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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-13-2017, 02:41:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By Radmobile
Re: OEM Dove Gray leather. Who has a good source?

That's correct according to BMW M Registry (http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=15):

"-Sand Beige leather upholstery introduced (9/98 production)"
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-12-2017, 10:28:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By Radmobile
Re: OEM Dove Gray leather. Who has a good source?

That's technically correct for an English translation.

Hellrot, which is the color label on the strut-tower and listed on BMW Vin tools, literally translates to Bright Red.

The entire...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-12-2017, 10:16:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By Radmobile
Re: OEM Dove Gray leather. Who has a good source?

e46ers have taken the N5TT code that is "Light Grey Nappa Leather" and hijacked the 'dove grey leather' nomenclature that e36ers started.

Technically, BMW never called it dove grey. Even in e36s....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-03-2017, 04:16:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,452
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Interior restoration: What color change would you do?

Now we're talkin'! I would've loved to rock that on my tiag.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-29-2017, 10:59:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,452
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Interior restoration: What color change would you do?

Red all the way unless a nice blue leather can be sourced. Something like the below. Just not an intense cobalt blue like you'd see on a SEMA car. Just a nice tasteful blue.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-21-2017, 09:24:48 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 36,380
Posted By Radmobile
Re: E36 GT (LTW) and GT2 Wing Wickerbill (Gurney Flap) Reproduction and Information

What about an X-ray?

When Gibson guitars started providing weight relief and chambered guitars, people wanted to know where, how extensive, and how it was done to truly understand the guitar's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-20-2017, 04:28:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Radmobile
Re: What do we think of this idea...

Agree. I don't think it'd look good on any color but alpine white. Allow me to elaborate...

I could get flamed for this but I think it would look cool on an alpine white M3 with a genuine GT wing...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-08-2017, 06:41:30 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 166,646
Posted By Radmobile
Re: The perfect daily driver?

Glad you posted content from the dyno day. :thumbsup2:

Saw your car briefly at Bimmerfest but didn't get a chance to say hi or see it grab any track photos.

Suaveflooder - you'll be happy to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-31-2017, 06:00:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,038
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Dakar Distraction

I know this car. It's the cleanest e36 I've seen that gets driven. Pull back the sheepskin seat covers and it's the cleanest, wrinkle-free vaders you'll find.

Here's a shot of it 2 years ago at a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-18-2017, 04:00:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,604
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Headliner materials?

I'm personally not a fan of alcantara or suede headliners/pillars on an e36. The felt weather seals on the moonroof, windows, and door jams never blends well with them IMO. I'm a proponent of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-02-2017, 03:14:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,468
Posted By Radmobile
Re: When did you first know you wanted an E36 M3?

Cool story, Chris.

My story?

In 1996 I had a middle school Spanish teacher whose boyfriend bought her a new dakar yellow M3. Even at that time, everyone knew the M3 was no joke and was...
Forum: Pacific Fri, Apr-28-2017, 02:45:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Smogging for Car Sale

Not according to the DMV smog rules. Certificates are good for 90 days from issuance. Seller is responsible for providing a valid smog certificate to the buyer. You do not need to re-smog the car if...
Forum: Pacific Thu, Apr-27-2017, 03:27:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By Radmobile
Smogging for Car Sale

I'm preparing a car for sale that is routinely required to have STAR smog certification. I just went through smog about 6 months ago and will be selling the car shortly so I need to re-smog it. Do I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-12-2017, 12:56:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By Radmobile
Re: 1995 E36 M3 - Random Misfire, wont pass smog

He's in California. Anything post-1974 requires smog certification. In the state of California, you have several tiers:

1974 & prior - no smog

1975-on - smog required every 2 years (after the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-01-2017, 03:03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Gear oil study

Amsoil ranked number one, having top-ranked in most categories, and the study was prepared for them. All I know is any company would not put out a benchmark study that was prepared for them if it...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-23-2017, 04:23:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,997
Posted By Radmobile
Re: FS: 2003 M3 Imola/black 6 speed mt

2003.5 was the start of LED tail lights. So this is an earlier 2003.

http://m3.madrussian.net/modelchanges.shtml
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-17-2017, 03:31:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Replacing "Sealing Gasket" (?) Around Exterior Door Handle

As most of us are coupe owners, I can tell you that the coupe DIY is similar but much more difficult than the sedan. I found it's best to have two sets of hands. :thumbsup2:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-10-2017, 10:53:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,351
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Bring a trailer: 100-Mile 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

I think you're right with respect to a $200k reserve. Any logical seller would have lifted the reserve when the current auction price is 10% away from the reserve. The last minute flurry bidding of a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-10-2017, 03:39:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,351
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Bring a trailer: 100-Mile 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

...From EAG...Now that they've entered the forray I predict they are going to get this car come hell or high water. They already attempted the knockout move bumping it from $133k to $153k.

