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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-22-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By chudzikb
Guy above is correct, outside temp sensor.

Guy above is correct, outside temp sensor.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,907
Posted By chudzikb
My pick as well, spare ignition coil. When I do...

My pick as well, spare ignition coil. When I do not know the car I have just bought and driving it home a long distance (cross 3\4 of the country) I bring a lot more stuff, almost to the point of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By chudzikb
This is stupid, but, it got me for a while, had...

This is stupid, but, it got me for a while, had the key position of the trunk lock in the WRONG position? One of the positions locks it out, another allows it to open. I did not know, I am sure...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,068
Posted By chudzikb
Ford Focus refresh out in January comes in a 3...

Ford Focus refresh out in January comes in a 3 banger with 6 speed manual only. They must know something? And they are not giving up on the manual transmission, at least not just yet.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,068
Posted By chudzikb
I used to call out some of my friends for driving...

I used to call out some of my friends for driving "autotragics", not so much anymore. The manual has mostly disappeared from the automotive landscape in this country. There are a few of us that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By chudzikb
Don't forget the vanos seals, night and day...

Don't forget the vanos seals, night and day difference. They were not kidding when they said it makes a huge difference.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,399
Posted By chudzikb
I pulled stock plugs out of a 02 VW Eurovan with...

I pulled stock plugs out of a 02 VW Eurovan with the VR6, at 135K, they were starting to misfire, had replacements, so changed, they were worn badly and the improvement was immediate. There is a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By chudzikb
Take the post cat sensors out of the exhaust...

Take the post cat sensors out of the exhaust stream and you are good. There are extenders made here that move the sensors out of the active stream of exhaust. It works, and works well. Did it on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By chudzikb
How does that go...no good deed goes...

How does that go...no good deed goes unpunished...

Kind of says it all...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,565
Posted By chudzikb
The problem we as older E46 owners face is that a...

The problem we as older E46 owners face is that a minor fender bender will end our cars lives as we know it. The insurance company will not pony up to repair our cars. End of story, they take...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,268
Posted By chudzikb
And to be fair, it probably needs the system...

And to be fair, it probably needs the system refreshed. It is not that much if you can do your own work, if you can't you are going to be eating rammen noodles for a LONG time...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,748
Posted By chudzikb
How does that go, it is always the last thing? ...

How does that go, it is always the last thing? Glad you got it solved, you may now resume a sane life...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,709
Posted By chudzikb
My buddy a dyed in the wool VW guy bought the...

My buddy a dyed in the wool VW guy bought the Fiesta ST. He let me drive it, not as buttoned down as a BMW, but, it sure was fun to beat around the back roads. We were all grinning in the car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-31-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,250
Posted By chudzikb
At the very least all fluids, and the critical...

At the very least all fluids, and the critical plastic parts, coolant stuff will be getting old. Stick or autotragic? (not that I have any opinion)
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-28-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By chudzikb
Where are you at in PA? 04 330ci with a stick...

Where are you at in PA? 04 330ci with a stick is a fantastic choice IMHO! Not a lot of issues with the 330, valve cover gaskets, oil filter housing gaskets, oil separator, and for the love of god...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,504
Posted By chudzikb
I was told this by my Indy when I got my first...

I was told this by my Indy when I got my first E46. He said no guarantees with the inserts. They have been known to pull out. No personal experiences, just repeating what I have been told...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,504
Posted By chudzikb
I was always told, at least by my Indy, that even...

I was always told, at least by my Indy, that even inserts do not work, once the head bolts pull out, it is a boat anchor? I hope I am wrong, but, it was what I was told. With the following advise,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By chudzikb
Special tools are required, gloves. Don't want...

Special tools are required, gloves. Don't want that nasty diesel oil on your hands...and it is nasty.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By chudzikb
To answer the question as to how it...

To answer the question as to how it happened...improper maintenance! How did you miss that squealing? Had to make noise before it froze and burning smell once it did freeze up. As others said...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By chudzikb
Learn on a VW diesel! It has to be one of the...

Learn on a VW diesel! It has to be one of the easiest cars to drive a manual, the torque makes it almost impossible to stall. That said, as other have said, parking lot practice, especially one...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,754
Posted By chudzikb
Someone said it above, spacers will fix this in...

Someone said it above, spacers will fix this in no time, takes the 02 sensors out of the stream and reduces their sensitivity. This WILL fix your problem, at least the symptoms of it, which in your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,450
Posted By chudzikb
I have set of black leather sport seats out of my...

I have set of black leather sport seats out of my 330ci sitting in my basement, I would swap in an instant. I loved those ZHP seats, had them in my old car. Have leather M3 seats in my car now,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,748
Posted By chudzikb
You do know that the post cat 02 sensors do...

You do know that the post cat 02 sensors do exactly nothing for performance? They are solely for emissions. No other role. Or so I am told, by those that know far more than I do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-08-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By chudzikb
Three topics never to discuss with people you...

Three topics never to discuss with people you like/care about...

1. Religion, never going to agree.
2. Politics, even if you do agree, you should not.
3. Engine oil, well, its kind of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,303
Posted By chudzikb
I know 0.0 about BMW diesels, but, I have owned...

I know 0.0 about BMW diesels, but, I have owned various VW diesels since 1998. Sounds about the same as every diesel I have ever owned? Common rail is a little quieter, but, if not common rail,...
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