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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By TitaniumCranium
Exactly - Who knew everybody else thought it...

Exactly - Who knew everybody else thought it would be entertaining. I should have videoed doing the tranny swap. When it came time to remove the drive line from rear diff I used a concatenation of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 539
Posted By TitaniumCranium
Actually, this is a common problem on all newer...

Actually, this is a common problem on all newer cars that are approaching 10 years of age. All manner of parts fail, fuel pumps, MAF's, secondary air systems, CCV/PCV's, oil caps, gaskets, O-rings,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 614
Posted By TitaniumCranium
IF you have access to a compressor you can take a...

IF you have access to a compressor you can take a air hammer with a chisel bit and drive the nut off. I've had fan clutch nuts frozen on before and this is the only thing that would take them off,...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-22-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By TitaniumCranium
All HID's have a ballast. HID's are an arc lamp...

All HID's have a ballast. HID's are an arc lamp (like a fluorescent) using an excited gas. There are electrodes at either end of the lamp but no filament like a halogen or house light bulb. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-22-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By TitaniumCranium
They are at spec. I don't want to aim them lower,...

They are at spec. I don't want to aim them lower, then I won't have the coverage I need. I live 80 miles from work and drive through some very remote forested land. Deer population is through the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By TitaniumCranium
look for a thread from delmarco. He installed one...

look for a thread from delmarco. He installed one and I think he did a DIY when he did it. If he did then follow his directions in reverse. Also look up removing the c-pillars on youtube. I didn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By TitaniumCranium
Go back the mechanic and ask what he put in...

Go back the mechanic and ask what he put in there. Explain your experience to him and see what he says. If you don't believe you received a truthful answer then you should probably take to another...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By TitaniumCranium
http://paintref.com/graphics/chip/bmw_1994__ppg_c_...

http://paintref.com/graphics/chip/bmw_1994__ppg_c_01.jpg

I know this doesn't tell you **where** to buy it but it does tell you that the 1994 BMW color code 308 is PPG color code 73490.

From...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-20-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By TitaniumCranium
HID fix it warning - WA State

Just got a verbal warning for my factory HID's. The state patrol said they are doing a state wide crack down on HID's due to compaints by other motorists. He also said that the verbal warning he just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By TitaniumCranium
VCG is usally just PM especially at this mileage.

VCG is usally just PM especially at this mileage.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,648
Posted By TitaniumCranium
Don't have a DIY on that but a couple things that...

Don't have a DIY on that but a couple things that get you going down the right path. When you operate the switch do you hear anything at all? If not check the plugs under the seat first, then pull...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,648
Posted By TitaniumCranium
GAG! I can smell a smoker in a room 20 feet...

GAG!

I can smell a smoker in a room 20 feet away - NO BS!
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,756
Posted By TitaniumCranium
I've been impressed by your machining and design...

I've been impressed by your machining and design work in the past. I mirror what Mango said. I'm IN!

TC
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,648
Posted By TitaniumCranium
Front wheel bearings, FCAB, LCA, tie rods,...

Front wheel bearings, FCAB, LCA, tie rods, steering guibo, all for the front end refresh - 6/10 - time consuming
Full cooling system refresh 6/10 - time consuming and that b!tch of a lower hose...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By TitaniumCranium
If you mean to fill it with this is what I used. ...

If you mean to fill it with this is what I used.
http://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/medium/DSCN0551.jpg

It's a pre-mix oil syringe found at any auto parts store, and maybe even Walmart.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 592
Posted By TitaniumCranium
My car was a 330Ci automatic with the stock 3.38...

My car was a 330Ci automatic with the stock 3.38 diff. I converted it to a non-M six speed. My car is a model year 2002, the donor car was a 2004 330i six speed. I used the transmission and drive...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,447
Posted By TitaniumCranium
It's not the 10 year old paint, it's the paint...

It's not the 10 year old paint, it's the paint job. Yes you can flat sand the orange peel out but the point is, that's BMW's orange peel and BMW lets that go out of the factory that way.

The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,447
Posted By TitaniumCranium
Much respect for this. BTW - the job you did is...

Much respect for this. BTW - the job you did is way better the what the factory puts on.

About 4 years ago I bought a full BMW OE Euro MTech II body kit. I took it to a good paint shop and they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By TitaniumCranium
I've done this three times now and while it's not...

I've done this three times now and while it's not something I want to do, it's easily workable with jackstands. My jackstands at full extent are 17 1/2" high. I couldn't sit up but I had quite a bit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By TitaniumCranium
$500? I think that's stretching it a bit. Sure...

$500? I think that's stretching it a bit. Sure you can get equipment for that price but I'm not sure you'll get the quality job you're looking for.

Here's why:

Compressor - HVLP guns eat air...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 70,943
Posted By TitaniumCranium
Since you're replacing the transmission and...

Since you're replacing the transmission and spending all this time doing it you're not going back. You're "all in" so you might as well just pull the wiring harnesses out that went to the automatic....
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By TitaniumCranium
One thing about the cooling system/ET is that you...

One thing about the cooling system/ET is that you should not check the level and top off when the system is hot. Not saying you did that but it would explain the short lived ET's. If you fill the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By TitaniumCranium
Refer to the link in my signature. This procedure...

Refer to the link in my signature. This procedure is covered within the 20 or so posts. Another item you should be missing is auto dip passenger mirror in reverse, covered around post 140.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By TitaniumCranium
Really well done. Thanks for posting!

Really well done. Thanks for posting!
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 70,943
Posted By TitaniumCranium
I cannot attest to ASC but the DSC works fine.

I cannot attest to ASC but the DSC works fine.
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