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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-14-2015, 12:02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: What are major signs your SMG is going bad

car will spontaneously and by itself go into neutral while you are driving, will take several times shifting back and forth from neutral to gear before it engages a gear again.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-25-2015, 05:25:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,832
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Conflicted Whether to Sell or Not

I say test drive it then decide. I had bmws for 17years and a month ago decided to make a switch, went a different route than you and got an S63 6.3L AMG cruiser car instead of the sports car route...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Thu, Sep-03-2015, 04:06:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By uscbeemerM3
WTB: E46 M3 SMG Left Paddle

Never mind bought one for $20 off someone selling their M3.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-28-2015, 09:26:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,621
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: What would it take to get you out of E46 M3

Realistically though I don't think the guy would offer enough money for you to part with it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-28-2015, 09:00:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,621
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: What would it take to get you out of E46 M3

I never thought I would get out of my M3 for a long while. I had it till 178k miles and was planning on keeping it till 300k+. It was a blast to drive even under normal conservative daily driving...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-27-2015, 07:40:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,940
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Regular E46 M3 SMGII with M track Mode and CSL software

Based on the manufacture date you probably have the most recent versions of the smg software.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-27-2015, 07:36:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

Thanks spawn for the compliments. No I didn't get a warranty. Actually I didn't even think they still sell warranty for such high mileage. I'm not too worried about the 6.3.

I think my cousin is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-26-2015, 08:50:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

Hacksaw/obi you crack me up.

Tyler yeah it's 5in longer than the std S550. With the back seat so large I'll probably have a camping trip in it haha.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-26-2015, 08:03:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

I got it with higher mileage at 109k. But i drive 25k a year and used to getting my cars to 200k. Oh, and if you're still considering the S63, I spoke to a person at Mercedes Benz of Laguna Niguel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-25-2015, 11:54:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

I'll probably change the head bolts and cam lifters as a preventative, of which I'll just have the valve cover gaskets changed too all at the same time. Not all the 63 engines were affected so don't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-25-2015, 07:28:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

Thanks guys. Surprisingly like I said, the large heavy car, the worse mpg and cost of upkeep are all good deterrants that has helped me with my speeding problem when driving the S63 despite anyone's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-25-2015, 06:03:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

Hey guys, I'm now a proud new owner of a 2008 S63 AMG! Bought it yesterday at Irvine BMW. I'll update you more later on how it drives. But surprisingly I drive slow with the car because it's so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-21-2015, 04:39:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

Oh man some of your comments are hilarious, although having some sort of sense at the same time too. So my thinking is I won't make any decisions to selling the M3 until I get the new car, and then...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-20-2015, 11:34:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

Haha you guys make it hard. Obviously it's always nicer to offset the purchase price of the new car with selling the old car, but yeah the M3 is paid off.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-20-2015, 07:45:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

Yeah the car is not entirely to blame, but it is definitely a temptation that I've decided is enough to get rid of, or just drive sparingly. I did at once consider the buy a cheaper DD and keep M3 as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-20-2015, 05:26:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

Kong I would, but I stopped tracking only because man the maintenance for my last track car just kept going up.

Yeah I own the car outright, decisions decisions.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-20-2015, 04:35:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I'm leaning towards selling, it just sucks that I put so much money into maintenance the last year, I initially was planning on keeping it for past 300k miles but plans...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-20-2015, 04:24:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Buying Another Car, Keep E46 M3 as 2nd Weekend Car or Sell M3?

Hey guys,

Well the day has come where I've decided that the M3 just makes me do too many bad things, have had the car for 4 years from 77k to 178k and have gotten 5 tickets in the past year. In...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-19-2015, 04:48:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Sirius XM Radio for 2005 E46 M3

I had an aftermarket brand called blitz as my sirius receiver and a sirius antenna but I took it out of the car. My sirius antenna was all black (they don't make my specific one but this is the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-18-2015, 07:00:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,329
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Car pulling to the right

The alignment computer may show specs are good, but steering wheel can still be off center. The reason I was told in particular with bmws is because although the computer shows the steering wheel as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-18-2015, 06:39:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Getting Guibo and CSB replaced

How many miles u got? I've had that shudder accelerating from a start since 77k miles, now at 178k miles and still have my original csb and guibo. I haven't replaced mine yet because I have other...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-17-2015, 06:02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,366
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: 94 R Wal Mart Battery for E46 M3....Good? Bad?

