E36M3 #1375

Tuesday, June 12, 2001 13:23:35

This digest contains the following messages:

#1. DK20 Hydraulic Jack - from ERogers005@aol.com
#2. Seat Covers - from ENF
#3. Replacement shocks/struts - from David Hogg
#4. RE: MXX3 strange wear? - from Ken Milvid, LT, USN
#5. OT 540i for Sale - from Jeff Kumler
#6. JTD Underpanel - from Jeff Kumler
#7. Anyone going to Mont Tremblant in July? - from scott
#8. Re: Need SF Bay Area body shop recommendation - (update) - from Vadim Dubinsky
#9. Re: [E36M3] Seat Covers - from George R Carr Jr
#10. Re: seat covers purchase - from Jeff_Wingstrom@jackmorton.com

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#1. DK20 Hydraulic Jack - from ERogers005@aol.com
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Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 23:44:51 EDT From: ERogers005@aol.com Subject: DK20 Hydraulic Jack Just received my DK20 hydraulic jack from Steve D today (Thanks Steve!!). This is one cool tool that you've got to have if you're in the market for a high quality jack at a very reasonable price ($225). Lifts 4400 lbs; weighs 65 lbs; removable handle and great low clearance (3.1" - easily fits under my lowered M3). Two thumbs up. Ed Rogers 95 M3

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#2. Seat Covers - from ENF
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 00:21:00 -0400 From: "ENF" <enf@iglou.com> Subject: Seat Covers Sorry I've been out of the loop and haven't caught up with everyone. I am interested in seat covers for my 97 M3/4 at least for the fronts. Any info, web addresses etc. would be helpful. Ed Frank 97 M3/4 (No engine whine!)

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#3. Replacement shocks/struts - from David Hogg
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 07:24:45 -0700 From: "David Hogg" <springwood@blazenet.net> Subject: Replacement shocks/struts Preston, Regarding the SA Koni's, I've settled in on 1/3 turn from full soft in front, 3/4 turn from full soft rear, on a stock suspension. Ride is about the same as stock when new, but it handles corners and big undulations better. It just takes a better "set". I don't think they're the best thing since sliced bread, but I do like them. Dave Hogg

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#4. RE: MXX3 strange wear? - from Ken Milvid, LT, USN
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 09:12:18 -0500 From: "Ken Milvid, LT, USN" <milvid@n1.nalo.nola.navy.mil> Subject: RE: MXX3 strange wear? > -------------------- 6 -------------------- > Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 17:39:10 EDT > From: Mdriver13@aol.com > Subject: MXX3 strange wear? > > Group, > > In looking at my front tires last weekend, I noticed extreme wear on the > > inside block of tread for the driver side tire as in excess camber which > I do > not have. But, even wear on passenger side tire. Both have been on the > road > for 13,000 miles. Took it to my Dealer, to check alignment done last > August. > Everything checked out the same. Negative 1.1 camber for both sides, > negative 0.08 degrees toe (set this way for autoxing). The worn tire I > bought new from TireRack, the passenger side was my spare (in trunk for > two > years). Size 225/45/17 stock wheels, pressure 32psi cold. > > Dealer could not explain what is happening, can anyone help solve this > mystery. Could it be difference in rubber hardness coupled with the > negative > toe????? > > Bob Gill > 97 ///M3 coupe > Philly Region SCCA > AS Champion 1997 & 2000 > #13 BSP 2001 > Bob, I had the same problem and it progressed to a shimmy through the steering column. My mechanic informed me that lots of highway miles with the stock alignment will cause this. Ken Milvid '95 Cosmos

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#5. OT 540i for Sale - from Jeff Kumler
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 09:38:44 -0500 From: "Jeff Kumler" <jdkumler@comdisco.com> Subject: OT 540i for Sale Posting for a co-worker of mine... 1995 540i 120,000 miles Black w/Black Leather All BMW Service w/receipts Heated front seats Traction Control Automatic BMW 6 changer CD Just tuned with new front brakes and rotors. New Michelin Tires Excellent condition Asking $16,750 Michael Di Grazia mfdigraz@comdisco.com Home number: 815 356 8542

