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Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 08-23-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 677
Posted By ryansteel87
Lightbulb Places not to use anti-seize

For any of you who over-think the whole "I live in the salt-belt and am going to have to replace my control arms every two years" thing, as I did, it's not a good idea to put anti-seize on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By ryansteel87
Probably not a bad water-pump. If they go, the...

Probably not a bad water-pump. If they go, the bearings seize and you know it right away. It could be any number of things, but the most likely are that you have air in your system, have a faulty...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By ryansteel87
How can you tell they're not pushed in enough? If...

How can you tell they're not pushed in enough? If they bolted to the frame, you're fine. The weight of the car and the motion of the suspension will push them the rest of the way in. The soap is only...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,942
Posted By ryansteel87
BMA is the best. Prices are usually lower than...

BMA is the best. Prices are usually lower than anywhere else, free shipping on any order of 50, and if you use the code specE30 at checkout they give you some kind of discount. It's the only supplier...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By ryansteel87
Ah, I see what you're saying. I thought you were...

Ah, I see what you're saying. I thought you were just straight up telling him not to use one. I bought a cheap one off of amazon, then converted 6 ft-lbs to 72 in-lbs. As long as you're within 5ish...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By ryansteel87
I have to disagree with you. I'm an aircraft...

I have to disagree with you. I'm an aircraft mechanic, and everything has a torque value for a reason. Torquing bolts too much can not only cause them to shear, but can cause excessive wear in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By ryansteel87
When I bought my car the dealer had installed a...

When I bought my car the dealer had installed a new VCG in during their inspection, so I just reused it. If the rubber is pliable and shows no signs of cracking you should be fine. I haven't had a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By ryansteel87
To give you an idea of what it looks like the...

To give you an idea of what it looks like the first picture is with the vanos still attached, and the second is after I removed it. The timing chain and cam gears are completely untouched.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By ryansteel87
I did this last year, and it was a piece of cake....

I did this last year, and it was a piece of cake. I had only owned the car for about a month and had never done any work on it, but it still only took 6 or so hours. I'm sure if you already know your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By ryansteel87
Heat, PB, and beating the living crap out of a...

Heat, PB, and beating the living crap out of a pickle fork is about all you can do. Keep working on it, and eventually it'll give. Really, I think your only other option is to drop the sub-frame and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,225
Posted By ryansteel87
The obvious reasons the prelude lost would be: ...

The obvious reasons the prelude lost would be:
1. He didn't have a hood scoop
2. He didn't have a big enough spoiler
3. He didn't have the right stickers. (AEM, Brembo, and anything having to do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,140
Posted By ryansteel87
Kind of looks like it could be a satellite...

Kind of looks like it could be a satellite antenna... but it probably wouldn't work too well stuffed in your glove box.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By ryansteel87
It's probably a vacuum leak. I had the exact same...

It's probably a vacuum leak. I had the exact same thing happen to me a couple of weeks ago. Check the line that goes from the intake manifold to the oil separator... the one that's nearly impossible...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By ryansteel87
You're fine. Even though your rotors don't look...

You're fine. Even though your rotors don't look like they have much rust on them, just a small spot of rust will make them sound old, worn, and squeaky. Once you've driven it for a week or so the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By ryansteel87
Oil separator. I just had the same thing, freaked...

Oil separator. I just had the same thing, freaked out about as much, tried to replace it but couldn't get the line that goes from the intake manifold to the ccv to hook up, freaked out more cuz I had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,424
Posted By ryansteel87
Mine saved me yesterday when some chick decided...

Mine saved me yesterday when some chick decided to ignore a stop sign in my school parking lot. Stalled the car, my backpack came from the back seat to sit in my lap, and I about crapped myself, but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By ryansteel87
+1 It sounds like your tensioner and idler...

+1 It sounds like your tensioner and idler pulleys. Even if it's one or the other, just replace them both at the same time so you don't fix one, and have the other go out a month later. I'd replace...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,288
Posted By ryansteel87
That's your thermostat. Quick and easy fix. I'd...

That's your thermostat. Quick and easy fix. I'd replace the #1, and #3 hoses. Drain the coolant, replace the hoses, then fill it up and bleed the system. You'll have to search through the forums for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By ryansteel87
Drill baby drill.

Drill baby drill.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By ryansteel87
Alright, here's all I could come up with. This is...

Alright, here's all I could come up with. This is a link to a pdf with a parts break-down kind of like real oem, but a lot more primitive. http://www.automaticchoice.com/Catalogue/jf506e.pdf. The...
Forum: Great Lakes 01-31-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,197
Posted By ryansteel87
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pts/2804683674.htm...

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pts/2804683674.html

Here's a somewhat cheap option.
Forum: Great Lakes 01-31-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,197
Posted By ryansteel87
Waukesha and UWM

Waukesha and UWM
Forum: Great Lakes 01-30-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 75,895
Posted By ryansteel87
I can't speak for Concours, but avoid...

I can't speak for Concours, but avoid International Autos like the plague. My roommate had an Audi A4 that needed the transmission flushed. He took it there and they first quoted him $280, then he...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,720
Posted By ryansteel87
You do realize the red paint on your radiator...

You do realize the red paint on your radiator will act as an insulator.. decreasing cooling efficiency and increasing the possibility of overheating during warmer months. :facepalm:
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By ryansteel87
I'm 6'5" and about 210lbs. My car doesnt have the...

I'm 6'5" and about 210lbs. My car doesnt have the sunroof, but it's still hard to fit in to in the morning. I don't know if the sport seats actually go lower or not, but in my experience they don't...
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