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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 05:26:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By rovert604
Re: Trunk floor flexing a tiny bit at higher rpm shifts.

I didnít read the whole thread. But could it be a loose diff bolt on the front. You can get at it without taking anything apart and just lifting the rear right corner nice and high for the leverage...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 04:38:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By rovert604
Trunk floor flexing a tiny bit at higher rpm shifts.

I will be doing a quick check soon after a night of this...lol:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180717/bdfca5e4fa93b55568f66449fbea8112.jpg

Car felt totally solid with Vincebar, front cups,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-13-2018, 12:31:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG2 and TPS issues: long story.

Thatís what I thought too. I live in Vancouver where people arenít dropping like flies when it gets hot. But my SMG motor decided to call it quits at 100,000 miles. I rarely sit in traffic and Iím...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-09-2018, 10:18:30 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Dronie pic! [emoji51]

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180709/8a7f0f9817497c66d01a45ccaff0dbd6.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-08-2018, 08:54:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG2 and TPS issues: long story.

What are you using to check codes?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-08-2018, 08:45:24 PM
Replies: 8,984
Views: 592,710
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Iím usually in bed still. LOL. And Iíd do one thing and call that productive. Haha. Great job! When can I drop my car off for just a morning of productivity?? [emoji12]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-07-2018, 06:45:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG2 and TPS issues: long story.

Check this for SMG codes:
https://burkhart-engineering.com/SMG-Wiki/en

Make sure youíre hearing your SMG pump prime when you unlock the car or just after you open the door if itís already...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 03:58:21 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Reminds me of Audi RS Nardo Grey!

Drone pic edited on my phone with Snapseed:
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180705/fd5ed5a683a10b44b1a562fd6208eda1.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 10:08:41 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Happy pre-Fourth of July....kind of? LOL

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180702/6b94e77e0a9778525ff081fe26752a21.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-20-2018, 12:22:39 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Yup. Just got it. Been slowly trying one or two new functions a day. Baby steps. These things are so smooth and stable. Itís just like taking your M to the track, except when you get air, you donít...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 10:58:36 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180619/04bef59c019979662fded7ad2664ec75.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 08:38:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 923
Posted By rovert604
SMG No Start -- another one

That could be because the SMG motor hasnít pressured the accumulator enough to initiate a gear change. As youíre pumping the brake youíre just giving the motor time to get it to proper pressure. That...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 11:48:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,051
Posted By rovert604
High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

I believe the trim is anodized aluminum which will not chip, crack, fade, or flake.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180611/8fce671fee4be61fdc63856794986f5f.jpg

My ZHP was parked outside for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:57:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,051
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

This girl likes to share shoes with her other friends and they love to let her try their goodness.

And yes they're hyper black. A little too dark and mean looking for Estoril. I'd rather just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:47:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 923
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG No Start -- another one

Your starter will not fire if:


Battery is completely dead
Battery terminal disconnected/loose
Bad/rusted ground
Part/all of the starter is done
EWS computer failure
Ignition switch...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:17:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,051
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

A few more since it was taken by a DSLR rather than a phone. Trying to pick out the ones that show the gloss on the trim as I never thought about that when snapping pics...
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,051
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

Yup. My ZHP has it as part of that package.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 09:45:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,051
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

When my Individual was broken into the shop was able to replace mine after a thief left a very very small nick in it. I was able to keep it and get it replaced so I know there must be a part number...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 04:50:28 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

You're right. I got the total pleasure to be able to drive the car however I wanted for half an hour as long as we didn't end up in jail, hurt, or impounded. Having that grace with BMW let me feel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 03:58:59 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180611/4d89ada6727698a3fb8bc9bab12a9681.jpg

She thought I betrayed her today after I left in the white 6MT for 30 minutes to play...

