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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 05:30:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,742
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Rod bearing replacement cost

Nice video! Also took me a few days to do but I was doing VANOS and other stuff. I used 1/2 Snapon techangle, much easier.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-24-2018, 08:06:46 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 31,107
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-17-2018, 10:27:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: time to replace the side mirror glass

Went the same route when I changed mine but couldn't remember which Ebayer I bought them from.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-19-2018, 06:04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Windshield Washer Fluid Tank Delete-Wiring

I just used Quick Splice to short the two wires, no issues.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-10-2018, 09:12:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,582
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: DIY: E46 M3 detailed rod bearing replacement and front suspension refreshment

Now imagine doing this lying on your back on jack stands. I recommend taking your time and get the right tools.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-10-2018, 07:38:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Fail.

You guys are brutal!:lolhit:

If you check the manual, it says you can use lower octane gas but with power loss.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-10-2018, 06:46:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,570
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Trying to understand the vanos timing when reinstalling splined shafts

So basically, at the beginning you tighten the first 3 hub bolts then rotate the crank 2 full rotations back to TDC on cyl 1; loosen the hub bolts you just tighten; re-time or align the cams but this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-22-2018, 06:12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-20-2018, 06:14:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,746
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-19-2018, 08:53:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,582
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: DIY: E46 M3 detailed rod bearing replacement and front suspension refreshment

^This and just to add, the 1/2 inch Snap On is preferred for me.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-10-2017, 07:19:54 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,114
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: E46 M3 Daily Drivers, have you considered another DD?

Thread revival ha!
Been DD mine from day one. However, my commute is very short though, 7 miles each direction.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-09-2017, 07:26:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,719
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: 900 mile road trip?

I did a road trip from San Diego, CA to Oklahoma City and back, had no issues.
Beautiful scenery/drive between Arizona and New Mexico.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-05-2017, 09:04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-03-2017, 08:01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: E46 M3 drive cycle?

I did the cycle around 8am in my area. There were some cars on the freeway but not a lot.
People were looking at me funny when I was cruising at or under 55mph on an M3. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-03-2017, 07:53:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: E46 M3 drive cycle?

It is PITA, in my case, normal driving didn't help. I drove normally for two weeks close to 300 miles, CAT monitor was not ready until I did the cycle I described above.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-03-2017, 07:49:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: E46 M3 drive cycle?

I don't think stopping prior to getting on the freeway to start the cycle has any effect. Before I started mine, I had to stop at 5 or 6 stop signs and lights combination before hitting the freeway....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-03-2017, 07:04:11 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 6,239
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Vanos help please.

Funny you mentioned this, I was nervous about dropping the wrench even with stuffing with towel rags/shop towel so use a long metal twist tie to secure the closed end of each wrench. This way, if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-29-2017, 10:50:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Rod Bearing Replacements

Nice work OP!:thumbsup2:


Same here, stripped a few heads.



^This. I have no affiliation with Snap-on but after stripping a few bolts, I've decided that spending a few dollars on the...
Forum: Pacific Thu, Oct-26-2017, 06:20:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,189
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Shop in Bay Area to do my subframe

Hmmm.... Perhaps I should've taken vacation and driven up there to get this done.



That is very reasonable price.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 11:55:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-24-2017, 07:09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,439
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-20-2017, 05:34:53 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 23,523
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Cheapest Oil Change Kit?

I used to get these from local Audi dealers also for about $9.72 per liter. Unfortunately for folks in San Diego, CA, at least for myself, Audi had raised the price. I called three separate dealers,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-16-2017, 06:28:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Is this oil ok to use?

Did oil change last weekend with the same oil. Now the car feels super!:laughhard:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-16-2017, 06:22:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,974
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-06-2017, 10:53:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,412
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: E46 M3 being Forgotten...

I did the opposite. Marriage to the wife first.

M3 was my second marriage and second wife.
Now the first wife is complaining that I spend too much time with my second wife and son. :rofl3:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-05-2017, 11:53:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,412
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: E46 M3 being Forgotten...

:lolhit:

I have a 3 year old boy, it is taking a lot of my time caring for him. Put him in the back on car seat on the M3, he seems to enjoy it as much as I do.:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 06:06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,460
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Problems with Vanos and Timing

Yes, try rocking back and forth. It will move.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-21-2017, 07:20:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Camshaft Wear

Mine is not as gold as the OP.



