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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Oct-21-2018, 05:30:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Corner worker killed at Laguna Seca at track day 10/16

Tragic incident. Corner workers are usually paid but itís by no means a lucrative amount.

IMO, the tech inspection system doesnít work. Itís only as good as the effort put into it and there is...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Oct-20-2018, 10:57:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: 1/4" Impact Driver to Remove Lug Bolts

This. You donít need the monster $400 impacts. Although nice, I like my compact Milwaukee M18.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-20-2018, 07:34:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: 255/40-18 or 265/35-18 and what tires to use for DD?

Will 255/40ís fit up front?

Iíd just go with whatever is size is cheaper.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-20-2018, 04:10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: FOR RENT: Digital Angle Torque Wrench for rod bearing jobs

Yes it does.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-20-2018, 03:27:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: 56k mike exhaust hub

Lang bought my bad crank. Might be worth a try to get rid of it.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Oct-20-2018, 03:20:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By bigjae1976
1/4" Impact Driver to Remove Lug Bolts

I had an older battery impact. Iíd just break the lugs with a breaker bar then spin off the nut with the impact.

These newer compact battery impacts can spin off lug nuts. Whether itís 1/4 or...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-20-2018, 03:15:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: FOR RENT: Digital Angle Torque Wrench for rod bearing jobs

Makes life much much easier. Wish I had it for the 2 times I did bearings with the motor in the car. Still makes life way better when doing the job on an engine stand.

You do have to account for...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-20-2018, 05:02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By bigjae1976
FOR RENT: Digital Angle Torque Wrench for rod bearing jobs

Are you replacing the rod bearings? Make your life a lot easier and do a better job with this torque wrench. Using the cheap angle torque adaptors can slip, hard to read and can result in an...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Oct-19-2018, 07:26:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: 1/4" Impact Driver to Remove Lug Bolts

Just need a 3/8Ē or 1/2 adaptor and a socket.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 05:40:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 991
Posted By bigjae1976
High compression S54 - Questions abound

That would be my concern. It is hard to find a good machine shop. Even harder to find a good machine shop that can assemble the motor. Iíve been told by 3 really good engine builders...your machine...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-18-2018, 09:51:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By bigjae1976
For Rent: Wireless Corner Balance Scales

These are the Proform 67644 wireless scales which are good up to 7000 lbs. Itís better to do this at home since you may need to shift weight around in your car first before corner balancing. This is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 07:47:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 991
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: High compression S54 - Questions abound

Sounds like a PIA...Iíd stay stock CR. What if youíre in an area with only 91?

Or maybe just resign yourself to using race fuel/E85.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 07:43:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Brothers: Your Winter Service Items?

For me...

1. Build, install and break in spare motor
2. Fabricate aero pieces (diffuser, front splitter, rear wing and maybe a flat floor)
3. Build 4 clutch diff
4. Seam weld RTAB pockets
5....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 07:23:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Brothers: Your Winter Service Items?

If you donít have corner scales, I have a set for rent.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Oct-18-2018, 10:30:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Review of Hankook C51 R Comps

Yeah, there is a drop off. I think they are still better than NT01s at this point but I havenít driven on NT01s with the car in its current form.


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Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-17-2018, 06:05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: The Red Drift ///Machine Part Deaux!

Here is the difference between a Momo hub and a low profile eBay hub. The eBay hub is great since the QRs bring the steering wheel too close with the Momo hub.
...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-17-2018, 06:02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Review of Hankook C51 R Comps

Never unwanted. I have 3 left that have about a day left in them.


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Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-17-2018, 03:53:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By bigjae1976
The Red Drift ///Machine Part Deaux!

It varied between drying out to wet. Found out that there is a bump on exit which didnít register until someone told me about it at the end of the day.

Would explain why the car would pogo to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 03:49:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: VANOS Oil Line Rupture - Possible Damage?

I would guess that a lot of the oil loss was after you slowed down. Maybe do an oil analysis to see if there was metal to metal contact as a result of oil loss. Otherwise, I wouldnít worry about it...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-17-2018, 03:41:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Review of Hankook C51 R Comps

Thanks. I think Iíve gotten accustomed to the NT01s. Might be more of a driver issue.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-17-2018, 03:05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Review of Hankook C51 R Comps

Same effort to get up to temp as the A7?


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Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-17-2018, 03:00:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By bigjae1976
The Red Drift ///Machine Part Deaux!