But after coming back my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-07-2018, 04:45:30 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180607/0d9ad3c0ea05b6a7ceeb8172c821058f.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-31-2018, 04:03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By rovert604
Re: Intermittent dying at idle

ICV or intake leak. Seems like even the smallest of leak can affect idle or returning to idle. ICV can get dirty too and itís a bit more of a job because you have to remove the intake plenum. But if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-28-2018, 03:10:12 AM
Replies: 8,984
Views: 592,710
Posted By rovert604
What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Took out my SMG pump:
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180528/3a0ba1df4754887229782aa6f39fbca7.jpg

Replaced the motor:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-25-2018, 05:42:28 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180525/8811a8ab203768a24683750cd4f3ffc1.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180525/30d8074482c15688f850d77e644438a1.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-24-2018, 04:41:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,738
Posted By rovert604
Re: Bluetooth/Aux input options for 2002 M3

Thatís how I have my Bluetooth receiver and dash cam hooked up. Then I can still listen to Bluetooth audio while I work on the car without the key in ignition.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-23-2018, 07:58:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fun New Noises!!! After Bushing Replacement

http://sawashie.free.fr/M3/TorqueSpec/E46%20M3%20TORQUE%20SPECS%20LR.pdf

Page 81 should help you. Also, save this PDF in case it ever goes missing from the interwebs!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-22-2018, 04:14:58 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Mine parks and hides from the GTR. The GTR makes the E46M look like itís just learned how to walk. [emoji23]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-21-2018, 08:29:01 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Keeping the Germans cool from their natural hotness. JDMs are way too cool and chill to be in the shade.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180521/51b1d3a0f9f5c0e7876daf7265064fbc.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-15-2018, 03:09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By rovert604
Re: DSC Pressure Sensor 2 fault fix

I had my pressure sensor code come up when my DSC light came on while driving. There would be times where I had zero traction control while driving for days at a time.

I finally pulled the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-15-2018, 08:22:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By rovert604
Viable option for bluetooth audio?

I have the mentioned product below, installed in my car and it has an on/off switch on the device which I mounted under the trim behind the steering wheel so that the steering wheel spoke hides it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-13-2018, 05:02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By rovert604
Re: Anyone use headlight lense film?

I donít know much about the non-Ultimate film in terms of thickness, gloss properties. But Iíd spend the extra in Ultimate so even if you mar it with swirls, itíll just self heal and return back to a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-13-2018, 02:54:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By rovert604
Anyone use headlight lense film?

I use XPEL Ultimate on my whole front end (hood, fenders, bumper) including lens covers. Itís held up great over three years of daily duties including snow, so far. Lots of highway road trips and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-09-2018, 06:27:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By rovert604
Re: Spacers with BBS LM

I tried my friend’s reps and not sure if they are exact same specs as genuine but the reps I used are:

Fronts : 19x8.5 ET30
Rears : 19x9.5 ET20

The rears had Continental DW 265/30R19 on them. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-07-2018, 04:20:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

I have seen on youtube this:

BMW M3 SMG II Hydrounit Overhaul - YouTube

It appears to be a rebuilding of the OEM motor as well as replacing parts of it that are worn. Does anyone know what the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-06-2018, 10:02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

So I opened the ECU box again and undid all the connections and put them back into place just in case there was a loose connection or any unsuspecting corrosion. Everything is good on that part.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-06-2018, 04:51:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By rovert604
SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

Hey guys,

I've owned this car for 3 years so far and it's been another great experience to own. The only compromise I had to make when looking for a mint/clean/local car was the transmission,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-05-2018, 06:10:33 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-05-2018, 04:11:55 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180505/c3c59e2c4312158ec63905c8ec20915e.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-04-2018, 10:10:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,572
Posted By rovert604
Re: 10 years of owning e46 m3 .

Iíve owned a 330i ZHP for 8 years prior to owning my M3 for 3 years. Iíve really have fallen in love with the E46 and the balance of what each model has to offer.

My sedan had the handling of an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-02-2018, 11:41:26 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 14,211
Posted By rovert604
Re: CSL OE Bumper Carbon Fiber bits

Hey Iím Canadian. Finally we get something that you Americans all enjoy and not even bat an eye for shipping logistics. [emoji23][emoji23]

Iím fortunate Iím a few minutes from the USA so all my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-02-2018, 06:03:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,929
Posted By rovert604
Re: Introducing the VinceSkinz (subframe plates)

Not sure if this helps demonstrate our epoxy application...

