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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-15-2011, 09:59:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,068
Posted By theBeachBoy
Re: Road Trip with the M3 - San Francisco, CA to Calgary, AB

two videos of the ride, gf had a very hard time holding the camera hehe

US1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD2lKGGKP5Q

Oregon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meHjiLaJ6DE
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-15-2011, 03:13:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,068
Posted By theBeachBoy
Re: Road Trip with the M3 - San Francisco, CA to Calgary, AB

FYI when I left the tires were about at the wear indicators. I did not know that they would go that bald afte rthe trip.

The 100mph was not at the end of the trip, don't worry , the last aprt was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-14-2011, 10:31:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,068
Posted By theBeachBoy
Re: Road Trip with the M3 - San Francisco, CA to Calgary, AB

Then we headed north towards Portland, OR and then east along the Columbia River. The scenery is wodnerful and there are a few lookouts....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-14-2011, 10:30:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,068
Posted By theBeachBoy
Road Trip with the M3 - San Francisco, CA to Calgary, AB

This is one of the few trips I've done in the past two years. I love driving, and thus I'd like to share with you my experience on a few roads and places.
p.s. the same text was posted on a few...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-20-2010, 10:39:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By theBeachBoy
Re: Cabrio or Vert?

cabrio = volkswagen in my mind.

I prefer 'vert
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-22-2010, 10:14:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,703
Posted By theBeachBoy
I am selling mine in the spring. very nice...

I am selling mine in the spring.

very nice ride, but not a wise financial asset for me... where I live and with my needs I drive it not even 5000 miles a year... Not worth the depreciation.

I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-19-2010, 12:39:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 27,326
Posted By theBeachBoy
are stock cars accepted? or only modified ones?

are stock cars accepted? or only modified ones?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-03-2010, 11:56:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,941
Posted By theBeachBoy
I started the vid my girlfriend said 5...

I started the vid

my girlfriend said 5 seconds later: "what the heck are you watching"

back to the accident... what kind of lunatic can drive like that!!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-02-2010, 02:54:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,102
Posted By theBeachBoy
you could've gotten a lot more miles in! ...

you could've gotten a lot more miles in!

just don't get to where I went.. snow covered road and bald tires (bought the car and had over 1300 miles to go home)
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-28-2010, 10:19:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,146
Posted By theBeachBoy
very few people on this forum are not brand loyal...

very few people on this forum are not brand loyal I think.

I've owned 9 brands of vehicule, and my next one will likely be a different one. Each brand has pros and cons.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-28-2010, 10:16:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,146
Posted By theBeachBoy
I would def. get a C63 AMG before IS-F nice...

I would def. get a C63 AMG before IS-F

nice car, but really too bland compared to the E46 IMO. The E46 has such a nice design, anyone agrees around, wether they are 80 or 15 years old.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-27-2010, 02:05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,841
Posted By theBeachBoy
the front fenders are gorgeous!

the front fenders are gorgeous!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-21-2010, 01:10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,855
Posted By theBeachBoy
can you adjust to zero lowering? I would...

can you adjust to zero lowering?

I would like to lower my front but I think the rear is quite nice on mine ('vert so lower in the back)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-21-2010, 01:09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,350
Posted By theBeachBoy
you are crazy to have all seasons, esp. on a M3! ...

you are crazy to have all seasons, esp. on a M3!

here in Quebec we have a law that forces everyone to switch to winter tires for winter and it's one of the few rules I agree with!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-30-2010, 12:56:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,031
Posted By theBeachBoy
For the information of anyone else using the...

For the information of anyone else using the handy search function like me, how hard is it to reach this switch?

