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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Knight
Items 11 or 12? ...

Items 11 or 12?

https://i.imgur.com/J7oewQn.png

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=AN37-USA-01-2001-E46-BMW-325i&diagId=24_0887
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 365
Posted By Knight
Update: The Amazon source I originally bought...

Update: The Amazon source I originally bought these from is showing a 1-2 month delay. I found another source - super low cost but with the way their shipping works, I had to order a large quantity...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 365
Posted By Knight
That was quick! All have been claimed. In...

That was quick! All have been claimed.

In the interest of keeping this going, I am going see if I can find another source to buy these in bulk and keep sending them out.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 365
Posted By Knight
PS Reservoir Cap - Viton O-Ring Giveaway

Mentioned this in another thread and sent a few out already. This is an upgrade over what comes from the factory/with replacement reservoirs. Had one installed for a couple years now and no more...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Knight
Sidewall is still on the softer side. At 40 PSI...

Sidewall is still on the softer side. At 40 PSI even (what I generally set my tire pressures to) they run perfectly.
Forum: General Off-Topic Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14,907
Views: 1,455,719
Posted By Knight
I've read that the new ones are supposed to be...

I've read that the new ones are supposed to be better, but the one Prius I drove back in 2011 was terrible.

Just find it silly when people refer to the Prius as the economical option. 50 MPG city...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By Knight
+1 Over 100K miles since I removed the...

+1

Over 100K miles since I removed the crumbling liner. No issues with the hood or with any heat damage on the paint.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Knight
The original DWS was an overrated tire. Audi guys...

The original DWS was an overrated tire. Audi guys were raving about it and while better than the abysmal Pirelli P6s (worst tire I've ever encountered) that came with my B7 A4, I was very unimpressed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Knight
If that's the case, then unfortunately you...

If that's the case, then unfortunately you already have by going with B4s.

Just took some measurements. B4s w/ factory sport springs have been installed for 15K miles so at this stage so I would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Knight
This is a normal attribute of Bilstein B4 struts....

This is a normal attribute of Bilstein B4 struts. I believe it has to do with the positioning of the lower spring perch on the strut itself.

To address this, I leveled out the rear using the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,314
Posted By Knight
Absolutely. There is no issue with repairing a...

Absolutely. There is no issue with repairing a vehicle with a used OE trunk, hood, door, etc. that is in perfect condition structurally and will be repainted anyway.

Interestingly enough, there...
Forum: General Off-Topic 02-13-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 61,550
Posted By Knight
Gated manual. :D ...

Gated manual. :D

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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,314
Posted By Knight
Maybe it's different in CA, but body shops can...

Maybe it's different in CA, but body shops can and often do leverage used parts. Speaking from experience, some insurance providers even encourage it if/when it makes sense to.
Forum: General Off-Topic 02-12-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 61,550
Posted By Knight
One of the reasons I went V8, although chances...

One of the reasons I went V8, although chances are I will eventually succumb to the allure of the V12.

Outside of the cats, parts in general are not horribly priced. To give a recent example, a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Knight
Do you know if there will be any Smoked/Red...

Do you know if there will be any Smoked/Red options for LCI coupes?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Knight
In terms of aftermarket options, Eagle Eyes has...

In terms of aftermarket options, Eagle Eyes has been the brand with the best reputation:

https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330i-M54_3.0L/Lighting/Tail_Lights/Set/EagleEyes/
Forum: General Off-Topic 02-12-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 61,550
Posted By Knight
They're great cars. $50 for an electronic WIS...

They're great cars. $50 for an electronic WIS (technical service manual) + $500 for an MB STAR system and you can troubleshoot/resolve most issues that come up.

The only insane item I've come...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,332
Posted By Knight
I wouldn't call it hype. Had fuel pumps fail on...

I wouldn't call it hype. Had fuel pumps fail on both E46s and neither were convenient.

Bottom line: unless you owned the car new, you can't be certain how the mileage was put on. For $120 and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,332
Posted By Knight
With fuel pumps, it's not so much mileage but...

With fuel pumps, it's not so much mileage but rather hours of operation that impacts lifespan. 8-10 years is the ideal replacement interval to avoid getting stranded.

For reference, my original...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By Knight
An engine vibration (not to be confused with a...

An engine vibration (not to be confused with a rough idle) when in D at a standstill is often a symptom of failed engine mounts. I would look there first, especially if original.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,167
Posted By Knight
These cars are pretty stiff from the factory and...

These cars are pretty stiff from the factory and therefore don't offer the usual cues of blown shocks. Only way to tell is to pull them (very easy) and check.

FWIW, when I tackled my first...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 02-03-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Knight
The low-gloss black looks great. :thumbup:

The low-gloss black looks great. :thumbup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Knight
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf 5W-40 is indeed a great...

Liqui Moly Leichtlauf 5W-40 is indeed a great oil. I use it in my M156 w/ MoS2.

Don, can you please elaborate on the specific additives it has that focuses on the rings?

My usage on the M54...
Forum: General Off-Topic 02-03-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 61,550
Posted By Knight
The color combo on that E39 M5... :drool:

The color combo on that E39 M5... :drool:
Forum: General Off-Topic 01-31-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 61,550
Posted By Knight
Not crazy about the two-tone exterior, but what a...

Not crazy about the two-tone exterior, but what a clean example:
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