Garage

Here’s the current state of the car:

To Do List:

  • E36 M3 Rear Trailing Arms
  • E36 M3 Rear Wheel Bearings and Hubs
  • E36 M3 Rear Axles
  • Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms
  • Rear Sway Bar Reinforcement Steel Plates
  • Fabricate Engine Undertray with Aluminum Plate
  • Half Cage Fabrication
  • E36 ZF Transmission
  • E36 M3 4-Bolt ZF Driveshaft

Wish List:

  • MKAH – E36 Race Splitter with Adjustable Mounting System
  • MKAH – Rear Diffuser
  • DTM FiberWerkz – GTR-S Style Vented Front Wide Body Fenders
  • DTM FiberWerkz – GTR-S Side Skirt Diffuser Extensions
  • DTM FiberWerkz – GTR Style Vented Hood
  • DTM FiberWerkz – RG GT Style Cup Lip

Performance / Reinforcement Modifications Summary:

  • ENGINE
    • S52 Engine Swap from 1997 BMW M3 (Still with Vortech Supercharger)
      • 3.2 Liter Displacement, Stock Bore of 86.4 mm (3.40 in) and Stroke of 89.6 mm (3.53 in)
      • Schrick 264/256 Camshafts, Intake – 264 degree, 11.2mm lift; Exhaust – 256 degree, 10.6mm lift
      • Supertech Valve Springs, 100 lbs of Pressure Closed and 224 lbs of Pressure @ 11.2mm lift
      • M50 Intake Manifold
      • Bosch 30 lb-hr Fuel Injectors
      • ARP 2000 Head Bolts
      • King Racing CR6640XP Rod Bearings
      • Turner Motorsport Equal Length Shorty Headers
      • Dr. Vanos Stage 2 Vanos Setup
      • Stewart Warner Water Pump
      • Rally Road Oil Cooler Cap
      • Grassroots Performance Oil Cooler Setup, 19 Row Cooler
      • Achilles Motorsports Oil Pan Baffle
      • PRD Upgraded Oil Pump with Oil Pump Chain Tensioner
      • Mishimoto Aluminum Overflow Tank
    • Vortech V2 Centrifugal Supercharger (VF Engineering Kit)
      • 2.87″ Pulley
      • TRM ECU Chip Tune
      • Externally Oiled, Not Self Contained
    • AEM Water Methanol Injection Setup with 1.15 Gallon Tank (V3 Nozzle)
    • Engine Performance Gauges
      • AutoMeter Boost
      • AEM Wideband O2
      • AEM Oil Pressure
      • AEM Oil Temperature
    • FX Stage II Clutch Setup (Chromoly Flywheel & Carbon/Kevlar Disk)
    • Full Aluminum Custom Radiator, Stock Sized
    • Spal (16″) Auxillary Puller Cooling Fan Setup
    • Custom Fabricated Radiator Ducting with Aluminum Plate
    • Dual OEM Fuel Pumps
    • Fuel Starvation Elimination Kit (VAC Motorsports)
    • Catback Exhaust (Manzo)
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Limited Slip Differential – 3.91 Ratio
    • Quick Shifter, Chassis Mounted (AKG Motorsport Stage II)
    • Double Shear Transmission Selector Rod (UUC)
  •  SUSPENSION
    • Ground Control Coilover Street/Strip Hybrid Suspension Kit
      • Front Koni Adjustable Struts with 450lb Eibach Coil Springs, Adjusters and Bump Stops
      • Front Ground Control Camber/Caster Hybrid Plates
      • Rear 550lb Eibach Coil Springs with Adjusters and Bump Stops
      • Rear Koni Adjustable Shocks
      • Rear Ground Control Reinforced Shock Mounts
    • Front Anti-Roll Bar, 28mm (Eibach)
    • Front Lower Control Arms (Meyle HD)
  • CHASSIS
    • Front Subframe Reinforcement with Welded-In Steel Plates (Condor)
    • Rear Trailing Arm Pocket Reinforcement with Welded-In Steel Plates (Condor)
    • Rear Subframe Steel Reinforcement Plates (BMW OEM)
    • Under Engine Chassis X-Brace (BMW OEM)
    • Front Strut Tower Brace (Megan Racing)
    • Rear Shock Tower Brace (Megan Racing)
    • Differential Support Bracket (Active Autowerke)
    • Rear Subframe Polyurethane Bushings (Powerflex)
    • Rear Trailing Arm Polyurethane Bushings (Powerflex)
    • Front Control Arm Rear Eyeball Offset Brackets “Treehouse” V2 (Garagistic)
    • Delrin Engine Mounts (Condor)
    • Delrin Transmission Mounts (Condor)
    • Manual Steering Rack Conversion
    • Deleted Complete Air Conditioner System
    • Rear Trunk Lightening and Spring Latches (Removed 7 lbs)
    • Sunroof Delete with Fiberglass Panel (ECS Tuning)
    • Rear Wing (LTW Style)
    • Lightweight Side Mirrors (M3 Style, Ebay)
  • BRAKES
    • Stainless Steel Brake Lines (Bimmerworld)
    • Front Brake Cooling Ducts with Aluminum Backing Plates (Hard Motorsport)
    • PFC 90 Racing Front Brake Pads
    • PFC 08 Racing Rear Brake Pads
  • WHEELS & TIRES
    • D-Force LTW5 17″ x 9″ Wheels (17.5 lbs each versus 23.6lbs for previous wheels)
    • Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R 245/40/17 Tires
    • Race Stud Wheel Mount Kit, 75mm Length (Achilles Motorsport)
  • SAFETY
    • Amerex B385TS Halotron Class B C Fire Extinguisher, Cabin Mounted
    • Stock Seat Belts
  • INTERIOR
    • Stripped Interior
    • Driver Fixed Racing Seat (SNC Tuning SP2 Style)
    • Reclinable Passenger Racing Seat (SNC GS)
    • Aluminum Interior Door Panels (Ebay)
    • Aluminum Racing Accelerator Pedal Kit (Hard Motorsport)
    • Aluminum Brake and Clutch Pedal Covers (Hard Motorsport)
    • Aluminum Dead Pedal (MKAH)

