E36M3 #1388

Monday, June 18, 2001 11:25:39

This digest contains the following messages:

#1. Peak Research tool - from PDumond21@aol.com
#2. Strut Assembly ? and Camber Shims - from Tom Tice
#3. BMW dash illumination wavelength? - from Andrew E. Kalman
#4. OBC auto-on? - from Andy Radin
#5. E36M3 LTW and "LTW" rotors - from Marc.S.Edwards@QuestDiagnostics.com
#6. [E36] wheels stolen - from Dinah DeRoller
#7. Batteries - from Seth Thomas
#8. Re: Part numbers for glove box - from Neil Maller
#9. Re: Part numbers for glove box - from Luis Veras
#10. 3.15 going to a 3.38... - from Todd Ogi

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#1. Peak Research tool - from PDumond21@aol.com
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Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 21:48:13 EDT From: PDumond21@aol.com Subject: Peak Research tool I was wondering if anyone on the list has a Peak Research scan tool and lives in the Central Florida area and is willing to help me out. I just recently had my check engine light come on and I would like to know what this is. Thanks. Paul

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#2. Strut Assembly ? and Camber Shims - from Tom Tice
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 00:30:00 -0400 From: "Tom Tice" <tetice@triad.rr.com> Subject: Strut Assembly ? and Camber Shims A couple of questions for the group. 1) The two lower strut mounting bolts appear to have been installed with thread locking compound. When re-attaching the struts, should I use locktite and if so red or blue? The bolts came out without heat so I assume it wasn't the equivalent of Locktite Red? 2) Regarding camber shims, I have some longer bolts and hardened washers. My washers are about 0.115 inches in thickness. I can use one or two (total of 0.230 inches). Any idea how much extra camber these two steps would add. And also (I know this is a bit more of a guess) any idea how much total camber I will end up with? The rest of the setup is Bilstein Sports (trimmed BS) and H&R sports on a '98. Also is there any concern with stress/fracturing on the strut lower mounting brackets with these shims - the mounting angle changes with the shims and it is no longer flush until you torque the bolts? Ideally these shims would not be flat washers but angled inserts to eliminate this problem. TIA, Tom Tice '98 M3/4 Soon to be lowered and cambered - anybody know how to cut concrete - it may not make it over the hump in my driveway?

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#3. BMW dash illumination wavelength? - from Andrew E. Kalman
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Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 21:33:56 -0700 From: "Andrew E. Kalman" <aek@pumpkininc.com> Subject: BMW dash illumination wavelength? Hi All. I remember reading somewhere (Roundel?) an article about BMW's research into dash illumination, and it gave the wavelength they use (around 600nm). Does anyone have that exact spec? Thanks, -- ______________________________________ Andrew E. Kalman, Ph.D. aek@pumpkininc.com

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#4. OBC auto-on? - from Andy Radin
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Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 22:11:09 -0700 From: Andy Radin <fourfa@mindspring.com> Subject: OBC auto-on? Someone mentioned a MODIC programming step that can be taken to have the climate control return to its last setting on startup. Anyone know if they can make the OBC come on automatically on startup? Seems minor, but it just annoys me when info readouts don't default to their last state. If not I'll have to rig up a pulse generator that flashes 5 V onto the column control line automatically... andy r. 98 m3/2

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#5. E36M3 LTW and "LTW" rotors - from Marc.S.Edwards@QuestDiagnostics.com
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Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 12:45:11 -0700 From: Marc.S.Edwards@QuestDiagnostics.com Subject: E36M3 LTW and "LTW" rotors Just to touch on a detail and clear up a misperception: The 1995 M3 LTW came with exactly the same rotors as the 1995 regular M3 as well as all the other 96-99 E36M3s bound for the US. The M3 LTW never got the so-called "LTW" rotors. The "Euro floating rotors" made by SHW were present on the Euro spec E36M3 (as well as M coupe, M roadster). The M3 LTW had exactly the same braking system as the regular 1995 E36M3. Marc 1995 M3 LTW 1995 M3 regular P.S. This note is from London. I saw one E46M3 in Paris, one E46M3 in London, no E36M3s in Paris (over 6 days!!) and one E36M3 in London. I saw no E30M3s in either place. Lots of other nice eye candy though, and, lots of smaller cars or cars with lots of smaller engines. 4-5$/gallon gas does that. "From: "Steve D'Gerolamo" <steved3@idt.net> ========================================= "...SHW of Germany. SHW also makes the disks for the M3 Ltw and the new E46 M3. SD ================================== Steve D'Gerolamo - The Ultimate Garage - Tel 201-262-0412

