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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-17-2018, 02:02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,249
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Structural Foam Complete - Plus my thoughts

any update on the longevity of this fix?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-16-2018, 05:19:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Subframe surprise

No autox or driving until this is fixed. Will probably start the work in 2-3 weeks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-16-2018, 03:15:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Subframe surprise

Update:

Got the car on the lift. Rear left wheel well has a separation of 6-8". Trunk on the driver side has slight creasing from the RACP movement, and there is a significant crack in the right...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 02:51:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Subframe surprise

No reinforcement performed. I'm getting ready to do it in a few months. The subframe mounts are clean of cracks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 02:19:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Subframe surprise

Would riveting the ridge make any sense? Seems like welding catches the ridge, but riveting would act like the spot welds did and old the 2 panels together.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-12-2018, 09:29:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Aggressive alignment spec for daily

How did you manage -1.8 degrees on stock control arms???
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-12-2018, 04:07:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Subframe surprise

it's confirmed separating by a local specialty shop. I just want to know how to weld this correctly to hold me over until I do plates this fall.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-12-2018, 12:39:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Subframe surprise

It caught me off guard as I check my mounting points often. I took it for alignment and they said my frame is shifting from this small separation.

They also said weld a plate in for this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-12-2018, 12:15:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Subframe surprise

It caught me off guard as I check my mounting points often. I took it for alignment and they said my frame is shifting from this small separation.

They also said weld a plate in for this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-12-2018, 04:29:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kdubski
Subframe surprise

Subframe cracks caught me by surprise this week. Had the rear passenger wheel off and caught this. Mounts are good but the RACP is not.

Can someone who has dealt with this chime in on how to weld...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-06-2018, 12:41:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,464
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Trying to understand the vanos timing when reinstalling splined shafts

Getting ready to do this tomorrow.

Basically, after retarding the cam per Beisan's instructions and locking it with the timing bridge, it does not have to be readjusted to original position once...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 10:31:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Kdubski
Re: ZCP/CSL wheel finishing request

Thank you again, this was super helpful!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 05:43:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Kdubski
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 04:52:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Kdubski
Re: ZCP/CSL wheel finishing request

Still trying to figure this out. Can someone post a super UP CLOSE picture of their finish? Need to confirm what the flake of the silver looks like. From what I remember it has none, here is how my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-28-2018, 04:11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Kdubski
Re: painting RAC RS110's a shade of ZCP

If Obioban can chime in with the shop he used that would be great. I have been dealing with a nightmare situation.

I purchased ZCP wheels for dirt cheap and started to repair some minor curb...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-14-2018, 04:59:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Kdubski
Re: $250 Dealership cost to replace key? Contact Bimmer Tech in Irvine CA

Yessss, time to spend money on the car! Who do you recommend purchasing from? Main concern is will they program them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-14-2018, 01:52:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Kdubski
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-12-2018, 01:36:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,923
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Vanoss rattlle, what else could cause it??

Can someone explain using the s62 plates + springs? Have never heard of this before.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-12-2018, 04:26:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,950
Posted By Kdubski
Re: rear camber arm install - any pointers?

It's one of the hardest things I've done but it's doable. The hardest part is moving that diff around with a pry bar to get the screw out.

I don't remember which direction we moved it, but it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-05-2018, 03:31:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Aggressive alignment spec for daily

Good stuff. Car is set at -1.2 right now. Will crank it up to as close to 2 as possible.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-05-2018, 02:47:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Aggressive alignment spec for daily

Is -2 camber up front possible on stock setup?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-28-2018, 05:54:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 33,212
Posted By Kdubski
Re: DSC light on + Yellow 'Brake' light

I got the DSC + Brake light often throughout the summer, mainly in 2 situations.

Either when it was scorching hot, like the hottest days of summer sitting in traffic. It just beeped on and went...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-20-2018, 10:37:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Vincebar

From this video, it looks like the vince bar no longer requires the extended bolts that protrude the bar into the subframe. Instead, the bar bolts into the top of the rear axle carrier pan directly. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-20-2018, 09:40:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Vincebar

I saw an install video of the new vince bar design. It looks like it just bolts into the topside and not all the way through into the subframe.

Can anyone confirm this?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-07-2018, 08:36:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Kdubski
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-07-2018, 07:04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Kdubski
Re: front bumper foam height

The problem is the pieces are tapered & rounded in certain spots. Also, the foam is very dense and hard, much more durable than Styrofoam
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-07-2018, 04:19:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Kdubski
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-07-2018, 01:48:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Kdubski
Re: ZCP/CSL wheel finishing request

Those look great. I'm looking for someone to lend a spare csl/zcp wheel so the shop can have something to match against as they recreate the process.

150 per wheel is about what they're charging...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-06-2018, 11:49:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Kdubski
ZCP/CSL wheel finishing request

Request to those in the tri-state area with a spare ZCP/Competition wheel in original finish.

After realizing matching oem finish on a zcp/csl wheel is impossible, I started to call local shops....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-02-2018, 12:41:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Angel Eyes

How bright are they during the day? I've seen some that are literally brighter than the xenon themselves (or seemed so in my rear view). Also, whats the differences between V2 and V4? Is this a SMD...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-31-2017, 07:31:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Angel Eyes

Thanks guys. Really I am interested in picking the right brightness for my car. I noticed some angel eyes on the road are obnoxiously bright. I want a reserved and clean look for my car. Any...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-29-2017, 10:06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Kdubski
Angel Eyes

Trying to make a well thought out decision based on LED types (CCFL, SMD, COB, etc).

Orion V2 seems to be the highest regarded. What type of LED is this system? Would like to research before...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-15-2017, 05:42:33 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 76,963
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, 10:59:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Kdubski
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-01-2017, 10:33:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
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, 09:46:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
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, 06:47:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
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, 06:18:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
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, 02:27:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
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, 02:31:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
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, 06:01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,898
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, 01:50:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
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, 06:06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,993
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, 05:19:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,001
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, 01:57:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
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, 01:46:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
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, 03:06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
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, 06:40:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
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, 04:10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
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) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 11:23:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
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, 09:00:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
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, 07:08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
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, 07:05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
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, 04:59:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By Kdubski
Re: Michelin PSS "chubby look"

205869

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 04:48:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
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, 03:28:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
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, 08:59:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,001
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, 05:25:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
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, 03:41:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
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, 03:55:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
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, 03:04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
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, 02:43:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
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, 05:04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
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, 06:23:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
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, 02:12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
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, 10:46:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,710
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, 03:22:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,710
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, 03:17:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,710
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, 12:01:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,710
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, 05:45:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,710
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, 09:53:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,710
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, 09:47:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,710
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, 05:44:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,710
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, 04:33:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,993
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, 03:28:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,993
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, 05:42:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,993
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, 04:08:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,993
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, 02:57:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,993
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, 03:22:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,506
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, 08:54:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,506
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) Mon, Jun-12-2017, 11:58:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
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, 08:13:32 PM
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-12-2017, 06:36:51 PM
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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, 01:23:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
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, 03:53:19 AM
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Views: 679
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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, 08:21:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
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, 06:59:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
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, 05:25:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
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, 10:13:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
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, 09:11:32 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 84,482
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, 11:58:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-01-2017, 03:57:41 PM
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Views: 5,001
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-01-2017, 02:53:12 AM
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Views: 5,001
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) Sun, Apr-23-2017, 11:45:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,983
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, 02:00:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
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, 06:13:26 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 35,404
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, 03:21:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 35,404
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, 02:36:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
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, 02:42:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,700
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, 02:28:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,700
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?
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