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Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 04-17-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Jim44
Thanks! Jim

Thanks!

Jim
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 04-17-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Jim44
Nice. This is the fun part for me, having to...

Nice. This is the fun part for me, having to *think* my way past someone.


:confused: Never quite understood that myself, but depending on how much of a clown they're being, I can work on my...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-24-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Jim44
Yes it does :) You're welcome! :thumbup: ...

Yes it does :)


You're welcome! :thumbup:

Jim
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-21-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Jim44
Well, I didn't have a pre-cam dyno, but post-cam...

Well, I didn't have a pre-cam dyno, but post-cam a dyno run showed 192HP at the wheels on a DynoJet (and the drive train was still warming up, but I didn't want to pay for another 3 pulls). That...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-20-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Jim44
The switch is up under the dash, near the top of...

The switch is up under the dash, near the top of the brake pedal arm.

Search the forum - I'm sure someone has posted a detailed DIY instructions ('cause you're not the first to need to replace...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-19-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Jim44
Yep, absolutely. You'll need a re-programmed ECU...

Yep, absolutely. You'll need a re-programmed ECU chip, though. Jim Conforti/Eurosport has one: http://www.eurosporthighperformance.com/ - I don't know if other retailers of JimC chips have it (they...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-20-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 156,949
Posted By Jim44
JT Designs: http://www.jt-designs.com/ Jim

JT Designs:
http://www.jt-designs.com/

Jim
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-23-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By Jim44
RealOEM.com only lists the hold-down used at the...

RealOEM.com only lists the hold-down used at the base of the battery, but not the long bolt.

Hold down: 61 21 8 353 010

And it will work with the Interstate's just fine; see my post above.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-23-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By Jim44
The Interstate's have a vent, and come with a...

The Interstate's have a vent, and come with a free vent tube extension kit (all you have to do is ask for it) that works quite well in the BMW fitment. I have an MTP-91 in each of the E36s, with the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-03-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By Jim44
I can't recall which method we use to determine...

I can't recall which method we use to determine octane (and I'm too lazy to Google it :) ), but here in California (Land of Really Crappy Gas) the highest we typically get is 91. Other parts of the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-02-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By Jim44
Some of us are smarter than average :) ...

Some of us are smarter than average :)


No, it's because the US E36 M3 had a totally different engine than the Euro-spec ones - basically a bored and stroked 2.5 ('95 M3) or 2.8 ('96+ M3). One...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-22-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,345
Posted By Jim44
8mm hex key for both the main belt tensioner and...

8mm hex key for both the main belt tensioner and the A/C belt tensioner.

Jim
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-14-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,634
Posted By Jim44
Also, being in a lot of stop-n-go traffic will...

Also, being in a lot of stop-n-go traffic will lower gas mileage. I get ~17mpg when I'm doing a lot of city and/or stop-n-go driving.

Jim
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-14-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By Jim44
Not bad - IIRC the Interstate MTP-91 (which is a...

Not bad - IIRC the Interstate MTP-91 (which is a typical replacement) was ~$100 when I replaced mine.

And lucky you for getting an extra 2 years out of your battery :) Mine died within weeks of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-25-2006, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,620
Posted By Jim44
That's only 15mpg if you're filling up with 16...

That's only 15mpg if you're filling up with 16 gallons each time, which I doubt. (250miles/16 gallons)

200-250 miles between fill-ups with only city driving is not that unusual, though. I usually...
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 11-21-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,780
Posted By Jim44
One word: smooth. Smooth inputs results in less...

One word: smooth. Smooth inputs results in less tire wear. And, oddly enough, will eventually results in faster lap times.

If nothing else, it'll make your instructor a bit more comfortable :)
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-20-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,345
Posted By Jim44
And, actually, you can replace the main belt...

And, actually, you can replace the main belt without removing the fan - there is room to wiggle the belt between the fan & radiator. I did it this way several times before finally buying a 32mm...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-16-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By Jim44
There should be a VIN plate that shows through...

There should be a VIN plate that shows through the windshield on the bottom-left. Possibly a replacement windshield that didn't have the VIN opening was installed?

IIRC, there should also be VIN...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-14-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By Jim44
The 540 is not a bad car, but I'm an "E36" kind...

The 540 is not a bad car, but I'm an "E36" kind of person, so....:)

I can see the desire for some to want an auto trans (there are days commuting in the SF Bay Area...), but I prefer a manual as...
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 11-14-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,780
Posted By Jim44
Have you driven in the States? Can you imagine...

Have you driven in the States? Can you imagine the carnage? (no pun intended). :eeps:

On the other hand, those folks would then not be clogging up my drive to work :D

Jim
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 11-13-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,780
Posted By Jim44
I was restricting my comments to the geographic...

I was restricting my comments to the geographic area of interest of the OP :)

Jim
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 11-09-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,780
Posted By Jim44
There are 3 tracks in the LA area: Willow...

There are 3 tracks in the LA area: Willow Springs, Buttonwillow, and Cal Speedway.

However, I don't think you'll be able to just show up and and pay for a "couple of laps". I don't know of any...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-09-2006, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By Jim44
Pretty much any M3 you might look at at this...

Pretty much any M3 you might look at at this point in time will need to have the following items looked at closely:
- RSMs (rear shock mounts)
- Front control arm bushings
- RTABs, as ffej...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 11-07-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,660
Posted By Jim44
Huh? While that might have been an issue with...

Huh? While that might have been an issue with really old cars that had gone their whole lives on dino oil, that would not be an issue with a '98. The gaskets & seals should not be that worn out/dried...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 10-27-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By Jim44
Manual - 3.15 Automatic - 3.23 Jim

Manual - 3.15
Automatic - 3.23

Jim
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