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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 06:46:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Obioban
Re: High mileage rod bearings - what else while in there?

If you have an earlier car, it wouldn't be the worse idea to do the oil pump pickup tube.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 06:41:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,521
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 03:45:06 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 98,621
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 03:11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Obioban
Cool Video tour of SuperSprint

Inside the Supersprint Exhaust Factory - YouTube

Having been there myself, it's only more impressive in person! :agree:
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Dec-12-2018, 02:10:07 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 688,364
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

For another month or two, though in no way do I mean that as an endorsement of them-- I just resigned myself to the damage having already been done to my car by them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 01:45:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,521
Posted By Obioban
Re: The rod bearing showcase and comprehensive info thread

I did-- it still sized correctly with the original sized bearings, and there was no scoring on the crank. I was somewhat relieved, at the time. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 04:42:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 03:53:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 03:36:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Obioban
Question Part number help needed! The bit that attaches the brake duct to the metal brackets

Behind the bumper/fog lights, there are some plastic fasteners, the sort with the center pin that expands it, that attach the brake duct to the metal inboard brackets. I can't find the PN for them...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 02:32:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,295
Posted By Obioban
Re: Leather Swap on Front/Passenger Seats

Seems like passenger side has tilt forward holes on both sides of the seat, whereas the driver seat only has it on the outside. I'd assume this means the passenger side has holes in the leather on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 02:28:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By Obioban
Re: S54 vanos solenoid screws

First time I've ever seen anyone need a set, so I don't know how much demand you'll see if you make them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 12:48:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Obioban
Re: carbon hood gas spring

You might be best off buying a tired, used set of hook shocks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 06:56:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By Obioban
Re: ACL Rod Bearings?

I've also never heard of a changeover on the S54?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 04:57:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Obioban
Re: carbon hood gas spring

I also want to know this!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 03:40:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,521
Posted By Obioban
Re: The rod bearing showcase and comprehensive info thread

I would, but sadly photobucket ate it.

If you have elevated copper (to say nothing of lead), it's time to stop delaying and replace the bearings. If there's an audible knock from anywhere, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 12:49:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,701
Posted By Obioban
Re: What coilover would you recommend for carving canyons KW clubsports or TC Kline D

I believe it's because KW goes through the TUV process, which the US based suspension makers do not (since we don't have TUV). That means that KW is one of the only street legal aftermarket...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-09-2018, 09:52:21 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,894
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I have a set of the GC Street plates in the garage-- I think Donovan is very wrong about that!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-08-2018, 10:12:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,932
Posted By Obioban
Re: 500k+ Mile E36 M3

Looks noisy.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-08-2018, 04:57:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,735
Posted By Obioban
Re: End to all speculation: The CSL Kingpin

How long till BMW runs out of stock on these because of this thread? :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-08-2018, 03:32:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,735
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 05:47:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,701
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 03:38:22 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 98,621
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

I do oil changes at the 50% mark and 0% points (so 7750 and 0 miles) on the OBC service counter. The service counter goes by miles of gas driven, so track use means oil changes happen more often....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 03:00:36 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 98,621
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

That's not that many track miles...



Never heard of this before-- what's the theory here?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 08:06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Obioban
Re: Broken belt tensioner

Interesting.

OP: is that part original or aftermarket?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 06:34:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 CSL seats

I don't have the PDF at work, but can post up the relevant slides when I got home. But, they don't specify what it needs to mount to. What they do specify is...
-Mount point strength requirements ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 03:57:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Obioban
Re: E92 rear sway bar links, impossible to install?

One of the main reasons I sold my e9X was that working on it was endlessly miserable. BMW did not anticipate service, imo :banghead:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 12:26:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,513
Posted By Obioban
Re: Road to 367whp

Awesome!

As others have stated, your headers are certainly your restriction point now-- V1 stepped headers next!

... assuming they fit in the e30.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 12:23:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,352
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

Agreed! :agree:



Eh... I don't see that as a salvation for the truck. I have a car built to that spec (suburban, LS engine) and have no desire to repeat the experience.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 12:22:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 CSL seats

The CSL seats also play nicely with the factory 3 point belts, which the huge majority of aftermarket seats do not-- huge street boon to them!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 12:21:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,666
Posted By Obioban
Re: Karbonius CSL Door Panels

Drill out the plastic rivets to remove.

