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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:55 PM
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So while replacing my VCG I over torqued one of the nuts and snapped the the stud. So big deal go to dealer pick a few up and be on my way. well while removing the VC again I broke the CCV elbow. Then I get the stud out and open the bag I got at the dealer. wrong size studs they are one size instead of expanding to thread into the head. So in the past 5 days I have had the GF's birthday, idler pulley, belt tensioner, belt, now the CCV system(planed on buying one before buying the SC anyways.) I'm gonna be broke boys. On the bright side I just got another refund check!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:59 PM
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That sucks Tanner,

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:14 AM
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So while replacing my VCG I over torqued one of the nuts and snapped the the stud. So big deal go to dealer pick a few up and be on my way. well while removing the VC again I broke the CCV elbow. Then I get the stud out and open the bag I got at the dealer. wrong size studs they are one size instead of expanding to thread into the head. So in the past 5 days I have had the GF's birthday, idler pulley, belt tensioner, belt, now the CCV system(planed on buying one before buying the SC anyways.) I'm gonna be broke boys. On the bright side I just got another refund check!
I feel for you homeboy. My condolences.
Just remember once she's running how she should again you'll be able to relax
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I feel for you homeboy. My condolences.
Just remember once she's running how she should again you'll be able to relax
For a few weeks... when something else will probably need tending to
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:48 AM
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This is the first time I've had to let it sit this year. I probably could drive it but I'm not gonna try and fix the CCV hose and risk something else.

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:37 AM
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:46 AM
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:57 PM
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:18 PM
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So I got the CCV, idler pulley, tensioner with pulley, water pump, and VCG changed today. So 7 hours later I am getting cleaned up and doing a coolant change when my bleeder screw and drain plug break. Salt in the wound
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