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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Tangent_
Terminal Velocity: The velocity at which the...

Terminal Velocity: The velocity at which the driving forces are cancelled out by the resistive forces. "Terminal" also means "final, last, or and end or extremity of something" so "terminal velocity"...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By Tangent_
Perfect reason to go for the track day! :thumbup:...

Perfect reason to go for the track day! :thumbup: Mine absolutely wouldn't fit in with all the shined and polished bimmers that have their MSRP in mods added on to them.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Tangent_
128mph which will probably show as about 135 or...

128mph which will probably show as about 135 or so on the speedometer is terminal velocity when stock. Not that that's all it's got power for, but that's where the factory limiter is set. What you...
Forum: California 05-04-2015, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Tangent_
I've still got my stock sport package springs...

I've still got my stock sport package springs anyway, no shocks struts though.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Tangent_
I wouldn't worry about damage to anything except...

I wouldn't worry about damage to anything except the center support bearing.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Tangent_
An extremely reliable engine that weighs about...

An extremely reliable engine that weighs about the same as the I6 it's replacing, is physically smaller, has loads more horsepower and torque when stock and can be modded to hilarious power levels...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By Tangent_
Was it in a spot where it would potentially cause...

Was it in a spot where it would potentially cause that noise or is that another issue?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Tangent_
Agreed, had those same symptoms when my ignition...

Agreed, had those same symptoms when my ignition switch failed. Easy fix luckily.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Tangent_
Here's one way to tell: ...

Here's one way to tell:

https://youtu.be/711n9fgep_0?t=143
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By Tangent_
Like most others here, I get roughly 20' just...

Like most others here, I get roughly 20' just holding the key and up to around 50' with it under my chin.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By Tangent_
Holy crap... Apparently you got a car that was...

Holy crap... Apparently you got a car that was built the Monday following an epic company-wide Oktoberfest bender. I've had less issues overall and none even close to approaching the sheer WTF-ness...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Tangent_
Second this. Happened to me too and the result...

Second this. Happened to me too and the result matches OP's description exactly.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-23-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Tangent_
Automatic or manual? Are you driving mostly...

Automatic or manual? Are you driving mostly highway miles or are you going to a bunch of track days?

For a mostly street driven manual I'd recommend a fluid change at least every 100,000 miles....
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Tangent_
That'll be totally subjective. I'd recommend...

That'll be totally subjective. I'd recommend looking for clips of all available exhaust options (including muffler delete) on YouTube and deciding from there. If you really want the low rumbling...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Tangent_
Speed is still climbing so it's not an engine...

Speed is still climbing so it's not an engine power issue that could be caused by a clogged fuel filter. The only way rpms will drop while speed is still climbing is if you change the transmission...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Tangent_
Just a guess, but I'd suspect there's something...

Just a guess, but I'd suspect there's something wrong with the throwout bearing and/or the clutch release fork. Something isn't seated right maybe...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Tangent_
I'm betting you just ran over that, kicked it up,...

I'm betting you just ran over that, kicked it up, and speared it into that panel. Like others have said it looks more construction grade than automotive grade, plus it's way too clean to have been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Tangent_
How does the gas smell horrible?

How does the gas smell horrible?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By Tangent_
Not normal, but it is common.

Not normal, but it is common.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tangent_
I disagree. Yeah, they might look more...

I disagree. Yeah, they might look more intimidating, and the tools might be more complex than a screwdriver, but overall I think things have generally improved. I've never had to rebuild a carb, let...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tangent_
Of course there's going to be a learning curve...

Of course there's going to be a learning curve for anyone familiar with E46s. Just as there was for anyone used to E30s that jumped into an E46. What the hell is this OBD2 crap? Wait, the headlights...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By Tangent_
For the never-ending myth that a K&N will kill a...

For the never-ending myth that a K&N will kill a MAF because of it's oil, or even when it's over-oiled, it just doesn't happen. What most people don't realize is how slow the air velocity actually is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Tangent_
The CEL will be just to indicate catalytic...

The CEL will be just to indicate catalytic converter efficiency issues. The engine will run just fine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Tangent_
If the leak is big enough it's possible. It's not...

If the leak is big enough it's possible. It's not as common as the other usual suspects but since the valve cover is under vacuum it certainly can be the cause.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Tangent_
I see the ever-popular lean codes in there, so...

I see the ever-popular lean codes in there, so first things first, look for a vacuum leak. Most likely culprits are the elbow coming off the lower intake boot, other parts of the intake boots, the...
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