3M's Tough Stuff vs. Welding Shear Test

How strong is Weld Mount Adhesive?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-01-2018, 10:16:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,095
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

I drive on high speed two lane highways, 5 lane highways, in the city, in the mountain passes at night with my 5500K CBI and have not had an issue with my eyes feeling exhausted. I usually feel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-01-2018, 03:43:38 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,095
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

I once had fake CBIs from amazon. I got duped by my own stupidity. They had decent light output but compared to the quality of the real CBI from TRS, there was a difference. In between when my a fake...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-01-2018, 03:18:47 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,095
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

TRS has said that Philips has changed their marketing as the majority think higher temp is brighter so Philips has decided to play that game. The lumens output is much greater than my OSRAM CBI...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-30-2018, 07:11:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,095
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

https://youtu.be/WtLKpf_IYTs
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-28-2018, 07:25:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,394
Posted By rovert604
Re: 2018 overview on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

Maybe I am out to lunch but when I had my subframe off, the cracks appeared to originate from the hard rubber ďmoonedĒ ridge/lip pressing (and sometimes slamming) against the RACP.

Seeing my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 01:06:43 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180423/229795160d657b9d91864b0376b00e61.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2018, 03:51:45 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180421/1c44f93b6c7c4b3dc1776ef572d3a373.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2018, 02:58:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,449
Posted By rovert604
Subframe surprise

The trunk panel is not structural. I had that too. When doing Vincebar that had to come off. It carries no load acccept to create a floor for the trunk. What youíre seeing is the sound insulation...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-17-2018, 02:32:12 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 37,454
Posted By rovert604
Re: Closed - Group buy VinceBar ("subframe" fix)

I am beyond glad with that too! Even mom sits in the car and has no clue anything is modified. [emoji41]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 07:30:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,449
Posted By rovert604
Subframe surprise

I had that issue just like OP. But I caught those after we welded all the major stuff right at the subframe mounting points. I had extensive cracks that were large and made their way several inches. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-10-2018, 08:23:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By rovert604
Re: Aftermarket CSL wheels for stock '06 Comp?

Iíd replace the wheel. My friend had a very tiny hairline crack develop in his OEM wheel. The dialog between many people concluded that welding a wheel and causing more heat damage/weakness from the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-10-2018, 07:48:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By rovert604
Re: Aftermarket CSL wheels for stock '06 Comp?

Just replace it with a nice set of 19Ē ARC8s then. Youíll get all new wheels for a bit more money than just one OEM wheel. I have not heard of any ARC8 setups causing catastrophic/life threatening...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-07-2018, 05:45:40 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

I think when he pulled it out of the garage he hit the side of it. [emoji23] the car auto steered in anger of no snow drifting.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-03-2018, 01:31:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By rovert604
Re: Car dies going from high rpms to idle rpm

Wow Iíve never had a problem with mine once I had leaks sorted. Itís perfectly fine and the induction sound I get creates a great emotion when at WOT. [emoji1417][emoji1417]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 06:59:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,394
Posted By rovert604
Re: 2018 verdict on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

I'm not going to say all the roads I drive on are butter smooth and heavenly. We have our fair share of garbage roads too but I feel the ride has been very similar over that. I feel it's the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 05:59:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,394
Posted By rovert604
Re: 2018 verdict on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

I have Vincebar and Vinceskinz and Turner solid subframe bushings installed on my car. I canít say anything for other brands directly as Iíve only driven with this setup before OEM.

I run on BW...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 09:17:35 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 37,454
Posted By rovert604
Closed - Group buy VinceBar ("subframe" fix)

Turner solids. Little to nonexistent NVH addition. A whole lot of extra rear feeling and control added.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 04:10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By rovert604
Re: Car dies going from high rpms to idle rpm

Just undo everything from the intake plenum and put it back together nice and snug. I really didnít know where my leak was until I did that during some maintenance. Then I was pleasantly surprised...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-30-2018, 11:14:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By rovert604
Re: Car dies going from high rpms to idle rpm

Mostly an intake vacuum leak. I had that exact problem. I installed an intake and I didnít put everything back together tightly. It was so little of a crack open but enough to cause stalls.

