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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Dec-23-2009, 04:25:51 AM   #31
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^ wait that sounds familiar - maybe it's the same story LOL.

It was a guy that called into car talk telling the guys that his wife did it... perhaps your friend was covering up his own mistake. I believe the car on the show was ALSO a Subaru forrester.

I'm an avid listener of car talk ( I get the podcast) and I remember that Subaru story. One of my favorites for a laugh. Gotta admire the strength of that subie as well as the good intent those women had

I love waiting for VW stories and seeing how well I actually my dubs

Car talk is a great hour killer on Monday mornings at work ...as well as Adam Carolla's "carcast" (one word)
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Old Wed, Dec-23-2009, 04:29:07 AM   #32
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^ agree except I am too busy at work to listen to podcast so I normally hit them up in my car while I sit in DC traffic argh!

Never heard of adam carrola's podcast. I'll have to check it out.
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^ agree except I am too busy at work to listen to podcast so I normally hit them up in my car while I sit in DC traffic argh!

Never heard of adam carrola's podcast. I'll have to check it out.
He's not bad. He's a domestics (V8s) gearhead I see. He knocked on Hyundai 2 or 3 casts ago, which showed me just how ignorant he is of how Hyundai is good if not great now
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Old Wed, Dec-23-2009, 04:34:47 AM   #34
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Yeah, well I like Car Talk - they are so comical. Half of it isn't even informational for me - more or less entertaining listening to the people that call in.

Did you hear the one from this past week with the woman from Alaska with the volcanoes? It was hilarious.
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I love Car Talk... such a great traffic killer. I also can't work while listening to a talkshow, there's way too much to think about it takes all 4 of my brain cells to be productive!
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Wait. Adam Carrola is now considered knowledgable about something other than STDs? Wtf. I miss Love Line
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I feel bad derailing the car talk-talk, but my torque wrench done goofed, and I guess I did too by not questioning anything, but it didnt make any noise or vibration when going past the 18 ft-lb I set it to and the bolt head snapped off. Oddly, the bolt is hollow on the inside so I am going to just get a tap and screw it out tomorrow. Do you guys think that the threads were really hurt in the process, or did the plug likely snap before the threads were hurt. I'm guessing the latter....? Thanks and good writeup!
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They're built hollow for that exact reason. Carefully remove the rest of it and check to make sure the threads aren't damaged, but if they are, you can chase them with a properly sized tap. Just again be careful and try not to get any metal shavings inside the pan!

Reading through this thread is a blast from the past though... I remember when Derek posted it and all of these members were regulars on here. Good times.
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Reading through this thread is a blast from the past though... I remember when Derek posted it and all of these members were regulars on here. Good times.
Indeed. Fun bump...
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Sidenote for the oil change DIY, I usually run the car up to operating temp in order to make the oil flow easier. Watch out for burns!
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