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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-14-2018, 05:21:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Oil Shelf Life

You could check with what the oil manufacturer recommends, but you know that they'll recommend buying more of their oil sooner. If you really want some useful info, check out Bob Is The Oil Guy...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-10-2018, 11:31:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Rear Lower Control Arm

You mean you didn't take the flange off the studs? Yeah, I'm pretty sure the diff needs to be completely clear of the driveshaft to get the necessary movement.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-10-2018, 12:57:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Rear Lower Control Arm

I went through this a couple of weekends ago, including the anger. Disconnect the diff from the driveshaft, take out the 3 diff mount bolts and move it around to get clearance for the control arm...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-22-2018, 11:20:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,023
Posted By Solaris99
Re: What's wrong?

At extremely high speeds, the springs don't react quickly enough to pull the valves back before the piston meets them.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-19-2018, 01:13:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,023
Posted By Solaris99
Re: What's wrong?

Idle control valve has been knocked out of the manifold, perhaps.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-03-2018, 08:38:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Specialists in North Carolina

EuroWise in Charlotte. I had them do a bunch of refresh and chassis reinforcement work several years ago for the track and they did an outstanding job. From Google ratings, it looks like they are...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-27-2017, 02:06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,855
Posted By Solaris99
Re: How high is too high with water temp on the track?

I'm likely going with the Z3 S54 radiator.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-26-2017, 10:58:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,855
Posted By Solaris99
Re: How high is too high with water temp on the track?

I would ditch the radiator and that's actually what I plan to do in the off-season. I have gotten the impression that these Mishimoto radiators just aren't up to the task of track use. Like Bimmerman...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-25-2017, 07:52:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,855
Posted By Solaris99
Re: How high is too high with water temp on the track?

My garage never gets below freezing and the mix I currently have is safe to around 20F. I don't know if coolant reduces the effectiveness of Water Wetter. I'd think you just have reduced cooling...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-25-2017, 04:39:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,855
Posted By Solaris99
Re: How high is too high with water temp on the track?

I'm trying to remember. I think I've seen the temp gauge move off of center at around 225F. I had on multiple occasions seen over 220 at track events on hot days prior to cutting a vent in my hood...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-20-2017, 10:35:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By Solaris99
Re: E36 M3 with M5 clutch

Why do you call it "the blue flywheel of death"? I had an M5 clutch in my M3 when I first got it and it somehow backed the bolts out and caused an awful vibration. I chalked it up to a lousy...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-29-2017, 05:48:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,856
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Chads e36 M3 track build

When I was driving this car on the street, I had the ABS crap out a couple of times intermittently. Couldn't tell except for the light in the dash. Now I'm really curious and will disable it for a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-29-2017, 04:00:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,856
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Chads e36 M3 track build

I actually still have my ABS enabled because I never go past the threshold where I get a lockup and it's never on my mind. I'm not trying to intimidate you into leaving it off. Just kind of busting...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-28-2017, 10:19:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,856
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Chads e36 M3 track build

ABS on a track car? Does not compute.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-28-2017, 02:24:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,988
Posted By Solaris99
Re: This E36 M3 Driver Keeps Setting Nurburgring Records

I was going to buy those if adapting to the stock ducts was not to my satisfaction.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-28-2017, 10:31:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,988
Posted By Solaris99
Re: This E36 M3 Driver Keeps Setting Nurburgring Records

On the brake duct discussion, what's your intended purpose? The stock brake ducts are usable for brake cooling if you're looking to hook up backing plates like what Turner, Hard, or BimmerWorld...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-19-2017, 02:19:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Manual transmission fluid

The ATF is fine. If you live in warmer climates or track your car, you might want the MTF. What bothered me most about the ATF was the transmission would leak every time it got under 45 in my garage....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-18-2017, 11:37:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Manual transmission fluid

The Redline MTL is what I use. I've changed the trans fluid a few times and haven't replaced the original plugs.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-15-2017, 03:45:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Solaris99
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-15-2017, 11:18:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Solaris99
Re: E36 Lower Mesh Grill Attachment-Alternative Methods

