E36M3 #1394

Tuesday, June 19, 2001 22:15:26

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#1. Grands Prix - from Jzy308@aol.com
#2. RE: [E36M3] timing change of brake flush and microfilter- opinion - from Jim Bassett
#3. Good deal on Michelin Pilot Sports - from Joe Huie
#4. Re: Grands Prix - from Jason Bishop
#5. Re: [E36M3] Group Purchase, anyone? - from Ron Katona
#6. Re: Strut Assembly ? and Camber Shims - from Ron Katona
#7. Engine Whine........Again - from Paul Elliott
#8. Camera Mounts For Sale - from John Genereux
#9. Re: [E36M3] Group Purchase, anyone? - from Donna Seeley
#10. Re: [E36M3] '95 Manual Climate Control system, water pump, etc. - from NickG

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#1. Grands Prix - from Jzy308@aol.com
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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 15:20:19 EDT From: Jzy308@aol.com Subject: Grands Prix Group: I will be going to my first, in person, GP at Monza in September. One of our listers went to the San Marino GP in Imola earlier this year, and I wonder if he, or any of you, can give me any info re communications during the race. We all see the plethora of headphones at NASCAR, but I have a feeling that there is little that can be picked-up in F1. Any any other suggestions for a first timer wld be appreciated. And yes, I will be rooting for BMW-Williams! carl

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#2. RE: [E36M3] timing change of brake flush and microfilter- opinion - from Jim Bassett
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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 12:19:55 -0700 From: Jim Bassett <jbassett@geysernetworks.com> Subject: RE: [E36M3] timing change of brake flush and microfilter- opinion s desired > The inspection light is now on and I brought it to BMW > excluservice. They > said that there is no need to replace the microfilter for > another year and > same for the brake flush. They recommended simply an oil service. > > Does this make sense or should I stick to the owner's manual > guidelines? For the manner in which you're using the car, I would stick with the owner's manual. So if your Inspection light is on, and the last Inspection Service was an Inspec II, then you're due for an Inspec I. I don't have my manual with me (car's in the shop), but 2 years for the microfilter seems long to me. About how many miles/year do you put on the car? Inspec I may not be much more than an oil service plus checking a bunch of stuff, so that may be OK. But inspection service, IIRC, usually adds things like lubing the door hinges & latches, which you can do yourself. But basically I'd recommend that they do the service indicated by the SI lights and the Service Manual; that info is there for a reason. That's my 2 cents, Jim Bassett 1998 M3/4 - serviced via the manual and then some :-)

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#3. Good deal on  Michelin Pilot Sports - from Joe Huie
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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 13:29:57 -0700 From: "Joe Huie" <jhuie@inreach.com> Subject: Good deal on Michelin Pilot Sports For anyone that's looking for the Pilot Sports in a 235/40zr17 size for your 95 M3, check out http://www.edgeracing.com/ER%20Specials.htm for a good deal (along with some other brands and sizes). The Pilot Sports are only $185, which is about $40 less than Tirerack. I missed the Tirerack sale of the Bridgetone SO-2 PP ($167 I think) so this sale is a pretty good substitute. No affiliation with the vendor, I just think it's a good price for some pretty decent tires. On another note, my M3 easily passed the CA smog test, this with a JC chip and JC intake installed. Joe Huie 1995 M3

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#4. Re: Grands Prix - from Jason Bishop
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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 13:35:23 -0700 (PDT) From: Jason Bishop <jason@secondhat.com> Subject: Re: Grands Prix got this From a friend: Imola did broadcast in English, Italian, and either French or German over the loud speaker which you couldn't hear during the race, but could hear during Qualifying. Not sure about FM radio though. Cheapest/Best way to stay is to get there Friday morning or better yet Thursday evening, and get a camp site within walking distance. At Imola, they had bar's and shops set up outside the gates where you could party all night, and then stagger back to your tent. :) Jason

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#5. Re: [E36M3] Group Purchase, anyone? - from Ron Katona
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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 16:58:15 -0400 From: "Ron Katona" <rkatona@bellatlantic.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Group Purchase, anyone? > From: Jay <jguzman@hawaii.edu> > i think it was a joke...it's supposed to read 50-60 HP ;) ...does ANY blow > off valve out there sound like "type 3"...it sounded more like a toy space gun > than a blow off valve to me... I think they were going for the compressor stall chirping sound that a lot of race cars with high pressure turbos produce off throttle at high turbo rpm... not that they succeeded. I am thinking about installing one of these things if I run in Street Mod at any autocrosses though. It'll make those DSM guys think twice. -- Ron Katona