I'm...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-08-2017, 06:26:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,612
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Hagerty Valuation tool - e36 m3 is on the list

I think psychology is at play with Hagerty's grade numbers and terms. Fair is not fair as well all know it. I'm in the same boat. It's a tough pill to swallow hearing your car is a fair condition...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-08-2017, 05:59:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,612
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Hagerty Valuation tool - e36 m3 is on the list

I completely agree it's a grey area.

My point being that I know of cars on this forum praised as being some of the cleanest cars out there yet are #4 in person based on "paintwork is imperfect,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-08-2017, 05:29:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,612
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Hagerty Valuation tool - e36 m3 is on the list

IMO this may help be the rising tide that lifts all boats. However I also feel the vast majority of e36s fall in the grade 4, fair, condition and below. Even of the more stellar examples on this...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Feb-03-2017, 10:08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Paolo's 2006 E46 M3 - Interlagos/Gray

Looking forward to watching this one progress, Paolo!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-02-2017, 05:46:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Leather Seat Reupholstery Options

Regarding the eBay set, I'd also add that the colors are wrong and leather grain is way off. That looks like Boston or Dakota leather and not Nappa. Not to mention the 'dove grey' is closer to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-01-2017, 02:03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Anyone have pics of an Alpine coupe with yellow fog lights?

Several angles:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8702/16894077401_b38c348236_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rJSyCz)Alpine Titanium Cosmos (https://flic.kr/p/rJSyCz) by Steven Tyler PJs...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-24-2017, 05:21:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,924
Posted By Radmobile
Re: W///'s combo build thread

I'm not a fan of HRE wheels, nor am I a big fan of gold wheels but the one mocked up on the z4m looks great. Assuming ride height is good and not slammed to the ground like most HRE owners.

And...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-21-2017, 03:19:19 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

:drool: Man those LTWs pop on Techno. Looking amazing as always.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-13-2017, 05:05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,637
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Am I overpaying for this M3?

For $9,800 I don't expect a fully sorted e36 with that mileage. So be prepared for, if it's not already been done:

1. Clutch and possibly flywheel: $800-1,000 DIY, $1,500 from an independent shop...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-05-2017, 11:24:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Hello M3Forum, Recommendations?

Congratulations and welcome to the e36 club. :hattip:

When I lived in SJ, I visited Bay Area Motorworks in Campbell for the seldom project I couldn't handle myself.

The Golden Gate Chapter of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-05-2017, 04:51:43 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

That angle makes me want to install an LTW wing and tray on the car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-05-2017, 03:09:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,756
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Pic Request to Help With Stock Wheel Choice

Have any pics of them mounted? I assume you had the cosmos painted center done when you had the barrels polished. Any chance you have pics of the polished barrels without the cosmos center mounted on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-05-2017, 03:01:58 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Thank you, that means a lot considering the M collection you've amassed!



:thumbsup2:



You bet. I didn't buy a low mile example to fear driving it. I bought a 100k mile example 5.5 years...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Jan-02-2017, 04:27:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 23,325
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Interlagos Blue M3 (Quick Shoot)

This is absolute perfection when it comes to the e46. Amazing car and amazing photography!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-02-2017, 04:11:28 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

San Diego got a rare occurrence of snow. So I made my way up to take some photos. The Michelin Pilot Sport AS3s and LSD came in handy!

The first drive before Christmas, I was a day too early for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-02-2017, 04:06:48 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Wow. I love seeing the progress on this! Is the wing bolted to the trunk lid or affixed to the chassis?

What is your suspension and wheel setup?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-02-2017, 04:02:38 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Agree. Nothing ruined when it's a clean swap. My only gripe would be against the e46 SMG steering wheel. Otherwise, few LS builds as good as this one! :hattip:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-14-2016, 03:06:43 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

YOU SHUT YOUR DIRTY MOUTH! :lolhit:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-13-2016, 07:45:43 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Ah, I didn't know that. I've considered clears in the rear but the cost and safety aren't worth the change. I'd rather have the extra safety and spend the money elsewhere on the car.

