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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-21-2018, 01:33:06 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,267
Posted By terraphantm
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

Yeah seems like it's a fairly new product and not too many people have talked about it around here. I was set to go with either the SDW or Dinan version until I saw these. I like that it uses an off...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-21-2018, 01:26:12 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 12,272
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

I went with the weld kit. Matt was more comfortable with welding, and with there being cracks present, it's not like welding could have been avoided altogether anyway. If I had a low mileage car with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-21-2018, 01:15:14 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 12,272
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

I've been awake nearly 40 hours and completed 28 hour shift earlier, so this will be quick.

Just to update this thread - I dropped off my car at Matt's (Coinage) shop about 2 weeks ago and picked...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-20-2018, 05:30:44 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,267
Posted By terraphantm
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

Ended up having the new Turner RTABs installed while having my racp repaired and reinforced. So far they seem great. I can't perceive any new NVH. I particularly tried stressing the car over...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Oct-20-2018, 12:10:41 AM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 677,879
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I found just sticking the top rubber mount in the bottom slot moves it enough to let the airbox fit fine while still keeping it secured pretty well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 11:57:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By terraphantm
Re: HELP - PASoft Cannot Retrieve Coding Data for IKE

PASoft has issues with E46 M3 clusters for whatever reason. Just do what you need through NCS.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 07:20:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By terraphantm
Re: LED and Xenon Programming

I mean it's literally like 10 minutes to install the software and 30 seconds to actually flip the switches, but whatever.

There should be no harm to pre-coding the taillights other than losing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 07:00:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By terraphantm
Re: LED and Xenon Programming

Just code it yourself.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 05:02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,277
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

Given the rebuild intervals, a weekend car is probably one of the few cases where I would buy the Ohlins
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 03:38:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,102
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Learned something new (to me) about our subframes

I think foam + plates is a pretty good solution, but I was under the impression that the foam did not address the front mounts at all
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 03:33:22 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

According to Mazda they drive better than modern BMWs, so.. (https://carbuzz.com/news/mazda-is-done-benchmarking-bmw-because-the-new-toyota-camry-rocks)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 02:59:08 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I imagine the end result would be something like this:

https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/mobile/000/026/475/clark.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 02:45:09 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I've noticed the same thing, but I always assumed it was more due to my age (was 16 when I had my ZHP, 19 when I first got my M3).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 01:37:51 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 21,229
Posted By terraphantm
Re: CSL OE Bumper Carbon Fiber bits

Kevlar support should be lighter too
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 12:19:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By terraphantm
Re: error code 105 : Plausibility Engine Temperature

Plausibility can come down to a lot of factors. In this case, I'd guess that the other sensors (oil temp, radiator outlet temp) make the DME think the coolant temp should be something else.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 06:47:20 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

That's fair. I think the same statement can be made about the E46 too though.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 06:12:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,102
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Learned something new (to me) about our subframes

Yeah, but if you dig deeper, you'll find previously reinforced M3s developing failures and the discovery that the front mounts (which cannot be addressed by foam) are actually more vulnerable than...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 05:50:56 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Why not an E46 non-M then? Cheaper, more reliable, lighter, and better steering feel (especially w/ the Z4M control arm bushings). Available in 4 doors too if you want practicality.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 05:43:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,102
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Learned something new (to me) about our subframes

Well fine, the ones are kept in a time capsule and are never driven won't experience failure. Everything else will.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 05:39:21 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

The check valve would be placed after the vanos oil pump (which is driven by the exhaust hub). The oil pump pumps the oil in pulses. So you get a period of high pressure, a period of no pressure, and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 02:32:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By terraphantm
Re: ABS, DSC, Brake lights on - Opinions after INPA

What? No it's not. It's literally saying the ABS pump failed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 02:27:29 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Not quite. The root cause is that they eliminated a one-way valve that prevented oil from flowing backwards and putting the exhaust hub under unacceptable load. The S50b32 and S62 (which otherwise...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 01:05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Oem rims for e46 cs package

ET44

It's not hard to look this stuff up yourself btw: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BL95-EUR-11-2003-E46-BMW-M3_CSL&diagId=36_0698
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 12:53:53 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

As much as I like the car, I would say the VANOS and 'subframe' issues automatically exclude it from being considered well made, even if they're fixable.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 12:32:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Oem rims for e46 cs package

CSL gets 8.5” wide wheels up front instead of 8”
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 12:24:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,102
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Learned something new (to me) about our subframes

Not really. It’s a design flaw in all of them rather than a small batch that wasn’t welded together right or whatever.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 05:29:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,102
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Learned something new (to me) about our subframes

The only M3s I'd be comfortable with having a minimal fix (say foam + small plates) would be those that have no pre-existing cracks. Very few such M3s exist today, all of them are going to be lower...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 04:56:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,102
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Learned something new (to me) about our subframes

Yeah I disagree with them. Not only are the Redish plates not overkill, they're inadequate by themselves. To have a true fix, you need to reinforce the structure from the top and bottom, and relieve...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sat, Oct-13-2018, 05:39:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Coding out the washer fluid light

There isn't one. Just ground the connection like Abad said.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 01:34:10 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

P0larís throttle curve actually makes it usable IMO.

