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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 874,711
Posted By MichaelMull51
First thing is to dab cloth or finger in the...

First thing is to dab cloth or finger in the fluid that leaks and determine if ATF or engine oil or other fluid. Take off plastic belly pan and have a look. Might do well to clean area with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-08-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 37,691
Posted By MichaelMull51
BULLSHITKORNER (Jay from my hometown Calgary)...

BULLSHITKORNER (Jay from my hometown Calgary) has some great youtube videos on maintaining e46 BMWs (he has or had 2002 325xi). His advice is practical and is generally based on the Bentley manual. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-02-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 874,711
Posted By MichaelMull51
Check out SCOTTY KILMER's YOUTUBE channel for his...

Check out SCOTTY KILMER's YOUTUBE channel for his review of the bonehead moves at BMW especially since about '06 eg No oil dipsticks to check the level, condition and smell of the engine oil. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-02-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 874,711
Posted By MichaelMull51
Your ignorance knows no bounds, but then you...

Your ignorance knows no bounds, but then you start off saying thay you don't know much. Obviously. The symptoms point to CCV issues. The white grey smoke are indicia of this. Check out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-01-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 874,711
Posted By MichaelMull51
Can't wait to see what "jabela" has to say. ...

Can't wait to see what "jabela" has to say.

If CCV acts up, oil can be sucked up from crankcase to drain tube to intake manifold and into the cylinders. A little oil would manifest itself as blue...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-28-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,956
Posted By MichaelMull51
Sunroof jammed on driver side

Did you have to remove headliner to see where driver side cable jammed and popped out? How easy was repair? Any other tricks or tips? Thanks
Forum: Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts 07-26-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By MichaelMull51
Is this for sale? Mike in Calgary

Is this for sale? Mike in Calgary
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 874,711
Posted By MichaelMull51
Valve cover gaskets leak on the starboard side...

Valve cover gaskets leak on the starboard side and on the port side. OFHG and Power steering fluid leak out on the port side. CCV units fail with heat cycling and oil separator hoses rot out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 874,711
Posted By MichaelMull51
Check out you tube "How to fix your BMW Oil Leak"...

Check out you tube "How to fix your BMW Oil Leak" where you will note that in June 2014, Hyundai recalled its Veracruz models for a Safety Hazard - a defect that led to oil leaks that drip down near...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 874,711
Posted By MichaelMull51
These oil leak are not only a nuisance but...

These oil leak are not only a nuisance but constitute a FIRE HAZARD that warrants a recall by BMW throughout North America. Hyundai did a recall for similar DEFECT as it was deemed a safety (FIRE)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-27-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,760
Posted By MichaelMull51
My rebuilt A1Cardone PSP from Rock Auto continues...

My rebuilt A1Cardone PSP from Rock Auto continues to work fine and wife continues to enjoy driving her car. CCV problem cropped up - was just rotted out oil drain hose from CCV to dipstick - but to...
Forum: Engine & Performance 09-16-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By MichaelMull51
Looks like LF20 and not an LF30.

Looks like LF20 and not an LF30.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,213
Posted By MichaelMull51
Old LF20 had a thin weak shaft that frequently...

Old LF20 had a thin weak shaft that frequently sheared. The new and rebuilt LF 20 should have a thicker shaft (say 3/16" rather than 1/4") so much sturdier. Stick with LF20 upgraded pump, flush...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,790
Posted By MichaelMull51
Old LF20 had weak thin shaft that frequently...

Old LF20 had weak thin shaft that frequently sheared. If you have failed LF20, don't switch to LF30 that uses higher pressure (120 vs 110 bar (1800PSI vs 1650 PI). Switch necessitate getting new...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,147
Posted By MichaelMull51
My Jan 2002 built 325i has LF-30 PS pump, but...

My Jan 2002 built 325i has LF-30 PS pump, but other dates have LF-20 which is lower pressure 110 bar (1650 PSI) vs 120 bar (1800 PSI) for the LF30. My LF30 failed because the Lifetime flue from BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,760
Posted By MichaelMull51
The Cardone fuel pump is still good but the...

The Cardone fuel pump is still good but the ridiculous PCV system (CCV and hoses) acted up. What is a 2 minute $3 repair on my Mazda is a 5-7 hr labour service requiring about $300 in BMW parts. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 44,453
Posted By MichaelMull51
My old 1995 Mazda 626LX with the 2.0 litre 4...

My old 1995 Mazda 626LX with the 2.0 litre 4 cylinder and automatic transmission, has 395,000 km on it and other than replacing the timing belt (and water pump as long as system is opened), the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By MichaelMull51
BMW CCV valve is poorly designed and cheaply...

BMW CCV valve is poorly designed and cheaply fabricated, and essentially traps water, which can freeze and cause engine seals and gaskets to blow. The cold climate package does little to address...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By MichaelMull51
THe fuel economy guage is vacuum powered and that...

THe fuel economy guage is vacuum powered and that line near steering column can be worn through or pulled off the guage or the vacuum reservoir. Listen and locate with a stethoscope.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,581
Posted By MichaelMull51
My Cardone rebuilt LF30 still works great and car...

My Cardone rebuilt LF30 still works great and car is a pleasure to drive since I installed it just over a year ago. I keep an eye on the ATF fluid in the reservoir and plan to do the turkey baster...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,760
Posted By MichaelMull51
Gotta pay BMW toll - NOT AT ALL - I can just get a Nissan Z car!

Just got a Nissan Z car. Handling and performance is as good or better, amenities better and service far better than at a BMW shop!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,131
Posted By MichaelMull51
PS When coins were in there, the KEY COULD NOT...

PS When coins were in there, the KEY COULD NOT BE REMOVED. Remove the COINS or other object that fell through ash tray slot into the linkage area and the car was back in business for 2 cents worth...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,131
Posted By MichaelMull51
CHECK FOR COINS OR OBJECTS THAT FELL FROM ASHTRAY...

CHECK FOR COINS OR OBJECTS THAT FELL FROM ASHTRAY INTO THE LINKAGE AREA underneath (lift our ashtray to clean it and check area underneath). If so, remove the coins or objects with vacuum cleaner...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,522
Posted By MichaelMull51
Some new LF20 have the thicker more robust shaft....

Some new LF20 have the thicker more robust shaft. If you can get one of those sturdier LF20, you might stay with it - otherwise, LF30 is better, but you need new high pressure hose - and of course...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-03-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,291
Posted By MichaelMull51
Try rebuilt from Rock Auto in Wisconsin.

Try rebuilt from Rock Auto in Wisconsin.
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