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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-16-2015, 06:55:48 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 62,063
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: M3 SMG pump reconditioning

I had SMG issues for a while, especially during hot weather. Replacing the temperature sensor did not fix the problem. After reading through this thread, I figured the next step would be to replace...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-28-2013, 10:04:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,113
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: SMG pump motor repair

Yeah I guess it wasn't very clear what pressure I was referring to (31.5 bar). The test I ran through DIS had a criteria of 29-41 bar. I think it might just be measuring the precharge pressure in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-28-2013, 08:27:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,113
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: SMG pump motor repair

I think my pump is on it's way out. '02 with 80k miles. The initial prime doesn't sound as strong as it used to and the sound isn't constant. It never stops priming so it's not the relay. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-14-2013, 11:18:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,272
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: New Solution for the SMG problems (potentially)

I still only spent about 50 bucks. And that's only because I had to buy new clamps and bought the special pliers to remove/install them. The sensor itself was less than $20 and available on amazon:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-14-2013, 10:14:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,272
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: New Solution for the SMG problems (potentially)

My car is spending it's first summer in Texas and began developing the "Summertime SMG Blues" around May. It started off intermittently but as the temperatures reached the 90s and 100s consistently,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-24-2011, 10:44:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,212
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Coolant Temp gauge moving hot and cold

I seem to read this a lot. Maybe it's just you posting it over and over. I don't find it to be true though. According to my OBC, when my temps are in the high 70s (77-79ish), the needle indicates...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-14-2011, 12:05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: BMW SMG Software Update & Aftermarket Tunes

It is possible to program the modules separately without wiping out the other one. However, it seems like the dealer normally just does them both at the same time. With the emissions recall a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-14-2011, 11:24:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,896
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: E46 M3 SMG shifting down way too early

That's the right part number and the right place to start. You may as well start with the cheapest fix first. Those relays are only like $10 and have fixed many problems. There aren't many...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-04-2011, 01:54:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Gap around rear fenders and rear bumper

I've got the same issue. I haven't gotten around to fixing it yet but the clips will be in my next Pelican Parts order. Here's a couple of DIYs that may help depending on what year your car is. It...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-03-2011, 01:08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,981
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Valve adjustment and cam gear bolst replaced on teh weekend

I think I remember noticing similar wear on my cylinder 6 lobes. What would cause this? And what adverse effects could this cause besides more noise?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-30-2011, 09:33:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Model year and option ??

03/02 here. It did not have a brace...until I got one from Rogue Engineering.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-20-2011, 03:29:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,368
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: turn signal delete...?

Same reason you got rid of your reflectors on your bumper...orange is ugly.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-17-2011, 01:15:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,530
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Beta-Testers Required - Stage 2 Evolve Customers only

I have a stage 2 tune with catless headers and would be willing to test this out. I do occasionally throw cat inefficiency codes. As far as OBD readings, I have a Peake reader which would only be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-18-2011, 02:25:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,288
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Calling all Military M owners!

US Army since 2000. I started off with the JAG Corps as a 71D/27D. I've been a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot since 2002. I was recently picked up for a fixed wing transition to go fly RC-12s next year. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-15-2011, 06:36:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,314
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Need touch up, but the label on my car says TITANSILBER METALLIC

I like my "Carbon Schwarz". It always makes me think of Spaceballs. Even though in Spaceballs it's the SchwarTz.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-15-2011, 06:27:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,358
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: which is better: Evolve R and EPIC tunes or ESS tune

I required remote tuning so it was between Evolve and ESS for me. I read several good reviews for both of them. What sold me on Evolve was their customer service. The responses that I received...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-14-2011, 02:36:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,492
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Oil temp sensor part number?

Tsk Tsk...all these vendors so anxious to make a sale that they don't even read the OP. OP said his oil temp GAUGE is not working. That indicates that his oil level/temp sensor has probably gone...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-11-2011, 03:42:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,540
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: HELP dealer says catts need to be replaced 02 m3

If it really is a bad cat, it should be covered under warranty. The "emissions" recall extended the warranty on cats for 02s/03s to ten years and unlimited miles. If this stealership isn't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-08-2011, 10:51:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Engine rev after starting the car (2006)

Mine used to hardly ever idle hunt. When it did, it was only on the first start on a very cold day. After new headers and tune, it does it almost every time. Sometimes even after the car is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-06-2011, 11:20:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: convert top care

