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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By fiveightandten
+1 I did the same thing. Mine was *really*...

+1 I did the same thing.

Mine was *really* in there. I've replaced it twice, and it was extremely hard to remove both times. The o-rings seal up and get very hard to move after all the heat...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By fiveightandten
In your original post you said you were certain...

In your original post you said you were certain the clanking noise is coming from the end links, so i'm going under that assumption, and also assuming that all the other parts are tightened down...
Forum: Lighting Forum 11-16-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By fiveightandten
This. One of mine was flickering. I pulled...

This.

One of mine was flickering. I pulled the bulbs to swap them from side to side and found the glass was shattered in one of the bulbs. They weren't that old either.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By fiveightandten
The intent is to set the adjustable endlinks at...

The intent is to set the adjustable endlinks at the proper length to eliminate preload on the bar. You technically don't even need to actually install them with the car on ramps, just adjust them so...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By fiveightandten
Just to clarify for other readers, this is only a...

Just to clarify for other readers, this is only a good idea after you've set up the sway bar and adjustable end links properly.

The proper way to hook up the sway bar initially on modified...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By fiveightandten
It's a valid concern. Though my thinking is that...

It's a valid concern. Though my thinking is that running without the airbag is the lesser of evils, considering the documented injuries that have come from that passenger side airbag firing.

If I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By fiveightandten
Has anyone unplugged their passenger airbag while we wait for these recall parts?

I got my initial letter from BMW saying they'd contact me when the parts were available for the recall. Go knows how long that's going to be, so i'm considering just unplugging the damned thing so I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By fiveightandten
It's your ride heights that are causing the sides...

It's your ride heights that are causing the sides to be uneven. Did you decide to stagger them, or make them even? Either way, you may have some level of mismatch that requires the adjustable...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By fiveightandten
Replacing the rear shocks will not require an...

Replacing the rear shocks will not require an alignment. Even replacing the fronts won't require an alignment.

If you wind up paying for an alignment, i'd highly recommend doing the RTAB's before...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By fiveightandten
I didn't know they were limited edition. In that...

I didn't know they were limited edition. In that case, i'll pay $15/each and sell them at Bimmerfest next year for $20, after they're out of style then cool again.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By fiveightandten
That sounds like a great way to damage the front...

That sounds like a great way to damage the front main oil seal and the harmonic balancer.

This is done better by pulling the engine up from the top, which is the correct way to tilt it. Engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By fiveightandten
I did mention that I think this product is...

I did mention that I think this product is completely worthless, right? F1 cars don't have lug bolts.

Subtle tones get lost over the interwebs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By fiveightandten
I'd disagree with this actually. In a car...

I'd disagree with this actually.

In a car like the 330ci, you will never be able to drive through snow without wheel spin. Controlled wheel spin is how you get the car to go anywhere.

In...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By fiveightandten
If your E46 was an F1 car, I suppose. $300 for...

If your E46 was an F1 car, I suppose. $300 for 2lbs would be considered a deal.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,405
Posted By fiveightandten
And i'd be willing to bet that the gas tank is...

And i'd be willing to bet that the gas tank is most certainly not rusted. Know what you're talking about before you make comments like that.

Well, clearly the wires were in their way. What did...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By fiveightandten
About 2 lbs of weight savings, and they're not as...

About 2 lbs of weight savings, and they're not as strong as steel ones? Why would anyone buy those?

SR-71 was a very cool plane. IIRC the fuel leaking was intentionally built into the design to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By fiveightandten
Where are you? It's nothing but rain here in...

Where are you? It's nothing but rain here in Wallingford.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By fiveightandten
We're not going to get any snow, so you'll be...

We're not going to get any snow, so you'll be fine.

When we do, leave the DSC on and drive the car. It will get you through 2" to 3" with all seasons on it. At speeds below 40 or so, you can turn...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By fiveightandten
It's abrasive and would be like taking sandpaper...

It's abrasive and would be like taking sandpaper to your paint.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,370
Posted By fiveightandten
I can give you a few things... Belts and...

I can give you a few things...

Belts and pulleys are far more difficult to change on an E30 because there are more of them and the tensioning mechanisms require loosening and adjusting at multiple...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,346
Posted By fiveightandten
I daily drive my RWD one-legger 330ci all winter...

I daily drive my RWD one-legger 330ci all winter long. I need ultimate control just to get the thing down the road. :rofl: My last DD was a WRX wagon. That car was an absolute beast in the snow, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,370
Posted By fiveightandten
No worries man. You should do your valves. It...

No worries man. You should do your valves. It takes like an hour and isn't difficult. It's a good idea to keep them in spec. You just need regular hand tools and a set of feeler gauges. The little...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,346
Posted By fiveightandten
People that drive stick are indeed a dying breed....

People that drive stick are indeed a dying breed. A rental car with a manual transmission would probably either sit on the lot, or the rental place would be putting a new clutch in it quite often.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,346
Posted By fiveightandten
They can be hard to find. My wish list was: ZSP,...

They can be hard to find. My wish list was: ZSP, manual, blue, red, or white. $12K limit. It took me 3 months of aggressive searching to find this, and I drove 6 hours for the car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,346
Posted By fiveightandten
You're exactly correct in saying that traction...

You're exactly correct in saying that traction matters more than the transmission. That's why your statement of manuals being difficult in snow/ice doesn't make sense.

Think of it like this: ...
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