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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-15-2019, 11:35:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By mikerob
Re: Question for eBay (happybuyitnow) diffuser owners

Sorry to hijack...I have a Mystic Blue for sale. Brand new, installed, used for one week then removed. Nothing wrong with it, i just prefered the stock look. PM if interested.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-05-2019, 03:50:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By mikerob
Re: Valve Adjustments - NC Triangle

Good to know.

I had checked with them a few years ago about what they charged to do this and they verbally said it was in the $300 - $500 range saying it was only a few hours of work and the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-05-2019, 02:41:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By mikerob
Re: Valve Adjustments - NC Triangle

Have you checked with these guys in Raleigh?

Bimmer Performance Center
https://bimmerperformancecenter.com/

They are the go to shop in Raleigh for BMWs. I do most of my own work, but use...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-05-2019, 02:35:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By mikerob
Re: Freshly powder coated calipers, which ceramic coating to use?

My one experience with powder coating is that the coating appeared to thick and I need to do some sanding and filing on the mating surfaces between the carrier and the caliper to allow the pads to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-29-2018, 06:06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By mikerob
Re: Manual Transmission - Rough Shifting Drastically Improved

Thanks!

I have always like Amsoil products. Decided to pull the trigger on the

Amsoil Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid 5W-30...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-25-2018, 10:50:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By mikerob
Re: Manual Transmission - Rough Shifting Drastically Improved

I have found two 75W-80 Fully synthetic transmission fluids on the Ravenol website - which one are you referencing?


RAVENOL SSG Spec Synt LKW Getriebeöl 75W-80...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-25-2018, 10:09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By mikerob
Re: Convertible Strut Brace

The strut bar in this photo looks to be the stock strut brace...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2018, 04:45:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By mikerob
Re: Manual Transmission - Rough Shifting Drastically Improved

I am in this same situation. Fairly low miles car ~30K miles. Changed the fluid from the OEM to Redline MTL about a year ago and not happy at all. Quite a bit of notchiness - shifting seems more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-22-2018, 01:21:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,420
Posted By mikerob
Re: Should I buy this car?

Another Perspective...From a Convertible Owner

I love my convertible and when I went looking for an e46 M3, I looked specifically for convertibles. And I looked for the grey interior over the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-21-2018, 09:59:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By mikerob
Re: Anyone replaced a rear brake hard line?

I don't recall how long it took me to remove the old line. But I do recall that it only took me 20 mins or so to bend up the replacement line. You use the old line as a template. Buy an inexpensive...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-21-2018, 03:19:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By mikerob
Re: Anyone replaced a rear brake hard line?

I have replaced hard lines in the past and it is not difficult. The OEM replacement lines are inexpensive. Just remove the old line and bend up the new line using the old line as a template. My...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:48:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By mikerob
Re: E46 M3 brakes: Sticky Comprehensive guide

Just a comment about the rattles. I have been working on BMWs for 25 years ever since my first E30. I have installed many "mix and match" brake upgrades on E36s, E46 and E30s as well. Sorry to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:16:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By mikerob
Re: What is this on my euro headers?

Yep, remnants of the old gasket. You will need to scrape/cut this off and replace with all new gaskets.

Good luck - you will love the Euro headers and Cats.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-02-2018, 06:24:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By mikerob
Re: E46 M3 brakes: Sticky Comprehensive guide

I converted over to the CSL brakes. I don't track my car so can't really comment on performance improvements. I just wanted something that looked nice behind the rims.

Two front pics of before...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-26-2018, 03:32:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By mikerob
Re: What is this sensor on top of the valve cover?

Guys - I want to clarify something. I have a 2006. Not running CSL coding. Can I remove this solenoid & change over to the pre 2004 air tube configuration without activating any codes?

Thanks
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 02:38:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By mikerob
Re: Supersprint sect 2 --> supersprint sport muffler install question

OP - realoem.com is an excellent resource for understanding what are the correct parts for your particular model and year. The website provides BMW part numbers and diagrams illustrating the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 03:13:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By mikerob
Re: Tach Warm Up / Redline Lights - Dimming?

Thanks - This is not getting any easier....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 02:42:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By mikerob
Re: Tach Warm Up / Redline Lights - Dimming?

Are these lights LED soldered in place or incandescent/replaceable bulbs ?

If incandescent and replaceable, possible could replace with lower wattage...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 02:10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By mikerob
Re: Tach Warm Up / Redline Lights - Dimming?

