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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By fiveightandten
PA Soft on Windows Tablet?

Is it possible to run PA Soft 1.4 on a Windows Tablet? Is anyone doing this?

Excuse the silly question from a Mac guy who doesn't have a clue about PCs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By fiveightandten
Huh? Why are people using grade 8 bolts to fasten...

Huh? Why are people using grade 8 bolts to fasten a piece of aluminum to another piece of aluminum?

First; "grade 8" is an imperial fastener rating, not metric. The metric equivalent is 8.8. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By fiveightandten
Personally, I buy cheap tools. Most of my stuff...

Personally, I buy cheap tools. Most of my stuff is Craftsman. I buy a lot of specialty tools from Habor Freight (things like ball joint press, ball joint separators, leak down tester, seal drivers,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By fiveightandten
Get yourself: -Set of 6 point impact sockets,...

Get yourself:
-Set of 6 point impact sockets, 10mm to 19mm, for 1/2' drive
-Set of 6 point sockets, 10mm to 19mm, for 3/8" drive
-Set of 6 point sockets, 3mm to 13mm or so, for 1/4" drive
-1/2"...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,272
Posted By fiveightandten
Since you have multiple cars, i'd say an E30 is...

Since you have multiple cars, i'd say an E30 is definitely something that would make sense, provided you love the car. Go drive one, and if you get bit by the bug, buy one. If it doesn't seem to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By fiveightandten
1) What do "mixture too lean" fault codes have to...

1) What do "mixture too lean" fault codes have to do with the PCV system?
2) BMW actually refers to it as the CCV system (crank case ventilation)
3) You do not need to remove the valve cover to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,272
Posted By fiveightandten
Gotcha. It's definitely a different animal. You...

Gotcha. It's definitely a different animal. You can slap the tightest, stiffest suspension components on an E30, and the chassis will still be loose. That's what I was getting at.

They're great,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,272
Posted By fiveightandten
I don't have the numbers off hand, but the E30...

I don't have the numbers off hand, but the E30 chassis is a good deal less rigid than any 3 series chassis that came after it. Jack up your E30 by the front end, open the front door, then try and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By fiveightandten
Good to hear it's not giving you issues. I second...

Good to hear it's not giving you issues. I second the recommendation for a Time-sert if you need to repair it. They're way better than Helicoils.

Also, start keeping a few cans of brake parts...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,272
Posted By fiveightandten
The E30 is a dinosaur compared to any modern BMW,...

The E30 is a dinosaur compared to any modern BMW, even compared to an E46. They are fun as hell though, and something every BMW enthusiast should experience. Though, people forget that auto...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,272
Posted By fiveightandten
Everyone selling an E30 thinks theirs is "mint"...

Everyone selling an E30 thinks theirs is "mint" and worth more than market value.

I love my E30. I love my E46. I daily drive the E30 more often during the warm months, but the E46 gets driven...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By fiveightandten
Welcome. :thumbup: Pics or ban.

Welcome. :thumbup: Pics or ban.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By fiveightandten
And fixing these issues made the consumption go...

And fixing these issues made the consumption go away?

My CCV was completely clogged, to the point where my spark plugs were dripping in oil and I threw CEL for misfires. It didn't have any visible...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By fiveightandten
+1 The only person in this entire thread that...

+1 The only person in this entire thread that recommended the proper product for the job.

They make "wax and grease" removers specifically for this, and you'll find them in the paint prep section...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-23-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By fiveightandten
Garbage. I'm not aware of any coilovers...

Garbage.

I'm not aware of any coilovers under $1000 for the E46 that are worth buying. For some reason people are obsessed with coilovers and convince themselves they need them. I blame the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By fiveightandten
:banghead: You're right...i've been spending too...

:banghead: You're right...i've been spending too much time under the hood of my E36. :pimpin:
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By fiveightandten
Fair enough, but i'd argue that the thermal...

Fair enough, but i'd argue that the thermal cycling weakens the expansion tank at the same rate. A new expansion tank comes fitted with a new bleeder screw. Replace together, and you don't have an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By fiveightandten
+1 The OE spec composite impeller pumps are good....

+1 The OE spec composite impeller pumps are good.

OE BMW, Saleri, or Geba are all fine pumps. Stay away from Graf, or anything else with a welded impeller. Geba has a cast impeller and is good...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-22-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By fiveightandten
Have you checked the rear floor pan at the...

Have you checked the rear floor pan at the subframe mounting points?

With a noise that prominent, it should've been fairly easy to track down by pulling on this with your hands. Everything feels...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By fiveightandten
He didn't say it was coming out of the tail pipe.

He didn't say it was coming out of the tail pipe.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By fiveightandten
You have too many things going on for us to...

You have too many things going on for us to troubleshoot things remotely without seeing the car. My guess would be that you got coolant, oil, or ATF on or near the exhaust, and it's just going to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By fiveightandten
Sure it could be. But if you're not capable of...

Sure it could be. But if you're not capable of popping the hood to locate the source of the leak and discern what the problem is, i'd have the car towed to a reputable garage. The E46 cooling systems...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By fiveightandten
The OP doesn't yet have the knowledge base to...

The OP doesn't yet have the knowledge base to discern useful advice from bad advice, as he doesn't have experience driving the car in the snow yet. I'd guess that's why he posted the thread.

You...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By fiveightandten
No. The hoses are plastic and have a very...

No. The hoses are plastic and have a very specific length and routing. It would be almost impossible to "pinch" one and have it installed on both ends. If it wasn't draining into the oil pan, it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By fiveightandten
This is a pretty good list. I might just add that...

This is a pretty good list. I might just add that the brass bleeder screw isn't needed. The plastic one is designed to expand when hot, just like the surrounding plastic it's threaded into. This...
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