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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-30-2010, 05:48:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By astan100
Ok, I just pulled really hard and the white piece...

Ok, I just pulled really hard and the white piece scooted forward. Why would they not ship it like that?

Thank you so much for helping guys and sorry to post cross forums.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-30-2010, 04:37:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By astan100
I actually bought it from them, so I definitely...

I actually bought it from them, so I definitely saw that but it doesn't really give me any tips on getting it back in :(
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-30-2010, 03:07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By astan100
I can't RE-Install my brake light switch! ARGH

Hey guys,

I haven't posted in...years I think. Well, I've come to you with a very frequent problem that everyone seems to have.

My brake light switch came out with some braking and moving,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-07-2006, 09:12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By astan100
I think it's funny I hijacked my own thread about...

I think it's funny I hijacked my own thread about skiing...doh.

So the sale will be in TX. I'll get more money for a RWD sports car down there during the winter ;) if I decide to go private or...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-07-2006, 07:08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By astan100
Really? you think our interiors are nice? I...

Really? you think our interiors are nice? I agree that the Z4 is plasticy, but I don't think our interior is much to write home about.

Now, as far as DRIVING goes, forget it. I keep being...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-07-2006, 07:05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By astan100
Hey Guys, I think it's funny because...

Hey Guys,

I think it's funny because everyone I met with in Arlington has now replied...awesome.

I agree on the thoughts about the dealer; they are totally going to pretend like it's an old...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-07-2006, 01:45:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By astan100
Selling my car..maybe...but I need some opinions

Hey Guys,

I've been gone for a long time. For those of you who dont' know me but see my post count, I used to be a mod here for awhile...then I got a job...hehe. I decided my true passion is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-11-2006, 02:44:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By astan100
This car isn't some kind of museum piece, and if...

This car isn't some kind of museum piece, and if it is, you're driving it alllll wrong.

Throw 4 snows on there and have a good time. I was shocked how much the LSD pulled me around- it was...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-05-2006, 03:33:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,132
Posted By astan100
Just go OEM. I can't imagine 30 lbs is going to...

Just go OEM. I can't imagine 30 lbs is going to make any kind of difference for you unless you are already at the limits of the machine at the track (which is super duper unlikely...no offense to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-04-2006, 02:36:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,457
Posted By astan100
Some of your bro's zooming was blair witch style,...

Some of your bro's zooming was blair witch style, but it sounded good.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-06-2006, 02:47:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By astan100
hey, you gotta lift and it takes some muscle (a...

hey, you gotta lift and it takes some muscle (a lot of my female friends can't open it easily).
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-06-2006, 02:16:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By astan100
Ok it looks like I have a price...now the...

Ok it looks like I have a price...now the question is how do my camber plates affect the install? Anyone?

I realize this is a very very specific kind of question. sigh...being stock would be...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-05-2006, 10:25:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By astan100
no no, I HAVE Kmac camber plates...and the mounts...

no no, I HAVE Kmac camber plates...and the mounts are 116 each stock...so I thought.

I didnt' install the camber plates in all fairness, so I have no idea what's going on.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-05-2006, 06:57:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By astan100
I used Blizzak WS-50's and the car is fine in the...

I used Blizzak WS-50's and the car is fine in the snow. Last year we had two blizzards where we got 12+ inches and it slips around some, but you shouldn't be cruising at 35 in those conditions...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-05-2006, 06:53:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By astan100
Nice pics. That just got thrown into my...

Nice pics. That just got thrown into my bookmarks for the install.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-05-2006, 05:56:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By astan100
Front Shock Mounts

Hey guys,

I know there are 8 million threads (many of which started by me) about rear shock mounts, but I gotta replace one of my front strut mounts. We'll just say it's in pretty bad shape...my...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-31-2006, 09:45:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,764
Posted By astan100
w3fl3x...you have a white car in Seattle? LOL ...

w3fl3x...you have a white car in Seattle? LOL

I don't think it's a matter of lemon or not, stuff just fails. I think it's a matter of classifying it into "maintenance" i.e inspection 2, shocks,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-31-2006, 09:40:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By astan100
Have you tried it with the AC on in the middle of...

