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Forum: The Showroom 12-30-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,889
Posted By leonidas
When preparing for winter I did not forget about...

When preparing for winter I did not forget about clearcoat as well. Car was washed with ValetPRO Concentrated Car Wash, all previous coatings were stripped off with Carpro Eraser and then coated with...
Forum: The Showroom 12-30-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By leonidas
Agree with you. Silver is more sporty and makes...

Agree with you. Silver is more sporty and makes interior alive.:thumbsup:
Forum: The Showroom 12-27-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,889
Posted By leonidas
After 8 months from when I adressed the rust on...

After 8 months from when I adressed the rust on the undercariage with Hammerite and Fluidfilm I went down to check the damage the winter had caused and to my surprise there was almost no rust. I did...
Forum: The Showroom 12-25-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,001
Posted By leonidas
I reread my question and I made a mistake in it....

I reread my question and I made a mistake in it. Sorry for not being clear but English is not my mother tongue. What I wanted to say was that manual trannsmission is fun to drive but automatic shifts...
Forum: The Showroom 12-25-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,001
Posted By leonidas
I read that there is something different inside...

I read that there is something different inside the ZHP engine but could not find the precise info what it is. How do you distinguish the ZHP engine when looking at internals. Is it the camshaft?
...
Forum: The Showroom 12-25-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,889
Posted By leonidas
When I can have a rest after a lot of work on the...

When I can have a rest after a lot of work on the car I keep myself busy thanks to my clumsiness. Hitting a curb is always painfull experience but in this case it hurt double because the previous...
Forum: The Showroom 12-25-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,942
Posted By leonidas
If the oil consumption is less than BMW considers...

If the oil consumption is less than BMW considers acceptable 1l/1000km (which is unacceptable to me:loco:) for peace of mind I will just change the current CCV for a new one in winter version and I...
Forum: The Showroom 12-24-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,942
Posted By leonidas
Beautiful colour on beautiful car. I had my...

Beautiful colour on beautiful car. I had my touring in topaz blue and I fell in love with it. Now I have midnight blue which is pretty too but nothing can beat topaz. You are very lucky to have it...
Forum: The Showroom 12-20-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,889
Posted By leonidas
These cars are real attention seekers and so is...

These cars are real attention seekers and so is mine. Not long time after, one of the rear brakes got stucked so I rebuilt both rear calipers. Hoses were replaced for TRW ones and at the end brake...
Forum: Test Board 12-20-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By leonidas
test No2 ...

test No2
https://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/medium/IMG_20190621_110312.jpg
Forum: Test Board 12-20-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By leonidas
picture upload test

test No.1

http://photos.e46fanatics.com/showphoto.php/photo/101265/title/img-20190621-110312/cat/all
Forum: The Showroom 12-20-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,889
Posted By leonidas
When I started to smell fumes in the cabin I...

When I started to smell fumes in the cabin I prepared myself for a big gasket mission because from my previous experience with these engines I already knew that around 120 000 miles (200 000km) most...
Forum: The Showroom 12-20-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,889
Posted By leonidas
After buying scan tool I found this very...

After buying scan tool I found this very unpleasant code when scanning transmission. The highway driving test at 80m/h proved the issue when instead of 2750 rpms engine kept almost 3000 rpms. No...
Forum: The Showroom 12-20-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,889
Posted By leonidas
I have gone through really bussy period so I have...

I have gone through really bussy period so I have not updated the thread for some time but now is time to fix it
...
Forum: The Showroom 01-20-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,889
Posted By leonidas
Decided to use this cold winter time to maintain...

Decided to use this cold winter time to maintain my maintenance a little bit. I Cleaned ratchets and lubricated with lithium grease, cleaned bits and nuts with brake cleaner and protected with WD40....
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-19-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By leonidas
Problem is solved now. Last week I have changed...

Problem is solved now. Last week I have changed the pump for OEM one made by LUK and everything is OK. Thanks to all who participated on this thread:hi:
Forum: The Showroom 01-07-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 25,141
Posted By leonidas
It definitely is stock mod but still a mod. I...

It definitely is stock mod but still a mod. I understand both sides but I know well how such mods make buyer, who does not know the qualification of the person tampering the system, suspicious. Here...
Forum: The Showroom 01-06-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,801
Posted By leonidas
Like from showroom:thumbup:. Nothing to fix...

Like from showroom:thumbup:.
Nothing to fix knock knock:rofl:. Sad but true phrase with these cars. Every time I start especially now in winter I wonder what is about to break.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-05-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By leonidas
BMW service manual states that DexII is dedicated...

BMW service manual states that DexII is dedicated for E46. When I gave its part number to my dealer he found it from Febi Bilstein and some other makers. I also read about the case when DexVI did not...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-01-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By leonidas
Thanks for advice but I actually downgraded from...

Thanks for advice but I actually downgraded from DEXRON III to II with complete flush. I also changed the fluid manufacturer to be sure but with no avail. Do not want to try DEX VI in system built...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-17-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By leonidas
I just removed steering rack boots to check for...

I just removed steering rack boots to check for leaks and these are dry. Fluid is not decreasing. I confirmed that there is no more leak anywhere from the system but it still has air bubbles in. When...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-06-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By leonidas
To update the result, after few warm days tonight...

To update the result, after few warm days tonight was colder 22 degF (-6 degC) and heavy steering is back. I have enough fluid but I would tell that there was no flow in the reservoir. I was able to...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-03-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By leonidas
I have already replaced hose from reservoir to...

I have already replaced hose from reservoir to cooling loop. As can be seen from the picture it leaked but I cannot imagine how the fluid could travel into passenger side of bumper from this hose....
Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-02-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By leonidas
Thank You:thumbup:, I thought it will be better...

Thank You:thumbup:, I thought it will be better from inner side after radiator removal. If not I will remove headlight
Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-02-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By leonidas
I flushed it after completing the pump, hose and...

I flushed it after completing the pump, hose and reservoir replacement in september. No problem and no noise until previous week. But I did not replace hose number 11 from the picture, which goes...
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