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      07-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #155
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Can you give me a image name? I checked and I see all the images..
here you go:

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basically everything on page 1 through 2 are all red X's, the images are all good starting from page 3.

But seriously, i can't believe I just saw this thread...it's gonna take me a whole evening to go through this thread of awesomeness. Thanks for ruining my evening.

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basically everything on page 1 through 2 are all red X's, the images are all good starting from page 3.

But seriously, i can't believe I just saw this thread...it's gonna take me a whole evening to go through this thread of awesomeness. Thanks for ruining my evening.
Fixed the problem. Sorry about that. and for ruining your evening. Hope the wife understands car porn LOL
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Fixed the problem. Sorry about that. and for ruining your evening. Hope the wife understands car porn LOL
thanks, no need to apologize, I do it when she's asleep. Sneak out to the computer desk...

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just went through all 8 pages, amazing, you inspire me.
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Sorry for the lack of updates.

I will have some images of the new toys that just came in but in the mean time I wanted to give some feedback on the current setup.

On 9/14 completed a 255 mile drive around Lake Tahoe with a crest of about 8900 feet. The car was running great but I think I need to tune the car better as it felt down on power more than I was expecting. Also the clutch seems to slip a little when running AC so not sure if I finally wore out my clutch or if it is a tune issue as well.

I am still trying to figure out a rear 02 issue and get the airbag sensors figure out.
You currently running a custom tune or Evolve's? What SMG software does the car have? Pretty sure BMW made updates through the years and im sure Evolve has SMG tune as well. One thing that I love almost more than the actual engine tune on my car is the Servotronic tune. Transforms the car handling feel wise and would be sick if you could get it in some form on the E46 as well.
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Running Evolve custom tune.
ESS SMG software - not sold on it doing anything for the price

Evolve does not have a SMG tune as CSL software is as good as it gets for it. I will be going to a CSL SMG tune soon.
factory CSL SMG tune is definitely the way to go. Maybe you can talk to to Sal and have him tweak your map. Was it only lacking power while high in the mountains because that would sound normal? Highest my car has been was 3,215' and it didn't feel down on power one bit. Being over 8k may be a different story.
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Car returned home for a short week as it would soon be off to paint and interior. These are the few images I have of the car before she left again for the plastic surgery work.





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      10-30-2013, 06:07 PM   #166
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Car is off to paint on February 25th 2013 and I hope it will not take as long as it did to install the CSL parts. After paint, I can break in the car for the 500 miles needed to set the DIFF gear. After all the break ins and fluid changes, I will work on the videos and a nice photo shoot of the car.

While the car was away again I decided to do a complete breakdown on the current setup of the car in regards to parts. This also includes all those little parts that never seem to be posted when these projects are done. I hope that this will help people in the future if they decided to go down this path or just trying to find that missing part. The parts list below is just a parts listing but I have included a price break down in a Google Doc.

**Please note: these are prices as listed on the website as of 2/2013 – not what I paid for them** I have been building this car going on 11 years now.
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CSL Air Intake
11617833496 --- AIR COLLECTOR
11617831740 --- BRACKET
07119902973 ---- HEX BOLT WITH WASHER
07119900398 ---- HEX NUT --- X2
11617831745 --- MUFFLER CLAMP --- X6
11617833497 --- UNFILTERED AIR HOUSING
11617833648 --- INTAKE
7129952137 ---- HOSE CLAMP
11617833646 --- AIR DUCT
11617833645 --- SUCTION TUBE
7119905016 ---- COUNTERSUNK SCREW --- X4
7119901780 ---- FILLISTER HEAD WITH WASHER
16131176747 --- PLASTIC NUT
7119931115 ---- FLAT WASHER ---- X2
7129952127 ---- HOSE CLAMP
11617833647 --- AIR SHUT OFF CALVE
11157833649 --- VENT HOSE
13717896774 --- INTAKE MANIFOLD
13621739510 --- TEMPERATURE SENSOR AIR
13727838625 --- BMC AIR PANNEL FILTER

Engine Modification
TCS497/C ------ Samsco Hoses
EV111AA Evolve- ECU Tune + Alpha-N Stage 3
E46M3CCK ----- Zionsville E46 M3 Competition Cooling Kit
E46M3CCK ----- Zionsville - SPAL (2) Speed Fan Kit
11317835041 --- CSL INLET CAMSHAFT
11317835043 --- CSL CAMSHAFT EXHAUST
11337833259 --- BMW Rocker Arms ---- X24
POWERPULLEY --- Rogue Engineering Power Pulleys
PD6002203R ---- Ignition Solutions PLASMADIRECT
--------------- Castrol Edge 10w-60 --- X6
11427833769 --- BMW Oil Filter Kit
54-10468 ------ AFE Cold Air Intake System Dynamic Air Scoop
OilCoolerKit -- E46 M3 Turner Motorsport Fluidyne Oil Cooler Kit