That's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-13-2016, 07:19:50 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Yeah, I'm probably the only amber taillight user left that's not on a beater of an e36. :lolhit:

Totally agree. Just a mild lowering does wonders. I'm on Eibach Pro Springs and it's fantastic. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-13-2016, 06:56:41 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

You have a Euro-spec so I'd do whatever is factory, which I believe is clear. When you look up the VIN of US models many will say they came with European clear indicators but they clearly didn't.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-13-2016, 05:55:32 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Agree. The black housing of the headlights completely throw off clear corners to me. Clear rears are more acceptable but I feel are not as safe as ambers. I'm a big proponent of staying with ambers...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-13-2016, 05:38:20 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Ah, gotcha. Well there were these in the group along with an e36 M3 LTW. Otherwise it'd be hard to line up approximately 40 cars. :parrot:...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-13-2016, 05:14:53 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Yeah I know. I'm in the parking spot lines. And moments after I snapped it, before the club arrived, a HoG club arrived and practically took over the lot. So glad I stayed in the lines and didn't...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-13-2016, 04:24:21 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

I arrived at a stop on a BMW CCA Cruise ten minutes before everyone else due to the group taking a wrong turn and me getting 10-15 miles of traffic-free twisties to stretch its legs. So I snapped...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Dec-12-2016, 03:56:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Another ACH run and photos.

Excellent shots as always. No matter the weather, ACH is always so picturesque. The fog layer is killer!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 10:37:45 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

That's awesome. I love drone photography for the interesting perspective that it brings to shots. It also has the ability to create very commercial or brochure-style shots. Yours is a great example...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 08:14:16 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

She got the headliner reupholstered last Thursday/Friday. So that's the most recent gift.

Its sibling is getting a bigger gift.:laughhard:

My wife's 228i, has brand new 461M 18" wheels...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 06:07:39 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Celebrating my M3's 18th birthday today!

11/4/1998 build date
1999 model year
11,793 total coupes produced (3,750 in 1999)
1,646 total titanium silver coupes produced (1,243 in 1999)
722...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-20-2016, 06:50:08 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 166,646
Posted By Radmobile
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-20-2016, 04:11:02 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 166,646
Posted By Radmobile
Re: The perfect daily driver?

Seriously, what is the swap count up to now? Excellent work as usual!

Who else wants to see an S65 swapped e91 wagon next?
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Thu, Oct-20-2016, 04:03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,665
Posted By Radmobile
Re: A not so sunny San Diego drive

Nice shots. Mt. Laguna/Sunrise Highway is always a good run. If you haven't done so already, take Pines to Palms. It takes you from highway 76 in the mountains down to Borrego Springs. It's a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-18-2016, 09:55:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Techno m3

What company do you have your insurance through?

Sounds like their estimate is from their adjuster and/or preferred shop that are clearly undercutting the cost of repair. Insurance companies will...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-21-2016, 04:40:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Front Seat Upholstery Results

Is it too late to get side-by-side, under the same lighting, closeup shots comparing the original dove grey leather texture and coloring to Autoberry's? Perhaps using the cleanest part of the old...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-29-2016, 04:04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Pricing on a 1995 E36 M3 Coupe

You can probably part it out for more than $1,500, assuming everything is straight, clean, or in decent condition.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-24-2016, 11:51:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Quick troubleshooting question... Fan wobble

In addition to the above comments, if you're concerned about your fan rubbing something then check to ensure the fan shroud is fully clipped up against and on the radiator. There's a little tab at...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-31-2016, 05:12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Radmobile
Re: My new E36 ///M3

Very nice. TV on Dove is one of my favorite color combinations. Congratulations!

Looks like whatever the prior owner(s) used on the manifold was also used on the radiator shroud.

Looks overall...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-19-2016, 05:57:04 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Exactly how I feel. Pretty hard to compete when you have 150,000 miles, and the other cars are second, third, if not fourth cars for the owner with a third of the mileage.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-19-2016, 05:03:25 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

I didn't compete this year, I only displayed. I competed last year and scored a 93/100. It's literally a cleanliness contest that becomes a battle of OCD. Any spot of wax residue, grease on door...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-18-2016, 05:31:21 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

I hear you. But when you routinely see 288GTOs, Pre-A Porsche 356's, SWB 911s, 911 2.7RSs, and one-off cars at a weekly enthusiast gathering, it becomes very easy to just be another parking lot car....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-18-2016, 12:07:44 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

The local San Diego chapter of the BMW Car Club of America held its annual Clean Car Contest so I snapped a couple shots of my car on the grass.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-10-2016, 01:30:20 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

A friend caught me driving by while he was on the side of the road taking shots of another car.

