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Imola Ed said:


Still holding together well? No weird diff problems I take it? That's the other problem with the org. It was like diff problem central. Very depressing.
Mine has a little less than 1,800 miles on it. So far, so good (can hear the clunk though). Anyway, based on what I've seen on the .ORG, diff. problems won't likely happen until you get past 9K+ miles... :dunno:
 
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Mine has a little less than 1,800 miles on it. So far, so good (can hear the clunk though). Anyway, based on what I've seen on the .ORG, diff. problems won't likely happen until you get past 9K+ miles... :dunno:
I really think much of the diff problems were dealerships putting the WRONG diff fluid (non-LSD fluid) into the new M3's.

Since that became widely reported on the .org, all diff problems have stopped.

I'm as happy as I could be with my car--the best $57,000 I've spent, besides on my house.

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atyclb said:


I really think much of the diff problems were dealerships putting the WRONG diff fluid (non-LSD fluid) into the new M3's.

Since that became widely reported on the .org, all diff problems have stopped.

I'm as happy as I could be with my car--the best $57,000 I've spent, besides on my house.

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Cool! Yeah, that kind of what I remember (about the diff fluid). I'm sure BMWNA was really happy their dealers were costing them so much money by using the wrong fluid. Not to mention the unhappy customers.

The days are beginning to pass slower and slower. Like when you're a kid and you know Christmas or your birthday is coming. Oh man.
 

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Also here on a daily basis. Also no problems with M3 yet. Well, maybe one: before 1200 mi got 18-20 mpg. last time I checked got 16.7. Problem is right foot, I think. Got the car in Feb. and now have 3000+ miles. Atyclb, you doggin it man. Course I just paid a $160 gas bill. Gonna have to slow down a little.
 

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I'm here, doing more lurking then posting lately, it'll be nice to see some activity on the "M" board. I'm at 1300 miles, no problems.......made sure the dealer put the right fluid in at 1200.
 

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Hey Ed, when is your due date, man? Just to whet your appetite: this is absolutely the most satisfying car I have EVER owned. Yes, I have the clunk just like almost everyone, but do not consider it a problem. The fit and finish is very good (bout like my 328). Some think it's a little spartan, but I like it very well. I have gotten used to the xmission now which is a lot notchier than the 328. I drive it sport mode 100% of the time, now. Press the throttle and you are gone. You just have to be carefull that you don't "gone" yourself into the back of another car. Handling is better than my 328. Some understeer that I helped with 40 in the front and 37 in the rears. Still there at low speed, but not bad. The ride is very much firmer than the 328, but falls well within my acceptable range. Tires are OK. They are Conti's and tramline like a motherf**cker. However I understand that all wide profile tires tend to do that and they might last a little longer than the Michelins. Don't know that I would go with the H-K upgrade. If you have a good setup at home, they will disappoint. But I don't listen to the radio much anyway. The engine sings to me.
 

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Hey Ed, when is your due date, man? Just to whet your appetite: this is absolutely the most satisfying car I have EVER owned. Yes, I have the clunk just like almost everyone, but do not consider it a problem. The fit and finish is very good (bout like my 328). Some think it's a little spartan, but I like it very well. I have gotten used to the xmission now which is a lot notchier than the 328. I drive it sport mode 100% of the time, now. Press the throttle and you are gone. You just have to be carefull that you don't "gone" yourself into the back of another car. Handling is better than my 328. Some understeer that I helped with 40 in the front and 37 in the rears. Still there at low speed, but not bad. The ride is very much firmer than the 328, but falls well within my acceptable range. Tires are OK. They are Conti's and tramline like a motherf**cker. However I understand that all wide profile tires tend to do that and they might last a little longer than the Michelins. Don't know that I would go with the H-K upgrade. If you have a good setup at home, they will disappoint. But I don't listen to the radio much anyway. The engine sings to me.
The car is due to arrive at Port Hueneme on the 18th (exactly 3 weeks from today!).

I actually did get the HK, but the more I listen to mine in my current car, the more I think I might do something like Stealthboxes later on to get some bass that isn't so muddy.

I'm already planning to put on a bunch of mods, many of which are already at home, and several of which are on their way (I'm expecting factory alarm, UGDO, and a roof spoiler today)!

I actually passed an M3 last night. Guy was just cruising. It was night, but I could still tell it was an M3 from the back in a second. Looks so good!
 

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Ed: Just read all of your sig and saw that you ordered the H-K and it's on the way. I would be very interested in your initial impressions of your car.
 

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Accident

Well, got to fess up. Had a rear-ender the other night. Both of us were at fault, I think. The beast is now in Mortiz for front end repair. Minimum two weeks before I get it back. Funny how things work out. I was at Scott and Kelly's house feeling sorry about myself when they got the call from the doctor at Harris Methodist about Braden and the hole in his heart. Immediatley put things in a different light. BTW, Braden seems to be doing fine, now. I have been assured that this is a very common trouble with preemies and nearly all of them tolerate the repair very will and go trucking on. Been a rough week in my shop. My lead dispatchers' brother had open heart surgery last Wednesday. He is doing well, also.
 
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