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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By cpatstone
yes, I did tilt the motor back by jamming a 2x4...

yes, I did tilt the motor back by jamming a 2x4 between the sway bar and the oil pan, then scraps of plywood on either side of the 2x to keep it in place. seems stable enough. on my motor,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By cpatstone
Nah, upon further review, this is a case of...

Nah, upon further review, this is a case of "something else". snugged up the bolts, then sanity check - does the crank spin nicely? NO! Almost seems like I left a tool in there somehow. ??? no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By cpatstone
interesting... My wild guesses are: 1....

interesting...

My wild guesses are:
1. Focked up the tranny input shaft while wrestling the tranny out of there.
2. See #1, but pilot bearing.
If either are the case? Tranny's coming out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By cpatstone
transmission install: can't get last 1/2"???

New rear main seal, flywheel, clutch just installed. Finally wrestled the tranny into place, got the input shaft past the clutch disc, just about to do a big happy dance, and now can't get the...
Forum: Complete Cars 10-10-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,939
Posted By cpatstone
Still finishing the conversion... how about the...

Still finishing the conversion... how about the electrical aspects? what challenges remain?

clean title?

and how about a price?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By cpatstone
Follow-up, in case anyone's paying attention: I...

Follow-up, in case anyone's paying attention:
I took out the glass panel (not such a chore), used a small brush and white lithium grease, and lubed everything that looked lube-able. didn't see any...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By cpatstone
realoem is my best friend. helps to memorize the...

realoem is my best friend. helps to memorize the vin last 7.

- I like $28 fixes. link?

- searched the first two pages of hits. link? better keyword than sunroof?

-- but that's the thing....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By cpatstone
I think I need a new sunroof cassette?

Symptoms, and probably diagnosis, is simple...

sunroof goes up and down normally.
No issues with the shade; clips were replaced at some point

hit the button to slide the sunroof back (open),...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,327
Posted By cpatstone
inside of the voltage regulator is a bridge...

inside of the voltage regulator is a bridge rectifier, IE four diodes. They can get flaky as they get old. Sometimes they work, other times not... or maybe they work for a minute and then not. Hot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By cpatstone
I looked into the front spring pads, and didn't...

I looked into the front spring pads, and didn't see any options. besides, those are just thin things. Not like you can get 3/4" thick front spring pads. Yes, I could ghetto-rig a spacer between...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By cpatstone
RAISE the front end (not lower)?

Simple problem, and I think the answer is no.

E46 wagon, sport suspension, 100k, needs rear springs. Thinking the bavauto bilstein SP / springs combo. Thing is, I don't want the car any lower...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 05-01-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By cpatstone
pm sent -

pm sent -
Forum: Suspension and Braking 04-30-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By cpatstone
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=7579...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=757959
-- so three green stripes will work ok, not lower the rear end much.

325iT born 12/02 has two brown stripes too. and at least one broken rear...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,165
Posted By cpatstone
Rarest bmw in my town that I know of? Mine, of...

Rarest bmw in my town that I know of? Mine, of course.
528iT with a manual is rare, but...

325iT / sport / manual makes it rare.
not silver makes it really rare
two tone natural brown /black...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 04-30-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By cpatstone
pm sent. and a much shinier, faster PM than the...

pm sent. and a much shinier, faster PM than the others. :thumbsup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,979
Posted By cpatstone
not sure if it's helping the seller here to say...

not sure if it's helping the seller here to say how he spent what others consider too much for repairs. remember, he's in new york and I'm assuming the city. money exists on a different scale...
Forum: Complete Cars 04-28-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,050
Posted By cpatstone
you saw the one on SFO craigslist? been...

you saw the one on SFO craigslist? been advertised for at least a couple of months now. price was $17k.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By cpatstone
+1. easy fix.

+1. easy fix.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By cpatstone
adding to a really old thread here... I had...

adding to a really old thread here...

I had a knocking sound, or rather my wife's 325iT did and I just heard it. Sounded mechanical, but made about one knock per maybe five engine rotations? ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,117
Posted By cpatstone
E39 rims on an E46? Don't forget the hub-centric...

E39 rims on an E46? Don't forget the hub-centric rings! E39 hubs have a larger bore. No rings = guaranteed vibration, if not immediately, then soon.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By cpatstone
Thanks for the comments. 75k miles on the car...

Thanks for the comments. 75k miles on the car (added that to the original post). As for ball joints, just wiggling the wheel around, I didn't feel any clunking or loose wiggling... just what seemed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By cpatstone
Sanity check - bad LCABs? See picture.

These look like toast to me, but I'm no expert and I'd prefer to avoid unnecessary car surgery.
...
Forum: New England 04-22-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,088
Posted By cpatstone
Howdy - autocross newbie here - :hi: pardon the...

Howdy - autocross newbie here - :hi: pardon the dumb question, but why so early? Wouldn't that put us at the course at about 7am? Are you guys setting up the course, or need to do that much prep...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-23-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By cpatstone
Greetings from Western MA!

It's the wife's car, but I retrieved it from 400+ miles away, and I'll keep it alive... so cheers! Can't be happier with the car so far!
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