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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Nov-12-2015, 06:23:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By GR///M3
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-08-2015, 07:54:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By GR///M3
Re: FS: 2002 M3 Coupe - feeler

I took some photos of the subframe area and added them to the album in the link.

Not exactly sure of where to look on the car for subframe issues. it looked like the areas on the chassis where the...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-07-2015, 04:24:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By GR///M3
Re: FS: 2002 M3 Coupe - feeler

did not have time for full detail, here are pics from today shortly after a hand wash:

https://goo.gl/photos/Z3P3aRbiBsZBytcD8
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-04-2015, 02:14:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By GR///M3
Re: FS: 2002 M3 Coupe - feeler

I own the car, no leins, etc.

Clean title and can provide a carfax upon deposit for purchase, obviously.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-04-2015, 02:03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By GR///M3
Re: FS: 2002 M3 Coupe - feeler

Sorry for the delay .... I want to post some pics after i detail the car because it's been barely driven and mostly outdoors this past year.

the vehicle shown in my sig is the car being sold.
...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Nov-03-2015, 10:09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By GR///M3
Re: FS: 2002 M3 Coupe - feeler

i need to have the car detailed b4 posting photos ... sorry about that. i should have some up this weekend.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Nov-02-2015, 03:59:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By GR///M3
Re: FS: 2002 M3 Coupe - feeler

manual ...

i am looking for 9k obo.

will post some photos later today.

additional items forgot to mention:

retrofitted oem bi-xenon headlamps with added angel eyes.
suspension...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Nov-02-2015, 02:14:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By GR///M3
FS: 2002 M3 Coupe - feeler

Just checking for interest ...

this is what I have:

2002 Titanium Silver M3 Coupe, 18" oem wheels, euro oem rotors, aftermarket sound system (clarion drz9255, audison lr-x 5.1, jl w6 sub, ba...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-03-2013, 09:28:56 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 800,871
Posted By GR///M3
Re: e46 M3 Maintenance Thread

Disassembly of the Vanos internals would be more time consuming than removing and replacing with another unit, wouldn't it ?

If I were doing this myself @ home I would have no problem with it, but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-01-2013, 05:53:37 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 800,871
Posted By GR///M3
what seals are you referring to ... in between...

what seals are you referring to ... in between the solenoid and the upper housing, or seals inside the housing ? if i look it up on realoem which numbers are the seals you're talking about ?

the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-01-2013, 02:35:57 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 800,871
Posted By GR///M3
Re: e46 M3 Maintenance Thread

i'm going to do a valve adjustment next month. i also want to do maintenance to the Vanos unit, since the car has 120K miles i think this is a good idea.

nothing wrong with the valvetrain now, all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-01-2013, 01:32:45 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 88,852
Posted By GR///M3
ive always had some oil seapage around the vanos...

ive always had some oil seapage around the vanos unit .... would that be the seals ? its not losing alot ... just a little and road debris sticks on it.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-26-2012, 02:55:56 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 800,871
Posted By GR///M3
thanks .... is it an aim for the middle technique...

thanks .... is it an aim for the middle technique or anything within that range ? the smaller the gap the longer the shim will last, correct ?

posted via android ....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-25-2012, 06:53:06 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 800,871
Posted By GR///M3
can anyone post a link to the correct gaps for...

can anyone post a link to the correct gaps for the intake/exhaust for a valve adjustment job ? mm or inches doesnt matter

posted via android ....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-03-2012, 03:24:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,113
Posted By GR///M3
i havent seen what the vanos head looks like...

i havent seen what the vanos head looks like internally, but its purpose is to route oil pressure so that it shifts the cam to a different rotational speed, thats how variable timing is acheived.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-28-2012, 02:38:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,152
Posted By GR///M3
Re: Engine carbon cleaning,

i use Techron but that's the fuel system cleaner, do they have another product to add to the fuel/intake to help break down the sludge ?

not looking to do an overhaul, at least until i hit 150.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-28-2012, 03:45:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,152
Posted By GR///M3
Re: Engine carbon cleaning,

a service adviser from my local dealer suggested i use Valvoline VPS Engine Cleaning System, but the cleaner itself i think has to be used with an engine cleaning machine (pressurized system) ....
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-27-2012, 11:51:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,113
Posted By GR///M3
how would that actually happen ? im thinking...

how would that actually happen ? im thinking enough dirt buildup somewhere in the valvetrain enough to allow a valve to strike the piston ....

