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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 01:27:16 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181017/f0e690feb5aacdd6ff9bf3b8f9181acf.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 01:39:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By rovert604
Re: Subframe Reinforcement Safety Concerns

The frame rails extend much further behind the rear mounting point of the bar. Should you be involved in an extremely unfortunate rear end collision that ends up with crash energy reaching your bar,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 03:33:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,216
Posted By rovert604
Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

The only thing I can comment on PSSx compared to my KWV2 is that I feel PSS valving might be towards more comfort. I did like the ride in my friends PSS but havenít driven it or pushed it hard so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 04:42:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By rovert604
Re: stutter at light throttle.

Iím guessing it all depends how much cold idling the ICV has to deal with and how much oil vapor gets stuck. Mine had exactly what issues you had until I cleaned it. But after having to swap the SMG...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 04:26:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By rovert604
Re: stutter at light throttle.

Make sure you have extra SMG fluid because you may need to remove the hose that connects the reservoir to the pump. The bottom of the reservoir has a valve that seals shut once the hose is pulled out...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 12:12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By rovert604
Re: stutter at light throttle.

Your ICV aka idle control valve is carboned up. Itís under the intake plenum which you must remove to get access to then youíll need spare hose clamps to put it back on. Do some searches on DIY and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-02-2018, 03:16:05 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,191
Posted By rovert604
Re: ďGroup BuyĒ Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Guys all you need to do is unplug one side and turn the fogs on with the car on to check whether your LCM is checking. Iíve been on the same old HID kit for over a decade and never had an issue even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 03:28:59 AM
Replies: 9,318
Views: 618,436
Posted By rovert604
What did you do to/for your ///M today?

^ thatís what I use and have been using for over 32K miles ago. I use MOS2 in between when Ceratec needs to be refreshed since itís supposed to last around 30K miles. Iíve just sent in my third...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 07:32:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By rovert604
Re: How do I drive my car with the hood up

Youíre probably taping the alarm sensor. The other good sensors are both in front of either side of the intake funnel above the radiator. Youíll see where the hood pegs go down into there are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hurricane Florence Ready

Question what if you raised it with a huge waterproof tarp under it and lots of towels to cushion the jack points so the tarp isnít compromised?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 12:03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By rovert604
Rear end clunk only when cold?

Front differential bolt is your likely issue. It requires quite a lot of torque (153ftlbs?) to keep it from moving. Maybe yours is just about tight enough so as heat builds up and expands metals,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 01:03:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By rovert604
Re: Tail light and trunk lid button out - NOT the trunk portion of the wiring harness

This was my problem. Iím confused as to what you meant so ignore this post if you already checked.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180912/086c9a284c8a25225b16739f4624acd9.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 02:46:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By rovert604
Re: HELP - Can anyone identify these connectors near the headlights?

That will be the wire to headlight auto leveling. Since the arm to the sensor is broken I have disconnected mine so the lights done click up and down into incorrect alignments.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-07-2018, 12:50:30 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,191
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Those projectors above this post arenít really optimized for light output. They are really tiny!!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-06-2018, 11:34:05 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,191
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Found it:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6008/5932966496_805e26db32_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6012/5932404021_5833f0e45a_b.jpg
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-06-2018, 10:28:30 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,191
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Seeing a thread a long time ago about someone who just retro'ed HID projectors into the OEM fog housing, his light output was about the same as projector headlights but lower on the ground filling...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-06-2018, 08:30:23 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,191
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Any aftermarket LED bulb will compare to halogen. Just color temp and maybe a tad more brighter. I know a friend with an E46 who tried them in his projectors. They completely dumped down the lumens...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-06-2018, 12:46:12 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 18,320
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Yeah CBB are around 15% brighter than CBI. But they price them nearly 100% more. Garbage pricing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 08:00:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By rovert604
Re: Eisenmann Race Sound Level

Here's the sound of one AR20 installed:

https://youtu.be/bCMsWhKtTvE
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 07:09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By rovert604
Re: Eisenmann Race Sound Level

