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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-30-2015, 05:59:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By .333 snubnose
Re: Koni firm or soft?

Ok, found the quote from koni rep discussing...
1. Linear adjustment range.
2. Full soft = OE "optimized" handling. Increase rebound dampening (firm) according to personal preference, increased...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-28-2015, 07:57:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By .333 snubnose
Re: Koni firm or soft?

I have now read this claim for the third or fourth time (perhaps all by Bear) without anyone refuting it. If I am not mistaken, I believe the Konis have a linear adjustment range. Can some confirm?...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-18-2015, 10:29:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,927
Posted By .333 snubnose
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-23-2010, 07:41:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,752
Posted By .333 snubnose
Is that to say 13.5f/13r will not scrape speed...

Is that to say 13.5f/13r will not scrape speed bumps and parking blocks?
Will 18" wheels require more clearance?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-22-2010, 10:31:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,940
Posted By .333 snubnose
What is right... is exactly what Don said,...

What is right...
is exactly what Don said, "Dealers are hungry"!

That is disgusting how much they want to rip you off...plain and simple.
The real tragedy being all those folks who don't know...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-22-2010, 10:25:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By .333 snubnose
Assuming your "picture" is showing negative...

Assuming your "picture" is showing negative camber...
your shop will be able to correct that with an alignment if its only a few degrees. If you have excess tilt, you may have some bent arms under...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-22-2010, 10:14:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By .333 snubnose
Only guess is that you got air in the system...

Only guess is that you got air in the system (which is probably related to your resevoir cap issue) which may have caused a temporary loss of boost. The system is self-bleeding and most likely rid...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-21-2010, 07:06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,326
Posted By .333 snubnose
Following a service bulletin, most everyone will...

Following a service bulletin, most everyone will use the recommended (updated) gear oil with the friction modifier to prevent the LSD clutch grinding.

OEM fluid Castrol SAF-XJ + FM booster
BMW...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-20-2010, 10:13:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By .333 snubnose
check your shock mount (+1) as well as the lower...

check your shock mount (+1) as well as the lower shock bolt.
Did you preload the suspension before torquing the shock bolt? Not sure how important this is, but it is recommended.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-20-2010, 10:07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By .333 snubnose
so whats to stop you from pulling 1st to 3rd? ...

so whats to stop you from pulling 1st to 3rd?
or even worse...3rd to 1st?

disclaimer: sorry if the answer should be obvious but i didn't bother to read the lotus thread.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-20-2010, 07:54:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By .333 snubnose
If you don't mind me asking, why such a quick...

If you don't mind me asking, why such a quick change? Seems like you just got these yesterday.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-20-2010, 07:30:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By .333 snubnose
Many possibilities, but there is a good chance...

Many possibilities, but there is a good chance you can fix this without swapping the entire tranny (that's just the easy and profitable solution for many dealers). Before you are taken for a LOT of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-20-2010, 07:15:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,304
Posted By .333 snubnose
Time limit.... the idea is to get everything...

Time limit....
the idea is to get everything back together and load the suspension before the windex dries. This allows the bushings to settle in place. Once dried, the bushings will not rotate or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-19-2010, 10:32:36 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 795,288
Posted By .333 snubnose
(bump for answers)

(bump for answers)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-19-2010, 10:28:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,057
Posted By .333 snubnose
Don't trust the dealer. There have been a few...

Don't trust the dealer. There have been a few cases, if not many, where the dealer tries to push this off as a leaking pan or rear main seal. BS! Yes you have to get under the car...not sure if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-16-2010, 06:38:22 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 795,288
Posted By .333 snubnose
Besides LCM and Nav settings, what else can this...

Besides LCM and Nav settings, what else can this Navcoder program do? Mirror-tilt? Auto-lock? Triple-blink? (common dealer programmable options)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-14-2010, 08:27:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By .333 snubnose
welcome to the bay! :thumbsup2:

welcome to the bay! :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-12-2010, 10:12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,946
Posted By .333 snubnose
No threadlocker on the bolts. I believe the...

