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Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-01-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By dkrab
Yes. They do sit higher, and there is nothing...

Yes. They do sit higher, and there is nothing you can do about it. I went to the BMW dealership with the Bilstein strut and compared it to the BMW strut (Sachs) side by side, with no load on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,377
Posted By dkrab
Well, mine would do it regardless even before it...

Well, mine would do it regardless even before it was fully warmed up. I heard no buzzing sound at very cold startup. I have changed the trans fluid every 60K miles. Oddly enough, it hasn't done it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,028
Posted By dkrab
183,000 miles on ZF trans, no problems so far. ...

183,000 miles on ZF trans, no problems so far. Bought the car with 60K miles on it and changed the fluid with Esso fluid right away. Changed it every 60K since.

It has always had the bump at...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-16-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By dkrab
Which Bilsteins? Mine are the "Touring". They...

Which Bilsteins? Mine are the "Touring". They market them as direct OEM replacements, not an "upgrade". Also, it is possible the units for your E46 are different from mine, since I think yours has...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-14-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By dkrab
Rivets? Are you referring to the alignment pins...

Rivets? Are you referring to the alignment pins that fit in the slot in the knuckle?

The spring is seated correctly. It is oriented exactly like it was on the original strut. The spring is...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-14-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By dkrab
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That wheel gap you see is from jacking the car...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-14-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By dkrab
They're fully seated in the knuckles. No...

They're fully seated in the knuckles. No hammering needed (you shouldn't HAVE to hammer them in!). I double-checked by completely removing the struts, and re-seating them. They slide into the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 01-13-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,858
Posted By dkrab
52, married, my kids are 20 and 23. Yes, for...

52, married, my kids are 20 and 23. Yes, for most of you, I am old enough to be your father.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-13-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By dkrab
Yes, I double-checked that, and made sure the...

Yes, I double-checked that, and made sure the springs are correctly seated and oriented on the spring mounts, top and bottom. Everything is assembled correctly. It is the struts, absolutely no doubt...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-13-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By dkrab
It sits higher to the point that it is slightly...

It sits higher to the point that it is slightly higher than max height defined in the Bentley manual. It should not be this way, and Bilstein can and should do better than this. There is no excuse...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,377
Posted By dkrab
No doubt about that. But, I am not sure these...

No doubt about that. But, I am not sure these sensors are actually bad, especially considering it has thrown no codes. This would be an exercise in replacing parts to see what happens. Not that I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,377
Posted By dkrab
I get no Pcode. It's been doing this for a few...

I get no Pcode. It's been doing this for a few years now, but it does get worse on long trips. Any way to check these before replacing them? Looks like both sensors will cost about 120 bucks. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 257,550
Posted By dkrab
Forgive me if this has been addressed, but has...

Forgive me if this has been addressed, but has anyone ever had the coolant line running under the intake manifold fail? If I were to replace the hoses to the heater core, would I risk breaking this...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-11-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,562
Posted By dkrab
Too late to stick with the Sachs, the Bilsteins...

Too late to stick with the Sachs, the Bilsteins are already on the car (that's how I discovered that they raise the ride height a little). I would rather not have to replace otherwise serviceable...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-10-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,562
Posted By dkrab
I just posted a new thread about this, my search...

I just posted a new thread about this, my search did not turn this thread up at first.

The Bilstein strut and the Sachs OE strut are dimensionally the same. The spring perch is the same. It is...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 01-10-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By dkrab
Bilstein Strut Sit High

2000 323i, I replaced my OEM struts with the Bilstein "OEM equivalent" struts. Now the front end sits about 1/2" higher than it used to. It is visible and obvious, at least to me. Everything is...
Forum: Political Talk 10-01-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,328
Posted By dkrab
Beyond the more philosophical differences, things...

Beyond the more philosophical differences, things like this engender a distrust of the current adminstration:
...
Forum: Political Talk 10-01-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,328
Posted By dkrab
I appreciate your thoughtful reply. I know it...

I appreciate your thoughtful reply. I know it takes time to put your thoughts down, and I respect that.

The debt as a percentage of GDP has been higher only as a result of the Great Depression...
Forum: Political Talk 09-30-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,328
Posted By dkrab
Well, you guys that think I am grossly...

Well, you guys that think I am grossly misinformed, that I am regurgitating Fox News, or whatever, I would ask that you think it through more thoroughly. I have considered this from many angles, and...
Forum: Political Talk 09-30-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,328
Posted By dkrab
I'll be voting for Governor Romney. Here is why:...

I'll be voting for Governor Romney. Here is why:

The debt is $16 trillion, and deficits are over $1 trillion every year for as far as the eye can see. President Obama believes that the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-04-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,615
Posted By dkrab
Not sure why VW teamed up with Chrysler, but they...

Not sure why VW teamed up with Chrysler, but they must have had their reasons. I suspect they figured their own Microbus type minivan was missing the mark in the U.S. so they just went with the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-04-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,615
Posted By dkrab
Not a thing wrong with driving a minivan. Shows...

Not a thing wrong with driving a minivan. Shows you are practical, and confident, you don't rely on other people to confirm your sense of self-worth. We have a Honda Odyssey, and it's been great. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-17-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,208
Posted By dkrab
I don't know how to check the coil packs. Maybe...

I don't know how to check the coil packs. Maybe someone will chime in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-17-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,861
Posted By dkrab
If I am not mistaken, the fan runs for about 30...

If I am not mistaken, the fan runs for about 30 seconds every time you start the car as a self-check. If your fan is not running, that's a problem.

If you are not getting heat, and you know the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-17-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,208
Posted By dkrab
Jimmy, your compression check showed ALL the...

Jimmy, your compression check showed ALL the cylinders had about 75psi? So the compression was consistent cylinder to cylinder. It is very unlikely that all cylinders or valves were damaged exactly...
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