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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Oh I did that. I torqued it down in a cross...

Oh I did that. I torqued it down in a cross pattern, by the book, but it still sprung a small leak. Also, I was so excited to test the new Beisan VANOS seals I had installed, that I completely forgot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Wow! From everything I have heard, read, seen and...

Wow! From everything I have heard, read, seen and been told, you are supposed to use sealant when replacing a valve cover gasket. Not everywhere, but in certain places like the back, front, and 4...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
You didn't use any sealant anywhere around the...

You didn't use any sealant anywhere around the valve cover gasket?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
That really sucks, man. Sorry to hear that....

That really sucks, man. Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately you won't find VANOS pistons sold separately. Look for a used one at junk yards, or you can try this link: http://www.bmrparts.com/index.htm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Did you use RTV sealant (or enough of it) on the...

Did you use RTV sealant (or enough of it) on the front and the back side of the engine when you replaced the valve cover gasket? If you did, did you also wait at least 30 minutes before starting the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Give United Transmissions a try. They are...

Give United Transmissions a try. They are downtown Atlanta on Marietta street.

http://www.unitedtransmission.net/

They only work on automatic transmissions, and have been there since the mid...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,329
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
That tail pipe looks horrible. Also, in my humble...

That tail pipe looks horrible. Also, in my humble opinion, blacked out rear turn signals really look out of place on your car. That's Sienna Red, right? Switch to clears or smoked. And the trunk...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Looks like it's running low on coolant. :lmao:

Looks like it's running low on coolant. :lmao:
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,255
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Were you the one driving? Or were you the...

Were you the one driving? Or were you the passenger? Were you a witness? Are you qualified to investigate auto crashes and assess damage based on photos, or at all? Are you a fortune teller? Are you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,210
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
I had a very tiny leak in the intake manifold...

I had a very tiny leak in the intake manifold gasket at cylinder #3 on another car, an Isuzu Rodeo, that was causing a persistent misfire on that cylinder. Just like in your case, there were no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,255
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Hah, I can't believe nobody has said it yet. OK,...

Hah, I can't believe nobody has said it yet. OK, I'll do it.

They can just buff that right out.



:confused:
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,210
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Could be a number of things. Leak in the...

Could be a number of things.

Leak in the intake manifold at cylinder #5?
Coil or the spark plug shorting out on the engine block?
Fuel supply problem?
ECU problem?
Physical damage to the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
I've looked into it already and have not been...

I've looked into it already and have not been able to find any Sienna Red pre-painted mods. Not surprising really. I've only seen ONE Sienna Red e46 in my area, other than mine obviously, but plenty...
Forum: Southeast 08-24-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 932
Achtung: Georgia Bimmers
Views: 85,013
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Saw this rare beauty outside my emission station...

Saw this rare beauty outside my emission station in Johns Creek.

1973 Coupe 3.0 CSI Automatic. The gentleman driving it, I forget his name, is a former president of the local BMWCCA chapter.
...
Forum: General BMW Model Discussion 08-21-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
That's an old Russian license plate. The letters...

That's an old Russian license plate. The letters are Cyrillic.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,719
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Aghhhhhh!!! My eyes may never walk again. :yikes:

Aghhhhhh!!! My eyes may never walk again. :yikes:
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,979
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
+1 on that. Drive it for 50-100 miles, both...

+1 on that.

Drive it for 50-100 miles, both city and highway, and you should be good to go.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,979
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Good job on finding that! Any Autozone or...

Good job on finding that!

Any Autozone or Advanced will clear your codes for you for free. As far as emissions, you will have to drive around about 50-60 miles after the codes are cleared to go...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Low end sluggishness is definitely a symptom of...

Low end sluggishness is definitely a symptom of failing VANOS seals. But if I were you I would try to eliminate other possible causes of that sluggishness.

VANOS seals have been known to fail in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 554,758
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Yeah, I noticed the improvement right away, and...

Yeah, I noticed the improvement right away, and the more I am driving it, the better and smoother it keeps getting. And don't be afraid to give your car a good flogging now. Get it up to 5000 - 5500...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 554,758
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Just replaced the VANOS seals on my '01 330i with...

Just replaced the VANOS seals on my '01 330i with 72k miles a few days ago with the Beisan Systems seal kit.

Made a HUGE difference in low end performance. Engine doesn't hesitate any more,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,029
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
I like the dark wood trim in my black interior...

I like the dark wood trim in my black interior bimmer. It adds a touch of class, imho.

I guess I like it so much that the wood trim gives me wood! :excited:
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,437
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
That is correct. I still remember my GA Tech...

That is correct. I still remember my GA Tech physics classes, even though it was 20 years ago. There is a reason why a torque wrench is called that. It regulates with how much force it lets you turn...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Cheese'n'crackers! :facepalm: It's about $20...

Cheese'n'crackers! :facepalm:

It's about $20 at any BMW dealership.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 35,739
Posted By CarlsonTheFlyer
Small pebble dings on the hood. Bottom of the...

Small pebble dings on the hood.
Bottom of the front bumper has curb rash, courtesy of the first owner.
Driver's door window regulator broken and replaced.
Oil filter housing gasket and lower power...
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