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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-20-2018, 03:29:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,416
Posted By oceansize
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

I had no idea people actually used auto mode but I suppose in a more urban area it might prove somewhat less taxing. I've used auto mode once. No like but I'll give it another go now that I know...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 07:02:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,416
Posted By oceansize
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

This. I love my SMG and won't hesitate to buy the coupe I'm looking for in SMG but at low RPM it can be annoying.

People should buy cars for a purpose and with regards to their surroundings. My...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 06:41:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By oceansize
Re: re-attaching door card leather

One method in this thread (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=489119)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-15-2018, 01:27:41 AM
Replies: 9,422
Views: 626,351
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Dude... you are going to love it. I really enjoy mine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 04:36:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By oceansize
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

DD has to be reliable otherwise we would all be tired of wrenching. If I get frustrated/tired/mad I drop the tools and walk away instantly. There was a time I couldn't walk away but that was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 09:56:15 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

You can use the money you save by buying dove grey to do an interior swap which is particularly easy if your just going straight black. Harder to find and more expensive if looking for imola,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 09:43:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,530
Posted By oceansize
Re: E46 M3 being Forgotten...

I'm on the flip side of kids as my kids are both High School age which means I'm no longer coaching their sports, helping with Homework, and other miscellaneous day to day stuff, etc.

My life...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 08:29:39 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Based off BAT, a sizable amount. But then so many other factors come into play such as year, interior/exterior color, sun roof, zcp, and most important of all mileage.

There is one thing I can...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 08:20:16 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

IMO if the car hadn't been two different colors it would have sold much, much higher. It isn't a cheap fix (source worked in body shop in another life for a long time). Also I have a spread sheet...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 08:09:42 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

You may want to consider putting yours up on BAT. I saw your car and it looks unmolested and low mileage. Of course SMG and Dove which I'm sure is what is hurting you. Don't know what people in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 08:54:09 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

41.5k for beastmobile's car. I thought it would go at least a little higher.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 08:03:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,416
Posted By oceansize
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

I don't know about all that but I think my IQ dropped even further having read that post.

Be right back though as I'm going to drive my convertible whilst looking cool, texting, with a car full of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 09:09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By oceansize
Re: Do all verts have this gap on the inside?

No. That gap should not exist.

Edit: going to guess the lateral trim panel, the one that sits flush with the tonneau cover, is bent downwards.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:20:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,416
Posted By oceansize
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

Don't know but since I'm in the market for a second M3 I use it as a baseline for what different levels of our cars should "roughly" sell for. Why? Because many people on these here interwebs lie...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:00:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,416
Posted By oceansize
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

Averages crunched from BAT

Here is the chart. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Sb8fsTIM4Q6o2jjHX92NjUktbgOpZrxjdi-iwivqPCc/edit#gid=413769884) Second tab...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 03:48:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,888
Posted By oceansize
Re: Convertible Top makes horrible clicking noise during open / close

You the man. Thanks for the info.

Edit: I just ordered.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 03:44:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,888
Posted By oceansize
Re: Convertible Top makes horrible clicking noise during open / close

Great timing. I had to do this fix to my top about a month ago and was going to order a new flap motor and install in the spring.

Is this the seller...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 03:24:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,888
Posted By oceansize
Re: Convertible Top makes horrible clicking noise during open / close

The only manual resync I'm aware of for the e46 is using the allen key to reset the button.

Did you look at post 2 and examine the plastic piece attached to the flap motor plastic cover?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 10:20:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,416
Posted By oceansize
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

Somehow read right over that.... I wonder if when I'm driving down the road everyone thinks I'm riding dirty? :taser:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 08:43:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,416
Posted By oceansize
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

Like that Red, don't see too many hardtops that color or at least I haven't.

OP, I'm in the market for a second M3 but this time a coupe. I want a driver and don't mind DIY so I'm looking at 75k...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 08:25:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,416
Posted By oceansize
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

And for 1/2 of 1/2 try a Tiag SMG Vert.... :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 08:22:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,416
Posted By oceansize
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

An overlooked plus, IMO, with the vert is how you can change looks so try and find a hardtoop:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1904/45229078912_4d04e16236_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bUJRpo)
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 04:21:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By oceansize
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 01:34:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By oceansize
Re: Transmission Swap Difficulty (SMG)

They do. Remove a bunch of plastic, unscrew a plug, find your transfer pump,
and then add more fluid till it overruns. What could be simpler? :rofl3:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 01:25:41 AM
Replies: 9,422
Views: 626,351
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Changed the transmission fluid. After reading threads on what to use to since the OE stuff was discontinued I went with Ravenol MTF-2 75W-80. Went for a nice long drive, so far so good.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-02-2018, 06:49:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By oceansize
Re: Transmission Swap Difficulty (SMG)

mpartsworldwide. If I'm not mistaken the guys that own/work there are forum members. forum member names: lagunasec and galvezj11
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-02-2018, 03:25:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By oceansize
Re: Going from struts to coilover, back to struts

