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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-22-2020, 07:09:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,142
Posted By Drewster
Re: Ebay carbon airbox.

The gift that keeps on giving
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-20-2020, 07:12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By Drewster
Re: Sourcing parts from wrecks/junkyards

I've had great luck with my truck getting parts Dodge no longer makes, etc., and I've seen some base e46/ e36's, but no M3's or anything of real value.

At those same junkyards, even newer/ high...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-19-2020, 08:20:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Drewster
Re: Exhaust Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement

Hate to break it to you, but that code is usually your VANOS solenoid pack, not the camshaft sensor
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Feb-18-2020, 12:05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Drewster
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Feb-17-2020, 09:33:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Drewster
Re: Brake reservoir won't hold pressure?

See the post right above yours - cap was fine, but the coupler was leaking
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-17-2020, 04:40:57 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 50,369
Posted By Drewster
Re: Inexpensive Valve Shims Sourced - WiseCo VSK4

Just combine them - one case has plenty of room for two sets of shims
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-17-2020, 04:21:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Drewster
Re: Coilover Install Specific Questions (KW Variant and General)

1) If in doubt, use stock specs (~47 ft*lbs) If you don't have TIS or a Bentley manual, I highly recommend having something like that as reference
2) Probably. For a lot of coilovers, the spring is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-17-2020, 04:19:22 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 50,369
Posted By Drewster
Re: Inexpensive Valve Shims Sourced - WiseCo VSK4

It's also likely that not all valves will be out of spec - I only bought one set off of Amazon and it had enough, so two is definitely fine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-17-2020, 03:27:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,022
Posted By Drewster
Re: Singer style M3

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-17-2020, 02:13:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Drewster
Re: Anyone tried obx or becker long tube headers?

eBay headers are eBay headers - luck of the draw

I would be more concerned about a 6-1 header - ARH's are a tuning nightmare because of that
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-17-2020, 04:41:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Drewster
Re: Plug Color - Looks Lean?

Looks fine to me - [edit] If you're worried about AFR, a wideband is the tool of choice rather than looking at plugs
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-14-2020, 03:23:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,159
Posted By Drewster
Re: Which ignition coils are you using?

Absolutely - I follow the same rules (don't buy from shady 3rd party vendors) and I've never had an issue. Parts arrive fast and look/ perform identical. Especially for a common part like a coil or...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Feb-13-2020, 06:18:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Drewster
Re: Brake reservoir won't hold pressure?

Yup. I did this job last night and that turned out to be the issue. During the "pressure test" there wasn't any hissing or anything, but while bleeding it would slowly weep out of that NPT fitting. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-13-2020, 02:40:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By Drewster
Re: Q for anyone who has removed their valvecover

There's a chance they didn't use RTV, but also note that non- OE gaskets are prone to leaking (speaking from personal experience)
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Feb-12-2020, 03:27:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Drewster
Re: HPDE car build log

It's generally accepted that you should have *some* reinforcement since the shock towers were never designed to carry the full load of the suspension.

That doesn't necessarily mean weld it into a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-11-2020, 07:27:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By Drewster
Re: Tools needed for intake boot clamps

Correct, the clamps on the actual throttle body are re-usable and you can take them on/ off with pliers (actually really nice once you get used to it)

The ones on the airbox side are permanently...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-11-2020, 02:12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By Drewster
Re: Tools needed for intake boot clamps

I bought the CV clamps, but they're pretty big and clumsy for the TB clamps. What I found much easier are long, angled needle nose pliers
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-10-2020, 11:01:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,142
Posted By Drewster
Re: Ebay carbon airbox.

Don't forget the metric ****-ton of metal shavings in the intake tract...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Feb-10-2020, 09:33:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Drewster
Re: Brake reservoir won't hold pressure?

The cap is supplied by Motiv in this scenario



Thanks for the reassurance, guys! I'm excited to see if bleeding the ABS feels any different on track
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-10-2020, 08:22:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,744
Posted By Drewster
Re: Trying to buy the right car. HELP needed from the pros...

