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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-25-2018, 05:42:28 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-24-2018, 04:41:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,124
Posted By rovert604
Re: Bluetooth/Aux input options for 2002 M3

Thatís how I have my Bluetooth receiver and dash cam hooked up. Then I can still listen to Bluetooth audio while I work on the car without the key in ignition.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-23-2018, 07:58:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fun New Noises!!! After Bushing Replacement

http://sawashie.free.fr/M3/TorqueSpec/E46%20M3%20TORQUE%20SPECS%20LR.pdf

Page 81 should help you. Also, save this PDF in case it ever goes missing from the interwebs!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-22-2018, 04:14:58 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Mine parks and hides from the GTR. The GTR makes the E46M look like itís just learned how to walk. [emoji23]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-21-2018, 08:29:01 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Keeping the Germans cool from their natural hotness. JDMs are way too cool and chill to be in the shade.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-15-2018, 03:09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By rovert604
Re: DSC Pressure Sensor 2 fault fix

I had my pressure sensor code come up when my DSC light came on while driving. There would be times where I had zero traction control while driving for days at a time.

I finally pulled the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-15-2018, 08:22:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By rovert604
Viable option for bluetooth audio?

I have the mentioned product below, installed in my car and it has an on/off switch on the device which I mounted under the trim behind the steering wheel so that the steering wheel spoke hides it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-13-2018, 05:02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By rovert604
Re: Anyone use headlight lense film?

I donít know much about the non-Ultimate film in terms of thickness, gloss properties. But Iíd spend the extra in Ultimate so even if you mar it with swirls, itíll just self heal and return back to a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-13-2018, 02:54:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By rovert604
Anyone use headlight lense film?

I use XPEL Ultimate on my whole front end (hood, fenders, bumper) including lens covers. Itís held up great over three years of daily duties including snow, so far. Lots of highway road trips and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-09-2018, 06:27:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By rovert604
Re: Spacers with BBS LM

I tried my friend’s reps and not sure if they are exact same specs as genuine but the reps I used are:

Fronts : 19x8.5 ET30
Rears : 19x9.5 ET20

The rears had Continental DW 265/30R19 on them. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-07-2018, 04:20:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

I have seen on youtube this:

BMW M3 SMG II Hydrounit Overhaul - YouTube

It appears to be a rebuilding of the OEM motor as well as replacing parts of it that are worn. Does anyone know what the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-06-2018, 10:02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

So I opened the ECU box again and undid all the connections and put them back into place just in case there was a loose connection or any unsuspecting corrosion. Everything is good on that part.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-06-2018, 04:51:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By rovert604
SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

Hey guys,

I've owned this car for 3 years so far and it's been another great experience to own. The only compromise I had to make when looking for a mint/clean/local car was the transmission,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-05-2018, 06:10:33 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-05-2018, 04:11:55 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180505/c3c59e2c4312158ec63905c8ec20915e.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-04-2018, 10:10:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,386
Posted By rovert604
Re: 10 years of owning e46 m3 .

Iíve owned a 330i ZHP for 8 years prior to owning my M3 for 3 years. Iíve really have fallen in love with the E46 and the balance of what each model has to offer.

My sedan had the handling of an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-02-2018, 11:41:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,917
Posted By rovert604
Re: CSL OE Bumper Carbon Fiber bits

Hey Iím Canadian. Finally we get something that you Americans all enjoy and not even bat an eye for shipping logistics. [emoji23][emoji23]

Iím fortunate Iím a few minutes from the USA so all my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-02-2018, 06:03:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,660
Posted By rovert604
Re: Introducing the VinceSkinz (subframe plates)

Not sure if this helps demonstrate our epoxy application...

