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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By steveninchicago
Replacing the oil seperator removed those codes...

Replacing the oil seperator removed those codes permanently for me.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By steveninchicago
$445 is a good price. Take the deal and you're...

$445 is a good price. Take the deal and you're set for awhile.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By steveninchicago
Did the radiator today. Took 3 hours start to...

Did the radiator today. Took 3 hours start to finish. I ended up breaking the trans thermostat so it was good I had a new one on hand. No leaks. There was an incredible amount of dirt, leaves, and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By steveninchicago
Smolck, does the trans thermostat simply pop out...

Smolck, does the trans thermostat simply pop out from the bracket (in case it breaks). Any DIY advice on this? The unit Max sent me seems like it just pops in and out with O rings. Please confirm....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By steveninchicago
Thanks Smolck. Perhaps, I'll pop off the...

Thanks Smolck. Perhaps, I'll pop off the expansion tank afterall. I was trying to avoid leaks and replacing o rings. Sounds simple enough just being cautiious. Also, thanks for your videos on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By steveninchicago
Moiz21, thanks. This is exactly the information I...

Moiz21, thanks. This is exactly the information I needed.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By steveninchicago
Radiator removal from 325i

The radiator on our car shows signs of a leak in the usual trouble area. I ordered a new radiator, hoses and transmission thermostat from Max at OEMBIMMERPARTS. My question is can I lift the radiator...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By steveninchicago
I ended up installing XM Snap. Inexpensive....

I ended up installing XM Snap. Inexpensive. Portable. Installation took 15 minutes (time to route antenna wire). Perfect.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By steveninchicago
In Chicago, that's about right...

In Chicago, that's about right...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By steveninchicago
Cant help you on the loss of mpg but If your new...

Cant help you on the loss of mpg but If your new fan clutch makes your car sound like a turbo prop, it is bad.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By steveninchicago
Ac compressor +1.

Ac compressor +1.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By steveninchicago
Probably a leaking valve cover gasket. Perform a...

Probably a leaking valve cover gasket. Perform a search to learn more.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By steveninchicago
The car looks nice. It is super clean. But, would...

The car looks nice. It is super clean. But, would I spend $10,000 on a car with 201,000 miles on it? Probably not.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By steveninchicago
Video will not play for me. It says the video is...

Video will not play for me. It says the video is private.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,447
Posted By steveninchicago
Did anyone get an invite to a free dealership...

Did anyone get an invite to a free dealership repair clinic? $29.99 oil change (regular oil) $49.99 for synthetic.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By steveninchicago
How old is your battery? Hit your starter with a...

How old is your battery? Hit your starter with a hammer...it may be going bad.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By steveninchicago
Completely agree. Im not happy about it...even...

Completely agree. Im not happy about it...even though he only charged me $200 to install.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By steveninchicago
Follow up. Mechanic loosened bolt which secures...

Follow up. Mechanic loosened bolt which secures dipstick to the block and simply moved it to the correct position. He says the dipstick was properly seated in the oil pan. Took 5 minutes to fix.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By steveninchicago
How can he get the tube screwed into the block if...

How can he get the tube screwed into the block if it is not properly seated?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By steveninchicago
Is my oil dipstick in the proper location? Pic attached.

Mechanic changed CCV and says dipstick is in proper location. Air cleaner housing is in the way so I need to remove this to remove the dipstick. It was not this way before the CCV change. Opinions?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By steveninchicago
Dont be tempted by the low price offered by the...

Dont be tempted by the low price offered by the URO brand. Buy OEM and have peace of mind.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By steveninchicago
Thanks Fast Bob...how would you do this yourself?...

Thanks Fast Bob...how would you do this yourself? Should it just be moved and popped into place?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By steveninchicago
New CCV but now dipstick position different

Just received my car back from the mechanic. They replaced the ccv and related hoses. Car runs fine and no codes. However, i notice the dipstick position has moved approximately an inch from where...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,982
Posted By steveninchicago
You asked about labor cost at an Indy....i'm...

You asked about labor cost at an Indy....i'm doing this today. Oil seperator kit was $179 from oembimmerparts. Indy is installing the kit for $230 in labor. I thought this was reasonable. Picking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By steveninchicago
Using smolck's recommendation, I tried ordering...

Using smolck's recommendation, I tried ordering parts from OEMBIMMERPARTS. I ordered an oil seperator and hose kit at approximately 3 pm yesterday afternoon and they were at my door in Chicago...
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