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Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By abakos
Happily running these for a couple years, no...

Happily running these for a couple years, no problems. I bought some cheaper ones and after immediate problems I had to pitch them. These Philips bulbs are solid.
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Forum: General Off-Topic 07-19-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By abakos
I'm seldom on E46F...sorry I didn't see this...

I'm seldom on E46F...sorry I didn't see this sooner. What kind of stuff are you looking for?

Check out Turkey Creek and downtown/market square. Market square always has something going on. ...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-22-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By abakos
We bought a 2004 X3 3.0 with 49k on it in 2007. ...

We bought a 2004 X3 3.0 with 49k on it in 2007. It now has 239k on it, and is still our trip vehicle. It has been pretty much bulletproof, and consistently gets 23-25mpg on the road. Doesn't eat a...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-18-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By abakos
If the temp goes up when you increase speed,...

If the temp goes up when you increase speed, you've probably got an airflow problem with the radiator.

It only takes a few minutes to get the fan out of the way and look at all that from the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 04-11-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,722
Posted By abakos
Use jet dry or another rinse aid. They're...

Use jet dry or another rinse aid. They're designed to reduce surface tension and let the water roll off easier.

The comment about specific heat is correct, and the plastic doesn't hold enough...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-20-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By abakos
I had that happen after working on the...

I had that happen after working on the transmission. I didn't get the bitch clip back on and then the upper bar (the one with the cup in it) came loose.

In short, I second the opinion in Post #3....
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-25-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,310
Posted By abakos
I used needle nose pliers, at least I think I...

I used needle nose pliers, at least I think I did, when I pulled my intake. You really don't need *special* tools to get the clamps loose, and there isn't much tension on them either so reassembly...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-20-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,104
Posted By abakos
I may have dropped the ball on this... A buddy...

I may have dropped the ball on this... A buddy of mine, who lives just around the corner, has a Z4M. I meant to investigate the physical swap, but I only got to the point of taking some rough...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-15-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By abakos
yup. One of the smaller chapters for sure...but...

yup. One of the smaller chapters for sure...but there are a bunch of us to like to wrench, and quite a few track junkies around.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-07-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By abakos
I love ECS, but I would suggest the CSL/ZCP OEM...

I love ECS, but I would suggest the CSL/ZCP OEM pads before HPS. BMW p/n 34112282995, available also through ECS.

The HPS pads, for me anyways, have not performed worth a damn on my M3. I gave...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-07-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By abakos
They key is having the right socket. My swivel...

They key is having the right socket. My swivel head snap-on ratchet can get up in there, and I machined a flat-head socket that fits great in the slot. No problem... If the bit is too narrow, the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 03-24-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,520
Posted By abakos
Bullshit... If the guy borrowing the car was...

Bullshit...

If the guy borrowing the car was there when the tint was put on, and takes the same risk with his own vehicle, he has no right to cry foul when the cops tag him. If it was in...
Forum: General Off-Topic 03-24-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,620
Posted By abakos
Should find better friends...

Should find better friends...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-14-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,015
Posted By abakos
No you don't. The CSL used the same brakes...

No you don't.

The CSL used the same brakes as the competition pkg M3 and the Z4M in the US. Look up brakes for those cars. The rotors are the SAME PART NUMBER. It's like saying you need a CSL...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-08-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,015
Posted By abakos
:facepalm: search for zcp rotors in the US,...

:facepalm:

search for zcp rotors in the US, or in the parts lookups simply select the competition package. Can also look for rotors off a Z4M.

Easy to find.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By abakos
I swapped mine a couple months ago. Didn't purge...

I swapped mine a couple months ago. Didn't purge or bleed anything after the swap. The car burped and sputtered for a few moments after its first start, but was tip top after that.

Your theory...
Forum: Lighting Forum 10-28-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By abakos
Swap bulbs first. Swap ballasts second. ...

Swap bulbs first.

Swap ballasts second.

Swap igniters third.

They're normally done in order of ease, to find the problem with the lease amount of fiddling around.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-16-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By abakos
Sure... but believe it or not, the BMW fluid is...

Sure... but believe it or not, the BMW fluid is pretty awesome. Smurf piss is better than nothing though :thumbup:
Forum: General Off-Topic 09-13-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,686
Posted By abakos
Well played... spelling notwithstanding.

Well played... spelling notwithstanding.
Forum: General Off-Topic 09-02-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,191
Posted By abakos
My Tissot has been on my wrist every day for...

My Tissot has been on my wrist every day for almost 3 yrs...bulletproof. I work in a factory, and I bought it because I couldn't find any weaknesses in the design that would make me worry about...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By abakos
Actually, I suspect that you have plenty of...

Actually, I suspect that you have plenty of experience with it.

As far as I know, Bosch is the OEM supplier for BMW. $100 is the roundel tax. Most guys go with Bosch and there has never been a...
Forum: General Off-Topic 08-08-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,104
Posted By abakos
Seems like wrist weights might let you kill two...

Seems like wrist weights might let you kill two birds with one fap-

My situation is not all that different though. When I don't have any major challenges going on I tend to sleep more. When I...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-08-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By abakos
MTF-LT2 is the OEM fluid for the E46 M3. If LT3...

MTF-LT2 is the OEM fluid for the E46 M3. If LT3 is the other one you're talking about, it's used on newer cars...not ours. LT2 is used in 6MT and SMG cars.

Glad I'm not the only one that was...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-08-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By abakos
So the redline feedback is solid... I forgot to...

So the redline feedback is solid... I forgot to mention though, I was having trouble grinding gears sometimes on royal purple. I've driven manual transmissions my entire life, so it's not working...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-05-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By abakos
I've got the aFe Stage II intake, and it makes...

I've got the aFe Stage II intake, and it makes for a nice sound. Picked it up used for a couple hundred bucks... Serious difference from stock. Loudest intake is definitely CSL style, but costs...
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