Exhaust
022 044 001 --- SuperSprint Step Headers (Version 1)
022 044 002 --- SuperSprint Metallic Cat System
022 787 503 --- SuperSprint Resonated X-Pipe
B5313.00832 --- Eisenmann Racing Exhaust
11627830667 --- Gasket Asbestos Free

Transmission
21532282549 --- CSL Expansion tank
41147896136 --- SMG Reservoir Bracket
TM-RED ---------- UUC Transmission Mount Bushing kit - RED
101-43SMG ----- ESS E46 M3 SMG Transmission Software
CHF11S ----------- SMG Hydraulic Unit Fluid

CSL Center Console
51167895578 --- Console-CSL
51167896362 --- Frame-CSL
51167896361 --- Frame- CSL
51167896956 --- Insert-CSL
51711904843 --- Blind plugD=23MM --- X2
34417896360 --- e-brake boot
51168235570 --- Bracket
7129901644 ---- Body Nut --- X2
71111180290 --- Sheet Metal Screw --- X2

Interior
51417896919 --- Door handle front left-CSL
51417896920 --- Door handle front right
REC-070-91-UU11 RECARO Profi SPG XL --- X2
REC-8025 ------ RECARO - Steel Adapter (Pair) --- X2
REC-8015 ------ RECARO - Slider Track Kit --- X2
Tule Fab Custom brackets to mount --- X2
Custom CSL Interior and Rear Seat Delete

3.91 / 4.10 - Differential Parts Needed & Upgrades
E46M3RP ------- Turner 3.91 Ring and Pinion
33121205138 --- securing plate for pinion
33121204657 --- crush sleeve
33107510289 --- output seals 2
TMK-HM803110 -- bearing race
TMK-HM803149 -- Inner pinion bearing
83222282583 --- BMW Differential fluid .5 Liter 3
TDR4675412 ---- Turner E46 Rear Subframe Reinforcement Ki
E36BUSHING ---- Ground Control Street Stability Kit
West Cost Diff - Gear install

CSL Front Bumper
51117896820 --- PAINTED FRONT BUMPER TRIMSILBERGRAU
51117896379 --- Aerodynamic cover, left
51117896380 --- Aerodynamic cover, right
51117895883 --- GRILLE, AIR INLET LEFT
51112695252 --- Flap, towing eye, primed
51118191149 --- Gasket 2125 MM
51118195297 --- Shock absorber front left
51118195298 --- Shock absorber front right
61672695531 --- Head Lamp Cleaning Container
--- Repaint / Color Match Front Bumper

CSL Roof Pannel
41007895382 --- CSL Roof outer panel in Carbon
41328242075 --- BMW ROOF BOW
51442699065 --- BMW Headliner ITSSCHWARZ
51442268975 --- BMW Frame
51448171515 --- BMW Metal Bracket
51448250118 --- BMW Plate Cover
--------------- BMW Epoxy

Exterior changes
63216937454 --- BMW Right Rear LED Light
63216937452 --- BMW Left Rear LED Light
BMSBUAAA7AS --- Stealth Auto Bulbs
51127897863 --- CSL Carbon Fiber Diffuser
41007895884 --- CSL Boot Lid
63267165646 --- Registration Plate Light --- X2
61130007449 --- Cable Socket --- X4
61131378149 --- 8connector --- X2
51147893655 --- BMW ///M3 logo
51148219237 --- BMW trunk roundel
51148209932 --- Trunk lid roundel grommet for the BMW roundel --- X2
46632347012 --- License plate holder grommet PLUGIN NUT --- X2
88100141709 --- FLAT WASHER A6/4 X2
51181813015 --- SCREW --- X2
61136931929 --- UNIVERSAL PIN TERMINAL UNCODED 3 POL
61130006664 --- PINCONTACT 0,75MM --- X2

Steering and Suspension
32132282642 --- CSL / ZCP Steering Rack (14.5:1 steering ratio)
2072.31 ------- Eibach Front Sway Bar
2072.312 ------ Eibach Rear Sway Bar
BMWControlArm - Ground Control E46 Rear Lower Control Arms
TCKR ---------- TCKR True Match S/A Coilover System (500F/600R)
TCKCC --------- TC Kline Racing Camber/ Caster Plates

