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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-19-2018, 07:15:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By simon_c
Re: (1995-1999) E36 M3 Low Mileage: $25k Budget

Wow congrats. That has to be one of the lower mileage examples out there.
Forum: Pacific Fri, Oct-19-2018, 07:07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By simon_c
Re: BMW meetup - Santa Clara, CA - 10/20

Yeah it's close to me too so I figured why not and Chromatic Coffee has some decent coffee too. Planning on getting there early so about 8am.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-19-2018, 07:05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By simon_c
Forum: Pacific Fri, Oct-19-2018, 06:51:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By simon_c
BMW meetup - Santa Clara, CA - 10/20

I'm crashing a BMW 2002 meetup this weekend (Saturday 10/20) and wanted to see if any of you guys are interested in meeting tomorrow. It's open to all BMW guys but setup by 2002 owners. Haven't gone...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Oct-19-2018, 05:07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 886
Posted By simon_c
Re: The 997.1 is the 911 to buy these days

What's the consensus on a used 991 GTS? Worth the money? What about 991 GTS vs. GT4?
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-19-2018, 03:19:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By simon_c
Re: (1995-1999) E36 M3 Low Mileage: $25k Budget

There should be a larger monetary penalty for either side of the transaction if they back after an agreement/auction has closed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 12:39:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By simon_c
Re: Car doesn't start the first time turning key

Do you have a manual transmission? If so, do you have a clutch stop? I had a similar issue and the clutch stop backed out just a tiny tiny bit which caused the car not to start properly. Probably not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 11:50:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,088
Posted By simon_c
Re: Three individuals... Japan Red, Estoril Blue, Brass Metallic

You have the best stable :drool:

Looks like you bought that IB/individual interior off BaT recently? Any updates with that and were you able to get the OE CSL airboxes??
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-18-2018, 04:32:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By simon_c
Re: (1995-1999) E36 M3 Low Mileage: $25k Budget

Wow sorry to hear about the 98 Estoril/black. I was watching that one closely and still really want it. At 18K I thought it was a steal
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, Oct-16-2018, 06:37:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By simon_c
Re: OE foglights - clear (non fluted)

Back in the market for this since one of mine cracked.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-16-2018, 04:56:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By simon_c
Re: 05 CB ZCP Ramblings

Looking forward to another great build journal :thumbsup2:
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-15-2018, 09:17:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By simon_c
Re: Restoration Journal - Imola 6MT Cpe

What diy did you use to get the rear speaker cover out? I'd love to do that. Was it a PITA?
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Oct-12-2018, 04:41:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,954
Posted By simon_c
Re: BMW development chief complains that everyone loves the e46 CSL

M2 CS/CSL version should be coming in 2020. Seems like BMW is listening a little bit.

https://www.bmwblog.com/2018/10/10/exclusive-bmw-m2-cs-production-to-kick-off-in-march-2020/
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Oct-07-2018, 11:08:31 PM
Replies: 5,867
Views: 518,046
Posted By simon_c
Re: What stocks are you invested in?

Just buy tbills and call it day. Yield is great and it's tax free.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Oct-05-2018, 07:58:39 PM
Replies: 5,867
Views: 518,046
Posted By simon_c
Re: What stocks are you invested in?

TSLA down to $261 today if you're looking for that dip.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-04-2018, 06:27:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By simon_c
Re: 19 BBS RGR w/ Michelin Pilot Super Sports

I don't need wheels since I have OE ZCP's but I almost want this just to have... local too.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Oct-02-2018, 08:51:46 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 33,333
Posted By simon_c
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2020 **UNVEILED**

I personally the G20 M40i looks damn good and if it drives as good as BMW says it will then it should be a winner. Would be a great daily and can't wait until these are $20K used
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Oct-02-2018, 08:41:23 PM
Replies: 5,867
Views: 518,046
Posted By simon_c
Re: What stocks are you invested in?

I tried to buy the TSLA dip but my order didn't trigger on Friday. Bummer.

