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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jun-21-2019, 08:16:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: E46 M3 - Complete MCS 1-Way Adjustable Suspension

Dibs if still for sale, Iím in Colorado so shipping wonít be too bad.

Only really need the dampers if anyone wants the other bits and pieces.
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Fri, Jun-21-2019, 06:01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: h&r street or bilstein pss coilovers

Interested in the dampers for an e46m. On sent
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 08:07:04 PM
Replies: 5,246
Views: 470,848
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

You can imagine the look on these subbi guys faces when I roll past them in the M3 Enduro Bimmer. I got a laugh watching the video.
...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Sun, Jun-16-2019, 08:03:14 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 24,917
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

Would you be able to keep the ///M? This is the best series to own if you can be a collector.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 07:41:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Blaikenstein
What did you do for an ///M Today

I think most of the ones Iíve seen havenít had the tape
Forum: General BMW Discussion Sun, Jun-16-2019, 07:40:16 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 24,917
Posted By Blaikenstein
Should I sell my e46 for M2?

Same, weíre all here because we canít afford a Porsche yet

Edit: a 996 turbo at ~45k is a solid deal too
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 07:33:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do for an ///M Today

Did you use the butyl tape on the csb? I put it in but itís messy and it didnít have it originally.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 01:27:34 AM
Replies: 5,246
Views: 470,848
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

17x10 arc 8ís with stock top hats +1-2Ē for snow clearance
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 01:26:11 AM
Replies: 5,246
Views: 470,848
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Mostly for the winter/ski season but it worked very well on some fairly rutted dirt roads.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 12:59:17 AM
Replies: 5,246
Views: 470,848
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 07:58:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do for an ///M Today

Started another vanos/valve adjustment for a local car heading to a track day. Silver grey looks good in person.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-13-2019, 12:39:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

For sure, Iíve been busy with my subframe but Iíll be focused on getting the damper project moving once I recover.

Are you asking if the pin physically fits into the hole? I can check that pretty...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-13-2019, 12:37:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

Not a dumb question at all, boosted engines need all the help they can get. This unit replaces the stock one and I would think itíll work just fine unless your sc needs a different pulley.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-12-2019, 07:01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,314
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Airless Tires From Michelin

Hehe, I do live in the mile high city so your not off base.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-12-2019, 04:03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,314
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Airless Tires From Michelin

Haha just what I needed, a sassy a$$ stay puff marsh mellow man to kick the day off!

I didnít realize the collective idiocracy had beaten the auto Industry into submission. All my vehicles still...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-12-2019, 01:24:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,314
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Airless Tires From Michelin

How will they adapt for different weight loads? The internal supports are fixed and constant but vehicle weights will vary several hundred lbs or more depending on daily, road trips and towing.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-11-2019, 10:42:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,314
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Airless Tires From Michelin

These look like theyíd be heavy as all hell.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-11-2019, 10:33:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,818
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: BlAikensteinís Enduro Bimmer Build

I had my buddy weld up the cracks and I used epoxy for the plates. They were a serious PITA to for to the body, Iíd honestly do the tms plates of cracking isnít extensive and get a topside...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, Jun-11-2019, 05:51:53 AM
Replies: 1
WTB: Vince bar.
Views: 371
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Vince bar.

I just did plates but didnít have time to do the vincebar and donít see myself going back any time soon. It is an epoxy/rivit simplified version from the last group buy Vince did.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-11-2019, 03:45:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,818
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: BlAikensteinís Enduro Bimmer Build

Just wrapped up the underside of the subframe with redish plates and CMP solid bushings. The plates were a PITA to get shaped correctly but the coverage is good. I had a small crack in the drivers...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jun-11-2019, 03:30:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,794
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: OFFICIAL - New Yearís Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Just finished installing these bushings with redish plates. I drove it straight to get an alignment but with the rear seats out I couldnít notice a difference in nvh.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-09-2019, 06:32:48 PM
Replies: 10,025
Views: 671,478
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

About to finish cleaning this and put it where it goes.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-03-2019, 06:30:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: To Do: Vanos/Rod Bearings Vs Subframe

This is great advice assuming your hub isnít busted. Iíd add in the beisan chain guide as well, Iíve not seen one intact >100k yet.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-03-2019, 05:51:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do for an ///M Today

The front windshield gets destroyed when they take it out but the rear was able to come out whole, he had one of the mobile install people come out to his house to remove them. He used a regular...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-03-2019, 05:35:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: To Do: Vanos/Rod Bearings Vs Subframe

I would start with your known failure - the subframe. If you havenít done a valve adjustment yet you can knock that out and check your hub for failure. My hub was broken so I started there, then I...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Jun-02-2019, 11:04:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,818
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: BlAikensteinís Enduro Bimmer Build

