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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2012, 01:28 PM
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Views: 1,672
Posted By Ky325iMan
Thanks! Will do...

Thanks! Will do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,672
Posted By Ky325iMan
Crankshaft Pulley Removal!

Just wondering if anyone's had much experience in removing the crankshaft pulley bolt w/o spending a chunk of change on the BMW special tool(s). Any tips, tricks/tools of the trade, etc...are, of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By Ky325iMan
bolt sizes?

Trying to find out what the bolt sizes are on the engine pulleys, since I want to replace them all....Where would be the best place to find these? I have a Bentley manual, but maybe I'm looking in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By Ky325iMan
Looks great:thumbup: I may go something like that...

Looks great:thumbup: I may go something like that route down the line, but right now I'm working on just the mechanical stuff!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By Ky325iMan
Cooling System Redo--Don't Ignore!

I'll be the first to admit that even though my Bimmer has 133k on it, I thought "well, since everything seems to still be ok, I won't mess with a redo right now"....Luckily, thanks to some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Ky325iMan
Two quick questions / opinions?

Since I'm in the process of rebuilding my cooling system, I have a couple of quick questions I was just curious about...It'd be awesome to hear everyone's opinions:thumbup:

1. Is it worth it to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Ky325iMan
That figures! I was briefly psyched to get hold...

That figures! I was briefly psyched to get hold of an aluminum (or otherwise type of metal) Tstat housing.....As far as the metal impeller in the water pump, I thought I read somewhere that BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Ky325iMan
Oh, good....Something that shouldn't be too hard...

Oh, good....Something that shouldn't be too hard to replace, other than getting to it, since it seems to be buried around a bunch of other stuff:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Ky325iMan
Here are this pics I mentioned...Also, just for...

Here are this pics I mentioned...Also, just for fun, I put a pic showing that I was still using the original expansion tank! How it didn't overheat (or worse) is amazing.....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Ky325iMan
Help identifying part (see pics)

Ok...So I decide I need to change my main radiator hose...I must say I was partly surprised, but not really surprised at the condition I found many of those parts in...Checked coolant level, guage...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-31-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Ky325iMan
Thanks for the supportive replies:thumbup: Yeah,...

Thanks for the supportive replies:thumbup: Yeah, I'm just gonna put her up on jack stands and remove the shield and hopefully I can reach it from that point....I'm not nearly as irritated now as when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-31-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Ky325iMan
So this is how it goes....

So I finally have everything lined up for the first oil change since I bought my 325i. Everything went well, then as I was starting to tighten the oil filter cap w/my torque wrench the #@$% 36mm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-30-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By Ky325iMan
Oil Filter Housing Removal

Quick question....In order to remove the oil filter cover/housing, do I really need to order a special tool to remove the thing by the base or do I just need the appropriate-sized ratchet placed over...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-18-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 145,674
Posted By Ky325iMan
This is indeed a great DIY post:thumbup: I...

This is indeed a great DIY post:thumbup: I replaced mine today and it only took about 10 minutes....Piece of cake! It just amazes me how much a stealership tries to charge people for doing something...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-17-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,107
Posted By Ky325iMan
Just uploaded it for my Android and it totally...

Just uploaded it for my Android and it totally rocks! This app is more than appreciated....It'll also be awesome when I can put it on my Ipad as well...Thanks again:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Ky325iMan
If that's the case, I wish someone else had...

If that's the case, I wish someone else had removed it:D As far as peeling it off, it seems like it's attached w/concrete. Peeling doesn't see to work very well, although I haven't really messed w/it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Ky325iMan
Great post:thumbup: I'm going through a similar...

Great post:thumbup: I'm going through a similar thing right now...Hope someone responds soon w/some good answers!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ky325iMan
I have both had one shipped to my door as well as...

I have both had one shipped to my door as well as flown as far as Florida to pick one up and drive it home:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Ky325iMan
Sticker Removal

I tried asking 'bout this in the "detailing" forum, but I wanted some more options if there are any. Have any of you removed that large white/red sticker in the middle of the trim in front of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Ky325iMan
That's right...After doing some more research,...

That's right...After doing some more research, I'm hoping it's a simple as replacing the outside ambient air temp sensor, but I feel overwhelmed because it could be so many different things....I just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By Ky325iMan
So if I get into my car on a 65 degree day and...

So if I get into my car on a 65 degree day and the outside air temp shows 122 degrees, do you think this makes a good case for a bad/missing ambient temp sensor?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Ky325iMan
Dial for the center vent is working...

Dial for the center vent is working properly...The vents next to the mirrors match the center vents. (not counting the problems I listed in the original post)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Ky325iMan
Climate system mysteries!

Ok...My climate system is acting really strange, and i'd love some tips, similar experiences, etc....

1. When the "AUTO" function is on, the air only seems to come out warm.

2. To make the air...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-17-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By Ky325iMan
Interior sticker removal

Hey, everyone....I would like to get rid of the huge yellow Air Bag Danger sticker that seems to be superglued to the nice wood trim on the front pass. seat dashboard. It seems really hesitant to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Ky325iMan
Quick oil filter change question

I know this is probably a repost, so my apologies that I couldn't quite find the info during a search... I have everything I need to do my own oil change, but I'm not sure if I need just a simple...
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