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    Wanda's E36 Saloon Turbocharged (& supercharged) Journal

    I was going to copy my entire project from "start" to "recent" , (from another forum).... but i decided to only upload just the "recent" stuff....
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    The idea of this project, is to try to have "every" oem item BMW has made & retrofit to the car (even if it's going to be hard).... That includes finding & acquiring "very rare" items.
    I hope by the end , the car will have completed all (yes, i mean ALL) the oem retrofits & might set my car different from everyone else.

    Ofcourse in terms of performance, it's a baby 316i, not the fastest, but enjoyable as a daily drive. Under the hood, I will try to replace most parts with newer parts & keep the engine healthy.
    Underchassis will ofcourse have new arms, bushes, discs, pads, etc etc, overall should improve the handling...
    I might also lower the car (not too much though as my town is ruined with speed humps everywhere, )
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    Okay, i'm done, here's what's been happening recently......

    - How she was from the start (day of purchase) (Nov 2011)

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    February 2012 - Boot spoiler

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    February 2012 #2 - M-Tech front bumper & black grills

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    February 2012 #3 - illuminated gear knob


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    February 2012 #4 - Clear Tails + Chrome tip (oem ofcourse!)

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    February 2012 #5 - Headlight switch osram-bulb replaced

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    March 2012 #2 - Lighter bulb replaced (rcan only get this from dealers! )

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    March 2012 #3 - Ski-Pass Sub Install (Can't believe i've saved so MUCH trunk space! )
    - ICE: Jensen 400w amp (under drive seat) (for sub only) // Alpine 200w "hi-pass" amp for tweeters & speakers // InPhase XT 1,000w sub // 2x (rear/front) LOC's (hi-2-lo converters)









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    March 2012 #4 - 7 Button MFU install (clock & temp)


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    March 2012 #5 - Auto-Dimm Mirror Install

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    March 2012 #6 - Custom Ski-Pass box light install (Only comes ON if: doors open ) (At least my passengers are reminded not to forget their items! )


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    The area where the sub is located also lights up
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    May 2012 - OEM Moodlights from E39 dome & retro-fitted to E36 Dome Lights (Always ON whenever i'm driving [daytime+nightime] and OFF when car is switched OFF

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    May 2012 #2 - Ashtray moodlights replaced (can only get these from dealers )


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    May 2012 #3 - Window Switch surrounds (original ones ofcourse!)


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    May 2012 #4 - Sound deadeding removed....Now i can appreciate the sound of a little 4-banger


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    May 2012 #5 - Extended Leather Sleeve (genuine ofcourse!)



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    May 2012 #6 - Style 53 alloys (i was given these for free because, owner had scrapped his car)
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    May 2012 #7 - M-Tech Rear Bumper & diffuser - Repainted & installed



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    July 2012 #8 - M-Sport steering wheel including cruise control & i-bus pods (can't believe i bargained this for only 20 )


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    Ofcourse the "m" sticker was missing, & replaced...
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    May 2012 #9 - Genuine chrome handbrake button



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    May 2012 #9 - Replaced "triple-switch" Dome for a rare "single-switch" dome (with oem E39 moodlights retrofitted again!)
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    May 2012 #10 - E39 Moodlights retrofitted to sunglass cubbybox!
    (always on when driving & always off when car is off)
    (yes!, i've turned in to an amber-light freak! )
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    May 2012 #11 - Steering Wheel lights connected.... (always on too)

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    May 2012 #12 - E39 Moodlights retrofitted to "driver & passenger" foot well area,
    (only visible in nightime, notice the soft orange hue)



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    August 2012 - Amber Corners & EVO Lip - Both cleaned, and evo-lip sprayed with "trim restorer"

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    Amber (new) vs clear (old)
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    Both sides installed...
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    EVO Lip installed, after 2hrs work
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    That's it for now, and thanks for looking, sorry about the lengthy post


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    Edit: Direct links for new updates!
    08 AUG 2012 Update (page 2) = http://www.bmwforums.info/projects/2929-1995-e36-316i-wandas-snail-journal-2.html#post45150
    13 AUG 2012 Update (page 3) = http://www.bmwforums.info/projects/2929-1995-e36-316i-wandas-snail-journal-3.html#post46327
    21 SEP 2012 Update (Page 3) = http://www.bmwforums.info/projects/2929-1995-e36-316i-wandas-snail-journal-3.html#post57816
    17 OCT 2012 Update (Page 5) = http://www.bmwforums.info/projects/2...html#post66424
    17 DEC 2012 Update (Page 10) = http://www.bmwforums.info/projects/2...html#post84908
    02 JAN 2013 Update (Page 12) = http://www.bmwforums.info/projects/2...html#post89978
    07 JAN 2013 Update (Page 14) = http://www.bmwforums.info/projects/2...html#post91730
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    PS. I made a mistake on " March 2012 - Glovebox Cigratte lighter mod (useful to charge sat-nav & mobile phones) - Cigarette lighter socket from another e36, no aftermarket stuff "
    So here's the real picture...... (since i can't edit the thread)


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    Looking good so far mate. Was it you that had that maaaaahooosive rear wing? If so, then I'll shake your hand for removing it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    Looking good so far mate. Was it you that had that maaaaahooosive rear wing? If so, then I'll shake your hand for removing it!!
    LMAO! Good memory Disco Stu! LOL - Well don't worry as it's been sold to someone else (thankfully who doesn't own a BMW)

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    I remember the car now. Looking tidy now
    And I do like how you've done to "mood lighting" too. Nice job
    Just need to have the rear center arm rest in the same color.

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    So many nice little touches and really like the ski pass sub and light bit

    Gonna get rid of my two twelve inch subs and have one quality 8 inch one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit View Post
    So many nice little touches and really like the ski pass sub and light bit
    Gonna get rid of my two twelve inch subs and have one quality 8 inch one
    Sounds cool, I'd love to see how you will do yours


    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    I remember the car now. Looking tidy now
    And I do like how you've done to "mood lighting" too. Nice job
    Just need to have the rear center arm rest in the same color.
    Thanks, "moodlighting" isn't over yet .... I've done some tutorials on how to do these, I don't know if i should copy them over to BFI ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanda View Post
    I've done some tutorials on how to do these, I don't know if i should copy them over to BFI ?
    If you do, i'm sure there will be others that will benefit from your tutorials

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    Amber indicator FTW!!

    I really love what you did with the rear armrest light Did you car come with rear armrest?

    Oh, was it easy painting the rear bumper? I want to paint my front panels as they are black but the rest of my car is blue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekJr. View Post
    Amber indicator FTW!!
    I really love what you did with the rear armrest light Did you car come with rear armrest?
    Oh, was it easy painting the rear bumper? I want to paint my front panels as they are black but the rest of my car is blue!
    Thanks & yes the car came with its ski-pass arm rest... (I know some saloons came with seats without the ski-pass-arm-rest, however though, all saloons have the ski-pass hole/hatch)

    Painting the bumper took me a few days because i had to sand it down, then primer, about 2 cans original paint, 3 cans of clear-coat, after 2 days of dry time, i was pleased with the result
    Although, i'm going to take apart the back bumper & front bumper for a re-spray later this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    If you do, i'm sure there will be others that will benefit from your tutorials
    Sure, I'll do that when i get the chance, i just hope my camera still has the pictures for the DIY write up..

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