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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By bamafanatic
Yep, I should've fired it up before putting the...

Yep, I should've fired it up before putting the cover and cabin filter box back on. Would've saved me a trip to Advance Auto and some embarrassment on the forum. I was real meticulous to torque...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By bamafanatic
Found the mistake.....I am such a dumbass. I...

Found the mistake.....I am such a dumbass.

I didn't connect the coil pack on cylinder 6. Sorry for wasting you time. I should've started the car up before I covered everything up.

:banghead:
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By bamafanatic
I just had the codes pulled. Getting the code...

I just had the codes pulled. Getting the code P1353- Manufacturer Ignition Control or Misfire (what advanced auto said). I have Bremi coils BTW. I am going to go check what you suggested. Maybe...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By bamafanatic
New Spark Pugs- Now Car Shudders

Guys,
I just replaced my spark plugs and now my car shudders and the Service Engine Soon Light is on constantly. My old plugs were some type of Bosch four prong design and my new ones are NGK...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By bamafanatic
Liquid Nails Perfect Glue #1 worked great for me....

Liquid Nails Perfect Glue #1 worked great for me. Use masking tape to secure the trim overnight (Make sure that it is taped tight so that the glue bonds well).
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-02-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By bamafanatic
Thanks for the info. Some gearheads that I work...

Thanks for the info. Some gearheads that I work with have recommended a couple of real good tire places that I will check out next time around. The only reason I had the dealer doing the work was...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-02-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,441
Posted By bamafanatic
I think that most people confuse bumpsteer with...

I think that most people confuse bumpsteer with tramlining. My car wanders sometimes, but I think it is due to the low profile tires which tend to tramline more easily.

BTW, I had my rack...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By bamafanatic
Got new rings in the other day. 74 to 72.56 mm. ...

Got new rings in the other day. 74 to 72.56 mm. What a huge difference in ride quality. I mean night and day difference. I actually enjoy driving my car again. I think the front end was the...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-02-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By bamafanatic
The wheel guy was supposed to get back with me...

The wheel guy was supposed to get back with me after Thanksgiving, but never did. I pulled my wheels the other day and did not see any bends at all. However, I have since isolated my vibration...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,305
Posted By bamafanatic
If you have aftermarket rims, you may be missing...

If you have aftermarket rims, you may be missing hub centric rings needed to properly center the wheels. My cars rings got discarded without me knowing and it caused major vibrations at high speed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By bamafanatic
I think that I have isolated the root cause my...

I think that I have isolated the root cause my vibration problem. I have a couple of bent rims that are causing some of the vibration, but I think the most significant contributor is my lack of...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-21-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By bamafanatic
Unfortunately I am not aware of a fixed location...

Unfortunately I am not aware of a fixed location shop that can repair my wheels locally and I cannot afford to be without transportation (shipping wheels off). The company that I plan on using is...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-19-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By bamafanatic
Thanks for the response. I am going to go ahead...

Thanks for the response. I am going to go ahead and get the rims repaired since they will be just as strong. If I had to buy new rims I would go with 17" rims, but given that I just bought new...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-19-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By bamafanatic
Question about Wheel Repair

Took my car in for strange highway vibration after I had tires mounted/balanced at dealership and some other front end work done. Took them forever to find out the problem, but eventually they said...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By bamafanatic
Taking my car to the dealership this Friday and...

Taking my car to the dealership this Friday and am going to have them test drive the crap out of it before they check it out again. I have noticed lots of complaints lately about vibrations being...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By bamafanatic
Mine is not crooked, rather it shakes/vibrates...

Mine is not crooked, rather it shakes/vibrates vigorously. Alignment seems to be good, but it is pretty sensitive to the road causing the car to drift to the right. I can't clearly recall whether...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By bamafanatic
I plan on taking it back, but it's getting old...

I plan on taking it back, but it's getting old having to go there over an over. I like to have an educated guess as to what something is before I go in. I've had the tires balanced twice so I doubt...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By bamafanatic
Need Advice regarding vibrating suspension

All,
I took my car to the dealer about a month ago and asked them to check out my suspension and tell me what needs replacing . They said I needed new CAs and bushings as well as a new steering...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-29-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By bamafanatic
Just did my CAs yesterday. The car still tracks...

Just did my CAs yesterday. The car still tracks straight without an alignment job. It doesn't look like CAs are adjustable (maybe I'm wrong, but its just 2 nuts and 2 bolts on the bushings). I'm...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-28-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 66,591
Posted By bamafanatic
Just did my CA and bushings today. I have no...

Just did my CA and bushings today. I have no idea how people have been able to do this job in 2 hours......Anyway, the steps are as simple as described by others in previous posts but executing them...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-24-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By bamafanatic
Bump.

Bump.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 10-24-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By bamafanatic
OK, another stupid question. I just received my...

OK, another stupid question. I just received my Kumho ASX 235/40/18's today and they look REALLY big compared to the mounted 225/40/18s currently on the car. Almost big enough that I am concerned...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-20-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 66,591
Posted By bamafanatic
I really need to get a CCA membership. I have...

I really need to get a CCA membership. I have had the car about 1.5 years now and have replaced the rear brakes, done an oil change, fixed my HK speaker rattle, fixed my droopy door seals, and now...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-19-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 66,591
Posted By bamafanatic
No way would I reuse the nylon nuts. For any...

No way would I reuse the nylon nuts. For any application, they are intended to be single use items. I was asking about the bushing mounting bolts and the plate/tube reinforcement bolts. The bolts...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By bamafanatic
Alot of people use the "dimple" on the front end...

Alot of people use the "dimple" on the front end reinforcement plate to lift the car. I have done so a couple of times myself. However, that plate is aluminum and does show some visible flex when...
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