No threadlocker on the bolts.
I believe the threads must stretch when torqued, but as previously stated, I too have read about many members reusing them (including "BMW Factory-trained...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-12-2010, 10:07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,987
Posted By .333 snubnose
use the right tools as stated. approach from...

use the right tools as stated.
approach from the outside (up and over) the headers.

remove the pre-cat O2 sensor if you need more clearance.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-12-2010, 09:56:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By .333 snubnose
I think I remember reading that the earlier...

I think I remember reading that the earlier models do not have the plastic screens...:clueless:

You MUST plug the front timing chain area.
Lose a shim down an oil passage...fish it out of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-12-2010, 06:50:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By .333 snubnose
+1 After hearing others had problems fitting the...

+1 After hearing others had problems fitting the loom, I wasn't going to take a chance...took a photo instead. Make sure you get the big picture as well as a close up.



Another tip: In...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-11-2010, 11:22:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,794
Posted By .333 snubnose
difference is... those two...

difference is...






those two were not closed by mods and reposted by OP
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-11-2010, 09:56:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,440
Posted By .333 snubnose
It looks more authentic that way...it's no only...

It looks more authentic that way...it's no only german made, but shipped over from the motherland! A BAVARIAN BMW :bugeye:

Ya I agree...very lame.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-11-2010, 09:32:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,385
Posted By .333 snubnose
$10 .....what's it rated at (capacity)? I...

$10 .....what's it rated at (capacity)?


I dont think I would trust a $10 jack, nor would I want that to be my only crutch when in a jam.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-11-2010, 09:28:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By .333 snubnose
i think daddy's coming down the hall with his...

i think daddy's coming down the hall with his belt in hand...:shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-11-2010, 01:12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By .333 snubnose
Clean and Classy...I like it

Clean and Classy...I like it
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-25-2010, 10:50:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,679
Posted By .333 snubnose
Learn something new everytime I get on this...

Learn something new everytime I get on this board...
Fifteen years of driving, four manual transmissions, and I never knew that existed :facepalm:
Is this something fairly new?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-25-2010, 10:46:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,973
Posted By .333 snubnose
its not uncommon...although a lot of mechanics...

its not uncommon...although a lot of mechanics will do the "sound" test, rather than actually pulling the valve cover and measuring gaps. If there is no excessive ticking, no adjustment needed. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-25-2010, 09:29:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,679
Posted By .333 snubnose
As previously stated...same thing. And...

As previously stated...same thing.



And while we are on the topic of 6MT...
although the clutch cylinder uses the same brake fluid, is it really necessary to bleed both together? How is it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-25-2010, 05:43:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,679
Posted By .333 snubnose
am i missing something? why would you bleed the...

am i missing something?
why would you bleed the smg hydraulics when bleeding brakes?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-19-2010, 12:39:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,542
Posted By .333 snubnose
Those are them! Not sure why they have the old...

Those are them!
Not sure why they have the old part number stamped in the rubber, but those are definitely the new bushings. Mine had a different number stamped, didn't pay it much mind, I assume...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-18-2010, 06:38:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By .333 snubnose
I've yet to work on my tranny but...

any chance the passenger bushing is subjected to higher temps being in close proximity to the exhaust? Not sure what kind of adhesive, if any, is used to bind the rubber and metal. Sounds like a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-18-2010, 06:29:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,542
Posted By .333 snubnose
For as much of a pain in the @$$ that the RTAB...

For as much of a pain in the @$$ that the RTAB job is, don't waste your time with the outdated bushings. As Eric stated, the newer design is easier to install with the "split-shell" and the rubber...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-16-2010, 08:06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,026
Posted By .333 snubnose
Well MIS makes a separate FCAB lollipop...

Well MIS makes a separate FCAB lollipop tool...granted, that's his business and probably wants to sell more tools. I'm just wondering if the cylinder-type tool is necessary. Will the RTAB tool bend...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-16-2010, 07:57:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By .333 snubnose
if you haven't seen the SMG sticky, read up... ...

if you haven't seen the SMG sticky, read up...
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=231113

There are too many possibilities to start speculating, but that does not appear to be a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-16-2010, 07:37:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By .333 snubnose
"Out of socket"...?

