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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By malapane
I like that name, but luckily it isn't at all...

I like that name, but luckily it isn't at all truck-like. :)

Yes, I will get everything at one time. Don't really want to go back in there for awhile if I can avoid it. All those hours reaching...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By malapane
I'm torn on this. My touring is not my sports...

I'm torn on this. My touring is not my sports car, it's my daily, I have an M3 as well. So I don't need it to be super quick, I don't really drive like that much anymore either. I did really love...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By malapane
The more time I spend with this touring the more...

The more time I spend with this touring the more I am sure I will keep it awhile, but I am pretty sure it will need a 6 speed and a lower rear diff ratio.

Yeah, I glued the two mids, but then the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By malapane
BTW, I have completed several of the items on my...

BTW, I have completed several of the items on my list from Post #22 above.

I did the refresh of the front cowl and wiper arms. Took a bit more work than I expected due to a large chip on one of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By malapane
Thanks George! I am in the touring forum...

Thanks George!

I am in the touring forum mostly. Asked the mods to move this thread into that forum awhile back, but oh well.

BTW, I've had several E46s, but this is my first touring and I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By malapane
Yes, and no. I am aware of most aspects of...

Yes, and no.

I am aware of most aspects of the E46 cooling system. I have replaced quite a few in the last 10 or 12 years.

I do plan a full removal of the intake this winter. I think I have a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By malapane
I think I have settled on my final shape and fit....

I think I have settled on my final shape and fit. Haven't finished it to match yet though.
Forum: E46 Touring 10-14-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,091
Posted By malapane
George, Sorry about your loss. It is...

George,

Sorry about your loss. It is toughest to lose the ones who had a direct impact on who we are.
Forum: E46 Touring 10-14-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By malapane
That set up would work fabulously even with...

That set up would work fabulously even with progressive rate springs as long as you know/use the height of spring in its installed/normally loaded position.

This is my kind of thread. :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,518
Posted By malapane
My experience with auto trans fluid over the last...

My experience with auto trans fluid over the last 25+ years is that you should always replace the fluid regularly regardless of when the last change was done - if ever. I have saved a couple...
Forum: E46 Touring 10-08-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By malapane
I hear you there. Wish I had more info for you,...

I hear you there. Wish I had more info for you, but I am still curious as to what you find out.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,287
Posted By malapane
I'm guessing PA does not have a "mileage exempt"...

I'm guessing PA does not have a "mileage exempt" option for their inspection like some states do. IN doesn't even record the mileage on most titles after a certain point.
Forum: E46 Touring 10-08-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By malapane
I think that would be the best way to know for...

I think that would be the best way to know for practical purposes. Luckily the rear springs are pretty easy to swap on an E46. The wagon isn't any different is it?
Forum: E46 Touring 10-08-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By malapane
Usually, I think they increase the spring rate...

Usually, I think they increase the spring rate when they make lowering springs, to avoid an increase in potential to hit the suspension travel limit (bottom out) but really, it's hard to determine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By malapane
Yep, at ebay or junkyard you can even find them...

Yep, at ebay or junkyard you can even find them with the wire harness clip still attached so you can replace it and be back in business for $20 or $25.

The door wire harness isn't too expensive if...
Forum: E46 Touring 10-08-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By malapane
I have subscribed to this thread. I am curious...

I have subscribed to this thread. I am curious as to what you find.

I have looked into spring info before and it is very difficult to find good / accurate info. Short of buying new versions of...
Forum: E46 Touring 09-17-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 17,497
Posted By malapane
It really is looking great. I love the clean,...

It really is looking great. I love the clean, OEM look it has. You've done it just right. I think I like it more than a full or partial M3 trim.
Forum: E46 Touring 09-17-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By malapane
Congrats on your new ride. You have a similar...

Congrats on your new ride. You have a similar touring and similar story to me. I just brought one to the greater Chicagoland area from out west. I am loving mine so far after maybe a few months. ...
Forum: E46 Touring 09-05-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,564
Posted By malapane
Find another E46 that is rust free and use your...

Find another E46 that is rust free and use your accumulated knowledge to make it reliable. Doesn't cost much and they are so fun to drive, great size, practical and economical to use as a daily.
Forum: E46 Touring 09-04-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By malapane
Nice, did you have good luck bleeding the air...

Nice, did you have good luck bleeding the air out? I find this to be the only common area for trouble for the whole cooling system job. I always get it eventually, but it is never as easy as it...
Forum: E46 Touring 08-29-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,564
Posted By malapane
Very helpful. Thank you very much. I will just...

Very helpful. Thank you very much. I will just keep a look out for a decent deal on the whole thing.

I don't love the engine working that much harder either for an hour or more for each leg when...
Forum: E46 Touring 08-29-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,564
Posted By malapane
Not the flywheel? Are touring, sedan, coupe,...

Not the flywheel?

Are touring, sedan, coupe, vert different length drive shafts?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,916
Posted By malapane
Correct. What kind of fools bid on a car...

Correct.

What kind of fools bid on a car they are not prepared to purchase?

I wouldn't do that with a $5 item or a $50,000 item

The bid is the promise to purchase.

If you have concerns...
Forum: E46 Touring 08-29-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,564
Posted By malapane
I'm not too worried about the effort or cost. I...

I'm not too worried about the effort or cost. I plan to keep this thing quite awhile, so I prefer the more flexible solution and the one I will be happier with in the long run. The 6 speed drops...
Forum: E46 Touring 08-28-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,564
Posted By malapane
I really just want the extra overdrive gear. ...

I really just want the extra overdrive gear. Just a few months in and I don't love driving along the highway at 4,000 rpm.

The 5 speed and the 3.46 diff ratio is just to high in 5th.

Can the...
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