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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-14-2018, 06:41:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,908
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

I bought from TRS. Itís 100% genuine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 08:26:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,656
Posted By rovert604
Re: Mitigating Cold Start Wear

Just drive it lightly and gingerly to warm it up. I think i read that idling doesnít allow oil to get into all places of. Cold engine because there is not enough oil pressure to splash all over....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 08:20:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By rovert604
Re: Condensation after Angel Eye upgrade

You can purchase new headlight lens seals online, I know Iíve seen it in the past. You may have had nice warm moist air inside the headlight unit so on the super chilly day, it could cause...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 07:56:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By rovert604
Re: M46 snow wheel options......

I just use the OEM 18s to rummage through the snow. I donít need to worry about having a square experience when itís sooooo easy to squeeze in throttle to overwhelm rear end winter tire grip. Itís so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-11-2018, 06:47:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,656
Posted By rovert604
Mitigating Cold Start Wear

Because so many people use Liqui Molyís 10w60, Iíve started using their Ceratec which says its bonding abilities lasts for approx 30K miles. I also just dump their MOS2 in the crankcase in between...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 05:51:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By rovert604
Re: Axle or Differential Play?

Most likely it could be your one front diff bolt not being torqued down enough. You may also want to check your two rear diff bolts too.

I had my car Vincebar and skinzíed recently and after...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 06:01:30 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 80,366
Posted By rovert604
Re: Differential Bolts replacement DIY: updated bolts

Also this is how high I needed that corner to get decent leverage to torque down the front diff bolt.

A reminder...Just like the first post, have safety as your top priority when under the car. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 03:40:28 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 80,366
Posted By rovert604
Differential Bolts replacement DIY: updated bolts

Didnít have a problem with clearance or space at all. Just take off the one 7mm hex screw holding on the plastic shield for extra flexibility.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-03-2018, 04:56:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,189
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best winter tires?? (video inside - fun in snow)

I have mismatched brands on my car. Pirelli 240 snowsports in the front in 225 width. And Blizzak LM60 in the rear at 255 width. In the wet and dry, the wider LM60s will still lose traction before my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-31-2017, 05:09:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,189
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best winter tires?? (video inside - fun in snow)

What does an Xi3 feel like when there isnít snow and itís dry or wet? Is it completely sloppy or does Michelin make a pretty decent compound the firms up in a non snowy condition?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-30-2017, 05:52:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,189
Posted By rovert604
Best winter tires?? (video inside - fun in snow)

Iíve only run with winter performance tires so i have no feedback on full winter tires. Iíve used Blizzak LM25 and LM60, Dunlop M2 and 3D, as well as Pirreli 240 snowsports in my E46s.

I find...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-25-2017, 05:56:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By rovert604
Re: engine oil leak but immaculate engine bay - where to check while under car?

If you donít see anything around the valve cover gasket or up front where the VANOS is, it could possibly be the CPV (Constant Pressure Valve) located just above the headers on the block. Not a big...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-22-2017, 12:59:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By rovert604
Re: Help me Identify these headlights -- Xenon vs Bixenon

Thatís what I see too. One glass projector is smaller than the other. The bigger one is bi-xenon. Single xenon only needed to do one thing good so it just needed a smaller projector lens.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-20-2017, 04:41:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By rovert604
Quick help please - PS4 tires in cold dry weather

Do you need winter tires if it doesnít snow?

https://youtu.be/TJsV2ORMsms
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-09-2017, 02:46:26 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 372,810
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171209/de0d0e0bfe591ed806396daa17eeffe2.jpg

Picture was taken by Lightroom Mobile on my iPhone 7 Plus in RAW. It was darkness before and Lightroom took the raw...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-06-2017, 07:09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 900
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fuel pump issue/quick fix?

What is your fuel level?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-04-2017, 08:13:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By rovert604
Re: Trifeca (abs,brake,dsc)+ tmp lights up when loosing traction

Have a look at the brake pressure sensors which are close to the ABS/DSC module. I got codes saying one of the two pressure sensors was not working correctly. What I did was disconnect and reconnect...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-03-2017, 01:14:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 900
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fuel pump issue/quick fix?

Sorry to come in late. If you do hear the pump now. Itís probably the suction jet pump hose if youíre at 1/4 tank approx. the hose needs to be pulled back on and thatís connected to the left side of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-02-2017, 05:09:32 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 372,810
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

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[emoji23][emoji23] I didnít even see that.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-27-2017, 12:37:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By rovert604
PSS/PS4 cold weather viability

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Winter Below Freezing Review:

https://youtu.be/c0Y7eTR5D38
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-27-2017, 07:57:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By rovert604
Re: PSS/PS4 cold weather viability

You can also just hit the throttle hard or brakes to engage ABS just to feel what the tires do. That split second test will give you a good idea what kind of traction youíll have in that condition.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-27-2017, 07:51:29 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 372,810
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

How do you not rub?? [emoji23] I have the same but I rub. I had subframe out so maybe itíll be different now that itís back in. Havenít driven it yet.