Also...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 06:48:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By rovert604
Re: Small Bang Noise When Under Load

If they removed the diff from the subframe they probably didnít torque the front diff bolt tight enough. It needs 143lbs of torque. I had that issue and once I got under to tighten, all was good.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-27-2018, 03:02:56 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2018, 05:16:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By rovert604
Re: Trunk Storage solutions

I just have a large shallow cardboard box found in the Costco recycling bin with a bungee cord from on side from the other. The hooks pop out of the side carpet trunk trim. The box has some big holes...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-24-2018, 07:33:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By rovert604
Re: Questions about OE Bi-Xenon Headlights

You will need to do an alignment which is easy. All you truly need is a measuring tape and some painters tape.

The main part you want is to be able to drive right up to a wall where you can back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-18-2018, 07:26:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By rovert604
13.5F/13.0R steep driveway clearance.

I run 13.25Ē front and 12.75Ē rear and I can get to 99.5% of the places in the city, suburbs, and farms without touching the ground. Itís all in how you approach grades using your front wheel to be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 03:53:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By rovert604
Re: Another oil thread, I'm sorry.

Liquimoly since I got a smoking deal. I choose whatever is on sale. Iíve also ran Mobil or Castro 5-40 during a winter. Nothing to write home about. [emoji1417][emoji1417]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 01:41:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By rovert604
Re: Another oil thread, I'm sorry.

10w60 has been perfectly happy with my car during Vancouverís winter. Warmup periods take around the same time as summer since this oil has a long buffer period for warm up and cool off.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-13-2018, 04:43:07 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Borrowed a friendís wheels for a few days and took her on a shoot! Hereís the only one using my iPhone and editing in Lightroom. The phone totally didnít get the depth of Estoril though. Or maybe...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 08:31:35 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180311/9ba93e4659c220f4cd655d51ab556c5d.jpg

The Canadian E46Ms are coming out of hibernation.... [emoji51]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 03:20:26 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Just trying my friendís wheels to push the boundaries of fitment and see what can be done while keeping the car 100% daily driveable under fully aggressive cornering with passengers.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-09-2018, 10:08:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,428
Posted By rovert604
Re: Radar Detection & Anti Laser Setups - What's in your Arsenal?

I know this is a bump from the past but just wanted to let anyone know who was in the market for a great radar detector. The Uniden R3 is on sale TODAY only through eBay for $320USD.

The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-09-2018, 06:49:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By rovert604
Re: what causes idle rpm to stumble at random

Vacuum leak somewhere. Even if itís super super minor. Reposition and tighten it all back up. That was my issue.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 04:34:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By rovert604
Re: M3 Differential Mounting Bolts

Be sure to torque them correctly. I canít remember what they are off hand but i remember the single front bolt was 143lbs. If itís even a little lose the force of the engine will make the diff knock...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 10:42:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 33,554
Posted By rovert604
Re: DSC light on + Yellow 'Brake' light

Iíve had the issue and BMW scanner said pressure sensor. So while I had things partially apart I pulled all plugs off including the big DSC ECU connector down below. I just took them off and on a few...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 06:32:23 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Youíre my summer twin version!!!

While mine is parked on top of a snow mound. Well slightly beached too. LOL

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180227/1fa443c990214f52408211a75e0c021c.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-26-2018, 03:13:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By rovert604
Re: Coolant Pressure

Iím running a 1.2 cap on my car and Iíve had no issues for a couple years.

https://www.germanautosolutions.com/bmw_solutions/cooling_system/12_bar_coolant_cap/product_bmw_12_bar_cap.php
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 07:42:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fun New Noises!!! After Bushing Replacement

I assume the rear diff doesnít coincidentally need new fluid?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 07:08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fun New Noises!!! After Bushing Replacement

I believe itís higher. 154 or something. I know when I torqued it to 143 because my wrench couldnít only go that high, my noises went away. Just had to borrow a buddyís big wrench to get it tighter.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 07:05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fun New Noises!!! After Bushing Replacement

