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Forum: E46 Convertible 10-28-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,547
Posted By winstontj
Thanks, I'll take a look at REALOEM and see what...

Thanks, I'll take a look at REALOEM and see what the differences are with braces, etc. Was just wondering specifically about sheet metal and chassis items that aren't listed.
Forum: E46 Convertible 10-28-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,547
Posted By winstontj
Are there E46 Cabrio Braces?

On the e30 there are cabrio braces in the engine bay that essentially tie in the two front frame rails to the firewall. It strengthens a bit more and makes the cabrio chassis stiffer.

Does...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,002
Posted By winstontj
No, and I don't even know if it would fit in a...

No, and I don't even know if it would fit in a M5x engine. I was just curious about things like the expansion tank, etc.

My only M to non-M experience is with the S14 vs. M10 engines in 2002's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By winstontj
If money isn't an issue just change it twice....

If money isn't an issue just change it twice. Also, if it's been sitting for a week+ then just leave the drain plug open for a day while it all drips out.

If you are concerned let it drip out for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,002
Posted By winstontj
Are the ///M cooling systems simply better? I'm a...

Are the ///M cooling systems simply better? I'm a new e46 owner and based on the very few and limited posts I'm wondering if the M cooling system is in fact better than a non-M system, and, would an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,611
Posted By winstontj
Contact the Smithsonian, MOMA or the like and...

Contact the Smithsonian, MOMA or the like and tell them that you would like to put your "lifetime" transmission fluid (with transmission) on display.

This way your transmission will last forever...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By winstontj
OP I have been in your shoes. I can tell you it's...

OP I have been in your shoes. I can tell you it's gone both ways for me - I've re-used parts and never had issues and I've pulled transmissions or rebuilt diffs & oil pumps just weeks (or days) after...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 10-27-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,155
Posted By winstontj
OP how are your tires? I'm not sure what type of...

OP how are your tires? I'm not sure what type of machine they use to line everything up on but some of the more budget machines can be thrown off by tires if one has good tread and the other is bald,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-26-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,825
Posted By winstontj
Not to totally jack OP's thread but... I...

Not to totally jack OP's thread but...

I just bought a 2002 325iT. Not even sure exactly if the 2002 e46's were impacted but would it be worth it for me to reinforce or strengthen the subframe on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-26-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,036
Posted By winstontj
I don't understand the insurance or high-risk...

I don't understand the insurance or high-risk pool thing. OP you must have had either other accidents or numerous speeding tickets (or something like a DUI/DWI, etc.).

Insurance companies don't...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 10-25-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By winstontj
OP all I can say is that you are so incredibly...

OP all I can say is that you are so incredibly lucky that it happened in your driveway at <1mph.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,036
Posted By winstontj
How many accidents have you been in?

How many accidents have you been in?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By winstontj
That's what I'm doing with my new one next week. ...

That's what I'm doing with my new one next week.

My trip is about 1,200 miles and says 20 hours on Google. His trip is about 1,100 miles and about 18 hours on Google.

Plane ticket is $100...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By winstontj
Don't do anything to the engine. Take that cash...

Don't do anything to the engine. Take that cash and buy some suspension parts like shocks, springs, swaybars, bushings, etc. Don't forget about brakes. You probably won't have much cash leftover but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By winstontj
Sent you a PM. This happened so recently I'm not...

Sent you a PM. This happened so recently I'm not yet paid out on insurance so please don't mention me to them or a BMW accident, etc.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By winstontj
+eleventybillion I bought a 2004 325iT with...

+eleventybillion

I bought a 2004 325iT with 63k miles on it from Galveston, TX. I paid $500 for an el-cheap-o shipping company to deliver my car. The truck driver didn't have the car attached...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 31,224
Posted By winstontj
I just purchased a 325iT and it has 111k miles on...

I just purchased a 325iT and it has 111k miles on original clutch. I'm assuming it would need replacing sometime soon or at least in the coming few years.

Is a LW flywheel going to be foolish on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By winstontj
Sorry about that. I didnt realize that these...

Sorry about that. I didnt realize that these things have aluminum blocks. The newest bmw I've owned to this point is an E30.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,505
Posted By winstontj
I'm not a believer in any of those automatic...

I'm not a believer in any of those automatic flushing machines or procedures. That said, if I buy an unknown car I'll usually change ALL of the fluids right away (regardless of what the PO states),...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By winstontj
Are you doing the welding or is a welder doing...

Are you doing the welding or is a welder doing it?

Did you really say you are also going to weld the cast iron block?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,036
Posted By winstontj
As other's have mentioned, I'd take a driving...

As other's have mentioned, I'd take a driving course. I used to instruct a street smarts for kids course and it was really fun for the new drivers as well as the instructors. I've done a few other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,586
Posted By winstontj
Tire Rack says that OEM with sport package is...

Tire Rack says that OEM with sport package is 225/45-17. They make the Hakk-7's in that size so I'm sure that I'll be able to have something fit in there. Worst case I'd go skinny and possibly get a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By winstontj
Are you sure the battery isn't dead or really...

Are you sure the battery isn't dead or really drained? Do you hear a ticking noise when you turn the key over or is it just nothing?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,036
Posted By winstontj
OP this doesn't add up. Bent frame,...

OP this doesn't add up. Bent frame, trashed/totaled suspension, broken rims/wheels - and you weren't going more than 20mph?




+1000

I lived up in VT for a number of years and my 1981...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,586
Posted By winstontj
What are we supposed to be putting in these...

What are we supposed to be putting in these things anyway? Premium?

I have a few 10gal pails of 110 leaded race fuel here in CT. If they'd let me fly with it I'd be tempted to cut it 50/50 with...
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