E36M3 #1377

Tuesday, June 12, 2001 22:43:41

This digest contains the following messages:

#1. OBC Code - from Ed Tang
#2. Re: Eurasian = Good, Coilovers = Good - from Ron Buchalski
#3. FS: Seat Covers - from Frank, Mike
#4. Radio Display Kaput - from Frank, Mike
#5. New JC Shark Injector design - from Roman
#6. Re: Eurasian = Good, Coilovers = Good - from scott
#7. Re: [E36M3] Door panel cover separation - from Bob Dorchester
#8. Door Panel Seperation... - from Brent Williams
#9. FS: 1993 325is Race Car - from Miki Haraguchi
#10. Re: [E36M3] Door panel cover separation - from Chester Wong

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#1. OBC Code - from Ed Tang
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 13:44:54 -0700 (PDT) From: Ed Tang <etangf1@yahoo.com> Subject: OBC Code Luis wrote: "Lately my younger brother has gotten the confidence to just come to my house, get the car keys (my M3!) and do short errands. I dislike that. I plan on start using the OBC code thingy, which I have only used in the past 2 or 3 times, when having the car parked in unusual places. Apparently, I need to enter the code every time I get out of the car in order to work. Isn't there a way to just set the code and have it there always, so I don't have to re-enter it everytime I turn the car off? Please advise. Thanks." - you have to enter it every time;-( "BTW, if I set the code, and someone tries to steal the car without the car keys (ie. an experienced thief), can he hot-wire the car or not?" - The "CODE" feature is really to deter your kids or, in your case, your brother from starting the car. It is disabled when you unhook the battery. I especially like reading the owner's manual stating that once the doors are double locked you can't get into the trunk. But the latch for the folding seats are very obvious. Instant access to the battery. So, even if your brother knows to disconnect your battery, your anti-theft radio will ask for the code and you'll know he took the car. Unless of course the battery somehow died. Then you must resort to using the CLUB. Looks great in an M3. Ed Tang 95 Cosmos M3 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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#2. Re: Eurasian = Good, Coilovers = Good - from Ron Buchalski
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 21:29:51 From: "Ron Buchalski" <rbuchals@hotmail.com> Subject: Re: Eurasian = Good, Coilovers = Good Does anyone know who makes the shocks/struts for the H&R coilovers? -rb >Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 17:12:32 -0400 >From: "scott " <scott@ditherdog.com> >Subject: Eurasian = Good, Coilovers = Good <snip> >And I just wanted to add to the on/off suspension discussion by saying that >after a lot of hard thought and test drives, I settled with the H&R >coilovers. I talked to Alan and Kit quite a bit about it, and they both >told me "It's what you'd eventually upgrade to anyway, so you might as well >get 'em." Though ultimately it was going for rides in their cars that >sealed the deal for me. My friend Scott F. and I did the installation in >about 6 hours total, not counting food breaks and rest periods. I think the >next time it could go even faster. Also, Scott was able to borrow an >electric impact gun from a friend of his, and it made a world of difference >- I can't believe I don't own one of these, it's definitely moved up on the >purchase list. I initially set them on the lowest setting, which turns out >to be "Cut-Coil-Ghetto-Civic-Slammed." Obviously a little adjustment is in >order, though I'm getting thumbs-up from the local Street Racer types... ;P _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com

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#3. FS: Seat Covers - from Frank, Mike
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 17:39:46 -0500 From: "Frank, Mike" <mikefrank@lucent.com> Subject: FS: Seat Covers Now that the discount limit has been met this shouldn't mess anything up. For Sale: 1 set of dark gray seat covers w/embroidered M colors for manual sport seats (Vaders) from Supreme Seat Covers. I originally wanted to order 2 driver's side covers, but received 2 sets instead - one light gray and one dark gray. I have never used the dark gray pair. They've been sitting here in plastic. They fit great and I really like them, I just don't need 2 sets. $90 + S/H. Thanks, Mike Frank 97 M3

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#4. Radio Display Kaput - from Frank, Mike
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 17:44:44 -0500 From: "Frank, Mike" <mikefrank@lucent.com> Subject: Radio Display Kaput On my way to work I glanced at the radio and noticed that the display was no longer working - stock 97 head unit. Pressed a bunch of buttons, tapped it a few times, and turned the ignition on and off a few times but still nothing. Anyone have this problem and/or know how to fix it. Thanks, Mike Frank 97 M3

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#5. New JC Shark  Injector design - from Roman
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 18:16:04 -0700 From: Roman <roman@arteuro.com> Subject: New JC Shark Injector design I was just at Turner Motor Sports and they have a picture of a new JC Shark Injector. Anyone know about this? Is this a new/improved product or is this just a new casing? Cheers, Roman S.