Airbags get unplugged (with the battery disconnected), removed, and coded off.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 10:46:21 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 56,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: New CF Driveshaft Coming To Market

Temporarily, yes— threatening forum members is a no no.

If he does that again, permenantly.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 07:52:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW Indi Shop for CPV replacement (Houston TX)

Yep. Don't replace the CPV (which includes the same failure prone o-ring)-- replace the o-ring for $5 on your existing CPV, and never deal with it again, instead. :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 07:22:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,366
Posted By Obioban
Re: Bad paint/rust - touch up/respray panels or entire car?

I think I have some I could sell you, if 5 years old isn't expired :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 07:20:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 CSL seats

I don't know of any reason a fixed back is safer than a reclining seat, unless the reclining seat fails?

Head room: you can pretty easily get aftermarket seats lower than the CSL seats, which IMO...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 06:45:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 CSL seats

A cage is in no way needed to run harnesses.

From Schroth, who has done far and away the most crash testing of harnesses of anyone:

https://image.ibb.co/diQrH9/1.jpg
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-05-2018, 06:16:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,585
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 06:14:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 CSL seats

The CSL seats were are non starter for me because you can't run harnesses with them (no pass through holes)-- including harnesses that work with the stock seats, e.g. the Schroth QuickFit Pro......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 06:10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: Fix SMG or Swap to Manual

The only way to get good at manual is to DD it. If you go that route, you won't be thinking about it within a month.

A properly done swap will be worth more than an SMG car for the foreseeable...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 03:48:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,352
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

I don't think any amount of interior niceness could cause me to go with Dodge's reliability over Toyota's :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 03:05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,352
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

It might be super hard/impossible to get parts for it, which could cramp it as a DD-- barely sold any in america (so won't be much community support); Holden is gone. Certainly the engine won't be an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 01:57:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,352
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

I think it's like also the most reliable M car, which doesn't hurt it's DDablity. It's crazy how many 300-400,000 miles cars are on M5 board, many of which are cruising along on "fix it when it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 04:59:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,907
Posted By Obioban
Re: My 2nd e46 M3 stint is over

If you need space for junk, the cayman isn't the car you need.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 04:43:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,907
Posted By Obioban
Re: My 2nd e46 M3 stint is over

I like to think that if I got a GT4 I'd upgrade the diff (better ratio, LSD that lasts more than 20,000 miles), add some harness mounts, and call it done.

... well, and track pads/wheels/tires....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 04:34:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Obioban
Re: Looking for the previous owner of a '01 Titan Silber Coupe (JR11666)

How did a 192,000 mile 2001 from PA end up in Switzerland?
(as in, feels like if you're spending the money to import a car, you'd start with a newer example)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 04:33:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By Obioban
Re: Does anyone have a BMW roof rack? (help pls)

I would think you could stick a big ass stud extractor on it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 03:50:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,366
Posted By Obioban
Re: Bad paint/rust - touch up/respray panels or entire car?

IF it's not through the metal (just surface), and you want a cheaper fix...
Grind it down to clean metal, POR15 it. <$100

And then either...
A) paint just the crappy areas, maybe a bit of blend...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 02:08:40 PM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 119,277
Posted By Obioban
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

... so we're like an F1 in high gear, when we're at low gear :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 12:53:37 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,894
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

My springs arrived yesterday :agree:

... but it snowed on my way to work today, so unsure when the M3 will next be on the road...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 12:53:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,907
Posted By Obioban
Re: My 2nd e46 M3 stint is over

I hate the bathtub feel in modern sports cars. I don't even the manufacturers see that as a benefit-- before crash standards effectively mandated them as a necessity, sports cars were not set up this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 08:11:40 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,894
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I'm been thinking about this a lot-- adjusting my shocks by what feels right (body motion controls), I don't end up at full soft on my shocks. Be it the Koni yellows in my M3 wagon, the Koni Yellows...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 02:11:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,294
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

Ah. I never played with it at all, because small battery.