Here's mine at 100K miles when I did valves adjustment, rob bearing etc... Oil change interval ~7000mi.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-13-2017, 11:58:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Question about VANOS issue

Well, if any part of the broken hub tabs gets down and wedges on the timing chain, you will have catastrophic engine failure. This is the reason why most of us performed VANOS lock-down using Beisan...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-13-2017, 10:14:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,937
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Trade E46 M3 for E92 335i?

Driven my buddy's modded E92 335, very fast but it is not an M. Yes, I'm bias.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-12-2017, 10:49:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Vanos splined shaft installation

Check out this thread but do not mix with Beisan procedure. Use one or the other.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=411224&highlight=vanos+timing
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-11-2017, 06:13:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,754
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Floor mats - Velcro vs Through Post Style

I just bought a set from ECS and got the new style last week, no foam backing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-07-2017, 06:51:19 PM
Replies: 8,997
Views: 593,720
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Got new floor mats from ECS tuning today. Hope these lasts a bit longer.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-07-2017, 06:39:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,554
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: E46 m3 value will "shoot up" soon

You don't feel the extra 10hp when you hit the sport button? Yours must be broken.:hmm:






:jk:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-07-2017, 05:14:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,439
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: would you go with smg or manual. Planning on going for some shopping

I went with manual was purely preference.
I agree about getting use to SMG. When I first drove it, it was bucking bronco. My buddy allows me to drive his car over the years, now I am actually...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-06-2017, 10:37:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Is there any faux or fake leather in my M3 ? I have the nappa.

I'm switching back and forth between Leatherique and Gliptone. Very messy with Leatherique application but the result is amazing. :twocents:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-05-2017, 11:41:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,439
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: would you go with smg or manual. Planning on going for some shopping

Yep, drive both and choose. I've driven both but decided on manual. This is just my preference, nothing more.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-01-2017, 06:18:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Long drive, can't wait

Did a solo trip from San Diego to Oklahoma City and back in 2012 ~3000Miles. It was a fun drive and got to open her up on I40 from Arizona to New Mexico. :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-31-2017, 07:48:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,381
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Your Process for Remembering How to Re-Assemble: Deep, Longer Term Projects

You must have photographic memory. I use phone snapshots, bag, label, and card board.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 08:13:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-18-2017, 07:27:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: New guy with a new M3

Congrats and enjoy!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-15-2017, 04:43:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,648
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: 2003 E46 M3 on cross country trip.

As others have said, if the car is well maintained, you should not have any issues.
I've done a road trip from San Diego, CA to Oklahoma City, OK and back. It was a blast and luckily no tickets;...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-14-2017, 08:26:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,150
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Vincebar | CMPbar | Mason Engineering

Did you do the installation yourself? I am thinking going this route eventually. I also wanted weld.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-08-2017, 11:07:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,867
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Impulse buy, did I overpay?

21K is bit high I think. Definitely swapped interior.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-08-2017, 05:07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Reinforcement plate bolt stretch...quantified

^This. I've also used the old bolts many times, perhaps, I'm cheap.:raspberry: I have not had issues yet.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-04-2017, 05:51:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,936
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Castrol TWS to Castrol Supercar

I used to get Castrol TWS from local Audi dealer for under $10, now I called back a month ago, they have raised the price. :taser: They must have caught up realizing M3 folks are buying from them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-27-2017, 07:22:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Acceptable torque wrench for rod bearing job

^This, I/we struggled when I was helping my buddy doing his rod bearing so I got a used, but almost new from Ebay, Snap-On TechAngle for $275. Second time around was a breeze when doing rod on my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-06-2017, 07:03:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,013
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: E30 or F80 M3

This. I used to own non-M e30 and wish I hadn't sold it. When I first drove an e30 M3 owned by my cousin's friend when I was a young lad, I was also hooked. I was determined to get an M3 either e30...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-06-2017, 06:48:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,013
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: E30 or F80 M3

E30 gets my vote. You can always find F80 down the road.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-23-2017, 10:45:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,186
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: What color E46 M3 did you purchase and why?

