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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-03-2012, 04:09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
Re: VANOS experts please help diagnose noise! *VIDEO*

Never updated this so here goes:

I originally bought the car from a non BMW car dealer in Tempe, AZ (Power Nissan).

After the issue cropped up, I took the car to BMW of Tucson. They...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-03-2012, 03:53:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By CombatWombat
Re: E46 M3 coil packs

Amazingly I just found these in the back of my closet. Local guy never came through and I must have just forgot about them...

New price = $120 shipped inside the US.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-08-2010, 03:20:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By CombatWombat
They are pending sale right now. I haven't heard...

They are pending sale right now. I haven't heard from the potential buyer in a few days though...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-27-2010, 12:34:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By CombatWombat
Black Friday bump!

Black Friday bump!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Nov-22-2010, 01:13:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By CombatWombat
Still for sale

Still for sale
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-19-2010, 02:51:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By CombatWombat
Up again. Taking best offer.

Up again. Taking best offer.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-17-2010, 02:39:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By CombatWombat
Up to the top

Up to the top
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-17-2010, 02:38:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By CombatWombat
Tucson, AZ $180 shipped OBO!

Tucson, AZ

$180 shipped OBO!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-14-2010, 09:50:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By CombatWombat
Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-14-2010, 09:10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By CombatWombat
Coverking Silverguard 3 cover for E46 M3

Used once. It's just been sitting in my office since I sold my M3. Comes with cover only (how I received it). This is a good cover if you live in sunny climates since it's pretty reflective.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-14-2010, 09:04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By CombatWombat
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-29-2010, 10:48:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
The head and the block are both scored due to...

The head and the block are both scored due to metal pieces being circulated around the timing chain. I kind of doubt an indy shop will be able to do it for a whole lot cheaper :( Especially since a...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Aug-29-2010, 04:35:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,062
Posted By CombatWombat
If I get a GT I'd love to run it against someone...

If I get a GT I'd love to run it against someone with an E9x here on a road course if they are willing (I'd drag race also, but that's kind of lame and I suck at it).
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Aug-29-2010, 02:00:44 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,062
Posted By CombatWombat
No, it had the standard 3.31 diff. They are...

No, it had the standard 3.31 diff. They are going to call me when a car comes in with 3.73 gears and the Brembo package.

Polo08816: Don't forget the quad-variable cam timing on the Ford engine...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Aug-29-2010, 12:39:48 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,062
Posted By CombatWombat
Fascinating article about the 5.0 Coyote engine: ...

Fascinating article about the 5.0 Coyote engine:

http://www.mustang50magazine.com/techarticles/m5lp_1003_2011_ford_mustang_gt_50_coyote_engine/index.html

Quad-VANOS S65 costs how much? Looks...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-28-2010, 11:32:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
I'm debating just trading the car in on a 2011...

I'm debating just trading the car in on a 2011 Mustang GT (5.0)...

Even after all the problems I had with the BMW dealer... I still can't get this sh*t-eating grin off my face after hammering the...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, Aug-28-2010, 11:22:07 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,756
Posted By CombatWombat
Just posted my review in the OT thread: ...

Just posted my review in the OT thread:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost.php?p=4909643&postcount=111

Summary: Brilliant powertrain, somewhat lacking suspension, I'd buy one :thumbsup2:
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Aug-28-2010, 11:20:50 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,062
Posted By CombatWombat
I just went and test drove one. I've been a...

I just went and test drove one. I've been a die-hard BMW fan for years and have never owned a Domestic.

Here are my thoughts:

The Excellent:

- Entire powertrain... the engine noise is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-28-2010, 05:43:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
Slight update: BMW had the gall to demand...

Slight update:

BMW had the gall to demand the return of their loaner car. They asked me to remove my M3 with a busted engine from their service bay because they've "done all they can do".
...
Forum: M3Forum Welcome Center Fri, Aug-27-2010, 09:34:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,637
Posted By CombatWombat
It's definitely the stock staggered setup on the...

It's definitely the stock staggered setup on the wheels. It looks weird because of the different tires on the front and the rear in those pictures. It has the square shouldered General tires up...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Aug-26-2010, 04:24:24 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,756
Posted By CombatWombat
I'm going to go drive one of the 5.0's after the...

I'm going to go drive one of the 5.0's after the latest BMW fiasco I've had.

It sounds like a lot of issues in the article could be "fixed" with an aftermarket suspension. The factory endorsed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-26-2010, 03:03:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
Yes they checked the VANOS bolts... (supposedly)....

