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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By I8UrCat
If I recall, the difference is in the height of...

If I recall, the difference is in the height of the gasket where it sits in the groove of the valve cover. You can use the wrong version and have lots of leaks.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By I8UrCat
I just used a razor blade to cut off the excess...

I just used a razor blade to cut off the excess bushing, if I remember correctly. I was using a new factory E60 shifter with the DSSR in my 325ci. I also had to make shims for their delrin carrier...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 864
Posted By I8UrCat
Stop trying to remove a bolt that you're not...

Stop trying to remove a bolt that you're not supposed to, you'll just waste energy damaging it. The guy you went to is 100% correct.

It's all done through the one (or two) plugs in the pan. If...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-16-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,459
Posted By I8UrCat
The only problem I've had with mine was the outer...

The only problem I've had with mine was the outer urethane bushings weren't tight in the lollipops, causing squeeking (tried a different lube first in case it was the inner squeeking on outer) and...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By I8UrCat
I put some Akebono pads on about a month ago to...

I put some Akebono pads on about a month ago to replace my factory Textars, and have had ~1000km to break them in. Initial bite is strong like the Textars when cold or warm, and light application is...
Forum: Que, Ont, NB, NS, Nfld, PEI 03-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By I8UrCat
Why not post the pic here, as that site requires...

Why not post the pic here, as that site requires a login to view your pic. :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,312
Posted By I8UrCat
Check your Uro water pump pulley when you get it,...

Check your Uro water pump pulley when you get it, they can be hit-or-miss. Put your new pump in a vise (hold on flange, not tight!), put the pulley on it backwards (to clear the vise) with a few...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By I8UrCat
Have you smoke tested for air leaks? I had an e46...

Have you smoke tested for air leaks? I had an e46 in the other week for misfires and an oil leak, valve cover was cracked wide open.

Link to your other thread?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By I8UrCat
There's a few tabs on each side to keep it in...

There's a few tabs on each side to keep it in place, but they don't lock it down. Just lift carefully.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By I8UrCat
It keeps oil from being flung out of the breather...

It keeps oil from being flung out of the breather port on your valve cover. No need on exhaust side as the port is only on the intake side.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By I8UrCat
+1 Posting such a question without proper...

+1

Posting such a question without proper backstory makes people question your reasons, and for such a major component they are right to.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28,710
Views: 2,141,753
Posted By I8UrCat
Replaced my front pads and rotors this morning,...

Replaced my front pads and rotors this morning, nice new zinc coated Zimmermans and some Akebono pads. Then I found that my brand new Wahler thermostat housing is weeping from the o-ring for the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,272
Posted By I8UrCat
I bought a Uro pulley for my coolant refresh, and...

I bought a Uro pulley for my coolant refresh, and the runout was horrible (well over 0.020") so I returned it. I put on a German-made Meyle composite pulley, which had zero runout.

Any product...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 405
Posted By I8UrCat
If you're going that far, bypass the clutch pedal...

If you're going that far, bypass the clutch pedal switch so you don't wear out your thrust bearings while you're cranking for longer periods.

If the car has been sitting for long enough for this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,272
Posted By I8UrCat
I've used Saleri extensively for years. They...

I've used Saleri extensively for years. They were the ones to bring PPS plastic to the aftermarket, previously the material was too expensive to produce in high enough quantities. Good to 220C...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,881
Posted By I8UrCat
Look at the seal kits, they list what's included...

Look at the seal kits, they list what's included and the brands.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By I8UrCat
Good luck! I've been wanting to get into mine...

Good luck! I've been wanting to get into mine too, I've got something going on with my 2nd gear where it chatters on decel between 3000-1500rpm (noticed it when I put in UUC black trans mounts, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,881
Posted By I8UrCat
They do list the VCG brand as Elring, but the...

They do list the VCG brand as Elring, but the grommets are VR. I used VR for my first VCG job, and it leaked no matter what I did (even the VR grommets leaked). Elring has been great on all three...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By I8UrCat
Check this thread...

Check this thread (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1002926). That guy did everything but adjust the shift forks, and lo-and-behold he had shift problems afterwards. If you've built...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-11-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By I8UrCat
As a mainly-VW specialist mechanic (and former...

As a mainly-VW specialist mechanic (and former euro part warehouse dude), I can say that Febi is usually ok, but not up to OE standards (made in China/etc). Lemforder is OE for a lot of VW/Audi/BMW,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,600
Posted By I8UrCat
I think some people intentionally don't fill up...

I think some people intentionally don't fill up the tank to the specified level. Thermal expansion would have more room to grow without spiking if there was more air in the tank. Will have to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,600
Posted By I8UrCat
To follow up, OP mentions WD-40 and lithium...

To follow up, OP mentions WD-40 and lithium grease. WD-40 will evaporate and leave no net effect. I used an oil can to get engine oil back into the oilite bushings (best as can be done without...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,600
Posted By I8UrCat
Soldering makes the joint brittle, and the wire...

Soldering makes the joint brittle, and the wire near the joint. The stranded copper wicks up the solder (making it brittle), and the heat also hardens the copper (also making it brittle). Even...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,600
Posted By I8UrCat
I've had a ghost coolant weep for a couple years,...

I've had a ghost coolant weep for a couple years, but have never seen a stain anywhere. Nothing showed up visibly until I put on a 1.4bar cap and it covered my ET.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,600
Posted By I8UrCat
Yes, 2nd knob on float just under top lip of...

Yes, 2nd knob on float just under top lip of tank, as per diagram.
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