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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
Replaced the front control arms and end links. ...

Replaced the front control arms and end links. Those inner ball joints were a joy.

Just waiting for the snow to melt so I can drive this thing. Could be awhile.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
Replaced the front control arms and end links. ...

Replaced the front control arms and end links. Those inner ball joints were a joy.

Just waiting for the snow to melt so I can drive this thing. Could be awhile.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
Fixed my noisy SAP. It has been chugging...

Fixed my noisy SAP.

It has been chugging like crazy, even after it shuts off. Replaced the valve and it didn't fix the problem. Was driving around with it removed (cover plate in place), but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,673
Posted By powbmps
I bought a set of $99 headers last year. The O2...

I bought a set of $99 headers last year. The O2 bungs were definitely off. Another problem was that one of them was about 1/2" shorter than the other, so I had to get a spacer milled out of steel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By powbmps
I have had good luck with the Valeo single mass...

I have had good luck with the Valeo single mass conversion kit. Installed it over the winter in my vert. Feels great and doesn't make the car any harder to drive.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
First time out on the road since last November. ...

First time out on the road since last November. Valeo single mass conversion feels great. If anything, the car is easier to drive. Maybe the dual mass was just thrashed?

Don't know if it has...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,795
Posted By powbmps
Useful thread. Struggled to remove this thing so...

Useful thread. Struggled to remove this thing so I could get to my starter. Was hoping I could skip the re-install.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-07-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
Received my Valeo conversion kit last night. ...

Received my Valeo conversion kit last night. Stock clutch and flywheel weigh 39 pounds. New setup is almost the same at 38.2 pounds. Not sure how much play is normal in the stock flywheel, but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
Borrowed a buddies cordless Makita impact driver...

Borrowed a buddies cordless Makita impact driver and removed the fly wheel no problem. Would these be called hot spots? Also shown is a random plastic part I found. Pretty clean behind it.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
Finally got the transmission out and the clutch...

Finally got the transmission out and the clutch off. Flywheel moves a few degrees with minimal effort. Smooth to the touch, but looks funky. Pondering the single conversion. Any opinions on going...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
It appears that I managed to drop my E14 star...

It appears that I managed to drop my E14 star socket into the bell housing through a hole that is right next to the last bolt holding the transmission together. WTF! Just a bit annoying.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
Thanks Mango. I suppose it could have been...

Thanks Mango. I suppose it could have been noticeable since I installed the mounts, but I can't remember. Torque should have been correct.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
Put it all back together last night. New oil...

Put it all back together last night. New oil filter housing gasket, new intake manifold gasket, new (to me) injectors and new vacuum tubing. Made for an impressive pile of parts on the garage...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By powbmps
Thanks guys. Don't know if I want to get in to...

Thanks guys. Don't know if I want to get in to replacing the seals at this point. For now I'm going to clean the one valve and wiggle the seal a bit.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By powbmps
Not enough space to get two fingers around it. ...

Not enough space to get two fingers around it. Would it be a bad idea to gently try and turn it with some needle nose pliers?

Not sure what (if anything) has been replaced in the motor. I bought...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By powbmps
Thanks for the suggestions jfoj. It was actually...

Thanks for the suggestions jfoj. It was actually very clean when I changed the vcg last year.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By powbmps
Funny you say that. I picked up a set of...

Funny you say that. I picked up a set of injectors earlier today (used, but supposedly tested and definitely cleaner than mine). All of the original injectors had quite a bit of buildup around the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By powbmps
One dirty valve???

The intake valve closest to the front of the engine is on the left. The other ten look like the one on the right.

Any advice on what would cause the buildup on the left (marks are from me...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33,004
Views: 2,595,764
Posted By powbmps
Well that was a pain in the balls. Think I...

Well that was a pain in the balls.

Think I found a vacuum leak though.
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-13-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 177,185
Posted By powbmps
I tried 1x9 (11-32 in the rear, 32 in the front),...

I tried 1x9 (11-32 in the rear, 32 in the front), but I was walking all the time. Went back to 2x9 and managed to stay on the bike more.

The bike is a Yeti 575 (few years old). Could have...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-13-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 177,185
Posted By powbmps
Didn't know there was a MTB thread here. ...

Didn't know there was a MTB thread here.

Converting my 2x9 to 2x10. Great prices this time of the year. XT derailler w/clutch, XT cassette, Zee shifter, KMC chain and Missing Link for just over...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By powbmps
I suppose I am spoiled. Haven't had rust on a...

I suppose I am spoiled. Haven't had rust on a vehicle since my 74 MGB in high school.

I was afraid it was rusting from the inside, but it appears to be just on the surface. Only a small area is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-09-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By powbmps
RRRust

This should be fun.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By powbmps
Thanks Drew. Now to find some replacements. ...

Thanks Drew. Now to find some replacements. Don't seem to be a reusable part.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By powbmps
Thanks for the reply Mango, but the bumper is...

Thanks for the reply Mango, but the bumper is off. Just trying to get the cover off the bumper.
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