Thanks - do you know if these lights share a common resistor or each has an individual resistor?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 04:22:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By mikerob
Tach Warm Up / Redline Lights - Dimming?

I like the warm up lights feature on our tachometers. At night however, sometimes my eye catches the amber and especially the red redline lights. My brain processes amber/red lights as associated...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-02-2018, 06:22:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,253
Posted By mikerob
Re: Brake upgrade options

Rears - also ceramic coated the calipers and carriers...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-02-2018, 06:21:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,253
Posted By mikerob
Re: Brake upgrade options

I am quite happy with my ZCP set up. I do feel they are an improvement over stock in both aesthetics and braking...

Ceramic coated the caliper and carrier satin black

Fronts
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-01-2018, 01:16:53 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 50,431
Posted By mikerob
Re: New battery time.

I just installed this mount from Bimmerworld:
http://www.bimmerworld.com/Safety-Ra...Mount-Kit.html

With an Optima D35
http://www.bimmerworld.com/Safety-Ra...P-Battery.html

Bimmerworld was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-28-2018, 01:14:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By mikerob
Re: Quick Battery Question

I just installed this mount from Bimmerworld:
http://www.bimmerworld.com/Safety-Race-Interior/Battery-Electrical/OPTIMA-D35-Style-2-Battery-Mount-Kit.html

With an Optima D35...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sat, Jun-23-2018, 07:15:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,900
Posted By mikerob
Re: Manual Leveling Retrofit for Xenon Cars

Just finished this on my 2006. The toughest part was soldering the tiny 10K Ohm SMD, size 0805 resistor on to the board. BTW, I have about 10 extra resistors if anyone wants to try this (I ordered...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Jun-20-2018, 08:44:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By mikerob
Re: Temperature Gauge Coding

Thanks guys for your comments. Looks like I will try out my new PASoft cable and software by doing the Speedometer Error Reduction....instead of this Temperature Gauge Reset.

Any comments to my...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Jun-18-2018, 06:05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By mikerob
Temperature Gauge Coding

I read in one thread somewhere that the temperate gauge is designed to more or less sit at the 12 o'clock position if the water temperature is between a certain temperature band. I also recall in...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Jun-18-2018, 12:31:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,900
Posted By mikerob
Re: Manual Leveling Retrofit for Xenon Cars

OK - I know this is an old thread, but am finally going to give this a try on my 2006 M3 Cabriolet. The 2006 has the LCM with SW 4.0. I am going to remove and replace the existing faceplate with a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-16-2018, 05:58:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By mikerob
Re: DSS axle instal

Also note, that in your first picture, it looks like the splined shaft is at an angle...ie more gap on the top than on the bottom. If the shaft became tilted as you applied pressure on it, it may be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-16-2018, 02:59:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By mikerob
Re: DSS axle instal

And get yourself some better jack stands...the one I see in the picture is scaring me...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2018, 02:52:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,974
Posted By mikerob
Re: BMW Motorsport 3.91CWP NLA

Would you recommend the shop? I'm in Charlotte and may consider changing out gears down the line.

Yes, I do recommend these guys. You will need to bring them the differential removed from the car....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2018, 02:17:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,974
Posted By mikerob
Re: BMW Motorsport 3.91CWP NLA

Check with Dave S at Bobby Rahal BMW of South Hills in Canonsburg, PA. I purchased a 3.91 from them last spring 3/2017 for $525 (plus $22 shipping). Had the gear set installed by a local shop East...
Forum: E90/x - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-18-2018, 02:23:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By mikerob
E46 M3 3.62 Ring and Pinion Gears - low miles

Someone on the E46 site recommended posting to this site as this part may be of interest to E90 folks

I have my 3.62:1 Ring and Pinion gear set from my low miles (30K) 2006 E46 Cabriolet. I...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-18-2018, 02:08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By mikerob
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-14-2018, 02:49:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By mikerob
Re: Brake light/running light block off plate?

It is for a fog rear light - on the european models.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-28-2018, 02:34:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By mikerob
Re: CSL Rear Carriers - L & R Casting Numbers

Update - I found parts pictures on the ESC Tuning website where I can see the casting numbers on the parts. Now, provided that ECS did not mix up the two parts during the photo shoot, the casting...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 10:35:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By mikerob
CSL Rear Carriers - L & R Casting Numbers

I am finishing up my CSL brake conversion. The rear carriers are directional - ie a specific one for each side. Does anyone know which casting number goes on which side? The two casting numbers...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-18-2018, 02:04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,156
Posted By mikerob
Re: Clutch Pedal and Bushings

I have the Mason pedal. Had one in my E36 also. One of the first mods I do to a car. I think I have the white UUC bushings. It has been a while since I installed. I also have the Bimmerworld SS...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-16-2018, 11:57:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By mikerob
Re: New Owner - 06 Vert Manual

Welcome - I am an 06 Vert owner also.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 02:49:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,737
Posted By mikerob
Re: Konig wheels?