Official Q3 numbers are out and they look good. Although they have cash flow problems it's hard to deny that if you're in...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-25-2018, 05:26:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,096
Posted By simon_c
Re: E46 M3 Genuine European BMW Front Rotors/Pads, General Maintenance Items - Like N

Just wanted to say great FS thread. It's nice to see the original ask prices even when the items are sold so that people can baseline prices in the future. Most people just delete everything and say...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-25-2018, 02:33:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By simon_c
Re: Slicktops: 00 Z3M Coupe Dakar/Black, 05 E46 M3 6MT AW/Cin, 11 E90 M3 DCT Silver/C

Very interested in finding out more about the E46 M3. PM sent.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Sep-13-2018, 09:18:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By simon_c
Re: Ed's '06 ZCP CB/CINNAMON 6MT

That cinnamon interior is extra minty. Awesome car!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 06:10:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,242
Posted By simon_c
Re: too many options for rod bearings....

Where did you get them from $250 shipped?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Sep-13-2018, 05:23:25 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 19,337
Posted By simon_c
Re: M2 Competition

Still can't wait to buy a used one in 5-7 years.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 04:25:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By simon_c
Re: *Potential odometer roll back* questions

I doubt the credit union would care if anything showed up. I think it would be on you the buyer to do the due diligence unfortunately. My experience has been always get your own carfax ran before you...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-10-2018, 03:37:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By simon_c
Re: Garage Sale Misc OEM ZCP Parts

How many miles and what's the general condition of the fender grills and front grills? Any broken tabs, chipping, etc?
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Sep-09-2018, 05:30:09 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 19,337
Posted By simon_c
Re: M2 Competition

Wondering if BMW will offer other stitching options for the seats as I think the current orange and blue are horrendous.

F80 competition seats look pretty good imo:...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Sep-07-2018, 09:55:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,098
Posted By simon_c
Re: Estoril's new updates

Got it. I think that confirms all the steps for me so definitely appreciate it. And sorry for the horrible grammar/spelling... typed that last post in a rush.
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Sep-07-2018, 09:21:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,098
Posted By simon_c
Re: Estoril's new updates

Appreciate it! Any reason you went with the Dr. Colorchip over the factory touch up paint from BMW since you only used it for the paint? How long did you want between letting the paint dry until you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 03:35:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,088
Posted By simon_c
Re: Three individuals... Japan Red, Estoril Blue, Brass Metallic

Loving the specialness of the cars. Really love the garage!
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Sep-06-2018, 04:17:33 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,098
Posted By simon_c
Re: Estoril's new updates

Would you mind detailing the process you did to fix the paint chips before the paint correction? I want to do the same thing and a repray is out of the question for me.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-25-2018, 04:00:51 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 74,228
Posted By simon_c
Re: Group buy: Karbonius CSL Airbox - Up to 14% off

I'm regretting not getting in on this.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-25-2018, 02:50:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By simon_c
Re: Best paint shops around Atlanta/Savannah?

Wow sorry to hear OP. I didn’t think the OEM car cover could do this since it’s breathable.

Is this more likely to occur in humid places? Kind of scary.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-23-2018, 06:39:10 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 33,333
Posted By simon_c
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2019 *Now with First Drives*

I'm scared of the E90 335i reliability. Plus the interiors of the F30 are much better place to be in on a daily basis compared to the E90.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-23-2018, 05:59:33 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 33,333
Posted By simon_c
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2019 *Now with First Drives*

Yeah ditching the runflats seems like a number one priority. I'm open to driving an automatic since the ZF transmissions seems to be good and this is for a daily.

I was also looking at CPO cars...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-23-2018, 05:33:04 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 33,333
Posted By simon_c
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2019 *Now with First Drives*

This is what I keep hearing. My alternative is to get a 2017/2018 Civic EX-T or hatchback sport for reference.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-23-2018, 04:55:26 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 33,333
Posted By simon_c
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2019 *Now with First Drives*

Am I crazy to consider an F30 328i M sport as a daily driver? I've always been against buying what is basically a base model 3 series but it checks off a lot of boxes. Looking at 2014-2015 models...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-21-2018, 03:28:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,092
Posted By simon_c
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-20-2018, 08:20:20 PM
Replies: 8,380
Views: 680,278
Posted By simon_c
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 10:12:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,292
Posted By simon_c
Re: I guess its my turn: crappy Blackstone

