E36M3 #1424

Wednesday, June 27, 2001 20:25:31

This digest contains the following messages:

#1. Re: Trailer hitch wiring - from Vern Anderson
#2. Re: [E36M3] Spare oil containment - from Chris Casey
#3. What Fluid in Euro 6-Speed - from Campbell Lloyd-Wallace
#4. RE:Spare Oil Container - from Richard Buchanan
#5. Spare Oil Containment - from Christopher J. N. Kolaitis
#6. squeal for R4s? - from Jay Miller
#7. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Reid Conti
#8. Recall Info. - FYI - from Mohammed Fares
#9. E46 M3 from the viewpoint of an owner vs weenie who won't sell - from Josh
#10. x brace install question - from Shelhart2@aol.com
#11. WTB BBS RC's - from Shelhart2@aol.com

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#1. Re:  Trailer hitch wiring - from Vern Anderson
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 15:58:11 -0400 From: Vern Anderson <vanderson@cerebellumsoft.com> Subject: Re: Trailer hitch wiring Carey, You'll most likely have to buy one of the trailer hitch converters to handle the BMW lights. Most European cars have three separate wires/lights - tail, brake, turn on each side. Most trailers have two - tail and brake/turn. If you simply wire everything together and combine the BMW's separate side brake and turn into the trailer's combined brake/turn, you'll get tons of faults in your computer. The converter costs about $10 and it is much easier than doing it yourself. To do it your self, you have to get diodes (and getting the right kind requires some searching) and wire them into the BMW rear wiring so that when you use your turn signal, you don't back-feed voltage into the brakes and vise versa. If you need any further details, let me know. I found the converters at the first auto parts store I tried, and I've seen them at KMart and WalMart as well. Vern Anderson 98 M3/2 99? Trailex "Tire Toter" P.S. Towing a trailer full of race tires behind an M3 gives you more bizarre looks on the highway than you can imagine. >-------------------- 1 -------------------- >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

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#2. Re: [E36M3] Spare oil containment - from Chris Casey
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 13:39:37 -0700 (PDT) From: Chris Casey <ccasey1@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [E36M3] Spare oil containment Jonathan, I keep a quart stuffed in the spare tire well wedged between the tire and the side of the well. It seems to fit nicely, and I store it in a plastic bag along with a shop rag for cleanup so my hands don't get "oogey". -Chris 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 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

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#3. What Fluid in Euro 6-Speed - from Campbell Lloyd-Wallace
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 16:59:40 -0400 From: Campbell Lloyd-Wallace <clwm3@gate.net> Subject: What Fluid in Euro 6-Speed What transmission fluid/oil are people running in your 6-Speeds? MTL? Thanks, Campbell

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#4. RE:Spare Oil Container - from Richard   Buchanan
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 13:55:58 -0700 From: "Richard Buchanan" <rbuchanan@quiq.com> Subject: RE:Spare Oil Container Jonathan, Try keeping the quart inside a gallon ziplock plastic bag....cheap insurance. Rich B

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#5. Spare Oil Containment - from Christopher J. N. Kolaitis
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 15:56:33 -0500 From: "Christopher J. N. Kolaitis" <chrisjnk@ix.netcom.com> Subject: Spare Oil Containment Hey Jonathan, I like to put my spare quart of oil in a Hefty One Zip, gallon size plastic bag. Squeeze all the air out when you zip it closed and place it back on your plastic tray. Works perfect for me every time, mile after mile. Cheers, Chris, Windy City Chapter 97 M3/4 Dinan daily driver 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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#6. squeal for R4s? - from Jay Miller
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 14:00:51 -0700 From: "Jay Miller" <jjmiller6@hotmail.com> Subject: squeal for R4s? Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:29:55 US/Pacific Odd. I just put new RS4's on the front, and I have heard a thing. I did use anti-squeak spray. So much less brake dust, seem to work better so far... still breakin them in. Jay '95 M3 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 _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com

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#7. Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... - from Reid Conti
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 14:33:46 -0700 (PDT) From: Reid Conti <reid@conti.net> Subject: Re: [E36M3] BMW must be thrilled about this web site... I strongly disagree. I bought my M3 to have cup holders, be solid as a bank fault, and be smoother than silk. And it is. 46k miles on my 95 and it's solid as hell. I bought it to get AWAY from rattly VW crap. The M3 is a sport sedan that hapens to perform better than most sports cars, but people buy the M3 because they want a sports car that is practical, too. And my car's smoother than a C class. - reid > 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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#8. Recall Info. - FYI - from Mohammed Fares
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 17:46:50 -0400 From: "Mohammed Fares" <mofares@hotmail.com> Subject: Recall Info. - FYI '97-99 BMW M3: Side air bags and other safety systems could deploy if car strikes curb or pothole, causing possible loss of vehicle control. Also, electrical system could malfunction, resulting in inability to restart engine after stopping. Models: 17,000 cars made 3/97-8/99. What to do: Have dealer reprogram central computer-control module that regulates performance of all occupant-protection systems. _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com

