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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-22-2018, 02:28:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By TomS2
Re: 4 post lift questions

Those that have four post lifts, what is the height in the garage?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-16-2018, 04:22:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By TomS2
Re: Diminished value assessment?

Contact an auto appraisal service. A body shop owner may know the market, but without the letters after his name it isn't worth the paper it is written on.

For a few hundred bucks an auto...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-02-2018, 07:51:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By TomS2
Re: How To Get Apartment Approval

Everybody and anybody can do it better than you from their computer screen. Armchair quarterbacks... Kudos for jumping through the hoops.

Oh, by the way, I would have gotten it done in less than...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 03:35:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By TomS2
Re: Vader Seats: Nappa Leather?

I like baby wipes. If it was safe enough for my little princess' tushy, it is safe enough for my Levi's and the dead cow they are rubbing against.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-03-2018, 08:48:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By TomS2
Re: Newest whip~

I knew a gal that reminds me of that car. No matter how much fun it was to be around her, the thought of waking up next to her.... you know the rest.

On the other hand, technologically, it is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-10-2018, 07:56:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,439
Posted By TomS2
Re: Buying Help

No to pee in your cornflakes, but $4,500 is nothing in the scheme of life. If you got the car, put $500 worth of parts to fix the little things, ran it for a summer and decided to get rid of it you...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-09-2018, 02:54:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,439
Posted By TomS2
Re: Buying Help

Nothing unusual for a 200k mile car. You can probably get all those parts for less than two grand. About five hundred in Harbor Freight tools and you will be on your way to wrenching heaven.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 02:36:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,439
Posted By TomS2
Re: Buying Help

If he is getting it check at two shops, why not three, or four?

I am not a car dealer. Over the last 40 years I owned (bought/sold) over 50 cars. If an adult, or a kid asked me to take my 200K...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-05-2018, 04:12:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,439
Posted By TomS2
Re: Buying Help

A car with 200,000 miles is like a tampon. Sure you envied it when new, but knowing what it's been through, you know where it now belongs.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-29-2018, 02:25:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By TomS2
Re: 98 e36 m3 salvage question

Thought of that after I posted. Then decided not to edit because I think the market is either very small or nonexistent for a 190K motor with no history with so many other choices out there.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-28-2018, 04:57:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By TomS2
Re: 98 e36 m3 salvage question

How bad would my motor have to be to give you 1200 for your 190K out of a wreck. Wouldn't I be better off putting that 1200 into the one I have? Short of a rod through the block, if I buy the parts,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-26-2018, 10:16:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By TomS2
Re: 98 e36 m3 salvage question

No. He didn't say jump in and get it done. Unless you are doing it as a labor of love. :screwy:

You told us what is trash, and what you think is good. Then you want us to put a value on it. That's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-22-2018, 12:18:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,439
Posted By TomS2
Re: Buying Help

You asked about insurance. Back in 1984 when dinosaurs roamed Manhattan and the RX-7 GSL-SE came out I went to the dealer to trade my 83 GSL in for an 85 GSL-SE. The insurance on the GSL was 1500 a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-20-2018, 11:50:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,439
Posted By TomS2
Re: Buying Help

You want a four door for exactly the reason t the parameters for my daughter are two doors and three pedals.

I don't want the convenience. The leading cause of accidents/death among young drivers...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-20-2018, 03:43:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,439
Posted By TomS2
Re: Buying Help

The coupes come with sport suspension standard. it doesn't have sport seats, but has $1450 full leather option, premium package, and Harmon Karden option. MSRP was 35k.

I had a 330Cic with sport...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-20-2018, 02:59:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,439
Posted By TomS2
Re: Buying Help

I overpaid, and paid full asking 5000. We shook hands over the phone and he held the car for over a week until I got there. The paint still has the factory orange peel, and minimal swirl marks from...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-20-2018, 02:08:12 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,439
Posted By TomS2
Re: Buying Help

Have you priced insurance for a M3 v a 3 series? I think you will be shocked.