Sorry to hear OP. On a side note, are we gonna see a build thread for this E46 M3? The last thread for the E36 M3 awesome.
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, Aug-14-2018, 04:54:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By simon_c
Re: Driver side door seal

Looking for both driver and passenger side. Bump.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 06:44:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,810
Posted By simon_c
Re: Cant pass smog test need help

So I finally passed smog a little bit ago and the key for me was to use cruise control. I did the 3 min cold start and then got onto the freeway (without ever going past 3K rpm) and set it to cruise...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jul-31-2018, 03:55:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,529
Posted By simon_c
Re: 2005 m3 part out

Passenger door seal still available?
Forum: Pacific Mon, Jul-30-2018, 01:48:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By simon_c
Re: HELP -Need Test Only Smog Check station without visual inspection

wow they actually knew the difference between euro headers/cats vs. stock? What shop is this so I can make sure to avoid them lol.
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Sat, Jul-28-2018, 05:00:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 63,456
Posted By simon_c
Re: DIY: 120A alternator on e46 m3

This may seem like a dumb question but can someone explain how to specifically slide the nut? Others have mentioned sliding the nut out or knocking the nut out but how do you exactly do this?. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-27-2018, 10:07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By simon_c
Re: Quick Battery Question

Are the H5 batteries underpowered for our cars?
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Thu, Jul-26-2018, 05:45:41 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 36,727
Posted By simon_c
Re: Bruce Wayne's Lair

Bumping this because it's too epic.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jul-26-2018, 05:43:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,529
Posted By simon_c
Re: 2005 m3 part out

Texted but haven't heard back? Let me know.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jul-25-2018, 09:12:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,529
Posted By simon_c
Re: 2005 m3 part out

Any update on the door seals?

Btw, those seats look like they're in great condition.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-25-2018, 07:57:50 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,880
Posted By simon_c
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

How long did focus on one area? Did you dilute the simple green or just spray from the bottle? Immediate wipe off with a microfiber towel when you were done with a section?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-25-2018, 07:46:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,649
Posted By simon_c
Re: FYI: Reinforcement Plate Bolts - Torque Value and Reuse - Official Thread

I just picked up a break bar and will give it a go this weekend. Also picked up new bolts for the reinforcement plates per this thread for peace of mind.

Edit - bolts popped off easily with the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-25-2018, 05:53:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,649
Posted By simon_c
Re: FYI: Reinforcement Plate Bolts - Torque Value and Reuse - Official Thread

I'm in the middle of attempting to remove this plate but having trouble with the two bolts that connect to the front control arms. Is there something specific that needs to be done here? I don't have...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-25-2018, 05:20:21 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,880
Posted By simon_c
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Pics and specific method you used would be awesome. I have a couple magic erasers left but like you am worried about it cutting the leather a little too much.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-25-2018, 03:54:10 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,880
Posted By simon_c
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

A clean set of LTW wheels would be perfect on this car. Awesome job.

Like you, I've been a big fan of Leatherique so I'm interested in how the simple green/soft brush has worked out. I'll likely...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-20-2018, 05:36:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,016
Posted By simon_c
Re: I built a private car sales search engine (so could snag the perfect E46)

Filtering by model, year, body type, transmission would be nice instead of inputting that into the key word search. I could see how that might be difficult with unstructured data coming from forums...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-20-2018, 01:53:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,882
Posted By simon_c
Re: For LSB guys...

Thread title is confusing to me... what about us non-LSB guys :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-20-2018, 01:32:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,016
Posted By simon_c
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 01:21:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,463
Posted By simon_c
Re: Castrol 10W60 on sale at Amazon

Do you have to pay for shipping the containers back?
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jul-17-2018, 11:14:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,559
Posted By simon_c
Re: Unicorn Alert - 2006 BMW M3 ZCP 6MT Alpine White / Imola Red - 10k miles

EAG gonna give the guy $45K or maybe even full ask and list for $65K.

edit - didn't realize there's an accident. I retract my values.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 10:20:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,240
Posted By simon_c
Re: Filthy engine bay - Best way to clean?

