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Forum: E46 Convertible 07-27-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By djsilver
The valve you speak of has a vacuum hose run to...

The valve you speak of has a vacuum hose run to it and is supposed to open when you stomp the go pedal and intake vacuum drops. Being in the exhaust system, they tend to get stuck. Ours has been...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By djsilver
I put Koni FSD shocks on my wife's 330CI and we...

I put Koni FSD shocks on my wife's 330CI and we really like them. I'd recommend doing all 4 shocks to keep good balance and handling. www.shox.com
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-05-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 36,532
Posted By djsilver
When you want to pull the top front up, you have...

When you want to pull the top front up, you have to pull the back up as well to get slack. Remember that when the top operates automatically, the front and back come up at the same time, when the...
Forum: E46 Convertible 10-25-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 36,532
Posted By djsilver
I have not replaced the harness yet, as the...

I have not replaced the harness yet, as the repaired one is still working. The header is a metal cover over the mechanism that latches the top to the windshield frame. I'm sure changing the harness...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-05-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,013
Posted By djsilver
the Vanos seals in my wife's 330ci hadn't failed...

the Vanos seals in my wife's 330ci hadn't failed yet at 125k but I could definately hear them popping and jerking. The bejian kit was complete and well explained. The car doesn't drive noticeably...
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-28-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 36,532
Posted By djsilver
That's it! 54 34 8 243 267 I bought one when...

That's it! 54 34 8 243 267

I bought one when I was working on my wife's car but haven't installed it yet. I figure it's just a matter of time before another wire breaks and I'll swap out the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29,844
Views: 2,257,797
Posted By djsilver
Worked rattles and leak on wifey's 2001 330ci. ...

Worked rattles and leak on wifey's 2001 330ci. 128k and Vanos was still working (big surprise!) but was getting noisy and leaking oil from the cam position sensor. I installed the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By djsilver
I put the FSD's on my wife's 330CI and I'm really...

I put the FSD's on my wife's 330CI and I'm really impressed with them. Her car already had the sport suspension package so I didn't want to lower it any more. Stiff springs on a convertible also...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-21-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,896
Posted By djsilver
I just caught the sarcasm after I got off the...

I just caught the sarcasm after I got off the computer yesterday :lmao:

I've been on various forums for a long time but had a brain fart here instead of doing a proper search.:facepalm:

Wifey...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,896
Posted By djsilver
-Yes, when I said PCV I meant CCV. -Coolant is...

-Yes, when I said PCV I meant CCV.
-Coolant is clear and the car does not overheat.
-I've had the undercover off and everything is tight and clean.
-The exhaust tips do show carbon but are not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,896
Posted By djsilver
E46 330ci oil consumption?

My wife's 330ci-5spd has about 120k miles on it. I did the cooling system renewal around 75k when we got it. I did the PCV system renewal, complete with the cold-weather version around 90k and...
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-07-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,247
Posted By djsilver
I recently put a set on my wife's 330ci. It's...

I recently put a set on my wife's 330ci. It's got the style 68 wheels so 225/45/17 in front and 245/40/17 in back. The car previously wore Pirelli Pilot Sport A/S. The TireRack's assessments are...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-12-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,554
Posted By djsilver
Rear bearing removal with no special tools

When he says "no special tools" that's relative. He had two of the three tools I used (split bearing puller and steering wheel/harmonic balancer puller) but he did use them in a more novel way. I...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-12-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,554
Posted By djsilver
I didn't have to drop the exhaust because I was...

I didn't have to drop the exhaust because I was working on the right side.
The puller I used had a big bolt in the middle to push the axle out....
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-11-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,554
Posted By djsilver
You have to disconnect the rear sway bar, and on...

You have to disconnect the rear sway bar, and on the left side you have to drop the exhaust to get the half shaft out of the way.

Jack it up and put it on a jack stand.
Remove the wheel and...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-11-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,554
Posted By djsilver
Right rear wheel bearing?

I changed it on my wife's 330ic (113k) today and I'm tired...,

Before the E46, she had a 1992 E30 cabrio. We picked it up with 125k and kept it for five years and another 75k before selling it. ...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-11-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,307
Posted By djsilver
That looks like #13 to me. It's not cheap but at...

That looks like #13 to me. It's not cheap but at least they don't make you buy the whole thing!
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-10-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By djsilver
I think you might be right. I was confused and...

I think you might be right. I was confused and his problem started with the top going down vs. mine starting when the top was going up.
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-09-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By djsilver
My wife's car started doing the exact same thing....

My wife's car started doing the exact same thing. I was quoted 600 each for two plus 600 labor and it turned out to be a broken wire in the harness. ...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-09-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,307
Posted By djsilver
If the top is either stowed with cover closed, or...

If the top is either stowed with cover closed, or up and latched and the red light between the buttons is not blinking then the CVM knows it is in a correct final position. If the red light between...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-09-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,527
Posted By djsilver
I recently installed some Koni FSD's on my wife's...

I recently installed some Koni FSD's on my wife's vert and we really like them. I believe they have an application for the M3 also.
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-09-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,255
Posted By djsilver
My wife's '01 330ci was bought used, with a...

My wife's '01 330ci was bought used, with a newish set of Pirelli P-Zero A/S (all season). They were very precise and responsive tires, if a little thumpy on the cracks. I did some research on...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-03-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By djsilver
The allen screw in the front top-frame drives the...

The allen screw in the front top-frame drives the top-lock motor gearbox and only operates the top-locks.

The main hoop rams push the top-frame up and the top is straightened by the frame...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-02-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,284
Posted By djsilver
I put together a better guide here but I should...

I put together a better guide here but I should have put it in the DIY section. I"ve send the mods a note asking to move it there.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=854059
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-02-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,284
Posted By djsilver
That's a damper that works just like the ones on...

That's a damper that works just like the ones on a trunk/hatch/etc. When installed they're parallel with the convertible frame over the driver/passenger side window. It's there to smooth the...
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