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Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 05-15-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 35,052
Posted By Bimster
Sounds exactly like what happened on my '04 530i...

Sounds exactly like what happened on my '04 530i at about 70k. The red oil pressure light would come on for a few seconds after: long drive, idle, starting up again slowly. (Panic time when going up...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-13-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 37,494
Posted By Bimster
:hmm:

:hmm:
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-11-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 37,494
Posted By Bimster
hey, congratulations! '04 530i or '04 Z4 3.0i ?

hey, congratulations! '04 530i or '04 Z4 3.0i ?
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 06-24-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By Bimster
You need to cut the bump stops when installing...

You need to cut the bump stops when installing lowering springs but not when changing shocks. H&R sport springs require .75" shorter on the fronts but no change on the rear on the E46.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 03-08-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bimster
[QUOTE=aggieE46;9516727]For a daily driven car,...

[QUOTE=aggieE46;9516727]For a daily driven car, the gear ratio will just be silly.

Not to start an argument, but after driving daily with a 3.64 for three years I feel that it improves both...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By Bimster
Not really. Short gears and twinscrew...

Not really. Short gears and twinscrew superchargers both provide big torque increases at low engine speeds. My 3.0 is completely stock except for a 3.64 diff. and I only feel like I need to use 1st...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By Bimster
Do you start in 1st or second? I always felt...

Do you start in 1st or second? I always felt first was too low for normal driving before my diff. swap. One of the best results of the swap was that for normal driving it's now very easy to start...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,187
Posted By Bimster
Taking your foot completely off the gas pedal to...

Taking your foot completely off the gas pedal to shift is standard teaching technique for beginners. It works just fine on some makes, but not the bimmers. Their less "forgiving" sychros and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,187
Posted By Bimster
I need to keep my eyes on the road when I'm...

I need to keep my eyes on the road when I'm shifting...not the tach! Plus the correct revs depend on road speed which can be all over. Even on a good day my core processor is probably only hitting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-18-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Bimster
Try this for 100% smooth shifts.... ...

Try this for 100% smooth shifts....
...downshifting - keep throttle in exactly the same position as before downshift. This permits the engine to rev up to the correct rpm for the lower gear....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,232
Posted By Bimster
Your city gas mileage will be the same or better....

Your city gas mileage will be the same or better. I've had a 3.64 diff. on my 6spd for about 15,000 mi. and my average fuel economy has gone up slightly to about 26.5 mpg from about 25 mpg with the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,106
Posted By Bimster
My shifts didn't really smooth out until I...

My shifts didn't really smooth out until I started concentrating on the amount of pressure my right foot was putting on the gas peddle during a shift...not on timing the clutch. When people talk...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 09-10-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By Bimster
best way to remove grease from rag top?

So, my dealer removed my convertible roof to replace a bad motor. I picked the car up at dusk and couldn't see anything wrong. Today I look at the roof in sun light and it's pretty hard not to...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 09-10-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By Bimster
Does the Lysholm have a composite guibo coupler...

Does the Lysholm have a composite guibo coupler between the drive extension in the snout and the gear train to isolate the gearing from the drive pulley?

This is a little bit of a stab in the...
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