Mine is probably fried as I have no reverse tilt mirror nor reverse lights...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-30-2010, 12:52:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By theBeachBoy
bringing back my old thread, the radio manual has...

bringing back my old thread, the radio manual has nothing at all on the steering whele buttons, and does not mention anything from going FM1 bank to FM2 bank using the on radio button

went through...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Wed, Sep-29-2010, 12:55:31 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 238,169
Posted By theBeachBoy
concept_maL for president!!! awesome, if I...

concept_maL for president!!!

awesome, if I keep the M3 next year, I need to roll the fenders, your setup is gorgeous
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-14-2010, 02:23:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By theBeachBoy
ok now this file is hilarious... ...

ok now this file is hilarious...

"EPSILON_DELTA_A WTF Greek????"

"F_250 Car transforms into a Ford truck."

"MILANSTEUERUNG Watch out for this guy."

"LOAD_DUMP Self explanatory???"
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-14-2010, 02:16:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By theBeachBoy
I read "CYCL_TI_BLK 1-touch turn signal number of...

I read "CYCL_TI_BLK 1-touch turn signal number of blinks"

you can program this???

damn I want this function!

edit: and this one too: FH_ZTR_SCHALTER_TIPP_ZU 4 window button one-touch close.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-13-2010, 11:52:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,265
Posted By theBeachBoy
I read you need INPA to program the remote top...

I read you need INPA to program the remote top open/close

Downlaoded it, now i need the cable.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-13-2010, 12:53:32 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
I was at a huge ride today (350+ cars)... ended...

I was at a huge ride today (350+ cars)... ended up being mostly civics..

parked next to the one I think had the most HP, but didn't ask the owner.. it's RHD and quite modified.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-11-2010, 02:25:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,871
Posted By theBeachBoy
mine is scratched at least 1/2" at the bottom, on...

mine is scratched at least 1/2" at the bottom, on the complete length...

no leakage though, but it looks really bad.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-08-2010, 09:44:43 PM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
666hp sunday if the weather is good, we have...

666hp

sunday if the weather is good, we have a 150+ cars ride, some of them will have more than 666hp, but this challenge might be won before then
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-08-2010, 09:43:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By theBeachBoy
+1 looks very good!!! + square setup!

+1

looks very good!!! + square setup!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-08-2010, 02:06:32 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
mine is celcius, so there are way less chances...

mine is celcius, so there are way less chances for it to be 11 or 22... 11C is 52 and 22C is 72..

a lot more than 11F difference!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-07-2010, 10:44:38 PM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
Here you go. Proof of filling the jug...

Here you go.

Proof of filling the jug included;)

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/1599/p1030417g.th.jpg (http://img801.imageshack.us/i/p1030417g.jpg/)
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-01-2010, 09:36:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By theBeachBoy
here's mine. 100% stock for now. ...

here's mine. 100% stock for now.

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3367/dsc1181.jpg

first 'vert. I love it, feels much faster because of the wind. I use the windscreen and windows up mostly on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-01-2010, 02:02:41 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
+1 my mother is 63 and drives manual...

+1

my mother is 63 and drives manual everyday

but my grandmother doesn't drive anymore, grandfather does.. automatic and he's 84!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-29-2010, 04:06:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,572
Posted By theBeachBoy
old (max 1995) porsche convertible/targa I...

old (max 1995) porsche convertible/targa

I don'T care about turbo or not, just a nice white 2 seater porsche
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-26-2010, 04:25:48 PM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
i live in canada, hooters are rare

i live in canada, hooters are rare
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-26-2010, 12:55:49 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
no hooters here :(

no hooters here :(
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-19-2010, 02:55:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,213
Posted By theBeachBoy
what size spacers? and tires? I want to run...

what size spacers? and tires?

I want to run spacers and lower mine a tad (especially front as rear is not bad on the convertible)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-19-2010, 02:53:14 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
I was beside a train a few hours ago.. forgot the...

