E36M3 #1417

Tuesday, June 26, 2001 05:46:04

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#1. Re: [E36M3] Re: "It looks like a Honda," - from Donna Seeley
#2. E36M3 Tear in Coil Boot - from kmcleaster@iquest.net
#3. Re: No start - from Neil Maller
#4. Re: [E36M3] Re: No start - from Ed Yee
#5. new sizes of Kumho V700? - from scott
#6. Re: [E36M3] Re: No start - from Reid Conti
#7. cd player - from Mark Greene
#8. re:and they say BMW owners are assholes! - from HYPERM3@aol.com
#9. Subject: Kumho Size Questions - from Steven Hazard
#10. Kumho Size Questions - from David Hogg

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#1. Re: [E36M3] Re: "It looks like a Honda," - from Donna Seeley
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 20:11:37 -0800 From: Donna Seeley <dseeley@infoasis.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Re: "It looks like a Honda," I've got a bottle in the truck. Think I can be back for my race on Saturday? <g> Donna ------- 88 M3, "Guido," #41 JP 95 M3, super-commuter > From: Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> > >> npaci@va.rr.com wrote: >> >> oh, btw, do you use sythetic or conventional oil?. ;-) > > Luis gets the gear lube :) > > Suzy >

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#2. E36M3 Tear in Coil Boot - from kmcleaster@iquest.net
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 22:21:58 -0500 From: kmcleaster@iquest.net Subject: E36M3 Tear in Coil Boot I replaced the spark plugs in my '95 M3 this last weekend. On the #2 ignition coil assembly, I noticed that the end of the rubber boot that fits over the sparkplug had a small tear in the end. I don't think I'm noticing any performance issues, but I wonder how serious this is. Do I need to replace something? Just the rubber part or the whole coil assembly? How much $$ ? Thanks,

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#3. Re: No start - from Neil Maller
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 22:41:52 -0500 From: Neil Maller <neil.maller@gte.net> Subject: Re: No start on 6/25/01 7:35 PM, Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> wrote: > The 96 and newer M3's won't start unless the clutch is in all the way. That "feature" must have come in after 96, since my car doesn't require the clutch to be depressed. Neil 96 M3 - No Prozac for my clutch

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#4. Re: [E36M3] Re: No start - from Ed Yee
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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 00:37:42 -0400 From: "Ed Yee" <edyee@mediaone.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Re: No start My previous 94 318i was the same way. As long as the trans was in neutral, you could start the care without depressing the clutch. Allows you to install a remote starter. -Ed ----- Original Message ----- From: "Neil Maller" <neil.maller@gte.net> To: "E36M3" <e36m3@bmw-m.net> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 11:45 PM Subject: [E36M3] Re: No start > Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 22:41:52 -0500 > From: Neil Maller <neil.maller@gte.net> > Subject: Re: No start > > on 6/25/01 7:35 PM, Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> wrote: > > > The 96 and newer M3's won't start unless the clutch is in all the way. > > That "feature" must have come in after 96, since my car doesn't require the > clutch to be depressed. > > Neil > 96 M3 - No Prozac for my clutch > > > ************************************************************* > 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. > ************************************************************* > >

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#5. new sizes of Kumho V700? - from scott 
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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 00:21:56 -0400 From: "scott " <scott@ditherdog.com> Subject: new sizes of Kumho V700? Hey cool, 235/40/ Any chance they'll be coming out with a 245/40? I've acquired 2 more 8.5" stock rims which I'd like to stick on the front when the street tires give up... 245/40 kumho's would be very convenient :) scott yu >From: "Chris Teague" <cteague@home.com> >Subject: Re: [E36M3] Kuhmos 245/45/17 Vicor racer feedback please? <snipping sound like a Schick (tm) razor> >They have a new Ecsta 700 in a 235/40 size that I will try as soon >as they are in stock at tire rack. >=20 >Chris 97 M3/4

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#6. Re: [E36M3] Re: No start - from Reid Conti
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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 23:21:21 -0700 (PDT) From: Reid Conti <reid@conti.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Re: No start > My previous 94 318i was the same way. As long as the trans was in neutral, > you could start > the care without depressing the clutch. Allows you to install a remote > starter. Oh, can you not start the car in gear w/out the clutch? My VW Corrado would start no matter what it was doing (ie, start in gear).. I assumed since my 95 M3 doesn't require the clutch to start, one could start it with the car in gear.. - reid

