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Old 5th December 2007, 21:29   #106
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To be telling the truths kbk I not know you only I have seen so many of your post I feel like I already do!

I will be coming Mumbai during holidays, maybe you can take me for shooting speed down Marine drive. I am sure many people here would also like that. High Five!
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Old 5th December 2007, 21:31   #107
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In the US the M3 etc run on 91(or is it 93?) octane fuel, with 87 octane the standard fare.
Is this a different spec tuned engine?
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Old 5th December 2007, 22:19   #108
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In the US the M3 etc run on 91(or is it 93?) octane fuel, with 87 octane the standard fare.
Is this a different spec tuned engine?
There are different ways of measuring octane. The US uses (RON + MON )/2, whereas im pretty sure (based on only a hunch) that in india the marketing department must be using the RON.
So basically a 93 in india will probably be a 8x-9x in the US, and then ofcourse, take into consideration adulteration.
We've discussed this somewhere on the forum before...

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@ Sahil: There's a sticker on the driver's side of the windscreen that says to keep it under 5,500 rpm till the first service, with no full throttle and max. speed upto 170 Km/h. From 1st to 2nd service the rpm limit is lifted (you can go up to the 8,400 rpm red-line! ) and max. sustained speed of up to 220 Km/h with brief full-speed runs. After second service there are no limits! So, technically, I have only infringed on the recommendations by around 500 rpm, which is no biggie eh?!

@Black: Infinity have been very good to me. Both when I was buying the 325i and when I switched from the 325i to the M3. I have absolutely no complaints about any aspect of my dealings with them so far. As for parts and things, I have no idea to be honest, and I hope it stays that way! I will keep you guys posted once I have some idea how the whole servicing and parts availability aspect works.

@ tsk: My car says 98 RON recommended. Minimum 95 RON. So Speed97 fits somewhere in-between. My car does not have the bad fuel package (as far as I know) which allows the car to run on minimum 91 RON fuel.
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Old 6th December 2007, 00:26   #110
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OK, here's a few more pics from this evening!















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Looks like a squeez for her in there...
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Old 6th December 2007, 01:13   #112
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It's a bit of a squeeze, yes, but anything with four walls and a roof is a good thing for your pride n' joy eh?!
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The headlamps spell pure aggression!
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Congrats on India's First M3!
Congrats again on India's First M3 to be housed in what looks like a tractor shed!

No offense intended, but surely you could do something better than that for a garage?
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very nice. How much do these run in India? 70-80lacs, I'd guess?
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...housed in what looks like a tractor shed!

No offense intended, but surely you could do something better than that for a garage?
It seems like a decent sized garage for city standards. You're considered blessed if you have a garage in Mumbai . It's usually a pain to find a decent parking spot in the city.
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It's a bit of a squeeze, yes, but anything with four walls and a roof is a good thing for your pride n' joy eh?!
How many people does it take to push it in there? And how do you get it out of there? I don't see any room to open the doors if it is driven.
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So on the E46 M3s there were those few red bars on the high end of the tacho that were lit while the engine was still warming up, and then would go off as the revvlimiter was raised as the engine came into operating temperature range .... how does this tacho indicate that given that i see the red bar starting at 6750rpm?

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@ Crazy Eddy: I'll take this garage over the street, unless you got something better in Bombay that's close to where I want. It could do with a fresh coat of paint though!

@ Mayavi: Pushed? Not really, it's driven. In AND out. I'm 218 lbs, so I'd say there's enough room to open the driver's-side door, since I'm not in the habit of climbing-out the passenger's side!

@ Rehaan: This one's red-line bar swivels around the gauge. So the yellow and red bars move clock-wise as the engine warms-up. It takes around five minutes to indicate the full 8,400 rpm red-line (you'll notice in that pic that the engine-oil temperature is also way down).

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Old 6th December 2007, 09:35   #120
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Oh thats one small parking really man,how do you manage to get her inside you should be damn damn carefull.
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