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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By Lasttoy
Exactly how much weight was intended by to be in the car by BMW....

I've gone through the Search function but didn't find what I was looking for... and got tired of reading on further. I've gotten several alignments done on my Z4 M Coupe and a Lotus Elise over the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By Lasttoy
my 2008 z4 m coupe w/ all options except Nav and extended leather...

came in at 3265lbs w/ less than 1/4 tank of gas but w/ my golf bag in the trunk (forgot to take it out... ~20-25lbs bag). The car is completely stock.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-31-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By Lasttoy
Turner looked at the pads...

Wrong/unkown brake pad compound was on the front pads. They will send me a new/correct set of front pads. First time they experienced something like this. I'll give it another try.

Thx.
J
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-24-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By Lasttoy
same fluid, two different pads...

ATE 200 were bled w/ each pad swap. Both pads resulted in lengthened pedal travel after a few laps. W/ stock pads, the brake pedal reached a definitely firm point after the initial pedal travel (I...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By Lasttoy
I didn't drive my advance student's M3...

[QUOTE=The HACK;4370525]Did you drive your student's car?

Just my observation from the passenger seat at NHMS, but I would have noticed if his pads were really bad. Although NHMS can be tough on...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By Lasttoy
Same technique I used on all my previous pads...

I take it up to ~100mps then brake pretty (not extreme) aggressively down to ~60mps. I repeat this process 5-6 times w/ ~10 second intervals. My first braking before I start this process was...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By Lasttoy
Interesting...

I went and test drove a 135i last Spring and walked out of the dealer w/ a purchase agreement on a z4 M Coupe. The 135 did not feel like a BMW to me. It reminded me of a pogo stick.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By Lasttoy
Cool Willie brake pads from Turner Motorsport...

I just put on Turner's Cool Willy pads Sunday night for a 2-day event at Watkins Glen. I installed them on my 2008 Z4 M Coupe and bed them in Sunday night. I came across only one person over the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-21-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,591
Posted By Lasttoy
I went to a dealer to test drive a 135i last March and

ended up leaving the dealer w/ a purchase/order agreement on a z4 M Coupe... pick it up 6 weeks later. The 1 series felt like "a" car... not "BMW." Certainly not a 2002 or an E30. Z4 M is a RAW...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Lasttoy
Well, the car only has 6k miles on it...

he said I bleed the brakes wrong because I didn't adjust the hydraulic valves.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Lasttoy
BMW USA may contact me regarding my recent service...

regarding my unsatisfactory service w/ a factory dealer. I was hoping to ask a question to you knowledgeable fellows. My dealer told me that I have to adjust the hydraulic valves when I bleed the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Lasttoy
Z4 Hmmm, did my dealer do the job?

Long story short, I dropped off my car (2008 Z4 MC) at my dealer to have my ABS sys cycled and the brake fluid flushed due to soft pedal I couldn't get rid of from just bleeding. I last used ATE...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,672
Posted By Lasttoy
Ah, the ABS. Didn't think of that...

Thanks! I'll see if my dealer will cycle the ABS sys for me. I've had bubbles in the ABS pump before on my Audi. My current symptom isn't as severe as what I experienced back then but this could...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-22-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,672
Posted By Lasttoy
Hi, I don't mean to steal the thread but...

I was hoping to get an opinion on my 08 Z4 M Coupe. I've been attending HPDS for 8 years w/ ~100 track days. Been instructing for 3 yrs. I've tracked my heavy Audi w/ stock/variation of...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Lasttoy
My last driver's ed instructor had an Elise and...

My last driver's ed instructor had an Elise and he said it drove similarly to the Elise (but with more power, body roll, and understeer).

And less buzzing, clunking, AC that works longer than 10...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Lasttoy
Space Gray. Sorry, Interlagos isn't my color.

Thanks though.

I'm going to have to think about my M vs. p-car a little longer. Possibly wait and see the bonus early next year.

Yes, that's exactly what I mean about the clutch/transmission. ...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Lasttoy
Please help me decide

I've had my 2008 z4 m coupe since early May this year. I drive a Lotus Elise on the track. M coupe is my street car. I find the sport seat boarder-line unbearable. Suspension is stiff but I can...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,933
Posted By Lasttoy
are you asking because you need to allocate your $ budget???

you have to have better brake fluid, period. You can get away w/ stock pads IF you are taking it easy on the brakes, and not trying to set track record. The car does push A LOT. Not sure what you...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,630
Posted By Lasttoy
I used to have the Alcon B-Type setup in my Audi from Stasis and...

they sucked my eye balls out. Never faded. Stasis is one of the 2 or 3 official US distributors of Alcon. They now use a monoblock setup (not the TA), which is still good. They have a setup for...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Lasttoy
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-21-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,656
Posted By Lasttoy
Thanks

I'll play w/ the alignment first.

J
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,656
Posted By Lasttoy
I know this was an old post but...

I recently took my 2008 Z4 M Coupe to a track (Calabogie for 3 days). This was my first time taking this car to a track. I could not believe the understeer! Most reviewers were spot on. I've done...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-27-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By Lasttoy
didn't see what happened... showed up at 2pm....

saw that car in the padlock w/ its front right corner bangged up.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,863
Posted By Lasttoy
great, thanks for the info. I feel better now.

I never got to ask my dealer since I just sat there and waited for 2 hours before driving back to work. My salesperson and my registration were nowhere to be found.:thumbdwn:
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By Lasttoy
This isn't my car but...

here is a space grey...
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