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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Megalocnus
Differential carrier a.k.a. Rear subframe. :)

Differential carrier a.k.a. Rear subframe. :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Megalocnus
You probably could have rented the tools required...

You probably could have rented the tools required for the job for a little less than that, but would it be worth the hassle?

Are your differential carrier mounting points reinforced? Now would be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By Megalocnus
+1. My trick was to remove the oil filter...

+1. My trick was to remove the oil filter housing, since the gasket was leaking anyway, and then ask a friend with small hands to help. :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 691
Posted By Megalocnus
Well, an asking price that seems to be on the...

Well, an asking price that seems to be on the high side shouldn't stop you from looking at a car you might be interested in, particularly if it's not far from where you live. Ignore the asking price,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By Megalocnus
I was at the dealer recently so I took the...

I was at the dealer recently so I took the opportunity to ask a service advisor about the passenger airbag recall. He told me they will call me within the next two weeks to schedule an appointment....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By Megalocnus
:rofl: :facepalm: :thumbdwn:

:rofl: :facepalm: :thumbdwn:
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By Megalocnus
Care to post a link?

Care to post a link?
Forum: Complete Cars 12-23-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Megalocnus
Extremely well kept interior. :thumbup: I wish...

Extremely well kept interior. :thumbup:
I wish I had space to park a weekend car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By Megalocnus
BMW announces a "voluntary improvement campaign" to replace driver side Takata airbag

BMW Expands U.S. Air Bag Recall Nationwide
Recall Affects 140,000 3 Series Vehicles Made Between 2004 and 2006
(http://www.wsj.com/articles/bmw-expands-u-s-air-bag-recall-nationwide-1419275526)
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By Megalocnus
+1.

+1.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Megalocnus
RTABs shouldn't clunk when shifting. If the...

RTABs shouldn't clunk when shifting.
If the differential bushings are replaced already, it could be subframe bushings.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Megalocnus
Did you try to pull it out by hand? I was able to...

Did you try to pull it out by hand? I was able to get a pump out like that on one occasion - it was on a Z3 so no air box bolts that can be used for extraction.
Of course, you have to pull hard and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,138
Posted By Megalocnus
Just crawled out from under the car - replaced...

Just crawled out from under the car - replaced power steering hoses and reservoir because of a leak.
That was more of a regular maintenance than a Christmas present though. The real present I have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Megalocnus
The downside of having the CCV system built into...

The downside of having the CCV system built into the valve cover...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,913
Posted By Megalocnus
They would if oil slipping past piston rings into...

They would if oil slipping past piston rings into the cylinders was a potentially life threatening fault. If anything, they may recall light control modules and final stage resistors, but piston...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By Megalocnus
+1 Duct tape should hold long enough to get the...

+1 Duct tape should hold long enough to get the car back in your garage.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By Megalocnus
You don't say...

You don't say...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By Megalocnus
$800 is way, way overpriced. However, you need to...

$800 is way, way overpriced. However, you need to specify - is your car automatic or manual? They use different electric fans and there are different solutions to your problem in each case.
Forum: General Off-Topic 12-18-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,685
Posted By Megalocnus
^So, You've been driving "like a lunatic on the...

^So, You've been driving "like a lunatic on the street" for 32 years and so far, so good?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 26,861
Posted By Megalocnus
This is why I like the E46 BMWs with leatherette...

This is why I like the E46 BMWs with leatherette seats.
Engine should be tested thoroughly - compression, oil and coolant analysis.
Forum: Complete Cars 12-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Megalocnus
Usually the 325ci or 330ci BMWs that are made to...

Usually the 325ci or 330ci BMWs that are made to resemble an M3 are not the cars one wants to buy.

Just stick to what you're currently driving, save another $10K, then look for a real M3.
Or just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,881
Posted By Megalocnus
The most significant downside of having no...

The most significant downside of having no catalytic converters is the smelly exhaust. Thus stuff is harmful to breathe - particularly for kids and seniors.
This setup should be for track cars only,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,881
Posted By Megalocnus
Decent car, questionable choice of mods, wrong...

Decent car, questionable choice of mods, wrong time of the year to sell it up North.
If you keep the original exhaust manifold, consider removing the headers and clearing the check engine light.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Megalocnus
Most of the parts for my cars come from BMW...

Most of the parts for my cars come from BMW dealers, but there are some that are considerably (like, two-fold or so) more expansive than OEM. Before buying OEM, I check the forum if there is no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-15-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Megalocnus
Funny, just two hours ago I shipped my Wahler...

Funny, just two hours ago I shipped my Wahler thermostat back to the vendor because of the same problem: coolant leak from the electric connector O-ring. I have always used OE Wahlers purchased from...
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