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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-12-2019, 08:21:15 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Bestoril Snow Warrior. [emoji56]

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 01:29:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By rovert604
No M Track mode for me?

Thatís the standard way for an instrument cluster that doesnít have the M track mode light. Iíve never heard of any other alternative other than not coding M track and having everything either on or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 01:23:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By rovert604
Re: No M Track mode for me?

Correct. Then youíll just have the same dual mode traction control indicators as a non M with DSC. One single press will light up the middle triangle amber which will M track mode for your car. a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-18-2019, 04:14:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

Yeah decided not to fix what isnít broke and what I donít hear doesnít fail often. Only touch the things that others mostly have a problem with.

I plan on swapping to manual sometime just because...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-18-2019, 03:50:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

Didnít change any seals at all. There was nothing to change when I undid it from the hydraulic lines and took it out of the engine bay.

Iíve had full CSL ď255Ē programming since 2015. Itís been a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-08-2019, 03:19:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By rovert604
SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

I canít believe I forgot to update this thread. I got a PM asking what my final outcome was and realized i never followed up here.

The problem was the SMG motor. I ordered the Burkhart motor from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-16-2018, 12:19:59 AM
Replies: 9,671
Views: 645,631
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

To setup the rebound, turn clockwise to stiffest and click 9 times back for the front and 12 times for the rear. Thatíll put you at default levels. Then play from there.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-15-2018, 11:19:03 PM
Replies: 9,671
Views: 645,631
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Nice. Let us know what differences you feel after youíve figured it out. I have V2s as well. Start with default settings for damper adjustment.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-15-2018, 08:10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By rovert604
Re: Fuel Tank Only Filling Half

Check your secret Easter egg OBC. Youíll find which side fuel level sensor is not working as the OBC will show fuel levels on the left tank and right tank.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 09:51:05 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Winter is coming! The roads are being prepped for below freezing now.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 08:09:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,801
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rasp

Like golf ball dimples!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 07:01:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,801
Posted By rovert604
Rasp

Hereís a picture to support this claim...inside of my AR20:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181202/b51f85fd1621c589c6ffaecc42d4eb58.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 06:20:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,801
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rasp

It is the super light weight section threes that can sound like a total mess because of their lack of acoustic control. My heavyíish Eisenmann race section three sounded great the day it was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 04:59:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,801
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rasp

Itís weird. My friendís car is a 2002 and he hardly has rasp without any mods. When my car was OEM like his, he commented on how much more raspy mine was. I guess everyoneís car is different! Mine...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 04:02:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,801
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rasp

I spent $40 from eBay on an AR20, in-line with the OEM resonator and a buddy welded it up really good...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181202/009ebbecd6de2b68d4570e5030f2ee15.jpg

Rasp was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-01-2018, 08:00:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By rovert604
Re: Quick wheel spacer confirmation question

Thanks! Just lowered on KW V2s. Lower to your liking, everyone is different! I just raised mine for the 4x4 winter life. LOL. I'll keep the same spacer setup on for my OEM 18s as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 09:03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By rovert604
Quick wheel spacer confirmation question

Once lowered I kind of wish I would have run with 20mm in the front to match the rear better. But maybe thatís too excessive as far as spacer size.

With the rears at 12mm, my friend has no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 06:30:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By rovert604
Re: Quick wheel spacer confirmation question

I had no issue with 15mm front and 12 mm rear on stock height suspension.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181130/377653a4da76902d1d57817115904345.jpg

I believe ZCP vs my OEM 19 are same...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 08:33:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,742
Posted By rovert604
Re: BimmerWorld doesn't want my money?

Who is your bank provider for your credit card? I use Royal Bank and even with a US currency credit card I cannot add an international address. The agent over the phone says it only allows Canadian...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 11:18:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,742
Posted By rovert604
Re: BimmerWorld doesn't want my money?

I live in Vancouver and have a Canadian billing address. I ship my stuff to WA state since itís 10 mins away from where I work on 100% of American sourced orders. Bummerworld had no problem when I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 09:51:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By rovert604
Re: Anyone ever use Aquapel?

