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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-25-2018, 02:09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Ramp1
Re: First start in half a year, pull fuel pump fuse and let it crank first?

Mine sits with a battery tender under a cover for 5 months a year and it always starts first crank.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-25-2018, 12:13:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Anyone else miss The Doogan?

Although I don’t agree with his wrecklessness on public roads I appreciate his choice in cars and find him a very amusing individual. I am sure he’ll post again when something breaks or it’s upgrade...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-15-2018, 02:54:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Another S54 Build article

So unless you wanna rev to 9k lighter and stronger isnít really needed since there are hi-boost cars running stock valves that work fine reving to 8k
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-15-2018, 02:48:15 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

They better do some serious durability and stress testing on these things or they’ll have one hell of a pile of warranty claims!

Really excited about the amazing progress, looking forward to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-15-2018, 01:04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Another S54 Build article

What’s the benefit of aftermarket valves on the S54? Are they lighter or stronger? I have never heard of OE valves failing without being smacked by a piston.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-14-2018, 03:44:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,745
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Should I get 288/280 or 280/272 cams?

Congrats! What tune did you drive there on? Does a base csl tune work with those cams?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 10:20:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Clutch Woes

Does it happen in neutral if you press the clutch and rev the engine up to 5 or 6k? Or does it only happen in a gear or if the car is moving?

If it happens sitting still in neutral i would say...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-11-2018, 01:38:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 809
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Archive reviews of the Dinan e46 M3?

You are looking at it as a direct comparison to newer cars vs comparing it to what it is currently. If I only cared about power I could buy a new car, or I could turbo the M3, but I like the NA feel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-11-2018, 01:34:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Opinion on Wheels?

If it were me I'd sell them and get Arc8's
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-08-2018, 07:49:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,206
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Best Value vs. Performance Radiator for Track Duty 2017?

I just installed a Koyo a few weeks ago but I haven't driven it yet because this winter won't end! It fit perfect and quality is amazing. I vacuum bled the system and let it idle for 20 minutes with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-04-2018, 10:34:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,206
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Electric Fan Mod from Mechanical

The downside with the Zionsville one is that during cruising when you don’t really need the fan it blocks a lot of air flow through the rad. It likely works better when sitting in traffic but could...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-01-2018, 01:15:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Ramp1
Re: What's this muffler?

Look at that ‘bend’ lol
This would lose power and sound very loud. Worst combo.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-01-2018, 12:49:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Trying to understand the vanos timing when reinstalling splined shafts

So when people say they timed the engine and buttoned it up and started it and got a code, it’s basically becasue they didn’t time it correctly. If the alignment bridge pin slides in before and after...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 10:40:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Won't stay running...video included. ICV? Vacuum leak?

Vacuum leak typically wouldn’t die that instantaneous. Seems like the key thing to me.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 02:12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Clutch Biting when clutch fully depressed?

Decent video on things not to do with a manual and he explains why in each case. I was guilty of some of these for the first few years I drove stick.

5 Things You Should Never Do In A Manual...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 01:50:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Clutch Biting when clutch fully depressed?

It sounds like your clutch master or slave cylinder is on it's way out or it needs to be bled. Try bleeding it first and if that doesn't fix it take it in to get checked out. This would also cause...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 12:09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Electronically adjustable billies?

Nice...interested in reviews.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2018, 10:25:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,224
Posted By Ramp1
Re: CF Hood for E46 M3

Everything i have heard about aftermarket trunks is that they are hit and miss. Some are ok and some leak and fit like sh!t. I bought an OE CSL trunk and although it’s not as light as some CF ones,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-19-2018, 03:19:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Another Broken Exhaust Hub - Vanos Fail

The VAC part looks really good, it's too bad anyone on the forums usually knows enough to avoid them meaning anyone out there who has tried it with success isn't here to tell us.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-18-2018, 11:10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By Ramp1
Re: 2004 AW/Cinn 6MT - Rod bearing issue - Rebuild, sell as-is, part out, or?

This ^

Swap another used motor in and then part out the bad motor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-14-2018, 03:35:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,355
Posted By Ramp1
Re: New TMS Aluminum "Skidplate"?

