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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,177
Posted By MicahO
Solve the riddle for us - which combination of...

Solve the riddle for us - which combination of sockets allows one to get the diff cover bolt that is on the driver's side of the car, on top, *behind* the bracket for the diff mount?

Possibly a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,968
Posted By MicahO
Stop putting words in my mouth, particularly ones...

Stop putting words in my mouth, particularly ones that denigrate you. That was never my intent. As my last post noted, you've done and continue to do a hell of a lot for people here. I had been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,968
Posted By MicahO
I never thought you stole it pal. You do a lot...

I never thought you stole it pal. You do a lot for a lot of people here and contribute a lot to the community. Almost two years ago I offered you my diff as a way of paying it forward, like I did...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,968
Posted By MicahO
The 3.46 is a great ratio for this car. I went...

The 3.46 is a great ratio for this car. I went to a 3.38, and while I don't regret it, I should have taken Blanton's original advice and gone 3.46. Another 5% would not have been a problem on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By MicahO
Loosen the bottom of the tranny mounts and jack...

Loosen the bottom of the tranny mounts and jack the whole motor/tranny from there. You'll probably get another 1/2-3/4 of an inch of space at the firewall, which may be all you need. This works...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,463
Posted By MicahO
For 90K miles my ZHP used a quart every ~7K...

For 90K miles my ZHP used a quart every ~7K miles, and I changed the oil at 7500. I used Mobil1 5W30 or BMW 5W30, whichever I had easier access to at the time, though it was usually M1.

Suddenly,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By MicahO
Original owner from 2004 (8 miles). Leased it...

Original owner from 2004 (8 miles). Leased it when deals were good. Adding in the buyout still kept me $50 under the sticker price, so it was pretty much a three year option. I figured if I got...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,182
Posted By MicahO
You need a DME update to get rid of the 4K dip. ...

You need a DME update to get rid of the 4K dip. This has been discussed a good bit; look for Rajaie's posts (Besian Seals guy). The original versions of the software on the M54 computers 'hear' the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 15,581
Posted By MicahO
This ^ You can spend more money on the 323 -...

This ^

You can spend more money on the 323 - but at some point it becomes good money thrown after bad.

You can swap to a car in better shape (in too many ways to enumerate), with fewer miles...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,295
Posted By MicahO
Very nice Carlson - great colors and the MSport...

Very nice Carlson - great colors and the MSport package on the 3's is very nice without being too angry-catfish. Love it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,188
Posted By MicahO
Very sorry to hear of your loss Shad. I haven't...

Very sorry to hear of your loss Shad. I haven't had 'my own' pooch in 20 years. When old Tar was put down, I was the only one in the family who could bear to be with him in the room, and there was no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,541
Posted By MicahO
Shad, given some of the comments in this thread,...

Shad, given some of the comments in this thread, I was waiting for someone to tell you how to change a water pump. Only that would be more humorous than the offer to give Kris a ride....

;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,541
Posted By MicahO
Oh, right. I forgot to put air in my tires. ...

Oh, right. I forgot to put air in my tires. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,326
Posted By MicahO
I have felt this way for some time - that there...

I have felt this way for some time - that there was a higher level of QC on the parts that went to BMW than parts from the same manufacturer that go to other suppliers. I'm glad I'm not the only...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,541
Posted By MicahO
Holy Thread Revival, Batman! I'm with Terra...

Holy Thread Revival, Batman!

I'm with Terra - my Z1's got run down earlier this year. They had gotten noisy as hell. Truck drivers would look at me crossways as I drove past. Conversations in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By MicahO
Phew, I'm glad someone did a reality check. I've...

Phew, I'm glad someone did a reality check. I've yet to see a BMW (with properly sized wheels and tires) that didn't read 2-5% optimistic on the speedo. Thanks Bob!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,779
Posted By MicahO
Which Dunlops did you buy? I just went back to...

Which Dunlops did you buy? I just went back to PS2's after 20K miles on a set of Dunlop Z1 Star Specs. The Z1's were FABULOUSLY GRIPPY for the first half-life, and remained reasonably sticky...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,128
Posted By MicahO
Definitely a case of learning something new every...

Definitely a case of learning something new every day! My concern, then, would be that I've seen these things degrade on older machines, and get flaky. This would also reduce their ability to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,156
Posted By MicahO
DISA is a 8 minute swap tops. Maybe longer if...

DISA is a 8 minute swap tops. Maybe longer if you have a strut bar in the way. Just do it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,128
Posted By MicahO
1.0 - Answering your question directly, you want...

1.0 - Answering your question directly, you want pretty much ZERO play in any wheel when wiggling 3-9 o'clock. You mention a few mm. That's a lot. If any given wheel is moving, you need to watch...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By MicahO
Definitely need flex agent, and most new...

Definitely need flex agent, and most new plastic/flex parts will also need a spray-on adhesion promoter before painting. This will not be visible like a primer coat, so it may have been there.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By MicahO
This ^ ...... Doh - massive edit - I...

This ^

......

Doh - massive edit - I thought your original post said the lower hose was hotter than the upper, which would indicate a busted water pump. But no. So I'll blow out my original...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By MicahO
You need to find a different, preferably...

You need to find a different, preferably independent, mechanic that

A) has a clue about these vehicles, and
B) gives a crap about their customers.

It's unconscionable that any mechanic worth...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By MicahO
Yes! Not even a half-life. Enjoy the next...

Yes! Not even a half-life. Enjoy the next hundy.....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,426
Posted By MicahO
I didn't vote, though one of your pups is...

I didn't vote, though one of your pups is definitely the best choice! If only the wife was ready for a dog.......all in good time......
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