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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By majorpeace
Parts for Sale - ASAP

I am selling parts from my beautiful 330 Ci 2003 (met with a early demise - 17yr old drunk driver crushed it while I was working on it, fortunately I survived to write this post, so did the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
Yes, it was him. I will have my brother...

Yes, it was him.

I will have my brother contact the insurance companies just to insure that all is expedited if necessary. Fortunately for me his practice was representing insurance companies in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
Thank you everyone, Everyone involved is in one piece - for now.

Thank everyone for the well wishes. I have been running around to get a rental and now I am off to pick up what I can from the car at the impound. Any advice on how to handle this.

If anything I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
The end of an really short era

If you have been following my Fan Clutch exploits you will not believe what happened to my bimmer. As you know I have been working on my car and I had this morning just removed the fan due to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
Well the fan shroud is not actually off. It is...

Well the fan shroud is not actually off. It is just the angle of the photo.

The problem I have is even with the fan shroud removed I will not be able to reach the bolts with any tool that I am...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By majorpeace
Was checking old threads and just found this....

Was checking old threads and just found this. Thanks I will get the part asap. I will be ordering quite a few parts as I am breaking everything I touch. I am not made of money but I am saving while...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
I just uploaded some random pictures to let you...

I just uploaded some random pictures to let you know what the hell I am trying to do.

It seems that those who worked on this vehicle previously took some short cuts as I find that bolts are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
They would have to be very small and with a...

They would have to be very small and with a L-shaped needle mouth for it to reach into that tight space. But thanks I willing to try any and everything.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
Smolck, My Karma and this car. I...

Smolck,

My Karma and this car.

I successfully removed 2 of the screws holding the fan to the clutch, however the remaining two screws are stripped a bit and I can not get anything to move them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
I have searched quite a few threads and this...

I have searched quite a few threads and this procedure did not come up.

I will take it step by step. On step 4 I will most likely take the unbolt path.

I will update after this process.

A...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
Thanks I have some PB and will do that. I...

Thanks I have some PB and will do that.

I also just viewed video of using a cheater/breaker bar. I will go to Home Depot (on my bike) and get two pieces of pipe that can extend the leverage...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
Not a stupid question at all. Yes I aware of the...

Not a stupid question at all. Yes I aware of the reverse thread. I have checked and read most of the DIYs on removing, which by the way most of them never actually show the moment of release,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By majorpeace
Fan Clutch Nut Seized

I am in the process of the Oil Filter Housing Gasket and Beisans Vanos Seals replacement of the 330 Ci overall.

My fan Clutch nut is seized possibly from an overheated engine earlier in its life....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By majorpeace
What the F*&k. I didn't know that. I broke a...

What the F*&k. I didn't know that. I broke a perfectly good piece of equipment.

How can you slip the tool over the pump bolts if they are not a Nut and screw. I thought the water pump pully is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By majorpeace
Adiubald, I attempted to drill my own but...

Adiubald,

I attempted to drill my own but the metal I had was not quality and broke on the 2nd use.

If I come across a better piece of metal I will attempt.

Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By majorpeace
Thanks Spikes007. What is the difference between...

Thanks Spikes007. What is the difference between this and the less expensive tools, is it thickness of the iron/steel or the diameter of the holes.

Oh what the heck, I will buy it if it fits my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By majorpeace
Water Pump Pully Tool - Destroyed

I am in the Process of a total overall of my beloved tanning machine.

With the help of you seasoned forum Vets I am tackling jobs that were once completely beyond my ability and may still be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By majorpeace
Smolck. I have a very huge man crush on you...

Smolck.

I have a very huge man crush on you for answering this. I knew it was silly but Mr. Ti#$ rep insisted there was four bushings and that two of the front lower rear bushings needed replacing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By majorpeace
Front Lower Control Arm Rear? Bushing

What is the difference between the

Front Lower Control Arm Rear Bushings

and the

Front Lower Control Arm Front Bushings
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By majorpeace
The whole thing cost $300. I may have given the...

The whole thing cost $300. I may have given the impression that it was the valve cover gasket, but it is actually the valve cover.

But I will try the JP Weld. I have been on Youtube watching...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By majorpeace
Small crack break in Valve Cover

A small piece less than a 1/2 inch piece of my Valve cover broke off when I was removing it. Oil will now seep from that area unless I plug/fix it. Is there some material product that I can use to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By majorpeace
Thank you. I will reattached the hose to the...

Thank you. I will reattached the hose to the secondary air pump and see what happens. I will also visit Autozone to get the free scan. I will be DIYing the Oil Filter Housing Gasket and the Beisans...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By majorpeace
Yes, thank you. Most likely most states will fail...

Yes, thank you. Most likely most states will fail a illuminated fault light. I was kinda hoping that Mr. Tire would tell me what the codes were. I want to purchase my own code reader. Suggestions.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By majorpeace
Unhappy State Inspection - OBD Rejection From Testing

I took the tanning machine for my first annual inspection and received the following rejection information. Not totally surprised as I am working on the car but I do think it is a crazy that the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By majorpeace
Thank you both for the responses. Yes if...

Thank you both for the responses. Yes if necessary I will buy another VCG and I now have the pulley tool, which by the way the pully tool looks as if you have to unscrew the nut in order for it to...
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