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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-05-2016, 02:29:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Forgeline ZX3R 19"

labor day bump
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Aug-28-2016, 03:50:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Forgeline ZX3R 19"

weekend bump
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-27-2016, 04:28:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Mr.G3
Forgeline ZX3R 19"

Selling my Forgeline ZX3R 3-piece competition wheels. Those are true race capable wheels.

Forgeline's 3-piece designs are 6061 T6 true forged centers sandwiched by 6061 T6 spun rim halves and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-04-2014, 06:49:20 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 56,833
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: E46 M3 Definitive Exhaust Guide

EXCELLENT thread- thank you for the your effort.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2012, 07:03:24 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 89,689
Posted By Mr.G3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-06-2012, 02:39:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,563
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: 4.1 Final Ratio - Thrust and Speed Ranges

great job, and very nicely presented- subscribing for future reference
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-15-2012, 07:25:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: My M3 restoration: HELP Needed

spend another $100 or so and get your own ODB code reader, or get to somewhere that they can read the codes for you- it is the only correct way to identify what caused the alerts and possibly the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-22-2012, 03:22:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: What vendor carries El Diablo exhaust???

FWIW, I got Rogue El Diablo and am very happy with it- got it 2 years ago though :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-17-2012, 12:50:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,311
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: 2006 IB/Cinnamon M3 (new to me)

you don't gain anything compared to say when you find a crack, as it entails the same process and cost- just make sure you check the mounts periodically (I do it at every oil change) for cracks. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-17-2012, 12:46:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: coilovers..new vs used

a properly rebuilt shock/strut is as good as new, springs and bolts are easily replaceable and not that expensive- key is to find if they can be properly rebuilt... unless the components have been in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-17-2012, 12:44:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,720
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: need help (im freaking out! lol) part 2

just FYI, this works great: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=371045 - no timing tool needed. But, yes, it IS safer to use the timing tool.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-17-2012, 12:33:27 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 32,212
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: New improved exhaust hub

I found one of the exhaust hub tabs broekn when I was doing a valve adjustment 2 weeks ago. Luckily, the tab was contained and not gotten in the engine, but my vanos pump had damage. MY 5/05@93k. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-16-2012, 09:27:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,720
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: need help (im freaking out! lol) part 2

305- where did you get your car to for valve adjustment?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-16-2012, 08:56:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: coilovers..new vs used

It all depends on the shock/strut condition; otherwise you will end up needing to rebuild very soon- aka costing you more than you bargained for.
OR
Buy and send them to someone reputable (ideally...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-16-2012, 08:49:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: new engine time (as my vanos went bye bye bye)

so what happened, did you find a engine in good condition?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-16-2012, 06:11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,237
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Who makes the e46 m3 clutch? New Flywheel or Resurface?

at 93k, i had 80% of original clutch left and flywheel looked in excellent condition. I changed the clutch, pressure disk and throwout bearing anyways (was doing flexdisk swap, since i had the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-16-2012, 01:37:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Parts Check Before Purchase

btw, realoem.com is your friend- just browse the diagrams there and find the exact part number for your car
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-15-2012, 09:48:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Brakes for the $$$

For a track newb, stock rotors and calipers along with ss lines and motul are more than enough. Regarding pads, for your first 2-3 events I would use something like cool carbon that can also be used...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-15-2012, 09:05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Shift Knob Question

zhp knob is great- have had it for 5 years now, OEM looks, feel, and performs better than the original broomstick
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-15-2012, 09:03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: new engine time (as my vanos went bye bye bye)

did you receive any quotes on a used engine? was it that bad, you decided to sell the car?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-15-2012, 05:15:29 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 32,212
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: New improved exhaust hub

quick question: what is the verdict on DrVanos cryogenically treated hub? Are there any documented failures? What about the vanos free kit available out there from vac motorsports?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-15-2012, 05:02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: new engine time (as my vanos went bye bye bye)

Sorry to hear that...:( contact HPF- I remember they buy used S54s plus ship out S54s, along with turbo kits as well, if selected. They might be able to help out...Another alternative would be VAC...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-15-2012, 02:29:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,311
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: 2006 IB/Cinnamon M3 (new to me)

heck, I was under the impression any M engine was free out of rod bearing failures after the early e46 M3 fiasco- this is unacceptable, the apparent condition of BMW pushing their M division to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-15-2012, 02:04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,090
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: What's going on with price of TWS?