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#6. Re: Eurasian = Good, Coilovers = Good - from scott 
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 21:47:27 -0400 From: "scott " <scott@ditherdog.com> Subject: Re: Eurasian = Good, Coilovers = Good Hi Ron, I'm pretty sure that all corners are custom-valed Bilsteins, as per H&R's specs. ---------- Original Message ---------------------------------- From: "Ron Buchalski" <rbuchals@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 21:29:51 >Does anyone know who makes the shocks/struts for the H&R coilovers? > >-rb >

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#7. Re: [E36M3] Door panel cover separation - from Bob Dorchester
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 21:44:42 -0500 From: Bob Dorchester <rjdorche@concentric.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Door panel cover separation Mark, it must be something in the Houston air (usually called heat) that causes this. I replaced my rear passenger side panel for the same reason. The piece cost $93, but I just didn't see a good way to make the bubble go away so that I wouldn't know the repair was there. Door panel trim is probably 2-3 times the rear quarter price. Just another option you may want to consider. If you pull the panel off you should be able to slit the cardboard structure and inject glue/vent air from the back side, leaving the vinyl intact. Bob Dorchester 95 M3 Houston > Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 12:03:31 -0700 (PDT) > From: Mark Siismets <msiismets@yahoo.com> > Subject: Door panel cover separation > > The covering on my driver's side door panel has begun > to separate from the panel. I currently have a rather > big "bubble" where I normally rest my left elbow. > > I was thinking of making a small slit in the covering > and then injecting some epoxy glue (or other adhesive) > and then pushing the cover back into place onto the > panel sub-structure. > > Has anyone been successful at repairing such a > separation on the door panels? If so, I'd be grateful > to read how the repairs were made. > > Thanks, > Mark > '95 M3

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#8. Door Panel Seperation... - from Brent Williams
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 23:12:33 -0400 From: "Brent Williams" <brent@williamsconsultingltd.com> Subject: Door Panel Seperation... I wouldn't cut the leather. Worst case scenario: Go to the drug store and get some hypodermic needles. Then inject the adhesive through the leather. Or... Cut the panel from the other side and insert the glue from behind. I have the same problem. I have the needles, but haven't decided on the glue yet. Go figure. Brent

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#9. FS: 1993 325is Race Car - from Miki Haraguchi
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 20:22:41 -0700 (PDT) From: Miki Haraguchi <mharaguchi@yahoo.com> Subject: FS: 1993 325is Race Car Posting for former list member Michael Lord... Miki _________________ Hey Sports fans! I am posting this to the list through Miki Haraguchi. I am selling my much loved, and very competitive E36 325is race car. I am asking $25,000.00/OBO. For more information go to http://www.unofficialbmw.com/ML.html or contact me at michaellord@qwest.net /(206) 527-9002. Cheers! Michael Lord __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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#10. Re: [E36M3] Door panel cover separation - from Chester Wong
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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 20:34:05 -0700 (PDT) From: Chester Wong <chester_p_wong@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Door panel cover separation Also, isn't this a known issue with the early door panels? (or is this a different area?) Don't the later M3s have door panels that don't get this? Chester --- Bob Dorchester <rjdorche@concentric.net> wrote: > Mark, it must be something in the Houston air (usually called heat) that > causes this. I replaced my rear passenger > side panel for the same reason. The piece cost $93, but I just didn't see a > good way to make the bubble go away so > that I wouldn't know the repair was there. Door panel trim is probably 2-3 > times the rear quarter price. Just another > option you may want to consider. ===== __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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