Plastic is likely the lightest weight. Plastic also flexes and takes many impacts (assuming it's above freezing) where metal ones would dent and need to be hammered back into shape. The plastic one...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 05:40:14 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

For me it’s not OE for the sake of OE, i am just really picky with fit and finish and the BMW replacement part looks like a hack to be honest, anything on my car has to be OE quality or better. Does...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 03:51:30 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Also any idea if we have 80 ppl who want MAP sensors will BMW make another run of the real CSL ones instead of that sub’d version they replaced it with? I realy wanted OE CSL.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 03:47:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Schwaben Pressure Bleeder

Have it, it works...takes forever to pump up but mine is from 6 years ago (bought from ECS) so the new ones might have improved but I flushed and bled all four corners alone relatively quick.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-09-2018, 11:03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,671
Posted By Ramp1
Re: what causes idle rpm to stumble at random

Itís wind blowing on the filter and disrupting the MAF. It sounds weird but it is common with that type of intake. Install the MAF screen from your stock airbox into the tube and it will fix it or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-06-2018, 06:53:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Trying to understand the vanos timing when reinstalling splined shafts

So when do you torque the hub bolts? I've seen videos and instruction where they put the splined shafts into the hubs and torque the hubs with the VANOS body off the car, then install the VANOS body....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-05-2018, 10:42:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Trying to understand the vanos timing when reinstalling splined shafts

Interestingly the youtube video of the S54 being assembled at the factory shows the VANOS unit with the splined gears attached being installed to the head. I wish that guy from the video was on this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 02:03:53 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Agreed. The volume and opening size of that box is very limiting. A CSL box would make more power.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-01-2018, 09:34:04 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,239
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Camshaft Group-Buy -- Interest Thread

I just spent $2500 on a cooling system overhaul and CSL bootlid paint and I owe a bunch of taxes this year so I don’t mind the wait :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 06:27:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Secondary air pump or intake? Coincidence? Need advice

Check the plastic tube from your secondary air pump to the valve on the head, mine had a small crack...not sure if that leak could cause a code. On my car it hadn't but I put an N15 block off plate...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 01:59:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Having trouble getting section 1 disconnected from headers

A torch is the best bet, mine came off ok but the ones at section 2-3 were rusty and rounded off so I ended up just snapping them with vise grips and a good twist, then replacing them with new ones....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-26-2018, 02:33:04 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 75,749
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Post your exhaust setup!

That sounds amazing!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-26-2018, 01:14:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Isolation corrugated tube issue

1. That's just regular Wire Loom, google it, you can buy it in lots of sizes and colors and it doesn't need to be any special type, just keep it away from the exhaust/headers.

2. Any plug I can't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-23-2018, 01:37:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,188
Posted By Ramp1
Re: What power pulley do you use: TMS vs RE?

I have the TMS pulleys and I had no issued installing them. Are you leaving the other bolts loose so you can move the pulley around a bit to get that last bolt to catch? That helps. Then snug them...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-21-2018, 08:32:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Ramp1
Re: CSL Intake Snorkel Config.

For simplicity, light weight, unrestricted airflow for a race track the Evolve snorkel seems to be the best IMO. In a street situation where stop and go traffic and where lower sound volumes might be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 03:43:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Next move?

If the car is fine mechanically and maintenance wise, just have it painted. If the bumper is really pitted get a Euro or CSL bumper while you're at it. If properly maintained these cars will just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-12-2018, 07:24:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Ramp1
Re: IR + APEX FL-5 Hyper Silver

That looks great! So clean.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-07-2018, 04:51:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Is there such a thing like clutch spindown time for manual transmission?

Have you removed your CDV? If not, I would remove that and bleed the line with fresh fluid. There shouldn't be that long of a delay when you press the clutch even with the CDV still in place.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-05-2018, 02:13:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By Ramp1
Re: GL5 75W90 gear oil in the transmission??

You could contact some oil companies and ask if their GL-5 is suitable and safe or not. There's a lot of forum conversations about it but getting it straight from the manufacturers would be more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-02-2018, 02:09:11 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

The trumpets are too close together in the airbox to have a flange that large. I presume it will be trimmed down and the radius on the leading edge will provide adequate transitional flow.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-24-2018, 09:29:40 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,239
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Camshaft Group-Buy -- Interest Thread

Thanks for the update! My car is in storage all winter so I don’t mind a bit of a wait this time of year.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-24-2018, 03:50:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Injector cleaning

Sweet! These guys are so close, I have been meaning to do this for a couple of years but didn't know if anyplace local so I was putting it off.

