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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-27-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Sansho
Welcome to e46fanatics. When you use search...

Welcome to e46fanatics.

When you use search on these codes, what did you find?

P1622 MAP Cooling Control Circuit Electrical
P0505 Idle Control System Malfunction
P0700 Transmission...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,316
Posted By Sansho
My local dealer wouldn't have a loaner available...

My local dealer wouldn't have a loaner available for a week or so.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Sansho
Did you DIY valve cover gasket change? If yes,...

Did you DIY valve cover gasket change? If yes, did you use RTV as in this picture, both front and rear:

http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_procedure_files/image066.jpg
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,316
Posted By Sansho
I called local dealer, and they do have the parts...

I called local dealer, and they do have the parts in stock, so I'm scheduled to get the work done next week.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Sansho
That part number isn't a valid BMW part number. ...

That part number isn't a valid BMW part number.

According to specs, your 1999 323i could have one of two GM transmissions ... an A4S 270R, which uses Dexron III, or an A5S 360R, which is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Sansho
I think this is what you're looking for:...

I think this is what you're looking for: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AV53&mospid=47725&btnr=51_3283&hg=51&fg=80 .

The drop down plate under the oil pan, which is part of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Sansho
Unfortunately, it's not unusual for the auto...

Unfortunately, it's not unusual for the auto transmission thermostat to fall apart when removed. And they run $50 to $75 for OEM or BMW replacement.

A Behr or CRP expansion tank cap runs around...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-21-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Sansho
On installing the new VCG, you'll need to use RTV...

On installing the new VCG, you'll need to use RTV so it looks like this (front and rear):

http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_procedure_files/image066.jpg

See this for a description...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 09-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Sansho
Bentley and BMW both say not to lubricate the...

Bentley and BMW both say not to lubricate the slide pins. An exception to that would be if you installed a solid brake guide kit, which needs to be cleaned and lubed at least annually.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By Sansho
I've ordered from Autohausaz for many years, and...

I've ordered from Autohausaz for many years, and certainly don't hold this discussion against them. They carry quality parts at reasonable prices with excellent service.

I think this is a case...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-20-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By Sansho
Not to stir the pot further, however, realoem.com...

Not to stir the pot further, however, realoem.com and parts base.org show different LF20 and LF30 for different e46 models. For instance, mine, which is a 5/2001 build, has an LF20, which is what...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-19-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Sansho
Geez .... just get a water pump with a metal...

Geez .... just get a water pump with a metal impeller. I went with a Stewart pump, but I plan to keep my e46 for a long time.

Expansion tank ... stay with BMW, and buy from a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-19-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By Sansho
Well, this is confusing ... Bentley manual calls...

Well, this is confusing ... Bentley manual calls for Dexron III ATF for e46's. Pentosin says the fluid referenced above works in BMW's, but doesn't mention ATF or Dexron. The cap on my power steering...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-19-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Sansho
Congrats on your new wheels. There's lots of...

Congrats on your new wheels. There's lots of good information on DIY projects, many with video's and pictures to help you along. You might want to invest in a Bentley e46 manual, as that also can be...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 09-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Sansho
Bentley doesn't distinguish between 325 and 330...

Bentley doesn't distinguish between 325 and 330 models, only M3 and non-M3 by wheel size, and standard suspension, sport suspension, rough road suspension, and all wheel drive suspension.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-18-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Sansho
Stewarts come with a lifetime warranty. If you...

Stewarts come with a lifetime warranty. If you think it's a seal issue, contact Stewart at (906) 789-2816 Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm Eastern time, or email customer service at...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 182,264
Posted By Sansho
Per BMW, the vehicle must be level when checking...

Per BMW, the vehicle must be level when checking the fluid level.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,316
Posted By Sansho
Got letter today ... parts not available...

Got letter today ... parts not available .... will notify you someday ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Sansho
Definitely expansion tank, as mentioned. If you...

Definitely expansion tank, as mentioned. If you haven't already, read Mango's maintenance here (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=923563) and reliability post here...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By Sansho
I thought Walmart "Maxx" batteries were 3 year...

I thought Walmart "Maxx" batteries were 3 year replace, and additional 2 year pro-rate, total 5 year warranty, last I looked .... Still a good warranty on a decent battery.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 09-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,291
Posted By Sansho
While there may be a reason to bypass the brake...

While there may be a reason to bypass the brake pad sensor, for example you use track pads that don't allow connecting the sensor, be careful with that. Think a couple of years down the road ...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 09-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,291
Posted By Sansho
Assuming your pads have gotten low enough for one...

Assuming your pads have gotten low enough for one or both of the brake sensor to break, yes you'll need to replace the broken sensor. If the pads haven't worn to the point of breaking one of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By Sansho
As mentioned, you're fine to switch regardless of...

As mentioned, you're fine to switch regardless of the Valvoline oil there before. I ran Mobil 1 0W-40 for several years with no issues, and recently switched to Castrol 0W-30 Edge (European formula...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 09-09-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By Sansho
Welcome to e46fanatics. Once you find a style of...

Welcome to e46fanatics. Once you find a style of BMW wheel, see this thread which is full of pictures of OEM BMW rims on e46's: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=689465&highlight=wheel
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Sansho
150Kms is around 93K miles. While BMW initially...

150Kms is around 93K miles. While BMW initially specified lifetime fluid for e46's, in 2002 they changed it to change every 100K miles (unless subject to significant stress, then ZF suggests earlier...
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