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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,793
Posted By Sansho
You need to decide first if you want to keep the...

You need to decide first if you want to keep the stock feel or are willing to pick up some road noise.

Stock are, well stock. Meyle's are close to stock, and will probably last longer, since they...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Sansho
The O2 sensors are supposed to replaced every...

The O2 sensors are supposed to replaced every 160,000 km, so you might consider that.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Sansho
This may not help you, but I used many cheap...

This may not help you, but I used many cheap multimeters for close to 35 years before I was able to buy a good one (Fluke 177, runs around $220 today). The cheap ones have their place, but I've got...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By Sansho
Sat May 17th at Lime Rock shows the Lime Rock...

Sat May 17th at Lime Rock shows the Lime Rock Drivers Club and Quattro club alternating on the track. Don't know if there's any admission fee to drive in to watch Anyhow, either location, or...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 418
Posted By Sansho
Make sure your oil filter housing gasket isn't...

Make sure your oil filter housing gasket isn't causing a leak, before you do the oil pan gasket, which is way more involved.

Note that the 8 bolts holding the aluminum reinforcement plate are...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Sansho
How many miles on your 320i? Have the O2 sensors...

How many miles on your 320i? Have the O2 sensors been replaced before?
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 418
Posted By Sansho
If installing (rather than taking out), are you...

If installing (rather than taking out), are you using a torque wrench?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By Sansho
Fuel pump on an SULEV engine is sealed in the...

Fuel pump on an SULEV engine is sealed in the fuel tank.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Sansho
The computer turns the fan on based on these...

The computer turns the fan on based on these inputs:

- Coolant outlet temperature (sensor in lower radiator hose)
- Calculated catalyst temperature
- Vehicle speed
- Battery voltage
- Air...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Sansho
I used blue Loctite when I replaced mine.

I used blue Loctite when I replaced mine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By Sansho
On a 99 328i, most would be looking at this...

On a 99 328i, most would be looking at this diagram of the fuel pump, on the left, with part 4 the rubber gasket and part 6 the locking ring:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/b/l/316.png
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-16-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,271
Posted By Sansho
I have to add here . using the "friend push the...

I have to add here . using the "friend push the brake pedal" method to bleed your brakes, especially on a higher mileage vehicle, means you'll be looking at replacing the brake master cylinder in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By Sansho
The expansion tank is not a part that gives much...

The expansion tank is not a part that gives much warning of imminent failure. Either it is working, or it can have a small crack that leaks when fluid is heated up, or it can just crack and drain. If...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-12-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 733
Posted By Sansho
FWIW, I run +2 lbs over what's recommended on the...

FWIW, I run +2 lbs over what's recommended on the door jamb for empty load, so 32 front and 37 rear. I like the feel better than the stock 30/35 front/rear.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-12-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,707
Posted By Sansho
If your front reinforcement plate looks like part...

If your front reinforcement plate looks like part number 3, that's where the bolts are used. Those bolts are use once bolts.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/c/p/537.png
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Sansho
I have one, and agree it's a nice to have, but...

I have one, and agree it's a nice to have, but not necessary.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Sansho
Glad to hear it worked out. Not sure about the...

Glad to hear it worked out. Not sure about the terminology oil pan gaskets look like this:

http://c1552172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/71971_x600.jpg
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By Sansho
Good luck ...

Good luck ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By Sansho
Use the right part to take it off, so you can...

Use the right part to take it off, so you can also torque it down when done. Looks like this. If you don't want to own one, somebody in the greater Philadelphia area ought to have one.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By Sansho
Castrol 0w-30 should be fine. It's the European...

Castrol 0w-30 should be fine. It's the European formula, which is supposed to fall between 30 and 40 weight. While both are LL-01 approved, in the NorthEast you really don't need a -40 oil in a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Sansho
$452 from discounting BMW dealer/sponsor...

$452 from discounting BMW dealer/sponsor TheBMWPartStore.com.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Sansho
OP, Beisan seals are $60 and ebay varies all over...

OP, Beisan seals are $60 and ebay varies all over the place from $20 to $75. You'll probably use the Beisan DIY to change the seals, which is very good, and their product has been installed in many...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-31-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 818
Posted By Sansho
OP, spend a little time on Tire Racks web site...

OP, spend a little time on Tire Racks web site and do a little research.

I've had Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus's, and had to replace a couple of them, turns out Michelin just stopped making...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Sansho
See Mango's cooling system maintenance post.

See Mango's cooling system maintenance post.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-31-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Sansho
You're right, BMW strut/shocks only come with the...

You're right, BMW strut/shocks only come with the standard 2 year warranty and do tend to wear out in well before the 100K mark. However, Sachs, which is the OEM manufacturer, also offers a lifetime...
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