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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31,773
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Posted By Zchild
Changed the oil using Mobil 1 10W-40 High mileage...

Changed the oil using Mobil 1 10W-40 High mileage synthetic, changed the transmission and differential fluids using Mobil 1 75W-90 gear oil. Beginning my 390,000 maintenance schedule for fixing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-20-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31,773
Views: 2,482,716
Posted By Zchild
Finally got around to replacing the oil separator...

Finally got around to replacing the oil separator unit and two of the plastic pipes that needed to be replaced. It was leaking a little so i replaced it with the cold weather unit. The last one was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Zchild
If its shutting off it sounds like an electric...

If its shutting off it sounds like an electric issue because something is signaling it to shut down. I'd start with the fuzes and check to connections to the temperature relays in the vehicle. Just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Zchild
Can you set the system to the system to automatic...

Can you set the system to the system to automatic by selecting the automatic button on the HVAC system and setting the heat to 70 degrees with the upper wheel set to the heat mode and the system...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Zchild
I understand that when you turn the car on the...

I understand that when you turn the car on the system will be on at whatever the last setting was when you turned the vehicle off. The lights being dim sounds like a dimmer switch thing and your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Zchild
Going to need a little more information to...

Going to need a little more information to clearly understand exactly what your problem is... What are you turning on when you say turning on the air? Which controls don't work precisely? Which...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Zchild
That's what I'm leaning towards... I really...

That's what I'm leaning towards... I really drive my bimmer hard especially at the track and at autocross and I,m not a timid daily driver...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Zchild
The oil issue began after I did the M54B30 block...

The oil issue began after I did the M54B30 block swap. At that time I did the CCV, Oil filter housing, oil pan gasket, fuel injectors and upgraded the cam shaft. The M52TUB25 Block burned zero oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Zchild
That's was my thought but when I decribed the...

That's was my thought but when I decribed the issue to a "Big Brain" person they ask me why I just don't change the filter every 7.5k because in their mind I'm not really making a difference by...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By Zchild
No problemo; here's the link:...

No problemo; here's the link: http://beheperformance.com/ John Behe is the mastermind behind a few racing teams. He does outstanding work if you have the time and the resources. He only writes...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Zchild
Cool Oil change boggle! (A little long)

Here's my current boggle which I'm working through a sound solution on... My motor is currently burning oil at approximately one quart of oil every ~800 - 900 miles. With an eight quart capacity...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31,773
Views: 2,482,716
Posted By Zchild
Ordered new Lemforder control arms for Sally-Sue;...

Ordered new Lemforder control arms for Sally-Sue; installing them next week. The last set lasted 50k now on to the next set. Glad I'm having my Track Tech inspection early in order to get ready for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Zchild
I paid $600 for a custom tune which was needed...

I paid $600 for a custom tune which was needed after I upgraded my M52TUB25 Block to a M54B30 block. Since I kept the M52TUB25 Head I needed the custom tune to map the new engine dynamics and make...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31,773
Views: 2,482,716
Posted By Zchild
Radiator sprang a leak after I changed the...

Radiator sprang a leak after I changed the expansion tank, water pump and thermostat. Replaced it and Sally-Sue is back to 100% and ready autocross in October and the track in November.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31,773
Views: 2,482,716
Posted By Zchild
Went to a NCCBMWCCA DIY event on Saturday at BMW...

Went to a NCCBMWCCA DIY event on Saturday at BMW of Annapolis. Fixed my airbag light issue by removing the passenger-side seat and cleaning the connection. Fixed the fog light bulb socket and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Zchild
I personally have been using Mobil 1 75W 90 in my...

I personally have been using Mobil 1 75W 90 in my transmission for the last 378,000 miles without any issues. I change the fluid every 60k. Just my two and a half cents worth...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31,773
Views: 2,482,716
Posted By Zchild
I replaced my battery today; I was headed out to...

I replaced my battery today; I was headed out to work this morning and the car was slow to crank. Thought a little about it but headed to work without issue. Leaving work I attempted to start the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Zchild
Thanks; our chapter has a DIY event coming up on...

Thanks; our chapter has a DIY event coming up on 20 September at BMW of Annapolis and I'll get the technicians to help me check out the wiring.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Zchild
Cool Passenger Airbag Light

Having an issue with my passenger-side airbag light; yes I checked the recall and my 00 323i isn't on their radar. Any-who from time to time I will get a passenger-side airbag light on the dash. If...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Zchild
How many miles and when was the last time you...

How many miles and when was the last time you changed your fuel filter?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Zchild
Is there any fluid directly underneath the...

Is there any fluid directly underneath the vehicle; water directly under the vehilce indicates your water pump is dying. I just changed mine this weekend because the water pump began leaking and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Zchild
Was the DISA flap in good shape?

Was the DISA flap in good shape?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31,773
Views: 2,482,716
Posted By Zchild
Recently replaced the radiator and expansion tank...

Recently replaced the radiator and expansion tank along with the last thermostat but the leak in the thermostat was really very small. Therefore I waited until the water pump began to fail prior to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Zchild
Just a suggestion; have you checked the O-ring...

Just a suggestion; have you checked the O-ring condition around your DISA valve for leaks as well as the condition of the DISA valve. Just my two and a half cents worth...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Zchild
The only issue I have encountered with the M54B30...

The only issue I have encountered with the M54B30 motor is that it has a tendency to burn oil at a much higher rate than my old M52TUB25 motor. I'm burning approximately 1.5 quarts every 1200 miles....
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