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Forum: Off Topic Sun, Dec-08-2019, 07:58:44 PM
Replies: 49,979
Views: 5,975,257
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: *** The Ridiculous Thread ***

Someone ate the duct taped banana art

https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/visual-arts/art-basel/article238148809.html

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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Dec-08-2019, 12:14:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: WOW 2005 Estoril Blue/Comp/M Text Int/Dinan S3-R/6MT/Low Miles

Discussion on it...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=610456

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Forum: Off Topic Sun, Dec-08-2019, 12:07:15 AM
Replies: 49,979
Views: 5,975,257
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: *** The Ridiculous Thread ***

https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/12/06/banana-duct-taped-to-wall-maurizio-cattelan-sells-for-120k-at-art-basel/

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 07:36:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Hood vents on e46

Jared is back with another car and another username.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 02:30:22 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 43,331
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Take a look at Shaikh's post #16.

Yes, higher Hz is stiffer. 1.0 is not flat ride, you want to be >1.0, (>>>1.0 for a street car), close to 8-10% (1.08-1.1) is good. FYI stock is closer to 20%.
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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Dec-07-2019, 01:14:03 AM
Replies: 49,979
Views: 5,975,257
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: *** The Ridiculous Thread ***

Reminded me of pink slime

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Dec-06-2019, 05:17:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: WTB: OE US Headers with good cats

Yes youtube/google it. You do something similar to a cylinder compression test except you use the o2 bungs and the pressure tested gauge is much lower scale (15psi instead of 200).

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-05-2019, 02:53:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: WTB: OE US Headers with good cats

Have you done a back pressure test to confirm that it's the cats? Have you seen 0420 codes pop up?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 05:25:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,289
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Seeking advice - What to do with a low mile M3

That's not what this car was meant for. Please sell...

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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-02-2019, 04:22:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Managing Understeer with Aero

I think they recommend 20-25% from what the kit comes with (400 f / 628 r). So you are basically at the upper end with your current setup.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 06:11:31 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,081
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Lol yep, i liked it, like you, but I didn't want to blow baby's ear drums out, so i went back to race cats.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 06:06:31 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,081
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Not quite, it will be pretty loud without resonators in section 1.

I ran stock section 2 (which is "resonated") with both SS race cats in section 1 (which act like resonators) and the SS straight...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 05:57:06 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,081
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

The bung closer to header end on the side on the left is egt sensor. The other two that are really close to section 2 end are what would be post cat o2 sensors. You can keep the egt plugged in, the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 05:20:27 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,081
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

044012 part number is catless slip ons. You can weld them in later.

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-388658-e46-m3-supersprint-stepped-section-1-straight-pipe/


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 05:16:15 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 23,081
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Those are the ones you want, but they will not bolt up to the stock section 1. Stock section 1 is flanged like first pic, and requires flanges on the header to bolt up to. These headers require a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 03:26:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By mrgizmo04
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-28-2019, 02:49:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: TPMS issue and optimistic speedometer

My bet is on Moose's step 1- check tire pressures between left and right. Maybe also tire condition in case tires were rotated (assuming square setup or if staggered maybe alignment) and now left is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-28-2019, 05:17:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: E46 M3 'Flat Riders'! Want to be part of a documentary on Ride Harmony?

I'd be in [emoji106]

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Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-24-2019, 03:10:04 AM
Replies: 49,979
Views: 5,975,257
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: *** The Ridiculous Thread ***

I guess nothing ridiculous about Musk's new truck unveiling?

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-23-2019, 06:26:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: WTB Vanos Unit to Rebuild

I have one with solenoid pack and oil pump disc. PM me.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-23-2019, 05:15:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,231
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Now what? Amazon? ECS? ??? ebay ???

Jealous

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Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Sat, Nov-23-2019, 05:01:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Car running rough

Post on e46fanatics.com, more appropriate forum and try to describe your problem a bit more - automatic or manual, noises, symptoms, etc

General E46 Forum...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-23-2019, 04:48:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Stock or Upgrades??

I would suggest driver mod over anything else. This car has a lot to offer even in stock form, which will require quite a bit of driver modding to really enjoy it. This does assume you have access to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 03:31:08 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 15,719
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Speed Academy "Supercar Killer" e46 M3 build

I had same reaction to the fuel rail, lol

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-18-2019, 05:56:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: 2003 M3 Rod Bearing Pictures - 170,000 miles

Main thing for newer owners is to keep in mind that just because BMW replaced a set under recall, does not mean they are good until the wheels fall off the car. They are a maintenance item around...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Nov-15-2019, 05:14:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Ferrari Roma Unveiled As New Front-Mid Engine Super Coupe With 600HP Turbo V8

A lot of Jaguary/Astony something on the exterior.

