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Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 09-03-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,768
Posted By 3beemers
Smile How about using a battery jumper from another car?

How about using a battery jumper from another car?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-15-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,136
Posted By 3beemers
There goes my trip to San Diego this weekend to...

There goes my trip to San Diego this weekend to look at advertised 05-06.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,789
Posted By 3beemers
I accepted last year's offer. With free food and...

I accepted last year's offer. With free food and freebies, they even took me in the work area with my car up on the lift. They showed me where the power steering hose was leaking as well as the valve...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,504
Posted By 3beemers
If the old sensor is not cracked, I would try...

If the old sensor is not cracked, I would try switching it knowing it's quite expensive.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By 3beemers
When I pulled out the DISA (while in the process...

When I pulled out the DISA (while in the process of replacing the CVV), I realized the efficiency of after market air filters. It allow more fine dirt in the the engine! So I trashed it and went back...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,504
Posted By 3beemers
Interesting...I did not put the engine at TDC...

Interesting...I did not put the engine at TDC before removing the VANOS. Not a hard job, I practically just followed Beisan's instructions. I like the part where I sit on the dining table renewing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,504
Posted By 3beemers
I did this VANOS job last weekend. In...

I did this VANOS job last weekend. In disassembling it, I removed the camshaft position sensor prior to cleaning the vanos with soap and water. Used compressed air to blow the water and started with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,449
Posted By 3beemers
I am very satisfied with the dealer where I...

I am very satisfied with the dealer where I bought all my bmw cars. They even replaced the window regulators although it is past the warranty, for FREE. They have never recommended anything that I do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By 3beemers
I replaced my filter at around 60k because I had...

I replaced my filter at around 60k because I had the bad habit of near empty before I fill up. What it did is suck up all the dirt from the tank. The 02 sensor replaced at 98K after the CVV job. I do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 135,465
Posted By 3beemers
When you pulled out your DISA, I noticed the...

When you pulled out your DISA, I noticed the inside is clean, there are no tiny white granules (like sand). When I did this CVV job, I have to extract and clean as far as I can reach inside. I think...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By 3beemers
If you pulled the filter by itself without...

If you pulled the filter by itself without holding the hose in place, it is possible that you pulled the other end of the hose connected to the engine. When you start the car, that end of the hose...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By 3beemers
Plastic trash bags used to catch oil and coolant....

Plastic trash bags used to catch oil and coolant. A few drops of coolant on the belt were removed with water and toothbrush to maintain a clean job. Re: WD-40 I believe that would ultimately make the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By 3beemers
+1. I used filtered tap water when I did the...

+1. I used filtered tap water when I did the vanos last week.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By 3beemers
This maybe too early for your car, try replacing...

This maybe too early for your car, try replacing the fuel filter?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,858
Posted By 3beemers
+1. Seems like 02 sensors.

+1. Seems like 02 sensors.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By 3beemers
Did it myself when I replaced the vanos kit last...

Did it myself when I replaced the vanos kit last week. I am happy using Gloeckler/ElringKlinger valve cover gasket set for $23.47 (autohaus).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,219
Posted By 3beemers
I've done it less than a month ago. Not hard for...

I've done it less than a month ago. Not hard for me, but you need at lot of patience and attention to details. There are DIY's with pictures and guidance available here. I suggest you study it well,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By 3beemers
I purchased it from them (oembimmerparts)...

I purchased it from them (oembimmerparts) complete with the bushing for $379 delivered to my door. I believe the price has gone down since 6 months ago. All I did is remove all the OEM arms and all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By 3beemers
If not installed properly, yes oil will still...

If not installed properly, yes oil will still seep through.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By 3beemers
Were you able to replace the alternator?

Were you able to replace the alternator?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By 3beemers
Congrats on the ZHP. Based on my experience,...

Congrats on the ZHP. Based on my experience, nasty means CCV. Not sure if this applies to you at 70K. Also, add fuel filter if it applies. How about having fun first when you take delivery?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By 3beemers
+1 on the spark plugs and while you're there...

+1 on the spark plugs and while you're there might as well check the valve cover gasket.
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 01-15-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,137
Posted By 3beemers
+1. Close to my retirement, I bought a K1200S to...

+1. Close to my retirement, I bought a K1200S to commute in the streets and freeways of Los Angeles. I also own a 1983 R100RS, the K1200 gives me more features for my added safety. In my lifetime, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,583
Posted By 3beemers
With RMEuropean.com "steering coupling" one model...

With RMEuropean.com "steering coupling" one model for 4/01 to later and one up to 3/01, for $49.58. I added a few quarts of oil and qualified for their free shipping and they are fast.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,254
Posted By 3beemers
+++1 on this. Depending on how badly warped the...

+++1 on this. Depending on how badly warped the head would mean the amount of metal to be shaved off. Definitely, you will be changing the amount of compression. That alone will change a lot of...
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