The 30k mile car looks to be in rougher shape than the 60k, lol - based on the images I would go with the silver car.

In the interior shot of the silver car, why is the mirror red?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-10-2020, 04:52:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,142
Posted By Drewster
Re: Ebay carbon airbox.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-10-2020, 03:17:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Drewster
Re: Advice on e46 M3 problems

Read the codes first, and then decide what needs fixing engine-wise. Most auto parts stores will do this for free.

Tire pressure works via wheel speed, not TPMS sensors - search around as this is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-10-2020, 02:45:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,676
Posted By Drewster
Re: Suspension - OEM Sachs vs Bilstein B12 Pro Kit

Good to know - maybe it's just my imagination :clueless:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Feb-10-2020, 02:44:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Drewster
Brake reservoir won't hold pressure?

I got my Motive pressure bleeder out for the first time, and in doing a pressure test I noticed the system would get to ~15 PSI fine, but after a few minutes the gauge would slooowly drop down.

Is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-10-2020, 02:38:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,142
Posted By Drewster
Re: Ebay carbon airbox.

Coronavirus from Chinese car parts?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-10-2020, 02:37:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Drewster
Re: BMW Strut Mount Reinforcement Plate - left and right sides?

It should fit both sides - maybe some pictures would help?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-09-2020, 06:24:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Drewster
Re: Code P0128 I think thermostat stuck open

It is not electrically operated- the wax etc. is just heated by the engine itself
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-07-2020, 10:20:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,676
Posted By Drewster
Re: Suspension - OEM Sachs vs Bilstein B12 Pro Kit

Word.



At least they have a published interval, rebuild kits, and instructions - Konis seem to need a rebuild it you give them a stern look
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-07-2020, 07:14:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Drewster
Re: My first experience with "limp mode" - P0121/P0221

You didn't answer the question from the other thread :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-07-2020, 02:21:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Drewster
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Feb-06-2020, 09:39:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,789
Posted By Drewster
Re: Lightest battery, and bracket combo for our cars

Just get an off the shelf mount, and bolt/ rivet it to the stock battery tray.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-06-2020, 09:28:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Drewster
Re: Engine Removal Question

It might bend a tiny bit, but it's not going to shear or anything.

The way to do it on the e46 is with the front cross brace, radiator, condenser, bumper, etc. removed so it can come straight out...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-06-2020, 09:09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Drewster
Re: Engine Removal Question

Check to see if there's a hole on the rear of the block, near the starter

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=535965&page=2
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-06-2020, 03:53:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Drewster
Re: CSL DME and OBD communications

No, it's just an emissions thing. Your scan tool should work fine, and BMW tools definitely work, but the process a lot of states apparently use for keying the car off/ on, reading it, etc. doesn't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-05-2020, 05:41:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By Drewster
Re: HELP: Car went into a Limp Mode 2 days in a row

Are you running worm gear clamps on your throttle bodies?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-04-2020, 09:56:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,611
Posted By Drewster
Re: Which headers do I go with??

Hey guys, while we're at it, does anyone have opinions on Liqui Moly vs TWS?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-04-2020, 08:12:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,611
Posted By Drewster
Re: Which headers do I go with??

It would help if you fortify your opinions with some reasoning.

"Only do [x] if [y], otherwise it isn't worth it" is just your opinion phrased in absolutes.

"Be aware that trying to retain...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Feb-03-2020, 10:36:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Drewster
Re: Roll Center correction

My car isn't driven on the street. When I originally installed my suspension, the front was sitting a tad under 12.5". I had a bit of body roll, but most importantly I had to have a suicidal amount...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-02-2020, 06:51:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By Drewster
Re: Check filler cap light ?

It sure can.. that's why the light exists.

If changing the filler cap doesn't work, you either have an EVAP leak or a bad Leak Detection Pump (LDP)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-02-2020, 06:44:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By Drewster
Re: Check filler cap light ?

