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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-04-2019, 12:38:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By PSUEng
Re: A and C pillars

What do you consider good condition? I have two (LH/RH) black C-Pillars with some peeling, otherwise fine condition. In other words, I'm sure they could be re-covered or the peeling portion...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-19-2019, 11:51:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By PSUEng
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-18-2019, 11:54:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By PSUEng
Re: CSL Front carriers & CSL rear calipers

To install rear ZCP calipers on a non-ZCP car, are new carriers required? Seems part numbers are different--can't tell if it's just because of the powder coating or not.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-16-2019, 12:05:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,874
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Possible TBD (pending) Counterfeit Castrol 10W60

Not sure what that really means but OK.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-15-2019, 10:34:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,874
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Possible TBD (pending) Counterfeit Castrol 10W60

Ok...I bought a case July 2018 from amazon prime...Amazon was the seller.

I just changed oil last week so this case was just opened then...looks and smells legit.

Here are photos of my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-15-2019, 10:00:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,850
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Fake NGK Spark Plugs

I buy from spark plugs.com. I used to work for NGK and that’s all I run; excellent quality.

Note they do make plugs in USA as well as Japan and other places.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-06-2019, 09:40:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By PSUEng
Re: A/C compressor dying?

My understanding is AC cutout at WOT/higher(?) throttle is normal. Other symptoms, no.

Mine cuts out at full throttle, but then returns to normal. Most likely the clutch disengages to protect...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-09-2019, 02:19:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,768
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Cost to insure an e46 M3??

I was 30 or 29 when I bought this car--can't remember--but I'm 40 now. I've always had another DD, and the M3 insured as a leisure vehicle <7500miles per year.

I now pay about $450/yr on the M3,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-09-2019, 02:16:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,768
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Cost to insure an e46 M3??

Double post delete.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-06-2019, 10:55:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,423
Posted By PSUEng
Re: starting problems when car is warm

I believe I have the same issue. But I can't nail down if it's right after I drive it, or overnight; seems it's done it both times.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-26-2019, 09:38:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,768
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Guy wrecks his E46 M3!

Dumbass.

Driving like that in traffic, he's lucky he just wiped himself out. I now have a dash cam in my DD to capture douchebags like that, so when they cause a crash, I can give it to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-07-2019, 08:51:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Thoughts on Break Discs and pads

Just my opinion here:

I'm going with OE discs or the Zimmermans. Mixed reviews on Meyle all over the place, but Zimmermans consistently get good reviews as do the OE parts, German made. I used...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-07-2019, 08:47:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Best Wheel Coatings?

Carpro gets good reviews, and I'm probably going to order either that or Pinnacle Black Label from Autogeek here in a few minutes; flash sale going on today.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-09-2019, 11:04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Recommendations for aftermarket Catalytic Converters?

Is used OE Euro the only option now? Seems NLA for while...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jun-09-2019, 10:21:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Very Rare E46 M3 Hamann Exhaust

Compared to stock muffler...

1) Tip size difference?
2) Weight?
3) Tone?

I loves me some Hamann stuff...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-07-2019, 12:56:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,153
Posted By PSUEng
Re: What gas do you use, does it matter?

I run COSTCO most of the time now, otherwise Shell. I find it near ridiculous that in my area, Shell 93 is nearly $0.60 or more than COSTCO. Car runs the same.

Now, when the .gov makes real...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-31-2019, 10:54:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,611
Posted By PSUEng
Re: 4.0 LCM (Light Check Module) Coded w/ Triple Blink

Are the LED tail lights required to get the triple blink / brake flash functionality out of this LCM? I know that you need the LED tails to get the outer ring emergency brake, but I like the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-31-2019, 10:13:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Spark plugs

Ngk....ngk....ngk....ngk.....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-26-2019, 11:25:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,124
Posted By PSUEng
Re: What Jack are you using 2019?

I forgot to add, I also run the ESCO stands. I have two pair of the 10498s--before the 10499s came out and now I want a set of the 10499. I've also heard good things about the US Jacks stands.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-24-2019, 02:00:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,124
Posted By PSUEng
Re: What Jack are you using 2019?

