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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By TLM
I used this: Aleene's Fast Grab...

I used this: Aleene's Fast Grab (http://www.michaels.com/aleenes-fast-grab-spray/10111178.html) available at Michael's. Already had it on the shelf from previous kid/school projects. It worked...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,151
Posted By TLM
The Flexi-dip has a smoother finish than...

The Flexi-dip has a smoother finish than Plasti-dip. It matched the rubberized finish that is found in the VAG cars. I redid some of the trim bits in a Cayenne with the Rustoleum product like...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By TLM
Nope, not the guibo or the center bearing....

Nope, not the guibo or the center bearing. Changed both and didn't make a difference at 153K. Yes, I was hoping this would cure the judder, but looks like a clutch job in the near future.

What I...
Forum: Complete Cars 03-24-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 845
Posted By TLM
Vpointvick and others who maybe hunting for the...

Vpointvick and others who maybe hunting for the manual touring:

Saw these also on my lunch hour searches:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/4944492033.html '02 xi manual
...
Forum: Complete Cars 03-24-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 845
Posted By TLM
Not mine, but a CL search in my area popped this...

Not mine, but a CL search in my area popped this up. Conflicting info though. If you go to the dealer website, it says it's sold, but the ad has been up for at least two weeks.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By TLM
There's very little bondo left after filling in...

There's very little bondo left after filling in the scratches, plus the filler is only on the face of the wheel.

If you are going to a tire shop using a 'touch-less' system, the forks pushing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By TLM
VMR Gunmetal Paint touch up found!

Hey Everybody,

This weekend was not so great for my VMR wheels. I tagged not one, but both passenger side wheels on a curb. Ouch!

A quick search afterwards revealed not so great info on where...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By TLM
Control arm bushings could be suspect. What...

Control arm bushings could be suspect. What brand did you put on 45K ago? Bay Area roads aren't terrible, though there are some rough sections here and there.

My touring has about 60K on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33,469
Views: 2,646,509
Posted By TLM
Whew, big maintenance week finally done. Looking...

Whew, big maintenance week finally done. Looking forward to another 150K.

Oil pan gasket
Oil level sensor
Oil + Filter (M1 0w-40 + Mann filter)
Motor Mounts (Lemforder)
Pulleys - AC and main...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By TLM
Our wagon, er touring has been on an Eibach...

Our wagon, er touring has been on an Eibach pro-street coilover setup for about 100K miles now. Car has 156K on it total. Previous suspension was the stock sport suspension.

Compared to the sport...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-04-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,242
Posted By TLM
Original clutch on the wagon, 154K as well. Just...

Original clutch on the wagon, 154K as well. Just changed guibo and center support bearing. Was getting the shuddering, rumbling at take off.

Center support bearing looked okay, guibo was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 181,104
Posted By TLM
Not sure if this is a symptom, but before I...

Not sure if this is a symptom, but before I changed the fuel pump @ 150K miles, the car would occasionally require 2 starts before the engine would run. The new pump has been sitting in the garage...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By TLM
There's not a lot of specific E46 touring things...

There's not a lot of specific E46 touring things to look out for. Most of the same issues in the sedans and coupes apply to the wagon too.

At 64K and 10 years, most of the other people covered...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,362
Posted By TLM
Enjoy Petey. It's a great looking Touring. ...

Enjoy Petey. It's a great looking Touring. What's first on the mod list? The S54 engine swap at the top? I hope to get the S54 into the project list in the next couple of years.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,474
Posted By TLM
It may be the exhaust solenoid that needs to be...

It may be the exhaust solenoid that needs to be cleaned out. You can also swap the intake and exhaust solenoids to test since they are the same.

Had a similar experience after doing the VANOS...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By TLM
Just ordered a set of Sumitomo HTR A/S P01. ...

Just ordered a set of Sumitomo HTR A/S P01. Should have them by the end of the week. It's a budget daily driver tire ($102 per tire) The Hankook Ventus S1 Noble is #1 on Tire Rack, however, it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By TLM
At 175K, how are the tires wearing? Suspension...

At 175K, how are the tires wearing? Suspension original? I'd refresh the RTABs since you already did the LCA bushings. Shocks would be ideal to be replaced too. If you're going to be doing road...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,404
Posted By TLM
Totally agree it is mainly placebo. One...

Totally agree it is mainly placebo.

One data point and only one cause it's just me and my wife driving the car. I didn't tell my wife that I had the paper filter in and when she came back home...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,404
Posted By TLM
Way, way, way back, I bought one of the...

Way, way, way back, I bought one of the Streamline filters for the wagon. It's a K&N type oiled filter and after about 80K miles, it's been troublefree.

Cleaned it once with the K&N kit. While...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-27-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,370
Posted By TLM
The joints 'look' okay, but unknown whether or...

The joints 'look' okay, but unknown whether or not there is play where it is bolted.

What I noticed on the video was a slight stain at the 6 o'clock position on the CAB. Looks like a dried oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By TLM
Yes, becareful with the plastic tabs. I used a...

Yes, becareful with the plastic tabs. I used a plastic tire lever for a bicycle to open up the panel.

Easy does it!
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By TLM
If the expansion tank is an oem or a factory...

If the expansion tank is an oem or a factory part, it may be okay and the crusty bits are leftovers from an overfill. The tank cap has a relief valve built in so if there was too much coolant in,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By TLM
Yep, it won't have the grunt of your V8 powered...

Yep, it won't have the grunt of your V8 powered cars, but the wagon is also lighter than your SL. BMW did a good job with the gearing so it won't be all that slow. Haven't driven an auto BMW in a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,975
Posted By TLM
Also, clean up the solenoids. You'll need a 32mm...

Also, clean up the solenoids. You'll need a 32mm wrench or special deep socket. I used a bicycle headset wrench (32mm). Make sure the piston isn't sticking. Lube it back up with fresh motor oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By TLM
Congrats! Have fun with it. :thumbsup: Pics...

Congrats! Have fun with it. :thumbsup:

Pics of the touring are always a good way to show off your new toy.
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