E36M3 #1389

Monday, June 18, 2001 13:05:19

This digest contains the following messages:

#1. FS: 97 M3/2 - from Lew Becker
#2. Re: [e46m3] Last month of production 2001 E46M3? - from Rob Levinson * UUC Motorwerks
#3. Wanted 4 x 8.5" M3 forged rims - from John Demartino US-Valencia
#4. Re: [E36M3]Last month of production 2001 E46M3? - from Sue Kraft
#5. '95 Manual Climate Control system, water pump, etc. - from Reid Conti
#6. Starting in 2nd gear - from Luis Veras
#7. 8.5 Stock wheel with 245/40 BFG RA1 fit in front? - from Ahmad Lutfeali
#8. do Hawk Blues have retaining clips? - from Dave Spragg
#9. FS: Sabelt 5 point Harness - from Ahmad Lutfeali
#10. Re: [E36M3] 8.5 Stock wheel with 245/40 BFG RA1 fit in front? - from Chester Wong
#11. SF Bay Area Shop needed - Peninsula - from Jim Bassett

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#1. FS: 97 M3/2 - from Lew Becker
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 09:25:44 -0700 From: "Lew Becker" <lmbeckercfls@earthlink.net> Subject: FS: 97 M3/2 I've decided to sell my 97 M3/2 and buy an M Coupe. In the SF Bay Area: 97 Silver M3 Coupe w/Light Gray Sports (Vader) Interior and all options (sunroof, heated seats, OBC, H/K sound, etc.). NO track time, driving school or autocross; NO accidents, dings, dents, etc. Euro clear flashers all around (ambers available); 18x8.5 BBS with 235/35 Pilots (including spare) and locks; Dinan installed suspension -- Bilsteins (Dinan's custom valving w/bump stops cut) shocks, struts, and Dinan springs; Dinan (or UUC -- buyer's pick) swaybars; Dinan camber plates; JTD strut brace, rear shock mounts, and STN rings; BMW X Brace; Conforti/Eurosport Intake and software; M Roadster shifter w/factory polished aluminum knob (factory ///M insert); UUC aluminum pedals (including dead pedal); BMW alarm/keyless entry, BMW CD changer, BMW ///M carpets. 43,000 miles. Meticulously maintained -- synthetic oils/drive train fluids; performed Insp.'s I and II 2-3 times as frequently as factory would lead us to believe is necessary); etc. And lot's of related goodies (from factory window sticker and brochure, to RM3DR1 and UUC Charter Member decals). $33,500. Lew Becker

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#2. Re: [e46m3] Last month of production 2001 E46M3? - from Rob Levinson * UUC Motorwerks
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 12:56:51 -0400 From: Rob Levinson * UUC Motorwerks <rob@shortshifter.com> Subject: Re: [e46m3] Last month of production 2001 E46M3? Last orders were just taken for August delivery. New orders are for 2002 models, probably delivered EOY or early 2002. - Rob > From: Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> > Reply-To: e46m3@uucdigest.com > Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 16:25:17 -0500 > To: e46m3@uucdigest.com, e36m3@bmw-m.net > Subject: [e46m3] Last month of production 2001 E46M3? > > Anyone know when is the last month of production for the 2001 model year > E46 M3? Just wondering when they will switch to the 2002 model year. > I'm next on the list to get an M3 at the local dealer and would prefer a > 2002 rather than get one of the last 2001 cars. > > Suzy >

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#3. Wanted 4 x 8.5" M3 forged rims - from John Demartino US-Valencia
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 18:40:15 +0200 From: John Demartino US-Valencia <j.demartino@us.qiagen.com> Subject: Wanted 4 x 8.5" M3 forged rims I am looking for 4 used 8.5" forged M3 rims. Cosmetically they must be pretty good but not necessarily perfect, but spec wise they must be perfectly true. Thanks, John work-661-702-3507 home-323-257-7915 cell- 626-390-6909 John DeMartino QIAGEN Inc. Product Manager Large Scale Plasmid/UP100/Cloning Phone: 800-426-8157, ext. 23507 Fax: 661-702-3652 j.demartino@us.qiagen.com www.qiagen.com QIAGEN. Dedicated to Your Success.

