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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By Bim3Por911
Pentosin CHF11s is not that much more expensive...

Pentosin CHF11s is not that much more expensive than good quality synthetic ATF. It can be found on the web and even at AutoZone for $15 $2. I use AmsOil Synthetic ATF and it costs me around $11 /...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Bim3Por911
Is it common for the ABS modules to fail? Our...

Is it common for the ABS modules to fail? Our cars are getting older and age could be taking its toll. I recall the 1990 Volvo we had that had 306k when we sold it and never had an ABS issue. It got...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Bim3Por911
I have PA Soft too and had codes for a left front...

I have PA Soft too and had codes for a left front ABS sensor. The light would come on when driving very slowly (<10 mph) over bumpy surfaces. It finally bothered me enough that I replaced the left...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 30,918
Views: 2,378,338
Posted By Bim3Por911
Swapped out my Pilot SuperSports for Conti...

Swapped out my Pilot SuperSports for Conti Extreme WinterContacts. Replaced my left front ABS sensor - It broke half way out and I had to go fishing for the plastic remnants behind the dust shield....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Bim3Por911
I'd assume this also fits an '00 328i with the...

I'd assume this also fits an '00 328i with the M52TU engine?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-28-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30,918
Views: 2,378,338
Posted By Bim3Por911
New front rotors (Zimmermann) and pads (Mintex)...

New front rotors (Zimmermann) and pads (Mintex) from AutoHausAZ. That's what the prior owner used and I was happy with them. Next up, a serpentine belt, tensioner, and idler. Then it's time for a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,658
Posted By Bim3Por911
My experience with the P.A. Soft scanner has been...

My experience with the P.A. Soft scanner has been mixed. It will run under Windows 7 and will read all codes but it has trouble clearing them. I loaded the software on an old Dell laptop running XP...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,459
Posted By Bim3Por911
I recall reading somewhere on this board that...

I recall reading somewhere on this board that there's a capacitor or the solder leads to a capacitor in the instrument cluster that eventually gives up and results in the gauge reading slightly to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-26-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By Bim3Por911
+1 on the Stewart pump. Some feel it's overkill...

+1 on the Stewart pump. Some feel it's overkill unless you race or drive in the tropics. I have one and have had no issues either. Radiators generally last to 120k or so. The expansion tank is the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 30,918
Views: 2,378,338
Posted By Bim3Por911
I fixed the seal on my Bee Stinger so that it...

I fixed the seal on my Bee Stinger so that it doesn't leak anymore. 3M Windo-Weld Butyl and a Danco #18 o-ring worked like magic. No more leaks!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 30,918
Views: 2,378,338
Posted By Bim3Por911
I still use R12 in my 41 year old Porsche 911...

I still use R12 in my 41 year old Porsche 911 system. It works great. You just have to know where to get it. Caveat - At $87 / lb it's NOT cheap - but it works like nothing else in old systems...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-26-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,440
Posted By Bim3Por911
This is an old thread but a sketch may help if I...

This is an old thread but a sketch may help if I can upload it:

http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/Shutter_Doug_47/media/BMW_Bee_Sting/Antenna_zps8c842a1e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

There are three...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 146,607
Posted By Bim3Por911
If you gather time to fail data and run a Weibull...

If you gather time to fail data and run a Weibull analysis on fuel pump longevity, you'll find that most economical replacement interval will be around 150,000 miles for '00 and '01 e46s, and maybe...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By Bim3Por911
Filter Sensor

[QUOTE=David McMahon;16152542]Quick useless fact, some engines use a vacuum based (not connected to the engine vacuum) system that tell when... vacuum is pulled from a clogged Air filter. These small...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By Bim3Por911
Au Contraire. Feel may be fine for tires, brakes,...

Au Contraire. Feel may be fine for tires, brakes, and suspension. I don't know anyone that can tell when their air, or fuel filter is loading up. If you wanna drive your e46 past 300,000 miles you'll...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-12-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Bim3Por911
Well, when I was looking at the filter I was...

Well, when I was looking at the filter I was turned around. The arrows were pointing forward. The job is pretty easy. All I needed was an 8 mm or 5/16 deep socket and a 6 mm socket. The filter had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30,918
Views: 2,378,338
Posted By Bim3Por911
Replaced the O2 sensors - easy peasy. Doing the...

Replaced the O2 sensors - easy peasy. Doing the fuel filter and then the fuel pump. All pretty easy and part of what I'd term old school 150,000 mile service.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-10-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Bim3Por911
I've had the car three years and it's never had...

I've had the car three years and it's never had driveability issues. I'll go with the Bentley Manual and install it with the arrows facing towards the nose. I can't imagine the filter would be...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-10-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Bim3Por911
DIY Fuel Filter Question

I have an early (9/99 build) e46 with the M52TU (2.8 liter engine). It has the simple and cheap fuel filter with NO internal regulator on the front end and only two ports, one in the front and one in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,418
Posted By Bim3Por911
Take your choice and take your chances. I have a...

Take your choice and take your chances. I have a friend with an S60R and he tracks it. Its a fun car, but I'd stay away from it just due to the transmission issues. We had a Volvo 745T for 14 years....
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bim3Por911
It depends on how durable you want the repair.

I checked the site and the kit is closer to $70. Add in a POR-15 kit to isolate the rust and you're over $100. Still much cheaper than having a body shop do it.

A friend of mine owns a body shop...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bim3Por911
I think you're worried about the high cost of...

I think you're worried about the high cost of bodywork. Take a BMW to a reputable body shop for a rust repair at the tail end of the rear wheel arches and they'll typically quote you at least $500 a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 30,918
Views: 2,378,338
Posted By Bim3Por911
Finally removed my snow tires (205/55TR16) and...

Finally removed my snow tires (205/55TR16) and installed a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports (225/45YR17). Why didn't I get these tires before!?? Wow. What a huge difference in handling! It will be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 30,918
Views: 2,378,338
Posted By Bim3Por911
Finally removed my snow tires (205/55TR16) and...

Finally removed my snow tires (205/55TR16) and installed a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports (225/45YR17). Why didn't I get these tires before!?? Wow. What a huge difference in handling! It will be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,538
Posted By Bim3Por911
Any older European car is not cheap to maintain....

Any older European car is not cheap to maintain. VWs and Audis will cost just as much if not more. My son is 16 and his first car is an '85 Porsche 944. We thought we got a bargain at $4,000 and...
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