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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By havnfun328
The VC bolts bottom out onto the head. They are...

The VC bolts bottom out onto the head. They are made just long enough to compress the grommets slightly (when new). Further tightening after they bottom out will not compress the grommets any...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By havnfun328
The nut your buddy tightened is on a splined...

The nut your buddy tightened is on a splined shaft that adjusts the length of the driveshaft. Loosen it and you should be able to make it fit. When the guibo and diff ends are tight then retighten...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,471
Posted By havnfun328
Sway bar links can cause clunks from bumps and...

Sway bar links can cause clunks from bumps and are an easy and cheap fix. Do that first. If that doesn't do it then try replacing the strut mounts.

As for your original posting, I upgraded to an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By havnfun328
+1000000 Don't get under the car with only a jack...

+1000000 Don't get under the car with only a jack support!
Invest in a floor jack and jack stands. It's worth it.

Best oil deal is Mobil1 0W40 at Walmart. 5 qt jug for ~$25.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By havnfun328
I've done it and I wouldn't call it hard, just...

I've done it and I wouldn't call it hard, just tedious. I would plan on an entire weekend, but I'm slow.

Some tips:
1. I borrowed an engine support. Harbor Freight has them for about $70. No...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By havnfun328
Compared to my M5 the clutch in my 328 is light...

Compared to my M5 the clutch in my 328 is light as a feather. Same as the Honda I drove before.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,281
Posted By havnfun328
Some are worth $10K and others are overpriced at...

Some are worth $10K and others are overpriced at $5K. Depends on the car.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By havnfun328
If it happens under load I would suspect its the...

If it happens under load I would suspect its the drive shaft.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-09-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By havnfun328
Check your brake fluid reservoir and see if it is...

Check your brake fluid reservoir and see if it is low. It is possible you tore the line to the clutch slave cylinder and the fluid leaked out. There is a hose that comes out the side of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,108
Posted By havnfun328
Pre facelift lenses are held by plastic clips,...

Pre facelift lenses are held by plastic clips, and they break pretty easy so be careful. But it's doable.

You can also restore and polish the lenses, which is cheaper and easier.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 673
Posted By havnfun328
I would never run my car for 3 minutes with temp...

I would never run my car for 3 minutes with temp in the red.
Pull over immediately and shut it off.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 04-22-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By havnfun328
I went to almost 240K on original springs...

I went to almost 240K on original springs (standard) before upgrading to Eibach pro-plus.
Sometimes they break, but not too often.
If you like 'em, keep 'em.

You'll like the FSD's
Forum: Suspension & Braking 04-15-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By havnfun328
I have stock suspension and yes, you must...

I have stock suspension and yes, you must separate the outer ball joint to get the strut into the pinch bolt.
Sport suspension you don't have to do that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By havnfun328
This part was changed after 99. The new...

This part was changed after 99. The new distribution piece has two ports.
I've heard of people just plugging the second port from the CCV. your choice.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By havnfun328
Might be a cracked VC.

Might be a cracked VC.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-28-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By havnfun328
At that mileage, you're probably due for front...

At that mileage, you're probably due for front control arm bushings and maybe rear trailing arm bushings. Also check front swaybar end links. Other than that, unless you are having noises or other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By havnfun328
I run M1 0-40 and it doesn't look that color.

I run M1 0-40 and it doesn't look that color.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,466
Posted By havnfun328
Check for a warped cover - they will always leak.

Check for a warped cover - they will always leak.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,466
Posted By havnfun328
I did it like this. Basically start at the...

I did it like this.

Basically start at the middle and work your way out, crisscrossing as you go.
Always use new grommets (ask me how I know).
The torque spec is not needed - bottom out the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By havnfun328
There is a cluster test you can perform to check.

There is a cluster test you can perform to check.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 433
Posted By havnfun328
Mine is 10/98 but I only have the electric fan. ...

Mine is 10/98 but I only have the electric fan.
And I like it that way!
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By havnfun328
Yup, can't see it at all with the cover on. Not...

Yup, can't see it at all with the cover on.
Not sure I would care if I could see it, though.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By havnfun328
Got the car back Tuesday, and first off it drove...

Got the car back Tuesday, and first off it drove much better with the intake boot replaced. I think that was the main leak source, as it hasn't hesitated at all since then.

But still I need to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By havnfun328
I wasn't going to waste my time with tape. ...

I wasn't going to waste my time with tape.
Epoxy and maybe some fiberglass is my plan.
Proper surface prep will be the main thing, or else it won't hold at all.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By havnfun328
When I get the car back I'll check the crack and...

When I get the car back I'll check the crack and let you know. If it goes all the way to the filler neck then there's no point in trying.

I think that it will need to hold both positive and...
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