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    Wanted E36 M3 Evo

    Got to be Techno Violet for me, but then I am biased. That being said if I could have my pick again, money no object, it would be an Imola GT2.
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    Price please

    Interesting. Looks like it could be quite a wait then.
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    Techno Violet E36 M3 Evo

    Pass with no advisories. Just in time to be parked up in the garage until the weather picks up next year. She'll definitely be getting some miles under the belt next year though. Excuse the tip of a garage, having a good sort/tidy is on my to-do list!
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    Techno Violet E36 M3 Evo

    Fail! But not too bad. The headlight adjusters were because I had the headlights out to replace the bonnet latches and I’d messed about with the adjuster screws, so I knew it was likely they would come up as an issue. We sorted these out at the garage so that’s fine. I’ve just ordered Lemforder...
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    Aluminum door rarity

    Think they're pretty rare - my 97 M3 also has them. Whenever I see them up for sale, they're typically in the £600-800 for a pair price range. Good to know if I ever decided to strip mine for parts :D
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    Price please

    Don't suppose there's any update on this or any idea when it can be expected? No worries if not, but thought I'd ask :)
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    E36 Loon. Rebuilt, Reborn

    Great news, I know the feeling of joy when your hard work pays off. I'm also putting my M3 back on the road - not been off the road for as long as yours, but it last passed the MOT in 2018 and scraped through then... she's now ready for an MOT (booked for Friday) and, like yourself, one of the...
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    Techno Violet E36 M3 Evo

    I was booked in for an MOT yesterday, but didn't end up having the full test. When driving to the petrol station and then on to the MOT garage it became evident the handbrake needed further adjustment (after having installed new shoes a few weeks ago). The garage was quite busy and after I...
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    Techno Violet E36 M3 Evo

    Yeah. I might put it back on to be fair, we’ll see.
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    Techno Violet E36 M3 Evo

    Another update: I decided a while ago that I want to re-fit the original exhaust back box and air filter. I'd kept hold of the original parts since installing the Scorpion back box and K&N filter/'Dave F' heat shield kit. I want to take the car back to (mostly) original. Apart from the HSD...
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    Techno Violet E36 M3 Evo

    Small update again After reading/clearing the fault codes for the ABS and Airbag modules. The airbag light was for the passenger pre-tensioner but it stayed off after clearing. Not sure what that was all about, when I stripped some of the interior out for the welding last year I might have...
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    M3OXJ

    That's the Cosmos Black '98 M3 up for £17795 ONO on eBay? Looks absolutely lovely IMO, can't see why it wouldn't sell anywhere near the asking price
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    What is this connector (next to gearbox)?

    What do you mean? Suggesting the car is a converted SMG? If so, I have the build info using the VIN and it's a factory manual
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    What is this connector (next to gearbox)?

    As per the title, does anyone know what this connector is for? It comes off part of the loom that has wires connecting to the O2 sensors.
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    Techno Violet E36 M3 Evo

    More progress yesterday. Ever since I've had this car, the bonnet hasn't opened very high. I figured out that it seems someone has replaced the bonnet struts with saloon/touring struts at some point which are slightly shorter than coupe struts. It was annoying but something I never got around...
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