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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By marlin1881
Yes, I'll do my obligatory pitch here... Get the...

Yes, I'll do my obligatory pitch here... Get the Stewart water pump and be done with it. The ~$100 price difference in pumps isn't even worth discussing, in comparison to a ruined engine. JMO. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-23-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By marlin1881
Better run to the E46 Wiki at the top of the...

Better run to the E46 Wiki at the top of the page. You've got some reading to do... I see your weekend all planned out for you now! :p
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,292
Posted By marlin1881
I got the new Bosch starter from ...

I got the new Bosch starter from oembimmerparts.com. Had my local shop install it for $245 (2.5 hr flat-rate). This engine has never turned over so fast. Starts immediately. Very satisfied.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,292
Posted By marlin1881
What wrench did you guys use to get the main...

What wrench did you guys use to get the main starter bolts off with? Somewhere, I recall someone saying that they got a wrench from Sears, but I'm not finding the post again. Pivot-head wratcheting...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,978
Posted By marlin1881
Once you've done this, it really is a fast DIY...

Once you've done this, it really is a fast DIY project. I took my switch out and took it apart. Yes, there was one contact that was dirty, so I filed all of them for a fresh surface. After putting...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By marlin1881
It's a tilt-o-meter. If that thing slides off...

It's a tilt-o-meter. If that thing slides off the magnetic plate, you're about to tip over... ;-) (I have no idea what that is...)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By marlin1881
I'd just go to the dealer and buy one that fits...

I'd just go to the dealer and buy one that fits and works properly. You can be done with this in 10 minutes. I've got 2 of them. One in the glove box and one in the tool tray.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By marlin1881
That's even funnier now that you explained the...

That's even funnier now that you explained the optical illusion! Cool! :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,438
Posted By marlin1881
Yes, the following is just my opinion... But, as...

Yes, the following is just my opinion... But, as I've posted above, just get the Stewart and be done with it. I can't understand why $100 difference would get in the way of proper maintenance and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By marlin1881
I used to take my rotors in to get them turned...

I used to take my rotors in to get them turned when the brakes would start shaking. Now, I just go to a back road somewhere and re-bed the brakes. It's worked for me the past 4 shaking times,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,144
Posted By marlin1881
Smolck, I'm getting into the conversation a...

Smolck, I'm getting into the conversation a little late, but to expand on your theory of the Pennzoil cleaning the oil rings... I've seen this work as well, and to offer what has worked for me in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By marlin1881
Sparking graphite for me! The satin finish is so...

Sparking graphite for me! The satin finish is so cool!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By marlin1881
That's the pump I put in my ZHP when I replaced...

That's the pump I put in my ZHP when I replaced the cooling system. There's no comparison to any of the "standard" water pumps. The Stewart is just built that well.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By marlin1881
I would try a lot of the suggestions above. Plan...

I would try a lot of the suggestions above. Plan on $100 in supplies/materials to see if you can get a proper pulse out of this thing again.

If it were mine, I'd pull off the valve cover and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By marlin1881
The only way I was able to force the low coolant...

The only way I was able to force the low coolant condition, is to drain the ET (expansion tank). Once the float stick was at the bottom of the tank, and 30 seconds had elapsed, the dash light came...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By marlin1881
This is exactly what my ZHP did, and I was 3...

This is exactly what my ZHP did, and I was 3 hours from home. I actually got lucky and was able to carefully drive it at a max of 50mph all the way home, and when I got there, the car wouldn't start...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By marlin1881
I searched some more (about 4 hours worth, on...

I searched some more (about 4 hours worth, on various sites), and learned that there is a reed switch that is affected by the magnet in the ET. So, I took out my sensor and looked at it under a 10X...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By marlin1881
So, I've now tested 2 tanks and 2 sensors. Same...

So, I've now tested 2 tanks and 2 sensors. Same reaction in both cases. The only thing I haven't been able to do is to force the low-coolant light when the sensor is in the tank.

For my latest...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By marlin1881
OK. An update on forcing the low-coolant light...

OK. An update on forcing the low-coolant light condition:

- Just disconnect the sensor wire plug at the bottom of the tank. Here's the key, though. You have to wait 30 seconds for the dash...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By marlin1881
Wow! Thanks for the link. And, it is...

Wow! Thanks for the link. And, it is interesting to see how the first theory was eventually disproved, and a second theory was under discussion.

I'm still not sure how to actually test the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By marlin1881
"Low" coolant sensor testing

I searched a while for this but couldn't find a way to test the coolant sensor to make sure it illuminates when fluid is low. I noticed that my fluid was just a bit low in the ET and I wanted to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By marlin1881
The car in the SF listing is EXACTLY my car,...

The car in the SF listing is EXACTLY my car, including year/interior/color/etc. Except, it's only got 1/2 the miles mine does. Somebody needs to drive that sucker. It's what it's made for.

And,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By marlin1881
Yes, I'm biased. But, I've had my ZHP for 6...

Yes, I'm biased. But, I've had my ZHP for 6 years now and I just can't get enough of it. Tight steering, plenty of power, handles fabulous, great gas mileage, comfortable for me. I'm 5-10" 170lbs...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By marlin1881
I've been through 2 sets of rears and 1 set of...

I've been through 2 sets of rears and 1 set of fronts on my ZHP, with the Michelin A/S Plus 2 tires. I really like those tires. The A/S 3 looks like a great tire with more of a traditional tread...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,438
Posted By marlin1881
I put the Stewart WP in my ZHP when I replaced...

I put the Stewart WP in my ZHP when I replaced the cooling system. There really is no comparison. The Stewart is that much better made. I spend absolutely zero time thinking about a failed water...
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