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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Caver Dave
330xi Down! (power-train related?)

So, was tooling to work (65 miles each way) last Monday running beside a moderately swerving SWIFT truck, so wanted to get around it *before* the driver fell totally asleep :rofl: ... Cruise was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Caver Dave
First, thank you for the response! ...

First, thank you for the response!



Sorry if this wasn't clear, but the fuses *and* plug at pump were checked with a DVM (have 2 Flukes).

The fuses had 12VDC on both sides (test connections...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Caver Dave
Windshield Washer Not Working = Head Scratcher

Have confirmed the following on the 330xi in my sig... pump was new a couple years back

- Fuses 49, 52, 59 are good with 12VDC measured on both sides of fuses (didn't pull them)
- Since it's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 175,512
Posted By Caver Dave
So after several 10k miles of very trouble free...

So after several 10k miles of very trouble free motoring (post cooling system refresh, CCV, etc.), my dash lit up to indicate a "burned bulb" out back. I checked and the right side amber inside the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Caver Dave
IIRC, One of the (many) vacuum leaks on mine was...

IIRC, One of the (many) vacuum leaks on mine was the CCV drain connection at the dipstick tube...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Caver Dave
Unhappy Best replacement radiator?

So, roughly a year after doing the cooling system refresh (*EVERYTHING* but radiator), the Xi started weeping... at first, it was a few drips, but has progressed to 1/4 cups each time she's shut down...
Forum: Exterior 04-29-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By Caver Dave
WTB: Rear Valances

Need for both:

Titanium Silver - sedan

Steel Blue - coupe
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Caver Dave
Drivers window diagnosis?

So, while on a road-trip out-of-town, I lowered the driver window... didn't appear to be stuck or anything, but after 3"-4" inches, something "popped". I noticed that the window dropped a little more...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By Caver Dave
UPDATE: Have been working crazy hours &...

UPDATE:
Have been working crazy hours & traveling, and haven't had time to install the VANOS seals...

What's crazy though, I drove it to the beach about 350 miles round-trip 2 weekends ago with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,920
Posted By Caver Dave
Paperpilot... in my case (hoping it would be...

Paperpilot... in my case (hoping it would be "easy" things), the DISA had been rebuilt, the VCG had been replaced and I was still grasping...

It WAS the tubes into/out of the CCV! The one from VC...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By Caver Dave
OK, VCG gasket & grommets on the way... may get...

OK, VCG gasket & grommets on the way... may get to it before a little beach trip over the weekend?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Caver Dave
"Lots of effort"... yes, but a lot less than R/R...

"Lots of effort"... yes, but a lot less than R/R the CCV :rofl:

After doing mine a few weeks back, I'll *NEVER* replace another CCV... it'll get bypassed (dysfunctional CCV left in place) and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By Caver Dave
Understood... and not knocking you for wanting...

Understood... and not knocking you for wanting that.
Just stating that the AWD models aren't very conducive for "drifting". If it's that important to you, sell and purchase a RWD... ;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By Caver Dave
OK, one last time (honest!)... I replaced my...

OK, one last time (honest!)...

I replaced my VCG less than a year ago... should I order a new VCG to install when dismantled for VANOS seals? :dunno:

Already have the Beisan Systems VANOS kit,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By Caver Dave
Even with the DSC disabled, my 330Xi tracks like...

Even with the DSC disabled, my 330Xi tracks like it's on rails in the snow/slush.
As I'm well past the age of wanting to "get sideways", the excellent traction & ZERO wheel spin (which prematurely...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,920
Posted By Caver Dave
Sorry for the acronyms :D VC = Valve Cover ...

Sorry for the acronyms :D
VC = Valve Cover
CCV = Crankcase Ventilator (research here on the 'Fest... poor design is the source of major angst and it's location *under* the intake makes a for a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,920
Posted By Caver Dave
Mine (P0171/P0174) were related to broken: -...

Mine (P0171/P0174) were related to broken:
- VC to CCV "hard" tube and
- the oil drain back tube (CCV to dipstick nipple)

Did all of the tubes + CCV and they haven't surfaced since
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Caver Dave
Aside from the OFH (mid-level), the rest of this...

Aside from the OFH (mid-level), the rest of this is "minor"... pulling an intake, head, or opening the shortblock is major. ;)

I suspect you have an anti-freeze leak... rather than "radiator leak"...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By Caver Dave
But don't forget to strap the milk crate down...

But don't forget to strap the milk crate down (using the handy "luggage loops") or you'll quickly be annoyed by it crashing side-to-side... or do I drive a wee bit "spirited"? :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By Caver Dave
Golf tee mod FTW! :D

Golf tee mod FTW! :D
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Caver Dave
Double DITTO! Just did the cooling system...

Double DITTO!

Just did the cooling system refresh using the ECS Tuning kit... when comparing the ECS Tuning lower hose to another the PO (my brother) supplied, because the sensor was leaking so he...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By Caver Dave
Thanks Marco... the question was NOT how/where to...

Thanks Marco... the question was NOT how/where to get the correct VCG, but should I install a NEW VCG, given the current VCG is less than 15k miles/1 year old?

I don't mind spending $$ for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By Caver Dave
VANOS rebuild kit ordered from Beisan Systems......

VANOS rebuild kit ordered from Beisan Systems... :thumbup:

Awaiting clarification on the VCG before pulling the trigger on VANOS gasket :dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By Caver Dave
Were your misfires individual cylinders? Mine...

Were your misfires individual cylinders? Mine started as a single (#4) and has progressed to 1/2/4/5 and just a few minutes ago... ALL 6.

Guess it's time to give Beisan a ring. Since I replaced...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By Caver Dave
Any correlation to CCV replacement? Seems if the...

Any correlation to CCV replacement? Seems if the VANOS seals were bad before, wouldn't that have shown up in the past? These codes just started happening after the CCV...

OTOH, the crankcase...
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