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Old 03-08-2007, 10:49 AM   #61
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Control Arm DIY

Control Arm DIY

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=364978

The What and Why
http://www.e46fanatics.com/features/...php?news_id=67

The How with Pics
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:53 AM   #62
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Window trim removal

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could not find specific diy/instructions for removing and installing outer window trim (chrome on certain models/packages, zhp=>high gloss shadow trim, other models=>black)
This DIY is for an E90 but maybe it's similar

Window trim removal for chrome/shadowline swap
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=120573
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:49 AM   #63
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Idle Control Valve Cleaning

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requesting diy for cleaning an idle control valve
This procedure is for an E36. It's all I could come up with I don't know how different the M42 and the M54 engine is in regards to the ICV placement.

Idle Control Valve Cleaning
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=454501
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:18 PM   #64
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Any DIY for the cabin air microfilter??
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:01 AM   #65
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Any DIY for the cabin air microfilter??
This one is real easy...you'll see the cabin air filter housing when you pop the hood. It is located near the fire wall in the center of the far side of the engine bay (it's basically under the area where the hood vent is when the hood is closed). You'll see three clips that will easily come off by hand, and underneath is the cabin air filter that slides right out for the easy change.

Now removing the cabin air filter housing is a slightly different story. There are just a few more screws to undo and steps to take but nothing too difficult.

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Old 03-15-2007, 04:34 PM   #66
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Any Tie Rod change out DIY and Steering Rack change out DIY? Im also looking for alignment specs for a 323Ci w/ Sport package. I think Ive seen some for the 330i though... Any pointers will be appreciated while I search also. VielenDank!
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:53 PM   #67
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This one is real easy...you'll see the cabin air filter housing when you pop the hood. It is located near the fire wall in the center of the far side of the engine bay (it's basically under the area where the hood vent is when the hood is closed). You'll see three clips that will easily come off by hand, and underneath is the cabin air filter that slides right out for the easy change.

Now removing the cabin air filter housing is a slightly different story. There are just a few more screws to undo and steps to take but nothing too difficult.

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Thanks..I wasnt sure if that was it..I remember seeing that a long time ago..

BTW does the dealer replace that under maintenance??
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:51 AM   #68
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:13 AM   #69
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The following locations have passed bills that ban motorists from using hand-held cellular telephones while driving.

Washington D.C. Violators of the law will be fined $100 for each infraction

New York State Violators of the law will be fined $100 for each infraction
New Jersey Violators of the law will be fined up to $250 for each infraction
Chicago Violators of the law will be fined $50 for each infraction


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Old 03-21-2007, 04:15 PM   #70
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Excellent info on Alignments. Be INFORMED before you go in on whether you have standard, sport, rough road or all wheel drive suspension at least.

e46 Alignment Knowledge:
Front & Rear Alignment Specs - Bentley Manual
TIS Alignment Ballasting Specs
TIS Alignment Ballasting Specs Vert
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=451518
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=416660
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/all/sus...ment_info.html
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:52 AM   #71
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Excellent resource! I am new to the forum and a new E46 owner (2003 330xi). This thread alone has answered most of my questions already.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:26 AM   #72
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Bluetooth installation (w/ shark fin installation and phone snap-in):
http://www.bigpatsfans.com/bt/bluetooth.htm

Retrofit of RAZR snap-in into an e46 eject box:
http://www.bigpatsfans.com/razr/razr.htm

Facelift an e46 sedan:
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Old 03-24-2007, 05:17 PM   #73
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nice find sna77!
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:06 PM   #74
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All,
I've added most of the information from this thread into the E46 Wiki over on Bimmerfest. I'd like to make this wiki a one-stop shop!

Anyone with a bimmerfest account can edit/add to the wiki.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46

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Old 03-28-2007, 01:30 PM   #75
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nice find sna77!
Thanks.... I wrote em, so i knew they were there. =)
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^^^ sorry!!! Well nice write ups then, and thanks for sharing!
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coilover DIY

Coilover DIY
Has info and pics for sway bars tie rods and stry=uts. many thanks 5speedsteve

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Old 03-29-2007, 07:01 PM   #79
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Here's anohter
Coilover Install

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Auto repair and diagnosis

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