I assume you are referring to the trailing arm bushings...?
No. Worn bushings will affect your alignment and will affect tire wear, but will not affect your TPMS. Make sure you read your manual and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-16-2010, 07:01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By .333 snubnose
If simply repositioning the harness solves your...

If simply repositioning the harness solves your issue, I don't think your wires are fried. Perhaps you have a loose wire/pin in the plug. Unless of course, this is just coincidence and your issue...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-15-2010, 08:06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,026
Posted By .333 snubnose
buy $12 bushings versus $50+ for pre-assembled...

buy $12 bushings versus $50+ for pre-assembled brackets...:shifty:

If I can swap bushings with the RTAB tool...
1. I won't have to waste an extra $80 on lollipops that I don't need
2. Won't have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-15-2010, 06:30:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,026
Posted By .333 snubnose
FCAB removal/install into lollipop using RTAB tool?

Has anyone tried removing and installing FCABs in and out of the lollipop using the MIS RTAB tool? When I finished my FCAB/RTAB job, I realized that the bushings are the same diameter and the RTAB...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-13-2010, 12:17:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,029
Posted By .333 snubnose
credit to JeST... install the reinforcement...

credit to JeST...
install the reinforcement plate mounting bolt nearest the FCAB mount. Then using the bolt for leverage, pry the FCAB onto the arm using a pry bar (or a very long screwdriver if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-12-2010, 09:16:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,740
Posted By .333 snubnose
Haven't done it myself, dealer was willing to...

Haven't done it myself, dealer was willing to "goodwill" the entire Vanos unit. But from what I have seen on this forum, seems to be fairly easy and straightforward. Like I said before, I'm not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-12-2010, 09:03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,740
Posted By .333 snubnose
I suppose the CPS could be failing...

I suppose the CPS could be failing intermittently, but another possibility, your vanos solenoid could be the intermittent failure. The SES light is only triggered when the computer detects a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-10-2010, 07:26:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,740
Posted By .333 snubnose
Camshaft position sensor A A = Intake B =...

Camshaft position sensor A
A = Intake
B = Exhaust

Unfortunately the intake sensor, which is the sensor that your code refers to, is the bigger pain in the @$$. Keep in mind, swapping CPS does...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-09-2010, 07:42:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By .333 snubnose
did that kit include a new pressure plate? what...

did that kit include a new pressure plate?
what do you mean by resetting adaptations? SMG paddle-pull or proper software to "re-learn" clutch points?
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Tue, Mar-09-2010, 07:34:58 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 157,341
Posted By .333 snubnose
Thank you for a great DIY...

but if I remember correctly (it's been a couple years), you do not have to remove any connections from the starter before removing intake manifold. In your DIY, pictures 11c and 11d show the power...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-02-2010, 07:35:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By .333 snubnose
:shifty: perhaps they fixed both problems...

:shifty:

perhaps they fixed both problems this time around.
Glad to hear your car is well again.:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-02-2010, 07:27:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By .333 snubnose
Personally, I would not chance it for that price....

Personally, I would not chance it for that price. Seems to be an overpriced ball-joint kit. Although its advertised as an E46 kit, there are too many pieces to be specific for the E46. Granted, it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-02-2010, 07:08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,548
Posted By .333 snubnose
Sorry for the off-topic question... but whats...

Sorry for the off-topic question...
but whats up with your crankcase ventilation tube, at the rear of your engine bay? Never seen that before.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-01-2010, 08:36:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By .333 snubnose
the later half does sound familiar...search wheel...

the later half does sound familiar...search wheel speed sensor.

they are fairly common failures (on the forum that is) and are known to set off all of the lights you described, because those...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-01-2010, 08:23:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By .333 snubnose
There has been a few members who experienced a...

There has been a few members who experienced a very long wait before receiving shipment. If the guy has tools in stock, you may get yours fairly soon after ordering. But if not, I believe the owner...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-19-2010, 08:03:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 79,922
Posted By .333 snubnose
If not already doing so, using a 12-point socket...

