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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 02:13:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
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, 01:42:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
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, 01:10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
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, 03:22:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
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, 05:22:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,462
Posted By mikerob
Re: Brake upgrade options

Rears - also ceramic coated the calipers and carriers...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-02-2018, 05:21:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,462
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, 12:16:53 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 50,026
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, 12:14:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
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, 06:15:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,817
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, 07:44:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
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, 05:05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
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, 11:31:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,817
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, 04:58:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
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, 01:59:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
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, 01:52:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,901
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, 01:17:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,901
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, 01:23:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
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, 01:08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,488
Posted By mikerob
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-14-2018, 01:49:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
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, 01:34:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
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, 09:35:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
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, 01:04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
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, 10:57:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
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, 01:49:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,573
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, 12:16:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,488
Posted By mikerob
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Feb-11-2018, 12:15:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By mikerob
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Feb-10-2018, 01:07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 941
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, 01:01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,488
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, 12:32:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,636
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, 12:18:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
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, 12:09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
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, 08:51:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
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, 01:07:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,752
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, 05:07:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,752
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, 03:51:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,752
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, 03:33:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,752
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, 03:11:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,752
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, 05:16:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
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, 10:30:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
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, 01:56:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
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, 07:35:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
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, 03:46:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
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, 02:44:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
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, 11:09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
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, 03:59:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
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, 05:18:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
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, 01:23:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,202
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, 12:04:39 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 12:26:59 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 12:44:08 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 12:33:25 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 12:31:01 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 08:51:43 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 12:37:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
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, 11:15:14 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 08:00:28 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 05:28:06 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 01:06:35 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 10:26:04 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 09:46:15 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 10:48:38 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 11:43:05 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 06:48:05 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 08:54:53 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 04:10:47 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 10:54:23 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 02:53:43 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 06:25:49 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 05:59:57 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 05:05:11 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 11:46:26 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 04:50:00 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 07:05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
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, 12:41:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
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, 12:35:06 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 12:17:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
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, 08:50:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
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, 08:24:37 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 12:42:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
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, 09:04:01 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 06:00:09 PM
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Views: 45,958
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, 02:31:03 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 45,958
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, 02:59:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,202
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, 11:31:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,202
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?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-29-2017, 11:10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By mikerob
Re: header coating question for the gurus

I recently purchased a set of used European headers and section 1 cats. I am having both ceramic coated. This is more of aesthetic upgrade as my car is not a track car, but more of a weekend and...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, Jun-27-2017, 11:31:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By mikerob
E46 M3 Differential - Raleigh, NC

Looking for a low miles stock BMW E46 M3 differential. Prefer the Raleigh area - however will consider driving for the right price. email me at mikerob97@yahoo.com or PM me.

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Apr-15-2017, 12:45:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By mikerob
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-23-2017, 06:41:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,072
Posted By mikerob
Re: 3.91 Vs. 4.10 (Manual Transmission Only)

I did not ask if this is a sale. David did mention that the MSRP is $617.83, but they offer these at below MSRP.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-23-2017, 12:37:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,072
Posted By mikerob
Re: 3.91 Vs. 4.10 (Manual Transmission Only)

I just purchased a 3.91 BMW gear set from Bobby Rahal BMW for a great price of...wait for it...$525.15 plus $22 for shipping to Raleigh, NC. Talked with David the parts manager. The gears are back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-08-2017, 01:57:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,202
Posted By mikerob
Re: Extending O2 wiring for Section 1 with Cats

I may try this approach first - if I am not happy with it, I'll buy the O2 harness.

Question for terraphantm.
I noticed in your posts you show a very nice crimp that you made when splicing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-08-2017, 10:25:07 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,202
Posted By mikerob
Re: Extending O2 wiring for Section 1 with Cats

I am referring to the pic above where the two harnesses are side by side. Maybe this was addressed elsewhere, but would it be possible to just extend the two secondary O2 sensor wires in the USA...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-07-2017, 11:39:22 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,202
Posted By mikerob
Re: Extending O2 wiring for Section 1 with Cats

this is an extremely helpful thread...

I have the euro headers and the section 1, this is the information I needed to complete the install.

FYI that harness is $276 at ECS tuning now...
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-05-2017, 01:05:49 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 287,014
Posted By mikerob
Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

Thanks - this is what I needed to hear. So if I understand, the 225/40-19 stock front tire overall diameter is at the maximum already? Any larger overall diameter and it will rub the strut lower...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-05-2017, 01:01:14 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 287,014
Posted By mikerob
Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

I like this idea. I have always felt the stock tires sizes on the 19" rims make the tire appear a bit stretched...

So The CSL sizes below should fit in the wheel well and may reduce the stretched...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-05-2017, 10:49:32 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 287,014
Posted By mikerob
Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

Happy New Year,

Looking for some advice on tire sizes for my 2006 Vert. I like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. But thinking of increasing the profile to give a bit softer winter ride.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-24-2016, 12:43:28 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,726
Posted By mikerob
Re: Whats The Average e46 M3, Owner Age ?

Wow...I am 55, just bought the M3 this past fall. I have owned and built many BMWs over the years starting with a 2002, E30s, E36s and E46s. I do all of my own work. This E46 M3 may be my last BMW...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Sun, Dec-18-2016, 02:12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By mikerob
Re: E46 M3 CSL Rear Calipers

Good morning and thanks for your reply.

I have a stock e46 M3. As I understand, the E46 M3 stock rear caliper uses a 42mm piston and the CSL models use a 46mm piston. Both share the same...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Fri, Dec-16-2016, 06:58:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By mikerob
E46 M3 CSL Rear Calipers

Looking for a set of used E46 M3 CSL rear calipers.

Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-15-2016, 09:59:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By mikerob
Re: Best Indy shop in south Florida /Palm beach

I will second this regarding Rennie at Redline. He did the PPI for my purchase in September of this year. I talked to him at legth about my car before making the purchase from Mercedeshowroom in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-15-2016, 09:44:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By mikerob
Re: Need Some Clutch Guidance

On my E36 M3 years ago, I ran the OE un-sprung disc and OE pressure plate with a JB aluminum SMF. It rattled...

I will never mix a SMF with an un-sprung clutch disc again.

When it comes time...
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