Hello to all, I am a new user to this site. I have been browsing this site many a time to resolve a few problems that my e36 has had over the past few months. Must be said that this site is excellent, I appreciate the work people are putting into this forum, keep it up
I bought this car from essex last november, turns out that who ever had done the headgasket job did it poorly as the headbolts were thick in copper grease and lose which caused this gasket to blow and crack the block. 200 quid later I got another identical engine with 50k on it rather than 117k so it worked out quite well in the end. Since owning this car ive changed the engine,clutch,rad, suspension, arms and bushes and slowly but surely put it back to oem condition. i bought it with full M tec bodykit and genuine alpina 17"-8j / 17"-9j rims running 225/45 and 245/40 . Got it cheap due to an awful paint job so that aside, 700 quid isnt too bad i guess.
Most recent work done to her is k&n panel filter and debaffled air box as well as a chip from Endtuning, very happy with his service, runs like a dream
I am a trainee mechanic at NVQ level 2.
Sorry about the length of the thread