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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Cliff
The diff swap idea was mentioned previously in...

The diff swap idea was mentioned previously in the thread and since I have first hand experience with this modification in a 5 speed car, I shared a bit of that experience. Same concept with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Cliff
There is a TSB for this:...

There is a TSB for this: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=505526&stc=1&d=1429834113

My shop charged me $150 to do the work, not including dropping the transmission....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,074,806
Posted By Cliff
My E46 got a new stable-mate a couple of weeks...

My E46 got a new stable-mate a couple of weeks ago when I replaced my Honda Fit DD with a new Golf R.

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58182-1/Golf+R-4100030-20150410.jpg
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-29-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Cliff
These are still for sale. Someone local make me...

These are still for sale. Someone local make me an offer :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,074,806
Posted By Cliff
http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58108-1/WS1_9652...

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58108-1/WS1_9652-Mar2115-by_t.jpg

I was at Willow Springs this past weekend with the SoCal Audi Club. Fun times :)
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-16-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Cliff
Here's one for you ...

Here's one for you

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/57618-1/330Ci-9220827-20130922.jpg
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-16-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Cliff
FS: 4 x 18x8.5et40 LTW MPower w/255/35R18 Hankook Ventus

These are my street wheels and tires for my non-M E46. I purchased the wheels from Turner Motorsports in 2010, and this set of tires was purchased in Oct 2012. The tires probably have 2000 miles on...
Forum: Bimmerfest 2015 California sponsored by ESS Tuning 03-14-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,025
Posted By Cliff
http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/11609-1/Img_0775...

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/11609-1/Img_0775.jpg

(I am probably one of the few people who attended that event - 2003 - who is still driving the same car)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,074,806
Posted By Cliff
From a track day last month up at Thunderhill....

From a track day last month up at Thunderhill. This looks like turn 3.

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58091-1/Screen+Shot+2015-02-21+at+12_51_50+PM.png
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,396
Posted By Cliff
These mounts have standardized mounting hole...

These mounts have standardized mounting hole positions (Advanced Mobile Phone Mounting System - AMPS - is the name of the standard) that allow them to be bolted together. You might need to use some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,396
Posted By Cliff
I use my smartphone to run track apps...

I use my smartphone to run track apps (TrackAddict HD or Harry's Lap Timer) and needed a dash holder to make it convenient to use and to hold it as securely as possible. I use a Panavise 75103-599...
Forum: California 02-27-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Cliff
I have been very pleased with the work B&S...

I have been very pleased with the work B&S Hacienda has done for me. They are in Pleasanton on Old Santa Rita: http://bshacienda.com/. Ask for Tony Sanchez - he is the GM there and an extremely...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-14-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,483
Posted By Cliff
Well, damn. I am sorry to read this. He was a...

Well, damn. I am sorry to read this. He was a good guy. RIP :(
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By Cliff
I put a 3.46 LSD in my 5 speed car last April,...

I put a 3.46 LSD in my 5 speed car last April, and it's not bad at all. Of course, I primarily drive my E46 to and from track and autocross events these days. On the track, the new diff completely...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Cliff
Can't emphasize that enough. The oil pump...

Can't emphasize that enough. The oil pump sprocket nut only comes torqued from the factory and it is possible to spin it off with catastrophic results. My oil pump sprocket nut is welded to the oil...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Cliff
Ahh, but you sure sounded like you would have...

Ahh, but you sure sounded like you would have traded it straight up for Stephen's car.

To respond to the pole, yes, my car is absolutely worth more to me than its market value.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,074,806
Posted By Cliff
Thanks, and I am kind of leaning in that...

Thanks, and I am kind of leaning in that direction. I am the original owner and the car will be having it's 13th birthday on May 5th. It was partially repainted in 2010. I killed the original engine...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,074,806
Posted By Cliff
Thanks, and nope. It's the feral Fit: ...

Thanks, and nope. It's the feral Fit:

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58032-1/_J5V8125+-+Version+2.jpg

I expect to be replacing the Fit with a Golf R sometime this year. I like hatchbacks....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,074,806
Posted By Cliff
Tucked away in the garage, clean and ready to go,...

Tucked away in the garage, clean and ready to go, dreaming of the next track session (Jan 10-11 at Thunderhill with the Audi club)

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58083-1/330ci-20141211-0236.jpg
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Cliff
Track pads and reduced dust (or noise) aren't...

Track pads and reduced dust (or noise) aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence. Also, your stock brakes are probably good enough assuming they're not worn out and the brake fluid has been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Cliff
I installed a Kenwood DNX7160 in my car in 2010...

I installed a Kenwood DNX7160 in my car in 2010 and I would not buy another. Garmin tried and failed several times to sell me a map update that worked. The touch screen controls are also too fiddly...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Cliff
I would check with Valley Motorwerks in Rancho...

I would check with Valley Motorwerks in Rancho Cordova. They specialize in BMWs.

11401 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742(916) 636-9526
www.vmwerks.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 780
Posted By Cliff
$4000 for labor seems like a lot. What shop are...

$4000 for labor seems like a lot. What shop are you using?

FWIW I money-shifted my non-M car at the track last summer which caused the subsequent failure of the oil pump (the bolt holding the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,074,806
Posted By Cliff
My first couple of trips through the Corkscrew...

My first couple of trips through the Corkscrew were terrifying (this photo was taken from the inside of 8). Laguna Seca is a really fun track to drive.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6,218
Views: 1,074,806
Posted By Cliff
http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58061-1/GBM52809...

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58061-1/GBM52809small.jpg
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