AC DK13HLQ. Expensive by the options available today, but I had a cheap fail on me and just dropped the $ on the AC.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 11:23:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,809
Posted By PSUEng
Re: 10 Years of Driving Joy - Owners 10 Year Review of the E46 M3

Great photos---I wish I could get my wife to pose like that....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-27-2019, 12:44:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,627
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Warped Valve Cover?

Wouldn't you be more likely to see a warped head problem manifest itself in leaking head gasket, and replacement head gasket doesn't fix it? That's what happened to a friend of mine with an E85 M...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-25-2019, 02:09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Valve cover famous Three Stoodges

Huh? Are you saying the studs have pulled out? Factory too greedy for labor? In modern engine assembly in auto plants, tools are on tightening controls, it's not just some hack tightening...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-23-2019, 02:13:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,251
Posted By PSUEng
Re: E46 M3 ZCP value as per Hagerty

Are you sure your 1-4 rankings are right? Prices suggest it's reversed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-22-2019, 12:07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,627
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Warped Valve Cover?

No I only changed out the victor reinz VCG that my shop installed. Sealed the half moons and vanos to head surfaces and no problem.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-21-2019, 11:54:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,627
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Warped Valve Cover?

Wow, didn't realize I posted this so long ago.

I can say my OEM BMW VCG is still perfect, no leaks.

Shop made it all good, in fact, reimbursed me for new VCG. I think since I posted this,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-14-2019, 01:08:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,599
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Brake upgrade options

Technically--and I think it's only due to the rear calipers being different (larger piston)--if you go CSL calipers you need to tell the ABS control module you are using CSL calipers to get "the full...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-14-2019, 01:05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Re-Using Valve Cover Seal

There is an old post on here floating around explaining that the BMW branded VCG is a unique material made by only one supplier. I don't think it's Viton. Hence, the Victor Reinz, Elring, etc. are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-14-2019, 01:02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By PSUEng
Re: False turn signal failure?

I had a similar symptom, and finally found out it was my factory Ipod interafce module.

My problem was that the signals would start to flash intermittently on the cluster--then they would...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-12-2019, 12:49:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By PSUEng
Re: WTB: E46 black c- pillars

If you want used parts, I have two that have some peeling, but--overall good shape. PM me if interested.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-12-2019, 12:42:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Re-Using Valve Cover Seal

I'll bang the OEM drum too--only buy the BMW VCG. install dry, with some sealant on the half moons and over the metal to metal seams. I used a permtax product, can't remember the part number.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-07-2019, 11:00:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,599
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Brake upgrade options

I just found this thread and was reminded years ago how I missed the boat on the full ZCP kits BMW was selling. For my street car, I'll do the euro fronts/CSL pads, and CSL/ZCP rear rotors and stock...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-13-2019, 10:32:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,342
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Bavarian Auto is closing

I just realized I hadn't got a catalog from them in a while. Made a few purchases over the years but ECS was my go too--now it's FCP.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-07-2019, 11:46:40 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 22,726
Posted By PSUEng
Re: E46 M3: Favorite Wheel Setups

I'm oldschool--someone post up some Hamann PG-XX !!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-06-2019, 12:18:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By PSUEng
Re: OEM Gasket Set on ECS

My experience with valve cover gasket: buy the BMW part.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-11-2019, 02:21:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,897
Posted By PSUEng
Re: My m3 seems to get better and better every year, am I crazy?

I"m starting to feel this way. I fix the problems, then feel good--new problem then feel bad. But in general, I'm not in a position to "upgrade" financially. I enjoy the car as much as I did 10...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-02-2019, 12:04:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,887
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Hagerty valuation results for 2018

For the most part, I agree. And here's why--UV damage. If the car is kept out of the sun, at least the trim parts won't be as degraded as if it's kept outside--regardless of mileage. I watch my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-01-2019, 11:59:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By PSUEng
Re: 2 E46 M3s in the official song video for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

where are the cars so I can FFWD--that's some of the worst music I've ever heard.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-27-2018, 05:54:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Valve cover oil return banjo

This washer is a PITA--I order extra, as it's guaranteed 1 will be fall into the abyss of the motor.

I had an older Benz mechanic tell me in this kind of situation, he'd wrap a thread of silk or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-27-2018, 05:48:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,887
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Hagerty valuation results for 2018

So nowadays, what's considered "low mileage"? I'm 2003 with 73k, unfortunately nothing special about it (non-ZCP, sunroof, carbon black), but it is 6sp manual. But it's super clean with all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-21-2018, 10:08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Car Washing Product Plug

I"m a Meguiar's user, but I use the Mirrorglaze M21/M20 and their quick detailer.