Any auto parts store would have it in the body repair section. http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/TRM0/T1824/N0398.oap?ck=Search_metal+repair_1352720_4356&keyword=metal+repair
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-14-2017, 09:44:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Solaris99
Re: E36 Lower Mesh Grill Attachment-Alternative Methods

I used metal body repair tape along the top and bottom edges. Holding up well so far after 4 track days.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-05-2017, 02:59:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,856
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Chads e36 M3 track build

Some other things, you should make sure the oil pump nut is wired on so it can't back off. While the oil pan is off, put a baffle kit in it. I also run with a little extra oil. Before too long,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-05-2017, 02:40:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,856
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Chads e36 M3 track build

For the coilovers, a lot of guys like the Bilstein PSS9. I'm using a Ground Control kit with Koni single adjustable dampers, race camber plates, and 525/650lbs Eibach springs. You can go stiffer if...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-01-2017, 03:29:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,892
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Rear roll cage

In no way am I saying that a half-cage is half-ultimate protection. It's certainly not worthless, though. This is an example of a little hoop behind the driver's head preventing a possible fatality....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-01-2017, 11:18:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,892
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Rear roll cage

I paid $1600 for a custom half-cage when my car was streetable. Only half because I will not drive around on the street with a full cage and no helmet. I care about the contents of my skull. Don't...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-22-2017, 09:57:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Looked at 3 e36 m3s today

Good luck. If I was able to get another M3 for street use, I'd look for an Estoril Blue myself. I don't often like blue on cars, but Estoril is gorgeous on the E36.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-04-2017, 01:42:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,328
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Bring a trailer: 100-Mile 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

What's sad is EAG has higher mileage LTWs for more money (as of the $110k bid). What I would really like to know about are the offers that have gotten turned down by EAG.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-02-2017, 08:12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,574
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Are these worth it?

For you guys looking for LTWs, have you checked out any used/reconditioned OEM wheel vendors? I just searched quickly and found a few places with them in stock. You may have to order from a few...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-07-2017, 03:03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,422
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Oil pressure/temp gauges

I've been using the BimmerWorld oil distribution block for a couple of years and been happy with it. For temp, I originally tried the oil pan drain plug source for the sender, but that always read...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Dec-07-2016, 10:28:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,755
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Sway Bars

Corvettes haven't had solid axles since the 1st generation. I think it's their transverse leaf spring rear suspension that gives them so much roll stiffness.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-07-2016, 01:02:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,686
Posted By Solaris99
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 04:47:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,203
Posted By Solaris99
Re: New E36 M3 Owner

You are selling it now? I just found the ad.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-18-2016, 11:02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Camshaft/Crankshaft sensor issues

Regarding the crankshaft sensor harness, this is what is stated as applicable in the recall notice. I only copied M3 related info. Anything outside of these ranges should not need the upgraded...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-28-2016, 10:42:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,203
Posted By Solaris99
Re: New E36 M3 Owner

One guy I regularly see at VIR strictly uses water/methanol for charge air cooling on his E36 track car. Just throwing it out there. Beyond having to carry more fluid, I don't know what the downsides...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-28-2016, 12:19:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,203
Posted By Solaris99
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-25-2016, 12:58:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Just got style 24 wheels for $700

Are you certain about only those 3? I've seen quite a few unstamped painted wheels claimed to be OEM on the market over the years.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-23-2016, 08:08:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,203
Posted By Solaris99
Re: New E36 M3 Owner

Wow, good for you. I saw this car on CL probably right before you bought it and thought it could end up being a steal. Glad to see it worked out for you.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-21-2016, 11:01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Just got style 24 wheels for $700

I paid 1200 for a set of painted stamped. They had been repainted with factory paint and were in pretty good condition.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-19-2016, 10:07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Anyone tried engine additive/flush?

