Hello all, first post on here, I have to say - what a great site!
I thought I would let you know what I was up to and would appreciate any thoughts and opinions. After a trip to the Ring in the family estate (E61 530d) I decided to have a go at preparing my own fast road / track day car, never done anything like this before, my skill level - enthusiastic amateur! Several months later I have finally bought an E36 323i with 92k miles, 2 owners, good history, interior and exterior in great condition but looks like it hasn't had a service for at least a year.
Action so far:
Compression test - all cylinders in good order
Spark plugs - looked in old but in good order, new ones fitted
Engine flush, oil and filter - 6.5 litres of brown sludge removed, replaced with Castrol Magnatec
Plan of attack:
K&N 57i induction kit
Performance exhaust - Scorpion? (concerns about noise level?)
Sports suspension - Weitec sports kit (although would it be better to go straight on for a coil over kit?)
Discs, pads, braided hoses.
Wheel and tyres
Strip as much out all the interior, shed as much weight as I can (any value in selling the interior?)
Hoping to end up with a fun car for weekends, track days and an occasional trip to Germany.
Sorry, bit of an epic post!