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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By elhombre
Check your slides. Sounds like they're dirty,...

Check your slides. Sounds like they're dirty, corroded, or more likely both if they haven't been maintained. Order new slides and boots or disassemble clean and lightly grease the old ones. If they...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By elhombre
Thanks Bob-

Thanks Bob-
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By elhombre
Smg i

Does a 2004 325 Ci SMG I have a dipstick?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By elhombre
Do the whole shootin' match. Buy control arms...

Do the whole shootin' match. Buy control arms with bushings and ball joints. If your still running the stock ball joints they're not replaceable. I vote for the control arms built up with-...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By elhombre
Mine turns on as well and it also turns off. Mine...

Mine turns on as well and it also turns off. Mine is a level sensor- so I keep tabs on it the old fashioned way and check the level when it's cool ( first thing in the morning if time permits). The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By elhombre
Describe your procedure-

Describe your procedure-
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By elhombre
Pelican parts- $4.25 Part Number:...

Pelican parts- $4.25

Part Number: 34-11-6-772-428-M9
How fast do you need it?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By elhombre
Yes, isolate the DISA by disconnecting it and...

Yes, isolate the DISA by disconnecting it and check for any change in sound or performance-
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By elhombre
Try the hot water control valve. On my car it's...

Try the hot water control valve. On my car it's located on the left hand wheel well below the MAF and associated plumbing. It controls hot water to the heater core. When it fails in the open...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By elhombre
It's the aspect ratio of the width of the tire to...

It's the aspect ratio of the width of the tire to the height of the sidewall...I think the math takes more than five fingers so good luck figuring it out- Nice looking 'vert, and I like the Staggard...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By elhombre
I've been getting a low coolant level annunciator...

I've been getting a low coolant level annunciator lately too. As long as your monitoring the level and its not low, and you don't get any overheats..your OK. Don't overfill it. Change the coolant...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By elhombre
O2 sensors

So I ordered o2 sensors awhile back. When I got around to installing them they're different than the original units. The most obvious difference is the length of the pigtails. The ones I received...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-21-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By elhombre
I have a Falken 245/40 ZR17 in the garage that...

I have a Falken 245/40 ZR17 in the garage that you can have. It's a rear tire from a staggered set up on my 325. I destroyed its mate at some point and replaced the set. The size isn't exactly what...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,733
Posted By elhombre
Note the OP is a couple years old, so it's been a...

Note the OP is a couple years old, so it's been a while since I did this. Your '98 323is is an e36 and the one I did was an e36 also. IIRC, I jacked up the front of the engine which lowered the rear...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By elhombre
If your temp gauge is in the middle, it's as it...

If your temp gauge is in the middle, it's as it should be. When my Tstat failed in the open position the temp gauge never made it up to the middle. Thanks for the clarification. At this point I would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By elhombre
Ahull, yea, Bimmer tstats generally fail in the...

Ahull, yea, Bimmer tstats generally fail in the open position. When this happens, the coolant doesn't spend enough time in the block to get hot. Increasing rpm produces more heat, but while underway,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By elhombre
Your thermostat failed open. Replace it.Welcome...

Your thermostat failed open. Replace it.Welcome to the fest-
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By elhombre
Put some silicone spray on a rag and wipe it on...

Put some silicone spray on a rag and wipe it on door and window seals. Get silicone spray at any auto parts or hardware store. Keep all weather seals ( trunk, hood, etc) treated this way to extend...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By elhombre
Try double clutching to improve drivability until...

Try double clutching to improve drivability until you replace the trans-
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By elhombre
I'm not in Canada, but I think the 4 door e46...

I'm not in Canada, but I think the 4 door e46 designation should define the part well enough. I would call (ie) Bavauto and talk to a sales rep. They should be able to set you straight on it and if...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By elhombre
Thanks Ken- My car had a production date in Nov...

Thanks Ken- My car had a production date in Nov '02 and it definitely has the longer leads. Good to know there was a split with sensors during that production run, I think this is gonna work out ok.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By elhombre
02 sensors

I've had a couple of Bosch units (from Bavauto) on the shelf for a few months and finally got around to the install last night- I found the electrical connectors on the Bosch's to be way short...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By elhombre
The same noise bugged me a few years ago. Try...

The same noise bugged me a few years ago. Try entering and exiting the car with the park brake on, then off. In my case the noise went away when the park brake was off..the brake seemed to provide...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By elhombre
What year and how many miles on that m54? The...

What year and how many miles on that m54? The vanos upgrade has to be done regardless, if it hasent been done. Seems like I read here that one of the festers changed both pre-cat 02 sensors and got...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By elhombre
I referring to the front corner, not the one on...

I referring to the front corner, not the one on the fender... Are we on the same page?
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