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Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-16-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By DSilk56
There is a wide variation in asking prices for...

There is a wide variation in asking prices for various cars that seem similar. Some items will automatically increase the value of a car, those being the competition package, a 6 speed manual (as...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-15-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,546
Posted By DSilk56
The M54 engine in your 330i is an aluminum block....

The M54 engine in your 330i is an aluminum block. The S54 block in the M3 is cast iron to handle higher stresses and higher temperatures. They are entirely different engines based on different...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-15-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By DSilk56
You know that the purpose of those rubber "feet"...

You know that the purpose of those rubber "feet" is to hold the folded top snugly in place when it is folded. All that cutting them away will accomplish will be to generate rattles and squeaks from...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-10-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By DSilk56
Have it repaired. A proper repair and respray of...

Have it repaired. A proper repair and respray of the bumper cap is cheaper than purchasing another one and having to do the same. The purchase of a used bumper cap is no guarantee that it doesn't...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-08-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By DSilk56
Assuming you have an oil leak the first thing you...

Assuming you have an oil leak the first thing you need to do is find it. Because there are so many possibilities, you can spend a fortune tearing things apart and replacing them, which is a wate of...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-08-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By DSilk56
The last car interior looks amazing! I love it.

The last car interior looks amazing! I love it.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-03-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By DSilk56
If the car is to be used solely for the track,...

If the car is to be used solely for the track, why switch from the SMG to a manual box? The primary purpose of the SMG was to allow for quicker shifts on the track.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-03-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,809
Posted By DSilk56
My understanding, and please correct me if I am...

My understanding, and please correct me if I am wrong, is that Castrol is no longer making the TWS 10W-60, but has switched to Edge, and that BMW itself is recommending the Twin Turbo 10W-60 oil...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-02-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By DSilk56
I agree. It sounds like your guibo (flex...

I agree. It sounds like your guibo (flex coupling) is shot.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-02-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By DSilk56
I agree. While I have never owned an e9X 335, I...

I agree. While I have never owned an e9X 335, I have driven them. They are smooth, easy to get power down, and very comfortable, but they aren't nearly as entertaining to drive as my M3. While in...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 06-02-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By DSilk56
Mine has the manual. It is a 6 speed (with 3...

Mine has the manual. It is a 6 speed (with 3 pedals).
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-27-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By DSilk56
Could very well be. I recently replaced the seal...

Could very well be. I recently replaced the seal on mine.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-27-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By DSilk56
Does the cover go up all the way and then drop a...

Does the cover go up all the way and then drop a little when the rear bow descends or does it fail to go up all the way unless you release the button and push it again? It's hard to see from the...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-26-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By DSilk56
There are several things that might need...

There are several things that might need adjustment. The cover is raised by a pair of hydraulic cylinders and cables. First, make sure that the mechanism (the cylinders) are firmly mounted in...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-20-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,008
Posted By DSilk56
Yet somewhere between the 111,000 miles that the...

Yet somewhere between the 111,000 miles that the car had when the transmission service and inspection were done and the over 130,000 mile that the car now has the hood latch broke and was never...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-19-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By DSilk56
I would say that you should set aside a fund of...

I would say that you should set aside a fund of $5,000 each year. You will NOT spend that much on routine maintenance (plan on replacing rear tires every 10 - 12,000 miles), but all it takes is one...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-14-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By DSilk56
Is it throwing any codes?

Is it throwing any codes?
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-14-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 39,712
Posted By DSilk56
Bitches only get wet when they are in heat. As...

Bitches only get wet when they are in heat. As for females of the human species...How would you know? By the way, the association of the roundel with "money" isn't necessarily true, and if it were...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-12-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 39,712
Posted By DSilk56
The "cool" factor is so overrated when it comes...

The "cool" factor is so overrated when it comes to deciding what cars to purchase, as most of it is determined by self-proclaimed arbiters of style and fashion who have no particular interest in...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-12-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By DSilk56
It's quite possible. You should also look at...

It's quite possible. You should also look at your tie rod ends and front control arm bushings (FCABs).
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-06-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,946
Posted By DSilk56
I presume that you removed the spark plugs as...

I presume that you removed the spark plugs as well. Otherwise you shouldn't smell any gas. If the car won't crank either your battery is dead, your key is shot, or the clutch switch (if you have a...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-06-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,527
Posted By DSilk56
There should be sensors (servo levelers) attached...

There should be sensors (servo levelers) attached to the front and rear suspension that send signals to adjusters in the low beam assembly. I have never done the work myself, so you need to either...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-05-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,527
Posted By DSilk56
Yes. The low beams have an automatic leveling...

Yes. The low beams have an automatic leveling adjustment that moves the beam according to the position of the rear suspension. When the boot is loaded this feature maintains the proper headlight...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-05-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,822
Posted By DSilk56
The CSL was designed principally for track work,...

The CSL was designed principally for track work, where the SMG makes the most sense. For daily driving the standard M3 is a better bet (as, in my opinion is the manual transmission).
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-05-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By DSilk56
I would bring: 1. More oil (better safe than...

I would bring:

1. More oil (better safe than sorry)
2. Simple tools for less complicated repairs
3. Belts and hoses (if one breaks in the middle of nowhere, where else will you get one, and see...
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