Forum translation: Change your filler cap, dude
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-02-2020, 02:25:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Drewster
Re: Anyone Try This? (Lang EWP for Racing)

In addition to power, coolant flow can be dependent on temperature rather than engine speed, and it probably helps with routing custom coolers etc.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-01-2020, 01:46:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Drewster
Re: Is this a Beisan made pump disk?

They're probably still used, but making his own would free him up to build up an inventory, etc.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-31-2020, 05:02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Drewster
Re: Adding Pressure Gauge to Stock Fuel Rail

My thought exactly - if it's a stationary fuel pressure test, just thread a gauge onto the test port you already have, rather than create the risk of a leak/ fire.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jan-31-2020, 04:20:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Drewster
Re: Roll Center correction

My solution? Don't lower the bejeezus out of the car
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-31-2020, 05:27:00 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 251,076
Posted By Drewster
Re: Official Dyno Thread

Nice! Setup? Cams/ headers/ airbox?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-31-2020, 05:25:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Drewster
Re: Hardline Brake Screw Threads Stripped

The tool I've always used looks like what this guy is using
How to Properly Double Flare a Brake or Fuel Line - YouTube

Brake lines and nuts are regularly stocked at any auto parts store - you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-30-2020, 04:05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Drewster
Re: Abs sensor wire smashed

Agreed

I would add that adhesive-lined heatshrink (you can get it at Harbor Freight) is great for areas like that where exposure to the elements is a concern.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-29-2020, 09:38:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By Drewster
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-29-2020, 03:12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Drewster
Re: Brake Rotors

Yup - this
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-29-2020, 01:43:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Drewster
Re: SRS/Airbag Deactivation Switch

... for one event a year? Dude, get a miata that's already fully prepped and go racing.

Bolt in bars/ cages/ whatever are removable... but they're still a pain in the ass. Getting my 4 pt in was a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-28-2020, 07:54:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By Drewster
Re: s54 Crank no start after engine rebuild

This is a good point - some (most?) cars won't run at all if you have the MAF plugged in but not reading actual airflow.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-27-2020, 03:20:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By Drewster
Re: s54 Crank no start after engine rebuild

You should have some DTC's if you totally missed a crank sensor - have you checked for codes?
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Jan-27-2020, 05:24:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,733
Posted By Drewster
Re: XDFproject BDMblock remake??

I'm also capable and happy to help support/ distribute this
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-24-2020, 07:39:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,516
Posted By Drewster
Re: Subframe reinforcement

It is the best solution that addresses root cause. Unfortunately it's complicated and wasn't really commercialized until the past few years
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-24-2020, 04:46:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,638
Posted By Drewster
Re: Subframe crack in my 2006 M3!

See if you can get some better pictures of the actual crack, too
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jan-24-2020, 04:24:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,314
Posted By Drewster
Re: Kirk roll bar safe?

The chassis flexes a lot more than you might think
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-24-2020, 03:18:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,516
Posted By Drewster
Re: Subframe reinforcement

The consensus is that a reinforcement from the top is the best solution.

The whole issue is that the bolt carrier is fixed to sheet metal that's just floating un-attached to upper layers.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-24-2020, 02:48:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,166
Posted By Drewster
Re: boosted S54 use MAF, MAP or IAT only and why? Who is your tuner?

Turbo cars have their quirks when it comes to MAF sensors. Especially on modified builds, you run into issues with charge temp varying excessively from the MAF's IAT, people who insist on running...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-24-2020, 02:39:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,516
Posted By Drewster
Re: Subframe reinforcement

Yup, if I were to do it again I'd go OEM or solid aluminum. Especially on diff mounts, poly just doesn't do a good job on the front diff mount.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-24-2020, 04:50:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,638
Posted By Drewster
Re: Subframe crack in my 2006 M3!