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-27-2012, 03:35:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,152
Posted By GR///M3
i found this thread and want some specifics, what...

i found this thread and want some specifics, what exactly is this seafoam and techron stuff you guys refer to ?

i use techron fuel system cleaner in my tank once a year but i think whats referred...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-27-2012, 01:59:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,113
Posted By GR///M3
im pretty sure the answer to this is no, but...

im pretty sure the answer to this is no, but maybe otherwise:

this gunk issue is bothering me. short of tearing down the motor, is there an additive that can work to loosen gunk for the s54 motor...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-26-2012, 10:07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,113
Posted By GR///M3
turns out the coils failed. new set + new plugs...

turns out the coils failed. new set + new plugs and everything is running smooth.

he had something to say about gunk buildup underneath the valve cover and in the vacuum line connected to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-26-2012, 06:06:50 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 800,871
Posted By GR///M3
whoever recommended you use loctite on an...

whoever recommended you use loctite on an internal bolt .... DONT.

if this problem you mentioned is known by bmw, they likely have updated those problem parts. ask a bmw technician to find out.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2012, 11:12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,113
Posted By GR///M3
Re: code: all cylinders misfiring

i don't suspect vanos failure, but i'll have it checked out with the valve cover removed. @ 112K miles, it's time to do the coils, so those parts are getting replaced.

if the coils held out till...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-22-2012, 12:36:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,113
Posted By GR///M3
Re: code: all cylinders misfiring

this is why i came on here to ask ... i told him not to order anything without calling me first. i suspected coils as well, if so i'll likely order them from turner along with plugs
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2012, 06:14:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,113
Posted By GR///M3
Re: code: all cylinders misfiring

nice find, thanks. my mechanic wants to check the vacuum system to see if there is a leak there, if not, then it's likely the coils, they've never been replaced and the car is an 02.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2012, 04:29:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,113
Posted By GR///M3
crankcase vacuum Sent from my DROIDX using...

crankcase vacuum

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2012, 04:00:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,113
Posted By GR///M3
i think ill do that, but here are the codes, can...

i think ill do that, but here are the codes, can anyone tell me what they are ?

Po301 po300 po301 po306 po304

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2012, 02:57:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,113
Posted By GR///M3
code: all cylinders misfiring

i was driving last night, all of a sudden the engine started stuttering, running rough, when i took it to my mechanic he said the code was all cylinders misfiring. he didn't see any codes or faults...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-05-2012, 11:44:22 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 800,871
Posted By GR///M3
Re: e46 M3 Maintenance Thread

going to be replacing the flex disc soon, other than the disc and hardware, is there any other part along the drive shaft that requires replacement ? i see another disc downstream towards the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2012, 10:53:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By GR///M3
Re: local grinding service, Euro M3 rotors ....

since the concerns are mechanical with respect to getting the rotors refaced, it's not something i'd want to do then.

thought there was a possibility that this could be done right, but at the end...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2012, 06:26:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By GR///M3
its not the money, the rotors have plenty of...

its not the money, the rotors have plenty of meat, why throw them out and have the same thing happen to new ones.

grinding is not exactly machining, as most ppl see it, the process of grinding...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-24-2012, 09:31:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By GR///M3
local grinding service, Euro M3 rotors ....

i want to find a machine shop that is able to precision grind floating rotors, anywhere in the NY/NJ/PA area ....

i have the OEM euro cross-drilled floaters, i want to replace my pads soon but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-09-2012, 04:27:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
anyone have feedback about the support bearing...

anyone have feedback about the support bearing just before the differential, see my previous post ....

