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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By EconoBox
Took the 330i for a 10 min. drive. Drove it in...

Took the 330i for a 10 min. drive.
Drove it in the happy range and kept it over 3k for a while
Engine is totally smoothed out
No more white smoke.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By EconoBox
Didn't start the E46 for a month, and this is what happened.

330i has not been started in a month

It would barely start, like a car in a movie.
On the 5th try it sputtered to life, barely holding an idle.
Could not give gas. Stalled again.
Fired up again...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,226
Posted By EconoBox
Your 2nd link is dead. Are you saying the GROM...

Your 2nd link is dead.
Are you saying the GROM is crap?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By EconoBox
No resurfacing. Not worth the time. Rotors...

No resurfacing. Not worth the time.
Rotors are cheap. If I removed the rotor, I would just replace it for $58/ea

If thrust arms are shot, then I would feel play with the wheel jacked off the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 999
Posted By EconoBox
Use RealOEM to find the part number Then...

Use RealOEM to find the part number
Then search for compatible cars with same part #
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By EconoBox
Thrust arm? Upper control arm? Lower control...

Thrust arm?
Upper control arm?
Lower control arm?
What are all the different parts called?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By EconoBox
Can you be more specific about which front...

Can you be more specific about which front bushings?
Can you link a REAL OEM diagram?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By EconoBox
Death wobble upon braking? Shudder stops if brake is lifted.

What are causes of vibration during braking on E39?

What are the common culprits of brake shudder?
Bad rotors/pads are #1.

But what are the other possible issues?
On E46, it is front control...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 999
Posted By EconoBox
There is an important one inside the trap door on...

There is an important one inside the trap door on the belly pan. There is another one on the rear exhaust which will not cause no start issue.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 999
Posted By EconoBox
Gas cap is probably not your issue. Gas cap...

Gas cap is probably not your issue.
Gas cap usually gives code for Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By EconoBox
Photos ?

Photos ?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-23-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 999
Posted By EconoBox
First thing for a misfire is the spark plug, coil...

First thing for a misfire is the spark plug, coil pack, and.or coil boot.
Weird you're doing all this other stuff first.
If they've already 100k old, I would just replace all 6 spark plugs and coil...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 569
Posted By EconoBox
This is the cheapest welder I see. $99! If...

This is the cheapest welder I see. $99! If going cheap, then go small, or go home.

https://www.hfqpdb.com/coupons/2195_ITEM_125_AMP_FLUX-CORE_WELDER_1580934858.8404.png...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,828
Posted By EconoBox
The economics of shipping a used tire do not add...

The economics of shipping a used tire do not add up
Who is going to pay $100 for a used tire?
https://www.bestusedtires.com/235-55-17-tires
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By EconoBox
You sure its not wiper fluid ? The pump is...

You sure its not wiper fluid ?
The pump is known to leak and drips down the passenger side of the frame rail.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,828
Posted By EconoBox
https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/search/wta?query...

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/search/wta?query=235%2F55+r17
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,828
Posted By EconoBox
What question? "I am going to buy the cheapest...

What question? "I am going to buy the cheapest possible tires"
Don't need a forum for that.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,828
Posted By EconoBox
Couple 100 miles a year? Why even change the...

Couple 100 miles a year?
Why even change the tires at all?

Just go buy used $25 tires in that case.
Can get it done for $100 total.

Here are the cheapest new tires in this size. $57. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,828
Posted By EconoBox
When you drive snow tires above 55 degrees, they...

When you drive snow tires above 55 degrees, they wear fast.
Snow tires are very soft and are meant for cold weather use.
There is a reason people don't drive with snow tires 12 months.
Plus, they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,828
Posted By EconoBox
Yea, that's the point. High performance tires...

Yea, that's the point. High performance tires are softer. They wear out sooner. Driving fast costs money. Track tires wear out in one weekend.
But you can get good treadwear out of the DWS while...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By EconoBox
How do you know there is gunk in engine? From...

How do you know there is gunk in engine?
From looking inside oil cap?
IF remove valve cover, please post pics!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By EconoBox
If you remove the valve cover, might as well...

If you remove the valve cover, might as well replace gasket. Common leak.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,828
Posted By EconoBox
You must drive like a manic. Conti? DWS 06? ...

You must drive like a manic.
Conti? DWS 06? They are rated AA for traction.
Maybe try Michelin PS2, best in class.
They are $180 each, which puts you around $900 after tax and mounting.
Not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,828
Posted By EconoBox
Cheap tires are a false economy. They wear out...

Cheap tires are a false economy.
They wear out sooner and make tons of noise.
That's why they're cheap. You get what you pay for.

CONTINENTAL EXTREMECONTACT DWS 06 are $150/ea
Cheap junk tires...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 569
Posted By EconoBox
Good post!

Good post!
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