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Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-28-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,154
Posted By dirty vert
If you don't feel like you can preload correctly,...

If you don't feel like you can preload correctly, then just go with powerflex. If you don't like them, change them out.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By dirty vert
I didn't have any issues doing my control arms,...

I didn't have any issues doing my control arms, but I agree with getting the weight of the vehicle on the joint and then loosening it. They are tapered, so the weightof the car will help.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By dirty vert
Very nice find.

Very nice find.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By dirty vert
Awesome !! You made out very well on that deal!

Awesome !! You made out very well on that deal!
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By dirty vert
Nice find.... either way, fix or sell.. you made...

Nice find.... either way, fix or sell.. you made out well.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By dirty vert
whatever you do, have a PPI done. Does he have...

whatever you do, have a PPI done. Does he have any records for maintenance? (as far as I know, these cars can only be stolen with a rollback wrecker or towed away..)
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-13-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By dirty vert
because I don't have one..... and I live in...

because I don't have one..... and I live in Texas..
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 02-13-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By dirty vert
I have 2- 12's in my vert, but that is the most I...

I have 2- 12's in my vert, but that is the most I could do and still be able to drop my top. (even then, the steel backing plate for the subs needs to be ground down to allow the top to operate-- the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 01-20-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,880
Posted By dirty vert
I'm 39 and have 11yo and a 15yo. In just a few...

I'm 39 and have 11yo and a 15yo. In just a few years it will be just me and the wife.. we did get married young, but we have made it work. I am lucky that I found my teammate early, this doesn't...
Forum: General Off-Topic 01-18-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,805
Posted By dirty vert
sorry to hear man.. You never know when you're...

sorry to hear man.. You never know when you're time is up. May he RIP. His family is in my thoughts.
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-16-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By dirty vert
make sure your rtab's are in good condition.......

make sure your rtab's are in good condition.... camber is ok, but add toe with that and you will eat your tires. I did both my rtab's and took out as much of the camber that I could. When you get on...
Forum: E46 Convertible 01-16-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By dirty vert
fyi... if you want loud... I just put two 12"...

fyi... if you want loud... I just put two 12" Lazarus with a 2000w crunch amp in the trunk (I will be adding a mid/high amp and new components).. I have plenty of trunk space. I'm running a freeair...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-01-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 290,610
Posted By dirty vert
Happy New year !!! And my water pump is a Gates...

Happy New year !!! And my water pump is a Gates brand with phenolic impeller. . They aren't plastic.my original Bmw pump had a metal impeller and had just started to weep at 105k, but I was already...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 12-26-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,984
Posted By dirty vert
One thing I do to help keep ground loop out is to...

One thing I do to help keep ground loop out is to run an extra ground wire (14-16 guage) at the ground point of the headunit to where the amps are grounded. This will keep the resistance the same as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 290,610
Posted By dirty vert
For what it cost...you don't "repair" the...

For what it cost...you don't "repair" the expansion tank. ..you replace it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 290,610
Posted By dirty vert
In reality. ... you should consider the cooling...

In reality. ... you should consider the cooling system as "one part", even though it is many. Doesn't matter which part will fail, when it does the whole system doesn't work and can cost you way more...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-27-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,712
Posted By dirty vert
As far as tool organization, I have too many...

As far as tool organization, I have too many tools (I work on all types of cars at times) to organize just to a particular project. Soon I will be replacing a friends wifes transmission in her...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-17-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,712
Posted By dirty vert
I am my own mechanic...... over 24 years of...

I am my own mechanic...... over 24 years of tearing apart and repairing behind me. Once you start working on things yourself, you will start buying.... and it doesn't stop there. When you need a...
Forum: Lighting Forum 10-29-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By dirty vert
I had to file on of the teets (not sure what its...

I had to file on of the teets (not sure what its called but it is there to lock the bulb in) and make sure the one that is there locks into the metal ground side. Mine were orange and I used chrome...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 290,610
Posted By dirty vert
Needs coolant....

Needs coolant....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28,735
Views: 2,144,585
Posted By dirty vert
I would look for vacuum leaks-- as the engine is...

I would look for vacuum leaks-- as the engine is cold the metals contract- as it heats up it will expand and seal gaskets (sometimes the gaskets don't seal anymore though)- this will create leaks....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28,735
Views: 2,144,585
Posted By dirty vert
I would look for vacuum leaks-- as the engine is...

I would look for vacuum leaks-- as the engine is cold the metals contract- as it heats up it will expand and seal gaskets (sometimes the gaskets don't seal anymore though)- this will create leaks....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 290,610
Posted By dirty vert
He's just messing with you..... we all know...

He's just messing with you..... we all know maintenance is priority. Unless you like to push your luck and don't care.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-17-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 105,152
Posted By dirty vert
If you need to make a tool, you do not need to...

If you need to make a tool, you do not need to make it as robust as the ones sold... I made mine with 1" square steel tubing (1/8" wall) and a piece of angle iron. Made a "U" with the tubing and...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 09-17-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,154
Posted By dirty vert
On oe rtab bushings, make sure to pre load them...

On oe rtab bushings, make sure to pre load them correctly and torque them down. Rtabs failing cause excessive toe- as you accelerate the tires want to move forward- failing rtabs will let the arm...
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