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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,216
Posted By lmr2wil
There is a separate cooling loop for the power...

There is a separate cooling loop for the power steering system behind the radiator - see #10 in http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BM53&mospid=47712&btnr=32_0958&hg=32&fg=20 for reference....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By lmr2wil
I would imagine that ACS could answer this...

I would imagine that ACS could answer this definitively. Have you contacted them - http://www.ac-schnitzer.de/en/bmw-cars/???

Luke
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By lmr2wil
Are you cleaning brake dust of the wheels? Or...

Are you cleaning brake dust of the wheels? Or are you, as your title suggests, cleaning brake fluid off the wheels. In the former case, I often use a good wheel cleaner and a stiff nylon brush to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,216
Posted By lmr2wil
Not that MT-90/MTL is good or bad - I've never...

Not that MT-90/MTL is good or bad - I've never used it in the E46; but, in this case, ATF is jut a label. Read the application guide on Redline's website. They specifically state that D4 works in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By lmr2wil
I believe David was referring to the M52TU as...

I believe David was referring to the M52TU as older than the newer M54 as opposed to the the M52 vs M52TU.

Luke
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By lmr2wil
BFH = Big F***ing Hammer. Luke

BFH = Big F***ing Hammer.

Luke
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By lmr2wil
For posterity: Only use the BFH approach if you...

For posterity: Only use the BFH approach if you are replacing the wheel bearing (which I realize that the OP is doing - so this is a fine way to go). I can say from experience that this can take out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By lmr2wil
They usually rust to the hub. You need lots of...

They usually rust to the hub. You need lots of PB Blaster or the like. Then, get yourself an axle puller like...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By lmr2wil
That would be hard to argue. You took it in not...

That would be hard to argue. You took it in not working... asked them to get it working... and they got it working. That said, I agree that $342.00 is a lot. Also, you should pin down the units on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By lmr2wil
You need an external E12 torx bit for those axle...

You need an external E12 torx bit for those axle bolts. Use lots of PB Blaster before trying to remove the axle stub from the hub. When you do go to remove it, use a press rather than a hammer if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By lmr2wil
This car doesn't use a knock sensor to detect...

This car doesn't use a knock sensor to detect misfires - it only uses the knock sensor to retard timing if needed. Misfires are detected by the DME and the crank position sensor; the DME assumes...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By lmr2wil
Make sure your seatbelt tensioners are plugged in...

Make sure your seatbelt tensioners are plugged in properly. Also, PASoft will clear this once the fault is corrected. The light won't go off without clearing it though. Have you tried clearing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,382
Posted By lmr2wil
Is it just me or was his belt misrouted too? ...

Is it just me or was his belt misrouted too? Either way that poor engine - hopefully he doesn't loan yours out for destruction :)

Luke
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By lmr2wil
My guess is the retaining clip - see step 6 of...

My guess is the retaining clip - see step 6 of http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=917617 - has fallen out or is missing. I would pull the lock before ordering, but a lock repair kit like...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By lmr2wil
I agree with what's been said - you have to have...

I agree with what's been said - you have to have the correct amount of refrigerant in it before you can determine if the system is working. If the first mechanic is correct and you don't have a leak,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By lmr2wil
The plugs are less than ten dollars a piece -...

The plugs are less than ten dollars a piece - possibly a lot less depending on what you're using. You're not going to like knowing that the two are different - whether or not it matters. At the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By lmr2wil
Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but my...

Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding would be that you need to not have a cd changer for this to work - it emulates the changer and uses that functionality for an Aux input...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By lmr2wil
Personally, I shy away from used on failure prone...

Personally, I shy away from used on failure prone electronics. If you plan to keep the car for awhile, then I would go new. The BMWPartStore - http://thebmwminipartstore.com/ has them for under...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By lmr2wil
I agree that option one with something to...

I agree that option one with something to regulate vacuum could work. That said, I don't see how this will eliminate the CCV icing that plagues those in the north - I can't imagine that all the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By lmr2wil
The CCV not only separates the oil from the...

The CCV not only separates the oil from the blowby but also regulates the vacuum in the crankcase - something that the rings on your engine were designed with in mind. As such, none of these options...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By lmr2wil
+1 Likely, if it were the HVAC fan you would...

+1 Likely, if it were the HVAC fan you would hear it in the center not the lefthand side.

Luke
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By lmr2wil
Do they not have a hex head that the...

Do they not have a hex head that the uni-directional slot is cut into? I remember using a socket on mine - but I don't know for sure that they were original. Plus the replacement part is clearly a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By lmr2wil
OP - the hose clamps shown are what shipped...

OP - the hose clamps shown are what shipped originally - see http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showphoto.do?id=07129952104. Also, they certainly loosen as well as tighten and should not be onetime use. As...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,929
Posted By lmr2wil
As everyone has said - I'm sorry that you are...

As everyone has said - I'm sorry that you are having to deal with this - it won't be fun - but you will get it.

I think that jfoj's original suggestion is brilliant; if you can use a magnet - or...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By lmr2wil
I use something like...

I use something like http://www.irwin.com/tools/clamps/one-handed-mini-bar-clamps. They give you quite a bit of control to get the bushing to a given point on the arm (per Alex323Ci's remark).
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