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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-20-2018, 03:23:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: VANOS Lockdown tools. Who rents these now?

you do not need extra pin. You can and should time each cam independently.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 07:09:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,776
Posted By ThunderMoose
11hp No Brainer? "Underdrive Power Pulleys"

Nope. They sent me a new sized belt. I'll snap a pic when I get home if I can't find one on phone. I have the racing kit with alternator pulley. If you go to Turner website you can see the kit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 05:47:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,776
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: 11hp No Brainer? "Underdrive Power Pulleys"

I guess that's it. I have the 11 hp Turner kit. It was fortuitous as my DD idler pulley went bad and I had the extra one from track car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 05:23:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,776
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: 11hp No Brainer? "Underdrive Power Pulleys"

I am pretty sure there is 11 hp difference
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 05:22:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,776
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: 11hp No Brainer? "Underdrive Power Pulleys"

Just does. Belts wrap differently.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 02:50:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,776
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: 11hp No Brainer? "Underdrive Power Pulleys"

You free up an idler pulley with UD pulleys so that's a plus.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 03:19:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,776
Posted By ThunderMoose
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 01:54:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,776
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: 11hp No Brainer? "Underdrive Power Pulleys"

I run Turner U/D pulleys - no issues at all.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-16-2018, 04:31:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,440
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: CAE Shifter Install

It's not an issue in a track car but I would not like it in my DD.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-15-2018, 10:47:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Exhaust Mods: Is there a gold standard?

I have BW race exhaust. Not a pleasant sound.

If you want a great sounding exhaust buy a GT3.


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Forum: Member Journals Sun, Jan-14-2018, 02:35:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 35,882
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Rob's '02 Tiag Street/Track Build

I am really enjoying your journal. I plan to run 4-5 events this year at VIR, 1 at WGI and 1 and LRP with NASA in their Time Trial division. Maybe I'll see you out there?

I am amazed at the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jan-14-2018, 01:28:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: What's the best location for Go Pro microphone?

Lets face it - if we're being honest with ourselves - there is no way to make our cars sound good. I had my sitting over the muffler exhaust. You had to turn volume to lowest setting to watch my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 12:46:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: South Bend Pressure Plate Failure

In these instances , it's best to go a bit higher for quick resolution.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-11-2018, 09:21:35 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 74,803
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

It's not perfect but it's directionally correct. I DIY so changing bearings on a schedule is not that costly. Bearings themselves are relatively cheap.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Jan-09-2018, 04:41:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: MCS Doubles Spring Rates

I plan to try more rebound next time.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Jan-09-2018, 01:17:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: MCS Doubles Spring Rates

Let's stay in touch on this
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 02:14:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Factory vs BMW replaced Rod Bearings

I can't think of a lot of "while I am there" items associated with rod bearings.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Jan-09-2018, 01:48:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: MCS Doubles Spring Rates

I think it's a track thing. There's a nasty bump where I am getting bounced. If anything, I'll go back to 800/900.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Jan-09-2018, 12:39:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: MCS Doubles Spring Rates

I may have went the wrong way. I have 2WNR. Car is 3000# with me and has full aero.

I had 800/900 but my car was kinda bouncy at my home track. I just installed 700/800 but it was no better. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 12:34:08 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 74,803
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

You may as well do it now. What do you gain by waiting another winter? just time value of money since you'll do it eventually. You need to also ask about the fuel %. That's much higher than the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 12:31:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Installing Rear Control Arms

The driver's side bolt is nearly impossible to get out and nearly as difficult to install with the diff in the carrier - period. If you try to do it with diff in place, you have to disconnect both...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-07-2018, 01:03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Installing front lower control arm bushings

hammer if on; otherwise buy a new control arm and press them on
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-05-2018, 01:05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,250
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: The VANOS sealing plate and you.

I had a leak one time - casting defect of the oil pan. It would just weep out. It took two years to find. Hopefully you find yours soon.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-04-2018, 11:59:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,250
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: The VANOS sealing plate and you.

