BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > Search Forums
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ


Showing results 1 to 100 of 860
Search took 0.31 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Rontgen
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-09-2017, 12:31:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,412
Posted By Rontgen
Re: E46 M3 being Forgotten...

This This This. I'm a father of 4 (19,15,10,8) and this is key - being a father is the greatest thing you'll ever do, but it doesn't need to come at the expense of everything you enjoyed before.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-28-2017, 06:58:05 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,968
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

Thanks! The reason I ask is, I'm due for a trans fluid change on my E39 M5 (which uses the same 420G internals as the M3). I've had Pentosin MTF-2 in the past and was very unhappy with the shift...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-28-2017, 06:13:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,968
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

So, aside from specs that look promising, is anyone here actually running the Ravenol MTF-2? Hows the shift quality?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-12-2017, 02:12:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,138
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Engine Rebuild Fail

And that's the root cause of shit like this. Something like an engine "rebuild" (to whatever degree that means in this instance), is something that takes focus and time to do right. But focus and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-12-2017, 01:57:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Alpine white match wrap?

I know you didn't ask about gloss, but...

I have the 3M 1080 and Avery Denison sample books and none of their whites are a perfect match for gloss Alpine. I compared to a used Alpine 325i on a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-08-2017, 04:43:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,488
Posted By Rontgen
Re: I just experienced an e39 M5....

I've had my E39 M5 for about 3 years, and an E46 M3 for about 2 years before that. Both great cars for slightly different purposes, as many have said above. Lots of great info in this thread
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 04:44:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Dynavin users please chim in

Read this thread and it might help you out. Hope you got it cheap!

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1898798-Dynavin-D99-Info-and-Q-amp-A
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 04:41:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Dynavin users please chim in

Ah - That's a D99+, the older model - not an N6

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/jeffbechtel/3f753d98.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 04:36:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Dynavin users please chim in

I don't know what to say - that doesn't look like Dyanvin N6 software at all. I'm going to guess that's a knock-off brand with some unknown software
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 04:26:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Dynavin users please chim in

Go to your phone menu and, using the onscreen touchpad type "*123456#" (without the quotes) and press the "call" button. This should put you into the factory config menu. Select E46 and it should...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 04:22:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Dynavin users please chim in

Did you follow the instructions from Dynavin's site?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 04:13:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Dynavin users please chim in

I've had a N6 for nearly 3 years now and I've had every firmware version available since it was publicly released. It's never looked like that. Try downloading 1.3.0 instructions from the link at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 03:59:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Dynavin users please chim in

LOL "Dynavin"

*edit* It should look like the screen here: http://www.dynavin.com/products/n6_e46.php

I'm guessing that what you have isn't a Dynavin.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 02:57:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,863
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Picked up a blown-engine project E46 M3

Nice progress! Most people would run away from a car like that - kudos to you for bringing it back to life!
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-20-2017, 03:15:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,720
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Whats Up M3F, Smurfmobile Edition

Yeah Oklahoma roads suck. Hitting an interstate on/off ramp without some grandma in front of you is as good as it gets for the most part.

Have you driven the Talimena Trail in SE OK? It's a...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-11-2017, 04:16:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,415
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Chevrolet SS Sedan (End of an Era)

I read somewhere that it's popular in Australia to replace the Holden badges with the gold Chevy bow tie. [emoji849]

That black SS is gorgeous.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-05-2017, 06:07:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,415
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Chevrolet SS Sedan (End of an Era)

I did! It's a great car and I really wanted to pull the trigger. I really, really liked the suspension and the drivetrain. The exterior and interior are more "meh" to me. I find myself trying to...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-05-2017, 02:48:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,415
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Chevrolet SS Sedan (End of an Era)

About 2 years ago, a friend of mine was buying a used commuter car from a local Chevy dealer and I went with him to pick it up. While the finance goons were attempting to sell him scotchguard carpet...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-13-2017, 03:04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By Rontgen
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-13-2017, 02:39:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Clutch Slave Push Rod Wear

Thanks for the update - where do you believe the squeaking sound was coming from?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-16-2017, 01:39:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Lateral play in Input flange

If you under tightened it, you may be able to tighten it back up - you did mark the position of the pinion nut before you loosened it, right? The idea is to put the nut back on to the same relative...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-16-2017, 12:07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rontgen
Re: BMWDirectParts.com (Husker Auto)

Just to clarify the wording in bold, Husker Parts/BMWDirectParts is actually the online sales side of BMW of Lincoln (in Lincoln, Nebraska): http://www.bmwoflincoln.com/. They are a brick-and-mortar...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-14-2016, 12:26:49 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,351
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Are we spoiled on this forum? Or am I just old now

