Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 39
Search took 0.82 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: jsaklas
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By jsaklas
Just finished. The squeal is gone. None of the...

Just finished. The squeal is gone. None of the 3 pulleys nor the main belt seemed in bad shape, but I changed them anyway. The AC belt was pretty beat up, so it is good I changed that belt. Worst...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By jsaklas
Thanks fellas - I'll get on it as soon as the...

Thanks fellas - I'll get on it as soon as the parts come in. If this doesn't eliminate the squeal, I'll be back for more help.

js
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By jsaklas
A Thank You & question on tensioners

Its been months since I've been on the forum. I want to thank all of you in the past 18 months who helped me, a novice, so much in the many things I had to do to get my 323i running. THANKS!

I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,621
Posted By jsaklas
Amen! After spending countless hours on my back...

Amen! After spending countless hours on my back keeping my 323i with only 105,000 on it running - I say "Bag It" and better buy Japanese or American. BMWs are great driving machines but are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By jsaklas
I have to replace my exhaust cam position sensor,...

I have to replace my exhaust cam position sensor, but I can't even detach the damn electrical connector. Is there a trick I'm missing? I know this is embarrassing, but cut me some slack, I'm on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 406
Posted By jsaklas
Year 2000 323i Fault codes 12, 92 & 45

I've been getting help from you E46ers for several months. I thought I finished most everything I had planned [all new front suspension (less shocks), new cooling system (water pump, fan clutch, fan...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,171
Posted By jsaklas
I'm replacing the coolant level sensor as part of...

I'm replacing the coolant level sensor as part of this cooling system overhaul. I really feel dumb (and apparently am) asking this but my replacement part came with a black rubber cover over the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By jsaklas
AT Themostat won't go back in

SJBimmer,

I bought the AT thermostat assuming it would break on pulling out the expansion tank. Well, it did not break, but after 105,000 miles I figured I would replace it anyway. I'm not sure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,171
Posted By jsaklas
Unknown hose need help in identifying it.

I finally removed the radiator and ordered a new one. It came in and today I had time only to look a little and plan and do some clean-up. I decided to clean up some hose fittings and change some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,171
Posted By jsaklas
energizedmortal, I have an E46 and the E46...

energizedmortal,

I have an E46 and the E46 Bentley manual - but to be honest, it yields:
1. No info as to what is difficult - it usually gives such detailed instructions as "remove the bolt" not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,171
Posted By jsaklas
Stuck radiator bracket

My new radiator came in yesterday, so I started removing the old radiator today and hit a snag immediately. I can't get the plastic radiator bracket out. I took out the expansion tank days ago, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,171
Posted By jsaklas
If the rest of you guys agree with Dackelone that...

If the rest of you guys agree with Dackelone that I should replace the radiator, then I'll do that. As a little background: the care is a year 2000 and it was not well maintained for the last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,171
Posted By jsaklas
One last thing before I take off for a week -...

One last thing before I take off for a week - where is the fan clutch - do you have a photo of schematic?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,171
Posted By jsaklas
On my year 2000 323i E46, the air box is on the...

On my year 2000 323i E46, the air box is on the drivers side, while the lower hose is on the passenger side. Regardless, since I'm changing the entire cooling system except for the fan and radiator...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,171
Posted By jsaklas
Couldn't work on it yesterday, but I'll try again...

Couldn't work on it yesterday, but I'll try again today - heat and if that doesn't work, I may try sawing a couple of grooves in the plastic hose end with a hack saw blade. This is basically...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,171
Posted By jsaklas
I've worked 2+ hours and still have not be able...

I've worked 2+ hours and still have not be able to get the lower radiator hose off. I'll try heat tomorrow. This is the worst thing I've encountered and I've done all four brakes, the front...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By jsaklas
Smile Thanks

http://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/smile3453453.gif Thanks much to all of you. After I finished the brake bleeding, I dropped the car off the jack stands. I removed the plugs, removed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By jsaklas
Removed rear seat - where's the tank

Thanks to all responders.

Fast Bob,

I removed the seat but I don't see the tank. Am I supposed to remove the rubber covering - see attached photos.

I can siphon from the take filler, will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By jsaklas
Thanks and help on draining the gas tank

Thanks for all the advice.

The car is still on jacks in the front and I need to bleed the brakes before I put the tires back on. I just bought a new battery - the old was completely dead - I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By jsaklas
Car hasn't run in 15 months Need Advise

I've had a 323i in the garage for 15 months, during which time I have not started it. I rebuilt the front brakes and most all of the front suspension and power steering systems plus some other work...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,437
Posted By jsaklas
Installing the new LCAs

After taking time to replace all the P/S hoses, I'm now installing the new LCAs. I finished the sway bar end links yesterday and started installing the new LCAs.

After some struggle I got the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By jsaklas
I don't mean to hi-jack the thread, and this is...

I don't mean to hi-jack the thread, and this is related, but.....Is there anyway to know if an ABS speed sensor is bad, likewise with the ABS computer?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By jsaklas
Power Steering Hose connections

I've removed the four hoses and have started installing the new ones. This has generated some questions:

1. The rack to cooling coil line is attached to the wheel well with two plastic ties. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By jsaklas
I finally have a little time today to check...

I finally have a little time today to check things out. I took off the air box to get a better look-see. It is hard to tell what is leaking, all the hoses are covered with at least some oil/grease...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By jsaklas
G. P., Thanks, and to confirm, in my...

G. P.,

Thanks, and to confirm, in my mechanic's statement, ''power steering suction and return hoses" the suction hose is the pressure hose? Furthermore, is this the #10 hose in the diagram? ...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 39

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms