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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By djstrachan
It can be difficult to take "wry judgment" when...

It can be difficult to take "wry judgment" when facing these challenges. I was already frustrated with the situation so was just looking for assistance not criticism.
For the record - I have done...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By djstrachan
Thanks Jeff, I was planning to leave the...

Thanks Jeff,

I was planning to leave the plugs until I did the valve cover but sounds like it could be well worth it.

I almost cleaned my TB and ICV last week when I was doing the cooling...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By djstrachan
Glad you were able to get it out and with no...

Glad you were able to get it out and with no apparent damage. You can now go with the OE model (but change it our earlier) or purchase a GAS unit with all the upgrades and likely never have to deal...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By djstrachan
Pretty righteous comments. Perhaps you should...

Pretty righteous comments. Perhaps you should bone up on your comprehension skills. If you read my comments you would see I did follow the standard procedure... twice.

I drove the car after...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By djstrachan
Yeah. It is kind of strange. I can't think of...

Yeah. It is kind of strange. I can't think of what would be obstructing it unless it has come apart and a piece is getting snagged on the intake.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By djstrachan
There is nothing holding it into the intake. The...

There is nothing holding it into the intake. The entire unit comes out.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By djstrachan
It should come out fairly easily without prying. ...

It should come out fairly easily without prying. Once the bolts are removed, it is only held in by the friction of an o-ring.. I wonder if it has started coming apart and something is catching.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By djstrachan
I even got my BMW service advisor to admit that...

I even got my BMW service advisor to admit that the fluids should be changed unless you re planning on owning it from new for a max of 5 years or 60k miles. THat is what BMW considers "lifetime".
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By djstrachan
Expansion Tank float indicator - SOLVED

SO...just did a cooling system refresh.

re-filled and bled the system as per Bentley, Pelican Parts instructions. After bleeding, the float indicator in the expansion tank is sticking as far out...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By djstrachan
Didn't see the WP mentioned specifically. ...

Didn't see the WP mentioned specifically. Sometimes, it is neglected.

Was the leak there before you changed out all the components? If not, it is most likely related to the work you did.

I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By djstrachan
By larger pulley" do you mean the WP pulley". ...

By larger pulley" do you mean the WP pulley".

How do you know it is not the WP? Could it be the weep hole on the WP? Have you replaced the pump along with the other components?

If not...
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By djstrachan
Missed your post. Looks like you got lots of...

Missed your post. Looks like you got lots of good advice.

Make sure you de-pressurize the system. NO matter how careful you are, you will get gasoline somewhere but if the system is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By djstrachan
Jeff,' How many miles on the plugs and...

Jeff,'

How many miles on the plugs and seals? I'm at 81K miles but they are 11 years old. Still, the car starts and runs smoothly with no apparent issues. Of course, if it is a gradual...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By djstrachan
Change the FF no matter what symptoms you are...

Change the FF no matter what symptoms you are having. It's cheap and a relatively easy DIY. You risk damage to other components (fuel pump) if It is not passing fuel efficiently/.

I changed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,184
Posted By djstrachan
Thanks for this. I'll take a look. Maybe if I...

Thanks for this. I'll take a look. Maybe if I can get all the urgent stuff out of the way, I can re-visit this.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,184
Posted By djstrachan
Hi John, Can you be more specific on the...

Hi John,

Can you be more specific on the swap? How the actual swap went and what you have noticed? One of the reasons I held off was concern that with a 5 speed, highway cruising would perhaps...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,184
Posted By djstrachan
Never got to it. Still thinking of it at some...

Never got to it. Still thinking of it at some point. Right now my resources are being applied towards, suspension and cooling system refreshes...window regulator fixes, etc.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By djstrachan
Glad you figured it out. Mine turned out to be a...

Glad you figured it out. Mine turned out to be a balancing issue. After 3 balances including a road force balance, the tech insisted on a re-balance and eliminated most of my issue. The rest was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By djstrachan
Thanks. I have been trying but i livein the...

Thanks. I have been trying but i livein the kootenays in bc. Close to kelowna. The online suppliers i have found lime autopartsway don't have a lot of the brand stuff and their prices are pretty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By djstrachan
THanks. I found a bunch on Ebay (made in the...

THanks. I found a bunch on Ebay (made in the USA) and they actually appear pretty reasonable at under $200. Just not sure how well they would fit or how to know the quality. THey look well made of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By djstrachan
Thanks. I'll take a look there. Pelican...

Thanks. I'll take a look there.

Pelican Parts looks pretty competitive too. I think they partnered or took over a Canadian parts supplier. THeir shipping quote for the whole kit including...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By djstrachan
Free trade is anything but the reality. ...

Free trade is anything but the reality.

Any thoughts on an all aluminum radiator? Seem to be a lot of them around. Haven't heard of anyone that has used one though. WOndering if they are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By djstrachan
Of course but for some reason, OEM Bimmerparts is...

Of course but for some reason, OEM Bimmerparts is more than double ECS and some others. I can live with paying actual freight but I hate getting gouged. Disappointed in those guys.

I am just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By djstrachan
ALuminum radiator

Anyone gone this route?

Just noticed my radiator is "sagging" at the bottom. About an inch drop in the middle...very strange. no fluid loss but obviously not a good thing.

Anyways, Looks like...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By djstrachan
Thanks. I'm just thinking that if I'm going...

Thanks.

I'm just thinking that if I'm going to do my Strut mounts (already replaced the RSMs) I would want to go full out and replace the springs and shocks with H and R and Konis.

As I...
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