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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 05:30:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Single vs dual stage airbags

I was serious, but kidding. It would be safest to buy the correct steering wheel for your M3.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 03:55:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Single vs dual stage airbags

Sure, pick a stage wire pair and send it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 02:49:41 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,861
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Advanced Fuel Dynamics - PROFLEX E85 flex fuel option

You cannot just plop different injectors in. The fuel maps need to be scaled to use them, and most tuners prefer to do a whole new tune.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-20-2019, 08:58:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,861
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Advanced Fuel Dynamics - PROFLEX E85 flex fuel option

A member sent me a PM about my posts and feel we should discuss this more. Please correct any data that may be wrong. Broken down for those that were not following along.




Stock S54 fuel...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-20-2019, 08:41:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Any DIY instruction or pdf manual for Dinan SC?

There's only one CARB legal turbo kit, MechTech. One pops up every 5 years or so. Total junk though.

http://photo.msportparts.com/E36/mechtech.png
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Feb-20-2019, 07:45:04 PM
Replies: 38
WTB: E36 M3
Views: 2,562
Posted By Braymond141
Re: E36 M3

That is absolutely incorrect. They still fall apart. Only early 95 and older do it in epic fashion with the vinyl covered door inserts.

No matter the year, the door panels can (and will...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-20-2019, 04:30:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Any DIY instruction or pdf manual for Dinan SC?

No turbo in CA, and the RMS setup I’m not a huge fan of. You’ll get more gains and consistent power with flex fuel.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 03:26:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Window up/down microswitch question

Striker only. This has the door close microswitch in it. The other part number is for the door handle to trigger the solenoids to unlock the car.

When you replace it, there is a metal plate with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 11:45:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Apex ARC-8 18" GB

They regularly hit the max discount on these Group Buys. Not following why that is funny?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 11:26:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,639
Posted By Braymond141
Re: M Texture Reproduction

Ordered! Thanks Graham!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 07:26:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Any DIY instruction or pdf manual for Dinan SC?

You absolutely can. That instruction sheet makes it look insanely time consuming, but it really isn't. There are a number of things to just flat out ignore (like DO NOT cut up your radiator plastics)...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Feb-18-2019, 08:31:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Braymond141
2006 Coupe Competition ZCP Alu-Tec Trim - Full Set

$600 plus shipping. These parts are $3k wholesale if you buy new. :screwy:
Located in 93644

Pulled from a 2006 Competition M3 with 77k miles. Overall condition is very nice, but there are some...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 04:13:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Any DIY instruction or pdf manual for Dinan SC?

The instructions are fairly useless in my opinion, but here they are posted below. A complete ready to go kit you can have installed in a weekend.

I sell refurbished Dinan kits if and when you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 09:21:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Possible issue with J-Fiber CF Driveshaft E46 M3 SMG

Does the lip fit within the input flange? If so, there is clearly a flat surface shown in your pics. Not enough for an OEM seal, but possibly enough for a metal on metal seal.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 05:41:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Possible issue with J-Fiber CF Driveshaft E46 M3 SMG

Your mechanic doesn’t know how a CV joint works?!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 08:26:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,010
Posted By Braymond141
Re: What Gear are You Using When Stopped at a Traffic Light?

Itís not that big of an issue. All too often, cars with the worst wear are usually the ones people make all these efforts to overly pamper.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 07:24:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,010
Posted By Braymond141
Re: What Gear are You Using When Stopped at a Traffic Light?

Why do people come up with this stuff? The only time I’ve had a throwout bearing go out before a clutch was when a cheapie unknown was used. This whole idea of avoiding holding the clutch in at...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Feb-15-2019, 07:17:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Braymond141
Re: OE CSL Trunk - Unpainted w/ Hardware

Because youíre not adding up the additional items he listed. Turner is ECS, the price isnít going to differ.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 09:52:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,422
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Should I sell my 99 M3 for an e46 M3 ?

The rear floor pan plates that everyone first started using can fail. There are better reinforcements that owners have created in the past few years....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 08:17:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,422
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Should I sell my 99 M3 for an e46 M3 ?