I get moderate drone at 2500 to 3000 when I'm on load. It's usually around 60mph in 6th. If I'm on the interstate and everyone else is moving above 70mph then there are no worries of any drone...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 06:25:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By rovert604
Re: Eisenmann Race Sound Level

I've had Eisenmann Race on mine for a couple years now. The weight of section 3 should already tell you that there is a good amount of sound deadening material within the muffler. The OEM muffler...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 06:40:35 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 18,320
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Just beware you have a high chance of getting fake CBI on Amazon unless OSRAM has a genuine store there. I was duped on Amazon with fake ones that looked pretty real for 1/2 the cost. Itís not worth...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 04:22:37 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 18,320
Posted By rovert604
Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d1s-osram-xenarc-66144-66140-cbi.html

Use: TRSFBLIKE for 5% off or TRS10 for 10%.
Not sure if they are still working but worth a shot.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-04-2018, 10:58:42 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 18,320
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

CBB will be more whiter blue just like CBI or CBB compared to a warmer temp light of XV2. But the warmer more yellow XV2 have even more lumen (approx 15% more) projected than CBB which is more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-04-2018, 09:59:21 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 18,320
Posted By rovert604
Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Iíve driven long full 10 hour overnight road trips on CBI and felt zero fatigue or issues with seeing the road and objects under heavy rain in completely darkness.

I was comparing my light output...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 05:06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hard time pinpointing 06 M3 intermittent starting issue

The good thing is itís not your SMG motor, accumulator, or clutch slave. Youíre getting enough pressure to put it in first or reverse. When the system canít pressure up itíll default to Neutral as a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 01:26:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hard time pinpointing 06 M3 intermittent starting issue

Does it stay in Neutral or can you put the transmission in 1st or R when parked?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 04:02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hard time pinpointing 06 M3 intermittent starting issue

I can start my car with the hood open without any issues. Itís imperative to be able to do that when needing to diagnose engine noises.

There are so many variables why a car doesnít start and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-25-2018, 07:39:29 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,191
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

I was in my friend's car tonight, canyon carving while my friend drove my car the whole night, in the lead. My fogs are 35w 6000K HID, not optimal for actual fog/pouring rain but useable in any...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-22-2018, 05:12:01 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,191
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

If there was a good projector drop in, into the OEM housing Iíd rather have that since HID will be far nicer lumens to the ground than LED.

I hope TRS can use a light meter to compare LED with a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 08:18:17 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

I've run 265/30 as well. That was a lot more rub for me.

255 feels better handling wise even though it doesn't look as aggressive from the rear but I prefer being able to go all out and not worry...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 07:38:48 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

255/35R19 PSS on 12mm! Moderate fender roll was done. Only slight split second tire/fender rub on driver rear side over a hard dip with 4 adults at WOT. Passenger side is happy though!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 07:19:30 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Vancouver fire smog is dirtier than your emissions then. LOL

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180820/aa6955588a792327e1b1ace301e02f98.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 01:57:35 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 09:19:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rim vs Tire width

I just came from running 265/30 PSS to 255/35 PSS on my rear OEM 19s. Main reason was so I wouldnít rub when I was fully loaded because I have 12mm spacers installed. I feel that there is a better...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 02:27:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By rovert604
Brake + TCS Light

I believe you need something to read the other BMW computers because yours is only reading engine warnings.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 01:40:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By rovert604
Re: Brake + TCS Light

Use BMW Scanner/PA Soft to get codes from the ABS/DSC modules to find out what the problem is.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 07:21:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By rovert604
SMG primed with the resi off, bleed needed?

The reservoir fluid is only when the system is leaking somehow and itíll just be there to keep the pump full of fluid. It does not circulate. Unplugging it from reservoir should be perfectly fine....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 06:55:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By rovert604
Re: How many of you daily your M's in colder climates?

