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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-15-2017, 06:42:33 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 35,764
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

1. Kwakjoe
2. Xrumx
3. Good
4. PITT M3 RR
5. Ramp1
6. SQ13
7.Chasen
8.aznbo187
9. lippstuh
10. . (just so I don't get confused -- his name is dot ".")
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-13-2017, 11:59:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Kdubski
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-01-2017, 11:33:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Kdubski
Re: The luck continues - hit a deer. Advice on front clip

The most important thing is that you're ok and the minor degree of damage. That can easily be repaired. Worst case is they'll have to weld in a new fender apron, which is exactly what I went through...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-30-2017, 10:46:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By Kdubski
Re: CSL wheel repair

Update: Got my wheels powder coated in June. The guy promised an exact match, however they are a hyper silver. Luckily the wheels spider web cracked from it being a rush job so he's going to fix...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-07-2017, 07:47:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By Kdubski
Re: DIY Vanos Pump Disc

Rebuilt the entire suspension, cooling system, new michelin PSS and full paint correction + ceramic coating (DIY), and MUCH more in my first 6 months of ownership....

Subframe this winter and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-07-2017, 07:18:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By Kdubski
DIY Vanos Pump Disc

Anyone brave souls on this forum drill their own pump discs?

I'm on a serious budget right now and realized I have access to multiple friends/family who work in machine shops on CNC machines.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-03-2017, 03:27:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Oil in spark plug well?

time to change your valve cover gasket + spark plug seals
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-31-2017, 03:31:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,255
Posted By Kdubski
VANOS Bolt Upgrade

Hi All,

I realize that the vanos bolts are a big weak point. I purchased the vanos bolts a year ago (wayyy before my car was registered and running). I purchased a kit that features the OEM bolts...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-26-2017, 07:01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,348
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Battery (OEM Replacement)

For what it's worth....

My battery made it from the time that I posted until now. All of the options mentioned in this thread were either not available in my area or ~200 range.

Ended up going...
Forum: Northeast Fri, Oct-06-2017, 02:50:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Kdubski
Connecticut Autocross 10-8

Anyone from here attending the C.A.R.T autocross event in Hartford? I believe its the last one for the year.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 07:06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By Kdubski
Ebay CSL diffusers

anyone buy these ebay csl diffusers? How is the fit?

Here is one for example.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-03-2017, 06:19:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,679
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Dimensions of OE Foam Supports/Shims for Front Bumper Bar

Can you share the specs so that those who are able to can print them? I have access to a 3d printer and desperately need a pair.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-18-2017, 02:57:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Knock from hell!! HELP PICTURES

I had a similar knock, so noticeable I could FEEL it knocking over speed bumps and certain driveways.

I heard it up front and the rear, weird because it was rear shock mounts.

Costs like $30...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-08-2017, 02:46:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Kdubski
OEM Brake Squeal

I was chasing the never ending brake squeal as it got worse and worse. I thought I wore the pads all the way down.

Last week I ordered new OEM brake pads. Took apart the brakes and saw I had...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-07-2017, 04:06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Guess the damage.

If you go to a high end shop they'll want to remove and replace the panels. Go to a place that will repair the dents and blend the paint job.

Doesn't look like more than a $2,000 job to me.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-06-2017, 07:40:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Michelin PSS "chubby look"

I got them installed yesterday. Weather was hot and humid and then turned into a rainstorm! Had a chance to test both dry and wet grip. I am amazed at how different the car handles. both on straight...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-31-2017, 05:10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,961
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Michelin Pilot Sports - Don't Even Think Twice

Upgrading from hankook v12's to PSS tomorrow. Can't wait
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-30-2017, 12:23:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Kdubski
Re: What is name & p/n of splash shield around RTAB bearing?