Wheels & Breaks
TWH9905002-K -- Turner Motorsport 10mm Hubcentric Front Wheel Spacer Kit
36112282650 --- CSL Light alloy rim Front 8.5 JX19 --- X3
36112282999 --- CSL Light alloy rim Rear 8.5 JX19 --- X2
83.137.4700.82- StopTech Front Big Brake (4 piston / 355mm)(Yellow Calipers)
--- Stainless lines
--- ATB Super Blue
83.137.0047.82- StopTech Rear Big Brake (4 piston / 355mm)(Yellow Calipers)
--- Stainless lines
--- ATB Super Blue

Parts Sources & Installers

SPORTHOSES.COM
Garrett KLEEN
21881 8th Street East
Sonoma CA 95476
gkleen@britsinc.com
Smasco Hoses Vendor
707-935-3637 office

Tolle Fab
Mike Tole - Owner
Subframe work & Custom Brackets
916-524-5315

West Coast Differentials
2429 Mercantile Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 635-0950
Jimmy - Shop Manager
$180 cash price

Bekkers.com
Tony Parham
Driiv Autosport
www.bekkers.com
anthony@bekkers.com
CSL Parts Source
229-888-2060

Evolve Automotive
Rizwan Malik
rizwan@evolveautomotive.com
CSL Parts Source
UK: 0871 231 1020
Int: 0044 1582 584 000

IPB-Autosport
Ron Kain - Owner
1206 C St, Sacramento, CA 95814
ron@ipb-autosport.com
CSL Parts Installer
916-453-1465

Tischer - BMW
Jason Reighard - Parts Manager
3211 Automobile Blvd.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
OE BMW Parts Source
getHelp@getBMWparts.com

AutoWerks
Josh Johnson - Owner
CLOSED
CSL Parts Installer
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Paint took a week to be completed and I then dropped the car of Friday March 1st to have the interior done. So hope to have the car back this week with everything done less a bath. Paint and Interior took about a week to complete. When I got the car back from paint and had a few minor issues around the grill that need to be fixed. I will be taking care of those after interior.

I got the car back from the paint touch ups a week later along with seeing the new interior. Both the interior and paint teams did an excellent job on the work I requests and the prices were fair. As they say you get what you pay for and the work was A+ Thanks to Sierra Auto Body and Romans in Auburn CA.













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So a random update. Last night for some reason, I went off reservation and ordered some parts that make absolutely no sense. I decided to order based my cost analysis from looking at so many different possible directions. The cost came out to a few hundred less to go this way but still off reservation.
Yea the only way I could make the mod bug stop was just to vow to not mod the rest of the year (this was in Sept btw). So far so good haha. Luckily, I got to the point where there was nothing else to mod unless I was going to drop THOUSANDS, which is just not an easy thing to do. You don't seem to have that problem though haha!

Going for one more drive this weekend. Supposed to be mid 60s so definitely want to take advantage of that

P.S. My car is usually pretty clean, but it's far from a garage queen too:
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I spent Saturday morning on April 20th installing the passenger seat sensor. The Install was easier than I made it to be as I didn’t realize the seat sensor I needed was on the bottom of the old stock seats. So had to go over to storage and get the part and plug it in. Next step is to go to the local BMW shop to clear the passenger airbag code.





I had the following Saturday free and went to the future father in laws shop to adjust the front bumper. Still trying to get it just right but we did close the gap a little more than it was. Will be working on it this weekend again to hopefully get it all just right. Still working on it at the moment.



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So if you are going to do something right, GO all the way with it. So I went full vanity and got a new custom plate.



I had Evolve send me a new ECU flash to address a slight running rich issue the car has at start. They also added a CSL rev match, which does a better job than stock SMG tune. The car is idling and running much better than it did with the base Evolve tune.







Here is a sound clip all be it rather short video of the car in action. Sorry I do not have longer clips but I will hope to have more soon.

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First weekend I had time to clean the car and get it ready for the 500-mile drive down to Bimmerfest. As it was Mother’s Day I was only able to clay bar the car, clean the engine bay and polish the wheels / brake calipers. Next few nights are polish, wax the car, and detail the interior. I started with the Engine bay first which is worth noting the rag was bright yellow at the start of the cleaning process.







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Last steps were to clean the brakes, rims, and interior. When all was said and done it took me about 7 hours to clean four months of dust off, out, and in the car. I guess that is what happened when the car lives for four months in different service and performance shops.















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So far, my upgrade choices were driven by performance. I decided I might as well through a little bit of vanity in there so I ordered the first of the vanity mods, which was a CSL badge. I also ordered the CSL Sales brochure so I could have my own copy.


















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Bimmerfest 2013 was my “bachelor” party as I was getting married the following weekend. My good friend rode shotgun and we lead the group down from Northern California to join the festivities in Southern California.





















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