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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By straytowel
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5859/bmwboltpat...

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5859/bmwboltpatterntb8.jpg

center bore appears to be different. you'd need some rings.

no idea what the ET ranges are. afaik ET H is somewhere around ~+40...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By straytowel
no one? someone has to have an e46 next door or...

no one? someone has to have an e46 next door or something.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-13-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By straytowel
edit: woops read wrong. plug the offsets for...

edit: woops read wrong.

plug the offsets for whatever wheels you have now into this:

http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp

then measure if you have the clearance.

i'm...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-12-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,306
Posted By straytowel
my shift knob gets warm around the base only...

my shift knob gets warm around the base only after extended driving. i wouldn't say its too hot to touch, but warm like standing out in the sun for a while. transmission fluid is fine and exhaust...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-11-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By straytowel
E46 floor mats in an E36

anyone know if they fit? with a little modification maybe?

i'm lovin' the all-weather mats, which are sadly not available for the e36:...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-02-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,376
Posted By straytowel
Meguair's makes this stuff called "ScratchX"...

Meguair's makes this stuff called "ScratchX" thats pretty decent on toning down scratches by hand. i used it to remove scratches from fingernail marks by the door handles pretty good. it will most...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,400
Posted By straytowel
the 06/1992 is the production month/year. ...

the 06/1992 is the production month/year.

if you dont want the car to be lower, you'll have to go to the bmw springs, or go for the sport stock type which only lowers slightly. there are other...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By straytowel
instead of using a wax on wheels i prefer to use...

instead of using a wax on wheels i prefer to use an acrylic sealant, like klasse all-in-one. works better at stopping brake dust buildup imo.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By straytowel
i've got the same problem from somewhere in the...

i've got the same problem from somewhere in the rear. new shocks/springs all around didn't make it go away in my case, so it can't be those.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,400
Posted By straytowel
i replaced my springs/struts a few months ago...

i replaced my springs/struts a few months ago with little difficulty.

the tech articles want you to remove the tie rods just so you can have better access to the 2 bolts on the bottom of the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-21-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,349
Posted By straytowel
heres my drivers side motor mount when i took it...

heres my drivers side motor mount when i took it off to replace it -

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/2696/img0324mj2.jpg

it came off in one piece but when i went to pick it up by the top...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-19-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,524
Posted By straytowel
well, a 18x8 wheel with a 225/40 tire is pretty...

well, a 18x8 wheel with a 225/40 tire is pretty unspecific. +38 offset is most likely not to rub since its closest to stock. +25 or lower will rub the fenders, higher than +40 will hit the struts....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-15-2007, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By straytowel
so you never checked the transmission fluid? ...

so you never checked the transmission fluid? after 180k km i'd think its time to change it anyway. :rolleyes:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-15-2007, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,349
Posted By straytowel
too low to the ground, thats a new one...haha. ...

too low to the ground, thats a new one...haha.
main culprit is sloppy engine mounts. engine flexes and the fan hits the shroud.

a simple search would've provided your answer, and 99999 other...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-15-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,295
Posted By straytowel
thats a pretty accurate butt dyno you've got...

thats a pretty accurate butt dyno you've got there to be able to measure in 2%.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By straytowel
unsure about 328, but when the m3 is compared to...

unsure about 328, but when the m3 is compared to the 325 exhaust it has larger diameter piping, a heat shield, and larger offset chrome tips. when i last had the two side by side i would only say...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-10-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,725
Posted By straytowel
sadly, i also thought this looked like some sort...

sadly, i also thought this looked like some sort of mustang from the thumbnails. maybe i see too many mustangs with vht shades everywhere.

the carbon fiber dash is funny. it would be 10x better...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-07-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By straytowel
the george washington bridge would kill me on the...

the george washington bridge would kill me on the drive there... :\

needs a CT meet, haha
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-05-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,910
Posted By straytowel
the bentley manual has a really nice trouble...

the bentley manual has a really nice trouble shooting procedure for jumping the fan switch connector on the side of the radiator.

my friend with an E30 is going through this same problem. aux...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-04-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,638
Posted By straytowel
yes, the paint underneath will be clean and brand...

yes, the paint underneath will be clean and brand new looking, but (if you ever happen to take it off) the rest of the car will not :( the clear bra cannot reproduce the depth and color that certain...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-02-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By straytowel
used nology wires on a nissan 240sx before and...

used nology wires on a nissan 240sx before and also made a small (but noticeable) difference. oem ones were also NGK. good stuff.

i doubt BMW uses some godly wires that can't be improved upon. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-02-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,638
Posted By straytowel
why not use the 3m neon green automotive tape? ...

why not use the 3m neon green automotive tape?

on the car bra subject: they're really only supposed be used as a use then remove from car and clean sort of thing. 98% of people that use them...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-02-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,734
Posted By straytowel
renault is one of the top ranked teams in the F1...

renault is one of the top ranked teams in the F1 scene. i believe renault won the 2006 drivers championship series for the second year in a row. renault also owns Nissan and a few other car...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-28-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By straytowel
i would've never thought i'd source an...

i would've never thought i'd source an importtuner article, but - http://www.importtuner.com/features/0610impp_catalytic_converter_removal/index1.html

so basically you don't even do it for the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-26-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By straytowel
are you sure you want glass packs? imo they...

are you sure you want glass packs? imo they sound horrible. youtube has lots of videos with glass packs on cars and i don't think they fit the e36's with that sound.

ebay sells stuff like...
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