Check out "Bob Is The Oil Guy" (search for it). Lots of information on that site about oils and additives.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-02-2016, 07:59:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Brake Clunk Upon Initial Press

These are the Superlite 4R that are used in the UUC kit. The previous owner had put these on and I think it is the UUC kit. Other than the taper, I've had no issues with them.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-01-2016, 10:11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Brake Clunk Upon Initial Press

A lot of people have to rotate pads to get more life out of them for track events. I sure do with the Wilwood calipers. My inside pads will be paper thin on the leading edge while the trailing edge...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-01-2016, 01:05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Solaris99
Re: K&n ru-3580

CAI kits look like they use smaller filters than that K&N you have. You aren't choking the engine with that filter.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-31-2016, 10:20:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Trackday Diary

Is there a way to run dual pumps or pickups with the Walbro? Right-hand sweepers are going to be the enemy with under 3/4 tank of fuel and a single pump.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-30-2016, 10:53:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By Solaris99
Re: N/A power

Out of curiosity, where do you intend to do 175MPH? I hope you are considering the necessary downforce for stability at those speeds. I've done over 180 several times in my old Z06. I would never...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-12-2016, 06:58:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,238
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Previous Owner On Here?

iconoclast... same person as on QW? Do you still have the red car?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jul-28-2016, 05:32:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,208
Posted By Solaris99
Re: PSA Don't be that guy.... Mr. No point by

lol. "Doug, white smoke's blowin outta yo manifold!"
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jul-27-2016, 11:12:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,208
Posted By Solaris99
Re: PSA Don't be that guy.... Mr. No point by

Maybe that's a former Corvette owner. Jokes aside, I don't think I've ever been in an intermediate run group that didn't have somebody who clearly belonged in a lower group. Even when instructor...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-19-2016, 11:05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Anyone use Harry's laptimer?

I use my GoPro Hero 3+ at 1080 resolution, 60fps with Harry's Lap Timer on an Android phone. It never has problems communicating with the GoPro.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-31-2016, 10:28:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Solaris99
Re: ASC light stuck on

You just want the light to go out? Pull the bulb from the cluster.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-23-2016, 03:24:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Oil pan gasket fix...while I'm in there...?

Are you 100% certain it's the oil pan gasket leaking and not the oil filter housing?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-17-2016, 10:08:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,708
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Daily driver: E36 M3 or E46 M3?

If you're considering a Porsche, I'd look at a 987 Cayman S and expect to upgrade the IMS bearing. I would much rather have a mid engine RWD over a rear engine anything.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-14-2016, 04:42:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Solaris99
Re: A good Friday

I got a used Motorsport embossed painted set last year for ~$1200. They had been repainted with OEM paint at one point and had been used little since. So they were pretty clean. When I've seen other...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-29-2016, 10:12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,466
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Had to happen...

The important thing, after getting fixed, is that it's worked on properly.


lol
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-23-2016, 01:08:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,160
Posted By Solaris99
Re: How many E36 M3's do you see in a day?

That Avus one is sweet looking.

To answer the OP's question, I don't see many. I'm in the Charlotte, NC metro area. Though, I just commute on the outer edge of Charlotte and don't drive much...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-16-2016, 01:01:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Solaris99
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-06-2016, 09:55:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,511
Posted By Solaris99
Re: E36 M3 Track Toy

While the gold isn't my cup of tea, it looks like it's turning out great.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-25-2016, 07:25:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,171
Posted By Solaris99
Re: RallyRoad.net Strut Brace Installed (Pics)

Ohhh. I thought they were the usual locking nuts for strut mounts. I'm not familiar with those.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-25-2016, 06:53:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,171
Posted By Solaris99
Re: RallyRoad.net Strut Brace Installed (Pics)

My concern with the nut is that they are usually distorted on the upper half to provide locking. With just the lower threads engaged, you might have them loosen up.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-25-2016, 02:16:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,171
Posted By Solaris99
Re: RallyRoad.net Strut Brace Installed (Pics)

No concerns with the strut nuts not using all of their threads?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-18-2016, 05:06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Fuel tank evap system questions

Some more info that may help others who have Epic Motorsports tuning. I was getting suspicious of the readiness not being set after driving the car so much. Then the CEL popped up, but I had no real...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-14-2016, 12:46:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,884
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Why you should always get a PPI

