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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-20-2019, 02:42:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,520
Posted By Drewster
Re: 418hp S54 288/280 schrick cam

So let's bring that AFR down to 11 and make MORE power, if that's how it works... except that's not what's going on at all.

14.7 is called "stoich" because it's the stoichiometric ratio of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-20-2019, 02:14:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,520
Posted By Drewster
Re: 418hp S54 288/280 schrick cam

If "jumped up" means 100hp, it means Paul either changed more than just the fuel map, or it was lean to the point of knocking, and engine safety was pulling timing.

Is ~13 going to be optimal on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-20-2019, 01:22:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,520
Posted By Drewster
Re: 418hp S54 288/280 schrick cam

Divide that by about 10 or more. A while back I was actually in a live dyno class where they showed AFR doesn't do crap for power. The GTR getting live tuned would audibly misfire before AFR made a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-19-2019, 10:00:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Drewster
Re: Help needed in DFW area

For what it's worth, I've never used a crank locking tool - just an extended 1/4" socket
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-19-2019, 03:54:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,520
Posted By Drewster
Re: 418hp S54 288/280 schrick cam

Nice! Where's the actual dyno results?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Apr-18-2019, 01:08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Drewster
Re: V10 Swap E46

Ah, I too want a much more heavy and complicated engine in my track car that's constantly in need of work.

It really depends on how much you're doing yourself and (if not) how capable the shop is....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-18-2019, 04:04:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Drewster
Re: New Ohlins "Dedicated" (RT) Coilovers Feedback and comparison (JRZ, MCS, TCK)

For the front strut, a GC setup has a generic Koni shock in a custom threaded casing for the e46. This looks like Ohlins would replace both up front?

Summarizing, it sounds like we would:
Use the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 09:36:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Drewster
Re: Multiple misfires with fuel cut off

We know what they are, lol - if you haven't tried flipping the primary (pre-catalyst) O2's... still try that first.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 07:30:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Drewster
Re: Tool for front diff bushing

No problem - can't remember if/ which adapters I needed to borrow, but I distinctly remember that's what I used
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 05:53:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Drewster
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 03:29:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Drewster
Re: Tool for front diff bushing

A standard ball joint press from any auto parts store will do the trick
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 01:20:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 684
Posted By Drewster
Re: Moroso Coolant Expansion Tank?

This might be more effective than coating

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=606268
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 03:30:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Drewster
Re: New Ohlins "Dedicated" (RT) Coilovers Feedback and comparison (JRZ, MCS, TCK)

https://media1.tenor.com/images/8ba02cf56d7942996725ae79b17392f9/tenor.gif?itemid=9118517



Maybe it'll be good to clarify exactly what we're talking about, then? I'm hoping to just buy a kit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 03:25:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 684
Posted By Drewster
Re: Moroso Coolant Expansion Tank?

Again - it's clear why a turbo would cause issues.

Turbos make fun happy psh psh noises, lots of power, and looooots of heat from that compressor housing.. which is right next to the plastic...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 03:23:09 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,130
Posted By Drewster
Re: Vanos exhaust tabs permanently fixed now

'Ol sapote resurrecting threads he could've just googled like
https://media.giphy.com/media/ljE57hRBCNcsg/giphy.gif
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-16-2019, 08:49:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Drewster
Re: New Ohlins "Dedicated" (RT) Coilovers Feedback and comparison (JRZ, MCS, TCK)

Any update on my question? Is it possible to order components, or does is it full kit or bust?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-16-2019, 08:45:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 684
Posted By Drewster
Re: Moroso Coolant Expansion Tank?

I figure either that, or he's a 19 year old college student who likes cars, has taken ME101, has Wikipedia and now believes that he must grace the forum with his knowledge :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-16-2019, 02:16:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 684
Posted By Drewster
Re: Moroso Coolant Expansion Tank?

Not to mention that unlike a stock car, which usually has heat shields over the headers, turbo cars replace all of that with a big glowing snail.

There's another thread on reservoir relocation...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-16-2019, 01:25:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Drewster
Re: Coolant smells like paint thinner

Someone top off the coolant with windshield fluid or something?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-16-2019, 01:23:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 745
Posted By Drewster
Re: How long do tranny fluid and fuel injectors last?

