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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-19-2019, 05:57:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Rear Toe Alignment Help

One thing I have seen 2 times in the past 8 years is people have flipped the rtab mounts so that they were outside of the pocket and inside. Doesnt hurt to check! :)
Also I would take a pry bar...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-19-2019, 05:53:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Valve Adjustment Spec/Shim questions

I 2nds this!

I used to use a fine knife sharpening stone which worked, but I also questioned how square I was grinding down the stone if you wanna get real picky, Being within the spec is good,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-14-2019, 05:52:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Evolve Airbox, Going into Limp mode

A lot of people change out the factory clamps , I like the factory clamps because of the clearance, and I also have the correct tool to remove and install them. The only time i would change the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-14-2019, 05:50:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Dead: Battery, alternator or power drain? No warning light

If you have a volt meter, check the voltage while running, it should be a minimum of 13.5 volts or so, anything in the 12v or less is a fail
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-14-2019, 05:48:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: What is “normal” spread between dry and wet compression?

Yes, consistent numbers is what you are looking for. of course it will be higher with oil in the cyl. If I notice one or 2 is lower than the others I'll do the wet compression check numbers, if it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-14-2019, 05:44:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Clutch pedal vibration and grinding

A lot of times the throw out bearing goes bad on these cars before the clutch will. Your most likely going to have to remove the transmission and do the full clutch job.
these are the parts I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-14-2019, 05:39:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Rotational in play driveshaft, how much is normal?

when you check the driveshaft you want to visulally look at the guibo for cracks, and the center support bearing for tears in the rubber. The U joint and cv joint can be checked by grabbing each of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-12-2019, 11:03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Valve adjustment - Is this normal?

these pictures all look good and normal.
you could try an engine flush before the next oil change. its really bad when i do a valve adjustment and the rocker arm is hard to slide to the side...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-12-2019, 10:50:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Does anyone know where this rubber seat goes?

i would pull off the black plastic valve cover cover and make sure all the valve cover bolts and grommets are there with washers or else you'll have a good amount of oil to clean off. those...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-12-2019, 10:46:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: SMG - compression springs or Gear Position Sensor first?

i would put it on the computer and relearn the clutch catching points if no codes pop up
Forum: Member Notes and Requests to Admin/Mods Sat, Oct-12-2019, 10:35:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
pics from galaxy 9 not loading

im having issues leading pictures from my Samsung galaxy 9. Any tips for uploading photos from my phone to forum posts?
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, Jul-06-2019, 11:07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,698
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: power brake problem 27e4 code

I tried a smoke test with no results.

Does anyone know how often the vacuum pump runs? I dissconnected the plug and started the car and i dont get any voltage at the connector, do I have to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-03-2019, 09:05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Stuck on E85 injector harness install

I have done a few of those installs. You need to open the black tube the factory connectors are in and remove the seals that hold the connectors in place. Unfortunately you loose the weather seal,...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Jul-03-2019, 09:02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,698
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
power brake problem 27e4 code

So I had a friend with a e92 m3 with cyl #3 had 0 compression. We got a replacement engine, and had it running for 2 days about 7 miles , 4 startups with o problems, then I get this 27e4 code brake...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 04:11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: ecstuning shift pin kit

I just wanted to update you guys. I installed the shift pin kit from ecs and there were too many parts, I could have saved money ordering each part individually. It came with the up
The one part...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 03:19:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: E36 subframe

I have done some of the front subframe/crossmember reinforcements before. If yours is broke you would need to either replace it and weld in reinforcements or repair the cracked areas with good deep...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Fri, Apr-12-2019, 08:56:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: e36 m3 zf transmission

I found one, ty!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-12-2019, 08:56:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: transmission output shaft overtorque problems

OMG, I'm a retard! The output shaft seal was not pressed in enough so when I torqued the nut, the flange was rubbing the new seal which is now trash. Thanks for the input guys, I got a new seal...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Thu, Apr-11-2019, 06:43:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
e36 m3 zf transmission

wtb e36 m3 5 speed manual transmission
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-11-2019, 06:41:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
transmission output shaft overtorque problems

