E36M3 #1423

Wednesday, June 27, 2001 14:35:36

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#1. Trailer hitch wiring - from Carey Probst
#2. Spare oil containment - from Jonathan Evans
#3. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from peter@guagenti.com
#4. Re: [E36M3] Spare oil containment - from peter@guagenti.com
#5. ETK price list - from Dorffer, Rich
#6. unsubscribe acurat@mediaone.net - from acurat
#7. Anti-squeal for R4s? - from peter@guagenti.com
#8. Dear Houston area participants - from Mel Silva
#9. Re: [E36M3] Dear Houston area participants - from Carey Probst
#10. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from twisty M3
#11. BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from William Horlacher

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#1. Trailer hitch wiring - from Carey Probst
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 10:35:01 -0700 (PDT) From: Carey Probst <hcprobst@yahoo.com> Subject: Trailer hitch wiring I've got to install the wiring harness for my hitch this weekend. Any warnings about connections which will set the fault readings on the computer? I plan to just tap into the wiring by the tail lights. TIA, Carey __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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#2. Spare oil containment - from Jonathan Evans
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 13:30:13 -0400 From: "Jonathan Evans" <jonathanevans@hotmail.com> Subject: Spare oil containment So where do you keep your oil? Besides the engine, of course. As a rule I like to carry 1 quart of oil around in the trunk. That bottle of Mobil 1 10W-30 seemed to be happy back there on top of the battery, but started to leak recently, thankfully not on the carpet. Anyone have a good idea on how to keep a quart handy? Is there room under the hood anywhere? Spare tire well? Better container?? I had good luck with unopened oil bottles until this episode. Jonathan 95 m3

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#3. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from peter@guagenti.com
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 10:44:52 US/Pacific From: peter@guagenti.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. I have to agree. I'm glad someone is being very public about the way that BMW dealers are price-gouging, how warranty repairs are held up at dealerships, and some of the things BMWNA are ignoring. Why have loyalty to a brand that doesn't give you the service you deserve? I do however have to say that the guy is pretty nit-picky about some of his complaints. You have a couple of rattles? C'mon, have you ever driven a 2-3 year old Acura? Put some weather strip between the points that are touching and ignore it. It sucks that they didn't get it right in the first year, but it's still better than most cars -- you should see the list of lemons when they introduced the last Jetta and GTI. -p ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using HiSpeed Technologies Webmail. http://www.hispeed.com

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#4. Re: [E36M3] Spare oil containment - from peter@guagenti.com
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 10:58:46 US/Pacific From: peter@guagenti.com Subject: Re: [E36M3] Spare oil containment > So where do you keep your oil? Besides the engine, of course. I don't use a spare with my '95 M3. I have a spare wheel/tire that I keep in my garage in case something goes wrong, but I don't drive with one. In it's place I keep a plastic bin that is secured in by the metal bar in the center. In the container i keep a set of metric tools, mechanix gloves, extra oil, sparetire-in-a-can, air pump, etc. Anything I could need to service the car on the road. Having had issues with cars before, I've discovered that most flats could be solved by the canned stuff, and anyting that couldn't almost always is a much bigger deal and requires a tow. I've got AAA, so I'm not too concerned. Having the other goodies is useful at the track/autox, and has helped me out of a few jams on the road. -peterg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using HiSpeed Technologies Webmail. http://www.hispeed.com

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#5. ETK price list - from Dorffer, Rich
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 14:14:13 -0400 From: "Dorffer, Rich" <RDORFFER@CleIndians.com> Subject: ETK price list Does anyone here happen to have the ETK price list which can be imported into the ETK? I would be grateful. Thanks in advance. Best regards, Rich - Got to meet another lister (from the Tarhill chapter) last night confirming to me the number of really great individuals which occupy this list.

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#6. unsubscribe acurat@mediaone.net - from acurat
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:33:01 -0700 From: acurat <acurat@mediaone.net> Subject: unsubscribe acurat@mediaone.net

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#7. Anti-squeal for R4s? - from peter@guagenti.com
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:29:55 US/Pacific From: peter@guagenti.com Subject: Anti-squeal for R4s? I just swapped out the pads on all four corners to new R4s' and boy do they squeal! I've had these pads before, so I know it's inevitable, but does anyone have recommendations for a good anti-squeal solution? I tried the spray-on kind, and it did nothing. My last set of pads had _way_ less squeal, but I don't know what was used. Any advice is appreciated. -peterg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using HiSpeed Technologies Webmail. http://www.hispeed.com

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#8. Dear Houston area participants - from Mel Silva
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 13:42:53 -0500 From: "Mel Silva" <mel.silva@pdq.net> Subject: Dear Houston area participants So after doing a little local investigation, it is clear that I will be ordering my new tires from Tire-Rack. Now that that is settled, any suggestions on where to get mounting, balancing and alignment done on my third-party tires? I live in Northwest Houston, so driving to Clear Lake or SugarLand is not exactly convenient. Thanks much, Mel

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#9. Re: [E36M3] Dear Houston area participants - from Carey Probst
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:48:48 -0700 (PDT) From: Carey Probst <hcprobst@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Dear Houston area participants I don't know Houston, but Tire Rack has a list of installers on their web site. Carey --- Mel Silva <mel.silva@pdq.net> wrote: > Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 13:42:53 -0500 > From: "Mel Silva" <mel.silva@pdq.net> > Subject: Dear Houston area participants > > So after doing a little local investigation, it is clear that I > will be > ordering my new tires from Tire-Rack. Now that that is settled, > any > suggestions on where to get mounting, balancing and alignment done > on my > third-party tires? I live in Northwest Houston, so driving to > Clear Lake or > SugarLand is not exactly convenient. > > Thanks much, > Mel > > > ************************************************************* > 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 to the email address e36m3@bmw-m.net. > ************************************************************* > > > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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#10. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from twisty M3
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 12:27:28 -0700 From: "twisty M3" <twistym3@hotmail.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... And yet, based on his postings at bimmer.org (E46M3 list), which I'm slowly starting to avoid, he continues to buy them, and even praise them in certain areas... He had that sight going before he bought his E46... I don't get it. Dual personality maybe? Jonathan L. >From: Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> >Reply-To: Sue Kraft <skraft1@new.rr.com> > >Apparently this guy bought a new E46 M3 and is upset by all the problems >he is having. http://www.donotbuyabmw.com/ > >Suzy > > _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com

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#11. BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from William Horlacher
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 15:30:42 -0400 From: "William Horlacher" <Horlacher@GermanCarrParts.com> Subject: BMW must be thrilled about this web site... This guy should have bought a Volvo. The M3 is a sports car, do you people know what a sports car is? No cup holders, rattles, rides like crap, etc. etc. The M3 is a poor attempt at a sports car, who cares if it stalls out or idles rough all M3's do that including mine since it was brand new (96 M3/2). My doors rattle, my HK stereo was horrible, I did not complain!!!!! If you want quite door panels, quite engine and a smooth driveline buy a Mercedes, or a 7 series. I guarantee this guy is one who buys a fast car shifts @ 3500 and drives the speed limit everywhere he goes. If you don't like your car sell it now for a profit and be done with it. Don't wine and complain after all you chose to buy this car. =20 W. Horlacher =20

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