It’s a better car, but it requires quite a bit of preventative maintenance to really enjoy it with peace of mind. If you are up for that, or pay the premium to buy into a ready to go example, do it....
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-14-2019, 04:35:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Braymond141
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Feb-13-2019, 12:30:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Braymond141
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-12-2019, 10:03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Braymond141
OEM CSL Airbox Intake Flap 11617833498

New OEM CSL intake flap. It was mounted to a Karbonius airbox but never used. Great condition and in perfect working operation (the flap was tested with 12v power and is shown in both positions in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-11-2019, 12:37:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Braymond141
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-10-2019, 10:12:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,861
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Advanced Fuel Dynamics - PROFLEX E85 flex fuel option

APE already offers this and for less. https://www.alternativeperformanceeng.com/

I donít know on injectors. Iíve been bugging Oscar to do scaled tunes for larger injectors.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-10-2019, 09:21:08 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,861
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Advanced Fuel Dynamics - PROFLEX E85 flex fuel option

Data logging, what? The ECU duty cycle is no longer accurate if you have a device intercepting the signal and altering it. The ECU does not see that. At E80, you have already hit a duty cycle of 100%...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-09-2019, 08:38:24 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 54,763
Posted By Braymond141
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

Chris needs to install his M50 manifold. :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-05-2019, 10:06:49 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 129,394
Posted By Braymond141
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-05-2019, 10:03:23 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 129,394
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Meh, not exactly. I'm over the width by the 50 pixel limit but only because it has no ill effect on browsing... even if your hardware is from 2001. 178pixels tall is well under the height limit. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-05-2019, 07:36:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Braymond141
Re: OEM Gasket Set on ECS

I need to add it all up, but iirc the sets are never a deal. Yours is because they included the $60 head gasket. As others have mentioned, the Elring valve cover gasket will leak.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-05-2019, 06:08:31 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 129,394
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

:rofl3:

The screen sized sigs have got to stop. Come on mods, you used to flag this stuff.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-04-2019, 08:11:36 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 129,394
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

We all know my feelings on the body parts SL can't seem to get right. However, if the boxes fit, and minor pits in the finish are the only real eye sore, then that's something I would even buy into....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-04-2019, 07:02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Does fuel filler neck have a check valve?

You have a leak that needs to be fixed. Thatís more of an indication that that might be your issue than nothing at all.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-04-2019, 06:01:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,861
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Advanced Fuel Dynamics - PROFLEX E85 flex fuel option

Download the app, itís called APE X85. iOS and Android (Android may have not been approved yet).

Youíll be able to immediately tell the difference. Best % calculator based on injectors installed...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-04-2019, 08:17:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Brakes

I'd recommend Genuine BMW rotors, aka Zimmerman. Whatever metal processes they use is just better among the blank rotor options out there.

Any dustless pad is going to negatively effect brake...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-04-2019, 07:56:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,861
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Advanced Fuel Dynamics - PROFLEX E85 flex fuel option

I've never experienced any smell... certainly none worth commenting on.

Alternative Performance Engineering is another Flex-Fuel option out there that was created by a CA BMW enthusiast. It has...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Feb-04-2019, 07:44:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Braymond141
OEM Alpine Complete Alarm Systems w/ FOBs

I have 3 complete Alpine Alarm Systems. Includes;
-(2) Refurbished 2-Button FOB
-Alpine Alarm Module
-Alarm Module Harness
-Console LED
-Engine Bay Siren (the bracket will be painted black, the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Feb-04-2019, 06:51:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,231
Posted By Braymond141
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Sun, Feb-03-2019, 08:53:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Need 2-prong plug/connector for sucking jet pump / E46 M3 harness for parts

Housing PN: 12521427615
Pin PN: 12521427608

Crimper: IWISS SN-28B
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-03-2019, 07:41:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Does fuel filler neck have a check valve?

Just the door at the top where the filling nozzle pokes through. I don’t recall anything else.

