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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 01:00:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By STAATS
Re: HELP - Unidentified Dash / HVAC Wires

Found it!!!

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e46-m3-cou/components-connectors/plug-in-comb-type-solder-connectors/connectors-from-x7/x772-connector-heat-exchanger-sensor-left/W6NgPEy

That...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 12:48:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By STAATS
Re: HELP - Unidentified Dash / HVAC Wires

I'll try get pics but i just made a breakthrough of sorts...

I found this doc on the internet:
https://www.motor-talk.de/forum/aktion/Attachment.html?attachmentId=635338

Page 13
X18341

Is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 12:30:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By STAATS
HELP - Unidentified Dash / HVAC Wires

I am putting my dash back together and there is a connector that plugs into the HVAC Control Panel. It is the black 6-pin connector in the middle... coming out of this connector is a pigtail of two...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-11-2018, 05:06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,189
Posted By STAATS
Re: Luqui Moly engine oil

Yer I tend to agree (and there isn't enough data points to say otherwise anyway) but it is an uncanny coincidence in such close succession haha
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-11-2018, 05:05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,189
Posted By STAATS
Re: Luqui Moly engine oil

What running in oil would you recommend for this engine?

The only rule we ever used when rebuilding motorcycle engine based race-cars was using mineral oil not synthetic for the first oil fill and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-11-2018, 01:43:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,189
Posted By STAATS
Re: Luqui Moly engine oil

Hmn thats the second engine in the last week or so that has been rebuilt and started running LM and had issues burning oil. Others that use this oil on engines that are already run-in don't seem to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 10:38:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,033
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 M3 CAD Models

BUMP - Has there been any development on this in the last 6months or so? Anyone manage to pull an E46 M3 model out of Forza (or the like) or find a unicorn file on the interwebs?

EDIT - I just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 10:37:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By STAATS
Re: S54B32

From personal experience it is hard to find ANY real accurate models for this car in ANY 3D modelling format which is why as soon as I saw this eBay model for sale I jumped on it. Converting it to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 07:27:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By STAATS
Re: Deleting steeringwheel controls/CSL trim

Yer no probs. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 07:26:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By STAATS
Re: Deleting steeringwheel controls/CSL trim

Here's what I was looking for:

Terraphantm looked into having a M track button after discovering how to unlock the M-Track mode (which is more than likely the guide you used) and found that it was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 07:20:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By STAATS
Re: Deleting steeringwheel controls/CSL trim

I don't think its as simple as just having the M-Track mode as Obioban has M-Track mode coded as well... there is actually a slight hardware difference with the CSL MK60 module. as it can accept the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 06:33:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By STAATS
Re: Deleting steeringwheel controls/CSL trim

I thought Obioban had already looked into doing something similar except using the Intensive Washer stalk button (which he retrofitted) but you cannot do it unless you actually have the CSL MK60 unit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 10:33:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By STAATS
Re: Anyone here have installed reverse rear camera on the M3??

I don't think I have seen anyone do this before but it is a kinda cool idea... I don't see why you couldn't make it work. Most of the reverse cameras on the market for the E46 go in one of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 10:26:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By STAATS
Re: S54B32

The link that Obioban provided does contain the full CAD model in SolidWorks format... if you click on the modelli CAD folder it has the full SolidWorks assembly structure for the engine... that is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-29-2018, 03:05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By STAATS
Re: JDM M3s

It just looks like Solid Subframe bushings and when you translate the page it only talks about it being rigid... so I think its just a stock rear subframe with solid aluminium bushings in it... thats...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-29-2018, 02:44:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,967
Posted By STAATS
Re: Street Faction Engineering Rear Seat Delete Pre-Order

Awesome I always thought a folding back would be a great idea and I am interested in the side bolster deletes as well as they would be easier to modify to fit around where a roll cage would bolt in....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-25-2018, 12:27:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,616
Posted By STAATS
Re: Driving impressions of an LSx swapped e46 m3