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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Nov-13-2019, 06:30:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: OEM 18 Square Track setup

What ride height are you at?

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Forum: Pacific Fri, Nov-08-2019, 11:09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: anyone doing Thunderhill on 11/15?

Doing East bypass today. Sorry, not coming on 15th.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-07-2019, 11:55:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,426
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Random Engine Knock When Sitting Still

Most likely a loose heat shield, but can you get a misfire counter to see if that is active?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-05-2019, 05:47:14 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 315,799
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

Front should not rub on Ohlins, I run 265 on 9.5 et35 with 3mm spacer, you might rub on fender.

Rear I think there should also be plenty of room.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-05-2019, 05:00:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,163
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Vac exhaust hub

It will not work with Beisan redrilled holes because those will be too small, however I think it's a gamble on the condition of the original holes in his discs that he receives as cores...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-01-2019, 05:22:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,992
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: (Hopefully) buying E46 w/ ~90k miles. What maintenance / mods should I do first.

Most of the cars being bought these days are higher mileage, given the age of the cars, by majority of people who can now finally afford to get them in $8-15k range. I can not count how many people I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-01-2019, 04:24:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,320
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Less restrictive Cats for higher HP cars?

Here is a good post.

http://speed.academy/how-catalytic-converters-work/

Several points they make about hfc is that higher cell count doesn't automatically mean more restrictive flow, and these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-31-2019, 03:28:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Timing jumped or VANOS?

Same codes? Can you try a different solenoid?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-30-2019, 04:45:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Trouble removing VANOS from head -- exhaust spline shaft in way too far

Make sure you tell Raj what/where you misinterpreted so he can make updates to his procedure to clarify.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-30-2019, 04:10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Timing jumped or VANOS?

Has the car been driven before the codes came up? Check solenoid connection to make sure it's tight, clear codes and see what reappears.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-25-2019, 05:06:37 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 245,248
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Official Dyno Thread

Up top looks vanos/cam timing related, as Hassan mentioned

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-25-2019, 04:16:46 AM
Replies: 10,395
Views: 713,841
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

I've autox-ed on patched tires, not sure about tracking.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-19-2019, 04:56:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Clutch pedal vibration and grinding

The SAC reset can be done with a 3 jaw puller and a screw driver, if the pp is in good shape still. There are some threads on the forum and few youtube videos on how to do it. It is pretty simple and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-19-2019, 04:51:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Clutch pedal vibration and grinding

I used a file and ground down the end that goes into the bellhousing. Just in case that thing has to come back out again at some point, if you force it in there you will have a hellavatime getting it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-12-2019, 05:05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Oil leak cpv

You will have to maneuver around the heat shields, headers/cats, o2 sensor wires, but I'm sure it's doable with a flexible boriscope.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-07-2019, 07:12:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,126
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Misfire Counter? ECS Schwaben Tester

Have you ruled out that coil is properly seated on the spark plug and locked onto the electrical connector from the wiring harness?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-05-2019, 04:05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,126
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Misfire Counter? ECS Schwaben Tester

Each cyl needs to be tested at respective tdc individually

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-05-2019, 04:45:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,126
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Misfire Counter? ECS Schwaben Tester

This sounds like head gasket went between 5 and 6

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-03-2019, 06:10:29 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,323
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: DIY Wrenchers Unite

I've always used a camping headlamp, always pointing where my eyes need to see, sometimes I take it off and it doubles up as a flashlight if I need to shine up somewhere where I can't get my head...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-01-2019, 10:23:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,121
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Torque, OBD logging, and Fuel Trims

That could be pointing to a problem. When I was troubleshooting my car using OBD Fusion (before I switched to Schwaben), I just used the SAE PID, so it should be logging values....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-30-2019, 06:52:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,121
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Torque, OBD logging, and Fuel Trims

Yeah, that spread is a bit on larger side and it should settle down and get smaller after idling.

Have you checked the rubber boots between tb and plenum? What about the air rail seals?

Sorry,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-29-2019, 10:00:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,121
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Torque, OBD logging, and Fuel Trims

Def cray.

You reset all adaptations too after swapping all those parts (sorry I didn't reread the thread and there have been several updates).