Thanks OP for the post, I am sold.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 12:32:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,971
Posted By Ramp1
Re: 11hp No Brainer? "Underdrive Power Pulleys"

I have Turner pulleys, bought them used (cheap) and the only thing I notice is that the steering is a little firmer which I really like. It's had no effect on cooling even in really hot weather with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-15-2018, 01:30:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Will E46 M3 values be going up in 2018?

If it goes up in value it's good on paper but I never plan on selling mine so it's irreverent.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-15-2018, 12:14:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Forced Induction Specific Camshaft?

Try contacting MaxPSI and getting their recommendation. With FI you don't want valve overlap but that can be tuned out with VANOS so as long as the cams don't prevent that overlap from being tuned...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 02:56:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,659
Posted By Ramp1
Re: OEM zcp or BBS CHs?

I personally like the look of the CH better, my car came with them but I actually sold them because of the weight and the width and offset of mine might have rubbed in the rear with coil-overs. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-11-2018, 02:25:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By Ramp1
Re: ► APEX - Letís Make APEX 19Ē SM-10 and FL-5ís a Reality.

What would 19” SM-10s look like on an E46M?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 03:05:58 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Looking awesome! It's very exciting to see the development and attention to detail.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-05-2018, 03:42:59 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

That looks like it would take in a lot of water driving in heavy rain at hi-way speeds and block significant airflow to the rad. The Evolve set up is likey better for smooth direct airflow away from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-02-2018, 06:36:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,211
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Alpha N explained

If you DD your car in Ontario's variable weather and air density stick with the stock set up (MAF) or the full CSL set up with the air temp sensor and MAP sensor. IMO Alpha N is a patch for people...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-01-2018, 10:23:35 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

I have a non-hp dme and I am in the airbox and race cam GB so I will be needing an air-rail, map, tune and maybe upgrade to an HP dme. Definitely interested in the opinion. Otherwise I presume I will...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-01-2018, 07:55:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By Ramp1
Re: How a clutch works

Even though I already know all this sh!t i am a sucker for a ‘how it works’ video!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-31-2017, 06:02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Hard chroming a crank journal

When in doubt, go with a new OE part. (With this car)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-19-2017, 12:23:35 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Awesome news, thanks for the update. I am looking forward to getting one of these boxes.

I have a question on the hardware, for a while now the OE CSL MAP sensor has been not available and BMW...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-17-2017, 10:11:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,384
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Trying to Install CSL bumper - Shocks too long

Off topic, nice ducting! Is that snail thing an OE CSL silencer?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-15-2017, 02:57:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Sketchy BMW airbag recall email?

If in doubt if it's real or fake just ignore the phone number on the email and call your local dealer. Tell them you haven't had your airbag recall done and book it in. Then you can ignore that email...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-13-2017, 01:08:59 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

A couple of questions relating the GB.
I am going with the Carbon but I am undecided if I will go EO working flap or the new cool-air feed whatever that ends up looking like. I presume eventually...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-13-2017, 03:08:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,239
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Camshaft Group-Buy -- Interest Thread

Camshaft - Group-Buy List:
1. Cmda17 -- Race Cams
2. C///M -- Race Cams
3. bbrtuning -- Race Cams
4. Whips333 -- sport cam
5. Sashman123 — race cams
6. Ramp1 - Race cams
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-12-2017, 11:05:39 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

1. Kwakjoe
2. Xrumx
3. Good
4. PITT M3 RR
5. Ramp1
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-11-2017, 01:41:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,239
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Camshaft Group-Buy -- Interest Thread

I am definitely getting cams and an airbox and tune, I am interested in the streamline 288/280 cams and their new airbox. I'd really like to see some dynos of the products on some customer cars...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-09-2017, 01:03:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,344
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Coin miner embedded in this site?

