E36M3 #1422

Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:35:21

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#1. Re: No Start - from JUSTIN GERRY
#2. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Luis Veras
#3. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Bora Akyol
#4. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Sue Kraft
#5. Re: Please stop this...was: Re: [E36M3] Is this a conspiracy? - from John Stoj
#6. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Reid Conti
#7. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Sue Kraft
#8. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Todd C. Merrill
#9. P/N for a particular crimp connector? - from Andrew E. Kalman
#10. Re: [E36M3] P/N for a particular crimp connector? - from Chester Wong

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#1. Re: No Start - from JUSTIN GERRY
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:33:27 -0400 From: "JUSTIN GERRY" <JGERRY@butchers.com> Subject: Re: No Start Can the interlock be removed completely? Or should I wrap the switch with a wire tye? Maybe remove the switch and solder/crimp the circuit in the closed position? I do miss the ability in the winter time of just reaching in my car in turning the key. I always admired that feature when I first bought a car with fuel injection (no more pushing gas pedal down to actuate a choke). Made life easier when you car has 1' of snow on it. You don't need to cover the floor mats with a ton of snow. Now I need to reach in with my snow covered shoe and push the clutch in. Ok, so I am picky. -Justin -- '76 02 (Whimsical) '97 M3 (Orion) BMW CCA#77056 check out http://users.vei.net/jgerry

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#2. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Luis Veras
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:42:01 -0400 From: "Luis Veras" <veras@tricom.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... > Apparently this guy bought a new E46 M3 and is upset by all the problems > he is having. http://www.donotbuyabmw.com/ Did any of you bother reading this guy? Even though maybe a few (15-20%) of his claims are true, apparently he's just a little brat who has never owned a car, that knows nothing about performance cars, the car business, economics, or even physics (he can't seem to understanderstand that a spare tire won't fit into the trunk because of the exhaust system). Also, it seems that he didn't allow his car to be properly broken in (you know, the 1,200 miles below 5,500 rpm), more likely he's been hammering it the minute he got it out of the dealer, which could cause him more problems in the future (maybe that's what caused the differential whine that he's talking about). Well, you know me, dear ol' Luis. So you can imagine the email I sent him. If anyone wants to see a copy, just let me know.

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#3. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Bora Akyol
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 08:47:19 -0700 From: Bora Akyol <akyol@akyol.org> Subject: Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... Boy Am I glad I decided to pick up a classic (old) car rather than buying the E46 M3 this summer. I am sure this guy's car is one of the few lemon M3s but still, you would think BMW would do a better job of handling it. Bora > From: Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> > Reply-To: Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> > Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 06:35:08 -0500 > To: E36M3 <e36m3@bmw-m.net> > Subject: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... > > Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 06:31:34 -0500 > From: Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> > Subject: BMW must be thrilled about this web site... > > Apparently this guy bought a new E46 M3 and is upset by all the problems > he is having. http://www.donotbuyabmw.com/ > > Suzy >

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#4. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Sue Kraft
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:11:20 -0500 From: Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... I just don't know about you, Luis. Certainly would be different if it was your car, wouldn't it? And please, spare me the answer. Your posts are getting very, very tiring.... Suzy Luis Veras wrote: > Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:42:01 -0400 > From: "Luis Veras" <veras@tricom.net> > Subject: Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... > > > Apparently this guy bought a new E46 M3 and is upset by all the problems > > he is having. http://www.donotbuyabmw.com/ > > Did any of you bother reading this guy? Even though maybe a few (15-20%) of > his claims are true, apparently he's just a little brat who has never owned > a car, that knows nothing about performance cars, the car business, > economics, or even physics (he can't seem to understanderstand that a spare > tire won't fit into the trunk because of the exhaust system). Also, it seems > that he didn't allow his car to be properly broken in (you know, the 1,200 > miles below 5,500 rpm), more likely he's been hammering it the minute he got > it out of the dealer, which could cause him more problems in the future > (maybe that's what caused the differential whine that he's talking about). > > Well, you know me, dear ol' Luis. So you can imagine the email I sent him. > If anyone wants to see a copy, just let me know. >

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#5. Re: Please stop this...was: Re: [E36M3] Is this a conspiracy? - from John Stoj
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 09:19:17 -0700 (PDT) From: John Stoj <John_Stoj@excite.com> Subject: Re: Please stop this...was: Re: [E36M3] Is this a conspiracy? Chester says: I'd suggest you stop while you're ahead before people think less of you and start auto-deleting your posts. Too late - sort of. I don't think less of anyone, but I'm already auto deleting. I was just curious about what Chester had to say. - John S. _______________________________________________________ Send a cool gift with your E-Card http://www.bluemountain.com/giftcenter/