I ran a set of Konig rims on my E30 Cabrio for many, many years. I was quite happy with them and they held up well. They never got any track time though...so can't comment on how well they would...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Feb-11-2018, 01:16:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By mikerob
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Feb-11-2018, 01:15:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By mikerob
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Feb-10-2018, 02:07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By mikerob
E46 M3 3.62 Ring and Pinion Gears - low miles

I have my 3.62:1 Ring and Pinion gear set from my low miles (30K) 2006 Cabriolet. I removed and replaced with a 3.91:1 last summer and I don't think I will ever have a use for the stock gear set.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Feb-10-2018, 02:01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By mikerob
E46 M3 Brake Parts (Misc Carriers and Calipers)

I have some misc brake items left over from my CSL brake conversion project. The carriers are without pins.


Front Stock M3 Brake Carriers / Brackets (L&R)

Rear Stock M3 Brake Carriers /...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-27-2018, 01:32:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,671
Posted By mikerob
Re: Z3 Steering Rack Retrofit

I plan on doing the Z3 Rack swap this summer when I change out one of the PS hoses that is weeping PS fluid. I'll also finish up the coding for the CSL brakes and the faster rack.

This car just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-27-2018, 01:18:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By mikerob
Re: Noise coming from rear end (maybe the brakes?)

I am in the process of installing CSL brakes on my M3. Previously, I had noticed a noise as you described in my rear brake area, and I could sometimes interrupt the noise by lightly applying the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-14-2018, 01:09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By mikerob
Re: Any M3F member near Ft Lauderdale?

I used
Redline Performance
1144 N.E. 48th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
954-783-7003.

Talk with a guy named Renni. He know BMWs.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Dec-19-2017, 09:51:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By mikerob
Re: E46 Mason Engineering Clutch Pedal

FYI - This is one of the first mods I do to a BMW. Ran one of these on my E36 and now have one on my E46 M3 - wonderful clutch feel.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-15-2017, 02:07:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,844
Posted By mikerob
Re: Clutch and Flywheel Recommendations

Looks like Clutch Masters does makes an organic disc for their FX100 kit. You could probably have them substitute the organic disc for the kevlar disc if interested. Let us know if you go this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-14-2017, 06:07:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,844
Posted By mikerob
Re: Clutch and Flywheel Recommendations

I should have been more clear...

"...you will loose the crankshaft pulse dampening provided by the original DMF"

I am not referring the harmonic balance on the front of the engine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-14-2017, 04:51:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,844
Posted By mikerob
Re: Clutch and Flywheel Recommendations

Here is a kit from ECS tuning that uses an aluminum flywheel with a center sprung disc...Maybe someone makes a similar kit for a steel single mass flywheel?

Again, the key is to use a center...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-14-2017, 04:33:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,844
Posted By mikerob
Re: Clutch and Flywheel Recommendations

I am afraid that without installing the center sprung clutch disc, you will loose ALL crankshaft pulse dampening...To me, this is not wise retrofit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-14-2017, 04:11:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,844
Posted By mikerob
Re: Clutch and Flywheel Recommendations

When installing a single mass flywheel, as long as you install the proper clutch disc that has a center sprung hub, you should not experience abnormal transmission rattle. On both my E36 (s50...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-20-2017, 06:16:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By mikerob
Re: Looking for part number for o2 wire organizer

I actually have one that I removed from my low mileage car when I installed the Euro Headers and Cats...

I am not sure I have a need to hold on to it.

PM me if interested.

Mike
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-19-2017, 11:30:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By mikerob
Re: BMW M3 Short Shifter, ZHP Knob and Alacantara Boot

bump to the top...

Nice Christmas present...

Looks very nice in the car installed...

Parts are like new...

Mike
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-18-2017, 02:56:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By mikerob
BMW M3 Short Shifter, ZHP Knob and Alacantara Boot

SOLD

This is a gently used complete kit (less than one year) consisting of all BMW OEM parts:

Alacantara Shift Boot
Short shift Lever #25 11 7 527 259 (330d)
ZHP 6 speed M Shift Knob

...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Fri, Oct-27-2017, 08:35:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By mikerob
Re: BMW E46 M3 Rear Calipers Carriers (pair)

Thanks Nick - send me an email at mikerob97@yahoo.com when you find them.

