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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 01:28:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Persistant Electrical Issues

I'd find the dice unit, it is notorious as others have mentioned.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 01:13:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Remote cannister location specifics

Thanks guys. Now that I have the vents popped, it's pretty obvious. yes, I'll cut out a corner of the vent once I run the cannister through. After fighting the first vent and some minor...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-13-2019, 02:48:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Remote cannister location specifics

Jevi and Smoove,
I thought of this as well, but do you have quick disconnects in the line somewhere or did you just remove lines and refill cannisters? Guess I need to just do that, I think I saw...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-12-2019, 12:07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Remote cannister location specifics

Thanks much LMTFI, mine is still a street car with spare repair kit, etc, but this is still super helpful and gives me some ideas to get them inside the trunk!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-11-2019, 07:26:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By RedM3/4
Remote cannister location specifics

Hi all, did a search and can find generic references -not specifics. For those of you who have remote cannister shock setups, can you tell me where and how you mounted them - especially the rears?...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-11-2019, 07:13:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Smell oil but I donít burn any

CPV almost certainty. Mine does this at times, depending on season and how long it has sat, loses zero oil on dipstick.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-11-2019, 07:12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,182
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: How Long Did Your Original Alternator Last? (Alternator Lifespan Poll)

With nearly 100% certainty it is toast if the light comes on.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-11-2019, 07:11:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,182
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: How Long Did Your Original Alternator Last? (Alternator Lifespan Poll)

dunno how much you can do in one survey, but a second column of the same mileages with "not failed" would be really telling as well. Mine is good at 71k miles.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-10-2019, 02:39:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Lower control arm bushings

You need to repost this at a reasonable size, one that what you want us to see will fit on one screen for most people, maybe crop it to highlight the bush. this is like looking for a rock in a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-27-2019, 04:27:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,061
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: e46 m3 ball and spring check gone wronnnng

It would be helpful if you'd turn off the red font, it is not easy to read and painful on some monitors. I'm not an expert on the detent springs but was going to read through this thread ... but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-26-2019, 06:23:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Key on power source for slicktop (no sunroof) cars?

Here ya go:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=282680&highlight=homelink

I don't recommend those snap-on clips for ... anything really. Either get a crimp style onto the bare wire...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-26-2019, 06:15:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Key on power source for slicktop (no sunroof) cars?

I think most of us (me inlcuded) use the homelink garage door plug, a little 3 wire plug about 5mm or under 1/4" by 10mm under 1/2. I don't know slick-tops have this plug but expect they would. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-26-2019, 06:04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Need help diagnosing catastrophic electric failure

I'd look for an auto-electric specific shop in this case. Dealer is the last place I'd go for this. Might get lucky and they show a relevant bus error, but with this much off, they'd probably tell...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-26-2019, 05:57:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,306
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Starting car in -20F weather

If I lived where these temps were common, and barring track duty, I'd switch oil in late fall to a Castrol Edge/full synthetic 0w40. Most wear for any engine occurs at startup (outside of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-26-2019, 05:50:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Replaced my front right Brembo BBK 355mm friction ring rotor for $150

Nice find! I've got racing brake setup, they are the only manufacturer that tests every rotor for hardness, states their hardness spec, and my wear has been nothing short of fantastic. They are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-26-2019, 05:42:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Solved my balky transmission shifting by switching to Redline D4 ATF

A few points:
1. this has been discussed for over 10 years.
If youre experience follows most, you'll be changing it out again in 10k miles or less when it deteriorates. This has happened to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-26-2019, 05:18:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Did the realoem site change?

Saturday 12:17 AM 1/26. New win10 laptop (10 days, first M3F visit), chrome, looks same to me.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-20-2019, 01:00:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,014
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Major engine issue - misfire / compression issues - Advice please...

Wow, so it is like it looks! Doubt a stock tune would run lean unless you did something else to change timing, but you could be right about the cats. There's a lot of S54s being tracked, never seen...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-19-2019, 04:51:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,014
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Major engine issue - misfire / compression issues - Advice please...

Put a lot more light on the piston pics - show me #6 too. A minor mark can be filed/stoned out of the piston. But those other pics .. just look dark. another way to look at it is if the ones that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-13-2019, 01:56:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Car Vibration/Feedback When Revving in Neutral

Please ditch the red text. You may enjoy it on YOUR hardware, many of us find it an eye burner; it will affect responses to your posts if you care about that.