3M's Tough Stuff vs. Welding Shear Test

How strong is Weld Mount Adhesive?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-01-2018, 10:16:12 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 16,512
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

I drive on high speed two lane highways, 5 lane highways, in the city, in the mountain passes at night with my 5500K CBI and have not had an issue with my eyes feeling exhausted. I usually feel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-01-2018, 03:43:38 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 16,512
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

I once had fake CBIs from amazon. I got duped by my own stupidity. They had decent light output but compared to the quality of the real CBI from TRS, there was a difference. In between when my a fake...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-01-2018, 03:18:47 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 16,512
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

TRS has said that Philips has changed their marketing as the majority think higher temp is brighter so Philips has decided to play that game. The lumens output is much greater than my OSRAM CBI...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-30-2018, 07:11:12 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 16,512
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

https://youtu.be/WtLKpf_IYTs
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-28-2018, 07:25:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By rovert604
Re: 2018 overview on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

Maybe I am out to lunch but when I had my subframe off, the cracks appeared to originate from the hard rubber ďmoonedĒ ridge/lip pressing (and sometimes slamming) against the RACP.

Seeing my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 01:06:43 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2018, 03:51:45 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2018, 02:58:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,376
Posted By rovert604
Subframe surprise

The trunk panel is not structural. I had that too. When doing Vincebar that had to come off. It carries no load acccept to create a floor for the trunk. What youíre seeing is the sound insulation...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-17-2018, 02:32:12 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,273
Posted By rovert604
Re: Closed - Group buy VinceBar ("subframe" fix)

I am beyond glad with that too! Even mom sits in the car and has no clue anything is modified. [emoji41]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 07:30:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,376
Posted By rovert604
Subframe surprise

I had that issue just like OP. But I caught those after we welded all the major stuff right at the subframe mounting points. I had extensive cracks that were large and made their way several inches. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-10-2018, 08:23:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By rovert604
Re: Aftermarket CSL wheels for stock '06 Comp?

Iíd replace the wheel. My friend had a very tiny hairline crack develop in his OEM wheel. The dialog between many people concluded that welding a wheel and causing more heat damage/weakness from the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-10-2018, 07:48:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By rovert604
Re: Aftermarket CSL wheels for stock '06 Comp?

Just replace it with a nice set of 19Ē ARC8s then. Youíll get all new wheels for a bit more money than just one OEM wheel. I have not heard of any ARC8 setups causing catastrophic/life threatening...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-07-2018, 05:45:40 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

I think when he pulled it out of the garage he hit the side of it. [emoji23] the car auto steered in anger of no snow drifting.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-03-2018, 01:31:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By rovert604
Re: Car dies going from high rpms to idle rpm

Wow Iíve never had a problem with mine once I had leaks sorted. Itís perfectly fine and the induction sound I get creates a great emotion when at WOT. [emoji1417][emoji1417]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 06:59:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By rovert604
Re: 2018 verdict on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

I'm not going to say all the roads I drive on are butter smooth and heavenly. We have our fair share of garbage roads too but I feel the ride has been very similar over that. I feel it's the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 05:59:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By rovert604
Re: 2018 verdict on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

I have Vincebar and Vinceskinz and Turner solid subframe bushings installed on my car. I canít say anything for other brands directly as Iíve only driven with this setup before OEM.

I run on BW...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 09:17:35 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,273
Posted By rovert604
Closed - Group buy VinceBar ("subframe" fix)

Turner solids. Little to nonexistent NVH addition. A whole lot of extra rear feeling and control added.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 04:10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By rovert604
Re: Car dies going from high rpms to idle rpm

Just undo everything from the intake plenum and put it back together nice and snug. I really didnít know where my leak was until I did that during some maintenance. Then I was pleasantly surprised...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-30-2018, 11:14:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By rovert604
Re: Car dies going from high rpms to idle rpm

Mostly an intake vacuum leak. I had that exact problem. I installed an intake and I didnít put everything back together tightly. It was so little of a crack open but enough to cause stalls.

Also...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 06:48:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By rovert604
Re: Small Bang Noise When Under Load

If they removed the diff from the subframe they probably didnít torque the front diff bolt tight enough. It needs 143lbs of torque. I had that issue and once I got under to tighten, all was good.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-27-2018, 03:02:56 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2018, 05:16:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By rovert604
Re: Trunk Storage solutions

I just have a large shallow cardboard box found in the Costco recycling bin with a bungee cord from on side from the other. The hooks pop out of the side carpet trunk trim. The box has some big holes...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-24-2018, 07:33:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By rovert604
Re: Questions about OE Bi-Xenon Headlights

You will need to do an alignment which is easy. All you truly need is a measuring tape and some painters tape.