Are your evap lines hooked up? They vent the tank of pressure build up.
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Feb-03-2019, 07:28:23 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 34,204
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Joe's E36 M3 Coupe Journal

That sounds really great. Can't wait for a the 7200rpm video :clap:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-02-2019, 08:57:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Euro headlight wiring adapter

Sorry for the delay. Finally got all the parts in to make more. Changed the design a little to cut down on wire length as the body side US connectors are already quite long.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-02-2019, 04:24:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Braymond141
Re: CSL king pi

No, but the VAT subtracted is actually a better deal than wholesale (depending on shipping costs).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-01-2019, 07:04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Faded rear parcel shelf (E46 M3)

For clarification; Anthracite is a charcoal, not really a black. A lot of guys get this wrong when sourcing textiles for color match (see ebay overpriced shit looking recovered pillar auctions).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-01-2019, 06:59:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,721
Posted By Braymond141
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-31-2019, 06:02:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Detail Addicts: Washing Mitts and Towels

Yes. Doesn’t really bother me. I don’t wash greasy towels though.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-30-2019, 09:31:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Braymond141
Re: What wheels would you buy?

:shifty: I emailed you
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-30-2019, 08:39:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Estoril with DS2 or Contours - Your Opinion

I’ll be the voice of reason. Neither. Style 24 >
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-30-2019, 02:06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Oil pump o-ring replacement question

The whole pump assembly is reasonably priced new too (although less the upgraded Z3 tube); https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-oil-pump-e36-laso-oem-11411740154
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-30-2019, 02:04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Oil pump o-ring replacement question

iirc I just did this with a member's car (to clean the pump not to replace the oring). I don't believe there was anything difficult about it.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-30-2019, 12:01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Help decide on a steering wheel

Stick to quality jobs based on the original wheel. They only need to be thickened. You don’t have an F1 car that needs a flat bottom and those contoured atrocities detract from the whole purpose of...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-28-2019, 09:49:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,380
Posted By Braymond141
Re: E36 M3 Control Arms - REFURBISHED

3 sets are on hand but are yet to go off for powdercoating.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-28-2019, 08:43:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 31,492
Posted By Braymond141
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-28-2019, 04:36:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By Braymond141
Re: WTB:Staggered set of Stamped Style 24 wheels

Sorry, there is no such thing. There are three Style 24 variants, that's it.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-26-2019, 02:12:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Spoiler or no spoiler, that is the question.

The spoilers all look great, the factory installed arched being the best.

You’re talking about wings though, not spoilers and I’m not entirely sure what you mean by OEM looking bad. The wing you...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-25-2019, 10:06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,352
Posted By Braymond141
Re: CSL interior for sale

Awesome interior. You need to post a price, this isn't an auction site ;)
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-25-2019, 10:02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Power Steering Flow Restrictor

Not many people opt for the hydraulic hose only work. Most just buy the whole part and many do not include the restrictor.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-25-2019, 09:06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Power Steering Flow Restrictor

I'll review the photos of my 96 later. I'm sure I have a view of the hose in question.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-25-2019, 07:29:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Power Steering Flow Restrictor

Your 96 absolutely had one.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-24-2019, 09:35:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,365
Posted By Braymond141
Re: E36 M3 4-Door: Contracheatcode Build Journal

The only seat worse to sit in than vaders are stock E46 M3 seats (I’ve had four E46 M3). Hopefully they suit you long term. I envy those of you that don’t get sciatica from stock seats. Excellent...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jan-23-2019, 07:38:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By Braymond141
Re: WTB:Staggered set of Stamped Style 24 wheels

Um... what? There's no such thing as a euro set. There are the M3 GT Style 24, that are Stamped and Polished from BMW. Even this very exclusive style was available to buy worldwide until it was NLA.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-23-2019, 07:31:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,943
Posted By Braymond141
Re: BMW Wheels No Longer Available

I will do everything except the cnc cut process (but I will oversee that process). It would be nice to perfect the process, if even possible, to offer it to others.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-23-2019, 07:29:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,943
Posted By Braymond141
Re: BMW Wheels No Longer Available

That's absurd. They could not ask for a better wheel to work with come time for the cnc diamond cut process. Typically a used wheel has some type of bend correction that needs to take place before...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-23-2019, 05:43:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,943
Posted By Braymond141
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-23-2019, 05:42:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,943
Posted By Braymond141
Re: BMW Wheels No Longer Available

I have both and the polished are certainly better to look at. The plan is to turn the stamped set into an M3 GT set (stamped + polished).
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-23-2019, 04:06:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,943
Posted By Braymond141
Re: BMW Wheels No Longer Available

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/191/035/135.png

The correct wheels for your year are the polished. :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-22-2019, 11:22:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Apparently M3 strut bar mounts are made of peanut brittle.

