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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Megalocnus
A 1999 323i auto is the wrong car to take to the...

A 1999 323i auto is the wrong car to take to the track and the wrong car to upgrade in general. Sell it and buy a manual 330i, do some maintenance, then you have e 200+ HP car than will do a lot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,354
Posted By Megalocnus
Well, good to know that adding a bit more of...

Well, good to know that adding a bit more of auto-rx won't be bad for the engine and it's safe to add the rest of the second bottle.
The definition of 'decent result' may vary depending on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,354
Posted By Megalocnus
I followed their instructions: 2 oz per quart of...

I followed their instructions: 2 oz per quart of oil + 2 oz per oil filter. Total of 16.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Megalocnus
Where did you buy the CCV from? - Or perhaps...

Where did you buy the CCV from?
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Or perhaps you forgot to change your air distribution manifold O-rings? :shhh:
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-12-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,354
Posted By Megalocnus
Seriously doubt Pennzoil Ultra 5W-40 is group V,...

Seriously doubt Pennzoil Ultra 5W-40 is group V, it's just too cheap to be an ester-based synthetic product. Most likely it's group III.

My car is currently on 1,400 miles of Pennzoil Ultra 5W-40...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,354
Posted By Megalocnus
Catch can will increase crank case vacuum...

Catch can will increase crank case vacuum compared to a properly working CCV and thus will not reduce oil consumption of a healthy engine. On the contrary, more vacuum means more oil vapor being...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,354
Posted By Megalocnus
Do some extra miles once a week to remove the...

Do some extra miles once a week to remove the condensed water from engine oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Megalocnus
That's the BMW dealer nearest to me, but I've...

That's the BMW dealer nearest to me, but I've purchased from them only once - their prices are pretty steep. Not sure that's a good reason to firebomb the place though...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By Megalocnus
I don't have anything to say about the rings -...

I don't have anything to say about the rings - this is something I am researching myself since I am considering a full engine rebuild with performance pistons a few years down the road.
However,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Megalocnus
^ I quite like the cloth/alcantara seats. The...

^ I quite like the cloth/alcantara seats. The alcantara is strategically used only for the seatback and the bolsters, the rest is covered by a durable and grippy synthetic cloth. My seats have 140K...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Megalocnus
In this case, the light indicates bad oil level...

In this case, the light indicates bad oil level sensor, not that you are low on oil.
If low on oil, the yellow light should come on for a few seconds after turning the engine off.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Megalocnus
Your car has a M52TU engine, which isn't known to...

Your car has a M52TU engine, which isn't known to consume a lot of oil, in contrast to the M54 engines of the later E46 models. 160K is not high mileage for these engines - I had a 323i that didn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Megalocnus
Kill switch is a switch installed on the cable...

Kill switch is a switch installed on the cable powering the DME and placed in a secret location somewhere in the cabin.
Do you need to worry about car theft in UAE? :eeps:
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Megalocnus
^Short answer: It is supposed to break since it...

^Short answer: It is supposed to break since it is not threaded.

There are two types of drain plug inserts for the OE/OEM Modine radiators: a short one for cars with manual transmissions and a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Megalocnus
No, this is not going to work. Sedan and coupe...

No, this is not going to work. Sedan and coupe body parts are not interchangeable.
Keep the original turn signal lights or sell the car and buy a coupe.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Megalocnus
:rofl: That app is a bummer.

:rofl:
That app is a bummer.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 916
Posted By Megalocnus
:thumbup: Perhaps it would have been wiser to...

:thumbup:
Perhaps it would have been wiser to scrap the car and get another, but I'm pleased to see it was saved.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-31-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By Megalocnus
I read that this happens often on cars driven in...

I read that this happens often on cars driven in wet and cold climates... never have seen it myself.
Anyway, a popular solution is to drill out the broken bolt and to use bolt and nut from a BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By Megalocnus
Perhaps your radiator isn't seating right,...

Perhaps your radiator isn't seating right, otherwise there should be enough space between the expansion tank and the belt drive system.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,045
Posted By Megalocnus
OK, let's stick with the subject and discuss the...

OK, let's stick with the subject and discuss the registration fee here, not other fees or taxes associated with used car purchase. OP stated they were paid on the day of purchase.

OP, if the car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By Megalocnus
With the engine shut off, most of the oil settles...

With the engine shut off, most of the oil settles down in the oil pan. There shouldn't be enough of it at the top to fill up a cylinder multiple times...
Let's hope you managed somehow to fill up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,045
Posted By Megalocnus
Not exactly sure what's going on here, but a...

Not exactly sure what's going on here, but a registration fee of $500 for an E46 in CA is way too much even if it was an M3. This could happen though if there are penalty fees for expired...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Megalocnus
:tsk: This is not an ordinary ghetto job. This...

:tsk:
This is not an ordinary ghetto job. This is more like a Zimbabwe ghetto job.
Forum: Complete Cars 08-22-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Megalocnus
I saved a 2005 imola red ZHP sedan, but it had a...

I saved a 2005 imola red ZHP sedan, but it had a clean title and no body damage, just in need of some maintenance.
This is different though. Perhaps worth to somebody who could do the bodywork on...
Forum: Complete Cars 08-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Megalocnus
Hood, but also roof and windshield...

Hood, but also roof and windshield...
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