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#9. E46 M3 from the viewpoint of an owner vs weenie who won't sell - from Josh
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 16:43:34 -0600 From: Josh <eurosprt@xmission.com> Subject: E46 M3 from the viewpoint of an owner vs weenie who won't sell his car I stopped by this website and had to quickly ingest a double dose of compazine to prevent myself from projectile vomiting. I thought that I knew what whiner was until this weenie got started. First off he clearly needs and wants pain and attention because he won't sell his M3. Second He doesn't understand in the least bit what BMW Motorsport was trying to do when creating something as awesome as the new M3. Nor does he comprehend why BMW is the success that it is today and how that success is directly related to BMW's willingness to explore and attack the high performance envelope with an eye directly focused on breaking apart the stiff, numb, and geriatric shroud encasing the definition of the modern luxury sports car. Is it any wonder that Mercedes and Lexus are following BMW's lead and not the other way around. I'll take on a couple of his complaints and try to give counterpoint that informs anyone who hasn't had a chance to spend some quality time in the new M3. -The Motorsport differential does whine and does make strange noises during operation. And you know what, so do all race differentials. GET OVER IT! You want unbeatable traction then you will pay with the sound of performance. Same goes for the extra heavy duty drive-train and the scary sounds it makes. -As far as body rattles all I have to say is that all race cars rattle just like any real sports car. That aside the new M3 is SIGNIFICANTLY more quiet than the previous generation despite coming with a significantly more aggressive/tight suspension. -Exhaust rattle......Please give me a break! Here's my weenie-to-English translation of this one "I want an engine that makes over 100hp per liter naturally aspirated, happens to have an in line 6 bottom and top end that is good for well over 8K, but I don't want to hear any funny metallic sounds". May God bless the un-initiated retard nurturing and feeding this kind of blindness. Right now I am picturing an adult male with binky in his mouth, ear plugs in his ears, a bicycle helmet on his head, a nice floral print on his adult huggies, and fluffy pink slippers on his tender race driver feet, sobbing while trying to make it to work without being injured by the bad sound of his Evil BMW Motorsport motor. "BOOOO HOOO HOOOTIE HOOOOO"! By the way the exhaust rattle isn't an exhaust rattle anyway. It is what is known as "the sounds of music coming from a high performance high compression motor". When you have a motor with stainless headers, high performance pistons, solid lifters, and a compression of 11.5 to 1 you WILL hear distinct metallic sounds and you WILL hear rattle especially when the engine is warming up. Every morning I look forward to waking up driving to work and listening to the engine reach operating temperature. My E46 M3 engine rattles like a magnificent beast during warm up. After warm up all I hear are the remaining rattles of high compression like what any motor at 11.5 to 1 compression makes. Look at it this way, this weenie/whiner is just repeating history. Remember when the E36 M3 came out and many didn't like the tapping/slapping sound of their motor during and sometimes after cold start. After investigation/education the customer came to realize that the sound of their motor was related to the nature of high performance engineering and more specifically to the design of high performance pistons. The same will be realized one day regarding the distinct characteristics of the engine sounds of the new E46 M3. This guy crying about his E46 M3 exhaust sound is no different than an astronaut crying about the noisy vibrating space shuttle engines during take-off. If you can't take it don't buy or don't fly it. This guy building this whiners/weenie paradise website is doing nothing more than making an ass of himself in public. Anyway, I could go on, but I won't as I have wasted enough thought on this guys BS already. Regards from a very happy M3 driver, Joshua MacMurray >-------------------- 2 -------------------- >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/

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#10. x brace install question - from Shelhart2@aol.com
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 21:19:24 EDT From: Shelhart2@aol.com Subject: x brace install question I picked up an x brace from my local dealer and had to get the bolts from a hardware store. The UUC site had the correct metric sizes and torque specs. Question is ... I have the brace and 6 bolts. Besides taking the stock rear bar off is there anything else I'm missing or that I should be aware of? Anything this seemingly simple always has a glitch with my experience .... TIA Shel Hart 1998 M3

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#11. WTB BBS RC's - from Shelhart2@aol.com
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 21:22:58 EDT From: Shelhart2@aol.com Subject: WTB BBS RC's I'd like a set of BBS RC's for street and will convert my 17x8 Momo Sports to track wheels (the Momo's are new and cost a decent penny but still like the BBS's much better) With tires would be preferable (Pilots a real plus). Please email pics and details directly. Thanks. Shel Hart 1998 M3

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