I just flew to San Antonio with my daughter and picked up a one owner 2000 323Ci manual with 87k miles. It has the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 03:18:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,749
Posted By TomS2
Touche! You got me beat on that one. I'm...

Touche! You got me beat on that one.

I'm surprised you did in the first place. :hattip:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-16-2018, 02:07:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,749
Posted By TomS2
Re: Need Practical Advice

You want slow, drive the E46 323Ci I just bought my daughter to learn on. With a whopping 170HP it's perfect!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-14-2018, 04:32:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,749
Posted By TomS2
Re: Need Practical Advice

I just spent 1,000 miles in a low mileage 00 323 Coupe. I also have a 128i, and had a E36 M3, and E36 330CiC.

They are all the same, they are all different. I feel the DNA in the 323Ci and the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-27-2017, 03:37:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,294
Posted By TomS2
Re: E90 fronts

I have a set of 16 x 7.5 mille miglia spiders that fit over the stock brakes. put 16" rims on instead of 17" rims, and get a 16" tire with a smaller diameter. Cut the difference in diameter in half,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-26-2017, 03:42:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By TomS2
Re: Seat brackets? Putting SRD's in my daily

I had SRDs in my 944S2, 951 and M3. None was a daily driver. If you are putting track seats in a daily driver think about the extra distance between the back of your head and the headrest. That's the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 04:22:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,784
Posted By TomS2
Re: WTB: Low Mileage E36 M3

Too bad it has to be 97 or newer. I had lunch yesterday with a friend who has a 10,500 mile manual 95. He bought it in 95.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-13-2017, 04:12:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,711
Posted By TomS2
Re: Title: Salvage or Clean?

The value of these cars is the money recently spent on maintenance. Pick a number for the shell, say 1500, then add say 60% of the cost of work done to the car in the last 10-15k miles.

What do...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-29-2017, 06:03:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,284
Posted By TomS2
Re: The Byzanz Sedan That Needs Some Love

When I lived in NY there was a Byznz in Long Beach. As much as I didn't/dont care for Guards/India Red, every time I saw that car I was glad my Porsche was red.

But I'm the guy who liked the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-20-2017, 02:54:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By TomS2
Re: Was there someone on here looking for Techno on Black?

The problem with the premium for odd colors or options, and I just had this conversation earlier today with my neighbor about a three pedal V6 '07 Mustang listed near us is that the premium pushes...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-01-2017, 02:47:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,453
Posted By TomS2
Re: Rear roll cage

:goodluck:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-01-2017, 04:15:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,453
Posted By TomS2
Re: Rear roll cage

If you don't want it for rollover protection, then get the braces instead. The weight penalty will probably offset the majority of handling improvement you get from stiffening.

You can do one...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-19-2017, 11:40:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,151
Posted By TomS2
Re: Hard to sell a 95 Cosmos for under $5000

Nobody chased you off. You couldn't take constructive criticism :blah::blah::blah: and ran away whining that you were chased off. :screwy:
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-19-2017, 11:38:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By TomS2
Re: FS: 95 Cosmos M3 - $5000 - KY

Nobody chased you off. Grow up.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-18-2017, 04:11:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,703
Posted By TomS2
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-15-2017, 03:38:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,151
Posted By TomS2
Re: Hard to sell a 95 Cosmos for under $5000

I would not answer your ad. Why? Here are a few of the reasons.

Because it is clear from the pictures that somebody rode the car hard and put it away wet. That doesn't scare me.

Because it...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2017, 04:23:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,703
Posted By TomS2
Re: Tracking Owner of Abandoned M3

Run a Carfax on the plate. Then you will know if the registered owner is local.

See if the company has info on cars in the lot. When I worked for a fortune 200 I had to tell security that I had...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-12-2017, 08:19:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By TomS2
Re: E36 M3 as first car??

