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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-24-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
Doesn't sound like a good idea. Your drain will...

Doesn't sound like a good idea. Your drain will probably be fine, though you might have a little extra in the pan, but the fill needs the car to be level. Since the fill plug is towards the rear you...
Forum: California 01-05-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 431
Posted By Torquewrench
SRS reset tool loaner in Santa Barbara?

Anyone in the Santa Barbara, CA area have an SRS reset tool they're willing to lend? There's a six pack of your choice in it.

Phil
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-10-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
Larry, thanks, I appreciate that, let me know if...

Larry, thanks, I appreciate that, let me know if I can help.

Phil/TW
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-20-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
Sorry, didn't check the model of your car. For a...

Sorry, didn't check the model of your car. For a 328i with the GM5 (A5S 360R) transmission you should use the Texaco 7045 or 7045E or something compatible. The Castrol doesn't claim compatibility so...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-20-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
The Castrol bottle says it should work. I think I...

The Castrol bottle says it should work. I think I mentioned Castrol as an option in my original post, but hadn't heard of anyone using it at that time. Give it a try and report your results.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-21-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
Anyone notice changes in mileage?

I was wondering if anyone has documented or anecdotal evidence of changes in fuel efficiency (mpg) when changing from the BMW OEM fluid. I still have a feeling I'm getting less mpg, perhaps due to...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-20-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
Very interesting on the T-27 recommendation. I'll...

Very interesting on the T-27 recommendation. I'll have to get one and try it. That would better explain some of the stripped heads I've seen.

Thanks!
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-11-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
Most of the procedure will apply even if the...

Most of the procedure will apply even if the fluid and tranny are different, just be sure you're using the right fluid by checking the sticker and some of the attachments in my original post to...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-11-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
I agree wholeheartedly with M5james, go ahead and...

I agree wholeheartedly with M5james, go ahead and do it once, maybe twice if you're up for it, it may bad fluid or a particle that will get cleared out with some new fluid.

YT,

Torquewrench
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,497
Posted By Torquewrench
maintenance

Getting the fan off was difficult, I made a makeshift fan tool out of a steel contractor’s square, and after enough banging with a rubber mallet it eventually came off. I applied copper-based...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-27-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
Huh?

That's a little confusing. If you just opened the drain plug and then filled through the fill plug I could see 4 being enough, but since they include the filter and gasket that implies dropping the...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 02-25-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 23,292
Posted By Torquewrench
Will do. I'll let you know once I get a chance to...

Will do. I'll let you know once I get a chance to recheck them.
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 02-22-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 23,292
Posted By Torquewrench
No HD reception, poor FM

Hi,

Got my DiCE HD installed with the stealth antenna, tested before buttoning it up and got radio, so I thought I had it. Now I realize I'm only getting a few strong FM stations, much fewer than...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-18-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
You should put in whatever is required to cause...

You should put in whatever is required to cause overflow when the car is running in neutral. If you did the procedure correctly and the fluid was at the correct temperature, then 6 is the right...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-17-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
Elring-Klinger, SS hardware

I've had issues with leaks but I could never tell for sure where they were coming from. I used the Elring-Klinger brand gasket last time as opposed of the ZF OEM. The E-K was the same shape but in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,497
Posted By Torquewrench
I'm set to replace the following this W/E: ...

I'm set to replace the following this W/E:

water pump (EMP Stewart)
Water pulley
Puller fan (mine shattered)
Fan clutch
Fan shroud
Belts
Coolant (w/ Redline Water Wetter)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,497
Posted By Torquewrench
I'm set to replace the following this W/E: ...

I'm set to replace the following this W/E:

water pump (EMP Stewart)
Water pulley
Puller fan (mine shattered)
Fan clutch
Fan shroud
Belts
Coolant (w/ Redline Water Wetter)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,497
Posted By Torquewrench
I'm set to replace the following this W/E: ...

I'm set to replace the following this W/E:

water pump (EMP Stewart)
Water pulley
Puller fan (mine shattered)
Fan clutch
Fan shroud
Belts
Coolant (w/ Redline Water Wetter)
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-18-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 26,706
Posted By Torquewrench
Heard great things about this school.

I've heard great things about this school but never had a chance to go. It would be great to win.

Thanks!
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-22-2007, 05:35 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
Great job

This fluid analysis and follow-up is tremendous information. Thanks again.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-19-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 275,446
Posted By Torquewrench
Thanks for the great detail and pictures. I might...

Thanks for the great detail and pictures. I might consider the Maxlife next time myself because I think the Mercon V is just slippery enough to get past the seals some of the time, and I hate the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,497
Posted By Torquewrench
Don't know who saw this, but Mike Miller, who...

Don't know who saw this, but Mike Miller, who writes tech talk in Roundel and Bimmer, recommended in the last Roundel that more people should consider running heavier weight oil if they are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,356
Posted By Torquewrench
It's certainly a part of it, but it doesn't...

It's certainly a part of it, but it doesn't explain it completely.

My mileage went from 22 mpg to 18 mpg, that's a 21.2% drop.

Gasoline is 32.0 MJ/L while ethanol is 21.1 MJ/L. E10 (10%...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,356
Posted By Torquewrench
I've cleaned the MAF, that's cool that you saw...

I've cleaned the MAF, that's cool that you saw that increase. I dog it as bad as she does, but that hasn't changed.

Just some ideas, I changed from Yokohama AVS 100s to Cooper/Avon mTech's and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,356
Posted By Torquewrench
Code reader says all OK

Hooked up my new code reader and no codes, all 8 readiness indicators OK as well, including O2 sensors and O2 heaters. Given that, any chance it is still the O2 sensors? What else might be going on?...
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