I recently picked up an E30 project and decided to join a Facebook group dedicated to E30s. Holy shit. It gives you a new appreciation for forums such as this one.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Wed, Sep-14-2016, 12:12:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,139
Posted By Rontgen
Re: BearDeXPS's Garage Reno

Very cool...I'll have to look into those. I have 4 dual-fluoroscent fixtures now that don't give off a ton of light and at about 5 yrs old, I'm starting to lose ballasts. I've got 2 of the 4 out...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Sep-13-2016, 07:15:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,139
Posted By Rontgen
Re: BearDeXPS's Garage Reno

Looking good! That looks like a ton of light from those fixtures. Is that a single or double strip is each location? Approximate cost?

Which Craftsman bench did you go with?
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Aug-30-2016, 08:12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,139
Posted By Rontgen
Re: BearDeXPS's Garage Reno

I was a guest at Lackland AFB one summer about 20 years ago. After 8 weeks of Basic Training, I spent the entire month of August doing yard work around the base while I waited for my tech school to...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Aug-30-2016, 07:45:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,139
Posted By Rontgen
Re: BearDeXPS's Garage Reno

Umm...Am I missing the part about Air Conditioning? In case you hadn't noticed, San Antonio gets hot as **** during the summer.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-24-2016, 08:46:31 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 9,195
Posted By Rontgen
Re: e39 M5 or e90 M3 WWM3FD?

You can buy a very nice example for $15-$20K. Not unlike the E46 M3, there are particular color combos/year models/options that command a premium, but if you aren't super picky on color and can...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-24-2016, 06:44:51 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 9,195
Posted By Rontgen
Re: e39 M5 or e90 M3 WWM3FD?

Sorry, I guess I worded that poorly. I meant >$30K solely in terms of E39 M5s. Those are typically very low mileage cars that haven't been previously used for daily driver duties and you'd be...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-24-2016, 05:48:12 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 9,195
Posted By Rontgen
e39 M5 or e90 M3 WWM3FD?

FTFY ;)

Roughly half that number should get you a very nice, well sorted E39 M5. Anything >$30K probably shouldn't be used as a daily driver with kids, just from a depreciation and investment...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-24-2016, 05:43:10 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 9,195
Posted By Rontgen
Re: e39 M5 or e90 M3 WWM3FD?

Using that logic, he shouldn't be considering the E90, either. He should buy whichever sub-$40K 2016 model vehicle has the best crash test ratings and offers the most safety gizmos. Buying anything...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-23-2016, 11:15:30 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 9,195
Posted By Rontgen
Re: e39 M5 or e90 M3 WWM3FD?

Agreed completely. The E39 has quite a bit of safety technology built into it considering the era and isn't anything you should be concerned to put your kids in. There's lots of ways to...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-19-2016, 07:52:45 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 9,195
Posted By Rontgen
Re: e39 M5 or e90 M3 WWM3FD?

Yeah, I think the cut-off date was sometime in 2002. Of course if the car has had any sort of a front end collision in the past, the lights probably would have been replaced with the newer...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-19-2016, 03:38:31 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 9,195
Posted By Rontgen
Re: e39 M5 or e90 M3 WWM3FD?

There are a couple different milestones for the S62 in regards to VANOS, the first being a 12/00 build date (mid-2001 model year production). This is when they added the VANOS accumulator, which...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-19-2016, 04:10:05 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 9,195
Posted By Rontgen
Re: e39 M5 or e90 M3 WWM3FD?

And if you buy a 02-03 model, chances are that level of VANOS rebuild is unnecessary. Replace the O-rings on the solenoids and clean them and you're good to go. Keep in mind that the VANOS system...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-09-2016, 04:31:22 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 9,195
Posted By Rontgen
Re: e39 M5 or e90 M3 WWM3FD?

I've owned both an E46 M3 and I currently own an e39 M5. For daily driver duties, I much prefer the M5. More usable power, more comfortable & better built interior, & a better ride. Of course, the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-03-2016, 07:40:30 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 40,456
Posted By Rontgen
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

Looks great! I think I may have seen this car in Richmond, BC a few weeks ago while I was there for business.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Apr-27-2016, 08:36:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By Rontgen
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-12-2016, 10:06:21 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 71,940
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Redshifts E46 M3T build and modification thread

Time to build a noid light and see what's up with the electrical signal to the injector. However, the fact that it continues to spray fuel after power has been removed certainly point toward a...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Apr-11-2016, 09:56:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,070
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Do you leave your car at the airport?

