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    We need more build threads: 00 Z3MC SG/DBO

    Bought my dream car finally June 2013. It was a little rough, but I fell in love with it immediately.

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    Backstory:
    Specs:
    2000 Z3 Mcoupe (E36/8)
    Steel Gray exterior (400) Custom order
    Dark Beige Oregon (R3SN)
    1 of 1
    944xx Miles at purchase
    100% stock, save for a set of Billy sport front struts

    Orignal owner was a Docter from DC (per business cards found under seats) and it was apparent he didnt "care" for the car like he should have being that he ordered it SPECIFICALLY for him orignally. Guy (technically 2nd owner) I ended up buying it off a dealer lot and put only 300 miles on it before, what I understand to be, not having the desire to put the work into bringing it back to its proper state.

    Issues:
    Transmission wasnt very smooth, clutch point was at the floor, throw out bearing was shot, minor rust, curbed rims, dent in hood, scrapes on pass rear fender, tear in driver bottom bolster, misc broken/missing interior bits, dinged/misaligned bumper, missing undertray, the list goes on, but I'll get to some pictures:

    For sale listing photo:

    Additional sale as-purchased photos here

    Car has obviously been neglected for a while, and I thought I would document its rebirth. I'm horrible at taking pictures 90% of the time, but will try to get them through this process. I have wanted one of these awesome cars for years now and it just so happen I find a 1of1 so close to me I couldnt pass it up.

    Ardy (guy I bought it from) replaced:
    Valve Cover Gasket set
    Power Steering hoses refreshed and flushed with new fluid
    metal impeller water pump
    Aluminum Thermostat housing and thermostat
    Coolant flush

    Things I have done so far:

    Engine:
    SAP block off plates (SAP delete)
    ECIS CAI
    Carbon heat reducing wrapped ECU box
    RE underdrive WP & PS pulleys
    E36 power steering cooler w/ SS braided low pressure line
    Zionsville radiator
    S50 Euro expansion tank custom retrofit
    Relocated Diagnostic (D110) connector
    Relocated 12V+ Tower
    Relocated Ignition plug
    Relocated Passenger side relays to inside ECU box
    Rallyroad oil adapter block for oil press sender
    Throttle body coolant line delete
    ECU "tune" (SAP delete, 7040 redline, no speed limiter)
    Water temp sender in old throttle body supply port in head
    Magnetic Oil drain plug
    S54 Oil Filter Housing
    VAC OEM to -10AN fitting adapter kit
    Custom Zionsville Autosports oil cooler
    -10AN SS braided oil cooler lines
    Stewart Water Pump
    Wired oil pump nut

    Exhaust:
    Super Spring cat-backs

    Drivetrain:

    Mason clutch pedal
    Oilite clutch pedal bushing
    Rogue Engineering Trans mounts
    Shifter bushings refeshed
    Delrin shifter carrier bushing
    Sach's Clutch/PP/throw out bearing kit
    Brass clutch fork pivot pin
    Shift pin service
    Amsoil Trans Fluid change
    Rogue SS clutch line replacement (DCV delete)
    OE Slave cylinder

    Suspension:
    GC Coilovers (440f/600r) break down progress 1 2 3 4 prealignment
    GC Hybrid camber/caster plates
    Meyle HD FLCAs
    Powerflex offset FLCABs
    Lemforder inner/outer tie rods w/ fresh boots & locking plates
    OEM front strut reinforcement plates (modified for GC camber plates)

    Bimmerworld weld-in essentric rear toe/camber adjusters
    AKG poly subframe bushings
    Turner Motorsports "Street" rubber RTABs
    Mason Engineering Racebrace

    Brakes:
    Zimmermann 2-pc OE "euro" floating front rotors
    Zimmermann vented OE rear rotors
    Axxis pads
    Ireland Engineering SS brake lines
    Motul 600 fluid
    Overhauled rear calipers (OE softparts, painted)
    Bimmerworld SS caliper pistons (rear)
    Delrin brake pedal bushing

    Interior:
    50% ceramic tint on sunroof
    Seat tilt mod
    Seat bushing replacement
    12V Sky ///M plug
    Viper 3202 2-way Alarm w/ OEM siren & OEM Alarm harness spliced for plug-n-play 2
    (Remote functions: Keyless entry, window roll up/down, hatch pop)
    ZHP shift knob
    Passenger side "parcel net" replaced
    LeatherZ armrest
    Refreshed center console
    LeatherZ sunroof sunshade
    LeatherZ footwell lighting
    VDO water temp/oil temp/oil pressure gauges
    Euro driver lower dash panel
    Euro glovebox


    Exterior:

    Aluminum Motion Motorsports Undertray
    OEM gloss black painted hatch spoiler
    Blacked out kidney/hood grilles
    Color matched Garagewelt wiper delete
    Skeene design front license plate bracket
    OEM shorty antenna

