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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-22-2018, 10:58:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Do Stiff spring rates have correlation to subframe cracks?

basically I ended up doing an independent validation of Vince's findings. and due to the urgent nature of my repair, had my own stuff fabbed.
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jul-20-2018, 12:34:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,341
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Thundermoose Track Car Journal

^^ that's awesome.

goes to show how much turning the nut behind the wheel helps. imagine spending $$ on mods to get those 2 seconds
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 11:23:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Possibly unusual balance question

shouldnt have balance issues.
most of the weight is on the outer disc, so a small (<1g) variation towards the centre wouldnt even register.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 11:17:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Do Stiff spring rates have correlation to subframe cracks?

OP, i'll go against the flow and suggest that stiff rears ARE doing damage.
in this case, not at the mounting points but where the racp sheetmetal meets the rail.
ill explain:

rear suspension...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-18-2018, 12:04:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Throttle Position Sensors

lol whatever. MAF cleaner is a good contact cleaner
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 03:34:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Throttle Position Sensors

MAF cleaner is glorified contact cleaner.
and 3 years operation seems to back that up
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 01:04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By M3 dude
Re: M3 (S54) Oil Pump Rebuildable?

yep, you can pull it apart and check condition of the gears and faces. if there's no scoring, you can put it back together, after you've checked the clearances.
there is an o-ring on one of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 12:58:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Throttle Position Sensors

pay particular attention to the condition of the wiring. i had a couple of exposed wires going to the tps under the manifold. re-shrinked them, and all is well. 3 years since i've had TPS issues....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-12-2018, 10:34:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By M3 dude
Re: MK20 ABS unit differences

fwiw,

i found the 330 rack to offer abit less in terms of feel, compared to std.
the rack was also tighter, and i dialled in a tad of toe in up front to save my tyres.
so that could have...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jul-11-2018, 11:35:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By M3 dude
Re: E46 M3 track set up

thanks all.
i'm going back to the same track later this month for sprints.

I will:

1. increase rear camber (-1.1 to -1.8~2.0)
2. increase front camber (-2.0 to -2.4)
3. keep hot pressures...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-11-2018, 10:35:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By M3 dude
Re: MK20 ABS unit differences

yeah thats gonna do my head in.

looks like i gotta find time to swap racks again.

the car is set up wonderfully neutral, on the track and dry roads i run dsc off no problems.

what bothers me...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-11-2018, 03:58:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Converting side strakes to real vents

wouldnt think that would work. that is an intake - its in a high pressure area
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-11-2018, 03:47:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By M3 dude
Re: MK20 ABS unit differences

thanks.
i've contacted them already, but they're not confident that their flash would fix my specific issue.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-11-2018, 03:20:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By M3 dude
MK20 ABS unit differences

Hello all,

my m3 is a 08/2001 and has the MK20 ABS module.
when i fitted a purple tag (same as yellow tag in LHD) rack, my ESC goes nuts during a spirited drive. ESC off is fine, but driving in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 10:55:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Converting side strakes to real vents

i've thought about this also. given the location of the vents is not conducive to extracting engine bay air (the 2 compartments are in the way of that), the best use for the side vents would be to...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jul-02-2018, 10:15:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By M3 dude
Re: E46 M3 track set up

thanks! yes the coilovers are adjustable. i typically start off softer and firm them up as i go. i am wary of going too hard considering grip limitations.

will 32-33 psi hot still be ok for MPSS?...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jul-02-2018, 12:50:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By M3 dude
Re: E46 M3 track set up

thanks mate.

whats the advantage over MPSS? higher net grip, or more consistent grip?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jul-02-2018, 12:24:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By M3 dude
E46 M3 track set up

Hello all,

i'm fairly new to tracking, and am trying to refine the optimal setup in my situation.

the car: full weight 2001 M3,
suspension: 500/600 on MCA coilovers (good quality, not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-24-2018, 11:39:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,623
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Driving impressions of an LSx swapped e46 m3

theres a bloke here in aus that fitted a lsx into his.
originally he sc the s54, then he pissed that off and fitted a turbo. didnt like the power deliver of either so fitted the lsx (7 litre from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-08-2018, 06:06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Fortune Auto rear height adjustment

disconnect the swaybar when youre setting heights etc.

