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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 04:37:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Ottereffect
Need help identifying issue -Vanos/Piston

Pull the valve cover and when your in there try leakdown test.



I had a very similar noise. The next day it was gone...completely. I was nervous so looked into the valve train, however every...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-28-2018, 06:15:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Ottereffect
05 SMG 92k Shudder only when cold - help

Are you able to catch it on video? Kind of sounds like itís feathering the clutch really aggressively. My car Ďshuddersí for the first engagement or two when itís extremely cold.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-25-2018, 09:36:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Ottereffect
Mysterious ticking then knocking - after all maint done!

Compression and leakdown tests yield great and consistent results. Iím having the cams removed completely for better inspection.

For some other reasons Iíve decided to put the stock cams back in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-25-2018, 04:31:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Mysterious ticking then knocking - after all maint done!

Okay, thanks for the help guys. Iíll see what I can do today.

It would some seriously pre mature wear - the cams only have a few thousand miles on them. The weird thing too is that it only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-25-2018, 05:32:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Mysterious ticking then knocking - after all maint done!

Iím doubtful too. I would think that if it was a bearing it would sound like that all the time. The car only made those noise once and never again. Iím didnít pull each follower, but I measure ever...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-25-2018, 01:16:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Mysterious ticking then knocking - after all maint done!

I should mention too that there is 0 sign of metal shavings in the oil filter.

Here is another video from when the car was making the noise.

https://youtu.be/7gWxvOOjTBU


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-24-2018, 09:16:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Mysterious ticking then knocking - after all maint done!

Finally had time today to pull the valve cover and take a look.

Everything was perfect. All valves were within spec and no broken or spit shims.

All coil packs were seated properly with no...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sat, Sep-22-2018, 09:09:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,477
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Visualization of CAN data related to the e46 M3

Wow this looks incredible. Thanks for your hard work - hopefully we can buy them soon!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 11:54:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Mysterious ticking then knocking - after all maint done!

Thanks I hope so too! Water pump, belts and tensioners were all done in the last 5K. I though that it could be the alternator however I donít think pulleys would account for the ticking.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 04:07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Mysterious ticking then knocking - after all maint done!

Hopefully I can look into This today or tomorrow.

For what itís worth - the car was tuned by frank on 91 octane gas from another state. Thoughts on Californiaís crappy 91 octane causing the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 06:56:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Mysterious ticking then knocking - after all maint done!

Good point. However, Kevin found and removed the tab during the Rod bearing install.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 06:14:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Ottereffect
Mysterious ticking then knocking - after all maint done!

Hey fellas,

I was hoping this wouldn't have to be my introductory thread, but I am in need of some of this forums collective wisdom.

I recently bought an extremely sorted M3 from a reputable...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 01:19:13 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,842
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

TC does it and they have an extremely good reputation. So does Perf Tech.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 01:18:09 AM
Replies: 4,977
Views: 440,835
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Donít have the vin. But the car is Avus on Estoril. Hereís some more shots!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180916/5c03b5cc62eeca197e2ff5a2608971b5.jpg
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Forum: Off Topic Fri, Sep-14-2018, 07:17:59 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 23,701
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: M2 Competition

Ive experienced both. The BMW takes the cake dynamically and at the limit. Audi is pretty fast though!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 07:15:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Shops in LA that can install Redish plates?

Iím in NorCal but Iíve heard good things about Lang Racing Development. Although they arenít exactly in LA.


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Forum: Off Topic Fri, Sep-14-2018, 03:05:53 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 23,701
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: M2 Competition

I might be able to find this out for you. Iíll do some digging. I do know that the F80 M3 is 40,000nm/degree for torsional rigidity. The M2 comp has a lot of the same bracing. Ok dig through my...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Sep-09-2018, 01:14:09 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 23,701
Posted By Ottereffect
M2 Competition

These wheels are where itís at. OE Style 736m

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180909/ca75071d4cc05fb7c6f074c395ec778a.jpeg


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-09-2018, 01:08:13 AM
Replies: 4,977
Views: 440,835
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Not sure if this counts because itís my fiends car and not mine, but check this interior! Exterior is Individual Avus blue as well!
...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Sep-08-2018, 11:11:58 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 23,701
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: M2 Competition

Hard to speak for the whole US, but I bet you could find someone willing to give you 6% ish off.

