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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,388
Posted By hitbyastick
This morning at work!

You are a major douche, expect vandalism. You deserve it, doucher.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By hitbyastick
reflections on the Fumoto oil drain valve

Got one to simplify oil changes. Got the valve, the adapter/extension piece, the locking collar, & the short piece o' clear hose for the nipple.

To make a long story short, DON'T WASTE YOUR...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By hitbyastick
This is contrary to my information. I don't...

This is contrary to my information.

I don't dispute the latter paragraph, but the former, along with the assertion that SESs are solely emissions related.

Yet, indubitably, it matters not.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By hitbyastick
Lolwut? Dafuq? But but ... the...

Lolwut?

Dafuq?

But but ... the thermostat, which is electronically controlled by the DME, is what throws the code. Not emissions related. I don't see how the code-throwing apparatus that is the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By hitbyastick
I got an SES from a stuck open thermostat,...

I got an SES from a stuck open thermostat, non-emissions related.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,766
Posted By hitbyastick
While I don't agree that Europeans are 'better'...

While I don't agree that Europeans are 'better' engineers than Americans (sweeping statement and totally wrong), I would agree that you're all nuts. As in 'gun nuts'. Shame on you! Have you no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By hitbyastick
That's from an M5? Doesn't look that awesome to...

That's from an M5? Doesn't look that awesome to me.
Save yourself the trouble and just continue to use whatever is in your car now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By hitbyastick
Yup, mine was fine when I removed it, and...

Yup, mine was fine when I removed it, and furthermore I can't see how that pin could end up in the engine unless the thing was destroyed as you pointed out. And how do they get destroyed? What kind...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By hitbyastick
I tried to raise the spectre of a mismatched...

I tried to raise the spectre of a mismatched o-ring in my original response but nobody would take heed. I think some photos of OP's DISA valve might help us help him.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By hitbyastick
Nothing wrong with repairing a DISA valve with a...

Nothing wrong with repairing a DISA valve with a GAS kit. Like I said before, my installation went without a hitch. Now it is superior to an OEM unit, with no likelihood of that steel pivot pin...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By hitbyastick
What engine does 320i use? If the 325i and the...

What engine does 320i use? If the 325i and the 330i use different DISA valves, it might be safe to assume the 320i is different from either as well, which might be your problem.
I used the GAS kit...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 29,276
Posted By hitbyastick
Rubber, dude you are the MAN! Making something...

Rubber, dude you are the MAN! Making something out of that pile is a truly heroic feat. I love it when a plan comes together.
I too have a dad like yours, aviation mechanic. He seems able to do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,137
Posted By hitbyastick
I've outgrown the phase where I would go out of...

I've outgrown the phase where I would go out of my way to locate fancy oil. Mobil-1 will suffice for sure, and can be found right there on the shelf at any Wally or McParts place. Although there is a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By hitbyastick
If it were me in your situation and time...

If it were me in your situation and time challenge I would replace the gasket with a BMW part, bought from a dealership parts counter. You don't absolutely have to buy one off the internet and wait...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By hitbyastick
Isn't a driveshaft balanced from the factory? I...

Isn't a driveshaft balanced from the factory? I think what happened is you got the balance off.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By hitbyastick
Well then fix the cause of the consumption! Not...

Well then fix the cause of the consumption! Not to be rude but just exactly where do you suppose anyone could get a deeper oil pan? Never heard of the existence of such.

Repair your car and move...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,697
Posted By hitbyastick
If one is crafty it's possible to reflow all the...

If one is crafty it's possible to reflow all the solder joints on a board by baking in an oven. People bring their XBox 360s back to life using this method.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By hitbyastick
FYI if anyone ever has the chance to get their...

FYI if anyone ever has the chance to get their hands on some Kroil do it. Soaking with that magical substance has enabled me to get away with not using a blowtorch more times than I can remember....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,697
Posted By hitbyastick
I'd be more than happy to. First, plug the...

I'd be more than happy to. First, plug the soldering iron into an electrical socket. Then wait for it to heat up. Tin the tip, and briefly touch the tip of the iron to the existing solder joint until...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,658
Posted By hitbyastick
I see your point, still though my mind just can't...

I see your point, still though my mind just can't reconcile that cost. These cars can be quite financially punishing without DIY.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,658
Posted By hitbyastick
$335 for an oil filter housing gasket??? You do...

$335 for an oil filter housing gasket??? You do know that the gasket itself costs what...$5?

See this is why you must learn to DIY. Either that or I should become a mechanic.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,697
Posted By hitbyastick
This is EXACTLY the way it happened in my case....

This is EXACTLY the way it happened in my case. After opening my key, I used a voltmeter to determine the battery was not at fault. It was the thin metal terminal strip which runs underneath the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By hitbyastick
^ wow excellent post. I have been thinking about...

^ wow excellent post. I have been thinking about suspension tweaks myself. What I want is less understeer but without a stiffer ride. I can already feel every crack in the pavement as it is. Don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By hitbyastick
I have a friend who has an M3 with that horrible...

I have a friend who has an M3 with that horrible jerky transmission. It's really no good for daily driving. However if you're flogging the car at a track it does change the gears in the blink of an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,591
Posted By hitbyastick
Soldering iron to melt the switch housing back...

Soldering iron to melt the switch housing back together is the way to go. I used good old JB Weld and had to wait all night for it to set up. Probably better than a new switch now as that sucker...
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