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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By djstrachan
That's good to know. I may try those one of...

That's good to know. I may try those one of these days. Hopefully, these OE rotors get me a few good years. They're warranted by BMW for 2 years so if the symptoms return, it's back to the techies...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By djstrachan
OE rotors are coated.

OE rotors are coated.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By djstrachan
I chased the issue for a couple years. My son...

I chased the issue for a couple years. My son was working at BMW when I got the OE rotors put on. The service manager has an E46 and swears he went the same route as me and had the same problems...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By djstrachan
NO misinterpretation. I understand the purpose...

NO misinterpretation. I understand the purpose of the anti-corrosion coating. My point was that the rusting of the rotors was excessive with the Brembos compared to what I have experienced with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By djstrachan
My own experience with the Brembo and Zimmerman...

My own experience with the Brembo and Zimmerman rotors (always used OE pads) was not a good one. Constantly developed "shudder" after only a few thousand miles. Spent a lot of time and money trying...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By djstrachan
[/B] Unless the car is completely cooled...

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Unless the car is completely cooled down (and I mean completely) there will be a hissing noise when you remove the cap as the system depressurizes. It is after-all, a pressurized system...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By djstrachan
Things fail prematurely all the time so it is...

Things fail prematurely all the time so it is possible. It may not be the tank,. It could be anything in the cooling system that they changed or altered. As you describe the issue as starting...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By djstrachan
Based on this explanation, your coolant loss...

Based on this explanation, your coolant loss issue started after the dealer replaced your cooling system components. Have you raised this with them? I would be demanding they trouble shoot this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By djstrachan
A little amount of fluid loss from the cap may...

A little amount of fluid loss from the cap may only leave some white residue on the threads. I had a small recurring loss (nothing like yours) and replacing the cap solved it. The only sign of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By djstrachan
It's leaking or venting somewhere. The cap...

It's leaking or venting somewhere. The cap degrades with time and is a cheap fix to try.

Short trips may not get things warm enough to build pressure in the system whereas longer trips do. IF...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By djstrachan
There's 3 drains...1) radiator,2) expansion tank...

There's 3 drains...1) radiator,2) expansion tank and 3) block as described above.

Good luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By djstrachan
IF you haven't already, check out your wheels...

IF you haven't already, check out your wheels and tires which 90% of the time are the issue. Out of balance, not hub-centric, bent wheel, tire coming apart etc...all lead to vibrations at speed.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By djstrachan
My guess is it is a tensioner of pulley going...

My guess is it is a tensioner of pulley going bad. Tightening the belt will have no positive effect on such an issue.

It could be the water pump, or alternator bearings as well. anything that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By djstrachan
Wheel bearings? Any play when you jack it up and...

Wheel bearings? Any play when you jack it up and apply pressure (rock the wheel) at 12 and 6?

I haven't dealt with it but I would think if you're shock mounts were shot, it could lead to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By djstrachan
Be sure to post the details of the install and...

Be sure to post the details of the install and your findings. If GAS isn't ready when I need to deal with my CCV (only have 75k miles on the car) I may go catch can as well.

Good luck:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By djstrachan
From the German Auto Solutions website. I'm...

From the German Auto Solutions website.

I'm hoping this project is ready soon as I may well give this a try. I got the DISA repair kit and was very impressed with the quality of the components. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By djstrachan
I recommend OE rotors and pads unless you want to...

I recommend OE rotors and pads unless you want to sacrifice performance.

I went the Zimmerman and Brembo route (with OE pads - Jurid/Pagid) and thought they were pretty close to OE for bite. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By djstrachan
When you mount the wheel on the hub and try to...

When you mount the wheel on the hub and try to move it up and down, is there any movement? If there is, you will have out-of-balance symptoms at highway speed.

Are your sway bar end links...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By djstrachan
Exactly, With a 2 bar system, and lots of...

Exactly,

With a 2 bar system, and lots of plastic parts, the BMW engineers pushed the limits of what the healthy system could handle. Use and age weaken the plastic and wear parts( water pump)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By djstrachan
Did you have the wheels road-force balanced Maybe...

Did you have the wheels road-force balanced Maybe a bent rim or tire coming apart.

Are you running hub centric wheels? I chased a problem for over a year and it turned out to be wheels that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By djstrachan
If you feel like a trip to Canada, there's a...

If you feel like a trip to Canada, there's a black M3 coupe, 6 spd manual for sale in Kelowna BC. Just a little north of you :D 100k miles.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By djstrachan
Me thinks you may be kidding :dunno: As...

Me thinks you may be kidding :dunno:

As creative as that all sounds, I'm glad I went for the GAS kit:D
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By djstrachan
I too ordered the new O-ring. The hardest part...

I too ordered the new O-ring. The hardest part of the re-build was removing the molded ring on the OE unit. Still, that took maybe 15 minutes with a small screw driver to remove.

The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By djstrachan
UPDATE ordered the GAS repair kit. ...

UPDATE

ordered the GAS repair kit.

Quality of parts and instructions are absolutely first rate.

Pulling DISA was simple and the unit was in good shape except for some play in the flapper...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,114
Posted By djstrachan
The "rubber thing" is your engine mount. You...

The "rubber thing" is your engine mount. You should be able to access the nut regardless. You will have to use an open-end wrench to take that nut off.

You only mention removing the plastic...
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