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I hope they can fix it.

1) Dead pedal cracked
2) Power mirrors/seat memory going nuts. Mirror controls inoprable.
3) Oil waaay overfull at last oil change under full maintainance. Changed <2000 miles ago. (don't remember the exact date/mileage) I expected it to burn off, didn't. Since it was a different dealer, they are going to see if warranty will pay labor. I'll pay for a change so my oil doesn't look like a cappuchino.
4) Typical rear end creaking. This time it is likely to be the same Shock insert rubbing and I'll bet on a cracked mount on the right side :thumbdwn:

I hope it can be fixed! :mad:
 

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Did you ever upgrade your shockmounts to the Cic/M3 mounts?
 

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nate328Ci said:


No, but I will eventually.

The spacer rubbing doesn't have to to with the cracks and thats the annoying thing.
What's cracked, the rubber bushing or the actual mount?

Maybe you can try the Ground Control solid aluminum shock mount. :dunno:
 

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The HACK said:


What's cracked, the rubber bushing or the actual mount?

Maybe you can try the Ground Control solid aluminum shock mount. :dunno:
The actual mount, I believe. The left mount has been replaced twice. Once last year, then again two weeks ago when it "showed signs of cracking" It was replaced while looking at the part called the "Shock Insert", which was also replaced a few weeks ago. Sorry, I don't have the PNs, they are in the car. Shock was replaced too.

I doubt the left mount cracked again in two weeks, but I asked them to check the right mount because the left has cracked twice and I forget if that was replaced as well last year :dunno:

I may have to go with the ground control eventually, maybe when I get new shocks :dunno:
 
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I did the E46 M3 (CiC) mounts and Z3 reinforcement plates when I replaced my shocks the other weekend. The whole back end feels tighter. Highly recommended.
 

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TD said:
I did the E46 M3 (CiC) mounts and Z3 reinforcement plates when I replaced my shocks the other weekend. The whole back end feels tighter. Highly recommended.
I think I may go with GC when I get around to it.

Do E36 M3s have weak mounts too :dunno:
 
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nate328Ci said:


I think I may go with GC when I get around to it.

Do E36 M3s have weak mounts too :dunno:
Yup.

Worse. The metal around the mounts is a common failure point. Hence the Z3 reinforcement plates.
 

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TD said:


The GCs are not only a good bit more expensive, but they also seriously degrade ride quality. I'd only do them if I was doing SERIOUS track time on a car that is not a daily driver.
I'll bet they do :p

I just don't want to replace them every 6 months :p

GC sure does make some cool track suspesnion stuff. My instuctor in June had an E30 M3 (Hellrot) with GC coils. Super stiff, but felt a bit loose (twitchy). Maybe he set them a bit too stiff....
 

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nate328Ci said:


I'd be willing to pay more for mounts that for sure won't crack :p
I've had good experience and it's been over a year now, and it still hasn't cracked. But then again I don't drive like you do Nate.

Stuka BEATS the SH*T out of his M3 and it still hasn't cracked yet. :dunno:

Your call. I'd say $50 difference isn't really that big of a deal...That's like a week's worth of lunch money. :dunno:
 

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nate328Ci said:
Well you are a big boy, but isn't your foot closer to the clutch usually:confused:
 
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