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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By I8UrCat
Very untrue. All parts have manufacturing...

Very untrue. All parts have manufacturing tolerances, your alignment will potentially change due to these tolerances. Any part that locates the knuckle or hub will require an alignment...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By I8UrCat
Reinz changed their material a few years ago, I...

Reinz changed their material a few years ago, I haven't had one not leak (BMW or VW/Audi) since. Elring VCG and grommets for the M54's have held up perfectly for my car and my BMW customers. Just...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-31-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By I8UrCat
Can you see anything in the tank when you install...

Can you see anything in the tank when you install them? Are you putting them in correctly? Parts snapping indicates that something is hitting it that shouldn't, either during install or while it's...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 08-31-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By I8UrCat
BMW pads do not have the squeeler tabs you're...

BMW pads do not have the squeeler tabs you're talking about, any such screeching in your car is a pad worn to metal. I had two cars come into my shop last week that had pads worn down to the metal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,121
Posted By I8UrCat
The PPS composite material is rated for 218C...

The PPS composite material is rated for 218C continuous operation, and the way they're attached to the shaft in a way that greatly reduces stresses from manufacturing (cast around a knurled hub,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By I8UrCat
If I recall, the difference is in the height of...

If I recall, the difference is in the height of the gasket where it sits in the groove of the valve cover. You can use the wrong version and have lots of leaks.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By I8UrCat
I just used a razor blade to cut off the excess...

I just used a razor blade to cut off the excess bushing, if I remember correctly. I was using a new factory E60 shifter with the DSSR in my 325ci. I also had to make shims for their delrin carrier...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,087
Posted By I8UrCat
Stop trying to remove a bolt that you're not...

Stop trying to remove a bolt that you're not supposed to, you'll just waste energy damaging it. The guy you went to is 100% correct.

It's all done through the one (or two) plugs in the pan. If...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-16-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,884
Posted By I8UrCat
The only problem I've had with mine was the outer...

The only problem I've had with mine was the outer urethane bushings weren't tight in the lollipops, causing squeeking (tried a different lube first in case it was the inner squeeking on outer) and...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By I8UrCat
I put some Akebono pads on about a month ago to...

I put some Akebono pads on about a month ago to replace my factory Textars, and have had ~1000km to break them in. Initial bite is strong like the Textars when cold or warm, and light application is...
Forum: Que, Ont, NB, NS, Nfld, PEI 03-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By I8UrCat
Why not post the pic here, as that site requires...

Why not post the pic here, as that site requires a login to view your pic. :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,706
Posted By I8UrCat
Check your Uro water pump pulley when you get it,...

Check your Uro water pump pulley when you get it, they can be hit-or-miss. Put your new pump in a vise (hold on flange, not tight!), put the pulley on it backwards (to clear the vise) with a few...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By I8UrCat
Have you smoke tested for air leaks? I had an e46...

Have you smoke tested for air leaks? I had an e46 in the other week for misfires and an oil leak, valve cover was cracked wide open.

Link to your other thread?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By I8UrCat
There's a few tabs on each side to keep it in...

There's a few tabs on each side to keep it in place, but they don't lock it down. Just lift carefully.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By I8UrCat
It keeps oil from being flung out of the breather...

It keeps oil from being flung out of the breather port on your valve cover. No need on exhaust side as the port is only on the intake side.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By I8UrCat
+1 Posting such a question without proper...

+1

Posting such a question without proper backstory makes people question your reasons, and for such a major component they are right to.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31,149
Views: 2,411,556
Posted By I8UrCat
Replaced my front pads and rotors this morning,...

Replaced my front pads and rotors this morning, nice new zinc coated Zimmermans and some Akebono pads. Then I found that my brand new Wahler thermostat housing is weeping from the o-ring for the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By I8UrCat
I bought a Uro pulley for my coolant refresh, and...

I bought a Uro pulley for my coolant refresh, and the runout was horrible (well over 0.020") so I returned it. I put on a German-made Meyle composite pulley, which had zero runout.

Any product...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By I8UrCat
If you're going that far, bypass the clutch pedal...

If you're going that far, bypass the clutch pedal switch so you don't wear out your thrust bearings while you're cranking for longer periods.

If the car has been sitting for long enough for this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By I8UrCat
I've used Saleri extensively for years. They...

I've used Saleri extensively for years. They were the ones to bring PPS plastic to the aftermarket, previously the material was too expensive to produce in high enough quantities. Good to 220C...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,303
Posted By I8UrCat
Look at the seal kits, they list what's included...

Look at the seal kits, they list what's included and the brands.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By I8UrCat
Good luck! I've been wanting to get into mine...

Good luck! I've been wanting to get into mine too, I've got something going on with my 2nd gear where it chatters on decel between 3000-1500rpm (noticed it when I put in UUC black trans mounts, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,303
Posted By I8UrCat
They do list the VCG brand as Elring, but the...

They do list the VCG brand as Elring, but the grommets are VR. I used VR for my first VCG job, and it leaked no matter what I did (even the VR grommets leaked). Elring has been great on all three...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By I8UrCat
Check this thread...

Check this thread (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1002926). That guy did everything but adjust the shift forks, and lo-and-behold he had shift problems afterwards. If you've built...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-11-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By I8UrCat
As a mainly-VW specialist mechanic (and former...

As a mainly-VW specialist mechanic (and former euro part warehouse dude), I can say that Febi is usually ok, but not up to OE standards (made in China/etc). Lemforder is OE for a lot of VW/Audi/BMW,...
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