Beisan o rings seem to hold up well and can be reused


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-03-2018, 12:37:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Code P0013 B Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit/Open Bank 1... help?

send Raj (Beisan) a message. Or hang tight, he might just jump in on this.

Personally, I'd clear the error and wait.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-01-2018, 05:03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: If cost were no object..." (Pin the Tail on The Doogan)

Make sure you replace rocker arms when you upgrade cams

I am surprised that you're not doing bearings (and piston rings for that matter) since your car eats through oil the way it does, but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-01-2018, 01:58:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: VANOS Help - Oil Pump Spring Pad

just send a message to Raj with Beisan. I bet he can hook you up.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-31-2017, 01:03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Radio Relocation for Gauges (e46)

I get you. When I was still driving to the track in the car, I really missed the radio and AC.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Dec-30-2017, 08:40:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Radio Relocation for Gauges (e46)

radio...track car? why?
HVAC...track car? double why?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-29-2017, 03:08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Soft Brake Pedal Mystery

I have replaced master cylinder and DSC module. At that point, brake booster is relatively easy. However, I didn't do it.

My one tip is remove everything you can to give you maximum access -...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-29-2017, 01:33:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Soft Brake Pedal Mystery

Fun job!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-29-2017, 01:32:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,589
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Curious as to people's thoughts: thinking about merging the Journals section with

I would like all race and track build journals to be in the track sub forum. However I also like that they are separate. Makes it easier to just look at journals if you wish.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-27-2017, 04:26:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Epic E46 M3 Comment on Jalopnik

No shop will touch it
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-27-2017, 01:15:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: what is this noise

Probably not. Do you have a stethoscope?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-26-2017, 06:50:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: what is this noise

Chewbacca noise is typically idler pulley. I am not able to watch video from my phone so can't comment on your specific noise.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-26-2017, 02:14:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Riding in Cars With Doogs (rod bearing question)

We are lucky to have the Doog. He delivers.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-25-2017, 10:23:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By ThunderMoose
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-25-2017, 10:00:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Riding in Cars With Doogs (rod bearing question)

He's already heard this. If we can't help him drive safely, lets at least make sure he gets proper maintenance advice.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-25-2017, 09:59:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Riding in Cars With Doogs (rod bearing question)

Castrol 10W-60 is recommended. It's what I use.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-25-2017, 09:38:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Riding in Cars With Doogs (rod bearing question)

I can understand why you're sending it to someone else for real maintenance.

Definitely add bearings to your list if you've been running with unknown oil.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-25-2017, 02:36:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Will be switching to slicks this season, any tips?

I didn't realize Hankook made a slick. What size and spec are they?


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Forum: Member Journals Mon, Dec-25-2017, 12:08:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,108
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Thundermoose Track Car Journal

Last couple of events the car has felt kinda bouncy during some of the high speed turns and high braking areas.

I decided to pull my MCS dampers and have them rebuilt. I also went ahead and...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-24-2017, 09:32:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Will be switching to slicks this season, any tips?

How much quicker are slicks than Hoosier A7/R7 or Hankook Z214's?

Does anybody have telemetry to go with different tire compounds?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-24-2017, 07:41:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By ThunderMoose
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-24-2017, 12:02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By ThunderMoose
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-16-2017, 03:27:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Tach Warm Up Lights Illuminate at High RPM

Thanks for being a good sport


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-11-2017, 04:28:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: SES after new O2 sensors

Switch ports and see what happens. The connections themselves cannot be switched.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-11-2017, 01:51:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Rear main seal smg gear shift joint clutch question

Right


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-10-2017, 12:05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Rear main seal smg gear shift joint clutch question

Your mechanic will need clutch alignment tool if you're going to replace rear main seal as you have remove and reinstall clutch & pressure plate.

Are you sure you just don't have leaking CPV?

...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-08-2017, 10:16:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,258
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Coin miner embedded in this site?