I love the S54, don't get me wrong, and I do think in many ways it is the heart and soul of the E46 M3... but I think there is definitely a case for a lightweight, high powered V8 in these cars......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-22-2018, 04:34:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,446
Posted By STAATS
Re: CSL for sale

Just had one in Australia sell for AUD$152k (~GBP84k for comparison) with 40,000kms, completely original... no aftermarket stereo or anything like that one linked...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 11:23:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By STAATS
Re: HELP - Wiring for Powering CYHY (Hidden) Dash Cam

That is utilising the Homelink (Universal Garage Door Remote Opener) wiring... which as I stated before... my car does not have... It seems after trawling across posts from M3Forum (US) and M3Cutters...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 09:37:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By STAATS
Re: HELP - Wiring for Powering CYHY (Hidden) Dash Cam

I have also realised the stupidity of wanting to tap into the ashtray light power as it will be controlled by the LCM...

I think I have decided the best way for me will be to tap off the constant...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 08:59:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By STAATS
Re: HELP - Wiring for Powering CYHY (Hidden) Dash Cam

Apologies and update... the black wire with the red stripe is a random wire a previous owner has tapped into the Brown/Black wire on the OBD-II port... I ripped it off and put a Posi-Tap over the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 06:37:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By STAATS
HELP - Wiring for Powering CYHY (Hidden) Dash Cam

Okay... now before anyone jumps on and says to use the UGDO or the Phone Cradle wiring... I have searched for weeks and my entire interior is in pieces and I am unable to find these harnesses... I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 04:18:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,612
Posted By STAATS
Re: Carbon Fiber Interior Trim

Digging up an old post but do you have any photos of your car with the Karbonius interior trim? I am still a little on the fence based on price... but given my CF lip spoiler and foglight inserts and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 12:02:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,488
Posted By STAATS
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

I'm interested to see how much weight you get out with all this work... I considered something similar but then couldn't be bothered... also may be a bit pointless as I have minimum weight for my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-17-2018, 11:53:07 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 84,923
Posted By STAATS
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

Hey mate. I kept copies of some of the old Avant-2 Firmware upgrades on a Google Drive just in case something like this happened... I have set the folder to share and the link is below, I believe the...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Jun-17-2018, 03:06:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,632
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

I have taken out the dash and the dash frame to be able to get to the Evap and Heater core for replacement... While I was at it I decided to tidy each of these up a bit.

For the Dash frame I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 07:34:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,042
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 RTAB pocket FAILURE, RACP (subframe) related

Hahah yer man no problem. I wasn't offended or anything just wanted to give a bit of an explanation of why I thought it was still worth posting. If anyone came back later and read your post after my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 06:38:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,967
Posted By STAATS
Re: Street Faction Engineering Rear Seat Delete Pre-Order

Haha nar I meant putting carpet on and aluminium version or a GFRP / CFRP version (not that they make those but just to make it clear I mean on seat deletes which should be lighter than stock).

My...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 03:08:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,042
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 RTAB pocket FAILURE, RACP (subframe) related

Yer I kinda thought the same but then looking at it I realised that potentially it overlaps the pocket a bit so at the edge you weld it direct to the chassis, essentially overlapping (and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 12:58:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,042
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 RTAB pocket FAILURE, RACP (subframe) related

Digging up and old post but when i went through i don't remember seeing any reinforcement options (other than just some additional stitch welding)... only links and discussion about the old E36...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 12:13:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,967
Posted By STAATS
Re: Street Faction Engineering Rear Seat Delete Pre-Order

Well... 100% light as possible or not used at all if you are doing a full cage... I think you can add a touch of weight back in the form of carpet or covering if you are only doing a half cage so the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 12:05:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,967
Posted By STAATS
Re: Street Faction Engineering Rear Seat Delete Pre-Order

Yer I agree... A rear seat delete needs to be as light as possible... Aluminium, GFRP, CFRP... if not then you are literally better off just leaving the seat in as you have said...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 11:58:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By STAATS
Re: Finally got sunroof drain problems.

