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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Wolrab
You're fine with a gallon of antifreeze in...

You're fine with a gallon of antifreeze in Vancouver. Dawson might be different.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Wolrab
Just go to realoem.com with the last 7 characters...

Just go to realoem.com with the last 7 characters of your VIN, and find out what the part number is. Then buy them either from a dealer or any of several vendors advertising here. This is not an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By Wolrab
On my E60, the alternator kicks in and out. When...

On my E60, the alternator kicks in and out. When it kicks in, the engine noticeably "lugs down", the idle speed drops a couple of hundred RPM, and the voltage jumps up. If the A/C fan is running, I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By Wolrab
I can't see that happening. When you're coasting,...

I can't see that happening. When you're coasting, no gas is getting fed to the engine, so it shouldn't matter what the camshafts are doing. My E60 is doing something like this, and I'm fairly sure...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By Wolrab
"Hello gents" doesn't really describe your topic....

"Hello gents" doesn't really describe your topic. You might get more participation with a more descriptive header. I can see that your English/Norge is ok, so that's not a problem. Welcome to the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,382
Posted By Wolrab
Brilliant. You turned it into a HAI. The factory...

Brilliant. You turned it into a HAI. The factory original was a perfectly good CAI.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By Wolrab
Parallax. ...

Parallax.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallax
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Wolrab
Better off going by time, if you can. I reset the...

Better off going by time, if you can. I reset the MPH when I change the oil, then use it to estimate hours. I change at 200 to 250 hours, which for my E60 is about 9k and about 7k for the E46. Last...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,494
Posted By Wolrab
Sorry, good question. Reset the MPH thingy when I...

Sorry, good question. Reset the MPH thingy when I change the oil, and do the division. I average about 40 MPH on the E60, so 8000 miles. More like 6000 on the E46. Last E60 Blackstone report...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,251
Posted By Wolrab
If the car was in salt water (or any water) more...

If the car was in salt water (or any water) more than about 6" deep, it's pretty much toast. If it got up to the ignition switch, just forget it. History. Move on.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,494
Posted By Wolrab
My girlfriend is 60, and she drives this E46 like...

My girlfriend is 60, and she drives this E46 like a bat out of hell. I have to work at it to keep up in my 545. She bought it new and has done 103,000 miles since November 2005.

Edit: And I change...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By Wolrab
Which of these is happening? 1. The pedal...

Which of these is happening?

1. The pedal feels normal when you press it but the clutch doesn't release
2. You can't press the pedal down
3. The pedal goes down with little or no resistance
4....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By Wolrab
Did you replace the throwout bearing when you did...

Did you replace the throwout bearing when you did the clutch job? Sounds more like that than anything else. Don't know what could go wrong with the fork.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-07-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,422
Posted By Wolrab
Well, how expensive is the stuff you have to...

Well, how expensive is the stuff you have to replace, if you just take a grinder to it? I'm not familiar with the Xi, but on mine I think it would be a $200 king pin. Might be a viable option.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Wolrab
The whole cooling system would cost you $300 to...

The whole cooling system would cost you $300 to $400 for parts (luckily you have a manual). You've already done the water pump, so that takes down what's left a bit. It's an easy DIY, and all the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By Wolrab
They don't always come with the filter kit. The...

They don't always come with the filter kit. The size is 7 X 2.5, and you can order from McMaster Carr in Viton for $10 per pack of 25, McM-C number 9263K696.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#9263K696
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,752
Posted By Wolrab
Good grief. Somebody needs to get a life.

Good grief. Somebody needs to get a life.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By Wolrab
14 X 20, part number 32 41 1 093 596.

14 X 20, part number 32 41 1 093 596.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By Wolrab
Initialism sounds plausible! Acronyms are...

Initialism sounds plausible! Acronyms are pronounceable, like NAFTA or SNAFU.

My world is the Oil Patch. There's lots of weird stuff in it, like monkey-boards and catwalks and Geronimo lines. And...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By Wolrab
It's Oil Based Mud in my world. Edit: And...

It's Oil Based Mud in my world.

Edit: And it's not an acronym.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By Wolrab
Bentley. Many places to get it. About $90. This...

Bentley. Many places to get it. About $90. This is one option:

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-04-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,864
Posted By Wolrab
That's exactly what I did on my E60. It has a...

That's exactly what I did on my E60. It has a temporary spare, just like your car. And FTM (not TPMS) which works fine on both kinds of tire. I've been happy with this arrangement for the last...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-04-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,864
Posted By Wolrab
Wheels for run-flats come with an extra lip...

Wheels for run-flats come with an extra lip inside, that holds the bead in place while running flat. If you're thinking about getting run-flats, check to see if your wheels can take them first.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,295
Posted By Wolrab
Color coding is manufacturer-dependent. Without...

Color coding is manufacturer-dependent. Without knowing who made them, you can't determine what green means. Parker makes the best O-rings, in my professional opinion, and their Viton O-rings can be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,295
Posted By Wolrab
It's a 7 X 2.5, for my car at least - 11 42 7 549...

It's a 7 X 2.5, for my car at least - 11 42 7 549 573. You can get them in Viton from McMaster Carr at $9.85 for a pack of 25. Part number 9263K696.
...
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