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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-24-2020, 05:53:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By Za Rulem
Alum 3.5L block upgrade?

Will it hold? (https://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-s54-billet-aluminum-wet-block-p4808.aspx?utm_source=January+2020+New+Product+Release+&utm_campaign=2020+New+Product+Annoucement&utm_medium=email)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-24-2020, 05:50:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,673
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Brand new recall - January 2020 - Yet Another Airbag Recall

The bright side is I get free inspection with every recall with a long list of to do's.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-20-2020, 07:24:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: What budget strut brace would you get?

I have a 2002 without the factory strut bar.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-20-2020, 06:57:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Airbag / seatbelt light keeps coming back on...

There was an air-bag recall about 3 years ago, check if your car is due, unless you've done it. It fixed my airbag light.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-20-2020, 06:55:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By Za Rulem
What budget strut brace would you get?

Choice:
1. Unbranded
https://www.ebay.com/itm/STRUTBRACE-FOR-BMW-E46-FRONT-STRUT-BRACE-STRESS-BAR-M44-M50-M52-M54-S54-N51-N54-/173744294918?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10

2. Megan Racing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-11-2020, 12:37:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Seat bolster.

I believe all e46 m3s had the same seat adjustments, the only option was to get full leather or cloth middle parts.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-11-2020, 12:34:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Seat bolster.

2 buttons in front of other seat buttons inflate/deflate bolsters.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-11-2020, 12:31:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Za Rulem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-10-2020, 10:06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Za Rulem
Steering pipe bushing part #

What's the part number of a rubber bushing that holds the end of expansion steering pipe (marked in red in the picture)? Or you have to get it with the hose (item 3)? Thanks!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-06-2020, 02:56:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Za Rulem
Found a small bolt in splash engine cover

In the right (passenger side) /front corner. Could anyone identify it?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-05-2020, 07:57:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Smog help (CA)

Almost any cheap OBD2 reader can check readiness, don't need bluetooth, torque app.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-04-2020, 05:36:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: 6MT to SMG, anybody did it?

I was quoted $17k, with labor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-31-2019, 05:36:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By Za Rulem
HK trunk "subwoofer"

After installing bavaudio speakers I was not happy with the bass, and decided to upgrade trunk subwoofer with Kicker 46CSS654 6 1/2" speakers, which go down to 35 Hz.

When taking apart...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 06:20:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Help Needed-Vehicle Cutoff, Cranked and Started, Now Cranking but not starting

I'd read odb codes first and put the battery on charge.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-24-2019, 08:38:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: How to switch ouside temp to clock?

terraphantm, of course it's 2, it was a rhetorical question.

80% of drivers think they're better drivers than average.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-24-2019, 08:35:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: How to switch ouside temp to clock?

Page 79 refers says
"If you wish to have a permanent time
display, you can make this adjustment
in the car radio display, refer to the
Owner's Manual for Radio."

Manual for Radio says to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-24-2019, 02:45:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: How to switch ouside temp to clock?

1. You happen to remember page number of the manual how to switch temp to clock, but don't remember the answer.

2. You found the answer in the manual but feeling agitated with lazy people's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-24-2019, 12:45:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Za Rulem
How to switch ouside temp to clock?

The one displayed under the odometer. With stock stereo I'd press on clock button on the stereo to do that. Is there a way to do it with AVIN?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-15-2019, 05:25:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Vehicle lighting behavior upon lock/unlock

It's programmable. I remember selecting my options when I got my new car. Mine doesn't blink.

http://www.e38.org/B090398_Att2_CKMSet.PDF
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-10-2019, 04:54:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,052
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: MCS Street Settings

Original shocks (leaking) and springs, 130k miles. Street driving is excellent, not bouncing or jarring. Highway speed is fine as well, planted to the road.

Am I a slowly fried frog?

My...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-19-2019, 09:01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Avin Avant 4 steering wheel buttons not working

@norcal420 I've searched everywhere in settings and couldn't find Can key/SWC key setting. Where is it? In some other app?
Thanks!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 07:35:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Za Rulem
Avin Avant 4 steering wheel buttons not working

Can't make steering wheel work with Avant 4. All other functions work fine. Avin even sent me a different Canbus box that didn't help.
My question for people who installed the unit, did it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 09:58:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: ODB2 experts: Help with SMOG readiness issues...

