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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By jjbaldas
I also had an issue with VR gasket, developed...

I also had an issue with VR gasket, developed leak after 6 months.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By jjbaldas
Got mine from oembimmerparts - prior to order I...

Got mine from oembimmerparts - prior to order I checked with them to ensure elring was available and requested that brand exclusively. And that is what I received.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By jjbaldas
I replaced with a Victor Reinz gasket and...

I replaced with a Victor Reinz gasket and developed a leak very soon after install (leak in back). Replaced with Elring and all is good now. If I ever need to do another replacement I would use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By jjbaldas
I had the same issue -- I ended up using a small...

I had the same issue -- I ended up using a small screw driver and needle-nose pliers and pulled it out in pieces. Just had to stick with it. Good luck
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By jjbaldas
Update; I previously did remove the rubber...

Update; I previously did remove the rubber covering (at the trunk lid attachment side) and slid the covering down as far as I could and did not see any wiring issues. I then went back and slit the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By jjbaldas
to follow-up the trunk lock is not in the...

to follow-up the trunk lock is not in the horizontal position
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By jjbaldas
Trunk lock is in correct position for interior...

Trunk lock is in correct position for interior button to work -- which is why this is so perplexing ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By jjbaldas
Trunk not opening with remote of inside button

My trunk will not open with the remote key nor with the inside under dash trunk button. My license lights are working fine, and my remote key works the door locks with no issue. I did a quick check...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By jjbaldas
The exact thing happened to me when doing cooling...

The exact thing happened to me when doing cooling system maintenance and changing a leaking expansion tank. As mentioned above by QAfred, you need to pull out the bottom broken parts out of the port...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By jjbaldas
Thanks, that is my goal!

Thanks, that is my goal!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By jjbaldas
iskoos, yep I Concur with G.P. Burdell -- I...

iskoos, yep I Concur with G.P. Burdell -- I purchased the exact item indicated in your oembimmerparts link.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By jjbaldas
I did not experience any hiccups. I do think...

I did not experience any hiccups. I do think that the performance improved (better power at low rpm's) after 200 + miles were put on.
But no idle issues or any other weird problems after Vanos...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By jjbaldas
I have been using Mobil-1 0W-40 European...

I have been using Mobil-1 0W-40 European Formula. I believe the previous owner used dealer oil until end of warranty (many years ago now) and then Mobil-1.
I like the results and will be sticking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By jjbaldas
Yes, I concur with the engine condition. I am...

Yes, I concur with the engine condition.
I am the second owner -- I got the car with 160K miles. I knew the original owner and have all service records; he followed BMW recommended oil change...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By jjbaldas
VANOS seals and Valve Cover gasket

I had a leak from VCG and decided to do the VANOS seals on my 323Ci with 185K miles. I really was not having issues with VANOS (no cold start idle problems) but I thought while I had everything...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By jjbaldas
Thanks, I will be using Permatex Ultra Copper for...

Thanks, I will be using Permatex Ultra Copper for the points identified for the valve cover gasket install. I was not sure if is also used for the VANOS metal gasket to head mating.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By jjbaldas
VANOS sealing compound

I will doing my VANOS O-ring seals repair/upgrade and have a question on what sealing compound to use. The service manual states that one should apply a thin coat of 3-bond 1209 or equivalent...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,593
Posted By jjbaldas
I have old location (2000 323Ci) - no you do not...

I have old location (2000 323Ci) - no you do not need to bleed to replace the module. Very easy to replace; 4 screws and removal of the connector.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By jjbaldas
Been living with key only trunk operation for the...

Been living with key only trunk operation for the last year -- has anyone had similar problem as described in original post? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By jjbaldas
Trunk release problem

My trunk does not open with the key fob trunk release button nor the inside release button (near the hood release lever). The key fob works fine to lock/unlock doors. The trunk lock is in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,523
Posted By jjbaldas
I had a similar problem. I removed the...

I had a similar problem. I removed the instrument cluster and found one of the wire harnesses was loose. (There are two wire harness in the back). I re-connected firmly and everything started...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,128
Posted By jjbaldas
I have inspection scheduled for next week. Dealer...

I have inspection scheduled for next week. Dealer said the wait would be 30-45 mins. Is that the time others have experienced? What is involved and how extensive is the inspection? Are any...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,649
Posted By jjbaldas
I had a similar problem with my a/c. It turned...

I had a similar problem with my a/c. It turned out to be the instrument cluster wire connection(s) were loose. I removed the instrument cluster, disconnected/reconnected the two wire bundle...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By jjbaldas
Are you having any odd dash indicator problems --...

Are you having any odd dash indicator problems -- like door open indicator, incorrect temp display, etc? I had a similar A/C no worky problem, everything in A/C system checked out. It turned out to...
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