I imagine it would definitely help, as long as it works as advertised
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-15-2019, 11:22:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 745
Posted By Drewster
Re: How long do tranny fluid and fuel injectors last?

I'm definitely a proponent of Top Tier gas, but I suspect injector *failure* has more to do with how long the car sits. I love ethanol, but it does absorb water. Even before ethanol blends,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-15-2019, 10:36:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,255
Posted By Drewster
Re: APEX Forged Wheels. It's Finally Happening...

My guess?

Engineering: Okay, marketing team, we're really close - let's do a teaser with the first articles.
Marketing: Good call - people hate when we release something new and they didn't know...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Apr-14-2019, 11:38:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By Drewster
Re: PFC Rotor Major Failure

Saw that on the 'grams - still painful to see.

Glad you're okay, and wishing your car a speedy recovery
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-14-2019, 03:44:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,518
Posted By Drewster
Re: 3D printed brake duct project update.

What do you mean they'll foul? I was messing around with ways to mount them, and I'm pretty sure that's your best bet without limiting steering travel
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 11:01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Drewster
Re: Why IN cam sleeve bolts loose but not EX?

Ah, another sapote thread...

For one thing, the bolts don't just wiggle out - they'll shear in half:
http://tyspeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/bmw1.png

Another thing to note is that...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Apr-13-2019, 10:36:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Drewster
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 10:18:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 967
Posted By Drewster
Re: At my wits end, misfire issue, OBDII monitors incomplete...

So you're cool buying fuel pumps willy nilly, but not swapping sensors? :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 04:14:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Drewster
Re: Multiple misfires with fuel cut off

Saved for next week! :laughhard:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 02:57:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Drewster
Re: Differential ear bolt

Sooo many threads about it.. yes, it often gets cross-threaded.

I would install that bolt first, and then the other two
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 02:49:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,518
Posted By Drewster
Re: 3D printed brake duct project update.

You can route them through the belly pan next to the sway bar
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 02:57:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Drewster
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 01:15:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 455
Posted By Drewster
Re: Schroth Harness Good or Bad idea

I think there are more opinions than "right" answers to that question, but after taking to some cage builders, they hinted it would be far better to un-bolt a roll bar and weld in a cage than build a...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Apr-12-2019, 05:20:21 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 104,395
Posted By Drewster
Re: Track Day / HPDE / AutoX video thread!

About 20s in, it's interesting to watch your deceleration. I'm guessing the accelerometer is also factoring forces from you shifting, but rather than a hard initial brake and a gradual release it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-12-2019, 04:18:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 455
Posted By Drewster
Re: Schroth Harness Good or Bad idea

Simply put, I don't believe there's a good way to mount a 4-pt bolt in - they're all going to be compromises that are really just a solid way to mount harnesses, not true rollover protection. They'll...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-12-2019, 03:48:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 455
Posted By Drewster
Re: Schroth Harness Good or Bad idea

I think a better question would be what your plan is for installing harnesses in general.

If you're installing Schroth Quick Fit, that's a pretty good middle-ground, and I wouldn't really worry...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-12-2019, 02:29:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By Drewster
Re: Re-Using Valve Cover Seal

Hondabond is also good stuff
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-12-2019, 01:10:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,006
Posted By Drewster
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-11-2019, 07:39:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,006
Posted By Drewster
Re: Both my vanos tabs sheared off...advice wanted please

Yeah, and no doubt it's a tedious job, but (in my opinion, of course) there are so many resources and instructions out there it's not as daunting as something like the subframe. For me, coming into a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-11-2019, 02:26:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Drewster
Re: Heat shield wrap

:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-11-2019, 02:07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Drewster
Re: Heat shield wrap

I would use DEI rather than eBay
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 10:04:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,006
Posted By Drewster
Re: Both my vanos tabs sheared off...advice wanted please

Inspection will only tell you if you're lined up for a cheap bulletproofing or an expensive repair. It sounds like you're already planning a Vanos overhaul - just make sure the pump disk is on your...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 06:49:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Drewster
Re: Odd Oil pressure issue, where to start?