I apparently parked my car last time while listening to on head unit content-- I took the car to work this morning, and music started...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 05:25:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,907
Posted By Obioban
Re: My 2nd e46 M3 stint is over

I don't notice that difference at all between my M3 coupe and M3 wagon...
(back when the coupe had stock seats)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-01-2018, 03:10:00 PM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 119,277
Posted By Obioban
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

A loud muffler can ruin the airbox easily :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 05:28:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By Obioban
Re: New to me m3. whats this liquid moly stuff

Oil additives/treatments/whatever are all crap/to be avoided. Hard pass on all of them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 04:44:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,700
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 01:55:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,081
Posted By Obioban
Re: What would you do? S54 conundrum

I’m doing a 200,000 mile refresh on my wagons s54 this winter. It’ll be...
Rod bearings
Head gasket
Valve guides/seals
Rear main seal
Valve adjustment/vcg
(Cpv is already done)
(Vanos is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 09:16:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,700
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

I modified this bracket: https://www.bkauto.com/R_9232_Washer_Tank_Relocation_Bracket_p/r-9232.htm
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 08:17:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,700
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

-The tank is the high intensity washer tank from the e39. It holds ~1 pint.
-I'm using the stock M3 pump, which fits right in.
-there is no fluid level sensor-- short the harness to turn off the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 03:28:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,011
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 GT or low mile Euro 1996 M3

Clearly I'm biased, but I just prefer IR/IR to green :lolhit:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 01:47:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,011
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 GT or low mile Euro 1996 M3

^ that would be the one for me!

... and most likely to appreciate, imo.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 12:40:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,011
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 GT or low mile Euro 1996 M3

Wagons are THE HARDEST used car to find a nice example of, imo. Everyone buys them to use them, and many/most are to non car enthusiasts.

Not that I'm any less guilty-- I use my M3 wagon for...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Nov-28-2018, 11:52:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Obioban
Re: Gauges for daily/track hybrid?

Even the BK e46 slider mounts?

My fight is always to get low enough :screwy:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Nov-28-2018, 11:29:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Obioban
Re: Gauges for daily/track hybrid?

I believe your seat mounts are installed backwards-- the slots should be at the front.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 06:05:15 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 27,652
Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Certainly the deepest :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 02:53:14 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,294
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

It is noticeable. It's not so noticeable on the MKIV because music is playing.

If you're DDing the car with a full size battery, you likely won't notice it, as you'll likely be in the sleep...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 01:38:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Obioban
Re: A Couple Questions about the Kirk Roll Bar

If you're going for a more streetable car, I'd lose the roll bar. Rolls bars are quite unsafe when you're not wearing harnesses/helmet, and harnesses are pretty impractical to run on the street.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 01:33:40 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,294
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

We did have a LOT of (accurate) police notifications on that drive-- really sold Waze, eh?

Startup time: "It depends"

The unit has a sleep mode, which it stays in for a while (so that if you,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 01:15:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,374
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I buy this car?

The fact that the M3 vert is closer in acceleration to an e46 330i than an M3 coupe was never the issue.

The problem is that the vert is closer in weight to the M5 than it is to the M3 and the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Nov-27-2018, 08:19:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Obioban
Re: Gauges for daily/track hybrid?

Oil and water temp in the cluster are pretty accurate, and barely (water) or not at all (oil) buffered, unlike other BMWs.

Oil level can be added to the cluster via CSL engine management and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 06:25:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,764
Posted By Obioban
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

Exciting!

Happy to help e39 test if you need other platform testing-- I have one in both nav and non nav :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 03:05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,374
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I buy this car?

If you're looking at it from a collectors point of view, you should avoid the convertible, grey (or maybe even black) interior, silver/grey/black exterior, pre 2003.5, and SMG. If you want it to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 02:51:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Obioban
Re: White smoke coming from vents

Mostly likely the heater core, sadly.

Use the BMW VCG to stop having to replace it. All the others leak. BMW's is good for 50-100,000 miles without leak.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 08:14:34 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 27,652
Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Hard to beat used OE Euro for a lower price header option.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 07:49:35 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 27,652
Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

I wouldn't get them. Dynos have shown them to be worst than OE Euro at low RPM and not better than OE Euro at high RPM.

Better to spend 1/5 as much and get non Chinese made OE Euro, IMO. More...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 06:29:06 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,894
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Yes to Ohlins/TMS Hybrid, at least in the short term. The same mounts will work just fine-- I got the same ID Swift springs as before.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 05:09:22 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,894
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I'm hesitant to share, but the purpose of the spreadsheet is for people to be able to order rates specific to their car/weight distro/priorities... and my car is far enough off the norm that anyway...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 04:50:03 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,894
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Springs ordered!

