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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Inconel? Bah - MP35N is where it's at. Just...

Inconel? Bah - MP35N is where it's at.

Just kidding. I had to laugh at the Epic Thread that dmax linked to - I remember reading that years ago the first time I did some exhaust work.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
The seals and piece parts are obvious, but the...

The seals and piece parts are obvious, but the starter as jcbaxter1975 mentioned really is smart to do. Just make sure the shop doesn't hit you up for the full book rate; they should do it for no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
I dropped the exhaust and the front end of the...

I dropped the exhaust and the front end of the driveshaft when I overhauled my car's shifter mechanism. It wasn't too hard to do, and my wagon was originally a Northeast car. It may in theory be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Bummer - I really didn't have to tap very hard on...

Bummer - I really didn't have to tap very hard on my transmission's pin to get it to seat. Perhaps cleaning out the bore in the bell housing with some rolled-up fine grit sandpaper will get an extra...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
I lightly tapped my transmission's pin in using a...

I lightly tapped my transmission's pin in using a piece of wood and a hammer. A rubber mallet should work, too. The pin's made from pretty tough plastic/nylon (my old one didn't look worn), but I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Cool - glad you got it fixed :thumbup: Nice tip...

Cool - glad you got it fixed :thumbup: Nice tip on the "reverse" pin also controlling the 1st/2nd gate.

In case anyone reading this thread hasn't seen the helpful 250G "sticky detent DIY fix"...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
May be a silly question, but did your mechanic...

May be a silly question, but did your mechanic test the new reverse/5th pins and springs before he reinstalled the transmission? I'm assuming you have the Getrag 5-speed like my car, and you had to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
First time I had to remove the intake boots, I...

First time I had to remove the intake boots, I had the car up on jack stands. After struggling with the lower boot clamp from up top, I found out it was an easy, straight shot from underneath with a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Concur - you've got something awry with your...

Concur - you've got something awry with your shifter linkage, and need to take a look. After 150K miles there will no doubt be worn components. Selector rod joint, shifting arm bushing and bearing,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Price out the job at an auto upholstery shop if...

Price out the job at an auto upholstery shop if you bring the headliner panel into the store, vs. them doing the disassembly + headliner fix. This can save you some money if you're willing to pull...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
My newer Craftsman low-range torque wrench is for...

My newer Craftsman low-range torque wrench is for right-hand threads only. Fortunately for the VANOS job I still had my old-school beam torque wrench gathering dust in my rollaway!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-19-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
As evanr614 already mentioned, Bentley is correct...

As evanr614 already mentioned, Bentley is correct - 10Nm is also listed in TIS.

When I did my car's VANOS, I followed the Beisan procedures, which IIRC recommend 8Nm for the set screws. Even at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
OP, I'd also be surprised if your dual mass...

OP, I'd also be surprised if your dual mass flywheel wasn't on its last legs as well. Definitely consider the SMF Valeo kit Rob43 mentioned - I've been very happy with it in my car. Hard to beat...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
For cars that accumulate low miles, yearly may be...

For cars that accumulate low miles, yearly may be overkill per analysis, but it sure is easy to remember. We put at most a thousand miles per year on my wife's car, so I just keep it simple and do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,414
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
$418 for just the oil separator isn't too...

$418 for just the oil separator isn't too terrible I guess. However, for both jobs adding on $230 for the OFHG seems excessive - it's minimal extra labor and a $5 seal. I guess it all comes down to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
I installed the RMS P/N 11141438274 "set of...

I installed the RMS P/N 11141438274 "set of covers", which included the P/N 11142249533 shaft seal. I didn't know there was an earlier P/N for the seal itself. I'm pretty sure 11142249533 had a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
My experience seemed to match what markusmarkus...

My experience seemed to match what markusmarkus said. When I did my clutch, I didn't do the tranny input/output seals. They were both dry. I had a new input seal on hand, but after reading the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
You can also find nice, inexpensive used sets on...

You can also find nice, inexpensive used sets on eBay, or perhaps the classifieds here. I sold my old myrtle set when I switched to piano black.

If you want new trim, get the P/Ns off RealOEM,...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-19-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 905
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
I had the wagon's alignment done a couple years...

I had the wagon's alignment done a couple years ago at a local indy, well-known for race car suspension tuning. Car tracks straight and tires are wearing evenly, so I'm happy with the work.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
119. I'm all about easy-to-clean wheels. 17" is...

119. I'm all about easy-to-clean wheels. 17" is a good idea, too - reduces the fear of potholes in addition to saving you $$$ on tires.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
You need to get familiar with RealOEM, but I can...

You need to get familiar with RealOEM, but I can tell you the transmissions are probably different. The '01 325i uses the 250G Getrag transmission (that's what I have). Depending on the year, I...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-13-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
That tool looks a little more secure than the...

That tool looks a little more secure than the standard "death sticks". I was going to borrow a set of them from AZ, but wimped out and had an indy do the front struts & an alignment. Rear shocks...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
For a basic shifter overhaul you don't have to...

For a basic shifter overhaul you don't have to drop the transmission. I did drop the exhaust and the front of the driveshaft, but supposedly you don't even need to do that. I preferred to have the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
If the gearshift is in neutral (in the center),...

If the gearshift is in neutral (in the center), do you feel any resistance when you push it over to the right? If there isn't any resistance, and it just flops over, then it likely is the well-known...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,140
Posted By Jaundiced Outlook
Reason #1 why I replaced my still-working starter...

Reason #1 why I replaced my still-working starter during a recent clutch/flywheel job, which itself rates an 8/10.

Next in difficulty of all the DIYs I've done on my car would have to be a shifter...
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