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Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-18-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By Mstearnsy
3 pedal manual is standard on new M3. DCT trans...

3 pedal manual is standard on new M3. DCT trans is optional.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-18-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,354
Posted By Mstearnsy
I've had a pair of E46s. My M3 just needed the...

I've had a pair of E46s. My M3 just needed the backrest elements replaced, they are included with new leather, so it's costly if not warranty.
My 330Ci had a much simpler repair. The power wire...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-12-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By Mstearnsy
This is an M3 and the stock engine works...

This is an M3 and the stock engine works extremely well once you've brought the rest of the car up to it's level. Brakes are the weakest link on the track.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-07-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,028
Posted By Mstearnsy
Why not get a new 2011 550i M Sport, then tune it...

Why not get a new 2011 550i M Sport, then tune it to make 500 hp like Alpina and other tuners do with that engine? You'll still have way better fuel economy than the M5. Won't be as focused as an M5...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-05-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By Mstearnsy
OEM CSL wheels need refinishing, finish recommendations??

Just found out that the original owner of my M3 Competition pkg must have had the CSL wheels refinished at some point before I picked it up, because the finish is flaking off, they've been painted at...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-05-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Mstearnsy
PS2s are not overrated, mine were fantastic....

PS2s are not overrated, mine were fantastic. They're worn now so I'm going to try Conti Extreme Contact. Those have replaced the Sport Contact 3s. Try the Extremes, great price point too.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-01-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By Mstearnsy
I got them from the tire pressure chart on my...

I got them from the tire pressure chart on my M3's driver's door sill. Find your tire size with it's associated geometric shape, look over to the right and find what pressure is listed with that...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-29-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,741
Posted By Mstearnsy
I just ran a track day with my M3 Comp pkg and I...

I just ran a track day with my M3 Comp pkg and I went out the same session with a 135i, stock engine, Bilstein coilovers, and 17" track slicks in a square setup, and a 335xi Coupe with Dinan stage 2,...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-29-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By Mstearnsy
I bumped my pressures up to 38F 46R on my 19" ZCP...

I bumped my pressures up to 38F 46R on my 19" ZCP wheels for the track day I just ran. Handled and braked like a champ and totally cured the understeer that happened with lower pressures. 44 rear is...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-23-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,255
Posted By Mstearnsy
I have the OEM BMW integration through...

I have the OEM BMW integration through Parts/Service install. LOVE it. It doesn't list the track name like the DICE does, but it works EVERY time unlike my buddy's DICE in his 325i. Max 5 playlists,...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-16-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Mstearnsy
that's hideous.

that's hideous.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-16-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Mstearnsy
Wheel speed sensor?

Wheel speed sensor?
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-13-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By Mstearnsy
Over the last couple weeks I've had a similar...

Over the last couple weeks I've had a similar phenomenon. When coasting, no gas or brake, regardless of the clutch in or out, I get a whining/moaning noise that's fairly high pitched. My dealer...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-11-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By Mstearnsy
Most chips for M3's change the responsiveness by...

Most chips for M3's change the responsiveness by toggling the "Sport" button mapping on all the time. Why not just press that button when you want the jerky sensation. M3 throttle response in the...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-11-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,068
Posted By Mstearnsy
M3 water temp gauges should stand dead straight...

M3 water temp gauges should stand dead straight up vertical. The Oil temp gauge will fluctuate based on conditions and driving manner.

If the car originally started in Canada and is now in the...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-09-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,036
Posted By Mstearnsy
I just had mine replaced under warranty before my...

I just had mine replaced under warranty before my car hit 4 years old. They replaced the full trim since it includes the rubber. Now when I raise my driver's side window, once it gets to the very top...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-01-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,722
Posted By Mstearnsy
Blue on red is such a horrible combo that BMW...

Blue on red is such a horrible combo that BMW Canada won't allow you to lease it if you do a special order request. Gives you an idea of your resale potential!
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-28-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,228
Posted By Mstearnsy
There's your answer. You get what you pay for in...

There's your answer. You get what you pay for in tires. Those will never match one of the big name brands in terms of performance or safety.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-26-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Mstearnsy
2005+ have MP3 CD playback. 2005+ have the option...

2005+ have MP3 CD playback. 2005+ have the option of Competition Package which is a must have! There were some colours changed/added/dropped for 2004 and 2005.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-26-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By Mstearnsy
Howling/moaning sound gets worse when the clutch is depressed

Hey guys.
This weekend I noticed when driving around town (35-40 MPH) I get a mild howling/groaning/moaning noise and as soon as I press the clutch pedal it jumps up in volume BIG time. When I let...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum by BimmerWorld 08-16-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mstearnsy
Thanks for the good feedback guys. I definitely...

Thanks for the good feedback guys. I definitely don't want noisy pads for my street use, I'll check with my techs to see if they'll show me how to do a pad swap or if they'd do it on the cheap for...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum by BimmerWorld 08-14-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mstearnsy
There's been so many different recommendations in...

There's been so many different recommendations in this thread I'm not sure who to believe now. We have Hawks (which I've heard of all the time), Performance Friction, Carbotech, what about EBC I...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 07-23-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,206
Posted By Mstearnsy
A welded diff is 100% locked, so the car wouldn't...

A welded diff is 100% locked, so the car wouldn't ever want to turn a corner since the outside tire can't rotate any faster than the inside tire. You'd have to power oversteer yourself around the...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum by BimmerWorld 07-11-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mstearnsy
Is new OEM fluid, for free with the scheduled...

Is new OEM fluid, for free with the scheduled maintenance program, good enough, or should I buy upgraded fluid with higher boiling points?
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum by BimmerWorld 07-10-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mstearnsy
When I say super-autocross I don't think it...

When I say super-autocross I don't think it resembles anything like a normal autocross. Speeds involved are pretty much like a road course circuit. It was on an airport's runways. I have no interest...
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