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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,332
Posted By Megalocnus
The O-ring has to be new. Old o-rings expand and...

The O-ring has to be new. Old o-rings expand and harden. That's what makes inserting the dip stick back into the oil pan so difficult. It's very easy with new, oil-lubricated o-ring.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 03:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,332
Posted By Megalocnus
Point 3 is the key.:thumbup: The tube goes into...

Point 3 is the key.:thumbup:
The tube goes into the oil pan, not into the engine block.
Forum: Complete Cars Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Megalocnus
Well, used car dealers take used cars, period....

Well, used car dealers take used cars, period. However, in the vast majority of cases they can't compete with private buyers or they'll be soon out of business.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By Megalocnus
Invest in a set of good torque wrenches and...

Invest in a set of good torque wrenches and follow Beisan's instructions.
These bolts are torqued only to 10 N-m. Looks like you more than doubled that to get where you are.
If you replace the...
Forum: Complete Cars Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Megalocnus
Don't worry, someone will buy it, it's a nice...

Don't worry, someone will buy it, it's a nice car, but the transmission and to some extent, the interior make people less excited about it.
Most members here look for a ZHP with manual transmission.
Forum: Complete Cars Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Megalocnus
This used car dealer specializes in rare or low...

This used car dealer specializes in rare or low mileage M cars and bets their prices will go up. Sure they will, but not very soon.
Meanwhile, you can look for a 2005+ M3 with around 40-60K miles...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By Megalocnus
Those are not the four pronged NGK BKR6EQUP. Not...

Those are not the four pronged NGK BKR6EQUP. Not sure 100%, but these aren't OE, so they were replaced at some point.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By Megalocnus
Easy - yes. If you have a place, tools, and time...

Easy - yes. If you have a place, tools, and time to do the work. It's not difficult.
Cheap - no. You will need to invest a few thousand in parts during the first several months.

You'll be better...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 594
Posted By Megalocnus
These are for M3 though, not sure how would they...

These are for M3 though, not sure how would they feel on a 330i.

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and the link: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1055344
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By Megalocnus
Which one of them, George H.W. or George W. Bush?...

Which one of them, George H.W. or George W. Bush? :eeps:
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 594
Posted By Megalocnus
^+1. Budget coilovers = not worth the money....

^+1.
Budget coilovers = not worth the money. Better get a set of decent quality shocks and springs. Or save for KWs, Bilstein coilovers, or similar.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,628
Posted By Megalocnus
The exterior damage doesn't look too bad on those...

The exterior damage doesn't look too bad on those photos.
The speakers were long overdue for replacement at that age and mileage.
The major issue is the interior you'll need to find for your car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 758
Posted By Megalocnus
And lasted about that long? :eeps:

And lasted about that long? :eeps:
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 22,003
Posted By Megalocnus
In other words, "I have no idea how long were the...

In other words, "I have no idea how long were the oil change intervals and what oil has been used." :rofl:
The seller of one of the cars I looked at in the past told me with a straight face that he...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-26-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,628
Posted By Megalocnus
OP, one way to get this fixed is to buy a totaled...

OP, one way to get this fixed is to buy a totaled car and get the interior. Not sure about the damage to the body you mention though. Pics?

Like others already mentioned, your estimate of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Megalocnus
Generally it is much easier, faster, and cheaper...

Generally it is much easier, faster, and cheaper to swap in a newer, lower mileage, compression-tested engine, and potentially - one with larger displacement.
As our cars age though, a full rebuild...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Megalocnus
225/50/16.

225/50/16.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 561
Posted By Megalocnus
Don't buy this from Autozone. It's cheap at the...

Don't buy this from Autozone. It's cheap at the dealer.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By Megalocnus
Was it a good read? :eeps:

Was it a good read? :eeps:
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 561
Posted By Megalocnus
The cooling system and the CCV system are not...

The cooling system and the CCV system are not very related jobs. You can do them separately almost as easily as at one time. That's assuming you aren't replacing the hard coolant pipes underneath the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 561
Posted By Megalocnus
You need to replace these O-rings only if you are...

You need to replace these O-rings only if you are going to remove and/or replace the air distribution manifold. Which you typically don't.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,546
Posted By Megalocnus
Sound like you need to get an E46 with manual...

Sound like you need to get an E46 with manual transmission. No transmission thermostat to be bothered with, among other things. And more fun to drive.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,900
Posted By Megalocnus
The newer the car, the higher the depreciation in...

The newer the car, the higher the depreciation in absolute amount.

These are 10-15 year old cars now and their prices are fairy low. Even a very low mileage, 2004-2006 non-M, high end E46 can be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-22-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,900
Posted By Megalocnus
I think it is wrong to consider the potential...

I think it is wrong to consider the potential resale value of any E46 as a major factor when purchasing these days.

Just find one you like and be prepared to keep it long term. Very likely it is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-21-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 16,311
Posted By Megalocnus
I am trying to use tightening toques as per DIN...

I am trying to use tightening toques as per DIN standard when in doubt. M10 class 12.8 should be tightened up to 79 N-m. Not sure the aluminum plates will hold that much though.
Anyway, it's been...
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