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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Andyjoe
thanks, I've changed the Idler and tensioner...

thanks,

I've changed the Idler and tensioner pulley and the expansion tank and thermostat.

The only thing I haven't done yet is the water pump (which needs done, it has a leak)
and I haven't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Andyjoe
thanks, I didn't see a water pump Pulley on...

thanks,

I didn't see a water pump Pulley on the list from that link you shared. Can I keep using my old pulley, or would it be a good idea to change it? (not that I have a lot of cash)

Also,...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 08-30-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 139,296
Posted By Andyjoe
heres a dumb question for you guys, How do I...

heres a dumb question for you guys, How do I drain my resevoir? I know I need to change the pump, but with a full tank of fluid, what is the best course of action?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Andyjoe
Shopping list for Water pump

Hey guys, it's been awhile, which means that my car has been running well.

Noticed my radiator coolant has been draining slowing, and under the car, I found a small leak back behind the belts. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Andyjoe
Headlight

The driver-side INNER headlight is not working when the hi-beams are flashed.

What I mean is that on normal the outer two lights work fine.
On "hi-beams" setting, (pushing the lever away from the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By Andyjoe
Engine Leak

I went to change the Tranny fluid....

Noticed that the Drain plug was oily. I followed the oil up the car to past the Engine Oil drain to the front.

I removed the front panel and on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Andyjoe
Its in the low 50s on a cold day... not that bad....

Its in the low 50s on a cold day... not that bad.

I might put it up on some stands on Saturday and see how the fluid level is, if it needs it add more or just change it. I changed it though, just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Andyjoe
I used Redline MTL

I used Redline MTL
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Andyjoe
Sticky First Gears

Hey Guys,

I have a 2003 330ci, manual transmission. (79,000 miles)

Noticed lately that in the early morning when I first drive the car the first 2 gears are sticky for a litle bit until the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By Andyjoe
I read one DIY that used a car jack to put the...

I read one DIY that used a car jack to put the ball joint socket back on. Any negatives to using that? I'd rather not have to buy a $80 specialized tool if I can avoid it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By Andyjoe
thanks. I saw this last night. Another DIY...

thanks. I saw this last night. Another DIY recommended a 8 lb hammer with the pickle fork. You think that's over-kill?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By Andyjoe
Let's talk front control arm DIY!

This mechanic in Westwood drove my car and suggested that the front control arms need replacing. When I put on the brakes, it will sometimes make that jolt/jump, that seems like a common symptom of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By Andyjoe
Got Robbed at the Mechanic? thread. Post your exp.

Well, I was bummed this week. Last night I was driving down to LA, I was on the 10 and almost the 405, when I heard a 'pop' and suddenly the car filled up with smoke!

Freaked me out, and I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By Andyjoe
Going to the car shop for parts: Do I need...

Going to the car shop for parts:

Do I need to get just the tensioner pulley, or do I need the tensioner pulley assembly? Theres a price difference, and I want to know if I can just take the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By Andyjoe
could this not be the belts or pulleys making the...

could this not be the belts or pulleys making the noise?
Forum: Parting Out 09-10-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By Andyjoe
do you happen to know the thickness of the...

do you happen to know the thickness of the steering wheel? I have the sports steering wheel on my '04 330ci, and wondering it is would be thicker than that.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By Andyjoe
Thanks guys. I took the belts off, they are...

Thanks guys.

I took the belts off, they are still new looking.

The AC tensioner spun smooth without a sound.

The serpentine belts tensioner spun with a little sound, like a skateboard...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By Andyjoe
I want your steering wheel.

I want your steering wheel.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By Andyjoe
Like a bar of soap? I'll try it. When...

Like a bar of soap?

I'll try it.

When I am looking at the pulleys, what do I look out for?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By Andyjoe
Whine when the car starts

I have a 2004 330ci.

Just this week, when I start the car I get a high-pitched whine, sounding I think like the belts. The sound will go away after a few minutes. I changed the serpentine and AC...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,158
Posted By Andyjoe
The job is done! It was really easy, once...

The job is done!

It was really easy, once that damn fill plug loosened up.

I also changed the motor oil on my wife's Galant.

Next project will be changing the fuel filter. Also thinking of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,158
Posted By Andyjoe
great news! I went to my local shop in...

great news!

I went to my local shop in Ventura, right when they opened and ASKED FOR HELP.

The mechanic, a nice guy cranked it up the lift. Pulled out his big-ole breaker bar, gave it a yank...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,158
Posted By Andyjoe
Round #3 - With my new 1/2" telescoping...

Round #3 -

With my new 1/2" telescoping ratchet and deep ratchet set and PB Blaster I jacked the car up again and went to work.
well, that was cut short, my deep ratchet set would NOT get in to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By Andyjoe
How much will the fuel filter help in mileage? ...

How much will the fuel filter help in mileage? Or does it affect performance primarily?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,544
Posted By Andyjoe
It's a manual. OK, how and the heck do I...

It's a manual.

OK, how and the heck do I find this sweet spot? Just use the little dialy thingy?
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