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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-03-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,400
Posted By Lestat_
Alternator whine = ground loop. How did you...

Alternator whine = ground loop.

How did you test your ground, did you bolt directly to the chassis?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-29-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,946
Posted By Lestat_
So you say there is some sort of lapping effect...

So you say there is some sort of lapping effect taking place that makes the bolt threads slide smoother? Interesting theory. Anyway you're right about one thing - bolts do wear out eventually :) In...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-29-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,946
Posted By Lestat_
Not really. To understand why BMW asks you to...

Not really. To understand why BMW asks you to replace certain bolts with new is to understand the stress/strain diagram of a fastener.

According to material, size, thread interference etc. the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By Lestat_
what's wrong with the old one?

what's wrong with the old one?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By Lestat_
Go to the nearest dealer. They will sell you the...

Go to the nearest dealer. They will sell you the lock, or let you use theirs if you're lucky.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,128
Posted By Lestat_
Having had to dress up a leaking vcg after 40k...

Having had to dress up a leaking vcg after 40k (rubber like new, nice and supple), I now regret I didn't put a touch of silicone on the oil sump gasket when I replaced it last year.

I use Loctite...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,128
Posted By Lestat_
You'll have a few issues to surmount. Firstly,...

You'll have a few issues to surmount. Firstly, you'd have to hope the gasket is flattened, not cooked. Secondly, I think you will have a hard time pushing that rtv all around consistently.

I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,968
Posted By Lestat_
You can facepalm yourself all day long, but I'll...

You can facepalm yourself all day long, but I'll tell you what is not: lacquered paint. And yes, your beloved bra IS visible even with a good install.

Or maybe you're the type of person who puts...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,968
Posted By Lestat_
What's the point in having a pristine front end...

What's the point in having a pristine front end if it's underneath a bra 24/7? Just saying :dunno:
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,935
Posted By Lestat_
Oil pump nut will rattle/chirp at around 2-3k...

Oil pump nut will rattle/chirp at around 2-3k mark when coming loose so if you don't hear anything I wouldn't worry about it, plus it takes some time for the sprocket to let go.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,426
Posted By Lestat_
Did you tighten carefully in a star pattern? Did...

Did you tighten carefully in a star pattern? Did you use a torque wrench? Did you use rtv at the half moons? It also helps to re-check torque after a few hundred miles. Gasket should still be good...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,740
Posted By Lestat_
SKF is the japanese counterpart of F A G in terms...

SKF is the japanese counterpart of F A G in terms of bearings. Both top shelf brands.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,480
Posted By Lestat_
1. Know your level and don't try to pull tricks...

1. Know your level and don't try to pull tricks above your station.
2. Learn to let go. I cannot begin to tell you how many kids crash their cars thinking 'oh, I know it's risky but I'm gonna look...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By Lestat_
I hope you've learned your lesson, you need an...

I hope you've learned your lesson, you need an adequate torque wrench for the VCG job and tighten as if your life depended on it. Slowly and in small increments. It's easy to go 20nm instead of 10...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Lestat_
Thanks, I eventually found the specs in TIS. It's...

Thanks, I eventually found the specs in TIS. It's 0.9 liters in the final drive and 1.0 liters in the 5 speed transmission. For a 6 speed tranny you're looking at 1.5 liters.

Final drive 323i to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Lestat_
5 speed manual tranny and differential filling capacity as per manual

Once and for all, what are the book spec filling capacities for the 5 speed transmission and stock differential?

I've looked into the manual but it just says 'lifetime fluid'. Various other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,517
Posted By Lestat_
Grab the bottom edge of the vents with your...

Grab the bottom edge of the vents with your thumbs and pull up and towards you. It'll come out. Don't be afraid, you won't break anything.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,710
Posted By Lestat_
There's no way you can retrieve that. Dash has to...

There's no way you can retrieve that. Dash has to come out I'm afraid.

The good thing is it sounds more of a job than it actually is.

EDIT: You could try taking the grill/s off around where you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By Lestat_
If you had a small pecker, would you paint it...

If you had a small pecker, would you paint it red?

Stock calipers can only be black.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,688
Posted By Lestat_
No problem, let us know how it went.

No problem, let us know how it went.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,688
Posted By Lestat_
check this out ...

check this out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE6_rcjYc9s

that white bush (steering angle sensor sits on top of it) have to be tightened onto the splined rod. I've done this about a year ago...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,688
Posted By Lestat_
If you replaced/checked both couplings and still...

If you replaced/checked both couplings and still have play, it's coming from telescopic mechanism in the column itself. Very badly designed. It can be fixed but whole thing must be disassembled and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,856
Posted By Lestat_
Driving an auto is like being in bed with a fat...

Driving an auto is like being in bed with a fat girl. You're just f****** thighs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By Lestat_
If it's a cyclic vibration, balancing won't fix...

If it's a cyclic vibration, balancing won't fix the issue. It's most likely buckled wheel/s.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,150
Posted By Lestat_
you need to use this...

you need to use this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-INPA-EDIABAS-INTERFACE-INC-FULL-SOFTWARE-FROM-UK-/140815320899?pt=UK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment&hash=item20c93f4743#ht_2578wt_906) cable
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