Safari is giving me similar errors on CPU usage
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-08-2017, 10:14:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,440
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: CAE Shifter Install

That's interesting. I installed mine on top. I looked on the CAE website and they had pictures both ways.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-05-2017, 03:31:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Car won't start!

I think you have a bad connection somewhere . I fought the bad ground I mentioned and also the main cable from battery to fuse panel.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-05-2017, 01:13:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By ThunderMoose
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-05-2017, 11:42:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Trifeca (abs,brake,dsc)+ tmp lights up when loosing traction

I guess what I am not understanding is that in all the time I owned my car I never drove it in a way even on track (when I was still running with DSC on) to ever get all 4 lights to come on. What...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Dec-05-2017, 11:38:44 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 68,298
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Vox's Voyage - 2001 E46 M3 Journal

Not that you're asking me but I store mine around the corner for $65/month. Small price to pay to be able to trailer a car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-05-2017, 12:07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Trifeca (abs,brake,dsc)+ tmp lights up when loosing traction

Why not just turn DSC off? It seems to be interfering with your driving style.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-04-2017, 11:13:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Trifeca (abs,brake,dsc)+ tmp lights up when loosing traction

What are you doing to cause it to lose traction?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-04-2017, 11:10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 967
Posted By ThunderMoose
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-04-2017, 12:34:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Car won't start!

bad ground? that's what happened when I thinned my wires.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-03-2017, 10:18:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,325
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.3

Car: 2003 E46 M3
Track: NOLA
Best Lap Time: 1:48.545 (NASA transponder) - TT3 Track Record
Brakes: Brembo Fronts / OEM Rears / Pagid RS-29
Suspension: MCS 2-way NR
Tire: Hoosier A7's 245/40/18...
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Sun, Dec-03-2017, 11:22:03 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 91,324
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: DIY: E46 M3 (S54) detailed valve adjustment

I don't see how the shims (within tolerance) have any effect on timing. The engine certainly doesn't know since it gets all of its information off the camshaft sensors which should not be impacted...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Dec-02-2017, 10:15:37 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 109,306
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

I am at track today- NOLA


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-30-2017, 03:14:43 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 227,254
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Comprehensive SMG to 6MT Conversion Thread

connect the SMG computer back and see if you get power back. if so coding is not right.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-27-2017, 11:21:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Clutch Issues.....6MT

I never drop subframe. Loosen engine mounts and tilt it back.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-27-2017, 11:19:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 701
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Cold Misfire, Idle Hunting, Limp Mode and Vanos

Vanos solenoid valve body?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-25-2017, 05:15:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Supercharged vs GTR

I get smoked by mini vans
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 12:04:16 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,720
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Vanos help please.

I'd use a name brand torque wrench. That is a critical torque value in my opinion as the hub is acting as a clutch. It has to be able to move but not so loose that it can't hold the correct...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-19-2017, 10:29:21 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,720
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Vanos help please.

Makes sense to me.

IIRC, with Beisan method, back of pistons sit flush with back of vanos with the end caps removed. This position corresponds well with teeth barely protruding. In the grand...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-19-2017, 03:29:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: 288/280 Cat Cams - Lightly Used

I'd recommend these. I bought my through Lang.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-19-2017, 12:59:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: 288/280 Cat Cams - Lightly Used

I run in WT/HP class and wasn't able to take advantage of the extra peak hp at the tracks we run.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-19-2017, 02:12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By ThunderMoose
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-19-2017, 01:48:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,237
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Letting the Horses Run

I got rid of my V1 a few years ago. No better defense against radar or lasers than going the speed limit.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-19-2017, 01:32:14 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,720
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Vanos help please.

yeah straighten it up and you'll be fine
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-18-2017, 01:39:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,237
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Letting the Horses Run

When I had a 540i, I think top speed was 128 mph. I don't think I went that fast. When I got my first E46 M3, I did a few 140's to "establish" that this car was indeed quicker. When I got my E92...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-17-2017, 10:54:36 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,720
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Vanos help please.

I have reused- it will weep. Don't reuse


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-17-2017, 01:10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Intake camshaft position sensor question.