I was beside a train a few hours ago.. forgot the stupid camera!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-17-2010, 11:27:00 PM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
so, train it is?

so, train it is?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-15-2010, 10:14:33 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 244,953
Posted By theBeachBoy
I was about to ask the same thing

I was about to ask the same thing
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-15-2010, 10:10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,729
Posted By theBeachBoy
i've downloaded INPA lastw eek, I have to get a...

i've downloaded INPA lastw eek, I have to get a cable from ebay and then try this out!
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Aug-13-2010, 03:09:24 AM
Replies: 4,457
Views: 2,080,590
Posted By theBeachBoy
very nice (Borat) front looks a little...

very nice (Borat)

front looks a little higher.

any rubbing?
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Aug-13-2010, 03:03:46 AM
Replies: 4,457
Views: 2,080,590
Posted By theBeachBoy
he has already answered that... that's...

he has already answered that...



that's sick!!!! wow!

adding to the above questions: what are the wheels?

Just perfect
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-13-2010, 12:26:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By theBeachBoy
what are the bulbs in your inner lights? HID...

what are the bulbs in your inner lights? HID bulbs or retrofit?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-12-2010, 01:24:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By theBeachBoy
can you reprogram to have the convetible top open...

can you reprogram to have the convetible top open with the key remotely (without key in keyhole)?

seems it's done in europe but canT' get anyone to program it
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-11-2010, 04:16:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,875
Posted By theBeachBoy
I love the newer model's 19" wheels, similar to...

I love the newer model's 19" wheels, similar to the 19" option on our E46
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-11-2010, 11:27:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By theBeachBoy
fogs on is lcm programmable? awesome!!! is...

fogs on is lcm programmable? awesome!!!

is there a way to have the fogs turn on by default when the lights are on, and pushing the button to turn them off? Right now they are off by default. On my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-11-2010, 01:36:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By theBeachBoy
on my truck it does log less miles (I run bigger...

on my truck it does log less miles (I run bigger tires) so I wouldn't be surprised that you would log more miles than actual!

I'll do the test next time I take the car for a longer trip... as I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-11-2010, 01:35:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By theBeachBoy
thanks for the info. Anyone did the high beam +...

thanks for the info.
Anyone did the high beam + cheap HID kit (since it's high beam only, no need to care about cutoff or having projectors, no?)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-10-2010, 11:40:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By theBeachBoy
Basic headlights question

on my car, the two headlights that are toward the center (non-HID) are used only for the DRLs.

The outer HID ones are used for both high beams and low beams at night.

What are the inward lights...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-10-2010, 11:38:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By theBeachBoy
those are the smoked + clear option?

those are the smoked + clear option?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-10-2010, 11:38:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By theBeachBoy
I always use the GPS in order to be exactly 19...

I always use the GPS in order to be exactly 19 over the limit (km/h). Mine does the same and it's annoying. When I go to the states every weekend, I switch to mph and I can compare better than there...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-06-2010, 11:14:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,259
Posted By theBeachBoy
I would also go with 5k. I run DDM 3k in my...

I would also go with 5k.

I run DDM 3k in my truck fogs and love it, it's way better yellow than any kind of white in the fog/rain/snow. In the M3 I'm debating over getting 3k or 5k.

post...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-03-2010, 09:52:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By theBeachBoy
I had that on mine, passenger side, and changed...

I had that on mine, passenger side, and changed the gasket... fixed
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-29-2010, 11:31:33 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 244,953
Posted By theBeachBoy
what is your headlight setup? yellow running...

what is your headlight setup? yellow running lights and what color AE?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-29-2010, 02:10:49 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
I've installed xmas lights on my truck, because...

I've installed xmas lights on my truck, because it has 110V plug un the bed, but only for 2 weeks around xmas..

on the car it would be a PITA plus my lights are buried in boxes with the rest of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-28-2010, 04:09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By theBeachBoy
I spent like $2k in the first 3 days I got the...

I spent like $2k in the first 3 days I got the car... Inspection II, change of everything, front brakes, rear tires.

no money for mods yet
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-23-2010, 11:33:20 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 244,953
Posted By theBeachBoy
no problem with the hole. I got mine with...

no problem with the hole.