My imac cpu and fan go nuts and my iphone data usage skyrockets the last couple of days when i have a browser window open with this site. Something is weird.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 02:59:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,188
Posted By Ramp1
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 02:38:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,157
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Designing a classy and timeless hood with functional heat reduction

Agreed, this is in my opinion the best looking aftermarket hood on the market, it could even lose the small E92 style vents. The front ones that look like the outers from the GTR hood would help take...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-28-2017, 01:41:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Mud flaps

If you find them let us know how they fit. I had ordered some front ones from Toronto BMW years ago when I started running the square set up but they didn't fit. Looked like they were made for a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-24-2017, 01:37:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,745
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Should I get 288/280 or 280/272 cams?

Awesome to know! Thanks, I am back on the 288/280 train. After the Streamline airbox GB cams will be my next big purchase for the M3. Are the 288/280 Cat Cams as good as the Shricks other than being...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-24-2017, 01:00:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,745
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Should I get 288/280 or 280/272 cams?

I am stumped on what I will end up getting. I used to be in the 280/272 camp, then a bunch of ppl started making lots of power with the 288/280 without losing much (if any) low end I was was planning...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-15-2017, 12:33:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,136
Posted By Ramp1
Re: P54B32 Airbox Oil Separator - Who has info on it?

Anyone who's seen the TB's after some use sees how dirty and oily they get so the stock separator only goes so far. Will an aftermarket one work better? I don't know, but I will be putting one in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-14-2017, 01:44:24 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

I was planning on getting a Karbonius and doing the full csl conversion so I am waiting to see how this pans out. If there is better power with this box or better quality or a better price then it’s...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-08-2017, 01:19:03 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Count me in on the GB pending good results and quality. This has been on my wish list for a couple of years and I finally have the garage space and time to work on the M again.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-03-2017, 01:58:14 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,130
Posted By Ramp1
Re: American racing headers Results

I thought with the flap closed it pulls in fresh air through one of the smaller feeds so it isn't breathing hot engine bay air. Is that not the case??
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-01-2017, 04:36:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Track only: Power steering removal?

I removed PS on one of my old cars that was FWD and only had 215 section tires....it made driving even on smooth roads with large radius bends very challenging. I put it back in within a week. I also...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-19-2017, 12:42:50 PM
Replies: 4,512
Views: 396,713
Posted By Ramp1
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-19-2017, 02:48:58 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,576
Posted By Ramp1
Re: What's your view on superchargers?

The intercoolers and/or heat exchanges block air flow so while they keep IAT down, they often cause coolant and underhood temps to creep up leading to heat soak. I bet the most reliable option would...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-02-2017, 03:46:21 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

If you've been on this forum for a while you likely remember when it was a big deal to hit 300whp and how lots of ppl are hitting 340+ whp so it's fair to say the tuning capabilities have advanced...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 01:02:12 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 78,878
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

I am interested but I would like the option of using the EO flap so if the flange where the fancy new snorkel meets the airbox is the same as OE I am in. (Pending testing)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-19-2017, 08:15:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Supersprint Street Section 3 weight.

There is another thread about muffler weight and the SS Street is basically a few pounds lighter than stock with less rasp and better flow.

I too want something quiet and light which doesn't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-13-2017, 02:41:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Vanos splined shaft installation

From a manufacturing standpoint, with all new parts, there is no sweet tooth. Anything remotely close to a sweet tooth is literally just wear in tolerance that makes one tooth clock in a few thou...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-06-2017, 02:14:12 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 69,724
Posted By Ramp1
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Not taking sides, but from a design standpoint for the S54 header, I can see these making power. Thinking back to the B-Series Honda craze most headers were 4-2-1 and when some companies like Vibrant...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-30-2017, 07:36:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Airbag recall and potential reprogramming

I just had mine done last week and they didn't touch the computer but I specifically told them not to update anything because I have the 'community tune'.

