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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By joshmauch
left and right?

so is left and right determined when your in front of the car looking at it, or if you were sitting in the car? left=drivers, right=passenger
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By joshmauch
coolant o-ring

anyone know where to get the o-rings for the bottom of the expansion tank to hose, all of them for a matter of fact. is there a kit or something that would come with all the o rings needed?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By joshmauch
automatic transmission leak

started my 99 323i this morning to warm up before work, after sitting for 3 solid days, and when i came out to leave there was a huge puddle of trans fluid on the ground. called a shop in town who...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By joshmauch
having somewhat the same issue with my 99 323i....

having somewhat the same issue with my 99 323i. it has 199k miles and to my knowlege the original auto trans. ive never had any shifting problems or suspected any problems. left town for the weekend...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,499
Posted By joshmauch
ive got the same codes but it doesnt seem to...

ive got the same codes but it doesnt seem to affect the runability since the engine light came on its been on for about 4-5 months, any ideas besides the smog pump ait pump you refered to smolck
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By joshmauch
ok, what about exhaust it smells like rotton...

ok, what about exhaust it smells like rotton eggs, do i replace the cat or the whole thing. or is that smell from something else?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By joshmauch
i know it has a timing chain not a belt, i just...

i know it has a timing chain not a belt, i just want this thing to last me for a long time, i bought it from a friend who owned since 60xxx and they never did any maintenence at all, one time the fan...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By joshmauch
timing chain replacement

looking to do a timing chain and tensioner, looking for a good step by step diy if anyone has a site with a good one or a link to a thread on this site of someone doing it, i have a 99 323i 2.5...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By joshmauch
typically when an engine has valvetrain rattles...

typically when an engine has valvetrain rattles or "lifter ticks" as someone would say its either a worn lifter a flat lobe ona cam or maybe a worn valve. i was told that the valve train set up on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By joshmauch
it just "rattles' i guess is the word for it,...

it just "rattles' i guess is the word for it, light ticking noise and i want to do a head gasket and timing chain cause its never had that ever its all original. so with the head off maybe replace...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By joshmauch
camshafts,valve train, lifters, timing

i have a top end rattle like most older cars have, ihave 198k on the original. would i be better off to just buy a used engine from a company like bavarian auto recycling, for 1800 or rebuild my head...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By joshmauch
ebay parts

im going to replace control arms and bushings with inner outer tie rods and sway bar links. found a complete kit on ebay. bremen tech is the brand anyone use these parts before or know if they are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By joshmauch
ok this is an extended life all vehivle all color...

ok this is an extended life all vehivle all color coolant is what is says its my personal car the coolant light came on and i checked it and its low so ill just use the universal
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By joshmauch
engine coolant

i work at a domestic auto repair shop and i have some regular old 50/50 mix coolant. can i use that or do i need a special type?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By joshmauch
My tie rods have no movement but my car is all...

My tie rods have no movement but my car is all over the road if I get in a groove or something, I know my breaks are good and when I hit the brakes hard i can feel the wheel going back and forth so I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By joshmauch
it has 194k so anything that doesnt need replaced...

it has 194k so anything that doesnt need replaced now will soon im sure, so i should just do it all at once?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By joshmauch
front end suspension and steering

i need to replace a few componants to the front end so i just want to replace it all at once so i dont have to hastle to do it again and get realigned, ive priced parts from napa for napa chassis...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5,963
Views: 966,927
Posted By joshmauch
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By joshmauch
for all those who gave me some input thank you, i...

for all those who gave me some input thank you, i finally figured out where it was coming from, i had 1 of 6 bolts honding my crank pulley onto the harmonic balancer. so thats where the knocking came...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By joshmauch
well i have a 323i, belive its a m52 engine from...

well i have a 323i, belive its a m52 engine from what ive been told. i drove about 30 miles f highway and when i got to where i was going i had a thunking knocking sound, and i eventually took the ac...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By joshmauch
engine codes

if i have something like a broken piston or rod, something major like that i would assume that would give me a trouble code?:dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By joshmauch
i doubt it has ever been replaced, it has...

i doubt it has ever been replaced, it has 190,000. i bought the car of a buddy of mine, a couple summers ago he floored it and passed a car and the fan came apart and blew a bunch of **** around in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By joshmauch
its knocking sound like a bearing is broke and is...

its knocking sound like a bearing is broke and is hittitn back and forth, and at like 12-1600 rmps and higher it goes away
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By joshmauch
pully rattling/nocking noise

i had a rattling/ knocking noise coming from the front end i took off the ac compressor belt and it was either the compressor clutch or the tentioner, went about 5-600 miles and the noise is back, im...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-30-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By joshmauch
Messed that up a bit, I have a knocking sound...

Messed that up a bit, I have a knocking sound coming from the front of the engine.
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