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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By P_T
I think you should take a serious look at Conti...

I think you should take a serious look at Conti Xtreem Contact. I'm on my second set, handles like a slot car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By P_T
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By P_T
14 y/o, 170,000+ miles, has years of life left. ...

14 y/o, 170,000+ miles, has years of life left.

Drive it till it dies.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By P_T
Sell your car, take the money and buy a faster...

Sell your car, take the money and buy a faster car. For the most part these cars come twiked from the factory, adding power is very expensive for very little gain. The prevailing thought would be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By P_T
I'll take a stab at your post: #1 Don't know...

I'll take a stab at your post:

#1 Don't know anything about the Nav units other than I hear over the counter GPS are better. If you want the same unit, I would do a web search for a used unit. It...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By P_T
I would add one little change to this...

I would add one little change to this process...namely syphon out the fluid in the res every time you turn the wheel from stop to stop.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By P_T
Hey Smolckie, don't you remember several years...

Hey Smolckie, don't you remember several years ago that happened to me. The symptoms were initially coil failure (because of hot gas leaking past the plug) on the affected cylinder and later...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By P_T
Been there done that many times on motorcycles ...

Been there done that many times on motorcycles and other vehicles. In fact the plug blew out of my current BMW several years ago and the time-sert is still holding.

Go for it...it's a lot...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By P_T
It is very common for strange things to occur...

It is very common for strange things to occur when the battery is on its last legs. Check the connections status of the battery.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By P_T
Just check you fuse panel. There is a diagram of...

Just check you fuse panel. There is a diagram of what goes where.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 127
Posted By P_T
Unfortunately you are probably hunting in the...

Unfortunately you are probably hunting in the wrong forest. This forum is almost completely and totally Gasoline (petrol). You would be better off finding a diesel forum or a professional. If you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By P_T
I believe what everyone is telling you is that...

I believe what everyone is telling you is that these cars come pretty close to peak output...push them more and they go boom. Money is best spent on improving the handling. I track my little 323,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By P_T
OK here is my 2 cents. Was stuck in an area...

OK here is my 2 cents.

Was stuck in an area working for several weeks and had no 91, used 87 and my fuel mileage went down about 4 mpg. After a while 89 became available and driving the same...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By P_T
You can't just add fluid to fill it up. Have to...

You can't just add fluid to fill it up. Have to start the engine let it get warm, turn your heat on full, open the purge valve, the add fluid till full. Make sure and take the cap off before you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By P_T
Hey, Fast Bob, finally crawled out of my cave and...

Hey, Fast Bob, finally crawled out of my cave and lurking about again.

I saw that story on the news, and was sick, since I am a Vette man too.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By P_T
Could be a number of things: wheel bearings, low...

Could be a number of things: wheel bearings, low diff lube, diff bearings, drive shaft carrier bearing.

Get under it, look, grab, shake, twist and lift. If you don't know what you are looking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By P_T
Ditto on don't cheap out. That philosophy of...

Ditto on don't cheap out.

That philosophy of replacing parts until the problem is resolved is ignorant at best. If you have an air leak, get a smoke test. Get all your codes and then decide what...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By P_T
Hey Smolkie, I'm back. I think you know how...

Hey Smolkie, I'm back.

I think you know how I feel about ceramic pads...never again. Sticking with the bi-metallic reds.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By P_T
What he said or buy a scanner specifically for...

What he said or buy a scanner specifically for the car and do it yourself.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By P_T
A belt will not just come off. Something made it...

A belt will not just come off. Something made it dislodge. If it wasn't a critter or some type of debris something is not the way it is suppose to be or the belt is kaput. Get a good strong light,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By P_T
Hey Jake, I was just up in your neck of the woods...

Hey Jake, I was just up in your neck of the woods for a couple of weeks. Looked around for you but didn't see you around. Did manage to get a meet in with FastBob and CharlesBerry. Sorry to have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By P_T
Yes to what has already been said. Also know...

Yes to what has already been said. Also know that that fuel burn is normal for lower gear driving like around city with a lot of stop and go. Highway should half that.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,277
Posted By P_T
Good job, nice write up. Another possible...

Good job, nice write up. Another possible improvement I would make would be to coat the shrink wrap with liquid tape to abosolutely seal the wires.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By P_T
The first thing I would do is check your coolant...

The first thing I would do is check your coolant level. If it is low, you will get no or intermittant heat and it is the quickest fix. If it is low, now start looking for leaks. Next start...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By P_T
Kudos and thanks for the offer of help. I deeply...

Kudos and thanks for the offer of help. I deeply appreciate it.

As a side note, Fast Bob (the resident curmudgeon from the north), Charlesberry and my self had a little impromptu meeting at a...
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