    Wheels & Tires:
    APEX 90mm wheel studs
    Motorsports Hardware lug nuts /w locks
    Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R's 255/35F 295/30R
    AC Schnitzer 18" Type II 3-pc 9.5 ET34 (measured, incl. 5mm spacers) 11.5 ET9 (measured) (post1post2teaser)

    Lighting:
    Smoke bumper marker lights
    Stealth bulbs all around
    LED 3rd brake conversion v2.0
    3rd brake light accelerometer flasher module
    LED license plate bulbs
    FX-R 3.0 2.5" projector retrofit v2.0 (v1.0)
    Skyy FX-R 3.0 brackets


    In Progress:

    Misc parts aquired/waiting install:
    Misc center console switches (spares)
    ACS flippers (2000mkoop reps)
    Custom ND splitter
    Black dash
    Black door cards
    OEM plastic hatch spoiler with holes (for a project )
    Spacers: 3, 7, 15

    Rear brake wear sensors F&R
    Visors for airbag label removal
    Focal/Alpine/Pioneer Stereo from the parts roady, just need to figure out the Sub situation.
    DSSR 390
    3" MAF
    6-speed SMG project trans


    Maintence:
    Misc OEM seals/replaceables when removing the trans (946xx)
    Oil changed Mobil1 15W50 (95000)
    Bank2 Sensor1 O2 replaced (946xx)
    Rebuilt Alternator (948xx)
    Driver door handle cover replaced (949xx)
    Derusted and sprayed small spots on side skirts till replacement ones can be painted and replaced (946xx)
    Bumper adjustments Front and rear
    Removed 13 years of dirt from inner fender pockets (946xx)
    Front tow plug replaced (946xx)
    Passenger brake duct sourced and fitted (949xx)
    Driver brake duct fitted (949xx)
    New spring clips installed for front grill (947xx)
    AC button rebuilt/replaced (946xx)
    Auto-dim mirror fixed (before leaking) (947xx)
    Second key (946xx)
    Replaced broken dash defroster vents (950xx)
    SCRUBBED carpets (946xx)
    Oil filter housing to block gasket (948xx)
    Black radio/shifter surround (95xxx)
    Replaced broken dead pedal (95xxx)
    FAG rear wheel bearings (95xxx)
    Glove box sag fix (preventative) (95xxx)
    Center console bulbs (guages & heater controls) (95xxx)
    Brake light switch (97617)
    ECU fan (97617)
    Fresh coolant (97617)
    Injector Orings & Pintel caps (97617)
    Manifold to head gaskets (97617)
    Vanos Banjo crush washers (97617)
    OEM fuel filter (97617)
    Driver door window spot weld repair (97617)
    Door window weather stripping (97617)
    Brake wear sensors (97617)
    Driver & Pass. window sliders (97617)
    Driver window glass replaced used OEM (97617)
    OEM BMW Coolant fill (4/23/14) (97617)
    Oil changed Mobil1 0W40 (976xx) (4/29/15)
    Oil pan gasket (100030)
    Good condition x-brace (100030)

    Literature aquired:
    Bently's Manual
    2000 Owner's Manual

    Things coming in the mail:


    Things planned for near future:
    Custom 3" single midpipe
    Install knock off headers
    Tint

    Long to-do List: (in loose order)
    Rear end reinforcement
    Front brakes rebuild
    Stereo overhaul
    Interior work
    Turbo build
    Wire tuck
    Paint
    Last edited by robb1887; 10-08-2016 at 03:30 PM. Reason: Updated as of 3/24/2016

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    This is gonna be good. Sub'd

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    Looks like the start of something awesome!

    Where at in Norfolk are you? I live in Newport News. I love to come check it out sometime.

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    i must take credit for talking Rob int this... sold his pretty slick tastefully modded E36 328i what, a year ago, and almost got lost in 4runner modding culture... i kept harping on him, when are you getting a bimmer, when are you buying that M3...All i heard was, i only want a shoe, nothing else will do, so until you buy it for me, fuk you too... rhymed just like that... then he'd spot them and some were meh, others were already done up and stupid expensive, then he up this one, i was like quit BSin and get it, you kno you wont regret it... i guess that was the nudge he needed... next thing i know, like 2 weeks later he buys it and few weeks later we're changed the clutch and all kinds of stuff..

    so excited for him, and to see what he does with this beast. Theyre such sick cars, i could never own one, id get locked up instantly. street legal gokart is how i describe it... woot woot...

    i are very excite.!
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    Looking forward to the resurrection. That car was rough- hope you got a killer deal.


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    I bet a ride around some entrance and exit ramps will get that CAI et al off your list....

    and put FI near the top.


    /.randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfjaws View Post
    Looks like the start of something awesome!

