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Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Aug-14-2015, 08:17:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By alpina527
Re: ? about E92 M3 Nav Update

Sadly, The reality is different. The Cic/combox conversion is far better integrated for the e92 M3. Too many issues with NBT to make it feasible. :thumbsup2:
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Aug-13-2015, 11:15:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By alpina527
Re: ? about E92 M3 Nav Update

I've done the research. It's not great in an M3. Do you have a photo of the touch controller fitted neatly into an M3?
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Aug-11-2015, 05:23:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By alpina527
Re: ? about E92 M3 Nav Update

But NBT doesn't function properly in an M3. No shift lights, poor radio reception, no key memory settings, no option to fit touch controller etc
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 11:20:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,923
Posted By alpina527
Re: E90 M3 throttle actuator rebuild gears?

Was it me you were talking to? For those with fairly new actuators, I can now offer just the brass reduction gear to replace the oem plastic item. If the output shaft is under 20k miles, this would...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Jan-28-2011, 03:32:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,300
Posted By alpina527
Re: can a BBK from an e46 M3 be fit (appropriately) to an e90 M3?

Here is a brief rundown on the E46 M3 BBK that I made myself. They were fitted for 1000 miles before I removed them and bought my e92 m3. These brakes were fantastic. Read to the end to see how I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-21-2010, 10:26:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,939
Posted By alpina527
Euro headers with Miltek 100 cell race cats in...

Euro headers with Miltek 100 cell race cats in the mid section and stock muffler.

This gives zero drone but rasps like hell when you floor it.

had mine like this for 4 years and never got bored...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sun, Feb-14-2010, 08:41:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,477
Posted By alpina527
I have just sorted out my stone chips. Clean...

I have just sorted out my stone chips.

Clean and fill the chips with a brush or cocktail stick for smaller chips.

When hard, use some 2000 grit wet and dry on a piece of flat wood with plenty...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Jan-04-2010, 01:38:44 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 51,462
Posted By alpina527
Surely whatever you gain in the price difference...

Surely whatever you gain in the price difference between a modded 335 and a stock M3 would be annihilated come sale time.

Would anyone consider buying a modded 50k mile 335i, where as a 50k mile...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-24-2009, 10:02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,283
Posted By alpina527
What Country are you in, and do the Emissions...

What Country are you in, and do the Emissions need to be at new car levels, or better than new?

Try changing the oil recirculating valve (cyclone valve) It sits under the spark plug cover and is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-23-2009, 10:31:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,180
Posted By alpina527
4.10 diff gears without a doubt. I think they are...

4.10 diff gears without a doubt. I think they are around $1700 USD and worth every cent.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-22-2009, 11:42:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 62,509
Posted By alpina527
PM sent:thumbsup2:

PM sent:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-22-2009, 11:32:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By alpina527
Ca Automotive are a legit outfit, but they are...

Ca Automotive are a legit outfit, but they are closed until 4th Jan

This guy in the UK is stripping his CSL

http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9152
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-18-2009, 12:06:29 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 46,126
Posted By alpina527
Yes, I agree, Eric has a good point when...

Yes, I agree, Eric has a good point when referring to a genuine figure. Which actual dyno does give a 100% accurate reading? Who knows. All the operators claim to be the most accurate, but no two...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-17-2009, 02:15:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,789
Posted By alpina527
I did a few runs at the drag strip when my 2002...

I did a few runs at the drag strip when my 2002 SMG coupe was stock. I went against a stock 2003 SMG vert for 5 consecutive runs. I beat him by 4/10s every time using the same launch and gear setting.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-17-2009, 02:08:27 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 46,126
Posted By alpina527
Looks like they got 29whp from a Euro S54 with...

Looks like they got 29whp from a Euro S54 with just a full supersprint exhaust and a drop in filter.

M division only managed 14whp gains from the CSL with bigger ex valves, cams, full carbon...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-17-2009, 08:56:15 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 46,126
Posted By alpina527
I am not assuming that a US car can only match a...

I am not assuming that a US car can only match a modded Euro car. I am merely stating that to get a 'genuine' 300whp is extremely difficult on any M3. Even the CSL struggles to get 290whp.

A US...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-16-2009, 09:14:31 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 46,126
Posted By alpina527
That was at Santa Pod raceway which is below sea...

That was at Santa Pod raceway which is below sea level.

We measure hp in exactly the same way, but our dyno sheets also show flywheel hp figures which are pretty meaningless.

I am just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-15-2009, 07:50:02 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 46,126
Posted By alpina527
I have a Euro spec (with the decent headers)2002...