This. Just find a spot on the end and offset the car away from the adjacent spot to avoid door dings. If the cost is a concern, find an off-site parking lot with covered parking and use their...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-06-2016, 02:46:38 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,920
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Just got a speeding ticket, basically got profiled for a bmw

OP, go see your First Sergeant and see what your options are. You have a right to your day in court and a military deployment shouldn't rob you of that right. Your First Sergeant can confirm, but I...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Mar-30-2016, 02:39:31 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 71,940
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Redshifts E46 M3T build and modification thread

What did you use to restore the exterior trim?

Looking good!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-23-2016, 08:11:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,738
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Nicole's BMW Motorsport artwork to download

Thanks so much! Looks much better with the skinny M! :)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1660/25384507103_031797160a_b.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-22-2016, 04:44:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,738
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Nicole's BMW Motorsport artwork to download

You have a Dynavin N6? If so, just resize the image to 800x480, put it on the MMV SDCard, and view it in the "SDCard" application. Press the little icon in the lower left and it'll make it the boot...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-22-2016, 04:27:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,738
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Nicole's BMW Motorsport artwork to download

Amazing work! THANK YOU!

Picture from the Dynavin in my E39 M5. I had to resize it and change the aspect ratio slightly (800x480), so the M looks a little fat and my iPhone takes terrible...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Feb-23-2016, 09:00:48 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 71,940
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Redshifts E46 M3T build and modification thread

Very cool! If your other build threads are any indication, I'm sure there will be plenty of great pictures and details to follow!

Congrats!
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Feb-22-2016, 08:26:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,624
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Your child's car...

Depends on the kid and the situation...

For my oldest daughter, I picked up a high mile <$5K E46 sedan (02 325xi) to use as a beater/extra car and she primarily drives it. It allows her to get...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Feb-16-2016, 07:35:01 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 156,010
Posted By Rontgen
Re: The perfect daily driver?

As always, absolutely incredible work and excellent documentation! Nicely done!
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-04-2016, 01:42:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,306
Posted By Rontgen
Re: The Official Loaner, Rental, or Short Term Car Thread.

So I walked out to the National rental lot tonight at IAH and what do I see before me? A Nissan Altima. I immediately thought of this thread and figured what better night to die in an unsafe...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-30-2016, 04:21:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Any member here in Norman, OK?

That's exactly who I'd recommend in the Norman area. Good Luck!
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-18-2016, 09:57:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,929
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Worst Car You Have Ever Driven Thread

Chevy Captiva. Apparently it's a re-badged Daihatsu SUV. Absolute garbage and quite possibly the slowest thing I've ever driven.

With that said, I've rented a number of newer, well-optioned GM...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jan-05-2016, 05:19:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,694
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Chevy SS Sedan: &quot;If You Can Find a Better Sedan, Buy It&quot;

Coyote 5.0 uses VVT, which is the same concept as VANOS.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Dec-21-2015, 04:23:23 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,139
Posted By Rontgen
Re: What's up M3forum 5.0 edition

Congrats! I've had my 01 M5 for about 1.5 years and love it!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Dec-18-2015, 05:44:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,482
Posted By Rontgen
Re: nickpiper12's E46 Touring

Wow! Love the color combo! Great find!
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-16-2015, 02:36:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rontgen
Re: "Just another reason not to take your S4 to an instant oil change shop...."

Brought my company car to Jiffy Lube because of a national contract with the fleet company. They over-tightened the oil filter, cracking the plastic filter housing (nice work Chrysler). About a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-31-2015, 08:49:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,554
Posted By Rontgen
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-31-2015, 08:44:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,351
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Are we spoiled on this forum? Or am I just old now

I sold my M3 1.5 years ago and I still drop by once a week to see whats up. Never a shortage of good tech and interesting threads.

On the flip side, I spent some time perusing E46Fanatics...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-31-2015, 08:39:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,431
Posted By Rontgen
Re: CSB:MacBooks getting slow

My family has three 2010 Macs - an iMac, a MacBook Pro 15, and a MacBook Air. I've upgraded the RAM on the iMac and the 15" MBP to 12GB and 8GB, respectively and it's helped considerably. If it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-10-2015, 03:19:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,870
Posted By Rontgen
Re: wrapped trim pieces and new center console

My guess is it's either Matte Black (M12) or Matte Deep Black (M22)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-08-2015, 09:39:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,870
Posted By Rontgen
Re: wrapped trim pieces and new center console

If you can find out the exact colors for both, that would be great!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-29-2015, 01:50:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,944
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Pic of my E46 and E39 today - BMW's best ever modern designs IMO

Great pic! That's desktop material. I've had one of each and they are both great cars.

