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Tag: M3


The cars I have owned, past and present, in chronological order.

Sub-Four Wheels of Fury.

They aren’t cars (or if they are, they are the Reliant Robin), and they have less than four wheels, but I owned them.

Honorable Mentions.

Cars I didnt own, but had a big part to play in my life.

M3 Exhaust

Chucked the Actioncam on the back of the M3 the other day and recorded the exhaust. Standard exhaust, cats have been replaced with resonators. No O2 sensors, so running a bit rich.

Has a hearty rasp, thats for sure!

E36 M3 Heater Valve

Right, so the moment i got home today i decided to carry out some work on the M3.

Since i got the car the heater hasnt worked (i knew this when purchased). Neither side changed temp at all, just stuck at cold. I knew this was the heater control valve (HCV), as they are a common failure point as they are easy to block and jam. I purchased some parts from Ray at HellBM, which included a replacement valve.

Its not a hard part to get to on the M3, just a bit tight due to the header tank, and there isnt a lot of space to twist and pull the hoses.