Vert discussion (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=602974) on this same topic...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-02-2018, 03:56:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,770
Posted By oceansize
Re: New Radio Option for e46, Alpine Halo9

Looks to be a European model meaning the FM radio will not work correct?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-02-2018, 03:05:56 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I was thinking even higher but the car is modified (I think gloriously so) which is why I'm curious to see where it goes. T

ECS sells that King of all BMW intakes for $8537.16 and that BBK is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-02-2018, 02:36:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By oceansize
Re: Vert Shocks (and other suspension questions)

I wish I could give you some answers on this James but the first thing I did when I got the car was put in the KW v2 (a mistake for verts as I noted) and then moved to the Koni/Eibach setup found in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-01-2018, 09:35:51 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Nothing or everything depending on who you ask. :goodluck:

I like everyone on this forum including all of you overly righteous gloriously picky bastards so don't yell at me. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-01-2018, 09:23:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,770
Posted By oceansize
Re: New Radio Option for e46, Alpine Halo9

I have no doubt that is the case but at 500 dollars I may have to accept the sacrifice as I don't think anything stupendous and completely satisfying will be released for our cars anytime soon...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-01-2018, 02:13:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,770
Posted By oceansize
Re: New Radio Option for e46, Alpine Halo9

I've been looking at the Dynavin myself and actually like it better than the Avin and from what I've read the dude/company who is the primary seller provides excellent service. What makes you choose...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-01-2018, 01:15:55 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I think quite a few people were. Will be interesting to see where this lands price wise. A JB ZCP with 52k went for $39.2k and a Non-ZCP JB with 16k miles went for $38k. What is that OE Airbox...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-31-2018, 11:55:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,770
Posted By oceansize
Re: New Radio Option for e46, Alpine Halo9

With the Avant 3 now at $500 (which IMO is where it should have been priced all along) it is hard to consider anything else that is OE in appearance but others may want something more polished where...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-31-2018, 10:59:11 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Yep. Here (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=466188).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-31-2018, 10:53:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,770
Posted By oceansize
Re: New Radio Option for e46, Alpine Halo9

In case others aren't members there.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-31-2018, 10:37:48 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Here ya go boys. Equipped (https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2004-bmw-m3-30/) with a Die Wethje CSL airbox. I'm tempted...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-31-2018, 06:31:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By oceansize
Re: Vert Shocks (and other suspension questions)

KW doesn't publish their spring rates and what I last found posted is very old so I'm not sure there is a reliable source.

I've never seen anyone publish corner weights for the vert (we don't get...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-31-2018, 01:59:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By oceansize
Re: Vert Shocks (and other suspension questions)

I have 600lb linear springs on the rear of my coilover's (GC) and have no issues with comfort although I guess that could greatly depend on the quality of your roads. Remember that our verts pack...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-30-2018, 01:54:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By oceansize
Re: One piece driveshaft? Experience?

FYI: They list it as being balanced at 9.5k now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-29-2018, 03:03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front seat backrest pin part #

I believe this (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/clip/52201964201/) is it.

Taken from here (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=429014).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-25-2018, 07:14:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By oceansize
Re: Armor Tech Powdercoating terrible work (advice)

Ok, I for real laughed out loud on this one. Well done sir.

Not laughing at your situation Paulo, but that was well played.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-25-2018, 04:18:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By oceansize
Re: Whining whistle noise on load

What makes you think their diagnosis is correct? Have you pulled codes for the SMG issue you mentioned? Checked fluid levels/leaks for transmission and diff?

I'm not the best diagnostics guy so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-25-2018, 03:11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By oceansize
Re: Whining whistle noise on load

I think it is time for a indy shop. There are high quality people at dealerships so no insults from me but that estimate is well, ridiculous. Find an independent near you that knows our cars and do...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 06:40:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By oceansize
Re: Any decent options for a SMG shift knob replacement?

Which options did you get? Neoprene? Illuminated?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 06:40:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By oceansize
Re: Any decent options for a SMG shift knob replacement?

Thanks for this since I've been hesitant as I haven't seen many pics but of course on the website it does look nice.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 05:01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By oceansize
Re: Any decent options for a SMG shift knob replacement?

The prices at the bottom of the link are just for the SMG knob. The pictures are just illustrate you can buy a whole set.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 03:56:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By oceansize
Re: Any decent options for a SMG shift knob replacement?

Also this option (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=100928).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 03:53:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By oceansize
Re: Any decent options for a SMG shift knob replacement?

