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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By TonyJ
With current exchange rate, add shipping, these...

With current exchange rate, add shipping, these days ordering from US is a lot less appealing. In many cases clickauto's price is cheaper than US. But as said above, they do have supply issues which...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By TonyJ
Anyone? Price is negociable if you think its too...

Anyone? Price is negociable if you think its too high.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By TonyJ
Thanks Dave. I won't pry it from your dead cold...

Thanks Dave. I won't pry it from your dead cold hands...

Just curious, what mechanical one you're installed? The stat is basically mechanical.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By TonyJ
Thanks. What brand is yours? I guess I could...

Thanks. What brand is yours?

I guess I could first try to apply some RTV to stop leak. The leak is slow so not that desperate. Just want to avoid Wahler.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By TonyJ
You mean the dealer? That's of course but usually...

You mean the dealer? That's of course but usually they are a rip off.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By TonyJ
So I've determined the leak comes from the o-ring...

So I've determined the leak comes from the o-ring of the electrical connecter. This is a Wahler unit so exactly the same problem as reported in this thread:...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By TonyJ
For sale: Impact wrench, spring compressor, stock struts, fuel pump

I'm clearing the garage now. Too many stuff that I haven't used for a while and not intend to use anymore.

1) 2 sets of spring compressors and the original front/rear strut. These are the left...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By TonyJ
That might be. But the seal came from the stat....

That might be. But the seal came from the stat. So only 3 years old. And is there an explanation the leak is from almost the central place? I thought the two ends where connected the hose would be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By TonyJ
No, I'm using genuine BMW coolant (blue). The...

No, I'm using genuine BMW coolant (blue). The photo may have color balance issue (taken from the phone) but it appears to be greenish.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By TonyJ
Thermostat short life?

During the oil change and inspection I was very disappoint to find out my Thermostat (11531437040, changed in Feb 2012) is starting to leak! It was purchased from BMA, brand is Wahler. Can a brand...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By TonyJ
After I changed the VANOS seal, I did experienced...

After I changed the VANOS seal, I did experienced an improvement in responsiveness. The engine just feels more willing to drive harder on the same throttle. Then after a while I changes all spark...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By TonyJ
Yes I know BMW is known to be heavy steering,...

Yes I know BMW is known to be heavy steering, with many sports cars. But a spirited weekend mountain stunt is rare, compared to drive it day to day, everday, doing tight parking manuvours, it does...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By TonyJ
So it is due to the steering pump design and you...

So it is due to the steering pump design and you can't make any adjustment?

I am already quite used to the heavy steering (heck, my learner car was a little suzuki, manual with no power steering,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By TonyJ
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-06-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By TonyJ
Vibration on power windows and heavy steering

Hi, I have these 2 symptons eversince I bought the car which was on 110k km. They are not major but still bugged me.

a) When standing still, firm on the brakes and engine in gear D, when I press...
Forum: Australia 09-14-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,816
Posted By TonyJ
From what I read the EPK is 1" shorter than the...

From what I read the EPK is 1" shorter than the stock spring. Since my car is already low enough on stock sport suspension, I don't want to go lower.

I finally finished installing the Koni. The...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,816
Posted By TonyJ
Now I'm installing the rear shocks first. Thought...

Now I'm installing the rear shocks first. Thought it was easy, but...

There're 2 pieces of washers I'm not too sure. I think this is specific for Koni.

In the first photo, there is a plastic...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,816
Posted By TonyJ
This is my first time to do the springs, so I...

This is my first time to do the springs, so I could get something wrong.

However, I can tell you, that the my compressor's upper and lower jaw can only close to no less than 10cm, and I tried...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,816
Posted By TonyJ
Did the work last night, but had to abort the...

Did the work last night, but had to abort the mission and put everything back.... Feel so embarassed, such things never happened in any of my previous maintenance work.

I think I vastly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 123,077
Posted By TonyJ
Is it ok to use the MAF cleaner to clean the...

Is it ok to use the MAF cleaner to clean the contacts? I just have too many cans of different fluids and don't want to get another can which will only be used once or twice.
Forum: Australia 08-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,711
Posted By TonyJ
I often see claims like that, but that's not...

I often see claims like that, but that's not true. The fuel pump always sucks from the bottom, the intake filter is at the lowest part of the pump.

The dirtiness of the fuel tank could be...
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,816
Posted By TonyJ
I have confirmed, from various sources, that mine...

I have confirmed, from various sources, that mine is a sports suspension. The evidence is the red and white bands on the front springs and 3 green bands on the rear. So that was clear and the Amazon...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,711
Posted By TonyJ
Fuel pump could be a suspect. It can soft fail,...

Fuel pump could be a suspect. It can soft fail, especially on cold start.

I have one lying in the garage. Was taken out as a preventive maintenance and was working 100% before took off. PM me if...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By TonyJ
These tyre are probably worth more than $100 but...

These tyre are probably worth more than $100 but they are of 3 brands!. You also need to consider how much labour cost to change them in the tyre shop? Is $50 enough to do that? All the wheels are...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By TonyJ
I'm actually looking for a set of cheap wheels...

I'm actually looking for a set of cheap wheels that are still in reasonable condition. I have the stock 17" but were badly guttered (disclaimer: Not by me of course).

Then when I saw your wheels...
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