So I changed my output shaft seal on my 97 m3 5 spd. It's a ZF transmission. When I impacted the nut, I overtorqued it with the impact. So I went back and did a search and found some threads of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-23-2019, 06:11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
ecstuning shift pin kit

i want to do the shift pin service for my z3 m coupe with s52 engine. I wanted to know if the ecstuning kit was complete. This is what I purchased,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-05-2019, 06:42:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 93,528
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: DIY: E46 M3 detailed subframe reinforcement, gear fluid changes, and bushing refr

I have done 60+ subframe reinforcements since 2009. My opinion is that the exhisting cracks should be welded with full penetration and then ground down before epoxy reinforcements are done. I even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-05-2019, 06:24:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Thoughts on purchasing used headers

Supersprint is a quality brand, The welds are backpurged, like any manifold should be. I would still consider the usage of the header. Either way you should check flanges for warpage and welds for...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Dec-21-2018, 04:14:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,675
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: S65 Crankshaft Blue coloring. Need advice from experts

That might be normal, I forgot. Was there an issue with the car or did you decide to do the rod bearings and freaking out about the color? From what I remember it might be normal after all the heat...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-21-2018, 03:44:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Clutch Issue

So you changed the clutch and the hydraulics, went to the track, and had pedal feel issues. Is it a consistent problem now or only happening someties?

If it is not always happening and only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-21-2018, 05:35:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Clutch Issue

What brake fluid are you using? I haven't heard of many people boiling clutch fluid, but i would say give it a try. It would suck to have to remove the transmission again
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-21-2018, 05:29:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Coolant Leak Help

I also wanted to note that i sometimes see this with aftermarket hoses, ecs elbow for example. In case yours is fairly new
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-21-2018, 02:33:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Valve Cover Gasket

Hi, this is Matt from Tech Craft in irwindale. I used to work at Platte Forme ag and have had a lot of experience with s54 since 2009 with 80% of customers having S54 engines. I don't pay much but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-18-2017, 04:35:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: is my noise from loose cam gear bolts?

If it was the problem of even the timing chain guide, you would need to retime the engine.
Atr this point I would consider getting the new updated bolts that are known to break. I always new bolts...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-23-2017, 07:09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Front End Motor Leak (not TCT)

check the timing chain guide bolt between the thermostat and the cyl head. You can take a screwdriver and push it to see if its loose. If it is, and youve never done a thermostat, now is the time. ...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Mar-23-2017, 07:01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,480
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Still possible to re-thread this oil drain?

that is to a point you need a time sert. There maybe some small shavings that you wont be able to get to even if you add grease to catch as much as possibley. Sometimes I pour some oil through to...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Mar-23-2017, 06:53:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,798
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Full 9qt oil change in the M3 still Says Add 1 More Quart

When I do rod bearings and completely drain the oil and remove the oil pan with the little areas that dont normally get drained when doing an oil service, the car takes close to 10l of oil.

When...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-19-2017, 06:40:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Intake manifold removal help

Depending on the position of the clamps I sometimes have to remove the vacuum rail.
2 10mm at the bottom, idle air connection, brake booster connection, dipstick nut, vacuum lines behind are hooked...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-16-2017, 06:25:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Throttle position fault driving me crazy

Sorry for the late response, I wasn't sure how to tell if the throttles were in sync

does anyone know the best way to test the actuator? I don't remember if there was a test for that
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-13-2017, 03:49:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Vanos Hub Geometry

The hub drives the high pressure oil pump that allows the engine to change timing in the middle of various throttle positions which gives u more power throughout the powerband. Ithat didn't
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-11-2017, 07:37:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Throttle position fault driving me crazy

So my friend's car had no service engine soon, but I scanned it with a gt1. The throttle position code popped up. I went to check the readings on the throttle position and the the sensor at the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-13-2017, 04:49:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Strut/ brace

I've seen this a few times, I believe it's from overtorque with impact and/or hitting something
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-29-2016, 03:22:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,109
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: subframe crack, don't foam rear mount alone

That's factory sealer. That is what makes repairing major cracks a pain because it needs to be grinned off to weld.

