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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 08:30:49 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 20,150
Posted By terraphantm
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I would say that is indeed an accurate definition.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:49:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By terraphantm
Re: CSL front sway bar (hollow) wall thickness

Yeah the rear is pretty much identical in shape to the stock, just 1mm thicker. Also happens to be used by the Z4M.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:41:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By terraphantm
Re: CSL front sway bar (hollow) wall thickness

CSL sway bar isn't uniform thickness though, so I don't know if your calculations will be accurate, or if we can even assume the ID is a consistent diameter since the OD isn't.
...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:37:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Trouble syncing EWS on INPA

MSS54 EWS menu is weird. IIRC you need to hit 'No' at the error, and then hit the reset button.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Sep-17-2018, 09:52:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Trouble syncing EWS on INPA

Does your cable have pins 7 and 8 soldered together?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 02:47:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Clutch issues... ugh

Sounds somewhat similar to how my car felt when my throwout bearing was going
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 12:41:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By terraphantm
Re: OBD-II Port Cover Part Number

61136920069

https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/284762_x800.webp (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/obd-ii-port-cover-blue/61136920069/)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 10:40:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,247
Posted By terraphantm
Re: MK20 ABS unit differences

So I was digging through some NCS files, and I found this line in "E46AEDOC.000"



Basically a mentioning of an option code for E46 sedans, coupes, tourings, and cabrios w/ one of the 3 liter...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 07:56:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Non m3 car problem

Not like you don't get those sort of posts here too. Hell, I've probably made a few. My maintenance costs will likely exceed $10k this year, I totally get the impulse to move on.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:34:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By terraphantm
Re: IAT Sensor Scaling Values?

The curve in your first post isn’t an IAT curve. I don’t feel like digging through the posts, but it sounds like they’re referring to some knock vs temperature curve.

Just use Martyn’s tool to...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:34:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By terraphantm
Re: IAT Sensor Scaling Values?

The curve in your first post isn’t an IAT curve. I don’t feel like digging through the posts, but it sounds like they’re referring to some knock vs temperature curve.

Just use Martyn’s tool to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:52:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,010
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Driving Experience Question: E46 M3 vs .... E30 325

The inability to get heat through the center vents on the E28 was enough to ruin that for me. Undrivable in winter, even as someone who generally likes to keep it pretty cold in the car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:52:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,010
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Driving Experience Question: E46 M3 vs .... E30 325

Pretty sure he meant cocaine :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:45:54 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 19,878
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I did find this, which seems to make it much more feasible without having to find an 8-series transmission

http://www.pmcmotorsport.com/44,adapter-bmw-m70-m73.html
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:43:35 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 19,878
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

N52 is a N/A 6. The turbo 4 is the N20
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:42:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 739
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Remove cluster needles

E46 M3 and non-M clusters of the approximate same age will have the same motor types. Roughly speaking, 2003.5+ cars (M and non-M) get the second type, but there may be some overlap.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 03:44:28 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 19,878
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

In fairness, the braking probably just comes down to the F30 having crap stock tires or the Suburban having great stock tires. If there's one thing modern BMWs do better than older ones, it's braking.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 03:42:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,010
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Driving Experience Question: E46 M3 vs .... E30 325

I semi DD'd one back in undergrad. My assessment is pretty close to Hassan's.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 04:16:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By terraphantm
Re: *Potential odometer roll back* questions

Unless it was saved in the database with that vin
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 01:08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By terraphantm
Re: *Potential odometer roll back* questions

Both the higher mileage entries are at a particular shop. There is a chance that they transposed some digit when entering the VIN of some other M3. No idea how you'd prove that.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 01:03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Michelin discount at Costco

Maybe try to convince them the car is an M5 :shifty: (those run the popular 245/275 setup stock)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 05:11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By terraphantm
Re: HELP - DSC Issues

That code seems pretty self explanatory coupled with things like your ABS bleeding not working. The pump failed. Replace the module.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 09:39:34 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 19,878
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Compared to a 330i though, it is vastly more exciting. Similar to the difference between the E46 330 and M3. Anyone who suggests they feel remotely similar just because the peak torque numbers are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 06:19:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By terraphantm
Re: No power on one injector

That is not an injector mosfet. That's an ignition mosfet.

