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When I Was Next To You? I Forget. (e) (archive)

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Posted by dpeete on January 03, 2001 at 13:40:05:

In Reply to: oops i forgot, which gear were you in? posted by Rick Kim on January 03, 2001 at 13:31:21:

I don't like to screw around too much on public roads. But I am going crazy waiting for the next track event... Mar 6th at Sears Point.

Speaking of Sears Point, did I ever tell you that I met John in Sac once and ran the drags at Sac Raceway? I got second place and a trophy... haha, the drag racing Bimmer!

Doug

I thought you were saying "now that you have new brake pads you wanna race?" That's why when you accelerated I was accelerating as well. Then I figured out that's not what you probably said :).

Rick Kim
'00 Dakar Duck


What I was trying to say when I pulled up next to you on the freeway is that I would do several very hard stops with those new brake pads... to the point where you can smell them. When I was driving next to you I could still hear squeaking. I never really had any squeaking when I had them on my car. My guess is that there is still some of the old brake compound on the rotors which you need to burn off.

Doug

When the car came to a stop I could smell the clutch burning but after about a min or so the smell was gone. I'm pretty sure the engine shutoff when I started going backwards, or at least I hope so. I know that the automatic BMW trannys do shut the engine off to protect it but I'm not so sure about the manual trannys.

As for the driveline, I don't feel anything different, except that the alignment is slightly off but probably cause the idiot that I am allowed the tow truck driver to pull the car out by pulling on the control arm!

Rick Kim
'00 Dakar Duck

Pics will follow this weekend


Wow, you definitely spent some time running backwards. Is the driveline behaving okay?

Doug






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