By design, bearing material is exceedingly softer than the crank or rod material. That's why most people can replace rod bearings and keep on chugging for another ~100k without doing anything to the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-10-2019, 06:04:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,526
Posted By Drewster
Re: E46M3 Time Attack - One Lap - Gridlife Build

Based on what you've posted you can sure cut, though!

I'm thinking the trickiest part of the heat exchanger would be making a mount for the unit that opens up to the trunk - the rest would just be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 05:05:11 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 29,254
Posted By Drewster
Re: American racing headers Results

Oh! Pfft, cams, airbox, SSV1 headers is a pretty solid recipe for that, then. As Ian mentioned, that's only ~330 whp.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-10-2019, 05:01:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,526
Posted By Drewster
Re: E46M3 Time Attack - One Lap - Gridlife Build

First off - I love following this build!! Thanks for posting updates along the way.

Just wanted to mention, have you thought of using a water to air intercooler? It may weigh a little more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 04:56:15 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 29,254
Posted By Drewster
Re: American racing headers Results

Ah, the elusive automatic V6 M3 :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 03:31:03 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 29,254
Posted By Drewster
Re: American racing headers Results

Crank hp = lies and fabrication :raspberry:

400+ wheel in 3100lbs would move quite well
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 03:08:20 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 69,598
Posted By Drewster
Re: Megan Racing Headers

Martyn made the binary modification tool, found @ ecuworx

If you remove all O2+heater codes, you can leave them out entirely.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 03:04:17 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 29,254
Posted By Drewster
Re: American racing headers Results

Hey if you've got the cash and patience for a 400hp NA build, power to ya! :thumbsup2:

For what it's worth, supercharger and track use *can* be done... it's just not easy...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 02:16:23 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 29,254
Posted By Drewster
Re: American racing headers Results

Man, I wish I had that kind of money to blow on 30hp :lolhit:

I second the supercharger. Similar throttle response, similar cost to what you've already put in, 400-500 hp.. hard to argue with
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 04:17:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Drewster
Re: Oil drain and return hose washers leaking, suggestions?

I personally haven't had any issues just using a torque wrench and new washers. Are there any scratches or burrs on the sealing surface?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 04:04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Drewster
Re: Are spherical control arm bearings worth the expense?

If it still sees street use, I'd say stock is fine
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 12:44:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,006
Posted By Drewster
Re: Both my vanos tabs sheared off...advice wanted please

Those are mistimed at idle/ first start. What happens when your engine goes out of time at speed??
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 12:29:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,006
Posted By Drewster
Re: Both my vanos tabs sheared off...advice wanted please

Ooooor maybe you have a hard time admitting you're wrong about something?

I'll just leave this thread of horrors here
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 12:22:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,006
Posted By Drewster
Re: Both my vanos tabs sheared off...advice wanted please

We're not talking a slight mis-time at idle here - we're talking an engine that at ~70 miles an hour decides it doesn't need any correlation between the crank sprocket and the cams. It doesn't look...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 11:51:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Drewster
Re: What is this ground under O2 sensor wiring bracket?

That's the ground for your ignition coils.. it should *really* be attached to your engine
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 08:54:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Drewster
Re: Odd Oil pressure issue, where to start?

Like.... the constant pressure valve? :shifty:

Searching around, someone also mentioned the oil jets have check valves on some BMW engines that can get stuck open.. I didn't mention that since it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 08:24:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Drewster
Re: Odd Oil pressure issue, where to start?

Sounds like he's already tried a new sensor and an aftermarket gauge. Based on that I'd agree that there's an oil pressure issue.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 08:21:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,006
Posted By Drewster
Re: Both my vanos tabs sheared off...advice wanted please

Yes. At 120k those o-rings are probably tired, and the solenoid is a common failure point. As long as your mechanic is competent about re-timing the engine, etc. it's best to do it once you already...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 06:21:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Drewster
Re: Odd Oil pressure issue, where to start?

Have you tried replacing the CPV valve and upgrading the O-ring?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 06:17:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,006
Posted By Drewster
Re: Both my vanos tabs sheared off...advice wanted please

That's correct, but your statement:



Is false.

The tabs *can* break off, and after that they either cause zero damage or catastrophic damage.

It's like anything else - there's a given...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 05:34:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,006
Posted By Drewster
Re: Both my vanos tabs sheared off...advice wanted please

...If you're lucky.

