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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-10-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 167,214
Posted By the_stick
bmwmercedesparts.com provides good prices, but...

bmwmercedesparts.com provides good prices, but they charge shipping by weight. They're still cheaper than stealerships for OEM parts.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-10-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 167,214
Posted By the_stick
Why buy new ones? They'll break again. Just use a...

Why buy new ones? They'll break again. Just use a needle plier and crimp the metal U support around the cable wire. The metal U is there to support the plastic mold that holds the cable. If your...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-10-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,850
Posted By the_stick
Awesome idea with the claw hammer. It works great...

Awesome idea with the claw hammer. It works great by providing leverage of loosing the expansion tank. It pops right off with ease. No need to go under car nor lowering tank onto jack. What crazy...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-10-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By the_stick
Sorry. I misread. Grasp top of...

Sorry.

I misread.

Grasp top of backrest and pull towards you if it's a sedan (saloon). Then lift up.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-10-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By the_stick
Whatever you don't twist the stems with pliers...

Whatever you don't twist the stems with pliers like some posters suggest. Yes, that idea will work, but you'd put scratches on the chrome plated stems and twist the plastic sleeve out of position.
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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-10-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,985
Posted By the_stick
You inspire me. I'd thought of the same thing...

You inspire me. I'd thought of the same thing when the iPad Mini came out. I can't wait to see your results.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-29-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By the_stick
Steering coupler

OP must have found the problem. I'd say it's the steering coupler. His was probably deteriated (it's rubber after all) and broke when changing the tie rod due to the excess force.

I'd just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-29-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By the_stick
Success!!! Just put more oil to almost fill each...

Success!!! Just put more oil to almost fill each cylinder and then extract using syringe. Smokes like a mother when it finally started. Now I getting a SES light. I hope I didn't foul up O2 and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-29-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By the_stick
Update: Almost got it started with a little oil...

Update: Almost got it started with a little oil in each cylinder. Can't confirm low compression since I'll need an adapter for my gauge.

How do I get enough oil in there for the rings to seal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-28-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,090
Posted By the_stick
I drive an Auto, so it has a mechanical puller...

I drive an Auto, so it has a mechanical puller and an electrical pusher (so two fans). I understand the need for a fan when your car is stopped, but no need when it's moving. Some posters think that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By the_stick
Good find. Glad you got it sorted. It made sense...

Good find. Glad you got it sorted. It made sense since the engine RPM increases with acceleration. Fill up coolant and bleed air out.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-28-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By the_stick
Car won't start after PCV replaced

Hello, fellow fanatics.

This is my first post as I'm desperate. I've search, but most are either ignition (no spark from DME due to immobilizer or various sensors such as cam/crank) or fuel (pump,...
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