If not already doing so, using a 12-point socket will also help...requires half as much turning to get it set.

Thanks for the write-up, should help clear up some anxiety for many smg owners...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-19-2010, 06:52:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,515
Posted By .333 snubnose
On the contrary, the LEDs are just as prone to...

On the contrary, the LEDs are just as prone to what we see in the OP's video. The assembly of Umnitzas Orions are exactly the same when it comes to splicing the two rings together ("triangulate" as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-12-2010, 07:14:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By .333 snubnose
read the stickies at the top of the forum board,...

read the stickies at the top of the forum board, including the smg sticky...
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=231113

if you still have questions, then ask :goodluck:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-05-2010, 09:14:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,808
Posted By .333 snubnose
I believe that is when people adjust their brake...

I believe that is when people adjust their brake only at the handle. If the shoes are properly adjusted before the cable tension is adjusted, it should be fine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-05-2010, 07:47:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,081
Posted By .333 snubnose
I agree that it's a good idea to double check,...

I agree that it's a good idea to double check, but in defense of all the "talk", it is known that the plugs should be pregapped.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-05-2010, 05:43:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,081
Posted By .333 snubnose
so if the gap is incorrect from the factory...do...

so if the gap is incorrect from the factory...do you send them back or adjust yourself? I've read that these plugs should not be adjusted. Is that only because they are supposed to be pre-gapped? ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-04-2010, 09:36:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,344
Posted By .333 snubnose
About to order a set of these tires but I am just...

About to order a set of these tires but I am just a bit worried about your observation of "flat-spotting" when parked. How long are we talking about here? Overnight parking? I must admit, my M is no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-04-2010, 08:37:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,207
Posted By .333 snubnose
May not be necessary...but 100K is quite a bit of...

May not be necessary...but 100K is quite a bit of mileage on the ball joints. Just swap them. It makes no sense to squeeze every last mile out of the joints, then have to pay again for labor, and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-02-2010, 10:41:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,899
Posted By .333 snubnose
Sorry to say, but your car sounds like $hit ! I...

Sorry to say, but your car sounds like $hit !
I don't think seafoam will help...




or is that the Remus? :clueless:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-02-2010, 07:58:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,778
Posted By .333 snubnose
...and the Bentley Manual also suggests that you...

...and the Bentley Manual also suggests that you not drive while the plate is removed. It warns that damage to the front suspension may occur.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-02-2010, 03:00:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,344
Posted By .333 snubnose
Treadwear?

For those who have the hankooks, can you post up milage and estimates of remaining tread. Although these have good reviews, I have read mixed reviews regarding treadwear, everything from 30K miles...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-02-2010, 12:14:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,221
Posted By .333 snubnose
failed attachment...try again

failed attachment...try again
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-01-2010, 08:08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By .333 snubnose
Thank you for a great find. Will share with as...

Thank you for a great find. Will share with as many as possible.:thumbsup2:

On that note, I was about to order some Hankook Ventus...
for those who recently ordered through Tirerack, can you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-01-2010, 06:27:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,448
Posted By .333 snubnose
To the OP.. What kind of fuel line did you use?...

To the OP..
What kind of fuel line did you use? Was it specific for fuel injection? If not, you may have a ruptured fuel line on your hands as the rubber wears over time. Fuel injection hose...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-28-2010, 09:10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,754
Posted By .333 snubnose
very petty but you might want to move #5 to the...

very petty but you might want to move #5 to the top...for those that have to drive onto ramps before lifting to stands.

Also, I am a little hesistant to lift the motor from under the oil pan. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-28-2010, 06:49:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,394
Posted By .333 snubnose
Bump for additional input...thanks forge...

Bump for additional input...thanks forge :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-27-2010, 08:45:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,394
Posted By .333 snubnose
I know that alignment is recommended ASAP after...

I know that alignment is recommended ASAP after an RTAB job, but what all is affected if the rear toe is out and one continues to drive without proper alignment? (I was unable to get the RTAB...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-25-2010, 11:00:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By .333 snubnose
$4K for an oil leak? Most likely $50 part and...

