Monday, 25 September 2006

27k miles in M3 E46

Yep another 1000 miles .....

Tyres supreme , especially as its now getting very wet and lots of standing water on the motorways.
Only thing that really annoys me now is the flatspot/stutter at low revs (<3k) when transitioning from small to med/large throttle positions.
The car appears to stutter just for a second then go OK. When cold its VERY noticeable. Although to be honest M3 's appear to be a bit temperamental when warming up....
Perhaps a coil pack etc ? dunno yet.

Phone Upgrade Time
Yep , 12 months have passed , so its time for a new phone.
So out with the D600 and in with the D900 , so far so good.
Only downside so far is that the power/usb cable is different so my additional chargers for the D600 are defunct.


Sunday, 10 September 2006

26000 miles in M3

Car continously astounds me , a true all rounder that I dont know how I will ever replace.......

Tyres (235/265 Goodyear F1 combo) are now bedded in and for me at least I feel no less grip in the dry compared to Michelin PS2 , wet they are AWESOME.
3k miles on them so far and wear seems minimal which is a good sign.
Turn in and feel when 'leaning' on them in corners is good giving a high degree of confidence. Sadly the inbuilt understeer , whilst minimised is still there and can annoy on roundabouts when pushing on. (I guess you could argue thats an excuse to get the rear end out if you are a competent driver but for me I think it should hang on much longer....maybe 245's up front next)

Continues to return an average 28MPG general driving , this increases to 28MPG @ 85MPH. Previous experience shows computers to be optimistic , so I guess thats probably 25 MPG ish which is superb for a car with 300+ horses and I dont drive slowly sometimes !

Sun was out today , miss the bike badly , especially when stuck behind lines of traffic on loch lomond side ........