Stl Solo 2018-5 07292018

Second event in the M3 this season, first with Stl Solo & at Gateway MSP. Set a pretty decent time of 43.408 on my 3rd run, but couldn’t seem to match it with my later runs. Comparing later runs to it, it looks like at least my last run was nearly as fast most of…

E92 M3 – Gloss Black Kidney Grill

While I really did not think the chrome grills were going to bother me, after a few pictures it started to and I decided to swap them out for gloss black ones. This is an easy mod, just requires some finesse and finger strength and a few tools. One note – I was looking at…

E92 M3 Brake Pad Change, Front and Rear

E9X M3 Front and Rear Brake Pad how-to. This is another simple maintenance job on the M3, with the trickiest part being the outer retainer clips. The other thing different about this car’s pads is that they come with clips that lock the pad into the caliper housing, either at the piston or the outer…

E92 M3 Brake Fluid Flush

Brake fluid flush how-to for the E92 M3. Do all work at your own risk. Requires: Jack & stands 1.5L of Brake Fluid (I used Red Line Brake Fluid) Brake Fluid Catch Bottle Turkey Baster 11mm and 9mm wrenches – this is the tool I used, a flare nut wrench with 9 & 11mm sides…

E92 M3 Lug to Stud Conversion

Did the lug to stud conversion for me E92 M3. Had no idea how easy this was going to be. Usually it’s annoying when a car already has studs, but the set up for these was to literally just screw in the studs, adding a little blue loctite at the end. Do all work at…

E92 M3 Rear Differential Fluid

Rear Differential Fluid change how-to for the E9X M3s. Do all work at your own risk – this, as most trans & gear oil changes are, is a pretty straightforward flush. Probably the easiest of the maint jobs you can do on your M3. Requires: Jack/stands/ramp 14mm hex head Drain pan Fluid pump (I use this)…

E92 M3 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

6 Speed Manual Trans Fluid how-to for the E9X M3s. Do all work at your own risk – this, as most trans & gear oil changes are, is a pretty straightforward flush, the only added steps are that there is a cover over the transmission housing and a transmission fluid filter, which I have honestly…

BSCC 2018-5 07152018

First ever autocross in the new E92 M3! This is my first RWD car (not including the Miatas) that has enough power to really break loose on power, but I’m easing my way into it. The car does feel big & heavy both in autocross and street driving, but nothing unmanageable. The car responds really…

E92 M3 Oil Change

Oil Change how-to for the E9X M3. I’ve heard some wild prices for this oil change, mine was relatively cheap. Yes, there’s a lot of oil required, but I have a discount with my sponsor, and anyway it is cheaper than OEM even if I paid full price. After comparing specs, I decided to go…

E92 M3 – Air Filter Swap

Basic Air Filter swap for the E9X M3. I chose the aFe Pro Dry S for both increased flow & filtration. No significant power change expected. I prefer dry filters to oiled ones for simplicity. The car was new to me at ~25,000 miles, and wasn’t sure when, if ever, this had been done. Requires:…