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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Megalocnus
Best country to own a BMW is where the roads are...

Best country to own a BMW is where the roads are good, the gas is cheap, and the parts market is very competitive.
Does BMW offer warranty on new cars' suspension in Macedonia?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-31-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,962
Posted By Megalocnus
^Well, if the problem is intermittent as...

^Well, if the problem is intermittent as described, it can be the intake camshaft position sensor. Also worth to note, sometimes people get VANOS codes after replacing seals that go away after some...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Megalocnus
Yes, that's the post. Thanks.

Yes, that's the post. Thanks.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Megalocnus
A guy British guy posted some time ago he...

A guy British guy posted some time ago he replaced the sensor without removing the manifold, just the intake boot.
I'd certainly try that before removing the manifold.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,374
Posted By Megalocnus
I did front control arms, steering coupler,...

I did front control arms, steering coupler, engine mounts, and oil pan gasket at one go - it's good to be able to remove the front axle support completely for extra room.
Before the job I wasn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Megalocnus
The car might be coded that way - at least that's...

The car might be coded that way - at least that's what it sounds like to me. It would be best to compare with another early model E46 euro touring.
Not something to worry about anyway.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By Megalocnus
It's unlikely they are selling ZF Steering Rack...

It's unlikely they are selling ZF Steering Rack Boot Repair Kits for under $10.
Most other vendors sell the Febi brand for about $20. So you did alright for getting OEM quality boots.
Forum: Site Feedback/Questions/Suggestions 08-23-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Megalocnus
In google: "search phrase" site:e46fanatics.com ...

In google: "search phrase" site:e46fanatics.com

Using the search function here: sort data by relevancy.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Megalocnus
It can be a pain to remove, particularly if it...

It can be a pain to remove, particularly if it was over tightened by previous owner or at a shop.
Use a 13 mm 6-point, not a 12-point socket. It's very important to make sure the socket is fully...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Megalocnus
The fan is not your primary concern. Air in the...

The fan is not your primary concern. Air in the system can block cooling pasages and/or fool the temp sensors.
If the previous owner did that to the bleeder, he may have done other stupid things to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Megalocnus
Vacuum lines and CCV hoses?

Vacuum lines and CCV hoses?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Megalocnus
Some great looking as well as a few really sad...

Some great looking as well as a few really sad looking cars. That pinkish thing with 7-series wheels... :(
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Megalocnus
Looking at the photos, "strange" is an...

Looking at the photos, "strange" is an understatement. That part of the hose is in a protected, difficult to reach spot behind the expansion tank when installed.
Did you have a chance to look at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,536
Posted By Megalocnus
Sounds like the vendor in question doesn't have a...

Sounds like the vendor in question doesn't have a photo of their product installed.
How difficult can it be to work with one of their (potential) customers to obtain photos in exchange of a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Megalocnus
Usually lands on the front axle support, but your...

Usually lands on the front axle support, but your car is an AWD - has other places where a bolt or a nut can lay in hiding.
This happens often. My favorite tool to fish the lost piece out is a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Megalocnus
If you tighten it to speck (110 N-m), there will...

If you tighten it to speck (110 N-m), there will be no need to use threadlock or a self locking nut. It will also be a good time to read on RTAB bracket preload. That bracket has to be oriented in...
Forum: Complete Cars 08-14-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,928
Posted By Megalocnus
Why the negative comments? Who said anything...

Why the negative comments?
Who said anything about "such a great deal"? Who said the car must be sold?

If your car is better and you would sell it for less, then please let me know. I might be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,198
Posted By Megalocnus
^ There are exceptions. For example, a few years...

^ There are exceptions. For example, a few years back a friend of mine bought a 1989 Porsche 911 for $17K. Today the car's value is $30K. Maintenance wise it has been comparable to his 2001 Z3,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,106
Posted By Megalocnus
It seems to me people still think at any given...

It seems to me people still think at any given there are at least several E46 BMWs on their local markets to chose from... not true anymore.
If a buyer wants a manual E46 and has other preferences,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Megalocnus
The front brake rotor of that Audi...

The front brake rotor of that Audi...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,106
Posted By Megalocnus
Cash is a done deal, credit is more risky.

Cash is a done deal, credit is more risky.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By Megalocnus
There probably is some kind of code for the grove...

There probably is some kind of code for the grove profile of the key since these profiles aren't unique.
Seriously doubt that is available even to dealers though - all they need is the VIN, through...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Megalocnus
The emissions tests actually are a very good...

The emissions tests actually are a very good idea, particularly in urban areas with heavy traffic. I've been in cities where every other car on the street is blowing smoke and soot from the tail pipe...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By Megalocnus
I guess the time to get rid of the car was before...

I guess the time to get rid of the car was before spending that kind of cash on replacing an oil pan gasket.
You shouldn't have spent $1.5K on a car that has this many problems. Oil pan gasket fixed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Megalocnus
Also get a new fuel filter, new adjustable clamps...

Also get a new fuel filter, new adjustable clamps for the fuel lines, and some vacuum line.
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