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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By TLM
There's not a lot of specific E46 touring things...

There's not a lot of specific E46 touring things to look out for. Most of the same issues in the sedans and coupes apply to the wagon too.

At 64K and 10 years, most of the other people covered...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,692
Posted By TLM
Enjoy Petey. It's a great looking Touring. ...

Enjoy Petey. It's a great looking Touring. What's first on the mod list? The S54 engine swap at the top? I hope to get the S54 into the project list in the next couple of years.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,938
Posted By TLM
It may be the exhaust solenoid that needs to be...

It may be the exhaust solenoid that needs to be cleaned out. You can also swap the intake and exhaust solenoids to test since they are the same.

Had a similar experience after doing the VANOS...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By TLM
Just ordered a set of Sumitomo HTR A/S P01. ...

Just ordered a set of Sumitomo HTR A/S P01. Should have them by the end of the week. It's a budget daily driver tire ($102 per tire) The Hankook Ventus S1 Noble is #1 on Tire Rack, however, it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By TLM
At 175K, how are the tires wearing? Suspension...

At 175K, how are the tires wearing? Suspension original? I'd refresh the RTABs since you already did the LCA bushings. Shocks would be ideal to be replaced too. If you're going to be doing road...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,140
Posted By TLM
Totally agree it is mainly placebo. One...

Totally agree it is mainly placebo.

One data point and only one cause it's just me and my wife driving the car. I didn't tell my wife that I had the paper filter in and when she came back home...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,140
Posted By TLM
Way, way, way back, I bought one of the...

Way, way, way back, I bought one of the Streamline filters for the wagon. It's a K&N type oiled filter and after about 80K miles, it's been troublefree.

Cleaned it once with the K&N kit. While...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-27-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By TLM
The joints 'look' okay, but unknown whether or...

The joints 'look' okay, but unknown whether or not there is play where it is bolted.

What I noticed on the video was a slight stain at the 6 o'clock position on the CAB. Looks like a dried oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By TLM
Yes, becareful with the plastic tabs. I used a...

Yes, becareful with the plastic tabs. I used a plastic tire lever for a bicycle to open up the panel.

Easy does it!
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By TLM
If the expansion tank is an oem or a factory...

If the expansion tank is an oem or a factory part, it may be okay and the crusty bits are leftovers from an overfill. The tank cap has a relief valve built in so if there was too much coolant in,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By TLM
Yep, it won't have the grunt of your V8 powered...

Yep, it won't have the grunt of your V8 powered cars, but the wagon is also lighter than your SL. BMW did a good job with the gearing so it won't be all that slow. Haven't driven an auto BMW in a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,694
Posted By TLM
Also, clean up the solenoids. You'll need a 32mm...

Also, clean up the solenoids. You'll need a 32mm wrench or special deep socket. I used a bicycle headset wrench (32mm). Make sure the piston isn't sticking. Lube it back up with fresh motor oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By TLM
Congrats! Have fun with it. :thumbsup: Pics...

Congrats! Have fun with it. :thumbsup:

Pics of the touring are always a good way to show off your new toy.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By TLM
It's a great knock around car. That's what we...

It's a great knock around car. That's what we use our touring for. Shuttling the kids, grocery getter, our go to car for everyday driving. Not so much for long road trips due to space and the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By TLM
It is interesting to note the different color and...

It is interesting to note the different color and noted mileage of the pics. My touring had a diet of M1 5w30 for about 120K miles. Yeah, I know, it's not an approved LL01 oil. The first time I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,382
Posted By TLM
Could be a coincidence. One thing I didn't see in...

Could be a coincidence. One thing I didn't see in your post was the condition of the old fluid. Did the tech inspect for metal frags in the drained oil? Might have given you a clue as to overall...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,204
Posted By TLM
The top of the strut has an an allen so I insert...

The top of the strut has an an allen so I insert my 6mm allen wrench in then the special Hazet strut socket over that allows you to access to the allen. No spinning strut.

If no strut socket,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,204
Posted By TLM
I can't imagine any other safer hands free...

I can't imagine any other safer hands free method. The strut is still in the lower mount and can't damage anything else and the strut bearing is also mounted to the upper mount. The strut bearing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,204
Posted By TLM
How about keeping the strut in place, use a floor...

How about keeping the strut in place, use a floor jack and compress the spring so that you can release the lock nut and then slowly release the floor jack until the tension is released on the spring?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By TLM
Sedan side mirror fix for loose or wobbly glass

The passenger side mirror glass was getting wobbly over the last 6 months and got to a point where looking at it made me dizzy.

Took the glass off (just pops off, but becareful with it). There...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-29-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 18,356
Posted By TLM
Congrats Drumsauce on the new to you touring. ...

Congrats Drumsauce on the new to you touring. Found this thread and glad to see this has now turned into a build it better read.

There's a few 'enthusiast' owned tourings in the bay area and it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,240
Posted By TLM
There are E46s with red interiors here and there...

There are E46s with red interiors here and there in the bay area, mostly in coupes and of course M3s.

When I found our touring, the red interior was what made the car. The silver exterior didn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30,031
Views: 2,274,193
Posted By TLM
Got rid of the squeaking clutch fork pivot(inside...

Got rid of the squeaking clutch fork pivot(inside the bellhousing). Removed the clutch slave and sprayed some lithium grease on the fork and pivot. Well, that was 3 months ago, but wanted to wait...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By TLM
Just curious to know if there have been any...

Just curious to know if there have been any Tourings affected by the subframe failures?

I've been watching the threads, but haven't been reading every one of them.

My '01 325i Touring has an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By TLM
Using the Meyle HD sway bar end links. So far so...

Using the Meyle HD sway bar end links. So far so good. About the same price as the Lemfoerder (sp?) links. No tears yet after 15K. It mounts differently as it uses as 5mm hex in the back of the...
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