Wal Mart batteries are made by Johnson Controls now. They ended their agreement with Exide in 2010. The initial thread was started years ago, but this argument still applies today, you can't fault...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-17-2015, 05:35:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,166
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Huge E46 M3 exhaust compilation out in Youtube - 77 exhausts!

Very cool. I like when the Joker Claps. I haven't heard a sec 3 exhaust muffler by itself without any other exhaust mods that has sounded good in the low rpm range, but any exhaust with headers...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-16-2015, 10:52:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: What scan / diagnostic tool should I get?

So much easier clearing the codes yourself with an obd2 scanner good decision. Mine's a creader V but it was given to me but i cant program features,just read codes and clear them and check readiness...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-14-2015, 10:58:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Hit a curb last night.

So how exactly did you hit the curb, making a right turn too early? I hit a curb once making a right turn too early and ran over the curb with my right rear wheel at a signal around 20mph but there...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-14-2015, 06:08:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,841
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-13-2015, 11:28:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Alignment done, all even both sides but pulling to the left

Whenever my steering wheel is off center I take it to this one particular alignment tech, last time i had alignment a week ago and the specs were fine but steering wheel slightly crooked when driving...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-13-2015, 11:14:02 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 53,990
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: New battery time.

Anyone use the lithium ion antigravity yt12bs-16 480ca 3lb $260 or ytx12-24 720ca 5lb $430 Ducati battery in their car with no issues?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-13-2015, 04:27:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: CD Player magazine jammed

If looking straight at the front of the changer, insert credit card lengthwise (like when you insert your credit card into the chase atm machine) into the space between the bottom of the magazine and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-13-2015, 12:09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Beyond pissed right now...

Can you buff out some of the black marks or did it cut through the clearcoat and paint? Otherwise paintless dent removal since it's so large. I tried taking out a 1in dent in my right front fender...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-12-2015, 11:27:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Alignment completed, BUT...

Your specs are barely out of range. You say your car sits slightly lower than stock, that could contribute to the spec difference. You're only -.2 more negative front right, and +.1 more positive...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-12-2015, 10:16:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: '02 E46 Catalytic Converters

Not to sound skeptical of what the dealership advised, but do you have the exact fault code, maybe 02 sensor related? Definitely get used cats so much cheaper otherwise over $1200 new for each on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-12-2015, 09:17:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,259
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Audi Dealership Sells Castrol Edge Professional TWS Cheaper Than Oreilly

The cheapest I could find for oil filters are ebay and you don't even have to buy in bulk.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-12-2015, 08:39:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: CD Player magazine jammed

Credit card method always worked for me maybe keep trying that.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-12-2015, 07:53:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,073
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Valentine 1 radar and laser detector

You like commenting on for sale threads without intent to buy huh. 0 itrader.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-12-2015, 07:47:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: E46 M3 OEM Sway bars

Pics posted for you Mo. Are you looking to buy to return to stock?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-12-2015, 07:32:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Eibach coil over springs and koni rear shocks

Sounds like you are saying it adjusts compression but I know what you're saying since TCKline site says "compress to adjust" but for rebound.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-12-2015, 07:18:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: E46 M3 OEM Sway bars

Still for sale if anyone needs for returning back to stock.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-12-2015, 02:37:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,213
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-11-2015, 04:51:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,073
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Valentine 1 radar and laser detector

V1 Description: Radar circuitry known in-house as V1.8.A-integrated--POP2 with Euro Mode

Comment: This is our latest and best performer on both radar and laser, but more recent software...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-10-2015, 10:36:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,259
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Audi Dealership Sells Castrol Edge Professional TWS Cheaper Than Oreilly

Sweet thanks for reporting back, that's where I'm gonna get mine for my next oil change in 3k miles, cheaper than ebay too!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-07-2015, 10:02:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,834
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Anyway to know how many of these were made ?

