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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By Cooolone
Lol, I had seen those too, wasn't sure if they...

Lol, I had seen those too, wasn't sure if they were the same. But for $2 can't go wrong either way. They're in my cart ;)

Problem is I've added so much other stuff, hahahaha

Thank you again!
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By Cooolone
Yes, I did, thank you for the link. But the clip...

Yes, I did, thank you for the link. But the clip I'm talking about is the small thin one on the sensor connector. That thin wire like retention clip that holds the electrical connector to the MAF...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By Cooolone
Here's a silly question... The little...

Here's a silly question...

The little retention clip for the MAF sensor connector... It sprung off and is lost. Anyone have an idea on a part # or where to obtain a replacement?

Thanks and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,190
Posted By Cooolone
Is amazing that an issue could be so common on a...

Is amazing that an issue could be so common on a vehicle, that a manufacturer would provide a light for it. What's the mileage, history? Has maintenance records?

"Check Gas Cap" is a condition...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Cooolone
Effduration, thank you for the wealth of...

Effduration, thank you for the wealth of information. Yes the HG job doesn't scare me, and I understand the value of going the extra distance (refresh). Body and interior is in pretty good shape and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,734
Posted By Cooolone
I've spent hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on...

I've spent hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on parts with FCP Euro. Even bent a 2 week old Bilstien B6 strut which the replaced (free) without blinking... So to answer your question, a resounding...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Cooolone
Thank you for the suggestion, but the loss of...

Thank you for the suggestion, but the loss of coolant is the issue and thereby pretty much assures the smoke is coolant. The culprit is the question.

I'm not losing oil, or getting misfires from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Cooolone
Thanks for the responses, I have a code scanner,...

Thanks for the responses, I have a code scanner, no codes though. I also have a compression test kit, so that's an easy one too, just wanted to pick brains before I rolled up my sleeves. Rough idle...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,213
Posted By Cooolone
Rebuilt! That's why... I wouldn't either, just...

Rebuilt! That's why... I wouldn't either, just saying.

Also, 10 pics basically showing nothing but ascetics. Take more of engine bay, trunk, underside, suspension, etc., as a suggestion.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Cooolone
Coolant Loss

Ok, I know... I apologize in advance for repeating another thread on the subject.

2001 330Xi E46, Cold start is rough idle, lots of smoke and losing coolant. After 30 secs or so, idle smooths...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-13-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Cooolone
You bent the front strut at least... I did...

You bent the front strut at least...

I did this in a pothole on a brand new Bilstien B6. Bought through FCP Euro, so it was nice to get a replacement at no cost, lol. Just some elbow grease! ;)
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-11-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By Cooolone
No drive, no buy! Don't fall in love, be...

No drive, no buy! Don't fall in love, be prepared to walk away!

Or...

Tell him to have it brought to a BMW dealer for a top to bottom inspection, certification... And that you'll negotiate...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-09-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 67,954
Posted By Cooolone
There is honestly no "secret" other than those...

There is honestly no "secret" other than those kept. The insanely ridiculous mentality that someone told me this or that, but I can't tell you lunacy that tried to replicate some corporate "trade...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-07-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 67,954
Posted By Cooolone
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and...

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience! Where's the "like" button!? Lol...

Question: when pairing your components, were you able to ascertain Spring and Strut rates? Match them?
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 210,318
Posted By Cooolone
Took the cylinder out as it felt sticky in one...

Took the cylinder out as it felt sticky in one direction, very subtle, but it was there. Of course the piece known to break was broken. Replaced piece ($6 kit), put it all back together and it seems...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 210,318
Posted By Cooolone
Thank you for your responses, I had replied...

Thank you for your responses, I had replied earlier but the message didn't post, sorry.

The actuator was new, but not BMW original. I will have to look and see what I ordered. But I will look at...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-23-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 290,392
Posted By Cooolone
Lock stopped working by keyfob again... :( ...

Lock stopped working by keyfob again... :(

GM5 Module?

What say you?... Any suggestions gladly accepted and appreciated.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 210,318
Posted By Cooolone
2001 330XI New AGM 860+CCA Battery ...

2001 330XI
New AGM 860+CCA Battery

Problems:
Wiper Delay
Driver side rear window
Driver door lock (open)

All three issues current, intermittent with rear window. Sometimes the wiper delay...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-14-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 67,954
Posted By Cooolone
I used stock springs, my understanding is either...

I used stock springs, my understanding is either of the others will work. Keep in mind they have different heights and rates though. H&R lowest and most stiff. Of course the right way to do it...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-01-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 67,954
Posted By Cooolone
Mine were black as well, ordered through the web,...

Mine were black as well, ordered through the web, will look and see if I saved link. Got them in a week. Definitely dropped about 0.75" on front.

I used Bilstein but if I go with Eibach, will...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-27-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 67,954
Posted By Cooolone
Somehow I didn't receive notification of your...

Somehow I didn't receive notification of your reply. Thank you.

I got a little lower just on the Dropped Hats at B6's. Been thinking to pop the Eibach's in adnf get a little lower still. How's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-25-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,448
Posted By Cooolone
Depends on the condition of the original E46... ...

Depends on the condition of the original E46... $40k is a lot. If starting with a car in good shape, excellent body, I'd probably go with the SC, Suspension, Interior updates. I'm just not too...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-25-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,448
Posted By Cooolone
Depends on the condition of the original E46... ...

Depends on the condition of the original E46... $40k is a lot. If starting with a car in good shape, excellent body, I'd probably go with the SC, Suspension, Interior updates. I'm just not too...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-25-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 290,392
Posted By Cooolone
Ok, so... I've had the 330XI for a little over 2...

Ok, so... I've had the 330XI for a little over 2 years now.

This thread was very useful although my E46 330XI was a bit different. The center window bolt was a regular 10mm and regular thread,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,538
Posted By Cooolone
You've done all but check for a vac leak... ...

You've done all but check for a vac leak...

Vac leak will definitely cause negative trims!

Shotgunning parts at a problem is not the most efficient way to go about fixing things.

1. Read any...
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