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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,289
Posted By mikhit
I offered a brief explanation of MOA in post #6....

I offered a brief explanation of MOA in post #6. To recap: it is essentially ATF with other detergent additives.

The idea is that it will help clean and break up sludge or sticky components...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,289
Posted By mikhit
The oil drips on the exhaust manifold and burning...

The oil drips on the exhaust manifold and burning oil smell are textbook VCG leak. Take care of the VCG and check the rest of the engine for leaks, specifically the OFHG and vanos line.

Of course...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,289
Posted By mikhit
I have always used only BMW 5W-30, with a 7500...

I have always used only BMW 5W-30, with a 7500 mile oil change interval.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,289
Posted By mikhit
True. I was prepared to do it myself, and will...

True. I was prepared to do it myself, and will probably still do it sometime in the future, but at this point only out of curiosity.

I was previously talked out of it due to the fact that it may...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,289
Posted By mikhit
Your question about my driving habits is a really...

Your question about my driving habits is a really good one, because as you noted that will affect consumption. But no I haven't altered my driving at all. I do believe that the improvement in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,289
Posted By mikhit
Also, great info on the two kinds of rings and...

Also, great info on the two kinds of rings and the differences between them in post #11.

Thanks Stinger!
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,289
Posted By mikhit
Yes. IIRC, the instructions on the can recommend...

Yes. IIRC, the instructions on the can recommend using 1 can (~.3 liters) per 4-5 quarts of oil. When I was about a quart low I just added 1 can and topped up with oil. I repeated this again about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,289
Posted By mikhit
I have been in the same boat as you for a little...

I have been in the same boat as you for a little over a year now with my 03 325. I started experiencing increasing oil consumption, followed the same procedure as you replacing the various gaskets,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-08-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By mikhit
Bump. Any experience with the gear shaft selector...

Bump. Any experience with the gear shaft selector seal on an auto transmission?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By mikhit
Yes, I think that's it. They're asking $328 total...

Yes, I think that's it. They're asking $328 total for the repair.

Turns out it is quite different than the manual trans which was the only info I was able to find on these forums....

I did...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By mikhit
gear selector shaft seal leaking

Hey all,

I had my 03 325xi with 110,000 mi auto trans in for service and they reported that the gear selector shaft seal is leaking and recommend replacement.

I've done some searching and have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,808
Posted By mikhit
I realized that I started this thread last year...

I realized that I started this thread last year and never updated it after I identified the problem. I apologize...I get frustrated when I run into a thread without any sort of conclusion.

So...
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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,739
Posted By mikhit
I also remember not being able to find a part...

I also remember not being able to find a part number for the crush washer. I just stopped by the parts department at my local dealership and they figured it out.

You definitely want to replace it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By mikhit
I'm not sure I see anything wrong with the...

I'm not sure I see anything wrong with the exhaust "smoke" that you are experiencing. A few things: these cars tend to "smoke" on cold start (as do pretty much all cars), a product of water vapor...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By mikhit
^ not quite true. When properly sealed, the...

^ not quite true.

When properly sealed, the vapor barrier keeps all water that runs down the window and into the door inside the door where it can properly drain and dry out through weep holes at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-09-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,874
Posted By mikhit
There was another thread on here just yesterday...

There was another thread on here just yesterday or today about idle rpm on cold start....

On cold start the engine will idle slightly higher. What kind of idle rpm are you experiencing?

Mine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-09-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By mikhit
Carfax is useful but is generally an incomplete...

Carfax is useful but is generally an incomplete record of maintenance. Does the carfax indicate that the car has been maintained at a local dealership to you? If so, your best source of information...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,047
Posted By mikhit
just submitted. looking forward to the eventual...

just submitted. looking forward to the eventual analysis.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,973
Posted By mikhit
To update my experience: I brought my car to the...

To update my experience: I brought my car to the dealership for a parts warranty. They verified that the therm was indeed defective, leaking from the electrical connection to the housing. They acted...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,065
Posted By mikhit
With just over 100k miles, I burn a quart every...

With just over 100k miles, I burn a quart every 2500 miles or so. No leaks. VCG, OFHG and CCV all replaced around 90k miles.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,973
Posted By mikhit
Yeah I'm not excited about replacing mine again...

Yeah I'm not excited about replacing mine again either, but it looks like I will be doing it soon. My hope about it somehow self sealing was squashed when I noticed more coolant residue caking the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By mikhit
As I suspected. And, nope, no alignment issues...

As I suspected. And, nope, no alignment issues prior to springs. Thanks for your feedback!
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By mikhit
Replacing OEM rear springs, need alignment?

Hi guys,

About to replace my rear coil springs this afternoon; one has broken. It's an 03 325xi...100k miles. I am replacing OE springs with OE springs. My question is, will I need an alignment...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,973
Posted By mikhit
I'm still not sure how to justify how this has...

I'm still not sure how to justify how this has happened. Would be my second OE therm too. However, since I cleaned it up, and haven't touched the coolant level (which is on the lower side of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,973
Posted By mikhit
I too would expect this. however, my leak very...

I too would expect this. however, my leak very clearly originated at the therm. I have no reason to suspect that I overfilled the ET, but it is curious to me that now that coolant level is slightly...
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