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#4. Re: [E36M3]Last month of production 2001 E46M3? - from Sue Kraft
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 12:07:31 -0500 From: Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3]Last month of production 2001 E46M3? I just got a call from the local dealer this morning saying they now have a July production car I can have (I was told previously they didn't have a July car) I asked if I could wait and take the first 2002 model instead, and was told no. After waiting 2 years (I was supposedly #2 on the wait list) they said if I didn't take the July production M3, I would be moved to the end of the waiting list. Nice dealer. Suzy Rob Levinson * UUC Motorwerks wrote: > Last orders were just taken for August delivery. New orders are for 2002 > models, probably delivered EOY or early 2002

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#5. '95 Manual Climate Control system, water pump, etc. - from Reid Conti
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 10:16:12 -0700 (PDT) From: Reid Conti <reid@conti.net> Subject: '95 Manual Climate Control system, water pump, etc. I was wondering if someone could fill me in on the climate control system on my 95. First of all, it's cool that it's dual-zone and all, but that's more of a pain in the ass than anything. I'm kind of a perfectionist, so I get obsessed with making sure both knobs are at the exact same setting at all times.. it seems like it would be wasteful to drive around with one at 65 and one at 75, no? I kind of want to rubber-band them together.. or replace with a dual-zone electronic system (is this a plug-and-play transplant or no?) For the electronic system, do you always have to adjust the 2 modes separately, or are the temps linked together until you choose to change them separately? At least if it was electronic the dash would look cleaner and it would be easier to make the temps match... so anyway, is it easy to put the electronic system in a 95 with dual zone manual controls? Also, does anyone know what vents are controlled by which setting (driver and passenger)? Ie, I imagine the defrost vents are only controlled by one knob.. perhaps just dash vents and footwell vents are separate for driver and passenger? Another thing that annoys me is the cold/hot air mix knob next to the dash vent. It's cool and all, that you can modify the temperature up there, but I don't really understand why there is a separate control, and how that regulates temperature versus how the climate control system does? Seems like kind of an annoyance in a way.. it's not just fine-tuning, since you can REALLY modify the temperature you're getting by using that knob. Does it work for dash vents only, or floor and defrost as well? Finally, how can one tell if one has a water pump with a plastic impeller? Are they different part numbers? Before I take a long trip I'm looking at replacing the water pump if it's plastic, and also the neck of the radiator (this is the piece that cracks, right)? Thanks for any help you can provide - reid 95 Daytona Violet

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#6. Starting in 2nd gear - from Luis Veras
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 13:39:39 -0400 From: "Luis Veras" <veras@tricom.net> Subject: Starting in 2nd gear I've always been curious about this... For ride comfort (in some cases when riding with certain passengers), I start the car in 2nd gear. I'm starting to get used to start the car in 2nd gear almost always (unless I'm driving hard, of course). Since it requires more pedal effort, and more time of the clutch being engaged, does this tend to minimize the life of your clutch?

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#7. 8.5 Stock wheel with 245/40 BFG RA1 fit in front? - from Ahmad Lutfeali
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 17:50:03 -0000 From: "Ahmad Lutfeali" <m3_racer99@hotmail.com> Subject: 8.5 Stock wheel with 245/40 BFG RA1 fit in front? <html><DIV> <P>Group, I have a question, since I am planning on running 8.5 stock wheels all way around with 245/40/17 G-Force RA1 all around. Have Camber plates (hence no reduction in clearance as compared to shims) and Bils/H&R sports. Any one running this setup WITHOUT spacers? If I run 10mm spacers, how big of a wheel and tire can I run upfront? </P> <P>Thanks in advance.</P> <P>Ahmad</P> <P>PS: Who now has over 20 tires,16 wheels, 6 sets of brake pads & only 1 M3</P></DIV><br clear=all><hr>Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at <a href="http://explorer.msn.com">http://explorer.msn.com</a><br></p></html>

