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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Tangent_
If the leak is big enough it's possible. It's not...

If the leak is big enough it's possible. It's not as common as the other usual suspects but since the valve cover is under vacuum it certainly can be the cause.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Tangent_
I see the ever-popular lean codes in there, so...

I see the ever-popular lean codes in there, so first things first, look for a vacuum leak. Most likely culprits are the elbow coming off the lower intake boot, other parts of the intake boots, the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld Yesterday, 04:55 PM
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Views: 174
Posted By Tangent_
My first set was replaced at around 120 I think,...

My first set was replaced at around 120 I think, and the second at around 205,000 before a track day. Depending on your usual drive it doesn't seem all that unusual for them to last this long. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 459
Posted By Tangent_
See if you can find another E46 to compare yours...

See if you can find another E46 to compare yours with. You said you checked the dipstick with the dealer, but maybe a previous owner replaced the dipstick tube and there's one out there that fits but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Tangent_
This would be a great time to do a fluid change....

This would be a great time to do a fluid change. Fill it and go lock to lock to get air out of the system like you need to anyway. Then use a turkey baster to siphon as much fluid out of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By Tangent_
Well, you probably will spend the same money on...

Well, you probably will spend the same money on modifying the 330 to perform like the M3 but you'll still be missing things like the limited slip diff. Most people here will probably tell you it...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-27-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Tangent_
Honestly that'll look goofy and make it handle...

Honestly that'll look goofy and make it handle funny... The only application where a reverse stagger makes any sense that I can think of is in a FWD drag car.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-26-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Tangent_
Give it a couple of hundred miles to let the...

Give it a couple of hundred miles to let the tires scrub in. Even with the exact same model replacement tire I've occasionally had the new ones feel sloppy and greasy for several days.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-26-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Tangent_
ASA GT5s for my E46 sedan

Got myself new wheels finally so I've got a set for some sticky tires. I got the ASA GT5s in 18x9 ET45 with Hankook Ventus Z214 in 245/35/18

http://i.imgur.com/S3hSXi2.jpg
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Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-26-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Tangent_
The wheels came in yesterday and from a quick...

The wheels came in yesterday and from a quick test fit there's no interference or rubbing. I haven't driven it with those wheels on yet so I don't know if it might rub in a hard turn or over bumps or...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-24-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Tangent_
I just played around on...

I just played around on http://www.tire-size-calculator.info/ and noticed that the stock rear M68 wheel and the 18x9 ET45 goes pretty much exactly as far back towards the suspension. (0.05"...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-24-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Tangent_
Cool, thanks! So if nothing else even a 3mm...

Cool, thanks! So if nothing else even a 3mm spacer even should be enough if I'm understanding all this right...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-23-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Tangent_
The wheel, the tire, or both? Will a spacer take...

The wheel, the tire, or both? Will a spacer take care of that and if so, what thickness?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Tangent_
Check battery and alternator voltages. Not...

Check battery and alternator voltages. Not getting enough power will make the electronics go all sorts of goofy.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-23-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Tangent_
Will 18x9 ET45 fit all around on an non-M? Also tire size recommendation Q.

I'm looking for wheels but with all the resources I've found I'm still not 100% on what will or won't fit without rubbing... This is going to go on my 2001 330i sedan with the H&R touring cup kit.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Tangent_
The "at least" wasn't in there on accident lol....

The "at least" wasn't in there on accident lol. :P
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Tangent_
As long as you didn't take it to a shop and get...

As long as you didn't take it to a shop and get charged a $75 diagnostic fee to find that it's all good. I think anyone that's worked on cars enough has done something similar at least once. I once...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By Tangent_
Have you bled it with the front raised slightly?...

Have you bled it with the front raised slightly? I've always had great luck getting it bled thoroughly and quickly by driving the front wheels onto ramps to do the job.
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 03-16-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By Tangent_
I drove my 330i without power steering briefly...

I drove my 330i without power steering briefly after my PS pump shaft snapped. I wouldn't recommend it. It really sucked when parking of course, but even on the highway when it lightened up some I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Wth
Views: 265
Posted By Tangent_
Look for milkshake under the oil fill cap.

Look for milkshake under the oil fill cap.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 624
Posted By Tangent_
It's also from uneven deposits of brake pad...

It's also from uneven deposits of brake pad material. Since that only happens when the brakes are very hot and the pad is held in place against the rotor, it's still not a concern with any normal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,819
Posted By Tangent_
It's the 3/4" Ball Joint Separator....

It's the 3/4" Ball Joint Separator. http://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarter-inch-forged-ball-joint-separator-99849.html
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 624
Posted By Tangent_
That stuck out to me too. Even a hard stop from...

That stuck out to me too. Even a hard stop from 80 won't heat any part of the brakes up enough to be worrisome. If you're braking anywhere near hard enough and frequently enough for heat to be that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 624
Posted By Tangent_
Generally in high temps and for extended idling,...

Generally in high temps and for extended idling, it's better to be in neutral or drive (doesn't matter which) than in Park. In Park some automatic transmissions don't circulate fluid like they do in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,819
Posted By Tangent_
I bought that same tool when I rebuilt my...

I bought that same tool when I rebuilt my suspension. Which explains why I was so confused at everyone's troubles; this tool made it super easy. Apparently those ball joints are up there with the...
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