I got mine with the car so no clue about price, but it's a great thing to have when doing highway. we always putit on except when doing little runs downtown. My...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-23-2010, 02:47:53 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 244,953
Posted By theBeachBoy
what are these width/offset/tires/drop? ...

what are these width/offset/tires/drop?

perfect fitment!!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-21-2010, 02:13:15 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 291,834
Posted By theBeachBoy
I tried to park my M beside this truck,...

I tried to park my M beside this truck, supposedly the biggest in the world...

could not drive to it. and it's not in a construction site. Just wanted to share a pic :)

I have a ton of cool...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-21-2010, 02:00:39 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,669
Posted By theBeachBoy
not audi, it's Mercedes although mercedes...

not audi, it's Mercedes

although mercedes onlyu put led on two sides of the fog opening, not three like the OP

I think it looks good, but I would not put them on because of the link to audi and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-25-2010, 10:20:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By theBeachBoy
sure of that? I think 245 and 285 are the closest...

sure of that? I think 245 and 285 are the closest match
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-25-2010, 10:03:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,559
Posted By theBeachBoy
by how much?

by how much?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-25-2010, 10:01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By theBeachBoy
I'd say yes! I wanted to do the same but my...

I'd say yes!

I wanted to do the same but my fronts are still good so I'll update to these same dimensions as soon as I change all 4 at the same time.

According to the "tire sizing thread" these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-25-2010, 12:32:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By theBeachBoy
PPI was $255 for me and was worthless. It...

PPI was $255 for me

and was worthless. It depends where and who does your PPI, but mine did not notice two samll leaks, cracked shock mounts, worn bushings, etc.

I ended up not negotiating the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-24-2010, 09:49:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,559
Posted By theBeachBoy
I would love to get on this deal, but I'll have...

I would love to get on this deal, but I'll have to wait for the next one. The car ended up costing about $4k more than expected with inspection II, front brakes, and other maintenance. I'm putting a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-23-2010, 01:35:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,488
Posted By theBeachBoy
paid 399 for two rears (255/35/19) free shipping

paid 399 for two rears (255/35/19) free shipping
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-22-2010, 12:19:15 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 244,953
Posted By theBeachBoy
I only see 14 pages with my settings, and read...

I only see 14 pages with my settings, and read all of them multiple times now.

Can't mod mine yet but it's itching... I'll at least put spacers on the stock wheels (19"), not sure what size yet.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-20-2010, 11:56:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,098
Posted By theBeachBoy
rail is semi enclosed (i.e. there are ventilation...

rail is semi enclosed (i.e. there are ventilation holes), so it's not the same as enclosed trailer.

I am trying rail so we'll see how it works.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-20-2010, 10:05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,098
Posted By theBeachBoy
a little late in the game, but here's my 2 cents....

a little late in the game, but here's my 2 cents.

most, if not all, will transport by train. I found one company by truck only and it was about 45% more expensive.

I have finally used searail...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-20-2010, 09:40:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,928
Posted By theBeachBoy
I have hankooks ready to install (once the car...

I have hankooks ready to install (once the car arrives)

will compare with the michelin pilot sport that were on.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-18-2010, 01:09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By theBeachBoy
presets change with steering buttons

when I change the radio presets with the steering wheel buttons, it goes 1 to 6 in FM1, then 1 to 6 in FM2, etc.

if there a way for it to just do 1-6 in FM1 then restart 1 to 6 in FM1 again?
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-08-2010, 04:48:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,902
Posted By theBeachBoy
I just drove 1300 miles in less than 3 days... ...

I just drove 1300 miles in less than 3 days...

no problem at all, no cencern...
aside from chewing the rear tires really bad from those west coast roads where the asphalt is like 3/4 rocks just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-07-2010, 02:47:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By theBeachBoy
I'm trying the hankook if stupid DHL could...