Damn man... I had this happen to me on an old Audi 90Q20V... I think in the end i determined it was seals or something along the lines of that... in any case for that particular car they were NLA and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 02:06:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,967
Posted By STAATS
Re: Street Faction Engineering Rear Seat Delete Pre-Order

Definitely interested in the Aluminium panels once i make a decision on Half cage install now or Full cage install in the future (depends on if this will stay a road car long term or not). I have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 02:12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By STAATS
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-09-2018, 01:52:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By STAATS
Re: Rear hard brake line, OEM steel line vs copper nickel line?

The rear hardlines on my car were replaced with copper-nickel. My fronts were partly corroded so I just blasted off the OEM coating and nickel plated them before they got too bad (as I had the engine...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-09-2018, 12:40:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By STAATS
Re: HELP - INPA / Evolve-R cannot identify ECU

I'm pretty sure the issue was just that they sent me a virginized ECU... Pins 7 & 8 are already bridged and I have a switch to flick that on and off as explained earlier... also as soon as I loaded a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-08-2018, 08:24:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By STAATS
Re: HELP - INPA / Evolve-R cannot identify ECU

I think I have solved it... kinda... I think that TTFS sent me a virginized DME. As I was able to flash on a stock CSL tune from ECUWorx and then apply my VIN and AIF data and then i was able to read...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-08-2018, 02:32:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By STAATS
Re: HELP - INPA / Evolve-R cannot identify ECU

I have also just used the VIN adding/updating guide from ECUWorx to try find out if a VIN is programmed (https://www.ecuworx.co.uk/2016/02/26/adding-updating-your-vin-uif-with-tool32/)

I used all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-08-2018, 02:11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By STAATS
Re: HELP - INPA / Evolve-R cannot identify ECU

Okay so I tried a few more things...

I tried Evolve-r with the INPA cable and that does not work... It doesn't even get up to the stage of trying to read the ECU so I imagine that this cable is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-07-2018, 01:38:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By STAATS
Re: HELP - INPA / Evolve-R cannot identify ECU

Correct... for INPA and MSS Flasher I used the INPA cable from OBDii365 and then only for Evolve-r did I use the Evolve cable.

I also want to highlight as I forgot to before that the cable i have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-07-2018, 12:44:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By STAATS
HELP - INPA / Evolve-R cannot identify ECU

I have been trying to setup my diagnostics laptop as well as get a base tune downloaded to send to Evolve to start the process and I am stuck.

I have a INPA cable from OBDii365 and my ECU...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-05-2018, 06:12:18 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,632
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

A few minor updates.

The 3.91CWP and Drexler core are assembled in the casing and it has now been installed on the car.

As the clutch and flywheel are installed I now installed the transmission...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-27-2018, 09:45:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,334
Posted By STAATS
Re: Avin vs Dynavin vs Eonon for OEM Nav replacement

I'd throw in the Xtronos as an option.... it seems to have a lot of a community following on another message board for after market support compared to some of the other options there. its in a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-21-2018, 02:24:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By STAATS
Re: Can you run 280/272 cams on the stock tune for a while?

I am lead to believe that the 280/272 are safe to run on stock or base CSL tune and you will just have limited power gain... it is the 288/280 where it is considered dangerous to run on stock or base...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-17-2018, 11:34:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By STAATS
Re: time to replace the side mirror glass

you can also get auto-dimming ones (you need to run the new wiring) from MirrorJohn.com I believe these may just be e9x ones someone has said so maybe you could get from a wreckers...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-10-2018, 02:51:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By STAATS
Re: Magnetic Oil Drain plug

The big problem I see with magnetic drain plugs is that by collecting all the Iron particles it will ruin your oil sample as it won't truly be representative of the oil as Iron is down on the sump...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-04-2018, 12:27:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,632
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

More updates...


Rebuilt Engine from Lang Racing Development has arrived
BMW Motorsport 3.91 Gears have arrived
Drexler LSD Core has arrived
Diff has been rebuilt with 3.91 Gears and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-28-2018, 01:21:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By STAATS
Coding SAP to be permenantly on to utilise Power wire

I am going to code out and delete my SAP as part of my build, as most people do. Although then the other day I was looking at the connector and it looks like reasonably chunky wires go to it so I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-25-2018, 01:59:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By STAATS
Re: 330K Mile E46 M3 For Sale...

