After a month of hear work, here is an update on the 1997 BMW E36 M3 Sedan project checklist. Let’s see how much progres has been made on critical items, medium-priority, and low-priority/elective items! Lots of tasks have been completed or partially completed, but many more are still left to start and finish. And we’ve moved up some elective projects in the priority list to spice up the car a bit.
Below you’ll find the complete to-do list, subject to change as I dig deeper and get my hands dirtier.
IMMEDIATE ISSUES TO RESOLVE, FIX, OR REPLACE (INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR):
Driver’s fog light is out. Replace both with Sylvania Silverstar Ultras for short-term solution
Replace headlight switch dash light. Bulb #2721
Replace center console coin box
Replace shift knob with ZHP shift knob
Replace driver’s side rocker panel rubber seal/gasket – includes clips and grommets
Replace rear window outer rubber seals
Replace windshield cowling cover (kit)
Address/fix evaporative system control vent P0446 error. Triggers CEL and may be affecting malfunctioning gas gauge.
CLEANING AND RECONDITIONING MASTER LIST (INTERIOR):
Vacuum and clean all major surfaces areas of loose dirt and grime.
Clean and condition all leather surfaces with leather cleaner and conditioner process (2-step).
Recondition/restore color to plastic/rubber/molding surfaces with Black Again/Back to Black. Attempt to remove aging/ashing from surfaces.
Shampoo all carpets thoroughly.
Replace floor mats with OEM M3 mats.
Insert WeatherTech rubber mats over new OEM M3 mats.
Vacuum, shampoo, and detail trunk compartment.
Clean and detail under trunk carpet in the spare tire wheel well area.
Clean and detail tool kit area.
Insert new OEM trunk cargo net.
CLEANING AND RECONDITIONING MASTER LIST (EXTERIOR):
Thoroughly wash car and remove all prior products/contaminants.
Clean and detail all door sills and trunk jams including underside of trunk lid.
Clean tires with several applications of rubber cleaner.
Clean all rubber trim pieces with rubber cleaner.
Pull taillights and clean lights and light housings.
Use Paint Prep/Wax Remover to address any remaining product holdovers.
Clay-bar entire vehicle to remove contaminants.
Clay-bar all glass surfaces and scrape with razor tool.
Polish entire car in two-stage grit levels with Rupes orbital.
Screw on new M3 valve stem caps.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CLEANING AND RECONDITIONING MASTER LIST:
Clean and detail all paint/hard surfaces including jams, linings, and underside of hood.
Pull and clean headlight housings and areas around/behind headlight locations.
Clean and detail all visible and reachable engine surfaces
Install Battery Tender quick-disconnect to front battery terminals.
NON-CRITICAL ITEMS TO ADDRESS/RESOLVE/REPAIR/REPLACE OR UPGRADE:
Clean and detail all wheel wells.
Replace interior lights with LED lighting kit
Replace front fog light lenses/housings with aftermarket units. Smoked?
Replace C33 head unit with Blaupunkt Business CD CD43 unit. Order CD43 owners manual.
Replace all speakers and woofers with full BavAudio Stage 1 sound kit.
Replace front headlights with aftermarket units including angel eyes.
Replace amber side marker lenses with smoke lenses and stealth bulbs.
Replace rear taillights with white/smokes taillights or LED taillights.
Replace amber corner turn signal lenses with smoked lenses.
Replace exhaust with aftermarket exhaust.
Replace rear chrome M3 badge with black M3 badge.
Replace/repaint front kidney grills to black grills.
Inspect/repair/replace rear door map pockets.
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