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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 11:57:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,059
Posted By Obioban
Re: TTFS CSL Tune vs 6spd swap

I’ve never been annoyed (fatigued) with my 6mts in traffic. If anything, it gives me something to do so I’m less bored :clueless:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 09:21:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,059
Posted By Obioban
Re: TTFS CSL Tune vs 6spd swap

You skipping leg day? I’ve never had any fatigue :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 08:30:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,042
Posted By Obioban
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

Have you thought about making another version for people that have sub frame reinforcement plates (that gets another couple mm of shortness)?

Also: Do your bushings play nicely with the V brace...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 08:14:04 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,130
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Any way we could get the spreadsheet as an excel file?

I'd love to be able to save changes and have one for each car :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 08:08:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,059
Posted By Obioban
Re: TTFS CSL Tune vs 6spd swap

The CSLification of SMG is so cheap it's nearly free, so you might as well try it.

... I'd 6mt swap the the car. The only place I don't dislike SMG is on track, when it's not overheating... and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 07:35:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By Obioban
Re: New E46M Headunit to Market: Xtron 9" Android 8 Octa, F30 Style

The Avin doesn't feel any slower to me than this unit looks in the video.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 06:47:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,166
Posted By Obioban
Re: End to all speculation: The CSL Kingpin

I would not be surprised if they are gone at this point. I know of two people that don't post on this forum that have ordered today, and I'm sure there's more than just them. The amount of lurkers on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 06:45:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By Obioban
Re: New E46M Headunit to Market: Xtron 9" Android 8 Octa, F30 Style

Yeah, I've got plug in carplay in the M3 with the Avin. It's so much better than anything else that it's the only criteria I have going forward-- but I want it wireless, so I don't have to plug in!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 05:30:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,166
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 04:22:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By Obioban
Re: New E46M Headunit to Market: Xtron 9" Android 8 Octa, F30 Style

They do make that, as well:
http://xtrons.com/android-8-1-octa-core-7-smart-multimedia-player-custom-fit-for-bmw-3440.html
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 01:20:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,166
Posted By Obioban
Re: End to all speculation: The CSL Kingpin

I ordered a set of these, and they've shipped.

When they arrive: Is there any way to verify they are, in fact, CSL parts?

It seems like when a lot of CSL parts (rear glass, roof, etc) get...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 01:01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By Obioban
Re: Wide Angle Mirror Glass

Believe it or not, american drivers vary from region to region, as well :P
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 02:34:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By Obioban
Re: New E46M Headunit to Market: Xtron 9" Android 8 Octa, F30 Style

You’d need the nav harness, which you have to run to the trunk.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-14-2018, 12:48:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By Obioban
Re: New E46M Headunit to Market: Xtron 9" Android 8 Octa, F30 Style

Hasn’t avin offered a physically identical unit to this for over a year?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 10:33:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By Obioban
Re: New E46M Headunit to Market: Xtron 9" Android 8 Octa, F30 Style

I’m waiting on wireless CarPlay. As soon as that exists, all the cars are getting head units.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-13-2018, 05:47:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hagerty Article: e39 530i is the best daily driver I've ever owned

It also has a reasonable weight, NA throttle response/lack of lag, a pretty stiff chassis, a full size spare so you're not gimped by RFTs (or limited by a can of goo) and HPS R&P steering :agree:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 05:35:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,176
Posted By Obioban
Re: How to properly aim your rear view mirrors.

That's exactly why I dislike them-- can't judge distance through them to save my life!
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-13-2018, 05:00:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Obioban
Hagerty Article: e39 530i is the best daily driver I've ever owned

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/12/10/2003-bmw-e39-530i-best-daily-driver

Also noticed that Consumer Reports listed the e39 530i as the best car ever made, a while back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 03:52:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,176
Posted By Obioban
Re: How to properly aim your rear view mirrors.

I searched for in it to post in a thread about the euro style convex mirrors, and how I dislike them, and decided it was worth a bump when I saw how long ago it was posted :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 03:24:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,176
Posted By Obioban
Re: How to properly aim your rear view mirrors.

But for a new group of owners.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 03:24:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By Obioban
Re: Wide Angle Mirror Glass

100% agreed. I bought it, ran it for a month, went back to stock. I found it very difficult to accurately judge distances, and didn't find it gave me any additional visibility beyond my normal mirror...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 03:07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Obioban
Re: High mileage rod bearings - what else while in there?

