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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 342,250
Posted By latitude39
Marty, Just my 2 cents: Yes, drain and fill...

Marty,
Just my 2 cents: Yes, drain and fill with a new filter. I've been using Redline D4, with changes at 110k miles, 135k, and 145k miles. It's always shifted like new. System capacity is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 29,105
Posted By latitude39
Please use jack stands. I've considered this...

Please use jack stands. I've considered this before but if the cars rolls off the 4.5" wood you'll be 4.5 inches thinner. :eek:
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 05-03-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By latitude39
I sent a PM

I sent a PM
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 05-03-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By latitude39
Hi topaz Do you still have the changer? I may...

Hi topaz
Do you still have the changer? I may be able to use it in my E46 ('02 325xi)

Thanks
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,036
Posted By latitude39
Good use of JB Weld. Some people have reported...

Good use of JB Weld. Some people have reported success with zip ties but I like you solution better. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By latitude39
The procedure requires, first filling the system...

The procedure requires, first filling the system while the engine is off, then running the engine while the cap is off. This requires starting with a cool engine.

You're going to need the Bentley...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By latitude39
Was the car overheating before you changed the...

Was the car overheating before you changed the thermostat?

Did you use an OEM thermostat & cap?

Did you mix the coolant 1:1 with water?

Bleed procedure: Did you unscrew the bleeder screw at...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 12-08-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,655
Posted By latitude39
I'm glad this thread has been useful to you. ...

I'm glad this thread has been useful to you. Yes, a clean place to work is important. My engine bay was "clean enough" so I just cleaned up as I worked.





JP,
I'm glad your project has...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,430
Posted By latitude39
Engine knocks. Is it a metallic clacking sound?...

Engine knocks. Is it a metallic clacking sound? A mechanic's stethoscope would probably be the right tool to identify the cylinder.

Any luck?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 46,079
Posted By latitude39
I replaced the water pump when I replace most of...

I replaced the water pump when I replace most of the cooling hoses on an '07 530xi. It was tricky but not terrible. I posted a thread here showing the work. See for yourself.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-06-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 129,520
Posted By latitude39
Sounds like you've done enough to qualify you for...

Sounds like you've done enough to qualify you for this next step. In the thread pay attention to the honing tool that you'll need. User genuity suggested that. It's the one thing I didn't have when I...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-06-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 129,520
Posted By latitude39
I've removed the IM to replace the two hard...

I've removed the IM to replace the two hard plastic water pipes on my E46 (M54) which is going to be similar, I'd guess. I documented my work in a thread over on e46fanatics. There's a detailed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By latitude39
I've never had a problem with the fuel pump but I...

I've never had a problem with the fuel pump but I did replace it at 131k miles as Preventive Maintenance since I'd heard so many stories of them failing by 150k.

To G.R.'s point about the Intake...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 46,079
Posted By latitude39
Which water pump depends on the year of the...

Which water pump depends on the year of the 530xi. The earliest 2 years of the E60, '04 and '05, used the M54 engine, which uses a mechanical pump. The '06 and later 530xi had the N52 engine, which...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 46,079
Posted By latitude39
Is your fan clutch functional?

Is your fan clutch functional?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By latitude39
An OEM fuel pump (Siemens-VDO) is about $175 from...

An OEM fuel pump (Siemens-VDO) is about $175 from online suppliers. The gasket is about $20. It's a straightforward repair that would take a BMW specialist less than an hour. The BMW-branded pump...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By latitude39
You might take a look in the glovebox. BMW's...

You might take a look in the glovebox. BMW's instructions for installing one says to put the plug in the glovebox. I figure if they say that then a factory-installed one is probably there. :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,464
Posted By latitude39
Many thanks to G. P. Burdell for this excellent...

Many thanks to G. P. Burdell for this excellent DIY

I performed this service yesterday, using Method 2. The procedure went very well.

Here are my notes:

In addition to removing those items...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,923
Posted By latitude39
I had the same symptoms--vibration under right...

I had the same symptoms--vibration under right arm. I also found a torn rubber diaphragm on the CSB but flex disc was in good shape. I replaced them both (flex disc and CSB). I also replaced my...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 02-15-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 129,520
Posted By latitude39
I don't think that warming up the car properly...

I don't think that warming up the car properly had anything to do with your problem.

White smoke usually means steam. I'm guessing a blown head gasket is the problem. I'll keep reaching and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 342,250
Posted By latitude39
I've used a magnetic level myself. I put the...

I've used a magnetic level myself. I put the level on the steel framework just inboard of the rocker panels. I checked the level on the pan as a cross check but I didn't want to obsess with it. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,835
Posted By latitude39
Wagon I'm glad to hear your success story.

Wagon
I'm glad to hear your success story.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-14-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,655
Posted By latitude39
Gotta love those wobble extensions. Nice bonus....

Gotta love those wobble extensions. Nice bonus. :)
Forum: 5 Series DIY 01-12-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,655
Posted By latitude39
RedWagon Your comment about so many O-rings...

RedWagon
Your comment about so many O-rings blowing out has piqued my interest. I have a theory that when our engines overheat, the O-rings get toasted since the temperature gets well above 250F,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,835
Posted By latitude39
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