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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-26-2018, 05:33:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,194
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Southwest Passengers: "Goodbye Forever"

Isn't that standard? I thought all airlines have a strong preference for ex-military pilots.

I've flown some SW, and their check-in seating is annoying (trying to check-in at that exact time...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-20-2018, 08:12:23 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,530
Posted By m3 hal
Re: M2 Competition

And let's not forget the earlier M2's don't have those hideous fake stitch lines imprinted on the dash.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-20-2018, 07:03:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,125
Posted By m3 hal
Re: New Carrera Base or Lightly Used Cayman GT4 or Boxster Spyder

Supposedly manufacturing reasons at Getrag.

Only the GT4/Spyder seem to be having the issue, and primarily it's just the heavily tracked ones. One GTS owner posted about it happening to his car...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-20-2018, 03:50:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,125
Posted By m3 hal
Re: New Carrera Base or Lightly Used Cayman GT4 or Boxster Spyder

The GT4/Spyder also has a serious issue if it's being tracked. 3rd gear is welded, and when the trans gets enough heat into it the gear breaks at the weld. It doesn't completely disable the car,...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-19-2018, 09:59:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By m3 hal
Re: All-Electric 308 GTS, Brilliant or Aberration?

Funny that the guy who bought the finished project didn't know it was electric while he was bidding:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-19-2018, 08:17:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,530
Posted By m3 hal
Re: M2 Competition

M2 Comp light revving:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=xX1WZuy48uY
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-19-2018, 04:47:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,125
Posted By m3 hal
Re: New Carrera Base or Lightly Used Cayman GT4 or Boxster Spyder

HPDE's are more about having fun than going fast imo. And a faster car on paper isn't necessarily easy to drive that quickly for the average driver, especially with some turbo spool mixed in. It...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-19-2018, 01:55:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,125
Posted By m3 hal
Re: New Carrera Base or Lightly Used Cayman GT4 or Boxster Spyder

I also chose the Spyder. The failing 3rd gear issue is concerning though if it would be owned past the warranty. The only fix that I'm aware of is a trans rebuild with aftermarket parts. I think...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-19-2018, 01:20:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,530
Posted By m3 hal
Re: M2 Competition

I agree. 3570 lbs is a bit heavy for this car. It's not the end of the world, just a bit frustrating.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-18-2018, 02:11:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,766
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Streamline CSL Trunklid

That's what I'm seeing too. The Streamline marketing is that you're getting a precisely manufactured product with expert quality control. The reality seems to be more like this:



Firing the...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-18-2018, 12:58:46 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 259,624
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Official BMW M2 thread

Not the power per se, but Top Gear (https://www.topgear.com/car-news/bmw-m2-competition-angry-little-blighter) is saying it's 55 kg (122 lbs) heavier, which would make it heavier than the M4. That...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-17-2018, 11:03:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,290
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Mason Engineering

I'm just being careful with words because I'm not motivated enough to re-visit all of the locations that crack other than the rear mounts, and speaking in definites on something like this is...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-17-2018, 10:14:30 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 259,624
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Official BMW M2 thread

Kind of a wasted effort imo. Money would have been better spent on a CSL-style trunk.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-17-2018, 09:59:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,290
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Mason Engineering

Depends on the plates, bushings, and quality of welding. I would say most likely less but it depends.



Yes, stiffness attracts force. There's deflection at the mounts and the bushings though,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-17-2018, 09:11:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,290
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Mason Engineering

Correct. The rear bushings would get worked harder as a result though. Mason bar + solid rear bushings + stock fronts might work well since the Mason would essentially zero out chassis deflection...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Apr-16-2018, 12:57:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 874
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 25 Cars Worth Waiting For..... Discuss

I was hoping to see the new Supra on this list.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-07-2018, 03:17:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 930
Posted By m3 hal
Re: SSV1 and Modified Euro Section 1 Install Questions

Yes. Let the engine heat cycle a few times and then re-check all fasteners before putting it completely back together.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-04-2018, 09:23:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,508
Posted By m3 hal
Re: I'm 3D printing a sub woofer enclosure using tough PLA.How thick should the walls

I like the infinite baffle idea. Fabricating a battery compartment cover that seals to the battery compartment should be light and effective.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-29-2018, 11:42:15 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 35,784
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Anyone printing money with bitcoins right now?