It's not common enough to worry about. Very rare, in fact. But, if you're in there...

It would trigger the stock, in cluster oil pressure warning (red light coming on red while the engine is on).
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Dec-13-2018, 02:08:22 PM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 688,707
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

~150,000 on the coupe. My lowest mileage car :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 12:20:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Obioban
Re: High mileage rod bearings - what else while in there?

The screen can fall apart, get sucked into the pump, and break it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 12:04:35 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,130
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

The radio on my way into work today said snow this afternoon, snow Friday, snow Saturday morning. Not much snow, but any snow and they're salting. I suspect the car is off the road till ~March. :(
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Dec-13-2018, 02:41:19 AM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 688,707
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=411517
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 06:46:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Obioban
Re: High mileage rod bearings - what else while in there?

If you have an earlier car, it wouldn't be the worse idea to do the oil pump pickup tube.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 06:41:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 03:45:06 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 98,703
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 03:11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Obioban
Cool Video tour of SuperSprint

Inside the Supersprint Exhaust Factory - YouTube

Having been there myself, it's only more impressive in person! :agree:
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Dec-12-2018, 02:10:07 PM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 688,707
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

For another month or two, though in no way do I mean that as an endorsement of them-- I just resigned myself to the damage having already been done to my car by them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 01:45:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: The rod bearing showcase and comprehensive info thread

I did-- it still sized correctly with the original sized bearings, and there was no scoring on the crank. I was somewhat relieved, at the time. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 04:42:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 03:53:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 03:36:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Obioban
Question Part number help needed! The bit that attaches the brake duct to the metal brackets

Behind the bumper/fog lights, there are some plastic fasteners, the sort with the center pin that expands it, that attach the brake duct to the metal inboard brackets. I can't find the PN for them...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 02:32:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Obioban
Re: Leather Swap on Front/Passenger Seats

Seems like passenger side has tilt forward holes on both sides of the seat, whereas the driver seat only has it on the outside. I'd assume this means the passenger side has holes in the leather on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 02:28:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Obioban
Re: S54 vanos solenoid screws

First time I've ever seen anyone need a set, so I don't know how much demand you'll see if you make them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 12:48:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Obioban
Re: carbon hood gas spring

You might be best off buying a tired, used set of hook shocks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 06:56:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By Obioban
Re: ACL Rod Bearings?

I've also never heard of a changeover on the S54?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 04:57:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Obioban
Re: carbon hood gas spring

I also want to know this!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 03:40:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: The rod bearing showcase and comprehensive info thread

I would, but sadly photobucket ate it.

If you have elevated copper (to say nothing of lead), it's time to stop delaying and replace the bearings. If there's an audible knock from anywhere, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 12:49:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,823
Posted By Obioban
Re: What coilover would you recommend for carving canyons KW clubsports or TC Kline D

I believe it's because KW goes through the TUV process, which the US based suspension makers do not (since we don't have TUV). That means that KW is one of the only street legal aftermarket...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-09-2018, 09:52:21 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,130
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I have a set of the GC Street plates in the garage-- I think Donovan is very wrong about that!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-08-2018, 10:12:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,987
Posted By Obioban
Re: 500k+ Mile E36 M3

Looks noisy.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-08-2018, 04:57:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,166
Posted By Obioban
Re: End to all speculation: The CSL Kingpin

How long till BMW runs out of stock on these because of this thread? :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-08-2018, 03:32:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,166
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 05:47:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,823
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 03:38:22 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 98,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

I do oil changes at the 50% mark and 0% points (so 7750 and 0 miles) on the OBC service counter. The service counter goes by miles of gas driven, so track use means oil changes happen more often....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 03:00:36 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 98,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

That's not that many track miles...



Never heard of this before-- what's the theory here?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 08:06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Obioban
Re: Broken belt tensioner

Interesting.

OP: is that part original or aftermarket?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 06:34:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 CSL seats

I don't have the PDF at work, but can post up the relevant slides when I got home. But, they don't specify what it needs to mount to. What they do specify is...
-Mount point strength requirements ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 03:57:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Obioban
Re: E92 rear sway bar links, impossible to install?

One of the main reasons I sold my e9X was that working on it was endlessly miserable. BMW did not anticipate service, imo :banghead:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 12:26:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By Obioban
Re: Road to 367whp

Awesome!

As others have stated, your headers are certainly your restriction point now-- V1 stepped headers next!

