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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By Megalocnus
Perhaps your radiator isn't seating right,...

Perhaps your radiator isn't seating right, otherwise there should be enough space between the expansion tank and the belt drive system.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 994
Posted By Megalocnus
OK, let's stick with the subject and discuss the...

OK, let's stick with the subject and discuss the registration fee here, not other fees or taxes associated with used car purchase. OP stated they were paid on the day of purchase.

OP, if the car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By Megalocnus
With the engine shut off, most of the oil settles...

With the engine shut off, most of the oil settles down in the oil pan. There shouldn't be enough of it at the top to fill up a cylinder multiple times...
Let's hope you managed somehow to fill up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 994
Posted By Megalocnus
Not exactly sure what's going on here, but a...

Not exactly sure what's going on here, but a registration fee of $500 for an E46 in CA is way too much even if it was an M3. This could happen though if there are penalty fees for expired...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Megalocnus
:tsk: This is not an ordinary ghetto job. This...

:tsk:
This is not an ordinary ghetto job. This is more like a Zimbabwe ghetto job.
Forum: Complete Cars 08-22-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Megalocnus
I saved a 2005 imola red ZHP sedan, but it had a...

I saved a 2005 imola red ZHP sedan, but it had a clean title and no body damage, just in need of some maintenance.
This is different though. Perhaps worth to somebody who could do the bodywork on...
Forum: Complete Cars 08-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Megalocnus
Hood, but also roof and windshield...

Hood, but also roof and windshield...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Megalocnus
As far as I remember, there are two electric...

As far as I remember, there are two electric connectors in the vicinity that can fit the oil pressure sensor. The other one is for the purge valve or something. Make sure you haven't attached these...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Megalocnus
If you pull only the fuel pump fuse, there may...

If you pull only the fuel pump fuse, there may still be enough fuel pressure to start the engine. It will be safer to disconnect the spark plug coils as well.
There is no need to feel the pressure...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 29,391
Posted By Megalocnus
I like it a lot. The only thing I was not happy...

I like it a lot.
The only thing I was not happy with was the ride height, wasn't going high enough at the front. Yes, I know, most people complain PSS10s don't go low enough for their taste. Anyway,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 29,391
Posted By Megalocnus
Hi Tim, I'm interested to know what are your...

Hi Tim, I'm interested to know what are your preferred settings for the PSS10s.
I'm too busy or too lazy to play with mine - have been driving with all four corners set at position 3 since I put...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Megalocnus
Good for you if this fixes your oil consumption,...

Good for you if this fixes your oil consumption, which sound to me more like an oil leak than anything else. However it is very uncommon that the engine will lose oil only when the level is near the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,596
Posted By Megalocnus
Normally I would prefer a fix from the bottom,...

Normally I would prefer a fix from the bottom, since this is the only way to restore the rustproof layer, but given circumstances and the mileage of the car, this could be the most reasonable option....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,636
Posted By Megalocnus
+1. If you don't absolutely hate the car or need...

+1. If you don't absolutely hate the car or need a different type of vehicle, don't sell it.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 08-18-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Megalocnus
Not sure about the coilovers in question, but...

Not sure about the coilovers in question, but some aftermarket products don't have actual pins at the bottom of the struts. Instead of pins, my PSS10 struts have just marks to be aligned with the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,596
Posted By Megalocnus
Good luck with repair OP, sounds like you have...

Good luck with repair OP, sounds like you have received good recommendations for a local shop. Keep us posted.
This is a subframe mounting point failure characteristic for the E46 BMWs that occurs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,596
Posted By Megalocnus
OP, the solution posted above is a preventive...

OP, the solution posted above is a preventive measure if that.
Once the floor of the car at the mounting point is cracked or torn through, it has to be fixed from the bottom.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 08-17-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Megalocnus
Many brands of coilovers, and especially those...

Many brands of coilovers, and especially those that allow significant drop, require front spacers to clear the wheels from the springs or the collar rings. Looks like yours need spacers too. Not sure...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By Megalocnus
Not sure if the bolt through approach is tried...

Not sure if the bolt through approach is tried sufficiently to say it provides enough reinforcement to prevent the mounting point floor from cracking.

Anyway OP, if you want to keep your car for a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Megalocnus
Well, that will vary depending on the extent of...

Well, that will vary depending on the extent of the damage and the rate of the shop. I've heard numbers anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000.
Look up the turnermotorsport subframe reinforcement kit or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Megalocnus
Better let some else deal with this. It will...

Better let some else deal with this. It will involve dropping the entire rear end and some welding. Working while the car is on a four point lift is not absolutely necessary, but is highly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By Megalocnus
I decided the amber lights look ok on my imola...

I decided the amber lights look ok on my imola red sedan, so I'm keeping them. I guess they should look better on japan red. :hmm:

Couldn't stand the front ambers on the titanium silver I had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,593
Posted By Megalocnus
Half assed engine swap to keep the cost down I...

Half assed engine swap to keep the cost down I guess.
OP, if it turns out you keep the car, you can get used intake, MAF sensor, throttle body, and other cheaper parts you'd be better off purchasing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,636
Posted By Megalocnus
Wait, do I read this correctly that you paid only...

Wait, do I read this correctly that you paid only three thousand for a that car two years ago? Seems like more than fair price to me, even considering the accident history. If the car drives decently...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,593
Posted By Megalocnus
OP, there's no sure way to tell if a 2.5 or a 3.0...

OP, there's no sure way to tell if a 2.5 or a 3.0 M54 engine was swapped in just by driving the car.
"I was driving this and that" is just too subjective considering that you have a used car and...
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