Thanks for all the input guys. I picked up a SunJoe SXP3000 pressure washer off Amazon Prime Day today for $110. Gonna give this a shot and thinking it'll do the trick.

Likely going to buy new...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 04:53:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,240
Posted By simon_c
Re: Filthy engine bay - Best way to clean?

Hm didn't realize that. I never let it sit too long on the aluminum parts and quickly wiped away. Would just using dish soap be good enough?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 04:29:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,240
Posted By simon_c
Re: Filthy engine bay - Best way to clean?

Battery already disconnected due to alternator install. Prob won't go so far as to take out the ECU (not comfortable nor do I know how) but I actually have a leaf blower that I use for drying the car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 04:26:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,240
Posted By simon_c
Re: Filthy engine bay - Best way to clean?

I'm thinking that doing a hand wash just isn't going to meet my cleanliness standards. I did a few thorough passes with Mean Green, shop towels, rags and there are just too many small crevices I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 04:21:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,240
Posted By simon_c
Re: Filthy engine bay - Best way to clean?

If I were to go ahead and just replace the pulleys, are the INI (listed as OE) or Meyle versions ok to use or is it best to go with genuine BMW? What are the specific visual signs that pulleys need...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 02:14:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,240
Posted By simon_c
Filthy engine bay - Best way to clean?

Today I was working on the M3 and started out with tackling an alternator replacement but then decided I might as well do new belts and a new fan clutch since I was already in that area.

As part...
Forum: Pacific Fri, Jul-13-2018, 04:45:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By simon_c
Re: PPI Recommendation in South San Francisco Area

Trackspec runs a good shop. If you want something on the peninsula try Edge Motorworks in Mountain View.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-12-2018, 07:52:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By simon_c
Re: Oil pan drain bolt stripped, can I drain oil....

What's the replacement option for oil drain bolt part that doesn't use the hex pattern to avoid stripping?
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 10:49:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,584
Posted By simon_c
Re: New to the forum - my M3 story

Congrats to OP on the sale!

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-bmw-m3-24/

Brought in a pretty penny and well deserved for such a minty example.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 05:27:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,430
Posted By simon_c
Re: Pre Purchase inspection

Also, we need details on the car :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 05:18:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,430
Posted By simon_c
Re: Pre Purchase inspection

No problem :hattip: They run a good shop over there and glad it worked out for you. Welcome to the club :thumbsup2:
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Tue, Jul-10-2018, 04:47:51 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 357,753
Posted By simon_c
Re: Ask Detailer's Domain

What's the best way to deal with paint chips? Looking like mixed results from Dr. Colorchip. Should one do paint correction before or after getting paint chips fixed? Is there a specific method way...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jul-10-2018, 03:24:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By simon_c
Re: Feeler: 2004 M3 Coupe, 65k Miles, 6MT, Imola Red/Black,

You should try to get a carfax report done to see if you can provide more transparency on the vehicle's history (more specifics on the accident will be helpful - minor vs major accident will really...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-06-2018, 11:43:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By simon_c
Re: Anyone want M Alcantara interior?

Factory option but not limited to any specific production year (from what I know at least).
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jul-06-2018, 07:24:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By simon_c
Re: Fs: 2006 bmw m3 6mt black/black

Looks like your ebay posting link has expired/been deleted and ebay has recommended a different car that's a vert. It's easy to miss the small banner that says the listing is gone and it just looks...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jul-06-2018, 07:13:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By simon_c
Re: Fs: 2006 bmw m3 6mt black/black

I think there's a typo in here because the car is a convertible but your listing says ZCP.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-06-2018, 03:40:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By simon_c
Re: Anyone want M Alcantara interior?