Have you tried it with the AC on in the middle of the summer yet? :)

Ghostrider, I'm really not sure. It was another forum member about a year ago...it was the "hot combo" at the time M5 clutch...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-31-2006, 09:38:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,424
Posted By astan100
I think most M3 sellers are being unrealistc at...

I think most M3 sellers are being unrealistc at this point, so just wait for the right desparate one.

It's easier as the summer ends. These things are worth a few thousand less when it's winter...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-31-2006, 09:35:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,680
Posted By astan100
Since you're there anyway...how are you shocks...

Since you're there anyway...how are you shocks doing? :)

Just give the back a push and see how much teh car rocks.

The answer should be ~not at all. now I'm going to make a note to you now...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Fri, Mar-31-2006, 02:24:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,302
Posted By astan100
I met an auto-x instructor who drove an e36 m3...

I met an auto-x instructor who drove an e36 m3 and her son recently bought a 330zhp. She was saying they were surprisingly similar, but she gave the nod to e36 (probably because she owned one...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-31-2006, 02:20:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By astan100
Alright...2 for 2. Anyone else? Thanks Man!

Alright...2 for 2. Anyone else?

Thanks Man!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-31-2006, 02:19:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By astan100
I think he said 3 total...I didn't ask to...

I think he said 3 total...I didn't ask to specify. I'll get more details on Monday when I talk to them again.

I figure if he's dropping my diff anyway, I might as well get a new one to shove in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-31-2006, 02:16:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,680
Posted By astan100
Oh man, those look destroyed. It looks liek the...

Oh man, those look destroyed. It looks liek the rubber broke down etc. Mine were unmovable. I'll let other guys confirm that, but I'd say you gotta replace those ASAP.

I got the Rogue RSMs,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 08:29:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By astan100
I won't get it done until my clutch dies...which...

I won't get it done until my clutch dies...which at 101k is probably going to happen in the semi-near future. I might just get it done this summer if I find a pile of money though. :) There's no...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 07:11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By astan100
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=24...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=24296&page=2

check this.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 06:44:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By astan100
yeah, my 99 doens't have an x-brace. Maybe they...

yeah, my 99 doens't have an x-brace. Maybe they meant only verts. I wonder if it is more reinforced than the pre 98s though...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Thu, Mar-30-2006, 05:58:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,302
Posted By astan100
I drove a 330 ZHP...it's pretty sweet, but it...

I drove a 330 ZHP...it's pretty sweet, but it doesn't have the in your face involvement that puts a giant sh!t eating grin on my face like my m3. A lot of that is due to lack of creature comfort on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 05:47:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By astan100
Differential Bushings

My last thread about these kind of blew up...partially my fault. Let's try again.

Has anyone heard of these cracking and needing to replace them? Mine are apparently starting to crack. The...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 05:44:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,680
Posted By astan100
If they did the RSMs recently, it's not them. I...

If they did the RSMs recently, it's not them. I had a clunk, changed the RSMs and have the same clunk. I'm going to do the exhaust hangars and RTABs to see what happens.

I'll keep you posted.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 04:12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By astan100
+1 for the Interstate Battery. Interstate MTP-91...

+1 for the Interstate Battery. Interstate MTP-91 maybe? I forgot the number. You can either call an interstate dealer or search on the forums.

I also can't stress the "dont' get an OEM battery...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 04:07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By astan100
People have done this in the past and it's worth...

People have done this in the past and it's worth doign a search on.

As a note, are you sure you WANT digital climate control? To be honest, it doesn't work all that well. About 75% of what...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 03:46:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By astan100
Rogue Eng. quiet LTW flywheel

Hey Guys,

I did a serach and found one person saying his RE Fly was super quiet and you only heard it slightly on a hot day with AC on.

Has anyone else installed one? I'd like to get feedback...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 03:13:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,680
Posted By astan100
now this sounds like my thread. Exhaust...

now this sounds like my thread.