That's exactly why a young person should buy a coupe and not a sedan. Most accidents with young drivers are from distraction. The less comfortable it is for someone to get into the back, the more...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-11-2017, 03:09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By TomS2
Re: E36 M3 as first car??

Query:
If an adult posts about the purchase of a car the board goes into every detail of the car, studies low resolution pictures to see if the panel gap is a mm off, demands service records, and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-04-2017, 11:48:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,365
Posted By TomS2
Re: Bring a trailer: 100-Mile 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

Nah, that's just another used car. :hattip:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-04-2017, 09:08:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,365
Posted By TomS2
Re: Bring a trailer: 100-Mile 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

If the winning bidder can afford this piece of artwork, I am willing to bet he/she has other pieces of rolling art that would make you drool, and I am also willing to bet his/her DDs (plural) are...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-29-2017, 09:08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By TomS2
Re: Potential Buyers Beware of Estoril Blue 1996 E36 M3 Coupe - Central TX, 78737

Without a PPI, and the funky fenders, I'm not sure I would roll the dice at $4k.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-28-2017, 08:00:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By TomS2
Re: Potential Buyers Beware of Estoril Blue 1996 E36 M3 Coupe - Central TX, 78737

So, if you had a PPI, or brought a mechanic with you, is the car in good enough condition to justify the asking price?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-10-2017, 02:59:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,344
Posted By TomS2
Re: Another M3 Sold (moved to a 1). Good Pricing Info

You got a better deal than me.

I bought an obscenely clean base of the base manual 128i (paint and butt warmers) with 32,400 miles and brand new run flats (ugh) in June. The PO won it in a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-08-2017, 09:14:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
Posted By TomS2
Re: Winter tyre recommendation?

Good luck finding 16" rims that fit over the M brakes. Or swap out the brakes with a 328 or E39 540i and then run 16" rims.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-06-2017, 01:25:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,571
Posted By TomS2
Re: This looks like a nice one!

Now, if someone googles the VIN they will come to this thread.

WBSBG9323TEY72260
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-06-2017, 01:19:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
Posted By TomS2
Re: Winter tyre recommendation?

Rent a car for the week. Cheaper, and it keeps the M3 clean. Why risk the paint with chains?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-04-2017, 01:18:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By TomS2
Re: heads up: 95 m3

I stand corrected. Should have said less exciting... :hattip:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-03-2017, 11:42:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By TomS2
Re: heads up: 95 m3

That's why the mileage is so low. Who wants to drive it? Not me!!

That car is probably about as exciting as macaroni and cheese or a Volvo.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-03-2017, 04:20:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,571
Posted By TomS2
Re: This looks like a nice one!

My gripe is that the seller is spending more time with disclaimers than discussing the car itself. That's a nice stack of receipts in one picture. Too bad I don't have a clue what they are for.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-03-2017, 04:09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
Posted By TomS2
Re: Winter tyre recommendation?

Go to Tire Rack's site and check out their reviews. The tire that is better for NYC or Vermont is different than the tire that is better for Vail. Some are better on ice than snow and vice versa. See...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-24-2016, 02:32:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By TomS2
Re: Front Seat Upholstery Results

The problem with what you said is the rear seats and side panels are a different color than when they left the factory from UV, etc. If the new leather is a perfect match to what left the factory...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-03-2016, 02:05:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,138
Posted By TomS2
Re: How did this 1995 M3 sell for so much at Barrett Jackson?

My buddy still has his 95 with 10700 miles. He may have run the miles up to 10900 in the last few years. He politely told me to fornicate myself :lolhit: the last time I tried to buy it from him.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-29-2015, 04:11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,447
Posted By TomS2
Re: Best wife ever!

