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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 05:30:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,171
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Anyone know of a car that uses a Brembo/stoptech 355/32 rotor, stock?

https://www.racingbrake.com/searchresults.asp?Search=330x32&Submit=

May not be a good sign if they don't do vipers as it fits these other cars too, but gives a cross-ref of Porsches and Mercs.
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 05:07:47 AM
Replies: 22
FYI: Smg motor
Views: 590
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Smg motor

agreed, it's toast.

Here's an updated link to a company that sells new OE motors with temp sensor (I expect the sensor is normally not needed).
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 09:08:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,817
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Filthy engine bay - Best way to clean?

Well,
you REALLY don't want to get near the ECU cover on an E36, most gaskets aren't water tight after a while and the connection plating is known to be not the best conductor.
On whole, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 02:57:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: I got scammed

I just refuse F&F if suggested by seller, tell them I'll pay the 3% for what it offers. It sends a message of expectation if nothing else, and it's the right thing to do if you don't know them.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 02:22:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: An ECS commentary

I've not ordered a ton from them, but no problems so far. The merge/absorbsion of Turner probably caused some pains, and often the "critical mass" in merging ops doesn't go smoothly, savings don't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 03:05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Let us know what you find please. Always good to learn more and be able to point folks with this problem back to cause/solution!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 03:03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG replaced motor. Still code 56

Do you have 2 IDs on here? Thread starts out under one ID, then you appear to be answering questions. Are you the OP or do you just have similar issue or ?
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 03:29:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,427
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Article: Why use premium gas when regular will do?

sMost points have been made, here's my summary:
* why an M3 when a 323 will do?
* better additives, including detergents that help injectors and valves
* More power. The ecu will pull back power...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 03:17:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 944
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Misfire Issue - Cyl 6

It may be ecu. Here's how I diagnosed very similar problem on an M52. Let the engine quiesce for a few hours so any capacitance hopefully dies off, if any. there's no spec for this, but it is gut...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 07:52:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Rogue Engineering adjustable clutch slave cylinder

You do understand that 5mm is < 1/4" right? $50 for 0.2" (in the direction you need).
I get that every bit helps, but do you believe this is enough to make a meaningful difference? I don't.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 07:37:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG Cog/Service Engine Light pops on after a long drive

You can get a true IBM code reader (not the basic obdii readers at autozone) and read the codes for smg. This is one of the classic early symptoms of a bad DC motor in the hcu. There are tons of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 07:27:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

It's not unrealistic that this is the original clutch, or that they didn't replace things like throw-out bearing, pivot pin (plastic) if they put in a new disc at some point.
I'm relatively sure...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 04:18:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Fluid isn't going to fix a problem like this. So you can put it in gear when car is off OR at an idle?
Detent springs make some sense, but I can't think of why that behavior would change based on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-30-2018, 02:51:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG replaced motor. Still code 56

What pump seals did you replace and where did you get them? You didn't split the hydraulic pump and replace that seal did you?
After several hours, how long (with a stopwatch, not estimate) does it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-30-2018, 01:12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Ticking noise worries

If you're certain it's number 4, and an auto stethoscope should easily confirm same, first thing I'd do is double check valve clearance on that cylinder.
Even the best mechanic can have an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-30-2018, 12:49:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Front lip or no front lip?

Wish you could still find high quality Strasse lip, might well do that, but will be doing euro bumper next year regardless.
I'll likely keep the OE bumber, but it's pretty beat up, about 85% of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-25-2018, 01:25:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,724
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: A good example of why my engine internals have remained stock

Right, my point is on the big v8's, they can easily offer an improved product for any number of items, with less risk. Not sure how necessary the rod bolts would be on the v8's either, ARP as a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-25-2018, 03:14:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,724
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: A good example of why my engine internals have remained stock

To your original point, I too would pretty much stay with OE internals; there are things I'd consider. In some engines, the likes of ARP can easily make improved parts with little to no testing, as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-25-2018, 01:59:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: VIR track day

Looks like a blast, what other tracks have you been to?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-25-2018, 01:50:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Need Advice: Part Out or Sell?