I have a Euro spec (with the decent headers)2002 SMG coupe with 4.10 gears.

Mods so far. pulleys, software, bigger bodies, 100 cell race cats, streamline drop in, samco elbow, 102 octane fuel. My...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-14-2009, 11:05:26 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 46,126
Posted By alpina527
I am from the UK where it looks like we have...

I am from the UK where it looks like we have different dyno's to some of the US setups.

On Dyno Dynamics we see around 270 whp on a stock M3. Add in all the regular Na mods such as 100 cell cats,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-28-2009, 12:24:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By alpina527
I made everything myself. The only things that I...

I made everything myself. The only things that I bought were the Brembo discs and the ST40s
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-27-2009, 11:24:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By alpina527
Listen to Snook. He has got it right. Trying...

Listen to Snook. He has got it right.

Trying to DIY a brake solution on a budget just isn't worth it. There is so much to consider when making it work properly.

Have a look at my setup and you...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-03-2009, 07:12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By alpina527
Now sold.

Now sold.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-03-2009, 07:06:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,542
Posted By alpina527
Surely those figures are rounded up, it's just...

Surely those figures are rounded up, it's just not possible to get them that accurate?

When I did mine, I found the .04 increments a bit too much so I grind them to .02 increments for a near...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-03-2009, 06:53:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,196
Posted By alpina527
Absolutely agree 100%

Absolutely agree 100%
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-02-2009, 10:28:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,196
Posted By alpina527
Most main dealers inspect the valves by simply...

Most main dealers inspect the valves by simply listening to them. If they are noisy, they will adjust them. If they are quiet, it all adds the the mech's bonus.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-02-2009, 10:23:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By alpina527
Change the diff oil to the oem BMW oil with...

Change the diff oil to the oem BMW oil with 'friction modifier' This will cure the noise after about 500 miles.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-01-2009, 05:22:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By alpina527
Yes, and I read somewhere that they were no...

Yes, and I read somewhere that they were no longer available in the USA.

I am not fussed either way, but thought I would bring them with me when I come over. If no one wants them, it's no problem....
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-01-2009, 03:47:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By alpina527
I will pm you some info

I will pm you some info
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-01-2009, 12:32:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By alpina527
Brand new 4.10 E46 Diff gears

I have a brand new set of BMW motorsport 4.10 gears for sale at $780 pick up only in the Orlando area on or shortly after 6th Oct.

I understand these gears are no longer available in USA

pm me...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-01-2009, 11:57:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,500
Posted By alpina527
I was looking into the exact same scenario a few...

I was looking into the exact same scenario a few years ago.

I replaced my worn shocks with new oem units, but changed my springs from the existing yellow coded springs over to the grey poverty...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-27-2009, 09:46:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By alpina527
I have made my own brake kit, but I made mine...

I have made my own brake kit, but I made mine with the intention of making something that was different whilst being lighter and better in some respects than could be bought. A lot of research needs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-24-2009, 06:21:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,797
Posted By alpina527
It must be a standard part which is available...

It must be a standard part which is available from a seal supplier. We just need to get a part number from a good seal
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-23-2009, 05:37:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By alpina527
I am not sure how it affects a manual gearbox,...

I am not sure how it affects a manual gearbox, but SMG cars have problems like this when the compression springs that sit in the side and top of the trans break in half.

Both boxes are exactly the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-21-2009, 09:29:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By alpina527
The ZCP/CSL brakes always make the drumming noise...

The ZCP/CSL brakes always make the drumming noise which is normal. It's the drilled finish that causes it and nothing to worry about.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-15-2009, 06:24:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,140
Posted By alpina527
Lucky I bought 2 sets while they had stock from...

Lucky I bought 2 sets while they had stock from my UK diff builder. I will be in Orlando in October if anyone wants a set.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-15-2009, 06:18:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By alpina527
Sounds like it could be a ripped floor.

Sounds like it could be a ripped floor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-15-2009, 11:20:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,973
Posted By alpina527
I was finding that soon after an oil change, the...

I was finding that soon after an oil change, the oil looked dirty. So I dropped the sump and gave it a real good clean up. There was about a litre of dirty oil still hanging around in the corners.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-14-2009, 05:40:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,735
Posted By alpina527
In the UK, we usually see around 292 at the...

In the UK, we usually see around 292 at the wheels from a CSL. A regular M3 shows about 278whp

I have never seen any actual numbers from a 3.4, but I assume it would only give another 15whp on its...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-14-2009, 07:11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By alpina527
Does the OP have ordinary 10mm spacers that are...