RaggTopp and 303 both make cleaners and protectants for fabric tops. They are both significantly cheaper than the BMW kit. I don't know if either are better than the other. I've only used the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-04-2011, 02:53:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,789
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: CSL/Euro Headers vs. Supersprint V2

I don't know which are better...I would guess the SS performance-wise. But I have to point out that just because something goes on easier than it comes off does not mean it fits better. My ///M3AN...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-01-2011, 05:35:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: tint question

Why would you ask that question here? You will just be lead astray by idiotic replies like the first one. :facepalm: A simple google search for California tint laws shows that you are allowed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-01-2011, 05:21:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: scuff marks on inner door handles

That is what I and many others have done. Replacement handles will just peel again eventually. Do a search for carbon fabric. I got mine from pyspeed.com. They have a good selection of colors and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-29-2011, 11:58:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,581
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: [warning: REAL cost of cheap headers] Check your vibrating/droning/etc headers

I had hoped they would be able to bend it. But they told me (in broken English) that to do that they would have to remove the headers from the car. I wasn't about to pay them to do that or do it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-29-2011, 11:41:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,779
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: nice sporty exhaust sound?

After looking at OP's pics again, it doesn't look like there is much of an indentation where the FCAB goes. Mine was larger but it still wasn't enough. I looked through OP's journal though and they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-29-2011, 11:38:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,779
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: nice sporty exhaust sound?

They do. In some cases they are enough to clear the FCAB. In some cases, like mine and ///Marini and at least a few others , they are not enough. I don't know what the difference is; If it's the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-29-2011, 08:39:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,581
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: [warning: REAL cost of cheap headers] Check your vibrating/droning/etc headers

I just had someone take a torch to my headers so they aren't making contact with the FCAB anymore. The vibration seems to be gone along with the drone around 3k RPM. They also showed me that the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-29-2011, 08:22:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,779
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: nice sporty exhaust sound?

The headers in the thread you reference are ///M3AN ONE headers. They obviously can have issues. I recommend saving up for some better quality headers. I'm now wishing that I had done the same...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Aug-29-2011, 05:57:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,211
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Pelicanparts does ship to APO addresses. I get...

Pelicanparts does ship to APO addresses. I get packages from them in Korea all the time. They usually arrive in 7-10 days which is actually pretty fast. It helps that they ship out of California....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-26-2011, 04:09:04 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,581
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: [warning: REAL cost of cheap headers] Check your vibrating/droning/etc headers

I didn't really either for just that reason. The vibration from the header/FCAB contact is killing me though. I'm kind of glad the Treehouse FCABs didn't work out. I was just going for the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-26-2011, 04:00:44 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 212,481
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Post your custom license plates !

Fok You...surprised that one made it by the dmv
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-25-2011, 03:38:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: New member with some questions

...and if it had cruise control, steering wheel controls, and SMG.

I kid...I kid...

But the point is, get the car that YOU want and suits YOUR needs. Everyone's wants and needs are different. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-25-2011, 03:21:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,581
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: [warning: REAL cost of cheap headers] Check your vibrating/droning/etc headers

As you should be able to see from this picture, the insert was not aligned properly when it was pressed in. In the OEM bushing, the flat edge of the insert is at the 12 O'clock position. In the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-25-2011, 02:49:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,581
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: [warning: REAL cost of cheap headers] Check your vibrating/droning/etc headers

I'm battling the same problem with the same headers. I tried the treehouse racing fcabs but the bushings were pressed in to the housings incorrectly and wouldn't line up during installation. I want...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-18-2011, 09:05:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,944
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: I'm READY TO SPEND SOME $$

Since you asked... The title of your thread is silly to begin with. It comes off as random. You should expect the wolves to pounce on this especially given your join date. And there are better...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-17-2011, 01:48:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,944
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: I'm READY TO SPEND SOME $$

No sympathy here. I've had several large and heavy packages shipped to my APO address in South Korea. (wheels/tires, coilovers, exhaust pieces, zcp brake kit, etc.) APO shipping is more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-14-2011, 02:58:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,767
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: What light is this?

SMGs and 6MTs are both "six speeds". :raspberry:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-08-2011, 03:06:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,581
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: E46 M3 or 2011 mustang gt 5.0 ?

Insurance companies (multi million dollar corporations whose profits are based upon knowing these statistics) would disagree with you. But you are a "mature 16 year old" (who doesn't know the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-07-2011, 02:52:33 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,581
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: E46 M3 or 2011 mustang gt 5.0 ?