You'll get about 25% of upgrade parts value on the car as a generalization. The bigger piece is that the SC limits the audience. One may say potential buyers are stronger connections than the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-24-2018, 11:15:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: PS Pump Noise & Oddities

There have been a few cases where changing (you should NOT mix chs11f with ATF) to chs11f has ELIMINATED whine from the OE pump.
But I'd go back to your indy mechanic and tell them you want the pump...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-24-2018, 10:18:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Idle-speed control valve, NC Winding

Recheck your codes, jumpiness sounds like the TPS, a little odd at that low mileage, but not unheard of. There are 3 of them. one is right up front, is the connector you remove to get the oil...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-24-2018, 05:08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Deviated stitching

I'd match the exterior steel gray if it were me. nice color contrast against black, carries to exteriro color, which to me is classy, versus some 3rd, look at me color.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-23-2018, 04:14:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,724
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: A good example of why my engine internals have remained stock

I bought my M3 at 16k miles. No clunk. Had inspection I done at 24xxx miles, got it back, m-clunk, obvious play in the drivetrain that wasn't there before they did a test drive I'm sure. And I've...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-23-2018, 03:45:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 880
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

You say "(though I'd never use them if my M3 was still a DD" and also
"-they're remarkably civil for street use, so they don't ruin it as a street car. Not as compliant as my TCKs were on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-23-2018, 03:12:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,417
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Looking for Guidance

I didn't read every post, but the number of times folks have messed up the 02 sensor wire locations when doing headers is ENDLESS.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-23-2018, 02:29:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Battery charge dying with hours

You definitely shouldn't see the battery drop under 12v in a day. A week maybe, a day, at 10ma, it's bad.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 02:22:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 929
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG No Start -- another one

Thanks for letting us know the outcome. Always nice to know you have a mechanic that starts the with basics!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 02:19:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: A quick thanks

Agreed, I've grown pretty tired of the murdered look, but this car looks really good!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 09:35:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 929
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG No Start -- another one

The starter OR the solenoid can "click"; lighter sound probably the solenoid.
Regardless, you're last point, that it was taking a couple seconds with the key turned for the starter to engage and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 09:31:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 929
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG No Start -- another one

I'm hoping to order some SS gear if they have a similar sale end of this year, but guess I'll have to set my internal expectation about getting it within A HALF A YEAR, LOL!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 03:11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 929
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG No Start -- another one

I'll give a pass to someone who is a new owner probably having read all the SMG bashing on here. How about you not write posts that add nothing to the problem at hand?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 02:56:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 929
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG No Start -- another one

The way I read OP, the car doesn't crank, only clicks.
We'll wait and see what he says.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 02:51:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Best place to buy door mirror glass replacement

My experience in several things like this, short shifters, these mirrors, most folks adapt fairly quickly. For others, it drives them nuts until they switch back to what they had.
If you EVER do a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 02:41:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 929
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG No Start -- another one

Or someone who understands the basics in how the car starts.
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 02:40:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 929
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG No Start -- another one

99% sure this is a starter or other issue. If the gears move before start, there's pretty much nothing in the SMG to keep it from starting.
Next time it happens, tap the starter and see if that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-09-2018, 04:44:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Manual clutch slave - reverse bleeding method question

Mount the unit. Even if you did a bench unit like this, you'd re-introduce air disconnecting it and connecting to the car.
You *will* need to exercise the clutch once you see the air bubbles stop,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-09-2018, 03:11:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,918
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Streamline bumper thrown in the trash , OE one now fitted.

Faster, easier, yes, but software to model fluid flows has been around since the mid to late 80's; much of it was in house, but product houses had it by late 80s, and it was accurate enough to do...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-28-2018, 02:40:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,474
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Avin vs Dynavin vs Eonon for OEM Nav replacement

I haven't pesonally compared all, but Avin Avant3 appears to have the best OE looking bezel and overall look if that matters to you.

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, May-20-2018, 07:20:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Leather wheel for ZCP/ Alcantara wheel

This was solved in 2009, I did it for the drive home with I bought the E46M3. Look for user Cazz's post.
You buy the multifunction trim, it comes with retrofit instructions as it is also used to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-20-2018, 04:36:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: M3 buying advice?

Read the stickies at the top of the forum section for new/prospective buyers; pay a lot of attention to PPI. This has to be part of the discussion.
There is some value to being able to see a car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-20-2018, 04:16:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Wierd electrical issue! Common, or time for service?

First thing I'd do is have someone (a buddy, doesn't have to be a shop) remove and clean the insides of the battery cables, the battery posts, then re-install cables and ensure they are tight. Not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-20-2018, 04:08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Xenon Cold Check Fail?

