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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,015
Posted By ZR1Trev
Sorry, I don't remember the size of the Torx...

Sorry, I don't remember the size of the Torx bolt. I'm fairly sure that it was a standard right hand thread (counter clockwise to remove).
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By ZR1Trev
I finally replaced my rear lower control arms and...

I finally replaced my rear lower control arms and dakkon is correct. There are 3 bolts holding the differential in place, 2 in the front and one in the back. The one in the back needs to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-08-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By ZR1Trev
While you are replacing the belts, you may want...

While you are replacing the belts, you may want to consider changing the 2 tensioner pulleys and the idler pulley. At least check them for any play or noises while you have the belts off.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By ZR1Trev
Please post your findings. I have my replacement...

Please post your findings. I have my replacement control arm, but I won't have a free weekend to install it for a few weeks. My understanding is that the rear diff needs to be unbolted (3 bolts)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-05-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,405
Posted By ZR1Trev
I doubt that picture is correct. I believe what...

I doubt that picture is correct. I believe what shanneba says: the instrument cluster temperature display will read normal between 75-113 C (167-235.4 F).

My gauge jumps to the center...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-31-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By ZR1Trev
Thanks for the suggested search, but it tells me...

Thanks for the suggested search, but it tells me what I already know. A special tool is required to replace the RTABs.

My question is: Is a special tool required to replace the outer bushing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By ZR1Trev
Rear Lower Wish Bone Replacement Questions

I need to replace the driver side rear lower wish bone, also known as control arm (Item #5 in the attached diagram). This light weight peice of stamped steel is bent, probably due to the previous...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,024
Posted By ZR1Trev
See my post regarding replacing just the pulley...

See my post regarding replacing just the pulley on the mechanical tensioner.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=710564&highlight=
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,527
Posted By ZR1Trev
I am one of those ZR-1 guys who will only use...

I am one of those ZR-1 guys who will only use Mobil 1 filters on my ZR-1, but I use OEM Mann filters on my BMW. The ZR-1 needs a filter with an excellent anti-drain back valve to minimize timing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,741
Posted By ZR1Trev
My vote is to replace the valve cover gasket. ...

My vote is to replace the valve cover gasket. Oil burning smoke from the back of the engine was my symptom. I couldn't actually see the leak, but changing the valve cover gasket fixed it. Even...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-19-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By ZR1Trev
Clearly you ground the metal away to access the...

Clearly you ground the metal away to access the bolt, but how did you loosen it? With vicegrips? I can't believe that gluing on another hex head with JB weld would have worked.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,377
Posted By ZR1Trev
If you look real close at your cap you will...

If you look real close at your cap you will probably find that it already has an o-ring installed. It doesn't look like an o-ring because it is deformed and hard. It took me a while to see it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By ZR1Trev
Please post if you figure out what is causing...

Please post if you figure out what is causing your low idle speed. My '03 has the exact same problem (550 rpm idle in drive) including the flickering oil light. I measured my oil pressure and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By ZR1Trev
"Lost title" sounds fishy to me. You need to...

"Lost title" sounds fishy to me. You need to verify that it is not stolen. Then you need to figure out how to re-title it and you may end up with a salvage title.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-21-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By ZR1Trev
You can find the part number on realoem.com. ...

You can find the part number on realoem.com. Part number is: 32411128333

Autohausaz.com or pelicanparts.com has it for around $1.50 plus shipping.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,271
Posted By ZR1Trev
Here is some actual pricing information that...

Here is some actual pricing information that might help. My friend recently purchased a similar car, '02 black on black, auto, very nice condition, no sport package or upgraded HK radio, but did...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By ZR1Trev
I'm not an expert, but this was my experience: ...

I'm not an expert, but this was my experience:

I disconnected the connector and removed my oil pressure switch to install a temporary mechanical pressure gauge. I needed to check my oil pressure...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-29-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,810
Posted By ZR1Trev
You should also consider replacing the pulleys on...

You should also consider replacing the pulleys on both belt tensioners and the idler pulley. Some people will recommend replacing both tensioner assemblies, but I only replaced the pulleys on mine...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-08-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By ZR1Trev
This may be true, but I know that my O-ring (item...

This may be true, but I know that my O-ring (item 3 in diagram above) was rock hard and deformed. I replaced it and there was a big improvement in the amount of fluid seepage on the outside of the...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-30-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By ZR1Trev
Actually, the tire pressure table in my owner's...

Actually, the tire pressure table in my owner's manual lists the 225/45 - 17 front and 245/40 - 17 rear in three places, as used on the 320i, 325i and 330i. It is interesting, because there are...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By ZR1Trev
Stock 17" Tire Size Question

I have searched, but didn't find an answer to this simple question.

I recently purchased an '03 325i with the Sport Package. It has stock 17" wheels shown in the attached picture (Type 96 I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,015
Posted By ZR1Trev
If it is a mechanical tensioner, the pulley is...

If it is a mechanical tensioner, the pulley is held on to the tensioner using a flat headed torx shoulder bolt. If your bolt came out and is missing, you are probably out of luck. It is not a...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 11-27-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,568
Posted By ZR1Trev
This is a good point. Dexron VI specs do not...

This is a good point. Dexron VI specs do not require a full synthetic. If you read the labels carefully you will find that many brands are a synthetic blend. I also used Valvoline Dexron VI...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-25-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,559
Posted By ZR1Trev
We just finished this work on my friends car. It...

We just finished this work on my friends car. It turned out to be a very good idea. His water pump had just started leaking and the bearing was loose. In addition, one of his tensioner pulleys was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By ZR1Trev
Look at the slot on the small nipple that the...

Look at the slot on the small nipple that the clip snaps into. Check to make sure that it is formed correctly. When I replaced my upper hose and tank, I had to file the slot slightly to get the...
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