unfortunately you cant do nothing about it- and yes, stick to the OEM oil- oil, tires, and brakes are something you should NOT cheap on...definitely NOT worth it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-15-2012, 02:01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Brakes for the $$$

for street use? oem pads are the best compromise, period- no reason to change. If you need to change your rotors, go with Stoptech- cheaper but equal and better than OEM quality. Leave the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-15-2012, 01:19:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,111
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: For people that don't DIY oil change, how much does it cost you?

quite the contrary, because of the position of the oil pan, the front incline the ramps will give you the best results in draining everything from the old oil.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-14-2012, 06:52:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Clutch Replacement Question

I don't think you will find OEM CSL parts from anywhere besides BMW itself, provided you can prove you have a CSL; having said that I subscribe to this thread, case anyone else has more info
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-14-2012, 06:24:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: torque loss with muffler??

a beaten to death topic since early 2002- tons of info in this forum.

Cliff notes:
- most of the available mufflers by themselves will give you low/mid torque loss; stock muffler is very...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-14-2012, 06:09:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,111
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: For people that don't DIY oil change, how much does it cost you?

Race ramps, hands down; not the cheapest, but superb quality, durability, and practically impossible to knock over- something I can not tell for the rhinos...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-14-2012, 06:05:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,111
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: For people that don't DIY oil change, how much does it cost you?

e46M3 oil DIY= simplest thing I have done on any car, ever.... don't waste your money for something anyone with ramps, basic tools, and 30 minutes of free time can very successfully do
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-14-2012, 05:47:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,983
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: 1m v e46 M3 pics

It is not the M division's fault, rather than the BMW's board of directors and the modern emissions requirements/regulations. The M division is really a department that is in charge of creating the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-07-2012, 07:49:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,560
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Another broken VANOS exhaust hub

thanks, am already in the process of receiving the new from DrVanos and sending them back mine for core refund- plus I trust more the DrVanos version than me and a shop running around with a drill-...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-07-2012, 05:45:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,839
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Air Filter/Elbow/Scoops. Any difference?

BMC filter and aFe elbow here- happy with them, although I think the difference is because of the filter- elbows and scoops are psychological/butt-dynos/wishful-thinking ROI mods, but anyways. And...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-07-2012, 05:25:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,560
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Another broken VANOS exhaust hub

Honestly, don't bet on this- this is a non-production model (almost 2 generations behind), and the design of that specific e46 m3 vanos can be traced back to 2000-2001- aka 11-12 years ago. Take...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-07-2012, 03:59:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,560
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Another broken VANOS exhaust hub

hope so too- will let you know how it turns out.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-07-2012, 02:16:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,560
Posted By Mr.G3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-07-2012, 01:07:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,832
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Considering getting an E46 M3

Couple of suggested points if you are on a budget and want to have/drive this car and not have it sit in a garage along your laundry basket:

1- You need to find a well maintained and problems-free...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-06-2012, 09:13:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,974
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Cheapest BBK

another vote for the StopTech ST40

http://www.worksconcepts.com/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-06-2012, 06:36:54 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 36,786
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Poll ii: Vanos failure information gathering

2005
93000
US
93000
Broken exhaust hub tab; caused damageto the vanos unit as a result
None
I didn't; discovered it while attemtpting to check/change the vanos bolts as preventive maintenance...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-06-2012, 06:25:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,298
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: VANOS issues talking to a BMW Mechanic

FYI:
car was broken in as instructed
1200 mile break in maintenance was done
7,500 mile intervals oil changes at a maximum (usually were done at 6000 actual miles driven)
Inspection I/II at every...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-06-2012, 06:06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,560
Posted By Mr.G3
Another broken VANOS exhaust hub

For whomever is keeping stats: 5/05 build, 93k miles; original owner- found it as I decided to check the VANOS bolts during my valve adjustment- one exhaust hub bracket was broken; was able to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-20-2012, 02:47:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Where to get the best deal on a fuel pump for e46 m3?