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#6. Re: Strut Assembly ? and Camber Shims - from Ron Katona
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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 21:33:19 -0400 From: "Ron Katona" <rkatona@bellatlantic.net> Subject: Re: Strut Assembly ? and Camber Shims Tom Tice wrote: > 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? The stock bolts come "encapsulated" from the supplier. They are coated with some sort of sticky wax like substance to resist loosening. They are not supposed to be reused. However, I reused mine. I clean them up well and use the red. I never had a problem removing them again even with the red... YMMV as I seem to dismantle my entire suspension about 3-4 times a year. -- Ron Katona

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#7. Engine Whine........Again - from Paul Elliott
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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 21:33:05 -0400 From: "Paul Elliott" <pelliott@rcn.com> Subject: Engine Whine........Again >>In my 1996 M3, a year and 11,000 miles ago I had the rear main seal replaced due to a engine whine noise caused by the engine vacuum = drawing<< Chris, Can you describe what this 'whine' sounds like? I mean, is it a turbo like whine? A super like whine? A fanbelt like whine? Reason I ask is that sometimes, and only occasionally, I will hear a soft, fanbelt type of whine. I seem to hear it on deceleration as well as acceleration, or even 'static' acceleration. It doesnt seem to be related to any specific type of operation on my part, and I dont always hear it...Ive wondered if this was the dread rear main seal, but since its had no consequence for me, and I'm not sure what it is, and its only occasional, Ive left it alone....Is this like yours?? --------------------------------------------------------- Paul Elliott '99 White M3; < 30K miles; Dinan stage II sc kit; Rotex pads; Steiger SS and Clutch Stop; Sound by Polk, Excelon, JLAudio

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#8. Camera Mounts For Sale - from John Genereux
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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 19:40:35 -0700 (PDT) From: John Genereux <white98m3@yahoo.com> Subject: Camera Mounts For Sale Hello Listers, I want to let you know of a product I have recently designed. I am selling camera mounts that will fit almost any car that has headrest poles. This mount will fit the rear or front seat headrest of the E36M3. In the rear it spans between the inner two posts and in the front it can attach to either the drivers or passengers seat. Pictures can be seen at: http://y42.photos.yahoo.com/bc/white98m3/lst?.dir=/ camera+mount All the parts are CNC machined and black anodized. The tubes are clear anodized. I am charging $115 per mount shipping included. I take payment via paypal. If you would like more info please email me. The only disclaimer I have with this setup is this 1) it is designed for Mini camcorders (no VHS) 2) if you are using it in the front seat position I suggest you run full wide zoom and turn on the EIS. If you dont you will pick up the seat movement. Thanks for your Time John Genereux __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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#9. Re: [E36M3] Group Purchase, anyone? - from Donna Seeley
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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 20:03:57 -0800 From: Donna Seeley <dseeley@infoasis.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Group Purchase, anyone? Yeah, we can guess what they'd be thinking - both times. <g> Donna ------- 88 M3, "Guido," #41 JP 95 330isA, super-commuter > > Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 16:58:15 -0400 > From: "Ron Katona" <rkatona@bellatlantic.net> > Subject: Re: [E36M3] Group Purchase, anyone? > >> From: Jay <jguzman@hawaii.edu> >> i think it was a joke...it's supposed to read 50-60 HP ;) ...does ANY blow >> off valve out there sound like "type 3"...it sounded more like a toy space >> gun than a blow off valve to me... > > I think they were going for the compressor stall chirping sound that a > lot of race cars with high pressure turbos produce off throttle at high > turbo rpm... not that they succeeded. > > I am thinking about installing one of these things if I run in Street > Mod at any autocrosses though. It'll make those DSM guys think twice. > -- > Ron Katona >

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#10. Re: [E36M3] '95 Manual Climate Control system, water pump, etc. - from NickG
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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 23:06:45 -0400 From: "NickG" <nikog@MediaOne.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] '95 Manual Climate Control system, water pump, etc. > 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)? If the water pump is the original unit, then it definately has a plastic impeller. The upper radiator neck is also prone to cracking. Dried coolant around the edge of the hose is an indication of it ready to break. The neck is not replaceable; the whole radiator needs to be swapped. Nick '95 M3

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