First, turn off the red font, may look cool to you but burns the eyes out for many of us.

On your problem, my first guess would be connection problems caused by the install or un-install fo the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-20-2018, 03:57:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,315
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Do bolt ons yield much??

Easy is subjective. First thing is, where are the basics, do know what Inspections I and II are? Ensure this is in order BEFORE doing anything, especially a tune.
Plugs, air filter, fuel filter...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-20-2018, 03:49:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,562
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Modern Comparison of SSKs?

I'd agree with subjective in the absence of measuring force to shift, a few points:
*Whatever percent you shorten the throw is the exact same percentage you increase effort, all other things equal. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-20-2018, 03:07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Need Advice! Cylinder Head Resurfacing

I'd ask what the dimensions and tolerances for the head are.
That is, to some reference point on the top of the head, say a spring land for example, there will be a dimension from that to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-14-2018, 02:05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: MTF LT2 old/open bottle

if it was capped well and never exposed to freezing temps, I'd send it in to Blackstone to see if the properties look ok, expect they will. If you don't want to bother, PM me, I may take a risk on...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, May-14-2018, 02:02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 48,596
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: N15 Design AP Racing CP9668 355mm Brake Kit

It does help, thanks. So it's the wrong Brembo setup to compare to then. Makes sense since the GT is about $500 less.

Thanks!
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, May-13-2018, 11:04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,569
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: TC Kline Double Adjustable - full kit ready to install

Same questions as post 9 please.

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, May-13-2018, 11:01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 48,596
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: N15 Design AP Racing CP9668 355mm Brake Kit

Can you contrast this to the 6 piston 355mm Brembo solution? I think the same company produces both brands (NOT saying they're the same design at all). Turner, others off the GT setup.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-13-2018, 01:34:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: How to change transmission fluid???

I'm sure mine would do this if level next time it gets drained. I had it level to drain it, but raised the fill/driver's side, stopped when I got nearly 1.9L in it and could feel it with my pinkie...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-05-2018, 04:06:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,578
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: 10 years of owning e46 m3 .

9 years this month. I wanted the E46 when I bought the E36. In either case for both cars still today, I can't replace them for double what they're worth today with anything I have any interest in....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-30-2018, 03:04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Broken clutch pivot pin and my SMG code 59

I'd NOT do stainless. This part is made to wear quicker than the part it mates to, which has to be more expensive. The brass alternatives are good, will also wear faster than the steel mating part....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 02:37:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Suspension advice needed

I wouldn't mix and match, you could get lucky but not that likely. Most billy's have significant gas pressure. If the springs were selected to match, car may go lower on the Konis. If that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-22-2018, 02:14:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Custom headers

There's a very good thread on thrust here somewhere. It to me is a combo of 1 torque, 2. HP, 3 matching those curves to the tranny ratios to make best use of the HP and torque curves. This is where...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-16-2018, 02:17:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,983
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Z4M/CSL M3 Brake Rotors, Pads, OEM Wheels

You should mic the rotors since they're used. Folks will want to know how much wear is left in them.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-15-2018, 04:17:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Impact of Excess Gas on Blackstone Report

You can wait to the next change to confirm, but copper at this level especially means you're through the lead, time for rod bearings.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-14-2018, 02:46:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Strange rod bearing wear.

What year is the car, and did it have bearing recall done? Once, more than once? I'd make the same observation w/o reading the article; either bearings were too large or rods/caps came together...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-06-2018, 04:00:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Just did my rod bearings - not bad for 140,000 miles

Look pretty good, wonder if they were cleaned in some solvent, appear "dry". But blackstone analysis looks good. I doubt, all things you show, this was enthusiast driven, looks like a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-03-2018, 04:51:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: INPA putting SMG in gear video - Experienced input appreciated! Thank You communi

Hi, got your PM. Here's why I ask what I do:
It is VERY easy to put the clutch disk in backwards, and I suspect this may be the problem. In a 6mt this will cause grinding or inability to get car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-03-2018, 04:24:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: INPA putting SMG in gear video - Experienced input appreciated! Thank You communi

This is a good question on what we may be hearing.
It *sounds* like grinding gears.
But if the car is off, then the noise should not happen as shafts aren't rotating.
You can do this with just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 11:05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: INPA putting SMG in gear video - Experienced input appreciated! Thank You communi

How long ago and miles driven since you put in the clutch?
If you let springs go too long it can fail to go into gear. Since you've done everything else, I'd do the springs for sure, especially if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 10:53:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,790
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Android App for E46 M3 Owners

Nice Job!
Wheels and Tires: last line 19" rears is below readable window and window doens't scroll.
Phone: google pixel
Android: 8.1.0

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 04:51:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,921
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: No gas pedal after CSL Airboxes conversion. EML light.

