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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 12:14:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Rats! Wiring damage...

All wrapped up. I pulled the pins out of the connector without damaging them. Cut the tubing back to underneath the other stuff so you can't see where the old and new tubing meet. I soldered the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 06:25:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Rats! Wiring damage...

Hey guys, just wanted to follow-up on this thread.

The BMW corrugated tubing linked above is too big. The tubing in this spot is only 7mm diameter and the above linked BMW tubing is 8.5mm. It may...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 06:03:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,423
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Opinions: Beisan vs. Dr. VANOS

I have purchased products from both guys. And been 100% happy with both. I've worked extensively with Raj and he's a real standup guy.


I think we're lucky to have their support.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 07:52:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Rats! Wiring damage...

Yeahhhh $500 is not peanuts. I want to do a quality job that will last the life of the car (or until the rat returns) without breaking the bank.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 06:12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By kuksul08
Re: SRS Airbag Module Coding in NCSExpert

I had my SRS module go bad and ended up just finding one that was from a similar setup (coupe, no rear side airbags) and plugged it in and the light went away.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 04:56:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Rats! Wiring damage...

Updated the pics... not sure why they weren't showing up.

Anyway, I'm not too thrilled about having to replace an entire wiring harness and it seems excessive for this case. I'm going to try some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 06:33:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By kuksul08
Rats! Wiring damage...

I got a random error code today. Car was running fine. Plugged in and it said crank case vent. Wtf?

Popped the hood and found a huge nest right on top. Pulled it away to reveal this.


at...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-28-2018, 10:00:35 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 15,152
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Anyone on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires yet?

Hahaha..

Jeez, why are they so expensive!?

I am finding PSS for $215 shipped...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-28-2018, 05:02:27 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 15,152
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Anyone on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires yet?

I need to buy some new rear tires soon. Burned up the PSS in 14k miles. The fronts still look great. Rears will be 275/35-18.

Worth getting the PS4 over another set of PSS? I'm finding PSS for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-01-2018, 12:34:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 945
Posted By kuksul08
Re: SRS fault and airbag light

I also did the SRS module replacement with a same configuration M3. Just make sure the one you get it from has the same airbag configuration (like rear airbags).

You just need to cut a tiny bit of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-01-2018, 12:22:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,399
Posted By kuksul08
Re: BE Bearings or WPC Treated Bearings

I wonder what role RPM plays in the wear. Certainly high RPM doesn't help, but what about low RPM. Better to drive around revving it up 5-6k or keep it low around 2-3k rpm?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-15-2018, 06:02:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 210,635
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Ordered new Sachs clutch kit from Amazon, this is what I got

Oh man that's good stuff.

I would definitely contact Sachs and arrange to have it returned and try to get some parts stuff out of the deal lol.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-19-2018, 04:12:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,323
Posted By kuksul08
Re: S54 exhaust upper chain guide solution

I know for me I'd rather not have to take that vanos unit off again, so I'd want the new guide and other parts to last the lifetime of the engine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-15-2018, 11:20:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,323
Posted By kuksul08
Re: S54 exhaust upper chain guide solution

I can't express enough how much respect I have for Raj on this one. We worked together over 2 years ago to research and develop this product. He waited to ensure it is a highly reliable and quality...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-07-2017, 01:31:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,063
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Does Your E46 BMW Consume Oil?

None perceptible on the dipstick
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-07-2017, 01:21:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By kuksul08
Re: E46 M3 ZCP with 9k miles

SMG though...

If it was 6 speed I would say easily $36-$40k.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-07-2017, 01:17:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Damn Deer

Damn. Hope they put it down sooner rather than later.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-08-2017, 11:42:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,013
Posted By kuksul08
Re: DIY Vanos Pump Disc

You can mill the holes, don't need to drill at all.

I have a CNC and still opted to buy it from Raj. Just not worth messing up that piece. Plus he's a good guy that does a lot to help this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 12:40:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,573
Posted By kuksul08
Re: anyone running Amsoil MTF?