Just noticed it says "not ready ..." at the top.
I used a cheaper version of ODB2 reader and any item not applicable to my car was marked as N/A.

Also, it's not enough to drive for 20 min at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 09:34:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Weird brake sound during hard pricing when pads are hot

Could be something else making sound under hard braking, like worn engine mounts - engine tilts down - fan hitting plastic frame.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 09:27:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: ODB2 experts: Help with SMOG readiness issues...

It's ready.
Whatever is available should be ready.
Whatever is not available doesn't apply to your vehicle.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-11-2019, 08:32:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: How diagnose (bearing whine growl?) noise

So, depends on the speed only. It's somewhere between the transmission and the road :)

Ask a passenger to stick his head out of the window to listen for the source, coast with engine off on an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-04-2019, 10:31:58 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 30,677
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

In process of installing my Avant 4 unit. Sound quality is noticeably better than my stock unit.

Cannot make steering wheel buttons to work. "can-bus" adapter is connected. WheelKey app...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-02-2019, 06:57:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: wobbling main tensioner pulley

I'd check that all pulleys are clean and don't have any dirt built up that change the geometry. I replaced my idle pulley for that reason.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-22-2019, 08:30:40 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 30,677
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Heads up:
Avant 4 price dropped $50.
Bavsound speakers are 15% off till the end of the month.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 01:17:50 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 30,677
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Steering wheel controls are important. That's the only way to integrate them?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-15-2019, 09:41:46 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 30,677
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Is IBUS USB adapter worth it?
What extra info wil you get? Torque?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-01-2019, 06:22:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,919
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Cylinder 4-5-6 misfiring dilema.. (this car is never ending..)

Sounds like bad battery or alternator. what's the battery voltage when not running? what's the battery voltage at idle?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-30-2019, 05:14:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Please help identify oil leak

year 02, 129k miles.

So, I checked the steering fluid level, it's on the bottom, the dip stick barely touches it with the tip. Also it looks like rusty water, yellowish. The fill tank was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-29-2019, 04:22:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Please help identify oil leak

when cleaning the splash tray it didn't feel like coolant, could it be steering fluid? Would it be different color?



No leaks there, at least I cannot feel it with my hand



Do you mean...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-29-2019, 03:47:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Za Rulem
Please help identify oil leak

It's coming from the passenger side, front of the engine.
Vanos work was done recently, so the engine block under the vanos is dry, high pressure vanos pipe is not leaking at both ends, chain...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-17-2019, 04:51:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,500
Posted By Za Rulem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 06:05:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,575
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: You guys are smarter than any other forum members!!!

When you were replacing the gasket, did you change anything else, like spark plugs, coils?
I'd do a compression check next.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-08-2019, 02:41:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Ecs vs bimmerworld vanos line?

I've installed dr vanos version, not sure who makes them:
https://drvanos.com/collections/s54-vanos/products/s54-vanos-oil-line
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-03-2019, 10:52:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Happy Unofficial M3 Day! (May3)

Bought my wife a tesla model 3. And on Tesla forum board they call it M3! Outrageous!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-03-2019, 05:08:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,414
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Help removing head

I was in a similar position - intake cam bolts sheared. I just checked the compression in each cylinder to see if there's any valve damage. Compression was fine. Engine is running normal.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-03-2019, 04:48:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: Spark plug life how long?: polling your views

Guys you gap plugs before putting them in? I thought they are pre-gapped.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-23-2019, 05:43:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: 2 cables guide cover part number

While waiting for the part here's my elegant solution:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-21-2019, 06:42:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Za Rulem
Re: 2 cables guide cover part number

You are the man, nervous24!
Thank you
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-21-2019, 12:57:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Za Rulem
2 cables guide cover part number

Hi all,

I've did some engine assembly after vanos work (disassembled by dealer) and see missing cover for the 2 cables (of 1 cable and 1 tube) guide attached to the cabin air inlet/cabin filter...
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