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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-25-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31,772
Views: 2,482,612
Posted By Archbid
manual transmission fluid change. cleaned and...

manual transmission fluid change. cleaned and repainted highly mangy fuel filter cover.

last planned task is guibo, then a break!

OK, not likely...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-24-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Archbid
plastic rivet part number

Anyone know the part number for the three plastic rivets that go on the front edge of the Engine Compartment Screening (51718268344)?

Here is a link to the screening, but I just can't figure out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,612
Posted By Archbid
Thank you so much! I am going to do this just so...

Thank you so much! I am going to do this just so that I know how to do this. If I figure out the sensor issue, I owe you a drink.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,612
Posted By Archbid
I got stranded once. I had just spent several...

I got stranded once. I had just spent several grand right after purchase on replacing a ton of cooling/vacuum/electrical components. Driving away from the shop and the alternator dies on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,612
Posted By Archbid
Be kind. You are absolutely correct, but maybe a...

Be kind. You are absolutely correct, but maybe a little unfair.

I think I am similar to many on this board. I am good with my hands, but not an electrical engineer.

I bought an e46 because...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-23-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Archbid
And pragmatically, how far do you go when you...

And pragmatically, how far do you go when you replace struts and shocks. I will put reinforcement plates in, but how much of the mounting hardware has to be replaced when you change them?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,612
Posted By Archbid
I admire your persistence and good attitude! I am...

I admire your persistence and good attitude! I am facing a similar grinding problem with my convertible top. You are giving me the motivation to do another round!
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Archbid
How do you test shocks and struts to see if they...

How do you test shocks and struts to see if they have worn out? I believe in or antacids maintenance, but after several grand on disa, vanos, gaskets, filters, cooling system, battery, etc., I would...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By Archbid
I think we should stop hating on the shops. I...

I think we should stop hating on the shops. I have yet to see an indy shop that was just rolling in the money, so I don't think their price is some sort of fiendish plot.

Yes, it is more...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-22-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Archbid
I have 125k mi on my control arms, though the...

I have 125k mi on my control arms, though the bushings were replaced at 86k. There is absolutely no play on the arms at the bushing or the joints. I am officially going to wait.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 31,772
Views: 2,482,612
Posted By Archbid
New fuel pump, fuel filter, oil change, air and...

New fuel pump, fuel filter, oil change, air and cabin air filters.

Next up: guibo and manual transmission fluid
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Archbid
Interesting. I'll take a picture.

Interesting. I'll take a picture.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31,772
Views: 2,482,612
Posted By Archbid
So I would recommend doing DIY on coils to...

So I would recommend doing DIY on coils to everyone, even if you have absolutely no mechanical skills.

It is only slightly more difficult than changing the bag on a vacuum. Seriously.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Archbid
Why do people delete mufflers?

Why do people delete mufflers?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Archbid
Serious crusty stuff by the fuel filter

So I went to change my fuel filter - the next step on my journey towards modest competence.

The cover plate was coated with black oil mixed with dirt to create an almost concrete-like layer over...
Forum: California 01-19-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By Archbid
Now that the thread is bumped - anybody know a...

Now that the thread is bumped - anybody know a good independent in southern Marin? I live in Mill Valley
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Archbid
Tried. Unfortunately it just shows individual...

Tried. Unfortunately it just shows individual harnesses.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Archbid
What is this connector for?

I just replaced the convertible roof harness, and I wanted to make sure I connected everything. On the area to the left of the driver's side back seat is a stack of three connectors. The top looks...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31,772
Views: 2,482,612
Posted By Archbid
Thank you. Both for the tip (deleted) and the...

Thank you. Both for the tip (deleted) and the props. It was a very challenging task. Not least because half the time you are working blind.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31,772
Views: 2,482,612
Posted By Archbid
Replaced the roof wiring harness on my...

Replaced the roof wiring harness on my convertible.

I wrote up some details on how here:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=16482892&postcount=70
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-17-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 42,698
Posted By Archbid
So I replaced the harness. Link above was...

So I replaced the harness. Link above was essential.

This is not a task for the faint of heart. Took about 5 hours.

The old harness I removed had broken or compromised wires at every bend. It...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 161,040
Posted By Archbid
I would agree with the sentiment on PM overkill...

I would agree with the sentiment on PM overkill (except for cooling!)

In this case, however, I highly recommend pump replacement for one simple reason - If you plan to own an E46 with over 100k,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 161,040
Posted By Archbid
just did this (thanks!!). Two items to emphasize:...

just did this (thanks!!). Two items to emphasize:
1. Have a small hose clamp. You can't reuse the factory one
2. Do it with 1/4 tank of fuel or less. I did it with a full tank and it made an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 897
Posted By Archbid
I would argue that the three key factors are...

I would argue that the three key factors are mileage, maintenance, and region. After 100k, maintenance costs can be $2k/year or more - cooling, gaskets, vacuum, suspension, alternator, starter etc. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 115,486
Posted By Archbid
+1 One day there will be a black carpet for...

+1

One day there will be a black carpet for a convertible in the Bay Area. One day.
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