Exhaust Hangars might be causing it.

The easiest way to scope it out is folding down your rear seats and peeling back the carpet from there. You get a closer...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 03:08:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,424
Posted By astan100
Orthm, very good advice from a track perspective....

Orthm, very good advice from a track perspective. I think step 1 on this car is getting your "street limits" under control. Learning your track limits is a whole new world that most of us on this...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 02:56:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,424
Posted By astan100
Note, there is a good thread hidden somewhere in...

Note, there is a good thread hidden somewhere in the FAQ on how to drive manual.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 02:55:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,424
Posted By astan100
Hey guys, ease up a bit. We all have to start...

Hey guys, ease up a bit. We all have to start somewhere. If you look back at my initial posts, I started with a honda prelude. Fun car (not supa' fast), but fun. It was an automatic. I purchased...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 02:42:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By astan100
I thought that having those stripes on the...

I thought that having those stripes on the headrests was a sign that they ran out of the typical nappa leather and had to use a different leather or something random. I might be talking out my @ss...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 02:40:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,764
Posted By astan100
NOte: doesn't edmunds do some cost of ownership...

NOte: doesn't edmunds do some cost of ownership calculation?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2006, 02:38:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,764
Posted By astan100
How many miles are you talking? 50k or 100k? ...

How many miles are you talking? 50k or 100k? There a big differences.

In the 3 years of owning my car, I had lots of stuff fail all covered under my aftermarket warranty.

Recently, I've had...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 09:46:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,424
Posted By astan100
Mid twenties would be ridiculous. I'm not on the...

Mid twenties would be ridiculous. I'm not on the up and up with prices, but I would think mid-high teens could land you a decent mileage 99. I paid 23k for my 99 with 50k miles on it 3 years ago. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 09:36:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,424
Posted By astan100
If you want something fast, I'd have to veto a...

If you want something fast, I'd have to veto a turbo Civic or RSX. Yeah, they'll be fast, but they won't be fun until the engine hits 4k. I can keep it under 4k all day and still enjoy my car. No...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 09:34:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,424
Posted By astan100
The trick to making everyone go "MAN YOUR CAR IS...

The trick to making everyone go "MAN YOUR CAR IS FAST" is nailing it in 1st when they're not expecting it as if it's not big deal. Make sure you do it from like 3.5k or higher or they won't be as...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 09:08:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,424
Posted By astan100
Our FAQ section might help you out in your buying...

Our FAQ section might help you out in your buying quest also...there's good stuff in there.

As a note, I would sign up with a new username because if you do in fact purchase an M3...you'll feel...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 06:16:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By astan100
The M5 clutch is stupid light. I really didn't...

The M5 clutch is stupid light. I really didn't like it. If you want your normal M3 pedal resistance, you can buy a 325 slave cylinder (don't quote me on the model...the point is, buy a new one) and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 06:08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By astan100
ATM, I don't blame you...I only blame that song. ...

ATM, I don't blame you...I only blame that song.

Seriously though, if anyone knows anything about diff bushings, lemme know.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 03:55:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By astan100
You do have a "stop" button on your computer you...

You do have a "stop" button on your computer you know. You also have a "dump" button on the relationship if she keeps playing it.

I REALLY hate that song.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 03:54:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By astan100
Man...I'm jealous. I need one of those around...

Man...I'm jealous. I need one of those around here.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 03:53:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,739
Posted By astan100
I think you just file for bankruptcy...then...

I think you just file for bankruptcy...then again, I would say there is a 100% chance he has uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Come to think of it...I don't know that my limits could pay for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 03:49:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By astan100
hahaha...that's actually why I wrote it like...

hahaha...that's actually why I wrote it like that. nice.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 03:30:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By astan100
Are you comfortable having an indie mechanic do...

Are you comfortable having an indie mechanic do it for you without the tool the dealer uses?

