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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 04:00:49 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 98,526
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Makes sense. I wish I would have started to do the oil testing earlier but I suppose Ive only done 3 since owning the car. Typically I go with 5000 service miles just to be on the safe side. Glad to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 03:24:12 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 98,526
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Whats everyones typical limit for track miles on oil? Say a track that your in the upper rpm range for 75-80% of a lap? Also curious to know the the thinking about this pistons wouldnt you see...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 02:50:34 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 98,526
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

I should have saved myself 30 minutes of reading and jumped right to the end to mind an answer but my first sample has ummm alot of Aluminum. I had probably 400 track miles on the oil which is...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Nov-28-2018, 01:57:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,614
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Lightest battery, and bracket combo for our cars

I just put in a 480CCA and its barely enough to get the car started around 40-45F if its colder out 570 might still not be enough to get it turned over. Also if the voltage on that 570 guy is high...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Nov-26-2018, 02:04:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,614
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Lightest battery, and bracket combo for our cars

The Shorai website suggests letting the battery "wake up" when cold starting by leaving the lights on or radio for a few minutes to get the flow going. I would read thru their tips and tricks PDF to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-24-2018, 01:29:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Anyone have this error before Code 30

Im sure there are going to be other issues the car has been acting on and off sketchy for a few months now, it wasnt until I went to the track the last time that things got even worse to the point...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-24-2018, 01:03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By huxcrunner
Anyone have this error before Code 30

My car keeps going into limp mode and I know its because I have low voltage (probably a bad cell in my battery) and my alternator is strong enough to keep the car running at idle with the battery...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 05:30:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: EML limp mode and Code P0606

Update: Went to the track again yesterday and it just went into limp mode seemingly all willy-nilly (upshifting downshifting high revs low revs on and off the gas didnt matter) well I checked the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 03:19:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Battery light on!! Whatís the issue?

Thats the way to go. I am on my second one already from them because track life, they have been awesome of just replacing them for me even tho it wasnt really the alternators fault on the second one.
Forum: M3Forum Welcome Center Mon, Nov-19-2018, 02:59:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: New M3 Owner - Colorado

Autosport Werks is great, Ive also had good experiences with Bluewater Performance. 3Zero3 Motorsports also does good work but is $$$ and they are always booked way out.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 10:04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,651
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: HELP 04 M3 ticking under partial load/blip the throttle

If you have IG @michal.dano just did a head gasket job he told me he has a ton of pictures etc. He probably can help you out
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 09:15:33 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,147
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: High mileage M3 only - 150k+ only club

At 158 hope I can make it on the track for that long!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 04:19:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Squeaky belt/pulley/tensioner - help diagnose

There is the water on the belt trick to rule out any misalignment/belt issues with it causing the pulley to have a side force but agreed you should probably replace them all it will make a huge...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 03:00:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Excel Maintenance Chart

Thats awesome! I thought about adding graphs and such but I figure if there was alot to change I might not use it so I tried to keep it simple. I also have a google word doc that keeps track of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-12-2018, 05:56:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Excel Maintenance Chart

Tell me about it. I usually just copy and rename. Thankfully the daily drivers dont require nearly as much TLC. Also one thing I did see when I looked at this again the date is pulled from a cell to...
Forum: Northeast Mon, Nov-12-2018, 03:30:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: NYS inspection/emissions

Depends on if they do the sniffer test or not. I remember when I live in NY they had a sniffer test but that was 6+ years ago. All that programming will do is allow you to pass the OBDII code...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-12-2018, 03:27:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Excel Maintenance Chart

Thats awesome thanks for sharing that! Fuel can be pretty drastic in changes especially when your track is out in the middle of nowhere or you run E85 like me. Since there are no real rules on what...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-12-2018, 03:25:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Excel Maintenance Chart

Glad you like it!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 01:44:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By huxcrunner
Excel Maintenance Chart

For anyone that feels like they arent OCD enough about DIY maintenance or just wanted to be better organized feel free to use this excel file I made. It is filterable by group and can be a good...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 01:36:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: New wheels + cf lip!

