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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-11-2003, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Gus
Talking It actually has the right engine!

For us Euro owners, that is actually the right engine! Anyone know who the manufactuer of the model is? I looked at Exoto, but could not find it :dunno: My car is identical to the model :thumbup:
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2003, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By Gus
Question M5 vs. M Coupe, would you trade?

Local BMW dealer called me to tell me they took in a 1999 BMW M5 on trade for a new 7 series. Avus Blue exterior, black leather interior. Mint shape, 30K miles. Even has the TV tuner (yes to watch...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2003, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Gus
Talking Thanks, but no thanks!

S54s are nice, but I want one of a S50! In any case, let me know where you found the one for the S54 :)
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2003, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Gus
Need engine picture

Anyone here has a picture of a S50B32 (Euro 3.2 M) motor? I am looking for something out of a BMW press kit or something similar. I want to use it as a desktop background for my computer. I only have...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2003, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By Gus
Post In case anyone is interested in knowing, BMW will...

In case anyone is interested in knowing, BMW will only put Castrol RS 10-60 full synthetic on the S50 Euro motors. Dealer sells the quart at $27.30 each :mad: , but I get them from Castrol directly...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2003, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,825
Posted By Gus
They missed a model on that list

I have the same thing happen to me on my 99 S50B32 M Coupe.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2003, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,872
Posted By Gus
he he he

5.5 month old identical twin boys here :thumbup: At least when I do decide to go racing (with a dedicated track car!) I will already have half of a pit crew:rofl:

Since there is only one local...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2003, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,872
Posted By Gus
Stock pads

The ones that fried were stock pads. After this incident, I do not plan to track my car anymore, not that I ever did much of it. One time before this, I took the car and after a couple of laps (no...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2003, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,872
Posted By Gus
Thanks AC

I did not touch the brakes on the cool dwn laps. As a matter of fact, I got on the highway after that and did not touch the brakes for about 30 minutes after the 6 laps.

I did break in the sanded...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-02-2003, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,872
Posted By Gus
Please tell me how to brake!

I have always driven at the track like I do at autocross. If you are not 100% on the throttle, you better be 100% on the brakes. At the end of the two long straightways, I braked at the last minute...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-25-2003, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,872
Posted By Gus
I am already using ATE Super Blue fluid. I was...

I am already using ATE Super Blue fluid.
I was under the impression that SS lines only improve pedal feel, not braking power itself.
Since my car is Euro spec, I already have the floating rotors....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-25-2003, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,872
Posted By Gus
Please let me know what you find out. I took my...

Please let me know what you find out. I took my car on the track the other day and after 6 hot laps, I glazed my rotors and pad (stock Euro). I had the pads sanded and the rotors re surfaced as to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2003, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,969
Posted By Gus
Thanks for the replies. I do have the vertical...

Thanks for the replies. I do have the vertical adjustment feature for the headlights, but no washers.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-01-2003, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,969
Posted By Gus
Unhappy This is weird...

My VIN is in conflict with many things on that list. For instance, digit #5 on my car is M wich translates to a M Coupe 00 (my car is a 1999!), later confirmed by the X on digit 10. Now the big...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2002, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By Gus
Red face My 99 Euro spec M Coupe with the S50B32 motor...

My 99 Euro spec M Coupe with the S50B32 motor uses Castrol Formula RS 10W60. Local thief, I mean dealer, charges me $17.50 per bottle :bawling: I found the local Castrol dealer who will sell them...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2002, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By Gus
Talking I can send you pics of my damaged rims. You will...

I can send you pics of my damaged rims. You will know what it looks like when someone tries to, unsuccesfully, sand sractches down. Warning: "it aint pretty!" :cry:
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2002, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By Gus
I have it and do not use it

My 99 Euro spec M Coupe has this feature and I rarely use it. Its supposed to counter act the effects of a full load of gas and luggage in the trunk. Positions are 0, 1, and 2, but its infinitely...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2002, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By Gus
He just has more money than brains or driving...

He just has more money than brains or driving skills ;) I guess he was a bit too excited at the time :rolleyes: After all, the TV station he owns was filming the event and I guess he wanted to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2002, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By Gus
Unhappy Update

Although I was not able to help the gentleman prepare his car for last weekend's event due to my wife's hospitalization:bawling: I heard from a good friend of mine that the man blew the engine...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2002, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By Gus
Thanks

Its not a S54 motor, its a S50B32 (1996-1999 Euro Spec 3.2L M motor). Karl A. has suggested other diff options, such as a 4.10 that we will look into. I have found the article on the Digi Tec M...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2002, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By Gus
Cool Ultimate M Coupe Track Car

Hello all. Just got a call from the gentleman who owns the other M Coupe in the country (yeap, only 2 of them here including mine!). He has decided to track his car and race it locally. So,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-07-2002, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,401
Posted By Gus
Angry Its common!

I took my car over to my friend's shop. Got it on the lift and removed the 2 rear tires. Guess what... No shipping doughnuts on the driver side and 2 of them on the passenger side! Was I surprised?...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-07-2002, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,401
Posted By Gus
Thumbs up Thanks!

Will experiment and see what works out the best. I want to see how many shipping blocks were left on the springs. :rolleyes:
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-07-2002, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,401
Posted By Gus
Thanks, but...

I did not want to start removing panels from the car and cutting stuff up. I am going to use a 2x4 and jack it from the middle of the 2 jacking points :eek: Insert the jackstands, lower it, then...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-03-2002, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By Gus
Post Decal set

This is what I found last night while doing research on the decal set: http://www.bmwtoys.com/sek2/prods/TMS3507.html

Says its for the E46 series, but perhaps it could be cut to fit our Coupes. ...
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