.....
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-20-2012, 03:48:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
Re: time to replace clutch ... questions

since i'll be replacing the guibo/hardware, there is a support bearing further back on the driveshaft (before the differential), has anyone had to replace their's ?

here's the p/n (26121225071)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-18-2012, 07:33:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By GR///M3
Re: switch on trunk ....

i took the handle off and messed with the connector, now it works .... so it was just not seated fully/properly ....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-18-2012, 04:38:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By GR///M3
switch on trunk ....

the switch on my trunk lid no longer opens the trunk....

i just replaced it because the old one cracked at the fastener holes ...

the plate lights work, and the lock on the trunk is set so i...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-05-2012, 12:56:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,009
Posted By GR///M3
Re: Water Pump Bearing / Impeller Failure; Pics inside

just curious, i've been doing some shopping around for parts i'm thinking of replacing soon. waterpump 'was' on the list, but i didn't notice any issues with my water temps yet ....

a while back i...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-25-2012, 01:54:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
thanks for the info ... when i get around to...

thanks for the info ...

when i get around to doing the clutch ill wait to have a look @ the flywheel as well .... if it is just scuffed and has residual clutch deposits on it, what kind of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-15-2012, 05:50:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
the clutch delay valve wears the clutch at the...

the clutch delay valve wears the clutch at the expense of smoother engagement. you will feel it if you pay attention while shifting with sport mode on.

but i do not think it has a huge impact on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-15-2012, 02:01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
what about ur flywheel ? did u remove your...

what about ur flywheel ?
did u remove your clutch delay valve ?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-14-2012, 10:17:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,085
Posted By GR///M3
i like 2 or 3 tone contrasts on my cars, when...

i like 2 or 3 tone contrasts on my cars, when done right it looks good.

for example, light color wheels look better with dark color cars, but matching exterior trim adds to the accent.

however...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-14-2012, 09:25:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
Re: time to replace clutch ... questions

the tech mentioned that the clutch in the m3 is self-adjusting, and that you would "really" feel it when the clutch is completely spent and needs to be replaced .... as well as smell it.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-14-2012, 03:09:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
Re: time to replace clutch ... questions

i decided to take my car to the dealer and get a definite diagnosis, had a foreman drive the car, put it up on the lift and have a look. i knew the car had a failed driver side sway bar link, but i...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-31-2011, 06:18:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
i figured as much but i have a phobia of getting...

i figured as much but i have a phobia of getting work done right on this car ....

a dealer sort of alleviates some of the phobia, but also introduces the uncertainty that they'd do a thorough job...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-31-2011, 02:25:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
yea labor is what i figured with bmw pricing .......

yea labor is what i figured with bmw pricing .... possibly more than $2500 ...

if i get a complete oem clutch/flywheel kit, and other parts i need replaced, my mechanic can do the job for around...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-30-2011, 06:43:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
thanks for the advise, i priced everything out @...

thanks for the advise, i priced everything out @ getbmwparts, they want $1500 in parts. i figure ill search online and see what they sell oem parts for .... i also want to put in a new shifter, my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-30-2011, 04:35:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
Re: time to replace clutch ... questions

i'm at the point where i'm going to have the gearbox dropped in the next 2-3 weeks. when i go over potholes i hear knocking, something internal is loose. i know my suspension is super-tight, i had...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-06-2011, 03:37:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
Re: time to replace clutch ... questions

do you know what one thousandth of a millimeter is ? .001 mm = .000039 in

you probably mean one thousandth of an inch, which is more realistic.

with regard to resurfacing, it's a more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-03-2011, 04:22:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
Re: time to replace clutch ... questions

i didn't figure parts for the shifter, mounts, bearing, etc. in addition to the clutch package & flywheel, i'd also need to replace the exhaust gaskets, trans seal, etc.