The innercooler peaking out is a nice touch
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 03:45:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Rear seat upper rubber trim help

You have to remove any of the loose stuff before you put new coating on. I would probably give the whole thing a good sanding and then clean with soapy water or rubbing alcohol before trying to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 07:14:45 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,147
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: High mileage M3 only - 150k+ only club

I just replaced my RMS at 153k it was so toasted it basically crumbled removing it. Have 6k miles on the car since and its not loosing oil anymore. A RMS is alot cheaper than a used motor too.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 02:57:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Need help in diagnosing this clunking from the rear axles / diff

I agree with the above. Seems like if anything its more to do with making mechanical parts/interfaces. Sometimes ive found its better to leave things alone then looking for problems. If nothing else...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 02:53:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Turner Motorsport Experiences

Good on all fronts from me. The only thing ill say is from ECS Ive had some pretty mangled packages. I assume the damage was done by the carrier not them because nothing was broken. Probably goes for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 07:18:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: EML limp mode and Code P0606

Thanks for that little bit of info on the MAF sensor. Thats something I had replaced inbetween everything starting so possibly a contributing factor. I have the BMWlogger software already just havent...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Nov-05-2018, 05:25:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,507
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Can you bros' catch me up on Mountain Bikes?

Honestly what your doing is what I recommend to people when im trying to sell them a bike. Getting good advice is a good start. I have a 5010c and its awesome for me but not for everyone. One other...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 03:39:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By huxcrunner
EML limp mode and Code P0606

Bear with me here this might be a long one, should be a lot of information not sure if any of it would be the root cause or not. There is a short summery at the very end of the long paragraph.

To...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 04:27:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,205
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

Is that a slightly better solution to the motor noise you turn up the radio really loud then its gone :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 04:20:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,205
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

I did Revshift mounts all around trans, diff, motor. Raised the motor to get them in. The nicer thing about them is the studs are removable so you dont have to lift the motor up very high. I the...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-09-2018, 12:10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By huxcrunner
Unhappy Re: BlAikensteinís Build

I haven't had the new Contis yet but MountainE46 has aka Brian. As for the Firehawks not sure what you have on now but they are good alternative tire imo I've had them for the last two years but not...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Sep-21-2018, 08:19:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: BlAikensteinís Build

Did you get your life together yet? Havent heard about issues in awhile!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 03:55:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 933
Posted By huxcrunner
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 03:18:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 933
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Cold start misfires and stumble/stall, ambient temp agnostic.

Yeah sounds like something funky going on with the ADF harness. My bad I thought you only said one cyl all 6 is pretty unlikely. The only other quick thing to check is the ADF harness ground, when I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 03:05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 933
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Cold start misfires and stumble/stall, ambient temp agnostic.

Just another thought if you only are getting that misfire on cyl 5 have you tried swaping the cyl 5 coil with a different to see if it misfires on the cyl you moved it to? Do you know when the coils...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 02:28:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,061
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: CSL Carbon Fiber Weaves

Couldnt agree more and as a side note, you/some people would be surprised at what gets passed along as a carbon fiber product. I have done repairs for various "full carbon" or carbon fiber products...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Sep-12-2018, 02:13:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,841
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Raising idle RPM

Shoot me a message I can probably help you find the values if you havent already. I set mine to 1200-1100-1040 respectively and found that works really well. You can use a data logger or OBDII Dongle...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 09:56:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 933
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Cold start misfires and stumble/stall, ambient temp agnostic.

I have the adf kit as well and sometimes when sitting over night or for a few days I have a problem like you described only sometimes I cant get it to start on the first go with full e85. It would...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-11-2018, 09:40:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,234
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: 2005 Silver Grey M3 6MT Coupe

where was this car 2 years ago looking good
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Aug-24-2018, 12:30:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,696
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: What spare parts do you bring to the track?

Usually oil and brake fluid and whatever other fluid I have enough to use as a spare, and tools/some hardware. Good ideas on having some of this stuff especially if you have room for it. Better to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 12:24:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,040
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

When I bought my car I found this link to be very helpful
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=450097
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 04:37:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: How bad can it be to drive/have driven on this

Wasnt complaining about sound advice, I knew it was messed up from the time it happened. I know it wasnt the smartest thing but in mind the damage was done and it was a good reason to upgrade some...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Aug-20-2018, 03:00:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Posted By huxcrunner
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 02:35:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: How bad can it be to drive/have driven on this

Meh whatever people are always going to say I told you so, and to that I say its not your time or money so doesnt matter what I do or dont do with it. Car is up and running again and better for it. I...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Aug-17-2018, 10:20:06 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,735
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.3

Car: 2002 E46 M3 6-speed
Track: High Plains Raceway
Best Lap Time: 2:18
Brakes: Stock pads and rotors, sst brake lines and high temp fluid
Suspension: Koni Sports
Tire: Firestone Firehawks...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 10:00:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: How bad can it be to drive/have driven on this