Can you actually try to drive it a bit harder (or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-28-2019, 01:38:53 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 15,719
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Speed Academy "Supercar Killer" e46 M3 build

nervous24 on this forum (he is in bay area) had a CAE installed as first no drop project. I believe Kwakjoe also had his installed in the same way (also in bay area). This being similar design,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-27-2019, 03:45:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,121
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Torque, OBD logging, and Fuel Trims

Are you driving with a lead foot? Try to drive more eco and see if those come down. Mine shoot up after hard driving.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-27-2019, 03:41:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Is my Vanos going bad?

Sounds like a squeaking pulley or water pump. Can you record what it sounds like when you rev it a little? I'm not really hearing vanos or rods.

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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Sep-26-2019, 05:33:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,457
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Guess Where I Am Thread

Haha, make sure you wash the little white membranes separately too

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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Sep-26-2019, 05:15:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,457
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Guess Where I Am Thread

How many kids is that for? Triplets?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-24-2019, 05:44:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,419
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: BE Bearings or WPC Treated Bearings

I would not expect them to since WPC is a treatment which uses micro media (tiny pellets) to bombard and smoothen the surface. It is not a layer or a coating of it's own with it's own properties that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-24-2019, 05:00:57 AM
Replies: 10,395
Views: 713,841
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

There are a lot of different concepts here.

In general you want to stiffen up/inflate the tire and firm up the sidewall for less tire rollover onto the sidewall which decreases the contact patch...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-23-2019, 08:26:59 PM
Replies: 10,395
Views: 713,841
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Unless you put stickier tires on the front only (not recommended), I'm not sure that chassis balance will get affected by swapping to different compound tires.

You need to look at weight transfer...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-22-2019, 05:27:53 AM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 118,244
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Everyone has their risk tolerance I guess. Within the first couple of miles (really first startup) you should know if anything is/sounds off. Not much to the workmanship to follow directions in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-21-2019, 05:41:41 AM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 118,244
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

I like [emoji106]

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-20-2019, 04:20:17 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 118,244
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Yes, sarcasm.

It's a pretty quick job, so you can get it done before the event. There is no breakin period required.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-19-2019, 11:45:00 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 315,799
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

You run 40 profile instead of 35?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-19-2019, 11:37:41 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 118,244
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Totally send it
...

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-19-2019, 11:34:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: fuel injectors upgrade

Most small things don't require injector upgrade, but depends. What is on your list?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-19-2019, 11:26:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: fuel injectors upgrade

Why? Are you boosted?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-17-2019, 04:35:22 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 35,816
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: How many miles do you have on your M3?

Happy belated

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-17-2019, 05:11:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,016
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: DIY: E46 M3 detailed rod bearing replacement and front suspension refreshment

Not easy to clean the rtv from the oil pan gasket.

For torques, get the pdf from the sig in post 2: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=546907

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-17-2019, 03:26:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Suspension Overhaul: Review my parts list, please?

You can also compare to what's already been put together for you from some of the distributors:
...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Sep-16-2019, 05:57:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Advice on tire wear

With that much camber, it almost looks like you are running way too little pressure and thus it rolls over and runs outsides. Do you see scrubbing on the sidewalls?

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Forum: Pacific Sun, Sep-15-2019, 04:49:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Anyone going to Sonoma on Saturday?

Yeah, that thing is not going anywhere, will split daily duties when I have to drive the baby to daycare.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-15-2019, 04:17:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Can an intervention fix this?

Good luck!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-15-2019, 04:15:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,016
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: DIY: E46 M3 detailed rod bearing replacement and front suspension refreshment

There is another thread you can use:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=455681

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Forum: Pacific Sat, Sep-14-2019, 08:49:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Anyone going to Sonoma on Saturday?

Yeah, putting it through its paces, it's fun, very squirmy and squirly, haha. Maybe it's cause it's on 7 year old tires [emoji12].

We need to do another drive or meet soon, man.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-13-2019, 08:01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,541
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Straight piping

This Jaredomin's new account?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-13-2019, 03:08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Clutch options

Check description of what comes in the kit when you buy, I don't think all do, but it's probably easy to borrow from a nearby shop or just buy separately, I think they are like $4-$5.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-12-2019, 09:56:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Clutch options

I run Sachs on circuit or autocross without issues. It's plenty even for FI cars.

Once you do that job once, it gets quicker/easier [emoji1787].

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Forum: Pacific Thu, Sep-12-2019, 09:40:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By mrgizmo04
Anyone going to Sonoma on Saturday?

I'll be lame and just do autox in my new to me s2k to see how it behaves, but would be good to meet up and hang out.