Unlike the MSD80 in that video, the E46 M3 is not a direct injection car and does not need mosfets capable of handling huge current. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 01:37:03 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 19,878
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

You could say pretty much same thing for e46 m3 vs e46 330i. Don’t forget to take gear multiplication into account.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 11:31:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,135
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Extending O2 wiring for Section 1 with Cats

Yeah that's one thing i wasn't sure about either. It doesn't seem like the EGT sensor is different between Euro and US, but it seems I have way too much wire length and no real place to route the...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Sep-03-2018, 09:03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Change or update E46 M3 IKE Coding Index?

It's likely on the microcontroller itself. And I suspect it's a ROM rather than something that's programmable after the fact.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 08:07:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,498
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Just Bought, Having Problems

Then the car definitely was an SMG before. Which in and of itself isn't an issue, but now the possibility that the previous owner messed something up while doing the wiring exists.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 07:34:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,498
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Just Bought, Having Problems

That's meaningless since both SMG and manuals show up as "MECH"

What you need to look at is the actual option list.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 07:31:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,247
Posted By terraphantm
Re: MK20 ABS unit differences

I missed this update, good information here. Whether your 330 rack is a purple or yellow rack shouldn't make a difference as far as ratio goes since DSC uses the same coding for both. So your...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 07:05:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,498
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Just Bought, Having Problems

Other possibility is the ebox wasn't closed properly. Surprisingly easy to do, and if that happens, water and other crap can reach the LCM
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 04:04:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,498
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Just Bought, Having Problems

Might as well check the VIN yourself: https://www.bmwvin.com/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 02:59:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,498
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Just Bought, Having Problems

Sounds like this car used to be SMG
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-01-2018, 08:12:38 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,944
Posted By terraphantm
Re: SuperSprint twin tube (2 x 2.5”) section 2 (resonated) installed/review

Yeah, my flap motor only lasted a year. I was a big proponent of the flap before that, but since then, **** it. It may be of some marginal help with heat soak, but it's too failure prone. So I just...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-30-2018, 09:14:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,390
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

Would it be destructive / would I get it back? I have a broken currently unmounted rear armrest where the leather pad is still in good shape.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 05:59:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,300
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Porsche BBK compared to OEM

Does your scale only go in 0.5 lb increments?

RealOEM has:
Euro fronts at 7.598 kg (16.75 lbs)
US fronts at 8.170 kg (18.01 lbs)
CSL/ZCP fronts at 8.550 kg (18.85 lbs)

Euro/CSL/ZCP rears at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 02:22:08 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 20,150
Posted By terraphantm
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

There's not much to think about unfortunately. A well sorted one is beyond what I'm able to pay right now, and I do not have the time to deal with sorting a higher mileage sample.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 01:49:27 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 20,150
Posted By terraphantm
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I wish I bought an E39 M5 before the prices started skyrocketing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 01:08:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,944
Posted By terraphantm
Re: SuperSprint twin tube (2 x 2.5”) section 2 (resonated) installed/review

Yeah if I ever separate my section 1 from my section 2 again, I might do that. Though I don't know if there's enough room with the euro cats regardless.

Definitely will do it for the muffler if I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 12:51:17 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,944
Posted By terraphantm
Re: SuperSprint twin tube (2 x 2.5”) section 2 (resonated) installed/review

Yeah that's the part. Might also be worth looking through what other models/engines use.

Though this post claims they're not inconel:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 12:11:34 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 20,150
Posted By terraphantm
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Sure seems like buying an SMG and then swapping is the way to go if you want a low mileage 6MT for a reasonable price.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 10:23:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By terraphantm
Re: DIY abs sensor testing & my experiences with the yellow lights

I think early (non-MK60) cars are more prone to issues too. Probably the hall-effect sensors are more prone to errors from debris than the magnetoresistive sensors in later cars.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-29-2018, 10:14:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Genuine BMW E46 CSL Headers - BRAND NEW

I was able to get some CSL parts through US dealers. Notably my air rail and map sensor. Other parts I had to get through other means (CSL flap, air filter housing backplate).