I'm looking forward to the credit card bills. I can hardly wait.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-17-2015, 03:30:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By TomS2
Re: Anyone use Monroe Strut assembly with Koni Inserts?

if you are not in a major time crunch see if someone who went to coilovers, etc. will sell their old strut. It would look better having the same, and unless you put the two next to each other you...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Aug-09-2015, 07:26:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,891
Posted By TomS2
Re: FS '99 Imola M3

What is the difference between concours and mint other than mint probably tastes better?
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Aug-02-2015, 06:27:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By TomS2
Re: For sale, 1997 ///M3/4/5

Typing in a color people can see against a white background is the first step. Can (or bottle) the orange.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Aug-02-2015, 06:23:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,891
Posted By TomS2
Re: FS '99 Imola M3

I've tried explaining simpler things to you to no avail. :facepalm:
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Aug-02-2015, 06:08:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,891
Posted By TomS2
Re: FS '99 Imola M3

Hello kettle
Hello Pot

Oh wait was that a reflection in the mirror?

Let's get our panties in a wad and argue over the objective definition of a subjective term. :facepalm: :screwy:

As for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-08-2015, 04:44:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,845
Posted By TomS2
Re: Bilstein pss9 worth the cash?

OP you mention height adjustability being important. read up on how adjusting your height affects your alignment.

When I installed PSS9s on my E36 M3 I set the height as low as I could go and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-08-2015, 04:37:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By TomS2
Re: Selling my 1995 e36 m3 avus blue

OP, the technical term is the small schweener complex. some people get off showing how they know more, then saying something like im helping you while I laugh at you. those people don't realize that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-27-2015, 04:01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,403
Posted By TomS2
Re: Selling a salvage car quickly - anyone have experience?

Somebody killed your car. You are entitled to get what was taken from you. That's another of the same car in the same condition - Yes to your question/statement I think.

You give them your car,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-27-2015, 03:57:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By TomS2
Re: e36 aftermarket seats for track event

Sit in them first. The reason my current track car has stock seats is my co owner and I are completely different structures. Like Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton sharing a race seat. One seat wont fit...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-23-2015, 05:02:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,403
Posted By TomS2
Re: Selling a salvage car quickly - anyone have experience?

Why are you dealing with your insurance? Go after his insurance. Either way, unless you are armed with facts you will believe you are being lowballed.

What you need to do is prepare an argument...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-06-2015, 01:27:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,614
Posted By TomS2
Re: Thinking of selling beloved Interlagos blue e36 M3

To me the fact that the car was repainted has little to no value.

The fact that I don't know what is under the paint has significant value.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-01-2015, 04:46:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,453
Posted By TomS2
Re: 550WHP 1995 BMW M3 V8 Engine Swap runs 11.0@130mph

I miss the LS1 and my GTO. That motor in a smaller car is about as close to nirvana as one could get.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-13-2015, 05:16:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By TomS2
Re: New-to-me '95 e36

before you start playing with the height try to get some scales and try to corner balance the car. function over form IMHO
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-09-2015, 08:14:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By TomS2
Re: Opinion Needed - 98 E36 M3 for $4950

Do as I say, not as I do. Actually, I do that with every toy I look at.

The bottom line with these, and most cars like this is buy it as a second car first, then after you get all the bugs out...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-07-2015, 03:51:35 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,399
Posted By TomS2
Re: Daytona Violett Build

Im probably taking the princess to Copper sunday. Long days till 4/15, and my buddy and I want to change the rear wheel bearings on the 944 before the track day. Maybe next sunday.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-06-2015, 03:57:09 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,399
Posted By TomS2
Re: Daytona Violett Build

Not till after 4/15. HPR with PCA in April. Bought our track rat 944S from a guy in the springs.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-04-2015, 03:59:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,399
Posted By TomS2
Re: Daytona Violett Build

Glad you didn't take out a 60 month loan, and wonder what else the seller would have taken? First born?

Where in CO? A regular at autox had a techno some years back.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-04-2015, 03:41:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By TomS2
Re: Opinion Needed - 98 E36 M3 for $4950

You are looking in the wrong places.

