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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By smolck
No, the pic of the busted subframe Bob posted. My...

No, the pic of the busted subframe Bob posted. My old 323i was crushed, video of that is on my YouTube channel......but before that it had the subframe redone as part of the lawsuit.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By smolck
Hey, was that pic from my old 323? Looks like it....

Hey, was that pic from my old 323? Looks like it.

OP Is correct, the Ford 8.8 is really strong. I had them in my fox body mustangs and would regularly launch them at 5000RPM with slicks and they...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By smolck
Cylinder wash down (yes, it is a real thing)

Hey Kids,

Hope all is well, haven't been around much, just busy. But this weekend something happened to my 02 330i that left me stumped, frightened, and then elated all in a 12 hour span.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By smolck
Part it out. Engine alone is worth $1200 or so....

Part it out. Engine alone is worth $1200 or so. Trans, driveshaft, diff, axles, all of that should sell pretty quickly
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,847
Posted By smolck
:eek: First time took less than an hour. It...

:eek:

First time took less than an hour. It isn't hard, it's slightly more difficult than changing an air filter :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By smolck
Seems most people change their fluid AFTER...

Seems most people change their fluid AFTER problems arise. Rarely does this work. I would have a proper diagnosis done in lieu of paying $150 for fluid and filter. But hey, that's just me. My buddy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 627
Posted By smolck
Yes. Exactly. :thumbup:

Yes. Exactly. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By smolck
I've seen MANN and OE BMW filters split in half...

I've seen MANN and OE BMW filters split in half right in the middle with 15k mile intervals (factory recommended BTW). Filters are not made to last forever. And an oil filter is soaked in oil for its...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By smolck
I have the same trans and my car had the same...

I have the same trans and my car had the same 0741 code. 90% of the time it's the torque converter seal that fails (internal to the TC) and won't allow it to lock up. This lets the TC clutch slip and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 627
Posted By smolck
It means "awesome". The end

It means "awesome". The end
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,847
Posted By smolck
Ouch. $200 for a 30 minute job :thumbdwn:

Ouch. $200 for a 30 minute job :thumbdwn:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By smolck
How you care for your car is more important than...

How you care for your car is more important than a garage. My wife gets the garage so my BMW's all live outside. Properly waxed cars with good maintenance will be just fine. My current BMW is an 02...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By smolck
Remove lower portion of your back seat and listen...

Remove lower portion of your back seat and listen to see if the pump primes when you turn your key to the accessory 2 position. Also, check fuse #54
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By smolck
I buy all my critical parts (axles would be...

I buy all my critical parts (axles would be critical) at oembimmerparts.com. Max stands behind his stuff.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,847
Posted By smolck
It seems that the DISA failures are more common...

It seems that the DISA failures are more common on the 330 cars. My 323 never needed one after 250k miles. My niece has a 325 with 300k miles, no issues. BOTH my 330s needed them replaced. I've also...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By smolck
The same guys who make the one in the link have...

The same guys who make the one in the link have the flat ones for $360 on eBay. Get one! I'll take your old wheel :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By smolck
You want nice......here ya go..... ...

You want nice......here ya go.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEERING-WHEEL-BMW-E46-M3-E-39-M5-X5-NEW-LEATHER-/262814764746?hash=item3d30fb0eca:g:hiMAAOSwImRYgOct&vxp=mtr
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By smolck
Sounds fishy to me. I had an e46 pop a radiator...

Sounds fishy to me. I had an e46 pop a radiator due to a pressure spike from a bad tstat. Engine was just fine.

I'd get a second opinion. A coolant system exhaust gas tester isn't expensive. An...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,854
Posted By smolck
That is the funniest thing I've seen in a while!

That is the funniest thing I've seen in a while!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By smolck
A leaking radiator doesn't equal a blown head...

A leaking radiator doesn't equal a blown head gasket. Did you overheat the car?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By smolck
I have an 02 SPP (facelift sedan) and it's trim...

I have an 02 SPP (facelift sedan) and it's trim is the same as a ZHP. The diffusers are different, but the trim is the same
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By smolck
Can you post a pic of what your trying to replace?

Can you post a pic of what your trying to replace?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,854
Posted By smolck
Can't wait!

Can't wait!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By smolck
Yes, go to the link in my signature for my...

Yes, go to the link in my signature for my YouTube channel and find the front subframe removal videos. I show how I use the hoist in that video. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By smolck
The softest one I can get.

The softest one I can get.
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