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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 759
Posted By tmba2002
I grew up on air cooled VW engines. We always...

I grew up on air cooled VW engines. We always used anti-seize on the plugs. I've never ever though to use a torque wrench on a spark plug. Like was said above, tighten it up until the crush washer...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By tmba2002
Can't say for the one on the BMW, but the one on...

Can't say for the one on the BMW, but the one on my old GMC pickup could be changed without evacuating the system. It was a $20 part from the dealer, I think I changed it 2-3 times while I had that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By tmba2002
Yeah it's cloudy and 60 and the wife is...

Yeah it's cloudy and 60 and the wife is complaining that her car hasn't been cleaned in a while so it looks like a good day to do both cars.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By tmba2002
+1 on the Scan tool, best $150 investment I've...

+1 on the Scan tool, best $150 investment I've made in quite a while. I picked up an Actron scanner last year that was on sale at Autozone. Not only has it helped sort out a few issues on the BMW, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,548
Posted By tmba2002
Smolck - Having two kids, one graduating college...

Smolck - Having two kids, one graduating college this year and the other in high school, I understand the decision your making. I personally appreciate all the help you have been and hope that you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By tmba2002
This reminds me of a something that happened to...

This reminds me of a something that happened to my dad when I was a kid. He bought a used 1974 Datsun pickup some time in 1980 or so. He was bragging about the great gas mileage he was getting in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 940
Posted By tmba2002
I'm surprised that this is the 13th post in this...

I'm surprised that this is the 13th post in this thread and no one has said it yet.......driving school! There, I said it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By tmba2002
Yes, Johnny the one who worked on the car. I...

Yes, Johnny the one who worked on the car. I spoke with Brian and a couple other guys at the shop, they all seemed like a good bunch. I'd have no problem taking my car back there.

Thanks again...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By tmba2002
Just a quick update.... picked the car up from...

Just a quick update.... picked the car up from the shop that MalibuMafiaV recommended. The fuel trims were all out of sync and the adaptations were messed up. They said that this happens sometimes...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By tmba2002
+ 1 The pressure switch has one brown...

+ 1

The pressure switch has one brown wire, the temp switch has two, but I don't remember the color.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 35,692
Posted By tmba2002
Just another question to make sure we've covered...

Just another question to make sure we've covered all the bases. I just went through this with my car. I replaced the Vanos seals and had the same codes right after I put it all back together. My...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By tmba2002
Just curious, did you read the ingredients on...

Just curious, did you read the ingredients on both cans? It maybe the same stuff just in a different package.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By tmba2002
Won't Pass Smog Check

PM sent. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By tmba2002
I reset the dash computer and still have the...

I reset the dash computer and still have the incomplete codes. I did another reset with my scan tool today, hopefully driving to work this week will reset it. I'm getting to the point where I may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,990
Posted By tmba2002
I'm really happy to hear that your car is doing...

I'm really happy to hear that your car is doing so good after all you went through.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By tmba2002
When I was growing up in the 70's all we heard...

When I was growing up in the 70's all we heard about was the coming ice age. Grocery stores had to stop giving us paper bags because it was bad for the environment and switched to plastic. Now, all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By tmba2002
How exactly did you do this?

How exactly did you do this?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,693
Posted By tmba2002
Rest in Peace Phil ...

Rest in Peace Phil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnpbzmjcxQM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm0ceKAChWo
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By tmba2002
The OP lives in the Peoples Republic of CA.......

The OP lives in the Peoples Republic of CA.... they won't scan his car or loan him a scanner.....he might hurt himself.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By tmba2002
I have a bottle of Techron in the garage, I'll...

I have a bottle of Techron in the garage, I'll add that tonight. By the way, it passed the emissions portion of the test. The only thing holding it up is the I/M status says incomplete for the cat...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By tmba2002
I thought Castol rebranded Syntec as Edge....

I thought Castol rebranded Syntec as Edge....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By tmba2002
The Autozone near my house is conveniently out of...

The Autozone near my house is conveniently out of Mobil 1 or Castrol when they have their specials
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By tmba2002
Won't Pass Smog Check

I'm starting to get really frustrated with this one and need some advice.

Some background. I recently replaced the CVV, sparkplugs with NGK OEM, Vanos seals, and the valve cover gasket. When I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By tmba2002
I've had the PIAA Silicone for two rainy seasons...

I've had the PIAA Silicone for two rainy seasons now and I'm not that thrilled with the way they lay against the window. There is a spot on the driver's side where the blade does not contact the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By tmba2002
In my experience, regardless of the warranty, or...

In my experience, regardless of the warranty, or the battery manufacturer, they only last 3 to 4 years. I just replaced the battery in my son's Honda this afternoon. It was about 3 1/2 years old. ...
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