By the time you guys are seeing cracks just straight in the trunk, things...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-29-2016, 03:06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Idle/throttle position issue

You needed to relearn the stop and open.
Here are a few other things to check
1)air leaks, o rings pinched, connections connected including bottom of the plenum, vacuum line to fpr.
2)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-29-2016, 03:01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,525
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Front Subframe Mounting Bolts?

Ive never had e torx on any of the countless front subframes ive done. It's not a big deal, just order the bolts from the dealer to replace rusty ones
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-29-2016, 02:57:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Misfire/misc problem, no codes

For some c reason the link didn't work for me.
Sometimes you needed the gt1 to scan the car,
. Also there is a misfire counter. Glad you found your missfire.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-23-2016, 05:34:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-23-2016, 05:28:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,480
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Welding vs Epoxy for sub-frame kit; if welding who does good work on the east coa

Sorry about the late response. I've said this many times. Tig need to be a clean process. Unfortunately the multiple layers of painted metal, dirt, and factory sealer makes it impossible to clean...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-23-2016, 05:14:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: SMG clutch question

It's the same clutch and flywheel. You'll just need someone to bleed the smg system, and at the new clutch catch point
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-23-2016, 05:09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Alignment issues/pulling

I like front total toe 0-.16 in
Rear total toe .20-.30 in

Also the tech should have tried to even out the rear camber a tad, but the front toe is the answer to your problems
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-23-2016, 05:07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Alignment issues/pulling

So your front you're says it all. Don't right is toed out (pointing to the right), and your left is toed in a Lot! (Pointing to the right)

I dint like to go with so much total toe in on the front...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-23-2016, 05:00:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Strange Question Regarding Starter

I don't know if it would fit, but starters for bigger engines and higher compression engines are stronger. What is the rEason you want a stronger starter? I've never had a problem unless the...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Nov-18-2016, 02:41:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,817
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: 08 M3 Burning Engine Oil

I would worry too much like others have mentioned
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-18-2016, 02:32:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-18-2016, 02:29:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Driveshaft or diff?

If you do your front diff seal, make sure you don't torque the crap outta the front diff bolt
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-18-2016, 02:28:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Rear window weather stripping

If there was aftermarket product, I wouldn't trust it
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-15-2016, 11:26:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: SMG and Vanos

Just make sure whoever does your valve adjustments always keeps an eye out for broken vanos bolts or tabs.

The smg pumps prime very often when they are starting to get lower on pressure
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-11-2016, 06:46:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Fuel Pump Not Shutting Off

I don't do that. I mentioned that as a basic explination on factory fuel pump wiring serious. Thanks for clearing that up
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-11-2016, 06:43:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,480
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Welding vs Epoxy for sub-frame kit; if welding who does good work on the east coa

I made a part a while ago. I've never had cars with cracks after the sf reinforcement. There are a few reasons.
1) cars with minor cracks or no cracks, at all, if caught early, haven't been...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-11-2016, 06:33:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Sudden loss of power, shaking under throttle, need help!

I'm not going to try to guess your problem. But let's say it was a bad tps. After you install it, you need a gt1 to relearn wide open throttle vs closed so the computer knows the position. Sorry I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-11-2016, 06:29:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Valve Cover Gasket Replacement DIY????

So there should be no reason to change the valve cover gasket by itself if you do normal valve adjustments and replace the gasket then.
When the valve cover is off make sure you check vanis bolts,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-11-2016, 06:17:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: ARP Head Studs with Engine in Car?

What's wrong with your cyl head? These engines can go many miles. If you think you need a valve job, I would do a cyl leakage test.

At the shop I used to work at, platte forme ag, we had...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-11-2016, 06:09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Any locals with tools, lifts, jacks?