The main part you want is to be able to drive right up to a wall where you can back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-18-2018, 07:26:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By rovert604
13.5F/13.0R steep driveway clearance.

I run 13.25Ē front and 12.75Ē rear and I can get to 99.5% of the places in the city, suburbs, and farms without touching the ground. Itís all in how you approach grades using your front wheel to be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 03:53:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By rovert604
Re: Another oil thread, I'm sorry.

Liquimoly since I got a smoking deal. I choose whatever is on sale. Iíve also ran Mobil or Castro 5-40 during a winter. Nothing to write home about. [emoji1417][emoji1417]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 01:41:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By rovert604
Re: Another oil thread, I'm sorry.

10w60 has been perfectly happy with my car during Vancouverís winter. Warmup periods take around the same time as summer since this oil has a long buffer period for warm up and cool off.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-13-2018, 04:43:07 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Borrowed a friendís wheels for a few days and took her on a shoot! Hereís the only one using my iPhone and editing in Lightroom. The phone totally didnít get the depth of Estoril though. Or maybe...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 08:31:35 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180311/9ba93e4659c220f4cd655d51ab556c5d.jpg

The Canadian E46Ms are coming out of hibernation.... [emoji51]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 03:20:26 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Just trying my friendís wheels to push the boundaries of fitment and see what can be done while keeping the car 100% daily driveable under fully aggressive cornering with passengers.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-09-2018, 10:08:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,389
Posted By rovert604
Re: Radar Detection & Anti Laser Setups - What's in your Arsenal?

I know this is a bump from the past but just wanted to let anyone know who was in the market for a great radar detector. The Uniden R3 is on sale TODAY only through eBay for $320USD.

The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-09-2018, 06:49:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,723
Posted By rovert604
Re: what causes idle rpm to stumble at random

Vacuum leak somewhere. Even if itís super super minor. Reposition and tighten it all back up. That was my issue.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 04:34:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By rovert604
Re: M3 Differential Mounting Bolts

Be sure to torque them correctly. I canít remember what they are off hand but i remember the single front bolt was 143lbs. If itís even a little lose the force of the engine will make the diff knock...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 10:42:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 33,362
Posted By rovert604
Re: DSC light on + Yellow 'Brake' light

Iíve had the issue and BMW scanner said pressure sensor. So while I had things partially apart I pulled all plugs off including the big DSC ECU connector down below. I just took them off and on a few...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 06:32:23 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Youíre my summer twin version!!!

While mine is parked on top of a snow mound. Well slightly beached too. LOL

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180227/1fa443c990214f52408211a75e0c021c.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-26-2018, 03:13:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By rovert604
Re: Coolant Pressure

Iím running a 1.2 cap on my car and Iíve had no issues for a couple years.

https://www.germanautosolutions.com/bmw_solutions/cooling_system/12_bar_coolant_cap/product_bmw_12_bar_cap.php
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 07:42:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fun New Noises!!! After Bushing Replacement

I assume the rear diff doesnít coincidentally need new fluid?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 07:08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fun New Noises!!! After Bushing Replacement

I believe itís higher. 154 or something. I know when I torqued it to 143 because my wrench couldnít only go that high, my noises went away. Just had to borrow a buddyís big wrench to get it tighter.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 07:05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fun New Noises!!! After Bushing Replacement

Sounds like the front diff bolt is loose. It takes an incredible amount of torque to tighten. Sometimes things come loose once driving. Check the two ďlow torqueĒ rear torx bolts for the rear diff...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 02:14:10 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

The E39 with snows is good because itís so heavy it can squish down snow better if itís too high. But I find the way it delivers 322ftlbs of torque so low in RPM to one wheel makes the car not as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-24-2018, 02:36:03 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Well todayís snow storm was a bit more crazier than anticipated. LOL. But baby blue muscles through everything Mother Nature had to throw at her. What an amazing car to be able to tear it up on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-18-2018, 08:59:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By rovert604
Re: STOLEN - tragedy.

LOL. Condolences to your one lonely side gill! Separation anxiety may follow!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-18-2018, 11:23:27 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Thanks man!!