Everyone has different ideas of reasonably priced but generally in my opinion you find a used one in excellent condition. There really aren't many options for third party SMG knobs. Hopefully...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Oct-24-2018, 01:09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,900
Posted By oceansize
Re: Scammer alert: maximz

I'm still a relatively new member and I know who you are as your reputation precedes you. I don't think anyone would take his claims seriously.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-23-2018, 11:13:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,986
Posted By oceansize
Re: Carbon Fiber Interior Trim

posted wrong link. (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum//showthread.php?t=311701) post 3 and 9 have a little first hand knowledge.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-23-2018, 06:58:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,986
Posted By oceansize
Re: Carbon Fiber Interior Trim

Good thread, particularly first 10 or so posts (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=562562)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-23-2018, 06:54:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,249
Posted By oceansize
Re: Post pics of favorite TIAG m3...

I love that black and cinnamon with tiag. Original or swap?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-23-2018, 06:48:57 PM
Replies: 4,977
Views: 441,418
Posted By oceansize
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-23-2018, 06:45:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,523
Posted By oceansize
Re: Best battery at the moment?

If I remember correctly they both fit and little to no difference. People tend to buy whichever is cheaper. I think the H8 is usually cheaper so everyone buys those.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-22-2018, 02:28:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By oceansize
Re: SMG Paddle Click on Shift or Lack Thereof

Bump is the appropriate word that I couldn't come up with. Makes me wonder if mine are normal then. I was sort of hoping they weren't as I would like a bit more of a mechanical keyboard feel for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-22-2018, 02:17:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By oceansize
Re: SMG Paddle Click on Shift or Lack Thereof

No aftermarket paddles. Thanks for the advice on the install and I should have known there would be a gotcha or four.

There is certainly no audible click (maybe that is normal) and there is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-22-2018, 02:09:56 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,249
Posted By oceansize
Re: Post pics of favorite TIAG m3...

Always felt from a curb appeal perspective this guy killed it (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=455615). Beautiful look and very clean. I'm not much of a stance guy as I run 13.25...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-22-2018, 01:41:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By oceansize
Re: SMG Paddle Click on Shift or Lack Thereof

Good to know. It was tough for me to believe that they start life as muted and mushy as mine seem to be.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-22-2018, 01:40:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By oceansize
Re: Need help finding a part number for windshield washer reservoir bolt.

Actually that is good advice. I couldn't remember for sure if there was anything special about it. If nothing special just save the dollars and find something that fits but since I happened to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-22-2018, 01:35:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By oceansize
Re: Need help finding a part number for windshield washer reservoir bolt.

This (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/trim-mounting-screw-priced-each/54218251229/) is what I used. I was in the same predicament and had ordered the hardware kit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-22-2018, 12:32:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By oceansize
SMG Paddle Click on Shift or Lack Thereof

Question for the guys who got in on SMG cars with relatively low miles/use.

What should the SMG paddle shift "feel" like? Should it be "clicky" or muted/mushy? I don't have any issues with the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 12:33:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By oceansize
Re: Brothers: Your Winter Service Items?

Motor Mounts
Transmission Mounts
Power Steering Hoses
Possible complete respray
SMG Relocation
Undercarriage Cleaning
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 01:56:48 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,115
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

DD is a lightly modded Focus ST. Coilovers, Cobb stage 3 (exhaust, tune, larger turbo intercooler, etc.), and short shifter. Don't kill me but I swear the little thing is fun. Not fast at all but...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 11:26:10 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,056
Posted By oceansize
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

Joyously ridiculous. Bravo.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 01:34:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By oceansize
Re: Need advice choosing coilover spring rates

Here (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=539762) is an old thread that discussed this.

I'm on koni with eibach red 500/600 in my vert and have no complaints. Full soft front an rear....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 10:11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Believe me I was really hoping this wasn't some required magical $18 bolt that couldn't be substituted. Ridiculously expensive for that 55mm.
:jawdrop:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 06:22:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Thanks kcalhoun27. How did I forget about realoem? I've used it like 50k times.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 06:21:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

I did and they are 35mm but I was wanting to make sure I wasn't supposed to use the 55mm ones.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-13-2018, 06:12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By oceansize
KW v2 Coilovers with less 3500 miles

SOLD !!!!!

KW v2 Coilovers with less than 3500 miles. Meyle HD end links. Tower lock nuts are brand new.

Convertibles weigh considerably more than the coupes and as a result I needed to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 02:53:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Screen shot of what confused me. At the bottom of select your vehicle. This is the $18 bolt.