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#6. JTD Underpanel - from Jeff Kumler
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 09:43:18 -0500 From: "Jeff Kumler" <jdkumler@comdisco.com> Subject: JTD Underpanel I installed the JTD underpanel this weekend along with new wheel liners. I just wanted to let everyone know that the panel is a great design. It really tightened up the whole front end. I also wanted to let everyone know that the engineers who designed the front plastic pieces of the E36 M3 had their head up their ass. What a horrible design. IMO. Now I can attend the Windy City autocross next weekend without worrying about ripping out my wheel liners. Jeff BMWCCA "Windy City Chapter" '96 M3 - IL "M PWRD 3" - w/ ton-o-stuff. '94 Izusu Trooper - Bone stock and usually dirty

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#7. Anyone going to Mont Tremblant in July? - from scott 
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 13:12:54 -0400 From: "scott " <scott@ditherdog.com> Subject: Anyone going to Mont Tremblant in July? Howdy fellow listers, I'm sorry as this is rather regional, but is anyone going to Mont Tremblant with the Boston and Quebec chapters on July 13-15? I'd like to find people to room with as I don't want to get a condo-thing for my lonesome self. Anyway, if you're going and haven't set up a room yet, or you've got a room with space on the floor for an inconspicuous, non-intrusive, and generally helpful car nut, then please contact me privately. Sorry to all about the WOB. FWIW, the lowest setting on H&R coilovers is just ridiculous - the front wheels are just shy of tucking underneath the fenders. I'm driving like this until I get an alignment in a couple of days, mainly because it looks hilarious. And to any of you in the Boston area, I found a place with a Beissbarth... best, Scott Yu Newton, MA

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#8. Re: Need SF Bay Area body shop recommendation - (update) - from Vadim Dubinsky
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 10:21:14 -0700 From: "Vadim Dubinsky" <dubinsky@cyberdude.com> Subject: Re: Need SF Bay Area body shop recommendation - (update) Thank you all who have responded to my plea for a body shop recommendation. =20 I visited the three places near my house that I mentioned, plus one = more that I didn't know about before, Allen's Auto Body. =20 Exotic Auto Body on Old County, San Carlos - didn't seem all that exotic. I saw a few pickup trucks and just your regular passenger cars (Saturn, Pontiac, etc.) being worked on. Thought possibly = communication may be an issue. Decided to pass. Automotive Enterprise on Industrial Rd, San Carlos - looked like a distinct possibility. The cars being worked on included an A4, NSX a couple of Porsches and an E34. The general manager took the time to show me around. The shop appeared to be clean and large enough to instill a sense of success and "permanency", but not too large that I wouldn't get personal service. Eurotech on Industrial Way, San Carlos - looks like a top notch = Mercedes shop that is willing to take other makes (mostly from their regular = Merc customers). Saw one E34, which stuck out like a sore thumb. They recommended Allen's, down the street for BMW work. =20 Allen's Auto Body on Quarry Rd, San Carlos - specializes in BMWs. = They do all of the work for Peter Pan BMW. Seemed like a clean big operation, definitely worth a consideration. =20 In the end I ended up taking the car to EuroCal in Santa Rosa. I've heard nothing but praise from their past customers. They were not so busy that they would turn away my business or put me on the long wait list. In fact I found them to be very receptive and caring. Steve and Christian, who run the shop, are very active in our club chapter and = are just plain a pleasure to deal with. =20 Thanks again for all the advice, =20 Vadim

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#9. Re: [E36M3] Seat Covers - from George R Carr Jr
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 12:01:21 -0600 From: George R Carr Jr <georgercarrjr@earthlink.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Seat Covers One suggestion: Some might want to ask them for extra head rest covers for the back seat. -- =========================== georgercarrjr@earthlink.net

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#10. Re: seat covers purchase - from Jeff_Wingstrom@jackmorton.com
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 13:14:55 -0500 From: Jeff_Wingstrom@jackmorton.com Subject: Re: seat covers purchase Bora wrote: ----- FYI, my wife ordered black seat covers for me with the M3 stripes. What are we up to total now, did we qualify for the group discount? ----- I just ordered mine a minute ago (1 PM CDT on Tuesday), they said they need 4 more orders at this point.. -Jeff

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