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Old 07-27-2007, 08:24 AM   #16
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Unfortunately for me, $10,000 is not very easy or I would have a different tranny by now.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:48 AM   #17
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Nice clean ride, any plans for it's future?
First is Drive shaft center bearing/flex plate replacement, at the same time I'm going to add a short throw (shifter bushings are in bad shape right now). Not sure for after that, I'm going to need tires next year, I have 245s on the back so its not going to be cheap.

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Old 07-27-2007, 09:28 AM   #18
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If you do the shifter, heed ALL the advice you've ever read about the process...

I'd also be willing to help, since I did mine less than 3 months ago.

Oh, I picked up a kit from Pelican using the Z3 shifter with new bushings. I should have bent my shifter to keep the original gear placement but I'm happy with it and the cost was very reasonable.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:14 PM   #19
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clean looking e36. Welcome to the beginning of your bmw obsession
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:45 PM   #20
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If you do the shifter, heed ALL the advice you've ever read about the process...

I'd also be willing to help, since I did mine less than 3 months ago.

Oh, I picked up a kit from Pelican using the Z3 shifter with new bushings. I should have bent my shifter to keep the original gear placement but I'm happy with it and the cost was very reasonable.
I've been reading up on it on understeer.com, It looks like I need the M roadster shift lever to get a 35% reduction in throw on my 328, I'll have to bend it though.

Did you buy the Pelican bushing kit? $90 in bushings seems like a lot.
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Old 08-06-2007, 11:54 AM   #21
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I think all 328's came with metal propellor water pumps^. Correct me if im wrongg.

Really nice car by the way!

Well it turns out it doesn't have the good water pump impeller. I was heading out for the first time after getting my safety, feeling great, driving on the 417 up the hill out of Kanata. I looked down and saw the temp. gauge light on. I shut down the engine and coasted all the way off an onramp, I wasn't far from home so I got it back over the course of an evening, driving 1KM at a time so the things didn't get to hot. I think I caught it fast enough not to cause any damage. I took out the rad, thermostat and water pump. It turns out the plastic impepeller was in two pieces and no longer attached to the pump. The new one comes in this week, ordering from bavauto, going down to ogdensburg to pick up the order.

Hoping to have it back together before next weekend. Sucks to see the new car off the road so soon...
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:41 PM   #22
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sorry to hear that man
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:43 PM   #23
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Ah crap. I just had a fatass sit in my passenger seat and my airbag light is now on. Great! Stupid sensors. It's going to stay on now until I have it reset.
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:31 PM   #24
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Well it turns out it doesn't have the good water pump impeller. I was heading out for the first time after getting my safety, feeling great, driving on the 417 up the hill out of Kanata. I looked down and saw the temp. gauge light on. I shut down the engine and coasted all the way off an onramp, I wasn't far from home so I got it back over the course of an evening, driving 1KM at a time so the things didn't get to hot. I think I caught it fast enough not to cause any damage. I took out the rad, thermostat and water pump. It turns out the plastic impepeller was in two pieces and no longer attached to the pump. The new one comes in this week, ordering from bavauto, going down to ogdensburg to pick up the order.

Hoping to have it back together before next weekend. Sucks to see the new car off the road so soon...
Don't forget to check that oil closely for signs of coolant...It still concerns me that the coolant was back-flowing out the tank...because if the impeller was completely disconnected then there would be no way for the coolant to flow, in which case something else would have to have been pressurizing the system, just make sure it's not the HG.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:32 PM   #25
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Don't forget to check that oil closely for signs of coolant...It still concerns me that the coolant was back-flowing out the tank...because if the impeller was completely disconnected then there would be no way for the coolant to flow, in which case something else would have to have been pressurizing the system, just make sure it's not the HG.
I took a good look at it and didn't see any sign of coolant, it wasn't cloudy or frothy so hopefully all is good.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:14 PM   #26
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Oh snap! At least you had the common sense to shut er down and not kill it in the process of getting home.

As far as the bushings go, I spent just over $100 but I got lucky because the guy I bought the kit from had smoked his E36 before he got to install them. It would have cost $150-ish had I ordered direct from Pelican.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:57 PM   #27
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Sucks to hear, Smashed323 had similar issues when his wife wrote off the front end of his ride, it most definatly boil over a many times but HD still held up as did the impeller, too bad BMW cheaped out on something so important.

Geuss all e36 6 pot owners should look for a source of m50 metal impellers.
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