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    1998 E36 318i Exklusiv Edition (Germany)

    Making a build thread for my E36 to keep track of things as they happen...

    I recently picked up a 1998 318i in Fjordgrau Metallic with the Exclusive Package and Style 34 (lightweight) wheels. The car has been very well maintained at 150,xxx KM (about 93,000 miles). The previous two owners only had it serviced at BMW and never missed an interval. The M43 is quite underpowered but runs silky smooth and doesn’t leak a drop of anything which is, from what ive read, very rare. Getrag is smooth as well, no grinds and clutch is easy yet grabby. The body is straight as an arrow and the interior is mint. Looks as though the rear seats have never been sat on at all. Fronts are heated and in excellent condition. Lots of other nice options as well like an adjustable steering wheel and ASC. Here‘s a build/options list, in German of course...:hitler:



    Fahrgestellnummer WBACA91...

    Typ-Code CA91

    Typ 318I (EUR)

    E-Baureihe E36 (4)

    Baureihe 3

    Bauart LIM

    Lenkung LL

    Türen 4

    Motor M43

    Hubraum 1.80

    Leistung 85

    Antrieb HECK

    Getriebe MECH

    Farbe FJORDGRAU METALLIC (310)

    Polsterung LEDER STANDARD/SCHWARZ (P8SW)

    Prod.-Datum 1998-04-14


    Sonderausstattung

    243 AIRBAG FUER BEIFAHRER
    246 LENKSAEULENVERSTELLUNG MECHANISCH
    255 SPORT-LEDERLENKRAD
    260 SEITENAIRBAG FUER FAHRER/BEIFAHRER
    283 LM RAEDER/BMW STYLING II
    305 FERNBEDIENUNG F.ZENTRALVERIEGELUNG
    320 MODELLSCHRIFTZUG ENTFALL
    341 STOSSFAENGER KOMPLETT IN WAGENFARBE
    411 FENSTERHEBER,ELEKTRISCH VORN/HINTEN
    423 FUSSMATTEN IN VELOURS
    428 WARNDREIECK
    431 INNENSPIEGEL,AUTOMATISCH ABBLENDEND
    441 RAUCHERPAKET
    465 DURCHLADESYSTEM
    473 ARMAUFLAGE VORN
    494 SITZHEIZUNG FUER FAHRER/BEIFAHRER
    498 KOPFSTUETZEN IM FOND
    510 LEUCHTWEITENREGELUNG ABBLENDLICHT
    520 NEBELSCHEINWERFER
    528 AUTOMATISCHE UMLUFT CONTROLL (AUC)
    534 KLIMAAUTOMATIK
    669 RADIO BMW BUSINESS RDS
    704 M SPORTFAHRWERK
    718 EXCLUSIV EDITION
    738 EDELHOLZAUSFUEHRUNG
    785 WEISSE BLINKLEUCHTEN
    801 DEUTSCHLAND-AUSFUEHRUNG
    863 SERVICE KONTAKT-FLYER EUROPA
    879 DEUTSCH / BORDLITERATUR
    915 AUSSENHAUTSCHUTZ ENTFALL
    971 EXCLUSIV PAKET
    995 AENDERUNGSSPERRE










    (Pics from the ad)


    1998 E36 318i Exklusiv Edition
















































    (Pics after purchase)



















    The plan is to keep it a clean daily commuter for now and later swap in either an M52 or S50 depending on what my friend and i can find.

    So there she is! Fresh and healthy and ready for the daily grind. :D
    Last edited by MPLFoster; 10-14-2017, 06:42 AM.

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    #2
    Beautiful car dude, looking forward to see where this goes!

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      #3
      Originally posted by lucidy View Post
      Beautiful car dude, looking forward to see where this goes!
      Thanks man! I cant imagine it will be too exciting for a while since it will just be my daily until i can convince the girly to let me swap it. Im having a hard enough time trying to convince her to let me buy some DEPO ellips and put the TRS E36 FX-R projector retrofit kit in them...about $475 for baller ass headlights isnt too much to ask, is it?

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        #4
        Originally posted by MPLFoster View Post
        Im having a hard enough time trying to convince her to let me buy some DEPO ellips and put the TRS E36 FX-R projector retrofit kit in them...about $475 for baller ass headlights isnt too much to ask, is it?
        Dude. Better lighting is SAFER. Does she not want you to be SAFER?

        :devil:
        Simon
        Current Car:
        -2003 Mini Cooper R50
        Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

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          #5
          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
          Dude. Better lighting is SAFER. Does she not want you to be SAFER?

          :devil:
          A fair point that i‘ve tried making to no avail. I‘ll probably just do it anyways on a weekend or something when she’s not looking...

          My buddy at work just found an M54 dual vanos complete with accessoires and trans for 500 euros. Tempting...very tempting..;D

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            #6
            Some German really took care of that car. Listen to an old man, the German TUV does not play ! I doubt the Depo kit is TUV approved. The lights that the German cars came with are not the US junk, do a search for upgraded bulbs. I do agree that better lighting is safer. I have driven those roads at night and it is serious dark.

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              #7
              Originally posted by cdeason7 View Post
              Some German really took care of that car. Listen to an old man, the German TUV does not play ! I doubt the Depo kit is TUV approved. The lights that the German cars came with are not the US junk, do a search for upgraded bulbs. I do agree that better lighting is safer. I have driven those roads at night and it is serious dark.
              It’s had a recent TUV inspection and is good until September 2019. I would keep the old housings to throw back in when it comes time for another inspection. And the depo housings themselves are TUV approved...not sure about the FX-R projectors but I’m sure they would perform remarkably well and within guidelines. Just upgrading the bulbs wouldnt be enough for me. And in reality there’s not much more you can do with halogens other than up the voltage but then you risk burning up bulbs faster and maybe even the reflector bowls.

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                #8


                Chillin at work with my buddy’s 5er in winter mode.

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                  #9
                  Congrats!!

                  Great buy. Love that colour!
                  1990 325i
                  2004 330i Individual 6-speed
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by IceWhite View Post
                    Congrats!!

                    Great buy. Love that colour!
                    Thanks! Very happy with the car so far. No complaints other than a lack of power but overall its been fantastic as a daily. :D

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                        Dude. Better lighting is SAFER. Does she not want you to be SAFER?

                        :devil:
                        I was getting flack for looking for a new set of front seats until I brought this up lol. Now she wants me to get a half cage too :)
                        1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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                          #13
                          VERY nice e36. Love the color. Great purchase. And a perfect base for a swap :) I know a lot about e36s (replied to your other thread) so feel free to ping me if ever you have questions.

                          Reminds me... I need to update the thread in the projects section
                          '89 325i OBD2 S52 BUILD THREAD
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Sh3rpak!ng View Post
                            VERY nice e36. Love the color. Great purchase. And a perfect base for a swap :) I know a lot about e36s (replied to your other thread) so feel free to ping me if ever you have questions.

                            Reminds me... I need to update the thread in the projects section
                            Thank you! I was really surprised when I saw it in person. It looked good in the ad pics but man it was nearly immaculate in real life. The color has grown on me this past year. It’s actually quite dynamic and changes hues depending on lighting.

                            Thanks for the offer to help. I’m sure I’ll need it soon. ;)









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                              #15
                              I did a thing...









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