i don't think anything...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-27-2011, 05:34:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
Re: time to replace clutch ... questions

can you point out which parts you referred to with the shifter linkage ? are we talking about inside the gearbox ? if so i don't plan on opening the gearbox, that's a lot of work. replacing the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-27-2011, 05:01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,205
Posted By GR///M3
time to replace clutch ... questions

i've got an 02 M3 6spd, i want to replace the clutch. the car's got 106K miles and since i bought it (with 47K miles) the gearbox has been sounding sloppier gradually with time. when i bought the car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-08-2011, 04:24:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By GR///M3
Re: windows close via remote ....

bt told me the software they make doesnt supprt coding changes, and it would be listed under immobilesense module. either way im going to have to visit someone who's got the tool or if this NCS Epert...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-07-2011, 07:13:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By GR///M3
Re: windows close via remote ....

thanks ... i can't find who makes NCS Expert, is it a in-house/BMW software package ?

i jacked into my car with the BT software i have and was able to navigate thru the modules, do simple things...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-06-2011, 06:21:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By GR///M3
windows close via remote ....

when i bought my m3 used 5 yrs ago it had a feature where my windows would close by holding down the lock/arm button. had the car in to dealers a few times and i think the last software update by bmw...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-22-2011, 12:17:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By GR///M3
Re: anybody to grind oem euro cross-drilled rotors?

cross-drilled and slotted can be resurfaced, it just cant be done using a lathe. ... hence a grinding service is what i asked for. anyone know of shops that have done this before?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-21-2011, 03:26:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By GR///M3
anybody to grind oem euro cross-drilled rotors?

havent had any luck finding a house that can resurface these rotors, does anyone know of any shops in the tri-state that can do it?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-11-2011, 04:34:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,087
Posted By GR///M3
Re: Broken Window switch

bmw cca discount or getbmwparts is always cheaper than bavauto ... i guess the 10 $ markup is for the fancy picture of the actual part ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-11-2011, 03:07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,087
Posted By GR///M3
Re: Broken Window switch

whats the difference between p/n 61316902183 and 61316902175 ?

do the coupe and vert use the same switch ? the rear vent windows on the vert operate differently ....

my driver's side just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-17-2011, 01:04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By GR///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-16-2011, 11:30:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By GR///M3
baking soda and interiors ....

i'm a smoker, but i keep a box of baking soda in the interior so that odors get soaked up .... my interior doesn't smell because i don't use the ashtray ...

my cabin air smells somewhat like mold...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-10-2011, 11:54:53 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 800,871
Posted By GR///M3
Re: e46 M3 Maintenance Thread

this thread is huge ....
i'm @ 106K miles and i'm thinking about tending to the following:

vanos
water pump
timing chain

with the vanos, is it possible/easier to replace the seals or buy a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-06-2011, 10:35:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By GR///M3
Re: car cover questions

thanks for the suggestions ... perhaps it is time to get a new cover ....
i'll go back to the bmw cover since i know fitment is perfect
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-06-2011, 06:09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By GR///M3
Re: car cover questions

maybe i didn't explain this correctly. if i were to pour a glass of water over the cover when dry, the water should not go thru the cover. it is not supposed to. this is why the cover costs over $...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-06-2011, 05:02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By GR///M3
Re: car cover questions

i observed the moisture when i first got the cover ... but now the cover is completely porous to passage of water thru the cover. i think the protective barrier in the cover has broken down, because...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-06-2011, 02:56:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By GR///M3
car cover questions

for those that leave their cars outdoors ....

i have a BMW cover for my e46 m3, but it seems this cover is not moisture-proof. when i first got it it repelled moisture and the car did not get wet...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Tue, Mar-01-2011, 05:47:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,126
Posted By GR///M3
Re: windshield washer fluid ....

that's odd ...
so i take it new models come with a washer fluid heating system ? the new stuff freezes below 35F, so i can't imagine they would push it to owners as the only offering without an...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Sat, Jan-22-2011, 06:42:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,126
Posted By GR///M3
Re: windshield washer fluid ....

