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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,778
Posted By SPL15
Update: Had to add a PCV inline due to...

Update:

Had to add a PCV inline due to excessive blow by gasses causing random lean codes. Verified that this was the cause simply by plugging the vacuum side & letting the crankcase vent to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By SPL15
If it's the GM transmission, the fix appears...

If it's the GM transmission, the fix appears pretty easy to do (i.e. solenoid replacement). Just hope you don't have the ZF transmission, it's a tad bit more involved to put it nicely...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By SPL15
Have you replaced the two Intake Manifold...

Have you replaced the two Intake Manifold Gaskets? Seems like this is the only thing left
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By SPL15
NiMH batteries have a weird charge profile not...

NiMH batteries have a weird charge profile not necessarily based on voltage like Lead acid & Lithium batteries; Nickel batteries have a higher output initially & they quickly taper off, this is due...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By SPL15
No other advantage other than weight savings,...

No other advantage other than weight savings, potential longevity, & overall cool factor. They do however work well in a car audio environment assuming you don't play the stereo with the engine off,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By SPL15
You wouldn't... I guess the prioritization of...

You wouldn't... I guess the prioritization of "why" rather than "How" is lost on you... You should read my non-topic posts on this thread, they apply specifically to folks such as yourself.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By SPL15
Question was asked by WDE46, so I answered. You...

Question was asked by WDE46, so I answered. You are more than free to ignore this particular post for the two others I've sent that deal with the dead battery in a manner that contributes much higher...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By SPL15
No real motive/agenda other than simply...

No real motive/agenda other than simply reflecting my feelings towards the current 'publik ejukayshin' system we have that indoctrinates/conditions society towards collectivist/socialist agenda (i.e....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By SPL15
No problem. You have a friend who works at...

No problem. You have a friend who works at Johnson Controls? What's his name? May know him if he works in the fairly new battery products division...

One thing to keep in mind is that the Red Top...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By SPL15
Can't go wrong with Mobil-1 0w-40, but you'd be...

Can't go wrong with Mobil-1 0w-40, but you'd be very surprised how well some of these un-marketed, dual use "diesel" oils match up & surpass heavy duty requirements regarding the priority...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By SPL15
Meh, I agree... I'd say more like what should be...

Meh, I agree... I'd say more like what should be expected, as a VERY basic baseline, from the junior kolej level. I'm sure WDE already knows all this from his proper 'ejukayshin' background ;). But...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,778
Posted By SPL15
Can not fathom a good reason to put this crap...

Can not fathom a good reason to put this crap back into the engine oil.

1-2 shot-glasses worth of chocolate milk in the catch-can after approximately 2 weeks of 5 mile drives 4 times a day in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By SPL15
A 12V AGM lead acid battery has zero charge when...

A 12V AGM lead acid battery has zero charge when it reads 12volts across the terminals after 6 hours w/ no load. It should 12.75 to 12.8 volts if 100% charged (after 6 hours with no load or charge)....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By SPL15
I'd go more for the transmission route. Sounds...

I'd go more for the transmission route. Sounds like the valve body could maybe use an overhaul, solenoids are acting up, fluid levels/condition are not optimal, or solenoid wiring harness has weak...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 736
Posted By SPL15
I would have to say that whoever did the repair...

I would have to say that whoever did the repair did not exactly straighten things out (Bent subframe components) or adjust things correctly... If the whole rear control arm is shifted outward, you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By SPL15
Sounds like a driveshaft issue as others have...

Sounds like a driveshaft issue as others have said.

Had a similar issue on my E36 M3, ended up being the U-joint on the driveshaft binding a bit causing slight vibration under acceleration at low...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By SPL15
Nice! The biggest thing I miss on the E46 in the...

Nice! The biggest thing I miss on the E46 in the winter compared to my previous E36 M3 is the LSD out back. Made a massive difference when driving aggressive in the snow w/ DSC turned off (snow tires...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,778
Posted By SPL15
If you're running a PCV valve inline still, it'll...

If you're running a PCV valve inline still, it'll restrict emissions flow at high intake vacuum by nature of its intent in a normal ambient vented PCV system.

Traditional PCV systems are vented to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By SPL15
When I swapped my cooling system, it took about 1...

When I swapped my cooling system, it took about 1 hour to fully purge the system of all air bubbles via the described bleeding method on the DIY section of the forum. Even then, the day after, my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,066
Posted By SPL15
Calm down WDE! From my admittedly biased...

Calm down WDE! From my admittedly biased perspective, the primary individual who is actually doing the things you've described in the emotional rant quoted below, & others your posts have been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,066
Posted By SPL15
Nutjob huh? What's with your constant name...

Nutjob huh? What's with your constant name calling? Ad-hominem types of character marginalization is a well known staple of liberal & collectivist illogic arguments as a distraction to the points...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,778
Posted By SPL15
Good stuff John. Are you still using a PCV valve...

Good stuff John. Are you still using a PCV valve inline with the catch can? What catch-can are you using? Please keep us updated on how things go over the longer haul as more data points & practical...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,066
Posted By SPL15
Woah! R134a is not a ozone depleter, it is being...

Woah! R134a is not a ozone depleter, it is being attacked by the pontiff because it has a high carbon content. If we Pareto chart things that release CO2 into the air by weight, Volcanos would be on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,778
Posted By SPL15
It's possible, especially if the leak is on the...

It's possible, especially if the leak is on the intake side of the valve cover. This side of the engine has a camshaft oil splash cover which limits oil fling onto the valve cover.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By SPL15
Sounds like you are well on your way to owning a...

Sounds like you are well on your way to owning a $500 parts car if you 'maintain' the cooling system as you have w/ bandaid fixes... Replace the cooling system & hope that you haven't already damaged...
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