Apparently you missed the memo 17 years ago :raspberry: . Itís pretty common for them to break with any type of aggressive driving.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-22-2019, 10:39:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Carbon Parts! Karbonius, ECS and Genuine OEM CSL

His opinion is utter bullshit and takes none of the custom work into account. Many members who actually DO this kind of interior work know exactly what it is worth. If you haven't done it and can't...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-22-2019, 02:50:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Carbon Parts! Karbonius, ECS and Genuine OEM CSL

Taking the lip off the list. Local only. Everything else is good to ship
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-22-2019, 02:16:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By Braymond141
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-22-2019, 01:02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Carbon Parts! Karbonius, ECS and Genuine OEM CSL

Standard bumper as far as I know. I'm not into these 1-piece things.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-22-2019, 12:45:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Braymond141
Re: E36 Heated Seat Wiring Harness and Buttons

You must also retrofit the seat elements.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-22-2019, 12:36:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By Braymond141
Carbon Parts! Karbonius, ECS and Genuine OEM CSL

All items have been sold!!

http://photo.msportparts.com/forsale/2019/l_IMG_1163.JPG

http://photo.msportparts.com/forsale/2019/l_IMG_1164.JPG
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-21-2019, 06:18:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Ceramic coating leather???

If your seats truly look ďnewĒ after, it is not an outcome unique to Leatherique. Simply cleaning seats with proper leather cleaners will do more and not leave the smell Leatherique does.

Their...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-21-2019, 06:14:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Ceramic coating leather???

I’m pretty sure he knows it is real leather. It is however not truly Nappa, which is very soft sheep skin. Instead, our Nappa is smooth grain Euro cow hide. I think his wording is a bit harsh, and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-20-2019, 03:57:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 31,492
Posted By Braymond141
Re: DIY: E36 Cluster Dark Spot Fix - Revised - No Glue Method - More Vibrant than Bef

Stop if your gauge overlay starts ripping apart. Maybe preheat with a hair dryer before peeling it up.

Some people have overlays that just won’t sit flat after. My original method using...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-18-2019, 07:58:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,639
Posted By Braymond141
Re: M Texture Reproduction

This is cool. I was working on the same idea.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-18-2019, 07:20:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Source for euro s50b32 parts?

www.schmiedmann.com

Great prices, and shipping is fast even though they are international.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-18-2019, 12:13:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,185
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Feeler - S54 Vanos rebuilds - Complete Beisan product line

There’s a small premium on thoroughly reconditioned VANOS units versus your average mechanic that installs everything and get’s you out quickly. An $1100 price tag is a hefty premium for the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-17-2019, 09:40:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,905
Posted By Braymond141
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-17-2019, 09:03:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,905
Posted By Braymond141
Re: OEM ZCP Rims Color, Best Powder Coat Match?

The media type determines the look of the bare metal and end result with certain powdercoat colors (silver being the most difficult to work with). It isn't just enough to say, use 300grit glass......
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-17-2019, 08:59:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By Braymond141
Re: E36 Trunk Latch Reinforcement Plates - Coupe, Sedan, Convertible

It never worked out. I need better conditions to paint in and it adds considerable time to the part. Just not worth it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-17-2019, 08:44:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Hoe much would you all think replacing tips on our cars SHOULD cost.

I have no idea what you’re looking at. That account is from 2014. (Edit; you know him, OK) It’s a little odd to have never heard of these till now, if thousands have been sold. I like stock tips, but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-17-2019, 08:18:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Hoe much would you all think replacing tips on our cars SHOULD cost.