10,000 btc was worth 2 large pizzas in 2010, so there wasn't much motive to backup a btc wallet before formatting hdd's, selling/trashing an old pc, etc.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Mar-24-2018, 04:46:30 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

What about the NRA lobbying to suppress federal funding for gun violence research? I think that is more damaging to a democratic society than youtube exercising control over its business.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-22-2018, 11:43:07 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

A lot of people don't know this, but the markets go up and down. You'll see some bigly swings. I have some beautifully intelligent people working on this. They're very rich, too. And they're...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-22-2018, 09:53:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,308
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Uber pulls self-driving cars after first fatal crash of autonomous vehicle

"Pedestrian walking bike across road outside of crosswalk with no helmet on in dark non-reflective clothing in poorly lit area is hit by car" would also be a factual account of what happened. Does...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-22-2018, 03:21:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-22-2018, 02:10:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,308
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Uber pulls self-driving cars after first fatal crash of autonomous vehicle

"Automated car hit and killed a pedestrian" as a national headline, followed by questioning autonomous car safety before any details of the investigation have been provided, is not entirely objective...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-21-2018, 11:59:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,308
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Uber pulls self-driving cars after first fatal crash of autonomous vehicle

I have no gripe with it being reported. It's the way it was reported.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-21-2018, 04:30:45 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

It's a race to the bottom. Businesses that can be deployed in nearly any location can wh0re themselves out to the highest bidder. It's similar to some of the tax-funded sports stadiums. As soon as...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-21-2018, 04:23:35 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

I think they also traced relevant material purchases to him.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-21-2018, 01:06:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,399
Posted By m3 hal
Re: So Long Audi R8 it has been a good run

That's a really good idea. :thumbsup2:
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-20-2018, 01:43:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,308
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Uber pulls self-driving cars after first fatal crash of autonomous vehicle

I think the media should chill until it's confirmed the car was actually at fault. There are far more important headlines than this at the moment.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-20-2018, 12:45:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,399
Posted By m3 hal
Re: So Long Audi R8 it has been a good run

Why not tune up the i5 from the RS3? That would still sound interesting and might weigh even less than a v6.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-20-2018, 03:46:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,308
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Uber pulls self-driving cars after first fatal crash of autonomous vehicle

I'm interested in what the cause was. Only detail I've read is she was outside of the crosswalk.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-19-2018, 10:12:49 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchen and family are responsible for the outrageous price of epipens.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-19-2018, 04:14:52 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 259,624
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Official BMW M2 thread

That's the shorter wheelbase I mentioned. :parrot:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-19-2018, 03:56:01 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 259,624
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Official BMW M2 thread

I wonder how much weight the S55 will add? Not sure I could justify 2-series leather, fake stitching on the dash, etc. for a slightly shorter wheelbase and 50 lbs of weight loss.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-19-2018, 01:45:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 716
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Help - car registration questions

Google title jumping in your state and/or call the DMV.
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Mar-18-2018, 01:06:07 AM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Felix Sater, a Russian-born businessman and associate of President Donald Trump, confirmed Friday that the Trump Organization was pursuing a deal with a sanctioned Russian bank at the height of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 08:15:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Oil level sensor bolt snapped in half

I'd soak it in pb blaster for a bit and then try some vice grips. If you have a dremel with cut off wheel, it looks like the bolt is sticking out enough to cut a notch for a flathead screwdriver.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-15-2018, 09:28:39 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Foreign demand suddenly disappearing + foreign investors selling their properties because the holding costs make them bad investments.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-15-2018, 12:52:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,945
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2018 M5 dealership mark up

that's what i was thinking
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-13-2018, 09:57:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By m3 hal
Re: The R8 RWS Is Audi's First RWD Supercar

I think it can still be problematic because of the high torque at the tires. I spent a couple of weeks driving a buddy's Dinan stroker V10 M6 (supposedly 628hp), and it was a mess trying to have fun...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-13-2018, 08:07:45 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

https://planetsave.com/2013/12/23/a-rigged-game-of-monopoly-reveals-how-feeling-wealthy-changes-our-behavior-ted-video/

In this TED Talk held at TEDxMarin (as in Marin County, CA), Piff discusses...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-13-2018, 07:43:44 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

It's the govt's responsibility to draw that line with equitable policy if it wants a more stable and prosperous society.

Why should only one side have any input on where that line is drawn? And...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-13-2018, 07:14:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By m3 hal
Re: The R8 RWS Is Audi's First RWD Supercar

Is your preference for the MT due to increased involvement in leisure driving, or would you want the MT on the track too (ignoring that it's probably a little slower)? I'm a big MT fan, but this is...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-13-2018, 07:03:56 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

The poor in the US should feel rich because others have it worse in a 3rd world country? It doesn't work that way. Rich is subjective to a degree, but it's also relative to the individual's local...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-13-2018, 02:07:48 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

That's what happens when you condemn Russia without Donny's blessing.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-13-2018, 01:53:07 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

That is what I'm thinking of when I enter these discussions. Buffett and Gates often lobby against themselves, which should be a clear indicator that it's more complicated than the poor eating the...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-13-2018, 01:37:46 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Me too, but I think those traits were more likely acquired due to being raised in a good home environment. At some point I took over the reins, but the older I get, the easier it is to see how much...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-12-2018, 10:24:40 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Nothing. There's always going to be a notable percentage of society that will be deemed poor, underachieving, etc.