You guys will cringe because of me then....:raspberry:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/40445903811_cc7eb44e3d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24C4Q6a)[/url]

I dailied a E46 ZHP 330i for 9 years,...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-08-2018, 09:22:07 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,191
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Still canít compare LED with a proper HID setup. The LEDs should have a defined light spread compared to HIDs in reflectors. But if you find some 2.5Ē projectors to jam into the OEM fog housings then...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-05-2018, 11:47:13 PM
Replies: 9,318
Views: 618,436
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Thereís a properly enjoyed M and a happy M being driven!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-05-2018, 05:03:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By rovert604
Re: New E46 OWNER

X 100!!! CSL is so much more precise and quicker like someone who actually knows how to drive manual very well.

I ended up liking it so much I said Iíd swap to manual when one big ticket item...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-04-2018, 04:03:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,678
Posted By rovert604
Re: Test Drove an M2 Today...

I concur!

I ďgotĒ the chance to drive the 6MT version of the M2 mounted on pilot sport cup 2 rubber. The feeling of the transmission is like every BMW manual Iíve driven which was a great welcome...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-28-2018, 04:19:31 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180728/d8bbe784dc32c63a49acb066ab1f680a.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 09:52:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,732
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do Stiff spring rates have correlation to subframe cracks?

Subframe cracks are because the power of the engine twists the driveshaft which is twisting the rear diff which is mounted in the subframe. That twist from the S54 puts a lot of pressure on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-18-2018, 09:16:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 788
Posted By rovert604
Re: Small clunking at slow speeds, wheels off everything seems fine, any guesses?

Check the front diff bolt.

It seems driveline related. So something down the middle of your vehicle is most probably making the noise.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-18-2018, 04:09:02 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Just droning around...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180718/146b8aca76af251c13b56ff7e23ee8d6.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 05:26:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By rovert604
Re: Trunk floor flexing a tiny bit at higher rpm shifts.

I didnít read the whole thread. But could it be a loose diff bolt on the front. You can get at it without taking anything apart and just lifting the rear right corner nice and high for the leverage...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 04:38:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By rovert604
Trunk floor flexing a tiny bit at higher rpm shifts.

I will be doing a quick check soon after a night of this...lol:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180717/bdfca5e4fa93b55568f66449fbea8112.jpg

Car felt totally solid with Vincebar, front cups,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-13-2018, 12:31:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG2 and TPS issues: long story.

Thatís what I thought too. I live in Vancouver where people arenít dropping like flies when it gets hot. But my SMG motor decided to call it quits at 100,000 miles. I rarely sit in traffic and Iím...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-09-2018, 10:18:30 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Dronie pic! [emoji51]

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180709/8a7f0f9817497c66d01a45ccaff0dbd6.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-08-2018, 08:54:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG2 and TPS issues: long story.

What are you using to check codes?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-08-2018, 08:45:24 PM
Replies: 9,318
Views: 618,436
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Iím usually in bed still. LOL. And Iíd do one thing and call that productive. Haha. Great job! When can I drop my car off for just a morning of productivity?? [emoji12]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-07-2018, 06:45:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG2 and TPS issues: long story.

Check this for SMG codes:
https://burkhart-engineering.com/SMG-Wiki/en

Make sure youíre hearing your SMG pump prime when you unlock the car or just after you open the door if itís already...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 03:58:21 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Reminds me of Audi RS Nardo Grey!

Drone pic edited on my phone with Snapseed:
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180705/fd5ed5a683a10b44b1a562fd6208eda1.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 10:08:41 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Happy pre-Fourth of July....kind of? LOL

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180702/6b94e77e0a9778525ff081fe26752a21.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-20-2018, 12:22:39 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Yup. Just got it. Been slowly trying one or two new functions a day. Baby steps. These things are so smooth and stable. Itís just like taking your M to the track, except when you get air, you donít...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 10:58:36 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180619/04bef59c019979662fded7ad2664ec75.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 08:38:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By rovert604
SMG No Start -- another one

That could be because the SMG motor hasnít pressured the accumulator enough to initiate a gear change. As youíre pumping the brake youíre just giving the motor time to get it to proper pressure. That...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 11:48:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,204
Posted By rovert604
High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

I believe the trim is anodized aluminum which will not chip, crack, fade, or flake.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180611/8fce671fee4be61fdc63856794986f5f.jpg

My ZHP was parked outside for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:57:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,204
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

This girl likes to share shoes with her other friends and they love to let her try their goodness.

