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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By Ruf
i feel your pain... Found both trim rings...

i feel your pain...
Found both trim rings around the fog lamps in my m-tech bumper missing a couple weeks ago.
They just snap in, so I'm working to screw in the next set.... Hopefully slow them...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,892
Posted By Ruf
it seems that H&R ships the strut in the...

it seems that H&R ships the strut in the compressed position. I had the same problem when installing my touring cup springs.
I used 2 sets of spring compressors (advance auto / autozone) to compact...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By Ruf
it's not suppose to sit in the notch. If you...

it's not suppose to sit in the notch.
If you search, you'll find several threads about spring orientation.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-18-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,669
Posted By Ruf
If you're in Florida or Atlanta, check out Sixt...

If you're in Florida or Atlanta, check out Sixt rentals. You can get a MB C-class or GLK at a very reasonable rate.
I get my work rentals through Hertz, but have Mazda in my profile, so it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By Ruf
have you pulled off the wheels and checked the...

have you pulled off the wheels and checked the back of the hub?
Most reputable brands are marked in that area or the back of spokes.

But, no I don't know what brand wheels those are.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-15-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Ruf
do you even know what the 2 look like? :facepalm:...

do you even know what the 2 look like? :facepalm:
If you did, you wouldn't be asking this question.
Check out turner motorsports
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By Ruf
:rofl: I guess it would work if you had a mouth...

:rofl:
I guess it would work if you had a mouth full of fillings
:facepalm:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,006
Posted By Ruf
I got the H&R touring cup and love it. Rode in...

I got the H&R touring cup and love it.
Rode in a friends E46 w/ Bilsteins and did not care for the ride.
Also considered Koni's, but liked that H&R was a matched spring / shock set.

Good luck...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By Ruf
I'm going to go out on a limb... based on what...

I'm going to go out on a limb...
based on what you're saying, you didn't do a PPI before buying:eeps:

Good luck:yikes:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Ruf
how many miles do you have? If you're...

how many miles do you have? If you're approaching 100K, it would be better to replace your whole setup, shocks, struts and springs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ruf
I had a scrap piece of 2x4 between the screw on...

I had a scrap piece of 2x4 between the screw on the puller and the control arm. You'll never get the puller to center on the control arm.
That way, no damage to the control arm. You can also use...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ruf
i didn't think that zhp was available with SMG,...

i didn't think that zhp was available with SMG, but have the VIN run @ dealer to confirm that's how it was originally built.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Ruf
What made him think that they needed replacing? ...

What made him think that they needed replacing?
On the OEM bushing, it's quite obvious, because the rubber bushing is torn.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,930
Posted By Ruf
I found this out on a Saturday afternoon,...

I found this out on a Saturday afternoon, Memorial Day weekend. Anyplace that would have had another tank was closed already. :tsk:
So I had to wait til Tuesday to get one from the dealer. The NG...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-31-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Ruf
HUH:hmm::argue::hmm: Where did you get that...

HUH:hmm::argue::hmm:
Where did you get that from?
I've never heard anything like that in my 20 yrs in Automotive, and Bentley's doesn't state anything of the sort.
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-26-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Ruf
Try this link ...

Try this link
http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/Products/ProductComparison/
but you will have shorter life with the brighter bulbs.
Forum: Complete Cars 12-07-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Ruf
ZHP in Atlanta, sounds too good to be true

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/2733787757.html
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,300
Posted By Ruf
DAMN, you listened to Going Nuts?!?!?!

DAMN, you listened to Going Nuts?!?!?!
Forum: Sponsor Press Releases & New Product Announcements 09-10-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,768
Posted By Ruf
I've used Tischer for my OEM parts, except for...

I've used Tischer for my OEM parts, except for that 1 time the non OEM part didn't fit, and I needed an OEM part ASAP. Great pricing :-)
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ruf
Sounds like the wheel is out of balance. A...

Sounds like the wheel is out of balance. A weight may have fallen or been knocked off.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ruf
This was really surprising to me partly because I...

This was really surprising to me partly because I expected the idle control valve to be responsible for the shoddy idling and also the car has just under 63,000 miles on it; A little low for the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,083
Posted By Ruf
No, they need to connect to the EWS system on the...

No, they need to connect to the EWS system on the car.
How did you use the key to get home, or did you pick it up while driving another vehicle?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ruf
the only time you'll get a noise from the starter...

the only time you'll get a noise from the starter is when the battery is too low to engage the starter solenoid, Click - Click.
Same thing happened to me, and it was the starter.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,083
Posted By Ruf
I'm not certain about your car, but the EWS needs...

I'm not certain about your car, but the EWS needs to have the key added by the dealer's computer.
They shouldn't have let you leave without recognizing this still needed to be done.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,677
Posted By Ruf
Bought it in May 2010 w/92K miles. Just broke...

Bought it in May 2010 w/92K miles. Just broke 115K. Have a 90 mile commute, of which 85 miles hwy.
It's been down several weeks, as I did the maintenance items myself.
If the weather is bad, or...
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