when youre happy with the height, jack one end of the car to ensure you still have enough droop - and not too much.

i made the mistake of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-06-2018, 01:06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,424
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Opinions: Beisan vs. Dr. VANOS

from Dr Vanos' site, they appear to be using better seals in the vanos kits.
but for a fraction of the cost, the beisan kits are awesome.

i had to call on dr.vanos during my build since my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-20-2018, 11:10:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,315
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Do bolt ons yield much??

another question then;

i understand that the following combo works:
- csl style intake
- warm cams
- larger bore exhaust (with reasonable headers)
- custom tune (alpha-n)

would cams and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-16-2018, 10:13:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Adding another H pipe to stock e46 m3

location to cats wouldnt be a factor.

cats need to be as close to header outlet as possible (more heat there) while the merge pipe needs to be in a position to tune secondary header length.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-05-2018, 08:56:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,766
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Spring/Summer M3 Convertible - What to mod?

i'd recommend:
a good set of fast road pads
shocks and springs or even coilovers.
rtab limiters
alignment to suit your driving style

and have fun!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-05-2018, 08:53:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Clutch problems after CDV delete

try this. happened to me once

the hose that takes off from the fluid reservoir can get wedged between the booster and firewall on rhd cars. wiggle that hose free then try bleeding it again. worked...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-29-2018, 08:24:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Can't seem to find source of front wheel wobble noise?

yep, mine did same thing was rhf wheel bearing.
the noise was more prononounced during hard cornering when the bearing was loaded up.

good way to check for bearings is to strip the brake disc and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 01:18:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By M3 dude
Re: oil cooler upgrade

yeah for sure.
i'm gonna get the local industrial hose shop to make most of the hoses and fittings up. should work out cheaper.

otherwise go speedflo or equivalent
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 12:58:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By M3 dude
Re: oil cooler upgrade

nah sadly. 550 usd + 100 usd shipping (eg) - 650usd to aud is 900 here..
madhouse
i can get a setrab in there for 400 or so. so half price
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 10:45:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By M3 dude
Re: oil cooler upgrade

i was looking at a setrab 16x4.5x2 15 row oil cooler up front. can get it for a good price and fab up everything else.

if it ends up being lineball or worse than stock, i wont bother.
thoughts?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 09:05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By M3 dude
Re: oil cooler upgrade

i'll check price of the csf landed here;

edit: not far off 1k. i'll pass
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 08:34:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By M3 dude
oil cooler upgrade

hello all,

looking to upgrade the oil cooler on the M3. i know there are a handful of drop in solutions that cost a fortune (basically any upgrade is gonna cost approaching 1k).

i'd like to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-19-2017, 10:04:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,453
Posted By M3 dude
Re: bmw e31 840-850 brembo caliper upgrade

pad size is more tied to the thermal capacity of the pad. for a given piston pressure, a larger pad dissipates that force over a larger area - less clamp.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-12-2017, 09:43:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Toe wear/camber wear or something else?

other thing is that the geometry changes when the car is loaded and unloaded.
might affect things also
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-12-2017, 08:29:00 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 96,715
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

funnily enough i'd be more tempted by the S Glass offering. a) cheaper and b) looks like nothing else on the market.
either way i'm mad keen for this at some stage
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-11-2017, 09:11:31 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 49,995
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Brembo Caliper/AP Racing Style Disc Kit -- Group-Buy Interest Thread

from what i gather, given that one of the key objectives of this exercise is to keep costs down, some design considerations were necessary.

if you want a beefier 32mm rotor (with its increased...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-11-2017, 09:02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Toe wear/camber wear or something else?

i think there is dynamic toe change also. so when you're running -3.5, as soon as toe out happens up front, you're scrubbing out the inners at an alarming rate. i did that with a previous set of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 08:53:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By M3 dude
Re: 260M wheels question

they wont crack; the barrels will buckle off centreline.
so youll get a wobble. ive had 2 sets and they both copped it. that said if its not too bad, you can re-roll
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 03:03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Mud flaps

dont have any photos handy. the front wheel offset is high enough that it warrants and hides the mudflaps. they stick out from the body profile by around 40mm at the rocker panel and down by 50mm....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-28-2017, 09:07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By M3 dude
Re: 260M wheels question

you can reuse existing bolts. from my research, offsets are the same.