And yes they're hyper black. A little too dark and mean looking for Estoril. I'd rather just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:47:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG No Start -- another one

Your starter will not fire if:


Battery is completely dead
Battery terminal disconnected/loose
Bad/rusted ground
Part/all of the starter is done
EWS computer failure
Ignition switch...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:17:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,204
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

A few more since it was taken by a DSLR rather than a phone. Trying to pick out the ones that show the gloss on the trim as I never thought about that when snapping pics...
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,204
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

Yup. My ZHP has it as part of that package.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 09:45:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,204
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

When my Individual was broken into the shop was able to replace mine after a thief left a very very small nick in it. I was able to keep it and get it replaced so I know there must be a part number...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 04:50:28 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

You're right. I got the total pleasure to be able to drive the car however I wanted for half an hour as long as we didn't end up in jail, hurt, or impounded. Having that grace with BMW let me feel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 03:58:59 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180611/4d89ada6727698a3fb8bc9bab12a9681.jpg

She thought I betrayed her today after I left in the white 6MT for 30 minutes to play...

But after coming back my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-07-2018, 04:45:30 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180607/0d9ad3c0ea05b6a7ceeb8172c821058f.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-31-2018, 04:03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By rovert604
Re: Intermittent dying at idle

ICV or intake leak. Seems like even the smallest of leak can affect idle or returning to idle. ICV can get dirty too and itís a bit more of a job because you have to remove the intake plenum. But if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-28-2018, 03:10:12 AM
Replies: 9,318
Views: 618,436
Posted By rovert604
What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Took out my SMG pump:
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180528/3a0ba1df4754887229782aa6f39fbca7.jpg

Replaced the motor:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-25-2018, 05:42:28 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180525/8811a8ab203768a24683750cd4f3ffc1.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180525/30d8074482c15688f850d77e644438a1.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-24-2018, 04:41:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,195
Posted By rovert604
Re: Bluetooth/Aux input options for 2002 M3

Thatís how I have my Bluetooth receiver and dash cam hooked up. Then I can still listen to Bluetooth audio while I work on the car without the key in ignition.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-23-2018, 07:58:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fun New Noises!!! After Bushing Replacement

http://sawashie.free.fr/M3/TorqueSpec/E46%20M3%20TORQUE%20SPECS%20LR.pdf

Page 81 should help you. Also, save this PDF in case it ever goes missing from the interwebs!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-22-2018, 04:14:58 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Mine parks and hides from the GTR. The GTR makes the E46M look like itís just learned how to walk. [emoji23]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-21-2018, 08:29:01 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Keeping the Germans cool from their natural hotness. JDMs are way too cool and chill to be in the shade.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180521/51b1d3a0f9f5c0e7876daf7265064fbc.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-15-2018, 03:09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By rovert604
Re: DSC Pressure Sensor 2 fault fix

I had my pressure sensor code come up when my DSC light came on while driving. There would be times where I had zero traction control while driving for days at a time.

I finally pulled the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-15-2018, 08:22:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By rovert604
Viable option for bluetooth audio?

I have the mentioned product below, installed in my car and it has an on/off switch on the device which I mounted under the trim behind the steering wheel so that the steering wheel spoke hides it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-13-2018, 05:02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By rovert604
Re: Anyone use headlight lense film?

I donít know much about the non-Ultimate film in terms of thickness, gloss properties. But Iíd spend the extra in Ultimate so even if you mar it with swirls, itíll just self heal and return back to a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-13-2018, 02:54:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By rovert604
Anyone use headlight lense film?

