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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By bluebee
See also: - How to repair your DISA valve...

See also:
- How to repair your DISA valve using titanium & aluminium machined parts and eliminate the chance of engine pin ingestion (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588505))
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By bluebee
These may help... - Complete BMW torque values...

These may help...
- Complete BMW torque values for all nuts and bolts (pdf (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=270833&stc=1&d=1300449%20164)) & engine-specific torque...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By bluebee
See also: - What is the best hands free...

See also:
- What is the best hands free bluetooth cellphone and handsfree audio streaming in 2013 (1 (http://bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=674075))
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 56,377
Posted By bluebee
My alt came from OEM Bimmer Parts, who replaced...

My alt came from OEM Bimmer Parts, who replaced the original with an alt that had a pulley, so, I didn't need it; but the sources you've listed will certainly help others.

Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 467
Posted By bluebee
What is your local dealer labour rate or your...

What is your local dealer labour rate or your local indy labor rate? (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782945))
What book does your dealer/indy use for flat rate time? (1...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By bluebee
This will tell you all you need to know ... -...

This will tell you all you need to know ...
- Complete DIY for how to test a BMW battery & alternator (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5747151#post5747151))...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,237
Posted By bluebee
Dunno if the 2mm matters for making it easier to...

Dunno if the 2mm matters for making it easier to get the radiator back on, but apparently radiators are different widths ...
> E46 (1999 - 2006)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By bluebee
I didn't look, and, I'm surprised there is a 2mm...

I didn't look, and, I'm surprised there is a 2mm difference, but, if either part is the right part, and if you're on an automatic I6, I'd go with the thinner radiator ...
- It's not a DIY, it's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By bluebee
What's the friction rating of the pads in that...

What's the friction rating of the pads in that kit?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By bluebee
Just for the record, I know what you meant (which...

Just for the record, I know what you meant (which is that dark visibly unsightly dust doesn't coat the wheels); but, anecdotally, it seems most people are telling me that they all dust about the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By bluebee
Here is what most people use ... - What brake...

Here is what most people use ...
- What brake pads are most often recommended (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481522)) & what brake rotors are most often recommended (1...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By bluebee
You can never beat a smoke test! - How to make...

You can never beat a smoke test!
- How to make your own smoke machine (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6508137#post6508137))

Here's the generic answer to misfires...
- How...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By bluebee
Here's the generic answer: - How to diagnose a...

Here's the generic answer:
- How to diagnose a typical BMW engine misfire (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5804284&postcount=15))

And, here's my story...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By bluebee
What was the exact Pcode? There are many types...

What was the exact Pcode?
There are many types of misfires, e.g.,


P1350 Misfire During Start Cylinder 5
P1351 Misfire Cylinder 5 With Fuel Cut-off
P0205,33,Injector Circuit/Open -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 64,857
Posted By bluebee
Q posted some good information in another thread...

Q posted some good information in another thread today, which I'll bring over here for reference ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 449
Posted By bluebee
Here they are, sized smaller at 800 pixels wide...

Here they are, sized smaller at 800 pixels wide ...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=495657&stc=1&d=1425444073
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 449
Posted By bluebee
I love the spelling of "elbow" as "l-bow" on the...

I love the spelling of "elbow" as "l-bow" on the label! :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By bluebee
Typing /airbag f3 in the bestinks nets this: -...

Typing /airbag f3 in the bestinks nets this:
- What can cause an SRS airbag light (1 (http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/291770)) (2 (http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/52774)) (3...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 56,377
Posted By bluebee
For the record, this thread shows you have to be...

For the record, this thread shows you have to be careful if the alternator you buy doesn't come with the pulley...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By bluebee
I would clear the codes. Then drive. Then...

I would clear the codes.
Then drive.
Then check.
See what comes up first.

BTW, the fuel cutoff is usually a red herring.
It's the initial misfire that matters.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By bluebee
I'm glad mine came with the pulley on, but this...

I'm glad mine came with the pulley on, but this thread has some information about the pulley, IIRC...
- One users' example of total electrical failure (AAA towed away) alternator repair (1)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 63,569
Posted By bluebee
For the record, this thread discusses the mudbone...

For the record, this thread discusses the mudbone method of replacing the I6 oil pan gasket ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Oil pan gasket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,742
Posted By bluebee
For the record, this thread discusses the mudbone...

For the record, this thread discusses the mudbone method of replacing the I6 oil pan gasket ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103) > Oil pan gasket...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By bluebee
I see you're aware of the mudbone thread, so, for...

I see you're aware of the mudbone thread, so, for others to reference, I will put it here so others know what you're talking about ...
- How to identify an oil pan leak (1...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By bluebee
Also take a look at this thread for lots of...

Also take a look at this thread for lots of details about the CCV system ...
- How the CCV system works (1 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=534005)) & how the -CCV +PCV mod works...
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