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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-26-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Bim3Por911
+1 on the Stewart pump. Some feel it's overkill...

+1 on the Stewart pump. Some feel it's overkill unless you race or drive in the tropics. I have one and have had no issues either. Radiators generally last to 120k or so. The expansion tank is the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 28,509
Views: 2,119,995
Posted By Bim3Por911
I fixed the seal on my Bee Stinger so that it...

I fixed the seal on my Bee Stinger so that it doesn't leak anymore. 3M Windo-Weld Butyl and a Danco #18 o-ring worked like magic. No more leaks!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28,509
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Posted By Bim3Por911
I still use R12 in my 41 year old Porsche 911...

I still use R12 in my 41 year old Porsche 911 system. It works great. You just have to know where to get it. Caveat - At $87 / lb it's NOT cheap - but it works like nothing else in old systems...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-25-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,078
Posted By Bim3Por911
This is an old thread but a sketch may help if I...

This is an old thread but a sketch may help if I can upload it:

http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/Shutter_Doug_47/media/BMW_Bee_Sting/Antenna_zps8c842a1e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

There are three...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 116,144
Posted By Bim3Por911
If you gather time to fail data and run a Weibull...

If you gather time to fail data and run a Weibull analysis on fuel pump longevity, you'll find that most economical replacement interval will be around 150,000 miles for '00 and '01 e46s, and maybe...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bim3Por911
Filter Sensor

[QUOTE=David McMahon;16152542]Quick useless fact, some engines use a vacuum based (not connected to the engine vacuum) system that tell when... vacuum is pulled from a clogged Air filter. These small...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bim3Por911
Au Contraire. Feel may be fine for tires, brakes,...

Au Contraire. Feel may be fine for tires, brakes, and suspension. I don't know anyone that can tell when their air, or fuel filter is loading up. If you wanna drive your e46 past 300,000 miles you'll...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-12-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Bim3Por911
Well, when I was looking at the filter I was...

Well, when I was looking at the filter I was turned around. The arrows were pointing forward. The job is pretty easy. All I needed was an 8 mm or 5/16 deep socket and a 6 mm socket. The filter had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28,509
Views: 2,119,995
Posted By Bim3Por911
Replaced the O2 sensors - easy peasy. Doing the...

Replaced the O2 sensors - easy peasy. Doing the fuel filter and then the fuel pump. All pretty easy and part of what I'd term old school 150,000 mile service.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-10-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Bim3Por911
I've had the car three years and it's never had...

I've had the car three years and it's never had driveability issues. I'll go with the Bentley Manual and install it with the arrows facing towards the nose. I can't imagine the filter would be...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-09-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Bim3Por911
DIY Fuel Filter Question

I have an early (9/99 build) e46 with the M52TU (2.8 liter engine). It has the simple and cheap fuel filter with NO internal regulator on the front end and only two ports, one in the front and one in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,780
Posted By Bim3Por911
Take your choice and take your chances. I have a...

Take your choice and take your chances. I have a friend with an S60R and he tracks it. Its a fun car, but I'd stay away from it just due to the transmission issues. We had a Volvo 745T for 14 years....
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bim3Por911
It depends on how durable you want the repair.

I checked the site and the kit is closer to $70. Add in a POR-15 kit to isolate the rust and you're over $100. Still much cheaper than having a body shop do it.

A friend of mine owns a body shop...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bim3Por911
I think you're worried about the high cost of...

I think you're worried about the high cost of bodywork. Take a BMW to a reputable body shop for a rust repair at the tail end of the rear wheel arches and they'll typically quote you at least $500 a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28,509
Views: 2,119,995
Posted By Bim3Por911
Finally removed my snow tires (205/55TR16) and...

Finally removed my snow tires (205/55TR16) and installed a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports (225/45YR17). Why didn't I get these tires before!?? Wow. What a huge difference in handling! It will be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28,509
Views: 2,119,995
Posted By Bim3Por911
Finally removed my snow tires (205/55TR16) and...

Finally removed my snow tires (205/55TR16) and installed a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports (225/45YR17). Why didn't I get these tires before!?? Wow. What a huge difference in handling! It will be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,306
Posted By Bim3Por911
Any older European car is not cheap to maintain....

Any older European car is not cheap to maintain. VWs and Audis will cost just as much if not more. My son is 16 and his first car is an '85 Porsche 944. We thought we got a bargain at $4,000 and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,993
Posted By Bim3Por911
In 2013 I only spent $533.50 and drove 14,000...

In 2013 I only spent $533.50 and drove 14,000 miles. Most of that was a radiator and a hose, and rear brakes (rotors, pads, & rebuilt calipers). I do 90% of my own work. This year I'm looking at a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 116,144
Posted By Bim3Por911
Last I checked the Bentley Book under PM, the 60k...

Last I checked the Bentley Book under PM, the 60k replacement on the filter is for the M3 and doesn't apply to the more pedestrian 3's - although it certainly should.

8 years on a pump changeout...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bim3Por911
I loaded a spreadsheet into Google Apps. That may...

I loaded a spreadsheet into Google Apps. That may work. Here is the link:
https://drive.google.com/?urp=http://www.google.com/url?sa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26sou&authuser=0#my-drive

Not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bim3Por911
I use a combination of the BavAuto list above and...

I use a combination of the BavAuto list above and Mike Miller's Old School Maintenance recommendations from BMWCCA. I use an app called ListPro from Ilium Software to record all automotive...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 116,144
Posted By Bim3Por911
Total agreement on your recommendation on...

Total agreement on your recommendation on replacement of the pump and filter. Part of my job entails collecting data and recording the condition of DC powered aircraft fuel pumps. You're right about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28,509
Views: 2,119,995
Posted By Bim3Por911
Installed new rear rotors (Zimmermann Coat Z),...

Installed new rear rotors (Zimmermann Coat Z), pads (Mintex), and wear sensor (BMW OEM). Learned how to reset the pad wear indicator. Lights out! Whew.
Bought the wear sensor at the dealer and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,879
Posted By Bim3Por911
BS bump. I didn't see anything in this thread...

BS bump. I didn't see anything in this thread about verifying the accuracy of the oil pressure light. There is no readout in the Easter Egg instrument output for oil pressure either. It's probably...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-05-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28,509
Views: 2,119,995
Posted By Bim3Por911
Also replaced my radiator. ExpTank, hoses, t-stat...

Also replaced my radiator. ExpTank, hoses, t-stat were done less than 60k ago. I did the pump about 40,000 miles back and used an EMP Stewart model. Found a swollen hose at the bottom of the ExpTank...
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