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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,112
Posted By flyinbrick
For one!? Got 10 from RMEuropean for that price....

For one!? Got 10 from RMEuropean for that price. Get a bunch when you order other stuff. Also, don't we need 2?
Bentley manual says to always replace them - surprised there isn't more discussion...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 11-17-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By flyinbrick
Correct. Check the realism diagram for an e46 xi....

Correct. Check the realism diagram for an e46 xi.

Sent from my XT907 using Bimmer App
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By flyinbrick
Don't all zhp's have the fat alcantara steering...

Don't all zhp's have the fat alcantara steering wheels? This one looks like a standard one.:confused:
Forum: General BMW Model Discussion 04-16-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,756
Posted By flyinbrick
Refreshing to see someone gettin their priorities...

Refreshing to see someone gettin their priorities straight. Good for you, and sweet ride!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,558
Posted By flyinbrick
Reviving an old thread ... has anyone figured out...

Reviving an old thread ... has anyone figured out the cause of this? I'm tired of having to "baby" it accelerating from a stop to avoid the jerk and I'm pretty sure its not the clutch or cdv since it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By flyinbrick
Thanks for sharing. Really puts into perspective...

Thanks for sharing. Really puts into perspective a game vs the real thing. How much did the game help? I have enough trouble remembering a dozen turns, let alone the sheer number at nueburgring.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By flyinbrick
Assuming this is only a short time (1-2 secs) and...

Assuming this is only a short time (1-2 secs) and not worth upshifting over, roll off the throttle a bit where you cruise just below redline (or wherever your trans is shifting) until you brake. This...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 10-06-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By flyinbrick
Do you mean strut body length? Strut travel alone...

Do you mean strut body length? Strut travel alone should have nothing to do with how much the spring compresses unless the strut has significant rebound force. I am far from an expert, but I have...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 10-05-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By flyinbrick
Springs dictate ride height, not shocks/struts....

Springs dictate ride height, not shocks/struts. With stock non-sport springs, I would stick with oem or similar. Or if you're selling soon and the car isn't worth much, mount some cheapies like...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-05-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By flyinbrick
Sounds like they simply didn't know how to do it....

Sounds like they simply didn't know how to do it. Rear toe is adjusted by loosening front attachment of rear trailing arm (3 bolts), pull/push laterally to adjust, then tighten.

Btw, bmw calls for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-05-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,650
Posted By flyinbrick
Rmeuropean has good prices and super quick...

Rmeuropean has good prices and super quick shipping.
Tischer (getbmwparts) not so quick, no phone#, adds handling fee, but best prices and they have EVERYTHING with a part #
Vorshlag is good too
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-04-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By flyinbrick
Awesome! Great stuff for when you're just bored...

Awesome! Great stuff for when you're just bored also.

There is so much tech that is transparent to most. for example, check out the doc on "solar sensor" - the engineering in just the HVAC is...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-04-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By flyinbrick
Clothes Hook Fix

Hi all,

I noticed I could not latch one of my rear clothes hooks (attached to the roof liner) shut and could not find a fix. I took it out and examined it - it's actually quite an exquisite piece...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-04-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,770
Posted By flyinbrick
I think it is smart of you to look at e46's which...

I think it is smart of you to look at e46's which are relatively modern, yet pretty much fully depreciated, so are relatively cheap if you DIY. The fact that your dad is a BMW guy who knows has...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-04-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,684
Posted By flyinbrick
WTF - simple and easy? Maybe just me, but this...

WTF - simple and easy? Maybe just me, but this was the most miserable half hour I've ever spent. Despite the DIY instructions, ended up disconneting all connectors and completely removing the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-04-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,904
Posted By flyinbrick
Well I don't have an LSD-equiped E46, but my...

Well I don't have an LSD-equiped E46, but my Miata has one. Whether it is safe depends on the conditions and driver skill. With traction control OFF and on a wet day, put too much gas out of a corner...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-03-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By flyinbrick
Careful, don't get pbblaster on the belts ...

Careful, don't get pbblaster on the belts

Sent from my Droid using Bimmer
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By flyinbrick
Google bmw approved oils. There you will find:...

Google bmw approved oils. There you will find: castrol 0w30 (german castrol aka GC), mobil 1 (M1) 0w40, bmw 5w30, and perhaps a few others not available in NA, but NOT M1 5w30.
Dig deeper and you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By flyinbrick
Personally, i'd pass on any bimmer without 7.5k...

Personally, i'd pass on any bimmer without 7.5k oil change records. M3's require hard-to-find and expensive 10w60 oil iirc, how can u be sure it got that oil? Most dealers won't have that. The next...
Forum: General Off-Topic 10-02-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,633
Posted By flyinbrick
Porsche 997 - the last "real" porsche, or Cayman...

Porsche 997 - the last "real" porsche, or Cayman S. both are under 45k used. Keep some on hand for PM/repairs, save/invest the rest.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-02-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By flyinbrick
You should post in Tires and Wheel forum.

You should post in Tires and Wheel forum.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,320
Posted By flyinbrick
This might help: ...

This might help:

http://www.bimmernut.com/forum/5-series-bmw/40441-battery-voltage-specs-idle.html
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By flyinbrick
Let's see, xi, auto, 114k. Ad does not convey...

Let's see, xi, auto, 114k. Ad does not convey enthusiast ownership. Expect the owner to know very little about the car if he/she just takes it to the shop. You will find many many Bimmers get...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,528
Posted By flyinbrick
+1 on the center console. Every other car has a...

+1 on the center console. Every other car has a decent storage bin, we get a coin holder and a small shallow tray.

I may be the one in the world who thinks the steering is a tad heavy. Drove a e63...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By flyinbrick
Thanks for all your responses. I might test-drive...

Thanks for all your responses. I might test-drive another M3 just to be sure, but I've pretty much decided to keep the 330, partly based on your feedback, partly because it took me so long to find a...
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