Regards,

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-10-2019, 03:01:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,170
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Outstanding money from Status Gruppe, advice

Wow! I'm even more impressed with you guys as mods then keeping this place orderly with no admin support to speak of!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-06-2019, 04:49:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,798
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Manual Transmission - Rough Shifting Drastically Improved

Miles on the car/clutch? Might be TOB starting to go.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-06-2019, 04:05:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,170
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Outstanding money from Status Gruppe, advice

I just reviewed sponsor rules. It is clear the forum admins/moderators expect these things to be solved privately, preferably off this forum (paraphrased from the rules).
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I think it's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-01-2019, 04:50:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,559
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Extending O2 wiring for Section 1 with Cats

Then what are all these parts and pin re-routes in this thread about?
My thought is reading through this thread it would be simpler to just extend them at the bottom. I get it won't be OEM, but I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-01-2019, 04:41:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: New Muffler and Rear Diffuser

Hopefully someone with that muffler speaks up. I just installed a supersprint street.
Tips are about 83mm. But other thing is total distance from the outside of both dual pipes. The SS is right...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-01-2019, 03:52:50 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,559
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Extending O2 wiring for Section 1 with Cats

Hi, getting ready to do headers, want to stay 49 state compliant. I read most of the posts here, but while I understand why folks may want to stay with factory look/implementation as much as...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Dec-31-2018, 04:38:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,648
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: E46 M3 Custom Section 1 and Section 2

Probably interested in catted & vibrant resonators in a week or so.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-31-2018, 04:11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Sudden Alternator Failure?

The battery light isn't normally the alternator, it is *ALWAYS* the alternator, other than as you've already checked, a possible connection problem. Also, you'll need to buy one from BMW or an OE...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Dec-31-2018, 03:38:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: RARE! 17" BBS RGR - Bright Silver with free tires

It's been a while but won't these work well on the E36 M3 as well? Worst case would be 10mm spacer in rear I think. I'd think about these for that car, but shipping with tires to KY would kill the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-31-2018, 01:34:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG Schwaben Codes - 20 Gearbox Input Speed & 22 Transmission Temperature

I would do the clutch training piece for sure. The grinding at idle ... not good. has a clutch ever been put in?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-29-2018, 05:01:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,406
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: AR20 or Status Gruppe Rasp Eliminator Pipe

Does anything other than supersprint v1 stepped have a 2.5" collector output? Even with 2.36" / 60mm? You're saying 2.5" is an advantage with 2.36" collector output?

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Dec-28-2018, 04:18:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,229
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Genuine CSL Seats - Front Pair Only - Retrimmed, M-Text Owner's Dream?

I knew csl pieces were pricey, had no idea the seats were worth this much. They look amazing! Glad I've never been bit by the CSL bug (so far). I've got about this value in parts in the garage...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-28-2018, 03:51:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Looking for advice on how to remove diif bearings

Haven't done and a little tough without pics. But hopefully you can heat it up and I'd start with the basic heat and pb blaster just to get some motion to free up "stuck molecules".
Then, I'd...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Dec-28-2018, 03:22:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,263
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Geoff's '01 M3 Journals

Where'd you get the Gurney wing? Can you tell any difference? Looks badass!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-28-2018, 02:01:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,685
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Feeler - New Years Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Interested in both bushings and maybe plates as well.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-26-2018, 06:53:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Coilover question - camber plates?

Oh, to your original camber plate question, that's really tough, but I'd ask an autox crowd the sway versus camber plate question. I don't do autox. I've done some autox like courses in early days...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-26-2018, 06:32:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Coilover question - camber plates?

I expect you could get what you want with some slightly stiffer springs, and slightly stiffer sway bar(s) and coilovers of quality would be less than stellar price performance choice for your goals...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-26-2018, 05:45:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Smg light.

The shortest answer is, it can be complex; but that's not helpful. I'd go get the codes read, and since you're both young and a new member here, this part is important: Get the codes read with a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-26-2018, 05:02:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Inspection II cost and Reputable Shop In South Florida Happy holidays

A better question will be how many hours were charged and to a lesser extent what product charges were, and if the EXACT Inspection II was done including valve adjustment. Also if brakes were bled...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-23-2018, 05:03:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: How bad are OEM brake pads on track

If you do that many events, skill should increase pretty quickly. Part of this depends on if the track is a more technical track, or longer/less turns. But worse than fade is boiling fluid. Since...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-23-2018, 04:16:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Bad control arm or FCABS?

