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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By celsoglima
I also think those numbers are fine. I just...

I also think those numbers are fine. I just replaced the voltage regulator on my car just over a month ago. My car shows pretty much the same numbers. At 2000+ RPM stays at 13.8V to 13.9V. With the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By celsoglima
Like it was previously mentioned, the gasket kit...

Like it was previously mentioned, the gasket kit is not that much, so it is probably worth just going ahead and ordering it. If it turns out you don't need it, leave it in the garage. You might need...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By celsoglima
If you look at the ground wire on the connectors...

If you look at the ground wire on the connectors for the taillight housing, you might have a problem right there. That was what happened to my car. The plastic melted and that affected the contacts....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By celsoglima
My car had a code indicating the temperature was...

My car had a code indicating the temperature was below the acceptable range. Did you check for any OBD code? Replacing the thermostat is not a difficult job.
You can probably drain about 2 quarts to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By celsoglima
If understood what is being suggested with this...

If understood what is being suggested with this bypass kit, I believe tempering with the SRS system is illegal in the USA, and it might be right there with tempering with an odometer which is a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By celsoglima
Not sure if there was ever a step-by-step guide...

Not sure if there was ever a step-by-step guide out there. The job is not that complicated at all, it is just a bit intimidating. I did replace that sensor on a 328i I had about 8 years ago. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By celsoglima
it is most likely your vapor barrier. Have you...

it is most likely your vapor barrier. Have you removed the door panel to inspect? If not, that is the first thing to check. The vapor barrier is held in place by a bead of weatherstrip adhesive....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By celsoglima
Get a voltmeter (multimeter) and check the...

Get a voltmeter (multimeter) and check the voltage with the car running. If the voltage it is not around 13.4-13.7V, it is definitely a problem related to the alternator.You may want to get that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By celsoglima
I took a different approach with regarding to...

I took a different approach with regarding to getting most of the fluid out of another car I have. I did syphon out the fluid out of the reservoir, but I flushed most of the fluid (if not all) in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By celsoglima
Just want to report back and sort of close this...

Just want to report back and sort of close this thread by confirming it was actually an issue with the voltage regulator which was a very easy and cheap fix. Like it was previously mentioned, if the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By celsoglima
That is the approach I am going to use....

That is the approach I am going to use. Unfortunately any torque reference I had was already wiped out from my memory. :) The last time I used that torque wrench was 4 years ago. It has been properly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By celsoglima
This is pretty interesting! There is actually an...

This is pretty interesting! There is actually an errata for page 116-8 on my manual listing the correct torque amount.

https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=12910652
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By celsoglima
I got that number from the Bentley manual 2005...

I got that number from the Bentley manual 2005 edition, page 116-8. There may be an errata out there I might need to print and keep it with the book. I have owned this book since 2006.

615987
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By celsoglima
I don't plan on using RTV to correct the...

I don't plan on using RTV to correct the situation. Not even temporarily. I don't believe that would be a good choice. Thankfully the stud didn't break inside the cylinder head, so it will be easy to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By celsoglima
That is unbelievable! :banghead: I never double...

That is unbelievable! :banghead: I never double checked the torque amounts reported in the Bentley manual. Lesson learned! I am going to have to start doing that from now on. Thanks for the link. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By celsoglima
Valve Cover Bolts: Are 18 ft-lb the right torque amount?

Are the valve cover bolts really torqued to 18 ft-lb? Or is that an error in the Bentley manual that I was not aware of?

One of the studs that hold the valve cover in my car just snapped in half,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By celsoglima
I had a 2000 328i about 7 years ago that was...

I had a 2000 328i about 7 years ago that was making all kinds of clunking noises. I identified suspension components that needed to be replaced by using a pry bar. At one point I got so annoyed with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By celsoglima
Thanks for the suggestion. That is what I ended...

Thanks for the suggestion. That is what I ended up doing. I had to do surgery. Maybe I was being too gentle or paranoid to keep from damaging the valve cover, but it took me almost as long to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By celsoglima
Valve Cover Gasket: Brittle and Fused with Valve Cover

My 2001 330i was way overdue for a valve cover gasket replacement. I decided to tackle that this evening and ran into a situation I was not expecting. The center pieces of the gasket set (spark plug...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By celsoglima
Yes, the alternator is a Bosch 120A. I went ahead...

Yes, the alternator is a Bosch 120A. I went ahead and order a voltage regulator (VR) for it. FCP Euro/AutohausAZ/etc all have those VRs for under/around $40 plus shipping, so I decided to gamble on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By celsoglima
Electrical System Voltage Range: Is there a maximum value?

I have been having some weird electrical issue with my car, and I was wondering if any of you guys with a good understand of the electrical system could shed some light on this.

The battery on my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By celsoglima
I don't believe in those unbranded kits you see...

I don't believe in those unbranded kits you see on eBay. I looked at those a few years ago but decided against. I went Meyle on everything. It all came from FCP Euro and cost me a good chunk of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By celsoglima
Did you know about that story before you got the...

Did you know about that story before you got the car? That looks very weird. I would expect the moving company to haul the vehicle. This moving company could have gotten some random dude to drive it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By celsoglima
I do have to apologize to both of you. I...

I do have to apologize to both of you. I completely hijacked this post with a completely different issue. Not sure what I was thinking. My issue is with the SRS light, and not SES light.

Let's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By celsoglima
Thanks for the info about the battery. I guess...

Thanks for the info about the battery. I guess that warning is attached to the product itself instead of the vehicle year model. I did search under 2001 330i replacement parts. I will check the SES...
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