Been looking for one myself for over a year now. Not even used parts guys have them

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 10:00:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Michelin PSS "chubby look"

Did this just happen? :rofl3:

Guess it works!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 08:08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Michelin PSS "chubby look"

No hitting curbs - freshly powder coated competition wheels that I want to protect.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 08:05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Michelin PSS "chubby look"

Do you have pics of how they look on the wheel?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 05:59:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Michelin PSS "chubby look"

205869

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 05:48:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,750
Posted By Kdubski
Michelin PSS "chubby look"

I am getting ready to buy a pair of Michelin PSS's. I currently have a set of Hankook v12's. What I don't like about the v12's is how the tire recedes on the lip of the wheel, leaving it exposed to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 04:28:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Is it worth building on a salvage platform?

I bought a salvaged m3 last year. Built it up over the winter, including all maintenance items. It drives perfect.

It's insured the same way any other car is.

I'm thinking of getting set value...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-17-2017, 09:59:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,679
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Dimensions of OE Foam Supports/Shims for Front Bumper Bar

I'm losing sleep over this. Need my bumper supports!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-10-2017, 06:25:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Fog light harness where connected to?

Just spliced back together the whole front wiring harness over the winter. The problem you'll run into is you don't have the clips that plug into the lights/horn.

Order a used harness and splice...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-07-2017, 04:41:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Kdubski
Oil pan chunk missing

Did my transmission and engine mounts this weekend. Got a good close look at the underside of my car. Noticed this on the oil pan. Looks like something is cracked off. Is this a reason for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-03-2017, 04:55:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Differential Bushings

What type of poly's are you guys running? Reading that there are some registering 70A on hardness scale (powerflex street), which is "slightly" harder than OEM.

Car will see some autocross once...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-03-2017, 04:04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By Kdubski
Differential Bushings

My bushings are starting to develop play and deciding if now is a good chance to upgrade to poly. I am a purist and prefer OEM bushings in all other regards, however, I feel as if the differential...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-03-2017, 03:43:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Increasing clunking rear/front (long description)

As you know, M3 ownership is all about replacing bushings! A leading E46 M3 specialized race shop in the area inspected my car. They told me my diff bushings are shot, engine mounts are collapsed,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-29-2017, 06:04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Increasing clunking rear/front (long description)

The clunking I heard was in fact the rear strut mount! Also discovered collapsed engine mounts, guibo, and diff bushings have play.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-27-2017, 07:23:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Subframe reinforcement difficulty

Thanks for the input guys. I figure my uncle's shop can get it done in 2-3 days tops on the lift. The only downside is they're not E46 connoisseurs, so they would fix the cracks, install the plates,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-27-2017, 03:12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By Kdubski
Subframe reinforcement difficulty

Surprise surprise, subframe cracks discovered. Took the car in for an oil change, received a complementary inspection, shop claims there are cracks on the left rear mount.

I'm a DIY guy and will...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-16-2017, 11:46:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,594
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Weighted Alignment

Spent the day building the wooden stands to PITT M3 RR's spec. Time came to do the alignment, I couldn't easily get the car on the stands. The tires sag too much. I used another jack to lift the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-14-2017, 04:22:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,594
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Weighted Alignment

As for the measuring goes, can I use any other than a measuring tape? I saw a tutorial using a "digital caliper" but can't find it now to save my life.

It used something like this:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-14-2017, 04:17:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,594
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Weighted Alignment

This is awesome, never thought I could diy an alignment. Cannot wait to get out of work tomorrow to tear into this project. Building blocks and the steering wheel tool. Will align for daily driving,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-12-2017, 01:01:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,594
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Weighted Alignment

For what it's worth, here is the alignment spec sheet. Everything looks in spec so I'm praying the machine wasn't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-11-2017, 06:45:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,594
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Weighted Alignment

That is a good setup! What type of wood is that, 2x4? Look's like I know what I'm doing this weekend. Can you explain the difference between front and rear tires a little more?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-07-2017, 10:53:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,594
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Weighted Alignment

They used the stock E46 M3 setting I'm assuming.
- Hankook Ventus V12's w/ 30% thread. Swapped tires left to right to make sure not worn tire issue
-FCAB, RTAB, Struts, sway bar end links all done...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-07-2017, 10:47:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,594
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Weighted Alignment

Fortunately, I only use OEM or OE. The only things not replaced, are the front strut bearing, and sway bar bushings, which I don't think would affect the alignment. Especially because things like...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-06-2017, 06:44:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,594
Posted By Kdubski
Weighted Alignment

Hi all,

Been having alignment issues with my 90k E46 M3. Ever since I got her, changed all of the struts, sway bar endlinks, FCAB, RTAB, and even ZCP package wheels.