Yes they checked the VANOS bolts... (supposedly). They said there wasn't a problem. The entire VANOS unit was replaced by this same dealer on 9/15/09 due to a complete failure at 31,558 miles.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-26-2010, 01:46:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
Update: 8/25/10 Dealer calls me with news...

Update: 8/25/10

Dealer calls me with news that the engine engine is shot. Total repair cost is $12,300.00. The claim that a single component won't fix it and that the entire engine assembly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-25-2010, 04:27:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By CombatWombat
You have a very good dealer if they are doing...

You have a very good dealer if they are doing this. The SA at my local dealership just said they put it on the lift and check with a flashlight.

My car is actually in the shop right now for this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-25-2010, 02:26:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
Car is at the dealer right now. I have a 2010...

Car is at the dealer right now. I have a 2010 328 as a rental.

I printed out the cutaway picture that excessive posted in another thread and explained to them why I thought it was those bolts. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-24-2010, 01:30:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
+1 Mine USED to sound like the other two...

+1

Mine USED to sound like the other two videos posted :( The nice... smooth... sewing machine noise. Now it sounds like it has a diesel engine. You can clearly hear it with the hood closed and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-24-2010, 01:18:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,648
Posted By CombatWombat
+1 Where are you located? Maybe someone...

+1

Where are you located? Maybe someone would loan you the $12k with a lien on the title. If I weren't pursuing another patent (legal fees!!! damn you lawyers!! :raspberry: )I would loan you the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-24-2010, 01:09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,093
Posted By CombatWombat
Nice choice. Don't listen to the haters here. ...

Nice choice. Don't listen to the haters here. It's a different car for a different purpose. :thumbsup2:

If I had more room, I'd own a Cobra in heart beat. There is a certain amount of raw fun...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-23-2010, 03:29:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,046
Posted By CombatWombat
Be careful because this stuff makes it hard if...

Be careful because this stuff makes it hard if not impossible to get the wheels/tires to balance out properly. You'll feel some shimmy at high speeds that's incredibly annoying. I bought an old car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-23-2010, 03:24:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,735
Posted By CombatWombat
Sounds like it could be something worse than just...

Sounds like it could be something worse than just the solenoid.

Any noises or odd engine behavior? Did you try resetting the whole thing by unplugging the battery for awhile?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-22-2010, 11:40:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By CombatWombat
I'm calling my SA at the dealership tomorrow. I...

I'm calling my SA at the dealership tomorrow. I will either have it towed in or drive it in depending on what he recommends. The car is barely out of warranty (4 months) so I'm going to gamble on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-22-2010, 05:21:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
I have a fairly good relationship with them. ...

I have a fairly good relationship with them. They've serviced my E39 as well as my E90 in the past.

The more I think about this the more it pisses me off.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-22-2010, 04:37:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
Yes it ran like a top when I first got it. I've...

Yes it ran like a top when I first got it. I've been trolling around these forums for awhile so I paid special attention to the subframe and the VANOS before I bought it.

It's just bad luck I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-22-2010, 03:13:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
No. It expired in April of this year.

No. It expired in April of this year.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-22-2010, 03:10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By CombatWombat
VANOS experts please help diagnose noise! *VIDEO*

So after having my M3 for less than 1000 miles it's started developing a "chugging" noise that could be described as marbles rolling around in a can.

Car: 2006 M3 ZCP
Mileage: 36k
Oil change...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-22-2010, 03:02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By CombatWombat
Nevermind... with the spark plug cover off it...

Nevermind... with the spark plug cover off it sounds like marbles rolling around in a can coming from the front of the engine. FML. :facepalm:

Will post a video soon in a new thread to see what...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-21-2010, 11:06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,195
Posted By CombatWombat
Has this been resolved? My engine sounds...

Has this been resolved?

My engine sounds almost exactly like yours! The odd thing is that it seems to have no detrimental effect on anything. No SES light, no hesitation, no power loss.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-21-2010, 04:51:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By CombatWombat
So after voting "no" on the VANOS poll...

My car has developed a loud chugging/rattling noise at idle :taser:

What's odd is that I can't hear it any other time but at idle. The car isn't down on power and there are no check engine lights...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-18-2010, 02:52:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,319
Posted By CombatWombat
3 weeks?!?! I think they meant 3 days......

3 weeks?!?!

I think they meant 3 days... unless it's SUPER humid where you live (like 90%+)

Here in Arizona window tint is ultra important. It also helps preserve the interior of your car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-18-2010, 12:02:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,248
Posted By CombatWombat
Agree on the age thing. Disagree on the money...

Agree on the age thing. Disagree on the money isn't an issue thing.