Went out playing in the snow tonight and also go save my buddy from abandoning his 135i getting stuck on a hill. A huge snowfall caught him by surprise and his well treaded AS3+...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 08:05:56 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Got her back from the shop! New paint on the drivers side.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180217/388987e8e07410bbb8b635505a0a4d1d.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 08:03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By rovert604
Re: Missed shift 3rd to 5th m3

Yup. Ummm you need BMW scanner or something else to diagnose the light. Maybe something coincidental triggered it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 05:11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By rovert604
Re: Missed shift 3rd to 5th m3

And Iíve grinded plenty of times just lightly because my left foot was lazy and didnít fully depress. Haha. After I feel like Iíve done it enough like a few times a year. Iíll just swap out the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 04:10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By rovert604
Re: Missed shift 3rd to 5th m3

Zero harm would have occurred. I skip gears all the time going up or down.

Passenger seat has a seat occupancy airbag sensor. If youíre seat is unplugged then the system will think thereís an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 05:28:10 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Yup I use that maintenance spray every other month during when I actually clean the car. Winter it doesnít get much cleaning. LOL

The spray method consist of drying the car, then spraying a tiny...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 04:04:57 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

I have it but I live in a place with an abundance of water. LOL. Never had to use it! If I was in Cape Town maybe I would! Although a clean car would be the lease of my worries when I would need to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 03:41:50 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Mine is warrantied for 2 years. But with proper care itíll last even longer. Iím at just about 3 years and the finish is still good. Itís still too slippery for wax to stick to so itís a waste. Iíve...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-13-2018, 11:17:04 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

What does Feynlab do extra that my cQuartz Pro doesnít do? Tech is changing so fast!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-13-2018, 04:10:21 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Not much came out unscathed. Even an aging ceramic coating could not withstand the tensile explosion of glass raining down on the exterior shoulder. The leather was pieced with glass and cut up in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-10-2018, 01:40:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By rovert604
K&P Engineering stainless steel reusable oil filter

I think it would make sense if you had a separate container where you bath car parts in a reusable degreaser. Then all the heavy stuff just falls to the bottom of the bath.

But yeah if you donít...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-09-2018, 04:37:13 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Thereís an Estoril with the correct state of window. [emoji23][emoji1417]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-09-2018, 12:22:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,236
Posted By rovert604
Re: Money shift

http://www.bmw-driver.net/forum/showpost.php?p=378366&postcount=1
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 10:56:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,236
Posted By rovert604
Money shift

You might also want to open up the other side of the tank...the suction jet pump which keeps leftover fuel going to the pump side sometimes comes loose so vacuum isn't strong enough anymore to pull...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 10:38:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
Posted By rovert604
2006 m3 racp

You may also want to check for separation along the bottom lip of the inner wheel well. Mine was coming apart there as well. We caught that last minute.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 09:03:56 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Absolutely nothing. I have donít have anything visible when I park. It looks like a showroom BMW. LOL. It was just an act of smash and laugh?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 08:10:41 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Well then.... this made for a busy morning. LOL

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/0462254a03a3059cad4c02f698c8a7f9.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 02:15:50 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 79,077
Posted By rovert604
Re: Post your exhaust setup!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/9f8b8fe8c52d4a718470022b7bc79e3f.jpg

My AR20 said aero on it!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-03-2018, 07:49:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By rovert604
Re: Odd SMG Issue - gets stuck in gear randomly

I think it could be the gear springs. I canít remember the actual part number. But that is usually the cause when you get really slow gear shifts which slur the clutch.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-29-2018, 07:17:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,090
Posted By rovert604
Re: E46 M3 on 17's thread

I got the pleasure to borrow 17s with RE71 rubber and it was a great experience. The throttle response felt quicker and the vehicle felt a more willingness to accelerated and brake compared to OEM...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-24-2018, 02:02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By rovert604
Re: KW Clubsport Sway Bar End Links Length

I have Moog on my car too. So much thicker and more solid than KW end links.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-22-2018, 06:01:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By rovert604
Introduction and Advice Seeking

I just asked a good friend who just installed Vincebar/skinz on his E46 touring as well as transplant everything from his 330i ZHP to it including the engine and transmission. Heís running the ZHP...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-22-2018, 01:14:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By rovert604
Introduction and Advice Seeking