i dont know if it is THE BEST price, but I found it fair at turnermotorsports.com, and thats where I got mine
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-20-2012, 02:43:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: planning on doing my front brakes and rotors...

it is not a hard job at all, just make sure you have the necessary tools in order to do it properly. There is a great DIY here:

http://m3.madrussian.net/diy.shtml

Regarding parts cost, it all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-10-2012, 09:17:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,515
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Who else thinks the f10 m5 is a scam?

i prefer it way more than the e60 if that is what you are referring to and the turbo does not bother me- im actually grateful we can have same or more power for less engine and emissions/gas...
Forum: F80 M3 (Sedan) / F82 M4 (Coupe) / F83 M4 (Convertible) : (2015-TBD) Fri, Dec-09-2011, 02:14:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,792
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Vid of F80 M3 Testing On and Around Nurburgring

I got this from car and driver's site- let me know if you have a link of the one you are referring to
Forum: F80 M3 (Sedan) / F82 M4 (Coupe) / F83 M4 (Convertible) : (2015-TBD) Fri, Dec-09-2011, 12:58:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,374
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: What Colors will be available for the new M3?

would love to also see an oxford green option:

http://www.motoclassifieds.us/user_images/1199047.jpg

http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/2136/m3csl9small4nl.jpg
Forum: F80 M3 (Sedan) / F82 M4 (Coupe) / F83 M4 (Convertible) : (2015-TBD) Fri, Dec-09-2011, 12:49:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,792
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Vid of F80 M3 Testing On and Around Nurburgring

If you are referring to this, I think it shows too many audi cues; I think it will be more aggressive than this rendering
...
Forum: F80 M3 (Sedan) / F82 M4 (Coupe) / F83 M4 (Convertible) : (2015-TBD) Fri, Dec-09-2011, 12:45:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,792
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Vid of F80 M3 Testing On and Around Nurburgring

if the new engine turns out to be a F/I'd S54, it would be a tough sale against, say, just rebuilding my e46 and deploy an ESS VT supercharger and call it a day. Which makes me happy, because the...
Forum: Southeast Mon, Dec-05-2011, 08:24:58 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 28,218
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: South Florida members?

Go to www.trackweekend.com (http://www.trackweekend.com) for the local SoFLa clubs and track days calendar- when I used to track my car, that would be the one stop link- bunch of guys with m3s there....
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Nov-09-2011, 07:35:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,919
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Manual or DCT?

not to stir anything, but unless you have driven the 1M, you cant make a judgement- unfortunately (for M3 drivers) the combination of size, weight, and power characteristics of the baby M are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-20-2011, 02:10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mr.G3
e46 Torque specs reference card

Does anyone have a digital version of something like this?



Reference: http://www.bimmertools.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=E461%2D1

Kudos to bimmertools for putting this together, but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-06-2011, 09:04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Evolve software vs. 4:10s

Well, keep me posted if you deploy evolve, as I wanted to know the difference between the ESS and the evolve- both for catless headers. I have been running the ESS for a year now and am very happy...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Sep-30-2011, 03:04:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,919
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Manual or DCT?

clutchless for the human element, wiseguy - even pure automatic has a clutch if you want to get technical- the question was whats the difference for the driver....
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Sep-29-2011, 08:10:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,919
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Manual or DCT?

DCT is not an automatic, it is a clutch-less sequential manual gearbox- i.e. you always control the gear you want to be in, only change is that you do not use the clutch, there is no rev-match from...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Sep-29-2011, 07:15:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,368
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: F80 m3 test mule video

looks like a combination of e46 and e9x design elements - on another note, seems that the rumour of the upcoming m3 will be only in sedan style might be true, and the coupe will after all be an M4 or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-27-2011, 01:36:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mr.G3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-21-2011, 09:01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,890
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Reccomend me some black rims

anthracite/gunmetal look nice in black/carbon black and is the perfect compromise between silver and black
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-08-2011, 08:11:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,982
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: The great debate: e46 vs e39

little lai: a used e90 dct sounds like the best compromise for you- size right in between the e46 and the e39, more agile than the e39, and clutchless
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-08-2011, 01:38:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 43,630
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Diffsonline.com 4.10 Upgrade = Big Win. My Review.

