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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, May-20-2017, 11:05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: E46 M3 Heatshield Front Windshield Deflector

Item has been sold.

Sorry about the imgur links not working.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, May-20-2017, 08:52:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: E46 M3 Heatshield Front Windshield Deflector

More pictures:
http://i.imgur.com/XiAAYkD.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/GUJoRwx.jpg?1
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, May-20-2017, 08:40:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By liveS7RONG
E46 M3 Heatshield Front Windshield Deflector

Lightly used Heatshield brand sun deflector for the front windshield. Fitment from my recollection is excellent.

$5 + shipping from Central Oregon. I can get a great rate for UPS ground thru my...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-11-2016, 10:49:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: OEM Section 1 w/ 100 cell cats

Item has been sold, please close.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-11-2016, 10:48:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: OEM. Section 2 w/ Resonators

Item has been sold, please close.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jan-10-2016, 03:45:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: OEM. Section 2 w/ Resonators

Item is tentatively sold pending payment.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jan-10-2016, 03:44:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: OEM Section 1 w/ 100 cell cats

Item is tentatively sold pending payment.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jan-09-2016, 02:13:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Broken CPI Section 1 w/ Cats

$20-30. I'll know more on Monday.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-08-2016, 11:34:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By liveS7RONG
Broken CPI Section 1 w/ Cats

Looking to clear up more space and offload my lightly used CPI Catted Section 1 with one dislodged cat. Not sure how it happened but one side has a splintered core. Will need some repair to be useful...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-08-2016, 11:22:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By liveS7RONG
OEM. Section 2 w/ Resonators

OEM Section 2 with some resonators added inline, not sure on the brand. I got it in a package deal with some headers but never installed. It's been taking up space ever since.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-08-2016, 11:16:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By liveS7RONG
Winter Wheels + Tires

I've got a set of 17 x 7.5" Sparco Assetto Gara (ET 38) wheels with 225/45/17 Dunlop Wintersport 4D tires. The set has been used for two seasons, one by me for ~1500 miles and one by the original...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-08-2016, 10:44:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: OEM Section 1 w/ 100 cell cats

Bump. Price drop to $200.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-31-2015, 12:23:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Ceramic Coated eBay Headers

Headers have been sold.
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, Dec-29-2015, 08:13:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: WTB Aftermarket section 1

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=536268

I have access to cheap UPS shipping if you're interested.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-17-2015, 10:13:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Need help with emissions: 02 sensor not ready after multiple drive cycles

I had the same exact problem with a modified (ECU tune) car taken back to stock for CA smog testing. No matter how many times I tried the drive cycle, I could never get the O2 Monitor to go ready. It...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-09-2015, 04:44:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: OEM Section 1 w/ 100 cell cats

Bump. Price drop to $225.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-09-2015, 04:44:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Ceramic Coated eBay Headers

Bump. Price drop to $325.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Nov-05-2015, 12:40:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Ceramic Coated eBay Headers

Central Oregon, 97702.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-30-2015, 12:36:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: OEM Section 1 w/ 100 cell cats

Located in Central Oregon, 97702.

It has been a while since the headers/cats were on the car before selling but from what I recall, the gas smell was greatly reduced if almost non-existent.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-30-2015, 12:06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: OEM Section 1 w/ 100 cell cats

Imgur link should have the album. If not I'll embed them later.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-29-2015, 11:33:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By liveS7RONG
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-29-2015, 11:32:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By liveS7RONG
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-22-2015, 01:29:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By liveS7RONG
OEM Section 1 w/ 100 cell cats

Purchased a Section 1 with resonators welded in but later had Random Technology 100 Cell Cats welded in to combat the fuel smell when running aftermarket headers.