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#6. [E36] wheels stolen - from Dinah DeRoller
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 08:12:27 -0400 From: Dinah DeRoller <dinah_g_deroller@redcom.com> Subject: [E36] wheels stolen Gruppe, This weekend at Mosport I had the misfortune of having my '97 M3's wheels stolen. They're SSR Integral GT1s 17x9", with 75% new Yok AVS sports (245/40-17). If anyone happens to come upon someone selling these on the street (esp. in Canada) or any of the various digests or on Ebay, a heads-up would be appreciated. Of course, they'll most likely end up on a Honda :(. Now for the trick question: They were stacked in the building when they were "removed". Since they were not physically on the car, is this going to make claiming this on my automotive insurance (Chubb) difficult? Dinah

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#7. Batteries - from Seth Thomas
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 09:09:32 -0400 From: "Seth Thomas" <porsche993@mindspring.com> Subject: Batteries Guys. I am in need of a new battery for my LTW. I know this has been covered before but help me out with this one. What kind do you guys have and where can I get one? It does not have to be a BMW battery just one that fits and works for our cars. Seth Thomas www.m3ltw.com

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#8. Re: Part numbers for glove box - from Neil Maller
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 08:52:18 -0500 From: Neil Maller <neil.maller@gte.net> Subject: Re: Part numbers for glove box on 6/17/01 8:44 PM, E36M3 at e36m3@bmw-m.net wrote: > A couple of weeks ago I wanted to change the passenger side panel that has > the A/C vent windows. But while looking closer into it, the glove box itself > also has some damages; it's bent due to the heat and sun, so it doesn't > close properly. If I fall into a pothole, the glove box will even pop itself > open. > > So, I'd like to get the part numbers for the entire glove box panel, > including the part that has the passenger side windows and the lock for the > glove compartment. I know the part that has the A/C vent windows costs > around $30, but dunno about the part that has the glove box. > > I'd like to get the part numbers, please, and where I can get online. Thanks > in advance for your help. Umm, Luis, maybe first you should tell us what car you have and the interior colour... Neil 96 M3

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#9. Re: Part numbers for glove box - from Luis Veras
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 09:57:26 -0400 From: "Luis Veras" <veras@tricom.net> Subject: Re: Part numbers for glove box I did forget to mention the color, but I thought being on this list made the car pretty easy to figure out (for some strange reason it's the same car you have). I already got the numbers from Chester anyway. Thanks. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Neil Maller" <neil.maller@gte.net> To: "E36M3" <e36m3@bmw-m.net> Cc: "Luis Veras" <veras@tricom.net> Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 9:52 AM Subject: Re: Part numbers for glove box > on 6/17/01 8:44 PM, E36M3 at e36m3@bmw-m.net wrote: > > > A couple of weeks ago I wanted to change the passenger side panel that has > > the A/C vent windows. But while looking closer into it, the glove box itself > > also has some damages; it's bent due to the heat and sun, so it doesn't > > close properly. If I fall into a pothole, the glove box will even pop itself > > open. > > > > So, I'd like to get the part numbers for the entire glove box panel, > > including the part that has the passenger side windows and the lock for the > > glove compartment. I know the part that has the A/C vent windows costs > > around $30, but dunno about the part that has the glove box. > > > > I'd like to get the part numbers, please, and where I can get online. Thanks > > in advance for your help. > > Umm, Luis, maybe first you should tell us what car you have and the interior > colour... > > Neil > 96 M3 > >

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#10. 3.15 going to a 3.38... - from Todd Ogi
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 09:11:21 -0700 From: Todd Ogi <TOgi@etimecapital.com> Subject: 3.15 going to a 3.38... Ok, so the 3.73 diff deal fell through but now I might have a line on a 3.38 diff. Will I feel any difference in my 10/95 build date M3 going from the 3.15 to a 3.38 diff? This is a stock 3.38 diff from an automatic M3, so the lsd % is the same, again, has anyone done this and is it worth the money or should I just save and wait to get a 3.46 custom lsd? Thanks for the info. Todd

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