Mike
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Fri, Oct-27-2017, 04:46:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By mikerob
Re: BMW E46 M3 Rear Calipers Carriers (pair)

Anyone have a pair of these??

- perhaps someone who has done a brake upgrade and wants to get rid of their old stock rear brackets
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 03:44:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By mikerob
Re: Engine Compartment Part Number Help

Thanks !

Actually, there are two #16 parts. I believe the second one listed, 962 is the correct one. The first one 904, is the longer of the two items.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 12:09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By mikerob
Re: Engine Compartment Part Number Help

Thanks - yes I am very familiar with RealOEM.com. And I have searched this site, but still can not locate.

Anyone else?

Thanks in Advance
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 04:59:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By mikerob
Engine Compartment Part Number Help

There is a twist fastener in the attached picture on the right side of the engine compartment - does anyone know what the part number is?
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Wed, Oct-18-2017, 06:18:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By mikerob
DELETE - BMW E46 M3 Rear Calipers Brackets (pair)

Found a pair - No longer a WTB

Looking to buy a pair (L&R) rear caliper brackets only.

Part number 2 in the pic attached
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-05-2017, 02:23:03 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,361
Posted By mikerob
Re: Extending OEM O2 wiring for Section 1 with Cats

I ordered mine from Schmiedmann about a year ago...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-30-2017, 01:04:39 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: **GROUP-BUY: 2017 SuperSprint Header Mega Thread

Thanks - I'll make another phone call attempt to file for a refund.

FYI - I finally received an original copy of the invoice from Henrik showing the HTS Codes...Clearly Schmiedmann provided the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-29-2017, 01:26:59 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: **GROUP-BUY: 2017 SuperSprint Header Mega Thread

Damage refund showed up on my credit card. Not the 30% that some of you mentioned.


I asked Henrik for a shipping refund also....that email is unanswered...

I also asked Henrik for a copy...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-29-2017, 01:44:08 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Can someone help me out with the correct number to call for the DHL Tariff adjustment - I looked back through quite a few posts - but can not find it.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-27-2017, 01:33:25 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

M3 Thrizzle - I will try that number.

Other Folks
Has anyone actually received a damage refund? I checked my CC statement online today and there is still no credit...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-26-2017, 01:31:01 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Not yet - he sent me a credit statement for a stated amount on Friday and said it would be 2-3 days before the credit would appear on my credit card. So technically he has a few more days for it to...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-25-2017, 09:51:43 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Has anyone made any progress with their DHL Tariff overcharges? I have made one phone call and sent one email and received " the $75 fee required to process a claim" standard response to both.

I...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-23-2017, 01:37:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By mikerob
Re: Looking for E46 M3 in Florida

These guys usually have very nice cars available...

These specialize in Mercedes, but also have BMWs.

They are located in Pompano, FL

I have purchased from them, that are great to deal with....
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-22-2017, 12:15:14 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

I have heard nothing from Henrik since the beginning of the week. He was supposed to get back with me regarding:
1.) approval of the damage credit
2.) copy of my invoice showing the correct...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-19-2017, 09:00:28 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

I have been using the PDF schedule located here:

https://hts.usitc.gov/current

I am referencing Version: 2017 HTSA Revision 1 Edition, Chapter 87, and it does not show a code 8708.99.97XX

I...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-19-2017, 06:28:06 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

FYI - there is no Harmonized Tariff Schedule code 8708.99.97XX

The highest the 8708's goes to is 8708.99.8180, then it increases to the next category which begins with 8709.XX.XXXX
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-17-2017, 02:06:35 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

There were only two labels on the outside of the box and no paper work in inside the box. I do not have documents showing values except the electronic invoice / receipt from Henrik when I paid back...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-16-2017, 11:26:04 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

QUOTE:
Resolution for DHL overcharging on the import tax:
The customers need to call DHL and file a dispute about the import duty fees being too high and improperly charged. If you need a AWB...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-15-2017, 10:46:15 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

As I mentioned one of my earlier threads, this should be handled as a group, with an x% discount, refund or no refund on shipping, and full reimbursement of excess duty charges. If we don't do it...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-14-2017, 11:48:38 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Leighton - Any update? It looks like Henrik is handling these as a one-offs, not as a a group. I feel we are in a stronger position as a group rather than as individuals.

I have been copying you...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-12-2017, 12:43:05 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

See the the response from Henrik this morning in red below.