the offsets are a perfect fit, but ideally run 1-2 deg neg camber so it tucks in under the arches.

lastly, be mindful of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-28-2017, 08:26:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Mud flaps

i made a pair from 3mm thick reinforced neoprene. stopped spraying rocks along the flanks
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 09:01:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,420
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Designing a classy and timeless hood with functional heat reduction

great initiative.
from previous research, it seems that a vent placed at the front 1/3rd of the bonnet (hood?) is the best spot for air extraction, since that is typically where a low pressure area...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 08:51:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,894
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Backroads / 'Canyon carving' suspension

yep spot on. one of the things i did awhile ago was to swap out the monoball cambertops to the gc streets
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 12:32:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,741
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Best FCABS for a Daily Driver

yeah if in doubt, oem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-20-2017, 11:17:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Any low-end torque loss with Borla muffler?

lol indeed

to limit the spread of misinformation, what's likely happerning is the loss of exhaust velocity, together with incorrect pulse merging. the midpipe is responsible for effectively...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-20-2017, 10:46:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,894
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Backroads / 'Canyon carving' suspension

hey all, thank you for your responses.
i've done abit of fiddling with what i have available and have come away impressed.
1. i've reverted to 8kg (450) front springs (from 9 kg (500)). car is abit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 10:46:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,894
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Backroads / 'Canyon carving' suspension

thanks. a mate is selling that kit.. might try it out
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 09:48:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,894
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Backroads / 'Canyon carving' suspension

based on feedback i'm thinking of trying on a b12 or even b6+oem kit (i already have GC plates).
my gripe with coilovers is that they need constant adjustment and due to having FA isolation on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 09:10:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,894
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Backroads / 'Canyon carving' suspension

thanks for that. i cant drop the rates too far since these shocks only have 100mm or so of total travel.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 09:08:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,894
Posted By M3 dude
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 08:42:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,894
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Backroads / 'Canyon carving' suspension

thanks guys.
i've had konis and eibachs before which were awesome for belting around but not so good on track - could have been due to stock camber too.
would you recommend stock springs over say...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 08:37:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,674
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Rod bearing pics - 2004 M3 motor w/93k miles

the wpc one maintains the clearances. the coated one may reduce it further. either way you need the measure the gaps with plastigage.
when i did mine, the gaps were all aroound the min tolerance.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-12-2017, 08:31:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,894
Posted By M3 dude
Backroads / 'Canyon carving' suspension

hi all,

wanting to get some input on what is a good suspension combo for aggressive backroad driving (bumps / off camber etc).

im currently running MCA (Aust brand) coilovers (monotubes,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-09-2017, 11:00:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 919
Posted By M3 dude
Re: DIY Vanos Pump Disc

duh. yer youre right.

oil pump disc is only connected to camshafts. therefore any imbalance issues might just hammer at the vanos gear.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-09-2017, 10:40:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,255
Posted By M3 dude
Re: OEM cats vs Euro Cats vs CSL Cats vs ALL other cats

what i understand also.
metallic substrates are preferred due to being more durable, and then the material content (where most of the cost lies) also affects how well the cat does its job.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-08-2017, 08:57:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 919
Posted By M3 dude
Re: DIY Vanos Pump Disc

my concern with using a drill press over say a cnc is that the holes need to be identical and co planar.
when this thing spins up at 8k you dont want any additional vibration caused by an out of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-07-2017, 11:06:30 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 24,001
Posted By M3 dude
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

fwiw an oem 19" with correct size tyre will easily fit with a brace or equivalent structure in place.
you won't get 2 wheels in there though.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-07-2017, 11:01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Help me "group" my repairs?

steering hoses can be repaired.
the low pressure reservoir to cooler - cut out the crimped hose and reinstalled a multipurpose hose (much heavier duty) with hose clamps. that way when this leaks,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-07-2017, 10:52:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,835
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Best sway bars?