I don't think this will be your problem, as I tend to think of PD from a "what changed last" perspective when a mod is involved, but I'd check the gas pedal with an ohm meter just to eliminate it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 03:50:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,904
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: ACTIVE AUTOWERKE Headers

Well, the "marketmotorworks" link has "a catback" listed, and we don't know what that is, and this is important. There were some borla mids a few years back that lost power from stock, as one...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 02:45:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Alternator going??

I hate to ask this and don't take it the wrong way, but is the oil level correct? Alternator failure doesn't normally make this noise, nor do the supporting pulleys.
Also, you DID plug the front...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 02:11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,904
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: ACTIVE AUTOWERKE Headers

Ian said CPI has an inferior power curve. Facts are facts, just asked to see; I only recall one early curve that .. from memory wasn't super impressive, but was only one example and wasn't bad per...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 01:48:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Soft Brake Pedal Mystery

while not too common, there are reports like this on E36 and E46 M's. I have a bit of this on the E36M3. There is a belief that doing a pedal bleed and pushing the MC past it's normal travel can...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 01:40:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: My Rod Bearings after replacement findings

Really very good looking for the miles and track duty! Much more even than a lot of what we see. At some level, one cylinder is always going to be first, not sure if a couple of folks with 2nd...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 01:24:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,904
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: ACTIVE AUTOWERKE Headers

Wow, missed this, can you point me to this data?
Really a fan of both the conceptual design and the superior stainless, but no desire for sub-optimal curve!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 01:19:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,613
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Rebuilt SMG Pump

I've been following smg posts since before I bought my car, since about 2006.
You are the ONLY person I've seen have the resistor mod make a long term difference. But, I'm glad it worked for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-26-2018, 02:26:24 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 49,978
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Brembo Caliper/AP Racing Style Disc Kit -- Group-Buy Interest Thread

I don't see anything that says it is or isn't targeted as a track kit. It's a monoblock Brembo, so unless it has a small swept area it should be very good. They mention in the early post it's an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-24-2018, 07:00:15 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 49,978
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Brembo Caliper/AP Racing Style Disc Kit -- Group-Buy Interest Thread

I have the full RB front setup. Not unhappy with them but support is low.
I had a rt front piston leak after only a couple track weekends and rebuilt that side myself (left should be more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-23-2018, 03:01:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: A little question about The Redline

Serious answer: Redline shouldn't hurt an engine, and normally isn't a problem for the S54 in the M3. but I will add that the M3Z coupe has a slightly lower redline and they seem to have less...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-23-2018, 02:46:12 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 49,978
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Brembo Caliper/AP Racing Style Disc Kit -- Group-Buy Interest Thread

I own a ZCP car. I will NEVER own another set of ZCP rotors.
They wear fast.
They do NOT handle heat at the track, wear is way too high as well.
They are nearly annoyingly grabby at low speed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-22-2018, 11:06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Oil level sensor bolt snapped in half

Questions: can you get to this straight on with a drill/dremel?
are these through holes? that is, can you push it through and catch it on the inside instead of back it out? Or is it a bottom hole...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-22-2018, 07:08:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,995
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG to 6spd without taking trans down

Only downsides I *think* this has is a track-heigth shift knob that's a bit in the way for ... anything not track or extremely spirited. Like 12" above the tunnel from what I can read, is that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-20-2018, 08:09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: REVIEW: N15 Design AP Racing Pro500r 9668 Caliper BBK

I'm surprised with the experience you have and run a bbk you use the same pads on track and street. Aren't these units pretty simple to swap out the top?
can you post a link to where you got your...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-12-2018, 02:40:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,842
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: ► APEX - Letís Make APEX 19Ē SM-10 and FL-5ís a Reality.