Never had the wiper chatter unless the wiper is is super winter cold. But that only lasts for a few wipes until itís warmed up enough to be clean. Iíve always tried to keep fresh flexible rubber on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 06:16:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By rovert604
Re: Anyone ever use Aquapel?

Iíve been using it on my E46s for years. I once went 24 months in between applications. Right now Iím at 9 months and while driving Mother Nature was due for a baby. The heavens opened and the water...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 06:03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By rovert604
Re: Michelin Pilot Super Sports

I bought an old PSS set for around $300 on Craigslist which were probably at 80% tread life. We called them Pilot Solid Sports after a year because I could easily do Pilot Super Slides with them and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-24-2018, 05:33:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By rovert604
AUX fan sensor

If this is the sensor right below on the passenger side that plugs in up/down at the lower part of the radiator, you can get a new o-ring at the hardware store. I have the size at home and Iíll snap...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 07:03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,737
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW M2 CP has rear subframe bolted to the body without bushings.... uh oh

I have solid aluminum subframe bushings and I don't notice any extra sound or ride quality harshness. What I do notice is upon throttle actuation I can feel the reaction to what the rear chassis...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 01:03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By rovert604
Re: Possible fuel tank issue

I have this happen once and very blue moon. Usually it seems like an overly sensitive pump. On the next tank try another pump and see if it does the same. It probably wonít.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 11:30:09 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Letís add more color!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 08:23:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By rovert604
Re: Not starting - help me diagnose

Were you able to get the engine running?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 06:34:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By rovert604
Re: My warm up procedures.

I believe there is little vacuum built up to pull oil more effectively across the intervals. Internals arenít moving as fast to throw up oil. The engine also runs cold/rich for a much longer period...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 06:13:08 AM
Replies: 9,671
Views: 645,631
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

The DME tune will take care of the engine revs to help match the RPMs better to each gear going up or down. The downshifts will be far smoother and upshifts should also be better. What IĎve compared...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 06:06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By rovert604
Re: My warm up procedures.

Sounds fine to me. I have my warm up lights coded to turn off with my oil temp. So when all the lights are off, itís only 50įF to operating temp.

My normal commute in the Vancouver area, is down...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 05:40:37 AM
Replies: 9,671
Views: 645,631
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

If the tune does the DME and SMG module then youíll be very happy with it. A friend coded my transmission a couple months after I bought it and after using it, I never thought about the transmission...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 02:01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By rovert604
Re: Not starting - help me diagnose

You can push start an SMG easily just the same as a manual.

But if EWS is a problem it may not keep the engine alive. Hereís how to push start:

1. Car into neutral with key in position 2 just...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-02-2018, 04:38:33 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,445
Posted By rovert604
Re: ďGroup BuyĒ Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

If anyone that has existing HID bulb setup in their OEM housing that would be really nice if you could get a snapshot of the beam pattern in an empty lot before and after with LEDs with the camera on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 10:14:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By rovert604
Re: Headlight Issue

Mine was a bad bulb.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 06:54:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By rovert604
Re: Headlight Issue

First swap bulbs side to side and see if the issue follows the movement. Then youíll want to swap ballasts. The left side is sitting on the wheel well but the right side is mounted under the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 02:27:16 AM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181017/f0e690feb5aacdd6ff9bf3b8f9181acf.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 02:39:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By rovert604
Re: Subframe Reinforcement Safety Concerns

The frame rails extend much further behind the rear mounting point of the bar. Should you be involved in an extremely unfortunate rear end collision that ends up with crash energy reaching your bar,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 04:33:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,524
Posted By rovert604
Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

The only thing I can comment on PSSx compared to my KWV2 is that I feel PSS valving might be towards more comfort. I did like the ride in my friends PSS but havenít driven it or pushed it hard so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 05:42:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By rovert604
Re: stutter at light throttle.

