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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-23-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By big bad jon
Just as a quick update... I took it to my buddy's...

Just as a quick update... I took it to my buddy's shop, and his answer was basically, bigger hammer...

It helped to remove the tie rod joints first to get clearance to really whack at the knuckle,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-20-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By big bad jon
Totally agree. The oil filter housing just pushed...

Totally agree. The oil filter housing just pushed over to the side (alternator out too) gives a ton of room to work... I also did the disa valve upgrade during this process (although I ended up...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-20-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By big bad jon
Another way to diagnose the FSR is if your blower...

Another way to diagnose the FSR is if your blower speed is a bit intermittent. Also, one time I was trying to take a nap in my car when the blower would sort of turn itself on and off even with the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-17-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By big bad jon
I'm in Korea now, and as fast as shipping tends...

I'm in Korea now, and as fast as shipping tends to be, it's still probably at least a 2-3 day wait to get tools (there aren't any big box hardware stores around), and having destroyed all the seals,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-16-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By big bad jon
I don't have a torch, but I'm gonna take it to a...

I don't have a torch, but I'm gonna take it to a buddy's shop on Monday... He said he'd try hearing it or worst case scenario, cutting it...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-16-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By big bad jon
Control Arms... I have been defeated...

Generally, even if it takes 4-5x the recommended time, I'm somehow able to get stuff done, but this time, I have to admit defeat...

I was able to remove the nuts on top of the lollipops (for some...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By big bad jon
Thanks for all the advice. I was hoping to get...

Thanks for all the advice. I was hoping to get out a little cheaper as I'm living overseas now, and have to ship the products in from the states, but you guys are probably right: getting a new...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By big bad jon
Dumb question: how do I verify my control arm manufacturer?

My front control arm ball joints are toast, and I'm looking to replace them, but I don't remember if I only had the bushings replaced before or if I had the whole control arm replaced by my Indy back...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-15-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By big bad jon
From what I understand, the wiring was for a...

From what I understand, the wiring was for a proprietary mic only purchaseable through BMW. I found a small harness in the trim, and can only assume that's what that is based on the location
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-15-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,283
Posted By big bad jon
I've had nothing but great experiences with FCP....

I've had nothing but great experiences with FCP. They've been great.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-15-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By big bad jon
I put the Behr one in my car last month. So far,...

I put the Behr one in my car last month. So far, no issues. But keep in mind, there are two different part numbers. One is specifically for the manual, and the other is specifically for the auto. Fit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,213
Posted By big bad jon
Gatriel, did you ever get it figured out? I'm...

Gatriel, did you ever get it figured out? I'm having a similar sound as well as an additional ticking sound coming from the passenger wheel well (rpm dependent).

I'll go check the plugs for the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-09-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By big bad jon
When was the water pump changed? If you're...

When was the water pump changed? If you're having coolant issues, maybe it's a bad bearing in the water pump?

It sounds like a pulley, but since you said they were replaced...

It could also be...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 107,664
Posted By big bad jon
I tried for a long time to flatten out the...

I tried for a long time to flatten out the driver... The best option would be to remove the headliner, get into the cassette, remove the driver, put it in a vice, and get a strong right angle... But...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 107,664
Posted By big bad jon
I'm not the foremost expert, but first I would...

I'm not the foremost expert, but first I would check the tracks and the driver, see if they're bent or getting caught anywhere. Next I would check the mechanical arms for separation (apparently...
Forum: BAVSOUND Mobile Electronics Forum 01-20-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,329
Posted By big bad jon
So, this was from quite awhile ago, but great...

So, this was from quite awhile ago, but great write up! It's things like these that although they don't completely register for me on the first try, it gives me a lot more confidence about at least...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,044
Posted By big bad jon
it depends on the type of mount. if the holder...

it depends on the type of mount. if the holder is the type that screws into the mount base, then you should just be able to unscrew it, and screw in the new one. if it's a single piece, you'd...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By big bad jon
One caveat, you should check to see if it's...

One caveat, you should check to see if it's lifetime for the car, or for those particular wheels/tires or if there is some other restriction for the "lifetime" deal. But if it truly is "lifetime"...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-10-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By big bad jon
I too have the UUC Short Shifter (First gen), and...

I too have the UUC Short Shifter (First gen), and it was the first mod I did by myself. The install wasn't very hard, in fact, the worst part was getting the car up on the ramps, but took longer...
Forum: California 05-09-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,137
Posted By big bad jon
Just got my car done over at Ronin AutoWerks...

Just got my car done over at Ronin AutoWerks earlier today, and I just wanted to say :thumbsup:

Matt was very informative and helpful from the start, letting me walk around and see what he saw,...
Forum: California 05-06-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,137
Posted By big bad jon
I just spoke to Matt today on the phone as well,...

I just spoke to Matt today on the phone as well, very cool guy, gave me a good idea of what I can expect when I get there (scheduled for Thursday, will write back).

His prices seem very fair, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 144,730
Posted By big bad jon
I can't say for sure about the lighter battery,...

I can't say for sure about the lighter battery, as the 49-DL that seemed to be popular actually seemed like it was heavier than the factory batt (although the factory battery seemed plenty heavy due...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2007, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By big bad jon
Good stuff. To be completely honest, when the...

Good stuff. To be completely honest, when the E46 first came out, I thought it looked like a "toy car." But it was a bit unfair because I was comparing my friend's black E36 coupe with a blue E46...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 144,730
Posted By big bad jon
Okay, so I did the batt change, and I needed to...

Okay, so I did the batt change, and I needed to use a shim (cardboard for now, maybe i'll try to get some rubber... just seems like it would be safer) even with the plate all the way down.

A...
Forum: California 06-19-2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By big bad jon
I got quasai-pulled over for having out of state...

I got quasai-pulled over for having out of state plates and super dark tint about six months ago. The cop basically followed me into my apartment complex, and so I stopped and asked him what the...
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