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  1. Thread: Marrs 8

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    Wow, sounds like a good weekend to have missed. ...

    Wow, sounds like a good weekend to have missed.

    Glad everyone seems to be OK personally, although sorry about the race cars.

    I have seen several cars hook back across the track towards the pit...
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    Also, from recent experience, VA is good about...

    Also, from recent experience, VA is good about recognizing a good driving record and attending a Driver Improvment Program. But talk to an attourney.

    When I went to court those with attourneys...
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    But how many of us who buy for performance are...

    But how many of us who buy for performance are out there selling cars for them?

    Basically, to me, BMW is selling out and becoming another Lexus. Bah.
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    BMW out of racing in US, WTF?

    What are they thinking? Or more likely, why are they not thinking.

    Dropping the Ultimate Driving Machine and now dropping out of racing and dropping PTG. May not be buying another BMW, they...
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    BimmerFest Z forum is pretty tame without idiots...

    BimmerFest Z forum is pretty tame without idiots and lots of good info.
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    We did a E36 rack install in my garage and it was...

    We did a E36 rack install in my garage and it was not a big deal. The owner LOVED the new feel.
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    The only reason to do so in a passenger car is...

    The only reason to do so in a passenger car is that the lack of oxygen inside will reduce the amount of degradation in teh tire due to oxidation. And sicne passenger car tires shouldn't be used for...
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    Sorry listening is NOT proper. The valve...

    Sorry listening is NOT proper. The valve learances can be too small and sound great, but burn the valves.
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    On the E30 type suspension I think that poly rear...

    On the E30 type suspension I think that poly rear subframe mounts are a must. Other poly bushings are fine, and do help out a track/autocross oriented car. However if you street drive the car, poly...
  10. Thread: Ethanol?

    by Pinecone
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    You can put the corn stuff in the car, BARLEY is...

    You can put the corn stuff in the car, BARLEY is to make alcohol from. :)
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    Hmm, 1 liter per hour garage use? :)

    Hmm, 1 liter per hour garage use? :)
  12. Thread: Ethanol?

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    And it absorbs water - VERY bad.

    And it absorbs water - VERY bad.
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    So how much do you want for it? :)

    So how much do you want for it? :)
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    For track days I have a basic cold setting that I...

    For track days I have a basic cold setting that I modify once the tires are hot. I go for HOT pressures on the track. Cold to hot on the track can be a good bit of pressure and be very different...
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    10% ethanol shoulds make that much difference. ...

    10% ethanol shoulds make that much difference.

    If it seems to be turning over slower, think battery.

    If it turns over normaly, but doesn't seem to start, its spark or fuel. I would start with...
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    I find BMW oil a good bit cheaper with the CCA...

    I find BMW oil a good bit cheaper with the CCA discount. And for a car under warranty, NO question about if the oil meets BMW specs. :)
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    You are either running too much pressure on the...

    You are either running too much pressure on the track or too little for autocross.

    If you run 38 cold and get 40 hot, you are not driving very hard. :)

    True street tires need a lot more...
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    Heck, just drive up to Zeckhausen and have him do...

    Heck, just drive up to Zeckhausen and have him do it. He is in NJ.
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    I haven't had trouble with the Cool Willy pads. ...

    I haven't had trouble with the Cool Willy pads. Maybe you need some brake cooling?

    And an E46 M3 is pretty hard on pads, fast and HEAVY.
  20. Thread: Marrs One

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    I am in Chicago for a conference, unfortunately....

    I am in Chicago for a conference, unfortunately. m How's the weather and racing?

    Next year though.
  21. Thread: Marrs One

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    Yeah, that's why it felt so good to finish that...

    Yeah, that's why it felt so good to finish that far back. :)

    We could have done better if Elizabeth had seen my signal to hook up and work together. We may have been able to pick up 1 or 2 more...
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    I run Turner Cool Willy track pads. I can run...

    I run Turner Cool Willy track pads. I can run them to/from teh track and have never faded them on the track.
  23. A lot of the extended fill/lifetime fluids were...

    A lot of the extended fill/lifetime fluids were prior to free maintenance.

    But even so, I agree that changing is a good thing. I run Mobil 1 in most of my diffs. BMW fluid in the E46 M3 since...
  24. And there are differences in the efficiency...

    And there are differences in the efficiency curves for the engine versus RPM and with gearing, the higher speed may get you into a more efficient area of the fuel use curve.
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    I buy such stuff from Aircraft Spruce and...

    I buy such stuff from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty www.aircraftspruce.com

    They have a race car parts catalog.
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