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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Fast Bob
As others have stated, there is no "one size fits...

As others have stated, there is no "one size fits all" answer for this. You need to state the exact wheel specs in order to determine what will (or will not) work on your car.

Offset (aka/ "et" or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Fast Bob
I wouldn`t trust a Helicoil in that location, I...

I wouldn`t trust a Helicoil in that location, I would drill & tap it for one size larger bolt. Be sure to use a Grade 8 or better bolt.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Fast Bob
I know EXACTLY what you`re talking about, which...

I know EXACTLY what you`re talking about, which is the same thing that I`m talking about. Unless they are hard-core enthusiasts with a boner for a V-12, I would think that most folks would shy away...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Fast Bob
Wake up and smell the coffee, Dude.... A:...

Wake up and smell the coffee, Dude....

A: Only a small handful of people actually own these cars,

and

B: Out of that small number, I would guess that not more than 1% of them are DIYers
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Fast Bob
It`s best to think of these motors as two six...

It`s best to think of these motors as two six cylinder engines, arranged in a V-formation, sharing a common crankshaft. As a group, I don`t think they`re nearly as problematic as say, the 4.0 liter...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,279
Posted By Fast Bob
You may have gotten lucky on this one. (Let`s...

You may have gotten lucky on this one. (Let`s hope !) A compression/leakdown test will give a better diagnostic look at your engine.
Good luck ! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Fast Bob
Welcome aboard :thumbup: Once in a while,...

Welcome aboard :thumbup:

Once in a while, you get lucky, and it`s something as simple as a dirty/corroded ground wire. This is always a good place to start, make sure all grounds are clean and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Fast Bob
Bimmerfest has a "Stereo & Electronics...

Bimmerfest has a "Stereo & Electronics Forum"....look there....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,279
Posted By Fast Bob
Don`t know where you get your info from, but this...

Don`t know where you get your info from, but this is absolutely not true. Overheating is a worst-case scenario, and has killed more BMW engines than any other cause. The temp gauges are heavily...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Fast Bob
Try a bottle of Techron Injector Cleaner, it...

Try a bottle of Techron Injector Cleaner, it can`t hurt. How many miles are on the car ?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,056
Posted By Fast Bob
Just remember that BMW is often very reluctant to...

Just remember that BMW is often very reluctant to give out any info on a car unless you are the legal owner....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,056
Posted By Fast Bob
BMWs:Great cars, with personality problems ! :eek:

BMWs:Great cars, with personality problems ! :eek:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
M3
Views: 1,056
Posted By Fast Bob
For that all-important PPI, be sure to deal with...

For that all-important PPI, be sure to deal with a shop that works on BMWs every day....I cannot emphasize that strongly enough, especially for an M3. There are just too many things that will be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 616
Posted By Fast Bob
The Bentley Manual is THE Gold Standard of all...

The Bentley Manual is THE Gold Standard of all repair manuals. Has all wiring schematics, electrical info, torque values, etc. Sometimes you can find them (used) on eBay for a reduced price.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By Fast Bob
By "hatchback", I`m assuming this reference is...

By "hatchback", I`m assuming this reference is for the E46 Compact. Bimmerfest is a US-based forum, the Compact was never sold in this country.
Sorry....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,279
Posted By Fast Bob
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: This proves the "Natural...

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: This proves the "Natural Selection" theory....:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-21-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By Fast Bob
If your technique is polished enough, you...

If your technique is polished enough, you shouldn`t even need the clutch for those downshifts ! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,279
Posted By Fast Bob
What "other people" might these be, and what is...

What "other people" might these be, and what is their experience with BMWs ?
You come to our forum looking for the best advice, and you`re GETTING it ! :thumbup:
Before you invest another dime in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,279
Posted By Fast Bob
Unfortunately, overheating is by far the...

Unfortunately, overheating is by far the "worst-case-scenario" for a BMW. It is often fatal to these engines, they DO NOT tolerate overheating, not even a little bit. There is a ton of anecdotal...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Fast Bob
As Fredo has suggested, the most gentle and least...

As Fredo has suggested, the most gentle and least invasive approach would be to perform a "D & R" (Drain & Refill), the initial drain will get out maybe 60% or so of the old fluid, let the new juice...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Fast Bob
The "By The Book" A-hole who drank the BMW...

The "By The Book" A-hole who drank the BMW KoolAid about the "Lifetime Fluids" nonsense :tsk:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By Fast Bob
Learn what a "Caps Lock Key" is, and how to use...

Learn what a "Caps Lock Key" is, and how to use it ! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By Fast Bob
There`s a good possibility that this is a...

There`s a good possibility that this is a neglected vehicle that was given minimal care during it`s life. I would keep looking. "Patience is a virtue hard to come by" is an old saying which comes to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Fast Bob
They`d think you were there to wash the cars.......

They`d think you were there to wash the cars.... :D
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Fast Bob
Agreed ! Your present clutch is either the wrong...

Agreed ! Your present clutch is either the wrong unit, or was installed incorrectly !
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