Does the OP have ordinary 10mm spacers that are stuck in place, which will give the impression that there is no spigot on the hub?

Do you have a photo?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-12-2009, 10:50:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
No, because the Stoptech calipers are balanced...

No, because the Stoptech calipers are balanced for 355mm rotors front and rear. The fact that they are both 15mm bigger makes hardly any difference to the balance.

The fronts have 38mm/42mm...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-12-2009, 06:45:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
As already stated, I did the project for looks,...

As already stated, I did the project for looks, as well as performance.

The new Brembo rotor assembly comes in at 7.6kgs brand new.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-10-2009, 09:19:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By alpina527
Strange. I have just fitted front and rear Axxis...

Strange. I have just fitted front and rear Axxis ULT to mine with Brembo floating rotors and get absolutely no noise at all.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Thu, Sep-10-2009, 07:40:52 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 235,163
Posted By alpina527
They are custom made. This should explain...

They are custom made.

This should explain things in more detail.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=281933
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Wed, Sep-09-2009, 11:07:23 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 235,163
Posted By alpina527
I thought I would add mine. 370mm front and rear....

I thought I would add mine. 370mm front and rear.

All custom made from Brembo and Stoptech parts

Fronts with 10mm spacer fitted:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-09-2009, 08:52:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
Yes, the ride is good. No noises at all. The...

Yes, the ride is good. No noises at all. The pedal feel is firm but very controllable.

Even from stone cold the bite is as good as OEM. I haven't used them in anger yet, but they do inspire...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-09-2009, 07:36:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
I would say I haven't saved much money if any...

I would say I haven't saved much money if any over buying a full kit.

It was done as a project to blend the best parts available and make something different.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-09-2009, 06:25:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
The rears are now fitted. I haven't seen...

The rears are now fitted.

I haven't seen any rear brakes as big or bigger than this on an M3.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b327/Alpina527/brakes018Medium.jpg
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-08-2009, 10:51:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By alpina527
The rasp is caused by the shape of the exhaust...

The rasp is caused by the shape of the exhaust ports/valves. The exhaust simply amplifies or silences it at different revs.

I have a Euro M3 with bigger throttle bodies, 100 cell race cats and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-08-2009, 10:40:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By alpina527
Yes it does. It's a real metallic sort of sound...

Yes it does. It's a real metallic sort of sound that gets even raspier with the 100 cell race cats fitted.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-07-2009, 10:29:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By alpina527
We have the same issues in the UK with...

We have the same issues in the UK with kangarooing on cold starts.

If I use Shell V Power 99 Ron fuel it almost eliminates it.

If I use Tesco 99 Ron it's terrible. Some other 97/98 Ron fuels...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-07-2009, 09:26:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
A few more pics of the fronts after a quick clean...

A few more pics of the fronts after a quick clean up. The rears are going on later in the week.

One of the calipers had a damaged logo, of which I am having trouble sourcing a new one. So as a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-27-2009, 08:11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,735
Posted By alpina527
Has anyone got any solid proof of that?

Has anyone got any solid proof of that?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-25-2009, 05:19:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,735
Posted By alpina527
You would be lucky to see a true 360hp at the...

You would be lucky to see a true 360hp at the crank with those mods
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-24-2009, 10:35:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
The bolts are 6mm long and made of aluminium....

The bolts are 6mm long and made of aluminium. They weigh almost nothing. I am using all 5 to maintain the balance. (Another bit of over engineering I know)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-24-2009, 09:59:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
Here are a few more pics before I fit them ...

Here are a few more pics before I fit them

Thanks to our Friends in the US of A, this is how the nicely packed ST40s turn up.:thumbsup2:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-24-2009, 04:44:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
Yes, I made all the parts myself. No,...

Yes, I made all the parts myself.



No, I don't think they will, but it depends on the design of the wheel.

The calipers mount so the pad aligns exactly with the edge of the rotor. This...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-24-2009, 02:03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
Can you check your spelling. Do you mean...

Can you check your spelling. Do you mean shimming, which would take the wheel out 2mm? I assume you mean skimming 2mm off?

I am not familiar with those wheels, but it would be possible to safely...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-24-2009, 01:37:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
The bolt holes in the Oem 19" wheels are 17mm...

The bolt holes in the Oem 19" wheels are 17mm diameter, so this allowed me to make the un threaded part of the bolt 16mm to retain maximum strength. There is no real need to make it like that, but I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-24-2009, 10:47:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,198
Posted By alpina527
Yes, I have seen Verts with exactly the same...

