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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 96,542
Posted By Sansho
Yes, nicely done!

Yes, nicely done!
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Sansho
It may be a little early to do a complete cooling...

It may be a little early to do a complete cooling system maintenance (Mango has a good thread on this), however, I would minimally do the expansion tank (use BMW tank),hoses (OEM OK), and replace the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-08-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Sansho
It looks like the massivebrakes kits are built...

It looks like the massivebrakes kits are built around Wilwood calipers. I seem to recall (and this is stretching waaayy back) reading discussions on the caliper sealing system not being as robust as...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 176,450
Posted By Sansho
2002 e46 CI uses the ZF transmission, which...

2002 e46 CI uses the ZF transmission, which originally came with LT 71141 fluid. The range of fluids available has been discussed in numerous posts. Search.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Sansho
Wow ... telling pictures.

Wow ... telling pictures.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-07-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By Sansho
I like the Performance Friction Z-rated pads that...

I like the Performance Friction Z-rated pads that Rob43 mentioned. I used those on the Porsche when I was just starting out on the track, and they were a good street/beginner track pad.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Sansho
In refreshing the cooling system, you may want to...

In refreshing the cooling system, you may want to get the expansion tank from a discounting BMW dealer sponsor, like TheBMWMiniPartStore.com. OEM works for most of the other cooling system parts.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Sansho
Yes, they are interchangeable. I have a Euro...

Yes, they are interchangeable. I have a Euro right side mirror in my drivers side housing, and there are no issues with that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Sansho
When I replaced the VANOS seals, I also replaced...

When I replaced the VANOS seals, I also replaced the spark plugs. I would think you'd be OK to continue to use your VCG as it is still quite new.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Sansho
You can use the 20 gallon version ... you...

You can use the 20 gallon version ... you probably know to put it in on an almost empty tank (I use 1/4 tank), fill it up, then drive the piss out of it. However, as others have said, that's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Sansho
Two data points ... $67 from discounting BMW...

Two data points ... $67 from discounting BMW dealer sponsor TheBMWMiniPartStore.com, and $55 Bremi from Autohausaz.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Sansho
Rebuilt calipers run $55-$75 each, and rotors run...

Rebuilt calipers run $55-$75 each, and rotors run $50-$60 each at authohausaz. For comparison, new front caliper from discounting BMW dealer sponsor TheBMWMiniPartStore.com runs around $250 (list...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By Sansho
Back to the basic question ... did you mix...

Back to the basic question ... did you mix up the bolts? If you mixed them up, go look at the video's again, and DIY directions on this site, to determine which lengths go in which holes...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-04-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Sansho
Meyle HD control arms have been installed by many...

Meyle HD control arms have been installed by many people, including me. The benefit of the Meyle arms is that they have replaceable ball joints, which may be a consideration if you intend to keep...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Sansho
Take the belt off the pump. If the pump shaft is...

Take the belt off the pump. If the pump shaft is broken, the pulley will spin when the pulley is manually moved.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By Sansho
Mine has worked well for years, no issues. ...

Mine has worked well for years, no issues.

If you searched ... ahem ... you'd find that the electric fan is turned on based on several inputs:

Coolant outlet temperature (as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,213
Posted By Sansho
And you do? With a lead-in like that .......

And you do? With a lead-in like that .... please enlighten us on all the facts ....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,213
Posted By Sansho
So you've been around recalls before? Funny how...

So you've been around recalls before? Funny how it seems to work that way ....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,213
Posted By Sansho
I just called BMW NA and was told that there...

I just called BMW NA and was told that there isn't a recall yet, that BMW is working with NHTSA to determine what vehicles are affected ... when that's done BMW will inform those covered by it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,097
Posted By Sansho
You need to look at each device/vehicle that you...

You need to look at each device/vehicle that you want to move to synthetic 0w-40. Our lawn mower, snowblower and generator, for example, do not recommend synthetic oil in that range.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-01-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By Sansho
If you want better than stock performance, you...

If you want better than stock performance, you might consider slotted rotors. They don't have the same issues that drilled rotors have that solidjake mentioned. I believe Centric has slotted rotors...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Sansho
While no performance benefits, an upgrade option...

While no performance benefits, an upgrade option is an aluminum pulley, same size as stock, around $25
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,097
Posted By Sansho
That's an LL-04 certified oil, however, not LL-01.

That's an LL-04 certified oil, however, not LL-01.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,097
Posted By Sansho
Until recently, the US approved oil list had 5...

Until recently, the US approved oil list had 5 choices, one of which was Castrol 0w-30 European formula syntec (now edge). So, in switching from M1 to Castrol, that was a natural choice. I use 0w-40...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,097
Posted By Sansho
I just switched from M1 0w-40 to Castrol edge...

I just switched from M1 0w-40 to Castrol edge 0w-30 in the e46 and Castrol edge 0w-40 in the VW Tiguan. In both cases valve noise has been reduced a bit.
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