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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By crsandoval
Great, I know the valve cover gasket is different...

Great, I know the valve cover gasket is different (according to OEMBimmerparts if I remember correctly).

I've read something about the VANOS timing being different, but I have no idea what that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By crsandoval
If its the same for an M56 engine I'm looking to...

If its the same for an M56 engine I'm looking to do it after the first of the year. Let me know. Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By crsandoval
Is it the same for an M56 engine?

Is it the same for an M56 engine?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,834
Posted By crsandoval
I have an '04 SULEV as well, 110k miles. You...

I have an '04 SULEV as well, 110k miles. You mentioned different VANOS settings, does this mean the rebuilt VANOS online (Beisan Kit) will not work? I recently figured out the O2 sensors are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By crsandoval
She has 110k, and yes I can't see that portion so...

She has 110k, and yes I can't see that portion so maybe I will just buy them.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By crsandoval
[/QUOTE]Really? Are the SULEV sensors different...

[/QUOTE]Really? Are the SULEV sensors different from non-S? Always use the www.furiousmethod.com for price shopping. I got my sensors much cheaper than that.[/QUOTE]

Yes O2 sensors are almost...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,869
Posted By crsandoval
I need to replace the rear diff bushing as well....

I need to replace the rear diff bushing as well. It has an occasional pop as well. Shop here in CA quoted the same amount.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By crsandoval
Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Especially...

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Especially being at 110k items (like the boots) are going to wear down.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By crsandoval
Should I replace the intake boots?

Dear fellow E46'ers.

I have been reading about intake boot tears and cleaning the DISA and ICV.I thought I may be productive and do it, so while inspecting the hoses (before I spend money on them)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By crsandoval
I know that is a really lousy answer, but if the...

I know that is a really lousy answer, but if the pump/filter/assembly fails, I hope it does so soon (before 150K warranty period). If not, I plan on driving the car to at least 250K miles. I plan on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By crsandoval
It's mostly hope and prayer.

It's mostly hope and prayer.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By crsandoval
No, not at all. I bought the car from a friend of...

No, not at all. I bought the car from a friend of the family, working for a dealership (Not BMW). I had no idea what a SULEV was until about 4 years ago when I started viewing this forum.

I do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By crsandoval
I may go with the Dr. Vanos kit, I plan on...

I may go with the Dr. Vanos kit, I plan on replacing the VCG and Vanos at the same time (within 2-3 months). I have a work list for my car (VCG, VANOS, Rear Diff Bushing, Coolant Change). I have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By crsandoval
Is it possible to find a rebuilt vanos that I can...

Is it possible to find a rebuilt vanos that I can just swap out?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By crsandoval
I did replace the plugs and air filter about six...

I did replace the plugs and air filter about six months ago. As for the fuel filter I have a SULEV model, so I cannot change it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By crsandoval
Suggestions VCG and VANOS

Hello fellow E46 owners,

I've had my 04 SULEV for just over 5 years and she has 109k miles now. After reading the wiki and various threads I've come to the conclusion that I may need to do some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By crsandoval
I used this link...

I used this link http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1201923

but be careful and use gloves that spray is very strong and messy. Also I would consider it short term, because mine...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By crsandoval
I have read the wiki numerous times, but now I...

I have read the wiki numerous times, but now I know why I thought it was separate and that is because the parts department said, "I know you have one outside the fuel tank." Thanks guys!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By crsandoval
Do SULEV's have fuel filters?

First off, I am very thankful for this thread, because I have learned so much about my 04 SULEV, so today I was time for the customary 5K oil change, but I had the diff fluid replaced and man that is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By crsandoval
Only recently have bluetooth receiver modules...

Only recently have bluetooth receiver modules supported music streaming. Even then depending on the phone (assuming Android since you mentioned Rhapsody and not iTunes) this feature supported on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,211
Posted By crsandoval
After a drive to San Diego the MPG has crept up...

After a drive to San Diego the MPG has crept up to 22/23. Now its time to work on fixing the other things (rear diff bushing, diff fluid).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,211
Posted By crsandoval
So I reset it and it's worse! Varies between 18.1...

So I reset it and it's worse! Varies between 18.1 and 19.5 but I only reset it 15 miles ago and it's all stop and go city miles to work.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,211
Posted By crsandoval
I cant even remember the last time I reset it,...

I cant even remember the last time I reset it, probably years so yeah "umpteen-thousand" miles. So I will do that tonight for the drive home.

If I remember correctly you select the OBC function,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By crsandoval
Thanks FastBob, I feel much better and so does my...

Thanks FastBob, I feel much better and so does my BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By crsandoval
Spark Plug Question

I recently changed out the plugs in my car, but noticed that although most E46's use NGK plugs (which I used) the OEM plugs were Bosch plugs with different tips. Would/will this cause an issue at...
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