I was, too - and I could be wrong - but there definitely appears to be a plate welded on and coated
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-24-2020, 04:42:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,638
Posted By Drewster
Re: Subframe crack in my 2006 M3!

It has plates welded, so that's unlikely
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-23-2020, 06:36:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,167
Posted By Drewster
Re: Custom 2.5 exhaust with SSV1s!

If the tube is so big that the gasses don't have any velocity, your tube is too damn big :) As you can see here, there's not a huge change in velocity versus temperature - some, but it's not like...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-23-2020, 04:29:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,167
Posted By Drewster
Re: Custom 2.5 exhaust with SSV1s!

As Hassan said, it should go at the stock H pipe location.

The reason it's there is resonance in the exhaust pulses - i.e. the "scavenging effect". You want the pulses of exhaust to reflect back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-23-2020, 04:01:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,638
Posted By Drewster
Re: Subframe crack in my 2006 M3!

A friend of mine had a Bolt and it was *way* fun - the best part were his trips to the dealer where they would tell him "Oh! It's time to change your engine oil!" :laughhard:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jan-23-2020, 02:59:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,314
Posted By Drewster
Re: Kirk roll bar safe?

Agreed - putting in a cage.. *except* for a few bits is really counter intuitive to your "all the safety from here on out" thing.

If I were in the "full safety or bust" camp, I'd be looking into...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-21-2020, 11:32:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By Drewster
Re: CX Racing Intake Manifold

Just don't use an oiled filter.. or the K&N intake
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-21-2020, 06:29:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Drewster
Re: What budget strut brace would you get?

Until your $80 cast piece breaks, then Mason and Rogue look pretty good :lolhit:

Since a new OE bar is over $500, I would just skip a step and get one of the two brands above.

If you can get a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-21-2020, 06:21:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Drewster
Re: Any recommended place for ECU Repairs

If you have a replacement FET, I would trust a lab like Process Sciences to swap it more than a "BMW shop", personally
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-20-2020, 06:58:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Drewster
Re: What budget strut brace would you get?

Out of those 3 options, I would go with whiteline - fewest "joints" and easiest to tweak for alignment.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-20-2020, 06:54:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Drewster
Re: Airbag / seatbelt light keeps coming back on...

Did you replace it with an OE tensioner? If the code is for the tensioner, and you can re-create it by messing with the tensioner, it definitely sounds like the tensioner either wasn't replaced...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-18-2020, 01:43:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Drewster
Re: Looking for some input/guidance on replacing my positive battery cable

Trying to figure out what was unclear?

Why the douche attitude?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-17-2020, 08:00:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Drewster
Re: Looking for some input/guidance on replacing my positive battery cable

Why the bump? The pics were pretty self explanatory..
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 07:04:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,310
Posted By Drewster
Re: Why won't my E46 M3 sell?

At $6k the OP is better off parting out
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 02:52:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,475
Posted By Drewster
Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

R35 GTR would definitely be an awesome contrast to the M3. Analog feel and balance in one corner, brute strength and terminator capability in the other :drool:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 12:02:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,475
Posted By Drewster
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-15-2020, 07:22:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Drewster
Re: Towing to Race Events

Why is that? We went the pickup route, and my wife has mentioned on more than one occasion that she can't see owning a home without one.

Our Ram 1500 has towed cars, hauled off a demolished...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-15-2020, 05:03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Drewster
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-15-2020, 03:38:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Drewster
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-14-2020, 10:20:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,310
Posted By Drewster
Re: Why won't my E46 M3 sell?

In the title alone, my thought was "wow, an e46 m3 up in the rust belt for the same price I got mine for", price is firm? Ok bye.

The next major issue is that a rebuilt title and $4k in repairs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-14-2020, 03:39:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Drewster
Re: I'm apart of you now. (FREE E46 WALLPAPER)

Welcome!
Shit E46 M3 Guys Say - YouTube
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jan-13-2020, 02:39:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Drewster
Re: e30 Race Car.. where to start?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-11-2020, 02:48:56 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,555
Posted By Drewster
Re: PSA: know what you're getting into before buying a CSL style intake

You're pretty much seeing the differences between MAF based operation, Alpha-N, and speed density
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-11-2020, 01:26:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Drewster
Re: likely blown head gasket?

