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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By Gensker6
I just flushed my brake fluid yesterday. I was a...

I just flushed my brake fluid yesterday. I was a few months past 2 years, but not too bad. I use a BavAuto pressure bleeder. Old fluid should be removed from the system, since it can pick up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By Gensker6
I'm replacing my alternator right now, due to...

I'm replacing my alternator right now, due to bearing noise. After some searching and cross reference of part numbers (along with visual check of my OEM part), I believe the Bosch reman part number...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By Gensker6
Thanks for the reminder, hitbyastick. My fuel...

Thanks for the reminder, hitbyastick. My fuel pump died about 1 month ago at 102k miles (330ci). Luckily, I had already purchased the part, and after some troubleshooting, decided it was probably...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 145,734
Posted By Gensker6
Ok. So, I'm at 101,500 miles. This morning my...

Ok. So, I'm at 101,500 miles. This morning my car WOULD NOT START. Starter functioned ok, but engine would not fire. Called into work, can't make it in today. Started researching. Maybe I...
Forum: Interior 12-17-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Gensker6
Hi, Coby. How does this work? Does it replace...

Hi, Coby. How does this work? Does it replace the ashtray section in front of shifter? (I have a manual 330Ci). Thanks. And, don't you do steering wheel wrap work?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Gensker6
Wow - you're thorough, Mango! I'll be changing...

Wow - you're thorough, Mango! I'll be changing my engine mounts today with M3 versions. I debated trans mounts too, but I'll hold off on those, since my milage is only 85k. Just installed the UUC...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,264
Posted By Gensker6
Hey, Disco. It looks like you found a nice care...

Hey, Disco. It looks like you found a nice care for a fair price. Interesting comment you made a about 'thick skin'. Folks can be a little militant on these boards. I suppose they mean well...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,680
Posted By Gensker6
Op - Mango has the right advice. It's up to you...

Op - Mango has the right advice. It's up to you - give your hard earned $$$ to a shop (simply profit for their business) or 'get in there' and learn to DIY. Shops know you'd DIY if you could. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,140
Posted By Gensker6
Jezzz. Everybody relax. Op - fantastic...

Jezzz. Everybody relax.

Op - fantastic looking car! I hope you enjoy it. There's a lot of good info and support here to keep your new BMW in 'tip top' shape. It is certainly true that the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,101
Posted By Gensker6
Hmm. Interesting thread. Sorry you go 'keyed'...

Hmm. Interesting thread. Sorry you go 'keyed' Cas5ualty. Hopefully you can find a good fix for not too much $$$.

I like the idea of Leon, but he'd still need to have a target.

As I recall,...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-28-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,673
Posted By Gensker6
My dad has an '04 Taureg. Amazing vehicle. True...

My dad has an '04 Taureg. Amazing vehicle. True on poor milage (about 14), and watch out for transmission issues. Very expensive fix!
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,582
Posted By Gensker6
I really like my FSD's - do a great job of...

I really like my FSD's - do a great job of eliminating impact harshness.

I do notice the rear shocks 'hiss', especially during start / stop. I tried researching, and didn't find much. Anyone...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Gensker6
Yep - Jasonbimmer's right. Research the VANOS in...

Yep - Jasonbimmer's right. Research the VANOS in the e46's. Simply - the seals degrade very quickly. By your milage, if VANOS hasn't been rebuilt, your seals have failed, and should be replaced. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,375
Posted By Gensker6
KUDOs, rsy!!!! Thanks for posting the pics,...

KUDOs, rsy!!!!

Thanks for posting the pics, and taking in all the advice offered. We're certainly here to help each other - I'm sure each of us has been on the offer / receive side more than...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,375
Posted By Gensker6
I don't recall any difference between driver /...

I don't recall any difference between driver / passenger. As for which bolt, I"m thinking I installed the one closest the fender.

It wasn't too violent. Once the strut was 'in place' on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,375
Posted By Gensker6
btw - you're right - shouldn't need to disconnect...

btw - you're right - shouldn't need to disconnect anything more (like swaybar / tie rod, etc).
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,375
Posted By Gensker6
Arrgggh! I lost my text before posting. One...

Arrgggh! I lost my text before posting. One more time..
I just went thru this when I installed my Koni FSD's. The Koni's are taller when assembled than OEM. Still, the V method worked for me. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,605
Posted By Gensker6
+1 on savings from buying slightly used. I've...

+1 on savings from buying slightly used. I've owned my 330Ci since '07 with 13k miles. So, I'm 2nd owner, and very happy so far.

btw - a quick reminder folks - I truley believe our e46's are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By Gensker6
Nice job, Mango. I just replaced by RTAB's a few...

Nice job, Mango. I just replaced by RTAB's a few weeks ago. Rented the MIS tool from Bimpower - worked perfectly. I compressed during install too. I used Vorshlag limiters. Everything went back...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,970
Posted By Gensker6
Op - lots of good advice here. I've got a 330Ci...

Op - lots of good advice here. I've got a 330Ci manual, and you're not wrong on your observations. What everyone's said is true - the model you're interested in is desirable, and one way or the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,323
Posted By Gensker6
Thanks for the heads up, Minnetonka and DK! ...

Thanks for the heads up, Minnetonka and DK! Luckily, I haven't ordered from ECS (found their prices high). Merchants NEED to take care with customer data. I'm glad ECS admitted the breach, but,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Gensker6
Op - you've seen the examples. JUST DO IT. I...

Op - you've seen the examples. JUST DO IT. I think plasti-dipping your BMW is a fantastic idea! I'm not sure, but it may increase your resale value...

And, you won't need to worry about dings...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 145,734
Posted By Gensker6
Thanks, guy, for the 'heads up' on the fuel pump....

Thanks, guy, for the 'heads up' on the fuel pump. It wasn't on my radar at all. I'm at 8 years / 80k miles now. In the past, I admit I fell into the 'if it breaks, scramble to diagnos and fix'...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,625
Posted By Gensker6
Thanks for your thoughts, Mango. I've received...

Thanks for your thoughts, Mango. I've received Lemforder M3 mounts, and I need to install them. Good price on the 8 reinforcement plate bolts. I got gouged at dealer (2.75 each).
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-22-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By Gensker6
Mango gave you the clue, M3! Did you slip...

Mango gave you the clue, M3!

Did you slip the strut into the knuckle yet? I just did this 3 weeks ago, and my new strut assembly (Koni FSD's and stock springs) was taller than OEM assembly. I...
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