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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,255
Posted By catso
Don't forget to quiz them on their knowledge of...

Don't forget to quiz them on their knowledge of climate change and carbon credits...:rolleyes:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,255
Posted By catso
When I was in my last year of HS and for a couple...

When I was in my last year of HS and for a couple of years after, I worked for the largest Chevy dealer in the world and got to drive a lot of Vettes. I always wanted one, so now that they're cheap...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,255
Posted By catso
You guys keep asking "How do I get more...

You guys keep asking "How do I get more power?"... I got mine the old fashioned way!
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-24-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 875
Posted By catso
Nobody here has any reasonable input. I suggest...

Nobody here has any reasonable input. I suggest you try posting in www.mye28.com There is a possibility someone on that forum my be able to help you.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-19-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,255
Posted By catso
[QUOTE=smolck;12975799]Thanks guys. I've been...

[QUOTE=smolck;12975799]Thanks guys. I've been toying with the idea of doing my next E46 repair (likely control arms) on YouTube live. That way I can take comments and answer questions while working,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,255
Posted By catso
Always great to hear from you Smolck, your repair...

Always great to hear from you Smolck, your repair threads here were the highlight of the forum. Good luck and good health to you always!
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-28-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By catso
I thought I saw someone selling those or...

I thought I saw someone selling those or something very similar in the Chicago area Craigslist recently. The listing seems to come and go every now and then; it's not continuously listed. Good luck....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By catso
Sometimes lambda sensor codes are a by-product of...

Sometimes lambda sensor codes are a by-product of other problems; poor air fuel mixture, improper or contaminated fuel, poor maintenance, etc. I would check over and clean the IAC valve, its...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,227
Posted By catso
Agreed! I worked in a restoration shop that...

Agreed! I worked in a restoration shop that revived barnfinds that were sometimes 40 years old or more. Stick with it, you may be rewarded!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,895
Posted By catso
I think the viscosity issue has something to do...

I think the viscosity issue has something to do with proper vanos operation. I'm sure there has been lots of discussion about this subject, so you may want to research this a bit further.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-29-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,341
Posted By catso
You should be able to find a good used flexplate,...

You should be able to find a good used flexplate, but shipping from the USA to Slovakia will probably be very expensive. I just looked up the part on Ebay and came up with this:...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-29-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,270
Posted By catso
I would go over and double check everthing you...

I would go over and double check everthing you replaced, maybe you disturbed an electrical connection or a vacuum line. I don't think the oil and filter would affect your engine if they were the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-29-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,080
Posted By catso
Why don't you try posting in the X5 forum, they...

Why don't you try posting in the X5 forum, they may be able to help.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-06-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By catso
Corroded electric terminals are a never ending...

Corroded electric terminals are a never ending problem with older cars, especially in places you can't see like under the wire or connector's insulation. Keep inspecting and correcting whatever...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 208,263
Posted By catso
I think you can buy them on Fleabay now; just...

I think you can buy them on Fleabay now; just watch out for the cheap Chinese knockoffs.......
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,764
Posted By catso
It's still in the car and appears to be working,...

It's still in the car and appears to be working, but now that you reminded me I will check it out again very soon. In the winter with mostly short trips, it doesn't really go on very often.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,663
Posted By catso
I agree totally!

I agree totally!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By catso
Break off the ceramic insulator and wire...

Break off the ceramic insulator and wire connector with a hammer and remove it with a regular or impact 6-point socket. The slotted sockets will usually slip and O2 sensors are very often difficult...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-11-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By catso
The sensor on the trans is for engine speed, the...

The sensor on the trans is for engine speed, the differential is for the speedometer. Look up the correct part number on www.Realoem.com (http://www.Realoem.com) and see if you have the right part.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 109,215
Posted By catso
Go to post 69 in this thread and you will find a...

Go to post 69 in this thread and you will find a nice tutorial you can download. Good luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,619
Posted By catso
Sounds like a possible fuel pump or fuel delivery...

Sounds like a possible fuel pump or fuel delivery problem; when they go out you usually don't get any codes.
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1990) 11-07-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,987
Posted By catso
Sometimes, when the wear pattern changes after...

Sometimes, when the wear pattern changes after you adjust the valves the first time, you need to do it again. It's just a normal occurance with solid lifters. Make sure your oil has the correct...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By catso
Hoses deteriorate over time and can cause the...

Hoses deteriorate over time and can cause the pump and rack to fail. Power steering problems are common with older e46's, so monitor your system very carefully and often.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By catso
Start by carefully checking all your fluid...

Start by carefully checking all your fluid levels: engine oil, trans fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, etc. From its outward appearance, I would guess a brake line rusted through or ruptured,...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-03-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By catso
Mare sure to check the fuild level too, but the...

Mare sure to check the fuild level too, but the shifter cables are problematic; I have replaced mine twice.
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