Questions on E30-M3
I have been experiencing a couple of minor disagreements on my
1988 E30-M3, since I owned it:
1-When the engine is cold, it will produce a lot of mechanic noises
when you crank it-up. Noises will rapidly decrease and disappear as soon
as the engine warms up and the oil is circulated. (I use synthetic FSX).
I know that the M3 is a noisy machine, and I am not too much worried about
it, as it will run as smooth as velvet a couple of minutes later. I was just
wondering if anybody experienced the same thing. A friend of mine with an
88 M3 has the same phenomenom occuring, too.
2-The heater is very weak (not good with the coming winter...) and I need to
turn the knob fully open to get some warm air. I had a 323i before and I was
used to a much more efficient heating system. Maybe my system is a little bit
clogged and need to be flushed (I change the anti-freeze, quite often).
3-When the car is cold, I experience some shimmy when braking strongly. I
suspect the tires (BF Goodrich ZR), although the wheels are properly
balanced. This problem will fade away as soon as the tires are getting
warmer. Those tires seem to be out of balance when cold. A friend, who has
the same set of tires also experience the problem. It is really a pity as
the grip and comfort of these tires are wonderful.
Any information, suggestions or comments would be welcome.