If money isn't an issue, why are you "bottom feeding" looking for an E46 M3? I would generally only recommend that to someone...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-14-2010, 04:33:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,012
Posted By CombatWombat
No... most people assume it's just an older BMW...

No... most people assume it's just an older BMW 3-series which is what every 16 yr old girl has around here.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-13-2010, 08:26:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,010
Posted By CombatWombat
:shifty:

:shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-11-2010, 03:32:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,254
Posted By CombatWombat
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/2136703337_f30...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/2136703337_f303dd017e.jpg

:lolhit:
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Aug-09-2010, 04:26:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,846
Posted By CombatWombat
:thumbsup2: on the wheels! They look great! ...

:thumbsup2: on the wheels! They look great!

That exhaust however... :taser: Please tell me they are going to adjust those tips.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-07-2010, 10:26:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By CombatWombat
Billy Boat! They make some of the best...

Billy Boat!

They make some of the best sounding exhausts out there for Corvettes... :drool:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-07-2010, 10:09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By CombatWombat
lol... anyone have pictures with the wheels...

lol... anyone have pictures with the wheels straight? I also don't plan on lowering the car down as much as you have.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-07-2010, 06:43:33 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 65,656
Posted By CombatWombat
06 / M-Alcantara / 6MT

06 / M-Alcantara / 6MT
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-07-2010, 03:12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By CombatWombat
Pic request: 19x8.5" front wheels with 20 mm offset

Anyone have any pictures of a car running 19x8.5" front wheels with a 20 mm offset? I've found tons with 40 mm offset, and a few running a 10-15 mm spacer (so a 25-30 mm offset in reality).

If...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-05-2010, 04:16:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,893
Posted By CombatWombat
Yikes... thats $7.53 USD/gallon if my...

Yikes... thats $7.53 USD/gallon if my calculations are correct.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Aug-04-2010, 04:05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By CombatWombat
I've had good luck with the heat cycling done by...

I've had good luck with the heat cycling done by TR. It makes the tires ready to go "out of the box" and in my experience, last MUCH longer.

I'm a big fan of their service but that's just my...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-03-2010, 07:22:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By CombatWombat
I'll take the upper steering wheel trim :rulaiz:

I'll take the upper steering wheel trim :rulaiz:
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Aug-02-2010, 10:51:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,030
Posted By CombatWombat
I'll drive up to Gilbert to take pics and test...

I'll drive up to Gilbert to take pics and test fit if I can take the set home after the photo shoot :rulaiz: :taser:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-02-2010, 04:37:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,383
Posted By CombatWombat
+1... there were only 2 REAL 456 Spyders made...

+1... there were only 2 REAL 456 Spyders made from the factory, and both of them are in the middle east. There was a company in California that was chopping the top on these (which I consider...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-02-2010, 02:44:02 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 97,890
Posted By CombatWombat
+1 This thread is refreshing after reading...

+1

This thread is refreshing after reading all the horror stories everywhere else on the forum :raspberry:
Forum: General BMW Discussion Thu, Jul-29-2010, 10:23:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,967
Posted By CombatWombat
Don't feed the trolls.

Don't feed the trolls.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-28-2010, 04:39:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By CombatWombat
I would say an M3 is not a good car for you right...

I would say an M3 is not a good car for you right now. They are way too tempting to want to mod and are very expensive (compared to a Japanese car) for maintenance.

To answer your question it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-28-2010, 04:18:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,244
Posted By CombatWombat
You call a quicker steering ratio, larger brakes,...

You call a quicker steering ratio, larger brakes, and lighter wheels primarily cosmetics?

I love my ZCP... I bought this car with the intention not to modify it though. If you plan on heavily...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jul-26-2010, 09:43:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By CombatWombat
One more time.

One more time.
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Mon, Jul-26-2010, 09:28:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,736
Posted By CombatWombat
I've found that a drain pan for a water heater...

I've found that a drain pan for a water heater works great for messy jobs.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/610s-TFZyvL._SL500_AA300_.gif

You can get one at Lowes or Home Depot for under...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Mon, Jul-26-2010, 09:01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,288
Posted By CombatWombat
Correct. I bought my 06 ZCP for mid 20's from a...

Correct. I bought my 06 ZCP for mid 20's from a dealer.

The market is very soft for high performance cars right now. 99% of the population perceives the M3 as a simple hopped up 3-series. Most...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-23-2010, 06:11:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,572
Posted By CombatWombat
The original post is a walking pack of...

The original post is a walking pack of contradictions... like those Starburst commercials.