Update: Let this be a lesson to everyone if you see the nut missing or hear that chucking sound and its not a lug/wheel bolt or caliper bolt its probably this and just stop before you get hurt. I was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 09:55:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Quick follow up, got almost a thousand miles on the new set and its awesome. Like a new car. Spec clutchs do awesome even for heavy dd traffic. The single mass flywheel is pretty noisy when off the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 04:39:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: How bad can it be to drive/have driven on this

Yeah I just used that site the picture on the diagram didnt match what I thought I was looking for then google said yes it was. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 04:37:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: How bad can it be to drive/have driven on this

Thanks for the input. I think I am starting to figure out what needs to be done.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 04:19:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By huxcrunner
How bad can it be to drive/have driven on this

So my front right strut nut/washer decided today was the day they were going to backout and leave. I have few questions,

1) I recently had an alignment done and it seems too coincidental that...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Aug-10-2018, 03:51:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: what's at these hex locations

I might be able to help if you can send me your files
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 05:07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

They were still pretty tight but as i said I could move the plate so they couldnt have all been to spec. As for right now I just replaced my leaking rear main seal. My dad suggested rtv for the back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 03:24:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

So here is the update. I finally got the transmission off and took the clutch off and discovered a broken clutch plate. The flywheel was also loose in that it could be rocked front and back and had...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 02:49:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Yup will keep everyone updated to what I find and go from there. My only fear is I am going to do so much work that unless its completely obvious whats wrong I might not find the rear cause but the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 03:28:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Yup that's the plan. I have most of the parts for a dtrain rebuild so going to do the whole while your in there thing. I also have a new short throw shifter to put in so pretty excited about that.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 03:26:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

No just on vacation not drivable at all anymore I limped it home and parked it. Can't drive it until I get it fixed can risk any further damage.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 04:54:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

That was a new development from yesterday and when I had a chance on the highway I found that it was doing the same in all gears. Lost reverse entirely couldn't shift above 3k so I guess I'm dropping...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 12:48:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Yeah definitely didn't force it into any gear but I know what you mean. I had a suspected it might be that but hoped it wasn't.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 10:42:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Theres not a ton of left right play when its in gear maybe a 1/2" as for the clutch I can safely assume its not og with 151k miles. The previous owner never mentioned it being replaced so I cant say...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 10:39:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Theres not a ton of left right play when its in gear maybe a 1/2" as for the clutch I can safely assume its not og with 151k miles. The previous owner never mentioned it being replaced so I cant say...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 10:16:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Here are a few videos of what I heard and when the clutch pedal went soft. When the clutch went soft there was a better time when the pedal was all the way down but the car was still obviously in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 10:08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

I had spring tension, it basically took my whole body weight to pull it out of gear sometimes particularly 1st to start but then 3rd and then 2nd and now all of them are hard to get in and out. It...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 10:00:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Thanks everyone. Heres an update, as of yesterday I was basically locked out of all gears. I figured this out when I was on the highway and just freewheeling along. Then when I was only a few miles...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-01-2018, 01:00:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By huxcrunner
MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Yesterday I was driving to work and started to have transmission/drivetrain issues. I was driving down a road with stop and go 45-50 mph traffic. Anyway it was very difficult to shift from 1st to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-24-2018, 09:29:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,335
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Advanced Fuel Dynamics - PROFLEX E85 flex fuel option

The longest ive left a tank of full e85 was probably from fill up to empty has been probably around 2 weeks. At that time I filled up early in the week and then my alternator went out, got a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-24-2018, 08:36:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,335
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Advanced Fuel Dynamics - PROFLEX E85 flex fuel option

Just want to give an update for the people wanting long term data, I have had mine installed for almost a year now (5/31/17). I have put 4 track days and countless tanks of e85 and e85 mixes thru...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-24-2018, 08:17:10 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 31,701
Posted By huxcrunner
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 11:55:30 PM
Replies: 4,992
Views: 443,832
Posted By huxcrunner
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 03:58:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Question... Grinding into Reverse

Does it do that in any other gears? Sometimes I get a crunch first to second of second to third but Im pretty confident mine is the shifter linkage. My issues is random and seems to be if you are...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Tue, Mar-27-2018, 05:51:13 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,137
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Share your Bins/Calibrations here

Where was all this information 4 months ago when I put in new mounts and wanted to raise idle RPM :thumbsup:. Anyway I figured it out from the good info on this site. Just read thru this whole new...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-07-2018, 02:36:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,335
Posted By huxcrunner
Re: Advanced Fuel Dynamics - PROFLEX E85 flex fuel option

For those that are still on the fence I bought one of the first units after seeing the Hoonigan video. At first I was skeptical but they made the price worth trying for me anyway. After probably 8-10...
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