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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,024
Posted By scintilla
I already sold my car but this was indeed fixed...

I already sold my car but this was indeed fixed by a proper refill of refrigerant.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By scintilla
My 01 330i is actinig exactly the same now. Have...

My 01 330i is actinig exactly the same now. Have you found the culprit?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-25-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By scintilla
Just get your freon recharged. Nothing is broken.

Just get your freon recharged. Nothing is broken.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-03-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 161,044
Posted By scintilla
Just did this yesterday. It's actually...

Just did this yesterday.

It's actually quite easy to remove the PS pump from above. All you need is a 13mm wrench and a small mirror. I wouldn't suggest getting under the car just to reach the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,959
Posted By scintilla
I have oil leak somewhere under and could be the...

I have oil leak somewhere under and could be the main seal of the engine. I'm seriously worried.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-10-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 132,013
Posted By scintilla
The 15 grommets MUST be replaced. I didn't...

The 15 grommets MUST be replaced. I didn't replace them when I first did my valve cover, and the leak never stopped.

Dont mess with the torques. It's not the nuts that holds the cover down. It's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-04-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2,632
Views: 543,109
Posted By scintilla
I did my seals and bearing rings last weekend,...

I did my seals and bearing rings last weekend, and I'm happy with the result. My 01 330i had 50k miles in it and was doing okay, but I did it anyway.

There's a lot less engine ping noise during...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-31-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,040
Posted By scintilla
Rajaie, After tightening the bearing cap, I...

Rajaie,
After tightening the bearing cap, I tried to rotate the center washer with a bolt and nut slightly attached to it. I found it to be a little stiff to rotate. Not completely binded, but not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 220,255
Posted By scintilla
That is definitely not normal. Mine was...

That is definitely not normal.

Mine was just like that before I replaced my coupling.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 220,255
Posted By scintilla
Before I replaced mine, there's about an inch of...

Before I replaced mine, there's about an inch of steering wheel play on each direction.

After replacement, there's only the flex of the rubber coupling. No play at all.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-03-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 93,845
Posted By scintilla
I removed the DISA valve last night. There's a...

I removed the DISA valve last night. There's a lot of gunk inside the intake manifold looking through that hole.

Does this mean my OS has gone bad?

The throttle valve and ICV were both very...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 63,096
Posted By scintilla
Wow... Nice :bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow:

Wow... Nice :bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-02-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By scintilla
My first guess would be valve cover gasket.

My first guess would be valve cover gasket.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-18-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,282
Posted By scintilla
Thanks for sharing your knowledge....

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. :bow::bow::bow:

Could you please tell us more about when to stop filling?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 201,359
Posted By scintilla
I don't remember where I get the numbers, but I...

I don't remember where I get the numbers, but I think M54B30 weighs around 380 lb and S65 is around 460 lb.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By scintilla
The problem is now solved. It's the valve cover...

The problem is now solved. It's the valve cover gasket.

Motor oil was leaking out from behind the engine, where I couldn't see.

It was leaking so bad that I thought my engine was burning oil.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-26-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,933
Posted By scintilla
I have an 01 330i with automatic. While...

I have an 01 330i with automatic.

While knocking the expansion tank from below, have a friend pull the tank upwards at the same time. This will make it a lot easier for the tank to be released...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,002
Posted By scintilla
Even the thinner plastic section of the tube...

Even the thinner plastic section of the tube becomes brittle due to the heat from the exhaust header.

I bought 6ft of silicone vacuum hose for that, which should withstand the heat better than...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-12-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,848
Posted By scintilla
That looks nice!! :thumbsup::thumbsup: And...

That looks nice!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

And your engine bay is so clean it's almost like new. How did you keep it that way?

I'm a bit worried the scoops might guide water into the airbox when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By scintilla
1. make sure your hands are clean 2. take the...

1. make sure your hands are clean
2. take the panels off
3. glue the lining back with 3M spray glue
4. wait for a few minutes
5. put the panels back
6. you're done
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-09-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,410
Posted By scintilla
Thanks for the excellent write up :thumbsup: ...

Thanks for the excellent write up :thumbsup:
The hose elbow of my 01 330i was completely destroyed as you said, while doing the valve cover gasket. It's now held on by gorilla tape and zip-tie....
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,142
Posted By scintilla
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/3219899056_96a...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/3219899056_96ac5a32ff.jpg

This is what just happened to my 01 330i :banghead:

That thin white line is no spider web. It's a jet of pressurized coolant...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By scintilla
Anyone? I just found out something's...

Anyone?

I just found out something's leaking from behind the block. Does anyone know what's wrong with my car?

How do I tell if it's ATF or motor oil?
...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum by BimmerWorld 01-13-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 292,850
Posted By scintilla
Some people modify their track cars with Toyota...

Some people modify their track cars with Toyota electric hydraulic steering pumps. They say it does make quite noticeable difference on dyno.

Placing an idler at the original PS pump location is...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum by BimmerWorld 01-13-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 292,850
Posted By scintilla
pei330ci, Where did you get the electric...

pei330ci,

Where did you get the electric steering pump? My pump is on it's way out and I'm thinking about installing an electric one instead.

Thanks.
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