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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Gryphon
That's actually brilliant, I honestly never...

That's actually brilliant, I honestly never thought in that direction.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Gryphon
Just Checking In

Hello 'Fest long who's still kicking around these days? I know Bob's still down here making friends with new posters and handing out educations.

Anyway still have my 2005 ZHP, 155k miles as of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Gryphon
Sorry it took me a while to check back. I just...

Sorry it took me a while to check back. I just moved to CH, I'm off of Kresson.

My initial guess is you have a vacuum leak in the intake boot, cheap and easy to replace. Do you know when the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By Gryphon
Go Joe! I don't know the coupes that we'll as...

Go Joe! I don't know the coupes that we'll as I've only owned sedans, my old Xi and current ZHP
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By Gryphon
Am I mistaken, I thought all the face-lift coupes...

Am I mistaken, I thought all the face-lift coupes defaultly got zsp?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Gryphon
I agree, but my personal guess is the ICV. ...

I agree, but my personal guess is the ICV.

Year and mileage OP?

Also, where in SNJ?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Gryphon
Go with the 2005. Both are manuals which is good...

Go with the 2005. Both are manuals which is good for high mileage acquisition. I've had two e46's as daily drivers for about that same kind of commute length. You're going to want the car to be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By Gryphon
I've owned two e46's both from 30k to 200k...

I've owned two e46's both from 30k to 200k miles(Xi) and up at 155k miles (ZHP). Both are/were garaged outdoor and driven year round. I have always used BMW 5W30(cheaper with CCA discount) and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2016, 03:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,594
Posted By Gryphon
Really? I have the Stewart pump and it's been a...

Really? I have the Stewart pump and it's been a robust reliable piece of kit. I wasn't aware the Mishi stuff had problems, which components are an issue?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Gryphon
Very doable, if you're comfortable getting the...

Very doable, if you're comfortable getting the car on stands and working underneath, this is one of the easiest suspension DIYs. I think I took my FCABs off with a C-clamp in the street.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Gryphon
You sir are also a track junkie. I usually...

You sir are also a track junkie.

I usually run Meyle HD's I find them to be an upgrade from fluid-filled OEM yet soft enough for NJ roads and a daily driver routine.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Gryphon
I went the whole enchilada when I had to refresh...

I went the whole enchilada when I had to refresh my ZHP suspension. If you want stock+ a little better you could go with OEM and upgraded swaybars. I am very happy with Koni Yellows and Hotchskis...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,594
Posted By Gryphon
There are some phenomenal aftermarket options for...

There are some phenomenal aftermarket options for the e46 cooling system that have recently popped up, but they are certainly more expensive than stock. You have to balance expected time of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By Gryphon
Congrats Bob! I still remember our little...

Congrats Bob! I still remember our little backroad pace after the brewpub meetup, and of course when I got my own ZHP. I'm on 155k on the clock now with my own. There are some aftermarket options...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Gryphon
I wouldn't call my setup cheap, the missus...

I wouldn't call my setup cheap, the missus certainly didn't think so.

Koni Sports(Yellows) front and rear are both top/dial adjustable
Rogue RSM reinforcement kit
Front shock mount reinforcement...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,354
Posted By Gryphon
Most likely the pulley was probably original and...

Most likely the pulley was probably original and it gave out, they usually produce a bit of noise before they're too close to failure.

Since this is an automatic I can't help you personally with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By Gryphon
I have to say, this forum has allowed me to own...

I have to say, this forum has allowed me to own two e46s concurrently, now one. The depth of information assembled here is a valuable jumping off point for all things maintenance.

ZHP just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By Gryphon
At least we know the ZHP steering rack is...

At least we know the ZHP steering rack is different from all the other models, and that the external temperature sensor will trigger a CEL.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Gryphon
Not the original owner to my 05 ZHP(2nd owner)...

Not the original owner to my 05 ZHP(2nd owner) but this is my second e46 taken up above 150k from below 30k. Love driving it but I've dumped some upgrades into it that really brought it back to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Gryphon
Good job Mal. Make sure the CDV is gone, and you...

Good job Mal. Make sure the CDV is gone, and you know the other usual culprits. I was waiting to see you slap the old chrome anchors on that. What is the badge in the front, it almost looks like a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Gryphon
I'd bet the passenger occupancy sensor has gone...

I'd bet the passenger occupancy sensor has gone bad, happens often. Get the codes to be sure, it's an important system.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Gryphon
Get codes as stated. I'd bet it was unrelated. ...

Get codes as stated. I'd bet it was unrelated. Had someone recently sat in the passenger seat, and is that seat normally unoccupied?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,582
Posted By Gryphon
I've owned 2 e46's up thru 150+k(and still have...

I've owned 2 e46's up thru 150+k(and still have my 05 ZHP) they will last if maintained. My cars are daily driven and garaged outdoors 365 days a year, high mileage shouldn't be an immediate "no." ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Gryphon
These are great, used them with my ZHP suspension...

These are great, used them with my ZHP suspension refresh.
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 08-01-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,721
Posted By Gryphon
I'll be there with my ZHP

I'll be there with my ZHP
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