Guess it at least means someone well and truly got their worth out of it haha
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-24-2018, 01:30:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By STAATS
Re: HyperBlack vs HyperSilver on TiAg

I think I am leaning towards the HyperSilvers as that colour on the ARC-8's makes them look like CSL/ZCP wheels more than the HyperBlack which best achieves the OEM+ look for this aspect... The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 11:53:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By STAATS
Re: HyperBlack vs HyperSilver on TiAg

Awesome. He has a nice array of angles in that post to help fully assess the HyperBlacks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 06:41:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By STAATS
Re: HyperBlack vs HyperSilver on TiAg

Haha yer I think the darker looks better as well but I don't want it to be too much with the CF bits and pieces around... hence not looking at Anthacrite and looking at HyperBlack as the darkest...
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 06:30:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By STAATS
Re: HyperBlack vs HyperSilver on TiAg

Are they HyperBlack but? They look Anthacrite from that angle...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 02:16:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By STAATS
HyperBlack vs HyperSilver on TiAg

I am looking for some input on the color choice for a set of Apex ARC-8's (18x9.5" ET 35, 5mm front spacer and 12mm rear spacer, full disclosure) to go on a Titanium Silver. Some other points to...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Apr-14-2018, 08:00:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,632
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

Okay... small update now...


Engine should finally start moving on Monday
Managed to track down some BMW Motorsport 3.91 gears... had to pay a premium but I got them and they are on their way...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-04-2018, 09:55:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,861
Posted By STAATS
Re: Electric Fan Mod from Mechanical

Zionsville has the best name on this Forum and is considered the best option in terms of engine cooling that you can select for this platform. Most people would look to get this while buying the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-03-2018, 01:35:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By STAATS
Re: BMW Motorsport 3.91CWP NLA

I am not so much looking for an upgrade... I was reasonably happy with the stock 3.62... its more just a "while I am in there changing the core" and I wouldn't mind a little extra pep... doesn't need...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 07:48:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By STAATS
Re: BMW Motorsport 3.91CWP NLA

Tegiwa in the UK just told me the 3.91's would become available in December... although then when I questioned him on that he said he wasn't sure and that was "just what he heard"... so yer i am not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 12:22:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By STAATS
Re: Swapping older 6MT transmission with newer - Does bellhousing need to be dropped?

You would need to drop the transmission.... bell housing and all... you don't have to touch the clutch as it will stay on the engine. then you can just lift in the new transmission and bell housing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-30-2018, 12:28:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,915
Posted By STAATS
Re: Turner Polyurethane Shifter Arm Carrier Bushing

Has anyone tried to install one of these with a Rogue Engineering OCTANE SSK?

I notice that the "shaft" at the back on the RE SSK that is supposed to slide into this is square instead of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 12:25:19 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,924
Posted By STAATS
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

I 100% agree with that sentiment. Considering Tommy built his name doing custom UI's for the community to kick start AVIN it would be nice if he kept that community focus still and supported and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-27-2018, 05:56:23 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,924
Posted By STAATS
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

Hahah wow so much hate.

I never had any major issues with my Avant-2... I'm not going to run around and say it was the best HU out or anything but it delivered what was promised and Tommy would...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2018, 05:21:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By STAATS
Re: S54 "clutch switch" confusion

Somewhat off topic and more for a laugh then adding any value to this actual topic but I just wanted to point out the hilarious coincidence that your Screen Name is "ClutchKickChris" and the issue...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-23-2018, 05:32:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By STAATS
Re: Moroso expansion tank - level sensor

I am about to do a similar thing but i have looked at it from a different perspective.

I found this coolant level sensor which is kinda more focused on making sure there is no air in the system...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-23-2018, 12:46:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By STAATS
Re: BMW Motorsport 3.91CWP NLA

Cheers I always forget to look in there as its mostly local USA stuff and I'm in Australia. I had a quick look and it looks like the two for sale are not very International shipping friendly...

