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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By cvx5832
Perfect timing too since mine has started to leak...

Perfect timing too since mine has started to leak again. Was waiting for a larger order to buy one then your offer shows up. Very eager to try Viton for this application since this is replacement #3...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By cvx5832
PM Sent, thank you!

PM Sent, thank you!
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By cvx5832
Same. My convertible had that when I first picked...

Same. My convertible had that when I first picked it up.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 928
Posted By cvx5832
That probably sounds right for a 330. On my 325 I...

That probably sounds right for a 330. On my 325 I wear them about the same. 48k on my last set.

As pointed out, make sure your alignment and bushings are on the up and up.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By cvx5832
Just send it to Scott and refresh the relays for...

Just send it to Scott and refresh the relays for factory-new dependability.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,020
Posted By cvx5832
No way. Even the Autozone one I tried sucked...

No way. Even the Autozone one I tried sucked balls. Bearing was grinding in 19k miles.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By cvx5832
Lay your bets everyone. Mine is on the RTABís for...

Lay your bets everyone. Mine is on the RTABís for this one. Especially if you get tracking changes as you cross those raised/reflective highway markers.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By cvx5832
Funny! Because I see angel eyes on that E46.

Funny! Because I see angel eyes on that E46.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By cvx5832
If you can find a good body shop I say keep it. ...

If you can find a good body shop I say keep it. I teetered on this decision myself when the adjuster gave me the option to fix or keep. Glad I did, it was a great car otherwise and it's 42k miles...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By cvx5832
That's a locator so the o-ring is compressed...

That's a locator so the o-ring is compressed evenly as you crank down the securing bolt (which inevitably applies a force to the o-ring against the wall towards the clockwise rotation.

I think I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By cvx5832
This. Your windows will fog like a motherF.

This. Your windows will fog like a motherF.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By cvx5832
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<img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/8685/28378220755_2abff65f6a_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Untitled">

^ $6,700. Itís the stuff that you donít see that drives up cost.

Granted...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 471
Posted By cvx5832
I wouldnít worry about it, weíve all been there....

I wouldnít worry about it, weíve all been there. Thatís me and my last set of plugs. Waited until they started cutting out at high rpm. Same with my VR. Just quit one day, no warning.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,330
Posted By cvx5832
Soft fail at 89k. Replacement going strong at...

Soft fail at 89k. Replacement going strong at 177k, 88k later.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By cvx5832
This. Had to do the same on that dowel. Also...

This. Had to do the same on that dowel. Also applied anti-seize to be sure.

On a standard drill bit set I remember one of them being just the right size to get the hole just that much bigger.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 471
Posted By cvx5832
This. I bleed then drain, giving it just enough...

This. I bleed then drain, giving it just enough so I know itís off the bottom. I index mine right about where you do. 105k since my last tank change.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By cvx5832
Scrape it off and get an actual o-ring....

Scrape it off and get an actual o-ring. That's what most of us have done. Just do a good job removing the old.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By cvx5832
I use their engine flush. Got rid of my oil...

I use their engine flush. Got rid of my oil consumption on my M54B25 and MB with the M272.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By cvx5832
I use the 50/50 stuff from Prestone. Possible...

I use the 50/50 stuff from Prestone. Possible side effect: Some E46Fanatics members may have an anurism.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By cvx5832
I likewise went with the cheapest, a reman from...

I likewise went with the cheapest, a reman from autozone. Got slow and weak cranks like that in a year and 15k miles. Got a new Bosch unit to replace.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By cvx5832
I used pb blaster in an eye dropper but Iím sure...

I used pb blaster in an eye dropper but Iím sure any oil will do.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By cvx5832
You mentioned it's a Ci like mine is. I had an...

You mentioned it's a Ci like mine is. I had an occasional squeak for the last 7 years (only when the passenger seat was occupied) that got worse in the last winter and I had enough of it. Sounded...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By cvx5832
I've put the diamond key through the wash and...

I've put the diamond key through the wash and survived. Same with the keyfob for my wife's MB C300. But we have the key's maker to thank for that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By cvx5832
Correct

Correct
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By cvx5832
Wall of text. Must look away.

Wall of text. Must look away.
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