... assuming they fit in the e30.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 12:23:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,423
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

Agreed! :agree:



Eh... I don't see that as a salvation for the truck. I have a car built to that spec (suburban, LS engine) and have no desire to repeat the experience.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 12:22:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 CSL seats

The CSL seats also play nicely with the factory 3 point belts, which the huge majority of aftermarket seats do not-- huge street boon to them!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 12:21:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,675
Posted By Obioban
Re: Karbonius CSL Door Panels

Drill out the plastic rivets to remove.

Airbags get unplugged (with the battery disconnected), removed, and coded off.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 10:46:21 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 56,139
Posted By Obioban
Re: New CF Driveshaft Coming To Market

Temporarily, yes— threatening forum members is a no no.

If he does that again, permenantly.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 07:52:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW Indi Shop for CPV replacement (Houston TX)

Yep. Don't replace the CPV (which includes the same failure prone o-ring)-- replace the o-ring for $5 on your existing CPV, and never deal with it again, instead. :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 07:22:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,393
Posted By Obioban
Re: Bad paint/rust - touch up/respray panels or entire car?

I think I have some I could sell you, if 5 years old isn't expired :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 07:20:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 CSL seats

I don't know of any reason a fixed back is safer than a reclining seat, unless the reclining seat fails?

Head room: you can pretty easily get aftermarket seats lower than the CSL seats, which IMO...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 06:45:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 CSL seats

A cage is in no way needed to run harnesses.

From Schroth, who has done far and away the most crash testing of harnesses of anyone:

https://image.ibb.co/diQrH9/1.jpg
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-05-2018, 06:16:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,619
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 06:14:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 CSL seats

The CSL seats were are non starter for me because you can't run harnesses with them (no pass through holes)-- including harnesses that work with the stock seats, e.g. the Schroth QuickFit Pro......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 06:10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,093
Posted By Obioban
Re: Fix SMG or Swap to Manual

The only way to get good at manual is to DD it. If you go that route, you won't be thinking about it within a month.

A properly done swap will be worth more than an SMG car for the foreseeable...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 03:48:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,423
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

I don't think any amount of interior niceness could cause me to go with Dodge's reliability over Toyota's :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 03:05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,423
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

It might be super hard/impossible to get parts for it, which could cramp it as a DD-- barely sold any in america (so won't be much community support); Holden is gone. Certainly the engine won't be an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 01:57:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,423
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

I think it's like also the most reliable M car, which doesn't hurt it's DDablity. It's crazy how many 300-400,000 miles cars are on M5 board, many of which are cruising along on "fix it when it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 04:59:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,923
Posted By Obioban
Re: My 2nd e46 M3 stint is over

If you need space for junk, the cayman isn't the car you need.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 04:43:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,923
Posted By Obioban
Re: My 2nd e46 M3 stint is over

I like to think that if I got a GT4 I'd upgrade the diff (better ratio, LSD that lasts more than 20,000 miles), add some harness mounts, and call it done.

... well, and track pads/wheels/tires....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 04:34:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Obioban
Re: Looking for the previous owner of a '01 Titan Silber Coupe (JR11666)

How did a 192,000 mile 2001 from PA end up in Switzerland?
(as in, feels like if you're spending the money to import a car, you'd start with a newer example)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 04:33:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Obioban
Re: Does anyone have a BMW roof rack? (help pls)

I would think you could stick a big ass stud extractor on it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 03:50:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,393
Posted By Obioban
Re: Bad paint/rust - touch up/respray panels or entire car?

IF it's not through the metal (just surface), and you want a cheaper fix...
Grind it down to clean metal, POR15 it. <$100

And then either...
A) paint just the crappy areas, maybe a bit of blend...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 02:08:40 PM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 119,905
Posted By Obioban
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

... so we're like an F1 in high gear, when we're at low gear :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 12:53:37 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,130
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

My springs arrived yesterday :agree:

... but it snowed on my way to work today, so unsure when the M3 will next be on the road...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 12:53:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,923
Posted By Obioban
Re: My 2nd e46 M3 stint is over

I hate the bathtub feel in modern sports cars. I don't even the manufacturers see that as a benefit-- before crash standards effectively mandated them as a necessity, sports cars were not set up this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 08:11:40 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 12,130
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I'm been thinking about this a lot-- adjusting my shocks by what feels right (body motion controls), I don't end up at full soft on my shocks. Be it the Koni yellows in my M3 wagon, the Koni Yellows...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 02:11:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,382
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

Ah. I never played with it at all, because small battery.