^

I had KWV2 installed before my fix. So I have been used to a firmer ride but my friends felt it was a better quality damping compared to stock. I find the OEM shocks were great for small sharp...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-22-2018, 12:28:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By rovert604
Re: Help diagnose rear knocking noise

Wow yeah. Thatís one thing I always take for granted. Itís happened once to me and all wheels were loose. I caught it within two blocks of the sound happening and retightened.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-21-2018, 07:11:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By rovert604
Introduction and Advice Seeking

I have solid aluminum subframe bushings on all four points as well as monoball sealed RTAB. None have changed the NVH in my ride quality which I thought would. What has gained is an incredible amount...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-21-2018, 01:30:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By rovert604
Help diagnose rear knocking noise

You can easily get to the front diff bolt by lifting the rear right of the car and using a 7mm to pull the one screw holding onto the plastic shield to flex out of your way. Then a 21mm with short...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-14-2018, 05:41:59 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 16,512
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

I bought from TRS. Itís 100% genuine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 07:26:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,184
Posted By rovert604
Re: Mitigating Cold Start Wear

Just drive it lightly and gingerly to warm it up. I think i read that idling doesnít allow oil to get into all places of. Cold engine because there is not enough oil pressure to splash all over....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 07:20:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By rovert604
Re: Condensation after Angel Eye upgrade

You can purchase new headlight lens seals online, I know Iíve seen it in the past. You may have had nice warm moist air inside the headlight unit so on the super chilly day, it could cause...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 06:56:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By rovert604
Re: M46 snow wheel options......

I just use the OEM 18s to rummage through the snow. I donít need to worry about having a square experience when itís sooooo easy to squeeze in throttle to overwhelm rear end winter tire grip. Itís so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-11-2018, 05:47:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,184
Posted By rovert604
Mitigating Cold Start Wear

Because so many people use Liqui Molyís 10w60, Iíve started using their Ceratec which says its bonding abilities lasts for approx 30K miles. I also just dump their MOS2 in the crankcase in between...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 04:51:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By rovert604
Re: Axle or Differential Play?

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

I had my car Vincebar and skinzíed recently and after...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 05:01:30 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 82,390
Posted By rovert604
Re: Differential Bolts replacement DIY: updated bolts

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

A reminder...Just like the first post, have safety as your top priority when under the car. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 02:40:28 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 82,390
Posted By rovert604
Differential Bolts replacement DIY: updated bolts

Didnít have a problem with clearance or space at all. Just take off the one 7mm hex screw holding on the plastic shield for extra flexibility.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-03-2018, 03:56:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,258
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best winter tires?? (video inside - fun in snow)

I have mismatched brands on my car. Pirelli 240 snowsports in the front in 225 width. And Blizzak LM60 in the rear at 255 width. In the wet and dry, the wider LM60s will still lose traction before my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-31-2017, 04:09:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,258
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best winter tires?? (video inside - fun in snow)

What does an Xi3 feel like when there isnít snow and itís dry or wet? Is it completely sloppy or does Michelin make a pretty decent compound the firms up in a non snowy condition?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-30-2017, 04:52:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,258
Posted By rovert604
Best winter tires?? (video inside - fun in snow)

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

I find...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-25-2017, 04:56:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By rovert604
Re: engine oil leak but immaculate engine bay - where to check while under car?

If you donít see anything around the valve cover gasket or up front where the VANOS is, it could possibly be the CPV (Constant Pressure Valve) located just above the headers on the block. Not a big...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-21-2017, 11:59:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By rovert604
Re: Help me Identify these headlights -- Xenon vs Bixenon

Thatís what I see too. One glass projector is smaller than the other. The bigger one is bi-xenon. Single xenon only needed to do one thing good so it just needed a smaller projector lens.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-20-2017, 03:41:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By rovert604
Quick help please - PS4 tires in cold dry weather

Do you need winter tires if it doesnít snow?

https://youtu.be/TJsV2ORMsms
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-09-2017, 01:46:26 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 402,353
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

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

Picture was taken by Lightroom Mobile on my iPhone 7 Plus in RAW. It was darkness before and Lightroom took the raw...
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