Yes, I did. She wasn't much of a car person or a BMW person. The way she found out was my M3 has red seats vs 330ci had black seats; she thought I had swapped the seats instead of the car until I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-23-2017, 08:19:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,186
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: What color E46 M3 did you purchase and why?

^This. I will never buy black color car again.

For me, there were two new M3's, one Titanium Silver/black and Carbon Black/Imola Red, at the local dealer at the time I took my my 330ci in for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-21-2017, 11:14:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: 09/02 Build date has E12 Rod bolts

I was using SnapOn set, they fit pretty tight; the sockets themselves were not the problem. The problem was lying on my back and the angle relative to the engine block and the torque wrench during...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-21-2017, 08:19:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: 09/02 Build date has E12 Rod bolts

^This, I messed up 5 bolts doing on a jack stand even with a long inch SnapOn TechAngle.

OP, not saying that you will need extra but the E12 head seems easily slip/strip when doing 105 torque.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-14-2017, 10:30:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,563
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-09-2017, 07:27:15 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 77,974
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Rod Bearings

The consensus of this forum is there's no need to break in. I didn't break in when I did mine and I am about 5000 miles. So far so good and hitting the rev limiter every chance I get.:hattip:


...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-30-2017, 08:37:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,406
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Rod Bearing Comparison

I also stripped a couple bolts, however, I was using the longer 1/2" Snap-On Techangle and didn't have to muscle as hard as you were on the video.

Glad you got it done!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-23-2017, 07:18:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Connecting rod bearing torque question

Obioban,
I thought I saw you mentioned this on one of your posts, you repeated 4 times instead of 3. Is there an advantage on this and how many times are allowed on the bolt? Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-23-2017, 03:52:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Clutch Replacement and Parts Info

Thanks for putting the list together. I will use this when it's time to do my clutch.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-23-2017, 03:46:11 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 77,974
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Rod Bearings

I don't believe the filter can remove the microscopic contaminant.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-23-2017, 03:40:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Connecting rod bearing torque question

I did the first option of the above and I used multiple torque wrenches also. The angle was used with Snap On torque. It seems to be holding over 4k miles so far. Will get oil analysis on the next...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-22-2017, 11:36:35 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 77,974
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-22-2017, 11:34:16 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 77,974
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Rod Bearings

Would it be ok to reuse the drained oil, probably, but I would not recommend this. Spend a few dollars more and get new oil if I were you, think of it this way, you spent time and money doing the rod...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-19-2017, 07:35:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,822
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: What do you guys and gals have as fun daily drivers?

I've been daily driven my M3 since I bought it back in 2004. I am broke so no other vehicle.:lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-18-2017, 07:48:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,890
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Just got my AS SSK Installed...damn

You won't regret it, one of the best mods for sure!

The installation was PITA however!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-17-2017, 10:15:44 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 51,220
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: What was your worst modding decision?

Same here. The oil from filter fouled up my MAF sensor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-15-2017, 06:51:40 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 77,974
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Rod Bearings

I got the 1/2 inch. I suppose the 3/8 should work. 130 degrees?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-14-2017, 11:09:54 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 77,974
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Rod Bearings

If you were near me, I'll let you try Snap On techangle torque. It's the easiest way to angle torque if you're on your back, especially, if have to torque it three times for the newer model. You can...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, May-14-2017, 10:46:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-11-2017, 04:27:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,850
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: ECS Cooling refresh kit: OEM vs Aftermarket

LOL, old Samsonite commercial but I think that's a chimpanzee rather than a gorilla.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-10-2017, 11:27:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,277
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Cant pass smog test need help

Glad you got it passed.



Actually, California is one of the strictest states if not the strictest state when it comes to getting the car to pass smog.

The problem isn't about money but if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-10-2017, 03:32:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,355
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Shop owner totaled my e46.

I was thinking about this also but didn't the OP said that his insurance only covers liability but not collision and didn't cover what the idiot shop owner's mess or are you referring to the shop's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-09-2017, 11:28:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,277
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Cant pass smog test need help

Yup, the acceleration/deceleration was for some other stuff and I didn't do any of them.
1. The distance was about 25-30 miles I think, I wasn't paying attention on the miles. It's all starting...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-09-2017, 08:37:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,277
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Cant pass smog test need help

Sorry to hear about this and yes this was a little frustrating for me also.