I guess I'd be cool with it if I knew the mechanic had done them before.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 02:21:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,208
Posted By astan100
detailing is temporary, a cheesy starter button...

detailing is temporary, a cheesy starter button is forever :)

If it makes you happy, do it. Enthusiasts will think it's silly or not care, but the average public will be like, "OMG...YOUR CAR...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-29-2006, 02:05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By astan100
It's not the bolt...it doesn't happen when I...

It's not the bolt...it doesn't happen when I accelerate quickly, launch, etc.

They also checked it out and everything was tightened down and not broken.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2006, 11:11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By astan100
Interesting Dealer response on the clunk in my trunk...

Ok, so for those of you who haven't heard me whining about clunks and bad installs...etc.

I installed Rogue RSM's and new Bilsteins. I had a clunk prior install and the same one after...my RSMs...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2006, 03:04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By astan100
So I just realized that I'm an idiot and the poll...

So I just realized that I'm an idiot and the poll is worded badly because I asked one question in the title and the opposite in the poll...sorry guys.

:)

So, ignore the poll because I think...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2006, 03:01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By astan100
380 hp = 6 sec 0-60? holy god that's slow.

380 hp = 6 sec 0-60? holy god that's slow.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2006, 02:58:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,417
Posted By astan100
Amount of money it would take for you to sell your car...

Ok Guys,

I realize most of us aren't going to sell our cars and we have great lines like, "There just isn't anythign else out there that appeals"...but we have limits. How much would it take for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2006, 02:54:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By astan100
Ha, I was waiting for your response Alex. I...

Ha, I was waiting for your response Alex. I figured you had first hand experience with both.

It's funny, my girlfriend's friend has an 850 and in the beginning of the relationship he was trying...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2006, 02:41:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By astan100
Do you think an 850 could take an e36 M3 on a track

Hey guys,

I met some guy with an 8 series recently and it got me thinking. If you were on a track without totally ridic straightaways, given equal drivers, do you think that the 8 series would...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2006, 02:20:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By astan100
Thanks..the install would have been a cakewalk if...

Thanks..the install would have been a cakewalk if I ignored the Rogue instructions and didn't use the extra washers.

I doubt the clunking is my RSMs because I heard it before I replaced...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2006, 02:16:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,634
Posted By astan100
My god man. I slammed into a guardrail in the...

My god man. I slammed into a guardrail in the snow at like 35 and that only cost me 4.5k or so from the dealer's body shop. I'm really really sorry to hear that this happened. You've only owned...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-27-2006, 03:47:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By astan100
Lol, tell me about it. The shocks appear to...

Lol, tell me about it.

The shocks appear to work on the plus side, but I had a funny clunking I assumed was the shock mounts that is still there, so it's at the dealer now. I bet it's the RTAB's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-26-2006, 09:16:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By astan100
Here's a diagram of the mass of washers I have...

Here's a diagram of the mass of washers I have (and by diagram, I mean bunch of words next to each other)

it goes:

nut

upper cupped washer
rogue flat washer
rubber thing
shock mount
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-26-2006, 09:10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By astan100
Hmm, ok. I clamped the shaft itself THROUGH the...

Hmm, ok. I clamped the shaft itself THROUGH the plastic guard...if I'm saying that right. I did that by just jacking up the side of the car I was testing and then tightening down the nut. I got...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-26-2006, 04:44:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By astan100
ok, so I found that if I clamped the shock...

ok, so I found that if I clamped the shock itself, I could also tighten it enough. The install seemed to go fine, but I'm going to leave my carpet out for hte next few weeks just in case.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-25-2006, 11:40:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By astan100
Ok here we go. If you go to the very last...

Ok here we go. If you go to the very last picture in the link below, you'll see that the bolt goes pretty far through the nut...that might be partly due to the lack of 2 extra washers? In any case,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-25-2006, 11:35:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By astan100
Just to elucidate. The main shock bolt...

Just to elucidate.

The main shock bolt comes up through the nut about 2 cm, but not enough for me to hold it with any kind of wrench etc. to continue tightening the nut. I havent' done the other...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-25-2006, 11:16:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By astan100
Well I was hoping someone had this problem...