    Where at in Norfolk are you? I live in Newport News. I love to come check it out sometime.
    Thanks. I'll PM ya

    Quote Originally Posted by f50nut View Post
    This is gonna be good. Sub'd
    let's hope

    Quote Originally Posted by snikwad View Post
    blah blah blah

    i are very excite.!
    Me too.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackjackM View Post
    Looking forward to the resurrection. That car was rough- hope you got a killer deal.
    Stay tunes. I think so.

    Quote Originally Posted by SunzOut View Post
    No need for the 15w50....10w40 maybe but normal is 5w30

    Love the color...
    I used to run 20w50 in my 328. I can't fathom putting in 5w30. Ugh.

    Quote Originally Posted by rf900rkw View Post
    I bet a ride around some entrance and exit ramps will get that CAI et al off your list....

    and put FI near the top.
    Yea yea, just need to get that powerball ticket and it will.

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    Love it! Looks like the awesome beginning to a great project. Steel Gray<3

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    Subscribed. Nice to see one of these being brought back to life.

    For a DD I prefer SG/beige over SG/imola, so I think you made a good choice. SG is the only color I like a beige interior in

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    Sweeeeett color! Congrats on the ride, glad to see some love going into it.

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    Whatchutalkinbout!?!? I'm building stuff all the time

    Why I actually *just* finished building something for myself





    Next up on the roster is a 2000 ///M Coupe that's going to be fitted with my former Dinan/Vortech supercharger system (after getting a head gasket, rings and coated bearings)

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    Robb, is there even any brake fluid in that reservoir?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWBergy View Post
    Robb, is there even any brake fluid in that reservoir?
    Looks like it's about up to the line to me. Maybe you need to adjust your screen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msilvia View Post
    Love it! Looks like the awesome beginning to a great project. Steel Gray<3
    Steel Gray is amazing. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker View Post
    Subscribed. Nice to see one of these being brought back to life.

    For a DD I prefer SG/beige over SG/imola, so I think you made a good choice. SG is the only color I like a beige interior in
    I usually dislike beige as well, but I think it goes well with the SG. My DD is also a beige interior.... I dunno how this has happened to me. It's not my first pick for interior colors, but I dont think I'd want Imola either. I dont DD it so something more "exciting" wouldn't be a bad thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by ILowNslowI View Post
    Sweeeeett color! Congrats on the ride, glad to see some love going into it.
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Forbes View Post
    Whatchutalkinbout!?!? I'm building stuff all the time

    Next up on the roster is a 2000 ///M Coupe that's going to be fitted with my former Dinan/Vortech supercharger system (after getting a head gasket, rings and coated bearings)
    building sure. posting? I haven't seen anything lately.

    Feel free to shoot that Dinan over to me to keep it warm for you while you do that other work. No rush on completing it, take your time, just ship the SC kit to me ASAP to make sure the bearings stay rotating


    Quote Originally Posted by BMWBergy View Post
    Robb, is there even any brake fluid in that reservoir?
    Second to last picture, line is visible, about 1/8 from the "max" line

    Quote Originally Posted by BladeRunner919 View Post
    Looks like it's about up to the line to me. Maybe you need to adjust your screen!
    ^this guy



    Thanks for all the compliments guys (and lurker girls??). The underpanel showed up last night. Still waiting on the filters, its the first time Amazon Prime failed to deliever within 2-days, weird. Also figure I need to go grab a filter to block gasket to swap in too while I'm at it.

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    It's a S54 SC kit..... I'll hold onto it for him instead. Although my bearings and a valve adjustment are on the list first as well.

    Can't wait to see you bring this thing back to life even more, I am kinda in the same boat bringing my 01 back to her glory.

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    He's putting it into a 2000, so we can test fit and run it on mine first

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    That's boring then.... Randy the 01 needs some boost!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z3speed4me View Post
    That's boring then.... Randy the 01 needs some boost!!!
    Indeed it does! Except for the antique '57 Healey, it's the only car not force induced; even my wife's X5 is a turbo (N55).

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    You could always do a test run on my car just to make sure it's ok...

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    UPDATE 8/9/2013

    Miles: 95111
    Oil change complete (mobil1 15w50)
    Diff oil changed (Royal Purple 75w140)
    Tranny topped off (Amsoil)

    All photos taken with my trusty toaster.

    Motion motorsports undertray fitted:


    The mail came today:

    Some light reading material


    And the harness for my next project came


    Thats all for today...

    or well I'll give ya a teaser for what else is HOPEFULLY to come. I put in an bid on a place that has living space for the Shoe to get it off the streets (I'm excited and nervous).

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    word is RP diff fluid breaks down quickly... thats the word on M3 forums... i stick to redline.. yrmv
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    I figure knowing what's it is is better than guessing. I'll get redline next when I can order it on the interwebz. RP was local
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    Word. It'll be goo for a quick rinse.
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    Looking good! That MM undertray is sexy...

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