A video from Cresson...yeah...lots of understeer

https://youtu.be/yZHlZ8zLR6w

T6 at Hallett. Ate my lunch, took me out back, b1tch slapped me, then stomped a mud hole in my candy a$$.

3...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-17-2018, 02:50:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By bigjae1976
Review of Hankook C51 R Comps

Iíve been running the C51 medium compound. 275/40R17 on 17x10 wheels with a 2960lb car (includes driver and 3/8 tank fuel). The car is 2700 lbs dry.

Looking to see if my experience matches up with...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Oct-17-2018, 02:33:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By bigjae1976
WTT (or maybe buy) TC Kline 500lb front and 600lb rear springs.

Looking for some TC Kline 500 lb front springs and 600 lb rear springs. I prefer the TCK provided front springs but Iím flexible. The rears have to be the TCK beehive springs.

I have 600/700...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 09:45:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Best ignition coil? (Sorry, search isn't working and other posts are old)

I just buy them from Auto Zone. Whatever they have and return them every year.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 10:09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Drivetrain Vibration After Driveshaft Removal/Differential Input Seal Replacement

Did you torque the nuts that hold the center support bearing?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 12:08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Tie Rods w/out removing wheel

You could but it would be a total PIA.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 05:25:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: SMG clutch install issues

It was a mystery. I was replacing a motor for someone who had an SMG. INPA got it shifting but wasnít right, had issues under full throttle. I sent them to the dealer and did the bleed. Worked...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 04:43:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By bigjae1976
SMG clutch install issues

Can you use INPA to bleed an SMG? I know you can actuate the gears and shifting and build system pressure to check for leaks.

I think you have to use a GT1 to do the full bleed. But I could be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 04:40:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Take one out and measure it?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 04:40:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Anyone knows what this plug is for?

LED light in the ashtray.

So sad that I know that...


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 01:39:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

They are one time use if you angle torque the bolts per the BMW spec.

I just blast them on with an impact.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 01:22:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Loud Hissing from Brake Pedal

A vacuum leak can affect fuel economy.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 06:17:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Subframe Reinforcement Safety Concerns

Not a concern. The chassis design should protect the gas tank from being damaged or rupturing.


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Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-11-2018, 11:53:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: The Red Drift ///Machine Part Deaux!

Another track day at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, TX...the 3.1 mi course...last weekend

Car turned in well at Heartland Park in May, had understeer problems at MSR Houston in Jun. all without PS....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 11:42:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Any S54 Rebuild Tips/Advice?

Awesome!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 04:08:23 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

For me, thatís the fun part. Tuning these cars can be quirky and highly rewarding if you get it right.

Itís no secret, I love the E90 M3 more than the E46 M3. It doesnít mean that the E46 M3...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 12:25:01 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,222
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Sorry...this is spot on. A new model M3 is going to be different. Otherwise...why even make a new model?

An E46 has an ancient and deficient suspension design by todayís standards. Why would you...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Oct-11-2018, 12:14:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By bigjae1976
First Track Car Build - "I'll just change this one thing"

If youíre a straight line brake late turn in type of driver then correct, conventional wisdom applies. If you trail brake into every corner then a stiffer front bar will add a significant performance...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Oct-09-2018, 03:33:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: First Track Car Build - "I'll just change this one thing"

Lol...no prob! You definitely went a little overboard on the exhaust wrap!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 01:54:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,138
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

Wasnít referring to the VTs. Just the poly mounts.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 12:49:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,138
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

Just curious...what are the options? Poly is also crap for the trans mounts.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 11:50:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,138
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

People definitely over torque the mounts mostly because itís hard to get a torque wrench on the top nut.

Agreed, harder engine mounts shouldnít result in a ton of NVH but I wouldnít stray far from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 09:46:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Any S54 Rebuild Tips/Advice?

Thanks!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 09:43:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,138
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

I know poly is crap for engine mounts. OEM or solid.

Solid engine mounts arenít brutal for the street. Itís the trans mounts that add a ton of noise.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 06:23:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Help with heater core delete

Return pipe


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-04-2018, 11:09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Any S54 Rebuild Tips/Advice?

Is that a recommendation on the BMW procedure? Or does the dealer just tell you that?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 02:19:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,460
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: King Racing Bearings

Thx!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 02:15:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: My experience with UPS recently

I would have shipped that freight. Itís usually $100 to $150 business to business. Just need to put it on a pallet, band and ship it.