I'm grateful for the southern climates of the US. My M3 was always owned in SC before I got it. I avoid northern owned vehicles like the plague.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-11-2016, 11:36:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Fuel tank evap system questions

I think I have fixed it. After removing the single-use clamp from the loose hose, I noticed the nipple on the vapor tube was cracked at the base. It's very possible that I did that while working on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-07-2016, 01:31:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Fuel tank evap system questions

So, now that I've had a cup of coffee, I'm thinking about how the crankcase vent could affect the evap system. Or did you mean something else by "oil separator"? I would think a PCV leak would throw...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-07-2016, 01:14:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Fuel tank evap system questions

I had checked all of the connections on the tank and all of the nipples look completely intact.
I'll check out the oil separator. Never would have thought of that.
Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-06-2016, 08:29:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Solaris99
Fuel tank evap system questions

I've been getting the EVAP large leak detected code lately and I need to resolve it for inspection. I've inspected the charcoal canister hoses and the lines leading to the expansion tank. Everything...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-06-2016, 01:46:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Eisenmann Race Exhaust quick video clip

Sounds great. I'd have gone for the Eisenmann over Rogue if my M3 wasn't a track rat.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-31-2016, 05:44:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Fan delete!!! Questions

One aspect to consider is that removing the belt driven fan reduces load on the water pump bearings, which can lengthen the life of the pump.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-28-2016, 02:31:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Another E36 M3 Sedan Track Build

What do you mean, exactly? The kit just comes with a harness that you splice in for power. I put this on mine at the end of last year and it was pretty simple. Maybe the instructions have been...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-06-2016, 10:10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Catless ? for the OBDII m3

I think the most popular method is using O2 simulators. You can find them for sale at a number of E36 aftermarket parts vendors.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-13-2015, 01:20:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,971
Posted By Solaris99
Re: HPDE Safety Advice

That is one scary concept.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Dec-12-2015, 02:17:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,971
Posted By Solaris99
Re: HPDE Safety Advice

In a hard crash, yeah, no help. It's more for reducing fatigue. I was thinking in cases with light impacts that it would reduce whiplash. Certainly no replacement for a HANS.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Dec-11-2015, 10:50:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,971
Posted By Solaris99
Re: HPDE Safety Advice

I'm getting a HANS and 2015 helmet this off-season, too. I feel that if you aren't wearing a HANS, at the least wear one of those foam collars to limit the movement of your head.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Dec-09-2015, 11:02:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,971
Posted By Solaris99
Re: HPDE Safety Advice

It was included in the cost of cage.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-08-2015, 11:00:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,971
Posted By Solaris99
Re: HPDE Safety Advice

I opted for the welded cage because I don't trust something bolted to the floor. I'm no expert and I'm not saying they aren't safe, but a lot of others will. This was for my peace of mind. As for...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-08-2015, 12:00:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,971
Posted By Solaris99
Re: HPDE Safety Advice

Some clubs require equal seating and restraints for the passenger. I'm all for that.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-07-2015, 08:17:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,971
Posted By Solaris99
Re: HPDE Safety Advice

I paid $1600 for mine. It's completely behind the front seats, so no risk of a head injury.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-07-2015, 06:28:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,971
Posted By Solaris99
Re: HPDE Safety Advice

You can most certainly do #2. I had a local race shop weld in a custom half cage that can be completed if I decide to race this car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-29-2015, 02:24:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Building a HPDE car

I wouldn't worry about rebuilding a higher mileage motor, either. I got mine with 183k miles and have put 11 track days on it. Like others have said, make sure compression/leakdown is good, it has...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-25-2015, 11:42:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Fan delete, and lower temp thermostat

Thanks for the tips. I've seen where people Dremel out these shrouds to allow flow and I'll probably try that first. The reason I like that idea is that my expansion tank is attached to the shroud. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-25-2015, 07:42:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Fan delete, and lower temp thermostat

Little did I know about the head. lol. I'm still not worried about 230F. Yeah, the shroud has that flat plate that leaves about 1" depth for collection. I thought that it might be restrictive, but...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-25-2015, 06:54:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Fan delete, and lower temp thermostat

191k on my motor and any track event in which ambient temps are above 80F will get me in the 230F+ water temps near the midway to end of a session. 75/25 water/coolant, Water Wetter, and Motion...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-23-2015, 12:45:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Good Deal??