Crappy iphone pic while I was transitioning from the E46 to the E39 and had them both...
...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, May-27-2015, 10:58:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,072
Posted By Rontgen
Re: What's Up M3Forum: German Civic Edition

Congrats! Looks like it's in great shape. The full leather seems to age much, much better than the alcantara seats.

Was the car originally ordered with the leather steering wheel vs. the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-21-2015, 08:36:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,519
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Bellhousings for SMG->6MT conversion

Great idea! I considered doing the same, but the lack of a machine shop that could do the work for a reasonable cost led me to abandon the idea. Plus, to avoid shipping costs - your location beats...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-21-2015, 08:27:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,061
Posted By Rontgen
Re: New OEM Windshield - 2 Hours to Decide

Ahh yes. The joys of living where both BMW dealers in the entire state are owned by the same person. Cooper's pricing is ridiculous.

Good Luck!
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-11-2015, 03:52:39 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,964
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Racist Rant Recorded

First of all..el oh el at some of these posts.

Secondly, although I'm not an OU alum, I grew up in Norman, OK (which is where OU is) and am an OU sports fan. I'd just like to say - **** these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-02-2015, 11:21:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,166
Posted By Rontgen
Re: SMG-to-6MT Bellhousing Modifications

Thanks Kaiv! Glad it's helping out!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-02-2015, 02:01:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,872
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Am I Crazy? My wife thinks I might be crazy...

Assuming we're talking E39, the 5 series is considerably better at seating 3 across the back.

Seating three kids across the back in an E46 m3 is doable, depending on the size of the kids and...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-30-2015, 05:59:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,669
Posted By Rontgen
Re: The IIHS finds nine cars with zero recorded driver deaths in accidents

Perhaps. I was thinking in terms of overall size, weight, etc.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-30-2015, 05:35:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,669
Posted By Rontgen
Re: The IIHS finds nine cars with zero recorded driver deaths in accidents

TIL:

4WD GL & Sequoia = Large
Odyssey Mini-Van = Very Large
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-29-2015, 07:53:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By Rontgen
Re: 2014 BMW M5 HAILS no edition

You'd be amazed at how much of that could be repaired with Paintless Dent Repair.

Most times the dealers make out like bandits after a hail storm. Claim insurance on the cars, collect the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-26-2015, 03:10:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,468
Posted By Rontgen
Re: My Turn: Subframe Fix + Rear End Rebuild

Haha! I actually didn't see it on my first trip down the plumbing isle, either. It wasn't until after I'd struck out in all the other departments that I made one last, desperate trip down plumbing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-26-2015, 03:02:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,468
Posted By Rontgen
Re: My Turn: Subframe Fix + Rear End Rebuild

Outstanding thread and great work!

I recently replaced the diff seals on my E39 M5, which uses the same size output shaft seals as the E46 M3. I found this piece at Lowe's which worked great and...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jan-25-2015, 04:56:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By Rontgen
Re: What do you guys think about foxbody mustangs?

Agreed. I'm actually considering picking up another one in a year or so as a project for my 13-y/o son and I to wrench on together. Cheap first car and lets him get his hands dirty for not much $$.
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jan-25-2015, 04:49:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By Rontgen
Re: What do you guys think about foxbody mustangs?

I also came from the Fox Body Mustang world and have owned more than I care to admit. As compared to BMWs, the build quality is horrific but there is simply no more cost-effective way to go fast in...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jan-06-2015, 02:00:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 842
Posted By Rontgen
Re: In your Chicagos, wat do?

Came here to post this.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-04-2014, 09:49:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 996
Posted By Rontgen
Re: New Home Construction final walk, what to look for

Don't forget that closing on the home eliminates the majority of your leverage. The builder will promise the world before you close just to get you to the table and way too many builders vanish the...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Nov-22-2014, 06:06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Need hard water solutions

www.ohiopurewater.com

I have a Fleck 5600 SXT 64K grain softener from OPW and it's been great. Commercial-quality units at Home Depot prices.

