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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
Why would you want to do this ? Are you aware...

Why would you want to do this ? Are you aware that these engines carry 40% more oil (7 qts., vs. 5 qts. for a typical engine), which in itself, provides a great cooling effect ?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By Fast Bob
OT: The real meaning of Memorial Day

There are a few National Holidays that revolve around our Military. Here's probably the top 3...

Memorial Day...Veterans Day....Armed Forces Day

They all celebrate our men and women who...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 290
Posted By Fast Bob
Cosmetically the same except for the Alcantara...

Cosmetically the same except for the Alcantara interior, headliner, hotter Schrick cams & remapped ECU. Maybe something else too. Read the E46 Wiki, there`s a list of the 18 ZHP-specific features...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 02:41 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 31,164
Posted By Fast Bob
OK folks, let`s start off the weekend with some SRV

doing a little tribute to Jimi....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEJh2FFUUoU
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 290
Posted By Fast Bob
Absolutely ! Nothing like a good road trip to get...

Absolutely ! Nothing like a good road trip to get acquainted with a new car....:thumbup:

(If you need inspiration for this, look up SolidJake`s cross-country journey from a few years ago, which he...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Fast Bob
This is an important step, as between exposure to...

This is an important step, as between exposure to UV, and wind-driven dust and other debris, that naked polycarb tends to get beat up quickly....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Fast Bob
Find an old-school shop that knows how to use a...

Find an old-school shop that knows how to use a device called a "Reed Tachometer" (this is like a scanner from the Pre-Digital Age). They will drive your car with the device inside, and it will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Fast Bob
Check for power at the auxiliary jumping point...

Check for power at the auxiliary jumping point under the hood, to see if you`re getting continuity from the back of the car to the front.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 290
Posted By Fast Bob
Some lucky bastid will be getting a beautiful ZHP...

Some lucky bastid will be getting a beautiful ZHP ! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Delerium, what area of the country do you hail from ?

(And yes, I see the attraction to the E92 M3....after...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Fast Bob
Just be aware that CSLs look pretty sexy, but...

Just be aware that CSLs look pretty sexy, but 19-inch wheels degrade your ride quality significantly, and tend to get dinged up a lot more if the roads you drive on are less than billiard-table...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Fast Bob
You`re FAR too green to start off your tenure...

You`re FAR too green to start off your tenure here by cracking wise on our veteran members, so shut your pie hole and try to learn something....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 31,164
Posted By Fast Bob
The blotter is starting to kick in a bit....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qggtp3Ffvwo
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Fast Bob
Immediately above this thread, there`s an exact...

Immediately above this thread, there`s an exact duplicate for the same problem. Read it, it`s already got 70 responses....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Fast Bob
You probably have a failed CVV....pull the plugs,...

You probably have a failed CVV....pull the plugs, and see what color they are. Greyish-tan is good, dark & oily is bad....

Read the E46 Wiki !
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,263
Posted By Fast Bob
You are responding to a thread from three years...

You are responding to a thread from three years ago....smolck sold his BMW, and hasn`t been around here for over a year....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 31,164
Posted By Fast Bob
This one`s for David Letterman

who, after doing over 6,000 late-night shows, is hanging up his spurs after broadcasting his final show tonight....
Vaya Con Dios, Amigo....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYXpspbTFOk
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Fast Bob
You really need to replace the entire cooling...

You really need to replace the entire cooling system. This is not an exercise in frivolity, it`s a "must do" eventuality for all E46s. Just one episode of overheating has caused catastrophic engine...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Fast Bob
Just install a jumper wire into the fuse box,...

Just install a jumper wire into the fuse box, connecting to a fuse of the appropriate rating.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,178
Posted By Fast Bob
Here in the US, I`m reasonably sure that the cars...

Here in the US, I`m reasonably sure that the cars in question were equipped with automatic transmissions.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Fast Bob
I don`t know about up in Canuckistan, but in US...

I don`t know about up in Canuckistan, but in US and A, having red lights anywhere on your car will get you pulled over quicker than a trunk full of heroin....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 31,164
Posted By Fast Bob
The Black Crowes, making a joyful noise....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CE6bgj-hx4
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Fast Bob
There`s probably nothing wrong with your trans...

There`s probably nothing wrong with your trans other than the linkage is worn, and needs to be rebuilt or replaced. A short-shifter from a Z3 would be a big improvement.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Fast Bob
OEM is the best you`ll find. Wrecking/Salvage...

OEM is the best you`ll find. Wrecking/Salvage yards are usually a good source for such components.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By Fast Bob
You need a Medic Alert bracelet that states "I am...

You need a Medic Alert bracelet that states "I am a Masochist" :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Fast Bob
Open the oil filler cap, and put a baggie over...

Open the oil filler cap, and put a baggie over the hole. How much vacuum is there ?

Pull the plugs and check their color....greyish tan is good, dark & oily is bad.
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