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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By cvx5832
Would you know what it is specifically? I don't...

Would you know what it is specifically? I don't remember any vacuum fittings under the airbox.

Do you mean the intake manifold?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By cvx5832
Read the procedures on Raj's website again. If...

Read the procedures on Raj's website again. If you think any part of the VANOS job (parts needed, proper procedure, optional parts, variation in production years, etc.) isn't clear then you need to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By cvx5832
Careful though. I've heard of that bolt head...

Careful though. I've heard of that bolt head shearing when turned too far.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By cvx5832
Pictures are long gone but read the text...

Pictures are long gone but read the text (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=372060). Does the issue sound familiar?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By cvx5832
You have a vacuum leak and a bad head gasket....

You have a vacuum leak and a bad head gasket. Either of those is a big factor if we're talking about how well your engine runs. A leak messes with the fuel air mix, a bad head gasket will mess with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By cvx5832
BMW brand on top, PEX on the bottom. Use the...

BMW brand on top, PEX on the bottom. Use the little hole and the sides of the sensor itself as a size reference.

<img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5568/15124512562_8c777f380e_o.jpg"...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By cvx5832
That might be your answer right there. Also note...

That might be your answer right there. Also note that depending on the brand of sensor you get, some are thicker at the sensor end than others. For example on the front rotors, the BMW brand will go...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By cvx5832
Did the brake pad warning ever go off?

Did the brake pad warning ever go off?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By cvx5832
In my mind either a thermostat stuck (partially)...

In my mind either a thermostat stuck (partially) closed, an aux fan that no longer goes to the higher rpms, or a water pump impeller that's come loose from the shaft. That last one the owner had a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By cvx5832
Did you fill it to the brim? Or did you use the...

Did you fill it to the brim? Or did you use the bobber?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By cvx5832
I think greasing the threads is the key. That...

I think greasing the threads is the key. That link I posted is the nightmare project I used it on. Took a lot of turns but it held until the loud bang.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By cvx5832
15v? That's high. Someone on E46F just had the...

15v? That's high. Someone on E46F just had the same issues, their voltage was spiking into 17V, and a new VR fixed it. Just search for it.

What I do know is that the transmission is sensitive to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By cvx5832
Is your project starting to look like this...

Is your project starting to look like this (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=12776758#post12776758)?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By cvx5832
How about using the correct tool? Do you have a...

How about using the correct tool? Do you have a Harbor Freight near you? The outer ball joint does not to get beat on like that especially when the correct tools exist.

For twenty bucks this will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By cvx5832
Playing devil's advocate, any chance the 02...

Playing devil's advocate, any chance the 02 sensor wires were crossed?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By cvx5832
What overflow hose are you referring to?

What overflow hose are you referring to?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By cvx5832
I'm not aware of control arms with bushings...

I'm not aware of control arms with bushings already installed. Can you post a link Bob?

To the OP yes dish soap is all you need. After removal clean the mating surface, lube it, then use your man...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By cvx5832
Scott at bmwgm5.com

Scott at bmwgm5.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By cvx5832
I don't think that code reader you got was...

I don't think that code reader you got was designed to read outside DME and EGS codes related to OBDII.

You need something like PA Soft, aka BMW Scanner 1.4.0. If you're handy with software, you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 241
Posted By cvx5832
Where are you from? Are the pickings really that...

Where are you from? Are the pickings really that slim that you're looking into one with a salvage title?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By cvx5832
3 months into a rebuild I'd say you need to hit...

3 months into a rebuild I'd say you need to hit up that warranty!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By cvx5832
The exhaust manifold is on that side. I'd be more...

The exhaust manifold is on that side. I'd be more alarmed if it didn't get hot.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By cvx5832
That's the weep hole. When it leaks, the pump...

That's the weep hole. When it leaks, the pump shaft seal is worn or torn. The pump sits on the exhaust side of the engine so it gets particularly hot.

Don't plug it. Get a higher quality pump...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By cvx5832
realoem.com all the part numbers you need. ...

realoem.com all the part numbers you need.

The Sachs lasted you this long. It will probably be the last shock absorbers you put on that car.

Yes replace the shock mounts with it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By cvx5832
Get a code reader for yourself if you intend to...

Get a code reader for yourself if you intend to keep this car any longer than a teenage crush. Reset the lights and see if they come back immediately.

Brake pad light is separate, that's a...
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