Seriously man... I was a "mature 16 year old" too. Straight As, sports, job, never in trouble, all that crap. My parents had plenty of money (Dad was a pilot for United Airlines at the time). I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-04-2011, 11:18:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Please help identify fault code!!

I think you're on the wrong table. There shouldn't be any "cylinder 1-4" errors on a six cylinder engine. Go to page 16 in the book for table 1b.

OC = PreCat oxygen sensor 2 (been there done...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-02-2011, 06:09:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,948
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: 1M wrecks

LOL at the first one being in Korea. That soooooooooooooo does not surprise me!
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-02-2011, 06:08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,542
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Happy WiFi day

Sounds like a good excuse to drink to me. :drink:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-02-2011, 05:59:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Close Call This Morning - Almost Totalled

Wi-fi IS everywhere. I usually have multiple choices of free wi-fi connections wherever I am. Korea does have the claim of fastest internet in the world. The United States is not even in the top...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-01-2011, 04:05:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Launch Control - average use per day/week/month

Unfortunately my car is US spec, brought here from the US. It might be easy for me to get the Euro SMG software here though. Come to think of it, I received new SMG software here in conjunction...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-31-2011, 04:03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Launch Control - average use per day/week/month

He said I was confusing flooring it from a stop with burnout mode. I don't see how one could confuse the two as one will spin the wheels and one will not.

I know what LC is; S6, shifter...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-31-2011, 03:51:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Vert RPS Light Reset?

I am having RPS issues right now also. I posted about it in E46F instead of here. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=856084 I didn't receive any help over there but you can at least...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-31-2011, 03:39:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Launch Control - average use per day/week/month

I'm the one who said that and I don't think you understand the difference between "launch control" and "burnout mode". Wheels will not spin if you floor it from a stop (just like "launch control")...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-31-2011, 12:45:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,804
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: What brand license plate led do you have

I have the ones from Khoalty. No resistors required and no bulb out warning. Mine are pretty dim but that was on purpose. I wanted whiter light not brighter light. They could be brighter but I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-31-2011, 05:34:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,714
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Launch Control - average use per day/week/month

I used it a few times when I first got the car. I wanted to see how to use it and what it does. It's really not any more exciting than just flooring it from a stop. I haven't used it since.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-31-2011, 05:27:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,191
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Not happy with the result

4. Learn how to spell if you're looking for a job with the grammar police. It's sentEnce.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-30-2011, 12:10:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,518
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: e46 M3 Natural Power

Primary drawbacks to gears that I can think of are lower gas mileage, increased rpm at freeway speeds, and having to shift more often. The last one is probably less of an issue with SMG. I could...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-30-2011, 10:16:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Close Call This Morning - Almost Totalled

I only care about it because the military needs me to be here. But to call Korea (South Korea that is) a third world country is straight ignorance. They are doing pretty well for themselves (with a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-30-2011, 07:06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Try living in Korea... Maybe half the drivers...

Try living in Korea... Maybe half the drivers stop for red lights. And my car never has ten feet of clearance in any direction. I am happy if I can maintain ten inches of separation.

It was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-29-2011, 11:59:22 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 47,264
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Evolve - remote tuning - M3Forum.net Sponsor

Mine has usually hunted during a cold start, even prior to the tune. The range is not that much though, maybe 200-300 rpm between top and bottom not 750 rpm. Please explain how to reset cold start...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-28-2011, 08:17:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,267
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Saw a M3 CSL at local car meet

I guess he's not your buddy but that sounds like some Blue Falcon sh!t to me. Let him have his fun. He's not hurting anybody.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-28-2011, 02:37:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: 2004 M3 Convert VANOS shot

If it is a bad solenoid, they are easy to replace and I think they are "only" about $600. If that went on to cause other problems and the entire vanos does need to be replaced, that is still less...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-28-2011, 02:17:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,804
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Roundel Overlay...matte black?

I have the jet black ones from Bimmian. I think they look good. Here's a couple of pics.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-28-2011, 01:46:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: 2004 M3 Convert VANOS shot

lol canadians :raspberry:

Shouldn't you be out vandalizing something?