First look at the FAQ on the E36, then read as many DIY repair threads as possible. A member here posted some you tube videos with FAQ topics. Look at them.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-03-2015, 04:20:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By TomS2
Re: What Color Is This 97?

Looks like EAG put a little work into it.

Guess I screwed up (again) by not at least looking at it.

Maybe I didn't. I would have used it as a DD and exposed it to Colorado Magnesium Chloride...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-03-2015, 04:12:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,435
Posted By TomS2
Re: Any Ideas How to get my E36 back?

PM the details.

Now back to your regularly scheduled paranoia.

Contacting someone who has your old car is not unusual.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-01-2015, 10:56:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,587
Posted By TomS2
Lightbulb Re: Techno Violet bags?

The OP wants us to advise him as to turn his car into the ultimate driving machine. :facepalm:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-28-2015, 11:50:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By TomS2
Cool Re: What Color Is This 97?

No one on this planet is painting with a very broad bursh, however, you may be correct but for the except me part since I too am not cross shopping those two cars.
Below are a few of the cars I am...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-26-2015, 07:50:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By TomS2
Re: What Color Is This 97?

Not gonna argue on that. It looked like the blue/gray that the late E36 came in, similar to the blue/gray they made E36s in.

She who must be obeyed likes the blue/gray color. I guess I do too...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-25-2015, 04:42:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,070
Posted By TomS2
Re: Oil Pump Nut - While In There Should I do Rod Bearings?

911 - this is a S52, not a 944 motor. Since you have the parts, do it. I bought my M3 with 180K. Did the nut, skipped the bearings, tracked it for two seasons and sold it - with a very strong motor. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-25-2015, 04:23:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By TomS2
Re: What Color Is This 97?

I had six POORsches, have half of one now, had a few Break My Wallets, never bothered to FixItAgainTony, had an original and 04 GetThoseOrders (Quoting what Jim Wangers said GTO meant per DeLorean)....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-24-2015, 03:25:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By TomS2
Re: What Color Is This 97?

Its not a Jag, its a Ford! :laughhard:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-23-2015, 03:43:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By TomS2
Re: What Color Is This 97?

That's why I haven't been looking for another E36. I have the M Roadster, have a DD, and I want another toy, but don't want to get rid of the M yet, and the track 944 that I own half of is in my...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-23-2015, 03:28:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By TomS2
Re: What Color Is This 97?

OOPS. I didn't catch the vin in the ad. It looks lighter than Estoril. Maybe its my screen.

Are those all seasons? they look more like winter tires. I question the rust free part too.

If...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-23-2015, 03:13:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By TomS2
What Color Is This 97?

http://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_8VBNS5YOfgq_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00Z0Z_b07ytNDasXM_600x450.jpg
Here is the ad
http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/4897795623.html
1997 BMW M3...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-21-2015, 04:19:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,665
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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-09-2015, 03:49:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,640
Posted By TomS2
Re: Just picked up an E36 for the track

Im pretty confident that if that car set up that way was for sale for $5k, there would be a lot of mothers for sale in the classifieds here, along with more than a few left nuts, etc. for sale....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-09-2015, 02:17:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,640
Posted By TomS2
Re: Just picked up an E36 for the track

Either I'm misreading the original post, or most of the board is. I think the OP paid $5k for the car, then added the suspension, brakes, seats, etc. I don't think the pictures are what he got for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-09-2015, 01:37:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,764
Posted By TomS2
Re: Brake caliper price fiasco

:screwy:

Proof that if it is posted on the interwebz it must be factually correct :parrot:

Wow :screwy: :facepalm: While I'm not a headhunter, I am confident in suggesting you not go into...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-08-2015, 12:33:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By TomS2
Re: M3 has been sitting for about 6 years

OP you are worrying too much. You have your order backwards. it should be 1. add fluids2. start motor 3.If it is no good rebuild it.

