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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
OP, for the value, it's hard to beat the Valeo...

OP, for the value, it's hard to beat the Valeo single mass flywheel conversion kit Rob's pointed you to. That's what I put in last year and I've been very happy with it. There's been plenty of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
If the factory aux-in kit doesn't work, you...

If the factory aux-in kit doesn't work, you always can send it back and get a Quidzel, Blitzsafe, etc. adapter that will work with any USDM head unit. I had no choice but to go that route with my...
Forum: E46 Touring 07-22-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
OP, I've seen individual clear turn lights on...

OP, I've seen individual clear turn lights on eBay, for about $50 each. Not sure of the quality, of course, compared to actual BMW ones.

I've never seen smoked by themselves; those always seem to...
Forum: E46 Touring 07-22-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Fortunately, the pump's the same one used on the...

Fortunately, the pump's the same one used on the front windshield washer, not some oddball touring-only deal. This is one part that I didn't sweat getting a cheapie version. Good idea to also...
Forum: E46 Touring 07-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 923
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Five years and change. Couldn't find a five...

Five years and change. Couldn't find a five speed locally, so as mentioned in other threads, I had to go up to Pennsylvania.

I'm hoping this year instead of yet another E46 repair/preventative...
Forum: E46 Touring 07-20-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 804
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Unfortunately, all we got in the U.S. were the...

Unfortunately, all we got in the U.S. were the 323i and the 325i.
Forum: E46 Touring 07-20-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Cool - thanks for setting this up, Jake & Tim!

Cool - thanks for setting this up, Jake & Tim!
Forum: Site Feedback/Questions/Suggestions 07-10-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
It would be nice to have a separate forum for...

It would be nice to have a separate forum for Touring-specific stuff. Sedan/coupe/convertible folks usually don't get the fascination with long roofs. I know my wife doesn't. Five years ago:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,998
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Trust me, you don't want that stuff on glass. ...

Trust me, you don't want that stuff on glass. That's the same Krytox version I use on our Eos, and I accidentally got some on a window. It's made from inert PTFE so normal cleaning agents are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,998
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
As jfoj has already mentioned, you definitely...

As jfoj has already mentioned, you definitely don't want to get Krytox anywhere near the window glass. It will make a mess and be a PITA to remove.

Krytox, however, is fantastic for maintaining...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Inconel? Bah - MP35N is where it's at. Just...

Inconel? Bah - MP35N is where it's at.

Just kidding. I had to laugh at the Epic Thread that dmax linked to - I remember reading that years ago the first time I did some exhaust work.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
The seals and piece parts are obvious, but the...

The seals and piece parts are obvious, but the starter as jcbaxter1975 mentioned really is smart to do. Just make sure the shop doesn't hit you up for the full book rate; they should do it for no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
I dropped the exhaust and the front end of the...

I dropped the exhaust and the front end of the driveshaft when I overhauled my car's shifter mechanism. It wasn't too hard to do, and my wagon was originally a Northeast car. It may in theory be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Bummer - I really didn't have to tap very hard on...

Bummer - I really didn't have to tap very hard on my transmission's pin to get it to seat. Perhaps cleaning out the bore in the bell housing with some rolled-up fine grit sandpaper will get an extra...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
I lightly tapped my transmission's pin in using a...

I lightly tapped my transmission's pin in using a piece of wood and a hammer. A rubber mallet should work, too. The pin's made from pretty tough plastic/nylon (my old one didn't look worn), but I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Cool - glad you got it fixed :thumbup: Nice tip...

Cool - glad you got it fixed :thumbup: Nice tip on the "reverse" pin also controlling the 1st/2nd gate.

In case anyone reading this thread hasn't seen the helpful 250G "sticky detent DIY fix"...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
May be a silly question, but did your mechanic...

May be a silly question, but did your mechanic test the new reverse/5th pins and springs before he reinstalled the transmission? I'm assuming you have the Getrag 5-speed like my car, and you had to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
First time I had to remove the intake boots, I...

First time I had to remove the intake boots, I had the car up on jack stands. After struggling with the lower boot clamp from up top, I found out it was an easy, straight shot from underneath with a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Concur - you've got something awry with your...

Concur - you've got something awry with your shifter linkage, and need to take a look. After 150K miles there will no doubt be worn components. Selector rod joint, shifting arm bushing and bearing,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Price out the job at an auto upholstery shop if...

Price out the job at an auto upholstery shop if you bring the headliner panel into the store, vs. them doing the disassembly + headliner fix. This can save you some money if you're willing to pull...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
My newer Craftsman low-range torque wrench is for...

My newer Craftsman low-range torque wrench is for right-hand threads only. Fortunately for the VANOS job I still had my old-school beam torque wrench gathering dust in my rollaway!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-19-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
As evanr614 already mentioned, Bentley is correct...

As evanr614 already mentioned, Bentley is correct - 10Nm is also listed in TIS.

When I did my car's VANOS, I followed the Beisan procedures, which IIRC recommend 8Nm for the set screws. Even at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
OP, I'd also be surprised if your dual mass...

OP, I'd also be surprised if your dual mass flywheel wasn't on its last legs as well. Definitely consider the SMF Valeo kit Rob43 mentioned - I've been very happy with it in my car. Hard to beat...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
For cars that accumulate low miles, yearly may be...

For cars that accumulate low miles, yearly may be overkill per analysis, but it sure is easy to remember. We put at most a thousand miles per year on my wife's car, so I just keep it simple and do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,677
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
$418 for just the oil separator isn't too...

$418 for just the oil separator isn't too terrible I guess. However, for both jobs adding on $230 for the OFHG seems excessive - it's minimal extra labor and a $5 seal. I guess it all comes down to...
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