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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-03-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Excellent choice. I like your style.

Excellent choice. I like your style.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I was way too far gone to heed any good advice...

I was way too far gone to heed any good advice about taking a break when I started running into trouble with this job. I almost had a nervous f-bomb breakdown at 5am trying to get that wiper arm...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 37,650
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I'm already trying to keep one aging foreign...

I'm already trying to keep one aging foreign sportscar on the road, so why not go for broke?

About as "barn find" as it gets......
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-15-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,631
Posted By dtownmikebrown
...I see what you did there.

...I see what you did there.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 9,088
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Putting a Z3 steering rack in a non-Z E36...Legal...

Putting a Z3 steering rack in a non-Z E36...Legal or illegal in SCCA's DSP class? I read and reread the rules and it's a little unclear. It bolts right up to the same mounting points without any...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 9,088
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Great recommendation! My roommate and I watched a...

Great recommendation! My roommate and I watched a good portion of it last night. Lots of fun. Now I really want to get a plane ticket to AU for the Bathurst 1000.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 9,088
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Wow, that airstrip looks like an awesome place to...

Wow, that airstrip looks like an awesome place to host. It's too bad, the club I'm part of at Michigan State has been officially banned from hosting auto-x on campus this coming season. Two different...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,964
Posted By dtownmikebrown
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c331/dtownmikebr...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c331/dtownmikebrown/IMG_0494_1.jpg

There, that's a step in the right direction. Not perfect, but I think it looks pretty good. The bumper cover I brought with me...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-04-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,964
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I've got h&r sport springs. It's not lowered by...

I've got h&r sport springs. It's not lowered by much.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-04-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,964
Posted By dtownmikebrown
They actually did one when I had my snow tires...

They actually did one when I had my snow tires put on. They told me it was 'way' out of alignment and I get a pretty good deal on service there so I just told them to go ahead and do it. I kept...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,964
Posted By dtownmikebrown
And I hate to admit it, but the Ford Fusion with...

And I hate to admit it, but the Ford Fusion with ecoboost that I'm renting while mine is being fixed is pretty awesome.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-01-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,964
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I know what you mean. It sucks. I've been driving...

I know what you mean. It sucks. I've been driving around like that for a month and a half waiting for the grill frame I ordered to show up. And it's been so cold and cruddy the past few weeks that I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,964
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Wow, long time no post for me. Maybe that's...

Wow, long time no post for me. Maybe that's because thinking too much about my car has been kinda depressing the past few months. 2013/2014 will be the fourth winter in Michigan driving the BMW, but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-15-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 2,993,098
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I'm 99% sure it's a 3.5" IDE. All you need to do...

I'm 99% sure it's a 3.5" IDE. All you need to do is grab a #1 and a #2 philips head screwdriver, and then keep unscrewing things until you've freed the hard drive. Then you can just pitch the rest of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-15-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 2,993,098
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Thanks. Luckily, no mechanical damage. Just...

Thanks. Luckily, no mechanical damage. Just cosmetic and psychological. :)



+1 for you.



If it's really old (pre-2005, maybe?) there's a pretty good chance its an IDE drive.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-15-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 2,993,098
Posted By dtownmikebrown
https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1...

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1507834_10151817451361659_1258006268_n.jpg

+1 to the first person who can guess what kinda tree I crashed into.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-14-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 2,993,098
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I'm going to buy the components and assemble it...

I'm going to buy the components and assemble it myself. That probably would have been helpful info. The company I'm working for is a subcontractor for one of the "Big Three" automakers here in MI,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-14-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 2,993,098
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Haha, I like your style, but I wanna avoid the...

Haha, I like your style, but I wanna avoid the fancy LED stuff. Keep it looking plain and boring.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-14-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 2,993,098
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Alright, I could use some OT input from anyone...

Alright, I could use some OT input from anyone who wants to weigh in on a nerd-related matter. My boss told me to build myself a new workstation PC and gave me a $2K budget. I have been out of the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-13-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Right. Any 96+ E36 328 or M3 midsection will...

Right. Any 96+ E36 328 or M3 midsection will work, that's my understanding of it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-09-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 9,088
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Haha, at one point I looked over at him after...

Haha, at one point I looked over at him after getting a little bit sideways through a turn and he was totally :yikes:, hunched down in his seat with a white-knuckle deathgrip on the grab handle....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-08-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 9,088
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Almost forgot...Here are the results from the TSD...

Almost forgot...Here are the results from the TSD rally I did with the Detroit SCCA last month. Weather ranged from sunny in the high 30's to sideways snow. I had a blast. My co-driver did not.
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-27-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,964
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Well, I'm a bozo. I plugged in the wiring harness...

Well, I'm a bozo. I plugged in the wiring harness for the coil packs and twisted the plastic fastener until it clicked, but it didn't thread properly. It wasn't actually held in there by anything and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-26-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,964
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I'm all finished replacing the valve cover...

I'm all finished replacing the valve cover gasket, spark plugs, coil boots, and the pre-cat o2 sensor. Everything went according to plan, and the engine seemed to be running A LOT better for a little...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-24-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I bought some when I did my front brakes earlier...

I bought some when I did my front brakes earlier this year. They're blanks and have geomet coating.
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