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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Germane Riposte
As kyfdx mentioned, worn shifter linkage bushings...

As kyfdx mentioned, worn shifter linkage bushings can cause a lot of ills. Those undoubtedly could use a refresh, especially the selector rod joint.

Also do a search on "sticky fifth gear...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Germane Riposte
Trade the sedan in and buy a wagon - they come...

Trade the sedan in and buy a wagon - they come with rear seat cupholders! ;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Germane Riposte
I've heard of them falling out. On my car I had...

I've heard of them falling out. On my car I had to use a bearing puller to get the old one out - it was in there pretty tight. The new one tapped in fairly easily using a socket and a rubber...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Germane Riposte
For torqueing the flex joint nuts, I was able to...

For torqueing the flex joint nuts, I was able to without too much problem. Upon reassembly, first attach the flex joint to the drive shaft with three bolts pointing forward, and torque the nuts. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Germane Riposte
I don't use it all the time, but I guess I'm old...

I don't use it all the time, but I guess I'm old school in that I like having a Bentley on hand. There have been many occasions where I'll need a quick bit of extra information, that I missed in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Germane Riposte
Item #6 here in RealOEM (only one is shown):...

Item #6 here in RealOEM (only one is shown): http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BN53&mospid=47713&btnr=18_0435&hg=18&fg=20

I've found it easiest to just remove the two nuts for each...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Germane Riposte
I installed the first aid kit under seat box - I...

I installed the first aid kit under seat box - I use it for storage. At least on my wagon it wasn't too bad to install, you just have to unbolt the seat and tilt it back. There's a bracket that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Germane Riposte
OP, I don't see a picture in your post, but I can...

OP, I don't see a picture in your post, but I can tell you I put my aux jack in the bottom of the "oddments tray", underneath the armrest. It's Item #6 here in RealOEM:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Germane Riposte
OP, not sure which model you're talking about. ...

OP, not sure which model you're talking about. Be aware that if you have the stock stereo in your 2001, you won't be able to easily use the factory BMW aux-in cable. A good alternative is to buy an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Germane Riposte
Thanks for the excellent presentation! I have...

Thanks for the excellent presentation! I have dove grey sports seats that need an overhaul, so I might just have to give it a go.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Germane Riposte
Your battery shouldn't die that quickly if it's...

Your battery shouldn't die that quickly if it's in good shape. Odds are you have a parasitic draw somewhere. On the E46 it's often the final stage resistor. Mine went bad and it kept killing the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Germane Riposte
Can't speak to a good 6-speed ZHP clutch, but for...

Can't speak to a good 6-speed ZHP clutch, but for installing it you don't need a lift. I did my clutch last fall with the car on jack stands. Tall ones are helpful, of course. I happened to get...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Germane Riposte
Ballpark for the four lines, reservoir, and...

Ballpark for the four lines, reservoir, and random banjo bolts, clamps, etc., was $250, but it's been a few years. Get the P/Ns off RealOEM and do some shopping. Be aware there are two version of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Germane Riposte
The suction hose is the low pressure line from...

The suction hose is the low pressure line from the reservoir to the pump, Item #1 here in RealOEM: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BD53&mospid=47713&btnr=32_0958&hg=32&fg=20

The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Germane Riposte
My DMF went bad last year. I didn't notice any...

My DMF went bad last year. I didn't notice any issues when the transmission was in neutral, or when depressing the clutch. The primary symptom was that it was difficult to drive smoothly in 1st or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Germane Riposte
It's not the cheapest, but as with any of these...

It's not the cheapest, but as with any of these plug-and-play widgets (Blitzsafe, Dice, etc.), you're paying for convenience. I was looking for ease of hookup, and it definitely was simple. Hardest...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Germane Riposte
The CD changer input must want to see a different...

The CD changer input must want to see a different resistance or other magickry to turn on. I bought a Blitzsafe BMW/AUX DMX V.1 adapter and hooked it up to the rear CD changer harness, but it sounds...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Germane Riposte
I've been thinking about getting one of those -...

I've been thinking about getting one of those - something nicer than the "wrapped in plastic shopping bags" deal I'm using now. I'll probably pick up a BMW one from the dealer or Tischer because...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Germane Riposte
Wally World always has the deal for M1, 5qt jugs...

Wally World always has the deal for M1, 5qt jugs are usually $22 or thereabouts. The extra three quarts will keep just fine (it's not brake fluid).

Mann HU925/4X filters are $6-7 from ECS Tuning,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Germane Riposte
Early cars like my wagon, and presumably your...

Early cars like my wagon, and presumably your coupe, have a triangular, tubular reinforcement under the front suspension. There's a nice doughnut-shaped center jack point. It's under the front...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By Germane Riposte
OP, if you have friends that can help you with a...

OP, if you have friends that can help you with a ride, definitely don't be afraid to expand your search area to get what you want, and be patient. I located a suitable car in northeastern PA...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Germane Riposte
In the wiki there a couple of DIYs; at least one...

In the wiki there a couple of DIYs; at least one has a tool list.

I also recommend a piece of cardboard - poke holes in it to use a bolt keeper. They're different lengths and you don't want to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Germane Riposte
You'll be fine with half a tank, as Brucifer325...

You'll be fine with half a tank, as Brucifer325 said. I replaced my fuel pump recently as preventative maintenance - it was one of the easiest jobs I've done on the car.

An old plastic bucket is a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By Germane Riposte
Concur. If I want to go fast, I take my wife's...

Concur. If I want to go fast, I take my wife's tuned VW. For the wagon, I concentrate on maintenance, repairs, and minor cosmetic upgrades. It's slow, but in great shape and enjoyable to drive.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Germane Riposte
Definitely check with your local dealer's service...

Definitely check with your local dealer's service department. When I bought my wagon, a local dealer's service writer pulled up the car's repair history at various BMW dealers in the past. I would...
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