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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,270
Posted By old'n'slow
I am about to replace my E46 with an E28 535!...

I am about to replace my E46 with an E28 535! 1985 FTW!
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,858
Posted By old'n'slow
I'm with you. Slammed cars are like a cute chick...

I'm with you. Slammed cars are like a cute chick who, underneath the tight jeans and soft sweater is crippled and can't go where her other, more able friends can go. Slammed is for show cars, not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By old'n'slow
Normal. Those are machine marks from the...

Normal. Those are machine marks from the finishing process. Not to worry. They'll be gone after several stops.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,552
Posted By old'n'slow
I think 18s or 19s on a daily driver are...

I think 18s or 19s on a daily driver are poseurific! They tramline like crazy on less than perfect roads. They lack the self-aligning torque that makes for more communicative handling, they're...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By old'n'slow
+1 for motor mounts.

+1 for motor mounts.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By old'n'slow
I suppose the "which oil should I buy" question...

I suppose the "which oil should I buy" question is being saved for another thread.....???:)
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,213
Posted By old'n'slow
Good catch-:bow: I was just looking at that....

Good catch-:bow:

I was just looking at that. What caught my eye was the diameter of the rod. My (1 year old) Sports were much larger-just slightly smaller than the diameter of the shock body.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,213
Posted By old'n'slow
I can't answer the "comfy" part, but Bilstein is...

I can't answer the "comfy" part, but Bilstein is very clear that HD shocks are not intended to be used with lowering springs. The Sport Package springs are even considered lowering springs by...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,213
Posted By old'n'slow
EDIT: As mentioned below-that is the...

EDIT:


As mentioned below-that is the older Bilstein design....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,870
Posted By old'n'slow
As a business owner who is passionate about what...

As a business owner who is passionate about what I do, I enjoy helping people, but when you've had 20 calls in one day from guys wanting your advice on whether a part they saw on ebay would be right...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,266
Posted By old'n'slow
I have a magnetic drain plug, but it's made of...

I have a magnetic drain plug, but it's made of steel. Amazing how much metal fluff is on that thing when I change oil.

Aluminum bolts are a bad idea. It's the totally wrong material for the job.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By old'n'slow
This is a known weak spot. Lowered E46s should...

This is a known weak spot. Lowered E46s should run at the very least the BMW Motorsport reinforcement plates that go between the upper strut mount and the body ($22 /pr at the dealer) and preferably...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,659
Posted By old'n'slow
On the freeway-when everyone's going the same...

On the freeway-when everyone's going the same way, my lights are off in daytime. But on two lane highways where passing means entering the lane of opposing traffic, my lights are ON. You do not want...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,072
Posted By old'n'slow
:rofl:The OP (among others) can't even write...

:rofl:The OP (among others) can't even write without misusing the word "like". It's bad enough most of the people on here likely couldn't get through 10 seconds of speech without doing it, but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,213
Posted By old'n'slow
Not quite. The HD and Sport share damping...

Not quite.

The HD and Sport share damping characteristics, the difference is in the length of the shock rod. Using the HDs with lowering springs will put you on the internal bump stops more often....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,962
Posted By old'n'slow
You do not need to remove the cams and valves to...

You do not need to remove the cams and valves to do head gasket. The head can come off as a unit. I think that is the question the OP wanted answered.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,213
Posted By old'n'slow
Yep-sat just like yours. I loved my...

Yep-sat just like yours.

I loved my Bilsteins on smooth roads, but on my daily commute over the broken roads that the county is too broke to fix, they wore me out. When I said they override the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,213
Posted By old'n'slow
Ummmm guys, The Bilsteins aren't supposed to...

Ummmm guys,

The Bilsteins aren't supposed to seat down as low as the stock Sachs shocks! They are designed differently. Forcing them lower is a bad idea and will screw up the ride height and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By old'n'slow
Actually, your mechanic is correct. BMW now...

Actually, your mechanic is correct. BMW now refuses to sell individual internal transmission parts. Unless you/he can find exactly what you need sitting on a shelf somewhere, you are out of luck. I,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-09-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By old'n'slow
+1. Works everytime.

+1. Works everytime.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,668
Posted By old'n'slow
And since Blackstone looks at silica numbers, you...

And since Blackstone looks at silica numbers, you can tell from the oil test how well your air filtration is working....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,668
Posted By old'n'slow
I will say this: you cannot tell anything useful...

I will say this: you cannot tell anything useful about oil by looking at it. Unless you take a sample and send it to a lab, all you have is a guess.

I don't like to guess, so I send samples to...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-05-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By old'n'slow
Perfectly matched and designed to work together...

Perfectly matched and designed to work together for a comfy ride. I wouldn't call this a significant handling upgrade from new stock parts. The OE rear sport shocks feel like they have a firmer...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,490
Posted By old'n'slow
Did you mean cold climate? LOL It is not...

Did you mean cold climate? LOL

It is not only insulated, but heated, so you have to run wires to it, and it costs about $600. I have a 42 mile (each way) commute, so I get plenty warmed up without...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By old'n'slow
One symptom of a bad oil separator is this: with...

One symptom of a bad oil separator is this: with the engine running, remove the oil filler cap. If there is an inordinate amount of vacuum present, your oil separator is likely the culprit. That...
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