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag326/radmobile4/image_zpsx5tqoxaa.jpeg
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-05-2016, 01:48:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By Radmobile
Re: 2005 Silver Grey E46 M3 Journal

Beautiful! Would love to see this at some of the upcoming BMWCCA events with the San Diego chapter. A week from Sunday is the clean car contest at Spanish Landing Park. You don't need to compete and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-05-2016, 12:49:47 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 42,075
Posted By Radmobile
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

Your car always looks great. Loving the new look with the wing.

I'm a fan of the ambers, especially on TV, but get the need to change things up every once in a while.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-05-2016, 12:33:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,008
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Potential s54 swap

It has a blown head gasket. You could very well spend $2-4k in parts alone rebuilding that motor (head leveling, lifters, valve springs, valves, HG seals kit, who knows what else you'll discover)....
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Apr-30-2016, 10:47:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,081
Posted By Radmobile
Re: FS: 1999 BMW M3 Estoril Blue - Slicktop - Low Miles

Wow. What a combination and the mulberry is pristine! Hope a true enthusiast steps forward for this!
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Apr-30-2016, 10:45:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By Radmobile
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Apr-21-2016, 05:34:02 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 53,521
Posted By Radmobile
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-21-2016, 05:30:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,135
Posted By Radmobile
Re: 1997 m3 CEL help!

No offense taken. A lot of people don't send their head out for inspection thinking 'it didn't overheat so it's not warped.' But with higher mileage, it's just best practice. So that's why I asked....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-19-2016, 06:53:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,135
Posted By Radmobile
Re: 1997 m3 CEL help!

Have you been doing all this work yourself or have you been using a qualified, reputable BMW tech?

If you DIY'ed it, you could still have a timing issue and HG leak. Just because you put in a new...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-04-2016, 10:01:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,697
Posted By Radmobile
Re: My OEM+ M3/4/5 Ownership Progression...

Wow! Great job on the wheels refurbishing.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-29-2016, 01:11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Climate control spazzing out. Doesn't always turn on, then gets stuck on.

I was so surprised that my hack soldering actually worked when I did the resistor. My FSU/FSR still went bad about a year later, though.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-29-2016, 01:09:10 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

That is 35% on the front and rear side windows, and its on a dove interior which often makes it appear lighter. It definitely changes with lighting and camera angles. I have 30% on the back...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-29-2016, 12:29:35 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Crappy cellphone pic from today. Realized I haven't taken a shot or posted a photo of my car in quite some time. Took a shot today for another forum member asking about ride height. Car is filthy as...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-29-2016, 12:22:28 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,679,556
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Wow. You don't see that every day!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-28-2016, 02:55:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Best place to buy Window Motor/Regulator and Power Steering Pump?

Cross shop for OEM parts at the best prices. Add them into your cart and calculate shipping because sale value at some means paying through the nose for shipping. Others have the purchase price...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-28-2016, 02:30:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,488
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Suspension: What to do?

I can see that. Certain roads in SD can be brutal at times. I'm early 30s, and while it's my daily, I work from home so don't need to worry about a commute. So I think that makes it more pleasant...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-27-2016, 09:11:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,488
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Suspension: What to do?

I am absolutely in love with my Bilstein sports with Eibach pro springs. Very stock-ish but slightly more aggressive. In my opinion, it is not harsh at all. I would do it all over again and my...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sat, Mar-26-2016, 04:09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,698
Posted By Radmobile
Re: back in the e46 M3 game with bird poo color m3

Very unique. You don't think it'd work but all of the contrasting shades of brown go very well together.

Reminds me of a friend's e60 M5 that is Sepang Bronze with a light sepang bronze leather...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sat, Mar-26-2016, 04:02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,968
Posted By Radmobile
Re: More photos...really loving this set up!

Excellent photos and e46s. Second and fifth shots are money.

I'd be all over the titanium silver e46. If only the other half liked them. :(
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-26-2016, 04:00:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Camaro vs 345 sedan bumper match

Sorry to see this. Not a good way to start the weekend on your end.

Go to a super high quality shop and get an estimate. You'd be shocked at what numbers may get thrown around and you can quickly...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 01:57:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Help Needed M3 s50

Including euros? It may be the case for US models but I really don't know about euro models.

