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Forum: Exterior 01-18-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 96,153
Posted By drrty byl
The failure is probably best characterized as...

The failure is probably best characterized as "regulator arm bending" rather than "regulator failure."

I reset my windows 3-4 times before finally bending the arms straight, which fixed the...
Forum: Lounge 03-26-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By drrty byl
Cummins?

Cummins?
Forum: US and North America 11-07-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,932
Posted By drrty byl
Sucks to hear that -- at least it was only an...

Sucks to hear that -- at least it was only an alternator. Surely the seller had a return address on the box...:2gun: Reminds me of the time I bought an M50 from eBay which showed up with a cracked...
Forum: Lounge 11-03-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,114
Posted By drrty byl
My condolences. Looks like repair's only a...

My condolences.

Looks like repair's only a front clip, hood, radiator, and DS fender away.
Forum: Exterior 10-16-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,866
Posted By drrty byl
It's pretty wack that they won't give you a...

It's pretty wack that they won't give you a refund.

My nobrand (suspected VIS) CF hood had a gap with the fenders and headlights similar to what's in your photos. Patient adjustment of fender...
Forum: Knowledge Base 09-27-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 168,845
Posted By drrty byl
Dealers carry the clips on the order of around...

Dealers carry the clips on the order of around $2-3 apiece.
Forum: Engine 09-22-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,380
Posted By drrty byl
Have you checked the injector vacuum feeds...

Have you checked the injector vacuum feeds underneath the upper intake manifold for cracks?
Forum: US and North America 09-22-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By drrty byl
3000 ti: Good Condition+ 3000 S52+ 1500...

3000 ti: Good Condition+
3000 S52+
1500 Blower+
1500 Interior/Misc. M3 Items+
???? Labor+
???? Markup+
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Forum: Engine 09-22-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,826
Posted By drrty byl
Yep, bleeding is the key. That, and making sure...

Yep, bleeding is the key. That, and making sure there are no leaks and that the plastic coolant connector on the back of the engine isn't cracked.
Forum: Knowledge Base 09-15-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 168,845
Posted By drrty byl
It's amazing how the windows will _not break_...

It's amazing how the windows will _not break_ again if you get new clips, position the felt, and set up the track properly. After 2+ years, I'm tempted to re-tint my passenger side window.
Forum: Misc 09-08-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,154
Posted By drrty byl
I vote for the DIY approach if you have some...

I vote for the DIY approach if you have some time, since the car is still drivable. I did this same repair job on my ti about 2 years ago with a CF hood.

As others have mentioned, boston green is...
Forum: Lounge 08-27-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,257
Posted By drrty byl
EDIT I've thought about taking a photo flash...

EDIT
I've thought about taking a photo flash and mounting it just above my rear license plate with a dash switch for a triggered burst/extended flash but still haven't followed through on the idea. ...
Forum: Lounge 08-22-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,257
Posted By drrty byl
I have semi-recent experience contesting a...

I have semi-recent experience contesting a speeding ticket here in Texas, where limits are presumed. The sad part is that I actually wasn't even traveling above the posted speed; doing 60ish in a 65...
Forum: 1 series 08-21-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,192
Posted By drrty byl
fixed :biggrin:

fixed :biggrin:
Forum: Induction 07-06-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,708
Posted By drrty byl
$3800 for a blower, a piece of cast aluminum and...

$3800 for a blower, a piece of cast aluminum and a bunch of connectors is absurd. I think they'd do much better with considerably higher sales volume at a price point somewhere around $12-1700,...
Forum: US and North America 03-02-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,801
Posted By drrty byl
That's a common problem with fitting large...

That's a common problem with fitting large replacement hoods -- especially those made from carbon fiber or fiberglass. They flex a bit and you're unlikely to get a good fit without a lot of...
Forum: Induction 02-22-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,292
Posted By drrty byl
http://www.drrtybyl.com/img/318/wastegate2.jpg ...

http://www.drrtybyl.com/img/318/wastegate2.jpg
http://www.drrtybyl.com/img/318/oilreturnlines3.jpg
http://www.drrtybyl.com/img/318/oilreturnlines5.jpg...
Forum: Induction 02-22-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,292
Posted By drrty byl
Here's some research material. These images are...

Here's some research material. These images are not mine and were posted by a guy with a 318is on m42club a while back (mtmatrix was his handle). After installing and tuning, he decided to sell...
Forum: Exterior 02-21-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By drrty byl
Finding another piece of stock molding and...

Finding another piece of stock molding and painting it to a near-match +installation would be a lot cheaper than $548..
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-19-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,167
Posted By drrty byl
Companies currently receiving slush money from...

Companies currently receiving slush money from the federal government :frown:
Forum: Engine 02-04-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 35,397
Posted By drrty byl
If you really wanted to do this, you could set it...

If you really wanted to do this, you could set it up to gravity feed into the oil cooler and back into the system -- maybe straight to the oil pan. However, it seems like it might be more trouble...
Forum: Misc 12-11-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,682
Posted By drrty byl
Get an elm/OBD to USB scan tool.. They're about...

Get an elm/OBD to USB scan tool.. They're about $50 on eBay. Mine works great with several different software packages..
Forum: Induction 11-30-2008, 04:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,292
Posted By drrty byl
There was a guy on m42club.com that did a buildup...

There was a guy on m42club.com that did a buildup using the OBX manifold on his m42 318is. He still had to make an adapter for it to clear the passenger-side motor mount as a bottom mount. Not sure...
Forum: Lounge 08-10-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,620
Posted By drrty byl
Bob Barr, the Libertarian presidential candidate....

Bob Barr, the Libertarian presidential candidate.

http://www.bobbarr2008.com

As far as the poll is concerned: I don't care for systems that define political decision as a choice between exactly...
Forum: Interior and ICE 07-29-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 131,150
Posted By drrty byl
Tips on doing it yourself: #1. Make sure you...

Tips on doing it yourself:

#1. Make sure you use a spray adhesive specifically marketed for repairing automotive headliner. I would use this stuff or similar: 3M Super Trim...
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