That's the thing - you might have crank damage, but there's no way it damaged the block
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-11-2020, 12:24:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Drewster
Re: likely blown head gasket?

Better than finding a rod sticking out of the block!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-10-2020, 10:43:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,555
Posted By Drewster
Re: PSA: know what you're getting into before buying a CSL style intake

Smog in CA is also a visual check which this obviously fails.

When they scanned your car, which monitors were ready vs not ready?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-10-2020, 09:06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Drewster
Re: likely blown head gasket?

I would tow it to a shop - sounds like you might have a rod knocking on heaven's door..
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-09-2020, 03:23:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By Drewster
Re: Question about Syncing New Throttle Actuator

Hmm, maybe I need to look at what I used again, then - would hate to find out I actually put my throttle bodies further away from WOT :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-09-2020, 03:17:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Drewster
Re: Gas mileage observation

After an oil change? That sounds more like variance in your driving.

Have you changed spark plugs yet?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-09-2020, 03:08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By Drewster
Re: Question about Syncing New Throttle Actuator

New Spec = (Dinan bore diameter - Stock bore diameter)/2 + Old Spec
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-09-2020, 04:34:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Drewster
Re: Orange Backlighting Brightness

If it's a direct wire, a poop connection could cause this, right?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-08-2020, 08:04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Drewster
Re: My E46 M3 has a Code - Suggestions on solving it

Absolutely. All it would take to go from "spam" to "contribution" is

"Hey guys, I noticed my car threw a [DTC] when I do [activity]. I searched but didn't find what I was looking for - could it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-08-2020, 03:28:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Drewster
Re: Member Survey: Any accidents on your M3?

I'm the 3rd owner of my M3, and apparently the first owner hit a deer. I was planning on turning it into a track car so I wasn't bothered too much, but the more I dug into the car I was disappointed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-08-2020, 03:07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Drewster
Re: My E46 M3 has a Code - Suggestions on solving it

Seriously? You're going to bait everyone into watching your channel rather than just stating what the code is?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-07-2020, 08:40:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Drewster
Re: New seats or sunroof delete

The headroom you can save really with a seat depends on your mounting solution and specific seat, but personally I needed both a seat (EvoII) and sunroof delete to clear comfortably with an...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jan-06-2020, 04:31:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Drewster
Re: e30 Race Car.. where to start?

Yeah, I mainly want to go through it because the previous team popped an M20 at a race and then found this engine, rammed it in and finished the race.. and then it sat. I'd like to make it go from an...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Jan-06-2020, 03:01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Drewster
Re: DME Error: 43/84 - Inlet VANOS, advance valve

This.

In the future, DTC questions are better for the main e46 section - tuning is more for changing how the DME functions
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jan-06-2020, 02:57:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Drewster
Re: e30 Race Car.. where to start?

Thanks, I figure in the short term I'll go over the engine, refresh bearings, belts, gaskets, etc. and spend some time learning to drive a car without power. After I get the hang of that (or if the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jan-06-2020, 04:58:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Drewster
Re: e30 Race Car.. where to start?

Sadly no - one of the nice things about this car is everything costs a fraction of e46m3 prices (kinda want to keep it that way for the most part)

Besides.....
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jan-06-2020, 01:47:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Drewster
e30 Race Car.. where to start?

So, new year.. new race car, it seems. In the next few weeks, I'm going to be figuring out how to get an e30 race car next to the e46.

This is great, because I always planned for something cheap...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-05-2020, 04:36:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Drewster
Re: Koni Yellows vs Ground Control

I've always read (and agree) that Konis are universally "meh" regardless of valving :lolhit:

I love my GC stuff - it's beefy, has never given me issues after years of tracking.. but the dampers...
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