macP struts esp on E46 when lowered go past the natural intended motion and camber curve profile, resulting in +ve camber gain.
thats why the race tubular arms have offset balljoint locations,
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-07-2017, 10:25:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 919
Posted By M3 dude
Re: DIY Vanos Pump Disc

i had a cnc shop do mine. 2 holes, same depth as oem, and 9.80mm diameter.

drill first, mill out to correct size.
holes ended up off plane by a couple of hundredths of a mm.

fit up and runs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-01-2017, 01:48:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,398
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Brake upgrade options

its not really much of an upgrade. and limits your rotor choices
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-31-2017, 10:25:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,398
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Brake upgrade options

dont forget the harrop kit in Australia. not exactly cheap though

when looking for a bbk, compare these:
- price
- ease of pad change
- cost / availability of pads
- cost of discs
-...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-30-2017, 11:40:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By M3 dude
Re: CMP AE new product - subframe/racp reinforcement plates

looks awesome. alot of thought and research had gone in to these.
well done
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-30-2017, 11:32:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,604
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Alternatives for mason brace

you can buy a brace fabbed up here in Australia.
it's based on the M3 GTR brace. there are many cars here using it.
look up Function Autoworks on FB.

also CMP does a floor bar.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-18-2017, 10:45:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,867
Posted By M3 dude
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

how long are the endlinks?
if they're around 200mm end to end, ill take them off you
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-09-2017, 02:47:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,412
Posted By M3 dude
Re: E46 M3 being Forgotten...

m3 is a great family car! can fit both kids in the back, but yer doesnt get driven as much now because company car.

that said the m3 is versatile enough to get through most of lifes little...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-09-2017, 02:37:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Driving technique

also if your wheels are lighter, the car will feel more playful and abit more nervous if youre not used to it.

the offset change doesnt look serious..
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-25-2017, 11:20:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Suspension setup and sudden snap oversteer

hi mate.

check that you still have some suspension travel. you could be bottoming out on the bump stops and freaking the car out.

but yer, there's something very amiss with your car behaving...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-25-2017, 12:20:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Why the top side of the front subframe mounts crack

agreed. the front mounts see a more pronounced twisting force because they're further inboard compared to the rear mounts.

a through bolt with a reinforcement flange seems to address this issue.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-21-2017, 05:13:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By M3 dude
Re: [M3 clacking sound]

a slight noise is ok - can be diff backlash etc.

more than that could be CV joints or something else. have a look under the car for the boot floor issue. if it makes a loud noise then its probably...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-20-2017, 09:54:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By M3 dude
Re: P0102/Eventuri/AIT Relocation

haha that happens!

about the kit.. do you find a difference? i have a diy kit laying around, wondering if i should fit it up to my KN intake/heatshield.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-17-2017, 11:24:08 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 24,001
Posted By M3 dude
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

the challenge in making the removable x - brace is to avoid using allthread (or a threaded section) in the droppers from the strut towers to the rear floor mount. risk here is that it won't be as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-08-2017, 12:15:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Any feedback on the Conti Extreme Contact Sport tires

yeah dont mix tyres. even if it is the same brand..
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-08-2017, 12:11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Is there any faux or fake leather in my M3 ? I have the nappa.

yeah i've recently started using a steamer to clean the napa leather in mine. leaves it feeling plush, no discoloration etc.
every now and then id still probably put a conditioner on it, but not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-06-2017, 12:59:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By M3 dude
Re: HELP - What is this metallic/popping/crackling when I brake!

sounds like either fan related or something in bellhousing.
for fan, try
1. remove main fan and drive around to recreate problem - if ok,
2. remove aux man and drive around.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Aug-31-2017, 06:26:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By M3 dude
Re: + Dom's Bagged E46 M3 +

wow. car looks k-lean.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-31-2017, 06:23:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Cam bolt Loctite

i used blue. just in case one day you want to pull it apart without causing headaches for yourself.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 10:51:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Oil pan gasket help

theyre fine. as long as you can torque them to spec.
re oil pump nut, chuck some red loctite on it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-23-2017, 10:43:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By M3 dude
Re: custom ground valve shims, oil pump disk redrill

do the shims have a surface hardening treatment? if so, grinding them down would require the treatment to be repeated.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-22-2017, 10:25:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Runs on 5 cilinders

if you got fuel smell, one cylinder isnt burning it. do the coil check again.
you should def tell the difference between running on 4 and running on 5
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-21-2017, 10:31:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,648
Posted By M3 dude
Re: 2003 E46 M3 on cross country trip.

