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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By robj213
When I replaced my fuel filter last time (about 2...

When I replaced my fuel filter last time (about 2 years ago), the fuel hoses looked in good condition still so I left them on the car. The vacuum hose looked worn, but I didn't have any on hand so I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-31-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By robj213
Are you having trouble fitting the strut through...

Are you having trouble fitting the strut through the spindle? Check out the pic right before step 49 in the below link. That's how they are supposed to look when installed. The first shop that tried...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By robj213
The Victor Reinz that I got from Autohaus has...

The Victor Reinz that I got from Autohaus has been fine for 35k miles now... :dunno: I did dab some RTV around the half moon areas though.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,876
Posted By robj213
I used a rubber mallet to tap at the bend area of...

I used a rubber mallet to tap at the bend area of the upper hose while supporting the radiator/expansion tank with the other hand when I did mine.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,931
Posted By robj213
I find that just using car wash detergent works...

I find that just using car wash detergent works just as well for cleaning wheels...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 10-06-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By robj213
FS Sach Struts w/ less than 1k miles

Had the Sachs struts put on when the shop couldn't figure out how to install the Bilsteins that I bought so I can have my car back. I'm having another shop install the Bilsteins next Friday so these...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By robj213
Ok, I think I finally figure out what the issue...

Ok, I think I finally figure out what the issue is. The shop tried to slid the Bilstein HD struts down past the spindle so the amount that sticks out is the same as the OE struts. On the Bilstein HD,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,510
Posted By robj213
I have Dorman window regulators on all 4 of my...

I have Dorman window regulators on all 4 of my windows currently. The front driver one has been on the car for over 6 months now without any issue. The front passenger one is noisier than others for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By robj213
I will have the old OE struts back sometimes...

I will have the old OE struts back sometimes Friday and will post a pic of the Bilstein and OE then. Thanks for the advice on trying another shop, which I have already looked into. I'm trying to make...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By robj213
I called BavAuto, where I ordered the struts from...

I called BavAuto, where I ordered the struts from and they told me that the shop did not compress the springs enough to compensate for the extra length of the Bilstein struts vs OE. For those of you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By robj213
Are there different versions of the Bilstein HD...

Are there different versions of the Bilstein HD shock for sport suspension vs non-sport? I was under the impression that there is only one version of the Bilstein HD shock.

BTW, I have the sports...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By robj213
Bilstein HD struts length vs OE struts?

Are the Bilstein HD struts longer than the BMW Sports suspension struts? I was going to have a shock install the Bilstein HD struts/shocks but they called and said they can't fit the Bilstein struts...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By robj213
New washers for the banjo bolts. And definitely...

New washers for the banjo bolts. And definitely new pulleys if they are still the original.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,393
Posted By robj213
Probably the seals for the differential since...

Probably the seals for the differential since it'll have to be dropped anyways.

I'm having mine done in a few weeks as well... along with my cracked guibo..
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By robj213
I followed a DIY that I found on e46fanatics when...

I followed a DIY that I found on e46fanatics when I replaced mine... like Smolck said, it's not bad and best to be patient and take your time.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,659
Posted By robj213
Congrats!! What is a 'Gas Disa' rebuild?

Congrats!!

What is a 'Gas Disa' rebuild?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By robj213
I was actually all set to order from...

I was actually all set to order from oembimmerparts.com. I e-mailed Max (got a reply in 2 min!) asked about what brand would be shipped if I ordered, he told me he has Rein/CRP in stock right now. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By robj213
How many miles was on the car when you did the...

How many miles was on the car when you did the replacement? I'm in the same situation, the flex disc is cracked and I'm having it replaced and thought I may as well replace the center bearing at the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By robj213
Center support bearing brand preference?

Anybody have any experience with the various brands of center support bearing? Selection from various vendors seem to vary from Uro to Rein, CRP, and Genuine BMW... is this something that I should...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By robj213
This thread has pictures of the piece that gets...

This thread has pictures of the piece that gets broken.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=356847
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By robj213
Yeah, but the zip ties eventually fail and I...

Yeah, but the zip ties eventually fail and I thought the JB weld may be a more permanent solution. I may give the JB weld a try next time my regulator fails.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By robj213
JB Weld to fix window regulator issue

What do you guys think of using JB weld to fix or prevent the common problem of the plastic piece breaking, which causes the metal bead to pop out of its place? I had an idea of just using JB weld to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,388
Posted By robj213
Smolck - did you have to bleed the clutch after...

Smolck - did you have to bleed the clutch after CDV removal?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By robj213
Last time I heard that noise on my car, the lug...

Last time I heard that noise on my car, the lug nuts on one of the rear wheel were loose! I would suggest to check the lug nuts as it's super easy to do.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,588
Posted By robj213
I have had the Graf in my car for over 40k miles...

I have had the Graf in my car for over 40k miles now and no issues :thumbup: I think someone may have mistaken Graf for the Stewart pump.
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