How much experience do you have? I would consider letting a shop do it. There is a place in Baldwin Park called your dream garage or something like that. You pay by the hour and they have tools and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-10-2016, 04:27:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Fuel Pump Not Shutting Off

It's common for people to hard wire the fuel pump with thicker ga wire. I hardwired another car for the pump to run with ignition on at all times. A lot of cars use a resistor to allow more or less...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-10-2016, 04:19:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,480
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Welding vs Epoxy for sub-frame kit; if welding who does good work on the east coa

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=557386
Here is the thread I posted. I've done many subframe jobs on many cars , who's owners track their vehicles. I always double check my work...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-10-2016, 04:15:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,480
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Welding vs Epoxy for sub-frame kit; if welding who does good work on the east coa

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/two40zsx/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1477025921207.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/two40zsx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1477025921207.jpg.html)
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-10-2016, 04:08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,480
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Welding vs Epoxy for sub-frame kit; if welding who does good work on the east coa

I'm going to have to disagree with you about the tig welding. My reasin being that tig needs to be a clean process, if not, you get contaminated weak welds. I don't mean cleaning the outside, ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-10-2016, 04:00:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Sudden loss of power, shaking under throttle, need help!

I would get it scanned, gt1 helps. Misfires are ok with generic scanners. A tps should be relearn ed the full stop
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-09-2016, 04:00:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Massive oil leak from my M3: Part 2

I just go good and tight. Never stripped a one. I do this everyday though.

Might want to check the gasket or sealing surfaces for damage
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-05-2016, 06:54:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,746
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Cross threaded front diff bolt

Sorry, that was not very descriptive of me. You might be able to run a tap through and try a new bolt with loctite. If it torques down good, then good! No need to dtop the diff.
Worst case, ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-05-2016, 06:51:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Rear Diff Input Shaft Hard to Turn

Their not winning any spelling Bs
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-05-2016, 06:49:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Driver side axle help

I rarely get axle changes, but I've removed the rear end many many times. Wheel bearings, subframe, ball joints, camber arms, sway bars, shrimp soup, shrimp salad, shrimp sandwich, shrimp...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-05-2016, 06:42:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,558
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Pinion seal #2... WHY?

You are talking about gear oil or grease leaking? Most people, even shops, don't replace the gasket that keeps the cv joint in, or they damage it on install. You see a line of splattered cv joint...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 03:41:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Is my (subframe) crack too big?

I would read the link on my last post
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 03:30:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: My experience on subframe cracks

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/two40zsx/Mobile%20Uploads/20161103_104533.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/two40zsx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161103_104533.jpg.html)

Is hard to see...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 03:19:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: My experience on subframe cracks

I just worked on a car where someone did the subframe reinforcement kit and complet key missed a crack on the body besides the 4 mounting points. It almost got to his passenger sporting seat. Let me...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 03:17:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 03:15:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: E46 M3 feels slow/sluggy (Engine service light)

Redrum, redrum. Yes, scan first
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 03:12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Rear Diff Input Shaft Hard to Turn

Yes, it needs to be rebuilt. The front diff bolt actally pushes the pinion into the ring gear. The person that installed your seal over torqued the front nut.

There is this collapsible sleeve...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 03:05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Driver side axle help

Remove the exhaust and remove the sway.
That's crazy your axle was not frozen in the hub. I always get that problem.
Are you having a problem getting the inner cv out of the diff? You can jack...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-03-2016, 03:27:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,746
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Cross threaded front diff bolt

The only way is to remove it. If the threads aren't repairable, do a time sert
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-03-2016, 03:19:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Is my (subframe) crack too big?

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=557386
Ive done less of subframe like that. I would also check the back right corner near the gas fill tube. That crack doesn't look too bad.
Im...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-03-2016, 03:10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: My experience on subframe cracks

I posted this a while ago
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=557386
Forum: F80 M3 (Sedan) / F82 M4 (Coupe) / F83 M4 (Convertible) : (2015-TBD) Thu, Oct-27-2016, 03:58:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,319
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Scan tool help

Anyone know a good scan/ programming tool for the newer f series chassis? I see some in ebay and I figure spending money on it will save me thousands at the shop. Suggestions
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-26-2016, 03:54:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Engine removal