What are your tire sizes?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-26-2017, 05:12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By rovert604
Re: PSS/PS4 cold weather viability

You also risk hurting the summer soft rubber of PS4S in very cold climates when the tire hits hard bumps and cracks in the road. Since the rubber is not designed to be as flexible in below freezing,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-25-2017, 08:51:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By rovert604
Re: PSS/PS4 cold weather viability

Just be sure to drive your car at a moderate speed to let the tires warm up. They wonít be as sticky as a tire made for lower temps. Just beware if your PS4S encounter any patches of ice that all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-25-2017, 02:01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By rovert604
Re: Can this be a easy fix? Power steering line.

You could try patching it with something and then hose clamp it but not sure what materials are available to patch that. I think if anything that could handle the elements and the fluid, then a hose...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 06:25:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,231
Posted By rovert604
Re: Letting the Horses Run

Have any of you had to make an extremely evasive action causing the loss of traction on two rear tires on the interstate? Thatís always a fun thing and shows you if all you truly have Schumacher...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-19-2017, 01:37:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,231
Posted By rovert604
Letting the Horses Run

A radar detector could do two things depending on ownership attitude. Itíll either give a false sense of security to freely speed and be less observant or itíll add more situation awareness and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-19-2017, 12:11:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,231
Posted By rovert604
Re: Letting the Horses Run

Youíd be an interesting mission to follow on a drive. [emoji23]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-18-2017, 07:08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-18-2017, 06:48:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,231
Posted By rovert604
Letting the Horses Run

It could also be on road experience. I daily drove a 330i ZHP 6MT for 8 years before now daily driving my M3 for close to 4 years. I had my fun in the 330 on the track, on group drives and by myself...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-17-2017, 06:22:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By rovert604
Re: New key wont fit all the way into the lock

I ordered a spare key when I bought my car since it only had one. First order kind of worked but was a bit crunchy so the manager reordered another new key and replacement was perfect.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-16-2017, 08:36:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By rovert604
Re: RACP/Subframe reinforcement (via mobile welder?)

My friend had to take some spots that werenít structure critical just to adjust the machine. He said the sheet metal was so thin it was very easy to overheat and blow right through.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-15-2017, 08:47:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By rovert604
Re: RACP/Subframe reinforcement (via mobile welder?)

BTW for mobile Tapatalk users, I think my post above this was too long so itís only showing part of it. Use web view to see it all or just use a regular computer to see it all. [emoji1417][emoji1417]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-15-2017, 08:41:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By rovert604
Re: RACP/Subframe reinforcement (via mobile welder?)

Iím probably one of the only ones in the world right now to have Vincebar and Vinceskinz installed into my car. Itís been a long process but luckily I could afford the car to be up in the air for a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-14-2017, 09:43:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By rovert604
Re: 900 mile road trip?

It was great to see someone actually show controversial craziness. Iím grandpa 98% of the time until I need to let grandpa party like a young one. LOL
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-14-2017, 02:18:08 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,778
Posted By rovert604
Re: E46 M3 Daily Drivers, have you considered another DD?

When my car was down getting big maintenance I was toying the idea of leasing an i3 REX just to get a real life idea of what BMW is trying to do in the future of their vehicles as well as even out...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 03:59:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By rovert604
Question about Tires: Michelin PS4s (and tires in general)

If youíre going to actually get some rubber then just get dedicates snow tires instead of half assing with DWS06. I just found a cheap set of OEM 18s for my car. I paid $600 for those mounted on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 04:40:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By rovert604
Question about Tires: Michelin PS4s (and tires in general)

Itís not advisable to run summers in cold temps but I believe itís more of a general warning to the masses as companies have to make wanting targeting the lowest denominator of common sense.

If...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 01:11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By rovert604
Re: Winter and coolant temps

A properly working S54 thermostat opens at 80įC. Youíre fine and within operating temps. [emoji1417][emoji1417]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-12-2017, 10:26:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By rovert604
Re: 900 mile road trip?

^ LMAO

You win for commentaries. This is top gear quality. [emoji23]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-10-2017, 04:01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By rovert604
Re: Help on engine temps?