It's hard to take you seriously when you say you love BMW, then at the same time you say "F*CK YOU BMW!"....
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jul-23-2010, 04:14:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By CombatWombat
Up again

Up again
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-21-2010, 10:37:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,903
Posted By CombatWombat
As much as I am a BMW fan... you should at least...

As much as I am a BMW fan... you should at least look at a newer E63 AMG like someone else suggested.

If it's too big the C63 is right there also. They are really nice cruising cars...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-21-2010, 08:30:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By CombatWombat
I tend to agree... but after seeing a reputable...

I tend to agree... but after seeing a reputable vendor AND racing company recommend Redline oil (Turner Motorsport) I had to ask the question.

They sell both the OEM fluid and the Redline stuff......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-21-2010, 04:57:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By CombatWombat
Non-OEM fluids in the transmission/diff?

So after searching around here for awhile it seems that the forum is heavily divided as to what kind of fluids to use in the transmission and rear diff.

FWIW: Turner Motorsports sells an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-21-2010, 01:47:37 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,669
Posted By CombatWombat
The fact that they aren't evenly spaced reminds...

The fact that they aren't evenly spaced reminds me of:

http://www.aolcdn.com/ch_kids/red_grillz_lil_wayne_200x225
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-20-2010, 11:26:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,732
Posted By CombatWombat
We have crazy dust here in Arizona so I opted for...

We have crazy dust here in Arizona so I opted for the car cover.

It doesn't take that much time to put on and take off and it's amazing how much cleaner the car looks when it comes out :) Just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-18-2010, 09:50:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,341
Posted By CombatWombat
This is the hottest I've seen the oil get on my...

This is the hottest I've seen the oil get on my car (in normal driving).

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs164.snc4/37563_896973929992_10109981_49892701_8184171_n.jpg

The coolant...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-18-2010, 09:09:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,949
Posted By CombatWombat
Check it yourself... with the valve cover off...

Check it yourself... with the valve cover off it's very easy thanks to an excellent post by "excessive" on this board. You don't even need to take any part of the VANOS apart. Just remove the valve...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-18-2010, 08:57:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,385
Posted By CombatWombat
Where can I find this poster?? I want it for my...

Where can I find this poster?? I want it for my office :rulaiz:

I'm very happy with my IB comp package by the way. I don't think I would have paid an extra $4k for it new but in the used market...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-18-2010, 07:18:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,445
Posted By CombatWombat
Personally, I'd throw a rasp pipe in there ASAP. ...

Personally, I'd throw a rasp pipe in there ASAP.

I bet that sounds like a "tuner" Civic to 99% of the population when you're driving around. People that are car enthusiasts will know the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jul-18-2010, 02:36:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By CombatWombat
Bump... anyone taking their RE brace off and...

Bump... anyone taking their RE brace off and going back to stock?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jul-16-2010, 06:40:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,498
Posted By CombatWombat
Wow this is tempting. Where are you located...

Wow this is tempting.

Where are you located in Tucson? I'm on the north-northwest side.

How much do you want for the muffler/suspension? PM me if you want to keep it out of your thread.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jul-15-2010, 11:10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By CombatWombat
Front tower strut brace

Title says it. I like the design of the Rogue Engineering one so if you have one you're taking off to go back to stock I'd like to take it off your hands :thumbsup2:
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jul-08-2010, 03:17:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,907
Posted By CombatWombat
I'll take a shift boot. You have PM.

I'll take a shift boot. You have PM.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-07-2010, 08:20:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,046
Posted By CombatWombat
I don't personally know this shop but I have a...

I don't personally know this shop but I have a lot of experience in the automotive world. The WORST possible case for a professional mechanic is when they get a car in that has modifications...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-07-2010, 08:07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By CombatWombat
I would not mix brands if you decide to change...

I would not mix brands if you decide to change out just the front. Make sure they are the same as the rear. I'm running 245/275 combo in the Nitto NT05. The M isn't my daily driver.

Just in my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-07-2010, 07:35:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,531
Posted By CombatWombat
This sums it up pretty well. ...

This sums it up pretty well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR1D2sdG_tQ

rodH: That's the engine sludge that everyone is talking about. They probably bash our VANOS issues just as much over on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-07-2010, 02:13:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,006
Posted By CombatWombat
A lot of the track guys I run with replace their...

A lot of the track guys I run with replace their lines every 1-2 years as a safety precaution. It does make sense that someone would try more than one brand of line, and they DEFINITELY have slight...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-06-2010, 09:56:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,496
Posted By CombatWombat
Cool. This will be one of the only mods I do to...

