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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By tttomttt
Does it run now after taking to BMW? I really...

Does it run now after taking to BMW? I really don't see how any of the issues they found other than the cats causing a non run issue. Check the fuel pump as suggested and read the Wiki. Other than...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,918
Posted By tttomttt
Well said. Just want to thank Smolck for another...

Well said. Just want to thank Smolck for another informative thread. Don't even bother engaging in some of the BS that some people offer. It amazes me that the aged old adage of, " Better to be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,727
Posted By tttomttt
technically whenever a nut and bolt are involved...

technically whenever a nut and bolt are involved you always torque the nut.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By tttomttt
Well your description is very vague. From what I...

Well your description is very vague. From what I can understand from your story the broken belt was the larger of the 2 belts. What I don't know is what pulley you are talking about. What you could...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By tttomttt
fan removal

Don't forget it is l/h threaded. To loosen it push wrench towards air cleaner.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By tttomttt
+1 was thinking the same thing. Why ask for...

+1 was thinking the same thing. Why ask for advice?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By tttomttt
I can't remember which forum it was but I found...

I can't remember which forum it was but I found an illustration with measurements to fashion your own holding tool out of a piece of steel stock. I just searched and it came up. I have to use this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,340
Posted By tttomttt
Thanks Buddy.

Thanks Buddy.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,340
Posted By tttomttt
Is this the catch can from Ebay? What size are...

Is this the catch can from Ebay? What size are the fittings on this can? Are you able to separate the can to look inside. What type of media is inside? That can looks good and certainly the price...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,340
Posted By tttomttt
That catch can looks good plus the price is...

That catch can looks good plus the price is great. Have you or even can you open up this can? What type of media is in the can to filter the gases? What size is the fittings? Sorry for all the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,294
Posted By tttomttt
great story

great story
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 841
Posted By tttomttt
The aluminum pulley will be an upgrade. In...

The aluminum pulley will be an upgrade. In addition there are an upper and lower flex type rubber air inlet tubes that lead to the intake. Over time they may crack and create an air leak that may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,738
Posted By tttomttt
I also put Koni yellows but also added Eibach...

I also put Koni yellows but also added Eibach pro's all around. I drive on NY roads which sometimes leave a little bit to be desired but I love the feel of the new suspension. I feel very connected...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By tttomttt
What type of Red Line trans fluid? Dex 3 or 6?...

What type of Red Line trans fluid? Dex 3 or 6? Whats the price?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,187
Posted By tttomttt
So if there are no tears in the boots do you...

So if there are no tears in the boots do you reccomend removing and regreasing or replace with OEM ?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,187
Posted By tttomttt
So the play you see in that vid the OP posted...

So the play you see in that vid the OP posted does not look excessive? I think most of us XI owners with the mileage we have on our cars now are experiencing these issues. If that does not seem like...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By tttomttt
The XI model is a bit more difficult to do so...

The XI model is a bit more difficult to do so make sure you look for an XI DIY. I had to loosen the heat shield to gain access to the R/h side lollipop bolts. This seemed the most difficult process...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By tttomttt
make sure your fuel pressure is good. could be...

make sure your fuel pressure is good. could be the fuel pump on its way out.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,480
Posted By tttomttt
Do a search for filling and bleeding coolant...

Do a search for filling and bleeding coolant system. Filling and bleeding should be done with engine off, heat temp up full and blower on full i believe. But do a search as I might have forgotton a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-16-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By tttomttt
When I changed mine some 30,000 miles ago I used...

When I changed mine some 30,000 miles ago I used Ac Delco Dex VI using Starless' initial DIY in conjunction with a few others. I had non of the symptoms recently noted with his current Tranny oil...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-16-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By tttomttt
This happens. Do a search. Looks like you'll be...

This happens. Do a search. Looks like you'll be busy this weekend.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By tttomttt
We lost power from noon monday when a neighbors...

We lost power from noon monday when a neighbors tree fell on the power lines. Ripped my service off the house. Luckily I am an electrician and I installed it in the first place so the repair was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By tttomttt
coolant

Ive also found BMW coolant at my local CarQuest auto parts store.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 58,916
Posted By tttomttt
fill plug

After removing the pan on my 2003 xi I found a fill plug on the R/H passenger side of the tranny. It was at the same level as the L/H side fill plug. This is what I used when I refilled my tranny...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,370
Posted By tttomttt
Definately OFHG. This an easy and cheap but time...

Definately OFHG. This an easy and cheap but time consuming DIY. If you haven't already you might want to add the CCV DIY while you are doing the OFHG. All of these DIY's have been discussed in depth....
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