Thanks! Itís the last major fail point I need to address before itís ready for heavy use. Its on st coils right now but Iím hoping to change that after the subframe.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-02-2019, 06:27:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do for an ///M Today

Totally hardcore but the swap is doable in a weekend if your ready.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-02-2019, 06:19:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do for an ///M Today

Meet local STU racer Kai Jones to lend a hand with timing after his vanos install. Knocked out a valve adjustment while we were in there. This was about a month halter breaking my hand skiing, glad...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-02-2019, 06:06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do for an ///M Today

Vanos and valve adjustment for a local 2006 ZCP. The car needs to be driven/harder and more often but it sounds good and ready.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-02-2019, 05:25:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do for an ///M Today

Helped my buddy prep for a carbon roof. He knew I was interested in doing my roof down the road so we linked up and got after it.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-02-2019, 05:22:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Blaikenstein
What did you do for an ///M Today

This thread is about what your doing for other peoples ///Mís. Whether itís paid or helping a friend lets see it.
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Jun-02-2019, 04:49:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,818
Posted By Blaikenstein
BlAikensteinís Enduro Bimmer Build

Getting closer to takeoff.
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-25-2019, 01:50:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

Laser or perforated embossed logo on the box
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Quality control sticker with employee initials ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-24-2019, 06:51:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By Blaikenstein
Fuel pump

I remember reading a while back about the a way check valve maybe in the fuel pump wearing out and allowing fuel to flow back to the tank. It kinda sounds to me like your not get enough fuel pressure...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-24-2019, 05:57:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,675
Posted By Blaikenstein
E46 Custom Heavy Duty High Pressure Power Steering Lines

Thanks for doing this and taking care of the guys testing them. Iím all for forum members making experimental pieces for the platform. If they work great, if they donít at least we have a data point...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-23-2019, 02:10:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,351
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Breakthrough discovery about the Spal 30102082 Fan! The Most powerful sealed fan

I thought the e46 non m fan was the most powerful fan? Itís a bit of a hack job to get it to fit though.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-22-2019, 06:07:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,237
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Suspension - OEM Sachs vs Bilstein B12 Pro Kit

Awesome thanks for the feedback. Iíd heard conflicting info on mcs street manners. The pss10ís would be the budget option but the mcsís are the end goal.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-22-2019, 04:05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,237
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Suspension - OEM Sachs vs Bilstein B12 Pro Kit

Lowering pressures brings the billies in line with the flat ride approach. These dampers tend to get good reviews but I think your right to just save a bit more and get a true coilover.

Iíve been...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-22-2019, 03:39:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,237
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Suspension - OEM Sachs vs Bilstein B12 Pro Kit

How straight forward is it to lower the gas pressure on the billies? Is that something a local shop can do or do you need to send them off to FCM? Also wondering if you can have shrader valves...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, May-22-2019, 02:32:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,675
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: E46 Custom Heavy Duty High Pressure Power Steering Lines

Thanks for trying them out, OEM through FCP it is.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-22-2019, 02:26:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,237
Posted By Blaikenstein
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, May-20-2019, 05:55:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Fuel Pump Died - OE or Radium?

I went with the radium kit with a walbro 255 and so far no issues. The only time Iíve ever noticed it was when itís priming but you hear the OE too. The walbro unit has a different type of gear in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-20-2019, 01:15:40 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 33,909
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

What do you guys think about building koni fsdís for the m3 with flat ride 300/600 springs? They would be a bit under pressurized for the m3 traditionally but flat rise kinda wants the least damping...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-20-2019, 12:53:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Blaikenstein
PSA: If your AC leaks, try replacing your schrader valves

You can get most big box auto places to pull the refrigerant, $75-150 I believe.

My local Conoco gas station had the tool
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-19-2019, 11:44:50 PM
Replies: 10,025
Views: 671,478
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Yikes, good catch. I got to do a warm up drive around the neighborhood but havenít put it through itís paces. If it starts acting funny Iíll assume itís important and adjust it.

If it nothing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-19-2019, 11:19:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

I was having lunch with a local STU racer and he has one of these filters. He strictly uses his car for time trials and autox so he doesnít have a lot of time on it. He sent me a few vids of it with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-19-2019, 11:11:35 PM
Replies: 10,025
Views: 671,478
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Second time on mine, 4th time in the past year. A valve adjustment itself is maybe 2.5-4 hours depending on adjustments.

donít take the hood off, spend that time cleaning the valve cover mating...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-19-2019, 03:08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,287
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Anyone Change Timing Chain Tensioner

I had this happen when I dropped an old one. I donít think thereís anything wrong with it being in two pieces but for piece of mind you can put it back together. Thereís an internal snap ring that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-19-2019, 02:55:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Radium Fuel Filter Kit

One of my buddies has been telling me about this kit for a while. He has a dedicated STU car and knows what heís talking about. I donít know a ton about upgrading the fuel filter so I have some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-19-2019, 04:53:05 AM
Replies: 10,025
Views: 671,478
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Knocked out a valve adjustment and redid my timing. Car feels smooth
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-19-2019, 03:33:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

Stock damper looks fine.