If you canít ship to or from a business, just ship drop off or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 02:13:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,460
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: King Racing Bearings

How about the King mains? Good alternative to OEM?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 11:03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: My experience with UPS recently

UPS is the worst of the big 3. Fedex is the best.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 11:01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: e39 m5 grill with brake ducts 4 e46 m3

Oh yeah...at least youíre honest! Lol


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 10:21:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: e39 m5 grill with brake ducts 4 e46 m3

You can buy 2 aluminum flanges and hot glue then in. I think Spruce Aircraft Flanges or something sells exactly what you need. Iíve bought flanges from them for other reasons.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 02:42:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Any S54 Rebuild Tips/Advice?

100% agree


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 02:08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Any S54 Rebuild Tips/Advice?

Grant specs .010" to .013" for the top 2 rings.


I wasn't aware of a spec for the oil ring.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 01:56:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: e39 m5 grill with brake ducts 4 e46 m3

Those were Hamann cold air intake openings on the E39 M5. Those will be difficult to use for brake ducting because you'll have to cut something to route the hose.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 01:48:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By bigjae1976
Help with heater core delete

The point of this is to mostly save weight so why not save as much weight as you can?

I just use 2 freeze plugs and JB welded them in. Cost is less than $10.

Hereís the water pipe. I used a...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-01-2018, 09:09:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,955
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Thundermoose Track Car Journal

I kept my car in TX while I was in WI. I know lack of maintenance shortened the life of my motor. Show up, start it, quick 30 min tech on the lift, drive it, store it.

Itís either difficult or...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-01-2018, 12:51:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Quick Brake Question

Maybe a vacuum leak somewhere?

Either way, SRF is different because you can count on the pedal coming back. Still use caution though.

Unlike Motul which once the pedal is soft as a result of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-30-2018, 01:46:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: How to remove AC compressor bracket?

IIRC, there are 5 bolts.

LMK if you want a degreased and clean bracket.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-29-2018, 11:47:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Need New Ideas For Rocker Arm Stuck During Valve Adjustment

Geez...do I need to tell you everything. Hammer, pry bar and torch...thatís all you need!

🤣 glad you fixed it!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-29-2018, 10:03:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By bigjae1976
FS: cleaned and sandblasted thermostat housing - $25 shipped

I sand blasted it just because I could.

$25 shipped within the US
PayPal is breakmywallet@outlook.com

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Forum: Member Journals Sat, Sep-29-2018, 04:02:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: The Red Drift ///Machine Part Deaux!

I lightened the steering column and went to a push button start. Honestly...it was a massive PIA. The steering column is a PIA to put back together.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-28-2018, 11:34:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: E46 M3 Electrical Mood Swings

Sounds like a GM5 issue?


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-28-2018, 09:16:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By bigjae1976
Adding a catalytic converter to BW race exhaust?

Exactly. This is the WRONG exhaust if you want to drive it on the street. The resonated version is worthless since all it does is create a head splitting drone at 75mph in 6th gear.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-28-2018, 08:41:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,258
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-28-2018, 08:41:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,576
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-28-2018, 08:41:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 32,373
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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-28-2018, 11:47:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Adding a catalytic converter to BW race exhaust?

I have the older version but most aftermarket exhausts will have some fitment challenges. Youíre probably gonna be pissed.

The BW exhaust will scrape over driveways if your car is low. It tends to...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-28-2018, 04:00:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Carbon fiber drive shaft (SMG)

Same shaft for SMG.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-28-2018, 03:41:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Adding a catalytic converter to BW race exhaust?

Yes. The BW exhaust is really close to the body. If itís bumping against the floor you could damage the catalyst.

I donít know if it will fit unless the cat is oval. Itís a PIA to get it to fit as...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-28-2018, 03:36:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,342
Posted By bigjae1976
FS: 2 qts Redline 75w-140 and 2 qts Redline MTL

75w-140 is the correct oil for the M Diff. It has some FM in it to prevent excessive low speed groaning (separate from clunking).

MTL is transmission fluid.

EDIT: not a dumb question...better...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-27-2018, 11:47:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-27-2018, 11:41:53 PM
Replies: 19
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-27-2018, 11:41:07 PM
Replies: 9
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-27-2018, 11:40:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,204
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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Sep-27-2018, 10:30:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: SA2015 full face helmets

I think any SA201X helmet will provide adequate protection.

