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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By aleks
This is pretty cool. Does it show all engine...

This is pretty cool. Does it show all engine codes? What about some of the BMW-specific ones, like ABS and SRS codes?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By aleks
And this would make sense, considering the...

And this would make sense, considering the condition of the old water pump shaft. Thanks!

So far, ~30mi with the new pump, pulleys, tensioners and belts (and coolant refilled) and all looks well....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By aleks
Your fuel pump is most likely in its last throws....

Your fuel pump is most likely in its last throws. I'd replace it ASAP.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By aleks
Bump for the odd metal bits i found. Just want to...

Bump for the odd metal bits i found. Just want to make sure it's not a crucial engine part or anything...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By aleks
Update on progress. Items replaced: - Water...

Update on progress. Items replaced:

- Water pump
- Thermostat
- Idler pulley
- A/C belt tensioner
- Main belt tensioner

Ran out of time/day light today, so I will finish tomorrow torquing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By aleks
:thumbup: Good idea! Will do.

:thumbup: Good idea! Will do.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By aleks
Appreciate the offer very much, but I was able to...

Appreciate the offer very much, but I was able to get the fan off finally!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By aleks
THIS worked! Got a long screwdriver at Northern...

THIS worked! Got a long screwdriver at Northern Tool and wedged it against the pulley bolts. Then I was able to get the wrench in there and undo the fan keeping the pulley from turning with it....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By aleks
Just a quick update -- tried getting the fan...

Just a quick update -- tried getting the fan clutch loose last night but no luck yet. AutoZone gave me the wrong size fan clutch tool (I was 99% sure it was too big when I left, but I figured I had...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By aleks
Looks like the water pump shaft is broken/loose....

Looks like the water pump shaft is broken/loose. Can't get any leverage.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By aleks
Removing fan off broken water pump

Hey everyone!

It's been a long while since I've posted here or even perused. Life's been a little crazy with new baby, reorg at work, and finishing huge projects that were taking over my life....
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 10-19-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 90,113
Posted By aleks
So this thread seems a little dead, but I'll try...

So this thread seems a little dead, but I'll try my question here.

I have Silverline Pro in my 330xi and have used it for a couple of years with iPhone 3G, 4 and 4S with no issues. I've recently...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,987
Posted By aleks
Wow, in comparison to this, my little drama of...

Wow, in comparison to this, my little drama of getting the inner ball joint bolts off (thank you, PB Blaster) and putting the driver-side bushing on the wrong way was a walk in the park. Glad to see...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By aleks
Yes, this. My current issue. Hope to re-pad the...

Yes, this. My current issue. Hope to re-pad the good ol' bank account soon and have this done. Not sure I'm brave enough to tackle it in my driveway.....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By aleks
Sooooo, back to the original question.... ...

Sooooo, back to the original question....

Most of the 60K/100K maintenance, preventive and otherwise is outlined in the Wiki linked at the top of the forum, with links to DIYs. at 70ish K mileage,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,010
Posted By aleks
0w30?

0w30?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,863
Posted By aleks
I'm looking forward to that DIY as well. After...

I'm looking forward to that DIY as well. After 140K+ on original suspension, I'm afraid it's time for new shocks, struts, RTABs.... I'd love to see your DIY and what I'm getting myself into.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By aleks
Yup, torn CV boot. Mine looks exactly the same......

Yup, torn CV boot. Mine looks exactly the same... :(
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By aleks
The kits don't come with bushings installed into...

The kits don't come with bushings installed into lollipops, I don't think. You can buy them installed separately.

Installing bushings onto the control arms is trivial -- lube up and press in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,773
Posted By aleks
Do you really need to take the fan off? Seems the...

Do you really need to take the fan off? Seems the VANOS unit is high enough that it wouldn't be in the way...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By aleks
Thanks to Smolck for pointing me to NAPA -- they...

Thanks to Smolck for pointing me to NAPA -- they seem to be the only store around that carries 1/8" vacuum hose. Here's what I've discovered so far:

#4 above -- the short piece of tubing that fits...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By aleks
Thanks, that's a great point. :thumbup: ...

Thanks, that's a great point. :thumbup:

Sadly, a round of calls to Autozone, Advance Auto and O'Reilly's yielded no store in the area that carries that size either... I may have to resort to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By aleks
Vacuum hose

OK, do auto part stores not carry this size of the vacuum hose? The short length that connects the vacuum valve to the rest of the tubing on my car is severed. I went to Autozone and they didn't have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By aleks
I seem to be experiencing similar issues. My car...

I seem to be experiencing similar issues. My car experienced severe loss of power yesterday, and after a stop, restart and a brief drive, totally died. Fuel gauge showed about 1/8 tank and OBC...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,303
Posted By aleks
Your point? I was asking for assistance to locate...

Your point? I was asking for assistance to locate the sensor in my wheel well since what I was seeing on my car didn't resemble the picture from up-thread. This would seem to be step 1 of the...
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