ensure all fluids pressures etc are ok. give it a once over on the hoist. and bring a spare wheel.
we've gone touring with our 2001 m3, done 2500 enthusiastic km with no dramas

edit: read last...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Aug-21-2017, 03:21:43 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 25,566
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Namniek's '04 LSB/Black

my goodness. i admire your determination.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Aug-21-2017, 02:54:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,867
Posted By M3 dude
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

wow. this is basically a ground up restoration.. you'll end up with an old new car.
almost too good to race.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-20-2017, 11:33:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Suspension setup and handling / balance

yeah exactly. ensure casters around the 7deg mark. also, get some neg camber in the rear, as well as some (4mm total) toe in. fix whatever needs fixing to get that.
only play with damping after...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-11-2017, 12:33:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,614
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Kw v1 coilovers

3 years aint bad!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-07-2017, 10:43:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By M3 dude
Re: X-pipe & H-pipe together?

the point of an H pipe or x pipe is to equalise the pressure pulses for exhaust tuning purposes.
a x pipe is said to work better but is more tricky to mass produce compared to an H pipe.
the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Aug-07-2017, 03:22:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,585
Posted By M3 dude
Re: E46 M3 as road/track/drift/rally car - am I crazy?

ah. in that case you're aiming for similar to what i had in mind for my car.
working off the philosophy that you would improve steering, braking, handling, sound therefore the overall experience at...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Aug-07-2017, 03:10:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,516
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Round 2 for RepoMan

whoa thats an awesome build! cage looks sweet
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-07-2017, 01:50:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,836
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Found metal chunks in my oil pan

also, check that the brake discs are on the correct sides. the vanes look to be pointing in the wrong direction.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Aug-07-2017, 01:38:18 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 29,956
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Rich's Journal | E46 M3 Coupe 6MT | ALPINWEISS / IMOLAROT

congrats! also car looks shmick!

i'd be guessing the 9kg rear springs are abit soft, which will contribute to you bottoming out.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-06-2017, 10:29:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,101
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Stock exhaust is way under appreciated

you'll get that from euro headers and a remus backbox! i love that combo. add in a louder intake and the car makes all the right noises.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-31-2017, 09:53:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Anyone else have noisy Ground Control?

if you were to pull up the handbrake slightly, does the noise go away?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-31-2017, 03:14:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Anyone else have noisy Ground Control?

is it only when you go over speed humps etc?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-25-2017, 11:45:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,481
Posted By M3 dude
Re: can the e46 handle a real rear coilover setup?

i think so! my racp started tearing away after going with rr linear springs. 2 yrs of eibachs before that, no problems
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-24-2017, 05:33:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By M3 dude
Re: To Supercharge, or not to Supercharge?

i'd definitely be going an intercooled sc kit. cooler air temps are just better for everything involved
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-23-2017, 10:50:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By M3 dude
Re: camber/alignment/top hat swap advice

you should be fine, as long as your toe is set at 0 or a bit in. otherwise you'll scrub the inners on your tyres quickly
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-23-2017, 10:47:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,481
Posted By M3 dude
Re: can the e46 handle a real rear coilover setup?

hi, if you have time, can you please put up some photos of your arrangement?
thanks
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-20-2017, 01:23:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,253
Posted By M3 dude
Re: StopTech BBK Sale at ECS

turner had an odd 30% off listing on the silver ST40 355mm drilled (x-drilled).. bargain.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-20-2017, 01:14:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By M3 dude
Re: Too late to modify?

dont think its foolish at all.
the questions id be asking is are you planning to keep the car for long?
if you plan to piss it off within 2 or so years, then i'd be limiting your expenses for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-19-2017, 05:33:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By M3 dude
Re: camber/alignment/top hat swap advice

what impact does swapping hats have on the caster value?
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jul-14-2017, 05:45:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,495
Posted By M3 dude
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