E36M3 #1404

Friday, June 22, 2001 10:55:31

This digest contains the following messages:

#1. Re: [E36M3] Re: Rear seat disassemble - from Carey Probst
#2. CD Player - from Mark Greene
#3. Suspension Set Up - from Scott King
#4. Start of Fall Production - from John Firestone
#5. Re: Start of Fall Production - from Triode Girl
#6. Plasma Booster Technology - from Triode Girl
#7. Re: fluid (Really: engine oil) - from david kroth
#8. E36 M3 exhaust Q. - from GSM M3
#9. Re: Looking for phone # to BMW Headquarters in NJ - from Ron Buchalski
#10. sqeaking between driver's seat and armrest - from Reid Conti

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#1. Re: [E36M3] Re: Rear seat disassemble - from Carey Probst
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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 06:31:14 -0400 From: "Carey Probst" <hcprobst@alum.mit.edu> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Re: Rear seat disassemble Don't try this with the Bavarian Auto rear stress bar. It's offset to allow more trunk space and fits almost flush against the rear seat backs. It does make a great place to mount the sensors for the Schroth Autocontrols though. Carey Probst, '99 M3/2, BMW CCA Patroon and Genesee Valley Chapters Sharked, Stressed, Schrothed, Gauged, Hitched Soon to be Braced A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. > Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 12:32:06 -0700 (PDT) > From: S Lafredo <slafredo@yahoo.com> > Subject: Re: Rear seat disassemble > > I found the space between my Dinan <insert your favor other manufacture > here) rear strut tower bar and the seat back provides just enough space > to hold my computer bag, briefcase, etc. upright.

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#2. CD Player - from Mark Greene
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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 06:49:34 -0400 From: Mark Greene <gsa@arpinintl.com> Subject: CD Player I have a 96 m3 with pre-wiring for a cd player, and a hardon kardon (upgrade?).. does anyone know exactly which cd player to buy for this? My research shows an alpine or a pioneer but there seems to be a lot of conflicting info. Also interested in anyone's opinions on a radar detector (i prefer it to be installed) Thanks, Mark

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#3. Suspension Set Up - from Scott King
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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 06:49:39 -0400 From: "Scott King" <vw8vgti@hotmail.com> Subject: Suspension Set Up <html><DIV> <P><BR><BR>Man, did I get the camber discussion flying... :)</P> <P>Anyway, I still have not heard a definitive answer to my dilemna.  Has anyone been able to run the H&R Sport / Koni SA combo on the street and get their alignment to factory spec without the use of front camber plates/reat bushings etc. ?  Surely someone here has been in this exact situation with a street car.  My M3 is not my track car, so I really would like to have everything set so I get even tire wear on the daily commute.  I just moved away from Pilots to extend tire life, so I don't want to now start burning tires up with excessive camber/toe on the street.  I was just curious if I will have enough adjustment from the factory to get the alignment back to spec without the use of plates etc. ?  Maybe I'm the only one not looking for MORE camber. :)  Thanks for your help.</P> <P>                                                                     Scott  ( 97 M3 / 83 GTI )</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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#4. Start of Fall Production - from John Firestone
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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 13:22:17 -0400 (EDT) From: John Firestone <john.firestone@nord-com.net> Subject: Start of Fall Production For those wishing to buy a more thoroughly debugged car, week 36, September 2nd-8th, is the first week of production following the summer shutdown. -John '96 318is -- john.firestone@nord-com.net

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#5. Re: Start of Fall Production - from Triode Girl
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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 07:25:51 -0500 From: Triode Girl <skraft1@new.rr.com> Subject: Re: Start of Fall Production Thanks much for the info. Hopefully I will be getting the first 2002 model from my dealer. Suzy John Firestone wrote: > For those wishing to buy a more thoroughly debugged car, week 36, > September 2nd-8th, is the first week of production following the > summer shutdown. > > -John > '96 318is > > -- > john.firestone@nord-com.net

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#6. Plasma Booster Technology - from Triode Girl
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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 07:36:00 -0500 From: Triode Girl <skraft1@new.rr.com> Subject: Plasma Booster Technology Another interesting contribution from Jim Powell <jsp98m3@apexcone.com> http://www.apexcone.com/Ignition/IgnitionSolutions/IgnitionSolutions.html

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#7. Re: fluid (Really: engine oil) - from david kroth
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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 07:19:04 -0700 (PDT) From: david kroth <david_kroth@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: fluid (Really: engine oil) LoweSeaton wrote: > On the other hand. Top Fuel Dragsters use > ridiculously lightweight oils. I > think they use straight 10W or maybe even 0W oil for > every last HP. That's probably true. Many NASCAR teams run SAE 0 for qualifying to minimize losses due to fighting the oil. Of course a NASCAR qualifying engine doesn't have to run much farther than your typical dragster (10 miles?). But that will be changing soon as NASCAR is changing the rules so the teams have to race the same motor they qualify with. BMW content: Serling Marlin is a huge F1 fan and no doubt would love a ride in a BMW.Williams car. ===== David Kroth david_kroth@yahoo.com __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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#8. E36 M3 exhaust Q. - from GSM M3
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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 14:53:27 -0000 From: "GSM M3" <carpediemm3@hotmail.com> Subject: E36 M3 exhaust Q. Good morning group, Will a Supersprint DTM exhaust from a 99 hardtop, 5sp M3, fit a 99 M3 convertible auto? TIA. Greg _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com

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#9. Re: Looking for phone # to BMW Headquarters in NJ - from Ron Buchalski
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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 15:32:09 From: "Ron Buchalski" <rbuchals@hotmail.com> Subject: Re: Looking for phone # to BMW Headquarters in NJ BMW of North America LLC 300 Chestnut Ridge Road Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675 1-800-334-4269 (4BMW) -rb >Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 17:40:25 EDT >From: DASGUNZZ@aol.com >Subject: Looking for phone # to BMW Headquarters in NJ > >I think it's in Englewood NJ, right across the street from the Mercedes >headquarters. I have a friend I am trying to contact there but I am unable >to get the # from any BMW dealerships. > >Thanks in advance, > >Thomas Koch >'99 M3 _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com

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#10. sqeaking between driver's seat and armrest - from Reid Conti
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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 08:52:22 -0700 (PDT) From: Reid Conti <reid@conti.net> Subject: sqeaking between driver's seat and armrest Has anybody else had the problem of the driver's seat squeaking against the armrest? It's driving my nuts! Sometimes the passenger seat does it too.. I wish the armrest was a couple of inches narrower. Anybody fix this? I want to put some felt where the seat and armrest contact each other, but I think it would look funny.. any better ideas (other than removing the armrest)? Perhaps an upholstry shop could open it up, narrow it down, and re-cover it? any tips would be appreciated. - reid

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