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blfoxcap
07-25-2005, 12:29 PM
Looking for a shop in close-in Montgomery County that can work on a E46 M3 that is run regularly at the track and autocross.

Nick325xiT 5spd
07-25-2005, 12:42 PM
What exactly does it need?

blfoxcap
07-25-2005, 12:47 PM
Nick:

Brakes overheated at Summit Point this week and got very spongy. I think that I need higher temp brake fluid. Looking for a shop to do my general service as well. Out of warranty this summer.

Bruce

Nick325xiT 5spd
07-25-2005, 01:02 PM
Exclu$ervice will do fine.

blfoxcap
07-25-2005, 01:33 PM
thanks

SharkD
07-25-2005, 04:07 PM
Dan Martin - Gaithersburg

See this list for others:
http://www.dvsmith.net/bmw/dc_service_shops.html

JEDM3
07-26-2005, 05:24 AM
I could also suggest Ed York at York automotive in Mt. Airy. He is a scca racer that runs bmw's. He has done suspension alignment and setup for me and does a very nice job.

daddeu
08-05-2005, 11:24 PM
Perhaps you should ask yourself why your brakes are overheating. Are you braking later and harder? If so, why? But lets focus on the physical aspects. Most pads disipate heat by sparking off their metallic content. Are you using pads that are designed to disipate heat? Rotors disipate heat off their surface and make use of ventilation channels. Are the channels rusty and perhaps clogged? When I took delivery of my M3 at the Manheim Auction, I found a right-front rotor on the left front. Needless to say, spinning in reverse of its designed direction is not conducive to optimum air flow. Calipers disipate heat off their exterior surface. Is there a layer of dust on the surface of your calipers acting as an insulator thus preventing the heat from dissipating? I am not suggesting that these are contributing to your specific problem but they are certainly worth checking to ensure that they are not.