Despite popular belief the sport button does a little bit more than just alter the throttle curve. It also changes how quickly the torque is...
Forum: M3 Frequently Asked Questions Sat, Oct-13-2018, 02:19:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 125,113
Posted By terraphantm
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 02:15:44 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

M4 tach was clearly inspired by the E46 tach and functions similarly. It actually is a bit better in that the LEDs change from red to orange to off as the car warms up (so the actual red line changes...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 12:29:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,322
Posted By terraphantm
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 12:04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Fuel Pump Replacement DIY + Review of the New Schwaben Fuel Pump Retainer Ring To

Yeah, thatís what I did years ago and had no trouble whatsoever.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 09:28:40 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Yeah I know what you were saying, and donít get me wrong, I love driving my car. But I do get a little pissed off everytime I think of the Ďsubframeí issues. The engineers completely dropped the ball...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 02:18:00 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

This probably plays a role:

http://globalsherpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/oecd-overweight-rates-past-future-chart.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 02:15:47 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I mostly agree with your post, but the subframe issues strongly contradict this point. The E46 chassis is more suited for a 4 banger than the s54.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Thu, Oct-11-2018, 11:06:16 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 169,527
Posted By terraphantm
Re: MSS52 / MSS54 / MSS54HP Binary Modification Tool

2003 cluster should be able to handle it though, since obviously 2003 SMGs exist and shift lights were always a feature with SMG. 2001 should be the only questionable flusters.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 10:24:42 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I think itís also important to note that the ideal compromise will be different for different people. I wonít necessarily value the same characteristics as Obioban or EricSMG. For example, the notion...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:34:00 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 83,515
Posted By terraphantm
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

No, we don’t. I banned 1 person that you liked, get over it. I think in my 5 years (to the day actually) as a mod, I banned 3 non-spam accounts. All of them deserved it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:23:26 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Are they really doing even that job? Their global sales are up largely because of the Chinese (and to a lesser extent, Indian) markets. Their US sales are down. Their sales could very well be higher...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 02:54:51 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 83,515
Posted By terraphantm
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Wait, I thought we over moderate and censor too heavily :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 02:15:56 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By terraphantm
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I donít want a recreation of the e46. But their current cars have not been compelling. Back then the E46, E39, and E38 were hands down the superior drivers cars compared to their Mercedes and Audi...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 07:23:20 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,260
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3. Sold the E90 M3, picked up an F80 M3.

Might also be worth coding the Euro MDM option, I hear that raises limits pretty significantly
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Oct-08-2018, 11:22:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 37,450
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Converting an MSS54HP into an MSS54HP CSL (H-bridge)

Probably. It won't conduct as well as solder, but might be good enough. Or possibly a low melting point solder like ChipQuick would be fine for the underside.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 09:07:18 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,457
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Designing an SMG Pump Relocation Kit

That link is correct, but you’re misreading it. Those are the changes made for MY2003 compared to the MY2002 models.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 08:26:19 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,457
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Designing an SMG Pump Relocation Kit

FWIW itís MY2003+ that have the open drug big, not 2002+ (Also only LHD models)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 09:37:06 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,260
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I think the Jet Black is already gone based on the title of the thread
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 05:17:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By terraphantm
Re: AKG 95A RTABS + TMS Limiters problematic?

The AKG (and all poly) RTABs are physically wider - effectively they have limiters built in. If you put limiters in on top of that, they'll put a lot of stress on the RTAB pocket whenever your...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 03:40:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By terraphantm
Re: HELP - OBD2/ELM327 Adapter Problems with CSL ECU

Might be related to the bug the emissions recall fixed (which the CSL never got). I do intend to try porting over the code changes to the CSL software, but that will take me some time.
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Oct-07-2018, 03:04:22 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 170,203
Posted By terraphantm
Re: The perfect daily driver?

Yes. Technically federally illegal too. Difference on the federal side is that you can change stuff upstream of the cats - the cats themselves cannot be moved from their position (probably +/- a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 10:59:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By terraphantm
Re: 75D diff bushings too much NVH?

There isnít one. Even the Motorsport catalog says to buy a new cover for the bushings
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 10:41:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,724
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Mid-Engined 500hp M4 powered by a CSL S54...Oh my god...

