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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 378
Posted By tcphoto
I think that I chased the same leak over the...

I think that I chased the same leak over the summer and finally fixed it. Believe me, replace the expansion tank bracket, water connection pipe and buy a can of silicone spray. Make sure the clip...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By tcphoto
I ordered Bosch replacements on Amazon for $70....

I ordered Bosch replacements on Amazon for $70. after messing with the 3M kit which was a wreck. Could not be happier.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 979,697
Posted By tcphoto
That is a Touring that I could fall in love with....

That is a Touring that I could fall in love with. A set of Style 197's would be a nice addition.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-18-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 979,697
Posted By tcphoto
+1 I do not imagine that it rides very well...

+1 I do not imagine that it rides very well especially on city streets. The red calipers draw attention to not so large brakes, perhaps on a big brake kit yes but not on 325 or 330's.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By tcphoto
I had something similar and replaced the bracket...

I had something similar and replaced the bracket and water connection pipe after new radiator and expansion tank two weeks ago. Are the parts BMW or aftermarket? I learned to only buy BMW on such...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By tcphoto
Do the suspension first, take measurements and...

Do the suspension first, take measurements and then buy wheels. Of those options ET35 is the only one that might work.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By tcphoto
Show them all your receipts for the work and have...

Show them all your receipts for the work and have them adjust their offer. You do not have to accept their first offer. Are they providing a rental until you've been compensated? It may motivate them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By tcphoto
Yes, it is time to refresh the cooling system and...

Yes, it is time to refresh the cooling system and I would confirm that the Auxiliary fan is working. If you plan to keep it for an extended period of time, I'd do an Electric Fan conversion while...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By tcphoto
I was experiencing multiple lean codes that I...

I was experiencing multiple lean codes that I eventually solve and then P1343 popped up. I replaced the plugs and coils in May of last year so I never suspected them but a knowledgable BMW tech...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By tcphoto
Rather than putting a bandaid on it, I would...

Rather than putting a bandaid on it, I would spend $330. and do the work myself http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325Ci-M54_2.5L/Engine/Cooling/Refresh_Kit/ES2063861/
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 979,697
Posted By tcphoto
After a maintenance filled July, I just drove it...

After a maintenance filled July, I just drove it and tested out a recently added lens.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,886
Posted By tcphoto
Congrats, laughingstock27! you bumped a thread...

Congrats, laughingstock27! you bumped a thread that was nearly five years old. Is that a record?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By tcphoto
I was getting P1343 (first cylinder fuel cutoff)...

I was getting P1343 (first cylinder fuel cutoff) and swapped coils between 1st and 2nd cylinder. It was Saturday and BMW Parts and my normal Import Shop were closed, so I bought one at one of those...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By tcphoto
Good to hear, I was having a similar problem with...

Good to hear, I was having a similar problem with lean codes (P0171 and P0174) and 1st cylinder fuel cutoff. I swapped 1st and 2nd coils which were only 14 months old and it took a couple of days for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By tcphoto
The area makes me think that it's coming from the...

The area makes me think that it's coming from the thermostat or water pump. Have you pulled the water pump pulley to see if that is the culprit? What are the bolts torqued at?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,889
Posted By tcphoto
As my Father said,"Beer budget but Champagne...

As my Father said,"Beer budget but Champagne taste". If you want a fast BMW buy an M3 or supercharge yours.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,276
Posted By tcphoto
My favorite mods that I've done on my car is the...

My favorite mods that I've done on my car is the set of Style 197's and then MTech2 front bumper.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 763
Posted By tcphoto
There is a hot and cold level on the label. The...

There is a hot and cold level on the label. The tank is under it's highest pressure during these hot summers and I always err on the side of caution when adding coolant. You can always add a small...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 763
Posted By tcphoto
The coolant level is too high in the picture,...

The coolant level is too high in the picture, look at the label on the plastic nect to the cap. I think that you need to bleed again, heat on and fan at the lowest speed. Is your car an automatic? If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,032
Posted By tcphoto
I have tried helicoil once and found that it's...

I have tried helicoil once and found that it's essentially just wire but I was impressed with timesert. In the end, I just rethreaded to the next bolt size up and it made me more confident in the fix.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By tcphoto
What do your lenses look like? I have halogens...

What do your lenses look like? I have halogens and just replaced the lenses and it made a difference.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 816
Posted By tcphoto
Look at my avatar and signature.

Look at my avatar and signature.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 816
Posted By tcphoto
You're crying about a lost grill when you have...

You're crying about a lost grill when you have those headlights and a nun painted M3 rep bumper? Your priorities are out of whack.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By tcphoto
Buying a code reader is smart, you will save on...

Buying a code reader is smart, you will save on time and money or you're just throwing parts at a perceived problem.

Other potential issues could be fuel pump, coils, vacuum hoses, VCG, CCV and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,424
Posted By tcphoto
Congrats on a job well done. Now, go out and...

Congrats on a job well done. Now, go out and enjoy it!
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