Iím guessing it all depends how much cold idling the ICV has to deal with and how much oil vapor gets stuck. Mine had exactly what issues you had until I cleaned it. But after having to swap the SMG...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 05:26:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By rovert604
Re: stutter at light throttle.

Make sure you have extra SMG fluid because you may need to remove the hose that connects the reservoir to the pump. The bottom of the reservoir has a valve that seals shut once the hose is pulled out...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 01:12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By rovert604
Re: stutter at light throttle.

Your ICV aka idle control valve is carboned up. Itís under the intake plenum which you must remove to get access to then youíll need spare hose clamps to put it back on. Do some searches on DIY and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-02-2018, 04:16:05 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,445
Posted By rovert604
Re: ďGroup BuyĒ Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Guys all you need to do is unplug one side and turn the fogs on with the car on to check whether your LCM is checking. Iíve been on the same old HID kit for over a decade and never had an issue even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 04:28:59 AM
Replies: 9,671
Views: 645,631
Posted By rovert604
What did you do to/for your ///M today?

^ thatís what I use and have been using for over 32K miles ago. I use MOS2 in between when Ceratec needs to be refreshed since itís supposed to last around 30K miles. Iíve just sent in my third...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 08:32:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By rovert604
Re: How do I drive my car with the hood up

Youíre probably taping the alarm sensor. The other good sensors are both in front of either side of the intake funnel above the radiator. Youíll see where the hood pegs go down into there are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 07:09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hurricane Florence Ready

Question what if you raised it with a huge waterproof tarp under it and lots of towels to cushion the jack points so the tarp isnít compromised?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 01:03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By rovert604
Rear end clunk only when cold?

Front differential bolt is your likely issue. It requires quite a lot of torque (153ftlbs?) to keep it from moving. Maybe yours is just about tight enough so as heat builds up and expands metals,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 02:03:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By rovert604
Re: Tail light and trunk lid button out - NOT the trunk portion of the wiring harness

This was my problem. Iím confused as to what you meant so ignore this post if you already checked.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180912/086c9a284c8a25225b16739f4624acd9.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 03:46:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By rovert604
Re: HELP - Can anyone identify these connectors near the headlights?

That will be the wire to headlight auto leveling. Since the arm to the sensor is broken I have disconnected mine so the lights done click up and down into incorrect alignments.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-07-2018, 01:50:30 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,445
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Those projectors above this post arenít really optimized for light output. They are really tiny!!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-07-2018, 12:34:05 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,445
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Found it:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6008/5932966496_805e26db32_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6012/5932404021_5833f0e45a_b.jpg
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-06-2018, 11:28:30 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,445
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Seeing a thread a long time ago about someone who just retro'ed HID projectors into the OEM fog housing, his light output was about the same as projector headlights but lower on the ground filling...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-06-2018, 09:30:23 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,445
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Any aftermarket LED bulb will compare to halogen. Just color temp and maybe a tad more brighter. I know a friend with an E46 who tried them in his projectors. They completely dumped down the lumens...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-06-2018, 01:46:12 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,482
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Yeah CBB are around 15% brighter than CBI. But they price them nearly 100% more. Garbage pricing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 09:00:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By rovert604
Re: Eisenmann Race Sound Level

Here's the sound of one AR20 installed:

https://youtu.be/bCMsWhKtTvE
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 08:09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By rovert604
Re: Eisenmann Race Sound Level

I get moderate drone at 2500 to 3000 when I'm on load. It's usually around 60mph in 6th. If I'm on the interstate and everyone else is moving above 70mph then there are no worries of any drone...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 07:25:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By rovert604
Re: Eisenmann Race Sound Level

I've had Eisenmann Race on mine for a couple years now. The weight of section 3 should already tell you that there is a good amount of sound deadening material within the muffler. The OEM muffler...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 07:40:35 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,482
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Just beware you have a high chance of getting fake CBI on Amazon unless OSRAM has a genuine store there. I was duped on Amazon with fake ones that looked pretty real for 1/2 the cost. Itís not worth...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 05:22:37 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,482
Posted By rovert604
Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d1s-osram-xenarc-66144-66140-cbi.html

