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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By john kaminski
Hey MR328i, yes my Generals are the Altimax...

Hey MR328i, yes my Generals are the Altimax Arctic model. Can't say enough good about their performance in the dry, snow or wet. Had a couple thousand mile round trip to Denver two years ago with...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-08-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 454
Posted By john kaminski
My Kumho's are terrible as well. They wear fast,...

My Kumho's are terrible as well. They wear fast, vibrate when cold, and never feel planted. If you get any snow at all, get snow tires! I love my Generals and they actually out perform the crappy...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-08-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By john kaminski
It is very definitely the toe wear pattern....

It is very definitely the toe wear pattern. Looking very closely at my snow tires I can see a bit of extra wear on the inner edge but nothing like with the summers. The summers also have a lot of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-08-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By john kaminski
It is very definitely the toe wear pattern....

It is very definitely the toe wear pattern. Looking very closely at my snow tires I can see a bit of extra wear on the inner edge but nothing like with the summers. The summers also have a lot of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-07-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By john kaminski
Your right veery, crossing the tires still leaves...

Your right veery, crossing the tires still leaves the inside inside. My bad. Not worth the trouble to remount. Also in my mind it's not worth the expense to get an alignment twice a year. I just...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-07-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By john kaminski
Concept One could you explain a bit why changing...

Concept One could you explain a bit why changing wheel and tire size requires a realignment. I was thinking that when you set the alignment, you in effect are setting the position of the hub and the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By john kaminski
Bad flex disk ?

Bad flex disk ?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By john kaminski
Any non-phosphate coolant works. Zerox has one -...

Any non-phosphate coolant works. Zerox has one - G 05 a lot cheaper than BMW penguin pee !
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By john kaminski
Shock mounts are indeed accessed in the top boot...

Shock mounts are indeed accessed in the top boot in a convertible. That is why you need special reenforcement plates that can be fit into the mount pocket
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By john kaminski
Good thought Duanob328ic, the Ecstas's do wear...

Good thought Duanob328ic, the Ecstas's do wear way fast and perform poorly. Probably worst tires I've ever had.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By john kaminski
Moeman 10, no my Ecsta's are definitely summer...

Moeman 10, no my Ecsta's are definitely summer only. Wearing out just the inside block at considerably less than 20k.

Tacc - Bushings are not pristine but no extra wear on the inside with the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By john kaminski
Mystery No Tire Wear

Just swapped summer tires for winters and again saw how much the summer tires were wearing down the inside tread blocks - a lot vs neglitable wear on the winter tires. Since the tires are directional...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-13-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By john kaminski
Second on being able to put good pressure on all...

Second on being able to put good pressure on all of the leather. Mine is still holding sort of. After 5-6 years where I had good pressure contact glue is holding and just some bubble where I didn't...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-11-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By john kaminski
That all can be refurbished. Carefully peel...

That all can be refurbished. Carefully peel everything apart, clean up with scraping and something like Goof Off. Then you can glue everything back together. Hair dryer can be used to heat the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-10-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By john kaminski
Or you could replace those damnable plastic clips...

Or you could replace those damnable plastic clips with velcro like I did.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By john kaminski
My 94 325i had 18's on when I got it. Had some...

My 94 325i had 18's on when I got it. Had some rub issues with full rear spring compressions and full lock turning and just not wild about the general feel. Switched to 17's and feel there was an...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-27-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By john kaminski
Just my gut feeling, but I think the air...

Just my gut feeling, but I think the air hammering action is "gentler" and less prone to do damage to the boot and the pickle fork. You can more easily and steadily place the fork and direct the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-26-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By john kaminski
Dorky Door Card Fix

94 conv. - door card getting loose, typical top plastic piece separated and a number of the pins broke. No big deal to re glue the top piece but the replacement pins I ordered were not quite right...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-26-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By john kaminski
Much cheaper and very easy to work with is an air...

Much cheaper and very easy to work with is an air driven pickle fork. It's just like an air chisel - fit's in the air chisel gun in place of a chisel. couple of trigger blasts and done. Got mine at...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-22-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By john kaminski
Kenwood is a nice enough radio - I have one as I...

Kenwood is a nice enough radio - I have one as I needed hands free calling which is the law of Lincoln Land. However, yes forget being able to see the display in day light - very annoying. This is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-19-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By john kaminski
Perfectly normal for those plastic hose fittings...

Perfectly normal for those plastic hose fittings to crack with age. Time for a new radiator and water pump if that is still original. Overflow tank could be next.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-15-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By john kaminski
Your fuse box is under the hood,drivers side up...

Your fuse box is under the hood,drivers side up close to the firewall. Under the lid is chart that lists which fuses are for which functions. If fuse is good most likely the pump has seized. It's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-14-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By john kaminski
My bad didn't look at address, could have just...

My bad didn't look at address, could have just sent picture if you were up to a DYI
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-13-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By john kaminski
Second that on the battery

Second that on the battery
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-13-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By john kaminski
Wind Deflector

Those wind deflectors look very nice but are a bit pricy. I have made one with a sheet of plexiglass, couple of flag pole holders, some coduit and two bolts. Looks a bit home made, yea but works...
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