Oh I forgot. I thought my thermostat was a goner because my temps appeared cold too. I was thinking maybe Iíll get better fuel economy if the engine runs hotter. So I bought a new thermostat and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-10-2017, 12:03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By rovert604
Re: Help on engine temps?

My car runs cooler when itís cold out in the winter vs a warm/hot summer day. Iím guessing the hotter air canít cool the engine as quick as colder denser air at a similar speed.

If something...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-09-2017, 02:49:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By rovert604
Re: 900 mile road trip?

Road trips in the M are equivalent to asking your dog if he/she wants to go out for a walk, followed by he/she going totally mental and jumping all over you with a leash in their mouth ready to go...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-09-2017, 02:39:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By rovert604
Re: Help on engine temps?

Your S54 cooling system thermostat is set at 80įC. Youíre fine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-08-2017, 08:06:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By rovert604
Re: 900 mile road trip?

Buy another M3 bumper just to mount on for the trip then sell it when you get back. Haha.

Also just get a tire repair/plug kit. Itís fixed all my friends ďnailed and screwedĒ tires on trips. You...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-08-2017, 05:07:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By rovert604
Re: 900 mile road trip?

I drive my car 12 hours one way on the highway without flinching. Get her all rock chipped up. You can fix it again and properly XPEL Ultimate it after if youíre OCD like me. Itís a ride worth...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-08-2017, 05:00:03 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,421
Posted By rovert604
Re: e46 Was Vandalized. Help Me Choose New Color

Your car will have better value for sure. Only those elitists need not apply. An enthusiast would appreciate such work put into it if the clear is top notch! [emoji41]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-06-2017, 08:21:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,421
Posted By rovert604
e46 Was Vandalized. Help Me Choose New Color

Iíve never had one issue since daily driving my car around three years. I park it outdoors and I donít go out of my way to protect this hunk of metal. Nothing bad has happened yet. [emoji51] If...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-05-2017, 11:17:53 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,421
Posted By rovert604
e46 Was Vandalized. Help Me Choose New Color

poser! [emoji51]

[emoji12] welcome to the attentorial hoorrrr blue train!! [emoji1423][emoji1423]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-03-2017, 08:43:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By rovert604
Re: Remote unlock distance

Where is the receiver antenna in our E46. Maybe there is some connection problem or even corrosion which is degrading your receiving signal.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-03-2017, 06:58:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By rovert604
Re: Remote unlock distance

Wow I can go way further than you guys. Even if I am 30ft up in a building and my car is parked on the opposite side of the isle facing the building I can activate the windows and locks as long as I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-31-2017, 03:55:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By rovert604
Re: Pointers for setting coilover ride height (Eibach Pro Street S)

I used a truck scale when itís closed to do rough corner balancing since it was just in street car mode and didnít need to make hundredths of a second to the grocery store. LOL
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 11:19:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,771
Posted By rovert604
Re: Installed Spacers, now ticking noise

Iíve used 88lbs for the 12 years Iíve owned E46s without issue.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-22-2017, 02:52:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By rovert604
Adjustable Endlinks

If you want good non adjustable end link I went with MOOG from Amazon. Nice thick heavy duty sway bar end link. Far better than KWs. I think they make these for trucks. LOL
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-14-2017, 08:23:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By rovert604
Exclamation Compatibility?? Pioneer Apple/Android CarPlay (ON SALE $244-$345)

Guys, I'm not sure if any have looked into this...but I found this:

https://9to5toys.com/2017/10/13/pioneer-carplay-stereo-sale/

Which I know is very limited time, probably a couple days.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-12-2017, 10:59:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,771
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-12-2017, 10:31:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,771
Posted By rovert604
Re: Installed Spacers, now ticking noise

The movement should be totally tight around the lip of the axel. I have zero movement with my 12 and 15mm spacers. The ticking is most likely from an extended bolt(s) that are too long and theyíre...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-07-2017, 04:31:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,913
Posted By rovert604
Re: Ebay CSL diffusers

Whatís the stigma/look when choosing 2x2 or 1x1 weave? Why does one choose one over the other besides price?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-05-2017, 07:46:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,913
Posted By rovert604
Re: Ebay CSL diffusers

Iíve searched and searched but have no idea how to find this product. Any links?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-03-2017, 08:16:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rough/inconsistent idle -> ICV Cleaning and TPS question

I don't ever recall launch mode doing that on my car. But now that I have all the CSL parameters I can't really comment presently as I'm set for 4000RPM launches. I can launch at any RPM lower than...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-03-2017, 03:20:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do KWV2 rear struts rebound...

LOL Eric! Back on topic! Or is my shock fine? LOL
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-03-2017, 01:55:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By rovert604
Do KWV2 rear struts rebound...