Use: TRSFBLIKE for 5% off or TRS10 for 10%.
Not sure if they are still working but worth a shot.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-04-2018, 11:58:42 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,482
Posted By rovert604
Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

CBB will be more whiter blue just like CBI or CBB compared to a warmer temp light of XV2. But the warmer more yellow XV2 have even more lumen (approx 15% more) projected than CBB which is more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-04-2018, 10:59:21 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,482
Posted By rovert604
Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Iíve driven long full 10 hour overnight road trips on CBI and felt zero fatigue or issues with seeing the road and objects under heavy rain in completely darkness.

I was comparing my light output...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 06:06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hard time pinpointing 06 M3 intermittent starting issue

The good thing is itís not your SMG motor, accumulator, or clutch slave. Youíre getting enough pressure to put it in first or reverse. When the system canít pressure up itíll default to Neutral as a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 02:26:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hard time pinpointing 06 M3 intermittent starting issue

Does it stay in Neutral or can you put the transmission in 1st or R when parked?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 05:02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By rovert604
Re: Hard time pinpointing 06 M3 intermittent starting issue

I can start my car with the hood open without any issues. Itís imperative to be able to do that when needing to diagnose engine noises.

There are so many variables why a car doesnít start and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-25-2018, 08:39:29 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,445
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

I was in my friend's car tonight, canyon carving while my friend drove my car the whole night, in the lead. My fogs are 35w 6000K HID, not optimal for actual fog/pouring rain but useable in any...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-22-2018, 06:12:01 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,445
Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

If there was a good projector drop in, into the OEM housing Iíd rather have that since HID will be far nicer lumens to the ground than LED.

I hope TRS can use a light meter to compare LED with a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 09:18:17 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

I've run 265/30 as well. That was a lot more rub for me.

255 feels better handling wise even though it doesn't look as aggressive from the rear but I prefer being able to go all out and not worry...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 08:38:48 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

255/35R19 PSS on 12mm! Moderate fender roll was done. Only slight split second tire/fender rub on driver rear side over a hard dip with 4 adults at WOT. Passenger side is happy though!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 08:19:30 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Vancouver fire smog is dirtier than your emissions then. LOL

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180820/aa6955588a792327e1b1ace301e02f98.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 02:57:35 AM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 10:19:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By rovert604
Re: Rim vs Tire width

I just came from running 265/30 PSS to 255/35 PSS on my rear OEM 19s. Main reason was so I wouldnít rub when I was fully loaded because I have 12mm spacers installed. I feel that there is a better...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 03:27:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By rovert604
Brake + TCS Light

I believe you need something to read the other BMW computers because yours is only reading engine warnings.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 02:40:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By rovert604
Re: Brake + TCS Light

Use BMW Scanner/PA Soft to get codes from the ABS/DSC modules to find out what the problem is.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 08:21:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By rovert604
SMG primed with the resi off, bleed needed?

The reservoir fluid is only when the system is leaking somehow and itíll just be there to keep the pump full of fluid. It does not circulate. Unplugging it from reservoir should be perfectly fine....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 07:55:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By rovert604
Re: How many of you daily your M's in colder climates?

You guys will cringe because of me then....:raspberry:

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I dailied a E46 ZHP 330i for 9 years,...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-08-2018, 10:22:07 PM
Replies: 295
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Posted By rovert604
Re: BMW E46 Morimoto XB LED Fog Lights!

Still canít compare LED with a proper HID setup. The LEDs should have a defined light spread compared to HIDs in reflectors. But if you find some 2.5Ē projectors to jam into the OEM fog housings then...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 12:47:13 AM
Replies: 9,671
Views: 645,631
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Thereís a properly enjoyed M and a happy M being driven!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-05-2018, 06:03:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 829
Posted By rovert604
Re: New E46 OWNER

X 100!!! CSL is so much more precise and quicker like someone who actually knows how to drive manual very well.