fourth one up from the bottom of this page: p/n 83120405179*

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=AccessoryCatalog&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462&categoryid=138022&startrow=26
...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Thu, Jan-20-2011, 01:50:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,126
Posted By GR///M3
windshield washer fluid ....

did bmw change their windsheild washer fluid recently ?

i like their washer fluid concentrate so i use it on all my cars ... stopped by a dealer to buy some bottles and noticed they now have this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-14-2010, 04:43:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By GR///M3
i havent poked around much about it lately ... i...

i havent poked around much about it lately ... i put my car to sleep for the winter because i have a feeling this one is going to be brutal ...

when i first bought the car i had a bmw tech in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-09-2010, 02:14:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,230
Posted By GR///M3
i just got a bavarian technic BT Cable, does...

i just got a bavarian technic BT Cable, does anyone know of a good resource to look up the meaning of codes & things that are specific to BMW/M3 ? first time messing with the vehicle computer, i got...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-02-2010, 12:27:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,169
Posted By GR///M3
thats a 1x1 weave ... even tho it looks nothing...

thats a 1x1 weave ... even tho it looks nothing like a 1x1 weave (if you catch my drift). even BMW's weave is more like the picture below, can't figure out for the life of me why vorsteiner thinks...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-30-2010, 12:55:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,105
Posted By GR///M3
blacked-out trim may help looks ... ... sorry...

blacked-out trim may help looks ...
... sorry but i think the e9x-body pulls off a matte paint finish better, more angles, edges & corners vs. curves & rounded blends
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Nov-30-2010, 12:38:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,796
Posted By GR///M3
down in that part of the states, his mortgage is...

down in that part of the states, his mortgage is less than his car payment ... sad
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-25-2010, 04:45:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,538
Posted By GR///M3
thanks for the info ... the tensioner comes...

thanks for the info ...

the tensioner comes with new seals/o-rings i assume. if the guides are worn, is replacement a royal pita to do ?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-25-2010, 02:08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,538
Posted By GR///M3
it seems to me like vanos threads have been...

it seems to me like vanos threads have been thrown in front of my eyes way too often when i chime in to this forum lately...

@ 105K miles, i think i should get mine checked out to make sure i have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-22-2010, 09:25:33 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 800,871
Posted By GR///M3
i assume the front of the vanos casing pops off...

i assume the front of the vanos casing pops off in order to do the guides and tensioner ?

should i even bother putting the vanos system on the list of maintenance items to take care of any time...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-20-2010, 02:21:52 AM
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Posted By GR///M3
thanks for the info .... i'm up on a valve...

thanks for the info ....
i'm up on a valve adjust in 15K miles, i'll inspect my chain then since i have to turn the motor to adjust the valves.

i suspect the sound is coming from the clutch or...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Nov-16-2010, 11:10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By GR///M3
where are you located ? edit: nevermind ......

where are you located ?

edit: nevermind ... i see it
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-16-2010, 12:56:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By GR///M3
i kno in europe there is no 5 mph impact...

i kno in europe there is no 5 mph impact protection requirement for bumpers, hence european bumpers are tucked in to the body much closer than on north american models because there's no need for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-16-2010, 12:52:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By GR///M3
my reflectors didn't bother me enough to do this...

my reflectors didn't bother me enough to do this wen i had my bumper repainted ... still looks clean ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-16-2010, 12:47:59 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 800,871
Posted By GR///M3
what are the tell-tale signs of a failing vanos...

what are the tell-tale signs of a failing vanos assy (chain, solenoids) ?

just got done reading thru another thread where the chain broke & ruined the engine ...

i had a valve adjustment done @...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-12-2010, 12:29:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,851
Posted By GR///M3
thats what the body shop decided to do also, but...

thats what the body shop decided to do also, but they probably have color specific compounds that a detailer may not have, so they might actually do a good job.

i would rather have repainted the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-11-2010, 11:21:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,373
Posted By GR///M3
as with any track event, you also run the risk of...

as with any track event, you also run the risk of damaging or crashing the car ... so if a new m3 represents a good portion of your finances then i would start in an e36.

i haven't driven the new...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-11-2010, 11:46:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,509
Posted By GR///M3
1700 for an m3 ... bargain !

