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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Scottji
Mine threw those codes from a broken flapper on...

Mine threw those codes from a broken flapper on my DISA. Drove it for ~2 weeks with no problems.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,176
Posted By Scottji
Based on the bend, I take it that's the...

Based on the bend, I take it that's the lower/radiator end of the hose, as opposed to the upper/t-stat end? And I'm assuming the hole for the temp sensor is turned away from the camera in that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,176
Posted By Scottji
Post a pic of where you think it's rubbing. I'd...

Post a pic of where you think it's rubbing. I'd be really surprised if the motor is moving enough to let the a/c belt rub the hose, but I've been proven wrong before. Also, if it was rubbing, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Scottji
Do NOT unplug your ambient temp sensor if you don't have to

My car is sort of an oddity in that I don't have an OBC. As such, I have never had a use for my ambient temp sensor, but never thought to pull it. It's still the original BMW sensor.

A few weeks...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By Scottji
Hope this fixes it for you! Report back when you...

Hope this fixes it for you! Report back when you get your OE TMs back in so we know whether that was your culprit.

It seems there is a lot of misinformation, perhaps at that *other* e46 site,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Scottji
Don't try any of the products for resurfacing...

Don't try any of the products for resurfacing hazy headlights. None actually work, and even if they seem to work for a few months, the haze comes right back worse than before. Trust me, just buy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Scottji
Scary stuff. Hope your brother makes a full and...

Scary stuff. Hope your brother makes a full and quick recovery.

I remember this story (http://www.cbs8.com/story/19197132/car-goes-off-parking-structure-in-fashion-valley-mall) from a few years...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Scottji
First off, read the wiki (see link at top of...

First off, read the wiki (see link at top of page). Then read it again. It should fill you in on the standard responses -- if it has an auto, there is a risk that your reverse will go out. Cooling...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 837
Posted By Scottji
From my understanding, low coolant light is...

From my understanding, low coolant light is triggered by the level sensor installed into the bottom of the expansion tank. Fill the tank, light should go off. Check your tank on level ground first...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 77,751
Posted By Scottji
Dropped and installed a transmission on a 1987...

Dropped and installed a transmission on a 1987 Suzuki Samurai this weekend. It sat for two years and the clutch wouldn't disengage, turns out the friction disc had rusted to the flywheel and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By Scottji
I have 150k on my 2004, and the car runs great...

I have 150k on my 2004, and the car runs great and has been relatively trouble-free. I do virtually all my own maintenance and repairs (as needed), and spend far less than the 1k-$2k per year...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Scottji
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Hylomar

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Scottji
Figure out a) where it's leaking from; and b) how...

Figure out a) where it's leaking from; and b) how much it's leaking. Most common leak is from the cover, as they used a paper gasket (now discontinued) which wore out and leaked, and they now make a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Scottji
I had this thought too before doing the flush,...

I had this thought too before doing the flush, but I found some had had success with the Lubro Moly flush and it was recommended by Smolck who I think knows what he's talking about.

I still tend...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Scottji
Following up on this. Drove about 2500 miles in...

Following up on this. Drove about 2500 miles in the last six weeks or so, and it burned a qt in that time. Thus, oil consumption is possibly slightly worse but certainly no better. Now I have to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,177
Posted By Scottji
At least it'll have a better fate than your 323.

At least it'll have a better fate than your 323.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Scottji
First of all, I think this serves as anecdotal...

First of all, I think this serves as anecdotal evidence that e46 owners NEED NOT replace the intake manifold gasket as routine maintenance.

Second, changing to another ll01 oil would not cause the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,177
Posted By Scottji
C&D actually had surprisingly good things to say...

C&D actually had surprisingly good things to say about the stick-shift Accord Sport. http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-honda-accord-sport-24-long-term-update-review
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,177
Posted By Scottji
Sad to hear of this. I'm resigned to the fact...

Sad to hear of this. I'm resigned to the fact that my next car will be much less fun than my e46, although I'm going to hold off on getting rid of it as long as possible. I got my car in my fun...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Scottji
Here is the cocktail I went with: two qts high...

Here is the cocktail I went with: two qts high mileage 10w40, bottle of Bar's RMS repair, rest with 0w40. I also did the Lubro Moly flush. Now time to drive it and monitor oil usage.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Scottji
I looked more closely into my choices. The M1...

I looked more closely into my choices. The M1 0w40 (ll01) is api certified SN/SM/SL/SJ. The high mileage 10w30 is only api SL certified (which technically is approved for a 2004 motor). The HM...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Scottji
Can you elaborate? I'd think a 30- or 40-wt...

Can you elaborate? I'd think a 30- or 40-wt would be just fine at operating temp, but I'm no expert? What is HTHS, what is it supposed to be, and what is the high-mileage 10w-30/40 measure of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Scottji
Even on the lowly 325 motor? (CVV is new.). I'll...

Even on the lowly 325 motor? (CVV is new.). I'll try the lubro moly. Thanks!

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Scottji
Ah, I see. It's weird that it hardly consumed...

Ah, I see. It's weird that it hardly consumed any oil (except for the obvious OFHG leak) for the first six or seven years I had it, and its just in the last 2-3 years that it's "consuming" oil,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Scottji
I'm ok adding a few qts every once in a while,...

I'm ok adding a few qts every once in a while, and I don't expect any oil to be a magic elixer that will suddenly stop all leaks and add 10 hp. Just wondering if it would have an effect.



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