I just did another test with them on full stiff. I realize that KWV2 adjust just rebound. Compression is static and on adjusting.

On full stiff it took more strength to extend the shock and even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-03-2017, 12:11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do KWV2 rear struts rebound...

Well I know when I drove my car I never felt any bouncy, bouncy like a Chevy Caprice going over a speed bump with springs only. My car twerks in a very controllable Cyrus manner. LOL.

I just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-02-2017, 05:41:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By rovert604
Do KWV2 rear struts rebound...

...when I use my hand to compress them, automatically?

I thought a shock should bounce back in a controlled manner but I've been getting different answers.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-28-2017, 10:00:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By rovert604
Re: Trim paint starting to flake, especially SMG paddles - anybody refurb them?

Seems like all titanium painted trim starts to bubble and flake off from either moisture underneath or paint expansion. If just scratched all the veins that start to raise to create expansion relief....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-27-2017, 06:01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,982
Posted By rovert604
Re: Bluetooth Audio for ZCP

You need a ground loop isolator. Anyone who has this buzz is in need of one to silence the electronic interference. Should only cost approx $10.

Sound from my Taotronics setup is just as if my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-27-2017, 05:35:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By rovert604
Re: Power Steering PM

They all leak. I solved it by using 50Ę stainless steel hose clamps around each crimped end. Belly pan stays dry and that's all that matters.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-25-2017, 07:10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,982
Posted By rovert604
Re: Bluetooth Audio for ZCP

I purchased this:

TaoTronics Bluetooth Car Kits / Bluetooth Receivers, Bluetooth 4.0 Car Adapter Hands-Free Calling + Dual 2.1A USB Charger (Support aptX, Built-in Micr...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-25-2017, 07:07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,982
Posted By rovert604
Re: Bluetooth Audio for ZCP

I purchased this:

TaoTronics Bluetooth Car Kits / Bluetooth Receivers, Bluetooth 4.0 Car Adapter Hands-Free Calling + Dual 2.1A USB Charger (Support aptX, Built-in Micr Amazon.com: TaoTronics...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-17-2017, 09:23:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By rovert604
Re: Quick help: low oil... what should I add?

Just purchase a quart of Castrol 5w40 or 0w40 and dump it in the engine. There's no alarm if your going to drive for a few hundred miles and do an oil change after.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-12-2017, 09:24:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,990
Posted By rovert604
Re: Aesthetical Car Care: Keeping them Looking Good and Healthy

My car parks outside in the winter looking like this. It doesn't complain. Wrap and ceramic locks the inner finish to perfection when I clean her up!!

...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-10-2017, 03:19:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,990
Posted By rovert604
Re: Aesthetical Car Care: Keeping them Looking Good and Healthy

I just wash my car now with running water and an old microfiber towel. Nothing even special about the towel too. It's nice when I can wash and wipe the car dry within 15 minutes and it's looking...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-07-2017, 10:59:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,990
Posted By rovert604
Re: Aesthetical Car Care: Keeping them Looking Good and Healthy

[emoji50] Is your car a Harvey survivor??
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-07-2017, 10:16:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,990
Posted By rovert604
Re: Aesthetical Car Care: Keeping them Looking Good and Healthy

I have XPEL Ultimate self healing wrap for everything forward of front doors and everything else is cquartz ceramic. It's been over two years and maintenance has been hardly anything and everything...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 10:27:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By rovert604
Re: Airbag recall and potential reprogramming

My service advisor said all they had to do was reset the airbag/SRS computer. My CSL SMG tune wasn't touched if that helps.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 10:04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By rovert604
Re: Michelin PSS "chubby look"

LOL No this happened in June...I was just having a happy day and driving in my own office parking lot where the curbs are only a three inches high. After many many years of driving there, the curb...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 09:47:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By rovert604
Re: Michelin PSS "chubby look"

I guess it protected most of the curbing. [emoji23] It was the front and so light I didn't feel it until I heard the metal grind.... [emoji51]
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 08:33:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By rovert604
Re: Michelin PSS "chubby look"

I'm running one size larger on my OEM 19s...I don't really see any protection to the wheel. Thinking soft rubber is going to guard you against a hard curb squeezing the rubber enough to contact the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-24-2017, 01:29:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,694
Posted By rovert604
Re: Introducing the VinceSkinz (subframe plates)

It would have sucked should there have been not a solid answer to this problem but because of the passion, heart, ingenuity, experience, and many more things that I can use to describe Vince, this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-21-2017, 03:53:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By rovert604
Re: Pointers for setting coilover ride height (Eibach Pro Street S)

I've learned a method that takes a couple minutes to adjust any corner without removing wheels because I did a lot of up and down adjustments to get it right

I didn't even measure fender to wheel...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Sun, Aug-20-2017, 06:46:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By rovert604
Exclamation Turner Solid Subframe Bushings

If anyone has unused ones that they want to get rid of, I'm redoing my car with Vincebar and skinz this week..otherwise I'll just order them new in the next day! :hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-15-2017, 04:54:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By rovert604
2003 E46 M3 on cross country trip.