OP said throttle bodies, being plural. I'd assume that means it's an S50B32.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-23-2016, 02:36:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Help Needed M3 s50

Yup. Sounds like your description of mayonnaise-like goo is from condensation. Check out this video from BavAuto changing out a valve cover gasket. Mark 14:25.

Part 1- Replacing a BMW 6-cylinder...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-17-2016, 04:13:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By Radmobile
Re: How to remove body moulding

A cheaper alternative is to search CL and junk yards. Try piecing together a complete set with the ones in the best condition. Clean them very well with all-purpose cleaner and then use Forever Black...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Thu, Mar-17-2016, 03:13:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Foggy morning

Excellent shots. Fog provides for some very cool visual expressions that overcast, daylight, or dusk just simply has no match for. Love it!
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Mar-11-2016, 11:09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Up close and personal with the BMW M2

I didn't get to drive it first hand and we had the DSC off. It was demonstrated to me once and he had his gas foot clearly off the pedal and it rev matched perfectly. If it's anything like the M3, it...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Mar-11-2016, 10:09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Up close and personal with the BMW M2

Yes, blue is the only stitching option. Of all exterior colors, MG is probably the one color where the blue stitching clashes the most. Obviously it'll look good on LBB as it matches, black sapphire...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Mar-11-2016, 08:14:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Up close and personal with the BMW M2

Alright that's the funniest comment I've read in a long time!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-11-2016, 05:11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By Radmobile
Re: 99 m3 blown head gasket

To this point, if you can shine a flashlight on your exhaust manifold, take a photo, and post it we can diagnose whether coolant is in fact blowing out of the head by the #5 and/or #6 cylinder....
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Mar-11-2016, 04:01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Radmobile
nothing to see here

nothing to see here.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-10-2016, 04:46:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,086
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Feeler: 1995 BMW M3 AW/BLK - Mint 54k miles

Congratulations on grad school! That's something, once completed, that can never be taken away from you. Sad to see the car go but they come and they go.

All the best in the sale. I have no doubt...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sat, Feb-27-2016, 01:37:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,068
Posted By Radmobile
Re: My Estoril Photo Adventure.

I second Rocky Mtn Tint in Lovermore.

Matt is a great guy. He installed the tint on my e36 and a friend's e90 M3.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-26-2016, 03:58:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,291
Posted By Radmobile
Re: 3.5" maf 24# injector upgrade

It's my understanding you really should only go to larger injectors when you swap cams or FI the car.

If you're leaving it NA, I really don't see a point. If anything it may be counter productive.
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Feb-14-2016, 06:05:45 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 166,646
Posted By Radmobile
Re: The perfect daily driver?

I think the Dorkfest e36/8 Clownshoe guys have an up-and-coming clique!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-12-2016, 07:45:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,191
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Vader refurbish

Very nice. Any before shots? My dove grey at 152k are starting to show their age (at least the driver's seat) and would really like to consider alternatives to a full Autoberry route. If at least to...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Feb-02-2016, 06:21:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By Radmobile
Re: BMW Performance Center West

Glad you liked it. Sorry for the shakiness, handheld iPhone.



Thanks for taking the time to look!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-01-2016, 11:38:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,137
Posted By Radmobile
Re: How did this 1995 M3 sell for so much at Barrett Jackson?

Totally agree! At risk of getting flamed for not caring enough to preserve them all, I'd add that part of me doesn't get sad when one gets roached out, ruined or totaled. I see it as increasing...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-01-2016, 11:36:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,137
Posted By Radmobile
Re: How did this 1995 M3 sell for so much at Barrett Jackson?

I wouldn't put too much into the actual Autocheck score unless it's like this car at a 5. Mine came in at a 10. I honestly don't understand it coming in that low. Mine got dinged because it was a 2...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Jan-31-2016, 09:20:45 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 166,646
Posted By Radmobile
Re: The perfect daily driver?

Kevin, your attention to detail is impeccable and the fact you take such detailed and quality shots throughout the process is inspiring. Nothing short of amazing!
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Jan-31-2016, 09:16:11 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 53,521
Posted By Radmobile
Re: Westophers e36 technoviolet M3/2/5 ownership dialogue not worthy of calling a bui

Interior looks amazing as always, Chris. Get some after shots once you install the other carbon fiber pieces! Would love to get more info on those, too.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sun, Jan-31-2016, 09:00:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By Radmobile
BMW Performance Center West

The San Diego Chapter of the BMWCCA went out yesterday to The Thermal Club for the BMW Performance Center driving experience.

What a day it was! We had five activities:

Lead-follow on the race...
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