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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By smolck
I got smoked by a 323 automatic once in my 6...

I got smoked by a 323 automatic once in my 6 speed manual ZHP. Come to find out, my cats were completely clogged. Put catless headers on the car and beat the 323 so bad it wasnt even funny. May want...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By smolck
I just put headers for a sedan on my coupe. No...

I just put headers for a sedan on my coupe. No differences, bolted right up. And once again, realoem.com lists 325 sedan exhaust manifolds as the same part number for my 330ci.



Yep, which is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By smolck
Still running fine. Drove the car pretty hard...

Still running fine. Drove the car pretty hard tonight on some tight twisties, rotates pretty well (almost neutral) and not at all "harsh". Stiff, but not harsh. No complaints for the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By smolck
it is supposed to be crooked. If you ever look,...

it is supposed to be crooked. If you ever look, the notch in the shift knobs is also crooked to match. If the line is straight horizontal (like the one on my cheap SSK) then the shift knob will be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By smolck
I bought one of those cheap chinese ZHP knob...

I bought one of those cheap chinese ZHP knob replicas and because my cheap chinese knockoff Dinan short shifter makes the knob crooked, I used JB weld. Mine is never coming off.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By smolck
Same part numbers in realoem, save for the...

Same part numbers in realoem, save for the mufflers which are different depending on year/options. But the exhaust manifolds (cats), pipe diameter, front resonator and rear resonator are all...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,911
Posted By smolck
Great looking sedan! Tastefully modded and looks...

Great looking sedan! Tastefully modded and looks much newer than its age. :bow:
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By smolck
No problem. By the way, I just replaced my cats...

No problem. By the way, I just replaced my cats with true headers and I went to my local metal recycle place with the old cats, they gave me $80 a piece for them, so if you have extras lying around,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By smolck
The exhaust manifolds for a 330 will fit a 325...

The exhaust manifolds for a 330 will fit a 325 and vice versa. 328 and 323 manifolds are different where they connect to the rest of the exhaust. My experience is the sound will not change. For that,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By smolck
Because the code you posted is your torque...

Because the code you posted is your torque converter lockup failing. Pretty common in the ZF transmissions. The torque converter seals fail and you lose lockup on the highway. It wont cause any real...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By smolck
Rear diffs are the same between XI and non XI...

Rear diffs are the same between XI and non XI models. Since the 3.46 didnt come in a 330 you will need to swap input and output shafts. Easy to do. Great mod too
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By smolck
So about 2500 miles in and still going strong. I...

So about 2500 miles in and still going strong. I dropped the car a touch more and am running 15mm spacers all around. My son even smacked a HUGE pothole and blew out both my right side tires and...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 03-14-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By smolck
Gone. Thx

Gone. Thx
Forum: Suspension and Braking 03-14-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By smolck
These are gone. Thanks

These are gone. Thanks
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By smolck
Considering he has 2 MAF related codes, its a...

Considering he has 2 MAF related codes, its a safe bet.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By smolck
Car runs better with the MAF unplugged points to...

Car runs better with the MAF unplugged points to a dead MAF (as do the codes). I'd start with the cylinder 5 issue first. Move the coil to another cylinder and see if the code follows the...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 02-29-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By smolck
Sorry, just saw this. If still interested let me...

Sorry, just saw this. If still interested let me know. pm is best
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By smolck
Why would he take the intake manifold off?

Why would he take the intake manifold off?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By smolck
Just had my 330 start burning oil like yours out...

Just had my 330 start burning oil like yours out of the blue. New CVV and hoses and she is back to only burning a qt every 2000 miles or so. Buy from FCP Euro and you never have to buy one again.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By smolck
Yep, 100% agree with this. Easy to diagnose, get...

Yep, 100% agree with this. Easy to diagnose, get under the rear of the car and put a 22mm wrench on the rear diff bushing nut and push up and down. Guarantee your diff moves around. If you can move...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By smolck
Also ran the Koni yellows on my last car....

Also ran the Koni yellows on my last car. Sometimes lesser ďcoiloversĒ are better value for a street car like an aged, street driven E46. Since I have had both the Koni/springs combo and the JOM...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By smolck
Lots of places oil can leak/seep beyond the rear...

Lots of places oil can leak/seep beyond the rear main. Oil filter housing gasket is notorious for leaks, Vanos feed line, oil separator drain hose, Vanos gasket among others. As suggested, brake...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By smolck
I gotta say, if I was 19 and in college (or in my...

I gotta say, if I was 19 and in college (or in my case just didn;t want to drop a ton of cash on coils for a $3000 e46 daily driver) I would seriously consider some of the cheaper coil over options....
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By smolck
If you buy Meyle HD arms you can replace just the...

If you buy Meyle HD arms you can replace just the ball joints. Im on my second set of ball joints.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By smolck
If its $300 and in reasonable shape, buying it...

If its $300 and in reasonable shape, buying it and adding salvage yard engine to the car would be cheap ($500-1000). You could potentially have a nice car for less than $1500. But expect the engine...
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