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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Germane Riposte
My DMF went bad last year. I didn't notice any...

My DMF went bad last year. I didn't notice any issues when the transmission was in neutral, or when depressing the clutch. The primary symptom was that it was difficult to drive smoothly in 1st or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Germane Riposte
It's not the cheapest, but as with any of these...

It's not the cheapest, but as with any of these plug-and-play widgets (Blitzsafe, Dice, etc.), you're paying for convenience. I was looking for ease of hookup, and it definitely was simple. Hardest...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Germane Riposte
The CD changer input must want to see a different...

The CD changer input must want to see a different resistance or other magickry to turn on. I bought a Blitzsafe BMW/AUX DMX V.1 adapter and hooked it up to the rear CD changer harness, but it sounds...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Germane Riposte
I've been thinking about getting one of those -...

I've been thinking about getting one of those - something nicer than the "wrapped in plastic shopping bags" deal I'm using now. I'll probably pick up a BMW one from the dealer or Tischer because...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Germane Riposte
Wally World always has the deal for M1, 5qt jugs...

Wally World always has the deal for M1, 5qt jugs are usually $22 or thereabouts. The extra three quarts will keep just fine (it's not brake fluid).

Mann HU925/4X filters are $6-7 from ECS Tuning,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Germane Riposte
Early cars like my wagon, and presumably your...

Early cars like my wagon, and presumably your coupe, have a triangular, tubular reinforcement under the front suspension. There's a nice doughnut-shaped center jack point. It's under the front...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 743
Posted By Germane Riposte
OP, if you have friends that can help you with a...

OP, if you have friends that can help you with a ride, definitely don't be afraid to expand your search area to get what you want, and be patient. I located a suitable car in northeastern PA...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Germane Riposte
In the wiki there a couple of DIYs; at least one...

In the wiki there a couple of DIYs; at least one has a tool list.

I also recommend a piece of cardboard - poke holes in it to use a bolt keeper. They're different lengths and you don't want to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Germane Riposte
You'll be fine with half a tank, as Brucifer325...

You'll be fine with half a tank, as Brucifer325 said. I replaced my fuel pump recently as preventative maintenance - it was one of the easiest jobs I've done on the car.

An old plastic bucket is a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Germane Riposte
Concur. If I want to go fast, I take my wife's...

Concur. If I want to go fast, I take my wife's tuned VW. For the wagon, I concentrate on maintenance, repairs, and minor cosmetic upgrades. It's slow, but in great shape and enjoyable to drive.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Germane Riposte
Definitely check with your local dealer's service...

Definitely check with your local dealer's service department. When I bought my wagon, a local dealer's service writer pulled up the car's repair history at various BMW dealers in the past. I would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Germane Riposte
If you can't find a used bumper cover in your...

If you can't find a used bumper cover in your color at a local junk yard or on eBay, new aftermarket bumper covers aren't terribly expensive. Maybe $125, but you'll have to get it painted, and swap...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Germane Riposte
Cool - good to know for future reference. The...

Cool - good to know for future reference. The metal part was looking a bit haggled, so I didn't mind replacing it the first time.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Germane Riposte
Didn't have any luck finding a refill because...

Didn't have any luck finding a refill because it's a goofy short length, so I got a Bosch blade assembly for about $13 from an online vendor. Can't recall which one; it's been a few years and I just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Germane Riposte
If you're pulling the dipstick tube anyway and...

If you're pulling the dipstick tube anyway and doing other disassembly, it certainly can't hurt to replace the CVV and its hoses while you're in there. Parts aren't too expensive.

By its...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 315
Posted By Germane Riposte
Might as do as much as you can out of what you...

Might as do as much as you can out of what you have, OP. My wagon came stock with a 3.46. It's reasonably peppy off the line with that ratio, but doesn't scream on the highway. Of course, UK gas...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Germane Riposte
Normally I'd say, "Ah, just DIY!", but given your...

Normally I'd say, "Ah, just DIY!", but given your Northeast location, removing the exhaust will be a guaranteed PITA. I heard you don't need to do that, but taking it out and also dropping the front...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By Germane Riposte
Oh yes. Manual, RWD wagons are few and far...

Oh yes. Manual, RWD wagons are few and far between - no way in heck I'd sell mine for the piddling amount it's supposedly worth.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Germane Riposte
For the intake CPS, I can vouch for...

For the intake CPS, I can vouch for OEMBimmerparts. I bought one from Max a few months ago - good price and shipped very quickly.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Germane Riposte
Thanks for the input. I have a starter on the...

Thanks for the input. I have a starter on the way, so it will be part of the Veterans Day Weekend clutch festivities. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Germane Riposte
Doing clutch soon - should I do the starter, too?

As the title said, I'm getting ready to do a clutch job on my wagon. After reading various stand-alone DIYs for the starter, I'm considering putting a new one in while I have the transmission out. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Germane Riposte
Take a peek under there and see what style plug...

Take a peek under there and see what style plug you have. The original style with the crush washer has a 14mm hex recess, the newer style o-ring plug has a Torx recess.

You can usually re-use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By Germane Riposte
Still miss my '86 CRX-Si, which I bought new and...

Still miss my '86 CRX-Si, which I bought new and owned until I got the wagon in 2010. It was a 1900lb go-kart. Honda doesn't make them like that anymore, but I guess no one does with all the safety...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Germane Riposte
That's funny the pin would just break and fall...

That's funny the pin would just break and fall out like that. I called it the b*tch pin when I did my shifter overhaul, because to remove it I could not get the clip part flipped up to save my life....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Germane Riposte
I had the same symptom. After making sure the...

I had the same symptom. After making sure the heater control valve & the blend door were working properly (they were), I took it to a reputable indy. They did a system check, draw down, and didn't...
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