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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By djstrachan
Got my Bentley of EBay for $50. Refer to it on...

Got my Bentley of EBay for $50. Refer to it on everything. It IS the Bible for our cars.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By djstrachan
The quality is very good for what it is...a...

The quality is very good for what it is...a removable rubberized coating. I have my grills done with it and my roof spoiler. It looks great but...if it gets hit with a rock, it will "tear" or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By djstrachan
Another way to clean and polish the pins is to...

Another way to clean and polish the pins is to put them in a wood vice and use a wire wheel in a drill. Really works well at getting off any gunk and polishes them up very nicely.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By djstrachan
I plan on trying the dry lube next time I pull...

I plan on trying the dry lube next time I pull the wheel off. I've gone with dry pins, greased pins and will now try dry lube. Can't say I've noticed any difference in performance or wear though...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By djstrachan
Bob, I see this same advice everywhere yet when I...

Bob, I see this same advice everywhere yet when I spoke to my BMW technician (now works for Autowerkes - an import specialist) he says he attended a BMW brake clinic put on by the chief technician...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By djstrachan
Can't comment as to he physics of the larger...

Can't comment as to he physics of the larger rotor in regards to added leverage but the wider diameter and heavier rotor does impact inertia negatively requiring more HP to move the mass. This is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,006
Posted By djstrachan
...and, muck and water splash up onto the running...

...and, muck and water splash up onto the running gear, hoses, and belts. Ricks and debris bounce off the road surface and chip the painted surfaces (sway bars etc) eventually leading to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By djstrachan
As posted previously, buy the yellows to match...

As posted previously, buy the yellows to match the set and put in a claim. If they send you the oranges, sell them in the classifieds section to re-coupe some of your cost.

If you're no happy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By djstrachan
Why be such a dick?! Lots of guys put on after...

Why be such a dick?! Lots of guys put on after market upgrades for a more aggressive/different look. I see you have shadow grills and smoked corners...did those come from the factory?

To the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By djstrachan
Steering flex coupler (GIUBO). IF it has failed,...

Steering flex coupler (GIUBO). IF it has failed, it would allow vibration/shake through the wheel. Does the steering feel "tight" or "soft".

Strut Bearing? Struts may be fine but if the bearing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By djstrachan
That's be nice but can't see how I could get that...

That's be nice but can't see how I could get that into that cramped space.

I may be able to pry the arm away from the cross frame enough to use a grinder with a cutting wheel and cut it off. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By djstrachan
Tried that. Just spins. Nut is stuck near the...

Tried that. Just spins. Nut is stuck near the top of the bolt. Need to find a way to "freeze" the BJ so I can get it to budge.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By djstrachan
CA emergency!

Finally got up the nerve to replace the CAs. I've done the CABs before so seemed like a similar task.

Got the inner BJ nut about 90% off and it started spinning. Tried penetrating oil, jack under...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By djstrachan
Yeah, the blackline may be overkill. The...

Yeah, the blackline may be overkill. The smoked/read combo might look good. More subdued than the clear/red but not a drastic a the blackline.

Not a fan of the black wheels. My son has those...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By djstrachan
I hear what you are saying but do think that...

I hear what you are saying but do think that smoked can be done tastefully and look classy.

On you pure white car, I think you have done it right. My car had black trim/highlights on a dark...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By djstrachan
They're F30 tails which I like because of the...

They're F30 tails which I like because of the reduced number of LEDs and the darker red - even on the clears- versus the earlier LED after market versions from Eagle Eye.

As for "gangsta" to me...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By djstrachan
IF the care is in really good shape otherwise,...

IF the care is in really good shape otherwise, replace it with a used 5 speed manual transmission. That would be cheaper than trying to fix the SMG and the MT is virtually bulletproof.

Some on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By djstrachan
Lighting refresh

Spring has sprung and its time to replace my faded side markers. Thinking it may be a good time to change the look of my taillights as well.

Car is silver grey with smoke tinted windows and all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By djstrachan
Sure...blame it on the car!;)

Sure...blame it on the car!;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-16-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By djstrachan
Have to disagree. I have the Hotchkis kit and at...

Have to disagree. I have the Hotchkis kit and at all speeds the difference is noticeable over stock. Even turning at lower speeds, the car is much more flat and responsive.

You will be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By djstrachan
I re-used my block drain plug washer. No...

I re-used my block drain plug washer. No problems at all.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By djstrachan
That happened to me too. I had to cut out spicy...

That happened to me too. I had to cut out spicy foods.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By djstrachan
Redline D4 is what Redline recommends for our...

Redline D4 is what Redline recommends for our cars and lots of guys on here use it so you are good to go.

For future reference, The search function (type in Redline D4) would have given you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By djstrachan
I'd start by checking that the high/low beam...

I'd start by checking that the high/low beam works. if your lights are stuck on high beam, there is likely something wrong with that headlight assembly. If those work, I would look to the leveling...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By djstrachan
:rofl: The first thing you need is a new...

:rofl:

The first thing you need is a new wife!!:rofl:

Search for "performance" or "HP gain" or "power" and you will find enough to read for weeks.

Not much you can do to get "good HP gain"...
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