Compare to peer countries and figure it out? I dunno. Whatever the...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-12-2018, 09:34:50 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Gotcha. I wasn't figuring that in, so we probably aren't too far apart on the topic.



I never said any of that, but I think it misses the point anyway. The bootstrapping argument ignores that...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-12-2018, 08:13:18 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

The poor are poor because of their own bad decisions, and there's room for everyone on the next level if they just worked harder. Those aren't good arguments.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-12-2018, 05:32:37 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

I would agree if the median household income in a medium COL city in the US was $100k/year, but it's not even that high in the extremely high COL metro areas. I would cut that number nearly in half...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-12-2018, 04:35:26 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Like I said earlier, it's hard to generalize without being clear on whether we're talking about low/median income households in a major metro areas, or high earners who did in fact blow it all. For...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-12-2018, 01:21:33 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

I think that ~70% of the population not being able to save a grand indicates bigger problems than the secondary factors like personal finance education, interest rates, etc. The real key to savings...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Mar-09-2018, 06:13:15 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

For sure. It's a multi-faceted topic, with points that can be more or less relevant depending on which income group is being generalized about.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Mar-09-2018, 12:12:49 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

In defense of the plebs, I think retirement is more or less off the table for a notable percentage of households with the way the labor market is. Agree there is reckless spending and bad habits...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-07-2018, 11:48:58 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

He's as likely to win a 2nd term as the GOP is to divorce itself from the NRA.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-07-2018, 07:49:19 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

The impact on infrastructure/construction is where it will really hurt.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-07-2018, 12:59:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By m3 hal
Re: RUF SCR at Geneva

shoulda named it the alt f4
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-07-2018, 12:53:47 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

The EU prepares its tit-for-tat tariffs on the US. ...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-07-2018, 01:12:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,342
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2018 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept

I thought the same. The rear looks odd on such a long car.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Mar-03-2018, 03:00:04 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

The punitive reaction from the government is where it went wrong.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Mar-03-2018, 02:56:37 AM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

It's hard for me to blame Delta for not entertaining the possibility of an immediate punitive response from the govt over the ending of a nearly unused discount program with an interest group.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-01-2018, 07:40:44 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Do you think they forget? Or do they simply grow tired of discussing with a side that just looks for reasons not to listen. The debate over gun control laws in the US has persisted for decades.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-01-2018, 06:34:47 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Most of the belittlement stems out of the demonstrated lack of common sense and/or intellectual dishonesty coming from the other side. As someone mentioned earlier, the NRA side tends to gloss over...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-01-2018, 04:24:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,294
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Ford GT or Lamborghini Huracan Performante or McLaren 720S

Voted Lambro for the sounds. They all have enough performance for me.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-28-2018, 05:34:13 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Mueller looking into Trump's business dealings with Russia before the election. A few relevant quotes from Trump's past:

"Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-28-2018, 02:45:58 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 259,624
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Official BMW M2 thread

I think the 230i should be entered into the discussion if a cheaper daily is the goal. The 230i has ~250 hp, ~3150 lbs, better weight distribution, and saves more money in gas and initial costs.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-27-2018, 06:14:23 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 259,624
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Official BMW M2 thread

That list can't be taken seriously without an M3/M4 on it.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-27-2018, 02:48:42 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 259,624
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Official BMW M2 thread

The M240i probably loses its "cheaper" advantage as soon as it's driven off the lot.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Feb-26-2018, 04:20:30 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 259,624
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Official BMW M2 thread

I think another ~60 lbs could have been dropped if they had included more of the M4's lightweight features like the battery, frp trunk, cf roof, cf driveshaft, and aluminum hood, but a couple hundred...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-24-2018, 04:18:57 AM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

By looking at more relevant statistics like the firearm homicide rate in comparison to high income peer countries with stricter gun control policies.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-23-2018, 09:02:20 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

There never seems to be a good time for the discussion. Which leads to the bigger problem: one side has no honest interest in making any concessions. That was made clear when Trump repealed the...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-23-2018, 04:37:20 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Extreme views are a canard. It's easy to separate the wheat from the chaff. The problem is that everything is chaff to one side, as evidenced by their perpetual do-nothing approach to the problem.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-23-2018, 03:09:47 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

