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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-20-2009, 03:14:24 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 31,037
Posted By akbrazil
bought my 2003 m3 in dec 2008, found out the car...

bought my 2003 m3 in dec 2008, found out the car had sub frame damage one month later. Used car dealer gave me a hard time for the repair or giving the car back....but after a few months of phone...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-15-2009, 10:47:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By akbrazil
Question....I have been searching around for a...

Question....I have been searching around for a good deal on a CSL intake. I found one but it does not have a MAF housing and from my understanding the intake owner told me that you run without a...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Tue, Sep-15-2009, 08:05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,692
Posted By akbrazil
Hey....any news on this issue???? I'm having...

Hey....any news on this issue????
I'm having the same problem, but it only happens when the car sits for a day or two without starting....then when I go to start it, I get NO start on the first try...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-10-2009, 01:26:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,799
Posted By akbrazil
Most software (unless you ask for a nitrous setup...

Most software (unless you ask for a nitrous setup software) you will get a tune that is written to increase timing throughout the RPM band. I'm assuming if you ask the tuner, they may be able to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-09-2009, 12:21:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,634
Posted By akbrazil
Can i get a application??

Can i get a application??
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-09-2009, 12:09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,799
Posted By akbrazil
I will try to answer as many questions as I...

I will try to answer as many questions as I can....Im still doing a lot of testing with my system....and just for the record the system I purchased was more in the performance catogery then for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-08-2009, 01:56:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,799
Posted By akbrazil
Well, im still doing some testing so at the...

Well, im still doing some testing so at the moment I'm only running the system under WOT (wide open throttle) but the kit came with a vacuum switch that has a adjustment to where you want the system...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-07-2009, 08:51:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,799
Posted By akbrazil
Methanol/Water Injection (N/A Application)

I have been reading a lot in meth/water injection for a non turbo/supercharger application. I figured that there has to be some gain with-in performance, MPG and the fact that water (steam) is a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-07-2009, 08:27:09 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
New Mod....Meth/Water Injection (new thread...

New Mod....Meth/Water Injection (new thread coming soon)

Mechanical fan delete / Electric Fan Conversion Running GREAT. Did a few road trips, a lot of stop and go traffic with a few days of 100...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-02-2009, 07:51:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,024
Posted By akbrazil
If you don't mind me asking how much did the...

If you don't mind me asking how much did the intake cost you? And where did you buy it? I was trying to do some research on the cost and where to buy but had no luck. I did find one place on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-01-2009, 11:58:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,302
Posted By akbrazil
My driver side control arm has been making noises...

My driver side control arm has been making noises for months now....I bought a arm but just haven't had the time to do the install yet. I even had a buddy lift the car up on the lift and we noticed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-21-2009, 06:30:47 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Quick update... Electrical fan still running...

Quick update...
Electrical fan still running great. Temp with AC on in 90+ degree weather gauges never goes beyond the half way point. (Double check with scanner - live data, water temp stays...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-21-2009, 06:26:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,057
Posted By akbrazil
So who is getting stuck with the bill?? I...

So who is getting stuck with the bill??

I would be very upset if that happen to me, doing a water pump required you to remove all those parts. In the process they should have inspected...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-09-2009, 04:44:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,419
Posted By akbrazil
I have the V12, they were on the car when I...

I have the V12, they were on the car when I purchased in back in Nov 08 (supposely they were just put on when I purchased the car). Anyway, Im about 8K miles since I bought the car and no issues. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-09-2009, 04:23:08 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Im sure it does...just not that much. I haven't...

Im sure it does...just not that much. I haven't actually dyno the car so I don't have real numbers.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-09-2009, 04:14:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Well, the engine seems to rev up more freely and...

Well, the engine seems to rev up more freely and I feel more pull at the upper RPM band. Some runs with my friend modded EVO gave us a little info on its performance results. Before the setup I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-09-2009, 02:55:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
i already have a tune but yes that is a good...

i already have a tune but yes that is a good idea. I have a unknown tune as I purchased the car with the tune already installed. (No history on the mods)

Anyway, Electrical Fan still working even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-30-2009, 05:42:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By akbrazil
Yeah, I never heard such thing. I just know that...

Yeah, I never heard such thing. I just know that once your tech light all goes out (up to 7500 rpm) then your all warmed up.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-30-2009, 01:08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By akbrazil
how do you know ur in cold start mode?? Does the...

how do you know ur in cold start mode?? Does the lights on the Tech never turn off??
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-20-2009, 04:57:21 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
here are some better photos. so as you can...

here are some better photos.

so as you can see, the fan controller was mounted right under the original fan housing.
There are 5 wires:
+ & - Fan to fan controller
+ Battery
- Ground
+...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-17-2009, 12:31:23 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Well, the EVOsport underdrive kit seems to be...

