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Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 02-20-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,440
Posted By LivesNearCostco
My first time on the 2-mile Thunderhill West...

My first time on the 2-mile Thunderhill West track in Northern California. Also my 3rd track day in the E36 M3. This was Monday Feb 16th. Not very fast and nothing very exciting to watch, but lots of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By LivesNearCostco
Call your favorite BMW dealer, give then your...

Call your favorite BMW dealer, give then your VIN, ask if there are any open recalls for tail light ground wire or passenger airbag. I just had a local dealer replace my passenger airbag.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,051
Posted By LivesNearCostco
So I bought a new Meisterschaft VCG and compared...

So I bought a new Meisterschaft VCG and compared it with the old Victor Reinz gasket from 2010. The newer MS one was shinier and seems to have more oils on it while the VR one (which again has been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-09-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,051
Posted By LivesNearCostco
OK thanks all. I'll probably get a genuine BMW...

OK thanks all. I'll probably get a genuine BMW one. Also have a never-used VR VCG in the garage that I bought 4.5 years ago but I'm hesitant to use it since it's been sitting around so long.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-09-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,051
Posted By LivesNearCostco
Any updates on whether Victor Reinz VCGs are now...

Any updates on whether Victor Reinz VCGs are now made of Buna, Viton, or something in between like Vico-Tech? I put in a Victor Reinz in 2010 and it's leaking again 4 years later but appears to be...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-02-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 172,865
Posted By LivesNearCostco
If you remove only the upper radiator hose then...

If you remove only the upper radiator hose then you do not need to drain the whole radiator. Just top it off and bleed the cooling system properly. And then if you drive it around after that, check...
Forum: Complete Cars 08-22-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By LivesNearCostco
I saw this car a few days ago and it looks really...

I saw this car a few days ago and it looks really clean inside and out. I am fixing up my crashed 330i otherwise I'd probably have bought this already.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 06-02-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 37,336
Posted By LivesNearCostco
I think the ATI pricing is high because it seems...

I think the ATI pricing is high because it seems they sell similar dampers for other cars in the $350-$550 range. So unless the ATI damper for the M54 uses a lot more material or is inherently a lot...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 03-12-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 589
Posted By LivesNearCostco
Golden Gate Chapter hosts Driving School at Laguna Seca -- May 31, 2014

The BMW CCA Golden Gate Chapter is returning to Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca in 2014! There is a one-day driving school on Saturday, May 31st. Whether you've enjoyed Laguna before or have been...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-09-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 116,096
Posted By LivesNearCostco
Thanks for the DIY. Helped me replace my starter....

Thanks for the DIY. Helped me replace my starter. I couldn't get to the upper torx bolt from below with the multiple extensions, so I did that one from above with a 3/8 box wrench to break it free...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 11-13-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,440
Posted By LivesNearCostco
2nd day on stiffer springs, 3rd day on R-comp...

2nd day on stiffer springs, 3rd day on R-comp tires (Continental challenge takeoffs), 6th day at Thunderhill, 3rd session of the day. (Wiped out one brake pad so 4th session was slow and mellow.)...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 11-13-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,747
Posted By LivesNearCostco
I ran Continental DWs as my track tires for the...

I ran Continental DWs as my track tires for the last year or so, including one day at Thunderhill, two at Laguna one at Sonoma, and a few days at Buttonwillow. Good tire--not the stickiest street...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 08-28-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,440
Posted By LivesNearCostco
My first day (2nd session) at Laguna Seca, at...

My first day (2nd session) at Laguna Seca, at Oktoberfest 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osqSXde_2WU
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 07-14-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,440
Posted By LivesNearCostco
Was planning to do BMW CCA weekend at Spring...

Was planning to do BMW CCA weekend at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Nevada this weekend, but it got canceled/rescheduled, so instead did autoX with BMW CCA Golden Gate Chapter. good news is I...
Forum: California 06-19-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By LivesNearCostco
the registration link doesn't seem to work. Try...

the registration link doesn't seem to work.
Try this link (http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/uidEvent/851D8C30-A18D-0378-2D8D1804945B22EE#.UcFO2djWeGE) to Motorsportreg.com,...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 06-19-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By LivesNearCostco
I am signed up to go. If registration link in...

I am signed up to go. If registration link in first post doesn't work, try this one...
Forum: California 06-17-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By LivesNearCostco
2-day driving school at Spring Mountain Ranch in Pahrump, NV -- July 13-14

The BMW Car Club is holding a 2-day driving school at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch (SMMR) in Pahrump, Nevada. It will be held July 13-14th.

I've never driven there but heard it is a...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 06-17-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,440
Posted By LivesNearCostco
My first time at Sonoma Raceway, formerly known...

My first time at Sonoma Raceway, formerly known as Infineon or Sears Point. Running with NASA Nor Cal in HPDE 1. We got 5 sessions of 18-20 minutes each. Sessions 2-4 were quite crowded but by the...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 06-08-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,440
Posted By LivesNearCostco
Yesterday at Buttonwillow with the BMW CCA....

Yesterday at Buttonwillow with the BMW CCA. Hadn't been to a BMW driving school since December 2011 and the instructing style was different from the NASA HPDE1, or ExtremeSpeed/SpeedVentures which...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-05-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 104,908
Posted By LivesNearCostco
Thanks for this DIY (and thanks to Bokchoys too)....

Thanks for this DIY (and thanks to Bokchoys too). Did this today and while it's straightforward, I spent some time lying on my back or side across the door skill trying to get the module out of the...
Forum: California 05-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5,615
Views: 425,439
Posted By LivesNearCostco
used to live between one on Kifer (Sunnyvale) and...

used to live between one on Kifer (Sunnyvale) and one on Rengstorff (Mountain View). Now closest one is on Alamden Expressway in San Jose, not that close.
Forum: California 05-21-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5,615
Views: 425,439
Posted By LivesNearCostco
I drove through the Coalinga area twice last...

I drove through the Coalinga area twice last weekend, South on Thursday and North on Saturday and thought of Frobie both times, even if he doesn't patrol that area now. I was going slightly over the...
Forum: California 05-14-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5,615
Views: 425,439
Posted By LivesNearCostco
Thanks UTL1098. I drive through Santa Clara often...

Thanks UTL1098. I drive through Santa Clara often on San Tomas Expressway, so hopefully I'm not speeding much! (Definitely not speeding at rush hour.) Actually any LEO would be welcome to join me...
Forum: California 05-14-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5,615
Views: 425,439
Posted By LivesNearCostco
Is Frobie still on this board? Does he still...

Is Frobie still on this board? Does he still work Coalinga? I'd like to invite him to join me for a track day at Buttonwillow with either the Central California BMW Car Club on Friday June 7th or...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-10-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,281
Posted By LivesNearCostco
I recently replaced my guibo (flexdisc) and...

I recently replaced my guibo (flexdisc) and center support bearing and created a long DIY writeup over on ZHPMafia.com. I did start off by studying the Bokchoys DIY and other threads here on...
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