Well I was hoping someone had this problem already and would go, "oh, when I installed mine, I couldn't tighten it down all the way also"

I'll go take some really dark pics in my trunks if...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-25-2006, 11:04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By astan100
Nut on top of RSM doesn't screw down tightly...

Hey guys,

I'm in the middle of my RSM/bilstein install and the stupid nut that's on top of the RSM won't screw down any farther. I'm installing the Rogue Engineering RSMs and they gave me 2 extra...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-24-2006, 09:42:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By astan100
nice, thanks guys. I didn't think I had to...

nice, thanks guys. I didn't think I had to remove the speakers but then I saw this random post on here that made it sound like ALL coupes required speaker removal.

sweet.

I'll let you know...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-24-2006, 09:26:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By astan100
Cutting the trunk carpet to avoid speaker removal for RSM change

Hey guys,

I've owned this car for far too long to be concerned about cutting up the trunk carpetting a little bit. I thought I read here that I could put a slit around the RSMs in the trunk and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-21-2006, 02:55:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By astan100
I posted without fully reading your post. wd40...

I posted without fully reading your post. wd40 under the door latch fixed my unopenable door...but your problem might be more serious. give it a shot though. can't hurt
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-19-2006, 04:20:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,583
Posted By astan100
Ha, sorry to make waves in your decision making...

Ha, sorry to make waves in your decision making process.

I think that ErikM3 is right about the trade in value. Just look in autotrader and you'll be depressed. No need to drive to a dealer to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-19-2006, 03:53:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By astan100
Perfect, that's what I thought. Thanks!

Perfect, that's what I thought. Thanks!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 10:18:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By astan100
I just got the Rogue Engineering package...I...

I just got the Rogue Engineering package...I didn't realize that the Z3 plates were better than the Rogue stuff.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 08:15:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By astan100
I've had them cr@p out on me before and these are...

I've had them cr@p out on me before and these are sounding similar. They're in the mail as we speak.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 08:07:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,817
Posted By astan100
I used to be more of an enthusiast, but then I...

I used to be more of an enthusiast, but then I discovered snowboarding...and I realized I liked it more than cars.

I do, however, need a summer hobby.

I think I don't appreciate my car...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 06:55:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,817
Posted By astan100
haha...good point. I guess I like dealers...

haha...good point. I guess I like dealers because of turn around time. Let's say I need a rental car for an additional 2-3 days because of an independant...it adds up.

Maybe if they got to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 06:35:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,817
Posted By astan100
Bryan did hit on a good point. I can handle...

Bryan did hit on a good point. I can handle preventative maintenance...but I'm worried more about the catestrophic failures that leaves my daily driver stranded (i.e- AFM apparently).

Then you...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 04:39:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,817
Posted By astan100
LOL....it's always a love or hate relationship...

LOL....it's always a love or hate relationship with the pumpkin :)

If I sell my car, I should do an interior swap first assuming a non-enthusiast is buying my car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 03:17:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,817
Posted By astan100
I agree that the G35 is the default lux sport...

I agree that the G35 is the default lux sport coupe...it's fairly cheap and pretty quick. I'd be sad to lose the exclusiveness of the M3.

I just looked at some of the resale values and ouch. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 02:32:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By astan100
I drive in reverse a lot. Seriously, I...

I drive in reverse a lot.

Seriously, I have no idea. The fronts feel fine, but I'll double check before I place the order.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 02:10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By astan100
Ok update, Bilstein won't cover this because I...

Ok update, Bilstein won't cover this because I don't have the original receipt...man that blows.

Would it be bad to put Konis in the back and have bilsteins up front?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 01:50:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,817
Posted By astan100
Thinking of selling...really really long justification/discussion

Hey guys,

I need some thoughts on a big decision. I might want to sell my carÖsad. Iím goin to try to list out all the reasons and I just want some input.

Reasons I donít want to sell:
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2006, 01:20:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By astan100
Are my bilsteins shot?

