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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By Sicily1918
It is if the solenoid fails just right... I know...

It is if the solenoid fails just right... I know because it happened to me. It would close (as soon as you started the engine) but not reopen (until you shut off the car). The flap was fine and it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By Sicily1918
:cough: DISA :cough:

:cough: DISA :cough:
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By Sicily1918
Try going past 4200rpm on a different gear and...

Try going past 4200rpm on a different gear and see if you have a hard time doing so... if yes, then you likely have a bad DISA valve. These open a flap in the resonance chamber at ~4000 RPM and when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-05-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Sicily1918
Could he have collapsed tranny mounts? I know my...

Could he have collapsed tranny mounts? I know my ZHP was clunky before swapping them out for new Lemfoerders (nowhere near what you describe, though). Still, might be worth checking if one's really...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Sicily1918
The halogens were not bad, that's for sure, but...

The halogens were not bad, that's for sure, but they don't compare to Xenons.



If you converted back, you'd need to recode your car and tell it you don't have xenons, PLUS, I don't think it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Sicily1918
I'm guessing that means that you put the key in...

I'm guessing that means that you put the key in Position 2 and everything lights on the dash as it should, but when you go to START, it's as if you weren't doing anything at all.

Happened to me......
Forum: Suspension & Braking 04-24-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By Sicily1918
Depends on how good you are at masking things off...

Depends on how good you are at masking things off and spraying. I found I had MUCH more control with the brush, plus the paint self-levels.
While it's certainly a matter of taste and preference, the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 04-24-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By Sicily1918
If you wanna paint your calipers, use this...

If you wanna paint your calipers, use this system:


https://www.amazon.com/G2-Temperature-Caliper-System-SILVER/dp/B000AURWO2 (link to silver, but they have like 10 colors). The only thing you...
Forum: Tire & Wheel Forum 04-23-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,193
Posted By Sicily1918
I have Zimmermann on both my cars (although I...

I have Zimmermann on both my cars (although I did not get drilled/slotted) and they're great; especially where the pads don't touch the rotors, they don't rust (easily). I think most of the guys ...
Forum: Tire & Wheel Forum 04-22-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,193
Posted By Sicily1918
Yeah, if the rotors are meant for your car, then...

Yeah, if the rotors are meant for your car, then all other things will fit/not fit just as they would with OEM rotors.


What are you thinking of getting?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By Sicily1918
I'm not comparing ZHP to non-ZHP, I'm comparing...

I'm not comparing ZHP to non-ZHP, I'm comparing the 3.0L to the 2.5L torque output (214lb vs. 175lb, respectively). Otherwise it'd be 97% (330) vs 101% (ZHP).Bingo :thumbup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By Sicily1918
FYI, maximum input torque on the ZF5HP19...

FYI, maximum input torque on the ZF5HP19 (A5S325Z) is 220lb•ft and the M54B30 outputs 214lb•ft (ZHP's at 222lb•ft). Compare that to the M54B25's 175lb•ft and it means you're going to run that 216K mi...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Sicily1918
Man, that's pricey... Look on eBay as...

Man, that's pricey...


Look on eBay as well. I bought the garage-door opener in great condition for $45 (as opposed to nearly $200) and my OEM subwoofer was $85 instead of $899. Hell, you might...
Forum: Tire & Wheel Forum 04-18-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,193
Posted By Sicily1918
Sorry for the late reply. No, hub-centric rings...

Sorry for the late reply. No, hub-centric rings keep the hub and the rim from having any play (so there's no sliding)... when mounting the wheel to the car, basically you're sliding a shaft into a...
Forum: Tire & Wheel Forum 04-18-2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,193
Posted By Sicily1918
The rims in the cars in my sig are 18". The 325...

The rims in the cars in my sig are 18". The 325 (hers) has the M6 replica 18"x8" rims (I've not seen that size available for over a decade, though). Their ET is 38 and they fit just fine... tires are...
Forum: Tire & Wheel Forum 04-18-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,193
Posted By Sicily1918
With an ET20 (and the same 8" width), your rims...

With an ET20 (and the same 8" width), your rims are now sticking out another 27mm (1.06in; your OEM rims should be ET47). I'm thinking you're going to rub with 225/45R17... so maybe 205/50R17?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Sicily1918
You have a sedan... three things: Check...

You have a sedan... three things:


Check the tail light electrical connectors for signs they melted (you can do a search).
Does the third brake light do the same thing and stay on?
Are they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 43,644
Views: 5,802,194
Posted By Sicily1918
Finally retrofitted the OEM Bluetooth kit (total...

Finally retrofitted the OEM Bluetooth kit (total cost was about $150) in the ZHP -- now I don't have to worry about whether my little portable one is charged or not :thumbup:


BTW, if your car's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By Sicily1918
One of the possible causes for this is a failing...

One of the possible causes for this is a failing fuel pump (others have said it sounds like an elephant -- I like Chewie more, though!). This happened to me -- if you pay attention, the noise should...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By Sicily1918
This is a great description; while the OEM...

This is a great description; while the OEM initial bite is not there, they seem to stop better after that initial pressure point.



Last time I had to do hard-braking, because of the lack of ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By Sicily1918
I'm going to say "no" because I don't think you...

I'm going to say "no" because I don't think you can get to the bleed screw without having the wheel in the way... even if you turn them all the way left or right (and forget about the rears).
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-27-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Sicily1918
Oh, another possibility: if you have a cutch-fan,...

Oh, another possibility: if you have a cutch-fan, THAT has caused a sound like what you described (the clutch part).
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-23-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Sicily1918
Have you tried a $5 can of belt dressing? (click...

Have you tried a $5 can of belt dressing? (click me (https://www.amazon.com/CRC-05350-Belt-Conditioner-7-5/dp/B000M8PZB4)) Sometimes even brand new belts squeal; this happened on my 325 a few months...
Forum: General Off-Topic 03-16-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 58,210
Posted By Sicily1918
Welp, out of the mayor of LA (city, not county)...

Welp, out of the mayor of LA (city, not county)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Sicily1918
Have you tried eBay? I bought an entire OEM...

Have you tried eBay? I bought an entire OEM subwoofer (housing+speakers+amp) for $80 and had the pick of the litter (at the time there were at least 6 available).
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