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sweetm3 last won the day on September 20 2016

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About sweetm3

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    2nd Gear
  • Birthday 06/10/1961

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    North Shore Auckland
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    E36 M3 97
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    X Brace, UUC Trannie and Engine mounts, CAI, Ground Control Track and Race System, Braid Brake and Clutch lines. RacingBrake.com BBK, Scorpion back box, Eibach sway bars & GC adjustable links and rear lower control arms, Powerflexs Black poly backend, a big rear wing and front spitters, de-cat, twin 2.5 pipes with merge, UUC M5 clutch and light flywheel, ARP rod bolts, Recaro Sportster cs full leather front seats, RallyRoad strut brace, Tuned by Gavin ūüėé

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    My Car, soccer, golf, computers and having fun at driver training.

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  1. ps://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2299343-DIY-How-to-fix-threaded-rear-shock-aka-how-to-helicoil
  2. Hi John I'll take the RTD


    Cheers Mark

    1. sweetm3


      Hi John I've made a couple of attempts to contact RTD about their DSSR.

      With no luck ūü§ź any suggestions....

      If you don't mind me asking what did it cost you for your DSSR 

      Should I just go for the UUC DSSR 

      Cheers Mark 


    2. JohnM575


      Hi Mark

      I know Maher hasn't publicly released a DSSR yet. I was sent a prototype DSSR which was factored into the pricing of my original shifter, hence I don't know the specific amount I was charged. As it turned out, Auckland City BMW had to get the pins he supplied me with re-machined to use the existing clips (at an extortionate rate) and I had to wear that cost myself.

      I had a rather lengthy wait from payment through to delivery so I'm not surprised that he hasn't got back to you. While the RTD shifters are good, I feel he is rather under-resourced (both from a manufacturing and human resource standpoint).

      So yes, as an alternative I would recommend you got with the UUC DSSR. Widely used and well regarded, and you should have it in your hand 1-2 weeks from ordering I would imagine.



    3. sweetm3


      Cheers mate

      made the decision easy, UUC  it is

  3. R888s, DTCs removed reset camber, now all thats left is to give it a clean for the weekend coffee meet.
  4. The fake/temporary kit was from Ireland. "can you actually run the car with them?" No mate With my E36 the shims are stamped with a size on the underside of the shims, so you have to remove a shim to see what size that shim is. This kit will allow me once I have checked and noted all the clearances, to remove an out of tolerance or a boarder line shim, slip in a temp shim turn the motor over by hand to release a shim that would fit better/come within spec So I get to the point where the existing shims tolerances are well with in spec and I can order the remaining out of tolerance one's I need. But as you said the car will be off the road while you wait for your order to arrive.
  5. Hi Lee I have not heard of anyone offering a loaner kit, great idea. I checked my E36m3 valve clearances late last year with the idea of ordering just what I required rather than a full set. Luckily all mine were within tolerances. What I did buy for next time was a temporary shim kit, metal disks the same diameter as shims. So I could remove the existing shims use the metal disks to fill the vacant spots Allowing me to select which existing shims fit best at each location and still turn the motor over by hand. Hope that makes sense as it maybe an option for you Good luck Mark
  6. Found this on another, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E36-M3-3-0-S50-ENGINE-GROUP-N-RACING-SUMP-PAN-GENUINE-BMW-/322336807879?hash=item4b0cc55bc7:g:0fkAAOSwImRYNHsf&clk_rvr_id=1192571490500&afsrc=1&rmvSB=true
  7. I think my wife reckons, it cheaper to continue supporting the development of my E36 . Because if I update my car, I'll get bored with it being standard, sooner rather than later.
  8. Learn something new everyday
  9. Rarco sportsters were a lucy find on trademe.
  10. I'll never know, ECS had them list BMW E36 M3 power pulleys, I brought them, got them but they were Turner Motorsport pulleys. Turner site say they are not for Euro M3 they're mostly right. Power steering pulley installed OK ,( need it as at taupo driver training showed that the power steering was working to hard. ) The Alternator pulley would have worked, but it was the wrong one. I returned it with a photo of my old one then got another wrong one back, After further research in the USA my alternator (pulley) is off an E46. Water pump pulley was way to shallow. So I be listing the Bosch Alternator pulley and E36 Water pump pulley soon
  11. March update More photos Oil catch can installed. Many thanks to Aronn Also noticed 90% of texted from previous posts are missing.
  12. Hi Arrom I have rung the dealer, turnaround 10 working days x germany. So I thought I'd put this up just in case. If you're up for a exchange one of you're used # 2/4 or 6 funnels now and you can have my new one when it arrives ? Mark
  13. Hi all, As above, part number 1354104639 Cheers
  14. Anyone else going............