Sounds like the front diff bolt is loose. It takes an incredible amount of torque to tighten. Sometimes things come loose once driving. Check the two ďlow torqueĒ rear torx bolts for the rear diff...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 02:14:10 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

The E39 with snows is good because itís so heavy it can squish down snow better if itís too high. But I find the way it delivers 322ftlbs of torque so low in RPM to one wheel makes the car not as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 02:36:03 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Well todayís snow storm was a bit more crazier than anticipated. LOL. But baby blue muscles through everything Mother Nature had to throw at her. What an amazing car to be able to tear it up on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-18-2018, 08:59:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By rovert604
Re: STOLEN - tragedy.

LOL. Condolences to your one lonely side gill! Separation anxiety may follow!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-18-2018, 11:23:27 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Thanks man!!

Went out playing in the snow tonight and also go save my buddy from abandoning his 135i getting stuck on a hill. A huge snowfall caught him by surprise and his well treaded AS3+...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 08:05:56 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Got her back from the shop! New paint on the drivers side.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180217/388987e8e07410bbb8b635505a0a4d1d.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 08:03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By rovert604
Re: Missed shift 3rd to 5th m3

Yup. Ummm you need BMW scanner or something else to diagnose the light. Maybe something coincidental triggered it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 05:11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By rovert604
Re: Missed shift 3rd to 5th m3

And Iíve grinded plenty of times just lightly because my left foot was lazy and didnít fully depress. Haha. After I feel like Iíve done it enough like a few times a year. Iíll just swap out the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 04:10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By rovert604
Re: Missed shift 3rd to 5th m3

Zero harm would have occurred. I skip gears all the time going up or down.

Passenger seat has a seat occupancy airbag sensor. If youíre seat is unplugged then the system will think thereís an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 05:28:10 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Yup I use that maintenance spray every other month during when I actually clean the car. Winter it doesnít get much cleaning. LOL

The spray method consist of drying the car, then spraying a tiny...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 04:04:57 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

I have it but I live in a place with an abundance of water. LOL. Never had to use it! If I was in Cape Town maybe I would! Although a clean car would be the lease of my worries when I would need to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 03:41:50 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Mine is warrantied for 2 years. But with proper care itíll last even longer. Iím at just about 3 years and the finish is still good. Itís still too slippery for wax to stick to so itís a waste. Iíve...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-13-2018, 11:17:04 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

What does Feynlab do extra that my cQuartz Pro doesnít do? Tech is changing so fast!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-13-2018, 04:10:21 AM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Not much came out unscathed. Even an aging ceramic coating could not withstand the tensile explosion of glass raining down on the exterior shoulder. The leather was pieced with glass and cut up in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-10-2018, 01:40:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By rovert604
K&P Engineering stainless steel reusable oil filter

I think it would make sense if you had a separate container where you bath car parts in a reusable degreaser. Then all the heavy stuff just falls to the bottom of the bath.

But yeah if you donít...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-09-2018, 04:37:13 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Thereís an Estoril with the correct state of window. [emoji23][emoji1417]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-09-2018, 12:22:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,251
Posted By rovert604
Re: Money shift

http://www.bmw-driver.net/forum/showpost.php?p=378366&postcount=1
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 10:56:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,251
Posted By rovert604
Money shift

You might also want to open up the other side of the tank...the suction jet pump which keeps leftover fuel going to the pump side sometimes comes loose so vacuum isn't strong enough anymore to pull...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 10:38:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,351
Posted By rovert604
2006 m3 racp

You may also want to check for separation along the bottom lip of the inner wheel well. Mine was coming apart there as well. We caught that last minute.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 09:03:56 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Absolutely nothing. I have donít have anything visible when I park. It looks like a showroom BMW. LOL. It was just an act of smash and laugh?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 08:10:41 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 412,406
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Well then.... this made for a busy morning. LOL

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/0462254a03a3059cad4c02f698c8a7f9.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 02:15:50 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 81,347
Posted By rovert604
Re: Post your exhaust setup!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/9f8b8fe8c52d4a718470022b7bc79e3f.jpg

My AR20 said aero on it!
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