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  1. DIY: Do It Yourself
    So there was a recent thread (Archbid?) about having to timesert (sometimes twice) threads during the course of an engine refresh. He had asked about the possibility of his torque wrench being bad or operator error? I've been using torque wrenches and drag meters of all flavors for decades...
  2. DIY: Do It Yourself
    My goal is to give a reasonable survey of the types of clamps that are used, how they are used, their names, and brands. Over time I hope to assemble good non-BMW sources for reliable parts. All clamps become loose in time. One usually blames the clamp from unscrewing or the like, but this is...
  3. DIY: Do It Yourself
    I know the world likely doesn't need another torque guide but I have been keeping a doc on my iPhone that I use when I am restoring E46s. I have leaned heavily on the two big efforts in the past: The Ultimate e46 M54 Torque Specs Thread Ultimate BMW E46 M3 Torque Spec Guide This is also...
  4. E46 General
    Another resource for you all: https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=12910646 Hope this helps.
  5. E46 General
    Hello, I recently bought a 2003 BMW E46 330ci. My main goal is to build the car for drifting. One of my main worries is the engine. Is the engine tough enough to be bashed for a whole drift-event. If the stock engine is not good enough what are the known mods made to those cars for it to last. I...
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