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#6. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Reid Conti
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 09:24:50 -0700 (PDT) From: Reid Conti <reid@conti.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... Well, I don't know. I know he's really obnoxious, posting this link (actually a broken one -- dontbuyabmw.com) everywhere.. some of his bitches are minor, but he IS one of us.. he owns (or owned) a 98 M3 that he really liked (according to the site). I think the reason he doesn't say more about the 98 is because he probably DID like it, and if he pointed out that this was one of the few problem cars, his campaign against bmw (I assume he's trying to get more sympathy from them, or get them to buy back his car to make him shut up, or something) wouldn't work as well. - reid > > Apparently this guy bought a new E46 M3 and is upset by all the problems > > he is having. http://www.donotbuyabmw.com/ > > Did any of you bother reading this guy? Even though maybe a few (15-20%) of > his claims are true, apparently he's just a little brat who has never owned > a car, that knows nothing about performance cars, the car business, > economics, or even physics (he can't seem to understanderstand that a spare > tire won't fit into the trunk because of the exhaust system). Also, it seems > that he didn't allow his car to be properly broken in (you know, the 1,200 > miles below 5,500 rpm), more likely he's been hammering it the minute he got > it out of the dealer, which could cause him more problems in the future > (maybe that's what caused the differential whine that he's talking about). > > Well, you know me, dear ol' Luis. So you can imagine the email I sent him. > If anyone wants to see a copy, just let me know.

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#7. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Sue Kraft
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:39:40 -0500 From: Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... I agree that some of his complaints are minor, but I know what it's like to be treated poorly by BMW.....it is extremely frustrating. Remember the ordeal with my web site? I hope he can figure out a way to work things out.... Suzy Reid Conti wrote: > Well, I don't know. I know he's really obnoxious, posting this link > (actually a broken one -- dontbuyabmw.com) everywhere.. some of his > bitches are minor, but he IS one of us.. he owns (or owned) a 98 M3 that > he really liked (according to the site). I think the reason he doesn't > say more about the 98 is because he probably DID like it, and if he > pointed out that this was one of the few problem cars, his campaign > against bmw (I assume he's trying to get more sympathy from them, or get > them to buy back his car to make him shut up, or something) wouldn't work > as well. > > - reid

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#8. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Todd C. Merrill
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 12:46:16 -0400 (EDT) From: "Todd C. Merrill" <tmerrill@mathworks.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... A rule of thumb I once heard regarding buying software might apply here: "Never buy version 1.0" ;) Until next time... Todd tm-m3@mathworks.com 1998 BMW M3 coupe BMW CCA member, Boston Chapter ---

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#9. P/N for a particular crimp connector? - from Andrew E. Kalman
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 09:58:38 -0700 From: "Andrew E. Kalman" <aek@pumpkininc.com> Subject: P/N for a particular crimp connector? Hi All. I've been to a dealer and have also searched the Parts CD in vain, but I can't come up with a P/N for a particular crimp connector in the E36 M3 harness -- perhaps someone can help. The location where this connector is used is the brake light harness (it's also used in many, many other places). It looks like a generic, uninsulated rectangular female crimp connector, but the shape is long and narrow, I'd say 2mm wide and 7-8mm long. IOW, it's pretty small, much narrower than something you'd find at, say, Radio Shack. It's used at the end of various harness, where they all plug into these little 5-way mini-junctions that themselves snap into the junction box above your left foot. There's a mass of wires meeting in that junction box, and all of them (at least the ones I looked at) are this same size. Yet the various drawers full of electrical connectors at the dealer (and mind you, they were all nearly empty and not well re-stocked) failed to contain this connector. Can anyone help? Or suggest a good source of non-US-size crimp connectors? I want the crimp connector because that way I can tap into the brake light circuit(at the 5-way mini-junction -- only four of the tabs are used) without using those gawdawful in-line crimp thingies (blue or red) that are so popular with car stereo installs. Thanks, -- ______________________________________ Andrew E. Kalman, Ph.D. aek@pumpkininc.com

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#10. Re: [E36M3] P/N for a particular crimp connector? - from Chester Wong
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 10:29:09 -0700 (PDT) From: Chester Wong <chester_p_wong@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] P/N for a particular crimp connector? You're talking about the comb type or fan connectors, right? If so, there are a few of them: 61 13 1 387 140 - 0.35 - .5 mm^2 61 13 1 387 142 - 0.75 - 1.0 mm^2 61 13 1 387 144 - 1.5 - 2.5 mm^2 61 13 1 387 146 - 4.0 - 6.0 mm^2 Where the differences are for the different gauge wires it can securely crimp to. HTH, Chester --- "Andrew E. Kalman" <aek@pumpkininc.com> wrote: > I've been to a dealer and have also searched the Parts CD in vain, > but I can't come up with a P/N for a particular crimp connector in > the E36 M3 harness -- perhaps someone can help. > > The location where this connector is used is the brake light harness > (it's also used in many, many other places). It looks like a generic, > uninsulated rectangular female crimp connector, but the shape is long > and narrow, I'd say 2mm wide and 7-8mm long. IOW, it's pretty small, > much narrower than something you'd find at, say, Radio Shack. > > It's used at the end of various harness, where they all plug into > these little 5-way mini-junctions that themselves snap into the > junction box above your left foot. There's a mass of wires meeting in > that junction box, and all of them (at least the ones I looked at) > are this same size. Yet the various drawers full of electrical > connectors at the dealer (and mind you, they were all nearly empty > and not well re-stocked) failed to contain this connector. > > Can anyone help? Or suggest a good source of non-US-size crimp connectors? > > I want the crimp connector because that way I can tap into the brake > light circuit(at the 5-way mini-junction -- only four of the tabs are > used) without using those gawdawful in-line crimp thingies (blue or > red) that are so popular with car stereo installs. ===== __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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