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      02-22-2012, 05:15 PM   #1387
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My .02, leave the car alone and drive it hard and enjoy it. If the engine blows then there will be no fun and you will be out alot of $$$.

Or do some simple adds and then live with it. Supercharging or a stroker kit, mehh, is it really needed?

You will have more fun with lighter wheels, better and lighter brakes, better tires, do a full Akra exhaust and do a flash and call it a day.

Reduce unsprung weight and the car will be better at everything.

Again, just my thoughts.
I would have to agree with sparkyg on this one. The big reason on getting the M3 was a NA V8 engine being stuffed into a 3 series...of course MB and Audi have their respective versions too, but M3 with a NA V8...

I have a civic Si - DD, Vtec isnt the same after driving the M, so everytime I take the M3 out...music to my ears, plus that V8 puts enough power that anything more would get me into trouble!

Kudos to the guys and gals who s/c or have a stoker kit, my personal preference is keeping engine stock, and minor performance upgrades as sparkyg as mentioned...most of all enjoy the car!
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      02-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #1388
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Sorry, I just use the Airport abrev for simplicity.
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      02-22-2012, 09:08 PM   #1389
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YMM - Fort McMurray....get out there every once in a while...
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      02-22-2012, 10:41 PM   #1390
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I am looking into this and I also called RDSport to find out how long the converted stock to RS46 bored and stroked engine would take. Going this route is more expensive but if it will allow me to save warm-up time, failed blowers and "my-car-in-the-garage" headaches I might just do it. The Dinan bored and stroked engine, from what I have read is not as good as the one done by RDSport: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246653

Anyone here in Edmonton drive one these bored and stroked engines?
There is one Dinan stroker car that I know about and there was an RD sport stroker but I believe that car was sold out of province.

I guess when the Dinan stroker gets traded in to Calgary BMW you can sample it but from read the strokers kind of underwhelm, if you going to spend the money I would SC.
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      02-24-2012, 11:02 PM   #1391
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Hey guys, don't miss this event!

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      03-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #1392
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Anyone go see the M5 at the show? That is a nice die, gonna need to start saving...
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      03-04-2012, 05:18 PM   #1393
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Anyone go see the M5 at the show? That is a nice die, gonna need to start saving...
One of the sales reps said that M5 was not a production model and might not even be drivable. The production M5 will probably look like the one at the car show though.
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      03-05-2012, 11:21 AM   #1394
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The car is pre-production so it does not have the required certification to be driven on the roads anywhere.

No VIN and all the other QA required to be road certified.

They'll just tour it around and flog it on the track and then prob crush it.

Seems brutal but pre-production is basically just a write off car. Cost of doing business.
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      04-06-2012, 10:48 AM   #1395
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The Frozen silver car has moved onto NYIAS now.

Anyone looking at ordering an M5? Almost same price as an M3 at the local stealerships....
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Hey guys, I am gonna be in Edmonton on the 11th since my 94 Euro M3 Sedan is arriving from Ontario via TFX International.

Any one want to grab a coffee while I am in town?
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      04-08-2012, 05:53 PM   #1397
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Hey guys, I am gonna be in Edmonton on the 11th since my 94 Euro M3 Sedan is arriving from Ontario via TFX International.

Any one want to grab a coffee while I am in town?
I am around Jamie but will be at work.

When are you coming thru?
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      04-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #1398
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I am around Jamie but will be at work.

When are you coming thru?
I will be in town for most of the day...... I am getting the out of province inspection done on the car. After the OOP inspection is done, I am taking the car to Calgary to have clear bra installed by Thompson Graphics. My appointment for the clear bra is on the 12th in the AM so I can stay in Edmonton till evening if you want to meet up!

Let me know!
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      04-15-2012, 08:12 PM   #1399
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I am around Jamie but will be at work.

When are you coming thru?
I will be in town for most of the day...... I am getting the out of province inspection done on the car. After the OOP inspection is done, I am taking the car to Calgary to have clear bra installed by Thompson Graphics. My appointment for the clear bra is on the 12th in the AM so I can stay in Edmonton till evening if you want to meet up!

Let me know!
Sorry I missed you Jamie. Work these days is a shit show.

Anyone try the Petro-can new 94 Octane fuel yet? It's on the south side for sure on Ellerslie by 99th.
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      04-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #1400
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Is there only the one Petro Canada with 94 in Edmonton? Or are there any in the north side of town?

(just thinking ahead for when I might travel thru)
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Is there only the one Petro Canada with 94 in Edmonton? Or are there any in the north side of town?

(just thinking ahead for when I might travel thru)
I'll fire some in his week and let you know how it runs and the $$$.

Anyone taking their M3's out yet?

Think this will be my last M3 summer. Big brother is gonna come in prob May 2013.
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      04-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #1402
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^ nice, keep us posted.
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^ nice, keep us posted.
Only 3 locations in YEG

http://retail.petro-canada.ca/en/independent/3557.aspx?MODE=RES&A=&C=Edmonton&P=AB&PC=+&R=20&B= UL

Ellerslie and 99th, Ellerslie 111th and on Baseline in Sherwood Park.

They must have know I was local
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      04-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #1404
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Only 3 locations in YEG

http://retail.petro-canada.ca/en/ind...PC=+&R=20&B=UL

Ellerslie and 99th, Ellerslie 111th and on Baseline in Sherwood Park.

They must have know I was local
Does the ultra 94 contain ethanol like the husky fuel?

Also, what's the premium over regular? IIRC, husky is around $0.17.
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Does the ultra 94 contain ethanol like the husky fuel?

Also, what's the premium over regular? IIRC, husky is around $0.17.
All Petro Canada gasoline contains ethanol now....... The super clean 91 used to be ethanol free but since April 2011 even it contains ethanol in Alberta.

IMO if you are going to get 91 with ethanol, you are just as well to get the 94 with ethanol.
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