Hey guys,

I have about 100k on my car now and my rear bilstein shocks are probably shot. I didn't think that was possible...but at least I have the warranty.

pretty much, the back of the car...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-15-2006, 02:12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By astan100
You can still drive on a bad ignition coil or...

You can still drive on a bad ignition coil or two-limp home mode is 3/6 cylinders I think...and the chance of 2/5 (1 was new) failing simultaneously overnight?

I think I'll believe the dealer...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2006, 10:04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By astan100
It was the AFM. They said there were fault codes...

It was the AFM. They said there were fault codes for crankshaft sensor and one of the ignition coils sometime in the past though.

I'm 700 poorer, but at least the car will run tomorrow. Thanks...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2006, 02:50:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By astan100
No to the BMW CCA question. Here's the...

No to the BMW CCA question.

Here's the thing, I've been to a few good independents in NJ near my old place in Madison NJ. I think the place was called euro-sport or something and it's not too...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2006, 02:38:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By astan100
Ok, I'm going to run to the dealer now. Thanks...

Ok, I'm going to run to the dealer now. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I just like to know what I'm getting myself into before I walk into the dealer.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2006, 02:33:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By astan100
haha...my paperclip ROCKS. I don't know what...

haha...my paperclip ROCKS. I don't know what kind of cheap junk you're using.

As for autozone...that would require revving past 1k probably, so I'm going to go with the conventional: tow to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2006, 02:22:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By astan100
you got a link that tells me how to use a...

you got a link that tells me how to use a paperclip to figure out the fault codes? I know you just ground 2 pins and count some flashes...or something.
I'm searching the forums now...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2006, 02:05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By astan100
here are some follow ups: checked oil...it's...

here are some follow ups:

checked oil...it's maybe 1/2 a quart low, so no big deal there. Normal light brown color...it's only been 900 miles.

The coolant is full. normal. The spark plugs...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2006, 01:32:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By astan100
Car can't rev past 1k, Check engine light...F

Hey guys,

My car is dead for now...here's what happened.

I drove home last night...30 miles or so...no problems whatsoever.

This morning, I go out to the car, fire it up. Very lumpy idle....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-05-2006, 05:38:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By astan100
Ouch man, sorry to hear that. I ran over a...

Ouch man, sorry to hear that. I ran over a giant, bloated deer carcass once and it ripped up most of the underbody of the car. I had to replace all that plastic junk you had in your pics plus it...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-22-2005, 08:32:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,271
Posted By astan100
I think the UUC is too notchy (gets better after...

I think the UUC is too notchy (gets better after 500 miles or so). Please note, this will NOT make your car feel like an S2000- it will trade shift distance for notchiness. If you're willing to do...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-11-2005, 05:23:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By astan100
Dealer Crossthreaded my lug...now what?

Hey guys,

I had a brake caliper sieze the other day, so the dealer fixed it. They put a new caliper on and I picked up the car Tuesday this week. I went to change to my winter wheels and I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-08-2005, 02:43:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,962
Posted By astan100
I have the goodyears too...they are pretty sweet...

I have the goodyears too...they are pretty sweet as far as raw grip goes, but the sidewalls always seem mushy to me. Not that it matters because that rubber just sticks.

However, a bunch of R32...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-30-2005, 10:19:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By astan100
Hey guys, Anthony (despite his awful...

Hey guys,

Anthony (despite his awful username) is legit. I'll vouch for him if it'll help any.

Don't flame the guy...I told him he might have more luck selling it here than at his 350z...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-03-2005, 09:17:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By astan100
altitude is worse for N/A cars. so is heat. ...

altitude is worse for N/A cars. so is heat. That's what I've heard.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-20-2005, 12:19:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,383
Posted By astan100
The Z06 was faster than the E46 and manages to...

The Z06 was faster than the E46 and manages to have things like air conditioning, a radio, etc. That CSL is STRIPPED.

I might be wrong about the AC...so don't hate.

The Z06 seems more like...
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