Sounds like this was "pre-diagnosed" so that's probably what it is, but if you have that kind of a popping sound - well, regardless, I'd get that side up, turn the wheel and observe what moves. It...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-21-2018, 04:13:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Nice E46 M3 article

Agreed, and while it may well initiate two gear changes if you hit the paddle twice, I don't think it completes the gear engagement twice; you only hear one gear change. So I expect it begins the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-21-2018, 03:44:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,798
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Manual Transmission - Rough Shifting Drastically Improved

RP and Redline ATFs feel good for a while because they are thinner. So is water. But neither are GL4 high pressure gear lubes, and they wear out quickly, usually 10k miles or less. Don't do...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-21-2018, 03:35:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Headers installed, car doesnt like them

Like everyone says, O2's cabled wrong, seems to happen more often than not at least here on M3F.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-21-2018, 03:33:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Car Washing Product Plug

I had the sound off, but i can tell that Larry talks WAY too much, like, more than me!
If somebody needs that many words ... seems odd.
for me, an initial hard spray (not pressure washer but...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Dec-15-2018, 04:19:39 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,633
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Whoa... "Why I hate ECS tuning FB post."

No problems with ECS orders but it's been a couple years, something seemed a bit slow but within reason and on shipper side - eg, in my town for 3 days then to house. Ordered
Supersprint street...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 09:12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Supersprint sect 2 --> supersprint sport muffler install question

Getting ready to do Supersprint Street. For future reference, to be sure I can finish, I got all bolts and nuts. Every part would be 10-19, but my stuff looks pretty good so I'm not doing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 01:57:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,206
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 05:00:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 980
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Clunk / Popping noise when turning wheel fast

You say tie rod makes noise, but with this pop you should see something move. If not, I'd expect the noise is just being translated and is in the rack, or coupling to the wheel (if noticeably worn...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 04:47:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: To revert clutch/flywheel back to OEM or not

How many miles on the car? I'd also check for play in the guibo, csb, and pinion u joint. any play is going to be exacerbated by less damping in the rotating assembly.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 04:36:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,206
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: The rod bearing showcase and comprehensive info thread

Wow! you got your wear out of these with no crank damage!
Another vote for 5k mile oil changes! Did you plastigage the clearance on replacement choice?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 03:33:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: E92 rear sway bar links, impossible to install?

Congrats on your retirement and best of luck on whatever career or enjoyment you choose next. We hope you stick around.
To me you are one of the "take it to the bank" skills on this board!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 09:13:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: weird SMG issue....??

The generic codes he listed are cam related, which could be messing with both the engine ecu and consequently (they cooperate on idle/gear change rpm) the smg HCU ECU. First thing I'd do for OP is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 09:06:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,946
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Dinan Stage 1 Suspension Full Review

I bought a used setup like this, my heigth changed even less than yours.
Notice they're shorter than OE, so clearly a higher spring rate, but not by much I expect.
I've always run mine at 1/4...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 03:25:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: This is what my independent shop charged me. Thoughts?

OE Water pump lists for $300 now? Been a while since I looked, but seems low.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 02:04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Review: Jerry's Broken Drill and Tap Removal

Yeah, EDM is great for taps, more or less the reverse of welding. But for a caliper or anything I can get to like the parts in the vid, I can get out at home. Tedious as hell, but doable.
Dremel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 01:42:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,572
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Bad paint/rust - touch up/respray panels or entire car?

If the rust is surface, maybe repairs aren't too bad, but down to metal there. IF it it "through rust", cut it out and silver solder in metal is old school way to not use foreign patch material,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 04:05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,549
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: BimmerWorld buys Custom Performance Innovations

I got the same response FWIW, and even an eta for this product was ... forget, but months out.
Jack's site is out of commission as well. Sent an email to his sales ID, no response. Too bad the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 04:00:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,161
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: End to all speculation: The CSL Kingpin

While I appreciate all efforts, I'd want to mount these in a jig on a machine tool, and depending on how it's mounted, dial in the kingpin spindle with an indicator zero'd to the z axis spindle, then...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 04:52:35 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,083
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Shock dynos, Fat Cat Motorsports and custom valved Bilstiens

^^^ Hi Shaik, maybe "floaty" wasn't the best description, didn't mean it in a negative sense at all, rather: 1. If one is used to every last thing being as stiff as possible, does it possibly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 04:41:57 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,537
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

I got rid of one of these (more expensive in the day) when I moved, but it got more oil out of E36m3 and at least the same amount out of E46M3.
I still think there is value of getting the worst...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 04:36:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG issues help please

As others have said, read codes, and it MUST be with a bmw specific code reader, the generic obdII readers either won't read smg codes or will give misleading info, often relating to automatic...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-25-2018, 04:32:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Removed steering wheel, broke a connector. How do I fix it ?