great review- thanks. 4.10 is the last mod I intend to do- I always wanted to stay N/A and have already done all the other true ROI mods (headers, cats, software and suspension) and diffsonline has...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-08-2011, 01:08:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,982
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: The great debate: e46 vs e39

also remember that the e39 is heavier and burns more gas
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Sep-07-2011, 06:21:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,451
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: F80 M3 and M4???

btw, this is what bmwblog has to say about that who appear to have some internal info connections:
http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/09/03/rumormill-bmw-m3-sedan-and-bmw-m4-coupe/
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Sep-07-2011, 06:18:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,451
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: F80 M3 and M4???

you can expect the biggest sound ruining change to come from the soon to be standard electric motors anyways...new era upon us
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-22-2011, 06:09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,608
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Turtle and the M3

nice pics! it's their season now, lots of baby turtles and hatchlings around in SFla - you did the right thing and left him in nature- they are unhappy under captivity.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-18-2011, 05:40:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Stainless Steel Brake Line Brand

i got the turner ones and they are fine for the last 50k miles
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-18-2011, 05:11:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,991
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Stay with e46 m3 or move to gt500

it all depends what you want to do with the car and personal preference and likes. There is no right or wrong; you will just need to understand how that impacts you financially plus what type of car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-04-2011, 09:08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: POST PICS OF FAVORITE M5's

F10 is a very promising platform, looks great, and has lots of technological breakthroughs; http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/06/26/bmwblog-tech-anaylsis-under-the-skin-of-bmws-new-m5/

But you can...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-25-2011, 03:10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: any comments on discountTires??

FWIW, I personally tend to stay away from businesses that utilize already existing business names and annotations to promote their own- it is a shady move in my opinion- and hence I already have a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-25-2011, 02:45:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,916
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: My headers Journey-- from eBay (JVT) to SuperSprint stepped (SS stepped review)

welcome to the SS v2 header club- I have had mine for almost 1 year now and have been very happy. I had spent many years contemplating about my exhaust setup, and was patient to wait and collect...
Forum: Southeast Thu, Jul-21-2011, 08:28:19 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 28,218
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: South Florida members?

did you check out Autobahn performance, after all?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-21-2011, 06:39:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: when to do Inspection II

early inspections do not necessarily mean car abuse.

Had my inspection 1 at 22k , inspection 2 at 43k and inspection 1 again at 62. Fuel consumption per mile ratio has a lot to do with the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-21-2011, 03:53:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Software Feedback

the tune will get better once the ecu adapts- give it a 1,000 mile utilization "beak-in period" for full potential. Regarding the cost for the mapping tool, the traditional ECU overnight delivery...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-20-2011, 05:31:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,345
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Washing your own car: What do you guys use?

Zaino products- they protect my daily half-a-year-rainy-weather driver / weekend track carbon black machine and have no complaints....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-19-2011, 08:27:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,020
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: M3 died on the highway! Now won't start!

you can find a good refurbished/rebuilt one from either local dealer or reseller for less- if you want the spanking brand new (and it might make sense if you are changing it once every 100k miles or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-19-2011, 07:35:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Lubricate UUC SSK

aka, Autosolutions-
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-19-2011, 07:27:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,020
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: M3 died on the highway! Now won't start!

sounds like fuel pump (not filter)-they usually go around 90-100k miles. If you also have burned fuses (check ECU box, fusebox, etc) it might also be possible the pump is burning its respective...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-15-2011, 02:38:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,116
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Permanent fixes for e46 common failure items

Clarification needed: does the entire dr.vanos revamped vanos unit include the new cam bolts and sprocket?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-13-2011, 04:09:49 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,116
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Permanent fixes for e46 common failure items

excellent thread- is there a guido (flex disk) permanent replacement/improvement part? to be fair, i will tackle this at 100k mile, and I dont mind tackling this every 100k miles, lol- but was just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-12-2011, 06:44:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Borla or Rogue Engineering exhaust?

the initial el diablo version had reports on such issues but those have been corrected since 2006-2007 or so. I have not experienced anything of that sort after the 25000 miles I put with it on. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-11-2011, 08:15:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: ZHP shift knob question

I got my custom boot from leatherz 4 years ago and still holding great.

http://www.leatherz.com/bootgallery1.htm
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-11-2011, 08:11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Borla or Rogue Engineering exhaust?

i decided to go with the RE diablo- non track edition and am very happy with it. I have a daily driver that also is a weekend track warrior and it is the perfect match for my needs, paired up with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-11-2011, 04:41:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Cheapest place to buy BMC panel filter?

not mr.caldwell, but what I do is re-oil it once every 20,000 miles-just don't over-oil it and let it dry overnight on top of some cardboard, newspapers, or anything else absorbent prior to sliding...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-11-2011, 04:39:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Cheapest place to buy BMC panel filter?