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#7. cd player - from Mark Greene
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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 04:17:37 -0400 From: Mark Greene <gsa@arpinintl.com> Subject: cd player Hello: I was wondering if anyone knows a good link / webpage to see a cdplayer (pre-wired) installed.... also, I keep reading about hitting prog / - at the same time to see what model is needed and for the life of me, I cannot figure out what button is program.. I am buying a used OEM from a 95 for my 96 w/ harmon kardon and I am trying to confirm it will work. This is an Alpine unit which is what I thought I needed, but the answers seem to bounce around. Any help is appreciated. Mark Greene

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#8. re:and they say BMW owners are assholes! - from HYPERM3@aol.com
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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 06:29:38 EDT From: HYPERM3@aol.com Subject: re:and they say BMW owners are assholes! In a message dated 6/25/01 11:17:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time, e36m3@bmw-m.net writes: Roman S. 96 ///M3 Getting girls without the Beamer... Ack!! He said Beamer...

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#9. Subject: Kumho Size Questions - from Steven Hazard
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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 06:33:45 -0500 From: "Steven Hazard" <98m3@mediaone.net> Subject: Subject: Kumho Size Questions Nice stats Ron :-) I have to 100% agree with Ron......unless your a Bob Tunnell, or a Club Racer looking for the last couple 10ths of a second , etc....the larger sized Kumho's pose more potential headaches than returns for the aspiring Autocrosser, or Track Junkie....The 225/45 Kumho's heat up fast, have higher slip angles than the Hoosiers and make excellent first time R compound tires for driver stepping up to R's. Even the faster track drivers can appreciate the Kumho's............... They also last much longer than a set of Hoosier Autocross, or Roadrace Compounds.....And are much less expensive! Ron mentioned asphalt, and on that common surface the tires are very close in performance, but on Concrete the Hoosiers are MUCH FASTER....Of course Concrete chews Hoosiers up, but hey we do want to go faster :-) On another note some nationally ranked Autocrossers have fooled around with larger sized R compounds for their M3's, and Z3 2.8's, etc and after you go past the 245 size things get dicey. In fact on the Z3, performance dropped off! I know Tunnell runs a 255 on the rear of his 95M3 and he says it helps, but I'm not Bob :-) Last year I watched a driver kick everyone's butts up here in New England on a set of 225 Kumho's!...BTW that was in a near stock M3.......... It's the driver :-) Don't get hung up on how much tire you can cram under the wheel wells. Also even more important is Safety issues. If you cram some large R compounds onto the car and head out to the track you better make sure they don't touch your struts, wheel wells, etc....not just in a static position, but also under full cornering load....losing a Tire at speed at the track is ahhhh........ not fun..........I've seen it happen and I don't ever want to be in a car that loses a tire.................... What I think we all should do is write Kumho and ask them to produce tires in our sizes! Especially with BFG getting out of the business. How about a 245/40/17 Kumho! Regards, Steve Who's looking up where to send his letter Ron posted> Performance wise, unless you're competing in club racing or national level autocross, you'll never miss the extra tread with of the wider Kumhos. I find the 225/45-17 Kumhos to be an excellent autocross tire just a couple 10ths off the wider Hoosiers on asphalt. I save the Hoosiers for tour and ProSolo stuff, but the Kumhos go on for all the local events. The difference is small enough to be masked by driver error for most of us. At the track, I suspect that the narrower tires will be easier to drive and will give higher speeds on long straights at the expense of a small amount of cornering grip. Don't forget gearing as well: the taller Kumhos will give you taller overall gearing which may or may not hurt depending on the track.

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#10. Kumho Size Questions - from David Hogg
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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 06:41:11 -0700 From: "David Hogg" <springwood@blazenet.net> Subject: Kumho Size Questions Ron Katona's comments about 225/45 Kumho's in AX holds for the track too. They will keep you near the front of the pack in any driver school (if the driver is up to the task). Predictable, sticky and easy to "feel" as they slide, but they get a little greasy if you flog/abuse them (as other brands will, too). Take the 245 Hoosiers along when the extra 1.5 seconds (Summit Point) matter, but 225 Kumho's for schools will be easier on the purse strings without detracting at all. IMHO, YMMV. Dave Hogg

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