I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-23-2018, 12:13:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By STAATS
Re: BMW Motorsport 3.91CWP NLA

Interesting. I will see how I go.

I emailed ECS Tuning and whilst they admitted they had none sitting in stock they said they had no note saying that they were not available and believed they were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-23-2018, 12:10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By STAATS
Re: BMW Motorsport 3.91CWP NLA

Drexler is just sourcing me the gears along with the diff core. It was easier and cheaper this way as the shipping would be combined. Well until they said that they now can't get the gears haha.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-23-2018, 12:07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By STAATS
Re: I need some help with this OE CSL air rail installation

+1 for Part number...

I know I lost mine of this long ago so will need to order it before the whole car comes together.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-22-2018, 07:01:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By STAATS
BMW Motorsport 3.91CWP NLA

I just got an email through Drexler who were trying to source a BMW Motorsport 3.91CWP for me saying that BMW Motorsport have advised that they will no longer be producing the 3.91 Gearset and...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Mar-22-2018, 03:09:50 AM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 652,978
Posted By STAATS
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Definitely excited to see where you start to trim some weight out as I will more than likely steal all of your ideas... haha
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-20-2018, 05:56:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By STAATS
Re: Throttle cut out

How low was your fuel tank?

If your fuel pump is getting old and your tank was low and it was after some long sweeping corners then it may be really aggressive fuel starvation?

I haven't got...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Mar-20-2018, 01:19:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,632
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

Well I want to go to a square fitment and I need to run street legal rubber for Targa so I figured I may as well make this my everyday setup and track setup as I can rotate and have a common spare...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Mar-19-2018, 02:34:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,632
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

Quick update. It's been slow progress as of late but things are still happening, I haven't given up yet! haha

Thanks to Rajvosa I was able to get some used heat shields to replace my really poorly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 05:17:04 AM
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Posted By STAATS
Re: Oil Catch Can Help

Hahah makes so much more sense now with your video... Headlock basically covered the response after that.

I'm glad you bought the oil analysis kit, this will be very important to get a better...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 04:05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By STAATS
Re: Oil Catch Can Help

I'm not sure which side you are talking about plugging but if you plug the rocker cover side then it will eventually over pressure with blow-by and blow out the rocker cover seal so it can breath......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-08-2018, 04:16:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,541
Posted By STAATS
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-06-2018, 09:48:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,786
Posted By STAATS
Re: Android App for E46 M3 Owners

Sounds great!

Adding the tracker / dashboard etc was just an idea... obviously you have been doing this on the side for the community and getting no money for it so I can't exactly roll on here...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-06-2018, 12:49:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,786
Posted By STAATS
Re: Android App for E46 M3 Owners

A bit of a feature request / query on how far you plan to go with this?

It could be cool to incorporate a copy of the dealer service checklist for the E46 M3 in there as well. I uploaded a PDF of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-02-2018, 03:18:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,786
Posted By STAATS
Re: Android App for E46 M3 Owners

Kinda cool. Would be a handy tool to have loaded on you AVIN Avant-2/Avant-3 for quick reference stuff
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 11:31:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,541
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

So I emailed the Event Regulator directly about wheel fitment and got the following response:



So with that in mind would I able able to make a fitment of Apex ARC-8's 18x9.5 with 265/35...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-23-2018, 05:26:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,089
Posted By STAATS
Re: Hidden dash cam

Thanks for the guide.

Could you please elaborate or try show a picture of the exact wire you used for the constant power and the wire you used for the switched power?

