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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By E46Zone
Just some tips for people that are going to clean...

Just some tips for people that are going to clean the dipstick in the future, its a pain to use a metal rod or anything similar to clean the gunk out. I found it easier to heat the end of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By E46Zone
ah okay, it most likely has the double walled...

ah okay, it most likely has the double walled tube though since the previous owners weren't to aware of certain things on this car from what i've seen.

-Since I dont have the proper tools to read...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By E46Zone
There isn't much mayo on the cap im just worried...

There isn't much mayo on the cap im just worried that the gunk will cause my CCV to not function properly
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-22-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By E46Zone
I actually missed cleaning out the dipstick tube...

I actually missed cleaning out the dipstick tube but I will be doing that sometime tomorrow since I didn't have the o-ring. Does the dipstick just pull out of the engine block or is it bolted down...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By E46Zone
Heres some pics I took while doing the CCV and...

Heres some pics I took while doing the CCV and what a failing CCV will do
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By E46Zone
YES! lol, actually I took the car to an indy a...

YES! lol, actually I took the car to an indy a while back to get the VCG changed, (before I knew about this wonderful site) and they actually cracked the cover from over torque.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By E46Zone
Update: I sealed up the cracks on the valve cover...

Update: I sealed up the cracks on the valve cover with some RTV sealant until I can replace the valve cover itself; Driven the car a good couple hundred miles now and low and behold no more lean...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By E46Zone
derp, I checked my plugs after checking that all...

derp, I checked my plugs after checking that all the CCV hoses were connected right and I realized one of the plugs was actually loose :facepalm:, I cleaned out the spark plug well and tightened it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By E46Zone
I changed the ccv as a PM but prior to that there...

I changed the ccv as a PM but prior to that there was no mayo, the drain back hose was actually clogged. I watched the Bav Auto diy vid and it said to blow compressed air down the pipe. I also only...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By E46Zone
Just checked all the CCV hoses and they were all...

Just checked all the CCV hoses and they were all connected right, pulled on them and none of them came loose. Could it be the spark plugs?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By E46Zone
Missed something will installing CCV?

2 days ago I changed out the oil separator and all the hoses associated with it (PITA), along with 6 new spark plugs. After putting everything back together I went out to drive the car for a bit and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By E46Zone
In response to the brake booster hose, I also...

In response to the brake booster hose, I also checked it and it wasn't disconnected nor seemed torn, although it did have some play towards the top connection.

As I was looking around the car I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By E46Zone
Hey, jfoj Yeah i've read your first 2 links...

Hey, jfoj

Yeah i've read your first 2 links (very useful info) which is why I changed my fuel pump which was the original with 163k miles.
I've physically grabbed the oil return hose and checked...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By E46Zone
were you getting misfire codes as well? and would...

were you getting misfire codes as well? and would a dirty throttle body cause lean codes as well seeing as I just cleaned the ICV and not the throttle body.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By E46Zone
Lean codes driving me nuts! Help!

Hello all, I'm on here asking for all your cumulative assistance to help me solve these codes that ive been getting.

-Lean codes P0171 & P0174
- P0131 Misfire due to low fuel
and P0505 ICV...
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