I would highly reconsider. If you have some pictures I may be able help.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-25-2016, 01:06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Early s54 rod bolts

So ive got a 09/2001 m3. I remember there was a difference between early and late, s54 rod bolt sizes. I searched real oem and called the dealer and the bolts are not sold seperate. These bolts were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-23-2016, 12:04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,960
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Front diff bolt

I have done the time sert before. It works. I loctite it in there. I also torque the crap out of that bolt that goes in there. I use my calipers, measure how deep the hole is, and get the longer...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-22-2016, 03:00:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: subframe crack and reinforcement information

Yeah, I know everyone knows about the crack but I got a ton of these questions about subframe. I thought I would throw this post out there for people. It's come to a point where people either...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-22-2016, 06:28:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: subframe crack and reinforcement information

E36 platest look like the turner front plate. An oval plate stitch welded to the chassis.
I'm sure everyone has seen the front strut reinforcement. A strut bar and those $20 plates simply bolted...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-22-2016, 06:20:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: subframe crack and reinforcement information

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/two40zsx/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1477025700063.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/two40zsx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1477025700063.jpg.html) this is an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-22-2016, 06:07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: subframe crack and reinforcement information

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/two40zsx/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1477025921207.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/two40zsx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1477025921207.jpg.html) front...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-22-2016, 05:59:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: subframe crack and reinforcement information

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/two40zsx/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1477025945865.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/two40zsx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1477025945865.jpg.html)
Left rear...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-22-2016, 05:57:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: subframe crack and reinforcement information

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/two40zsx/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1477025839536.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/two40zsx/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1477025839536.jpg.html)
I like to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-22-2016, 01:26:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
subframe crack and reinforcement information

Hi, so I'm pretty new to this forum, but I have had 5 years experience doing various subframes for street, track, and monster hp vehicles on over 30 e46 m3s. I thought I wouild like to shed a little...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 02:44:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Waterpump, Too soon?

Little free play is acceptable. It sounds like some people are checking wp play with the belt still attached if your experiencing 0 freeplay. If you check your car often, you can get away without...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 02:39:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Redline to limp mode...what's wrong?

Generic obd2 chides are so vague. I would have it scanned with a bmw specific tool.
Another basic thing you can cancel out is to try spraying brake clean all along the intake, even under the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 02:31:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Mileage to look for in a track car?

From working at platte forme ag since 2010 before it closed, we built a lot of weekend track warriors. My main concern would be the subframe. Some cracks get so bad a portion of the chassis needs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 02:22:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,944
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: VANOS and Cam Timing Tool Question

But I start the oil priming process with the pistons flush with the cam gears. Check by turning over the engine by hand. No bent valves for me
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 02:20:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,944
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: VANOS and Cam Timing Tool Question

Yes, or I crank over the engine and have the oil pressure pop them out
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 02:06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,944
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: VANOS and Cam Timing Tool Question

Ill make this past sort and see in case I write another essay and it gets erased.

If you look at s54 vanos, the basic timing is set when you torque those 10mm bolts down in relation to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 01:57:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,944
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: VANOS and Cam Timing Tool Question

Wtf! I just replied to your guys post on how to time the engine but the forum or my Internet has been screwing up
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 01:06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Gas pedal removal help

It can be quite the pain. There is only the one Allen bolt with 6mm hex on there and the white tab you push and slide the assembley to the left, driver side. You need a good screwdriver or pick to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 01:03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,960
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Front diff bolt

Sorry, I thought I was in the e90 section. Either way, time sert is the only way to do this repair! E46 m3 has an updated part number for this bolt, but I did not notice a visual difference from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-21-2016, 12:40:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,960
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Front diff bolt

Time sert is the way to go. I don't know for the e90, but if the bolt has only a portion of the shank threaded, make aye you get the oem bolt. On the e46 rear diff bolts, the original bolts were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-15-2016, 08:01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By ///MonkeyTech
Re: Suspension/subframe overhaul advice from jedi council

I would def like one of my friends to get one so I can help them install your piece!
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