Yeah, too long since I've measured distance to strut, 9.0 is probably where things top out for conservative offset. My rg63's are 18 x 9 Front , offset is +38, and that's probably no more than 3/8"...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 01:17:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: E46 M3 6MT shifter binding, issues shifting

You can maybe get some delrin or bevel washers for the selector rod, but I'm not certain anyone sells the part I already showed you w/o buying their kit. But this is so odds on the problem and low...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 02:07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG Cog error 19. Need wiring diagram

I don't; you can find some online. but tell us, what is "error 19" description?

How many miles on the car and on the clutch?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 03:27:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG troubles is it the compression springs ?

It is probably compression springs, but it can't hurt to do adaptions again if they take.
I'd do all of them you can find, some only do one or two of them. Then let us know if the teach-in proc...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 02:22:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: E46 M3 6MT shifter binding, issues shifting

by the way OP, turn off the red font, may look cool to you on your screen, but is an eye burner for many.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 02:20:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: E46 M3 6MT shifter binding, issues shifting

uh, hold on folks, first thing to check is the most common problem, the "cup" piece that the ball on the shifter rod sits in. It cracks, allowing play, such that you don't get the car all the way...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 02:11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,613
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Rebuilt SMG Pump

The rebuilt dc motor alone is currently $365, so with him doing the pump seals (probably no need under 150k miles) and testing on his car, seems a good price.
I don't believe moving the unit is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 02:01:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,595
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: BimmerWorld buys Custom Performance Innovations

Thanks for the great products, and glad you were able to sell to another great firm in the community.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-19-2018, 02:37:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Convertible top hydraulic cylinder repair

A known shop with experience has value, but any reputable hydraulics shop should be able to do pump and cylinder rebuilds (cylinders are stupid simple in most cases). You might need to live in a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-10-2018, 03:16:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel reusable oil filter

I'd compare it to the best paper tech, specifically, what micron size does it filter?
Regardless, I buy a box of Mahle at a time, about 6.xx each back when I got the box several years back, but I do...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-06-2018, 07:09:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,252
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Money shift

You could bend a valve and possibly not see piston damage, but my gut says you're fine. do a simple compression check if you want to verify 100%.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-06-2018, 07:06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Driving impressions with euro/convex side mirrors

I keep any OE parts that are in good shape. If you want to sell them outright, shoot me a price.
For me in the E36, it was odd when I bought the car (had them on) but in a week I was sold, no issue...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-06-2018, 07:03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Driving impressions with euro/convex side mirrors

Didn't realize this, recall where you got them?
I'm pretty interested now!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-05-2018, 01:41:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Driving impressions with euro/convex side mirrors

So the large part is also convex?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-05-2018, 12:51:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Driving impressions with euro/convex side mirrors

Don't have them on the E46, but the E36m3 came with the ones w/o the vertical line. After you drive with them for a while, you feel handicapped w/o them. I expect I'd feel the same once my brain...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-04-2018, 11:22:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,373
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Value of OEM wheels

Correct. You see them in the FS section frequently for $300 with moderate rash/no issues. Minor rash to near perfect is $600.
I don't recall the last time I saw an unblemished set; just normal...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-04-2018, 11:16:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,093
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: To Buy or Walk Away

It is VERY difficult to sell cars that can't be safely driven. If the simply fix the water pump, if that's all it takes to make it road-worthy, the value goes way up.
But if you look at what was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-04-2018, 02:58:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SS race not THAT loud?

The for sale thread is littered with folks who bought ss race and other extreme exhausts either for sale or trade for something quieter. It may be less noticeable with everything else being stock,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-03-2018, 01:01:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,093
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: To Buy or Walk Away

The way it sits it's a $7500 cash car in the winter. You can't sell cars that aren't even ready to be driven, c'mon! What would be found if it could be driven? That thing at these miles has...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-27-2018, 04:09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,842
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: ► APEX - Letís Make APEX 19Ē SM-10 and FL-5ís a Reality.

I like the dished wheels, but I'm in the 18" camp. they ride better, offer no decrease in performance (nearly all of us use 18's at track events), tires are cheaper.
But the offsets you offered...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-21-2018, 09:09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Introduction and Advice Seeking

The use of solid bushings not adding nhv would go against nearly all other experiences. Doesn't make it wrong, just different tolerance i'd guess.
How new or old are the struts/hat bearings and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-15-2018, 12:05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Seeking guidance for SMG trouble code

I mentioned 3 options, the burkhardt is the alternate design. That motor isn't OE spec and appears smaller. Unless it is brushless, and to some degree even if it is, smaller is counter-intuitive to...
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