Cats were tied in with a little...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-22-2015, 01:24:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By liveS7RONG
Ceramic Coated eBay Headers

Purchased these a few years back from a forum member who had taken the time and energy to get them to fit properly. Headers clear the heat shield, O2 bungs are situated correctly and the fitment is...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Fri, Aug-21-2015, 11:47:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: WTB: Dinan rear muffler

Where are you located? I have one I might be willing to part with.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-11-2015, 05:26:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By liveS7RONG
FS: 03.5 M3 CB/Cinn SMG 131k miles - OR

Car is sold. Please close thread. Thanks.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-04-2014, 11:35:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: FS: Dunlop SD Wintersport 3D 245/40/18 - 4 Tires

Willing to ship to the West Coast?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-04-2014, 11:32:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Winter Setup - OEM 18" Square Wheels on Blizzaks

I'll take second in line, if you're willing to ship to the West Coast on my dime.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-04-2014, 11:24:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Four Dunlop SP Winter Sport tires 225/45/18

Willing to ship to the West Coast?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Nov-25-2014, 05:40:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By liveS7RONG
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-21-2014, 05:54:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: My 18' OEM WHEELS FOR YOUR 19's OEM

I'm looking to step down from 19s to 18s to make searching for winter tires that much easier/cheaper. I'll PM you my info.

My 19s are straight with only one area of curb rash, front passenger...
Forum: Pacific Tue, Nov-04-2014, 06:05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Plasti Dip

http://www.raail.com/coatings/

Take a look at that alternative. Looks like there is a shop in Orinda that is a certified dealer.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-30-2014, 06:25:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Multiple Misfires

I haven't checked the grounds, but my feeling was perhaps this might be an electrical issue. I'll look into the wiring!

I have swapped the 4/5/6 coils to the cylinders 1/2/3 and still get misfires...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-30-2014, 04:22:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Multiple Misfires

Update, replaced the fuel filter this past weekend and drove the car without issues for a few days. Also got on the throttle here and there to see if the hesitation/misfiring would return. Nada.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-25-2014, 01:58:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Multiple Misfires

New plugs are installed and the ignition coils were replaced just last June. I'll tackle the fuel filter this weekend. I'll also take a look at the VANOS solenoid but I replaced that within the last...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-25-2014, 01:24:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By liveS7RONG
Multiple Misfires

All,

I've searched up and down to pinpoint my problem but nothing seems to jump out at me.

I threw codes this week for multiple misfires (Cylinder 4, 5 and 6). Coils were only 1 year old...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-23-2014, 06:41:38 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 12,144
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: WPC treated - GB - any part

Still $301.65 for the WPC treated bearings? I missed the last two buys and figured I need to tackle the bearings eventually (126k miles).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-10-2014, 11:29:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: At my wits end. Not ready- emissions

I replaced my upstream O2 sensors hoping my problem (and your problem) would go away, even though the old sensors weren't throwing codes and had less than 20k miles on them. After many drive cycles...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jun-04-2014, 03:57:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By liveS7RONG
19" VMR CSL Reps

19 x 8.5 ET40 and 19 x 9.5 ET22, Matte Black.

Bought these back in late 2007/early 2008 from EAS. I believe these the early version from VMR. They were my daily wheels up until last year.

One...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-19-2014, 04:47:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Evolve and California SMOG

That's what I was left with when I was running the Stage 2 with O2s set to ready.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-19-2014, 01:56:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Evolve and California SMOG

Give Frank at Tuning Tech a chance. He's based on the eastern seaboard so you by default have a better chance of communicating in a timely manner. Whether or not his tune carries the same risk of O2...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-19-2014, 01:50:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Evolve and California SMOG

+1. I wasted many gallons of gas and hours of my life trying to get my OBD2 monitors to go ready using an Evolve ECU. If I had to do it all over again, TTFS or nothing at all.
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Sat, May-03-2014, 06:10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,158
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Underbody panels?

www.s14.net

You'll have to register first to start a new thread.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?model=1001&mospid=47266&hg=01

Try that link.
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, May-02-2014, 06:12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,158
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Underbody panels?

Not sure if you're aware, but go to S14.net and look around there. Lots of users and good information there.

Real OEM is another great website for part searching.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-16-2014, 02:39:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

Yes, very happy to have a new sticker coming my way but I'm still frustrated that I cannot get the O2 Sensor monitor to go ready.

Also wanted to point out that the tech said his shop wasn't going...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-15-2014, 11:56:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

I've got an update of sorts!

