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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-25-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,530
Posted By JS8736
I did this along with Bilstein struts, and tie...

I did this along with Bilstein struts, and tie rods on my 330XI.

I got a ball joint press, (looks like a big C clamp), at Autozone. I then bought a pipe cap at Home Depot, ground it down to the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-31-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,530
Posted By JS8736
2004 330XI Bushings

This is an excellent write up. I got the tool from Autozone and the pipe cap from Home Depot. I spent about 20 minutes meticulously grinding the pipe cap down to shove the bushing out. Given the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By JS8736
Tail light ground short

Pelican Parts at the link below, sells the complete repair kit, same as BMW for $19.95 which fixes both sides. If your female connector is melted they sell those. If your male pin inside the module...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-28-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 426,104
Posted By JS8736
Horizontal or HFN Battery install.

My battery went dead and I ordered two from digi-key, the VL-2020 HFN or horizontal battery.

This horizontal works very well. After de-soldering the old battery from the circuit board:

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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-26-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 70,897
Posted By JS8736
Thermostat DIY

I agree with the RTV idea. I installed a new thermostat when I did a cooling system rebuild, torqued the thermostat to 10NM, etc., and it weeped slightly. I re-drained the radiator at the right...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,876
Posted By JS8736
Radiator drain plug DIY remove reinstall

I just finished a cooling system rebuild on my E46, M54 330XI. I got the block drain plug out with two 10" 3/8 inch extensions, and a 3/8 inch swivel then of course a 13mm socket. I'd suggest you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,609
Posted By JS8736
GM 390R Fluid change, Green Tag

I did this change recently w/60k miles on GM A5S 390R Step. Now, BMW says, "extended" vs. "lifetime" and the dealer charges $407.00 by the way, so plan on changing every 60K or until the tranny...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,609
Posted By JS8736
Texaco ETL 8072B GM Transmission 390R

I know way more about this subject than I care too. First, you can get this fluid from RM European, 25 L for $290 here: http://www.rmeuropean.com/default.asp
The dealer prices range in bulk, (your...
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