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Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-14-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By EthirD
Thump when you shift gears is often due to tears...

Thump when you shift gears is often due to tears in the rear subframe mounts on the E46. There's lots of info on the issue here on the forum. Lift your trunk floor and look near the "front" of the...
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 04-14-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By EthirD
Debating if I should get this or the E60 manual...

Debating if I should get this or the E60 manual as a stopgap for my N52-powered X5. Really wish they would get on the stick on that one.
Forum: Sponsor Press Releases & New Product Announcements 04-10-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By EthirD
Do you guys have a recommended tire size for an...

Do you guys have a recommended tire size for an E30 with stock fenders on the 16"x8" ET20 on your site?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By EthirD
The rattle should stop when you disconnect the...

The rattle should stop when you disconnect the connector. I don't know that I'd go to the length of ripping out the flap unless yours is so loose that intake resonance vibrates it even with the plug...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By EthirD
Yep, I can confirm - do the rebuild. Mine had...

Yep, I can confirm - do the rebuild. Mine had very minimal play and was in great shape, but the rebuild kit has me rattle free for 4k miles now. And that pin thing is nuts - even if the pin could...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-17-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By EthirD
Thanks guys. hole is in the outermost tread block...

Thanks guys. hole is in the outermost tread block so Firestone and Sears didn't want to touch it. Ended up leaving it with Goodyear - dude said it's technically nonrepairable (ie legal department...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-17-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By EthirD
Blizzak WS60 and WS70

Last night I managed to pick up a screwdriver in one of my WS60s. The tires have somewhere around 800 miles on them - they're almost brand new. My puncture was through the tread, but it's a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-12-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,741
Posted By EthirD
This is one of the amazing truths of DIY: in most...

This is one of the amazing truths of DIY: in most cases, if you use a tool once, it has paid for itself when compared to the labor cost you would have paid to have a shop do the work. Of course many...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-12-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 71,879
Posted By EthirD
The viscosity doesn't make the difference - M1...

The viscosity doesn't make the difference - M1 0W-40 uses a superior base stock when compared to the other M1 weights sold in the USA. If they were all created from equivalent base stocks, then they...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-12-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,741
Posted By EthirD
Did you throw away your set of combo wrenches...

Did you throw away your set of combo wrenches after performing the brake service? No? Then it's not $25 wasted - it's $25 invested in a future project. I don't have a ton of tools, but I rarely find...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-08-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By EthirD
To answer what I think you're asking, it doesn't...

To answer what I think you're asking, it doesn't have a style number as it's not a BMW OE wheel. But, it's your car - put whatever wheels you want on it. They aren't going to fit the taste of many on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By EthirD
Sorry to bump your old thread, but was the...

Sorry to bump your old thread, but was the removal/installation of the cover w/hogrings pretty straight forward? Never done upholstery and need to give it a shot soon.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-08-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By EthirD
These are the 16s that will clear a 330s brakes?

These are the 16s that will clear a 330s brakes?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 966
Posted By EthirD
Yeah, it's cool. You needed a new filter anyway -...

Yeah, it's cool. You needed a new filter anyway - why not replace the whole shooting match? Preventative maintenance, right? ;)
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-30-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By EthirD
I've never heard of plus-sized wheels causing...

I've never heard of plus-sized wheels causing appreciable wear to any type of suspension or driveline component. I'd challenge you to weigh one of your old wheels versus one of the new. I'd bet the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By EthirD
Don't hesitate to get the Dayco pulleys - the one...

Don't hesitate to get the Dayco pulleys - the one I bought from Amazon was stamped "Made in Germany."

BMA sells the pulleys pretty cheap. You won't be able to get the mech tensioner pulley from...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-23-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,322
Posted By EthirD
Another vote for a dedicated set of winter...

Another vote for a dedicated set of winter wheels. At the end of the day, I want to minimize my stopping distance when it gets hairy, and no all-season comes close to any of the big-name studless...
Forum: Complete Cars 10-23-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,698
Posted By EthirD
So much derp in here

So much derp in here
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-23-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By EthirD
Definitely check out the tirerack comparison...

Definitely check out the tirerack comparison tests and perhaps Gary can shed some light, but it looks like the Continental beat out the WS70 in their comparison. I already bought myself some...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-22-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By EthirD
I'd specifically be interested in the weight of...

I'd specifically be interested in the weight of the 18x8.5 ET35
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-22-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By EthirD
I ran the LM25V on my S4 and found that the...

I ran the LM25V on my S4 and found that the snow/ice traction was good but not fantastic. The dry road feel was obviously superior, but I found myself getting loose in snow/ice far more often than...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-22-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,158
Posted By EthirD
Not that this means anything for the Hankook, but...

Not that this means anything for the Hankook, but I ran Kumho Ecsta UHP all seasons on my S4, and while they started out fine, the sidewalls gradually became seriously soft about halfway through the...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By EthirD
Failed to add that I've looked at all the styles...

Failed to add that I've looked at all the styles on bmwstylewheels.com and this doesn't appear to be OE. Just hoping someone can shed some light if they know where they came from.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-21-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By EthirD
Can you ID these wheels?

Guy is selling a set of wheels that he says are from his E39 M5. He says that they're 18s and are "made by BBS." Has anyone seen this style before? It looks like a deep style 135 somewhat, but there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,742
Posted By EthirD
To the guy talking base stock, the BMW dealer...

To the guy talking base stock, the BMW dealer sells a Group 3 "synthetic" as the approved oil for the car. I'm ok with using the M1 0W-40, which also meets the BMW LL-01 standard, in my car. Arguing...
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