She has a slight pull to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-30-2017, 05:33:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,643
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Front-end clunk?

The clunk was the FCAB.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-28-2017, 04:28:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,643
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Front-end clunk?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/bff0842462366ad0a205c1b1437d009c.jpg

So I was able to snap a pic. I think this confirms it's the FCAB lol

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-27-2017, 06:42:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,643
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Front-end clunk?

Silly of me to overlook such a common maintenance item. I bought the car salvaged in the fall (front passenger side damage & replaced control arm). Worked on it over the winter, replaced all struts,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-27-2017, 05:08:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,643
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Front-end clunk?

Only happens over bumps (entering parking lots, driveways, etc). It has never happened during driving. It's not horrible yet and I can't always recreate it. Also, it's always the front driver side...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-27-2017, 03:57:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,643
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Front-end clunk?

I realize this is an OLD thread, but trying to solve my own front end clunk. What you described sounds almost exactly like what I'm experiencing. Can you confirm if it sounded anything like this?
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-14-2017, 04:22:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,468
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Found strange looking E46 M3 for sale

If your friend can spray your used oem parts for cheap it's a steal at $3500. Give it a good detail and do the overdue maintenance you have a car for 11/12k.

M3s are becoming rare, you need to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-13-2017, 09:54:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,468
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Found strange looking E46 M3 for sale

I just bought a 88k 6mt salvaged (hit front and rear left wheel) for 4,800. It was pretty bad and I have about 14k into the car. I replaced a lot of the parts this guy seems to have botched, so I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-13-2017, 12:58:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Increasing clunking rear/front (long description)

Public Service Announcement: Cleaned off the mounting points of RACP. Relieved to confirm that I am hairline crack free.

Issue must be something else. Keep in mind I just changed the RTABS so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-12-2017, 09:13:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,679
Posted By Kdubski
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-12-2017, 07:36:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Help me identify this part please!

You made a boo-boo. That black plastic should be adhered to the inside of your bumper. That plastic beam is plastic welded into the backside of the bumper, along with the foam. You'll have to align...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-12-2017, 02:23:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Increasing clunking rear/front (long description)

I have felt it under my seat, but I am not able to recreate that effect anymore. I can recreate it either with really bad pavement and/or when there is chassis flex entering/exiting driveway/parking...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-12-2017, 04:53:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Increasing clunking rear/front (long description)

I realized descriptions are useless. Here is a video, you can hear the noises perfectly if you wear headphones. Also, you can see what type of road surface onsets the noise. I can't recreate any...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-11-2017, 09:21:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Increasing clunking rear/front (long description)

How did you address the issue and what happened to the noise?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-11-2017, 07:59:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Increasing clunking rear/front (long description)

Would they really cause you to feel the vibration of the clunk in the car? And you mean just push up and down? Thanks for the advice, going to try it later this evening.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-11-2017, 06:25:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Kdubski
Increasing clunking rear/front (long description)

So my new to me 89K 6MT M3 is started to make some new noises. To begin, struts, mounts, sway bar end links in front, and RTABS have all been replaced in the last 2k miles. Also, RCAP/Subframe has no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-05-2017, 11:13:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Questions about refinishing wheels

I bought a set of curbed ZCP competitions wheels (CSL Style) over the winter with the intention of repairing them myself. I did everything perfectly until I realized that matching the OEM color is a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-04-2017, 10:11:32 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 82,808
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Infamous "M-Clunk" fixed, car shifts like brandnew!

Sorry to thread jack but the issue might be related to the parts mentioned above. A few days ago I did a launch from 3,5K in my 6MT. Got wheel spin along with a loud metallic bang from the read end....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-20-2017, 12:58:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Kdubski
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-01-2017, 04:57:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,679
Posted By Kdubski
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-01-2017, 03:53:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,679
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Dimensions of OE Foam Supports/Shims for Front Bumper Bar

Ironic that you post this literally a week after I followed that CSL shimming DIY.