Modifications and Maintenance Log:

  • Custom Fabricated Radiator Ducting with Aluminum Plate – 217,650 – 1/2021
  • Front Wheel Bearings and Hubs (F.A.G.) – 217,650 – 1/2021
  • Front Brake Cooling Ducts with Aluminum Backing Plates (Hard Motorsport) – 217,650 – 1/2021
  • AEM Water Methanol Injection Kit – 217,650 – 12/2020
  • Engine Oil and Filter Change (Mobil 1, 15W-50 Synthetic) – 217,500 – 11/2020
  • S52 Engine Swap from 1997 BMW M3 – 217,375 – 11/2020
    • ARP 2000 Head Bolts
    • King Racing CR6640XP Rod Bearings
    • M50 Intake Manifold Swapped Over
    • OEM Elring Headgasket
    • Fully Rebuilt and Upgraded Cylinder Head
      • Supertech Dual Valve Springs (SPR-H1005D/BM with 98 lb Seat Pressure)
      • Supertech Retainers
      • Cleaned Up Original OEM Valves
      • All New Seals and Valve Seats
      • Dr. Vanos Stage 2 Vanos Setup
      • Schrick 264/256 Camshafts
      • IWIS Racing Upper Timing Chain
      • Top Timing Chain Tensioner
    • Turner Motorsport Equal Length Shorty Headers
      • DEI “Titanium” Exhaust Wrap
      • New Mounting Studs and Copper Nuts
    • Stewart Warner Water Pump
    • Oil Pan Baffle (Achilles Motorsports)
    • Fully Upgraded Oil Pump (Parkin Racing Developments)
      • IWIS Racing Oil Pump Chain
      • Oil Pump Chain Tensioner (Parking Racing Developments)
    • Connecting Rod Bolts (OEM)
    • IWIS Racing Lower Timing Chain
    • Side Timing Chain Guides
    • Oil Cooler Setup
      • Grassroots Performance 19 Row Oil Cooler
      • Grassroots Performance -10AN Oil Cooler Lines
      • Rally Road Oil Cooler Housing Cap
      • Oil Filter Housing Gasket
      • Oil Filter – Mann HU 925/4 X
    • Head Coolant Temperature Sensor (with Turner Adaptor)
    • Block Knock Sensors (Bosch)
    • Oil Pan Gasket
    • Dipstick O-Ring
    • K&N PF-1300 Fuel Filter
    • Thermostat (OEM)
    • Spal (16″) Auxillary Puller Cooling Fan Setup
    • Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator Overflow Tank with 2.0 Bar Cap
    • Radiator Overflow Tank Coolant Level Sensor
    • Crankshaft Position Sensor
    • Spark Plugs (NGK 4776 BKR7E-E)
    • AEM Oil Pressure Sensor and Gauge
    • Front Subframe Reinforcement
    • Idle Control Valve Cleaned
    • Bosch OEM SR0445X Rebuilt Starter
    • Engine Oil – Mobil One 5W-30
    • New Clutch Setup
      • FX Stage II Kit
        • Chromoly Lightweight Flywheel
        • Heavy Duty Pressure Plate
        • Carbon/Kevlar Clutch Disk
      • Sachs Performance Heavy Duty Throw-Out Bearing
      • OEM Pilot Bearing
      • OEM Pivot Fork
      • Rogue Engineering Stainless Steel Pivot Pin
      • Clutch Release Arm Spring Clip
      • Clutch Guide Tube
      • OEM Crankshaft Rear Main Seal
  • Engine Oil Change (Valvoline High Mileage, 10W-30 Synthetic Blend) – 217,150 – 5/2020
  • Race Stud Wheel Mount Kit, 75mm (Achilles Motorsport) – 217,150 – 5/2020
  • SNC GS Reclinable Passenger Seat – 217,150 – 5/2020
  • Brake Fluid Change – ATE Original TYP 200 DOT 4 – 217,131 – 3/2020
  • Stainless Steel Brake Lines (Bimmerworld) – 217,131 – 3/2020
  • Rear Trailing Arm Pocket Reinforcement with Welded-In Steel Plates (Condor) – 217,131 – 3/2020
  • Rear Differential Gear Oil – Valvoline Full Synthetic LS 75W-140 – 216,725 – 8/2019
  • Rear Differential Pinion Shaft Seal (3.91 Ratio) – 216,725 – 8/2019
  • VAC Motorsports Fuel Starvation Elimination Kit – 216,275 – 5/2019
  • VDO Fuel Pump Assembly (Primary Location) – 216,275 – 5/2019
  • Manzo Catback Exhaust – 216,275 – 5/2019
  • AKG Motorsport Stage II Quick Shifter – 215,950 – 3/2019
  • UUC Double Shear Selector Rod (DSSR) – 215,950 – 3/2019
  • Megan Racing Rear Shock Tower Brace – 215,950 – 3/2019
  • Limited Slip Differential – 3.91 Ratio – 215,830 – 2/2019
  • D-Force LTW5 17″ x 9″ Wheels – 215,815 – 1/2019
  • Under Engine Chassis X-Brace – 215,815 – 1/2019
  • Active Autowerke Differential Support Bracket – 215,815 – 1/2019
  • Vortech V2 Centrifugal Supercharger (VF Engineering) – 215,793 – 12/2018
    • Boost Gauge
    • AEM Wideband O2 Sensor and Gauge
    • Bosch 30 lb-hr Fuel Injectors
    • Accessory Drive Belt
    • VF Engineering ECU Chip to Match Supercharger
  • Eibach 28mm Front Anti-Roll Bar – 215,500 – 9/2018
  • Sunroof Delete with Fiberglass Panel – 215,500 – 9/2018
  • Aluminum Interior Door Panels – 215,400 – 8/2018
  • Shift Linkage Bushings – 215,400 – 8/2018
  • Driveshaft Guibo / Flex Disc – 215,400 – 8/2008
  • Crank Position Sensor – 215,381 – 6/2018
  • Fuel Filter – Mahle KL9 – 215,381 – 6/2018
  • Fuel Pump Assembly – URO – 215,381 – 6/2018
  • Coolant Flush – Prestone European Mix – 215,257 – 5/2018
  • Thermostat – OE 180*F – 215,257 – 5/2018
  • Megan Racing Front Strut Tower Brace – 214,980 – 3/2018
  • Lightweight Side Mirrors (M3 Style) – 214,980 – 3/2018