It calculates out to just over a hundred individual tips sold. He has 119 feedback. Doesnít take much effort to ctrl F and add it up. His completed sales history indicates poor sales.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-17-2019, 07:19:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,185
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Feeler - S54 Vanos rebuilds - Complete Beisan product line

No, it's pretty expensive. Quite a bit more than I was charging (less the chain guide which was not available at the time).

http://photo.msportparts.com/E46/IMG_2290.jpg
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-17-2019, 07:13:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Hoe much would you all think replacing tips on our cars SHOULD cost.

Which calculates out to be a little over 100 individual tips sold to 33 buyers. He's full of shit. Anyway, not the point. The point was the feedback on his ebay account says to follow the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-17-2019, 07:07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Vanos Issues

It's not going to be exactly silent after the work and the noise doesn't mean anything is wrong.

Replace the upper chain tensioner, guides and cam chain. This requires doing the work all over...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-17-2019, 03:36:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,905
Posted By Braymond141
Re: OEM ZCP Rims Color, Best Powder Coat Match?

Powdercoating requires the part to be “sand” blasted as part of the prep process. 300grit glass media in place of “sand”. The very fine glass leaves the metal lustrous. Coarse media leaves metal GRAY...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-17-2019, 12:44:56 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,905
Posted By Braymond141
Re: OEM ZCP Rims Color, Best Powder Coat Match?

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost.php?p=1067896872&postcount=40

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost.php?p=1067896877&postcount=41
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-17-2019, 12:43:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Hoe much would you all think replacing tips on our cars SHOULD cost.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/jmay87854gmailcom2015/m.html?item=262928091403&hash=item3d37bc490b%3Ag%3AtRAAAOSwuLZY6CfR&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 These? I'm not sure I would buy into any claims of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-16-2019, 08:17:35 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,905
Posted By Braymond141
Re: OEM ZCP Rims Color, Best Powder Coat Match?

Sorry, just doesn't cut it for me. Anyone reading this should stick to 300grit glass media metal prep and Porsche Silver if they want something passable for silver in powder. If it comes out gray,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-16-2019, 09:17:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Reverse switch connector P/N

Housing Part Number: 12521427615
Metal Pin Contacts: 12521427608

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcTvVn13XBzD3DJkrpi5mPQBe-n0lbhEODzHJkUxKSGgQ154z_MWiLg&usqp=CAc
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-16-2019, 05:03:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,022
Posted By Braymond141
Re: OEM Grade Bi-LED Projector Retrofit into Bosch Euro Headlights

Glad you posted Kyle. Excellent work. Curious how the Dmex integrated drivers hold up long term. Price is certainly far better than the Morimoto and better light output.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-15-2019, 08:54:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,922
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Should i buy this m3? Techno violet

Among many other crazy statements.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-15-2019, 08:49:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By Braymond141
Re: suspension advice, 75% track use, worn out koni's

Your main complaint with your current setup is how stiff the ride is. Please take Bilstein off your list. It is a very stiff and jarring strut/shock choice.

~$1k
Koni Sport
Dinan revalved Koni
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-15-2019, 08:42:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Braymond141
Re: My battery keeps draining overnight after messing with the OBDII Port

PA Soft is a pile of shit software. The issue with it functioning one day and not the next, is pretty par for the course. We all go through it, we all want to pull our hair out.

Start focusing on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-15-2019, 08:30:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,922
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Should i buy this m3? Techno violet

As someone who has purchased MANY sub $5k E36, I can't begin to tell you how unfounded your opinion is. The maintenance alone on these cars can easily top $10k, DOING THINGS CORRECTLY. The enjoyment...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-15-2019, 08:39:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,998
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Techno M3/4/5 on BaT

Those are my thoughts as well.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-15-2019, 05:29:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,922
Posted By Braymond141
Re: Should i buy this m3? Techno violet

I would stay far away from a rusty car. They are not worth it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-15-2019, 01:58:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,639
Posted By Braymond141
Re: M Texture Reproduction

Blah blah blah. The point is that your opinions are bullshit. You advocate the idea of a $10k premium for a car simply because of color (if that car was in silver it would be a hard sell at $20k and...
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