2002 BMW E46 M3

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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Postby YASHA7FOLD on Jun Sun 11, 2017 9:53 pm

Nice work man.

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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Postby Mikewire on Jun Mon 12, 2017 8:34 am

Fresh and clean, I like it! I'm sure I've said this many times, but there's no better feeling than fixing PO hacks. I'm also a fan of the Redline MT fluids and have had zero complaints with any vehicle I have put it in.

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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Postby kevin286 on Jun Mon 12, 2017 9:18 am

Mikewire wrote:I've said this many times, but there's no better feeling than fixing PO hacks.

Indeed! Gosh, I hope no-one ever feels that why when they buy a vehicle from me. :( :eek:
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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Postby kevin286 on Jun Thu 22, 2017 7:27 pm

Turn wrenches Thursday?
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Here's the problem. Yup time to replace. Thank you little light on the dash.
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To get the rotors off, removed this ring. I think this is a hubcentric spacer ring left over from the aftermarket wheels it had on it previously and they never got removed when the factory wheels went on. They were kinda froze in place.
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Cleaned the rotors up, yes I sanded them to get the lip off to measure the width. #gotnomicrometerproblems Got a full 1.5mm left of wear left on these. Not sure what that translates into miles :question: :screwy: meh
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Putting it back together, everything gets anti-seize
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Hehe, who can spot the problem here :retard: :retard: :retard:
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Adjusting the emergency brake. Had never worked. Works now :unibrow:
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The carnage
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Funny story. So I finished, put the wheels on, gently tightened the lugs, set her down off the jack stands and drove off to an appointment I had somewhat in a hurry. 2 blocks down the neighborhood, I hear clunk clunk in sync with wheel rotation. < light bulb moment > drive slowly back to the house get torque wrench and tighten the lugs. :eek: I need a lockout tag for the steering wheel I think.

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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Postby benno3231 on Jun Fri 23, 2017 9:39 am

Ha we all need a lockout/tagout for our cars. I've done the same thing!
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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Postby kevin286 on Oct Sun 15, 2017 6:10 pm

Randomly the driver side door quick unlocking with the key or button. Lock AOK, but just this one wouldn't unlock electronically. Could be either the actuator or the little computer that controls the locks. So, I partially disassembled the door, and could hear the actuator actuating when "unlocking" but it wasn't doing anything so took an educated guess that that was it. O'reilly wanted like 170$ and of course OE was more. Surfed ebay though and scored a new OEM one from a guy who's problem turned out to be the computer not the actuator for 90$. :thumbsup:

Well door has to come apart
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Glass has to come out
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Track has to come out
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Just to replace the actuator.
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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Postby kevin286 on Nov Sun 05, 2017 11:43 am

Started out the morning with bleeding the brakes.
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I don't think it's supposed to be this dark. I bled it till it was much lighter (2 of the small bottles worth)
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While I was out aiming my headlights the other night I noticed that it looked like I have angel eyes but they weren't coming on. Had the car for more than a year now and now I notice this... what can I say. Anyways in investigating this I removed the CAI cover and eww
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So lets get after that
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Soaked it in a bucket (not over the rim of the filter) for an hour or so
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More better
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Polished the cover 600/1000/1500/2000 and then some mothers to clean up a spot where it'd rubbed on the underhood sound deadening
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Washed them both
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About the angel eyes... From what I can tell they're CCFL? type. Ballasts are getting power but nothing on the outputs so ordered up some new ballasts for 13$ and we'll try that.
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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Postby benno3231 on Nov Mon 06, 2017 4:47 pm

Wow simple green really cleaned up that filter!
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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Postby kevin286 on Nov Sun 12, 2017 11:51 am

Well this is obnoxious.
One of the halo rings must be burnt out. Just one. Of course you can buy just one for 9$... not bad. But then I run the risk of having one be a different color then the others since I have no idea what brand or temperature the existing are. Grumble.
Well new ballasts installed and some progress I suppose.
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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Postby Mikewire on Nov Thu 16, 2017 12:45 am

Love it! Keep the progress coming.

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