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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 19,372
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Anyone here ever done rallycross in an E36? I'm...

Anyone here ever done rallycross in an E36? I'm registered for one that's taking place in a month. I was going to drive my Starion, but but now I'm not sure if I'll have the engine back together...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-10-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 19,372
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Very true. Controlling the adrenaline has always...

Very true. Controlling the adrenaline has always been my biggest challenge in any kind of a performance situation. It's thrilling, addictive, stressful, and frustrating all at the same time. That's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Too bad you got rid of your cigarette lighter....

Too bad you got rid of your cigarette lighter. There's a easy/free upgrade you could have done. You can upgrade your cigarette lighter to a cigar lighter just by thinking about it differently.

Or...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 19,372
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I finally made it to The Tire Rack for an...

I finally made it to The Tire Rack for an autocross with the BMW CCA Michiana Chapter. It was a lot of fun, and there was a good showing of E36ers. I came in 2nd out of 4 in C class.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Why do you want to swap the engine? Is there...

Why do you want to swap the engine? Is there something wrong with the 2.5L or are you just looking for a power upgrade? If you're looking for more power, what are your goals for the car (daily...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-03-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By dtownmikebrown
That's a good looking 323is! Mine needs a wash...

That's a good looking 323is! Mine needs a wash right about now, but it's not gonna be looking that clean any time soon.



Karl, I would have figured you for a CDV deleter. I had a chance to do...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-03-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By dtownmikebrown
What model year is your bimmer? Has it had an...

What model year is your bimmer? Has it had an engine swap? It's my understanding that the "TU" engines were for the earlier E46 models, but maybe it was different in your market. Also, I thought that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-02-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I've been kinda-sorta laid off at work for the...

I've been kinda-sorta laid off at work for the next couple weeks. I've got tons of free time, but I can't spare the funds to finish building my project car (an '87 Mitsubishi Starion). I've been...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 850
Posted By dtownmikebrown
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BMW_engines ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BMW_engines

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_BMW's_have_v6_engines

etc, etc...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 19,372
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I went to the drag strip for the first time...

I went to the drag strip for the first time yesterday and I had a blast. Not the most fun you can have with a mostly stock 323is, but still a great time. I can see how it would be a lot more exciting...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-27-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 19,372
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Speaking of how not to drive, here's a textbook...

Speaking of how not to drive, here's a textbook example. :D That, and I've been so preoccupied with trying to get my Starion roadworthy that I never got around to swapping out my snow tires. I still...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-03-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Excellent choice. I like your style.

Excellent choice. I like your style.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I was way too far gone to heed any good advice...

I was way too far gone to heed any good advice about taking a break when I started running into trouble with this job. I almost had a nervous f-bomb breakdown at 5am trying to get that wiper arm...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6,886
Views: 119,449
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I'm already trying to keep one aging foreign...

I'm already trying to keep one aging foreign sportscar on the road, so why not go for broke?

About as "barn find" as it gets......
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-15-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,177
Posted By dtownmikebrown
...I see what you did there.

...I see what you did there.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 19,372
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Putting a Z3 steering rack in a non-Z E36...Legal...

Putting a Z3 steering rack in a non-Z E36...Legal or illegal in SCCA's DSP class? I read and reread the rules and it's a little unclear. It bolts right up to the same mounting points without any...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 19,372
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Great recommendation! My roommate and I watched a...

Great recommendation! My roommate and I watched a good portion of it last night. Lots of fun. Now I really want to get a plane ticket to AU for the Bathurst 1000.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 19,372
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Wow, that airstrip looks like an awesome place to...

Wow, that airstrip looks like an awesome place to host. It's too bad, the club I'm part of at Michigan State has been officially banned from hosting auto-x on campus this coming season. Two different...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By dtownmikebrown
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c331/dtownmikebr...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c331/dtownmikebrown/IMG_0494_1.jpg

There, that's a step in the right direction. Not perfect, but I think it looks pretty good. The bumper cover I brought with me...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-04-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I've got h&r sport springs. It's not lowered by...

I've got h&r sport springs. It's not lowered by much.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-04-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By dtownmikebrown
They actually did one when I had my snow tires...

They actually did one when I had my snow tires put on. They told me it was 'way' out of alignment and I get a pretty good deal on service there so I just told them to go ahead and do it. I kept...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By dtownmikebrown
And I hate to admit it, but the Ford Fusion with...

And I hate to admit it, but the Ford Fusion with ecoboost that I'm renting while mine is being fixed is pretty awesome.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-01-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I know what you mean. It sucks. I've been driving...

I know what you mean. It sucks. I've been driving around like that for a month and a half waiting for the grill frame I ordered to show up. And it's been so cold and cruddy the past few weeks that I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By dtownmikebrown
Wow, long time no post for me. Maybe that's...

Wow, long time no post for me. Maybe that's because thinking too much about my car has been kinda depressing the past few months. 2013/2014 will be the fourth winter in Michigan driving the BMW, but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-15-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 3,132,404
Posted By dtownmikebrown
I'm 99% sure it's a 3.5" IDE. All you need to do...

I'm 99% sure it's a 3.5" IDE. All you need to do is grab a #1 and a #2 philips head screwdriver, and then keep unscrewing things until you've freed the hard drive. Then you can just pitch the rest of...
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