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Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-30-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By Phil3
Glue-On Rear View Mirrors Falling Off?

Just curious if anyone has had their glue-on interior review mirror fall off? It hasn't happened to me, but it is a big problem for someone I know living in Florida. I wonder if the hot climate...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-26-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,767
Posted By Phil3
Interesting discussion on suspension options and...

Interesting discussion on suspension options and approaches, but frankly, I found nothing wrong with the M3 I drove. It had the best combination of ride and handling of anything I have driven. Yes,...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-25-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,685
Posted By Phil3
M3 Gearing

I drive a 2007 Cayman S 6 speed but always have been a BMW enthusiast, last owning a 1998 E36 M3 4 door sedan 5 speed in Estoril blue and grey interior. Never should have gotten rid of that car!
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-25-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,767
Posted By Phil3
There is no one thing about the Cayman that has...

There is no one thing about the Cayman that has surprised me. What I did not expect is how much I appreciated a trunk and 4 doors, or living day to day with a more supple ride. You don't notice...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-24-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,178
Posted By Phil3
Yes. Would be useful to know if he had 18s or...

Yes. Would be useful to know if he had 18s or 19s. The general consensus is that 19s on PASM sport mode is unbearable on rough roads, and the car just skips around on bumps. I don't have PASM and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-24-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,178
Posted By Phil3
Try the Cayman without the PASM (adjustable...

Try the Cayman without the PASM (adjustable suspension). Or have your friend adjust the PASM to sport mode. If sport mode is OK, you have a tougher backside than I do. Also, did the Cayman have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-24-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,178
Posted By Phil3
Very true. The car's suspension stiffness and...

Very true. The car's suspension stiffness and the road quality are subjective variables as is the sensitivity of the driver's backside. That said, I believe it can factually said that a lower...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-24-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,178
Posted By Phil3
I drive a Porsche Cayman S with 19" wheels but...

I drive a Porsche Cayman S with 19" wheels but also test drove a used 2008 M3 yesterday with 18" wheels. Good Lord, the M3 was MUCH plusher than the Cayman. The Cayman with 19s is just downright...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-23-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,767
Posted By Phil3
I just returned from test driving a used 2008 M3...

I just returned from test driving a used 2008 M3 sedan and 2008 Audi S4 4.2 V8, both w/6 speed manuals. The M3 was first.

Easier to get in and out of, shorter doors, a conventional trunk, 4...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-23-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,767
Posted By Phil3
A few have cautioned on the ride of BMWs with...

A few have cautioned on the ride of BMWs with certain tires and suspension options. I can scarcely believe any BMW can be worse than a 2007 Cayman S with 19" wheels and standard suspension. I did...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-23-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,767
Posted By Phil3
Compared to a 335i (around here), an M3 is as...

Compared to a 335i (around here), an M3 is as scarce as Big Foot. "Unique" is not the main criteria, but would like something that is not so common.

- Phil
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-22-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,767
Posted By Phil3
Porsche Cayman Replacement?

I have owned a 2007 Porsche Cayman S for 20 months and it is evident, it is not a good fit in my environment in the San Francisco bay area. The Cayman rides too hard (19" wheels), loves to rev and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-29-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,035
Posted By Phil3
The car has never overheated once since I got it...

The car has never overheated once since I got it with 35,000 miles on it. However, I was amazed to find that a BMW dealer had replaced the head gasket on it before that. :yikes: Wonder why.

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Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-28-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,035
Posted By Phil3
The repair cost was from a highly regarded...

The repair cost was from a highly regarded independent shop. The dealer was more. But, your point is noted, and does save lots of $$$. Does this engine have a propensity for cracking heads?

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Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-28-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,035
Posted By Phil3
Cracked Cylinder Head?

I will take my 1998 M3 sedan in for inspection, but thought others here could offer thoughts on what is going on with the car.

Started misfiring (one cylinder) on cold starts, which gradually...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-02-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,497
Posted By Phil3
Goodyear F1 GS-D3 & Sumitomo HTR Z III

I am new here, but thought I would contribute my finding on experiences with Goodyear F1 GS-D3 and Sumitomo HTR Z III tires on my bone stock 1998 M3 sedan.

The Goodyears, when new, were very...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-02-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By Phil3
M3 Sedan Seats - Comfort

Has anyone experienced discomfort in the M3 sedan ('98) seats? Sedan seats are I believe BMW sport seats, and not the Vaders found in 2 doors. Comfort is seemingly OK at first, but within a half...
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