Bmw tilts the engine for space reasons. The engine itself shouldnít care.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 12:12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By terraphantm
Re: 75D diff bushings too much NVH?

They are absolutely not the same.

https://image.ibb.co/iXZmMF/DIFFERENTIAL_BUSHING_COMPARISON.jpg
Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Oct-05-2018, 06:48:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 37,450
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Converting an MSS54HP into an MSS54HP CSL (H-bridge)

Huh, that price isn’t terrible either
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 06:07:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,441
Posted By terraphantm
Re: csl center console.

Now who’s the one trolling? Keep that bs in OT.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 05:19:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,441
Posted By terraphantm
Re: csl center console.

I havenít seen any factual statements come from you either.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 12:48:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By terraphantm
Re: running lights

Solder pins 7 and 8 together on your interface
Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Oct-05-2018, 12:25:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By terraphantm
Re: A simple question

The changes are in the program. The parameters didnít change (except layout changes when applicable). Most tuners seem to base their tunes on the latest program so I donít think thatís an issue. As...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 07:25:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By terraphantm
Re: stutter at light throttle.

Every time I’ve had these kind of symptoms it ended up being one of the throttle position sensors.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 10:10:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 21,764
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

Why not just throw in a microsd with the music you want and call it a day?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 08:08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By terraphantm
Re: 75D diff bushings too much NVH?

+1. I only believe something truly adds no NHV if EricSMG says so :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 08:05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By terraphantm
Re: SMG to Manual finished but cruise control and PDC not working

Post what you did, and it'll be easier to tell

As far as wiring, post which wires you added and where they're going (as in pin numbers and such). I can't tell anything from just looking at those...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Oct-03-2018, 07:33:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 37,450
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Converting an MSS54HP into an MSS54HP CSL (H-bridge)

It's fine for stuff like the M35080. Problem with the H-bridge is it has a metal plate underneath its body that's meant to be soldered to the ground plane of the PCB so that it can use the PCB as a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 05:07:48 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 12,272
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

It arguably makes the subframe cracking worse since the bushing "ears" sit pretty much directly on top of the spot welds. However, that should no longer be a concern if you're getting it reinforced,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 04:29:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,724
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Mid-Engined 500hp M4 powered by a CSL S54...Oh my god...

I found it to be pretty bad compared to most other cars when I was in my friend's catless M3. Didn't take long to get a headache and for my eyes to start burning.

Personally, I run Euro cats and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 03:06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,947
Posted By terraphantm
Re: End to all speculation: The CSL Kingpin

Interesting. I do notice that the official CSL camber specs are not dramatically different from the standard M3. Would this change have been BMW's attempt at compensating for the height change?
...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Oct-03-2018, 01:38:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 37,450
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Converting an MSS54HP into an MSS54HP CSL (H-bridge)

They may have just bought sufficient quantities to not worry about it for now. Or they're using Chinese replicas. I've personally had bad luck with them (to the extent that one actually permanently...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Tue, Oct-02-2018, 10:20:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 37,450
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Converting an MSS54HP into an MSS54HP CSL (H-bridge)

There isnít one. The part they recommend is a different pinout altogether.

The MC33886, might work, though itís diagnostic functions are a little different. Maybe could build a little adapter PCB...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-02-2018, 05:27:44 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 170,203
Posted By terraphantm
Re: The perfect daily driver?

Probably by the end of the week if he decides to take things slow
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 03:49:34 PM
Replies: 9,331
Views: 618,969
Posted By terraphantm
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Cop was kind enough to inform me that my license plate lights were out and that I was doing 18 mph over the limit :shifty:

Turns out my license plate bulbs were fine, but the LCM had failed in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 03:46:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Michelin Pilot Sport Tire Comparison

Yeah there was a PS3 as well, but not really common in the US. PS4 isn't available in many sizes

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Pilot+Sport+4
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 03:14:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Michelin Pilot Sport Tire Comparison

There are now. Running them in 245/275
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-01-2018, 02:43:12 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 60,924
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Obioban's 332iT Daily

All 03/2003+ sedans/wagons and all 09/2003+ non-M coupes/convertibles got the ribbon mirrors- exception might be cars without power/memory seats.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-30-2018, 01:39:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 86,505
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Comprehensive CSL Intake Thread

Updated the bit on the alternator signal for 2004+ cars



Thread discussing the modification here: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=602252

As far as which method is "better" -...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sun, Sep-30-2018, 05:44:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By terraphantm
Software Fix for Alternator Light on 2004.5+ Cars Running The CSL Program

As some of you may know, March 2004 and newer M3s use the CAN-bus to trigger the alternator light when the voltage gets low rather than using a direct wire to the cluster like earlier M3s. The CSL...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-30-2018, 03:11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 875
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Aftermarket Plenum Clamps

You never once stated it's for a customer car until this post.