Yes, all connectors are in realoem. may be trick to find it. You can maybe find a suitable connector in an RC model/hobby shop if it's only a couple wires, but it's hard to solder small ones if you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-24-2018, 04:43:37 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,083
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Shock dynos, Fat Cat Motorsports and custom valved Bilstiens

While I have an engineering background, I'd have to spend more time with FCMs vids and probably some reading to follow these graphs better. I kinda get them, but not all of it.
That said, I have a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-24-2018, 03:17:52 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,537
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Ordered a supersprint street muffler. First engine related part for this car. Glad to get the 25% at Turner, still a pricey piece of kit!


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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-20-2018, 09:55:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,247
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Immaculate 2005 M3 Coupe - Original 6 Speed Manual 52,0xx miles

Car looks fantastic! One question. You mention "updated vanos bolts loctited". I'm aware of the cam bolts, can you give us details on the vanos bolts?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 03:05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Where to buy Brembo caliper bracket?

If this caliper was made for the E46M3, that's one thing. If it is a generic caliper (x number of pistons, monoblock [or not] etc, that has different piston sizes for the specific application...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-30-2018, 03:58:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,798
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Manual Transmission - Rough Shifting Drastically Improved

I don't know about RP, but Redline specs their D4ATF - it is totally the wrong spec. ATF (anybody's) is not a high pressure GL4 gear lube as is spec'd. Will it shift easier for a while? yeah, so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-30-2018, 03:44:57 AM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 88,008
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

I'd see if there's any love over at:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-25-2018, 04:07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Titan 7 - T-S5 Satin Titanium Finish - Forged Wheel Review

Nice find! the M2 9.5" offsets are +35, perfect for a square setup that doesn't throw crap all over the paint!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 02:37:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,917
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Ohlins R/T vs. KW V3

Do Bilsteins have a longer recommendation for race conditions?
My gut says some of the rebuild recommendations are to ensure top performance, less complaints, in race/even track conditions, but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-08-2018, 03:12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Tophats seized on struts

pb blaster and heat.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 04:53:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: No power on one injector

Re-read my post, then explain why it's wrong. ADS
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-03-2018, 04:54:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: No power on one injector

with the car off and battery disconnected, check resistance of all the "firing" wires back to the DME. If they're all the same, you can thankfully rule out the DME. If not, either that wire to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-26-2018, 04:26:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: CEL after header install

did you have them immediately or after car warmed up? If after warmed up, check for burned wires.
If it were only 02/lambda codes, I'd say you crossed the 02 sensor wires; I think this happens more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-13-2018, 12:14:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Red Oil Light, help needed

I can't answer your question for sure, but I'd get more specifics on your vanos code first thing. If your replaced sensor is bad, it wouldn't be the first time on this forum.
Hopefully this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-13-2018, 12:04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Starter quick clicking... with key in position 2?

You should be able to start the car with a jump-battery, in fact, if you're normal battery is too low, taking it out of the circuit is the thing to do, else it will draw all the amperage out of the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Aug-10-2018, 04:54:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,944
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Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

I'll look at link to configure but very interested. Do they come with dyno's as sent out?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-05-2018, 05:24:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,720
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Test Drove an M2 Today...

Thanks! Very helpful post.
I hope to consider the M2Comp depending on new info coming in, probably in early 2020 after I "normalize" wife's Q5 purchase late 2017 and a significant home improvement...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-31-2018, 05:46:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,400
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Throttle position sensor disassembled (pictures) along with TPS explained

Totally agree, even more data now, has to be about 5:1 failure of the front sensor. I revisited the thread looking for my part number.
I'm about to order one, haven't even had the code read, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-30-2018, 07:23:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: How bad is this Crankshaft?