I'm trying the hankook if stupid DHL could deliver.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-06-2010, 04:34:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,847
Posted By theBeachBoy
you still havent posted how much they go for...

you still havent posted how much they go for normally.

What is the current regular price to get them (cheapest)?

I don't even know if these go for $1000 or $3000
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-05-2010, 04:35:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,847
Posted By theBeachBoy
what's the retail on those? I'm interested. Can...

what's the retail on those? I'm interested. Can we put camber plates?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-05-2010, 04:32:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By theBeachBoy
that price tag is also off the hook

that price tag is also off the hook
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-05-2010, 04:57:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By theBeachBoy
one of the problems with less mile sis that YOU...

one of the problems with less mile sis that YOU have to do all the stuff... where higher mileage has more chances of big parts being changed already.

Just inspection II is $1500-2500 depending...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-03-2010, 08:00:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By theBeachBoy
Shipping car across the country, any special prep?

I am shipping my convertible across the country. The car will go about 4h drive on a truck, then all the way across on a train carrier (built for cars).

What should I do to prevent damage? I know...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-03-2010, 05:43:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,759
Posted By theBeachBoy
toptier doesn't list Esso / ExxonMobil :( ...

toptier doesn't list Esso / ExxonMobil :(
Toptier seems to be an industry thing though, so I'm not sure how valid it is.. like food that has "healthy choice" but then it's the industry's healthy...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-03-2010, 05:34:44 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 817,643
Posted By theBeachBoy
I've been told 4 years or 50 000miles. My car...

I've been told 4 years or 50 000miles.
My car has 34 000 miles but is a 2004 so I'm doing inspection II right now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-03-2010, 04:21:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,759
Posted By theBeachBoy
ExxonMobil only as I get frequent flyers and I ca...

ExxonMobil only as I get frequent flyers and I ca use speedpass, no need to get card or anything out...

Awesome when it's very cold I can keep my gloves.

Shell has also a speedpass thing but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-03-2010, 04:19:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,882
Posted By theBeachBoy
I did about 77mph for a full tank, and got about...

I did about 77mph for a full tank, and got about 23mpg with the tank. THis was 99.9% highway, a few stretches faster and a few slower.

Not sure how I can go over 23mpg unless I start driving at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-02-2010, 06:48:18 PM
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Posted By theBeachBoy
sorry,. I'm not old enough on this forum to know...

sorry,. I'm not old enough on this forum to know what starts huge arguments...

Anyway, I have ordered Hankooks V12 and Nitto Invos, first one to arrive are the ones going on the car. The indy shop...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-02-2010, 06:05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By theBeachBoy
I bought my car from the Bay area, and the indy...

I bought my car from the Bay area, and the indy shop is here in Calgary (Canada). You might want to ask the socal subforum for good indy shops.

Not sure if the dealer would let you go do an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-02-2010, 05:29:26 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By theBeachBoy
I guess if you're buying light wheels it's a key...

I guess if you're buying light wheels it's a key factor.

Not sure how heavy the 19s are, but already, by going 19 instead of 18s, it says a lot about your preference between looks and performance.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-02-2010, 05:28:08 AM
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Posted By theBeachBoy
I would get ALSO an inspection done at an...

I would get ALSO an inspection done at an independent shop.
My PPI said no leaks, nothing...

and it has two leaks, worn bushings, cracked top plates, plus front bumper repair...

It's really a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-02-2010, 05:21:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,383
Posted By theBeachBoy
Here's the rear diff leak.. pretty obvious ...

Here's the rear diff leak.. pretty obvious
http://i46.tinypic.com/epnnld.jpg

Here's the CPV leak, it obviously starts way higher but you can see the drip down to the bottom of the engine...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-02-2010, 04:43:48 AM
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Views: 4,383
Posted By theBeachBoy
here's the main PPI paper, there are other ones...

here's the main PPI paper, there are other ones but it's basically the same.