I should be at 1.125 flat ride ratio with a FRC of 69%... and equal frequencies left/right with just me in the car :parrot:

Sadly I'm not sure if I'll be driving the car any...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 03:34:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,764
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 03:23:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,011
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 GT or low mile Euro 1996 M3

The vert is the least desirable/collectible form of M3. The GT is low productions,and not just a trim package, so likely to continue being one of the most collectible e36s.

... Were it me, I'd...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-24-2018, 05:51:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,907
Posted By Obioban
Re: My 2nd e46 M3 stint is over

That new car is really nice :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-24-2018, 12:45:56 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,894
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Bmw accurately listed the weight of all components, which we can access through realoem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-23-2018, 11:53:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,912
Posted By Obioban
Re: Is Epic’s Alpha N “close enough” to MAP setup w/ carbon airbox?

I don’t think evolve now can do what they did before sal left. My experiences with them recently, on friends cars, hasn’t been very impressive.

But, I went it, was told the ecu “would not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-23-2018, 11:30:12 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,894
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Before I do that, I don’t suppose you measured it on the e46 m3 spec ohlins shock you had on your shock dyno?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-23-2018, 11:23:35 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

https://preview.ibb.co/eA8AFV/0-AB3-AD8-B-8-E37-4654-9457-67-BFEC5-FA3-F2.jpg (https://ibb.co/kLVPaV)

Ride height adjuster fully set low so there’s no tension on the spring, lower sway link...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-23-2018, 08:56:02 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I just went to measure unsprung weight (as I prefer measured to estimated) and hit an unexpected snag-- the damper force in significantly adding to the measured weight of the assembly.

Any...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-22-2018, 03:59:42 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Recent drove a SS v1/(catted)section 1/(resonated) section 2 car at leguna seca and passed sound at wot without issue all weekend.

With an SS street muffler, it would have been even quieter.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-22-2018, 02:43:56 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 stock airbox tech

I didn’t mean to have the lolhit. Toilet phone foruming :roll:

I was under the impression the screen had some air straightening benefits, making the MAF more effective.

... I also don’t think...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-22-2018, 01:43:10 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 stock airbox tech

I’m not saying this will make a difference, but, if it did, I wouldn’t expect it to show up on a dyno— no ram air effect.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-21-2018, 04:41:34 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Still not Black Friday/Cyber Monday, so might make sense to not make any moves just yet...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-21-2018, 02:31:53 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

I can vouch that my carplay interface mentioned android auto on its options list :lolhit:

Never tried it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-21-2018, 01:57:39 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Spongy brakes after rear brembo install

Scraping sound is probably the head shield on the rotor-- you may need to bend it back more.

99% likely your pedal softness is air in the ABS. Hook up a pressure bleeder and use INPA to actuate...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-21-2018, 12:52:32 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Combine for $182.75 shipped :agree:

... I'm annoyed I purchased yesterday :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-20-2018, 02:01:08 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-20-2018, 01:09:40 PM
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Views: 27,652
Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

I just bought this ~half price dewalt lithium impact gun/battery combo:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DEWALT-20v-Max-XR-1-2-Impact-Wrench-700-FTLBS-DCF899M1-With-Battery-/192717293310
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 07:33:19 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

TheSt|G is referring to the fact that KhanArt used to work for TTFS/be the TTFS account on this forum.

He no longer does, which is why he said,



In the present tense, that is an accurate...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 06:38:35 PM
Replies: 111
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Posted By Obioban
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

What SMG really can't do is smoothly shift quickly at low RPM/throttle input... Or launch well, over a variety of surfaces.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 04:55:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,213
Posted By Obioban
Re: Favorite color schemes

I like the Imola exterior, and I like the Cinnamon interior, but for whatever reason I can't stand the Cinnamon interior on the Imola exterior. It's like... navy blue with black, to me :P

TV/Cin...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 12:26:28 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,894
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I am intrigued by the flat ride concept because the OEs are doing it all all levels-- from Camry to GT3RS.

On the flip side, I'm having trouble coming to terms with every stock setup and every...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 12:16:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,213
Posted By Obioban
Re: Favorite color schemes

My single largest regret on how I optioned my car is not getting full leather. So good! ... and so cost prohibitive after the fact. :screwy:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Nov-19-2018, 12:07:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,250
Posted By Obioban
Re: Weights of random cars that I have on my scales

I just googled "e36 fuel capacity (or whatever the car in question was) and used the first result.

Correcting all the e46s to be 2 lbs lighter to account for 16.6 gallons, and the e36s to be 8...
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