Yep. There are people accusing the survivors of being shills/actors for the democrats, saying that the democrats want to take away guns as part of a broader goal to remove more individual freedoms,...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-20-2018, 02:39:55 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 145,653
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Porsche Cayman GT4

Probably not long at all, but it would be expensive, labor intensive, and void the warranty. By gimped head I also meant gimped cams attached to them, resulting in something like a 400hp 8000 rpm...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Feb-19-2018, 06:54:42 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 145,653
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Porsche Cayman GT4

There's no longer an in-production model besides the GT3 to borrow an NA flat 6 from, so they're going to have to do something less practical than in the previous gen. For example, a GT3 engine...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-18-2018, 04:44:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Shipping a car

I had an E46 M3 shipped to me on an enclosed trailer. The driver filled out a meticulous condition report on the car when he picked it up, and that gave me the leverage I needed to get $700 back...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-18-2018, 03:00:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,646
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

I just plugged the article's suggestion that aero caused the 1/4 mile mph discrepancy into my spreadsheet. Based on their numbers given for Cd and frontal area, there is only ~6 hp difference in how...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-18-2018, 02:32:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,646
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

My expectations are low, but that would be awesome.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 07:43:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Clutch Pedal and Bushings

I had a bad experience with the AKG brake pedal bushing. The hole in the bushing was too tight, causing the pedal to hang up and keep the brakes applied after I took my foot off the pedal. The...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 07:29:11 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

liking the new thread title :laughhard: :hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 04:27:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Clutch Pedal and Bushings

The AKG clutch bushing worked fine for me. It tightens things up as you'd expect. I didn't detect any NVH. I've read a lot of good things about the Mason pedal, but haven't had the chance to try...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 01:52:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,646
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

Like I said, I'm not sure what's going on. It's just suspect. I do know a healthy M2 is going to be several mph faster than 107 using traditional timing at a drag strip with decent weather.


...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 01:36:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,646
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

That's the kicker. I'm not sure. Could also be bad gas or something in the M2.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 12:47:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,646
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

It must be something about their testing methodology. Car & Driver has the M2 at 113 (https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2016-bmw-m2-full-test-review). An E46 M3 traps ~105 stock, and the M2 has...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 12:05:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,646
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

Yeah, something's up. The M2 is easily a +110 mph car.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 09:50:08 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Inauguration Watch

So, Mueller indicts 13 Russians over their meddling in the 2016 elections. Are we going to be able to change the thread title to "impeachment watch" soon? How is Putin going to react to this?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-15-2018, 09:25:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,066
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2018 Chevy Corvette Z51 or 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Base

Not a decision I'd enjoy making, but I'd probably take the Cayman for exterior and interior aesthetics and interior material quality.



:agree:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-15-2018, 08:33:31 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Inauguration Watch

Why do personal attacks need to be punished? People are still going to be mean to one another. There's nothing we can do.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-15-2018, 08:14:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,258
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Toyota Supra leaks

A great platform imo. It's quite a tragedy how they refuse to offer a higher hp engine or FI from the factory.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-15-2018, 05:36:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,258
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Toyota Supra leaks

Looks pretty good imo. Interested in seeing how this develops.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-15-2018, 03:13:02 PM
Replies: 7,602
Views: 203,080
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Inauguration Watch

The govt could start buying them back.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-14-2018, 08:35:33 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 5,440
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 05:13:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,683
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Engine with spun rod bearing. What to do?

Bent valves with no significant damage to the head or pistons.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 01:59:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,683
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Engine with spun rod bearing. What to do?

Based on how these things typically go, I'd expect bent/broken valves to be the outcome. You could also have a spun bearing or other damage, but if you don't have a hole or major leak from the block...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 04:22:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,683
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Engine with spun rod bearing. What to do?

How do you know it's a spun bearing?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 04:05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,683
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Engine with spun rod bearing. What to do?

$4k installed is a smoking deal for an S54. Even at normal prices the used engine will probably be the more economical route. Have you torn down the blown engine? There are probably bent valves...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-13-2018, 09:59:06 PM
Replies: 45,274
Views: 5,681,464
Posted By m3 hal
Re: *** The Ridiculous Thread ***

pedal stuck at 95 mph, shouldn't top speed be at least 120 or so :hmm:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Feb-12-2018, 06:27:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,328
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Acura NSX: New vs the Original

The original NSX was love at first sight for me, and I'd say was far less polarizing. It eventually became underpowered (13 years at sub-300 hp), but it was competitive when it first debuted, and...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-09-2018, 06:58:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,881
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 Gran Coupe

The lack of widebody is the real travesty imo. I would be driving an RS3 right now if it was flared/bulged. The standard body is just too soft imo.
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