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Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-08-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By dinty44
Transmission / Driveline problem

I have recently replaced the auto transmission with a used one in my 1997 M3 (auto). I just finished putting everything back together and filled it up with fresh fluid and have run into another...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-26-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,366
Posted By dinty44
Update: I have removed the transmission and have...

Update: I have removed the transmission and have spent several hours researching replacement options. I'll probably buy a used one instead of reman as they are generally less than half the price. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-08-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,366
Posted By dinty44
So it looks like I'm faced with a transmission...

So it looks like I'm faced with a transmission replacement. The one in the car is toast. So I need to choose:
1) used (no warranty) - probably the least expensive choice
2) rebuild (with...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-25-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,366
Posted By dinty44
1997 M3 auto - Transmission woes

I recently picked up a 1997 M3 4dr auto and have been working through a number of issues. I don't believe the previous owner did any maintenance - I won't go into the long list of items I've already...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-07-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,160
Posted By dinty44
Valve cover gasket installed incorrectly

The previous owner had someone inspect the car for overheating. They must have pulled the valve cover off since the valve cover gasket was folded over on itself leaving a huge gap allowing oil to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-06-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,160
Posted By dinty44
Curious how you knew your head was blown? I have...

Curious how you knew your head was blown? I have a problem where oil is pouring out of the passenger side of the engine - haven't investigated closely yet. Could it be a head gasket/bad head?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,493
Posted By dinty44
This EXACT thing happened to me last week. Long...

This EXACT thing happened to me last week. Long story short, I had replaced the oil filter housing gasket then put everything back together and filled it up with coolant. A few days later I noticed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By dinty44
That is correct. I just finished fixing the oil...

That is correct. I just finished fixing the oil filter housing gasket. Confirmed that it is not leaking now for 4+ days. I am 90% confident my current problem is the oil pan gasket. Thanks for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By dinty44
Oil Pan Gasket leaking

My oil pan gasket is leaking :bawling: and I'm thinking about replacing it. I've searched the forums for gasket replacement procedures, comments and pictures but haven't found anything of substance....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By dinty44
I bought my DICE from Tom at EAS and it works...

I bought my DICE from Tom at EAS and it works like a champ. The texting (feature where the ipod info is displayed on the car stereo) and pressing the buttons could be a little faster for my liking...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-21-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 69,712
Posted By dinty44
Agreed. Thanks for all the help. David ...

Agreed. Thanks for all the help.

David
2003 530i - new CCV, Oil filter housing gasket, belts.
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-21-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 69,712
Posted By dinty44
Ironically, I also purple powered my underside...

Ironically, I also purple powered my underside last night trying to find the leak. I had a squirt bottle of that, a squirt bottle of water, an old tooth brush, and a scrub brush. The underside of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By dinty44
Turns out I had crossed two wires. The check...

Turns out I had crossed two wires. The check engine code P0444 went away as did the fuse blowing. So all is well! Thanks again all for all the help!
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-20-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 69,712
Posted By dinty44
Turns out the oil leak is coming from somewhere...

Turns out the oil leak is coming from somewhere else (pan perhaps). The oil filter housing is dry and holding strong. Thanks all for your help!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By dinty44
All is well. A friend of mine has the exact same...

All is well. A friend of mine has the exact same car just two years older (his: 2001 530i versus mine: 2003 530i). Sure enough I had crossed wires. All is well. No blown fuses, no codes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By dinty44
I just performed a CCV replacement and am now...

I just performed a CCV replacement and am now getting this code (P0444). I had pulled off something like 5 of these leads before realizing I need to label them. I am 95% sure I got all hoses on and...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 07-20-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 69,712
Posted By dinty44
Looks like I still have an oil leak. I'll be...

Looks like I still have an oil leak. I'll be tearing it all apart again to see where it's coming from. I'm suspecting the RTV perhaps interfered with the gasket or maybe the housing wasn't able to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By dinty44
Now the car is throwing a code (Check Engine...

Now the car is throwing a code (Check Engine Light On) - P0444 General Evap Emission Control System Purge Valve C Open

UPDATE - after doing some reading I'm betting this code is unrelated to my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By dinty44
Ok, looks like I have a bigger problem. As noted...

Ok, looks like I have a bigger problem. As noted earlier in this thread, upon investigation I indeed had a 30A fuse blown in this little fuse box under the passenger side cabin air filter in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By dinty44
Yep - I should have been following the DIY step...

Yep - I should have been following the DIY step by step instead of just moving forward until I hit a snag. The car didn't start this morning again. I'm fairly certain it blew fuses again. I'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,406
Posted By dinty44
It's probable that only ~3 qts of antifreeze...

It's probable that only ~3 qts of antifreeze drained out when you were taking things apart. I would fill it up using as much as it will take, make sure it's not leaking, let the car idle for a few...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By dinty44
After spending 10-12 hours on the CCV/Oil Filter...

After spending 10-12 hours on the CCV/Oil Filter housing gasket, belts and putting everything back together, it wasn't a good feeling to then have a no start condition. Fears of losing all the $$ I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By dinty44
I've actually read these forums for years and...

I've actually read these forums for years and been a BMW owner (7 times) and BMWCCA member since 1993. Just haven't posted much but I certainly will moving forward.

Thanks again!

ps. not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By dinty44
BINGO - got that little container out with 5...

BINGO - got that little container out with 5 fuses. TWO of them were blown. Amazing...simply amaing. You GUYS rock. Car is running like a CHAMP again. Thanks SOOOOOOO much! I had visions of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By dinty44
Pictures... anyone know how to remove the fuse...

Pictures... anyone know how to remove the fuse box cover?

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tiMjrcFh7ELrZNWGKBcMXA?feat=directlink...
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