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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By havnfun328
Before you sink any more money into the car, how...

Before you sink any more money into the car, how badly did you overheat it? If you drove more than 20-30 seconds with the gauge in the red then you could easily have warped the head and blown the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,157
Posted By havnfun328
I had a similar experience this summer - hit a...

I had a similar experience this summer - hit a possum which went through the lower air intake and pushed the condenser/radiator/fan into the pulleys and belts. The radiator mounts are designed to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By havnfun328
I also vote for thermostat issue. Sounds like it...

I also vote for thermostat issue. Sounds like it is sticking. They usually fail open, but not always.

Tstat does not need to be open when bleeding, coolant will get to both sides via the two...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By havnfun328
I've been running Redline in the tranny and diff...

I've been running Redline in the tranny and diff and am happy with it.
M1 0-40 in the engine. No oil consumption to speak of at 249K miles.
Unless you are burning oil, I see no reason not to use...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-14-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By havnfun328
You can also get rebuilt calipers at O'reiley's. ...

You can also get rebuilt calipers at O'reiley's.
Lifetime warranty.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-05-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By havnfun328
Glad you found the wires. There is another...

Glad you found the wires.
There is another sensor on the PAX side that signals the heated washer nozzles and outside mirrors. It looks kinda like a hocky puck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-15-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By havnfun328
Even though you replaced it 14 months ago, it...

Even though you replaced it 14 months ago, it will be challenging to get it all apart without breaking hoses. I'd have spares handy.
I did mine from the top, I don't know how you would get to it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-08-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,944
Posted By havnfun328
Not true. As long as you don't remove the...

Not true. As long as you don't remove the steering rack from the subframe an alignment is not needed. (At least I didn't need one.)
Agree that you do not need to separate the control arm inner...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-08-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,944
Posted By havnfun328
Leaks like this don't usually result in enough...

Leaks like this don't usually result in enough oil loss to see at the dipstick. If that is your main problem I would look elsewhere.

Having said that, I replaced my oil pan gasket and it solved...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By havnfun328
Try Meyle HD bushings. They last much longer...

Try Meyle HD bushings. They last much longer than Lemforder.
They are solid, but drivability/harshness is still very good.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By havnfun328
The key to bleeding is to add the coolant in...

The key to bleeding is to add the coolant in *slowly*. If you go fast then bubbles get trapped.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By havnfun328
Really, this is fairly paranoid. I would only do...

Really, this is fairly paranoid. I would only do this if you absolutely cannot get stranded.

I have almost 250K on my car and replaced hoses, WP, and Tstat At around 100K. I was afraid I had a WP...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,360
Posted By havnfun328
I put in a Behr Radiator and Expansion tank in...

I put in a Behr Radiator and Expansion tank in about 3 months ago.
No fitment or leak issues.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By havnfun328
What camber are you running in back? If you...

What camber are you running in back?
If you increased it then you should expect more wear inside.
Just to be sure, did you have it aligned after installing the kits?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By havnfun328
On my car ('99): Press 0/1 to turn CC on ...

On my car ('99):

Press 0/1 to turn CC on
Press + to capture speed
Press 0/1 to cancel (still armed)
Press 0/1 to turn CC off

I don't have to press and hold to turn off.
It resets to off...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By havnfun328
Happens every year around this time. If the...

Happens every year around this time.

If the temp falls to 37F it will beep at you and show temp on the display.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By havnfun328
There are a lot of potential maintenance items on...

There are a lot of potential maintenance items on a car that age. What's decently cheap?
You should be prepared to spend time and money on it. Believe me, I'm not scared of high mileage cars (mine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By havnfun328
The best way to diagnose an oil leak is to clean...

The best way to diagnose an oil leak is to clean the entire area as best you can and then reinspect after several days of driving.
The highest and most forward point that has oil on it is the source...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 22,135
Posted By havnfun328
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I bought...

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I bought and installed a pair of Infinity Reference 6032cf speakers for my 99 sedan. They are two-ways and the tweeters stick up too far so that I can't install...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,800
Posted By havnfun328
Where's my respect?

Where's my respect?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,800
Posted By havnfun328
Original clutch and everything at 247K miles. My...

Original clutch and everything at 247K miles. My car since 60K.
Occasional track and autocross duty.
It's all in how you drive.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By havnfun328
Hit a possum. Went in through the lower cooling...

Hit a possum. Went in through the lower cooling air intake. Bashed in the condenser and radiator and pushed the electric fan (thankfully it's a manual) into the belts/pulleys. The possum then...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,612
Posted By havnfun328
Vacuum leaks can cause intermittent stalling and...

Vacuum leaks can cause intermittent stalling and poor low end performance. You mentioned getting some leaks fixed, are you sure they are all gone?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By havnfun328
When my expansion tank blew the temp gauge had...

When my expansion tank blew the temp gauge had gotten to the red for about 30 seconds before I could get off the road and shut down. That was over 100K miles ago, so I'm sure you are safe. I may...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-06-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By havnfun328
Remove the panel dividing the brake reservoir...

Remove the panel dividing the brake reservoir compartment.
That will give you more room.
Still a PITA, but now doable for those with big hands like me.

Oops, holy thread resurrection!
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