Seriously though... A new member gets hit with a 4k bill and your first reply is to criticize his car. Learn some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-28-2011, 01:40:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Mpedal installation

Word! Less pedals are better for those. How many M's do you need on your car? Are you worried that your feet will forget that you're driving an M? Are the logos on the floor mats and door sill...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-27-2011, 04:15:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Painting stock 19's

I voted for new rims. I was in the same boat when I got my car. The PO curbed the crap out of the factory 19s and it irked me every time I looked at them. I remember reading that the factory...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-27-2011, 08:56:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Aftermarket Emblem reviews!

Ditto. My ebay black M3 badge with standard colors looked great when it was new. But after a couple of weeks and some heavy rain, the stripes began to fade. I am looking for a good quality...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-26-2011, 04:30:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: ANY Recall on cats 02 e46 m3

This post has a copy of the emissions recall. http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost.php?p=1064631041&postcount=6 If it has not been done already, once they reflash your DME, your light may...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-22-2011, 05:04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,762
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: M3ANONE header installed... tips and observations inside

I'm starting to think that I may have gotten off easy on this install. My car was down for about 24 hours. I started on a Saturday afternoon and finished on Sunday afternoon. I was on an outdoor...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-22-2011, 04:21:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,762
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: M3ANONE header installed... tips and observations inside

I LOL'd :rofl3:




You still have this issue after replacing motor mounts? Please keep us updated on this one as this is an outstanding issue of mine also. I've been doing some searching and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-22-2011, 01:09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,748
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Header DIY HELP / M3AN ONE Headers

Why your header install such a PITA? Because race car!

Sorry couldn't resist.

That said, I installed my M3an One headers last weekend. Prior to the install, I lined up the flanges on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-22-2011, 11:44:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,591
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Seal Coming Loose on Convertible Rear Window

Glad I could help. I really don't think you'll have any issues. I cut off the same sized piece last summer or fall and have had no problems. I was even looking for leaks about a week ago and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-21-2011, 06:55:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,591
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Scissors! I dont think thats the answer you were...

Scissors! I dont think thats the answer you were looking for but thats what I did. I figured it was better to cut it off than have my daughter who sits back there start pulling on it. If its...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-20-2011, 12:13:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,437
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: ECS Tuning cheaper than Tischer?

I have not tried ECS Tuning yet. I cannot find their shipping policies on their website and often that is a deal breaker for me since I require USPS shipping to my APO address. I did add one "M3...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-20-2011, 11:04:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,217
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: M3 E46 Pre Cat O2 sensor replacement...

It may be easier to get to it from the bottom but I replaced this sensor from the top so I didn't have to pay to use a lift. (I don't have my jack and jack stands with me here.) You will need to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-20-2011, 03:30:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Needing some inspiration

lol Canadians j/k...sorta :lolhit:

Anyway, nothing wrong with a CB vert :raspberry:



Here's the CB photo thread...might be a good place to start:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-20-2011, 03:23:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: reverting back to OEM headers

I don't know the answer but I understand your concerns. I put headers on last weekend which required the longer studs. Not a single original stud backed out! Switching out 18 studs is no fun for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-16-2011, 02:28:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,224
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Need help from someone smarter than me regarding the VANOS tab issue

According to this thread: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=353394 Dr. Vanos has addressed the issue on their rebuilt actuators by making the hole smaller instead of the tab larger,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-16-2011, 11:21:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Can Anyone help me out?

Just got home and checked... $5.70 shipped USPS First Class or $8.25 for Priority Mail. Shipping to Canada may be a bit more but it will still be a lot less than $23.00. Pelican Parts is usually...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-16-2011, 10:46:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Did you check pelican parts? They stock just...

Did you check pelican parts? They stock just about everything. Their shipping rates are very fair and I believe they ship internationally. Good luck and congrats.

Sent from my XT720 using Tapatalk
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-16-2011, 10:31:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,025
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
That is good news considering I own an 02 and...

That is good news considering I own an 02 and havent replaced my bolts yet. I plan to this summer if I ever get time. This weekend I am finally installing headers that Ive had for about four months...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-15-2011, 07:38:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: M3 Dream

...who sounds like a liar.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-14-2011, 07:45:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Tire pressure + pics of broken..