I botched the cutting and the gluing. You can see where I had trouble under the driver side headlight. The real...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-24-2017, 12:45:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,924
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Vehicle Coatings Opticoat, Gyeon, C Quarts Finest

With former experience starting and running my own detailing company, I've used opti-coat and pearl nano. My clients preferred opti-coat, probably due to the marketing and brand recognition.

One...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-10-2017, 03:00:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Kdubski
Sourcing INPA

Does anyone know where to find a download link for INPA? I've been searching the web for a few days and all the download/file share links are down, probably due to age.

I purchased a cable from...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Apr-08-2017, 07:13:26 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 33,631
Posted By Kdubski
Re: My 8000$ E46 M3 Project

Do you think this is something that can be done in 1 weekend? Including drop the subframe, vincebar, reassemble, etc?
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Apr-07-2017, 04:21:15 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 33,631
Posted By Kdubski
Re: My 8000$ E46 M3 Project

How long did the vincebar install take you?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-23-2017, 03:36:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Kdubski
SMG vs 6MT in RACP Failure

Spoke with a local shop that claims more RACP failures in SMG cars.

To reinforce this, they claim of buying multiple E46 M3 6MT with +125k miles for their track cars and have no issues post...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-20-2017, 03:42:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,597
Posted By Kdubski
Re: RACP cracking / separation

repair in what way? Would drilling at the beggining and end of the crack, and welding over the crack suffice?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-20-2017, 03:28:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,597
Posted By Kdubski
Re: RACP cracking / separation

In the case of these minor cracks and installation of vince bar, will you need to repair these cracks? Will the vince bar serve as a repair itself and simply stop them in their tracks?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-17-2017, 07:05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,597
Posted By Kdubski
Re: RACP cracking / separation

How long did the install take you if you don't mind me asking? I am mechanically inclined and wanting to do the vince bar as a preventative measure, but don't want to be out a car for the spring...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-15-2017, 12:26:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Who owned this car? - Ohio

Buy it, and bring her back to glory!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-13-2017, 05:25:20 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 265,364
Posted By Kdubski
Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

Question: Would running a wider tire, say hankook v12's or Michellin PSS), create an overlap on the lip of the rim? I noticed on some cars the lip of the wheel is "sunken" into the tire, providing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-11-2017, 08:28:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Kdubski
Front Bumper mounting points

Putting the finishing touches on my rebuilt m3.

I have a kevlar crash beam, so I popped the bumper onto those mounts, connected foglights, screwed the fender liner to the bumper (behind tire) &...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-24-2017, 07:18:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,347
Posted By Kdubski
Re: One less LSB on the road. My M3 was t-boned on the 20th just 1 day short of its b

I've never seen bigger v*ginas about accident's than on this forum. Any reputable shop can bring that back to life with a frame puller, depending how deep the damage goes.

It really isn't bad and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-24-2017, 02:41:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Kdubski
Wobbling airbag

Just finished replacing the steering wheel airbag. Turns out, it doesn't as nicely as one would expect. Not sure what the issue is as there is no room for adjustment in there. Anyone have this issue...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-23-2017, 05:48:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,302
Posted By Kdubski
Re: no RACP damage at all?

I too bought an M3 with no RACP cracks.

2004 88k miles - 6MT
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-22-2017, 04:38:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,274
Posted By Kdubski
Re: REIN High pressure power steering hose deal

Thank you for the lead - ordered :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-18-2017, 05:08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Kdubski
Power steering hose gunk

I had the belly pan off today. Noticed the power steering hose is covered in sludge/dirt like residue. No visible leak and it isn't wet, just grimey.

Is it time to replace it?