Yeah that's 1-2mm of slop there just eyeballing it, but show us a picture of the crank on that cylinder, possible the play is all in the bearing, and show us that!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-30-2018, 05:30:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,002
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Moving to Boston, Which Car to Keep

The Odyssey is the only real family car, is newest, and probably the one you'd care least about having throught Northeast winters.
Not to preach, but owing what you owe on cars of that age - I'd...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-25-2018, 03:43:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: StopTech Street/Sport or Hawk HPS Brake pads?

Good choice. You could do some double duty on an E36, but the E46 is just enough faster and heavier it really doesn't go well. You may do ok on street pads on your first event *IF* 1. they are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-25-2018, 02:58:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,797
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Do Stiff spring rates have correlation to subframe cracks?

Depends. Anything that transfers more enegy to the subframe increases the chances and decreases the time it may happen.
Shocks/dampers absorb energy, thats their whole job. They too transfer...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-22-2018, 03:03:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,681
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Castrol 10W60 on sale at Amazon

First time I bought there they just got it. 2nd time I had your experience, had to tell them it's standard R8 fill, please lookd for it.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 06:30:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,315
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Anyone know of a car that uses a Brembo/stoptech 355/32 rotor, stock?

https://www.racingbrake.com/searchresults.asp?Search=330x32&Submit=

May not be a good sign if they don't do vipers as it fits these other cars too, but gives a cross-ref of Porsches and Mercs.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 06:07:47 AM
Replies: 22
FYI: Smg motor
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Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Smg motor

agreed, it's toast.

Here's an updated link to a company that sells new OE motors with temp sensor (I expect the sensor is normally not needed).
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 10:08:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,295
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Filthy engine bay - Best way to clean?

Well,
you REALLY don't want to get near the ECU cover on an E36, most gaskets aren't water tight after a while and the connection plating is known to be not the best conductor.
On whole, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 03:57:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: I got scammed

I just refuse F&F if suggested by seller, tell them I'll pay the 3% for what it offers. It sends a message of expectation if nothing else, and it's the right thing to do if you don't know them.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 03:22:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,475
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: An ECS commentary

I've not ordered a ton from them, but no problems so far. The merge/absorbsion of Turner probably caused some pains, and often the "critical mass" in merging ops doesn't go smoothly, savings don't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 04:05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Let us know what you find please. Always good to learn more and be able to point folks with this problem back to cause/solution!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 04:03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG replaced motor. Still code 56

Do you have 2 IDs on here? Thread starts out under one ID, then you appear to be answering questions. Are you the OP or do you just have similar issue or ?
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 04:29:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,934
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Article: Why use premium gas when regular will do?

sMost points have been made, here's my summary:
* why an M3 when a 323 will do?
* better additives, including detergents that help injectors and valves
* More power. The ecu will pull back power...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 04:17:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,082
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Misfire Issue - Cyl 6

It may be ecu. Here's how I diagnosed very similar problem on an M52. Let the engine quiesce for a few hours so any capacitance hopefully dies off, if any. there's no spec for this, but it is gut...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 08:52:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Rogue Engineering adjustable clutch slave cylinder

You do understand that 5mm is < 1/4" right? $50 for 0.2" (in the direction you need).
I get that every bit helps, but do you believe this is enough to make a meaningful difference? I don't.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 08:37:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG Cog/Service Engine Light pops on after a long drive

You can get a true IBM code reader (not the basic obdii readers at autozone) and read the codes for smg. This is one of the classic early symptoms of a bad DC motor in the hcu. There are tons of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 08:27:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

It's not unrealistic that this is the original clutch, or that they didn't replace things like throw-out bearing, pivot pin (plastic) if they put in a new disc at some point.
I'm relatively sure...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-02-2018, 05:18:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: MT Transmission issues Locked out of 1-2-3

Fluid isn't going to fix a problem like this. So you can put it in gear when car is off OR at an idle?
Detent springs make some sense, but I can't think of why that behavior would change based on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-30-2018, 03:51:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: SMG replaced motor. Still code 56

What pump seals did you replace and where did you get them? You didn't split the hydraulic pump and replace that seal did you?
After several hours, how long (with a stopwatch, not estimate) does it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-30-2018, 02:12:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,753
Posted By RedM3/4
Re: Ticking noise worries

If you're certain it's number 4, and an auto stethoscope should easily confirm same, first thing I'd do is double check valve clearance on that cylinder.
Even the best mechanic can have an...
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