Else, I'm hooked on Pinnacle/Blackfire/McKee's 37.

Always wanted to try a waterless wash, and I have some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-20-2018, 09:56:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Valve Cover Gasket

Get the OE BMW part. Had a VR on mine, it was a leaker. The BMW part is made from compound only made by one company or so says a thread on here from a while back.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 10:41:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Removed steering wheel, broke a connector. How do I fix it ?

You're going to need something like this....

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/socket-housing-repair-kit/61132360043~oeb/

I'd call ECS and they'll probably be able to get you what...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 01:38:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,596
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Jack stands December 18

ESCO. I have the tall flat tops. Reverselogic.com has the shortys that will fit better under the M3.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 12:57:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Removed steering wheel, broke a connector. How do I fix it ?

So the wires pulled out of the connector and it appears the terminals are stuck in the connector, correct?

If it were me....I wouldn't remove the clockspring. I would try the following:

1:...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Sun, Nov-18-2018, 10:16:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By PSUEng
Re: WTB: Black Leather Armrest + Black Centre Console w/ Cup Holders

I also have what you're looking for. Cup holder is in good shape, a little worn but not bad. Console is very good, armrest is excellent.

PM me if interested and I can send you pics.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-17-2018, 04:54:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,912
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Which ignition coils are you using?

Are these coils worth replacing preventatively? At what age/mileage do people see failures?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-17-2018, 12:28:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By PSUEng
Re: BMW M2 CP has rear subframe bolted to the body without bushings.... uh oh

There is probably some sort of isolator in there, no?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 12:13:17 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 30,385
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

I just need some new OEM parts for some interior refresh etc., but they never go on sale.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-03-2018, 03:47:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By PSUEng
Re: A and C pillar interior panels

I have a right side C pillar that is in great shape, that has the cloth sagging. I'm about to pull the left side. PM me if you're interested. Black is the color.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 12:04:24 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 15,240
Posted By PSUEng
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Agree 100%, and I'll add that the pricing structure now is just ridiculous. That's my beef. Sure- inflation, blah blah. But when all these cars have all the "bloatware" on them---electronic this...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-18-2018, 10:25:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By PSUEng
Re: BMW H/K Professional - CD Headunit

I know you said Becker, but I have an Alpine that is OK except for the FM tuner pack is out. Let me know if you decide otherwise.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 08:27:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,998
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Interior trim options?

Black Cube was always my favorite. Cost prohibitive to switch now, so I'll keep my brushed Alu.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 11:34:35 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 21,425
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Ordered the CBIs from Lightwerkz. Looking forward to better output over my old bulbs. Great price too. CBB is getting is too pricey for me.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-04-2018, 10:17:56 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 21,425
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

This is a great thread. My bulbs are original--15yrs old. Not sure how many hours on them, but I don't drive it much at night. however, the other morning I was thinking how dim they seem compared...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 01:46:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,995
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Castrol Edge Supercar 10W-60

Prime Day had this for like $8.50/L. I picked up a case. My thought is, no big deal to run this?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-11-2018, 11:29:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,812
Posted By PSUEng
FS: Black C-Pillar RHS & LHS Peeling But Good

I have peeling, but otherwise very good condition BLACK right & left- hand side c-pillar garnishes for sale. Fabric is peeling as shown. Non smoker. No clips or light included. Original parts...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-11-2018, 12:38:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,591
Posted By PSUEng
Re: BBS LM's 19'' Diamond black centers

Damn I just bought these tires for $1200. I would have been on this. Ugh..
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 03:05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Brake question

Caliper bracket is unique to CSL/ZCP package to accept larger OD rotor. So, if you change--at minimum your swept rotor area will decrease; not a good idea.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-30-2018, 10:23:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By PSUEng
Re: E46 convert rear speaker recommendation

I agree 100%. My coupe system is stock and I hate it, but can't seem to tackle the car audio stuff anymore. Home audio has my attention now, but..

