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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Put me in the "be patient and buy used" column. ...

Put me in the "be patient and buy used" column. I scored a nice set of used sport seats off eBay to replace the slip 'n' slide standard seats in my wagon.

Swapping leathers & foam is a bit of a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
I just plugged a Blitzsafe adapter into the...

I just plugged a Blitzsafe adapter into the connector where the CD changer goes in the rear of the car, then ran a patch cord up to the console where I installed a 3.5mm jack. If you search I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-04-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
OP, thanks for the diagnosis and fix on this...

OP, thanks for the diagnosis and fix on this issue. I haven't noticed the problem on my wagon, but I now know to keep an eye out for it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-12-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Do the overhaul and it will be a world of...

Do the overhaul and it will be a world of difference. I'm convinced the majority of the sloppiness in my wagon's shifter was due to the selector rod joint, the barrel-looking thing with the circlip....
Forum: The Showroom 08-19-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Nice to see a Touring get resurrected - good luck...

Nice to see a Touring get resurrected - good luck getting it all fixed up. My 2001 hadn't been neglected, but I've still had to do all the typical stuff the four years I've owned it - cooling...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
As Whinojosa recommended, you'll see in...

As Whinojosa recommended, you'll see in www.realoem.com that there are indeed some differences in the rear suspension components. Stock shocks, bump stops are two that come to mind. I noticed this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Yep - mine's not slipping, but internally it's...

Yep - mine's not slipping, but internally it's toast. It's started giving a boingy-boingy effect making it difficult to shift smoothly in lower gears. I bought the Valeo SMF conversion kit (~$500...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Very few differences, mechanically. The rear...

Very few differences, mechanically. The rear shocks are a complete PITA to replace compared to sedans. Obvious things: Another cheapo windshield wiper fluid pump to go bad (it's the same as the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
SportWagens aren't too bad. They were on my...

SportWagens aren't too bad. They were on my short list when I was looking for my wagon. Former coworker had a '11 SportWagen with the I5, and I thought it handled quite well (he did a bit of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
This DIY is excellent: ...

This DIY is excellent:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=900208&highlight=shifter

Pelican Parts has one, too:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
I haven't done the transmission fluid (it was...

I haven't done the transmission fluid (it was done right before I bought the car and I haven't racked up enough miles for it to be due again), but it can't be hard.

The shifter overhaul is a bit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Wolfpacker - guaranteed your gearshift's rod...

Wolfpacker - guaranteed your gearshift's rod joint is worn out, especially at 176K. There's a cheesy little foam piece inside that disintegrates, causing a lot of shifter looseness.

Item #12...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Be careful during the "lift out detents" step...

Be careful during the "lift out detents" step while removing the carpet panel - darned things are easy to break.

I noticed a while back that TIS doesn't mention the wire bundle for the light on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-21-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Make sure the parts store guy doesn't try to sell...

Make sure the parts store guy doesn't try to sell you spline drive bits; they look similar but the tips are a different angle. Triple square/XZN have 90 degree tips (the pattern is three squares...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
OP, congratulations on what sounds like a sweet...

OP, congratulations on what sounds like a sweet wagon - you'll love it. I certainly enjoy the heck out of mine; it's my DD. We take it on road trips, too, 5-speed, 3.46 rear and rockin' 184hp.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
I bought the bracket recently from either Tischer...

I bought the bracket recently from either Tischer (getbmwparts) or Husker (bmwmercedesparts); I ordered a bunch of parts from both places and can't recall which I bought where. For the bolt, I got a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,868
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
M1 CSB time: I've seen one up close. Back...

M1

CSB time: I've seen one up close. Back in the mid-90s a new neighbor in my apartment complex had a sweet 6-speed E34 540i. Finally got a chance to talk to him about it, and he said, "It's my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
That's funny - thanks for sharing. The Chewbacca...

That's funny - thanks for sharing. The Chewbacca in my car wasn't quite as loud, and mainly made noises on engine shutdown. Nonetheless, replacing the CVV system made him go away. That was the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Try an automotive upholstery shop. If you remove...

Try an automotive upholstery shop. If you remove the entire headliner yourself and take it to them, it shouldn't be too expensive to have the droopy fabric replaced. They can probably even match...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Do the fluid for sure. There are also several...

Do the fluid for sure. There are also several wear items in the shift linkage that I'm betting the previous owner didn't replace when installing the cheapo eBay kit.

1st gear was occasionally...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
I had the same symptoms a few weeks ago. Clamped...

I had the same symptoms a few weeks ago. Clamped the hose from heater control valve, but no joy. The valve's on the driver's side wheel well, back down behind the air box. Tight area, but you can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,211
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Me, too. :thumbup: Bought my '86 Si new, sold it...

Me, too. :thumbup: Bought my '86 Si new, sold it three years ago to get the BMW.

Unlike the OP, I had no trouble convincing my wife that a decade-old E46 was a dandy idea. She wanted me out of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-30-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,199
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
The spare's a space saving doughnut, or least...

The spare's a space saving doughnut, or least mine is.

I may be asking a silly question, but did you look under the second cover, the one held down with the big washer and wingnut? First time I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-29-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Unfortunately I can't recall exactly what they...

Unfortunately I can't recall exactly what they looked like - mine were all intact, and I just removed the plastic panel and put it back on when I replaced the reverse light assemblies a while ago.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-28-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
The hatch interior trim is held in with a mixture...

The hatch interior trim is held in with a mixture of screws and plastic clips/pins. You've got the two missing plastic pins in your picture, at the hatch bottom - you'll want to pop off the little...
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