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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By Ricardj
Double Power Steering Pump Failure

Hey All,

Having some issues with my power steering. The original pump broke approximately the beginning of February. It had been whining for some time and broke when I started the car one day. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Ricardj
Thanks very much for the reply!! ...

Thanks very much for the reply!!



hahaha, apparently only Amazon.ca will ship to Canada but they have a significantly smaller inventory and less selection. Glad you enjoyed the fair...



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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Ricardj
As I said in my post, I have found it but the...

As I said in my post, I have found it but the shipping is prohibitive. If I can use this set I would prefer to save myself the shipping $$$. Anybody know if the BMW 5346 is the ONLY tool that can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Ricardj
Power Steering Pressure Line Removal

Hey all!! I'm getting ready to replace my power steering pump and associated lines, reservoir, etc. and have seen that I require the "Assenmacher BMW 5346 Transmission and PS Cooler Line Disconnect...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Ricardj
Hey DBJ, Can you explain in more detail the...

Hey DBJ,

Can you explain in more detail the sensor with the shrunk O-Ring? I'm having the exact same problem as you have described, also tried all the same things you have. Are you talking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ricardj
I determined that it is both the pulley and the...

I determined that it is both the pulley and the tensioner. The tensioner just arrived, will install shortly. I tried lubricating the existing one and if worked for only about 24 hours. I bought...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ricardj
Haha, not a problem! I did a little more research...

Haha, not a problem! I did a little more research myself and was starting to suspect that too. I'll check it out, thanks for the info!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ricardj
Thanks for the input everyone. If it was the...

Thanks for the input everyone. If it was the belt tensioner, do you think it would stop squeaking when the revs went up? I would think that the squeak would just get louder, seeing as the belts are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ricardj
Hmmm, a pulley eh? Thanks for the info, keep me...

Hmmm, a pulley eh? Thanks for the info, keep me updated on which one and then we can compare notes on a fix.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ricardj
What did you find out?? Anybody else have...

What did you find out??

Anybody else have any ideas?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ricardj
What a Coincidence!

Wow, what a coincidence! I was just about to make a new topic about the same thing with my car. I have attached a video of mine as well. A few notes:

- It only does it at idle. Once I get the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,492
Posted By Ricardj
The dealer recommends to change them about every...

The dealer recommends to change them about every 100K miles. I changed mine at around 145,000 km (just over 90,000 miles) and noticed a huge improvement in how smooth it ran. The original plugs...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Ricardj
Agreed. I had the exact same thing on my car. I...

Agreed. I had the exact same thing on my car. I replaced the VCG, Spark Plugs, and CCV (entire system) about 2 months ago. No more burning smell and no oil on the heat shield (yes, that is a heat...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Ricardj
I just finished this repair a few weeks ago. I...

I just finished this repair a few weeks ago. I had a really hard time finding the parts so I bought them from the dealership. Cost me almost $60 to fix the left side (including melted parts) as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By Ricardj
Oh ya, big fan!!

Oh ya, big fan!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-26-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,681
Posted By Ricardj
We installed the speakers today. Compared...

We installed the speakers today. Compared several different brands and settled on Alpine.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-21-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,681
Posted By Ricardj
Agreed...

Agreed, love the car, and the roof!!!

Sorry though, no info on speakers :dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By Ricardj
Thanks Genuity, I agree with never having too...

Thanks Genuity, I agree with never having too many spare parts, especially vacuum hoses :)




As Screamin' said, I wouldn't be pouring anything down the tube as it's connected directly to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By Ricardj
Follow up: The car is running great, no...

Follow up:

The car is running great, no leaks and no smell of burning oil from the vents :):) I also changed the Spark Plugs and have noticed a HUGE difference. The car is running much smoother...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By Ricardj
Ya, that's exactly true!! Genuity, thanks...

Ya, that's exactly true!!


Genuity, thanks again for the added info. I think I'm going to leave the OEM one in there for now. I figure if I pull off the hose between the guide tube & the CVV I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-23-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By Ricardj
CCV DIY (Accompanied by loud ominous music) and a quick Hey!

Hey Everyone!!! I said a quick hey in a previous post but wanted to post a proper hello, combined with stories from my most recent car repairs - the CCV.

Firstly, the car is a silver automatic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,295
Posted By Ricardj
Blockage...

Hey guys,

sorry to bring this topic back but I'm in the middle of replacing the entire CCV system as we speak (it's the end of the day and going slow so I'm finishing tomorrow night) and am also...
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