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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 10:27:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,083
Posted By eacmen
Re: The day you picked it up picture thread

This thread should be marked NSFW. So much E46 pr0n. Love it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 10:26:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By eacmen
Re: My first experience with "limp mode" - P0121/P0221

Iím in MD. Free Economy shipping for me is usually 2 days. Iíve overnighted parts from FCP before and they showed up 8am next day, only $20.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 10:11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By eacmen
Re: My first experience with "limp mode" - P0121/P0221

Get it via FCP for cheaper and it comes with lifetime warranty.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 02:42:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By eacmen
Re: My first experience with "limp mode" - P0121/P0221

Dealing with that now myself. I am changing the same parts as you, though the rear tps is kind of a pain so going to swap front tps, and the pedal to see if it goes away. If not rear tps.

Also...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-04-2019, 01:57:48 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 22,815
Posted By eacmen
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Damn you beat me to it. Everyone should buy from David. He knows everything there is to know about stoptech braking systems.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-04-2019, 01:51:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,854
Posted By eacmen
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-03-2019, 11:43:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,420
Posted By eacmen
Re: Trailering E46 M3, where to tie-down?

Alignment always checked before/after each event, never needed adjustment.

The wheels experience a whole lot more force on them actually driving on track than youíll ever put on them trailering.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-03-2019, 10:35:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,420
Posted By eacmen
Re: Trailering E46 M3, where to tie-down?

We use straps through the wheel. Walk around an IMSA paddock and youíll see most of the teams doing the same thing.

Good enough for IMSA good enough for us IMO.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-03-2019, 09:37:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By eacmen
Re: Managing Understeer with Aero

Thanks everyone.

BTW Bimmerworld recommends 2-3 degreeAoA to start.

Also doesnít help to be driving on rs4s when itís 45 degrees outside.

Going to bring the car in for some major service in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-03-2019, 06:25:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By eacmen
Re: BMW Tuners in Washington State

Reach out to HassanEido on the forum. Several users have had good success with his tunes. All you should need is access to a dyno and INPA cable. Most ďspeedĒ shops will let you show up and get a few...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-02-2019, 03:36:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By eacmen
Re: Managing Understeer with Aero

Been following flat ride thread for a while. The 500/750 combo is much closer to flat ride than what I had before. Maybe more rear spring will help.

Might have to swap in the JRZ RS2 to run more...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-02-2019, 02:56:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By eacmen
Re: Managing Understeer with Aero

Yeah car came from Indiana. Not sure on alignment, my shop is going to set it up like my previous car, which I loved.

What spring rates would you recommend? Not sure the ohlins will handle more...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-02-2019, 02:27:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,865
Posted By eacmen
Re: Anyone Pass Sound at Laguna Seca with a CSL Manifold?

I found this thread an interesting read. Seems like investment in a sound meter might be worth it.
...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-02-2019, 02:01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By eacmen
Managing Understeer with Aero

We recently bought a track car from a fellow forum member:


2004 AW E46 M3 Track Car
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-01-2019, 03:55:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By eacmen
Re: 6MT accelerator pedal in SMG

Thanks everyone. Trying to debug tps codes, and wanted to swap in a pedal from my 6mt to see if it helped. I really donít feel like taking the airbox out.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-01-2019, 03:42:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By eacmen
Re: Royal Purple Engine Oil to clean Engine?

Just use shorter change intervals. All modern oil has detergents in it, rp is too aggressive imo.

If you do run rp 3k is too long, a few hundred miles max.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sun, Dec-01-2019, 03:37:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 23,052
Posted By eacmen
Re: Share your Bins/Calibrations here

Our bin for stock airbox, SG headers, BW race exhaust, SMG, 211323002501JD79:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1y8qYP9Z4488sygxe3CnRtAV8eHEtV36y
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-01-2019, 02:13:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By eacmen
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-01-2019, 01:19:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By eacmen
6MT accelerator pedal in SMG

I read somewhere on the Internet that the only difference between SMG and 6MT accelerator pedal is a plastic piece that clicks when you press the pedal all the way down. Electrically they are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 12:52:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By eacmen
Any potential issues from storing e46 M3 on jack stands or a car lift

This thread is where i saw people claiming the rear jack points being weak:


https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1940082-How-I-jack-up-my-M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 07:41:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By eacmen
The Tool Kit You Never Knew You Needed

I just wanted to share with everyone my sheer delight with a tool purchase I made completely on a whim. There have been so many cases of trying to get to fasteners in tight places where this tool kit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 06:28:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By eacmen
Re: Any potential issues from storing e46 M3 on jack stands or a car lift

Iíve read a couple posts where people have claimed the rear jack point has been known to bend. That being said i had my car on stands for three months no issues.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 01:22:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By eacmen
Re: TPS Sensors or Something else?

