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Forum: Complete Cars 08-02-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By ruckus323
Is this still available? Can you post/PM pics of...

Is this still available? Can you post/PM pics of the interior (seats, dash/IP with car on and other typicals)? Can you also list the major service items from the PO records (e.g. radiator, fan, WP,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-14-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,735
Posted By ruckus323
RockerGuy - I had the exact same issue a few...

RockerGuy - I had the exact same issue a few months back - rough idle when cold, misfire and a loud metallic pinging. This misfiring got so bad that I almost did not make it home one night. I also...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-13-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By ruckus323
i just replaced my secondary air pump hose over...

i just replaced my secondary air pump hose over the summer. 5 minute job and ~$10 part.

Mine was disintegrated from the inside out but strangely i do not recall any performance or cold idle issues...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-18-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,673
Posted By ruckus323
plastigage told you 0.025 inches or mm? I assume...

plastigage told you 0.025 inches or mm? I assume inches otherwise that would be a little tight for bearing clearance. I'm guessing your other rods were between 0.003 and 0.008 inches plastigaged???...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-16-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,673
Posted By ruckus323
agree with tedfrederick - give that con-rod and...

agree with tedfrederick - give that con-rod and crank journal good once over and then a twice over checking for heat discoloration. You're really lucky the cap stayed on. Was the cracking torque on...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-15-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By ruckus323
Put a backer board made out of scrap 2x4 behind...

Put a backer board made out of scrap 2x4 behind the knuckle to brace it and then center punch the bolt. Drill a small starter hole with a stiff centering bit if you have one or just choke up your...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-15-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,673
Posted By ruckus323
Hey, congrats on taking on the job. You'll love...

Hey, congrats on taking on the job. You'll love the experience. I have a diatribe below, but please be patient as I have some years behind me on crank design, inspection, test and reman.
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-17-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 235,242
Posted By ruckus323
@ SuperYeti - generally speaking, if you see a...

@ SuperYeti - generally speaking, if you see a torque procedure that utilizes a torque + angle procedure, then you are tensioning the bolt close to yield strength and should replace them. Once you...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-13-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 61,412
Posted By ruckus323
I'll try to get at least a part number for what...

I'll try to get at least a part number for what the dealer ordered and try like hell to get a pic of what they're installing. I'll post pics i I get them.
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-08-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By ruckus323
Puri - see pic below of my belated "Helmut" ...

Puri - see pic below of my belated "Helmut"

Hammer - After arguing with the service writer and service manager then we called the BMW class action lawsuit hotline (together, like a family) and the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By ruckus323
Interesting. I just purchased my E46 last week...

Interesting. I just purchased my E46 last week and brought into the stealership today. The response was they would order the parts required, bring it back in a few days and they would keep it for a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-08-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 46,338
Posted By ruckus323
Great thread! I was just taking pictures of this...

Great thread! I was just taking pictures of this hose to ask what it was. Mine is completely deteriorated and succumbed to awesome power of one finger press.

What is the failure mode of a SAP or...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-08-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 61,412
Posted By ruckus323
Is this reinforcement any different than the...

Is this reinforcement any different than the class action lawsuit subframe inspection and repair? I just took mine to the stealership an they're ordering parts.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-08-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 129,159
Posted By ruckus323
FYI on the pulley moving without belt while...

FYI on the pulley moving without belt while trying to remove mounting bolts (and not booger up your nice aftermarket parts) :

Use or make a small wedge shaped piece of wood shoved in the feed...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By ruckus323
Talking E36 convert to E46... hello Fanatics

Hi all. I just got my first E46 after the loss of my E36 to a recent midwest flood :thumbdwn: Luckily, I'm anal and fully insured which allowed me to step up to an E46 in need of TLC and dig in for...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-08-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,051
Posted By ruckus323
Nice crotch shot on the Nav unit display.

Nice crotch shot on the Nav unit display.
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