I use XPEL Ultimate on my whole front end (hood, fenders, bumper) including lens covers. Itís held up great over three years of daily duties including snow, so far. Lots of highway road trips and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-09-2018, 06:27:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By rovert604
Re: Spacers with BBS LM

I tried my friend’s reps and not sure if they are exact same specs as genuine but the reps I used are:

Fronts : 19x8.5 ET30
Rears : 19x9.5 ET20

The rears had Continental DW 265/30R19 on them. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-07-2018, 04:20:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

I have seen on youtube this:

BMW M3 SMG II Hydrounit Overhaul - YouTube

It appears to be a rebuilding of the OEM motor as well as replacing parts of it that are worn. Does anyone know what the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-06-2018, 10:02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

So I opened the ECU box again and undid all the connections and put them back into place just in case there was a loose connection or any unsuspecting corrosion. Everything is good on that part.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-06-2018, 04:51:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By rovert604
SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

Hey guys,

I've owned this car for 3 years so far and it's been another great experience to own. The only compromise I had to make when looking for a mint/clean/local car was the transmission,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-05-2018, 06:10:33 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-05-2018, 04:11:55 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180505/c3c59e2c4312158ec63905c8ec20915e.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-04-2018, 10:10:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,685
Posted By rovert604
Re: 10 years of owning e46 m3 .

Iíve owned a 330i ZHP for 8 years prior to owning my M3 for 3 years. Iíve really have fallen in love with the E46 and the balance of what each model has to offer.

My sedan had the handling of an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-02-2018, 11:41:26 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 21,130
Posted By rovert604
Re: CSL OE Bumper Carbon Fiber bits

Hey Iím Canadian. Finally we get something that you Americans all enjoy and not even bat an eye for shipping logistics. [emoji23][emoji23]

Iím fortunate Iím a few minutes from the USA so all my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-02-2018, 06:03:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,364
Posted By rovert604
Re: Introducing the VinceSkinz (subframe plates)

Not sure if this helps demonstrate our epoxy application...

3M's Tough Stuff vs. Welding Shear Test

How strong is Weld Mount Adhesive?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-01-2018, 10:16:12 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 18,320
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

I drive on high speed two lane highways, 5 lane highways, in the city, in the mountain passes at night with my 5500K CBI and have not had an issue with my eyes feeling exhausted. I usually feel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-01-2018, 03:43:38 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 18,320
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

I once had fake CBIs from amazon. I got duped by my own stupidity. They had decent light output but compared to the quality of the real CBI from TRS, there was a difference. In between when my a fake...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-01-2018, 03:18:47 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 18,320
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

TRS has said that Philips has changed their marketing as the majority think higher temp is brighter so Philips has decided to play that game. The lumens output is much greater than my OSRAM CBI...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-30-2018, 07:11:12 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 18,320
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

https://youtu.be/WtLKpf_IYTs
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-28-2018, 07:25:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,916
Posted By rovert604
Re: 2018 overview on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

Maybe I am out to lunch but when I had my subframe off, the cracks appeared to originate from the hard rubber ďmoonedĒ ridge/lip pressing (and sometimes slamming) against the RACP.

Seeing my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 01:06:43 AM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180423/229795160d657b9d91864b0376b00e61.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2018, 03:51:45 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 434,823
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180421/1c44f93b6c7c4b3dc1776ef572d3a373.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2018, 02:58:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,992
Posted By rovert604
Subframe surprise

The trunk panel is not structural. I had that too. When doing Vincebar that had to come off. It carries no load acccept to create a floor for the trunk. What youíre seeing is the sound insulation...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-17-2018, 02:32:12 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 40,738
Posted By rovert604
Re: Closed - Group buy VinceBar ("subframe" fix)

I am beyond glad with that too! Even mom sits in the car and has no clue anything is modified. [emoji41]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 07:30:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,992
Posted By rovert604
Subframe surprise

I had that issue just like OP. But I caught those after we welded all the major stuff right at the subframe mounting points. I had extensive cracks that were large and made their way several inches. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-10-2018, 08:23:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By rovert604
Re: Aftermarket CSL wheels for stock '06 Comp?

Iíd replace the wheel. My friend had a very tiny hairline crack develop in his OEM wheel. The dialog between many people concluded that welding a wheel and causing more heat damage/weakness from the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-10-2018, 07:48:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By rovert604
Re: Aftermarket CSL wheels for stock '06 Comp?

Just replace it with a nice set of 19Ē ARC8s then. Youíll get all new wheels for a bit more money than just one OEM wheel. I have not heard of any ARC8 setups causing catastrophic/life threatening...
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