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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By thatcarishot
I did clean the caliper carriers and I put a bit...

I did clean the caliper carriers and I put a bit of anti sieze on the grove where the pads hook onto the caliper so that they won't rust in. I'll do all these things when I take things apart again....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By thatcarishot
hehe... i knew that would be confusing... but yea...

hehe... i knew that would be confusing... but yea I meant the non friction part of the pads.

I used CRC antisqueal on all the inboards. Did some more searching and reading and others are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By thatcarishot
New tires or new rims?

I bought my car in 2007 with 36K on it. The tires are probably the second set of OEM tires on the car.

The car has 41K on the odometer now and the tires are showing signs of severe weather...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By thatcarishot
I did my brakes last weekend in the cold with no...

I did my brakes last weekend in the cold with no heated garage... =/. Was driving this weekend and can hear the annoying clacking sounds from the pads. I used anti squeak on the inner sides of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By thatcarishot
indoor car storage is hard to come by in the...

indoor car storage is hard to come by in the northeast. mine just sits in the back of the driveway and basically doesn't move if there's any snow outside. definitely need to start driving it more...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By thatcarishot
woot woot

woot woot
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By thatcarishot
i ordered a bottle of Sonax for cleaning and...

i ordered a bottle of Sonax for cleaning and Rejex for polishing. i'll report back of what i think after this weekend.

side note... the amazon prime 2 day shipping is awesome. ordered on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,108
Posted By thatcarishot
Yea I got 2 bottles just in case but was...

Yea I got 2 bottles just in case but was wondering how much was actually needed. I was also wondering if it's "bad" to refill the pressure bleeder half way through if it starts to run low, if so...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,108
Posted By thatcarishot
Thanks for the clarification guys. So if there...

Thanks for the clarification guys. So if there are no bubbles after the first go then no need to repeat or it is good practice to do everything 2-3 times? Lastly, 1 liters enough to get the job...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,108
Posted By thatcarishot
Reading all the different DIYs and comments is...

Reading all the different DIYs and comments is making this confusing. I have a few questions if someone can help clarify:

When using the Motive Pressure Bleeder does the reservior need to be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 49,829
Posted By thatcarishot
I use Dice. It's a fairly simple install. Major...

I use Dice. It's a fairly simple install. Major benefits are you can control the iPod from radio and steer wheel controls with text display and it'll keep your iPod/iPhone charged while plugged in....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By thatcarishot
Gotcha, so Sonax first then Rejex after wheels...

Gotcha, so Sonax first then Rejex after wheels are clean. Anything else needed after Rejex application?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By thatcarishot
Jeff, So you would recommend the Sonax over...

Jeff,

So you would recommend the Sonax over the RejeX?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By thatcarishot
Cool. Definitely not claying them... was...

Cool. Definitely not claying them... was thinking I would do most of the things I would for claying except the actual claying. I need to find a plastic scrapper to use. Plastic butter knife?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By thatcarishot
Best way to thoroughly clean wheels?

The wheels are coming off for a brake job soon so I figure it's a good time to clean up the wheels.

Anyone have a recommended procedure to clean off them off? I'm hoping to get all the baked in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By thatcarishot
got things like oil filters and cabin filters...

got things like oil filters and cabin filters from them and it was quick delivery to NYC. most of their stuff is lowest price available but you might want to check other places like autohausaz.com...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By thatcarishot
Awesome! Thanks Here are the values for the...

Awesome! Thanks

Here are the values for the the calipers so the next person searching will have them.

Rotor locator bolt - 16Nm (12ft/lb)

Front Caliper:
7mm Guide Bolt - 30Nm (22ft/lb)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By thatcarishot
Torque values

Ok I give up. I spent the whole afternoon trying to look up the proper torque values for the following.

Brake job:
Locator bolt for rotor
Caliper guide pin
Caliper bracket bolt - I've seen 2...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By thatcarishot
Anyone in the NYC area with a scanner I can use?

Anyone in the NYC area with a scanner I can use?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By thatcarishot
RPMs bouncing at idle

I was sitting in traffic today and noticed the RPMs dropping then bouncing back up. I had the car in 1st gear with the clutch pressed down usually when it did this. Finally it stalled once. After...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By thatcarishot
Thanks for the suggestion Getsmmr. With only 3...

Thanks for the suggestion Getsmmr. With only 3 months left to go on the CPO warranty I doubt that I'll need to service it again (knock on wood). At this point, I don't think there's much value in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By thatcarishot
Out of curiosity. If the intake boot leak caused...

Out of curiosity. If the intake boot leak caused lean mixture would that be considered emissions? If so, wouldn't all emissions problems covered up to 50K miles or something like that?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By thatcarishot
I never go to the Dealer usually. The CPO...

I never go to the Dealer usually. The CPO warranty clouded my judgement. =/ Paid a 2-3K premium for CPO only to have it cost me even more money in the end. I know I got a pretty good car b/c of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By thatcarishot
Yes. I usually do go to the forums first but...

Yes. I usually do go to the forums first but since I had a time constraint that day I felt like I needed to decide quickly so I went with the safe route. They say they guarantee the work for 2...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By thatcarishot
Service rant

So my Service Engine Soon light came on 2 weeks ago and since I don't drive the car much and I didn't have time to get it checked out I waited until this weekend to bring it to the dealer. I...
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