As much as I appreciate this response (most likely after Leighton's prodding), it does not provide a remedy. We should not be at the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-11-2017, 07:48:05 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

I was overcharged $125 in customs fees and received a dented muffler. To date, I have received an apology email from the vendor but with no remedy. Not sure what to do at this point. I don't know...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-03-2017, 09:54:53 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Looks like I stepped in a big pile of poo....

Thanks for the PM...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-03-2017, 05:10:47 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Yes - Thank you Leightion for organizing this Group Buy! Your part came off perfect, it really was Schmiedmann that dropped two balls, one with piss poor shipping, and the other with piss poor...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-31-2017, 11:54:23 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

This is the email that I just received....

Dear Mike,

Thank you for contacting DHL.

As per the Commercial Invoice (attached) the shipper did not provide a Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-31-2017, 03:53:43 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

I paid my 10.7% ransom, I mean duty, yesterday on the DHL web site, but they are still showing it in the tracking system as "Shipment held - Available upon receipt of payment"

Does this mean that...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-30-2017, 07:25:49 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Looks like our parts should have been coded

8708.92.50 Mufflers and exhausts pipes 2.5%
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-30-2017, 06:59:57 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: **GROUP-BUY: 2017 SuperSprint Header Mega Thread

Mine came through Cincinnati also...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-30-2017, 06:05:11 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

I just got hit with a bill of $163 for a $1256 Sport Muffler plus a $250 wiring harness that I added to my order.

Looking at rough numbers based on the dollar values at time of purchase, my duty...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-29-2017, 12:46:26 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Leighton - I received your email this morning with the link from DHL, thanks so much!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Aug-28-2017, 05:50:00 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Any updates or DHL tracking numbers?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-26-2017, 08:05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By mikerob
Re: LSD - Diffsonline, OSG, 4.10, 3.91

No rebuild - just a ring and pinion swap. In my case, with only 30K miles, would not expect it to need a rebuild...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-26-2017, 01:41:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By mikerob
Re: Found out some pretty neat info on my ZCP.. And an update with some pics

It is a beautiful car. I have a 2006 Vert in Mystic Blue.

What rims are on your car?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-26-2017, 01:35:06 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Thanks so much for pulling the GB together and checking on this. :hattip:

The weather is starting to cool down a bit here in Raleigh, I have my 3.91 differential ready to go, have the European...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-26-2017, 01:17:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By mikerob
Re: LSD - Diffsonline, OSG, 4.10, 3.91

Something to consider - I hunted for a used 3.91 differential for a year with no luck. Finally came up with a more economical solution.

Purchased a new 3.91 ring and pinion gear from Bobby Rahal...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-25-2017, 09:50:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By mikerob
Re: Yet another feeler for steel flywheel upgrade on a s/c daily driver, ~550 rwhp

I am curious about this. Did you run a center-sprung clutch disc with this set up or retain the stock style (rigid) clutch disc?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Aug-25-2017, 09:24:37 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

I also appreciate the update on the header backlog. In early July, I ordered only the Sport Muffler (Gen 2) and still have not received. Any update on this item?
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Fri, Aug-11-2017, 01:42:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By mikerob
Re: E46 M3 Differential - Raleigh, NC

Werfer - Thanks for a nice differential purchase.

No longer looking.

Mike
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jul-05-2017, 10:04:01 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

I sent an email to GroupBuyingPower@outlook.com on Sunday 7/2/17 at 10:38 AM from mikerob97@yahoo.com

Let me know if you did not receive it and I can resend.

Mike Roberti
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jul-05-2017, 07:00:09 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

I have not received an invoice yet. When will they be sent out?

Mike
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jul-02-2017, 03:31:03 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,077
Posted By mikerob
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

Is the group buy still open? If so, I would like to participate for the following:

1. Supersprint Performance Muffler (Gen 2) Mfg#: 043926
2. Supersprint Section 2 Resonator Mfg#: 787503
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-30-2017, 03:59:19 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,361
Posted By mikerob
Re: Extending O2 wiring for Section 1 with Cats

Thanks, I missed the importance of #87-89 post - I recall reading about the cracked plastic cover, but did not associate it with the removal of the wire holder. So the O2 & EGT sensor wire holder on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-30-2017, 12:31:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,361
Posted By mikerob
Re: Extending O2 wiring for Section 1 with Cats

So, why are these needed? Is there a reason to raise the cover when rerouting the O2 sensors. I am assuming 4 of these are required?
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