If I were to do a system in this car, I'd go GM...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-27-2018, 10:04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By PSUEng
Re: E46 convert rear speaker recommendation

I've used the German Maestro (old MB Quart) EFS-4008 4" separates in my X3 which had a VERY shallow mounting depth. Pricey, but the only option that worked. They may work in your application. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 10:08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,045
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Castrol 10W60 on sale at Amazon

EDGE Supercar was on Prime Deal for $8.54/L if you bought 12. I picked up that deal.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 10:16:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,382
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Article: Why use premium gas when regular will do?

Interesting. What's the suspected failure mode? A lower actual compression ratio using E10 vs E0?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-04-2018, 02:44:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By PSUEng
Re: An ECS commentary

Every issue I've had with ECS they've resolved it. I'll continue to buy.

Now--recently I ordered a C-pillar that's backordered and they charged my card right away. Better practice is charge...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-04-2018, 02:41:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,382
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Article: Why use premium gas when regular will do?

I'd rather just have ethanol free. Oh wait--.gov giveaways to farmers and tree huggers.

If I run 87 in my M3 I can tell. If I run 87 in my GX460 vs. premium, I can tell.

This article is...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jun-12-2018, 10:24:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By PSUEng
Re: CD53 (Business Radio) / BMBT (Nav Screen)

No problem. I'd like to get it gone and not end up in a landfill, so just let me know.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By PSUEng
Re: CD53 (Business Radio) / BMBT (Nav Screen)

I have a Business CD from my 2003 M3--the tuner pack is shot, but I think the rest works OK. PM me if interested.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 08:55:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Best place to buy door mirror glass replacement

Really? All this time I thought I had autodim but it was broken, since my mirror edge appears brown. Well I'll be damned.

Makes it easy then! Thanks for sharing the photos.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 12:06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Best place to buy door mirror glass replacement

I always forget about this mod, and want to do it myself. However, looks like OE glass anti glare isn't available anymore. I guess just don't plug that wire in when installing a glass w/o anti...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-31-2018, 12:27:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By PSUEng
Re: ECS: Supersprint Catted Sec 1 significantly discounted, better than Black Friday

I saw this...tempting

So for me, completely stock, if I run these cats, they'll bolt right up to stock sec 2 but they ONLY work with the stepped headers, correct?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, May-24-2018, 10:41:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 32,250
Posted By PSUEng
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-12-2018, 01:25:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,093
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Never shopping with Turner Motorsport again!

I've had mistakes from ECS--but they've made it right every time.

And--I've even called on a Saturday to return a part that didn't fix my issue--no problems.

So--I shop ECS/Turner. My...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-12-2018, 01:20:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,601
Posted By PSUEng
Re: OEM Strut & Spring Replacement ; equal to or better then

I put Bilstein B4s in on stock springs a while back and, for the money--they are a good value. But--I feel the B6's have to be much better. But I've not driven anything else.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-11-2018, 08:21:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,053
Posted By PSUEng
Re: 10 years of owning e46 m3 .

11 yrs this Sept. Honestly, I keep it b/c I have another car for daily driver and a great local indy shop for certain repairs, so it doesn't hit the wallet too hard. I know I can't really sell it...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-27-2018, 11:31:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,645
Posted By PSUEng
Re: OEM E46 Alarm Kit

Is this everything needed? I can't remember anymore...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-30-2018, 12:03:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,409
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Turner Polyurethane Shifter Arm Carrier Bushing

When I had my Dinan SSK installed, I had the Turner Delrin carrier bushing(s) installed. It's been so long, I don't even remember what I had put in. It does improve feel--but I wouldn't have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-24-2018, 10:57:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,574
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Anyone else still waiting on their Supersprint headers?

I really wish I'd gotten in on this deal--but now, hmmmm. Seems ECS/Turner buyout may be showing it's ugly head....

I'd be damned if I order a few grand in parts, have my card charged and have to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-21-2018, 11:10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Throttle cut out

Throttle cut--as in:

1: You start to slow down.

Or

2: Throttle cut, as in, you wont' go any faster?

I've had this happen to me at exactly 70MPH when it's cold out. Twice. No codes,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 12:57:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Wiring experts, need your help!