I am using the 5w-30 Manual Syncromesh (MTF). Read below



Yeah, I totally agree with what you've said. I was not happy with the stock fluid. It would shift rough when cold, and 1st-2nd shifts...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-28-2017, 12:02:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,573
Posted By kuksul08
Re: anyone running Amsoil MTF?

Thought I'd bump this thread since I was just discussing it with a friend.

I put around 50,000 miles on the Amsoil MTF and just changed it about 1,000 miles ago. The shifting was perfect for all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-13-2017, 07:17:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,003
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Vanos splined shaft installation

You have to be really careful to make sure you put it back the same way, making sure to account for the backlash in the splines.

Raj's method is best if you didn't know the exact starting position.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-11-2017, 03:09:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,644
Posted By kuksul08
Re: E46 m3 value will "shoot up" soon

Whether or not Doug is right... it made me feel good about my car LOL.

I don't think we will see them go into super expensive car territory over 100k, but I would not be surprised to see clean...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-05-2017, 06:14:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By kuksul08
Re: HELP - What is this metallic/popping/crackling when I brake!

I also heard this noise from OP's car and am baffled at what it could be.

It sounds like it's coming from the front wheels or thereabouts, and sounds like a thin sheet metal is being...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-19-2017, 05:50:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By kuksul08
Re: E46 M3 wheel dimensions advice

I have 18x8.5 et38 fronts with 245's and think they look good. Didn't require modifying anything. They're nothing crazy but better than stock.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-19-2017, 05:45:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,761
Posted By kuksul08
Re: $8000 for rod bearings and VANOS replacement?

I mean that's a lot of work to be done. The parts are priced high, but I'd expect a few grand in labor easily.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-19-2017, 05:41:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Power steering rack leak

My power steering line has had a small leak for over 30k miles. The hose is wet and there are a few drops beneath it. It's not a real concern.

The torn boot should be addressed very soon though.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-02-2017, 03:12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By kuksul08
Re: HELP! My s54 is making a scary noise.

That is the very distinct sound of a ball bearing. The noise you hear is the resonance of the balls and cage and races vibrating. Check your alternator, a/c compressor, idler, etc.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-31-2016, 07:35:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Upcoming suspension refresh considerations

I think it was 70k miles when I refreshed mine. Just did the shocks, with Dinan springs, and RTABs. Now at 90k and it's still fine. No looseness, clunking, anything. The Eibach springs lower it quite...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-01-2016, 05:13:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,120
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Vanos Bolt Stripped

There's a couple things I would try...

1. Remove the dowel and do a helicoil. Reinstall the dowel.

2. See how much material there is, and possibly drill the hole deeper and use a longer screw....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-29-2016, 06:41:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,151
Posted By kuksul08
Re: How Low is too Low for Daily...

I lowered about 3/4" and wouldn't go lower. Just not practical. I still scrape on the occasional speed bump.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-10-2016, 05:12:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By kuksul08
Re: What's the deal with power pulleys?

Ya most of those claims are extremely optimistic. You might see small gains at high RPMs and negligible gains in the mid-range.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-06-2016, 06:40:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,596
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Fake Dinan Free Flow Exhaust?

I like their springs/shocks. No way of knowing if their Koni's are any different than off the shelf units, but they were the same price so I went with it. It lowered the car 1/2-3/4", rides smoother...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-06-2016, 06:36:50 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,798
Posted By kuksul08
Re: This car sometimes... Just...Almost... Isnt... Worth it

I used to daily my M3 and it was very rewarding. But yes, things are constantly breaking on it.

I was just under it to replace the windshield washer pump and fan clutch, when I found the belts are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-06-2016, 03:14:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By kuksul08
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-05-2016, 06:11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Weird overheating things - halp

I did a little research on the Behr (OEM) fan clutch. It is different than other variants of fan clutches. It will never fully engage, and it's possible it will always fail the various fan clutch...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-05-2016, 05:35:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Weird overheating things - halp

I am still confused about when the fan clutch is supposed to engage. Does it go from disengaged to a full-on engagement, or is it gradual based on temperature? How hot does it need to be to fully...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-05-2016, 06:17:43 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,043
Posted By kuksul08
Re: So I think I royally f'd up..

