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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By smolck
I just replaced the wife's 5.7 Hemi Jeep water...

I just replaced the wife's 5.7 Hemi Jeep water pump in the cold. Man that sucks! Cold weather and car work aren't a fun combo.

Good news is you can remove the shocks in the rear without taking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By smolck
I'd look toward something simple like air in the...

I'd look toward something simple like air in the slave cylinder line. Bleeding it isn't terribly hard, but if a mechanic just messed with it, take it back to him, something obviously went wrong and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By smolck
Common for the radiator to crack right near where...

Common for the radiator to crack right near where that connection is, also common for the expansion tank to crack. what you need to do is pull the expansion tank and take a look at the radiator. Lots...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By smolck
Solid rubber isn't "solid". I'm talking about...

Solid rubber isn't "solid". I'm talking about poly bushings. Meyle should be fine. I just hope they are installing them correctly, there is a right and wrong way to do the job.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By smolck
Solid diff bushings will vibrate you to death,...

Solid diff bushings will vibrate you to death, bad idea for a street machine.

Are you sure you are orienting the bushng correctly? It has a specific way it has to be installed. Also, make sure it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By smolck
BMW pins should not be lubed. Sanded with 400 or...

BMW pins should not be lubed. Sanded with 400 or 600 grit to a nice shiny surface is all you need.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By smolck
Another issue to deal with is many times when an...

Another issue to deal with is many times when an overheat happens the head bolt holes pull out. You likely will have to install timeserts or something so you can even retorque the head. It's easier...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By smolck
Couple thoughts: You may be super low on...

Couple thoughts:

You may be super low on coolant, but you'd have a light on your dash if that was the case.
You have a sticking heater control valve (sometimes called hot water valve), found on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By smolck
Are you running ceramic pads? I've had more than...

Are you running ceramic pads? I've had more than a few sets of OE ceramic on BMWS cause that judder you mention inside 10k miles. I am convinced semi-metallic is the way to go on a BMW.

BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,294
Posted By smolck
This. $5k over what it's worth for a car that old...

This. $5k over what it's worth for a car that old is insane. $10k buys a lot newer, nicer, less maintenance heavy car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By smolck
Vintage Fast Bob........too funny! :thumbup:

Vintage Fast Bob........too funny! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By smolck
If she drove with no belt (broken pulley kills...

If she drove with no belt (broken pulley kills the belt) and the temp gauge stayed in the red for more than a minute or two, it's going to be dead. The pop was likely the expansion tank, radiator...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By smolck
Not quite Bob! That's funny though....I took the...

Not quite Bob! That's funny though....I took the connector that went to the trans, threaded it up to the drug bin under the hood and jumpers a couple of pins to make the car think it was in neutral. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By smolck
I've had a few cars beat me like that. Typically...

I've had a few cars beat me like that. Typically northern vehicles that see harsh weather. An air chisel can work wonders, just hit the very edge of the nut and boom, comes right off. When and if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,051
Posted By smolck
Remember that 100k miles is when things get...

Remember that 100k miles is when things get expensive. Shocks, struts, control arms and bushings, rear trailing arm bushings, guibo joints, center support bearings, fuel pumps, cooling systems,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,051
Posted By smolck
It's a waste. That car has been neglected.

It's a waste. That car has been neglected.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By smolck
P0500 isn't related to your ICV (Idle control...

P0500 isn't related to your ICV (Idle control value). It is a generic wheel speed sensor code or potentially an ABS/DSC issue. You really need to have it scanned by a BMW specific code reader. Do you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,051
Posted By smolck
Used E46s require a lot of maintenance too. The...

Used E46s require a lot of maintenance too. The engine will last forever, but the rest of the car will fall apart around it if you don't spend an average of about $1000-1500 per year on maintenance...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By smolck
My understanding was all cars 96 and newer had an...

My understanding was all cars 96 and newer had an OBD2 port. You sure it isn't there?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By smolck
YouTube "e46 AR25 resonators" and you will fall...

YouTube "e46 AR25 resonators" and you will fall in love. I almost put them on My ZHP but sold it before I got around to it. They are cheap too, like $80.

I'll get you started.........
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By smolck
Yep, pretty interesting to see for sure. I miss...

Yep, pretty interesting to see for sure. I miss the days of KrisL and JVR going back and forth about track times and auto x and Fast Bob calling Goingnuts our village idiot. Good times........
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By smolck
Sure, you can easily replace the whole unit, and...

Sure, you can easily replace the whole unit, and probably should. I never did, I was lazy. My ZHP had 215k miles on the original so I never bothered with the assembly, just the pulley.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By smolck
Well glad they found the problem. Sucks that it's...

Well glad they found the problem. Sucks that it's leaking trans fluid. Bummer.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By smolck
Yep, I think you got lucky there. I'd let the...

Yep, I think you got lucky there. I'd let the order come on through, you should be fine.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By smolck
It's because the aftermarket alpine unit isn't a...

It's because the aftermarket alpine unit isn't a component system head unit. Your BMW speakers aren't 2 way or 3 way, they are ONE way and aftermarket units don't send the proper sound to the right...
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