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  1. 1997 M3 Sedan Part Out

    hows the condition of the zhp shift knob?
  2. new to me, 98 M3

    note to my idiot self. it usually helps with vibrations to actually tighten lug nuts............. rtabs all better now.
  3. new to me, 98 M3

    yes, stock w/ limiters. i got some tips on bimmerforums: "Don't fully tighten the bushings bolt.Install RTAB bracket to car, install wheel, lower car to ground.Drive the car back/forward 10ft or so so the suspension can settle.With a marker (pref a paint marker) reach into the RTAB bracket area and draw a line across the bracket relative to the trailing arm.Put the car back in the air, remove RTAB bracket and you should now be able to line the RTAB bracket to the line you just drew. Now tighten and torque the bushing bolt. Tada!"
  4. new to me, 98 M3

    Hi all, quick question. I replaced my RTABs this weekend. After I got done I discovered some threads talking about preloading them. I understand the concept and why to do it. Now I just have to figure out the proper way with out the BMW tool. Only it says use a straight edge and measure 8mm above the center of your hub. My questions are: 1. my car is lowered. Should i error slightly more than 8mm? 2. do you measure with the car fully jacked up? won't different cars with different suspensions sag more or less than others, throwing off that 8mm measurement? 3. do you measure for below or above the center of the hub? I attached some pictures for reference of what I was doing. I was going to measure above center of hub, but still unsure of question #2. I think i tighten it too far off 8mm trying to account for my drop in suspension. I was getting a bad shake this AM from the one side i messed with. Will try to correct tonight. Thanks for the help for anyone who's done this.
  5. borrow trailing arm bushing press, madison?

    yeah, got them out after a lot of swearing and sawzall. That job sucks. But old ones were completely shot. Still have to do the fronts, but hopefully those are easier since they can be fully removed. Doing the ball joints on that as well. Gonna buy a press for that.
  6. Checking to see if anyone around Madison has the trailing arm bushing press tool I could borrow? Car is up on jacks and 1000 combinations of the Orileys rental tools aint gonna do it and I've destroyed the one in there trying to get it out. Thanks Andrew
  7. E36 Cam Locking Tool

    I have a set in Madison if you still need it.
  8. 2003 e46 325i

    sold to Ed
  9. stock n54 135i exhaust

  10. stock n54 135i exhaust

    My brother is selling his stock n54 exhaust if there are any 128i guys out there looking for one, or if a 135i person wants to gutt it. $150 asking. Good condition. He's in Madison. Let me know and I'll get you in touch with him.
  11. 2003 e46 325i

    Helping a guy I know post his car. Likely a part car. He said it's a 2003 w/ 120k on the motor. It's sitting at Zimbrick of Madison and he needs to get it off the lot. No reasonable offer refused he said. Someone just needs to get it. He said the brakes are seized but the motor was fine. He has a bunch of service records from Zimbrick, serviced there its whole life. Perhaps a swap or something for someone. He also has One set is a set of lightly used Blizzaks. One set is mounted on steel wheels. This is all I have for pictures. If you are interested let me know and I'll get you his email.
  12. new to me, 98 M3

    they all look same to me. I'll take pictures next time I have it out to show you. I'll be gone this weekend putting the vert into storage so won't have time to mess with it till Sunday.
  13. new to me, 98 M3

    Hi all, hope everyone is doing well. Not a ton to report on the M3. Got the new trunk on. Looks much better. Not 100% perfect unless you're very close to it and know what to look for. I like it. Small m5 spoiler coming today. Back to the vanos stuff. Did it a 3rd time, confirmed chain movement was correct with compressed air. All seemed fine. Drove it for a couple weeks with no CEL. Had at least 30-40 different start and stops over the time period, so DME had plenty of time to trip early on but didn't. Then it came on again this week. Ugh, same thing, mixture deviation bank 1, misfire cylinder 5. So, I did an experiment. I changed coil pack (CP) to cylinder 2 and spark plug (SP) to cylinder 3. Put known working CP and SP from cylinder 2 onto cylinder 5. Now I get misfire on cylinder 5 and 3 (where the spark plug went) but cylinder 2 is good with the CP off 5. So, I know CP's are fine. (again all CP and SPs are new) Something appears to be happening on cylinder 5 that messes up the spark plugs. I'm going to try to clear codes and reset DME adaptations, but leave everything where it is. I'll see if they come back as 3 and 5 misfires again. If so I'll move 5 spark plug to another location to see if that follows. Maybe something with the wiring harness or could be computer related? Ugh. Would love to get this sorted out. I don't have anyway to live monitor stuff while the engine is running to see if it is truly misfiring or look at other parameters. I think that's the next step.
  14. I took my m20 head to Performance Engine and Machine in Middleton for all of the above you mentioned needing done. I think it was like $250 for everything. No idea if that was good or not as it was the only place around me I could find.
  15. new to me, 98 M3

    yeah, this is my bolt going into vanos. I assume I need something that bypasses the oil feed line (that black line?) I was just applying air to the end nipple part with the bolt still screwed in and oil line attached