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9995/ppi1.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/555/ppi2.jpg


It clearly says:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-02-2010, 12:31:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,383
Posted By theBeachBoy
I won't go against the seller, he didn't know...

I won't go against the seller, he didn't know more than me about the car (he drove like 2000 miles in a year).

I'm thinking of trying small claims court against BMW saying their PPI is a piece of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 10:26:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,383
Posted By theBeachBoy
yes really Peter Pan... I'm quite pissed and...

yes really Peter Pan...

I'm quite pissed and not sure what I can do. Both the dealer and I made the deal based on the inspection results, now it's quite a lot of $ to do these repairs.

I don't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 08:16:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,383
Posted By theBeachBoy
I've never owned a M car, so I could not tell the...

I've never owned a M car, so I could not tell the bushing issue. They do move when you push them with the car on the lift. I know regular users of the M know when their bushings are worn because the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 08:03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By theBeachBoy
http://www.automotive.com/2005/12/bmw/m3/packages/...

http://www.automotive.com/2005/12/bmw/m3/packages/index.html

you can change year and convertible vs coupe, etc.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 07:55:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,383
Posted By theBeachBoy
oh, and do you think I could get back to the...

oh, and do you think I could get back to the dealer because they have not noticed any of these???
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 07:54:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By theBeachBoy
ok, more info from my current experience. I...

ok, more info from my current experience.

I would get the PPI done at an indy shop... Read this:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?p=4753781#post4753781
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 07:54:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,383
Posted By theBeachBoy
PPI: dealer vs independent shop - my experience

Here's my story, might help a few members here.

Bought a car from California, 33k miles 2004, carfax clean except one rear fender bender (police report).

Got PPI done at BMW dealership, paid...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 01:27:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,552
Posted By theBeachBoy
Thanks, I was expecting this, but haven't seen...

Thanks, I was expecting this, but haven't seen this referenced in the multiple tire threads I have read. One big problem with forums vs google is that the search is quite uneffective if you want and,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 05:02:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,552
Posted By theBeachBoy
didn't know what tomfoolery was, learned...

didn't know what tomfoolery was, learned something new today...


I'm quite sure there is something better in the PS2, that's why I'm asking. Maybe because the test was done on a small 0.3 mile...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 04:14:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By theBeachBoy
only downside is that doing a PPI, and then...

only downside is that doing a PPI, and then flying to see the car, tells the buyer youa re willing to pay their price.

I was able to negotiate mine a tad for tires and little things, but I could...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 04:12:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,552
Posted By theBeachBoy
Time to change tires.. PS2 not as good as it seems?

with countless threads on tires, it's quite unbelievable that I can start another one...

I bought my car with rear tires on the tread marks, now after a 1500 miles drive across CA, OR, WA, ID, BC...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 04:07:52 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 288,930
Posted By theBeachBoy
wouldn't a 235 front be better suited with a 275...

wouldn't a 235 front be better suited with a 275 rear? 80.0 vs 80.1

I guess since so many people have 245 and 275 the difference is not problematic for the DSC.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-01-2010, 03:10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By theBeachBoy
I did the same thing for my car in california ...

I did the same thing for my car in california

sent $ paypal and got a PPI done
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-29-2010, 04:29:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,171
Posted By theBeachBoy
not for a canadian car... exchange rate was...

not for a canadian car...

exchange rate was not what it is today
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-27-2010, 06:44:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,942
Posted By theBeachBoy
I'm not saying on preference, but on the fact...

I'm not saying on preference, but on the fact that they are not as easily found and are usually more expensive. If you prefer another color it's better because you can find way more for sale.

If...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-27-2010, 05:33:51 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 244,953
Posted By theBeachBoy
PPI came out great, only one thing they had was...

PPI came out great, only one thing they had was rear tires worn... their threshold is 5/32... where normal inspection is like 2/32, anyway.

Can't wait to pick it up!!!
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