$4K for an oil leak? Most likely $50 part and less than 1 hour labor (which is very simple if you are at all mechanically inclined)

PLEASE DON'T FALL FOR THEIR BULL$HIT
Swap the constant...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-22-2010, 10:29:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By .333 snubnose
I must say...that is ingenious and exactly what I...

I must say...that is ingenious and exactly what I will be doing. Thank you.:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-21-2010, 11:20:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By .333 snubnose
Not sure how closely you inspected them, but the...

Not sure how closely you inspected them, but the figure 8 itself can tear away from the surround and result in the sagging as you described. The entire hanger surround does not have to be torn.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-20-2010, 12:12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,553
Posted By .333 snubnose
Sensor swap? Cam sensor? There's $150 already...

Sensor swap? Cam sensor? There's $150 already wasted.

I would be a bit worried if my mechanic thinks the entire vanos assembly (with solenoid) is cheaper than the solenoid itself. He is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-13-2010, 04:01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By .333 snubnose
Vacuum is fine. There is negligable difference...

Vacuum is fine. There is negligable difference in the volume drained out versus that which can be sucked out. Either way, you will never get all of the oil out. More importantly, you should focus...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-12-2010, 10:04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,057
Posted By .333 snubnose
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showp...0&postcount...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showp...0&postcount=30
:shifty: still feel that way?

In the context of engineering and specs for proper oil...I completely agree. However, the department...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-12-2010, 09:29:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By .333 snubnose
now there's a curveball :chair: ...i have no...

now there's a curveball :chair: ...i have no clue.
Did the noise occur after you came to a complete stop? Or while the weight of the car was still shifting front to back after braking? Possibly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-12-2010, 07:58:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By .333 snubnose
Is it possible that the AC kicked in at that...

Is it possible that the AC kicked in at that moment? If not...
from your description, i imagine it to be drive belt related. If not your belts, check the belt tensioner pulleys.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-12-2010, 07:44:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,057
Posted By .333 snubnose
Personally, I wouldn't mess around with...

Personally, I wouldn't mess around with additives, especially considering the price of TWS and sensitivity of the S54 bearings. Then again, many people argue that the TWS craze is all hype and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-06-2010, 07:54:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,593
Posted By .333 snubnose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dINcYreToxs ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dINcYreToxs

"Normal" ???
Bull$hit !!!

If that is normal, I need to take my car back to the dealer and have them return my "normal" vanos to me, apparently they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-02-2010, 06:46:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By .333 snubnose
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BL93...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BL93&mospid=47714&btnr=33_1025&hg=33&fg=45

#7 guide support
you may also consider swapping the washers, etc.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-02-2010, 06:37:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,593
Posted By .333 snubnose
...or after your engine meltdown. Make sure your...

...or after your engine meltdown. Make sure your complaints are documented, even if they brush you off as "normal". Make that jackass eat his words later...on his dime and reputation. During the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-02-2010, 06:26:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,560
Posted By .333 snubnose
search for an angle eye diy...umnitza or eas. ...

search for an angle eye diy...umnitza or eas. they both go into detail about disassembly.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jan-02-2010, 12:09:19 AM
Replies: 8
WTB: RTAB Tool
Views: 663
Posted By .333 snubnose
For anyone worried about long waits, call before ordering

Well I ended up ordering the RTAB and FCAB tools from MIStools.net despite some negative reviews on this board. Although some members have complained about LONG waits before receiving shipment, I...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Dec-29-2009, 08:34:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By .333 snubnose
where in the bay?

where in the bay?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Dec-29-2009, 06:25:29 PM
Replies: 8
WTB: RTAB Tool
Views: 663
Posted By .333 snubnose
any difference in tool quality between MIS and...

any difference in tool quality between MIS and Victory(Bimmerworld)? What about customer service and shipping time?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Dec-28-2009, 08:01:11 PM
Replies: 8
WTB: RTAB Tool
Views: 663
Posted By .333 snubnose
RTAB Tool

Anyone ready to part with their tool...please PM.