In the case of the friend I mentioned earlier, the tab got caught in the chain and forced the engine massively out of time. Lots of piston to valve contact.. bad time all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 05:00:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,006
Posted By Drewster
Re: Both my vanos tabs sheared off...advice wanted please

Right?

Not to mention, do the work yourself. This car is super easy to work on but it takes time which doesn't translate well to labor costs.

I've only personally seen one tab failure, but it...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Apr-08-2019, 06:38:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Drewster
Re: Help with fuel cutoff (?)

If it's happening in a straight line, and only for 100 rpm (i.e. comes back at 5100), I highly doubt it's fuel.

Sounds more like a DME or sensor issue. Have you tried replacing the MAF?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-08-2019, 06:34:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Drewster
Re: Don't connect CAN to your OBD port

For CAN? This guy

https://www.intrepidcs.com/products/vehicle-network-adapters/valuecan3/

If you don't have the cash for something like that, I've seen people do some extremely impressive stuff...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-08-2019, 05:38:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Drewster
Don't connect CAN to your OBD port

I was reading another topic about OBD ports, and it reminded me - don't connect the CAN twisted pair to your OBD port.

I did this a while back so I could sniff CAN packets with standard tools/...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Apr-08-2019, 05:33:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Drewster
Re: Help with fuel cutoff (?)

Does it do it with a full tank? Was this cornering, or in a straight line?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-08-2019, 01:29:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Drewster
Re: track tire pressure for track cold and hot. HANKOOK RS4

32 hot is about right, 22 is way too low.

At a certain point, how you drive and how the track is arranged makes more of a difference than the random dude giving out advice - I highly recommend...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-07-2019, 01:36:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Drewster
Re: Help cant find tap for diff bolt m12x50

Harbor Freight's big metric tap set should have one
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-07-2019, 12:10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Drewster
Re: Headers/Exhaust Recs

There's more to it than flow. Exhaust comes out in pulses, pulses make waves, waves resonate.

The stock crossover point lets that resonance help with low end torque. The Street/Track from BW...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-06-2019, 09:05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Drewster
Re: Headers/Exhaust Recs

BW is loud as shit - if you're turbo that honestly cuts down on the noise... definitely not for regular street use
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-06-2019, 05:55:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By Drewster
Re: Trouble getting camber arm excentric bolt off

Throw it in the trash and get aftermarket arms :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-06-2019, 02:36:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Drewster
Re: Headers/Exhaust Recs

Megan Racing and Active Autowerks are the exact same header. Go with Megan, throw their gaskets in the trash, and buy new OE gaskets.

Anything other than headers (exhaust-wise) is just noise,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-06-2019, 02:27:49 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 69,598
Posted By Drewster
Re: Megan Racing Headers

Not saying an e46 can't keep up, just saying that just because it can does not mean the power figures are equal
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-06-2019, 12:38:48 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 69,598
Posted By Drewster
Re: Megan Racing Headers

Considering those cars weigh more, and yours probably weighs less than average, I doubt it's exactly 338whp. Probably close, though:
Headers - ~15hp
Muffler- nada
Pullies- pretty much nada
Tune-...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 09:58:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Drewster
Re: New Ohlins "Dedicated" (RT) Coilovers Feedback and comparison (JRZ, MCS, TCK)

http://replygif.net/i/1377.gif

For someone who already has a GC/ TCK sort of setup, is there a way to just get the dampers so we can mount them with existing 2.5" springs, camber plates, etc.?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 07:17:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Drewster
Re: Steering wheel vibration above 65mph after spacer install? Won't go away.

Have you driven, felt the shimmy, re-torqued, and driven again to see if it improves?

Sounds like things are just settling a bit, or you placed the straw that broke the wheel bearing's back
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 07:13:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,026
Posted By Drewster
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

I can't remember if Vanos adaptations are ready after a test or not.. I would
-Clear adaptations with DIS
-Scan with Foxwell (should say "not adapted")
-Run Vanos Test with DIS
-Scan again with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 06:44:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Drewster
Re: Performance coil packs - worth it?

