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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-11-2017, 03:42:09 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,146
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Post those Black Friday deals

File an extension and then it can be :hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-04-2017, 05:31:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,552
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-19-2017, 09:17:00 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 23,996
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: High mileage M3 only - 150k+ only club

While all the high mile guys are in here...how many liters of oil are you going through between changes?

218k miles I was going through 1 per 7k miles, but lately it has been closer to 2. I am...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-16-2017, 06:19:38 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 23,996
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: High mileage M3 only - 150k+ only club

I am at 217k and mine still feels fresh. Have you had to have the head off at any point? I am anticipating at least 300k before seriously considering any kind of rebuild. Hell it may go longer...
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-11-2017, 07:58:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,317
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Hit a deer with my DD this moring.

I feel totally out of line with everyone here but why not DD the M3? I DD 1000 miles a week in mine. Starts almost every time ;)
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-16-2017, 04:56:23 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 63,206
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: GB: WPC Treated OEM S54 Rod Bearings

Is it too late to add one more?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-10-2017, 05:31:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,786
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-04-2017, 04:23:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,318
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Your Process for Remembering How to Re-Assemble: Deep, Longer Term Projects

My method is to start multiple projects at once. Delay each by several years due to other larger projects. It is imperative that you entirely disassemble your projects. Every bolt removed, every...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-21-2017, 03:12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: P0011 code after vanos rebuild, valve adjustment, rod bearings

I had a similar problem when I cleaned out my vanos manifold. I did not give it a really thorough cleaning the first time and it caused the solenoids to jam up. Gave me cam advance/retard error codes...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-19-2017, 04:31:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Starting my water pump job

Be sure to get 2 of the little coolant pipe o-rings and the thermostat o-ring. Water pipe wont come with them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-14-2017, 12:27:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By Chuck Nukem
PSA: Clean out your vanos manifold/solenoids with your next valve adjustment

I did my valve adjustment this weekend and had been dealing with a weeping vanos seal plate since I bought the car a year ago. I am at 210k. I was hesitant to mess with the vanos the first time I did...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-03-2017, 09:55:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Passing OBD inspection with catless headers

Yeah...as much as I drive it the catless pipes are not worth the headache. How long has it taken you guys to swap headers? I'm guessing maybe 2-4 hour job?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-31-2017, 08:58:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-31-2017, 05:03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Passing OBD inspection with catless headers

I have an 01 which had cats removed by PO. My inspection was up a few months ago and when I took it in it passed emissions with flying colors....but it failed for tint....I figured no problem I will...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 10:34:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,652
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Picked up a blown-engine project E46 M3

I gave 9k for a six speed with 182k. I have 203 on mine now and I cant imagine it is worth any less with the maintenance I have done to it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-23-2017, 11:14:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,695
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Pretty proud of my garage

I don't have a garage I have a lotus morgue
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-23-2017, 11:05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Oil analysis from Blackstone

Just got my first analysis result back from Blackstone. Couldn't be happier with the outcome!! I know they get a lot of praise on the forum, but add me to the list! Price was very affordable.

I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-22-2017, 03:30:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,310
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: How much money have you put into your M3?

I have had mine for almost a year at this point. Paid 9k and I am probably 4k in to it in maintenance. About 80% of that was spent up front on shocks, mounts, guibo, inspection II parts, cooling...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-10-2017, 02:54:42 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,898
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Your Trade or Profession

Manufacturer's rep in metalworking industry/part time real estate investor
30 in May
Girlfriend no kids
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-12-2017, 10:56:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,353
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: REIN High pressure power steering hose deal

I put a Rein in mine 4 months or so ago and it has been fine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-12-2017, 10:51:02 PM
Replies: 8,632
Views: 560,493
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-09-2017, 02:02:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Pepperidge Farm remembers... CSL Loaded

My car was straight piped when I bought it. It sounded incredible at 8k....at 2700 rpm it was a migraine machine:kittyshifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-19-2016, 07:03:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,586
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Whats The Average e46 M3, Owner Age ?

29 Here, bought it this year.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-30-2016, 02:55:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,809
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: The Car ownership game 2016

1999 Mazda Protege
1966 Chevrolet C10 Longbed
1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam JPS
1967 Lotus Europa S1A
1970 Lotus Europa S2
2001 BMW M3

Yup...never sold a car
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-27-2016, 11:34:51 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,987
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: What's your daily?

I am half joking as the lotus has no A/C and I live in Texas...only half joking though....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-26-2016, 06:43:41 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,987
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: What's your daily?

M3 is my daily...til the lotus gets finished :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-02-2016, 06:54:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Vibration Troubleshooting - *Update*

How are your tranny mounts/motor mounts? Might be worth a look.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-23-2016, 11:03:46 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 97,130
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: *** The 100,000 Mile Club ***

Im at 192k...Time to start the 200k club!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-20-2016, 06:10:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,766
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Gt350R Wins over M4 gts on Moterend LS track

If you are really weight crazy buy a lotus...My '67 Europa weighs 1300lbs
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-20-2016, 06:00:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

Update

I noticed my guibo was trashed when I did my tranny/motor mounts. I changed it last night. Car appears to engage in to first gear better. I also changed the driveshaft support bearing. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-19-2016, 11:38:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Considering Buying 2003 6MT M3

Nothing that hasn't been said, but If you DIY it is doable. Silvergrey is dead on, 50k or 150k 2003 was still 13 years ago.