  • Rear Wing (LTW Style) – 214,980 – 3/2018
  • European Clear Lenses – 214,980 – 3/2018
  • Alternator, New 80 Amp – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Accessory Belt Tensioner  – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Accessory Belt Idler Pulley – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Accessory Belt, 6PK1420   – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Valve Cover Gaskets – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Oil Pan Gasket – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Dipstick Tube to Oil Pan O-ring – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Vanos Oil Line and Crush Washers – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Vanos Solenoid O-ring – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Lower Timing Chain Tensioner – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Engine Oil Change – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Outer Tie Rods, Both Sides – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Spark Plugs, NGK BKR6EK – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Flexible Fuel Line, Filter Supply Side – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Delrin Steering Shaft Coupler, Condor Speed Shop – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Power Steering Delete Aluminum Fluid Passage Block, Garagistic – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Converted to Manual Steering Rack – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Z3 2.8L Reinforced Oil Pickup Tube – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Oil Pump Nut with Safety Wire – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Meyle HD Control Arms – 214,880 miles – 12/2017
  • Sonic Motor SP2 Fixed Racing Seat – 214,670 miles – 8/2017
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R 245/40/17 Tires – 214,670 miles – 8/2017
  • Front Wheel Spacers – Renn Motorsport 12.5 mm – 214,670 miles – 8/2017
  • Bosch Oxygen Sensor – 214,620 miles – 8/2017
  • Performance Alignment – 214,105 miles – 1/2017
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar Bushings and End-Links Replaced – 214,087 miles – 1/2017
  • Battery Positive Terminal Cover – 3D Printed – 214,087 miles – 1/2017
  • Brake Fluid Change – ATE Original TYP 200 DOT 4 – 214,087 miles – 1/2017
  • Transmission Fluid Change – Red Line 30504 D4 Automatic Transmission Fluid – 214,087 miles – 1/2017
  • Engine Oil Change – Mobile 1 10w-40 – 214,087 miles – 1/2017
  • Lightweight Battery and Custom Hold-Down – 213,875 miles – 11/2016
    • 14.0lbs vs 43.0lbs
    • Quick Master Disconnect Switch Installed
  • Muffler Hanger Rubber Bracket – 213,875 miles – 11/2016
  • E36 M3 3.15 Ratio LSD Differential Installed – 213,875 miles – 11/2016
    • Added Mobil 1 LS 70w-140 Fluid
    • Added ECS Magnetic Differential Drain Plug
  • BMW OEM Steel Rear Subframe Reinforcement Plates – 213,875 miles – 11/2016
    • Bonded on with 3M 8115 Panel Bonding Adhesive
    • All Plates and Chassis Ground to Bare Metal Before Adhesive Applied
  • Powerflex Polyurethane Rear Subframe Bushings – 213,875 miles – 11/2016
    • Subframe Cleaned and Painted with High Temp Enamel
    • All Hardware Cleaned and De-Rusted
    • Large Washers Installed
  • Rear Trailing Arm Polyurethane Bushings – 213,875 miles – 10/2016
  • Front Control Arm Polyurethane Bushings – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
  • Spark Plug Ignition Coils – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
  • Air Filter Spectre Cone – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
  • Clutch Pedal Travel Limiter – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
  • Ground Control Coilover Street/Strip Hybrid Kit – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
    • Front Koni Adjustable Struts with 450lb Eibach Coil Springs, Adjusters and Bump Stops
    • Front Ground Control Camber/Caster Hybrid Plates
    • Rear Koni Adjustable Shocks
    • Rear Ground Control Reinforced Shock Mounts
    • Rear 550lb Eibach Coil Springs with Adjusters and Bump Stops
  • Engine Delrin Mounts – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
  • Transmission Delrin Mounts – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
  • Radiator Upper Hose – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
  • Radiator Lower Hose – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
  • Radiator Overflow Tank Cap – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
  • Radiator Coolant Flush – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
  • Oil Filter Housing Gasket – 213,850 miles – 10/2016
    • Idler Pulley checked – marginal
    • Tensioner Pulley checked – marginal
    • Alternator Pulley checked – ok
    • Water Pump pulley checked – ok
    • Drive Belt checked – ok

