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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By 951Tom
Oldmactech I replaced my fan clutch & the new...

Oldmactech I replaced my fan clutch & the new clutch was noticibly tighter and would not free wheel any when spun by hand. I had 85k miles on it. At that mileage you probably needed one as they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By 951Tom
They don't last long. If the last one was 3 yrs...

They don't last long. If the last one was 3 yrs ago, he needs a new thermostat.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By 951Tom
That is part of the clamp that attaches the...

That is part of the clamp that attaches the window regulator to the window glass. It's a shim used to set the angle of the window against the rubber seal.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,965
Posted By 951Tom
I would not swap the pistons side to side. Is...

I would not swap the pistons side to side. Is the damaged area of the piston scratching the bore?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-30-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,633
Posted By 951Tom
Clean the hub off where the disc mounts using a...

Clean the hub off where the disc mounts using a power tool. Check the rotor runout with a dial indicator so you don't get pedal pulsation.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,508
Posted By 951Tom
Will the transmission need to be dropped to...

Will the transmission need to be dropped to replace that part? It doesn't look like very much room is there to reach the broken parts.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,861
Posted By 951Tom
My guess for the OP's trans mount problem was air...

My guess for the OP's trans mount problem was air rushing under the car blew the leaking oil backwards which soaked the mount and caused it to break.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,699
Posted By 951Tom
You just need a longer pipe extension....try at...

You just need a longer pipe extension....try at least 4 or 5 feet long. This should let you apply over 500 ft lbs to break it free.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,796
Posted By 951Tom
Castrol Dex/Merc domestic multi-vehicle ATF is...

Castrol Dex/Merc domestic multi-vehicle ATF is for the older Dexron III cars per their data sheets.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By 951Tom
Those are all excellent recommendations. For the...

Those are all excellent recommendations. For the tire air pressure, increase it to the maximum that's listed on the sidewall. I can say from experience mothballs don't work, but mousetraps do.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By 951Tom
The intake doesn't need to come off, but you...

The intake doesn't need to come off, but you might want to consider removing the alternator. About 6 months after replacing my CCV, I had to replace my oil filter housing gasket which requires the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-12-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 211,005
Posted By 951Tom
Get your floor jack and raise it upwards on the...

Get your floor jack and raise it upwards on the suspension arm under the ball-joint. You need more force to counter-hold it for you.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By 951Tom
They close at lower speed so the fan is more...

They close at lower speed so the fan is more efficient at pulling air across the entire radiator surface.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By 951Tom
Do a compression test that will tell you if the...

Do a compression test that will tell you if the headgasket is blown or not.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By 951Tom
My car needed an alternator and under CPO...

My car needed an alternator and under CPO warranty they installed a 120 amp Bosch.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 549,937
Posted By 951Tom
You want to make sure it says sensor-safe. Some...

You want to make sure it says sensor-safe. Some sealants can ruin your O2 sensors.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By 951Tom
The evaporator drain could be clogged. Try...

The evaporator drain could be clogged. Try poking it thru with weed-eater string. Best would be to hook up a/c gauges to see what your pressures are. How bad is the condensor? There are combs you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,608
Posted By 951Tom
I just got 27mpg on a long highway trip with the...

I just got 27mpg on a long highway trip with the a/c blasting the whole time. Replaced vanos seals also. E46 = greatness
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-05-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By 951Tom
Yes, it should be tighened down. Doesn't need a...

Yes, it should be tighened down. Doesn't need a lot of force, maybe 1/4 turn.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-05-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,910
Posted By 951Tom
There is also a crankshaft position sensor and a...

There is also a crankshaft position sensor and a air intake temp sensor.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By 951Tom
I would apply 12V directly to the fan contacts to...

I would apply 12V directly to the fan contacts to see if it runs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,936
Posted By 951Tom
Alex323Ci's link is how my coupe is. In order to...

Alex323Ci's link is how my coupe is. In order to lift a car with no center donut & not ruin anything, you drive up on ramps & remove #3, then with your jack, lift on the center of #1 using a wood...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,350
Posted By 951Tom
Provided the owner agrees, you could bring a set...

Provided the owner agrees, you could bring a set of ramps with you. Back up onto them and take a look. These cars aren't bad to work on.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By 951Tom
Probably needs new level sensors in the tank. ...

Probably needs new level sensors in the tank. Access panels are under the rear seats.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By 951Tom
I found it works best to install the filter into...

I found it works best to install the filter into the air box cover first, then install the assembly into position.
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