Interior looks like it's in great condition esp for 96K miles.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 08:41:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,430
Posted By simon_c
Re: Pre Purchase inspection

Edge Motorworks in Mountain View is a good shop.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jul-03-2018, 06:32:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,279
Posted By simon_c
Re: Dakar Yellow E46 M3 manual

I believe it's M-Alcantara (which is much more rare) and not M-Cloth :drool:
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Jul-02-2018, 11:56:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,847
Posted By simon_c
Re: E46 M3 - The Rise Of The Phoenix - Py/Kiwi

Super sharp photos. What camera/lens are you using? Car looks so clean.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jul-02-2018, 11:52:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By simon_c
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jul-02-2018, 04:25:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,279
Posted By simon_c
Re: Dakar Yellow E46 M3 manual

And on M alcantara?? :jawdrop: Def a rare find there. I just can't get into technoviolet or SMG but this is quite the car nonetheless.
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Fri, Jun-29-2018, 12:35:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By simon_c
Re: OE CSL trunk

PM Dr. Mean M3 about the OE CSL trunk offering from one of the vendors.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jun-28-2018, 04:45:22 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 74,228
Posted By simon_c
Re: Group buy: Karbonius CSL Airbox - Up to 14% off

Just curious, if people fall through on payment, would there still be opportunity to get in on this?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-28-2018, 04:36:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,223
Posted By simon_c
Re: On the Hunt

This could be a decent find here imo. I'm always weary of cars in the Sac area since it seems to have a lot of salvage/accident/storied vehicles but if you do your proper due diligence you should be...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Wed, Jun-27-2018, 04:36:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By simon_c
Re: Driver side door seal

bump. still looking for set in a excellent in condition.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-25-2018, 08:33:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By simon_c
Re: need help with spacers

This is what I run as well for my ZCP wheels.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jun-25-2018, 03:38:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By simon_c
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-23-2018, 06:47:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By simon_c
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-23-2018, 04:15:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By simon_c
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-23-2018, 03:53:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By simon_c
New Gloss black front and fender grilles - ECS Tuning

Bought these awhile back and never installed them since I want to keep the OE look. These are brand new in box and are in perfect condition. Priority for local pick up in the SF Bay Area (Sunnyvale)....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-23-2018, 03:17:10 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 50,139
Posted By simon_c
Re: New battery time.

And anybody know if this will work for our cars? Seems like this is a Mini battery alternative?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/EverStart-Maxx-Lead-Acid-Automotive-Battery-Group-H5/20531541
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-22-2018, 11:38:26 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 50,139
Posted By simon_c
Re: New battery time.

Is anybody still using the CSL/Mini battery? Or is that not recommended anymore?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-20-2018, 06:30:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,810
Posted By simon_c
Re: Cant pass smog test need help

So I just got back from another unsuccessful drive cycle attempt for the CAT readiness.

I did 2 attempts of the following:
- 50-55mph for 3-4 min, never exceeding 60mph, never exceeding 3k rpms,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 10:59:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,810
Posted By simon_c
Re: Cant pass smog test need help

Is this what you're talking about in terms of the 3 min drive?

- Hold at a steady speed of 55 mph for three minutes.

- Decelerate (coast down) to 20 mph without braking or depressing the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 06:32:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,810
Posted By simon_c
Re: Cant pass smog test need help

You can do the drive cycle the day before the smog check. It doesn't need to be on the way to the smog check place.

I'm having issue with the cat sensor in the not ready state (all others are in a...
Forum: Pacific Tue, Jun-05-2018, 05:24:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,531
Posted By simon_c
Re: Any private detailers in the Bay Area?

Bump for this. Just wanted to see if there are any forum members or rec's for private detailers in the Bay Area (south bay/peninsula) that do good work.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, May-16-2018, 03:07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,225
Posted By simon_c
Re: Flippers for OE or VCSL bumper

Is a diffuser available?
Forum: Off Topic Sun, May-06-2018, 03:48:08 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 19,337
Posted By simon_c
Re: M2 Competition

Can't wait to buy this used in 5-10 years. Hoping someone options this out the way I want it lol
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-01-2018, 10:00:04 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,880
Posted By simon_c
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Because of OP and this thread I bought some mean green and going to do clean up some door jambs and get into some areas that I don't usually give as much attention.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-01-2018, 06:36:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,662
Posted By simon_c
Re: LF: Thoughts on tint

What's the general cost for the Air 80? Recommendation on a local shop since you're in the Bay Area? :hattip:
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, May-01-2018, 04:55:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,513
Posted By simon_c
Re: OEM BMW E46 M3 facelift LED tail lights

Good price. I'm sure these will go quick!
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