Found a place that would let me test with the 1 monitor not ready. Ran the gas tank down to almost "yellow" light keeping the revs north of 4k. Pulled over and added...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-11-2014, 01:20:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: O2 sensors not resetting

Yes. No matter what file I load, O2 sensors will never go ready. Stock, Stage 2, "Emissions" and even recovering the ECU with the file I sent to Evolve.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-10-2014, 08:29:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: O2 sensors not resetting

OP, we've traded texts about this as I'm having the same damn problem. New O2 sensors haven't fixed anything.

I've found one STAR place that will let me test with 1 monitor incomplete. Others...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-27-2014, 05:41:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,190
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Where should I place jack stands under the car?

FYI, I have to place something under my front wheels to get enough clearance for my low profile jack to not get stuck when lowering down the front end by the center lift pad. And I'm not even all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-22-2014, 03:13:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By liveS7RONG
No CAN Identification

Posted this in the coding/tuning section (sorry mods) but want to get some more traffic.

I'm getting some weird codes pop up when scanning with AutoEnginuity.

Related to the instrument cluster,...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sat, Mar-22-2014, 12:31:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,044
Posted By liveS7RONG
No CAN Identification (DME)

Not sure if this is the best place for this but I'm getting some weird codes pop up when scanning with AutoEnginuity.

Related to the instrument cluster, I get the following:

No CAN...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-21-2014, 02:38:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

I'm really not in the mood to fight another header install.

I've had the same setup you describe minus 100 cell cats way at the end of the section 1. Post cat O2s were plugged in the original...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-20-2014, 03:56:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

I've recently confirmed with Evan at Tischer BMW that I had the emissions recall performed back in 2009 so the file I sent to Evolve should keep me covered in that regard.

I have stock (100k...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-19-2014, 01:19:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

Bumping this again to get some opinions on my BMW drive cycle technique.

Here's how I conduct my business:

Cold start, idle for 2 mins 15 seconds
Drive 1 to 2 miles keeping under 3k RPM to get...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-18-2014, 03:20:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

I have 3 different code scanners, all of them not providing any insights. My most reliable scanner (AutoEnginuity) has the enhanced BMW package, so I get a detailed readout.

One thing I've always...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-18-2014, 02:13:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

Sigh, still at this. Installed new pre cat O2 sensors (Bosch from Amazon) and acquired a like new 400 cell cat section 1. I've reverted back to the original ECU/DME file (.org) after using the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-13-2014, 06:02:09 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 45,115
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Review: AKG 90A subframe bushings

+1. Don't really want to be left with having to install OEM bushings either. At least the reinforcement part and other miscellaneous items replaced won't have to be repeated.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-13-2014, 03:19:09 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 45,115
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Review: AKG 90A subframe bushings

Welp. I probably should be interested in this as well. Did my subframe reinforcement over this past "winter" and used some 90A bushings with the stock differential bushings. Hooray.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-04-2014, 12:22:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: How to distinguish o2 sensors.

For OEM headers? No, IMO. Bank 1 pre cat sensor is very easy. Bank 2 pre cat sensor is the most difficult of the 4. I have an O2 sensor socket which makes things easier. For Bank 2 I found it best to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-03-2014, 11:50:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: How to distinguish o2 sensors.

That is Bank 1 Sensor 1 I think...so you'd want 13949. But don't quote me on that. I also think you're best off ordering both pre cat sensors.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-03-2014, 11:26:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: How to distinguish o2 sensors.

#13949 upstream
#13952 upstream
#15138 downstream
#13951 downstream

Taken from an old post, which I think you're referencing. I just ordered the upstream (in 2012 and last week) and will...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-02-2014, 05:55:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By liveS7RONG
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-28-2014, 04:22:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,425
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA SMOG

Thanks, I might have to go that route. I just installed new pre cat O2 sensors and after one drive cycle, O2 Sensor monitor is not showing ready. I'm coming up on two months overdue now and I'm ready...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-20-2014, 05:16:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,425
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA SMOG

I was wondering that myself. If I recall correctly, can only load .mod files, so not sure how to revert back to the .org/.data file.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-19-2014, 06:27:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,425
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA SMOG

When did you go for testing? I called one place and they said ALL monitors need to be complete. I was hoping (and there are reports) you can have 1 not ready.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-19-2014, 06:19:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,425
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA SMOG

I only got 2 files back from Evolve, the "stock" and the "Stage 2". I am curious about this original file as I didn't see any reference to that in my emails.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-19-2014, 06:18:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,425
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA SMOG

No, I swapped back to OEM headers before testing. In fact, car hasn't been back on the rollers yet as I want to ensure my OBD2 monitors are all set.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-18-2014, 09:26:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,425
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA SMOG

Lucky, I wish I had just gone that route. Major PITA.