1. Since I only have CAT Monitor not ready, I did not do this.
2. I did the run at about 8am, there weren't much...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-09-2017, 05:09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Blackstone Analysis Copper @100

Yup. I'd do the bearing.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-05-2017, 10:23:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,388
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-28-2017, 08:27:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Camshaft Bolt Torque Question

Yes sir, all of the above!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-28-2017, 08:19:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Camshaft Bolt Torque Question

Funny you said this, I used to use HF torque for lug also. I used Craftsman for other stuff until I did my rod bearing so I got Snap On techangle torque. Expensive but they worked great.

Yup OP,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-24-2017, 11:24:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-19-2017, 05:33:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,754
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Floor mats - Velcro vs Through Post Style

+1, need to replace mine, would appreciate to know the vendor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-13-2017, 09:11:18 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 77,974
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Rod Bearings

I used this also.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-06-2017, 05:23:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-04-2017, 07:17:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,453
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Valve Cover Gasket leak

I've used Elring gasket and got lucky with no leaks but since went back to BMW.

OP, while this has nothing to do with valve cover, you should also check CPV O-ring, this also prone to failure and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Mar-31-2017, 04:18:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: FS: HRE C20 19" Powde-rcoated Black San Diego

Thanks.

I will consider reasonable offer.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Mar-31-2017, 02:11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Mar-28-2017, 04:46:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-27-2017, 12:18:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-15-2017, 10:42:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: BMWDirectParts.com (Husker Auto)

Thanks for sharing. This is good to know, I will be ordering parts in coming weeks. Was your discount worth the shipping cost?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-14-2017, 08:17:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,757
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Broken Vanos Tab

^This. I had one broken tab. This broken tab did pretty nasty cuts on the disk. Kiav replaced the hub for me, this was before Beisan disk/TT hub came out. This past winter, I've redone VANOS with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-07-2017, 05:39:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,429
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: M3 as a Daily Driver?

Mine has been DD since I got her in 2004 short driving distance ~7 miles one way with stop and go city lights. Proper maintenance is the key. Only had one major issue of broken exhaust hub tab. But I...
Forum: Pacific Wed, Feb-01-2017, 03:57:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: South OC Mobile Wheel Repair

For $275 per wheel, I would probably buy new wheel. Not sure why his price had gone up, my friend said he had one fixed for way less.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-26-2017, 07:04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Sad day need advice/recommendation

That would buff right out. But seriously, get it fixed and you should be fine.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-23-2017, 04:37:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,012
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Does Your E46 BMW Consume Oil?

Check my oil level on regular basis, never had to add. Daily drive also.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-15-2017, 05:04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,277
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Cant pass smog test need help

Thanks. That did the trick, 55mph for 15 minutes.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jan-14-2017, 06:05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Tp///M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-14-2017, 05:56:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,277
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Cant pass smog test need help

Hi all,

I recently did my rod bearing and had to disconnect battery, now my CAT is not ready for smog. I'am in CA and the smog guy said I have to have everything ready.
What exactly drive cycle...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-13-2017, 03:36:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: FS: Brand New 2x S62 VANOS Diaphragm Spring Set

Mine was good, feels like car is pulling much stronger, Placebo effect. Can't hear rattle noise anymore.

I did see your post on main forum. I am surprised that you followed Beisan's procedure and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-13-2017, 03:12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: FS: Brand New 2x S62 VANOS Diaphragm Spring Set

I actually had them during the Xmas break when I was doing my rod bearing and VANOS upgrade, just didn't have time to post. Sorry...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-12-2017, 05:46:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Tp///M3
FS: Brand New 2x S62 VANOS Diaphragm Spring Set

Items had been Sold to DanAvoN7 For sale, new 2 x S62 sprocket hub diaphragm spring and pressure plate (PN 11-36-7-833-218). These are for those doing Beisan VANOS Rattle Repair. I bought two extra...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-09-2017, 07:55:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,934
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Stay away from 02SCM3-Scammer

LOL...

Seriously, I also live in San Diego, most M3 enthusiasts I've met over the years were pretty cool, Kiav for example. Well,there's always one bad apple in a basket I guess.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-09-2017, 04:59:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,934
Posted By Tp///M3
Re: Stay away from 02SCM3-Scammer

Wow, this really sucks. GL Op.
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