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I knocked...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-18-2019, 03:05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

I had asked earlier if a dyno would show any changes, not necessary in power but potentially smoothen the delivery. I have a mechanics stethoscope that I can maybe connect to my phone? Or if any of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-17-2019, 04:24:07 PM
Replies: 5,246
Views: 470,848
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Careful, the BMW M division will get butthurt again.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-17-2019, 01:54:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

Another thread

http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=415389
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-17-2019, 01:43:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

Iím not sure you went through the 4 pages of both of those threads but no big deal. Something your overlooking is the rubber throughout this car is not great and with them getting 10+ years old...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 05:12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

Iím going to mount the Ross damper this weekend so long as my crank bolts come in on time so Iíll let you know if thereís an immediate change. If everything goes as planned this will be a track...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-15-2019, 07:15:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

Would a before and after dyno show a change based on harmonics? I can maybe get a baseline pull Friday before putting this on Saturday.

If thereís another way of objectively measuring a change...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-14-2019, 05:34:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: OEM Rotors or CSL?

You donít need to save the original box, on their return sheet you enter the replacement order number and just put your old part in the replacement box. This way you donít have to wait for shipping...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-14-2019, 03:56:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: OEM Rotors or CSL?

I now buy all my consumables for the m3 as well as my wifeís Land Rover through fcp. I made the mistake of buying my initial round of maintenance items through ecs because their packaged kits were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-14-2019, 01:13:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: OEM Rotors or CSL?

Iím going with the stock 325 rotors and will upgrade to the euro 325. With the db9 vagbratechnic kit you have both 325 and 345 options
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-14-2019, 01:11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: OEM Rotors or CSL?

Their semi floating like the csl
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-13-2019, 05:56:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,480
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ecs vs bimmerworld vanos line?

This is the piece I bought, mostly because the BW was out of stock but good deal with the lifetime warranty. I do think it has a higher rating then all the others. I personally think itís a bit...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, May-13-2019, 04:54:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: E46 M3 PFC direct drive rotors performance friction

Are these stock or csl/zcp sizing?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-13-2019, 03:54:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

Most people just replace the stock unit after 100kish. If your driving the car hard maybe every 70k and if itís a serious track car every season.

The only upgrade option thatís been available was...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, May-12-2019, 11:26:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ground Control E46 M3 Complete coil over suspension double adjustable

Would you consider selling just the dampers? I have brand new camber plates and weight jacks and plan to run 2.25 springs 300/600.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-12-2019, 02:41:06 PM
Replies: 10,025
Views: 671,478
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Prepping for my vincebar.

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Forum: Member Journals Sun, May-12-2019, 02:39:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,818
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: BlAikensteinís Build

Started prepping for the vincebar
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-11-2019, 03:38:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Brake Cooling Ducts for dual Street/Track car

Looks really clean. Middle album for the motion Motorsport panel is empty.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-11-2019, 04:38:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer and more

No, itís a complete unit. Just need hardware
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-11-2019, 04:13:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,818
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: BlAikensteinís Build

Ross Performance Parts harmonic damper

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-11-2019, 04:07:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer and more

Seems solid

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-10-2019, 05:32:17 PM
Replies: 10,025
Views: 671,478
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Dang thatís slick! Howíd you get at the internal bump stop? Let us know how it rides.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-10-2019, 03:07:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

Interesting article on stainless steel filters. Something they mention that I hadnít thought about was the paper oil filter captures water whereas SS will not. An added plus with the SS filter is...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-10-2019, 02:56:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,818
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: BlAikensteinís Build

Time attack shake down with the arc 8ís and conti extreme contact sports. This combo is definitely lighter but I donít have a scale to confirm. I need camber like a mofo so swapping top hats before...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 11:27:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

Heís washing it in the sink with soap. Some oil goes down but not brake cleaner. Might not be the best way to clean it but whatever
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 10:22:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

Ladies and gentlemen real world feedback!

Have you done any oil analysis before and after? Iím guessing thatís a main component of if itís working better or not. Did you notice any change in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 08:44:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

First of all thanks for your feedback. Itís really looking like Iím on an uncharted island with this one.