LOL yes, I remember this. Oh man that's old school.



Real, actual mechanics, or your friends who work on cars? There's a big difference. A BMW indy who knows the intricacies of the E46 M3 would...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-05-2016, 06:07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By kuksul08
Weird overheating things - halp

So, I've been trying to get to the bottom of my car overheating. I used to live in LA where it peaked 110F and I never had seen this type of behavior... When I say overheating, I mean in certain...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-02-2016, 08:30:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,411
Posted By kuksul08
Re: I think I have rod knock

Damn that's bad. Don't drive it. It could be a cheap fix, but if you let it go it could cost you thousands (or a new engine).
Forum: Coding and Tuning Thu, Sep-01-2016, 06:27:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By kuksul08
Data Logging Guide?

I thought I'd ask this question here, even though I don't necessarily plan to do this on my M3.

I'm interested in doing data logging on my motorcycle to tune the AFR using a piggy back module that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-14-2016, 06:48:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Vanos DIY Success Story - E46 M3

Yes it does. It's much more like the SYT method of "put it back the way you found it". It works great if you're doing the work preventatively and nothing grenaded yet.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-14-2016, 05:30:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Vanos DIY Success Story - E46 M3

Did you happen to reference my video in my signature? I always hope it helps people just like you.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-04-2016, 04:36:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By kuksul08
Re: What's wrong with my Koni Struts?

The strut only goes in one way. There is a little nub that aligns with the slot in the suspension knuckle. Make sure it's all the way down in there the same on each side.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-17-2016, 06:30:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,968
Posted By kuksul08
Re: VIDEO Sh*t E46 M3 Guys say...

Hahahaha the trunk sound was so good. I could relate to so many of these. (except all the SMG stuff, 6mt master race here)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-08-2016, 04:32:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,725
Posted By kuksul08
Re: How many years driving M3?

1) how long time do have M3? 7 years
2) daily driver? yes
3) plan to replace it? no
4) which car?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-04-2016, 07:09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By kuksul08
Re: For those running a Dinan Suspension...

I have the stage 1 kit and never felt the need for anything more. Such a huge improvement over stock.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2016, 04:06:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,104
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Transmission Fluid Change

I didn't like how the OE fluid felt. Switched to RedLine MTL and it was even worse. Terrible shifting when cold (and I mean 40 or 50 degrees cold, which is not even that cold). After about 10k miles...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-29-2016, 06:42:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,376
Posted By kuksul08
Re: E46 M3 not so good video review. re:YouTube

Yup, the very first thing he says is totally wrong lol.

Sounds like his friend just wanted to show off his car. Dumb video.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 06:31:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By kuksul08
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 06:31:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Hillclimb video

cool video, i wish we did that around here!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-26-2016, 09:20:52 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 81,170
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Rod Bearings

Great DIY. THE reason this community is great.

I hope I don't have to do this on mine though!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-25-2016, 08:42:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,379
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Fan Clutch/Overheating question

So does anyone know if the Mahle-Behr is the same as the BMW branded Behr fan clutch, just without the logo?

Whether or not my radiator needs replacement or cleaning, I have confirmed the fan...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-25-2016, 01:31:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,379
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Fan Clutch/Overheating question

So, I'm looking at a new fan clutch. The BMW branded (Behr) is $220, and the Mahle-Behr, which looks almost identical, is $96.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-25-2016, 01:30:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Discounted LubroMoly 10w60... (expires end of June 24)

Thanks dude. I actually used the deal to buy some TWS.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-24-2016, 07:21:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Discounted LubroMoly 10w60... (expires end of June 24)

I hate to ask but... is this the right oil? lol
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-23-2016, 07:59:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Certain things making car run hot...after coolant system overhaul.

Question:

Will a malfunctioning fan clutch also increase temperature when moving (30mph+), or would it only come into play when you're going very slowly? I am pretty sure my fan clutch is messed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-08-2016, 07:51:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,379
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Fan Clutch/Overheating question

90k miles.


