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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Sam555
Thanks much, Bob. Used a baster and hand pump (a...

Thanks much, Bob. Used a baster and hand pump (a plunger that goes on top of a hand soap bottle, very effective) and got almost all of it out of the reservoir. Added ATF after that. I drove the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Sam555
Help! wrong Power Steering Fluid?!

Hi all:

I got my car worked on a few months back, and it appears the guy put a new power steering reservoir cap on which says use CHF11s only.

Yesterday I noticed the steering was rough and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Sam555
Thanks Augster. Thanks a lot indeed. I do...

Thanks Augster. Thanks a lot indeed.

I do have some but limited access to the bottom- I got work done in the recent past from different indy's and one of them forgot to put the splash guard back...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Sam555
Thanks. I'm actually contemplating taking on part...

Thanks. I'm actually contemplating taking on part of the project at least myself. It seems I can replace the expansion tank and hoses working from the top (I'm paranoid about getting under the car!)....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Sam555
Thanks ahull and augster. Its' definitely a...

Thanks ahull and augster. Its' definitely a coolant leak. I'm thinking of going for the complete cooling system overhaul kit from Bavarian Autosport. The parts are listed below. Its about 360 bucks....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Sam555
Alright, my incompetence is already apparent. The...

Alright, my incompetence is already apparent. The hose is not connected to the upper left of the transmission cooler. But it runs just ABOVE that. Probably connected to the cooling water connector. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Sam555
Transmission cooler hose leak

Hi everyone:

Some time back I had posted about a coolant leak in my 2001 E46 330i. At that time for some mysterious reason, the leak disappeared after a couple of days.

Well, not surprisingly,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Sam555
Excuse me sir...are you suggesting I turn up my...

Excuse me sir...are you suggesting I turn up my radio volume to fix the problem? I take great umbrage at your condescending response. ..just kidding..:)

Turned out to be drivers side control arm....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Sam555
Creaking and groaning when turning steering left in mystery car

I call my car a mystery car because a few weeks back I posted about a coolant leak. After a few days, the leak was gone for no apparent reason..mystery unsolved!

In any event, now I have another...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,168
Posted By Sam555
If by splash shield you mean the black plastic...

If by splash shield you mean the black plastic cover, then yes, it is off. As a matter of fact, I just detected a few days back that I did not have it- one of the guys who worked on the car forgot to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,168
Posted By Sam555
The mystery deepens- I filled some more coolant+...

The mystery deepens- I filled some more coolant+ distilled water mix. Approx. 400 ml. Laid news papers all under the car to detect where the leak is occurring. No leak whatsoever. No warning...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Sam555
Thanks to all of you! Yes, the belly pan is what...

Thanks to all of you! Yes, the belly pan is what I need. Each of the links is very helpful ! Including realoem and the pics with the inspection I and II procedures to understand what's under the car....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,168
Posted By Sam555
Coolant leak- Expansion tank?

Hi all:

Have been having coolant leak, but with a few strange symptoms. Have seen several posts here related to coolant leaks- just wanted advise on my specific situation.

Basically low coolant...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Sam555
This is a black plastic tube right next to a blue...

This is a black plastic tube right next to a blue screw- the screw which is the drain fro the coolant. Front left, driver side. It was simply hanging loose--and it popped back on a bit too easily,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Sam555
The engine bay parts PDF you attached is...

The engine bay parts PDF you attached is fantastic and is from the manual, if I am not mistaken. Was hoping for something like that for say pic 7.

The reason I ask is because I looked under my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Sam555
Undercarriage explained

Hi all:

I'm a somewhat competent, but mostly incompetent DIYer.

I was wondering if there are pics of the undercarriage of an E46 with the parts explained- sort of like under the hood in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By Sam555
Thanks gareth, bimcwe, and bluebee for the post...

Thanks gareth, bimcwe, and bluebee for the post on a philosophical note.

So today, I got the car washed so the undercarriage is cleaner and everything is more visible. Then on an impulse, I took...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By Sam555
Thanks for the responses. The rack and...

Thanks for the responses.

The rack and pinion are priced at $ 170 on the rackdoctor site....thats one fifth the price. Turner Motorsport lists pump at $390. I am going to start with the basics- I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By Sam555
Firstly, big thanks to bimcwe, goforth, and he's...

Firstly, big thanks to bimcwe, goforth, and he's the one. Appreciate it.

I went to a local Indy to have him take a look at the car. Since I'm paranoid about getting under the car, I asked for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By Sam555
Preventive maintenance tips/questions

Hi everyone:

I have a 2001 330i with 115K miles on it. The car runs great, but I would like to do some preventive maintenance on it to ensure everything stays fine.

I plan to take the car out...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By Sam555
Managed to fix my car over the weekend on my own....

Managed to fix my car over the weekend on my own. Needless to mention, I'm thrilled. For whatver it's worth, wanted to share some of the lessons learnt.

1. The rear indicator problem in my case...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By Sam555
Battery dead after changing rear indicator lamp

Sorry to continue bothering you guys. This is even more puzzling.

I opened the fuse box attached to the red wire from the positive terminal. Found the Littel Fuse Mega. Turns out it was not fused....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By Sam555
Heres an update: the new battery is fine. Not...

Heres an update: the new battery is fine. Not drained. Looks like I made a classic newbie mistake. Based on one of the responses on the board, I looked into the fuse in the trunk. This is the 'Little...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By Sam555
Thanks. Things have gone from bad to worse. I did...

Thanks. Things have gone from bad to worse. I did get a new battery, the Everstart Maxx 94 R. I hooked it up, vent and all. Car started fine. But the negative terminal appeared loose, so I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By Sam555
Battry dead after changing rear indicator lamp

Hi everyone:

I had sent my car to the dealer to get the subframe fixed. The car came back ten days ago with the rear right (passenger) indicator light not working. I did not pay attention and...
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