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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Lots of people have done suspension work and lots...

Lots of people have done suspension work and lots of people have xenon lights, but only mystert and I have noticed this?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
xenon self-adjuster & new suspension parts?? Meyle FCAs?

I see mystert posted this issue and got no response, so I'm trying again.

I just installed new Koni STR.T, Meyle HD control arms & bushings, Lemforder strut mounts and the BMW strut tower...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 05-01-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,302
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Thanks! Sorry, too late for pics, it's done. ...

Thanks! Sorry, too late for pics, it's done. Had to get a bearing too, because they're not reusable. Found a shop to put it all together. Just used a regular hydraulic press; the special tools...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 288
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
+1 on a new mechanic. If you don't know one, I'm...

+1 on a new mechanic. If you don't know one, I'm sure there are plenty of people in your area on this board who can share their experience.

FWIW, I have a friend who owns a shop. He's a great...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-30-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I just snapped the pinch bolt too. It absolutely...

I just snapped the pinch bolt too. It absolutely has to be fixed by tomorrow night. I don't have a torch. I don't have a drill or bits or ez-outs with me - I'm not at home. I ordered a new knuckle &...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-30-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,302
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I just snapped the pinch bolt on my RWD e46. It...

I just snapped the pinch bolt on my RWD e46. It absolutely has to be fixed by tomorrow night. I don't have a torch. I don't have a drill or bits or ez-outs with me - I'm not at home. I ordered a...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-30-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Mango, are there _any_ original parts on your car?

Mango, are there _any_ original parts on your car?
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-30-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Stick-type compressors are not all created equal....

Stick-type compressors are not all created equal. I'm taking my struts to a shop to compress. Insert angry smiley here.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-30-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 93,206
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
'02 330 convertible/sport/auto/HK/no nav: ...

'02 330 convertible/sport/auto/HK/no nav:

Rear springs have white stripes, as do the BMW stock replacements - cheapest I found was www.partsvp.com - that's the same site that powers BMW of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
They're not sport-specific.

They're not sport-specific.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Diesels are very popular here in big pickup...

Diesels are very popular here in big pickup trucks, and I hope they get more popular in cars. I have a 96 Dodge pickup with a 5.9 Cummins diesel. Lightly modified, it makes ~350HP and ~800LB/FT of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 272
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
No, the overnight was ~$45 or so. I got a filter...

No, the overnight was ~$45 or so. I got a filter too.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Well, hopefully someone who knows will give you...

Well, hopefully someone who knows will give you the details. We didn't get diesels in the US until recently. Not since the E28, anyway.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
I don't know about your car, but usually a good...

I don't know about your car, but usually a good tune will improve the HP a lot on a diesel without changing parts
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 272
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
BMA said the pump wouldn't arrive til tomorrow,...

BMA said the pump wouldn't arrive til tomorrow, but it arrived today, same time as the guy from Enterprise rent-a-car. So I told the rental guy no thanks and installed my fuel pump. As expected, it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
A leakdown test will tell you a lot about the...

A leakdown test will tell you a lot about the condition of the valves, but you need an air compressor and a leakdown tester.

These cars have timing chains, not belts. I haven't heard of "slipped...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 272
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Just a 2-word description of my life.... ...

Just a 2-word description of my life....

yup, no pressure at fuel rail, no pump. I ordered from BMA.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Spark, fuel and compression are the required...

Spark, fuel and compression are the required ingredients for an engine to run. You clearly have no compression, you tested it yourself. Good used engines are cheap (assuming the seller is honest and...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-29-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Bummer, the meyles will be here today. If they...

Bummer, the meyles will be here today. If they fail prematurely, I'll get powerflex next time.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-29-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
You may be the first person to find convertible...

You may be the first person to find convertible sport springs in the aftermarket. I gave up looking and bought BMW springs from BMW of Alexandria, $135 ea iirc. Installing them today. Where did you...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-28-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Your rear springs may be broken. Just look at...

Your rear springs may be broken. Just look at the bottom coil on each. Nicely finished factory end, or jagged broken end?
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-28-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Thanks. Balljoints all seemed OK, but I ordered...

Thanks. Balljoints all seemed OK, but I ordered Meyle HD arms anyway, as well as the Meyle HD bushings.

I have officially spent more on this car in 2015 than I could sell it for. And I still...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 183,345
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Bentley manual says to unclip the relay box and...

Bentley manual says to unclip the relay box and lower it a bit. No prob getting the relay out then. AT least that's how it was on my 02 330 about an hour ago.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 272
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
Pump and filter are $355 at advance plus tax, in...

Pump and filter are $355 at advance plus tax, in stock. BMA is $221 including overnight shipping, though it won't ship til tomorrow. That's OK, I have plenty of other work to do. Just need to take...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 272
Posted By CharlieFoxtrot
fuses & relay good. Looking for fuel pump in...

fuses & relay good. Looking for fuel pump in stock within a reasonable cab ride.
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