Yes they are- I also got mine from them, even though I had to pay taxes- I had the filter within 2 business days.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-11-2011, 04:34:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,924
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: How many of you have tracked you ///M?

car is overkill for street use, at least in the U.S. - only reason to have this car is for track fun
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Jul-11-2011, 04:23:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,930
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: 2013 M3 picture and short write up

can someone please tell me how any future M car can stand in value/performance against a SC and suspension tricked out non-Z06 corvette or mustang GT?

As posted above, sc'ing the S54 makes sense...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-08-2011, 08:54:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,202
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Is it me or is the E46 M slowly Fading away

Back to the topic from my side: I havent really driven any gen M3 car that drives bad in terms of balance between power and handling- so honestly, you CANNOT go wrong with any M3 that you go with. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-08-2011, 08:40:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,202
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Is it me or is the E46 M slowly Fading away

cool- the portability is a big plus for my two car garage that is actually hosting two cars... did you do the installation yourself or had a contractor help you out.
:drool:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-08-2011, 07:07:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,202
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Is it me or is the E46 M slowly Fading away

OT and assuming that you and your garage in your sig-pic. How do you like your maxjax?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-08-2011, 12:51:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,496
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Trying to choose the right tune

Here is my ESS tune review from last year:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=334672 (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=334672#post4941674)
Forum: Southeast Wed, Jul-06-2011, 03:39:14 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 28,218
Posted By Mr.G3
Forum: Southeast Tue, Jul-05-2011, 03:33:10 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 28,218
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: South Florida members?

dont like the stealer-let me know on any good indy shops that you have good experience with. :thumbsup2:
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Jul-01-2011, 03:25:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Making an offer on an e92

the new boss 302 is a car that very few can top it in its current segment- it is the real response towards the m3 and alikes. And the V is a different car for different purposes so, again cant...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2011, 06:35:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,438
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: 1m beats M3 CSL around top gear track.

check this out- lot worse than I thought.

http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/bmw-1m-markup.jpg

The cojones some people have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2011, 06:03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,388
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Tomato plants, cold beer, & my oil change

I dont know which is the best oil for our cars...but using the manufacturer's recommendation, along with independent blackstone reports showing normal wear and tear I decided to shell the extra...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2011, 02:30:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,388
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Tomato plants, cold beer, & my oil change

we all know (or maybe dont) in this day and age receipts, scans and photocopies of invoices can also be tampered. At the end of the day, dont select your oil for resale value, rather for what is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2011, 02:29:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Software Feedback

i am happy with the ESS tune- have been running it for the last 20k miles without any issues and being happy with the extra performance and drive feeling.

Went with the euro or catless header setup
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2011, 01:35:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,576
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: ZHP shift knob on sale from Tischer

i have been using the zhp knob for 4 years now and am very happy with it- if you are staying with the stock shifter, I would recommend you change to that plus the shorter boot of course. Actually...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2011, 01:30:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,388
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: Tomato plants, cold beer, & my oil change

then let me ask you this: how can you prove to your potential buyers that you have always been (or not) using castrol tws?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-29-2011, 10:55:42 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,438
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: 1m beats M3 CSL around top gear track.

Speaking about drifting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spGOm5gmKNQ&feature=player_embedded
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2011, 04:02:39 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,438
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: 1m beats M3 CSL around top gear track.

I do not find the car ugly, but in anyways, beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/bmw-m-corso-101.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2011, 04:01:23 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,438
Posted By Mr.G3
Re: 1m beats M3 CSL around top gear track.

I haven't, and I would love to- as the car is scarce to find in person, much less in actually getting to test drive to. However, I am sure about 90% that it would be as expected, judging from prior...
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