I bought a cable off eBay that came with a burned DVD. PM me and i can help you out.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-28-2019, 03:25:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By eacmen
Re: TPS Sensors or Something else?

Thanks Iíll check it out.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-28-2019, 03:19:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By eacmen
Re: TPS Sensors or Something else?

Yeah i have DIS and the foxwell tool. Which test is it?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-28-2019, 02:15:15 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 22,815
Posted By eacmen
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Autosport Labs has a 15% off sale on their entire inventory. Time to pick up a great track telemetry system.


https://www.autosportlabs.com/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-28-2019, 02:02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By eacmen
TPS Sensors or Something else?

Had this car for two weeks. Was cruising down the road not pulling hard. Was in 6th gear applied a little throttle and car immediately went into limp mode, EML, DSC , and BRAKE lights came on.
...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Nov-26-2019, 08:37:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By eacmen
Re: Differntial Fluid change

Fluid should be fine. I had more track days than that and the fluid looked brand new.

But if you donít know which fluid is in there might be a good time to change it. The noise could be from lack...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-26-2019, 07:27:09 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 22,815
Posted By eacmen
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Discount Tire Direct has up to 15% in Mastercard Gift Cards when buying four tires:

https://www.discounttiredirect.com/promotions/black_friday
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-26-2019, 02:59:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By eacmen
Re: Do I need lithium

This. The default battery in an e46 is not lithium.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-26-2019, 02:56:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,083
Posted By eacmen
Re: The day you picked it up picture thread

OMP HTE seats. Not sure if Iím keeping them yet or not. Ideally i think Iíd like sparco ergo. But giving these a try before swapping them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-25-2019, 08:32:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By eacmen
Re: New Rod Bearing Surface Inperfections

I wouldnít know. 10-12 DE days isnít as hard as a full racecar. Was saying i could change every season, not that i would. If the rest of the forum is to be believed cold starts and old oil is what...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Nov-25-2019, 08:23:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By eacmen
Pair of bent Titan-7 TS-5 18x9.5 et35 Satin Titanium.

As title states for sale is two slightly bent Titan-7 TS-5 wheels in Satin Titanium. There were mounted and used for one track day and then crashed. I optíd to buy new wheels versus having them...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-25-2019, 07:47:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By eacmen
Re: New Rod Bearing Surface Inperfections

Most people racing this engine are changing rod bearings seasonally. Out car is mostly track use. 10-12 days per season.

Oil analysis is unreliable in this application as you typically change oil...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-25-2019, 03:33:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By eacmen
Re: New Rod Bearing Surface Inperfections

Each bearing comes in a sealed box from bmw. Pretty sure they arenít reselling returned bearings.

As previous poster alluded to they wonít be able to resell the bearing since the box was opened. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-24-2019, 10:57:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,083
Posted By eacmen
Re: The day you picked it up picture thread

Car looks good but garage looks better. Who makes that floor covering?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Nov-24-2019, 10:54:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,528
Posted By eacmen
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

Canít comment on c43 kit. I had an st40 332mm kit and and the rotors crack quicker than i would like. I only got 7 days on the last set of rotors rings.

Just picked up a new car and it has OE...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-24-2019, 03:40:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,083
Posted By eacmen
Re: The day you picked it up picture thread

Two weeks ago:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/a42f3c8dc0f076d23f8bac67084874b7.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/f62f47938cf5c7bc45e90e187d81aec0.jpg
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Nov-23-2019, 11:30:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By eacmen
Re: Trailing with Rear Wing

Good point. We usually cruise at 75 mph. Trailer tires seem to be fine with it.