Apologies to the OP...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 09:16:56 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,944
Posted By terraphantm
Re: SuperSprint twin tube (2 x 2.5”) section 2 (resonated) installed/review

Then chill out or just watch from the sidelines. OT might be a free for all, but here we still want some mutual respect for everyone.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 09:06:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,944
Posted By terraphantm
Re: SuperSprint twin tube (2 x 2.5”) section 2 (resonated) installed/review

Non-Ms from the factory come with some really shitty studs. The above bolts are what BMW sells as the replacement (which are definitely different than whatever the studs are made of)
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-29-2018, 08:08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Genuine BMW E46 CSL Headers - BRAND NEW

Actually they do still sell the old ones (wasn't superseded, they just switched to the CSL headers when the Euro 4 emissions standards kicked in). But they're the same price new so there's no point...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 08:00:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,944
Posted By terraphantm
Re: SuperSprint twin tube (2 x 2.5”) section 2 (resonated) installed/review

Minor point, but are they definitely inconel? I know they're something corrosion resistant, but I was under the impression that it was the non-M bolts (which look pretty different and are even more...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Aug-29-2018, 12:41:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By terraphantm
Re: any alternative to planet-bmw.net ?

I’ve found very little in the old WDS that truly isn’t in newtis - it’s just often extremely unintuitive to find the odd diagram or pinout.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 12:39:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,383
Posted By terraphantm
Re: My M3 is a stolen car? I need HELP

Dealer key activation shouldn’t have impacted anything. The dealer being able to order a key at all suggests the EWS and lock cylinders originated from his chassis (otherwise they would have ordered...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-28-2018, 11:22:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,383
Posted By terraphantm
Re: My M3 is a stolen car? I need HELP

ECU VIN is irrelevant. It just has to be synced with the EWS (or EWS deleted), which has relationship to the VIN stored in any module.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-28-2018, 07:56:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Turn Signal fell out

Well sometimes the mount on the headlight housing breaks, in which case you need a new headlight (or at least a good housing to swap your headlight guts into). Sounds like that's what happened to OP...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-28-2018, 07:51:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,709
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Streamline CSL bumper install experience and design thoughts

+1 to all of the above. Leighton is a stand up guy - I think he saw some promise in Streamline (as did many of us) and decided to set up a relationship since they were in theory offering to fill a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-28-2018, 06:29:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By terraphantm
Re: 15% off eBay

Capped at a maximum of $100 off. So ideal is something that costs $666.67
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-28-2018, 04:24:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,709
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Streamline CSL bumper install experience and design thoughts

Won’t get enough people when the price is $4k
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-28-2018, 04:21:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,951
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Personally for me, if I really wanted a top down s54 experience, Z4M would be my choice hands down since you get the top down experience without any of the trade off in dynamics. Unless you really...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Tue, Aug-28-2018, 03:06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By terraphantm
Re: any alternative to planet-bmw.net ?

Newtis.info is what I’ve been using. It’s a bit less organized, but compatible with modern browsers, including mobile.

Also keep in mind the MS45 pinout is not accurate for non sulev cars. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-28-2018, 02:29:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,407
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Should I get 288/280 or 280/272 cams?

Tach suppresses the jump, but it's real.

I messed with some AC settings (basically copied over non-CSL values) which seemed to significantly improve the behavior, though occasionally I can still...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-28-2018, 01:04:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,383
Posted By terraphantm
Re: My M3 is a stolen car? I need HELP

I know this isn't the main point to your post, but $200 give or take isn't all that bad.

Now if he can get someone else to pay for it, by all means get a brand new one. But otherwise the DME can...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-27-2018, 10:33:27 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,407
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Should I get 288/280 or 280/272 cams?