As far as being a better solution to the factory clamps, I disagree. You can remove all 6 in less time than it takes to turn the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-28-2018, 06:16:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 875
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Aftermarket Plenum Clamps

Honestly once you get used to it, removing and reinstalling the factory clamps is much quicker. Why not just keep those?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-24-2018, 11:09:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,580
Posted By terraphantm
Re: OE Manufacturer list

Regardless of what brand you buy (Sachs, LuK, Valeo), you’ll get the same clutch with the same markings. With all of them you’ll get a different throw out bearing than stock (which seems to be used...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 01:08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,049
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Water Wetter vs Purple Ice

Distilled water is also unbuffered, so as soon as it comes into contact with the atmosphere and some CO2 dissolves in it, that pH drops considerably.

Coolant is buffered, so a decent bit of acid...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 04:26:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,809
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Driveline/shaft vibration

Iím not sure about that. Bmw does sell a stiffer version that was used on some Z3s and is more recently used in cars like the F8x. If it truly did nothing, why make a stiff version?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-20-2018, 06:42:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,721
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Mk20 ďice modeĒ on track

Shouldn't have to do any programming really, let alone a "fair bit". Wiring yes. And hydraulic work as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-20-2018, 12:41:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,721
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Mk20 ďice modeĒ on track

I think theyíre effectively limiting how the DME responds to torque reduction requests from the DSC module. So itís unlikely to have any impact on the so-called ice mode since the abs functionality...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-20-2018, 01:39:44 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,267
Posted By terraphantm
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

Bumping this up since I will be dropping my car off for subframe work in a couple weeks and need to start buying all of my "while I'm in there" parts.

Is Dinan still the best? Anyone have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 11:11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By terraphantm
Re: CSL front sway bar (hollow) wall thickness

Yeah I got mine from bmw-oem-parts a while ago without any real issue. Didn’t even really spend any more than I would have for any other sway bar set.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 08:30:49 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,944
Posted By terraphantm
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I would say that is indeed an accurate definition.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:49:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By terraphantm
Re: CSL front sway bar (hollow) wall thickness

Yeah the rear is pretty much identical in shape to the stock, just 1mm thicker. Also happens to be used by the Z4M.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:41:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By terraphantm
Re: CSL front sway bar (hollow) wall thickness

CSL sway bar isn't uniform thickness though, so I don't know if your calculations will be accurate, or if we can even assume the ID is a consistent diameter since the OD isn't.
...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:37:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Trouble syncing EWS on INPA

MSS54 EWS menu is weird. IIRC you need to hit 'No' at the error, and then hit the reset button.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Sep-17-2018, 09:52:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Trouble syncing EWS on INPA

Does your cable have pins 7 and 8 soldered together?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 02:47:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Clutch issues... ugh

Sounds somewhat similar to how my car felt when my throwout bearing was going
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 12:41:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By terraphantm
Re: OBD-II Port Cover Part Number

61136920069

https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/284762_x800.webp (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/obd-ii-port-cover-blue/61136920069/)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 10:40:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By terraphantm
Re: MK20 ABS unit differences

So I was digging through some NCS files, and I found this line in "E46AEDOC.000"



Basically a mentioning of an option code for E46 sedans, coupes, tourings, and cabrios w/ one of the 3 liter...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 07:56:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Non m3 car problem

Not like you don't get those sort of posts here too. Hell, I've probably made a few. My maintenance costs will likely exceed $10k this year, I totally get the impulse to move on.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:34:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By terraphantm
Re: IAT Sensor Scaling Values?

The curve in your first post isnít an IAT curve. I donít feel like digging through the posts, but it sounds like theyíre referring to some knock vs temperature curve.

Just use Martynís tool to...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:34:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By terraphantm
Re: IAT Sensor Scaling Values?

The curve in your first post isn’t an IAT curve. I don’t feel like digging through the posts, but it sounds like they’re referring to some knock vs temperature curve.

Just use Martyn’s tool to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:52:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,129
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Driving Experience Question: E46 M3 vs .... E30 325

The inability to get heat through the center vents on the E28 was enough to ruin that for me. Undrivable in winter, even as someone who generally likes to keep it pretty cold in the car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:52:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,129
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Driving Experience Question: E46 M3 vs .... E30 325

Pretty sure he meant cocaine :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:45:54 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,260
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I did find this, which seems to make it much more feasible without having to find an 8-series transmission

http://www.pmcmotorsport.com/44,adapter-bmw-m70-m73.html
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:43:35 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,260
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

N52 is a N/A 6. The turbo 4 is the N20
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