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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By elhombre
Try the hot water control valve. On my car it's...

Try the hot water control valve. On my car it's located on the left hand wheel well below the MAF and associated plumbing. It controls hot water to the heater core. When it fails in the open...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By elhombre
It's the aspect ratio of the width of the tire to...

It's the aspect ratio of the width of the tire to the height of the sidewall...I think the math takes more than five fingers so good luck figuring it out- Nice looking 'vert, and I like the Staggard...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By elhombre
I've been getting a low coolant level annunciator...

I've been getting a low coolant level annunciator lately too. As long as your monitoring the level and its not low, and you don't get any overheats..your OK. Don't overfill it. Change the coolant...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By elhombre
O2 sensors

So I ordered o2 sensors awhile back. When I got around to installing them they're different than the original units. The most obvious difference is the length of the pigtails. The ones I received...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-21-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By elhombre
I have a Falken 245/40 ZR17 in the garage that...

I have a Falken 245/40 ZR17 in the garage that you can have. It's a rear tire from a staggered set up on my 325. I destroyed its mate at some point and replaced the set. The size isn't exactly what...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,585
Posted By elhombre
Note the OP is a couple years old, so it's been a...

Note the OP is a couple years old, so it's been a while since I did this. Your '98 323is is an e36 and the one I did was an e36 also. IIRC, I jacked up the front of the engine which lowered the rear...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By elhombre
If your temp gauge is in the middle, it's as it...

If your temp gauge is in the middle, it's as it should be. When my Tstat failed in the open position the temp gauge never made it up to the middle. Thanks for the clarification. At this point I would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By elhombre
Ahull, yea, Bimmer tstats generally fail in the...

Ahull, yea, Bimmer tstats generally fail in the open position. When this happens, the coolant doesn't spend enough time in the block to get hot. Increasing rpm produces more heat, but while underway,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By elhombre
Your thermostat failed open. Replace it.Welcome...

Your thermostat failed open. Replace it.Welcome to the fest-
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By elhombre
Put some silicone spray on a rag and wipe it on...

Put some silicone spray on a rag and wipe it on door and window seals. Get silicone spray at any auto parts or hardware store. Keep all weather seals ( trunk, hood, etc) treated this way to extend...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By elhombre
Try double clutching to improve drivability until...

Try double clutching to improve drivability until you replace the trans-
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By elhombre
I'm not in Canada, but I think the 4 door e46...

I'm not in Canada, but I think the 4 door e46 designation should define the part well enough. I would call (ie) Bavauto and talk to a sales rep. They should be able to set you straight on it and if...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By elhombre
Thanks Ken- My car had a production date in Nov...

Thanks Ken- My car had a production date in Nov '02 and it definitely has the longer leads. Good to know there was a split with sensors during that production run, I think this is gonna work out ok.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By elhombre
02 sensors

I've had a couple of Bosch units (from Bavauto) on the shelf for a few months and finally got around to the install last night- I found the electrical connectors on the Bosch's to be way short...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By elhombre
The same noise bugged me a few years ago. Try...

The same noise bugged me a few years ago. Try entering and exiting the car with the park brake on, then off. In my case the noise went away when the park brake was off..the brake seemed to provide...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By elhombre
What year and how many miles on that m54? The...

What year and how many miles on that m54? The vanos upgrade has to be done regardless, if it hasent been done. Seems like I read here that one of the festers changed both pre-cat 02 sensors and got...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By elhombre
I referring to the front corner, not the one on...

I referring to the front corner, not the one on the fender... Are we on the same page?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By elhombre
Using a "Phillips" (crosstip) screwdriver,...

Using a "Phillips" (crosstip) screwdriver, tighten the assembly while holding it in place by looking down thru the oblong hole in the hood sill and locate the "cone" with the screw at the center....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By elhombre
Are you alone when you hear the squeaks? If so,...

Are you alone when you hear the squeaks? If so, try adjusting the passenger seat back. Materials like leather, leatherette, or vinyl sometimes rub on the center armrest or seatbelt latch causing that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By elhombre
"A quart/1000mi is within limits" according to...

"A quart/1000mi is within limits" according to BMW. Hmm..
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By elhombre
Check the navigation section of the wiki (14)....

Check the navigation section of the wiki (14). Also click on "navigation" at the top of the section for a more detailed description of the unit you have and the modifications and updates available.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By elhombre
Buy the module from BMW, install it yourself and...

Buy the module from BMW, install it yourself and have the dealer program it to your car. I think this route will run you about $1200. Or, remove the unit from the car (it's about the size of a VHS...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By elhombre
Google Gm-5 module for your car. I'm having...

Google Gm-5 module for your car. I'm having similar "lock" issues with my 4 door. Don't know of the Gm-5 applies to convertibles, but it's apparently the brains to the sys for coups and sedans. There...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,024
Posted By elhombre
Oops- my bad. I think BMW uses plastic because...

Oops- my bad. I think BMW uses plastic because its lighter, cheaper, and the improvement in plastics over the last 20 years is really phenomenal. But... There still seems to be a way to go before...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,024
Posted By elhombre
Why do you ask the question about impeller...

Why do you ask the question about impeller composition, if you know the answer? Ask your master tech friend if he has ever seen a metal impeller come apart and contaminate a cooling system? When a...
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