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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-20-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,808
Posted By astonmartini03
There are some differences that are highlighted...

There are some differences that are highlighted elsewhere on this site.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-24-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By astonmartini03
You all were right - the RTAB definitely has to...

You all were right - the RTAB definitely has to be removed towards the outside of the car, not the inside. I removed it in a few minutes. There's even a chamfered edge on the outside of the hole in...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-23-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,808
Posted By astonmartini03
Thanks, all. Edits Kimaamja - I forgot...

Thanks, all.

Edits

Kimaamja - I forgot to include the price of wheel spacers, hub extensions, and bolts in that total so tack on another $250 to that $1840...

Also, in the 'stock e46...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 04-14-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,307
Views: 417,132
Posted By astonmartini03
Water/pollen spots

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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-09-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By astonmartini03
No VANOS filter on non-M e46's?

Am I correct in making this assumption? I couldn't find them for sale, couldn't find one on realoem.com, and couldn't locate one on my VANOS unit.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-08-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,808
Posted By astonmartini03
Suspension overhaul: diagnosis, parts selection, DIYs, torque values, links and tips

I am definitely an amateur mechanic and I would do extensive reading on these subjects beyond this post. As some e46Fanatics would say, when you've read to the point you feel like you're going to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-28-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By astonmartini03
So I was trying to remove them backwards...what...

So I was trying to remove them backwards...what an idiot! I'll give it a try w/my RTAB removal tool (repaired) again as they'll probably pop right out.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-28-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By astonmartini03
Quick Questions: ST V1 install

(1) Yesterday, I started to install ST V1's on the front and I wasn't sure exactly how the bottom of the strut is supposed to meet the steering knuckle. Is the new strut supposed to extend below the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-26-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By astonmartini03
It was during removal. I was trying to pull the...

It was during removal. I was trying to pull the bushing out of the inside of the arm, i.e. I tried to press it towards the drive shaft and to the opposite side of the car. I wanted to try the other...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-25-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By astonmartini03
Help - broke a RTAB tool

I was trying to remove my RTABs today and I broke the threaded axle of a RTAB tool. Has anyone else struggled even with the RTAB tool?

I tried using oil and grease on all the metal parts that...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-11-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 217,530
Posted By astonmartini03
In trying to measure the correct location of my...

In trying to measure the correct location of my FCABs on my new Meyle FCAs, and the 290.9mm mark didn't even reach the part of the FCA where the diameter is consistent, i.e. not far enough. Anyone...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-01-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,780
Posted By astonmartini03
A lot of people say their o-rings (rubber or...

A lot of people say their o-rings (rubber or copper) are missing. I thought this too the first time I did my oil change. If the rubber one was missing, it's very likely that oil would be leaking -...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-01-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By astonmartini03
Additional parts with shocks/coils/struts

After much researching, I've decided to go with new Bilstein PSS'. They're probably well beyond my driving ability, but what the he!!. I'm not sure what other parts I should buy:

Front mounts?...
Forum: The Showroom 02-29-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,909
Posted By astonmartini03
Hi koyote, your ride looks awesome. I'm...

Hi koyote, your ride looks awesome. I'm considering getting Bilstein PSS' and I'm concerned about the ride height and how the car will look. You say that you lowered yours to the lowest setting...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-28-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By astonmartini03
Bishop, thanks for the offer, but I'm going to go...

Bishop, thanks for the offer, but I'm going to go with new parts, particularly for the warranty. How do you like the HR/Bilstein sport combo? How does it compare to OEM? How is the ride height...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-28-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By astonmartini03
Help - Suspension Parts

Hi all, at 62k, I'm getting ready to replace my stock suspension and am looking for some advice on parts. I've been doing some research on here, but there is an overwhelming amount of info so I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By astonmartini03
I'm also in the same boat - '05 ZHP Coupe w/62k....

I'm also in the same boat - '05 ZHP Coupe w/62k. I haven't done ANY of this suspension stuff, but I know some of it is starting to go. Do all cars' suspension/bushings systems require this much...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-26-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By astonmartini03
Thanks for the input. I called Powerflex when I...

Thanks for the input. I called Powerflex when I posted this and they said the same thing. I went with the Meyle/Powerflex combo. I'm hoping that I'm not going overboard with parts, but it seems like...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-24-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By astonmartini03
Control arm bushings - maybe a dumb question

I've read many many posts in here about control arm bushings, and everyone says the PowerFlex bushings are "stiff," too stiff for some. Most people mention the stiffness with respect to steering...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-02-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By astonmartini03
Good point, wildcat, unless one actually seized...

Good point, wildcat, unless one actually seized up.

I'd like to do the rotors as long as I'm in there, but they're only 60k old. Speaking of which, it's a little annoying that my bearings are...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-02-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By astonmartini03
Can I make it 330mi to home (bad bearings)?

Tomorrow I'm trying to get back home to DC from Ft. Bragg, NC and I'm fairly convinced that one or both of my front wheel bearings is on its way to failure. Am I stupid for trying to drive another...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-30-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By astonmartini03
haha point well taken

haha point well taken
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-30-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By astonmartini03
Do you like the tinted lights or did you like the...

Do you like the tinted lights or did you like the original factory lights better? Some people knock the tinted lights but I think they look better on darker colored cars. Mine is metallic grey.
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-30-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By astonmartini03
Interior LEDs - Can you go too bright?

Anyone upgrade to interior LEDs and dislike them for being too bright? I would like to get some but I'm not sure what to get, e.g. Bimmian High Power 2.0 LED vs. Bimmian Ultimate LED. It seems like...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-30-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By astonmartini03
Thanks

Thanks
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