I always wondered if they offered more leather, but too bad it's so costly and seldom is found used to add on to our normal leather package.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-07-2015, 09:53:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Taking off Daytime Running Lights- Northern California

Well if you do end up paying $100 for programming, maybe you can have the other 11 or so things reprogrammed as well along with csl factory software (if you have smg) all for the $100? Why did they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-07-2015, 07:29:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Running mismatched tires at track day - bad idea?

FWIW I once got a flat at the track spinning out so I put on a spare with a dunlop I think it was zr rated sp sport tire on the passenger rear but that was the only mismatched tire. Surprisingly at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-07-2015, 07:22:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Violent front end shake under heavy braking

I also had pad deposits before but that was after a track day but eventually the shimmy went away within a week due to that.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-06-2015, 10:57:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,834
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Anyway to know how many of these were made ?

Definitely rare. Did you have to pay a premium price for the full leather?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-06-2015, 09:16:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Violent front end shake under heavy braking

I had a steering wheel shimmy because I replaced used pads on my current rotors and I ended up getting the rotors resurfaced and the shimmy went away. But I've gotten used brake pads before and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-06-2015, 08:33:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,834
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Anyway to know how many of these were made ?

I stand corrected.

Did a quick search and found these pics of another full leather option. http://www.e46zone.com/forum/topic/54348-extended-leather-dilemma/
Compared to your photo, the only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-06-2015, 08:08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,834
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Anyway to know how many of these were made ?

Aside from the red leather on the seats and door panel, the rest of the red is custom, not factory.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-06-2015, 06:51:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Dinan suspension help?

If it's a pothole then it's understandable, but definitely should not feel like a jolt type feeling going over irregular bumps in the road. When you had the front springs installed in the rear was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-06-2015, 04:45:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Dinan suspension help?

It sounds like maybe it's not your shocks or springs that's causing the issue. Can you elaborate on the harsh bump that oscillates through the car when you hit a big bump or pothole? FWIW, even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-31-2015, 11:41:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Taking off Daytime Running Lights- Northern California

The reason they quote you $100 is basically what they charge for labor for programming for an hour even though it only takes a few minutes to hit a button on an autologic to off. good luck.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-30-2015, 05:20:13 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 26,333
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Airbag Inflator Recall

Search this video on youtube "bmw 3 series e46 wood trim above glove box and radio removal and installation", the beginning of the vid shows how to remove the trim piece, just pry off slowly when you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-30-2015, 02:04:25 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 26,333
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Airbag Inflator Recall

Got my 1st driver side recall letter today. The letter states that they don't have the parts yet and will be sending a 2nd letter once they get the parts in. I called my local dealership Irvine BMW...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-29-2015, 07:11:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,335
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Bosch Ignition Coils - 00124 updated design

Yeah looks like the price is for 6 of them not 1, really cheap price. Are those IC bosch units?

One time I ordered the 2219 bosch replacement on amazon with the yellow box, and the car did not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-29-2015, 04:35:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,447
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: SMG driving tips

I've always lifted when upshifting, it smooths out the shifts, I drive everyday in S5. The only time I don't lift is if I'm racing or accelerating to pass. I lift even in A2 in traffic. There's no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-29-2015, 06:23:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: M3 2005 smg issue help

He wasnt saying get the csl software to fix your smg problem fyi. He was just promoting the software.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 11:55:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,934
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Just Installed: Bilstein b12 + Dinan Springs and GC Camber Plates

Which of the affordable shocks did you like?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 11:33:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,471
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Battery Light on after Airbag Recall

Maybe I'll tape up the lower trim of the wheel when I get it done, that thing is so easily scratchable.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 10:45:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,934
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Just Installed: Bilstein b12 + Dinan Springs and GC Camber Plates

Aftermarket sway bars you can only feel in taking turns not on straight freeway driving.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 10:39:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,471
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Battery Light on after Airbag Recall

This is what safecar.gov states for my car as of today;
Year: 2005 Make: BMW Model: M3 US CP
Number of Open Recalls: 1NHTSA Recall Number: opens new window takes away from VIN lookup section>...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 07:32:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,447
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: SMG driving tips

:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 06:45:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Dinan suspension help?