///M will be resting at home.

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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-12-2019, 02:56:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,646
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: WTB E46 M3 10k Budget Delivered (SLC, UT)

Cause it's track ready with vanos issues, sounds like he blew through the diff and tranny, who knows what state that engine is in.

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Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-11-2019, 05:23:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Caption this

Beaver

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-11-2019, 06:56:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: White ish smoke from exhaust pipe after beisan pump, cam bolts install.

Run a compression test to confirm

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-11-2019, 06:51:07 AM
Replies: 10,395
Views: 713,841
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Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

PFC08 on stock calipers and some good fluid is all you need to have some fun [emoji106]

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-11-2019, 03:28:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Solved My Soft Brake Pedal

Nice, I also did a self-bleed of the abs/dsc wedging a 2x4 on the brake pedal using the seat while I opened the bleeder screws.

Sometimes I see guys get their pedal back by replacing the booster...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-11-2019, 03:23:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,126
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Misfire Counter? ECS Schwaben Tester

You might get some ideas from my thread.
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-09-2019, 11:20:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,672
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Re: Mechanic forgot to install rear subframe brace bar

Like I said, single point of attachment to the pushrod/cross member makes me wonder what it's doing.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-09-2019, 10:21:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,672
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Mechanic forgot to install rear subframe brace bar

T, did you count OP, mine, Jae, 777? Although op is trying not driving it and Jae was sc 330

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-07-2019, 10:36:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: BMW E46 M3 Misc Parts

Texted you on cell about oil pickup about 2 weeks ago, did you get it?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-07-2019, 10:27:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,672
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Mechanic forgot to install rear subframe brace bar

Glad they are making it right for you, missed/forgotten parts should definitely be made right.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-07-2019, 10:26:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,672
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Mechanic forgot to install rear subframe brace bar

Data point of sorts that I forgot to mention in my previous post.

When I bought my car, it actually did not have this brace either. I don't know how long it's been off before I bought it, but I've...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-07-2019, 02:43:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,121
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: fan clutch delete

Yes, the car heat soaks and actually gets hotter after you shut it down, that is normal. Do temps come back down after you start moving at street speeds?

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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-06-2019, 04:48:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,638
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

I might get [emoji90] for this because it might not be kosher, but the way I started doing it since I don't have access to air tools is using a 2 screw driver method. The recess on the pistons closer...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-06-2019, 04:28:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,756
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: 5w-50 redline.

It'll get rocky and blow the engine

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-04-2019, 07:27:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,755
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Anyone in California tried a front license plate wrap on their E46M yet?

Just zip tie it to the plastic oil cooler/radiator guard that's in the middle of the bumper under the usual mounting point.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-01-2019, 11:29:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: new detents with box in car possible?

Yeah those side ones by the bell housing with fresh springs are a royal pita to fight to get the c-clip, especially reverse gate one even on bench/floor.

I'm not sure if he is asking about those,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-01-2019, 11:16:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: new detents with box in car possible?

Assuming you are talking about 17-20 and not 1-6, those are very tough to do with tranny up there. You might be able to get them out by feel by using the springs to provide enough friction to pull...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-01-2019, 05:46:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,672
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Mechanic forgot to install rear subframe brace bar

I'm actually not sure what loads it spreads. Vbrace connects at a single point to the cross member.

If it was meant to actually spread side to side load the v should be more obtuse and closer to a...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Aug-31-2019, 02:39:16 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 26,066
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: FEELER: Cat-Cams' Camshaft Group-Buy Thread

Reread post #286 that's the one you might have missed.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-30-2019, 06:07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,067
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Mobil 1 Synthetic in E46 M3?

Is smart water better than "regular" water?

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-30-2019, 04:00:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Brake Pad and Rotor Recommendations

I could argue pfc08 have the last 2 (for street maybe after a few stops), def not low dust though.

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Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-30-2019, 03:52:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,003
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: How Excited Are You About the New Tool Album

Bummerhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/bfae671ae7883cea17b1927094c442ff.jpg

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Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Aug-30-2019, 03:48:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: INPA? MSS54? Scan Tool?

Most definitely, just a different color (orange vs black) and price. I has issues with Foxwell unit, thought I'd "upgrade to the official Schwaben tool, only to find out it was the same thing with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-30-2019, 06:19:43 AM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 72,508
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

You back? Welcome back!

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-30-2019, 03:17:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,067
Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Mobil 1 Synthetic in E46 M3?

Great clip, haha

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