I apparently parked my car last time while listening to on head unit content-- I took the car to work this morning, and music started...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-02-2018, 05:25:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,923
Posted By Obioban
Re: My 2nd e46 M3 stint is over

I don't notice that difference at all between my M3 coupe and M3 wagon...
(back when the coupe had stock seats)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-01-2018, 03:10:00 PM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 119,905
Posted By Obioban
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

A loud muffler can ruin the airbox easily :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 05:28:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 972
Posted By Obioban
Re: New to me m3. whats this liquid moly stuff

Oil additives/treatments/whatever are all crap/to be avoided. Hard pass on all of them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 04:44:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,739
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 01:55:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By Obioban
Re: What would you do? S54 conundrum

I’m doing a 200,000 mile refresh on my wagons s54 this winter. It’ll be...
Rod bearings
Head gasket
Valve guides/seals
Rear main seal
Valve adjustment/vcg
(Cpv is already done)
(Vanos is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 09:16:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,739
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

I modified this bracket: https://www.bkauto.com/R_9232_Washer_Tank_Relocation_Bracket_p/r-9232.htm
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 08:17:31 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

-The tank is the high intensity washer tank from the e39. It holds ~1 pint.
-I'm using the stock M3 pump, which fits right in.
-there is no fluid level sensor-- short the harness to turn off the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 03:28:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,079
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 GT or low mile Euro 1996 M3

Clearly I'm biased, but I just prefer IR/IR to green :lolhit:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 01:47:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,079
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 GT or low mile Euro 1996 M3

^ that would be the one for me!

... and most likely to appreciate, imo.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-29-2018, 12:40:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,079
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 GT or low mile Euro 1996 M3

Wagons are THE HARDEST used car to find a nice example of, imo. Everyone buys them to use them, and many/most are to non car enthusiasts.

Not that I'm any less guilty-- I use my M3 wagon for...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Nov-28-2018, 11:52:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By Obioban
Re: Gauges for daily/track hybrid?

Even the BK e46 slider mounts?

My fight is always to get low enough :screwy:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Nov-28-2018, 11:29:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By Obioban
Re: Gauges for daily/track hybrid?

I believe your seat mounts are installed backwards-- the slots should be at the front.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 06:05:15 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 27,705
Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Certainly the deepest :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 02:53:14 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,382
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

It is noticeable. It's not so noticeable on the MKIV because music is playing.

If you're DDing the car with a full size battery, you likely won't notice it, as you'll likely be in the sleep...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 01:38:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Obioban
Re: A Couple Questions about the Kirk Roll Bar

If you're going for a more streetable car, I'd lose the roll bar. Rolls bars are quite unsafe when you're not wearing harnesses/helmet, and harnesses are pretty impractical to run on the street.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 01:33:40 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,382
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

We did have a LOT of (accurate) police notifications on that drive-- really sold Waze, eh?

Startup time: "It depends"

The unit has a sleep mode, which it stays in for a while (so that if you,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 01:15:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,381
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I buy this car?

The fact that the M3 vert is closer in acceleration to an e46 330i than an M3 coupe was never the issue.

The problem is that the vert is closer in weight to the M5 than it is to the M3 and the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Nov-27-2018, 08:19:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By Obioban
Re: Gauges for daily/track hybrid?

Oil and water temp in the cluster are pretty accurate, and barely (water) or not at all (oil) buffered, unlike other BMWs.

Oil level can be added to the cluster via CSL engine management and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 06:25:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,918
Posted By Obioban
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

Exciting!

Happy to help e39 test if you need other platform testing-- I have one in both nav and non nav :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 03:05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,381
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I buy this car?

If you're looking at it from a collectors point of view, you should avoid the convertible, grey (or maybe even black) interior, silver/grey/black exterior, pre 2003.5, and SMG. If you want it to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 02:51:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Obioban
Re: White smoke coming from vents

Mostly likely the heater core, sadly.

Use the BMW VCG to stop having to replace it. All the others leak. BMW's is good for 50-100,000 miles without leak.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 08:14:34 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 27,705
Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Hard to beat used OE Euro for a lower price header option.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 07:49:35 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 27,705
Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

I wouldn't get them. Dynos have shown them to be worst than OE Euro at low RPM and not better than OE Euro at high RPM.

Better to spend 1/5 as much and get non Chinese made OE Euro, IMO. More...
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