Yeah it definitely turned heads. But mostly people asking us what the 1/4 mile time is. :eyeroll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-23-2019, 02:59:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By eacmen
Re: New Rod Bearing Surface Inperfections

one of them i could feel the imperfection with my fingernail. Is that normal?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-23-2019, 01:13:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By eacmen
Re: New Rod Bearing Surface Inperfections

Sent pics to FCP they are sending new bearings. Donít even need to send these back.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 04:11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By eacmen
Re: Track spacer setup options

I use Apex spacers. Previous owner had junk spacers on there before and they were a pain to get off. Apex spacers are well thought out. No issues on track. They usually have Black Friday sale.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 03:15:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By eacmen
Re: Now what? Amazon? ECS? ??? ebay ???

Unless you order the turner wheel stud kit and get a mishmash of three different designs all with slight differences in color and length and they claim that is normal. ďJust from different batchesĒ. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 03:22:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By eacmen
New Rod Bearing Surface Inperfections

Got these new GenuineBMW bearings from FCP. Noticed some surface imperfections on some of them. Is this normal? Do i need to exchange them?
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 02:31:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By eacmen
Re: Now what? Amazon? ECS? ??? ebay ???

Iíve never been disappointed with anything Iíve gotten from bimmerworld. But I usually call them up and talk about big purchases over the phone. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who have alot of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-21-2019, 11:48:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,764
Posted By eacmen
Re: Comprehensive BMW Steering Information Thread

Would an underdrive pulley alley accomplish the same result? Less pressure at higher rpm?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-21-2019, 03:46:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,420
Posted By eacmen
Re: Trailering E46 M3, where to tie-down?

This is why we invested in a portable winch. Just strap it to the truck and pull the car up. Itís a much more controlled ascent than trying to drive it up. We get odd looks in the paddock but it...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Nov-20-2019, 08:09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By eacmen
Re: Coding out SMG module

https://media1.giphy.com/media/up931VbiJsyze/giphy.gif
Forum: Coding and Tuning Tue, Nov-19-2019, 03:16:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By eacmen
Re: Coding out SMG module

If you have bmwflash you could try doing a backup of your DME before trying to code it. If Kassel locks the DME you wonít be able to read it tho.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Nov-18-2019, 11:56:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By eacmen
Re: Coding out SMG module

Could you contact kassel and ask for an updated bin? Might be the safest way for you.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Nov-18-2019, 06:17:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By eacmen
Re: Coding out SMG module

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=603898
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-17-2019, 10:39:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,225
Posted By eacmen
Re: 2004 AW E46 M3 Track Car

Itís all mine! https://media2.giphy.com/media/ZtMkorgeyRu5q/giphy.gif
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Nov-15-2019, 10:14:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By eacmen
Re: Trailing with Rear Wing

Thanks gentlemen. First time loading this car. Had the six foot trailer race ramps. And still had to back the truck onto ramps to get the angle right. Front splitter Cleared the deck by 1/8inch.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-15-2019, 10:12:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,826
Posted By eacmen
Re: Converting 6MT to SMG

Before i wrecked i was considering the same conversion as the op. So he isnít the only one. I found that my inability to learn heel toe was hindering my progress. I had a couple close calls with a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-15-2019, 09:33:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,826
Posted By eacmen
Re: Converting 6MT to SMG

This.

Maybe we should start a thread about which oil to run to divert peoples attention somewhere else.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Nov-15-2019, 09:21:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By eacmen
Re: Trailing with Rear Wing

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191115/a3fff6d652fe4dd493873bff19422049.jpg

Hopefully we make it back to Maryland in one piece.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Nov-15-2019, 01:39:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,420
Posted By eacmen
Re: Trailering E46 M3, where to tie-down?

When we had to haul with uhaul piece of junk we just went to Home Depot and bought a 12ft 2x10 and packed the circular saw, it was still a pain.

Race ramps would also work.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-14-2019, 10:34:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By eacmen
Re: Trailing with Rear Wing

Thanks. I wasnít concerned too much with mpg. More concerned with it shifting the weight balance rearward while towing. Maybe normal road speeds it shouldnít be an issue?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-14-2019, 09:49:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By eacmen
Trailing with Rear Wing

For those with open trailer and rear wing do you remove it when trailering?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-14-2019, 01:04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,025
Posted By eacmen
Re: Post here if you've had a stock S54 crank damper fail

We needed to replace the front main seal. Thought about swapping in an oe balance from fcp at the same time. Took it off looked perfect. Put the original back on.