I ended up liking it so much I said Iíd swap to manual when one big ticket item...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-04-2018, 05:03:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,720
Posted By rovert604
Re: Test Drove an M2 Today...

I concur!

I ďgotĒ the chance to drive the 6MT version of the M2 mounted on pilot sport cup 2 rubber. The feeling of the transmission is like every BMW manual Iíve driven which was a great welcome...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-28-2018, 05:19:31 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 10:52:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,797
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do Stiff spring rates have correlation to subframe cracks?

Subframe cracks are because the power of the engine twists the driveshaft which is twisting the rear diff which is mounted in the subframe. That twist from the S54 puts a lot of pressure on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-18-2018, 10:16:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By rovert604
Re: Small clunking at slow speeds, wheels off everything seems fine, any guesses?

Check the front diff bolt.

It seems driveline related. So something down the middle of your vehicle is most probably making the noise.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-18-2018, 05:09:02 AM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Just droning around...

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 06:26:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By rovert604
Re: Trunk floor flexing a tiny bit at higher rpm shifts.

I didnít read the whole thread. But could it be a loose diff bolt on the front. You can get at it without taking anything apart and just lifting the rear right corner nice and high for the leverage...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 05:38:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By rovert604
Trunk floor flexing a tiny bit at higher rpm shifts.

I will be doing a quick check soon after a night of this...lol:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180717/bdfca5e4fa93b55568f66449fbea8112.jpg

Car felt totally solid with Vincebar, front cups,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-13-2018, 01:31:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG2 and TPS issues: long story.

Thatís what I thought too. I live in Vancouver where people arenít dropping like flies when it gets hot. But my SMG motor decided to call it quits at 100,000 miles. I rarely sit in traffic and Iím...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-09-2018, 11:18:30 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Dronie pic! [emoji51]

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-08-2018, 09:54:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG2 and TPS issues: long story.

What are you using to check codes?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-08-2018, 09:45:24 PM
Replies: 9,671
Views: 645,631
Posted By rovert604
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Iím usually in bed still. LOL. And Iíd do one thing and call that productive. Haha. Great job! When can I drop my car off for just a morning of productivity?? [emoji12]
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-07-2018, 07:45:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG2 and TPS issues: long story.

Check this for SMG codes:
https://burkhart-engineering.com/SMG-Wiki/en

Make sure youíre hearing your SMG pump prime when you unlock the car or just after you open the door if itís already...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 04:58:21 AM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Reminds me of Audi RS Nardo Grey!

Drone pic edited on my phone with Snapseed:
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 11:08:41 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Happy pre-Fourth of July....kind of? LOL

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-20-2018, 01:22:39 AM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Yup. Just got it. Been slowly trying one or two new functions a day. Baby steps. These things are so smooth and stable. Itís just like taking your M to the track, except when you get air, you donít...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 11:58:36 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 454,266
Posted By rovert604
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 09:38:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,263
Posted By rovert604
SMG No Start -- another one

That could be because the SMG motor hasnít pressured the accumulator enough to initiate a gear change. As youíre pumping the brake youíre just giving the motor time to get it to proper pressure. That...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 12:48:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,348
Posted By rovert604
High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

I believe the trim is anodized aluminum which will not chip, crack, fade, or flake.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180611/8fce671fee4be61fdc63856794986f5f.jpg

My ZHP was parked outside for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 11:57:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,348
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

This girl likes to share shoes with her other friends and they love to let her try their goodness.

And yes they're hyper black. A little too dark and mean looking for Estoril. I'd rather just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 11:47:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,263
Posted By rovert604
Re: SMG No Start -- another one

Your starter will not fire if:


Battery is completely dead
Battery terminal disconnected/loose
Bad/rusted ground
Part/all of the starter is done
EWS computer failure
Ignition switch...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 11:17:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,348
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

A few more since it was taken by a DSLR rather than a phone. Trying to pick out the ones that show the gloss on the trim as I never thought about that when snapping pics...
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 11:03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,348
Posted By rovert604
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

Yup. My ZHP has it as part of that package.
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