Not 1. rebuild motor, 2 add fluids, 3 start motor.

invest...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-07-2015, 03:47:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,542
Posted By TomS2
Re: Would like to sell my 1999 bmw m3 (30,000 og miles)

A Ferrari tech at a restoration shop by me lectured us on starting the car every so often and not driving it. The condensation in the exhaust system will rot it from the inside. He said its better to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-19-2015, 02:55:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,430
Posted By TomS2
Re: Thinking of Selling...

I had a NB, FA (4), FB(2) FB Conv bought new, E36M etc. The Z3M is the best of the Miata/RX-7 and E36 world IMHO.
But, I have only one kid and a wife who likes it when I get the kid away for a day...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-14-2015, 04:11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,602
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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-23-2014, 03:58:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,264
Posted By TomS2
Re: Thoughts on this E36M3

to each his own. I prefer the shortest throw possible especially on my track car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-22-2014, 03:51:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,264
Posted By TomS2
Re: Thoughts on this E36M3

what truck did they pull that shifter from? Talk about short throws, I think I would throw my rotator out with that thing. :facepalm: :twocents:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-22-2014, 12:20:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,248
Posted By TomS2
Re: My m3 that I will be parting out.

Don't know how much his insurance would give, but I do know it would be more than he is getting from the other company! I also know for a fact that when my Porsche was stolen in NY I got my insurance...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-20-2014, 01:55:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,248
Posted By TomS2
Re: My m3 that I will be parting out.

Based on your response is it safe to assume you don't have comprehensive insurance on your car? The next question is are you running the car with only the minimum required by law? If so this is your...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-17-2014, 04:18:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,248
Posted By TomS2
Re: My m3 that I will be parting out.

Do you have comprehensive on your car? If yes, you are probably covered by your insurance, and since you were legally parked you probably wont get charged for the accident.

When I moved from NY co...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-17-2014, 04:07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By TomS2
Re: I want to buy a e36 m3. Could you answer my questions please?

My buddy went halves with me on a 944 last season. We tracked the snot out of it. It was his first season, he lost it a few times, I let it get the best of me on one turn. We know one of us may...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-11-2014, 04:33:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By TomS2
Re: One of our members needs our thoughts and good wishes

People often bicker on the site over trivial nonsense, but when it comes to something serious like this it is amazing how a group of total strangers can come together in unity and sincerely feel for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-11-2014, 04:12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,527
Posted By TomS2
Re: e36 m3/totaled :(

Your car is modified. The OPs car is modified. Chances are your policy and the OPs policy (and my policy for sure) has a little clause in tiny type that says they can void the policy if the car is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-10-2014, 04:28:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,527
Posted By TomS2
Re: e36 m3/totaled :(

Your mods mean very little to the insurance adjuster as mods. you have to take the cars they used as comparables to get to the 3 or 5k mark and then make them equal to your car. "the comps worn...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-07-2014, 03:47:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,264
Posted By TomS2
Re: Thoughts on this E36M3

ZHP knob. $73 delivered from tischer. I took mine from car to car, and just had one sent to a friend with a 5 as a thank you (along with his fee) for a job he did for me.

the illuminated shift...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-03-2014, 04:25:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,314
Posted By TomS2
Re: How much is my car worth? Prices of e36 M3 seem on rise.

A clean manual 996 (300 HP I think) with about 100k miles is in the mid to high teens (tip's are less). An XKR (385 or 400hp) with about 100K is not worth the teens. Both would have extensive...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-29-2014, 03:58:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,430
Posted By TomS2
Re: Should I make the switch?

Just about the only thing American on the GTO is the air in the tires. The car was made in Australia by Holden (GM Australia), the motor I think in Canada..... Having owned a Holden/Pontiac, E46...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-28-2014, 11:28:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,430
Posted By TomS2
Re: Should I make the switch?

I suggest you find a nice 05 06 GTO. The interior is better than the E36 or E46, the motor puts out 400hp before you play with it..... Awesome DD, and you can get the power you want without...
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