Original balancer, 94k miles....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-13-2019, 10:26:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,025
Posted By eacmen
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-13-2019, 09:21:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By eacmen
Re: Anyone run IRP camber plates?

I would go with ground control. Their service is great and parts are readily available.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-13-2019, 01:06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By eacmen
Re: Anyone bought from johnpollard594?

If the username ends with more than two numbers definitely a scam.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-11-2019, 08:26:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,826
Posted By eacmen
Re: Converting 6MT to SMG

If car was a daily driver I would prefer 6MT over SMG.

On track at my skill level SMG would definitely be quicker. Based on data Iím losing two seconds just in shifts.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-11-2019, 07:27:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,826
Posted By eacmen
Re: Converting 6MT to SMG

Subíd this also interests me.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Nov-11-2019, 03:31:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By eacmen
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Nov-11-2019, 01:06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By eacmen
Re: Unable to read DME or any modules

Strange indeed. I know some older M3s need two pins on the connector to be shorted. Maybe the previous cars you connected to didnít require this?

Connect to battery tender and try again?

Do you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-11-2019, 12:29:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By eacmen
Re: Oil a little milky

Leak down test is pretty easy to do and will give you piece of mind.

If everything checks out Iíd run the engine with fresh oil for a couple hundred miles then change it.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Mon, Nov-11-2019, 12:27:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By eacmen
Re: Unable to read DME or any modules

If the car is working otherwise, sounds like a laptop or connection issue.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Nov-10-2019, 05:37:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By eacmen
Re: OEM 18Ē Square Track setup

Might be a little off topic here. But we currently have two sets of square 18x9.5 et35 wheels. We might be getting a car with square 18x9.5 et22 wheels.

Would it be possible to switch between the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-09-2019, 06:53:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By eacmen
Re: Shroth Quick Fit Pro Harness - Passenger - Silver

Some have asked for photos of the drivers side harness. I donít feel right selling it as Schroth recommends discarding any harnesses after a crash if someone was strapped in.

That being said I...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-08-2019, 11:13:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By eacmen
Shroth Quick Fit Pro Harness - Passenger - Silver

Up for sale are some Quick Fit Pro Harnesses. Only for use with E46 Chassis.

Reason I only have the passenger side is I was wearing the drivers side when I crashed - nobody was in passenger seat....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-08-2019, 01:21:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By eacmen
Re: BlackStone oil report

When you get the rod bearings done make sure they are installed correctly. Dont be like this youtuber who had his fail after 20km because the previous owner or the mechanic was a moron and swapped...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-07-2019, 01:22:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By eacmen
Re: Seeking Help: VANOS Timing

Click type torque wrench with crows foot.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-06-2019, 11:49:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By eacmen
Re: Seeking Help: VANOS Timing

I was also curious about this. Iíve never done a cam install tho. I assumed that when the hubs are unbolted the cams are effectively free to rotate so the procedure should be the same as OE cam....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-06-2019, 11:21:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By eacmen
Re: Seeking Help: VANOS Timing

I torqued the hub bolts to spec. Then rotated the engine CW several times and attempted to recheck timing. It was as the rechecking of timing after the hub bolts were torqued is when I was man...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-06-2019, 08:38:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By eacmen
Re: Seeking Help: VANOS Timing

Was simply following the first steps of the Beisan guide (http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/s54_vanos_rattle_procedure.htm) under "Checking of engine timing":
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-06-2019, 05:53:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By eacmen
Re: BlackStone oil report

Iím Not an expert at reading these things. Buta single test must be taken with a grain of salt. You need to do another test and analyze the trend. Rod bearingís usually wear lead first. By the time...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-06-2019, 02:16:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By eacmen
Re: Seeking Help: VANOS Timing

Retarding the cam.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-06-2019, 12:49:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By eacmen
Re: Seeking Help: VANOS Timing

Iím in Maryland. Not an expert but done this once before and the vanos test came out near perfect. Hit me up in PM if nobody closer to you reaches out.

