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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Tue, Jul-03-2007, 05:13:43 PM   #1
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I am new to this forum and to BMW's trying to learn as much as possible to determine what I should buy for open track events. I came across the following terms and do now understand them.

"OBD1 and OBD11 and "manual heated vaders".

Any help would be appreciated.
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OBD1 and OBD11 = Code readers and built-in code reader.
manual heated vaders = the seats and a manual heater "I think"
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If you look in the track section you will find all kinds of forums regarding getting your car track ready and tracking the M3!
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What BMW did you get?
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Old Tue, Jul-03-2007, 05:19:22 PM   #5
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Regarding M3's...

95's = OBD I , 96-99 = OBD II

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-Board_Diagnostics

Manual heated vaders = manual (as opposed to power) heated vader-style seats. The "vader" seats came in E36 M3 coupes that don't have the luxury package. They have more side bolstering than the seats which came in the sedans, convertibles, and coupes with the luxury package.
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What BMW did you get?
I think he's still deciding between an E36 M3 or a C5 ZO6 Vette.
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Right you are, still trying to decide what to get.

I just came across those terms and did not have a clue as to what they were.

The vaders I thought might be something like an air heater for cold start days.

Now as to OBD1 and OBD11 are they the numbers of the ecm's or is it only the model of the connector used to download codes?

Is there a site where I can get spec's on the E-36 M3, like weight, wheelbase, HP etc.

This site is the greatest.
Thanks for all the good info.

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BTW, the Vaders headrest extends farther down the sides of the seatback than most headrests, and is shaped like Darth Vader's helmet; hence the nickname.
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OBD1 and OBD11 = Code readers and built-in code reader.
manual heated vaders = the seats and a manual heater "I think"
dude.. wow. i am supposed to be on good behavior.. and i am.. but lets try and not post responses that are not based on fact. they make threads long, and don;t do much to help this poor guy get the info he needs.

ok OBD1 is a type of engine control.. its an akronym for onboard diagnostics 1
OBDII is the newer type of engine control... found on all cars and light trucks sold in North america 96 and newer.

Vaders= type of seats in M3 coupes w/o the lux package.. so named for their headrests looking like darth vader.

manual= not power seats
heated= the seats are heated.
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Is there a site where I can get spec's on the E-36 M3, like weight, wheelbase, HP etc.

If you go to www.m3forum.net/ and click on E36 M3, not the discussion board, the page will give you a bunch of info on all the E36 M3 types.
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