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Forum: ///M3 Forum Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By taylor192
Idt you removed the wheels and looked for rocks...

Idt you removed the wheels and looked for rocks stuck in the dust shield.

If that's not it, put the car in neutral, raise the rear end and rotate the tires. If the diff or axles make noise then...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-22-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By taylor192
Likely a rock stuck in the dust shield. Start...

Likely a rock stuck in the dust shield. Start there first. Without removing the wheel you can hit/push the dust shield backwards to dislodge any rocks.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-22-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By taylor192
There are 4 failures related to timing (which...

There are 4 failures related to timing (which most refer to as "vanos"):
1. Cam bolts shear ($20 in parts)
2. Cam exhaust hub tabs shear ($150 or $800 in parts)
3. Timing chain guide breaks off...
Forum: The Showroom 12-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,765
Posted By taylor192
Love it! Screw the haters, they are the same...

Love it!

Screw the haters, they are the same type that list "painted reflectors" as "mods" in their sigs. Boring.

I wish you had deleted the impact strip. That would have eliminated an ugly...
Forum: The Showroom 12-22-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,765
Posted By taylor192
Of all people, based on your sig, you should love...

Of all people, based on your sig, you should love this.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-22-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By taylor192
$4k would pay to bullet proof the vanos, and...

$4k would pay to bullet proof the vanos, and reinforce the subframe, with money left over.

Unless those issues happen in the next 2 years, you'll be paying them out of pocket anyways as both will...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-21-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By taylor192
I have not read of a single owner that has had...

I have not read of a single owner that has had the subframe or vanos issues covered by an extended warranty.

I would spend the money bullet proofing the car rather than buying an extended...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-18-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By taylor192
Yep, thanks!

Yep, thanks!
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By taylor192
Agreed. I cannot tell if the wheels are...

Agreed.

I cannot tell if the wheels are already gunmetal, or dirty. I think gunmetal looks awesome:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5006/5242119476_10893811f8_b.jpg

I might be biased...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By taylor192
Wrong forum.

Wrong forum.
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-16-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By taylor192
Common problem. Search and you'll find...

Common problem.

Search and you'll find threads where members have fashioned clamps to keep pressure on the lid. This is a much better fix:
...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-15-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By taylor192
No.

No.
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 273,083
Posted By taylor192
link? Paint the car and wheels and it'd look...

link?

Paint the car and wheels and it'd look badass.
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-15-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By taylor192
Remove the lower rear seat. Flip up the front...

Remove the lower rear seat.
Flip up the front part of the cover on the motor.
Turn the motor using the allen key until the ends of the cables are visible.
Ensure the cables are secured properly. ...
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-11-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By taylor192
The CVM checks certain sensors as soon as the...

The CVM checks certain sensors as soon as the vehicle is turned on, and the light will flash if any of those sensors return a bad value. If the vehicle is coded for the hardtop, it looks for the...
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By taylor192
Thanks! You're having trouble getting the...

Thanks!

You're having trouble getting the rod back to the elbow latch? You shouldn't have to force anything. Twist/turn till the rod slides through the opening into position. I do remember it...
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By taylor192
This is a photo of the harness: ...

This is a photo of the harness:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/smart/imgdsply.cgi?pn=54348243267-M9

Lets identify the paths:
* The 2 black connectors on the left are for the bow tension...
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By taylor192
Thanks Klaus, great info about the solenoids!

Thanks Klaus, great info about the solenoids!
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-07-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By taylor192
That is not a valid concern, the CVM can detect...

That is not a valid concern, the CVM can detect the position of the top and recover.

The only problem I can see would be aligning the top, as you'll need to loosen the mounting plates that the...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By taylor192
Except you ignore that BMW gave him the run...

Except you ignore that BMW gave him the run around about reimbursing repairs, thus why he sold it at a discount. If BMW hadn't given him the run around, he likely would have repaired it, received the...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-03-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By taylor192
I actually have a good idea: Contact the new...

I actually have a good idea:

Contact the new owner and see if he's fixed the subframe. If so, ask for his receipt and tell BMW that you had an agreement with the new owner that he'd fix it in...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-03-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,656
Posted By taylor192
Translation "I want to park hard and brag how...

Translation "I want to park hard and brag how deep my pockets are".

The M3 is underpowered, especially torque, compared to its rivals of the time. Owners of "the ultimate driving experience" know...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-03-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By taylor192
Your best bet is to threaten taking them to court...

Your best bet is to threaten taking them to court for a diminished value claim, see if they take the bait.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-03-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By taylor192
I want 50% of whatever BMW refunds you......

I want 50% of whatever BMW refunds you... although you might have a hard time explaining why it was repaired in Vancouver, BC, Canada. :evil: Canadians cannot be charged with conspiring to commit...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-03-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By taylor192
Find one and measure, or ask on the 1M forums for...

Find one and measure, or ask on the 1M forums for someone to measure theirs.
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