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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Cheap Trick
Should be

Should be
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By Cheap Trick
Bad valve seals/slugged up piston rings would...

Bad valve seals/slugged up piston rings would generally come on slowly gradually increasing oil consumption, steering rack leaks was just an an analogy. Just replace the CCV (from FCP ) and if that...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 01-20-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Cheap Trick
You can get an acceptable plastic roundel from...

You can get an acceptable plastic roundel from e-bay for about $10
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-20-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Cheap Trick
If you have a dehumidifier, you have a good...

If you have a dehumidifier, you have a good source of free distilled water. Don't use tap water which can have a lot of minerals and even iron.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,977
Posted By Cheap Trick
Well said Don. Nothing like knowing people's...

Well said Don. Nothing like knowing people's lives and important missions depend on you, to focus your attention on doing the job right. And as Don said, nothing like the the feeling you get watching...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,977
Posted By Cheap Trick
Nailed it on all fronts andrewmr. Might add, I...

Nailed it on all fronts andrewmr. Might add, I never saw or carried a torque wrench on the flight line when we were launching loaded B-52 bombers. You calibrate your elbow while in initial training...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,977
Posted By Cheap Trick
When you have a problem with threading a plug in,...

When you have a problem with threading a plug in, you might want to consider chasing the threads with the proper tap. Yeh, taps cost a few bucks, but high blood pressure from avoidable stress can be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,199
Posted By Cheap Trick
Adding any oil to the gas in not a good idea ! I...

Adding any oil to the gas in not a good idea ! I don't believe there would be any measurable increase in fuel pump life but over time there will be many problems with other items related to the fuel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,977
Posted By Cheap Trick
How about a little more controversy with a new...

How about a little more controversy with a new idea for loosening spark plugs - there are now many different small cordless impact drivers for screws and other lower torque applications. Why not use...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,977
Posted By Cheap Trick
Aluminum will expand more than steel - cold maybe...

Aluminum will expand more than steel - cold maybe better. Back out as far as you feel comfortable squirt a bit of ATF around threads and screw in and out to work it in should come out easily then
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,057
Posted By Cheap Trick
A little tip no matter what anti-freeze you use -...

A little tip no matter what anti-freeze you use - if you have a dehumidifier that is a great source of distilled water- no charge thank you.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,057
Posted By Cheap Trick
zerex G-05 easy to find and relatively...

zerex G-05 easy to find and relatively inexpensive. Now if I could just find some "BMW" washer fluid so my special BMW windshield won't melt.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Cheap Trick
Keep an eye out but don't panic. I get the same...

Keep an eye out but don't panic. I get the same type of smell occasionally from my wife's Subaru as well as my e46. Who knows what is in our gas these days and how it reacts with the catalytic...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Cheap Trick
Sweet- pungent, check for antifreeze leak. Also...

Sweet- pungent, check for antifreeze leak. Also could be exhaust fumes, especially just after start up and you back out of the garage through the fumes.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,138
Posted By Cheap Trick
General has an excellent snow tire at a very good...

General has an excellent snow tire at a very good price. They also are quiet and do well on dry roads.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-18-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By Cheap Trick
Careful about wedging a screw driver against the...

Careful about wedging a screw driver against the plastic flange on the radiator. Did that on the thermostat end and chipped off a piece of the flange with only little pressure. Was replacing...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-17-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Cheap Trick
I've got a quartz radiant tower heater. It does...

I've got a quartz radiant tower heater. It does not heat the whole garage just heats objects it's pointed at - like me. Works really well for most things since when it's on you , you really get...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By Cheap Trick
use a silicone o-ring lubricant when...

use a silicone o-ring lubricant when reinstalling, slips on like - well you know
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-22-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,616
Posted By Cheap Trick
I have had great luck with a air driven pickle...

I have had great luck with a air driven pickle fork. It works in an air chisel and pops the ball out without you needing to do the pounding. Super cheap at harbor freight. My 94 e36 was plenty rusty...
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