I prefer to buy new but have read about long waits from MIS manufacturer...can anyone provide feedback on this? What is the average wait for the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Dec-28-2009, 07:47:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By .333 snubnose
have a set of depo smoked corners (screw-in type)...

have a set of depo smoked corners (screw-in type) that have never been used...still in the box. I decided that I don't like the dark look and will stick with OEM clear.

$25 + shipping ???
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-28-2009, 07:30:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By .333 snubnose
YOU should be flattered :roll: I thought the...

YOU should be flattered :roll:

I thought the "hyphy" movement ended years ago :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-18-2009, 09:54:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,369
Posted By .333 snubnose
:shifty: guess it's not only the LSB owner...

:shifty:

guess it's not only the LSB owner who think this way...:roll:
(you answered your own question before starting this thread)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-18-2009, 07:34:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,563
Posted By .333 snubnose
check front and rear ball joints for play

check front and rear ball joints for play
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-15-2009, 10:09:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,853
Posted By .333 snubnose
$6 per mile...what a waste!

$6 per mile...what a waste!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-15-2009, 08:36:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,636
Posted By .333 snubnose
50K miles True...they will get you for one hour...

50K miles
True...they will get you for one hour labor at the least, maybe $150, just for diagnosis. Do your research and consider swapping the solenoid yourself. If you can't afford the repair,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-15-2009, 12:56:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,636
Posted By .333 snubnose
your bmw dealer may be blowing smoke up your...

your bmw dealer may be blowing smoke up your @$$...mine told me that a faulty exhaust air temp sensor was causing my issues. Are you fu*king kidding me? Temp sensor causing vanos errors?:shifty:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-14-2009, 09:54:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,449
Posted By .333 snubnose
...but your CPS will throw a CEL and fault codes...

...but your CPS will throw a CEL and fault codes when they go bad.

OP, from the clip it seems that your starter is just fine and your battery too (before you drained it). You mentioned your...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-13-2009, 09:37:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By .333 snubnose
your alternator is not necessarily broken, could...

your alternator is not necessarily broken, could be that your PS pump seized and started to smoke your belt. Your battery light came on and your temp climbed because your pulleys were not turning...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-13-2009, 09:20:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By .333 snubnose
Very possible. OP, it seems likely that your...

Very possible.

OP, it seems likely that your pump is going out but a new one is not a guaranteed fix. Before buying a new pump, make certain that you flushed correctly (no air) and that no hose...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-13-2009, 09:05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,727
Posted By .333 snubnose
With that i would be a bit concerned, and assume...

With that i would be a bit concerned, and assume the valves have yet to be adjusted. How many miles on your M? Walk away from the indy shop, I would not trust any tech who does not know the basics...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-12-2009, 08:33:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By .333 snubnose
If the pump hums as soon as you begin to turn, my...

If the pump hums as soon as you begin to turn, my guess is that the pump is going. If it were my M, I wouldn't mind burning some time and maybe a few dollars to try the options I mentioned earlier. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-12-2009, 08:09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By .333 snubnose
PS pump will normally hum when turned to full...

PS pump will normally hum when turned to full lock...do you hear it before then? If so, perhaps a pump on it's way out. Or like you said, may also be a simple fix. Try flushing the PS fluid in case...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-12-2009, 03:57:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,472
Posted By .333 snubnose
:rofl3: i was feeling a bit generous

:rofl3: i was feeling a bit generous
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-12-2009, 03:48:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,472
Posted By .333 snubnose
No. Four rubber bushings...two for each shock...

No. Four rubber bushings...two for each shock mount. They are the cushion in the mounts. Convenient thing about the REs is that those four rubber bushings are easily swapped out when worn, for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-12-2009, 03:46:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,472
Posted By .333 snubnose
I think they are referring to RSMs when they say...

I think they are referring to RSMs when they say "rubber on top of shocks".
As far as RE, they are more sturdy and rebuildable for a few bucks, however, they are a bit ("30%") stiffer from stock. ...
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