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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,984
Posted By Scottji
At least it'll have a better fate than your 323.

At least it'll have a better fate than your 323.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Scottji
First of all, I think this serves as anecdotal...

First of all, I think this serves as anecdotal evidence that e46 owners NEED NOT replace the intake manifold gasket as routine maintenance.

Second, changing to another ll01 oil would not cause the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,984
Posted By Scottji
C&D actually had surprisingly good things to say...

C&D actually had surprisingly good things to say about the stick-shift Accord Sport. http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-honda-accord-sport-24-long-term-update-review
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,984
Posted By Scottji
Sad to hear of this. I'm resigned to the fact...

Sad to hear of this. I'm resigned to the fact that my next car will be much less fun than my e46, although I'm going to hold off on getting rid of it as long as possible. I got my car in my fun...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Scottji
Here is the cocktail I went with: two qts high...

Here is the cocktail I went with: two qts high mileage 10w40, bottle of Bar's RMS repair, rest with 0w40. I also did the Lubro Moly flush. Now time to drive it and monitor oil usage.

Sent from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Scottji
I looked more closely into my choices. The M1...

I looked more closely into my choices. The M1 0w40 (ll01) is api certified SN/SM/SL/SJ. The high mileage 10w30 is only api SL certified (which technically is approved for a 2004 motor). The HM...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Scottji
Can you elaborate? I'd think a 30- or 40-wt...

Can you elaborate? I'd think a 30- or 40-wt would be just fine at operating temp, but I'm no expert? What is HTHS, what is it supposed to be, and what is the high-mileage 10w-30/40 measure of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Scottji
Even on the lowly 325 motor? (CVV is new.). I'll...

Even on the lowly 325 motor? (CVV is new.). I'll try the lubro moly. Thanks!

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Scottji
Ah, I see. It's weird that it hardly consumed...

Ah, I see. It's weird that it hardly consumed any oil (except for the obvious OFHG leak) for the first six or seven years I had it, and its just in the last 2-3 years that it's "consuming" oil,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Scottji
I'm ok adding a few qts every once in a while,...

I'm ok adding a few qts every once in a while, and I don't expect any oil to be a magic elixer that will suddenly stop all leaks and add 10 hp. Just wondering if it would have an effect.



Very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Scottji
Anyone tried M1 high mileage 10w-30?

Let's get this out of the way first:
"NOT ANOTHER OIL THREAD." Sorry.
"USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION." I did.
"IT'S NOT LL-01 APPROVED!" I know.

147k miles on the clock and it runs like a champ,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 137,353
Posted By Scottji
Re: DIY Oil Separtor, DISA, ICV

From personal experience I can again advise -- this is NOT the project to try to save a buck by using aftermarket parts. OEM only for this one.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By Scottji
Re: Where's the tipping point?

If it's paid off, it will be cheaper to maintain than a new car payment. I'm at 140k, and it seems maintenance & repairs come in fits and spurts every 6 months or so. I think $1k/yr is about right...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Scottji
A 6mm flexible hose clamp driver is worth its...

A 6mm flexible hose clamp driver is worth its weight in gold for removing those things.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,623
Posted By Scottji
Re: Don't buy an aftermarket MAF

"MPG Auto Parts" haha. Sounds suspect. Sort of like getting a "Pittsburgh" or "Chicago" brand tool from Harbor Freight -- bold name means made by a 6 year-old in Shenzhen.

Sent from my HTC One...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Scottji
Re: transmission fluid leak [front]

As far as a repair manual, get a Bentley.

Is your tranny an auto or manual? If its a manual, it might be a rear main seal, especially since you say it's from the front of the tranny. Are you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,623
Posted By Scottji
Re: Don't buy an aftermarket MAF

The only place I've heard they are ok is their metal water pump pulley which is supposed to be stronger than the OE pulley. But for the most part, junk (much like the MTC brand certain online...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,623
Posted By Scottji
Re: Don't buy an aftermarket MAF

I have had this experience several times, and after having less than optimal experiences with a URO expansion tank and oil separator/hoses, I always try to opt for OE parts, as painful as it is at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-04-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Scottji
Re: 2005 BMW 325I wont start

Find a new mechanic. 150 for the pump 50 for the filter, and no more than 2 hours labor. Never heard of the relay, unless he means the level sender, which you only replace if you're getting faulty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Scottji
My vote is for bad fuel pump -- cranking but not...

My vote is for bad fuel pump -- cranking but not starting is classic sign. Possible that running the tank dry subjected the pump to unnecessary strain (even running it low can subject it to excess...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Scottji
Quick update -- ordered a Behr radiator for $130...

Quick update -- ordered a Behr radiator for $130 and a gallon of BMW coolant. I did not replace the lower bracket or the ET support bracket, and they both seem to be in fair condition. The new Behr...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Scottji
I think this is the way I'm going to go as well,...

I think this is the way I'm going to go as well, i just ordered the radiator and coolant, nothing else. If for some reason a radiator mount goes bad, I'll just replace it at that time, but I don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Scottji
I'm about 99% sure it's the radiator. The leak...

I'm about 99% sure it's the radiator. The leak is at the very front of the engine compartment and seems to be coming from that blue plug on the drivers' side of the radiator (i.e., the drain plug). ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Scottji
Time for a new radiator?

Did a complete cooling system refresh a few years ago, except for the radiator. That'll teach me... :thumbdwn:

Driving home from work yesterday, my coolant light went on just a few miles from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Scottji
Tranny mounts are incredibly easy -- once your...

Tranny mounts are incredibly easy -- once your car is on jackstands it's a 20 minute job for even an amateur. Motor mounts took me a little time, probably 2-3 hours. But if I did it again, I could...
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