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Forum: Australia 11-16-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By TonyJ
After I changed the VANOS seal, I did experienced...

After I changed the VANOS seal, I did experienced an improvement in responsiveness. The engine just feels more willing to drive harder on the same throttle. Then after a while I changes all spark...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By TonyJ
Yes I know BMW is known to be heavy steering,...

Yes I know BMW is known to be heavy steering, with many sports cars. But a spirited weekend mountain stunt is rare, compared to drive it day to day, everday, doing tight parking manuvours, it does...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By TonyJ
So it is due to the steering pump design and you...

So it is due to the steering pump design and you can't make any adjustment?

I am already quite used to the heavy steering (heck, my learner car was a little suzuki, manual with no power steering,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By TonyJ
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By TonyJ
Vibration on power windows and heavy steering

Hi, I have these 2 symptons eversince I bought the car which was on 110k km. They are not major but still bugged me.

a) When standing still, firm on the brakes and engine in gear D, when I press...
Forum: Australia 09-14-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By TonyJ
From what I read the EPK is 1" shorter than the...

From what I read the EPK is 1" shorter than the stock spring. Since my car is already low enough on stock sport suspension, I don't want to go lower.

I finally finished installing the Koni. The...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By TonyJ
Now I'm installing the rear shocks first. Thought...

Now I'm installing the rear shocks first. Thought it was easy, but...

There're 2 pieces of washers I'm not too sure. I think this is specific for Koni.

In the first photo, there is a plastic...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By TonyJ
This is my first time to do the springs, so I...

This is my first time to do the springs, so I could get something wrong.

However, I can tell you, that the my compressor's upper and lower jaw can only close to no less than 10cm, and I tried...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By TonyJ
Did the work last night, but had to abort the...

Did the work last night, but had to abort the mission and put everything back.... Feel so embarassed, such things never happened in any of my previous maintenance work.

I think I vastly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 101,239
Posted By TonyJ
Is it ok to use the MAF cleaner to clean the...

Is it ok to use the MAF cleaner to clean the contacts? I just have too many cans of different fluids and don't want to get another can which will only be used once or twice.
Forum: Australia 08-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,564
Posted By TonyJ
I often see claims like that, but that's not...

I often see claims like that, but that's not true. The fuel pump always sucks from the bottom, the intake filter is at the lowest part of the pump.

The dirtiness of the fuel tank could be...
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By TonyJ
I have confirmed, from various sources, that mine...

I have confirmed, from various sources, that mine is a sports suspension. The evidence is the red and white bands on the front springs and 3 green bands on the rear. So that was clear and the Amazon...
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,564
Posted By TonyJ
Fuel pump could be a suspect. It can soft fail,...

Fuel pump could be a suspect. It can soft fail, especially on cold start.

I have one lying in the garage. Was taken out as a preventive maintenance and was working 100% before took off. PM me if...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By TonyJ
These tyre are probably worth more than $100 but...

These tyre are probably worth more than $100 but they are of 3 brands!. You also need to consider how much labour cost to change them in the tyre shop? Is $50 enough to do that? All the wheels are...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By TonyJ
I'm actually looking for a set of cheap wheels...

I'm actually looking for a set of cheap wheels that are still in reasonable condition. I have the stock 17" but were badly guttered (disclaimer: Not by me of course).

Then when I saw your wheels...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-14-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By TonyJ
No you can't. There is no manual cranking. The...

No you can't. There is no manual cranking. The only thing you can do is to pull out the door trim, the air bag, the vapour seal (a bit messy due to the glue they used), loose the window motor and...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By TonyJ
I have now formed an opinion on how much PPI...

I have now formed an opinion on how much PPI could discover. Not much really. There are a million things that can go wrong even after a good (and expensive) PPI. In my case, I had 3 leaks in the...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,547
Posted By TonyJ
What's the reason for downgrading? Ride too harsh?

What's the reason for downgrading? Ride too harsh?
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By TonyJ
So this is the rattle city

It has annoyed me for more than one year and now I finally balled up to fix it. There are rattle from the passenger side seat belt area, and on some crappy Melbourne roads, it rattles and clanks all...
Forum: Australia 08-06-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By TonyJ
This thread has some (much) cheaper options, but...

This thread has some (much) cheaper options, but not sure whether it suits Australian cars.
...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By TonyJ
So I was looking for a shock and I did got some...

So I was looking for a shock and I did got some shocks! The limited local sellers I've contacted all quoted more than double the prices compared to US. So even if slapped with a hefty $200-300...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By TonyJ
Looks like mine is not sports suspension. It only...

Looks like mine is not sports suspension. It only listed Sports seat and Sports leather steering wheel, but no mention of suspension.
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By TonyJ
Thanks Rob. Can you also post some major...

Thanks Rob. Can you also post some major differences between stock spring+FSD and Prokit+FSD? In terms of cornering stableness and ride comfort over bumpy road? One major con for the Prokit is the...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By TonyJ
No idea, possibly the original one. And I can't...

No idea, possibly the original one. And I can't find info whether it is sports suspension or not. (since the FSD has 2 variables, for normal and for sports suspension)

Where did you get the Koni...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By TonyJ
Koni FSD

Now it is tax time so I guess I would have some spare cash to play with :)

What's the next project?

I've never liked BMW's stock suspension. They are too uncomfortable on bumpy roads and not...
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