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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By Megalocnus
A high mileage car usually looks high mileage -...

A high mileage car usually looks high mileage - it's not as cheap and easy to "roll back" the condition of the driver seat, the steering wheel, and the pedals as it is to roll back the odometer...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 02:44 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 146,229
Posted By Megalocnus
Battery? Relay? Fuse?

Battery? Relay? Fuse?
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Megalocnus
Ebay? Plenty of dismantling businesses sell parts...

Ebay? Plenty of dismantling businesses sell parts online. I see a lot of used valve covers for M54 engines it the range of $100-$200. Not sure about shipping to Canada.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By Megalocnus
If you make the front and the rear wheel gap to...

If you make the front and the rear wheel gap to look the same, the front of the car will sit noticeably lower than the rear.
My car is currently set like this on coilovers, but I am planning to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Megalocnus
OP, that bolt goes into the hole in the control...

OP, that bolt goes into the hole in the control arm seen on your photo.
The nut is missing, but that's all. Remember this nut. You need to remove it before starting most front suspension jobs. If...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,062
Posted By Megalocnus
OP, you have done so much work that it would make...

OP, you have done so much work that it would make most sense to try to finish the project on your own, perhaps with some help from a mobile welder.
You'd still have the option to retire the car by...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By Megalocnus
Sounds good. Whatever you do, don't drop the...

Sounds good.
Whatever you do, don't drop the thread bit inside the cylinder. Someone had that misfortune while rethreading a damaged spark plug socket and then had a lot of fun getting it out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Megalocnus
The E46 323i and 328i have M52TU engines, which...

The E46 323i and 328i have M52TU engines, which have an aluminum block just like the M54.
The E36 BMWs were equipped with the M52 engine, but they were out of production by 2000.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Megalocnus
Over the years I have acquired both tools (B800...

Over the years I have acquired both tools (B800 and BMW scanner 1.4) and they both work.
Probably you have received a defective unit, but there is only one way to know for sure - test another tool...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Megalocnus
Where did you plug it in? What position was the...

Where did you plug it in? What position was the ignition key at?
Forum: Complete Cars 11-17-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By Megalocnus
Canadian M-package 330i came with limited slip...

Canadian M-package 330i came with limited slip differential?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 778
Posted By Megalocnus
Fuel pump relay.

Fuel pump relay.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Megalocnus
18x10 ET22... what were you thinking? Of course...

18x10 ET22... what were you thinking? Of course it is going to rub.
You can try to roll fenders and install adjustable control arms to increase the negative camber like the car that's currently on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Megalocnus
OP, thanks for the warning. LSD isn't a high...

OP, thanks for the warning.

LSD isn't a high priority for me because I don't track my car, but consider replacing the open differential whenever convenient.
I have my eyes set on Wavetrack, just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,518
Posted By Megalocnus
Well, that's understandable given the fact this...

Well, that's understandable given the fact this is an E46 forum. But then again, who is talking about "sports cars" here? For most of us the E46 is still our daily driver.


Nope, the second...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,518
Posted By Megalocnus
True, but clutch and flywheel job should be...

True, but clutch and flywheel job should be compared to a to torque converter job, not to a transmission fluid change.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By Megalocnus
^Before you do that, inspect the other spark...

^Before you do that, inspect the other spark plugs, then do a compression test for cylinders 1-3, 5, and 6, if you can crank the engine at all.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,518
Posted By Megalocnus
It's not hate, it's just that the automatic E46...

It's not hate, it's just that the automatic E46 are uninspiring. There's something about shifting from 4th to second gear before a sharp turn, then getting out of with plenty of torque, all this done...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,518
Posted By Megalocnus
They are pretty hard to find around here as well....

They are pretty hard to find around here as well. My list was 6 speed manual ZSP or ZHP 330i or 330Ci, any color but black, interior black or two tone, $20K limit. Three months of motivated searching...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By Megalocnus
Overheated aluminum block and head having a...

Overheated aluminum block and head having a quarter of a million miles on top of that aren't worth your time and money. It is not going to be cheap even if you are doing everything yourself.
As jfoj...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,518
Posted By Megalocnus
My alcantara seats are in very good shape at 140K...

My alcantara seats are in very good shape at 140K miles.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Megalocnus
^There shouldn't be oil leaking from that hose....

^There shouldn't be oil leaking from that hose. It's a vacuum line to the pressure regulator of the fuel filter if I remember correctly.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-09-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Megalocnus
For these aged cars, It's generally cheaper, less...

For these aged cars, It's generally cheaper, less time consuming, and safer to refresh the entire cooling system, the front side part of it at least, not to try to pinpoint which component is leaking...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Megalocnus
:rofl: That's neat.

:rofl:
That's neat.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Megalocnus
It's forth getting under the car just to have a...

It's forth getting under the car just to have a look once in awhile. One good reason to do drain the oil from the bottom, not to suck it out through the dipstick.
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