I've never seen a "performance" coil pack make horsepower outside of dyno variance (5hp). On some platforms, they're about the same price or even cheaper.. so why not.. but I haven't seen anything...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 05:17:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By Drewster
Re: Ride Height

I had to get new springs to bump the front up to 13.5" in my car, worth it though
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 04:37:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,026
Posted By Drewster
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

It's hard to say for sure, but it looks like the Foxwell tool is just reading current data - not running a Vanos test.

When I used an Autologic tool to test my Vanos, it was a long procedure to...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Apr-05-2019, 02:31:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By Drewster
Re: When did you need to upgrade brakes?

You don't threshold brake every corner? Lame

https://media1.tenor.com/images/0c3a37498c2f007d2216bc0a0f81b17e/tenor.gif?itemid=12216107
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-04-2019, 09:07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Drewster
Re: Anyone using the Autolift 3000?

I'd definitely do a quickjack before that thing
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Apr-04-2019, 06:55:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By Drewster
Re: When did you need to upgrade brakes?

Will let you know - I installed brake ducting with the hopes of extending the usefulness of my stock brakes
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Apr-04-2019, 06:36:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By Drewster
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

They have an option for both 5.5 and 12mm on the website, so that makes sense
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-04-2019, 01:59:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 967
Posted By Drewster
Re: At my wits end, misfire issue, OBDII monitors incomplete...

Yup - "I triple checked, so it must be something else" is pretty frequent :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-04-2019, 12:50:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 967
Posted By Drewster
Re: At my wits end, misfire issue, OBDII monitors incomplete...

My thought as well. You could also try removing the tune and running Alpha-N (no MAF); it'll have a code, but if it runs great without the tune, you have your issue
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-03-2019, 07:41:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By Drewster
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

You could also search.. it's been discussed several times :roll:

As mentioned, drilled rotors tend to crack when you use them on track for an extended amount of time. Normal rotors will as well,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-03-2019, 04:34:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By Drewster
Re: Californians: Shop FCP before they adjust their system

That's why it went to the Supreme Court.. and they said it's fine :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-03-2019, 03:58:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By Drewster
Re: Californians: Shop FCP before they adjust their system

Conservative-weighted Supreme Court, at that.

Texas has done this for years :taser:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-03-2019, 12:32:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By Drewster
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

Great for bling, not great for the track

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-01-2019, 09:21:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,922
Posted By Drewster
Re: Subframe panels cracking weak panels or bad design subframe?

This probably gives a better indication of what's going on - I don't believe there's any bending of the chassis to meet the new beam

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=546116

I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-01-2019, 05:00:04 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 69,598
Posted By Drewster
Re: Megan Racing Headers

Aw man, you could make a hilarious Judge Judy spin-off for butt-dyno court..

"You told the court your air intake made at least 20 HP.. but the dyno shows you made about 2 more than stock!"
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-01-2019, 01:51:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,922
Posted By Drewster
Re: Subframe panels cracking weak panels or bad design subframe?

Have you actually held a subframe? Having one that extends the length of the car would not only dramatically alter how the car takes a collision, it would be *incredibly* heavy.

The real reason...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Apr-01-2019, 03:56:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By Drewster
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

I have a colleague with an S2000 that loves them... and one with a Genesis that constantly had to tap the pedal.

I'm not convinced one way or another... but small differences (maybe even a...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Apr-01-2019, 12:56:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By Drewster
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

I've been looking at Brembo, personally - some people love the ST40's, other people say the knock-back is unbearable :shrug:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-01-2019, 12:52:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,363
Posted By Drewster
Re: no SAP but still an ugly bracket

Yup - band-saw, tiny bit of paint, looks pretty good IMO
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-30-2019, 03:23:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Drewster
Re: tuner recommendations prefferably local to SoCal

Ah, gotcha - your location still says San Diego
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 09:46:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Drewster
Re: tuner recommendations prefferably local to SoCal

My advice would be to make sure your modifications are 100% where you want them, and that the engine is in tip top shape before you seek out a custom tune.

There's nothing tuners hate more than...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 07:03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Drewster
Re: Need to have the MSDS of BC Racing BR Type Coilover for the E46 M3

Megan racing is selling the same exact Chinese product for $300 that an American company was selling for over $1000 - that's the only reason everyone got super excited; because it's the same damn...
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