FIA helmets (like some Stilo and Bell) provide a higher level of protection and have to meet FIA specs. One major area difference from...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Sep-27-2018, 09:31:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: SA2015 full face helmets

Mine doesnít fog unless I start mouth breathing heavily. This and the fit are the reason why I went with Racequip. Stilo and HJC didnít fit well and both fogged up.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Sep-27-2018, 09:06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: SA2015 full face helmets

I have the blue mirror visor and I think itís fine. I run visor down.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Sep-27-2018, 06:55:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: SA2015 full face helmets

I got a Racequip. Itís cheap but it fits me perfectly.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-27-2018, 01:26:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By bigjae1976
rear camber bar bolts?

Donít get stainless. Either a class 8.8 or 10.9 hardware is the correct spec. Iíd go with a class 10.9...bolt, lock nut and washers all need to be the same class.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-27-2018, 04:34:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Need New Ideas For Rocker Arm Stuck During Valve Adjustment

Itís a PIA...but Iíd work the arm by rotating it a little if you can. Maybe try some pliers?

I have an extra rocker arm shaft if it comes to that.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Sep-27-2018, 03:30:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Adding a catalytic converter to BW race exhaust?

Whatís the point of adding a catalytic converter? If you can smell fumes then you need to drive faster.

If you do, get a good one. Almost aftermarket cats suck. The cats will be subject to more...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-26-2018, 05:48:15 PM
Replies: 13
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-25-2018, 02:10:16 AM
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Re: Pressure Bleeder Clutch Bleed Confusion

Thinking there is air in the line if the clutch is working fine is just a thought. Wouldnít worry about it.

If you must, press down on the clutch pedal with pressure built up. The master cylinder...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Sep-24-2018, 08:47:11 PM
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Posted By bigjae1976
BBK Worth it?

You can get OE Porsche pads from FCP Euro which IIRC are reasonable.

Textar and Pagid might also be good alternatives.

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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Sep-24-2018, 08:46:16 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By bigjae1976
Re: BBK Worth it?

Iím always right...lol


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-24-2018, 08:43:42 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By bigjae1976
Re: FS: WPC Treated Rod Bearings - $375 shipped and I cover PP fees

Yeah, sent you a PM with an update.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-24-2018, 08:41:58 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By bigjae1976
Re: FS: WPC Treated Rod Bearings - $375 shipped and I cover PP fees

UPDATE: I have one more set available.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-24-2018, 08:40:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,342
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: FS: 2 qts Redline 75w-140 and 2 qts Redline MTL

Bump!!!


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Sep-23-2018, 09:40:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,999
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: BBK Worth it?

Just look for a Porsche 968 brake pad. Just need to make sure you get the correct thickness. They come in (I think) 3 different thicknesses and 1 doesnít fit. I just use the ST pads but the OE...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 05:01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Review of VIS Racing carbon fiber hood

I think so. Maybe MA Shaw too?

Itís pretty thick. I lightened the underside which likely adds more than half of the weight. Itís 1/8Ē thick FG which ends up being heavier than the OEM aluminum...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 12:43:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: SES Code P0305?

Yeah, thereís a special tool for that. I just use a worm clamp. Works fine and is x100 easier to remove the intake manifold.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Sep-23-2018, 12:40:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,999
Posted By bigjae1976
BBK Worth it?

Im not a fan of the 6 pot kit. They also have the worst wheel clearance and the pads are a PIA to get in and out on every caliper Iíve worked with.

I love the 4 pot kits. You have an almost...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Sep-22-2018, 04:45:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,999
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: BBK Worth it?

Lol...but you miss out on an important bonding moment with your rotor.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-22-2018, 04:42:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Daily Driver: Radiator and fan upgrade options

I would do stock radiator with a SPAL fan.

The OE M3 radiator doesnít have the plastic cracking issues like the non-Ms do. My theory is the plastic expansion tank on the radiator for the non-Ms...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 10:09:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,721
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Mk20 ďice modeĒ on track

Lol

Although itís not recommended I loctite the caliper bracket bolts and torque them to spec. A total wh0re to remove but willing to pay the price.

Oil pan bolts suck. Iíd rather get some...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-21-2018, 10:06:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,999
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: BBK Worth it?

Donít forget to wash the rotors!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-21-2018, 06:36:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By bigjae1976
Re: Misc. M3 part out/cleanup - Hood, cloth+black+grey interior, Ohlins rear shocks e

I was going to be in Modesto in 3 weeks for work. I was going to fly out and drive back. Now Iíll be in Oklahoma all week. [emoji31]

Probably wonít be able to pick the hood up now. Sorry.

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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-21-2018, 06:34:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,999
Posted By bigjae1976
BBK Worth it?

Stoptech aerorotors that came with the kit. No knockback.

Edit: 2pc rotors


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