E36M3 #1414

Monday, June 25, 2001 17:35:53

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#1. Re: [E36M3] Suspension set up - from Neil Maller
#2. door seal problems - from scott
#3. Kuhmos 245/45/17 Vicor racer feedback please? - from Ahmad Lutfeali
#4. BMW M Logo - from Toby Smith
#5. ATF or MTF? - from Luis Veras
#6. Re: [E36M3] Door seal problems - from jconners@oh.hra.com
#7. Kumho Victoracer fitment - from Kris Welhart
#8. Re: [E36M3] Re: "It looks like a Honda," - from Luis Veras
#9. Seminar at Custom Alignment - from Jeff Stowe
#10. track prepped '95 M3 for sale - from Jonathan Heiliger

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#1. Re: [E36M3] Suspension set up - from Neil Maller
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 14:09:30 -0500 From: Neil Maller <neil.maller@gte.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Suspension set up on 6/25/01 11:25 AM, Steven Tom <stom@qualcomm.com> wrote: > I'm going to be doing my suspension soon. Is there a way to tell if your > hats are already swapped? Do they have any L or R markings on them? Yes, on a 96+ car they are stamped L or R, and also have an arrow which should always point to the front of the car. Neil 96 M3

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#2. door seal problems - from scott 
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 15:58:42 -0400 From: "scott " <scott@ditherdog.com> Subject: door seal problems ....had the exact same thing happen to my door seal on the passenger side, that annoying little seam right next to the top :( Ummm... don't know if anyone's posted about this, but I decided to spring for the seal ($100... ouch!) and did the install relatively quickly with some advice from Alan. HOWEVER, there were certainly some things I wish I would have known. 1st: don't be lazy like I was, and take off the rear interior panel (this is for a 2-dr, btw). That should let you pull up the inner sill strip slightly so you can slide it back. As far as the tenacious inner sill clips go, some people have actually managed to maneuver the strip back into place by sliding - I actually took the little things out with much chipping and cursing, only to realize taht with the right pair of pliers I could have plucked them out easily. :( I think I'd have a hard time describing these pliers (the tips curve around and let you pinch the sill clips at their base) but I'd be happy to post a pic if you care, I've seen it before from TIS documents. ....and that's about all. While I had the strip out, I took some por15 and did a quick dab on 2-3 very tiny rust spots. I don't *think* they would have done any damage, but you can never be too safe, can you? HTH, scott

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#3. Kuhmos 245/45/17 Vicor racer feedback please? - from Ahmad Lutfeali
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 20:03:33 -0000 From: "Ahmad Lutfeali" <m3_racer99@hotmail.com> Subject: Kuhmos 245/45/17 Vicor racer feedback please? <html><DIV> <P>Wondering if anyone is using 245/45/17 Kumho Victor racers. The profile is kinda tall for a 245. Anyone running this? I will be using them on the 8*17 wheels I have. Any rubbing concerns? (245/40 GForce and Hoosiers run fine with my wheel setup but a higher profile was raising some red flags). Thanks in advance for the feedback.<BR>Ahmad</P> <P><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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#4. BMW M Logo - from Toby Smith
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 13:21:12 -0700 From: "Toby Smith" <tobys@microsoft.com> Subject: BMW M Logo Anyone know of a good (official or accurate at least) jpg or gif of the current BMW and or M logo's? Otherwise I might have to just go to town with a digital camera... Thanks, -Toby

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#5. ATF or MTF? - from Luis Veras
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 16:21:11 -0400 From: "Luis Veras" <veras@tricom.net> Subject: ATF or MTF? Proving my new sweetheart's theory (Sue), that I am not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, I will ask a question that will probably sound dumb. On the transmission itself there is a big orange label that says "ATF ONLY". Meaning that I should use automatic transmission fluid as tranny oil, right? I was reading the bentley manual and it says on page 230-1, "The manual transmissions installed in the E36 models are normally filled with automatic transmission fluid (ATF), although alternative lubricants may have been used from the factory, depending on transmission type and model year. For example, transmissioons fitted to the M3 models are normally filled with a 'lifetime' manual transmission fluid (BMW MTF LT-1) and do not require periodic fluid changes." According to this, I should only use MTF and never change the oil because it has a 'lifetime" fluid. This is the exact opposite of what I do (and what I think most of you do). Last time I flushed my tranny oil, I put ATF in place. Who should I believe? Should I flush the tranny oil again and put MTF in its place? Please advise.