The F80 holds up when pushing it. The chassis is very capable. Personally though, Iím more...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Sep-08-2018, 08:19:50 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 23,701
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: M2 Competition

True on the negotiation part! We just started getting our M3 CS and have 4 regular M3s left. We wonít be getting any more for the year though. Good luck getting anyone to budge on M2C. Dealers near...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Sep-08-2018, 07:08:12 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 23,701
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: M2 Competition

Youíre welcome. We have some regular M2s as well. If I get a chance Iíll take some pics to compare.


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Sep-08-2018, 06:51:20 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 23,701
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: M2 Competition

Yea, maybe the whole thing is ever so slightly crooked, but the seat and wheel feel aligned for sure in the Comp. The steering wheel feels crooked to me in the E46 M3. Which is much more noticeable...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Sep-08-2018, 05:56:35 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 23,701
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: M2 Competition

I have one right in front of me [emoji14] I work for a dealer.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180908/af4662e5613520d8bd59ce3fd23b7b4d.jpg
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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Sep-08-2018, 06:44:54 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 23,701
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: M2 Competition

They feel pretty straight to me.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 02:15:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,680
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Three individuals... Japan Red, Estoril Blue, Brass Metallic

Wow! What a collection. I would love to see more pictures of that Brass metallic. Never seen anything like that.... ever!

Good finds sir!


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Forum: Member Journals Thu, Sep-06-2018, 07:54:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Otters TiAg M3 Experience

I started originally as a BMW Genius but have now found myself in management.

Speculation has it that the F80 is better on track due to a centrally located B-Pillar and slightly less weight over...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 09:20:41 PM
Replies: 4,977
Views: 440,835
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Under the car today looking around. Looks like it could use a little cleaning ;)

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180905/68b38948ba2e9c9cc5753173aa78d13e.jpg


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Forum: Member Journals Wed, Sep-05-2018, 06:56:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Otters TiAg M3 Experience

** Reserved **

Here is a shot I took of an i8 as a placeholder.

https://i.imgur.com/d3AtoXGh.jpg
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Sep-05-2018, 06:56:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Ottereffect
Otters TiAg M3 Experience

Hi Guys :wave:

My name is John and I recently bought FTC3's Titanium Silver M3.

A little back story:

I have been into cars for my whole life but my appreciation for actually driving them...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-05-2018, 04:09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: E46 M3 Steering Wheel (85k miles)

Hmm.. Might be interested! (I'm local too- SF) Look out for a PM.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 06:37:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Ticking noise - 2001 M3

This was after a 10 minute drive from a cold start. Yesterday after 2 hours on the backroads it was much more pronounced.

It seems to follow RPM up to about 2000 or so then I have trouble hearing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 06:26:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Ticking noise - 2001 M3

I have the exact same noise as op.

Iím at 123k.
Rod bearings done by Kaiv @117k
Vanos @ 116k
Shrick Cams, followers, rockers done around there too.
Valve adjustment as well.

Noticed it...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-01-2018, 07:07:00 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,315
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

+1 I like the look, but would love to see some pictures.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jul-29-2018, 02:20:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,109
Posted By Ottereffect
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jul-27-2018, 03:39:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,929
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: 2005 M3 E46 Manual 6 speed 36000 miles

Free bump form a clean car! Wish I was closer!


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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jul-21-2018, 11:05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,383
Posted By Ottereffect
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jul-21-2018, 09:06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,151
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: 2005 BMW E46 M3 6 Speed manual 55k Miles Carbon Black on Imola Red

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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jul-21-2018, 05:46:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,327
Posted By Ottereffect
Re: Dakar Yellow E46 M3 manual

Hi all! I actually made an account on this forum because I'm in the market for a car.. that said, my browsing brought me across this:
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