Wow I can't believe you installed the front springs in the rear, they visually look totally different and different height.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 05:06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Alignment done, all even both sides but pulling to the left

Were both tires replaced at the same time with the same amount of tread? One of my rear tires was 6k miles newer than the other so my car would pull to one side, so I switched the wheels/tires left...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 04:51:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,447
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: SMG driving tips

Here is the smgii technician manual, this is how I learned about all the smgii features.

http://ru.bavariancar.lv/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=143111&d=1436292845
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 09:43:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,447
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: SMG driving tips

In the book speed secrets 2 by ross bentley p.87 theres a section on left foot braking that F1, Champ car, Indy Car, Prototype sports car, Nascar drivers use, its faster than heel toe for 2 pedal...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 04:17:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Oil pan bolt stripped

Use the e38 7 series oil drain plug instead, you can use a socket to take off or a hex bit if you choose. The bolt is same size as e46, same washer too.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-27-2015, 11:28:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Alignment done, all even both sides but pulling to the left

Specs can be perfect but steering wheel can be off even still. Not all alignment guys know how to correct the steering wheel on our cars despite the specs being within spec. I have lifetime alignment...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-26-2015, 08:08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Whistling Noise After Warm-up

The only time I had a whistling problem was with my pulleys intermittently in cold weather, but would stop after the car warmed up. The whistling also changed with rpms very annoying. I ended up...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-26-2015, 07:55:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,259
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Audi Dealership Sells Castrol Edge Professional TWS Cheaper Than Oreilly

And the funny thing is that they only use it in the R8, the owners who I assume wouldn't care as much paying the premium.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-25-2015, 12:05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Need help with PPI this weekend (SoCal)

Before getting my car I got the history printout from the independent shop I go to, indy shops can access the dealer service history too, surprisingly I didn't get the dealer service history from the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-24-2015, 11:07:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,815
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Castrol 10W-60 TWS Available at O'Reilly Auto Parts

Me too, I'm in Laguna Hills. Too bad I just did my oil change this past weekend, only 7,750 until the next one.:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-24-2015, 11:03:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,259
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Audi Dealership Sells Castrol Edge Professional TWS Cheaper Than Oreilly

McKenna BMW didn't even have tws in their system.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-24-2015, 09:07:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,815
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Castrol 10W-60 TWS Available at O'Reilly Auto Parts

Misleading, factor in shipping, for 2 qts comes to $31.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-24-2015, 07:04:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,259
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Audi Dealership Sells Castrol Edge Professional TWS Cheaper Than Oreilly

Hey guys,

I haven't seen any specific threads about Audi selling TWS, so after seeing multiple posts about this, I decided to call a couple Audi dealerships near me to see what kind and how much...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-24-2015, 06:12:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,815
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Castrol 10W-60 TWS Available at O'Reilly Auto Parts

I've seen a couple of posts say that you can get 10w 60 at Audi dealerships, my question is do you guys buy this and is it the same as the Castrol TWS Edge? I decided to call my local Audi dealership...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 05:20:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Need help DSC Failure

How weird, even when I put on new shocks I didn't have a brake light get tripped, only time I've seen brake light indicator come on is in my last car when the brake pad sensor gets tripped.

