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M3AN

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About M3AN

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    7th Gear
  • Birthday May 17

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  • Name
    Dave
  • Location
    Auckland
  • Car
    E36 M3 3.2/6M
  • Car 2
    E36 M328iA
  • Car 3
    None
  • Race Car
    McLaren P1 GTR
  • Race Car Number
    51

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  1. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Can you tell me about this? I need a new windscreen.
  2. Two written off E46 M3's up for auction

    Actually it says "Vehicle has water in radiator and oil in engine." which is where I'd expect those fluids to be...
  3. Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    Finished the right hand side suspension, it actually took me longer to remove the CD changer, carpet and insulation to get to the top mount than it did to put in the new shock and spring. It all needs to settle, it's riding a little high at the moment but it's noticeably stiffer than the 'Motorsport' setup. Will order the front parts before the weekend.
  4. Beautiful 750iL for sale

    I think those rims look terrible, too big, too gangster. So that makes his 10k offer of stock wheels and good tyres seem really reasonable to me.
  5. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Started the rear suspension on the 328...
  6. Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    And I disconnected the exhaust silencer flap and bunged the vacuum hose. That's probably 10 rwhp for sure.
  7. Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    The 328 got some love today with the rear end suspension overhaul under way. I only got one side done this afternoon because some tool had installed one of the rear shocks the wrong way around (smh). No worries, the other side is an easy task for tomorrow afternoon. I needed a 600mm breaker bar to undo the bottom bolts, electric impact just couldn't cut it. This is the LH shock installed incorrectly and the bottom bolt was stuffed into the bushing... I couldn't get any purchase on the bolt. This is how it should be installed. So I had to spend 30 mins cutting away the bushing with a Stanley knife, a good result only cost me two blades.
  8. M3AN E36 M3 PLOG (Project Log)

    Haha, haven't even driven it yet! Needed to do some chores after I finished. But I don't expect to feel any difference for some time yet, it's one of those 'on the limit' things. At worst, it won't hurt having it. It was a long time ago that I needed all of the load space.
  9. What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Added a rear bar to the ///M...
  10. M3AN E36 M3 PLOG (Project Log)

    Added a rear bar. I'm sure it's entirely unnecessary but now the car will be as square as possible front and rear. It's an Ultra Racing bar that I picked up for a good deal on Trademe. I might get it powder coated in grey or some colour other than white at some stage. At this point I've just added a bit of ///M.
  11. BMW Recall

    You'd be surprised! I worked on this very thing when I was living in Europe (emergency call location for cell phones) and that was before GPS was in every phone. It's really technically challenging because you have to be very certain in which direction you send that ambulance or fire truck. Apartment blocks are really nasty because you can't get accurate elevation data, even if you can triangulate via cell tower. In NZ for some time now, any non-iPhone with GPS allows for pretty accurate location determination if you use the Emergency Call function, it's not a given if you just dial 111 manually. Until very recently iPhones couldn't do this (because for some reason Apple thinks they're special). However this capability is now available and I believe Vodafone, Spark and Vocus have all rolled it out. Again, requires the use of the Emergency Call function (the one that can be used without a SIM).
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  13. E36 Steering Wheel

    Threw one out a few weeks back, was pretty average condition though. I've still got an airbag and clock spring if that's all you need.
  14. BMW Recall

    Wow. At least you saved your clubs.
  15. Quick Questions!

    Wow, they are some brutal suggestions. Use a pick or thin leaver tool to lift up the tail, that will unclip it and removal becomes trivial. And, unlike some of the suggestions above, won't damage what it's clamped to. Edit: they're called oetiker clamps and are used in assembly because they close/clamp with a predetermined force. And it's for this reason you can't replace with the same kind of clamp unless it's exactly the same as the one you removed. You're better of using a worm drive clamp to replace it.
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