Looks like it brushed a tire wall on either side.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-19-2015, 10:23:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By Solaris99
Re: 26k Mile E36 for $16k

Stinks of a scam. I've been looking for a particular Ford diesel truck and found an unbelievable deal on CL. Turns out it was total BS, just as it smelled. It was worded similarly to this ad and had...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-19-2015, 12:20:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By Solaris99
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-18-2015, 10:34:39 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 21,536
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Stance will make her Dance

I'm not going to comment on your car or your threads, but this I can't ignore. You must at least realize the value in communicating properly. It's difficult for people to take somebody seriously when...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-18-2015, 08:41:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Am I too short to drive e36?

The way the seat looks in your sig pic, it appears to be far from fully upright. Could just be that it's hard to see. I'm 5'11" and have no issues with positioning. Though, I have Recaro Speed seats...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-18-2015, 05:00:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Am I too short to drive e36?

Check out the manual for your car. It states how you are supposed to have your seat positioned. BMW didn't intend for people to drive with a reclined seat like they're in a rap video.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-10-2015, 10:38:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,990
Posted By Solaris99
Re: A few changes in the works

Sorry, no, Ground Control. They use Eibach springs with Koni single adjustable dampers. I didn't ask what my race shop set the cambers to, but they know what I do with the car and they know racing,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-10-2015, 10:28:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,990
Posted By Solaris99
Re: A few changes in the works

For some reference, I'm running 525/650lbs springs, Ground Control front sway bar, no rear bar, and my car is very stable during hard braking at 125MPH. I have also had the car corner balanced. Still...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-05-2015, 03:56:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,990
Posted By Solaris99
Re: A few changes in the works

Interesting points. I sometimes forget about "the need to compromise".
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-05-2015, 02:55:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,990
Posted By Solaris99
Re: A few changes in the works

My understanding of suspension/chassis tuning is that wheel lift is bad. 4 tires grip better than 3. I could be off, but I think an imbalance of front/rear roll stiffness is likely the cause.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-05-2015, 02:19:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,990
Posted By Solaris99
Re: A few changes in the works

What do you think you need to do to remedy that? Do you still run the rear bar?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-02-2015, 04:52:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Solaris99
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-29-2015, 10:40:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Power Steering Issues

That sounds like what was going on when I had put in a bad rebuilt Z3 rack from Turner. It wouldn't stop whining and being difficult to steer after getting it full of fluid. What was also an...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-27-2015, 01:49:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Stupid fuel pump

Your post made me realize I really should have replaced the fuel pump in mine. I just did that today. 190k, I should have sooner. I need to order new electrical plug housings, though. Those clips on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-17-2015, 12:55:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Throttle body flap stuck open

Never mind, I misunderstood.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-10-2015, 11:48:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,040
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Has the E36 M3 ruined me? Test drive report.

I assume from your sig that you enjoy HPDEs. How many sessions do you think you can run before you need to spend half the day charging the car again? Or are you open to cars that charge with a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-09-2015, 12:26:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Solaris99
Re: which MAF used in forced induction M3

Why is a larger MAF sensor needed? Because you are drawing more air than the stock sensor can read. When you max that sensor out, you can only guess how much air is passing through.

Why the 803...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-05-2015, 04:22:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,040
Posted By Solaris99
Re: Has the E36 M3 ruined me? Test drive report.

This is why modern muscle cars and sport coupes aren't much different, they're all heavy pigs. Even a new Z06 is over 3500lbs. To me, electronic nannies and big fat tires don't make up for excessive...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Aug-29-2015, 03:05:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,699
Posted By Solaris99
Re: After weight reduction?

What I most noticed is I hear everything underneath me more. I left the black mat material on for now and still have the door panels with stereo and speakers. I think the carpet weighed around 30lbs....
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