Everything went well, no damage to the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-23-2017, 02:49:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 69,960
Posted By Ramp1
Re: N15 Design S54 Secondary Air Pump Block Off Plate

I ordered one about a week ago, looking forward to getting it! Nice looking piece.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-17-2017, 03:48:16 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 16,195
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Help me bring a new exhaust to market

In an ideal world this system would be a true 2.5" pipe all the way back and American Racing would come out with a full 3.5" Single system with a quad tip muffler for their header and we'd be able to...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-12-2017, 12:07:08 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 94,558
Posted By Ramp1
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

The Airbox is something I am seriously interested in if it'll be ready in time for this winter's project.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-07-2017, 08:24:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Ramp1
Re: The M3 CSL curb weight is 3053 240lb less listed everywhere but stock m3 is 3415

Also didn't the CSL have the option to add the AC and stereo back in? There are a lot of variables that affect the weight of regular and CSl M3's
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Aug-04-2017, 02:16:06 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 94,558
Posted By Ramp1
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

I wasn't interested in a CSL bumper but this is looking really nice. If I ever make the leap this is the one I'd get, great work!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-27-2017, 07:07:59 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 16,195
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Help me bring a new exhaust to market

I'd be interest in a 3.5" system that goes into the muffler and exits through quad tips (splits inside the muffler) so that you can mate with the new AR header and cat and run single all the way back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-27-2017, 01:40:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,270
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Subframe reinforcement difficulty

As others have said, plates are a good band-aid and/or preventative thing but the Vince bar is looking like a much stronger and more permanent solution. Transferring load off the thin sheet metal is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-24-2017, 02:48:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Do i have a rod knock? (vid)

Let us know what it was when you find out. I think I've heard similar videos on youtube saying it's VANOS although it does sound like a rod to me. Most people who post videos like this never post a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-22-2017, 05:02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Diffuser

LOL. Guy asks for opinions from ppl with a product, gets everyone elses opinions instead.

OP, if it isn't a CSL replica part then don't ask because it's ugly!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-16-2017, 01:39:27 PM
Replies: 4,512
Views: 396,713
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

^ awesome shot! Makes me want a csl bumper for my Steel grey, looks good!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-15-2017, 11:08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,817
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Anyone used Riot Racing cams?

Interesting, so with the S54 you take up the slack with thicker shims??
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-15-2017, 09:44:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,817
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Anyone used Riot Racing cams?

You can't regrind a cam with a bigger lobe or wider duration unless you add material or change rocker arm ratio (we have followers not rocker arms). How are they turning stock i to Schrick spec?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-10-2017, 03:13:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,119
Posted By Ramp1
Re: American Racing Header vs Supersprint V1 Stepped Header

They sound awesome, I've never heard an S54 sound like that. Is it really loud or is that just a sensitive mic on the camera? This is catless and no resonators correct?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-06-2017, 01:24:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Seat not centered with the wheel

So what aftermarket seat hardware allows you to center the seat to the wheel?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-05-2017, 07:53:27 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 69,724
Posted By Ramp1
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

I wish there was a 3.5" Street exhaust. I am sure the BW 3.5" race system could be made to work with this header and it would make great power but it would be sooo loud and I like the OE looking quad...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-04-2017, 10:15:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Replacing EGT Question

Bottom, you'll need to take off the aluminum plate if i remember correctly.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-04-2017, 06:17:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Seat not centered with the wheel

This bothers me too although I didn't notice it until I got Recaro Speed seats with Wedge floor mounts and sliders and my seat is about an inch closer to the driver side door than the center of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-03-2017, 01:47:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By Ramp1
Re: My M3 Dilemma

If it's a weekend toy just drive it and enjoy it. It's not like you are going to rack up 100k miles in a few years of weekend drives. Also these arent going to be $150k cars for like 40 more years...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-03-2017, 01:12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Ramp1
Re: Oil coming out of bov

I would do a leak down test and compression test just to make sure you don't have any more serious issues but if everything checks out ok just install a catch-can. It's pretty common on FI cars to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-30-2017, 01:14:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Ramp1
Re: How to Look for a Broken/Clogged Catalytic Convereter

When I installed my headers and removed my OE header/cat combo, one of them was rattling and when I shook it, pieces of the cat fell out. Weird thing is I had just passed an emissions test a month...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Thu, Jun-29-2017, 11:41:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,274
Posted By Ramp1
Re: DIY Video - Oil Catch Can Install

Awesome, thanks for the info. I got some -10 hose and fittings from Amazon as well. We don't have Autozone in Canada unfortunately.
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