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      05-02-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Smile Planning to Buy E36 for track

Hi there!!

So as the topic says, i'm planning to buy a E36 320i for track & occasional road use... I know the E36's chassis is one of the best but i'd like to know a little bit more about the motor and the mechanics.

Can u guys tell me if there's anything to be careful about when i'm having a test drive with the car? Is the motor know for having special diseases ???


Thanks so much for your help...

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      05-02-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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e36 subframe
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      05-02-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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Definitely check for subframe and rear shock mount tears. The coolant system is made of cheap plastic parts that will fail eventually, so keep an eye on that.
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      05-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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Like everyone said, rear subframes are an issue, as well as the cooling system. I would recommend replacing the entire cooling system right off the bat, as well as all your bushings and checking the rear subframe. I replaced my E36 track rat with a Stewart pump and after many track events it still held up just fine.
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thanks for the advice guys! i'll be careful about all the points you marked up!

gonna check it at tje beginning of the week! i'll keep you posted!
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