That is the only part of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-19-2018, 04:06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By STAATS
Re: Headlight Washer Removal

Yer not what I was looking for but good to know none-the-less... No good for us Euro (RHD) guys as we have stuff in that bin but that mount bracket would definitely be worth it for you US (LHD) guys...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-19-2018, 02:32:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By STAATS
Re: Headlight Washer Removal

Another tank that might be ideal to go in place of the SAP for the windscreen washer:
http://www.jegs.com/i/Moroso/710/63657/10002/-1

just need to make sure it fits... I think 3" fits where the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 11:33:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By STAATS
Re: Headlight Washer Removal

I was thinking of doing a similar thing to Obioban but I was going to have a thank in the place of the old SAP instead of the drug bin... partly because I am RHD so I have no room in the drug bin he...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-12-2018, 01:10:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,389
Posted By STAATS
Re: Dimensions of OE Foam Supports/Shims for Front Bumper Bar

Here's and album with a few quick pictures and dimensions I took as I had 30mins to kill before I had to run to another appointment:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aOa7wX4llaKqbPeV2
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-12-2018, 12:25:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,389
Posted By STAATS
Re: Dimensions of OE Foam Supports/Shims for Front Bumper Bar

This is the OE foam on the front composite rail you are talking about yer?

I currently have mine off and I have two bits that have broken off and I haven't glued back on again yet so will be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-09-2018, 02:23:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By STAATS
Re: Is there a register of CSL cars?

+1 for the M3Cutters or CSLRegister links

If you actually have a CSL you are better off trawling those message boards as there will be others with real CSL's... Any reference to CSL's on M3Forums...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-30-2018, 10:49:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By STAATS
Re: Carbon Fiber M-Tech Decklid Lip Spoiler

Awesome. I thought I was the only one! haha. Yer I wish I could run a CSL trunk but I am not allowed to for the even I want to enter... hence just the CF lip spoiler and CF fog light inserts for a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-30-2018, 03:05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By STAATS
Re: Carbon Fiber M-Tech Decklid Lip Spoiler

Okay I dug this out to link over and help out a guy on M3Cutters so I thought I'd update the information to help if anyone pulls this out in a search in the future.

Extremely similar discussion...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jan-25-2018, 12:16:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,632
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

Just got word that the engine build is done. will try get some pictures of that up ASAP. Now just finalising the invoice and shipping etc (as I am not in a position to receive it yet *sigh*)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-24-2018, 02:10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsport Sway Bar End Links Length

Yer I've heard that from multiple parties which is why I invested in the Turner Motorsport adjustable ones but then I ordered before I recieved my KW's and didnt realise they were different lengths...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-24-2018, 12:08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsport Sway Bar End Links Length

Awesome. Thanks guys.

That seems to align with previous info I found:
"Just for frame of reference, the length of the endlinks that come with KWs is 180mm which is a bit over 7inches, whereas OEM...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 07:52:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By STAATS
Re: Carbon Fenders Pros/Cons?

A 18x9.5" ET30 setup is basically exactly what was just discussed in the KW clubsport thread:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=471268&page=4

Well 18x9.5" ET35 with 5mm spacer to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 02:33:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,541
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

Yer I will double check with them but I tend to agree with you.

As for PSS and competition... it is a Targa event... you guys don't really have an equivalent in the US, but I believe Canada runs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 01:37:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,541
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

Okay so thanks for your help thus far, it's been amazing.

I have one final issue / query that I need I think.

Reading the regulations of the event I will enter:

44. Wheel Spacers
A maximum...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 10:02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By STAATS
Re: MSSMapper on "CSL-Spec" MSS54 ECU

Thanks guys. I am confident it should work now so I will jump in. I will also feedback on this post if/when I get it running to confirm for anyone else who asks the question in future.

As a side...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 09:26:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By STAATS
Re: MSSMapper on "CSL-Spec" MSS54 ECU

I believe they code out errors for the H-bridge not being there or something like that... I don't think its "modified"...

I might just hit them with an email directly... I'll report back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 07:41:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,541
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

I have the Brembo 6pot 355mm not the 4pot.... does that make a difference to any of the advice you have given me thus far? or is the 5mm spacer on ARC-8 18x9.5" ET35's still correct?

I think i'm...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 03:26:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By STAATS
MSSMapper on "CSL-Spec" MSS54 ECU

Hey guys, now MSSTuning is back online I wanted to jump in before it disappears again :P but I just needed to know it will work on my ECU...

On the website it states that:
"MSSMapper allows you...
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