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Forum: General Off-Topic 04-17-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Haha Nahhhh that's not until 2095. Sent...

Haha Nahhhh that's not until 2095.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using BimmerApp mobile app
Forum: General Off-Topic 04-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Yea my buddy who's from California told me the...

Yea my buddy who's from California told me the same thing today. For some reason I assumed I would get in trouble whether it was registered in md or not. But he said it'll be fine. Especially since...
Forum: General Off-Topic 04-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
I didn't know that. Every time I see a set of...

I didn't know that. Every time I see a set of highflow cats on the forums they're "200 cell race cats" that go for $200 a piece used. Thanks for the info that'll be worth looking into.

Sent from...
Forum: General Off-Topic 04-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
In the e46 the headers have built in cats. I...

In the e46 the headers have built in cats. I could easily install cats further down the exhaust but they are so expensive. And I'd have to make longer o2 wires and fabricate threaded holes in the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 04-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Noted. First and last time referring to...

Noted. First and last time referring to California as cali. Nonetheless, I doubt I'll be familiarizing myself with the locals because for the 6 months I'll be there, I won't have much of a life...
Forum: General Off-Topic 04-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Lol thanks guys Sent from my SCH-I545 using...

Lol thanks guys

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Forum: General Off-Topic 04-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Anybody going to bmw step in 2014?

Hey guys I just got accepted into the bmw step program for November 1st in Ontario, CA. Is there anyone on here that's going as well?

Also, I don't know how this works but I was hoping to see if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
+1. Clean it, let it dry, hope It fixes the...

+1. Clean it, let it dry, hope It fixes the issue. If not you'll probably need a new maf. But you should be throwing a maf sensor code of some sort. Something like maf circuit sensor voltage low or...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 589
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Tire shops actually use patch plugs. Regular...

Tire shops actually use patch plugs. Regular plugs run the risk of coming out, causing a rapid loss of air, borderline blowout. I've never had a problem with plugs but I don't advise using them. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Some problems set pending codes, which won't be...

Some problems set pending codes, which won't be read by your code reader until they become trouble codes. Which is when they occur enough times for the pcm to change it from a pending code to a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Not necessarily. By law, since 1996 every car...

Not necessarily. By law, since 1996 every car produced has to allow any scanner to read their codes. It's not required to give a description of the code, however, and it's not required to read you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Ok then that's a bit of an issue. I'm thinking...

Ok then that's a bit of an issue. I'm thinking the pole is bent. If it can be removed, you can fix it with a table vice and a hammer. If not, you're kinda screwed. If it's not bent, then the motor is...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-14-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Not to doubt the OP but I don't think he'll know...

Not to doubt the OP but I don't think he'll know the difference between excessive and in-spec backlash between the pinion and ring or the spiders for the axle shafts. Bmws have a good bit of play in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
It doesn't look like it from the picture. My only...

It doesn't look like it from the picture. My only suggestion would be to see if you can put washers on the bolts between 7 and the base of the fan. If I'm visualizing your problem correctly I think...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-14-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Relay faults won't be caused by external...

Relay faults won't be caused by external corrosion. That usually means the relay itself has gone bad due to burnt points, high resistance in the relay coil, or a short in the coil; all internal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Also if your bolts are bottoming out and...

Also if your bolts are bottoming out and threading too far without providing enough torque to the fan itself, you could use smaller bolts to keep them from doing that which should fix the wobble....
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Ok that narrows it down. There shouldn't be any...

Ok that narrows it down. There shouldn't be any wobble at all. Make sure your bolts aren't cross threaded and there's nothing inside the bolt holes or threads that are keeping the bolt from threading...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
All e46s have valvetrain noise it's normal. If...

All e46s have valvetrain noise it's normal. If you're worried about it you can change your oil and spark plugs to be safe but it sounds pretty normal. If it ever gets really loud and resembles a...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
The subframe is definitely a possibility but...

The subframe is definitely a possibility but treat that as a last resort. A lot of m3s have this problem and it can usually be fixed with a fresh set of bushings. Check the condition of your mount...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-14-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
One more possible culprit would be your fan...

One more possible culprit would be your fan shroud. If It's broken or missing, this will cause high engine temps while cruising, but not sitting still. Which matches your symptoms most accurately out...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-14-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
A defective Thermostat wouldn't be likely to...

A defective Thermostat wouldn't be likely to cause this problem. Thermostats will either stick open, resulting in a colder-than-normal temp at all times, or stick closed, resulting in an extremely...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 134
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Get a 12" level and make sure the fan housing is...

Get a 12" level and make sure the fan housing is level. If not get a few washers and use them as shims until you install the fan perfectly level (plumb level for you framers out there). It could...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 03-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Oh and another thing, it could also be a clogged...

Oh and another thing, it could also be a clogged or restricted fuel filter. So that would be something to check as well
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 03-11-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Letting your fuel level get anywhere near empty...

Letting your fuel level get anywhere near empty can prematurely wear out the fuel pump. And it is possible for it to be on its last leg right now. A good trick to troubleshoot the pump is this: if...
Forum: General Off-Topic 02-08-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,116
Posted By 2002topasblueM3
Im just doing whatever I need to do to make it go...

Im just doing whatever I need to do to make it go away. I dont plan on spending any more money on this than I already have. They're just threatening to punish all of us equally because we all took...
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