It's a bear to remove. Believe me, if you remove it you'll never want to do it twice. I'd go with new sensor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-11-2017, 01:07:48 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,720
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Vanos help please.

Fingers crossed


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Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-10-2017, 04:58:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,108
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Thundermoose Track Car Journal

Not much. Put in a new transmission. I think old one was fine but I had 2 years in an eBay transmission so wanted to take a peak at things. Car has been pretty reliable and I am at TT3 limit with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-10-2017, 12:49:41 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,720
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Vanos help please.

Accidentally posted a comment I had half type up from some time ago. Good work by OP
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-10-2017, 12:23:42 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,720
Posted By ThunderMoose
Vanos help please.

......


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-06-2017, 06:34:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,292
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Valve adjustment issue after 288/280 cam install

Not right. You have done something wrong.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-03-2017, 01:59:56 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,720
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Vanos help please.

I wasn't sure what he had disconnected when I first read it - I had assumed he he still had chain, sprockets and cam bolts in place when doing valve adjustment - otherwise I am not sure how you'd...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-02-2017, 11:34:07 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,720
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Vanos help please.

If he never unbolted cam bolts car should stay in time. Easy to check or retime. Heck I installed my cams reversed once . I caught it when trying to time it. You can't do much damage hand...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-02-2017, 06:08:48 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,720
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Vanos help please.

I use the first video when doing Vanos. It makes it so easy and I have never had a timing issue. Car passes vanos test almost immediately once the accumulator is all charged up. I know the Beisan...
Forum: Southwest Thu, Nov-02-2017, 05:51:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Track days at COTA

To me it was best track in Texas.
Forum: Southwest Mon, Oct-30-2017, 09:58:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Track days at COTA

While you're in Texas try to also hit MSR Cresson in Dallas. MSRH in Houston isn't too bad either.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Oct-28-2017, 09:32:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By ThunderMoose
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-27-2017, 10:32:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Coolant Level Sensor pin-out wiring

It's just a switch hardwired to light on cluster.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-25-2017, 10:03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By ThunderMoose
Wheel question

I have run 275 A7's on 18x9.5 et35 arc8's. I run -3.5 camber and fenders are slightly rolled. They will wear through liner.

I run 245's now and I Still have to replace front liners every couple...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-18-2017, 03:09:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,325
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.3

Car: 2003 E46 M3
Track: MSRH CCW
Best Lap Time: 1:39.83 (AIM SOLO DL)
Brakes: Brembo front; stock rear - Pagid RS-29
Suspension: MCS 2W-NR
Tire: Square 245/40/18 A7's (5HC)
Other Mods: TT3 trim
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Oct-17-2017, 02:23:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,585
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Rotor for Track Day Use

I use centric slotted in the rears.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Oct-15-2017, 11:07:34 PM
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Re: M3Forum Road Course Laptimes

We made a new thread that is being updated . It's not yet a stickie though.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-14-2017, 11:12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,591
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-14-2017, 06:47:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Subframe/rod bearing diy assistance?

Just get Greg Smith Racing to do it for you.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-13-2017, 08:52:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,591
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Convertible Crash Survivability / Fatality Rate

What hobby leads to rollovers? I'd pick a new hobby.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-11-2017, 02:06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Help! Reinstalling Driveshaft to Diff

should be able to remove CSB and make it work. As mentioned, worse case remove from flex disk.
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Tue, Oct-10-2017, 02:11:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 91,324
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: DIY: E46 M3 (S54) detailed valve adjustment

I just picked some up at autozone. Straight and angled.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-09-2017, 08:55:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,316
Posted By ThunderMoose
AiM Solo DL install DIY?

Yes on ASC. I created a math channel and anytime there is a difference of 5 mph between individual wheel speeds ASC will go to 1. It's probably more complicated but you get the gist.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-09-2017, 03:49:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-09-2017, 03:10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By ThunderMoose
Re: Driving technique

Why would rear break loose during street driving?


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