I've tried two different sets of O2 sensors, one removed after passing smog with my OEM headers and another that I installed with my eBay...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-18-2014, 08:02:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,425
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA SMOG

Are you tuned? My hardware setup (OEM headers + O2 sensors) passed 2 years ago when I removed them. Now with them back on the car, I cannot get my OBD2 monitors ready.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-18-2014, 08:00:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,425
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA SMOG

Where are you located exactly? I have two scanners that we can use to compare your moniitors vs mine. The smog shop should've also been able to tell you, or maybe it is on your report too.

FYI, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-18-2014, 07:26:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,425
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA SMOG

I'm in the same boat. Do you know what OBD2 monitors are not showing ready? I might be able to provide some assistance by comparing what I'm dealing with.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-18-2014, 07:05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,959
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Complimenting SMG CSL with Evolve

I've tried loading the stock tune, still don't get results that make any sense. Currently sitting at ~40 email exchanges with Evolve, the continental difference is really annoying.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-18-2014, 06:57:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

Not 100% sure on all the changes but the Emissions tune has cold start delete disabled. This allowed my O2 Heaters to go ready.

No word from Evolve on what else changed between the tunes....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-18-2014, 06:32:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,959
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Complimenting SMG CSL with Evolve

Great. There goes my hope of trying to resolve my emissions testing on my own.

On a related note, would the dealer be able to flash my car completely back to stock (pre Evolve)?
Forum: Pacific Tue, Feb-18-2014, 06:28:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By liveS7RONG
Ventura County - ride along with my AE software

Looking for anybody close to Ventura county with an E46 M3 that will let me ride along with them and see what kind of voltages their O2 sensors are putting out.

I'm having a maddening experience...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-18-2014, 05:51:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

Update...still working with Evolve to try and figure this problem out.

Latest tune has me down to just O2 Sensors not ready. Drive cycles do not seem to help. CA requires all monitors to be set...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-14-2014, 04:51:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

It's been a confusing time trying to figure out what's wrong when talking to Sal. He sent me a new file to test that had cold start turned back on, I had that option selected when I bought my Stage...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Feb-12-2014, 04:50:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: SoCal members - flash me?

They take quite a while. From a cold start:

Idle for 2 mins 10 secs
Drive under 3k RPM to an area I can sustain 20-30 mph for 3 mins 15 secs (let's say 2 miles to get to this point)
Drive under...
Forum: Pacific Wed, Feb-12-2014, 04:45:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: SoCal members with INPA/winKFP

Yes, US tune with DME recall performed.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Feb-12-2014, 04:43:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: SoCal members - flash me?

Have tried that. Two sets of O2 sensors. Different monitors won't show ready depending on which Evolve file I load.
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Feb-12-2014, 04:42:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: SoCal members - flash me?

Working with Evolve to try and rectify this but here's the best way I can describe my situation:

Bought eBay headers. Bought new Bosch O2 sensors, post O2s sit right next to pre O2s. Bought Evolve...
Forum: Pacific Wed, Feb-12-2014, 03:34:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By liveS7RONG
SoCal members with INPA/winKFP

I'm having a terrible time getting my car ready for CA smog and going back to my stock tune via Evolve is giving me strange results.

Would love to go back to US DME recall or even the Euro tune....
Forum: Coding and Tuning Wed, Feb-12-2014, 03:33:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By liveS7RONG
SoCal members - flash me?

I'm having a terrible time getting my car ready for CA smog and going back to my stock tune via Evolve is giving me strange results.

