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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By DönerPorsche
It seems fairly cost effective too. Comparative...

It seems fairly cost effective too. Comparative pricing on the internet shows a slight savings (depending on vendor) to having only the one piece X3 set up. Are the bends in the tube to the airbox...
Forum: Complete Cars - Private 12-17-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By DönerPorsche
I'm surprised no one has taken it yet. The M52...

I'm surprised no one has taken it yet. The M52 engine in there will last forever, unfortunately not that many people want 323s. I love mine and it is a great daily. It looks clean, I hope this one...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By DönerPorsche
I fit 4 in my coupe. I just wrapped them in trash...

I fit 4 in my coupe. I just wrapped them in trash bags to keep my interior from getting messed up. Worked actually quite good.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By DönerPorsche
I agree, I used the Ravenol in my transmissions...

I agree, I used the Ravenol in my transmissions and never had a problem with it in both cold and hot climates. It has a good reputation in Germany, but its not well known in the United States.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,055
Posted By DönerPorsche
A lot of this cooling system nonsense can be...

A lot of this cooling system nonsense can be remedied by not overfilling coolant. The pressure needs somewhere to go. Keep the coolant between the full and low mark on the cooling dipstick and you...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-31-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By DönerPorsche
The GM transmissions had a problem where it would...

The GM transmissions had a problem where it would "slip" in D or R until the transmission fluid expanded enough to increase the fluid pressure. In a nutshell the update increases your valve body...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By DönerPorsche
Floor mats would also be worth getting if not...

Floor mats would also be worth getting if not ordering a new set. The xi floor mats are also different than the rwd.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,538
Posted By DönerPorsche
I had shipping issues once with ECS; their...

I had shipping issues once with ECS; their website said my parts were in stock and they actually were not. I was told it would take two weeks, and I did not have two weeks to wait to get my car up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By DönerPorsche
You also have two plastic flanges on the engine...

You also have two plastic flanges on the engine block that tend to leak. You have one flange on the back of the head. Also, another under the intake manifold. These flanges also have coolant hoses...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By DönerPorsche
I will double on the Bilsteins. I have the...

I will double on the Bilsteins. I have the Bilstein sport suspension rear springs on my 323ci with new struts and it rides like stock. My 325xi has stock springs with struts and it also rides like...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,664
Posted By DönerPorsche
Thankfully, LL04 is also becoming more readily...

Thankfully, LL04 is also becoming more readily available in the United States. Pentosin and Liqui Moly are available at the chain stores. I used LL04 for over three years now and I can say that oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By DönerPorsche
I just added my 2004 325xi and my 2000 323ci....

I just added my 2004 325xi and my 2000 323ci. Seems like it is an option on the Premium Package only. I have it too and I am also unsure what it is.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By DönerPorsche
When I was stationed in Germany I owned a 316i...

When I was stationed in Germany I owned a 316i E46. The M43 is a tough motor. The biggest issue with them is cooling system and over heating issues. The cooling design is similar to that of the 6...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,877
Posted By DönerPorsche
Wouldn't be a surprise if the stolen car was...

Wouldn't be a surprise if the stolen car was wired with a stolen amp. :eeps:

Good news and congratulations on finding it though. Like the rest, I hope you don't find any more damage than what was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By DönerPorsche
Look at the gates part number for the hoses in...

Look at the gates part number for the hoses in google and you will see many negative fitment reviews for leaks. Its surprising because gates makes pretty reputable aftermarket parts. Amazon has a ton...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,424
Posted By DönerPorsche
Since it has been stored in a garage I honestly...

Since it has been stored in a garage I honestly would not worry about too much. A new battery is a start, and go from there to the next symptom. The gas probably is not ideal but it might still start...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By DönerPorsche
Since a lot of reman calipers have the coating...

Since a lot of reman calipers have the coating sandblasted off I would recommend painting them. I painted mine black because I did not find silver high temp paint at the parts store that day. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-02-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,817
Posted By DönerPorsche
Emphasis should be placed more on maintaining...

Emphasis should be placed more on maintaining correct coolant levels on these cars. Heating and cooling cycles does take a toll on plastic parts but so does the pressure on a closed cooling system....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By DönerPorsche
The M43 has two plastic flanges. There is one on...

The M43 has two plastic flanges. There is one on the back of the head, and the one on the side of the block under the top portion of the intake manifold (11531709232). Its very possible the other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,306
Posted By DönerPorsche
Is that a good clean ISTA copy? No viruses or...

Is that a good clean ISTA copy? No viruses or other bloat? If so I might piggy back off of this also!
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-08-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By DönerPorsche
A faulty MAF can cause these symptoms without...

A faulty MAF can cause these symptoms without throwing crazy codes, disconnect it and see if it drives better. I had a very similar problem on my 316i with the M43B19 and the culprit was the MAF. Its...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,536
Posted By DönerPorsche
I also relate. Some of these cars are immaculate...

I also relate. Some of these cars are immaculate and just totaled by insurance because of age. I go to the scrap yard for literally two days after a car is out there and stuff is torn to shreds. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By DönerPorsche
Awesome and thanks! Also is there still anywhere...

Awesome and thanks! Also is there still anywhere to get a virus free version of PA Soft?

(PM me if it's easier.) :eeps:

Unfortunately the copy I got from Ebay had four different trojans and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By DönerPorsche
Speedometer Accuracy

Hello Fanatics, long time reader first time poster here. I am the proud owner of three E46s. 1999 316i (EU), 2000 323ci (US), and 2004 325xi(US). Since I just moved back to the US after being in...
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