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  1. Here’s a Sasquatch quality photo of a 4dr S54 in the wild. Hey there @Partiallypurple
  2. You are doing a lot of good things! Nice work! I enjoy the updates. Post a sound clip in the spring once its back on the road
  3. yes, you will get gear rattle in any gearbox when you have a lightweight single mass flywheel. It is an inevitability. Multiplate clutches make their own weird noises. Manual transmissions always have and always will be just a little bit clunky in certain conditions. I was always curious to see if Redline shockproof oil would cushion the gears and reduce the noise. Ultimately its the same reason why it’s stupid to run a solid flex disk or “guibo” which the entire damn world spells incorrectly and I will never forgive them. Lets all agree to call it a flex disk and never say anything that rhymes with guido. Engine power output is in pulses and the deceleration between pulses opens up the gear lash. This is less prominent with a heavier flywheel as there is less deceleration between pulses. It’s happening in every gearbox, just less noticable/audible. The dual mass flywheel eliminates this. Embrace the fact that its manual. Dont expect perfection. Install a really good shifter, freshen up everything you can, and make the experience of rowing gears as magical as it can be.
  4. I had an m20 flywheel lightened, resurfaced, and balanced by C&S in Butler. it wasnt cheap, but machining the ring off the back of the flywheel gets you somewhere close to 13 lb. You will have gear rattle in neutral but it revs nice
  5. Was it the taller shorter haired gentleman at the far left counter?
  6. I have seen this car posted for sale multiple times over the last 10 years starting out looking mint with 70k on it. The previous owner seems to have let it go mechanically/cosmetically. It was for sale 3 weeks ago for $1700, not running, in oconomowoc I believe. It has been cleaned up a lot for this current ad
  7. I wish you great success in your transition to fatherhood. If things go sideways you can always go out for milk.
  8. You did a really nice job with this car and i’m glad you got out and enjoyed it while you owned it. See you over on siennachat forums. My username there is “goldfishcrackercarpetstain99”
  9. https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/delafield-2003-mini-cooper-project-car/7384702080.html not a runner: Could be a nightmare of a project or it could be a chance to do the “while you’re in there” stuff and come out the other side with a reasonably reliable car.
  10. Very much appreciate the invitation👍👍 Sounds amazing! I have 3 soccer games that day so I will need to do some coordinating in order for it to work.
  11. Saw @damnboy037 near hwy100 and grange yesterday making me want an M2 even more. Slightly bothered that you didn't notice me in the gray minivan 😶 /s
  12. Very nicely done! Im in for the detailing party
  13. Also check the lobes for wear. They can be purchased new
  14. I definitely know what its like to have this little guy on red when its 90 out 😄
  15. I know I say this a lot, but we have a really great group and I always look forward to the picnic. I have made a lot of really great friends through this hobby. I was most inspired by the blue e92 335i automatic, open diff, with brakes, suspension (stock sways), and “FBO” mods which according to the owner, has 7000 track miles and ran a personal best 2:37 at RA.
  16. Auto to Manual coding in NCSExpert: All credit to 50sKid on youtube for the information. He had some trial and error in his video but I consolidated the correct required steps for future reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiBr1h9j0bU NCS Expert 1) File>Load Profile>Expert mode (or Factory Coding, depends on which version of NCSExpert you have) 2) Go to “F1 VIN/ZCS FA”>”F3 ZCS/FA f.ECU” (reads vehicle order from module) 3) Select E46 Chassis 4) Select AKMB 5) Select “F2 Enter FA”, ignore incorrect VIN, click OK 6) Remove $205 (automatic transmission control module) from vehicle order by selecting it from the list and hitting the delete key. 7) Hit “OK” to exit 8) Click “F6 Back” 9) Click “F4 Process ECU” 10) Select AKMB, click “OK” 11) Click “F2 Change Job” 12) Select “FA_Write” , click “OK” 13) Click “F3 Execute Job” watch for it to show “job ended” under AKMB Now write the updated vehicle order to the ALSZ module: 14) Click “F1 Change ECU” 15) Select ALSZ 16) Verify that JOBNAME = FA_Write, if not, select “F2 Change Job” to “FA_WRITE” 17) Click “F3 Execute Job” Exit NCS Expert 18) Open NCS Expert to check that $205 is gone from the vehicle order (steps 1-5) 19) Click “F6 Back” 20) Click “F3 Process Car” 21) Click “F1 Code Car” (these steps reset everything to default, this will not undo the $205 being removed from vehicle order) 22) If trans icon is flashing, unplug transmission control module. 23) Unplug blue connectors near DME (GM Module) Run INPA Clear error memory Clear adaptations You will know you are successful when the gear indicator on the instrument cluster is no longer illuminated (will not show a gear icon, will not show "P, R, N, D, or S", nothing) and the car can start with the clutch switch/clutch pressed
  17. Very disappointed in your intestinal fortitude
  18. We dont need to be that early, I have VTEC. See you at Qdoba at 9:00a
  19. Breakfast burritos are still only served at the Tosa Qdoba. Well worth the detour if you are in need of sustinance.
  20. You are doing it right
  21. Absolutely do it! They are cool people and it will give you insight as to why they can charge what they charge. FWIW, the rarer stuff is in an offsite storage warehouse.
  22. Which trans oil did you use? I tried Redline MTL, Redline D4 ATF, Pentosin MTF-2 (supposedly OE spec fluid), and Bimmerworld’s recommendation Redline MT-LV. MT-LV was the best experience followed by Pentosin MTF-2 as a close 2nd. Life gets better after removing the CDV Sell me your F30
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