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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2019, 07:23 PM
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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: 4
Views: 149
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 !
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By Fast Bob
Get yourself a Bentley`s Service Manual, it has...

Get yourself a Bentley`s Service Manual, it has diagrams & schematics, as well as all other info you might need.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-13-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Fast Bob
Potential buyers will want/need to know more...

Potential buyers will want/need to know more specific info, such as wheel diameter, rim width, offset, and hub bore diameter. There is no "One Size Fits All" application, even among other BMW wheels.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Fast Bob
Have you checked the steering giubo (aka/flex...

Have you checked the steering giubo (aka/flex joint) ?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Fast Bob
After many repairs, it can take 4 or 5 drive...

After many repairs, it can take 4 or 5 drive cycles of 15 or so miles before the codes go away for good. After changing the CVV, I had a stubborn sumbitch that took about 200+ miles to adios....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Fast Bob
Welcome back ! :thumbup: While there are 1 or...

Welcome back ! :thumbup:
While there are 1 or 2 16" wheels that will fit OK, to be on the safe side, 17s are best. My first E46 winter tires were Dunlop Wintersports M3s, size 225/45/17. Worked...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By Fast Bob
During certain repair jobs, such as a CVV...

During certain repair jobs, such as a CVV replacement, it is common to replace the old dipstick tube with the newer single-walled design. If the new tube is pressed into the block at a different...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By Fast Bob
In addition to what`s been said above, don`t...

In addition to what`s been said above, don`t always take a dipstick reading as "true gospel"....it all depends on how far the dipstick tube is registered into the block. Best thing to do is, next oil...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Fast Bob
Nope....there were never any SMG (SSG) trannies...

Nope....there were never any SMG (SSG) trannies in the ZHPs, so it`s either a (3-pedal) 6 speed, or a Steptronic auto (5 speed).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Fast Bob
All depends on the condition. If it was...

All depends on the condition. If it was meticulously-maintained by an enthusiast-type, then that price might be OK. ALWAYS get a thorough PPI by a shop that is intimately familiar with BMWs (i.e.,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Fast Bob
Could be a couple of different things. The...

Could be a couple of different things. The linkage may be worn or maladjusted, a cotter pin might be broken or missing, some foreign object may be jamming the linkage. Gotta get underneath with a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Fast Bob
The 5-speed was the standard-issue trans (in...

The 5-speed was the standard-issue trans (in non-M cars) until the introduction of the ZHP option in mid-2003. A year later, the 5-speed was retired in all 330i manual trans applications, and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By Fast Bob
Gentlemen, I think we can put this one to...

Gentlemen,

I think we can put this one to bed now....since opinions are much like another negatively-viewed part of the anatomy, everyone is free to express theirs....:thumbup:

`Night, all....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Fast Bob
Used MMO way back when I first started fooling...

Used MMO way back when I first started fooling around with cars. Worked great for lubricating air tools (squirt about a teaspoonful into the air intake before using tools), freeing up rusted bolts,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Fast Bob
Just trying to prevent any potential headaches...

Just trying to prevent any potential headaches for you....if you pull the fuse, and bleed the pressure out of the line, you eliminate any room for error....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By Fast Bob
Look, Skippy, You`re a little too new around...

Look, Skippy,

You`re a little too new around here to be casting aspersions on things which you are unaware of, and yet have a proven history. Using the correct plugs is not even a matter of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By Fast Bob
The M54 is VERY particular about it`s spark...

The M54 is VERY particular about it`s spark plugs. While there may be many which are designated as "suitable" for the M54, there is only one which works BEST, a fact which has been documented...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By Fast Bob
First of all, you`re using the wrong plugs. Look...

First of all, you`re using the wrong plugs. Look at the E46 Wiki, it has the listing for the correct NGK plugs.:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Fast Bob
No, No, and NO....the fuel rail is always charged...

No, No, and NO....the fuel rail is always charged to ensure instantaneous starts. Pulling the fuse, then draining the fuel rail is the only way to accomplish what you want to do.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Fast Bob
Ahhhh….but they DID offer Grand Prixs with...

Ahhhh….but they DID offer Grand Prixs with sticks, at least in the `60s....my `66 had a 421 Tri-Power HO engine, 4-speed, 3.42 Posi rear, and those nice 8-lug finned aluminum wheels that were unique...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Fast Bob
Apples and oranges, my boy....the Grand Prix is...

Apples and oranges, my boy....the Grand Prix is your grandmother`s cruisemobile, BMWs were designed & built for people who actively drive them to their limits. I`m assuming you DO know what the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Fast Bob
A 3.15 gear is quite conservative, from a...

A 3.15 gear is quite conservative, from a performance standpoint. Cruising at 75 to 80 mph, you should only be spinning at around 3500 RPMs, which is not really objectionable to most enthusiast...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Fast Bob
BMWs are extremely battery-dependent. Depending...

BMWs are extremely battery-dependent. Depending on the age of yours, this could be the main source of your problems. We have seen this MANY times before. Batteries (especially older ones) do not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Fast Bob
The new Michelin "BMF" model ? :)

The new Michelin "BMF" model ? :)
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