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      04-17-2013, 06:06 PM   #45
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Nobody mentioned 36mm socket if you need to change the oil filter. Just changed mine and it dawned on me it was not listed. Also, if you are trailering, whatever size standard socket you need for those lug nuts. Had a nail in a trailer tire this weekend and didn't have that.
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Nobody mentioned 36mm socket if you need to change the oil filter. Just changed mine and it dawned on me it was not listed. Also, if you are trailering, whatever size standard socket you need for those lug nuts. Had a nail in a trailer tire this weekend and didn't have that.
Just bought a 36 and never used it. Don't need for the e46 I don't think.
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I think a 36mm socket is unnecessary for the track. Unless you plan on changing the oil there.

But if you DO get a 36mm socket...I think most rear axle nuts are 12pt 36mm...might want to get one that will remove the spindle nut whenever you need to do rear axle/wheel bearing work.
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I think a 36mm socket is unnecessary for the track. Unless you plan on changing the oil there.

But if you DO get a 36mm socket...I think most rear axle nuts are 12pt 36mm...might want to get one that will remove the spindle nut whenever you need to do rear axle/wheel bearing work.
Right thought I heard the e46 used it, won't be that often I need it I don't expect. Not the first time I've wasted money.
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Yeah, your E46 M3 uses a 13mm socket for the oil filter housing.
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Yeah, your E46 M3 uses a 13mm socket for the oil filter housing.
Probably have that or 10 of em.
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I like to show up with my helmet, hans and driving shoes. The rest just magically shows up.........on a long distance trip I may even have to drive the truck and trailer.........
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Just bought a 36 and never used it. Don't need for the e46 I don't think.
E9x packing list. Oil filter housing cap requires 36mm socket.
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I think a 36mm socket is unnecessary for the track. Unless you plan on changing the oil there.

But if you DO get a 36mm socket...I think most rear axle nuts are 12pt 36mm...might want to get one that will remove the spindle nut whenever you need to do rear axle/wheel bearing work.
we never plan to do any of this crap away from our garage. it just happens. at that size, unless you get an impact socket, it will not be 6 point, so no worries there. the 36mm craftsman socket is 12 point. my really big (includes 36mm) metric impact sockets are 6 point 3/4" drive.
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36mm, huh? What's a serious socket. I don't even have a 3/4" drive ratchet. (Note to self, drive to Sears, but it )

I ended up packing pretty light. Pressure gauge, torque wrench, a few sockets, and fluids (both for me and the car). I also had various odds and ends (zip ties, RTV, etc). I didn't end up needing anything and if I'd come up short there were tons of awesome friends around happy to lend a hand.

My next track "weekend" (it's actually a Monday and Tuesday) are in less than a month. Time to start getting excited.
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E9x packing list. Oil filter housing cap requires 36mm socket.
Right I don't have an e90 anymore. Bought it for that but now have e46 track car.
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we never plan to do any of this crap away from our garage. it just happens. at that size, unless you get an impact socket, it will not be 6 point, so no worries there. the 36mm craftsman socket is 12 point. my really big (includes 36mm) metric impact sockets are 6 point 3/4" drive.
Yeah but you probably should have changed your filter before the event. Or if you need to remove the rear axle spindle nut...you're not going back on track and better off getting it towed. Not to mention that you'd have to carry the extra parts.

I'd leave the 36mm socket at home unless you have a large tool box loaded onto a truck or trailer.
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Yeah but you probably should have changed your filter before the event. Or if you need to remove the rear axle spindle nut...you're not going back on track and better off getting it towed. Not to mention that you'd have to carry the extra parts.

I'd leave the 36mm socket at home unless you have a large tool box loaded onto a truck or trailer.
trailer - check. large toolbox - check. when I take the 4x4's rock crawling, i have spare axle shafts, u-joints, driveshafts, etc. any job can be done in the field.
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If this is OP first event I would say to bring a pick me up of some sort..your first event will leave you drained after lunch...you will need something to help you regain your focus after eating...chocolate...energy drink... etc..prep your car well..and have fun...when on track remember to look ahead don't focus on braking cones or apex cones if your event uses them.
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trailer - check. large toolbox - check. when I take the 4x4's rock crawling, i have spare axle shafts, u-joints, driveshafts, etc. any job can be done in the field.
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If this is OP first event I would say to bring a pick me up of some sort..your first event will leave you drained after lunch...you will need something to help you regain your focus after eating...chocolate...energy drink... etc..prep your car well..and have fun...when on track remember to look ahead don't focus on braking cones or apex cones if your event uses them.
I'd recommend not eating two large cheeseburgers, finishing the last one off as you run to your car to get to the grid. I also don't like energy drinks, they last about 15 minutes on me then its lights out.

Honestly, I would eat something light. Maybe eat a salad in a nice quiet corner of the paddock so no one laughs at you.
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I'd recommend not eating two large cheeseburgers, finishing the last one off as you run to your car to get to the grid. I also don't like energy drinks, they last about 15 minutes on me then its lights out.

Honestly, I would eat something light. Maybe eat a salad in a nice quiet corner of the paddock so no one laughs at you.
Lol. Completely agree.
Seriously. Eat light and eat often (handful of nuts,etc)
Drink a lot of water. Avoid caffeine. You crash harder from all the track adrenaline.
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I'm generally very aware of mindful of what I eat and the track day was no different. I avoid processed foods, refined carbs, etc. So I ate nuts and fruit. However, I did partake of the free burgers that the student resource center provided to first-timers.
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