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#8. do Hawk Blues have retaining clips? - from Dave Spragg
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 13:50:57 -0400 From: "Dave Spragg" <dspragg@mediaone.net> Subject: do Hawk Blues have retaining clips? I am really interested in knowing for the new compound pads but I suspect that the clips would not have changed with the new compound. I like everything about the way the PF90's worked except the clattering (and I co-own the car so it's not all my choice) and just tried Porterfield R4 pads... the R4's didn't last nearly as long and they were really bad for me with regard to buildup and shaking caused by that build up. Since we co-own the car it get's pretty hard brake use when we share the car at a drivers school or track session. Dave Spragg dave@spragg.com Natick, MA 99 M3 Sharked 92 330is Sharked

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#9. FS: Sabelt 5 point Harness - from Ahmad Lutfeali
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 17:52:06 -0000 From: "Ahmad Lutfeali" <m3_racer99@hotmail.com> Subject: FS: Sabelt 5 point Harness <html><DIV> <P>I have a Sabelt 5 point Type H harness 3inch. Will pass SCCA and BMWCCA Club specs. They are red, looks mint and have all the little bolts and what nots with it. First $150 takes it.</P> <P>Ahmad<BR><BR></P></DIV><br clear=all><hr>Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at <a href="http://explorer.msn.com">http://explorer.msn.com</a><br></p></html>

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#10. Re: [E36M3] 8.5 Stock wheel with 245/40 BFG RA1 fit in front? - from Chester Wong
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 10:56:33 -0700 (PDT) From: Chester Wong <chester_p_wong@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] 8.5 Stock wheel with 245/40 BFG RA1 fit in front? I don't think so. You might need a 5mm spacer, but then you would lose hubcentricness. So then you'd need a 10mm spacer available from http://www.ultimategarage.com Chester --- Ahmad Lutfeali <m3_racer99@hotmail.com> wrote: <HR> Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 17:50:03 -0000 From: "Ahmad Lutfeali" <m3_racer99@hotmail.com> Subject: 8.5 Stock wheel with 245/40 BFG RA1 fit in front? <html><DIV> <P>Group, I have a question, since I am planning on running 8.5 stock wheels all way around with 245/40/17 G-Force RA1 all around. Have Camber plates (hence no reduction in clearance as compared to shims) and Bils/H&R sports. Any one running this setup WITHOUT spacers? If I run 10mm spacers, how big of a wheel and tire can I run upfront? </P> <P>Thanks in advance.</P> <P>Ahmad</P> <P>PS: Who now has over 20 tires,16 wheels, 6 sets of brake pads & only 1 M3</P></DIV><br clear=all><hr>Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at <a href="http://explorer.msn.com">http://explorer.msn.com</a><br></p></html> ************************************************************* List Commands UNSUBSCRIBE - (in subject line) unsubscribes you from the mailing list. DIR - sends a listing of files available in the list's GET directory. GET filename1.ext,filename2.ext - sends the requested file(s). To issue a command/request to the server: Send a message with the command you wish executed as the subject of the message. ************************************************************* ===== __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Spot the hottest trends in music, movies, and more. http://buzz.yahoo.com/

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#11. SF Bay Area Shop needed - Peninsula - from Jim Bassett
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 10:54:06 -0700 From: Jim Bassett <jbassett@geysernetworks.com> Subject: SF Bay Area Shop needed - Peninsula Hi folks, I'm looking for a recommendation for a good independent BMW mechanic on the Peninsula - anywhere from Belmont to Mt. View. A friend would like to find a indep. mechanic instead of always taking the car to the dealer. (It seems that that is the only place in the SF Bay Area that I *don't* know of a good shop :-)) Thanks, Jim Bassett 1998 M3/4

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