Oh yeah. Get a tire plug kit and learn how to use it. It's actually really easy. Just in case you get a puncture on the trip. I have a non-M spare pizza cutter tire and OEM non-M scissor jack that I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-15-2017, 04:51:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By rovert604
Re: 2003 E46 M3 on cross country trip.

My eating tip for long distant trips are to limit your intake of protein with feet. LOL. I went into close to vegetarian the day before and then survived on nuts, dehydrated fruits, and water for a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-15-2017, 04:43:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By rovert604
Re: 2003 E46 M3 on cross country trip.

If the car is in good condition you should have no problems. Just check to make sure engine oil and SMG fluid is at the right level. Since it's SMG I always have a salmon relay in the trunk ready to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-09-2017, 04:13:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By rovert604
Re: Entitled to payment because of takata airbags?!?

I think he meant a 1/80 sized model.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-09-2017, 03:13:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By rovert604
Re: What is this part?

Your front headlight automatic self leveling arm has rusted and broken off the control arm. You may notice your headlight beam dropping to the ground or going sky high. You can turn your lights on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-09-2017, 02:18:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By rovert604
Re: HELP: DSC & TPM Light on after Wheel Change

Looks like it could be a dirty wheel speed sensor that needs a good clean. Front ones come off relatively easily but rear ones are harder because the bolt holding it on faces up where water can pool...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-09-2017, 12:25:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By rovert604
Re: Entitled to payment because of takata airbags?!?

Wow if this is real, this is why we end up paying so much for products and services these days. With so many legal issues and suing it just keeps raising prices for companies to cover themselves.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-02-2017, 07:21:29 PM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 372,810
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

It's the M's home. That's where they go for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


...daily. [emoji51]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-02-2017, 07:35:28 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 372,810
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170802/c0700fd65aaa785ecb8ab6cba3afd138.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-27-2017, 06:58:00 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,195
Posted By rovert604
Re: If anyone hasn't had their airbag recall done yet, might want to do it ASAP

It's taken my airbag out several times. Steering wheel removal is not necessary.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-23-2017, 09:53:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,890
Posted By rovert604
Re: That moment you realize that Kaiv is not human (SMG to Manual swap)

Where's a manual swap beast in the Pacific Northwest??? [emoji47] This is fantastic work!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-23-2017, 09:40:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,713
Posted By rovert604
Re: First mod since buying new in 2005

I've run KWV2 in both my 330i ZHP and current M3. I thought it was just my suspension when ride was still on the harsher side with my 330i. After buying a used set of KWV2 in my M3 it's still similar...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-21-2017, 02:36:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rough idle, misfire all cylinders, ignition timing off, RPM dependent

I accidentally knocked my intake hose off a bit so it wasn't 100% sealed onto the intake plenum. My car would stalled randomly if I put the transmission in neutral at highway speeds. RPMs would just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-20-2017, 05:07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By rovert604
Re: Potential M3 owner! Please help me! (long post)

It's an unbelievable amount of fun that most M owners won't have the pleasure of experiencing. Driving the car in the snow has really showed me the balance of the car with its power and how to play...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-20-2017, 03:33:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By rovert604
Potential M3 owner! Please help me! (long post)

Look at a ZHP and don't count that out. I owned one for 8 years and I still prefer the handling of my 330i compared to my coupe version of the E46. That car gave me so many thrills without seeing a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-20-2017, 01:50:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By rovert604
Re: Potential M3 owner! Please help me! (long post)

OP your homework seems within a good range. Your first year or two might require some extra voluntary costs just to button up everything but it shouldn't be a burden if you have $3K budgeted. Just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-18-2017, 02:29:36 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 372,810
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

#Classics

Though one is appreciating. The other is not. [emoji23]

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170718/358e1234921013417d844988aebc4627.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-18-2017, 02:17:40 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 372,810
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

I have to get used to any pics from laguna is grey!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-12-2017, 12:45:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By rovert604
Fixing my ripped e46 chassis (fuel tank question)

Run the engine while you're syphoning from the fuel filler and as the tank goes below half the suction jet pump from engine vacuum will send fuel all to the driver's side. You can also verify fuel...
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