones are usually better than the rest

atleast now you can adjust the rear TOE, and rear CAMBER

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good luck with the :

door trim panels (holding up fine)

window regulators (pure shit)

water pump (so far so good...)

thermostat (replaced 2x)

alternator (so far so good...)

radiator/expansion tank (replaced 1x)

suspension bushings (NIGHTMARE. Replace the rear upper shock mounts now)

rear subframe/trunk floor mounting area (always rattles)

sunroof tracks (holding up fine)

intake air hoses (so far so good...)

fault codes (ugh...)

fuel pump (UGH...)

instrument cluster/fuel gauge (just ignore everything it tells you)

red ones are usually better than the rest

This is my "truck" I use to haul parts and tools around in. 165k and still going strong, though I desperately need to replace every bushing and tie rod in the front end. Has your center arm rest disintegrated yet too?

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gosh, you make me want to look at an e46 instead to replace my 318is daily...

I thought e36's are pretty darn robust. I've been looking at m3's since they getting really low in price. I guess I have to remember that there's other things in the car other than the engine that can go wrong!!

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Has your center arm rest disintegrated yet too?

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No, the PO (a co-worker) really kept this one up inside and out. The armrest shows some wear, but I'd rate it above avg.

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My daughter's daily driver, also a '93, is pushing on 300K miles and everything still works. The interior has held up quite well.

It does need suspension work, and the auto tranny is starting to get tired, but the only major repairs in almost two years has been a new set of ignition coils.

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Congrats on the new find. Thought you were going to buy one of the local 2002's? The banjo players are getting mighty tired.

LOL...thanks!

Yeah, I am still looking for an 02. I am checking one out (through another friendly FAQ'er) as we "speak." I "need" a running and driving resto-project (that isn't rusted out). I think I am getting close...or at least closer.

cb

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Congrats on the new find. Thought you were going to buy one of the local 2002's? The banjo players are getting mighty tired.

LOL...thanks!

Yeah, I am still looking for an 02. I am checking one out (through another friendly FAQ'er) as we "speak." I "need" a running and driving resto-project (that isn't rusted out). I think I am getting close...or at least closer.

cb

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