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Forum: California 02-27-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
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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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
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, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 317
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, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
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, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6,157
Views: 1,054,347
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, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6,157
Views: 1,054,347
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, 12:43 PM
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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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
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, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
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, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
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, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6,157
Views: 1,054,347
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, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6,157
Views: 1,054,347
Posted By Cliff
http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58061-1/GBM52809...

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58061-1/GBM52809small.jpg
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6,157
Views: 1,054,347
Posted By Cliff
That was a photo from a high performance driving...

That was a photo from a high performance driving school put on by the BMWCCA at Laguna Seca last weekend. It was not a race. The only racing I do is via autocross and I have a ways to go before I am...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6,157
Views: 1,054,347
Posted By Cliff
Another photo from last weekend's track school at...

Another photo from last weekend's track school at Laguna Seca. I think that is turn 3, and that S4 on my tail is probably going to get a point by pretty soon.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6,157
Views: 1,054,347
Posted By Cliff
The Golden Gate chapter had a track day at Laguna...

The Golden Gate chapter had a track day at Laguna Seca yesterday.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,157
Views: 1,054,347
Posted By Cliff
A photo from yesterday's autocross with the CCA....

A photo from yesterday's autocross with the CCA. I had a 3.46 LSD built for the car and this was the first chance I've had to drive it for real. I am happy :D

Next week we'll see how it does at...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By Cliff
Nice, Curt :thumbup:

Nice, Curt :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,372
Posted By Cliff
Up to you. Like Jeff (whom I know in 3D and will...

Up to you. Like Jeff (whom I know in 3D and will be seeing at next week's autocross) I run Hankook V12's as my everyday tires. They're inexpensive and good enough for daily driving. I have Dunlop...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,157
Views: 1,054,347
Posted By Cliff
One last photo from last month's visit to Laguna...

One last photo from last month's visit to Laguna Seca. I'll be there again next month with the CCA.

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58038-1/GBM50194small.JPG
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Cliff
I would be more inclined to put it on the roof....

I would be more inclined to put it on the roof. Thule sells roof racks that mount to the rack attach points found on E46s. I have one for my coupe and it's great. They sell cargo boxes in various...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6,157
Views: 1,054,347
Posted By Cliff
As long as I was at Laguna Seca, the obligatory...

As long as I was at Laguna Seca, the obligatory Corkscrew photo. The F430 had to sit behind me a while as the next passing zone wasn't until we hit the front straight.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By Cliff
It's fun to have a choice - and the last time I...

It's fun to have a choice - and the last time I took my Fit to a timed autocross with the CCA I was faster than half the cars in B class (unmodified 3 series and similar). I usually drive my 330...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By Cliff
Fit's a great little car. Can you say autocross? ...

Fit's a great little car. Can you say autocross?

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