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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By ventsyv
That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming.

That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By ventsyv
performance ignition coils or not?

One of the coils is acting up. Should I get 1 or a set of 6? Is there any point in buying performance coils?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By ventsyv
It could be anything. U have to read the code....

It could be anything. U have to read the code. Are there any other lights on?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By ventsyv
It was the pump. It was dripping from the bottom,...

It was the pump. It was dripping from the bottom, and flowing behind the ac pulleys. I changed the pump and all is good now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By ventsyv
Also I ran the engine with the car jacked up and...

Also I ran the engine with the car jacked up and no dripping. It drips only when not running.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By ventsyv
Update - it's nothing on the front. I took out...

Update - it's nothing on the front. I took out the plastic cover pan from the bottom of the car and it had a little puddle of coolant at the back side where it connects to the chassis. No evidence of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By ventsyv
It's not a Toyota in terms of reliability, but if...

It's not a Toyota in terms of reliability, but if you maintain it well and do the necessary preventive maintenance, you'll be fine. Winter tires or at least good all season ones are a must if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By ventsyv
I filled the tank with water and started the...

I filled the tank with water and started the engine, with the fan and airfilter box out. It seems that the leak is coming from the lower driver side - Near the bottom end of the expansion tank. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By ventsyv
The tank looks ok to me. I guess I should add...

The tank looks ok to me. I guess I should add some water and run the engine to see if it leaks somewhere
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By ventsyv
I took the serpentine belt off - it looks dry,...

I took the serpentine belt off - it looks dry, but I'll chage it. It has about 100k miles on it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By ventsyv
I switched the other 2 plugs, cleared the codes -...

I switched the other 2 plugs, cleared the codes - everything seems to be working fine now...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By ventsyv
major coolant leak

Looks like the majority of my coolant is on the pavement. Upper and lower radiator hoses were replaced 1 - 1.5 years. The expansion tank was replaced maybe 2 years ago.
There are splatters of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By ventsyv
p1345 code

All of a sudden the car started running rough - after a while I got P1345 - misfire in cyl 2. Which one is cylinder 2? I count from the radiator towards the back of the engine. Is that how you count...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By ventsyv
I'll probably try to get to it this weekend - if...

I'll probably try to get to it this weekend - if I have time. When I do, I'll post pics.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By ventsyv
The plugs are from before the CVV job, but I'll...

The plugs are from before the CVV job, but I'll give that a try. I think they are due to be replaced anyways.
Forum: The Detail Department 07-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By ventsyv
I'm considering sanding them down and repainting....

I'm considering sanding them down and repainting. If I can find someplace where they can sand blast them, even better. I saw a video online where the guy doing it put 4 coats of paint. How durable...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By ventsyv
You can probably get an aftermarket part for a...

You can probably get an aftermarket part for a small portion of that. Check out some of the bimmerfest's sporsors website. I would start with getbmwparts.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 48,626
Posted By ventsyv
Fold the back seat if you can or go through the...

Fold the back seat if you can or go through the ski bag and reach in with a coat hanger.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By ventsyv
I tried option #2 on the back pillars - no dice....

I tried option #2 on the back pillars - no dice. It's hard to get to them and thus it's hard to glue them right. Mine got saturated with glue and when that dried the material harden and looked weird....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By ventsyv
I don't know. I looked on realOEM and here is...

I don't know. I looked on realOEM and here is what I found: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/g/a/44.png
Number 4 is the lumbar support "pump" and #5 is the actual lumbar support. I think the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By ventsyv
Lumbar support is not working

I press the buttons and I hear clicking but the lumbar support is not moving. I'm guessing that means that the step motor is not engaging? Has anyone tried to disassemble the seat?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,818
Posted By ventsyv
I've noticed this behavior only occurs when your...

I've noticed this behavior only occurs when your oil level is just above the minimum. Maybe it's intentional, maybe it's not, but if you wait a bit longer, the oil level will fall down further and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By ventsyv
I did not do it myself, so I don't know. I expect...

I did not do it myself, so I don't know. I expect that he did, I bought a CVV kit from the web. Is there any way to tell, short of pulling everything apart?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By ventsyv
I ended up cleaning up the crud as much as I...

I ended up cleaning up the crud as much as I could. The CVV was replace about a year or two ago and the VCG was first changed after that, which makes me thing they did not clean up the crud.
I'm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By ventsyv
Valve cover gasket questions

03 330ci with 165K miles, spark plugs were replaced around 70K ago, VCG 10k - 15k ago, but kept losing oil and I noticed smoke coming from the VCG area when idling.

I decided that the indy shop I...
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