_YOU_ can confirm that the part is the headlight leveler. Realoem.com is your friend. See part number 5.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BR93&mospid=47708&btnr=31_0578&hg=31&fg=05
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-14-2011, 04:02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: New M Owner (pics)

I miss those California back roads that I grew up on. :cry:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-13-2011, 04:46:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,852
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Permanent fixes for e46 common failure items

I have a couple of possible additions but they will only apply to earlier model cars;

Early E46 M3s (01/02) can have a "sticky gas pedal" issue where the initial travel of the gas pedal is not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-12-2011, 03:35:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,852
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Permanent fixes for e46 common failure items

Not a big deal but isn't it usually the INTAKE bolts that like to shear?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-08-2011, 10:39:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,478
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Trying to choose the right tune

I thought he was already banned. For personal attacks if I recall correctly.



He also likes to constantly bump his threads to the top. Also very annoying. On the first page of this thread he...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-07-2011, 12:11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Christmas tree dash :(

And I thought the rain only caused problems with verts. The day after two long drives in heavy rain, my rollover protection bars extended. I reset them twice and they triggered both times. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2011, 10:15:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,788
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: SCCA vs Hella flush Cartoon

I think there is a recent thread that this should probably be posted in.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2011, 10:10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,788
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: SCCA vs Hella flush Cartoon

:rofl3: Hella funny :laughhard:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2011, 03:51:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Where to get EVOLVE-R tune?

I would imagine it's the cable that is out of stock.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2011, 03:35:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,569
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: TMS Pulley problem

That doesn't sound right to me. With my pulleys (RE without alternator under drive pulley) I've been stopped in traffic with 90+ degree temps, high humidity and the a/c running and never seen water...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-29-2011, 12:25:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Impossible to Find Parts Thread

The plastic wire loom above the coils. I broke one of the tabs and can't find a part number on the part or on realoem. It's not a big deal but when anything is broken on my car, I try to fix it.
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Sun, Jun-26-2011, 05:31:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,421
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
That makes sense. Thanks for the explaination. ...

That makes sense. Thanks for the explaination. All these recent vanos failures have me a bit paranoid. I want to check/replace my bolts/tabs soon. But I think I will just bite the bullet and buy...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-25-2011, 11:35:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,034
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Best bang for your buck angel eyes?

I wish I knew what the V3 difference will be. The V2s seem hard to improve upon, especially with the new opaque version. I just read about the V3s a few days ago and they are not saying much about...
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Sat, Jun-25-2011, 11:22:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,421
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: VANOS work. DIY without a timing tool

Shouldn't you be able to verify that you are not at this end of the spectrum by turning the engine manually via the fan nut prior to starting the engine for the first time? It seems like there would...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-25-2011, 05:47:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,034
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Best bang for your buck angel eyes?

I've had the Khoaltys waiting to be installed for over a year now. After reading about some quality/reliability issues with them, I'm holding out to see what the Umnitza V3s are going to look like. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-23-2011, 12:50:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,601
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
They are significantly different than the V2. It...

They are significantly different than the V2. It is easy to see on the long header. The short one is also different though.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-23-2011, 09:51:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Eurowise S54 Billet aluminum dipsticks

Maybe to draw attention to the fact that we still have one? I hear they are going out of style. No under the hood cosmetic mods for me though. I've got better stuff to spend my money on.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-23-2011, 01:26:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,601
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: My headers Journey-- from eBay (JVT) to SuperSprint stepped (SS stepped review)

Thanks for the side by side comparison shots. I had always heard the M3AN ONE headers that I have purchased but not yet installed referred to as "SS stepped reps". When comparing them to these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-21-2011, 09:31:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,875
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: bmw factory alarm

65-60-0-027-381

Here's a link too in case you are still looking after ten years: ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-21-2011, 09:24:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Help! AC blowing HOT!

If OP lives in Texas and has the original FSU/FSR on his car, replacing it is the "smart thing". This part is notorious for failing and was significantly redesigned for a reason. It's like a $60...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-20-2011, 11:55:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Final stage unit/resistor is probably the part...

Final stage unit/resistor is probably the part you remember reading about. I just replaced mine actually. My AC freaked out on me once last summer so I replaced it before this summer gets too hot....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-20-2011, 04:05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Looking for advise on air intake systems

OP didn't say price was a factor. I just figured I would throw out a different, and probably better option. I would buy one if I could afford it. If the OP really did do a search (which he claims...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-20-2011, 03:52:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,122
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Converting my stock section 2 to a x pipe

After an hour and a half?:taser:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-20-2011, 03:44:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By Dan Rodriguez
Re: Looking for advise on air intake systems

Just buy one of these: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=368232
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