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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Germane Riposte
For the intake CPS, I can vouch for...

For the intake CPS, I can vouch for OEMBimmerparts. I bought one from Max a few months ago - good price and shipped very quickly.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Germane Riposte
Thanks for the input. I have a starter on the...

Thanks for the input. I have a starter on the way, so it will be part of the Veterans Day Weekend clutch festivities. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Germane Riposte
Doing clutch soon - should I do the starter, too?

As the title said, I'm getting ready to do a clutch job on my wagon. After reading various stand-alone DIYs for the starter, I'm considering putting a new one in while I have the transmission out. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Germane Riposte
Take a peek under there and see what style plug...

Take a peek under there and see what style plug you have. The original style with the crush washer has a 14mm hex recess, the newer style o-ring plug has a Torx recess.

You can usually re-use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By Germane Riposte
Still miss my '86 CRX-Si, which I bought new and...

Still miss my '86 CRX-Si, which I bought new and owned until I got the wagon in 2010. It was a 1900lb go-kart. Honda doesn't make them like that anymore, but I guess no one does with all the safety...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By Germane Riposte
That's funny the pin would just break and fall...

That's funny the pin would just break and fall out like that. I called it the b*tch pin when I did my shifter overhaul, because to remove it I could not get the clip part flipped up to save my life....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Germane Riposte
I had the same symptom. After making sure the...

I had the same symptom. After making sure the heater control valve & the blend door were working properly (they were), I took it to a reputable indy. They did a system check, draw down, and didn't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,408
Posted By Germane Riposte
We got another 10" overnight here in Virginia...

We got another 10" overnight here in Virginia Beach, and the snow from last week's storm was still hanging around in places since it's been so cold. The wagon's been in the garage for about a week...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Germane Riposte
I'm sure I'd be currently underwhelmed, too. ...

I'm sure I'd be currently underwhelmed, too. I'll date myself and say that TT's frequently seemed like a good idea back in the early '80s, "Hey, it's midnight and I'm tired of studying, let's drive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Germane Riposte
Looks like a cool place. Next time I'm out that...

Looks like a cool place. Next time I'm out that way for a game or such I'll have to make a little detour. For food, there's always the Texas Tavern, right?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Germane Riposte
After re-gluing my car's A-pillars a couple...

After re-gluing my car's A-pillars a couple times, I gave up and bought new parts. Figured they should be good for another decade before drooping. The C pillars are starting to go now, but I'm not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By Germane Riposte
VERY sexy. Too bad I'm always fixing something...

VERY sexy. Too bad I'm always fixing something on the damn thing!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By Germane Riposte
I did when I replaced my alternator. Of course,...

I did when I replaced my alternator. Of course, as ahull mentioned it's so easy to remove the electric fan on a manual car, I pull it just about any time I'm fooling around on the front of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Germane Riposte
I believe the clutch bearing is available, at...

I believe the clutch bearing is available, at least on eBay. If you need an entire clutch, though, you're probably out of luck except for used, as GoForthFast has already mentioned.

I recently...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Germane Riposte
I had the same symptoms a few weeks ago. ...

I had the same symptoms a few weeks ago. Certainly can't hurt to check the heater valve before digging into the A/C system. On my car I clamped the line running from the valve to the firewall - no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,644
Posted By Germane Riposte
Beltane's already mentioned the lack of new...

Beltane's already mentioned the lack of new 3-pedal wagons. Since my wife and I both abhor slushboxes, there's no new BMW long roof in our future. Besides, keeping the E46 running gives me...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Germane Riposte
On eBay search for "Mass Air Flow Sensor for 99...

On eBay search for "Mass Air Flow Sensor for 99 00 01 Sonata 2.5L", vendor FourGreen. Price has gone up a bit since I bought mine, but it's $180 delivered. The Hyundai factory part is a Siemens/VDO...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Germane Riposte
Since you have an early 325i, buy a Hyundai MAF...

Since you have an early 325i, buy a Hyundai MAF for the 2.5L 1999 - 2001 Sonata. Avoid the cheap knockoffs - a real Hyundai factory part is a Siemens. FourGreen was the eBay vendor I bought mine...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Germane Riposte
I've had work done on my wagon at Atlantic...

I've had work done on my wagon at Atlantic Autowerks and RaceWerks (behind Oceana just off London Bridge Rd). Been happy with both places.

There are several good indies around here, so compare...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Germane Riposte
Another option for the OP is to hook up an...

Another option for the OP is to hook up an adapter into the CD changer port (in the trunk). Bit more hassle, since you have to run a cable up to the console, but it will sound better than an FM...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Germane Riposte
Hard to tell from the picture, but I don't think...

Hard to tell from the picture, but I don't think the Astro 7892 tool set will work. From the description is sounds like it's intended for domestics. If you haven't already reviewed it, Starless's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,333
Posted By Germane Riposte
Also try eBay, and Craigslist search engines. If...

Also try eBay, and Craigslist search engines. If you're willing to drive a few hours and have a friend that can tag along on the road trip, it will really open up the possibilities.

From someone...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By Germane Riposte
Funny thing is that BMW uses phillips head...

Funny thing is that BMW uses phillips head plastic expanding screws elsewhere on the E46 - the aft end of the center console has a pair underneath the ashtray/storage bin.

Next time I pull the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Germane Riposte
I had a similar problem, and it turned out to be...

I had a similar problem, and it turned out to be an intermittent short in the hatch button wiring, where it passes through a notch in the wiper shaft hole in the glass. Could be something else like...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Germane Riposte
I was bummed - I printed out a couple of the M1...

I was bummed - I printed out a couple of the M1 coupons and hit a local Autozone, but they didn't carry 0W-40 at that location.

For the heck of it, I stopped at the BMW dealer just down the...
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