You'll need to consider plumbing and what it's...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Nov-20-2014, 12:44:39 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 79,093
Posted By Rontgen
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Nov-13-2014, 04:50:46 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 79,093
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Kaiv's E46 M3 Journal

Very nice! I LIKE that interior! Reminds me of the LMB/black e39 m5 interior.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Nov-03-2014, 03:16:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,930
Posted By Rontgen
Re: 2002 E39 M5 Black on Black

Looks exactly like mine! Sad to see you sell it, but GLWS!
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Oct-10-2014, 03:46:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By Rontgen
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Oct-06-2014, 07:19:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By Rontgen
Re: OKC Panhandler busted after getting into 2013 Fiat

I'm pretty sure I've seen that ***** out in front of the mall before. What a twunt.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-24-2014, 01:42:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,853
Posted By Rontgen
Re: The Motor Trend 2014 best driver's car of the year thread

The exhaust note on the Jag…. :drool:
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Sep-20-2014, 08:42:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,149
Posted By Rontgen
Re: What is the best E39 M5 color? Poll inside.

Lulz @ myself. I ended up buying a Jet Black E39 M5 mostly because the miles and price were right. Black is a pain in the ass to keep looking good, but when it's clean it's stunning.
...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-17-2014, 03:08:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,177
Posted By Rontgen
Re: USPS - why are they still around?!

I hate USPS with a passion.

My wife's cell phone had to be replaced under warranty and the broken phone returned to Verizon. I used the pre-paid USPS label to ship it from OKC to DFW (~200 miles,...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Sep-16-2014, 06:51:15 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 53,842
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Los Angeles Weather S****

LOL. Poor Californians.

rant on/

Speaking as California native, Californians piss me off when they complain about the weather. On average, you've got the nicest weather in the country yet the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-16-2014, 06:30:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,995
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Valve adjustment not recommended?

Let me fix that sentence for you: "Any mechanic who attempts to measure valve clearances with his ears should be one that you run away from."
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Sep-11-2014, 05:30:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,991
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Life Changes - Military

Absolutely. And the score you make on the ASVAB is what will open and close doors for you career wise. I'd recommend you study, take prep tests, whatever you need to do to earn the highest score...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Sep-11-2014, 05:02:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,991
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Life Changes - Military

The clubs are free. You have to pay the caddy though, which is BS if you ask me.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Sep-11-2014, 04:58:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,991
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Life Changes - Military

I was enlisted USAF for 7 years. Got my degree while I was in and never paid a penny out of pocket for my education. Also, I was in an in-demand career field which directly translated to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-09-2014, 09:41:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Thoughts on getting E46 m3 used for commecial reason

Some states offer tax incentives if your car is registered as a Commercial Vehicle. I can't imagine anyone using a new M3 (or any M3 for that matter) as a real "commercial vehicle".
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Sep-09-2014, 09:37:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,265
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Anyone Live in South Texas??

Look at it this way - it's like visiting another country*, but you don't even need a passport!

*third world country
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Sep-09-2014, 09:28:46 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 4,739
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Apple Event today (9/8/14) new iPhone

Meh. I have a 5c and have only one complaint - battery life. If Apple hasn't improved that substatially with the 6, I see no reason to upgrade.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Sep-09-2014, 09:26:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,265
Posted By Rontgen
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-29-2014, 03:04:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,792
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Anyone with kids have a job where they travel a lot?

I have 4 kids and travel extensively throughout the US (roughly 50-60% of the year, typically 4-5 days at a time). Like someone else mentioned, this is my family's "normal" so it's tough to say how...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-29-2014, 02:54:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,510
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Bad DME? Bad Sensors? Bad Dealership?

Did they do any other diagnostics besides the compression test? Did they squirt a little oil in the cylinder and re-perform the test on that cylinder? Leak-down?

It seems premature to tear the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-29-2014, 02:51:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,180
Posted By Rontgen
Re: e39 m5 LSD swap into e46 m3 diff

It depends if you classify the excessive spider gear play as a "failure" or not. I personally do think it's a failure mode for an LSD to clunk this badly, so I'd consider the failure rate to be...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-28-2014, 01:56:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,274
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Pelican guy might get 20 years...

I had a policy a few years ago on a collectible car with Hagerty. It was a stated value policy and I chose a value that was more then enough to replace the car with a similar example. They asked...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Wed, Aug-27-2014, 03:12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Dinan E39 M5 [Land Yacht-ish Edition]

Looks great! I saw the BBS for sale and I was wondering which wheels you were on now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-24-2014, 09:55:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,271
Posted By Rontgen
Re: Repack driveshaft CV joint?

I used it and it fit fine.
Showing results 1 to 100 of 860

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:08:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright ©1999-2017 M3Forum.com
BMW M3 owners and enthusiasts with BMW M3 Forums, M3 Photos, M3 Reviews, and more! Get the latest BMW M3 discussions and news.