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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By smolck
Indeed, I had the M3 illuminated knob and...

Indeed, I had the M3 illuminated knob and alcantara boot and loved the combo. I wish I had sprung for the ZHP lighted knob though.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By smolck
Since the transmission is "new" it could be more...

Since the transmission is "new" it could be more than fluid. I wonder if it was rebuilt or just a used one from a donor car. I'd still change the fluid and filter, but it could be bad news.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By smolck
Paying $1400 is insane. Parts are cheap if bought...

Paying $1400 is insane. Parts are cheap if bought online and it is an easy job. I have DIY vids on my YouTube page. Bavarian auto has better ones on YouTube.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By smolck
I made a custom block off plate and didn't even...

I made a custom block off plate and didn't even use a gasket. Drop a little high temp silicone on it if it really bothers you.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By smolck
Sounds like a head gasket, but it COULD be the...

Sounds like a head gasket, but it COULD be the ATF cooler. Coolant flows from the expansion tank to it. While rare, it does happen. See if your trans fluid has any coolant in it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By smolck
Depends if you have a ZF or GM gear box. Bavarian...

Depends if you have a ZF or GM gear box. Bavarian Auto sells both the factory fills. I had good success with Maxlife ATF in my GM box.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,998
Posted By smolck
Alive yes, driving a Nissan Altima so not...

Alive yes, driving a Nissan Altima so not well........:eek:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,998
Posted By smolck
I can tell you it is easier to buy an M3. From...

I can tell you it is easier to buy an M3. From sad, dear, costly experience. There are things you can do, and if you enjoy it and have the cash, more power to you. But modding a daily driver is a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By smolck
Flickering red oil light means your oil pressure...

Flickering red oil light means your oil pressure is below 7psi. That is LOW. Good way to grenade your motor. Not sure a cam chain tensioner will fix it......

Could be as simple as a bad oil...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By smolck
I have used this with great success, even in 100+...

I have used this with great success, even in 100+ degree temps, it holds well. Any Advance or Auto Zone will have it.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/attachments/3msuper77-jpg.611362/
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By smolck
The engine will last well beyond 300k miles. The...

The engine will last well beyond 300k miles. The suspension, transmission, cooling systems do not. That car will need $1000 worth of parts to make it "right" IMO. That includes new cooling system,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By smolck
I had the same problem in my old 323i. The fluid...

I had the same problem in my old 323i. The fluid is likely broken down. "looking at it" won't tell you anything and the filter is likely clogged some.

Change the fluid and filter. It SHOULD fix...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,424
Posted By smolck
Buy a mitivac for $60 and go to a parking lot and...

Buy a mitivac for $60 and go to a parking lot and change your own oil. You'll save a ton. With a mitivac you don't have to even get dirty or jack up the car.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By smolck
May want to be careful, I was silenced by my...

May want to be careful, I was silenced by my constant hammering another questionable vendor. They threatened to ban me if I didn't stop because the "vendor" complained.

Sucks crowz. Personally, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By smolck
Best oil to help consumption is Penzoil Euro...

Best oil to help consumption is Penzoil Euro 5w40. Aggressive ring cleansing pack and is great stuff.

Expensive though. Has a Ferrari emblem on the bottle so it has to be great stuff.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By smolck
Congrats! You will love it! Sent from...

Congrats! You will love it!


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By smolck
Funny. Smolcktima is hilarious BTW. I put my...

Funny. Smolcktima is hilarious BTW. I put my money on the Agera. What a car


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,180
Posted By smolck
Avg was 77mph or so, probably could have done...

Avg was 77mph or so, probably could have done better at 70


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,180
Posted By smolck
31mpgs until I hit the hills in KY and TN. Then...

31mpgs until I hit the hills in KY and TN. Then it dropped to 28.5. About 470 miles per tank.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,180
Posted By smolck
Drove it 1000 miles yesterday all at once. Not...

Drove it 1000 miles yesterday all at once. Not terrible, but not an E46. Best description is "utilitarian, gutless fuel economy in an old man shell"

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By smolck
I used it with no problems. I will say that...

I used it with no problems. I will say that Castrol has always had high consumption in my bimmers. Penzoil euro synthetic has the best performance in my cars to date.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,180
Posted By smolck
Thanks guys. Great tips and yes, black interior...

Thanks guys. Great tips and yes, black interior would be nice.

As to the above, car has brand new Bridgestone tires so good to go there. Did an ATF flush on it yesterday and the engine was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By smolck
What are your problems? Rarely do they fail. ...

What are your problems? Rarely do they fail.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,180
Posted By smolck
Here she is......NOT a ZHP but nice for what it...

Here she is......NOT a ZHP but nice for what it is. Dad takes as good or better care of his cars than I do so it's one heckuva deal and the price was amazing......(free).

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,180
Posted By smolck
Zhp sold!

Funny stuff guys. I'll post pics of the Altima soon. I am in the land of the cornhuskers


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