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Forum: Wheels and Tires 07-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By djmcmath
Hey, I was a rookie who took these to track day,...

Hey, I was a rookie who took these to track day, and they worked ok for me. ;) But I knew what I was getting into, also. Thanks for the bump, unevolved.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-30-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By djmcmath
Moda MD10 17x7.5 wheels and slicks for E46 BMW -- $300

Update: Reducing price to $300obo.

I've shifted over to running my 911 instead of my BMW, so the race wheels/tires need to get out of the basement.

Wheels are Moda MD10 17x7.5" ET42 that fit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By djmcmath
Brakes still mediocre; normal for BMW or am I missing something?

Before anyone says it: Yes, I searched, and I've read and followed most of the advice I can find out here, and it's definitely better than it was. The history of what other people has done has...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 08-06-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,618
Posted By djmcmath
I'll tag into this thread, because I'm having the...

I'll tag into this thread, because I'm having the same problem.

Brief history: I've had problems with brake fade at the track. So I switched up to Performance Friction pads that are rated for...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 10-10-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By djmcmath
Wow, ok. Thanks for the wisdom. I'll bleed my...

Wow, ok. Thanks for the wisdom. I'll bleed my brakes and change my driving style. Next time out, I'll try your technique to push the limits and see if that fixes my "brake too early but not hard...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 10-09-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By djmcmath
Subie - I've only done the 3 days I mention...

Subie - I've only done the 3 days I mention above, so I admit to being an amateur. Further, I know I'm not braking as efficiently as I could be, you're absolutely right. I guess you're suggesting...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 10-08-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By djmcmath
Subie -- thanks for the answer, that's some good...

Subie -- thanks for the answer, that's some good diagnostics.

Details of "fade": The pedal feels soft, but if I push harder, I can still get stopping power. As the session continues, the fade...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 10-08-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By djmcmath
Brake Fade -- looking for budget solution to track problem

So I'm having some problems with brake fade at the track, and am looking for a way to stave off the fade for just a little bit longer, or possibly diagnose something I'm doing wrong.

Here's the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-05-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By djmcmath
Update: I'll take another $250 off the price. ...

Update: I'll take another $250 off the price. That's $500 (plus shipping) for 4 beautiful wheels, or $125 a wheel. You can't beat that anywhere. Heck, you'd be hard pressed to get steel wheels for...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-04-2008, 04:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 93,644
Posted By djmcmath
The first time I went through this routine, it...

The first time I went through this routine, it cost me about 10 solid hours. Doing it the shortcut way should take something less than 6, your first time, worst case, if you're really slow and...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-23-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By djmcmath
I'll see if I can find any. I haven't had them...

I'll see if I can find any. I haven't had them on the car in a while now, and the only pictures I took were when the car was new. Hmm, yeah, I've only got one picture of the car with the wheels on...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-12-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By djmcmath
Price reduced: I'll accept $750 (plus shipping). ...

Price reduced: I'll accept $750 (plus shipping). Need to get rid of these babies.

Thanks,
Dan
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-02-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 93,644
Posted By djmcmath
Good work! Congratulations, feels good, doesn't...

Good work! Congratulations, feels good, doesn't it? :)

Dan
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 93,644
Posted By djmcmath
Clean the throttle body before you replace it. ...

Clean the throttle body before you replace it. Those buggers are expensive, and it's possible that a bad OS would allow some back-seepage of oil into the intake manifold, possibly as far up as the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-25-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By djmcmath
My wife just complained to me about these wheels...

My wife just complained to me about these wheels again. I promise I won't laugh out loud at any reasonable offer.

Thanks,
Dan
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-24-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 93,644
Posted By djmcmath
Alright, because so many people are asking about...

Alright, because so many people are asking about the part numbers, I'll walk you through the realoem process here. For my car, I'm selecting E46, Sedan, 330i, and the date my car was manufactured. ...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-15-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By djmcmath
FS: 4 17x8 Mille Miglia 11-2 beautiful!

These wheels came with my 2001 330i when I bought it, and I always liked the way that they looked. I found a set of curb-rashed stock wheels, and am unloading these for, well, the money. It isn't...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-25-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 93,644
Posted By djmcmath
Awesome. :) Glad I could help.

Awesome. :) Glad I could help.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-24-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,111
Posted By djmcmath
This seems eerily familiar to me. I'll give you...

This seems eerily familiar to me. I'll give you a short story: I had the O2 sensor codes and a bad oil leak from somewhere under the intake manifold. I replaced both pre-cat O2 sensors and the oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,870
Posted By djmcmath
Back in the good old days, we used to talk about...

Back in the good old days, we used to talk about neat little tricks to make the car harder to drive off. In an old VW, you could do all kinds of little things to make it undriveable -- pull the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By djmcmath
+1 for PelicanParts -- I've been buying parts...

+1 for PelicanParts -- I've been buying parts there for many years with no problems. Every once in a while, I find I can save a few bucks by buying the same part at BAVAuto or BMWPartsOnly, but my...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-21-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,391
Posted By djmcmath
Older cars used to run high for a moment on...

Older cars used to run high for a moment on startup for a variety of reasons, most of them irrelevant in our cars, AFAIK. Our cars are perfectly happy starting up, revving to 1500 or so, then idling...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-30-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 93,644
Posted By djmcmath
Ah, yes, the plastic firewall at the left-rear --...

Ah, yes, the plastic firewall at the left-rear -- good call.

Kangman, I spent hours looking for that nut. I'm glad I was able to help you find that d*** thing. :) I'm not certain it's necessary...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By djmcmath
Alright, here's the final update on this thing. ...

Alright, here's the final update on this thing. I continued troubleshooting, doing everything I could guess to do. My neighbor is a chain smoker, so I had him come over and blow smoke in the engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By djmcmath
www.realoem.com makes it look like a part number...

www.realoem.com makes it look like a part number 11721433901, but you should double-check on realoem to make sure it's the part you're talking about.

Dan
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