You'd...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 04:57:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: BMW brand oil? WTH

Yeah true. I was actually supposed to visit Texas for the first time this week but plans got changed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 04:54:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Need help DSC Failure

Haha ditto but only for the dsc part. I've never had the brake light come on because of new tires. The loud pops are from when they mount the tires onto the rim.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 04:46:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,974
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Aquiring tools

Haha yeah same here, amazon for $60.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 07:40:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Need help with PPI this weekend (SoCal)

Get a carfax and if maintenance was done at dealership you can get the gistory using the vin number fm dealership or even indy shop.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 07:32:35 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 26,333
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Airbag Inflator Recall

What state are you in? Havent gotten driver side notice yet, southern california.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 07:30:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,974
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Aquiring tools

Like mentioned before do not buy the $5 socket set fm pep boys like i did, i had sockets break and round out, and also rounded bolts too. I used that cheap set a few years until i finally bought a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 07:19:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: need help - SMG issue

Dont go to dealer unless thats only option. I paid $2600 with labor for new smg pump. Mine kept goin into neutral by itself. My creader v obdii scanner didnt tell me the specific problem, you need...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 07:10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: BMW brand oil? WTH

Stuff must be cheaper in Texas than Cali. TWS at oreilly here is $12.99 plus 9% tax
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 07:06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: BMW brand oil? WTH

Stuff must be cheaper in Texas than Cali. TWS at oreilly here is $14.66 with tax.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-22-2015, 07:18:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: should replace pre-cat o2 sensors before 100K?

I also get around that, 20-22mpg with 80% fwy driving, so your mpg seems fine. Idling is basically getting 0 mpg.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-22-2015, 07:10:51 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 26,333
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Airbag Inflator Recall

They broke the right side tab of my center trim piece too. If they pull too hard on the glovebox trim piece, the way the left tab of the glovebox trim sits with the right side tab of the center trim...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-22-2015, 06:27:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Help! Thanks in Advance

Your car shouldn't be acting erratically just because of new tires and alignment. The only thing an alignment may affect is your car pulling to one side and steering wheel not at center when going...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-22-2015, 06:05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Help - Looking for New SMG Pump in Stock

Dang that sucks it's sold out nationwide. 68k is low, mine went out at 150k. I bought a used one with less than 30k and it was bad right away, then I installed a new one next day. If you buy used buy...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-22-2015, 05:48:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: should replace pre-cat o2 sensors before 100K?

No you don't really need to. I just replaced my precat o2 sensors at 174k miles and I only changed because I was trying to diagnose a smog issue, but I never had any cel or fault code for it. If they...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jul-21-2015, 11:07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: 24 Liters Castrol 10w-60

Cape Cod is in California right? :lolhit: good price. bump
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-21-2015, 08:39:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Coolant Temp Rise

When it gets above 90F with ac on and idling or in traffic, my temp gauge moves toward 3/4 mark too even though my fan clutch is new, water pump is new, and blew compressed air through radiator to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-21-2015, 06:20:15 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 804,824
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: The FREE or VERY CHEAP mod thread

Not really a mod but a cheap alternative to constantly buying new exhaust hangers. What I did was put a 19mm old socket in the bottom center space of the exhaust hanger and zip tied the center of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-17-2015, 11:35:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,324
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Biggest regret of my life...

Yeah $500 repairs can add up. Sounds like you need to get back into another one. If you don't already, doing some of the work yourself saves money.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-17-2015, 09:10:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,324
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: Biggest regret of my life...

What maintenance would you have done? You mean you were just paranoid of future problems? How many miles were on your M? Unfortunately you gotta pay to play.

Infiniti is nice, but not a sports...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-17-2015, 07:40:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: A/C issue

This is just a guess, maybe a/c leak or get some r134a refrigerant and recharge the a/c.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-16-2015, 09:05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: A Week with the E46 M3; Check Reality Light for BMW

Ahhh gotcha. Yeah we have wide multilane freeways here so lots of open room to drive. Only problem is that there are also a lot of cops here too that always seem to find me, and not just for speeding...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-16-2015, 08:54:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: A Week with the E46 M3; Check Reality Light for BMW

How can you hate a car for 10 years that you never test drove until recently? Few months ago I borrowed friend's modded E36 M3 for a day with cai, cams, exhaust, software and it felt slow compared to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-16-2015, 07:15:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By uscbeemerM3
Re: DSC and acceleration

I turn dsc off everyime I drive, except in rain. Traction control is so overzealous and conservative on this car that if you intend to drive it fast with dsc on, it does not allow much wheel spin and...
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