Yes, I have seen Verts with exactly the same problem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-24-2009, 09:40:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,524
Posted By alpina527
My new Front/Rear 370mm BBK's. (Fronts now fitted)

I have been putting together my own BBK over the last 6 months, and have researched all aspects of it mostly via this board.

Weight reduction over stock is important, as are looks. I have to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-21-2009, 10:20:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,109
Posted By alpina527
This is 100% correct. The Maf location is wrong....

This is 100% correct. The Maf location is wrong. The airspeed past it is causing confusion at the ecu.

If you can fabricate an 88mm diameter tube 7" long inside the box, and locate the maf about...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-18-2009, 09:49:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By alpina527
That's the exact same problem I had. (I am...

That's the exact same problem I had. (I am assuming you have SMG?)

I replaced everything before finally fitting a new box which cured it. Upon inspection of my old box, it turned out to be a $2...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-10-2009, 08:08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By alpina527
I can almost guarantee that the constant pressure...

I can almost guarantee that the constant pressure valve will be leaking oil. It's very easy to replace when the gearbox is out.

Part number 11111318185
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-08-2009, 02:42:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,048
Posted By alpina527
Just remove the blades and let the arm rest on...

Just remove the blades and let the arm rest on the screen. If it's not laying absolutely square with the glass, you will get judder.

Use an adjustable wrench to twist it perfectly square on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-07-2009, 12:39:02 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 31,493
Posted By alpina527
I totally agree with this. A good independent is...

I totally agree with this. A good independent is the best option for an honest check.

I have a feeling that some of the dealers will give it a squirt of foam while it's in, then claim all is well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-03-2009, 06:49:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,231
Posted By alpina527
If you have a high spec SMG car, it will have...

If you have a high spec SMG car, it will have been made with the yellow coded springs which are the stiffest spec. Get hold of some grey coded oem springs from a poverty spec M3 and you will have a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2009, 09:47:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,310
Posted By alpina527
Well, I am going to be trying something...

Well, I am going to be trying something different.

My new Brembo brake bells have been made with an extra 11mm offset. I get no rubbing with 10mm spacers, so thought another 1mm wouldn't hurt....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2009, 02:25:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By alpina527
The count down is based on using 2275 litres of...

The count down is based on using 2275 litres of fuel between services, or 716 days.

Its easy to work out your consumption from mileage between previous services.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-27-2009, 04:15:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,490
Posted By alpina527
I am in the Uk, and I have only seen 5 LSB's in...

I am in the Uk, and I have only seen 5 LSB's in the 4 years that I have had mine. Only two of those were coupe's.

The only other one I saw was in Orlando last year.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-26-2009, 02:58:59 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,893
Posted By alpina527
The diff he is talking about has been freshly...

The diff he is talking about has been freshly rebuilt with new BMW motorsport 4.10 gears and new bearings.

$2500 AUD is equal to $2,000 USD.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2009, 08:59:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,256
Posted By alpina527
If you are staying NA go for the 4.10. The 3.9...

If you are staying NA go for the 4.10. The 3.9 just isn't enough
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-22-2009, 07:18:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By alpina527
The M3 has a 72.5mm diameter, so in theory you...

The M3 has a 72.5mm diameter, so in theory you could have the smaller diameter wheel bored out to this size.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-20-2009, 04:05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,527
Posted By alpina527
The 4.10 made the biggest difference, I have had...

The 4.10 made the biggest difference, I have had my spare diff built with another set of 4.10's installed if you want to buy one. There is no way on Earth that I would go back to 3.62 gears, this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-20-2009, 02:12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By alpina527
That sounds like the floating pins making the...

That sounds like the floating pins making the noise. Does it go quiet when the brakes are hot?

Do you have the McLaren springs fitted?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-20-2009, 01:52:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,527
Posted By alpina527
I have the 4.10 diff, bigger throttle bodies, 100...

I have the 4.10 diff, bigger throttle bodies, 100 cell cats, pulleys and software. It has transformed the car into how it should have come from the factory.

My next job is the brakes.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-15-2009, 07:27:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By alpina527
You need 10mm for the ZCP wheels

You need 10mm for the ZCP wheels
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-10-2009, 09:22:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,683
Posted By alpina527
4.10 diff should be number one on your mod list...

4.10 diff should be number one on your mod list (IMO)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-10-2009, 09:08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By alpina527
They aren't scratches, they are just the grinding...

They aren't scratches, they are just the grinding marks from the manufacture.

Everything will be fine in a few hundred miles.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-09-2009, 12:11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By alpina527
Nice work Gordon. I wonder how many boxes have...