I'll just go with the M10x35.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1964/44558318824_762ed9d8da_b.jpg...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 02:34:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Do you guys know if they are actually the 55mm bolt or the 35mm bolt? Just wondering because the 55mm bolt is $18 :screwy:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 02:32:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Here is the old thread (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=400577).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 02:23:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By oceansize
Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

I was reassembling car after suspension work and one bolt wouldn't screw in easily regardless of which hole I tried. I studied the bolt and noticed a thread was hosed. No problem I will get another...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 12:23:32 AM
Replies: 4,977
Views: 441,418
Posted By oceansize
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

New 19 Apex ARC-8s. I went back and forth for a long time on which wheels I wanted but the ARC-8s do go really well with the car and of course the weight is nice. Went profile 3 as I like the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 11:57:17 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,115
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Will admit that looks car looks good. I still don't want it but it is sharp. However, I stared at those cars a long time this morning from every angle as I didn't want to do them a disservice but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 09:59:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By oceansize
Re: Please Help!!

Give your location and members can probably point you to a good Indy with BMW experience.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 04:56:56 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,115
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Looks only as I didn't want to deal with salesman too much. Yes I found it moderately bland but not as bland as the new M3. The e46 M3 is my absolute favorite car of all time in terms of curb...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 04:28:04 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,115
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

This. I don't want something I can't work on. I know most consumers don't care about that aspect.

Do you all have any insight into what DIY is like on the latest M3s? Or is everyone avoiding...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 02:21:24 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Dude.... Did you buy that beast rare IB and white beast?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 12:59:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,425
Posted By oceansize
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

FYI, I will be posting a used set of KW v2 with less than 3,500 miles for sale tomorrow. I moved to GC was because I'm in a vert, which is considerably heavier, an need higher spring rates. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 02:29:00 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,975
Posted By oceansize
Re: DIY People: Share your garage setup/tools

I picked up this General tool cabinet (http://www.hfqpdb.com/best_coupon/72%22+X+22%22+TRIPLE+BANK+EXTRA+DEEP+CABINET) for $999. It is massive and seems well made. I'm impressed with it. The only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 02:09:18 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,115
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Caught that and my first thought was "you sir are a dumb a$$".
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 02:05:22 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,115
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I live in a smallish city in TN and I can tell you people love this car. I can't pull into a gas station, sporting event, shopping center, or restaurant without at least one full grown man getting...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 01:57:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,180
Posted By oceansize
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

Thanks for the information everyone. This certainly gives me enough background to make an informed choice.

Related question, what is the preferred method these days for replacement? Engine...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 02:19:09 AM
Replies: 9,422
Views: 626,351
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

I have this one (https://www.quickjack.com/car-lift-systems/bl-5000slx-portable-car-lift.html). I absolutely love it. I would of course prefer t have a post lift but I don't have the ceiling...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 01:55:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,180
Posted By oceansize
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

Timely question as I'll be doing this next. Currently in the middle of fcabs, tie rods, and control arms.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 01:53:20 AM
Replies: 9,422
Views: 626,351
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Installing new control arms, fcabs, and inner/outer tie rods. Also stripped and repainted my front lip satin black so looking fresh. Car continues to come together.

Edit: One thing to add in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 01:48:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By oceansize
Re: AKG 95A RTABS + TMS Limiters problematic?

As I mentioned I just installed my oem lemforders with TMS limiters. When I was researching the consensus seemed to be that it is impossible to go wrong with OEM but I did see some debate about how...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 07:23:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By oceansize
Re: AKG 95A RTABS + TMS Limiters problematic?

Yep, just installed new oem rtabs with TMS limiters last week and feels really good.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 11:33:35 PM
Replies: 9,422
Views: 626,351
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

New windshield cowl installed plus cleaned and applied gummi pflege to all of the associated rubber moldings.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 11:09:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,459
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

Here are some current photos. I do think the front seats look really good. If I had advice for anyone who chooses to go the AutoBerry path it would be talk to your installer about padding the seat...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-04-2018, 10:24:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,485
Posted By oceansize
Re: csl center console.

I really like this kid. I don't agree on some stuff but man do I like his spirit.

Kid, if you can learn from your mistakes, admit when your wrong, and stay humble you are going to be great at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-04-2018, 06:39:33 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,434
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Didn't know Liberace owned an e46 M3...


I'm kidding, I'm kidding. I like it. It is different.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-04-2018, 03:58:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW shock tower plates needed for E46 M3?

This (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=415543) will help and is a thorough solution but not strictly necessary. You can just put between camber plate and shock tower and move on.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 06:17:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,724
Posted By oceansize
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

I've already bought AE so go ahead and break my heart with why AE sucks... Sigh
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 05:36:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,724
Posted By oceansize
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

Ha! Very true... My only decision will be which laptop to run it on. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 04:03:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,724
Posted By oceansize
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

I've been wanting to give AE a try so I bought it from bimmerzone as they seem to have the best price. 431 which includes the bmw/mini expansion pack and free shipping.

I have INPA (German) and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 01:50:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,724
Posted By oceansize
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

Sounds like I should buy autoenginuity and forget this.
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