Cool. This will be one of the only mods I do to my car. I plan on leaving it mostly stock otherwise.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-06-2010, 03:23:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,496
Posted By CombatWombat
When did BMW change the design of the RTABs? I...

When did BMW change the design of the RTABs? I have a late model 06 with low miles but haven't inspected mine yet. I don't hear any clunking or experience any "tail wagging" so I assume mine are...
Forum: M3Forum Welcome Center Mon, Jul-05-2010, 03:26:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,637
Posted By CombatWombat
Red, White, and Interlagos Blue (LARGE PICS)

Greetings forum,

Happy Independence Day!

I recently picked up my 06 IB M3 and am very happy with it.

Options:

- 6MT
- ZCP package
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-04-2010, 04:57:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By CombatWombat
It was definitely a killer find. Don't take my...

It was definitely a killer find. Don't take my deal as the norm as it's very much an outlier. I've been trolling around looking for one for a few months before I found it. I immediately sold some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-04-2010, 04:52:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By CombatWombat
I just bought an 06 ZCP in Interlagos Blue for...

I just bought an 06 ZCP in Interlagos Blue for $25.6k.

It has the 6MT, Nav, parking sensors, and the M-alcantara interior. It's a clean titled, one owner car :thumbsup2: I just crossed 36,000...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jul-04-2010, 03:01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By CombatWombat
I paid $25.6k cash from a dealer with all records...

I paid $25.6k cash from a dealer with all records and history information (it was a 1-owner car always serviced at the BMW dealership). I'm very happy with the purchase :thumbsup2:

It took quite...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jul-04-2010, 08:32:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By CombatWombat
Found one!! I got really lucky... Picked up...

Found one!! I got really lucky...

Picked up an 06 Interlagos Blue ZCP today with 35k miles on it. It even has the M-Alcantara interior with 6MT transmission :drool:
...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jul-01-2010, 05:16:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,249
Posted By CombatWombat
Did you see my WTB ad? I'm looking for an LSB car...

Did you see my WTB ad? I'm looking for an LSB car in your region...

We're trying to help you dude. I'm not going to consider spending $21k on something over the Internet if I have no clue what...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jul-01-2010, 02:47:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By CombatWombat
Blue M3, 6MT, coupe in Southwest

I'm looking for one of two vehicles:

- LSB 01-03 with as low of miles as I can find. Price range of $15-19k (average from what I've seen online). Willing to pay more for a black interior.

-...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jul-01-2010, 04:17:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,249
Posted By CombatWombat
Pics please. And I agree with kwipp... ...

Pics please.

And I agree with kwipp...

Pricing should read: "$21k firm"
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-30-2010, 02:36:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,088
Posted By CombatWombat
Water pump starting to fail?

Water pump starting to fail?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-30-2010, 04:20:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,242
Posted By CombatWombat
Great replies... I would NOT pay $1400 for this...

Great replies... I would NOT pay $1400 for this job!!

Where do you live? Maybe some local guys can help you out for a few beers :P The fuel pump looks like a 1 beer job... the filter a 2 beer...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jun-28-2010, 03:09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By CombatWombat
Look two posts up (#8). They look great on...

Look two posts up (#8).

They look great on an E46!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-25-2010, 05:22:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,104
Posted By CombatWombat
From an engineering standpoint... studs are...

From an engineering standpoint... studs are superior.

From a financial standpoint... bolts are superior.

Quick and dirty explanation: With a bolt you have both a twisting force and a clamping...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jun-25-2010, 03:16:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,731
Posted By CombatWombat
The RA1 is the predecessor for the R888 so they...

The RA1 is the predecessor for the R888 so they share the same compound.

The NT01 has the same compound as both tires. I run the Nittos on my track car because they are a lot cheaper and are just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-25-2010, 04:32:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By CombatWombat
Hell, I don't know... I'm used to 15" wheels on...

Hell, I don't know... I'm used to 15" wheels on my Lotus (which you guys keep leaving AZ euro cards on!! :lolhit: )

I didn't know if a big car like the M3 could handle 20" wheels since I see most...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-25-2010, 04:22:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By CombatWombat
Real mature guys. Is the whole forum like this? ...

Real mature guys. Is the whole forum like this?

It's not my car (yet) so I obviously didn't choose to put the wheels on there.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-25-2010, 03:57:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By CombatWombat
How much do 20" wheels affect performance?

Greetings forum,

I'm thinking about picking up an E46 M3 and it already has a set of 20" iForged wheels on it. The current owner doesn't have the stock wheels for the car so I'm wondering how...
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