With the followers costing almost as much as the cams themselves, I have a hard time justifying them. Reusing them doesn't seem to accelerate wear to enough a degree to be super noticeable. Even if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-27-2018, 10:30:37 PM
Replies: 9,230
Views: 611,730
Posted By terraphantm
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

If you have greater pressure inside the pipes than outside (which will be the case most of the time), that's precisely what would happen. Perhaps would be exacerbated by having cats or other...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Aug-27-2018, 10:27:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,098
Posted By terraphantm
Re: no power at pin 23, crank no start, no power to DME

I do suspect the problem lies with the DME. Most people don't replicate on the bench what happens in a real car. I would say just because it powered and was diagnosable on the bench does not mean...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-27-2018, 05:10:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,135
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Extending O2 wiring for Section 1 with Cats

Rubber block yes. Not sure what connector your referring to
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-27-2018, 01:10:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,062
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

Mine occasionally does if I’m listening to something over bluetoooth and WiFi signal is weak (i.e it connects to my home WiFi instead of my phone and I’m driving away). I think it’s because the WiFi...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sun, Aug-26-2018, 01:21:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,098
Posted By terraphantm
Re: no power at pin 23, crank no start, no power to DME

Going back to this post, I think I had initially misread it.

Get your multimeter, connect one end to Pin 23, and the other end to a known ground. Leave pin 23 floating otherwise (rather than...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-25-2018, 10:23:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By terraphantm
Re: intermittent starting issues, persists after new key and EWS ring

Before changing the starter, try cleaning the starter contacts. Also check your positive terminal - if that's corroded, clean that up.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Aug-22-2018, 09:19:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Tried to setup bench setup for Flashing LCM module and failed

Again, 99-01 cars don't have a VO period. They have a ZCS, which the LCM does not store. A brand new LCM in those cars will never have a VO written.

Also note that the VO/ZCS do not directly...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Aug-22-2018, 06:52:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Tried to setup bench setup for Flashing LCM module and failed

99-01 cars use a ZCS, not a VO, and LCM does not store a ZCS on e46s. Having a blank VO is intended behavior in that situation.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Aug-20-2018, 08:13:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Tried to setup bench setup for Flashing LCM module and failed

For Ncs you can just add “mode=kbus” to obd.ini

For PASoft you’ll need to throw an instrument cluster in the middle.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 01:28:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,071
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Will a non m electric fan physically fit?

I’m not sure why you’d need a separate module. If I really wanted to run both, I’d run a new power/ground wire (and probably tap into the unused 50A fuse slot in the fuse box), and then duplicate the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 01:06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Shifter rebuild kit question.

The thing circled in red can be done from the top, but it can be tight. The front part of the carrier which you didn’t circle has some bushings which would probably be good to refresh. That’s...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 12:19:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,071
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Will a non m electric fan physically fit?

Non-M manual. Automatics got a mechanical fan + electric pusher fan like our cars came with.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-16-2018, 08:11:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,037
Posted By terraphantm
Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

^ That one's the E89 rather than the E85, though both of the non-race chassis did have an E46-based rear-suspension
Forum: Coding and Tuning Thu, Aug-16-2018, 05:26:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Bricked MSS54

Note tap (BDM and XDF guy) and Paffy (MSSFlasher guy) are not the same people. But yes, both are generally MIA, which is unfortunate.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-16-2018, 12:50:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,037
Posted By terraphantm
Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

Yeah it’s interesting how much they changed. Would love to see some real life photos of the rear suspension
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-16-2018, 11:34:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,037
Posted By terraphantm
Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

I don't have anything to contribute other than BMW Motorsport probably did a real coilover setup on the Z4 race car (which normally has more or less the same rear suspension as us) for a reason....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 01:04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By terraphantm
Re: I need a bit of help/advice on passing NYS Emissions

I'm wondering if there's something wrong with the sensors themselves. Usually the O2 heater monitor sets pretty quickly as long as they're there regardless of how you do the drive cycle.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Aug-15-2018, 03:29:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,098
Posted By terraphantm
Re: no power at pin 23, crank no start, no power to DME

Nope, that’s normal. Seems to indicate a problem with your DME relay if anything
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Aug-15-2018, 12:37:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Bricked MSS54

Bdm is easier, but you can do it with desoldering and your gq setup. Split the full binary in half, byte swap the files to little endian, and flash each half. The master is the side closer to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 11:37:45 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,613
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

Honestly no idea. All I know is I have at least one visible without dismounting anything. I’ll let coinage assess it when I drop it off at his shop
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 03:00:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,071
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Will a non m electric fan physically fit?