Previous Owners

  • Spark Plugs – 213,600 miles – 5/2016
  • Fuel Injectors – 213,600 miles – 5/2016
  • Fuel Pump – 213,600 miles – 5/2016
  • Mass Airflow Sensor – 213,600 miles – 5/2016
  • Oil/Filter – 213,600 miles – 5/2016
  • Coolant – 213,600 miles – 5/2016
  • Steering Fluid – 213,600 miles – 5/2016
  • Fuel Filter – 213,600 miles – 5/2016
  • Brake Pads – 213,600 miles – 5/2016
  • Brake Rotors – 213,600 miles – 5/2016
  • Radiator (Dual Core) – 210,000 miles – 11/2015
  • Radiator Overflow Tank – 210,000 miles – 11/2015
  • Thermostat – 210,000 miles – 11/2015
  • Thermostat Housing (Metal) – 210,000 miles – 11/2015
  • Water Pump (Metal) – 210,000 miles – 11/2015
  • Tie Rods replaced – 210,000 miles – 11/2015
  • Alignment – 210,000 miles – 11/2015
  • Differential Fluid inspected only – 200,000 miles– 5/2015
  • Manual Transmission Fluid inspected only – 200,000 miles – 5/2015
  • Bosch Idle Control Valve – 200,000 miles – 5/2015
  • Dinan Stage 1 Chip – 200,000 miles – 5/2015
  • Brake Fluid Flush – 200,000 miles – 5/2015
  • Brake Calipers (Rear) – 191,383 miles – 3/2014
  • Catalytic Converter – 188,883 miles – 9/2013
  • Top End Rebuild – 2013
    • Intake
    • Intake Gasket
    • Throttle Body Gasket
    • Valve Cover
  • Alternator – Remanufactured Bosch – Unknown Mileage or Date