What Iím wanting to explore here is if this type of product can improve on the stock...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 06:54:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

Nice find! I need to start venturing outside the m3forum ecosystem.

I donít remember ever having issues with my 323 or 330ís fram filter but I think Iíve only used Mann with the M. Good data...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 04:40:44 PM
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Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

(Not arguing, just inquisitive)

They have a testing section on their site (admittedly a bad site). Iím not sure how to read their data but they have it and itís done by an ďaccreditedĒ lab. Take a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 04:23:30 PM
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Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 04:09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

Pros:
Better flow/filtration rates rate would help the s54 on track and during cold starts?


Cons:
*shiny
Valid argument about proper cleaning procedure, would probably ultrasonic twice per...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 03:58:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

They basically take the Mann/fram filter and reverse engineer the dimensions but use stainless steel caps and a fine stainless steel mesh for the baffling.





Whatís the extended story here?...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 12:52:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

Haha, at least itís not another oil thread right?!

Seriously interested to hear the debate against it. It is pricey and the oil system on our cars is important/temperamental but that doesnít mean...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 06:05:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,299
Posted By Blaikenstein
K&P Engineering stainless steel Oil Filter

I was introduced to this company today that caught my interest. They make reusable oil filters out of a medical grade 304 stainless steel mesh for a lot of applications, one of which is the s54.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-08-2019, 01:26:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer and more

Just got my tracking number. Iíll post of side by side pics with a new stock soon.
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, May-07-2019, 02:49:49 AM
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Views: 139
Posted By Blaikenstein
MCS Single or Double non-remote

I'm looking to get the best ride possible for daily driving, weekend road trips as well as a competitive weekend track car. I like that MCS is a modular shock so I would be plenty happy starting with...
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Mon, May-06-2019, 06:39:29 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 153,150
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: DIY: Subframe reinforcement epoxy/foam method. e46

Has anyone tried to epoxy the reddish plates? They cover a lot more area but they also require a little bit of sledge hammer forming. I think I can hold them in place with a lug bolt to do the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, May-06-2019, 06:20:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ground control front sway bar $275 obo

Thereís a medium bar and a race bar. I believe the dimensions are in the flat rise thread.

Iíve got some projects in the hopper but this bar is on the list. Iíll let you know soon
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-03-2019, 03:15:15 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 23,017
Posted By Blaikenstein
Shadesbro E46 M3 Build Journal

Lemme know when you make the switch. If your *rennline arenít spoken for Iíd be interested.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-03-2019, 01:26:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Surge/Stutter/bucking issue

My car did was acting this way right before the fuel pump died in rush hour traffic. I picked up the radium kit for pretty cheap and itís been fine since
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-03-2019, 03:58:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 953
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: SMG Brushless motor

Find an upgraded accumulator and make a frankenSMG!

I love seeing experiments play out
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-03-2019, 03:28:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer and more

Nice! Iíll for sure keep you posted. If it goes well Iím hoping to help set up a group buy. I would love to get Ross plugged into the US market and help all the s54ís live longer.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-03-2019, 03:21:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer and more

Alright, I should have an S54 Ross Damper in hand and on my car in the next couple of weeks depending on shipping and when I can get a weekend to put it in. I'm doing a time attack this weekend so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 02:55:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer and more

They carry a lifetime warranty against mfg defects, that always inspires confidence.

Email from Aaron at Ross performance:

ďHey Blake,

Yes our products come with a lifetime warranty on the...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, Apr-30-2019, 01:34:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By Blaikenstein
Vincebar install kit

Im looking to buy or rent the longer drill bit, hole saw, and thread tap. Iím planning to follow the epoxy/rivet install for the vincebar and PSDesigns plates.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 06:51:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer and more

Some GTR forum talk on the Ross damper:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gtr.co.uk/forum/153018-ross-tuffbond-vs-ati-crank-damper.html%3Famp%3D1
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 02:03:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer and more

I canít imagine 1200hp in an s54. The damper I linked is their bottom line but it does look like they have a few more tiers for other applications.

I emailed them about shipping to the states, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 12:37:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Blaikenstein
Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

Has anyone heard of this company before? Their based out of Australia and look to have some interesting parts for the s54. I found them looking at their damper specifically. Right now the AUD/USD...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Apr-28-2019, 10:49:28 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 23,017
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: Shadesbro E46 M3 Build Journal

Looks like a great piece of kit. How are you liking your rennsport pedals?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-26-2019, 03:58:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,130
Posted By Blaikenstein
Re: E46 M3 MCS 3 Way with Ground Control hardware

Will the camber plates work with st struts? Plan to upgrade dampers after my subframe, looks like 2way mcs but need to work with whatís on the car right now. Also interested in the weight jacks
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