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Old 01-07-2016, 04:49 PM
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I just spent 30 mins researching oil filters because I was convinced I was sent the wrong one. The 328i has a M52 engine, and according to everyone the correct filter is a Mahle OX 154/1D. OK, bought that, open the old filter and see three o-rings. Two green at the bottom and one black at the top. The filter fit - no small o-rings. That's weird, my E90 filters always come with the small o-ring (only one in that car). Internet research says nope - Mann and Mahle filters don't come with these o-rings any more. Does this jive with what others see?

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Correct. You get the big one and a crush ring for the oil pan no little greenies.
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Quick run down of my interaction with the windshield guys:

Friday
Me: And the glass you use - OEM glass like Pilkington, Sekurit, PGW?
Them: Yup

Today:
Me: OK, price is X, moldings are correct, and glass is OEM right?
Them: Yup
-- later --
Them - brings in Chinese made no-name glass

Me:

We're trying again tomorrow with an OEM windshield
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Good point of the moldings inserts - Mine disappeared on the last BMW windshield I replaced. My insurance company (I have windshield replacement) also does not cover insert moldings as part of the windshield replacement costs.
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My GT3 filter did not have the small rings either.
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I am working through the exact same process on a 2002 e46 M3 which I bought from a gippo lot down on Route 1. Although there was a bunch of bad and to be worked issues the Good are:
- 6-Speed Non-SMG (Mandatory)
- Clean Body (Clean Carfax and I can't see anything)
- Motor runs great and is a monster
- COMPLETE
- Good interior (some minor wear on the driver's seat finish but the leather is OK)
- Great price (Especially for a Non-SMG car) but I had to look pass some eye-ball issues and the completely gone suspension and brakes and the unsightly wheels. The brakes were the first things to be fixed, along with the broken rear spring.

My plan of attach is very similar to yours and others. For instance, After 1.5 days of laying on my back this weekend, I now have new motor mounts and FCABs - What a huge difference!!!!!! although the shocks and struts are still shot. I did fix the broken rear spring.

Next up:

- Drive shaft support
- Rear Diff Seal
- Trans Mounts
- Diff Mounts
- Rear Sub-Frame Mounts

I am finding that I am grouping things: For instance the above requires removal of the Exhaust and Driveshaft (Porsche Owners may find it shocking that some cars still have these) so might as well bite the bullet and tackle all at once. Good luck with your project.
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I am working through the exact same process on a 2002 e46 M3 which I bought from a gippo lot down on Route 1. Although there was a bunch of bad and to be worked issues the Good are:
- 6-Speed Non-SMG (Mandatory)
- Clean Body (Clean Carfax and I can't see anything)
- Motor runs great and is a monster
- COMPLETE
- Good interior (some minor wear on the driver's seat finish but the leather is OK)
- Great price (Especially for a Non-SMG car) but I had to look pass some eye-ball issues and the completely gone suspension and brakes and the unsightly wheels. The brakes were the first things to be fixed, along with the broken rear spring.

My plan of attach is very similar to yours and others. For instance, After 1.5 days of laying on my back this weekend, I now have new motor mounts and FCABs - What a huge difference!!!!!! although the shocks and struts are still shot. I did fix the broken rear spring.

Next up:

- Drive shaft support
- Rear Diff Seal
- Trans Mounts
- Diff Mounts
- Rear Sub-Frame Mounts

I am finding that I am grouping things: For instance the above requires removal of the Exhaust and Driveshaft (Porsche Owners may find it shocking that some cars still have these) so might as well bite the bullet and tackle all at once. Good luck with your project.
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Karl,

That would require me to wash it first - Will see what I can do.

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Brake caliper rebuild fun. Rebuilt the two fronts and left rear yesterday with no problems. Everything came apart pretty easily, cleaned up nicely, and the pistons looked good. Tackled the last caliper tonight and this is how the piston looks.
Ugh. The pitting extends far enough into the working surface of the piston to be hitting the piston seal when the piston is fully retracted. And, since I'm putting on new rotors and pads, it will be fully retracted. Damnit.

No one (that I could find) except one place in the UK actually sells the pistons. Good news is I can get another caliper for $30 on eBay.

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I found some places that sell Centric steel pistons online (search is your friend) but they were about $23 for the P-car (free shipping)--it was posted on Dorkiphus last spring. A whole caliper for $30 (if in good shape) sounds like a better deal. I'm pretty sure I bought mine from Car Part Kings, and it came quickly and in good shape. Despite the Dorki thread hecklers talking about Miata calipers, it was for the 911 and worked well all summer.

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