Sent from my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-14-2017, 04:43:37 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,868
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Your Trade or Profession

24
college senior, full-time offer in finance
gf of 4.5 years

bought m3 fall 2016
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-23-2017, 09:17:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By Kdubski
Re: CSL wheel repair

I'm asking this question because of the kit. The CSL wheel is not the same shade as other OEM wheels on my cars. So would the different be minor enough to not notice?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-23-2017, 03:27:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By Kdubski
CSL wheel repair

Has anyone DIY'd curb rashed CSL wheels? The reason I ask is because I can't match the paint exactly.

thanks
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-27-2016, 04:51:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Expansion tank cable clips

Thanks, I will check this first next time. Any idea which clip is the base and where it's supposed to clip onto?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-24-2016, 04:52:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,093
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Car totaled from Deer hit. Suggestions?

Haven't finished the car yet, but it'll be my 2nd time registering a salvage. You need to show them lots of paperwork, specifically for your parts (invoice slips).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-24-2016, 04:42:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Kdubski
Expansion tank cable clips

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161224/c9740c24e9368273650b461b37722357.jpg

Does anyone have a part number for these? Or can someone post a picture of what these clips look like? Rebuilding a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-23-2016, 05:52:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,093
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Car totaled from Deer hit. Suggestions?

Absolutely repair it. I'm also in CT and bought a salvage car hit on the same front corner, MUCH worse than yours. Also, since it's just your hood and fender damaged, you only have to paint those 2...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-23-2016, 04:34:37 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,761
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Dirtiest car contest thread

Obioban, what is your winter tire setup in this video?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-22-2016, 04:08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Installing axle shafts - proper tool

I also had trouble installing a half-shaft on the driver side over the past few weeks. Turns out they sent me a passenger side (longer) instead of a driver side axle. I had the worst time trying to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-19-2016, 06:22:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Kdubski
Some of you might remember

Just came across this velvet blue m3 for sale (completely unaffiliated). I remember a few months ago it was posted in the classifieds and interested forum members had trouble reaching the seller.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-19-2016, 04:24:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,560
Posted By Kdubski
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-16-2016, 08:56:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By Kdubski
Re: M3 4-Generations Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ordered this in November and still hasn't come in. Not sure if this is legit.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-16-2016, 06:31:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Project Photos / Engine Rebuild / GSR Airbox / TTFS remote tune (VIDEO coming)

Wow lot's of work! It will be like from the factory when you finish
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-11-2016, 04:39:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Driver side axle help

It's one thing after another with this thing. I can't work on the car often cause I'm at school, but I rented an axle puller tool and got the axle into the hub. I unscrewed the upper control arm from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-09-2016, 03:53:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Loose headlight reflector

You guys where right, it's the shaft from the leveling arm. The plastic clip that holds it has a broken tab. Any idea where to get it? ECS only sell's it with a kit.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-09-2016, 04:01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Kdubski
Loose headlight reflector

Was changing the lenses on a pair of headlights (OEM). Noticed that the reflector is incredibly loose as compared to the other headlight.

Will this firm up when powered up? Any idea why it's so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-06-2016, 11:03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,678
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Replacement front turn signal socket/insert

I have not, will any e46 work?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-06-2016, 03:25:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,678
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Replacement front turn signal socket/insert

Was this ever discovered? Can anyone help? I am facing the same dilemma
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-05-2016, 05:28:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Finally found an M3

Did not replace strut tower as it was not directly impacted. It was aligned using a cellette frame machine.

Most importantly, didn't wan't to go through the Connecticut DMV paperwork process of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-05-2016, 06:03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Finally found an M3

Update: I embedded the pics
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-05-2016, 12:54:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Kdubski
Finally found an M3

I post a lot of questions on here with really no background. I just wanted to share my journey with my first BMW M3. August 4th of this year, I purchased a 2004 M3 6MT with 88k miles. I bid for it at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-02-2016, 09:39:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Driver side axle help

How did the dust cover on the end connecting to differential look after you did that? I'm afraid of damaging it during install so that I don't have to do it twice.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-02-2016, 08:47:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Driver side axle help

Update:

Because of school/work/recruiting for a job I haven't had the time to spend with the car. However, I have tried filing/cleaning the splines both on the axle and hub until shiny metal......
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