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Forum: ///M3 Forum 02-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By greenhobby
Have you checked the exhaust hangers? They should...

Have you checked the exhaust hangers? They should be replaced every few years. It will hang to low and buzz at all different times.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 02-03-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,694
Posted By greenhobby
evo v12

Gents,

I ran Hankook evo V12's all last summer. If you can get past the name (and not Michelin), these tires are awesome. I have new switch back roads to run every day to work (lucky in New...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 01-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By greenhobby
Keep in mind the profile height. You need the...

Keep in mind the profile height. You need the higher profile in winter for cushion for frost heaves, and potholes as well as traction. Here in New England, the roads actually get worse (if you can...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-21-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By greenhobby
Thanks for the responses guys. I appreciate it....

Thanks for the responses guys. I appreciate it. Would I have to remove the large aluminum plate under the car to view the motor mounts? I so wish I had a car lift!!!

-gh
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-20-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By greenhobby
bump. Anybody?

bump. Anybody?
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-19-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By greenhobby
Vibration at Cold Idle

Hey E46M3ers,

My M3 is about 12 years old now (yikes), with about 125K miles. Still running very strong and love driving it. I've run into this problem before where the exhaust buzzes or vibrates...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-05-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,802
Posted By greenhobby
I've never sold my ///M, but was talking with...

I've never sold my ///M, but was talking with business acquaintance and he sold his and purchased an S5 Audi. He says he regrets selling the ///M every day. Too refined, less intense. Gotta love the...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-05-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By greenhobby
yep, it always works. I hold it just under my...

yep, it always works. I hold it just under my chin and get 2x distance.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-05-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By greenhobby
Have you ruled out exhaust hangers? I get a...

Have you ruled out exhaust hangers? I get a vibration at idle when they need to be replaced. There are 3 on the muffler and 2 half way towards the engine. If you've never replaced them, that is...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-14-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 62,161
Posted By greenhobby
Winter tires a MUST...

Actually, winter tires are a must in New England! I drive year round have summer (Hankook) and winter (Blizzak lm-60's) OEM size and staggered on 2 pairs of OEM rims. It works perfectly. By the way,...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-31-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By greenhobby
Had my right diff seal leak last year. Turner...

Had my right diff seal leak last year. Turner fixed it great. Of course it was on the side of the exhaust, so they had to drop.

-gh
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-31-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By greenhobby
First, get some wurth glide (lubrication) for the...

First, get some wurth glide (lubrication) for the rails. Also, if the car is half in shade/sun, it can cause it to reverse like your seeing. Happens to me when I'm driving slow and sun is peaking...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-31-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,542
Posted By greenhobby
Nice. You need same tread pattern on front and...

Nice. You need same tread pattern on front and rear though! ;-)
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-25-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,982
Posted By greenhobby
My ///M seems to all of a sudden run smoother...

My ///M seems to all of a sudden run smoother after about 10-15 seconds after start. Not sure if the idle RPM drops, but it definitely sounds different. I always wait until it smoothes out before...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-03-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By greenhobby
Do you mean the idea of it, or the...

Do you mean the idea of it, or the implementation? I have no idea how a more responsive throttle response is stupid... to each his own I guess... I could see someone saying that they don't like it,...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-02-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By greenhobby
Love it on the highway/canyon carving. Hate it in...

Love it on the highway/canyon carving. Hate it in traffic.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-31-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,422
Posted By greenhobby
When I purchased my M3 pre-owned from a dealer,...

When I purchased my M3 pre-owned from a dealer, the oil drain was leaking due to semi stripped pan. They tried a heli coil first and it kept leaking, so they replaced the entire pan under warranty. I...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 03-16-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By greenhobby
Check your RTABs

Sounds like it needs some work. Check the RSM's and RTABs as well. The diff does have a clunk when driving slow and taking turns (like figure 8 move), but you've got other sounds there as well. I...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By greenhobby
Just had my seal replace this summer. If the leak...

Just had my seal replace this summer. If the leak is on the same side as the exhaust, it's a PITA. I had mine done at Turner Motorsport. Great work while you wait.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-01-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By greenhobby
Thanks Cardboat. With 105K on it, one really...

Thanks Cardboat. With 105K on it, one really notices new sounds and things that are different! Must be the colder weather...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-01-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By greenhobby
As I said, it's perfectly normal. To put yourself...

As I said, it's perfectly normal. To put yourself at ease, make sure your fluids are full (should be up to bottom of upper diff fluid hole) and seals are not leaking. At low speeds doing figure 8's...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-30-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,182
Posted By greenhobby
hmmmm... The e46 is less sophisticated and much...

hmmmm... The e46 is less sophisticated and much more raw. That is the appeal. The e9x is more sterile. Clearly 'better' is relative with regards to these cars.

It's like the difference between a...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-30-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By greenhobby
Absolutely normal. The limited slip diff has...

Absolutely normal. The limited slip diff has adjusting mechanical bits in it and they (like the valve train) are loud sometimes. Are you using aftermarket diff fluid?

-gh
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-30-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By greenhobby
ABSOLUTELY worth the cost! No more looking...

ABSOLUTELY worth the cost! No more looking backward while getting on the highway. Around here, the trucks live in the slow lane and will not pull over. Should be requirement everywhere.
...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-30-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By greenhobby
high rev on start

I noticed this past week, that when I start the car, it jumps up revs to 2K and immediately drops down to normal. It is getting colder here, but I don't remember it doing this ever.

Any...
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