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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-10-2005, 03:40 PM
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golf tee mod?!!!

will somebody please tell me what this "golf tee mod" is? where people put a golf tee in some tube in the engine? i have seen random pictures of it and just am wondering what the heck it is
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Old 03-10-2005, 04:04 PM
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Never heard of it.
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Old 03-10-2005, 04:44 PM
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Ahhhh...this may be:

- 330i models have an exhaust flap in one of the two outlets
- The exhaust flap is vacuum operated
- One removes the vacuum hose, plugs it with a golf tee and tie wrap it out of the way
- The exhaust flap is then (always open) (always closed) (can't remember which)

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Old 03-10-2005, 04:50 PM
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This now applies to all ULEV models, meaning all 330s, and all 325 automatics in the designated states, starting MY03.

Makes the flap always open.
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:45 PM
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This now applies to all ULEV models, meaning all 330s, and all 325 automatics in the designated states, starting MY03.

Makes the flap always open.
And why would you want to do this?
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:21 PM
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Disconnect the tube that runs to the exhaust valve and make sure you plug it or fold it and zip tie it. Instant and free exhaust sound mod with no neg effect.

The ZHP exhaust lacks this vacuum hose and exhaust valve, giving it a deeper throatier sound down low in the rev range.
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:52 PM
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Disconnect the tube that runs to the exhaust valve and make sure you plug it or fold it and zip tie it. Instant and free exhaust sound mod with no neg effect.

The ZHP exhaust lacks this vacuum hose and exhaust valve, giving it a deeper throatier sound down low in the rev range.
Yes, do a search on "butterfly valve" you will find all you want. The "mod" took me about 15 minutes and it does make a sound difference.

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