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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Sicily1918
I don't think so -- the M56 has a secondary air...

I don't think so -- the M56 has a secondary air pump, different fuel lines, different VANOS settings, different injectors, etc., some of which are controlled by/through the ECU. I think there may be...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 12-16-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Sicily1918
Do you find that they tramline a whole lot more? ...

Do you find that they tramline a whole lot more? After almost 80K miles on PS2s, PSS feel slightly different (still great, mind you)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,590
Posted By Sicily1918
I can guarantee it's not a SULEV car; only 2003+...

I can guarantee it's not a SULEV car; only 2003+ Steptronic 325i/Ci were SULEV.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 53,478
Posted By Sicily1918
It's not bad and there's no risk so long as the...

It's not bad and there's no risk so long as the fluids are compatible -- I went to Redline D4 65K miles (and 4 or 5 changes) ago, slowly mixing that Esso LT71141 out...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-25-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,465
Posted By Sicily1918
About 90 miles... luckily the forecast says it'll...

About 90 miles... luckily the forecast says it'll be 85 during the day, so it ought to be a pleasant drive.
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-25-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,414
Posted By Sicily1918
You're confusing being able to use something with...

You're confusing being able to use something with being able to construct it. You could have literally gone through the wormhole in an office chair; no high tech there...
Seemed more of a standard...
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,722
Posted By Sicily1918
Yeah, saw it in 70mm at the Dome and yes, there...

Yeah, saw it in 70mm at the Dome and yes, there were a few scenes where we had no idea what was said, e.g., when Caine tells Chastain about the lie -- none of it could be made out.
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-11-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Sicily1918
Yeah, my dad's 1984 Mercedes said "Made in West...

Yeah, my dad's 1984 Mercedes said "Made in West Germany" -- ahhh, the Cold War, when we could'a died at any second...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-03-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,636
Posted By Sicily1918
Yeah... I used their LL04 and it played havoc...

Yeah... I used their LL04 and it played havoc with my VANOS.
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-02-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,656
Posted By Sicily1918
170/mo for full (including rental car, uninsured,...

170/mo for full (including rental car, uninsured, etc. -- $250 deductible), 250K/500K for both cars (+ umbrella), but I'm routinely driving next to Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, etc. -- I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-02-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,857
Posted By Sicily1918
Ummm... April 1991; we had about a week of frigid...

Ummm... April 1991; we had about a week of frigid arctic air where the daytime temps didn't go above 40 and nighttime temps went into the high 20's, so... oh, you were asking rhetorically :eeps: :D
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Sicily1918
You know, I wonder if the cylinder head's ...

You know, I wonder if the cylinder head's cracked and you have coolant in the chambers?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Sicily1918
Come on... 54 and 52? The difference is 2! :D ...

Come on... 54 and 52? The difference is 2! :D

Sorry, couldn't resist.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Sicily1918
Sorry to hear about your problems, but you bought...

Sorry to hear about your problems, but you bought a 12-year old car with no history.

Now, onto your problem:

You used the wrong spark plugs. Use NGK BKR6EQUP or Bosch FGR7DQP; I've been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Sicily1918
Remove the airbag (carefully) from the steering...

Remove the airbag (carefully) from the steering wheel -- you do not have to disconnect it -- and look in the hole and see if you have the wiring/connector for the multi-function feature. If you do,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By Sicily1918
So many of the aftermarket LEDs I've seen just...

So many of the aftermarket LEDs I've seen just aren't great (from a quality/build perspective) -- it's why I went OEM.

Also, it may never make a difference, but those lights are not DOT compliant,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Sicily1918
This is what I can think of: Bad/dying...

This is what I can think of:

Bad/dying power-steering pump.
Loose/worn serpentine belt.
Low PS fluid.
Old PS fluid.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Sicily1918
I bet it's more to give the end of the MAF pipe...

I bet it's more to give the end of the MAF pipe more rigidity without impacting airflow. I cleaned my MAF this morning and was checking it out and it doesn't really seem that it has any other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By Sicily1918
That was exactly what was happening -- I'd lose...

That was exactly what was happening -- I'd lose electrical for a few seconds (if that) and then everything was fine again. Only major thing was that my cluster would reset so all the lights would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By Sicily1918
Hey, "that one guy" has a name! :craig:

Hey, "that one guy" has a name! :craig:
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-19-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By Sicily1918
Black-on-black does look better than...

Black-on-black does look better than black-on-anything else... of course, I didn't say it looks good, just better.

You also run the risk of getting pulled over frequently, as it's a very obvious...
Forum: General Off-Topic 09-16-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 21,968
Posted By Sicily1918
I wouldn't hold my breath, although anything's...

I wouldn't hold my breath, although anything's possible.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By Sicily1918
My car did something similar early last year;...

My car did something similar early last year; this was the stupidly easy fix:

Unplug the battery (both terminals), check in case there's corrosion, plug the leads back in, maybe turn them back...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Sicily1918
When I changed to Bilsteins (and tires, but it...

When I changed to Bilsteins (and tires, but it was another set of PS2s so no diff.), it felt like a new car! The best way to describe it would be to say it was firmer/stiffer yet somehow stayed as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Sicily1918
That's almost exactly what I have. ...

That's almost exactly what I have.

Powerflex CABs
Meyle Metal Ball-joint CAs
Bilstein HD shocks/struts
OEM sport springs (originals)

I think you'll be pleased. :thumbup:
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