Would love to go back to US DME recall or even the Euro tune....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-11-2014, 05:12:38 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 37,038
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Evolve Tune FAQ + tech support

Does anybody else have trouble pulling ODB2 monitor information with the Evolve tune? My generic OBD2 scanner goes back and forth between checking all the I/M monitors and only the Comprehensive...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-09-2014, 03:27:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

I am in communication with Sal and he's working on a solution...Stage 2 tune was supposed to have the O2s set to ready, but no matter how many times I did the drive cycle I still couldn't get the O2...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-09-2014, 01:20:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

Bump. Can anybody offer some help? Very confused. No codes (verified by AE multiple times) and no issue with the way the car runs.

Swapped back to OEM headers, swapped back to my original ECU...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-06-2014, 11:59:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,903
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Car will not pass emissions: O2 Monitors "Not Ready"

Bumping this thread as I'm at my wit's end trying to get my monitors ready. Swapped my headers back to OEM but kept the Evolve Stage 2 tune as I wasn't sure I needed to go back to the stock flash. No...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Feb-04-2014, 03:45:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,680
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Has s14.net ever worked properly?

We got hacked. The kind sir in charge of the site is working on his own dime to get the site back online and functional. Not only did he have to recover lots of data/posts, he modernized the forum...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Jan-28-2014, 07:05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,401
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Is buying and E90 M3 now a bad idea?

I'm also in the same situation (soon). Wanting to upgrade to something with four doors and the E90 is in the lead to replace my E46. Hoping that prices come down within the next year or at least...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-25-2014, 06:30:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,365
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Can the S50 timing guides be used on our cars?

Subscribed. Didn't know to look at my timing guide when I had my VANOS out. Would be interested in a more robust replacement.

And as a proud owner of an S14B23 that I'm slowly reassembling, I know...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-21-2014, 04:45:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA Smog: 16 of 18 nuts tight...exhaust leak?

I just went ahead and dropped them down and out of the engine bay. Once I had all the nuts loose it wasn't really much effort at all to remove the headers.

Anxiously waiting for the shipments of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-20-2014, 04:50:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA Smog: 16 of 18 nuts tight...exhaust leak?

I figured as much. Ordering new hardware now and chalking this up to being an idiot.

Did you have to remove the headers or can I just drop them down to make room for stud installation?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-20-2014, 02:41:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA Smog: 16 of 18 nuts tight...exhaust leak?

I'm not confident I can get the last 2, so I'm inclined now to just admit defeat and order new hardware. I'm hoping I can just loosen the headers and drop them down far enough to screw in 18 new...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-20-2014, 04:49:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: CA Smog: 16 of 18 nuts tight...exhaust leak?

Ventura County.

I'm more interested in some opinions on whether I should just go with it and cross my fingers. I'll swap back to my aftermarket headers and proper installation as soon as I get...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-20-2014, 01:49:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By liveS7RONG
CA Smog: 16 of 18 nuts tight...exhaust leak?

Foolishly tackled the swapping out of my ebay headers for my OEM headers and I didn't purchase new hardware...meaning I had to reuse the relatively new exhaust manifold gaskets (for shame!). Short on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2013, 07:27:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Some last minute questions before I reinforce the subframe.

I just did my reinforcement over the Thanksgiving break. It was a very slow process but I was also replacing all bushings while I had everything out of the car. Might also be a good time to replace...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-28-2013, 03:11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Differential Shaft Output O-ring Help

No, I've got that part handled just fine. MrFab answered my question.

I installed my new output shaft seals with about 3/16" or so gap from the OUTSIDE facing edge, meaning the seals still rest on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-28-2013, 03:34:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Differential Shaft Output O-ring Help

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/o/a/82.png
I'm referring to #4 as the transmission cover. I stole this picture from the E30 diagram.#8 in this picture is the same sized o-ring as the E46.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2013, 02:27:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By liveS7RONG
Re: Differential Shaft Output O-ring Help

No offense taken, I tried to search for what BMW calls the metal piece that comes out on either side of the drive flanges (driver and passenger). I think I saw an E36 post somewhere and they were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2013, 03:45:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By liveS7RONG
Differential Shaft Output O-ring Help

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/g/j/241.png
Group,

In the middle of replacing all the seals on my differential. Due to my clumsiness, I was not able to document which way the "transmission"...
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