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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,270
Posted By catso
Just checking in guys; hope everyone is doing...

Just checking in guys; hope everyone is doing well. BTW, that was my dad's favorite Scotch, I can remember buying bottles of Chivas Salute to give him for $25 (long...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-15-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By catso
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By catso
I remember working on an old car once that had a...

I remember working on an old car once that had a severely contaminated brake system and fluid. We replaced some wheel cylinders and the master and could not get a decent pedal. We bled it over and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By catso
I still think you have air in there somewhere,...

I still think you have air in there somewhere, can you open up the system somewhere near the top (at a fitting or line connection)? Try bleeding it that way, not at the caliper bleed screw. You may...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-13-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By catso
Is there any change in the fluid level when the...

Is there any change in the fluid level when the pedal goes to the floor? What about the condition of the rubber hoses, are they good? You may still have air somewhere in the lines or ABS unit. I...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-13-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,340
Posted By catso
First thing you need to do is look for leaks:...

First thing you need to do is look for leaks: check the master cylinder level, then park the car somewhere dry, level, and flat and push hard on the brakes. Then look under the car for leaks. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,113
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: 55
Views: 2,113
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: 55
Views: 2,113
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: 1,950
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: 55
Views: 2,113
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: 55
Views: 2,113
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: 1,907
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: 392
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: 4,738
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: 15,074
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: 2,210
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: 1,853
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: 1,639
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: 1,925
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: 229,179
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: 7,596
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: 10,185
Posted By catso
I agree totally!

I agree totally!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
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: 1,698
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.
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