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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-12-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By dwvcfii
Yes, but note that it doesn't mean turn 120...

Yes, but note that it doesn't mean turn 120 degrees in one shot like GDA suggests. It's torque to spec, then turn 90 degrees, wait some period of time (usually in the spec), then turn an additional...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-26-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 61,023
Posted By dwvcfii
So those bolts are torque to yield? Haven't...

So those bolts are torque to yield? Haven't checked the TIS, but if that's the case, they're one-time use and need to be replaced with new bolts.
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 04-13-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,121
Posted By dwvcfii
Detailed my brother's car recently (E39 5 series...

Detailed my brother's car recently (E39 5 series with two piece sport package wheels) and had to deal with the same stuff. I assumed it was an aggressive form of break dust (particles, really) that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By dwvcfii
E36's had the water control valves mounted on the...

E36's had the water control valves mounted on the firewall and it is possible to hear those clicking on and off as the climate control system demands hot water from the engine. If you turn off the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-17-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 266,708
Posted By dwvcfii
Really? Didn't realize photoshop had traditional...

Really? Didn't realize photoshop had traditional drawing tools like arrowheads, etc. Can't believe how long I've been looking for a simple app to do that stuff for my own DIYs. If a photo is worth...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-15-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 266,708
Posted By dwvcfii
Wow...lotsa work. Great DIY. One question...

Wow...lotsa work. Great DIY.

One question -- what app did you use to annotate the pictures?

-Doug
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-22-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By dwvcfii
Guys, How about NOT hotlinking images from...

Guys,

How about NOT hotlinking images from my site, okay? Edit your posts or I'll have the admins do it for you.

And then read this (which is what you should have done before you posted it)....
Forum: General BMW Model Discussion 07-18-2007, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,526
Posted By dwvcfii
I think I "get it". I hate BMW's "new"...

I think I "get it".

I hate BMW's "new" styling -- in fact that's the reason I bought one of the last '06 E46s. However, the 135i appeals to me because at least from certain exterior perspectives...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By dwvcfii
I recommend Tischer BMW (mileoneparts.com)...

I recommend Tischer BMW (mileoneparts.com) without hesitation. They offer a 20%+ discount, no tax unless you're in MD, and very good shipping rates. Since I'm in NJ, I also receive everything...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-11-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 40,344
Posted By dwvcfii
The trick to doing this is to put the 32 mm...

The trick to doing this is to put the 32 mm wrench on the nut positioned at about 12:30 and use a metal hammer (NOT a rubber mallet) to give it a couple whacks down and to the right (toward the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By dwvcfii
Hehe. Discussions on the relative merits of MMO...

Hehe. Discussions on the relative merits of MMO are typically as heated as religious debates, but I'll bite.

I'm a pilot and aircraft owner. We use Marvel Mystery Oil in aircraft engines because...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 03-31-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,191
Posted By dwvcfii
Well, I'm in luck then. :) Actually just...

Well, I'm in luck then. :)

Actually just did the engine and interior detail today with the 303. Washed the engine bay first and then dried it with a clean terricloth towel. Then I sprayed the...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 03-30-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,191
Posted By dwvcfii
Hey Greg....not to thread jack, but I actually...

Hey Greg....not to thread jack, but I actually meant to shoot you an email this week to say thanks for shipping so promptly. Did the first full detail of the season and she looks great again. Have...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 03-30-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,191
Posted By dwvcfii
303 definitely restores the "new" look without...

303 definitely restores the "new" look without looking greasy. Just got my first bottle of the stuff and I'm hooked!

-Doug
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-30-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By dwvcfii
FWIW, I did Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 235/40's all...

FWIW, I did Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 235/40's all around on 18x8.5" CSLs on my oe sport package E36 and I'm happy with the stretch. Based on the fact that I have 255/35's on the rear of the ZHP with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,815
Posted By dwvcfii
Nothing illegal or inappropriate about it for a...

Nothing illegal or inappropriate about it for a number of reasons I'd expect an attorney to understand. Ever heard of retainers?

It's a matter of the customer buying goods and services at a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,815
Posted By dwvcfii
Okay, this is more of a gray area. I'll agree...

Okay, this is more of a gray area. I'll agree that 1.0 hour labor in and of itself is a bit pricey if it takes 0.2 hour to connect the equipment and turn the DRLs off (as it does), but the reality...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,815
Posted By dwvcfii
My 30 year BMW dealer lead tech explained that to...

My 30 year BMW dealer lead tech explained that to me some time ago. He said he's paid piece work. If he doesn't work, he doesn't get paid. If he exceeds the book time to do the job he's working...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,013
Posted By dwvcfii
My '06 had a similar noise, except in my case it...

My '06 had a similar noise, except in my case it would occur mostly between 1500 and 2500 RPM, and most consistently right around 2000 RPM. While researching it I found some '03 owners traced a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-22-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By dwvcfii
I bought a Hazet 2169-36, which is a 6 point,...

I bought a Hazet 2169-36, which is a 6 point, 3/8" drive shallow socket specifically designed for this application. 6 point is essential because you will shear the ends off the plastic "nut" if it's...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-20-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By dwvcfii
For my E36, but the systems E46 are essentially...

For my E36, but the systems E46 are essentially identical.

Power Steering Flush (http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/power_steering_flush/)

Biggest thing to remember is if you disconnect the fittings...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,272
Posted By dwvcfii
I see your Civic and raise you an Accord: ...

I see your Civic and raise you an Accord:

http://www.dvatp.com/gallery/

The forum is blocking the url because of the name I gave to the gallery, so just go there. You'll know the gallery when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By dwvcfii
I did the 2-day driving school last year. It was...

I did the 2-day driving school last year. It was my first formal driving instruction since driver's ed and although I've been driving for a LONG time, I got something out of it. The CCA courses and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,755
Posted By dwvcfii
Been doing that since my E36 was new (now at 140K...

Been doing that since my E36 was new (now at 140K miles) and can't wait to see the innards when I do the valve cover gasket sometime in the next few weeks.

I remember the first time I brought it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-24-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By dwvcfii
If it isn't leaking, don't bother with it until...

If it isn't leaking, don't bother with it until 100K...that's money better spent elsewhere. At 60K, you'd be well advised to flush brake fluid, engine coolant, differential oil, and trans oil /...
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