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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-25-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,652
Posted By GatorHawk
That end actually goes down to the lower part of...

That end actually goes down to the lower part of the expansion tank/radiator. It is coming from the heater core. I had to replace mine and IIRC, it was easier to reattach it (the front part of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By GatorHawk
Although the BST does cut power to almost the...

Although the BST does cut power to almost the entire car, it does leave power to the hazard flashers, power door locks, and maybe some other small interior lights..
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,414
Posted By GatorHawk
Dude, at least you still have the 3pk of Report...

Dude, at least you still have the 3pk of Report Covers! Get that Book Report finished ASAP!

J/K Sorry man, really feel for you.. How did they get it? Flatbed?

Keep us posted on what the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By GatorHawk
I think the OP is saying the reason he can't...

I think the OP is saying the reason he can't extend out the Clutch Stop anymore is due to the clutch interlock switch. At some point, the clutch interlock switch will not let the car start if the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,873
Posted By GatorHawk
I use M1 0w-40, but may start using the 'German...

I use M1 0w-40, but may start using the 'German Castrol' 0W-30. This Castrol version gets good reviews on the Bob Is The Oil Guy forums.

Will probably end up using which ever of the two oils...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-27-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 432,028
Posted By GatorHawk
It will look like a throttle butterfly valve in...

It will look like a throttle butterfly valve in one of the exhaust tips. For sure the 330's have them. The default is for it to remain open, so look for an open butterfly flap.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,873
Posted By GatorHawk
Switch to Mobil1 0W-40. It's the only Mobil1 oil...

Switch to Mobil1 0W-40. It's the only Mobil1 oil approved by BMW for use in your car.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-20-2008, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By GatorHawk
one my car it was a hex bolt. I cut off a piece...

one my car it was a hex bolt. I cut off a piece of an old allen key and that worked with a corresponding socket. I think some cars come with a regular nut on the end of the plug, but mine had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,918
Posted By GatorHawk
+1 M1 0W-40 for me. ACEA A3/B3...

+1




M1 0W-40 for me.

ACEA A3/B3 is another certification that is important.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By GatorHawk
No ext. warranty here. So far so good...little...

No ext. warranty here. So far so good...little easy DIYs here and there, about $200 in parts so far (plus my labor) and at 74K miles, 7+ years old. Ext. warranty would have expired by now for me.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,862
Posted By GatorHawk
If you use the Castrol Syntec, get the bottle...

If you use the Castrol Syntec, get the bottle that says Made in Germany 0W-30. It will also have the BMW and ACEA A3/B3 approval.

Or you could use the Mobil 1 0W-40.

These two oils are BMW and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By GatorHawk
I have only 1 blue screw too. I think A/T models...

I have only 1 blue screw too. I think A/T models have two screws.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,476
Posted By GatorHawk
+1 Leave it alone..

+1 Leave it alone..
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,193
Posted By GatorHawk
As the oil filter cover is screwing down, it...

As the oil filter cover is screwing down, it should push the o-ring down into the metal canister evenly until it is completely hidden.

When the cap is tightened, it should be flush and even all...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By GatorHawk
Look really carefully for any signs of an old...

Look really carefully for any signs of an old gasket. The gasket was really hard to find and take off from being over tightened all these years. It was really small and almost had a triangular...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,018
Posted By GatorHawk
I also changed the O-ring on the cap and no...

I also changed the O-ring on the cap and no longer have any leaks in the cap area.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,222
Posted By GatorHawk
In the second picture, it looks like the original...

In the second picture, it looks like the original mangled fender is sitting on the ground in the shadows...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By GatorHawk
I had a bulge in a tire once and left it alone...

I had a bulge in a tire once and left it alone for the life of the tire, till it was bald (too lazy to get it fixed). Ran OK, but you should probably still replace it for safety's sake.

I also...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-12-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By GatorHawk
Actually the 8.5" rear rims take 245/40-17s, not...

Actually the 8.5" rear rims take 245/40-17s, not 245/45. But I think that Mich Alpine Snow Tire 225/45 will be OK, right at it's max rim limit of 8.5".

Michelin probably has a spec sheet on it...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-12-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By GatorHawk
I have them and they are Noisy Noisy! They are...

I have them and they are Noisy Noisy! They are about to wear out on the rear and will probably replace them with General Exclaim UHP on M68 245/40-17.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-10-2008, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By GatorHawk
E46 cars use ATF in the cylindrical reservoir for...

E46 cars use ATF in the cylindrical reservoir for the power steering. I use Mobile 1 Synthetic ATF.

You may want to consider using a turkey baster to extract out as much fluid as possible from...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-10-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By GatorHawk
The first oil change was when the car was new...

The first oil change was when the car was new (it's first oil change), so I had hoped and assumed that "Franz or Klaus" over in Germany had torqued it right, preferably before going to the BeirHauz....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-10-2008, 04:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,375
Posted By GatorHawk
US cars don't have this storage bin. My guess is...

US cars don't have this storage bin. My guess is due to the more stringent US crash requirements. We probably have more padding in the knee area.

Could be a cool retrofit for US cars though.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-07-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By GatorHawk
Just make sure the temperature needed hits the...

Just make sure the temperature needed hits the middle (12 o'clock position). When it cools completely, check the level in the expansion tank again and top off if necessary.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-07-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By GatorHawk
Before getting my torque wrench, I would mark on...

Before getting my torque wrench, I would mark on the plastic oil filter cap a reference mark related to the metal housing.

Then when tightening it back on, I would tighten it until the marks...
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