The thing that got me was when I would check...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-05-2019, 09:23:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By eacmen
Re: Mason Strut Bar vs Tire Wall

Correct.

Is going to be a while until i can get my bar back to him for repair. Iíll keep people posted on the progress.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-05-2019, 09:18:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By eacmen
Re: E31 brembo crossover line

Also found this on a mustang forum, dude fab'd his own crossover tube:

https://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-2014-mustangs/725807-repairing-brembo-crossover-line.html
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-05-2019, 08:58:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By eacmen
Re: E31 brembo crossover line

Have you tried contacting David Zeckhausen (https://www.zeckhausen.com/)? He can usually find stuff if it exists.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Nov-05-2019, 08:49:07 PM
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FYI: Scam alert
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Posted By eacmen
Re: Scam alert

Reported this guy last week. How do we get his account disabled?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-05-2019, 08:00:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-05-2019, 07:40:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,486
Posted By eacmen
Re: DMG Autosport front sturt bar initial impressions

I spoke with Mason today. He does not make these for Rogue.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-05-2019, 07:18:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By eacmen
Re: Mason Strut Bar vs Tire Wall

More pics from the underside of the bar. Spoke with John from Mason Engineering today. He said he could repair the bar and possibly convert it to a three piece design.

Maybe the best of both...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Nov-05-2019, 04:08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By eacmen
Re: OE strut tower inserts to eliminate slots/add stiffness

I like both of these solutions. Nicely done gentlemen. I need to learn to weld.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Tue, Nov-05-2019, 12:16:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By eacmen
Re: Needed: Junk Front Struts

Yeah i did. Thanks!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-04-2019, 11:14:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,486
Posted By eacmen
DMG Autosport front sturt bar initial impressions

Correct. If youíre putting the car in the air then unbolt the bar. Take it off. Reattach the nuts on the strut hat or camber plate. Then raise the car. I did this several times with no affect on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-04-2019, 11:11:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,486
Posted By eacmen
Re: DMG Autosport front sturt bar initial impressions

My car was a 2001 so it came with no factory strut bar. If you have a factory strut bar probably not worth the cost. Though i would check the factory bars they are known to crack and tear.

I had...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-04-2019, 10:18:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,486
Posted By eacmen
Re: DMG Autosport front sturt bar initial impressions

Yes you must remove the bar when the car is on the ground.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-04-2019, 04:08:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,486
Posted By eacmen
Re: DMG Autosport front sturt bar initial impressions

The mason bar has slots as well. The bar actually rests on the lip of the strut tower and that is what prevents the lateral movement. Whatís important is the tolerance between the lip of the strut...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Nov-04-2019, 03:57:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By eacmen
Re: Ride height rake (front to rear)

Measuring from the center of wheels to fender.

Agree that measuring rake youíll want to measure from the rocker panel or jack pad to the ground.

Build Journal has a writeup with their specs...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Nov-03-2019, 01:23:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By eacmen
Re: Ride height rake (front to rear)

Alignment specs?
Tires?
Corner weights?
Aero?

There is a ton that goes into selecting the ride height. There are so many variables that go into selecting proper ride height. You just have to...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-02-2019, 11:18:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,511
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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Oct-31-2019, 08:37:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By eacmen
Re: Toting track wheels with harness/roll bar...

I was in the same boat as you. Got the QFPs in the interim. Was scheduled to get roll bar welded in. Then wrecked. The QFP harness andHANS did its job. I think a 3pt would have hurt alot more.
...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Oct-31-2019, 05:10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By eacmen
Re: Toting track wheels with harness/roll bar...

http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org/BMW_CCA_Tarheel_Chapter_Drivers_School_Rules_2012.pdf

While #8 is only a recommendation Iíve seen it enforced at onsite tech. Iíve even had my quick fits fail tech...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Oct-31-2019, 03:56:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By eacmen
Re: Toting track wheels with harness/roll bar...

FWIW All of the clubs Iíve run with would not allow 4/5/6 pt harnesses without a roll bar. The only exception is the Schroth Quick Fits and if you did use them it had to be with factory seats.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Oct-31-2019, 04:24:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By eacmen
Re: Forged Wheel Repair for Track Use?

Just ordered two new wheels.
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