Well, the EVOsport underdrive kit seems to be very popular in the forums. I like it because it underdrives three system...the alternator, the waterpump and the powersteering. Very easy to install,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-16-2009, 09:57:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Sorry for the delay (i have been away for a while...

Sorry for the delay (i have been away for a while and haven't been on the forums or my pc for that matter)....I will get you some photos this week.

Just another quick update.....
I made two...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-09-2009, 05:17:55 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Update: Went to virigina over the weekend (NYC...

Update:
Went to virigina over the weekend (NYC to VA) 5 hour ride with some traffic. There were a few areas where the traffic was very heavy. Outside temp was around 85 degrees at the time. No...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-04-2009, 03:59:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
I have been noticing that the front pusher fan...

I have been noticing that the front pusher fan actually cools the car very well. It could easily keep the car at idle and with AC on with a temp no more then 210 (read from my genisys scanner - live...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-04-2009, 01:16:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
The first page of this thread has a list of what...

The first page of this thread has a list of what I purchased, how much and where from.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-04-2009, 07:19:00 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
sorry about the photo, it was my phone camera....

sorry about the photo, it was my phone camera. Tomorrow I will take my real camera and take some good shots.

As for the wiring, like i said....its really easy.
5 connections - all go to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-04-2009, 06:44:35 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
First page of this thread has the break down with...

First page of this thread has the break down with part numbers and cost.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-04-2009, 06:16:53 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
PHOTOS

PHOTOS

I still need to fix up the wiring, I will pick up some wire loom tomorrow and cover it all up.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-04-2009, 06:14:02 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Installation Complete

Installation Complete!! Finished removing mechanic fan and installed underdrive pulleys and electrical fan.

Installation is very straight forward, you really can't mess up. It took me about 4...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-03-2009, 07:38:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,098
Posted By akbrazil
so...any idea what happens if you get caught. ...

so...any idea what happens if you get caught. I've always thought about putting the jammer but just wondered if there is series trouble that can come from it.

Looking to get a radar dectector...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-03-2009, 07:28:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,098
Posted By akbrazil
How do you know they have been working fine. Did...

How do you know they have been working fine. Did you pass speed trap at higher speeds of the limit and found that they didn't chase after you??

Just curious!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-03-2009, 07:22:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,098
Posted By akbrazil
What happens if you get caught??

What happens if you get caught??
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-03-2009, 07:17:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
UPDATE:

UPDATE: Parts started to come in this week. I may have some time tomorrow to start the install. I will keep you guys posted.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-03-2009, 07:13:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By akbrazil
Hi, I did a 4.10 gear swap on my 03 m3 about a...

Hi, I did a 4.10 gear swap on my 03 m3 about a month and half ago. Sorry, but I do not have any photos but you will need that crush washer so be sure to order one (actually order two incase you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-03-2009, 01:07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,774
Posted By akbrazil
go with a DURALAST 49DL, its slightly bigger then...

go with a DURALAST 49DL, its slightly bigger then stock (Fits perfectly in the battery compartment) and has more cranking amps. Cost is $100 bucks and they sell them at every autozone.

Don't ask...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-02-2009, 12:13:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By akbrazil
There are plenty of nice kits out there. NX,...

There are plenty of nice kits out there. NX, NOS, Nitrous Works, Wizard of NOS, ZEX,...etc..
I would start by looking for a kit that works with drive by wire, pick up a set colder plugs, RPM switch...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-02-2009, 12:07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By akbrazil
Previous car was a 330ci, before I sold it....I...

Previous car was a 330ci, before I sold it....I had the nitrous installed for one year (with my driving) - over 40 to 50 bottles worth of nitrous used. 125K miles before I sold it and it was running...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-01-2009, 10:43:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,456
Posted By akbrazil
Cranking and turning over are the same...

Cranking and turning over are the same thing....its when someone says "I turn the key and hear nothing or it makes a clicking sound" then you know there stating that the car does not crank or turn...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-01-2009, 04:00:53 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
It like what some of the guys had said before,...

It like what some of the guys had said before, the fan is only used during low speeds and idle. While driving there is plenty of airflow entering the engine were the fan will not be operating.

I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-31-2009, 11:21:45 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
The parts started to come in last week. I'm still...

The parts started to come in last week. I'm still waiting on the fan, I believe is schedule to come in by monday. I won't start the project till the weekend so I will get photos of everything and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-31-2009, 12:10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By akbrazil
I did the light weight flywheel on my previous...

I did the light weight flywheel on my previous bimmer (01 330ci) and it chatter too much, sounded like a truck when idling. Sucked!! My present cars (2003 m3) has a smg tranny and I heard we can't do...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-30-2009, 10:45:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,302
Posted By akbrazil
I heard m3 can handle more nitrous. As most of...

