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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By bens02e46
Can you direct me to a link or post on rebuilding...

Can you direct me to a link or post on rebuilding them? They're definitely sticking. I opened the bleeder and took the reservoir cap off and it made no difference.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By bens02e46
I gently cleaned the exposed areas of the piston...

I gently cleaned the exposed areas of the piston with a wire brush, taking care not to tear the boot. Resistance was the same on both sides, and I never tried to use my fingers to push them in. I'm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By bens02e46
Yes the ebrake was off, and to clarify, I had the...

Yes the ebrake was off, and to clarify, I had the car off the ground on 4 jackstands, started it, put it in first, eased off the clutch, and then got out of the car to watch the wheels spin and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By bens02e46
I should add that when the car was off the ground...

I should add that when the car was off the ground and in gear, (prior to the brake job), the rear wheels did not spin freely, in particular the driver side. I could hear the brakes rubbing while...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By bens02e46
Rear calipers sticking?

So I installed my new rotors and pads in the front with no issues, but the rears gave me trouble. I couldn't get the new pads over the rotor without locking up the rear brakes, so I reused the old...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,059
Posted By bens02e46
Answer to your question.

The DIN connector does data, the aux jack is audio only. The data cable allows functions of the iPod to be controlled via the automobiles controls, i.e., Play, Pause, Skip, etc., as well as display...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By bens02e46
Thanks for the info guys, I really appreciate it....

Thanks for the info guys, I really appreciate it. What about the shocks though? In addition to just the shocks, there are mounts that hold them on, and then I need to knock the control arm off to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 85,326
Posted By bens02e46
The fastest way to do it is to open your trunk,...

The fastest way to do it is to open your trunk, turn the black asterisk looking handle to the left all the way, then pull your rear housing off. unhook the harness and look at the grounding pins...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 85,326
Posted By bens02e46
I fixed this issue the first week I bought my...

I fixed this issue the first week I bought my bimmer! :rofl:
I can deal with the ses light being on, but that giant orange car with a red butt-light had to go!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,956
Posted By bens02e46
Matte Black Stealthy

I think that matte black on the top photo looks pretty cool, but people WILL think you can't afford a paint job. Back to the OP's topic though, I found these and I really like them. There is about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By bens02e46
Shocks and brakes?! $$$

Okay, shocks on my 330xi are junk, front and rear, and the rear brakes are way too noisy and the rotors are too thin to be turned on a lathe. I'm gonna replace all 4 corners pads rotors and shocks....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,956
Posted By bens02e46
Ha, very true. I'm not a fan of black wheels. Its...

Ha, very true. I'm not a fan of black wheels. Its too much of a tuner look for me. Seems kindof hoodrich. I do love me some tinted windows though.
Forum: Off-Topic 07-01-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By bens02e46
Scrap yards will give you at least 300 for any...

Scrap yards will give you at least 300 for any running vehicle, regardless of its physical appearance.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,956
Posted By bens02e46
I think the stock amber looks good, and the...

I think the stock amber looks good, and the clears are pretty sexy. I was never a fan of the dark colored markers. To me the dark colored lamp harnesses scream "look at me and how gangster I am",...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By bens02e46
Very cool. Thank you. And yeah not gonna be fun....

Very cool. Thank you. And yeah not gonna be fun. I replaced the clutch cable pivot arm on my old fox body mustang. Mid back resting on the door jambs blood rushing to the head... 2 hours later you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,059
Posted By bens02e46
Very nice. Thanks for that.

Very nice. Thanks for that.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-08-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By bens02e46
Looking for mechanic in metro detroit

Does anyone know of a mechanic that works on bmws in the metro detroit area that is honest and reasonably priced? I don't always have time to work on my car so I was wondering if there's anyone out...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By bens02e46
Bump

Bump
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,059
Posted By bens02e46
The sound quality is a joke on those, and not a...

The sound quality is a joke on those, and not a funny one. Do it right or don't do it at all IMO.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,485
Posted By bens02e46
Here are a couple pictures. Pillars and sunroof...

Here are a couple pictures. Pillars and sunroof both use the T20. I use a flathead to get between the headliner and pillar to pop up that first tab.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,059
Posted By bens02e46
Yeah gonna rip up my dash this week...and extend...

Yeah gonna rip up my dash this week...and extend those super short head unit wires while I'm at it.

I took a quick look around, and unless the connector is behind the fabric then I'm not seeing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By bens02e46
1100? Way overpriced. Send the seller a...

1100? Way overpriced.

Send the seller a text telling him you'll only give him 400 dollars for that beat up set. He obviously will be "offended" but that's seriously what they're worth in that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,059
Posted By bens02e46
Okay then thanks, but quick Q for you Smolck... ...

Okay then thanks, but quick Q for you Smolck...
Is the power antennae a PITA to install, and do you know where the iPod cable for my head unit attaches? With the head unit pulled, yanking on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By bens02e46
You had said that you checked both fuses. There...

You had said that you checked both fuses. There are 3 to my knowledge but Ive seen 4 posted. 49, 51, 52 and 59. If it isn't those fuses and your motor checks out then it's either the relay, wiring...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,485
Posted By bens02e46
There is no need to do the window tint before you...

There is no need to do the window tint before you do the pillars or while they're off. It won't make a difference since the pillar is part of the interior trim and the windows are on the door. If...
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