I pulled the wiring diagram for the seat heater switch (S53/54) and don't see Gray on the line anywhere. The seat back element and cushion element appear to share power and ground but I"m not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-07-2018, 12:34:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,111
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Alternate Jack Points

And it fits inside the black blocks, probably distributing load correctly. I carry one with a spare tire in case I get a flat--but would never use it for maintenance/repair work where I am...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-24-2018, 11:48:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By PSUEng
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 11:51:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By PSUEng
Re: 3400rpm limit?????

Sounds like a similar issue I have--but I don't recall the rev limit I hit. Seems 70MPH in 5th or 6th is when I notice it since i can't go any faster--no increase in Rev or vehicle speed. No codes,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-05-2018, 12:11:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,182
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Bring A Trailer - 2K-Mile 2002 BMW M3 Coupe 6-Speed

Looks like a great find. All the negative comments though, but, I agree--2k? Kind of ridiculous.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-01-2018, 12:32:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By PSUEng
Re: SES light ON, freezing weather

Nice to know this--I way over estimated. --I've taken out the fan before hence my estimate--but--I'm no pro, just capable of working my way through the car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-31-2017, 01:11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By PSUEng
Re: SES light ON, freezing weather

Zhee Jahman elektroniks....don't verk in zhee cold.

My indy shop is about $90/hr. I'm not sure on total labor time, but a T-stat job, I'd say they can knock it out in 3 hours or so--half what I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-29-2017, 02:05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,161
Posted By PSUEng
Re: How to proceed with (parking lot) hit and run with some information on the driver

I'd call the police and see what they say--file the report immediately. The police will most likely advise you that they can investigate, track down the other driver and charge with hit and run...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-28-2017, 12:37:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,489
Posted By PSUEng
Re: sunroof fix

You've got either one of or both of the plastic guide pieces broken on either side (two different pieces on each side.)

In order to inspect, remove the glass from the top.

Here's a great...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-27-2017, 10:12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Whats it worth IF I decided to sell?

What the hell happened to the headlamps?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-24-2017, 05:10:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,413
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Castrol TWS to Castrol Supercar

While I don't daily mine, I always have the 10W-60 in it no matter the time of year. Winters where I'm at probably average around 40F and that's typically when I'll get the car out to run it--just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-20-2017, 09:51:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,343
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Hidden dash cam

I'd like to get something like for my daily as well--except include a rear cam. I'm almost in a wreck everyday it seems--tailgaters, red light runners, doesn't seem to end.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-22-2017, 07:09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,308
Posted By PSUEng
Re: M6 anyone?

Last of the high output NA motors for sure. If you can maintain it, why not? That V10 has be awesome to drive. For me, I wouldn't do it--no patience anymore for cars like these that get finicky...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 10:36:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,477
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Letting the Horses Run

Here's some wisdom:

Driving recklessly on public roads is foolish. You never know what can happen--someone makes a move you don't anticipate/see, an animal runs out in front of you, you have some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-17-2017, 12:41:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,659
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Buying advice -- Hunting for 2006 JetBlk/Cinn 6MT ZCP

This. People want stuff for nothing.

For the car you're looking at, you'll be in for way more than what your budget is. Not to sound harsh, but that's the market. I dread attempting to sell...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-14-2017, 11:34:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Black cube trim

I love the black cube--go for it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 11:17:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By PSUEng
Rear Tail Light Bulb Carrier--Taped Terminal?

Disassembled my driver side tail light carrier today while replacing bulbs and noticed that the terminal where the dual filament brake bulb sits is taped. The passenger side isn't like this. I'm...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-29-2017, 10:30:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Turn signal stops working randomly?

It's that or a K bus problem. I've been troubleshooting this for months--recently replaced front bulb sockets and bulbs--too early to tell. Next stop is the iPod interface.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-27-2017, 12:38:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,627
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Battery (OEM Replacement)

I picked up mine from Batteries Plus. OE fitment. Can't recall brand.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 11:03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Alternator died, what do

Over time--years--a bad battery puts increased work load on the alternator and it can fail earlier. I generally replace my batteries every 4 years as PM.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 11:01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Want to sell my car soon, need service history but dealer says it's "purged"

Man you've got a great spec vehicle--should bring a premium.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-20-2017, 10:03:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,135
Posted By PSUEng
Re: Instrument cluster not working

This is great info. I have been having my instrument cluster turn signal indicators flash erratically to the point where they just don't flash, but the outside lamps illuminate. I replaced a turn...
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