Nice work Gordon. I wonder how many boxes have been bought from the dealers just because of the $2 spring.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-05-2009, 09:15:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By alpina527
That's probably what the dealer told you, but it...

That's probably what the dealer told you, but it was more than likely a broken $2 spring.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-03-2009, 03:33:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By alpina527
Is the BMW replacement subfloor uprated?

When BMW replace the cracked subfloors, do they use an uprated floor panel or is it the same as original?

If it's a different panel, what have they done to uprate it?

Has anyone had a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-30-2009, 12:23:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,861
Posted By alpina527
No problems here in the UK. We just take it back...

No problems here in the UK. We just take it back to the dealers and they weld a complete new subfloor in for no charge.

This only applies to cars under 10 years old.:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-30-2009, 12:21:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,861
Posted By alpina527
No problems here in the UK. We just take it back...

No problems here in the UK. We just take it back to the dealers and they weld a complete new subfloor in for no charge.

This only applies to cars under 10 years old.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-30-2009, 12:06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By alpina527
As above. The bleed valves are no use at all if...

As above. The bleed valves are no use at all if they are on the bottom. They MUST be on the top.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-25-2009, 09:29:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,471
Posted By alpina527
It sounds like a worn rocker shaft. A...

It sounds like a worn rocker shaft.

A friend of mine had exactly the same symptoms on his recently. The hardened face of the rocker was worn through. All the other 23 were fine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-22-2009, 11:38:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By alpina527
If that doesn't work, look at my post in that...

If that doesn't work, look at my post in that thread. You are getting exactly the same symptoms as me. The broken spring will be the culprit.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-18-2009, 10:10:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,302
Posted By alpina527
That is the 18" width

That is the 18" width
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-18-2009, 06:28:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,302
Posted By alpina527
Will you be tracking the car, or are you going...

Will you be tracking the car, or are you going for looks? You might be better off by experimenting with different size spacers
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-18-2009, 06:25:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,105
Posted By alpina527
There is one on the end of the bodies, and one on...

There is one on the end of the bodies, and one on the throttle actuator that sits under the plenum
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-18-2009, 03:33:03 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 70,035
Posted By alpina527
I an not 100% sure, but I think I had the 059...

I an not 100% sure, but I think I had the 059 error code on mine.

It didn't come up after normal driving. It only showed after trying to teach the clutch and bleed the SMG pump.

The full code...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-17-2009, 09:28:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By alpina527
It would be interesting to see some 1/4 mile...

It would be interesting to see some 1/4 mile results from the taller tyres. With the 275/35 ratio, it should allow the car to go through the trap in 3rd gear instead of the annoying change up to 4th...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-16-2009, 05:23:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,302
Posted By alpina527
Yes you will. It doesn't matter if the tyre is...

Yes you will. It doesn't matter if the tyre is 6ft wide. It will still grip the same.

Tyres are made wider to dissipate the heat to enable a grippy compound that doesn't over heat.

On the same...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-16-2009, 03:58:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,302
Posted By alpina527
More rubber of the same compound at the same temp...

More rubber of the same compound at the same temp won't give more grip.

Wider rubber with a softer compound will give more grip.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-16-2009, 08:42:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,302
Posted By alpina527
Wider tyres won't give more grip, but they will...

Wider tyres won't give more grip, but they will last slightly longer. They will also give more drag on the road which isn't good for performance or fuel economy.

I would stick with OEM sizes and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-16-2009, 08:34:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By alpina527
Definitely go for the 4.10 gears.

Definitely go for the 4.10 gears.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-15-2009, 02:49:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,519
Posted By alpina527
The TB's get very gunked up on the M3. They...

The TB's get very gunked up on the M3. They really need removing to clean them properly.

It's very tricky to re balance them properly afterwards.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-13-2009, 10:46:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,699
Posted By alpina527
Its always a good idea to change the constant...

Its always a good idea to change the constant pressure valve at the same time. They all seem to leak at about 4 years old, and very difficult to replace unless you drop the trans.

I think they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-10-2009, 10:08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,422
Posted By alpina527
I asked the guy who did my software to remove the...

I asked the guy who did my software to remove the limiter in the map. It dyno's fine now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-08-2009, 06:24:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,576
Posted By alpina527
4.10 Gears, without a doubt. 3.91 isn't...

4.10 Gears, without a doubt.

3.91 isn't enough
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-08-2009, 06:18:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,857
Posted By alpina527
Vmwerks: Sorry to hi jack the thread, but what...

Vmwerks: Sorry to hi jack the thread, but what colour Brembo's are you running on your LSB?

Back on topic. Is the op considering the 380mm Brembo or the 355mm?
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