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Forum: Interior 06-26-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By geargrinder
AAAAAAHHHH OK had me really confused. I missed...

AAAAAAHHHH OK had me really confused. I missed the "also" in your last post. No problem. Sorry.

Here's a whole M3 'vert interior - the leather needs refinishing but it could be nice if you put...
Forum: Interior 06-26-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By geargrinder
huh. ok. I think you're going to find...

huh.

ok.

I think you're going to find the bolt pattern is different so you'd need to drill holes or have adapter plates / rails fabricated. And perhaps there might be trouble with wiring up...
Forum: Interior 06-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By geargrinder
And what pray tell do you think an E46 "M...

And what pray tell do you think an E46 "M performance package" is?

BTW I believe all the Sport verts got more or less same seats aka ZSP/ZHP/M3 verts and this didnt change over years so just...
Forum: Interior 04-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,844
Posted By geargrinder
The center con is identical auto to manual. Only...

The center con is identical auto to manual. Only bit that changes is the auto shifter surround for manual boot - they both clip into the same exact space.
Forum: Interior 11-22-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By geargrinder
yeah most yards on the phone / shipping front...

yeah most yards on the phone / shipping front won't mess around with little stuff even if they have 5000 of whatever it is back in the yard - costs them $30 in personnel time to go get it and package...
Forum: Interior 11-22-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By geargrinder
should be a $5 or less junkyard pickup? i'd go...

should be a $5 or less junkyard pickup? i'd go get one for you but won't be junkyarding for a while...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By geargrinder
M62TU is ME7.2 - totally different ECU / DME. ...

M62TU is ME7.2 - totally different ECU / DME. Don't know anything about the limits on those but if somebody does would like to know.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-31-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 41,545
Posted By geargrinder
The hot tip is to not do any of that by hand...

The hot tip is to not do any of that by hand anymore but to use "BMW Coding Tool" to automate your file copies / updates / platform changes. Works wonders, great little addition to use of EDIABAS...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-20-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 41,545
Posted By geargrinder
it might help somebody stuck at that irritating...

it might help somebody stuck at that irritating file sharing site to indicate the password is "bmw coding pack 05 20 13" with all the spaces removed. they let me download the first file but then for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By geargrinder
The drill on the M5 diff is you need either the...

The drill on the M5 diff is you need either the M5 axles OR get different flanges for the 540 axles. I think there's an E34 or 7er flange or something you can use. I'd have to look it up... I've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By geargrinder
All exactly right. Standard "Sport" package...

All exactly right. Standard "Sport" package which many sellers will lie about and call "M-Sport" because "But I have M badges!". And agree nuttin wrong w/ 540iT Sport at all.

Cool about the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-14-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By geargrinder
Actually few people prefer the SMG. That's why...

Actually few people prefer the SMG. That's why few of them sold new and they tend to go unsold on the used market longer than a manual. There were a couple super super sweet SMG's FS in my area for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-11-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By geargrinder
Correct - the plug wanking that BMW does is...

Correct - the plug wanking that BMW does is purely to ensure mechanics and owners cant screw up the connections by mistake and put B1S2 into B2S1 plug. Honestly if you have known good O2's you could...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-11-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By geargrinder
Is there a reason you want the SMG? It is a BAD...

Is there a reason you want the SMG? It is a BAD auto tranny for around town. Its a good tranny for the track and driving hard, but comes with all those questions about repairs and maintenance. And a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-11-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By geargrinder
A. These are nowhere near comparable cars. ...

A. These are nowhere near comparable cars. Should i buy a new Flatscreen TV or go to Hawaii. Should I order a pizza or vote for an independent candidate in the next election. If you can explain a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-11-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By geargrinder
If you think an E46M3 is a downgrade from an M45...

If you think an E46M3 is a downgrade from an M45 we have nothing to discuss. Go back to your appliance. Your toast is ready.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-11-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By geargrinder
JayMax theres a debate as to whether any of them...

JayMax theres a debate as to whether any of them are really different. I doubt they are actually, as all O2 sensors are based on the same core chemical principals. When i did my header job i admit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By geargrinder
Just for the hell of it. Lame pun. ...

Just for the hell of it. Lame pun.

Halibuts pretty delish though.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By geargrinder
Dude what did i do to irritate you? Or are you...

Dude what did i do to irritate you? Or are you just a troll by nature? I dont hang here enough to know who to ignore yet.

Yes of course all shops have to meet the same specs legally. Although much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By geargrinder
That was posted days ago during the weekend when...

That was posted days ago during the weekend when the orig post had been up for a day and nobody seemed interested to my surprise. Also just my way of bumping instead of the unimaginative "duh bump".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By geargrinder
Update pending... Took car to dyno and...

Update pending...

Took car to dyno and flashed USA then Euro back to back with a couple of dyno pulls on each.

Short story is either the differences i noticed are down to tranny flash changes,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By geargrinder
Actually they could be lots more meticulous -...

Actually they could be lots more meticulous - there is no tailpipe sniff anymore - it used to be you had to pass scan AND sniff. AND they made shops buy dynos to do "rolling road" tests back in late...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By geargrinder
Well I'd be willing to go to a "friendly"...

Well I'd be willing to go to a "friendly" inspection shop and toss it on the machine for sure, however my understanding is that for them to even start the process w the software they have to enter...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By geargrinder
This turns out to be a great question. I know...

This turns out to be a great question. I know the rules are something like "any OEM emissions equipment that was installed from factory must being in working condition as reported by the OBD...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By geargrinder
Yep WinKFP. I didnt check OBD readiness yet but...

Yep WinKFP. I didnt check OBD readiness yet but i have 2-3 cables and software i can do that with, will do later today but i bet its going to be fine.

Yes drivability is my motivation, not sure...
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