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Old 06-06-2004, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The other day I raced an old (late 80's) I think E400 Mercedes. It kept up no problem. Then a couple hours later some punk in a MkIII VW Jetta VR6 wanted to race, and he kept up really well also, I only gaines mabey 10 feet the whole 1/4 in both races. My car is a 1995 M3 Auomatic. The weather was really hot, 95 mabey? Should these cars have been able to begin to keep up with an E36? This is worrying me sick. My power steering pump is getting ready to go out, same with the alternator and VANOS units. Could this be my problem? It seems to be running a lot faster now that the temperature has gone down but still....

Really, should I be taking this thing to the shop?
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I dunno, maybe the M section can help you out some more than we can. I'd say it's doing fine, BMWs weren't built for the straight line.

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Old 06-07-2004, 12:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd say it's doing fine, BMWs weren't built for the straight line.

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THis is so true....get anyones of those cars in Auto-X situation and you will own them. As for the temp, cold air makes any car run better.
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Old 06-11-2004, 10:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No no no...
VR6? compared to M3!

I'm having a problem with my 328i (automatic).

I USED to be able to smoke them vr6's off the line by 2 car lengths. and as the speed increased the car lengths increased too.

Now i'm getting smoked by them.. and fucking shitVIC SIR's.... Something is up! I need to fix this problem...

Any info greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-12-2004, 11:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't really have any idea what it could be, but treat your car to some premium (i know, I know, gas prices ) I have been putting 92 octane in my 528i and it makes a huge difference. As for permanant effects on your cars, I would go to the dealer or a BMW certified mechanic and ask them. It could be your oil, maybe your engine is not staying cool enough.


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Oh yea, and a VR6 versus any M3 doesn't seem like even a close race. I don't exactly know what MKIII but my friend has a 2002 GTI 1.8t and that is slow!! and my other friend has an Audi A4 also with the 1.8t and that is also very slow...
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monoxide where do you live? i thought m3 auto's were only 97 and 98
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Could it be the fact that you've got an AUTO?
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VR6 is about 180bhp..... auto or not an M3 would kill it.

Off topic but I noticed that someone mentioned premium as 92ron. Is this US? In the UK, normal fuel is 95ron and premium is 97!
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auto has alot to do with it tho... do a manual swap if you want to win races
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The "premium" grade of gas varries by state/area in the US. For where 92 is premium, that's the best grade they can get. Where I live it's 93. I've seem a FEW places with 94 and 95, but only like once in my life.

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Old 06-18-2004, 11:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Off topic but I noticed that someone mentioned premium as 92ron. Is this US? In the UK, normal fuel is 95ron and premium is 97!
well, you are saying 95 ron and 97 ron. In the US it is octane. So they are probably getting measured different. Or you are just luckier.
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VR6 is about 180bhp..... auto or not an M3 would kill it.

Off topic but I noticed that someone mentioned premium as 92ron. Is this US? In the UK, normal fuel is 95ron and premium is 97!
Is that so???
Try that with my '02 Jetta 1.8t with 377whp.
Try racing a car that does 12.2@124 in the 1/4.
I'll take on ANY BMW. I-6, V8, V12, V987 or whatever with my little '02 Jetta 1.8t.
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Old 06-21-2004, 03:37 AM   #14 (permalink)
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^ :lol: ^ :lol: ^

What a joker.

I know...... let's try that with a twin turbo 316 running on pure nos.... STFU fool.

You'd be better off at maxpower.com......... you won't get people taking the piss out of you there for having a riced up wankmobile.
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Old 06-21-2004, 11:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Your Driving a Auto. try a man. and you will find that you get better axcelleration and The other kevin is also right BMW's arnt made for line races take that car on a street run whith turns in it and i bet you will smoke em.
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