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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-07-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,193
Posted By latitude39
I'm glad the hammer tip helped you. The...

I'm glad the hammer tip helped you. The instructions that say to "push the axle" into hub don't tell you how to push and where to grip. I feel like it's almost dumb luck that gets the axle into the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By latitude39
Thanks for the followup. I'm glad your problem...

Thanks for the followup. I'm glad your problem was fixed.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By latitude39
There's a shrader valve (like the valve stem on...

There's a shrader valve (like the valve stem on tires) on the fuel rail. It should be getting about 43 psi, IIRC. A parts store might let you use a fuel pressure gauge.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By latitude39
The routing can be tricky--at least it has...

The routing can be tricky--at least it has tricked me. ;)
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By latitude39
My "guess" is Intake Camshaft Position Sensor. ...

My "guess" is Intake Camshaft Position Sensor. The surging, and not starting sounds like what happened to my '02 325 at 125k miles (202k klicks).

There's a code for it, which my car threw, and...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-25-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By latitude39
Time for a new diff.

Time for a new diff.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-17-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By latitude39
The torque could possibly be 74 plus-or-minus 7. ...

The torque could possibly be 74 plus-or-minus 7. For example, lugnuts are 89 lb-ft +/- 7 lb-ft
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By latitude39
Have you checked the ground wires? A prominent...

Have you checked the ground wires? A prominent one connects the engine to the chassis on the passenger side. There are several others. Good electrical grounding is important and will frequently...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-03-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By latitude39
Yes, put in a new radial seal. PN: 33107505601 ...

Yes, put in a new radial seal. PN: 33107505601 Use realoem.com for part numbers.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-04-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By latitude39
At 110k mine was dark and filthy, clearly in need...

At 110k mine was dark and filthy, clearly in need of replacement. I change it now at about 30k intervals.

I use Pentosin MTF2, which matches the BMW specification for that gearbox.

I'm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 93,865
Posted By latitude39
Nicely done video. :thumbup: How long did the...

Nicely done video. :thumbup:
How long did the job take?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-06-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,655
Posted By latitude39
Thanks I'm trying to determine what's the...

Thanks
I'm trying to determine what's the common cause of oil consumption since I've recently joined the oil consumer club. This thread has provided the best data--really the only data from a torn...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-05-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,655
Posted By latitude39
Oil scraper rings wearing out faster than other components

jjrichar,
Thanks a million for putting together all these fabulously illustrated and informative threads. I've not seen anything like them anywhere.:thumbup:

Oil consumption
My '02 325xi with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 93,865
Posted By latitude39
The M54 has cast iron cylinder liners. This,...

The M54 has cast iron cylinder liners. This, according to Bentley and many photos I've seen.;)

I borrowed this photo from jjrichar's excellent thread, "Project M54 Engine: Pistons and Conrods".
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-23-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,056
Posted By latitude39
Nice diagram. It looks like someone got...

Nice diagram.

It looks like someone got creative in using E60 plumbing on an E46. Good thing you're in a warm place and didn't need the heat. :)
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-22-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,056
Posted By latitude39
That's new to me. There is no pipe coming...

That's new to me.

There is no pipe coming OUT of the cylinder head, which is supposed to feed the heater valve. Does this car have heat?

Is this an M56 engine? A photo from the top would...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-16-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By latitude39
Here's a link (with video) that shows the...

Here's a link (with video) that shows the bushings being replaced without removing the control arms:

http://www.bmpdesign.com/technical/suspension/files/BMW_Control_Arm_Bushing_Replacement.php
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-11-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 40,046
Posted By latitude39
paulezap14, Welcome to doing it yourself....

paulezap14,
Welcome to doing it yourself. You'll need the Bentley manual and the TIS--available on ebay for less than $20. That will cover most of you drawings you request. There's lots of DIY...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By latitude39
Mileage? I'll go out on a limb--since I know...

Mileage?

I'll go out on a limb--since I know very little about your car--and guess it's your Intake camshaft position sensor. Codes will usually point at it if that's the problem.

Mine...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-18-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By latitude39
Thanks LSB I've been working on this today....

Thanks LSB

I've been working on this today. I got the old tie rod off and the new one on. I removed the two bolts that hold the steering rack to the subframe--for a little extra wiggle room. It...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-18-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By latitude39
Inner TIE ROD & Boot R&R - Restricted access

Problem
I need to replace my right-side Tie Rod Assembly (both inner and outer tie rods) plus the accordion-like boot. But there's not room to get tools back there...or is there?

Bentley is mute...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-01-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By latitude39
Pulleys: You can use a long screw driver set near...

Pulleys: You can use a long screw driver set near the non spinning base of the pulley and your ear on the handle to confirm for yourself. A mechanic's stethoscope is better.

I doubt that "loose"...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By latitude39
goosu94 Maybe the plug boots need to be...

goosu94

Maybe the plug boots need to be seated more firmly.

I had a similar problem after changing spark plugs--and boots. "Misfire on cylinder 5" was my problem. I swapped the coils between...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-06-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,193
Posted By latitude39
Hmmm...I wonder what drove the decision by GKN to...

Hmmm...I wonder what drove the decision by GKN to change the diameter of the threaded shaft. If the 36mm nut is on the common 27mm shaft then a 32mm nut could possibly be on a 22mm shaft. An M22...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,193
Posted By latitude39
Jester, Thanks for all the good info. :thumbup:...

Jester,
Thanks for all the good info. :thumbup:

I'm in contact with HandsOnTools about the Klann tool. I requested that they check with the Germans to be sure the KL-0415-0011 (M27x1.5) adapter...
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