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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,386
Posted By jmo69
I guess I'd just use a cut off wheel and cut it...

I guess I'd just use a cut off wheel and cut it shorter rather than re-bending, but that's just me.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By jmo69
Then he might be able to recommend one to use.

Then he might be able to recommend one to use.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By jmo69
Email him and ask

Email him and ask
Forum: E46 Xi Forum Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By jmo69
With the contention that you should change your...

With the contention that you should change your FCABs consider Poly or the e36 M3 centered solid rubber. I've got these in my xi and have installed them in 2 others with no ill effects....
Forum: E46 Xi Forum Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By jmo69
I've been wrenching on my xi for the last 7 years...

I've been wrenching on my xi for the last 7 years and learned a lot. You are going to need a good set of tools to start with, there are plenty of DIYs to help you replace parts. The parts you need to...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By jmo69
Someone must have tried numerous times to remove...

Someone must have tried numerous times to remove my automatic shift knob or just liked hitting it with something. It has more cracks than a plumbers convention.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43,395
Views: 5,602,143
Posted By jmo69
I wouldn't call an 03 an early car, my has the FP...

I wouldn't call an 03 an early car, my has the FP regulator built into the fuel filter.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,386
Posted By jmo69
In my mind a t45 is a Torx bit and Allen is a...

In my mind a t45 is a Torx bit and Allen is a hex. Heating will take the temper out of the tool and will probably twist if the fastener is that tight. Carefully heating the case would be a better...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By jmo69
What ever rod you get lube it up good when you...

What ever rod you get lube it up good when you start pressing. If you go with a lower grade rod use rod couplers instead of nuts, the extra length will spread the stress out over more threads.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By jmo69
Check around, there might be someone local that...

Check around, there might be someone local that could rebuild it. Keep it as a spare, sell it or try and get a core fee out of it.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-18-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By jmo69
I've done 2 axles since October, passenger side...

I've done 2 axles since October, passenger side on mine and driver side on a friends. It's not that complicated depending on the tools you have available. My set up is impact to remove the nut after...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By jmo69
The remaining air is trapped in the tank, the cap...

The remaining air is trapped in the tank, the cap doesn't vent until the pressure reaches 2 bar or 29 psi. Which is higher than normal operating pressures. I have a 1.4 bar cap and it has never...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By jmo69
$25 ea lifetime warranty,...

$25 ea lifetime warranty, https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-direct-ignition-coil-12138616153-1#fitment I'm still on original push on coils. More miles than my e36 with bolt on coil and have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,386
Posted By jmo69
When I did the change on my xi I tried the torx...

When I did the change on my xi I tried the torx with no luck, can't remember of the front drive shaft was the issue, but mine had another plug on the opposite side that had a simple hex head. Just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By jmo69
I never looked at the dash lights and didn't have...

I never looked at the dash lights and didn't have any external lights on that I can remember.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By jmo69
I find it hard to believe that the system doesn't...

I find it hard to believe that the system doesn't go to sleep after a set period of time. I was working on my e36 one time and had the ignition in position 1 with the radio on and the door open so...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 205,794
Posted By jmo69
I need to redo my hose so I can put the beauty...

I need to redo my hose so I can put the beauty cover for the fuel rail back on, looks so unfinished.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By jmo69
I'm surprised you can't buy just the tips. I...

I'm surprised you can't buy just the tips. I bought a smaller one years ago with the different tips but bought a larger one when I did the bearing. The new one is labeled Channelocks and the smaller...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,503
Posted By jmo69
Tinnitus? My wife has that on top of hearing loss...

Tinnitus? My wife has that on top of hearing loss from listening to to a walkman for 8 hrs a day. Only person I've ever heard of that wore more than one out.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,503
Posted By jmo69
True they didn't learn anything from the e36...

True they didn't learn anything from the e36 either. lol
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,503
Posted By jmo69
True they didn't learn anything from the e36...

True they didn't learn anything from the e36 either. lol
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By jmo69
Did you clean the vanos solenoids?

Did you clean the vanos solenoids?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,503
Posted By jmo69
My theory is if poly was the do-all end-all, BMW...

My theory is if poly was the do-all end-all, BMW would have put them in from the factory.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By jmo69
Get OBD Fusion for your phone and the proper...

Get OBD Fusion for your phone and the proper dongle and you will be able to read all the data plus log it and be able to share it. Cost me about $15 for my android phone.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-16-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By jmo69
I had a bad outer ball joint that would clunk...

I had a bad outer ball joint that would clunk when I drove into my driveway, replaced them with e36 non M outer ball joints, clunk went away. later on I did the e36 centered rubber bushings and took...
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