1700 for an m3 ... bargain !
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-11-2010, 02:50:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,373
Posted By GR///M3
judging by the OP, you really should consider an...

judging by the OP, you really should consider an e36 M3 as a beginner's track car. when you've learned enough and then some more, then go and hop into the latest M3 or M6
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-10-2010, 10:33:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,851
Posted By GR///M3
recently got bird crap on the car, this time on...

recently got bird crap on the car, this time on my trunk lid ... problem with that was that it dried hard, so in trying to take it off, i scratched up the paint.

not sure if a compound would take...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-10-2010, 10:30:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,851
Posted By GR///M3
i want an M badge for my front grill like yours...

i want an M badge for my front grill like yours ... where'd you get it/what fits ?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-10-2010, 01:50:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,701
Posted By GR///M3
if i could live without the trunk release switch,...

if i could live without the trunk release switch, id actually buy this.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Nov-09-2010, 09:06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,865
Posted By GR///M3
haven't seen 1x1 on interior before .... actually...

haven't seen 1x1 on interior before .... actually looks good
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Nov-09-2010, 09:05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,482
Posted By GR///M3
wonder y they didn't call it a CSL

wonder y they didn't call it a CSL
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-09-2010, 09:04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By GR///M3
bump ... this noise is really very faint and...

bump ... this noise is really very faint and almost sounds like how the valvetrain does when you shift into 6th gear below 2000 rpm, but not quite that way. it's also intermittent, it doesn't happen...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-09-2010, 01:19:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By GR///M3
valvetrain noise or drivetrain noise

ever since i cant remember i've noticed this very faint grinding noise coming from somewhere. it occurs when i'm in gear and depressing the accelerator.

i know i have a loose throwout bearing...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Nov-08-2010, 10:55:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 28,163
Posted By GR///M3
i'm not making a claim, i'm drawing an analogy....

i'm not making a claim, i'm drawing an analogy. there are so many people out there that have damaged OEM wheels (forged). it's an engineering fact that a cast piece of metal will be weaker than a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-07-2010, 06:07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By GR///M3
ah yes, i've seen that video before ... do...

ah yes, i've seen that video before ...

do yourself a favor, rent or borrow a Z06 and get your thrills from that ...
like the guy said, m's are well balanced track cars, not strip cars. german...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sun, Nov-07-2010, 05:48:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,482
Posted By GR///M3
i'm disappointed they haven't got an episode with...

i'm disappointed they haven't got an episode with this car yet ....
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sat, Nov-06-2010, 02:19:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 28,163
Posted By GR///M3
been in touch with VMR directly to find out more...

been in touch with VMR directly to find out more about their wheels.

gravity cast alloy, i assume aluminum.

that's like using ceramic dishes for wheels on a red wagon and riding it on a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-06-2010, 02:12:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,948
Posted By GR///M3
i use discover card for all of my CC...

i use discover card for all of my CC transactions. discover is very good with everything, but they revert back to the merchant's policy, which in the case of jlevi is 30 days. it's been 11 months now...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-06-2010, 02:04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,387
Posted By GR///M3
yea that combo looks great ... its the only color...

yea that combo looks great ... its the only color i would choose if i were ever to undertake the huge task of repainting to another color.

i would buy those wheels but in a hyperblack or just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-06-2010, 01:43:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,948
Posted By GR///M3
you shouldn't have to modify aftermarket parts...

you shouldn't have to modify aftermarket parts that come with the premium cost that vorsteiner parts do ... the point of this thread. i was not willing to pay the body shop to bodywork the diffuser...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-06-2010, 01:37:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,387
Posted By GR///M3
congrats ... imo you have the best color and...

congrats ...

imo you have the best color and wheel combo. that's a clean interior ... not too crazy about those seats, but very nice ride ...

how do you like the sound of the intake and exhaust...
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