I haven't been seeing any issues the last couple days. It was that scorcher 100 degree day that was killing it. I was burning up cause the AC wasn't even that cold!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-08-2016, 12:49:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,379
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Fan Clutch/Overheating question

I guess I can start by looking at my radiator and oil cooler for being clogged.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-07-2016, 09:20:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,379
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Fan Clutch/Overheating question

90k miles, Factory radiator and oil cooler, original water pump. The pusher fan is on full blast with the a/c on.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-07-2016, 07:49:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,379
Posted By kuksul08
Fan Clutch/Overheating question

I searched quite a bit, but I am still at a loss here.

The other day it was 100 degrees out and my car began overheating with the A/C on even when moving 50mph. The A/C was barely blowing cold....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-25-2016, 01:07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,872
Posted By kuksul08
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-11-2016, 01:48:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,697
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Do you plan on keeping your M?

Still no reason to sell mine either. Pretty reliable. Fun. easy to work on. Looks good.

Don't drive it much anymore though. About 1000 miles a year.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-10-2016, 11:41:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,322
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Found her!

I'm glad these cars are maintaining their value so well. I wonder what I could get for mine!

Looks great, the interior has held up well. I think it's safe to say they cared for it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-09-2016, 08:58:41 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 31,713
Posted By kuksul08
Re: S54 Rebuild and Assembly (teaser)

Nice.

Such a pretty engine, and a shame hardly any of it is visible once you button it all up :(
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-17-2016, 08:36:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Redish underside restoration video

impressive amount of work.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-31-2015, 02:23:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,950
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Gold heat wrap and red anodized bits (PICS)

The only acceptable gold engine bay.
http://36.media.tumblr.com/c58b88d49981cb55620cfd7c6b110b1e/tumblr_njomvkj77Z1rb2fzoo1_400.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-19-2015, 12:40:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Random knocking from valve cover S54

It may sound ridiculous but one time I had a knocking from the front of my engine, so I went out and just drove the piss out of it. It went away.

A few months later I found a broken hub tab....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-25-2015, 06:10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By kuksul08
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-24-2015, 08:06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Valve Adjustment pictures

Yup, you can tell by the pixels.

Great job OP.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-14-2015, 07:41:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By kuksul08
Re: [VIDEO] M3 E46 vs Nissan GT-R Nürburgring 7:50's

I like how you think the M3 is going real quick, then the Porsche just dusts it and is gone within 2 turns.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-14-2015, 08:25:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By kuksul08
Re: do stock bolts work on aftermarket wheels?

I think it depends. My BBS were a little thicker, so I only got like 3 threads with stock bolts. You have to just try one and see how many threads u get.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-24-2015, 07:26:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,098
Posted By kuksul08
Re: 2005 Subframe with 130k miles... NO CRACKS!

Did you sand down the metal before you used that epoxy!?!?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-04-2015, 04:38:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,151
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Clear Bra Adhesive Removal Woes

I mentioned Goo Gone. It's different. Sometimes goof off works better. Sometimes goo gone works better. Goof off is much more volatile. Goo gone is like an orange oil and you can let it sit on there...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-03-2015, 11:53:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,151
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Clear Bra Adhesive Removal Woes

I'd probably soak the whole thing in goo gone and let it sit for 30 minutes before attempting to wipe it clean.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-02-2015, 06:19:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Sound after Beisan VANOS fix

Sounds normal to me? These engines make a lot of noise.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-29-2015, 06:32:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Any idea what might go here???

That's where you store your drugs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-29-2015, 06:25:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,077
Posted By kuksul08
Re: E46 in Fast and Furious 7

I was 13. I remember seeing it with my cousins and it's what really got us into cars. It's all we talked about, how funny it was to see Paul Walker giving the speech in the beginning about how we...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-22-2015, 02:56:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Advice pls on cam lobe wear

That's not bad you're fine
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-19-2015, 07:01:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,955
Posted By kuksul08
Re: E46 M3 value go up by 2020 or down?

they've been getting a lot of hype lately. I think if you can find a clean 05/06 with less than 50k miles in 2020 it will get good $$
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-15-2015, 10:08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,463
Posted By kuksul08
Re: E46 ///M3 Documentary

This

For school.. why you swearing lol.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-14-2015, 07:41:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,127
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Have you had Vanos problems Poll Y/N??

had no issues til i found a broken tab in my 05. nothing ever actually screwed up though.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-14-2015, 02:30:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,712
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Delphi coils from China :(

Better stop using your computer, phone, camera, speakers, tv, car, bike, etc. It's all made in china or partly made in china.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-07-2015, 03:15:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,261
Posted By kuksul08
Re: No time like the present. (Another vanos hub)

Awesome!!!!! You saved it!! :) :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-03-2015, 08:17:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,960
Posted By kuksul08
Re: So... Is this camshaft wear bad?

