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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,296
Views: 356,389
Posted By partialresponse
Thermostat gaskets, in general, do not require a...

Thermostat gaskets, in general, do not require a sealer (I've never used one on any of the many thermostats I've replaced on this and other cars over many years) but I suppose if it makes you feel...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 32,024
Posted By partialresponse
Perhaps your pump is failing (generating...

Perhaps your pump is failing (generating insufficient pressure). You may have to try a new pump. The system operates on pressure and does not rely on suction, so I can't see how air would interfere...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-05-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 32,024
Posted By partialresponse
t3kn0, the pump is just inserted into the...

t3kn0, the pump is just inserted into the reservoir - a simple press fit, that's all. No turning or anything else. It will be able to move around somewhat since it's only held (to the reservoir) by...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,296
Views: 356,389
Posted By partialresponse
See this...

See this (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=974746) very useful post about the tensioners.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-18-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,611
Posted By partialresponse
Yes, a single standard-thread (clockwise to...

Yes, a single standard-thread (clockwise to tighten) torx bolt to remove it. Easy from either beneath or above (when the fan and shroud are out). Absolutely nothing to it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-16-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,296
Views: 356,389
Posted By partialresponse
I just completed this and it all went well...

I just completed this and it all went well without any significant trouble. I did quite a bit of work on my previous car, a Toyota Supra MkIII. So far, this car seems quite a bit easier to work on. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By partialresponse
Yet Another Coolant Question. Pentosin NF = BMW Blue?

Is Pentosin NF exactly the same as BMW Blue Coolant 82 14 1 467 704? I have a gallon of the BMW Blue and will be overhauling my cooling system soon. In case the gallon is not sufficient it's more...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 69,456
Posted By partialresponse
Ah, never mind. I see they come as part of a...

Ah, never mind. I see they come as part of a small kit, part number 52108240495.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 69,456
Posted By partialresponse
That's a very useful link! I've bookmarked it....

That's a very useful link! I've bookmarked it. Now does anyone happen to know if those two plastic rivets that hold the seat back cover at the bottom rear of the seat are available at the dealer? I...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 05-11-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By partialresponse
FS: 02-04 E46 Trunk Lid Light R (Passenger Side)

Brand new. This fits sedan years 02-04 (it is stamped with these years but it might fit 05, too.) It is stamped with manufacturer part number KS-BM037.

$25 shipped anywhere in lower 48.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,662
Posted By partialresponse
So, for those who go through several pads on the...

So, for those who go through several pads on the same set of rotors, how many of you resurface the rotors with a pad change? Is there something particular about BMW rotors that forbids resurfacing?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,662
Posted By partialresponse
Yeah, makes sense. I will measure because I'm...

Yeah, makes sense. I will measure because I'm into that sort of thing. No, I haven't tripped the sensor.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,662
Posted By partialresponse
I also need to replace the rear pads - I have 68k...

I also need to replace the rear pads - I have 68k miles on what I believe to be the original set (bought the car at 27k.) Do the rotors need to be replaced as well, or will they survive a second set...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 69,456
Posted By partialresponse
very good. I will definitely give that a try. ...

very good. I will definitely give that a try.

Yes, I figured that out by accident a few months ago! Setting the seat height so that the seat is not at a very low position (which I like,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 69,456
Posted By partialresponse
No mistake all of these come from the seat...

No mistake all of these come from the seat because I can feel them (the "butt area" flexing/popping on acceleration, as well as the left side bolster of the seat.)

I have been deceived a great...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,443
Posted By partialresponse
Thanks much for pointing me towards that. That...

Thanks much for pointing me towards that. That thread is here (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=657042).

-Kofi
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-09-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 69,456
Posted By partialresponse
Were you ever able to track this down? I'm being...

Were you ever able to track this down? I'm being held captive by the same gremlin! Drives me nuts.

-Kofi
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-09-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 34,315
Posted By partialresponse
No, I don't think that's necessary. - Kofi

No, I don't think that's necessary.

- Kofi
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,443
Posted By partialresponse
My drivers sport seat (heated, leather - I have a...

My drivers sport seat (heated, leather - I have a ZHP with the cold-weather package) makes all kinds of annoying noises, mostly from the lower back section. Especially on acceleration. It's awful....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-15-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 34,315
Posted By partialresponse
After removing mine (and it's very easy to...

After removing mine (and it's very easy to remove, thanks to this detailed write-up) I'm rather surprised at how little (if any) difference it makes to my shifts. Maybe it's the way I shift - but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By partialresponse
You can save yourself the coolant bath by using a...

You can save yourself the coolant bath by using a short length (3ft) of 1.5-2 in flexible hose to channel the coolant into your coolant drain container. Essentially you loosen that bolt partially,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,276
Posted By partialresponse
I drained mine from both the radiator and the...

I drained mine from both the radiator and the block - with the front two wheels on jack stands. Even so, I don't believe I got all the coolant out. I estimate I drained no more than 7 quarts (~7...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,795
Posted By partialresponse
After doing this again this weekend I agree I...

After doing this again this weekend I agree I will have to move on to a faster and more effective method next time. I'd forgotten how much effort it takes to hand-pump for that long.
The one...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,795
Posted By partialresponse
Why do I see no mention of using a hand-held...

Why do I see no mention of using a hand-held vacuum pump like this Mityvac
http://www.mityvac.com/images/products/hvpk_MV8000.gif

at the caliper bleed valve and just keeping an eye on the...
Forum: Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts 12-16-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By partialresponse
Is this an R5 FCX-16 (works on MY up to 2007?) ...

Is this an R5 FCX-16 (works on MY up to 2007?)

-Kofi
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