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#6. Re: [E36M3] Door seal problems - from jconners@oh.hra.com
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 16:34:49 -0400 From: jconners@oh.hra.com Subject: Re: [E36M3] Door seal problems I replaced the assistant door seal about 1 month ago. It's not too tough, but the seal is about $140. You should also buy replacement clips for the garnish that is along the bottom of the door. There are 8 standard issue clips and 1 special clip for the rear edge of the garnish. They're all pretty inexpensive though. BTW, my seal tore near the top of the B-pillar. About 1.5 inches down from the top there is a molded section change and the seal ripped there. Then if the window was closed with the door closed, it would pinch the seal between the window and roof. I figure it's about a 20 minute job to get the fitment correct. When replacing the seal, I started at the corner of the B-pillar and roof and workd around to the bottom in both directions. Jeremy Dublin, OH 97 M3 Steven Tom <stom@qualcom To: E36M3 <e36m3@bmw-m.net> m.com> cc: Subject: [E36M3] Door seal problems 06/25/2001 01:05 PM Please respond to Steven Tom Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 09:58:06 -0700 From: Steven Tom <stom@qualcomm.com> Subject: Door seal problems I just got a rip in my drivers side door seal. I would normally let this go and not do anything about it but I can't roll my window up without it catching. Has anyone replaced this before? How hard is it to do? Is it as simple as pulling it out and putting a new one in. It looks like there is a complicated attachment point to the rear window. steve ************************************************************* 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. ************************************************************* ********************************************************************** This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been swept by MIMEsweeper for the presence of computer viruses. **********************************************************************

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#7. Kumho Victoracer fitment - from Kris Welhart
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 16:18:57 -0500 From: "Kris Welhart" <kris.welhart@cyou.com> Subject: Kumho Victoracer fitment I want to put victoracers on my 95 M3 w/ eibach springs and Koni SA . = As I see it there are 3 options for me and they are as follows: =20 1. 225/45 on the stock 7.5 inch wheel- adv=3D no fitment problems. = disadv=3D less tire than 245 or 255 =3D(.=20 =20 2. 245/45 on 8 or 8.5 inch wheel- adv=3D wider tire. disadv- spacers needed (not a big deal), 45's and not 40's (potential to eliminate entirely) =20 3. 255/40 on 8.5 inch wheel- adv=3D big tire, big grip. disadv=3D = spacers and might not fit??? =20 2 and 3 are my opinions based on what I have read on various sites. I have no idea if either of them will work. I would really like to apply #3 to my situation, so the real question is what do I have to do to get them to fit and what is the next best alternative. I am open to any suggestions and expertise that may be shed on the subject. Hoosiers are out of the question because I autocross every once in a great while and the track is like a cheese grater.=20 =20 Thanks, Kris 95 M3 with trashed street tires

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#8. Re: [E36M3] Re: "It looks like a Honda," - from Luis Veras
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 18:10:56 -0400 From: "Luis Veras" <veras@tricom.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Re: "It looks like a Honda," OK, Suzy, you win! Now take the curse off me! I went to start my car today and it wouldn't start! It had never happened to me before, so I assume you have something to do with it. I apologize for hurting you. Now lift the damnation you put on my car! ;-) Speaking more seriously, I think it has something to do with the starter. Has it happened to anyone on this list? I'm taking it to the shop tomorrow morning. What should I look for/expect? Thanks to everyone, but Suzy. (Just kidding!) Luis

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#9. Seminar at Custom Alignment - from Jeff Stowe
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 15:28:47 -0700 From: Jeff Stowe <jrstowe@pacbell.net> Subject: Seminar at Custom Alignment Last weekend the the local Porsche Club Chapter (Loma Prieta Region) for the south bay area hosted a technical seminar at Custom Alignment in Mountain View. Joe Silva, the owner, walked through all the capabilities and issues surrounding wheel mounting and alignments. It was pretty informative, although P car specific. I was very impressed with Custom Alignment's capabilities with tire mounting and balancing. They are a beta site for hunter and have all the latest and greatest equipment. I would highly recommend trying them out next time you are getting new tires (they accept drop shipments from TireRack). I would love to have a similar event with a BMW focus, but am not sure who to contact within CCA/GGR. Anyway, While discussing wheel construction issues and how they affect tire mounting, Joe was using an M3 wheel as an example and pointed out the unique bead lock technology used by BMW. Some of the P-Car guys got real put out and one even asked, "Do you mean that BMW has a technological edge over Porsche in wheel design?" When the answer was yes, you could tell they did not like it. I of course just stood there silently wearing my M3 t-shirt : ) (not that the M3 has many edges over the 911 but any little thing helps) jeff

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#10. track prepped '95 M3 for sale - from Jonathan Heiliger
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 15:33:44 -0700 From: "Jonathan Heiliger" <loco@donutzracing.com> Subject: track prepped '95 M3 for sale I'm selling my '95 Avus Blue M3, which has been prepared to BMWCCA I-Stock rules. Someone could run this car and be top of class in stock, invest more to run in a faster class/go with SCCA or leave it as -- a nice track car that's still drivable (and registered) for the street. For more info, please see the web page below. I'm not currently thinking of selling parts off the car but rather a whole package. If you're interested in the car but without the spares, the cost will be lower. http://www.donutzracing.com/cars/m3forsale/ thanks! -jh-

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