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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-16-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 138,131
Posted By RotaryBzzz
it's either bearings going bad or brushes c/o...

it's either bearings going bad or brushes c/o regulator going bad.

bearings = noise
brushes c/o regulator = low voltage
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-16-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 138,131
Posted By RotaryBzzz
Congrats. You saved many hundreds of dollars. :)

Congrats. You saved many hundreds of dollars. :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By RotaryBzzz
It's hard to tell. It would be good to re-film...

It's hard to tell. It would be good to re-film with the hood open. The hood's insulation tends to muffle things.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-22-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,868
Posted By RotaryBzzz
looks good. Can you link to SIDEFLY's DIY?

looks good. Can you link to SIDEFLY's DIY?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-22-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 138,131
Posted By RotaryBzzz
I wanted to report the repair was 100%...

I wanted to report the repair was 100% successful!
I've driven approximately 400 miles in varying weather conditions and am outputting 14 volts consistently at cold and hot temperature ranges....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,557
Posted By RotaryBzzz
have folks experienced better fuel efficiency?...

have folks experienced better fuel efficiency? what can I expect?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-12-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By RotaryBzzz
great online store. Totally happy with my...

great online store. Totally happy with my purchases!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-12-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 138,131
Posted By RotaryBzzz
Buggers. My alternator's output is starting to...

Buggers. My alternator's output is starting to take a shat. Driving home the alternator light starting winking at me.

Here's my datapoint before i tear into this thing to replace the regulator +...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,159
Posted By RotaryBzzz
Thanks for the info. Heard it's been 75 and...

Thanks for the info.

Heard it's been 75 and sunny in Ohio. Summer's here!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,159
Posted By RotaryBzzz
Does this oil separator failure tend to be in...

Does this oil separator failure tend to be in cars from cold climates or areas with wide swings in temperature?

Or is it strictly a miles-thing like the vanos seals?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,584
Posted By RotaryBzzz
great idea! I've been looking for something to...

great idea! I've been looking for something to casually mount my m3's front plate.

THANKS FOR POSTING.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 104,133
Posted By RotaryBzzz
what's total mileage on the car?

what's total mileage on the car?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-27-2009, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,931
Posted By RotaryBzzz
For properly removing the expansion tank from the...

For properly removing the expansion tank from the connector at the base:

I used 3 zipties daisy-chained together, one zipped to the end of the tank, one looped around the shaft of a 2'...
Forum: General Off-Topic 02-21-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,069
Posted By RotaryBzzz
California: 1) Diffuse situation preferred,...

California:

1) Diffuse situation preferred,
2) Then bear spray to the face
3) THEN sub 4" folding knife (non-automatic) that is legal for concealed carry in CA. Stand-off slash to his hands,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By RotaryBzzz
Use some good automotive polish wax and scrub...

Use some good automotive polish wax and scrub scrub scrub with a microfiber towel. Those blue marks will completely disappear. You'll have to use a orbital polisher + appropriate pad to level the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,243
Posted By RotaryBzzz
Opinion/ Best Price on OE/OEM clutch kits? Luk? Sachs?

Like the title says, I'm looking for opinions and buying suggestions on a clutch kit for my 08/2000 built 5spd 330i.

I see that autohauz arizona has a Fichtel-Sachs set at $267
and...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-21-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By RotaryBzzz
Opinion/ Best Price on OE/OEM clutch kits? Luk? Sachs?

Like the title says, I'm looking for opinions and buying suggestions on a clutch kit for my 04/2000 built 330i.

I see that autohauz arizona has a Fichtel-Sachs set at $267
and
rmeuropean.com...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-21-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,429
Posted By RotaryBzzz
great post, thanks for the writeup! :bow:

great post, thanks for the writeup! :bow:
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By RotaryBzzz
are you ready for mandatory $500 dollar valve...

are you ready for mandatory $500 dollar valve adjustments ever 15-20k miles?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 104,133
Posted By RotaryBzzz
if your lower is bad i think it's fair to say...

if your lower is bad i think it's fair to say your upper is going bad as well.

it would be smart to just order and R&R both of them seeing as they're $12 and $23 dollars apiece respectively.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 104,133
Posted By RotaryBzzz
I remember the first time I threw a code, I was...

I remember the first time I threw a code, I was doing a WOT pull on the highway.

BINK!
SES Code light pops on b/k I obviously was too lean at higher rpm's.

I would almost guarantee your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By RotaryBzzz
High mile one-owner 328's are selling for around...

High mile one-owner 328's are selling for around 6k.

You're almost better off selling the car and buying a new(er) one.

Edit: actually buying a used tranny and have a indy shop to a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,032
Posted By RotaryBzzz
you just increased the resale value of your car....

you just increased the resale value of your car. congrats...looks great and thanks for the WM tip.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By RotaryBzzz
try www.rmeuropean.com great prices....great...

try www.rmeuropean.com

great prices....great service. free shipping over $65.

All original BMW parts available. I think my NGK BRQxxx spark plugs were ~10 bucks each. Anything marked O.E.M. or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 104,133
Posted By RotaryBzzz
the other thing to add was: changing spark plugs...

the other thing to add was: changing spark plugs (i used NGK's) also smoothed out my power delivery and return-to-idle quality. "100k mile change interval" is so bogus.

Gah. Basically this whole...
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