Currently using the stock setup. I do have a spal in my basement that I was trying to design a shroud for, but I didn't have any satisfactory results.

Z4M electric fan would have been nice since...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 01:31:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,071
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Will a non m electric fan physically fit?

I might have to do this. BTW on the driver side, I think you can trim the non-M expansion tank bracket or Z4M bracket to fit instead of using a zip tie.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 01:00:04 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 20,150
Posted By terraphantm
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Imola was the better red IMO. Japanrot (also known as Electric Red) was the red offered on the non-M/non-ZHP 3-series. Yeah the car is individual and technically rare, but it's not a color I'd want...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 12:48:12 AM
Replies: 9,230
Views: 611,730
Posted By terraphantm
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

New alternator and battery. Alternator was supposed to arrive Saturday, but UPS ended up not delivering, and I couldn't get it until Monday evening. Battery got pretty discharged by the time I got to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 12:23:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Help with a converted 6MT car in LA (wiring/coding)

Awesome, glad it works.

Yeah I think a few things in that guide could use some updates.

Maybe there's even a marketing opportunity for someone to make a pre-made clutch (/gear recogntion)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 10:48:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Help with a converted 6MT car in LA (wiring/coding)

Should be just the connectors on top
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 10:32:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Help with a converted 6MT car in LA (wiring/coding)

Stalling is almost certainly related to the clutch sensor.

Now I'll be honest and say that the soldering and insulation could be definitely be cleaner, but I don't think that's the root cause of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-12-2018, 02:25:25 PM
Replies: 9,230
Views: 611,730
Posted By terraphantm
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Wouldn't have been a lot easier to just remove the wheel? You were literally one bolt away.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-12-2018, 10:40:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,301
Posted By terraphantm
Re: New bringatrailer e46 m3 article

Initially the clutch would be chattery on engagement no matter how smooth I tried to be. Eventually it started squealing whenever I depressed the clutch pedal. Progressed over a month before it got...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-11-2018, 02:51:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Help with a converted 6MT car in LA (wiring/coding)

How is it actually wired again? Clutch switch -> gear recognition switch -> DME?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-11-2018, 02:48:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Help with a converted 6MT car in LA (wiring/coding)

Is your switch from an m3 specifically?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-11-2018, 01:19:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Help with a converted 6MT car in LA (wiring/coding)

If you clear your errors do all of them come back?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-11-2018, 12:19:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Help with a converted 6MT car in LA (wiring/coding)

No I mean x60004. X60002 is the 2nd connector, x60004 is the 4th. 40-pin if I remember correctly. Every error you have is related to something plugged into that connector.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 11:25:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Help with a converted 6MT car in LA (wiring/coding)

Make sure you’re x60004 connector is going to the right module
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 09:37:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Help with a converted 6MT car in LA (wiring/coding)

You can snip the ground wire that's already there.

In fact, you can remove the entire SMG ECU - it should no longer be necessary.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 08:32:07 PM
Replies: 9,230
Views: 611,730
Posted By terraphantm
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

FFS, BMW really made this chassis out of swiss cheese.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 08:16:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Instrument cluster clock knob broken

The knobs are the same regardless.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 08:01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By terraphantm
Re: Instrument cluster clock knob broken

Main thing is remove the rubber portion before opening up the cluster. Leaving them on and pulling it apart will be a guaranteed break.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 08:00:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By terraphantm
Re: E46 m3 cluster missing washer fluid light?

Seems like previous owner ripped it out or blacked out the card.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 07:57:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,301
Posted By terraphantm
Re: New bringatrailer e46 m3 article

M3s actually have a 60k transmission fluid interval, but point taken.

Anecdotally, I feel like I've seen a lot more sub-100k clutch failures in SMGs than manuals, but I haven't really looked into...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 07:23:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,301
Posted By terraphantm
Re: New bringatrailer e46 m3 article

That wouldn't surprise me. And funny enough, E39 M5 clutch disc was superseded to the M3 part number in 2013 or something (though the pressure plate is still different).
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