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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,534
Posted By beechbmw
Maybe FCPEuro is trying to cover a little for...

Maybe FCPEuro is trying to cover a little for their warranty because they are projecting that they are going to probably get returns on these for which they will have to provide replacements. Just a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,504
Posted By beechbmw
After clearing the temperature issue, here is a...

After clearing the temperature issue, here is a step-by-step that may help find the battery/starter/alternator issue and solve it. Seems to be pretty thorough. Maybe start from the beginning to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By beechbmw
Mr. wasp: So for the rear, upper and lower,...

Mr. wasp:
So for the rear, upper and lower, bushings (the ones behind/after the one in your post), did you decide to use these for both?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By beechbmw
This is a really old tip, but Iíll mention it...

This is a really old tip, but Iíll mention it anyway.

Use some sturdy sewing thread or Button and Carpet thread to loop through the bolt holes of, and tie just barely tight enough to hold the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By beechbmw
Iíve found that using a little piece of paper...

Iíve found that using a little piece of paper towel also works for the socket hex head/nut holder.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By beechbmw
Here's one of MrMCar's/Don's posts on oil...

Here's one of MrMCar's/Don's posts on oil consumption. I'm working my way through the process myself:
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=18598145&postcount=4
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 220,948
Posted By beechbmw
Here's the thread I used quite extensively: ...

Here's the thread I used quite extensively:
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=931323

Some extra thoughts.
1) I bought the HF engine support bar, with a 25% coupon, and greased the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By beechbmw
Yes, I just posted it this morning over on the...

Yes, I just posted it this morning over on the long M56 VC thread. Sorry for the delay. I got 14.5 mbar, so I am a little low, but I think there are other factors because of the mileage on my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 220,948
Posted By beechbmw
This is the back pressure tester that I used. ...

This is the back pressure tester that I used. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 220,948
Posted By beechbmw
A few things to possibly consider to diagnose...

A few things to possibly consider to diagnose this:
1) Get the OBD Fusion app with the coordinating Bluetooth interface plug-in OBD module adapter to go with your phone or tablet per this thread:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 220,948
Posted By beechbmw
I finally got my act together and did what I...

I finally got my act together and did what I think is a somewhat proper vacuum measurement at the oil filler cap. Iím not getting the 16mbar of negative pressure as can be seen in the photo. But...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By beechbmw
kai-: For what itís worth, this post shows how...

kai-:
For what itís worth, this post shows how I ran my vacuum plumbing to the vacuum distribution rail:
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=18717653&postcount=1485
No bends or dips in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By beechbmw
Iíve found a cheap, not too big, tarp is handy...

Iíve found a cheap, not too big, tarp is handy for retrieving parts where Iíve got to lay on the ground. Especially if I need to slide to get to the part. Even though there are usually old carpets...
Forum: Mid Atlantic 03-19-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By beechbmw
Body Shop Search Balto-Wash Area

2004 330ci Coupe

The last time I did this kind of thread it was very, very productive. Now I'm looking for a quality body shop between Baltimore and Washington that people have had experience...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,686
Posted By beechbmw
One more random question. I hope it doesnít...

One more random question. I hope it doesnít complicate things at this very late date. From what I know of your efforts so far, youíve probably already cared for it in the design of the circuit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,686
Posted By beechbmw
^^ Wow!! I love your assembly/test bench!! ...

^^ Wow!! I love your assembly/test bench!! Reminds me of my long, long ago days when I assembled my first color TV from a Heathkit!! Thanks for the update! Itís great news!

Are you going to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,565
Posted By beechbmw
To make my little rig a little clearer, the photo...

To make my little rig a little clearer, the photo below shows what I did. Absolutely no cutting, grinding, milling, or mods of any kind to anything. That is unless you say that temporarily pushing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,565
Posted By beechbmw
TBH, I was just going to use my impact wrench....

TBH, I was just going to use my impact wrench. That would work with a normal 22mm socket?

Sent from my MI 5 using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]

I just bought this 7/8" spark plug socket and held the strut...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By beechbmw
Here is the link again with the genuine BMW part...

Here is the link again with the genuine BMW part number for the rubber mats.
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-rubber-floor-mats-black-front-e46-82550151192
I do not think of them as being...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By beechbmw
FWIW, I have had these Genuine BMW carpet mats,...

FWIW, I have had these Genuine BMW carpet mats, again from FCPEuro because of the warranty, that come with the plastic fasteners to prevent them from sliding around....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,770
Posted By beechbmw
I bought these Genuine BMW mats from FCPEuro and...

I bought these Genuine BMW mats from FCPEuro and they are holding up well so far. Whatís curious to me is that the hold down fasteners have MacNeil stamped on them, which I have seen on other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By beechbmw
When I said in an earlier post that I use the...

When I said in an earlier post that I use the moth balls with success, I should have been more clear. I have only ever used them under the car, never in the car or engine compartment. Sorry about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,686
Posted By beechbmw
Although it has nothing to do with the...

Although it has nothing to do with the functionality or anything else, I think itís really cool, in this day and age, to see a piece of electronic apparatus that has embossed on it ĎAssembled in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,686
Posted By beechbmw
Leading into the inevitable high stakes clamor...

Leading into the inevitable high stakes clamor over ĎCan I have the car keys?í and who pays for the insurance and ĎCan I have the BMW?í
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,136
Posted By beechbmw
Itís model number DCF899. Dewalt gives two...

Itís model number DCF899.

Dewalt gives two torque ratings: 1200 ft. lbs. max break away torque, 700 ft. lbs. max torque

I have no way to validate these numbers. All I can say is it works...
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