I just bought 01 with similar miles similar price. Mine had new apex...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-09-2016, 03:52:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-01-2016, 03:23:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

It may well be. Previously I noticed that both boots were torn so I went ahead and put new inner/outer tie rods on it since the PO had been running them torn for god knows how long. Initially I had...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-01-2016, 03:13:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

Alright more progress. I did motor mounts/tranny mounts today. I also replaced the power steering hose that runs from the pump to the rack. The motor mounts had worn enough that the oil pan was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-26-2016, 05:14:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 980
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Suspension refresh - what items to replace?

If you are doing all the subframe bushings I would weld in the reinforcement plates while you are in there.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-25-2016, 06:16:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

You in sales too?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-25-2016, 05:07:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

As it stands I am putting on between 500 to 1,000 a week. Enjoying every minute of it :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-25-2016, 04:27:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

I certainly agree, though I probably wont be ready to tackle it for a month or two. The redish kit, guibo, driveshaft bearing and fresh subframe/diff bushings should be my last big purchase for a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-25-2016, 02:24:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

I just put in another order for parts. Started having a little issue with vibration through the steering wheel. I ordered a set of tranny and motor mounts. Also having a minor issue when turning...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-17-2016, 07:45:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

I agree, the more I drive it the better it gets. As far as a complete package I don't think there is much out there that can touch it. The interior is a wonderful place to sit and blast out 500+...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-17-2016, 02:21:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

bout 9k, but I have put about 3k in parts so far.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-16-2016, 10:59:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

Been a while since I picked up the car... first update

Driven it 6k miles so far and loving every minute of it. At 185k I did Inspection II and some extras. Sorry for the shitty pic of my engine....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-29-2016, 01:37:43 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,638
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: Would you buy an E46 M3 again?

Owned mine for 3 months. 5k miles so far. I DD for work and I drive quite a bit. Love every minute of it. I bought a high mile car because I knew how many miles I was going to be putting on it. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-09-2016, 04:15:40 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 97,130
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: *** The 100,000 Mile Club ***

Just about to hit 183k...200 is coming. I have a vanos refresh, filter/fluid overhaul, and inspection to do soon. Everything still feels very tight on my car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-27-2016, 01:10:22 AM
Replies: 8,632
Views: 560,493
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

I changed the broken auto dimmer mirror to a regular mirror in order to keep the same oval shape.

I also changed the finisher trim seals. So far so good....I have driven 500 miles so far. Was a...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Apr-25-2016, 02:02:06 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 33,855
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: My 8000$ E46 M3 Project

Dang! You are right where I am going to be in a few months!! Good job!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-24-2016, 01:38:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

You are a long way from Calgary! I am in Denton which is about 30 minutes north of Dallas.

The lotus hasn't been too bad so far, though my girlfriend would certainly agree with you. I got it in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-23-2016, 04:39:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

Sorry for going on a lotus rant, this is the last one.

I should also mention I have never driven one of these...

I tried 3d printing a mold to make carbon fiber trumpets for the ITB's but it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-23-2016, 04:32:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

Those two porous buckets above are the gas tanks....

The frame is 16ga steel...as thick as the door panels on the truck. Whole car weighs 1500lbs. I am swaping a 2L ford zetec engine in it with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-23-2016, 04:24:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

I should have opened this thread with, "Hi guys, Im only 19 but my grandma just died and left me a big inheritance. I also have some student loans that I "borrowed" from and I bought this 182k '01...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-22-2016, 11:06:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

I think you just saved me from ordering something I didn't need!! I saw quarter window seal and figured that was what I needed. Now that I looked closer I think it is an outer seal. The bottom...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-22-2016, 03:39:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

Bimmer it is!

I un-modified the section 2 to get the muffler back on and it will work for now (minor exhaust leak at the muffler). I am going to get a used one soon, but I literally could not take...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-21-2016, 05:25:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

Thanks guys! 100 miles in and I am in love...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-20-2016, 10:52:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

Here are a few more shots of the truck. I have been getting in to machining and I made this little bracket to adapt power steering for it. Eventually maybe I will find something to make for the M3!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-20-2016, 10:50:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
Re: First BMW, first M3!

I had the car on a lift at a shop before I bought it. We spotted a hairline crack, but it really was not bad. I am not going to track the car any time soon so I am not that worried about it....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-20-2016, 05:02:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By Chuck Nukem
First BMW, first M3!

First "new" car too (that I didn't have to pull out of a field) ;)

It is an 01, Carbon Black with black interior. It had 182k on the clock but was one of the best maintained cars that I drove. The...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Wed, Nov-25-2015, 09:18:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,037
Posted By Chuck Nukem
New here! Looking for my first M3.

Hey folks,

New to BMW and M3s in general. Looking to pick up an e46 to daily as my work car. I drive about 1000 miles a week, so she will get plenty of use....
I have tested 2 coupes and a...
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