I have some minor pitting on one or two of my cam lobes. Not as bad as yours, and on the ramp-up rather than the peak of the cam lobe. But I have used 10W60 and it hasn't gotten worse during my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-01-2015, 07:14:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Redline MTL VS OEM

If you look on their site, throughout the technical literature, the 5w30 is a motor oil grade that is equivalent to a transmission oil grade. The naming really comes down to bureaucratic stuff and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-28-2015, 07:37:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Redline MTL VS OEM

No, MTL sucks. I used it for a while. I also used OEM for a while and while better than MTL it was still notchy.

Amsoil MTF is significantly better. I have been using it for a long time with no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-07-2015, 04:12:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,413
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Let's define the "M Clunk"

I hear 2 clunks.... the diff and the clutch.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-05-2015, 04:57:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By kuksul08
Re: VANOS work "precautions list"

My 70k car was running perfectly... with 1 broken tab. It was only a matter of time...

Carry on :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-05-2015, 01:24:14 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,485
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Bilstein HD vs Koni: Bump travel revealed

Ah yeah, that doesn't make sense. I would expect them to start touching the bump stop at least halfway through the travel.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-05-2015, 01:22:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By kuksul08
Re: VANOS work "precautions list"

Watch the video in my sig for an understanding of how everything fits together.

When re-aligning the hub and splined shafts, do not just use your marking. Measure the relative positions of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-05-2015, 01:08:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,485
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Bilstein HD vs Koni: Bump travel revealed

About the bump stops... does anyone remember the Dinan "white paper" article stating how riding on the bump stops is actually part of the design and completely normal?
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-03-2015, 07:08:30 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,485
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Bilstein HD vs Koni: Bump travel revealed

Interesting, never knew this. I didn't look closely at mine. It makes sense though, that there would be some external marking.

Not a big deal to me since they cost the same amount as off-the-shelf...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-02-2015, 11:11:49 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,485
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Bilstein HD vs Koni: Bump travel revealed

Mine were not even adjusted right when I got them from Dinan. The rears were at full soft. What a bear it is to adjust them...

If what my research told me was correct, there would be no way to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-02-2015, 09:58:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,485
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Bilstein HD vs Koni: Bump travel revealed

If you look at my thread I took pics. I think it looks nice and even all around, none of the rake a lot of people talk about.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=346810

It also does...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-02-2015, 09:56:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,485
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Bilstein HD vs Koni: Bump travel revealed

I've been running mine at recommended settings since installation. I can't even remember but pretty sure I've got over 15k on the Dinan setup now and haven't changed it. Since day 1, I never had a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-02-2015, 12:48:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,355
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Future pricing?

More than you can afford, pal.

I expect nice ones to hold their value.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-31-2015, 06:14:04 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,485
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Bilstein HD vs Koni: Bump travel revealed

Hm I never noticed that. My measurements showed the front was lowered about 1/4" more than the rear which isn't that much difference. I prefer that look to the eibach setup which has the rear much...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-31-2015, 05:50:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By kuksul08
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-31-2015, 05:49:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,485
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Bilstein HD vs Koni: Bump travel revealed

Yes, and I couldn't be any happier with it. I am extremely picky when it comes to suspension too.

I drove an E46 M3 with just 25k stock miles on it the other day, with the same tires as my car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-31-2015, 04:21:01 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,485
Posted By kuksul08
Re: Bilstein HD vs Koni: Bump travel revealed

I have never used Bilstein, but Koni shocks are amazing. Seems like the obvious choice for our cars.
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