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Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By qualicas
Nice color combo. I've been looking for a LSB...

Nice color combo. I've been looking for a LSB myself. I do have a 135i in Blue with Brown leather interior and it looks really nice.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-04-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By qualicas
I know in the E36 world, I made a couple of...

I know in the E36 world, I made a couple of bypass circuits for the passenger seat airbag (note, I copied someone else's design). The passenger seat contact tends to go bad in those cars. I don't...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-01-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By qualicas
Not so fast. Read cak323i's reply carefully. You...

Not so fast. Read cak323i's reply carefully. You do not reconnect your battery until the seat is back. If you want to drive without the seat, then you will get the light.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By qualicas
Sounds like there is air in the system. Do not...

Sounds like there is air in the system. Do not let it overheat or else that new engine will need a head gasket. There are many overheating threads with suggestions more than I care to type here. Just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,539
Posted By qualicas
Okay, good to know. Thanks. Sounds like changing...

Okay, good to know. Thanks. Sounds like changing to electric fan is a popular mod for non-Ms. I haven't heard of it for M cars. Got to do some searching.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,539
Posted By qualicas
Just want to be clear. The factory electric...

Just want to be clear. The factory electric puller fan comes with the E46 manual trans? Engine driven with the auto? I was wondering why the 330CI has electric fan yet the 2002M3 has an engine driven...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,167
Posted By qualicas
I have more E36 experience but I know those bolts...

I have more E36 experience but I know those bolts usually have Blue loctite on them so a bit of heat will help loosening if someone used loctite on them. If the bolt already removed has White residue...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-01-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By qualicas
Many years ago, like mid 70's I used to work in a...

Many years ago, like mid 70's I used to work in a refinery run by one of the majors. I made gasoline mixes 20.000 barrels at a time. Every time I made a mix we used a different recipe depending on...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-27-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By qualicas
Obviously you do not have a clue. Of course you...

Obviously you do not have a clue. Of course you can get more power out of any engine using FI. How much more will you get out of it just by tuning etc. Not much.The M3 engine is producing something...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-27-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By qualicas
Remember this thread was about a fellow looking...

Remember this thread was about a fellow looking for a first time BMW. I just said the M3 is not the best choice.
When you say get more out of the engine with simple bolts ons. What would those be...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-27-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By qualicas
If there is nothing to learn when doing work on...

If there is nothing to learn when doing work on any mechanical device there would be no shop manuals. Sure anyone can remove a nut from a bolt. Adjusting valves comes with a procedure to do it. Don't...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-26-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By qualicas
Oh yes you do have to "learn" BMW. I've worked on...

Oh yes you do have to "learn" BMW. I've worked on cars for 40+ years as a hobby. You have to learn every car if you want/need to do heavy mechanical work. ie more than brakes and changing tires. Just...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-26-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By qualicas
Like I said before, an E46 M3 as a first BMW is...

Like I said before, an E46 M3 as a first BMW is not something I would recommend. The 330i would be your best bet. It is reasonable inexpensive. You will get a chance to do all the maintenance and...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-26-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By qualicas
I would never recommend an E46 M3 for a first...

I would never recommend an E46 M3 for a first BMW. Best to get to know the brand first then step up. Things you will probably need to do if you buy this car.
(For 12,000 assume it will be behind on...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-21-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,146
Posted By qualicas
For what it is worth, I bought a 2002 M3 6 mt...

For what it is worth, I bought a 2002 M3 6 mt last year from California. It was a sunroof delete car. Body in great shape. Brought it to Canada and did all legal work. Just did it to see what an M3...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-16-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By qualicas
You will probably get them fixed before they...

You will probably get them fixed before they seize because it will be so awful to drive the car. Just hope that somehow the bearing doesn't spin in the housing or on the shaft. That would increase...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-15-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,135
Posted By qualicas
Have a look at a 2004 to 2007 Cadillac CTSV....

Have a look at a 2004 to 2007 Cadillac CTSV. Seats 5 people with luggage. 400hp LS6 or LS2 engine excellent handling.
Only issue is rear differential so do not drag race. I have a 2006 V, a 2002...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-15-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By qualicas
If both rear bearings simultaneously seize that...

If both rear bearings simultaneously seize that would probably be a first ever thing. If one seizes, then you do not have to do anymore troubleshooting. You can go straight to repair. Seriously, LONG...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-15-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By qualicas
I would actually pay LESS for a car that has been...

I would actually pay LESS for a car that has been repainted. Why? I look at it and say WHAT ARE YOU HIDING? In fact I did just that with a 2001 Convertible. Someone resprayed the entire car in...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-15-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By qualicas
When you are changing the rear make sure you...

When you are changing the rear make sure you press the new bearing in on the outer race. Use no pressure on the bearing itself or you will ruin it.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-14-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By qualicas
If you can feel any roughness while you are...

If you can feel any roughness while you are spinning the tire that would be one indication. If you remove the bearing it will most certainly need to be replaced.
Front you can hear better when...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-07-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By qualicas
Unless they changed for the E46, you have a key...

Unless they changed for the E46, you have a key with chip, an antenna that reads the chip and a transmitter that tells the EWS everything is good to go.
Getting a new key is probably easiest. Never...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-06-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By qualicas
If it is SMG, there is a hood switch that screws...

If it is SMG, there is a hood switch that screws up and doesn't make a connection. (so I've read)
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-05-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By qualicas
Moosecakes I had a battery do the same thing....

Moosecakes
I had a battery do the same thing. It was when it developed an internal break. Worked fine and next time stone dead. Normally even when a battery is dying dash lights will come on etc....
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-05-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By qualicas
A battery is not going to give random no starts...

A battery is not going to give random no starts and no turn overs either. Has to be a bad connection somewhere. Bad battery will typically at least try to turn the engine over. Unless it has a...
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