I heard m3 can handle more nitrous. As most of the guys from e46fanitics forum told me don't go over 75 and 100 be the MAX with the 01 330ci....but there were some m3 guys doing 125 and 150...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-30-2009, 08:46:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,302
Posted By akbrazil
I sprayed my 01 330 and loved it..but I was never...

I sprayed my 01 330 and loved it..but I was never able to get anything better then low 13's. I was running a 75 shot and got brave and did one 100 shot. The car took the nitrous as if it was meant...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-30-2009, 07:21:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 68,291
Posted By akbrazil
SMG failure is not common but its something that...

SMG failure is not common but its something that worries us due to the cost. But that said, I have seen and even read some guys on the forums with over 140K miles with the original SMG pump. It a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-30-2009, 06:50:42 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Looks like your the only one with the electrical...

Looks like your the only one with the electrical fan problem. Everybody else seems to be having issues with there mechanical fan clutch.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-30-2009, 04:35:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,302
Posted By akbrazil
Nice run!! Same question as above, where you...

Nice run!!
Same question as above, where you running drag radials or street tires?

Also, what nitrous kit are you running (direct port or fogger)?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-29-2009, 09:43:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Looks like were seening a lot of exploding clutch...

Looks like were seening a lot of exploding clutch fans and yet we have not heard of someone talk about a electric fan failure.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-29-2009, 08:01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By akbrazil
I second that, if your "Factory warrent" has...

I second that, if your "Factory warrent" has expired then I would stick with the indy and if you know how to do a little wrenching - you could save quite a bit by doing your own work. :)

If you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-29-2009, 02:20:37 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
I picked up a SPAL brand fan (which is the...

I picked up a SPAL brand fan (which is the recommand fan listed on BIMMERWORLD.COM for street/strip applications). Flex-a-lite controller with manual overide (just in case I want to cool down the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-29-2009, 01:54:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
I totally agree and will have a full report back...

I totally agree and will have a full report back to you guys once I get everything and start installing it.

Give me about a week and a little time to do the write up. I will also do a little...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-28-2009, 11:02:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Actually if you try the search function I see...

Actually if you try the search function I see quite a bit of threads on topic of clutch fan failure.
But since M3 did not come with a electric fan....go to E46fanatics and try the search function...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-28-2009, 02:40:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Its great to hear that there are some positive...

Its great to hear that there are some positive responses.
I already have headers and a full exhaust system. I also have (unknown) software that came with the car, AFE stage 2 cold air kit and 4.10...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-27-2009, 09:06:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Ok...now were talking. Someone with some...

Ok...now were talking. Someone with some knowledge in the subjust.
Just a quick note: 10HP was meant for removal of mechanic fan and pulleys combined

But yes, this is ridiculious. I can not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-27-2009, 08:02:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Ok…you must of not read any of the post. For that...

Ok…you must of not read any of the post. For that you don’t belong in the forums. (PLEASE LEAVE!!)
You must also have no knowledge what so ever – again, you shouldn’t be writing unless you have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-27-2009, 07:11:27 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
I agree...underdrive pulleys, fan delete and...

I agree...underdrive pulleys, fan delete and lightweight flywheels all do the same, they are meant to reduce the amount of power that gets rob from the draintrain and engine accessories.

And I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-27-2009, 06:51:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Already have that. :)

Already have that. :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-27-2009, 06:42:02 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Thats going cost you well over 2000 in parts and...

Thats going cost you well over 2000 in parts and labor plus painting and you won't have a back seat. I would rather the engine mod...but thats just me. :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-27-2009, 06:10:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Well the 10HP (to the wheels) im referring too is...

Well the 10HP (to the wheels) im referring too is a combination of pulleys and fan delete.

As for taking in additional gains just from the fan delete, I am a stronger believer it will. Maybe not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-27-2009, 04:36:18 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
Damnit!! If I would of knew sooner about your...

Damnit!! If I would of knew sooner about your offer. I already placed the order and it is in the shipping process (I don't think I can back out now).

Eitherway, its nice to know that I can...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-27-2009, 04:18:56 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,046
Posted By akbrazil
FAN DELETE + EVOsport PULLEYS

Hi All!!
I am in the process of putting together a fan delete mod to see if I can pick up some extra HP/TQ. I will also do the underdrive pulleys as well since I'll be working in that area.

As...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-25-2009, 04:06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,362
Posted By akbrazil
Never heard of any....strange that there are no...

Never heard of any....strange that there are no companies out there that would make some better arms. The factory ones don't seem to last very long.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-24-2009, 05:13:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,362
Posted By akbrazil
Captainkirk, did you install the control arms...

Captainkirk, did you install the control arms yet???
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