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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By Jackson42
The brushes and the slip ring assembly are the...

The brushes and the slip ring assembly are the primary wear points in an alternator. When this intermittent condition exists, it is because the brushes are losing contact with the slip ring due to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Jackson42
Thank you for providing a valuable service! I...

Thank you for providing a valuable service! I went straight out to the garage and found my Triumph sitting on a pair of 61197 jack stands. I was using them because of their greater height, as I am...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Jackson42
The Bentley manuals are frequently mistaken, but...

The Bentley manuals are frequently mistaken, but not in this case.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,133
Posted By Jackson42
Yep, polished cam covers. It's basically a...

Yep, polished cam covers. It's basically a Series 1 with open headlights.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,133
Posted By Jackson42
Actually, I have the "good" bumpers, "good"...

Actually, I have the "good" bumpers, "good" carbs, "good" knockoffs and no headlight covers. It's the best of all possible combinations... just before the transition to the federal knockoffs and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,133
Posted By Jackson42
'67. It's a "Series 1-1/2" coupe. I also own an...

'67. It's a "Series 1-1/2" coupe. I also own an XJ-S - an '83 HE coupe, black with biscuit interior. Like I said, it depends how bad you want it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,481
Posted By Jackson42
Helicoil it. Take the bolt to your local auto...

Helicoil it. Take the bolt to your local auto parts store and tell them you need a Helicoil kit for *this* bolt. End of story; no drama. Just do it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,133
Posted By Jackson42
I bought an E-Type Jaguar when I was 18. My dad...

I bought an E-Type Jaguar when I was 18. My dad cosigned the loan. He told me that he'd always wanted to own a car like that but could never afford it, but he wanted me to have a shot at it. I had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,632
Posted By Jackson42
The BEETOOLL 32mm fan nut wrench set - about $18...

The BEETOOLL 32mm fan nut wrench set - about $18 on Amazon - takes the heartache and swearing out of getting the cooling fan off the water pump. Just remember it has a left-hand thread...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By Jackson42
If you're looking at a Cayman, read up on the...

If you're looking at a Cayman, read up on the class action suit regarding the countershaft or idler shaft bearings. Have a buddy that had his engine let go very expensively because of that little...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By Jackson42
Lubricant and anti-sieze are two different...

Lubricant and anti-sieze are two different things. Since the heads are aluminum, I've always used aluminum-based anti-sieze to minimize the possibility of galvanic corrosion. Many, many years ago I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By Jackson42
Doug, I admire your stable of vehicles - very...

Doug, I admire your stable of vehicles - very eclectic!:thumbsup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By Jackson42
I've used a 3/8" click-type torque wrench on...

I've used a 3/8" click-type torque wrench on plugs ranging everywhere from Y-block Fords, Corvairs, Jaguars, Ferraris and BMWs to aircraft, and have never had a problem. Buy good tools and take care...
Forum: Site Feedback/Questions/Suggestions 04-04-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,212
Posted By Jackson42
I've had a "suspicious connection blocked"...

I've had a "suspicious connection blocked" message pop up on my Windows machine off and on for the last several months - in fact, it just popped up now. Bitdefender seems to be doing its job. I've...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Jackson42
In the midst of my bad experience with Bosch...

In the midst of my bad experience with Bosch coils, I read on an X5 board that BMW went to Delphi as their primary coil supplier somewhere north of 2005. It seems to me that the FCP Euro deal on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Jackson42
Delphi used to be known as AC Delco. They know a...

Delphi used to be known as AC Delco. They know a thing or two about ignition coils...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Jackson42
I had terrible luck with new Bosch-branded coils...

I had terrible luck with new Bosch-branded coils purchased off eBay. They came from Bosch's aftermarket parts factory located in Slovenia. I had three of them fail within just a few weeks. I ended...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,579
Posted By Jackson42
BTW, get back to us after your treasure hunt, and...

BTW, get back to us after your treasure hunt, and let us know what you scored!
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,579
Posted By Jackson42
Take a long breaker bar and set of impact...

Take a long breaker bar and set of impact sockets. Saved my bacon more times than I can count. Good luck and have fun!
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Jackson42
E12 if you could find one in decent shape. Many...

E12 if you could find one in decent shape. Many better options than this for an E30 because this is one heavy motor and would seriously upset the weight balance of the chassis.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Jackson42
Coupe and sedan hoods are not interchangeable -...

Coupe and sedan hoods are not interchangeable - different overall lengths.

Ask me how I know.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-29-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,279
Posted By Jackson42
Lowering it a bit would be tasteful, but not so...

Lowering it a bit would be tasteful, but not so much that you have clearance problems with the wheels and tires. Consider replacing the wheels on it with M-sport wheels like Spannerhead has on his,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By Jackson42
Note that the battery is not just a standard...

Note that the battery is not just a standard CR2020 - it's a VL2020, as mentioned above, with a different chemistry that is designed to be recharged. I've had what I initially thought were key fob...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Jackson42
I'm a heretic and probably will start a flame...

I'm a heretic and probably will start a flame war, but here goes... When you are within 1000 miles of your next oil change add a quart of ATF to it. Run it to the oil change, and put in whatever...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Jackson42
If all you're trying to do is separate the axles...

If all you're trying to do is separate the axles from the differential, just remove the six Torx-head cap screws on each flange. You'll have to wedge a pry bar or long screwdriver between a couple...
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