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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 415
Posted By BMW-North
One other note. On an e46 I had a tough time...

One other note. On an e46 I had a tough time bleeding it helped to jack up the front end such that the bleed screw was the highest point. Revving then opening bleed screw. Repeatedly until it was a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By BMW-North
I change oil every 5K on all vehicles. I...

I change oil every 5K on all vehicles. I seriously considered buying oil in drums with the amount I go through - but it's not cause the engines are burning it. If I change oil in the 330i and drive...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By BMW-North
Perhaps more importantly how has the car been...

Perhaps more importantly how has the car been maintained by the previous owners. I have an 01, two 03's and one 04 e46 - I spend more time on the later models (03 and 04) but that was because I did...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,490
Posted By BMW-North
Did you install LED license plate lights? I saw...

Did you install LED license plate lights? I saw an e46 that had these with a battery drain every few days as a result - seems one LED side kept drawing power even when the lights were off?? Just as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By BMW-North
It's difficult to explain, sorry, Ok ignore the...

It's difficult to explain, sorry,
Ok ignore the fact that I have plastic tabs attached to my grills in the below photos (that's cause all the plastic tabs on the grills are broken)

If you look in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
The cars are on blocks on the four pads but not...

The cars are on blocks on the four pads but not so the suspension is hanging - just the majority of weight off the wheels but the tires still touch the floor. I also keep a chart in the garage that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
You're probably right, however these ET's were...

You're probably right, however these ET's were shipped to me as OE and warranted 12mos/12,000 miles so I'm going to return ship them for a refund. Plus the BMW dealer is a 3 hour drive for me.

At...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By BMW-North
Bend the metal tabs on the hood slightly down so...

Bend the metal tabs on the hood slightly down so that the plastic tabs make friction with them, and push them on from the front as a complete unit (both sides attached - front and rear)
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
Thanks hitbyastick, I was very interested to...

Thanks hitbyastick,

I was very interested to see the polymer compound material number stamped on the side to see if the material was the same. PA66GF30 it is....
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By BMW-North
(above) That's exactly what it looks like. Here's...

(above) That's exactly what it looks like. Here's a pic of the part referenced above:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/picture.php?albumid=5857&pictureid=32887
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,283
Posted By BMW-North
Hey OP - quick question - since you are in...

Hey OP - quick question - since you are in Sudbury you would be exempt from the bi-annual Ontario Drive Clean (tax cash cow) government emission testing that we here in the GTA are mandated to have....
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
They are o-rings - the bevel is in the ET...

They are o-rings - the bevel is in the ET housing. just prior to the o-ring.

I found a slightly fatter o-ring for the smaller connection (+0.010") (the one on the right in pic) which is what I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
Thanks - this is info I can use.

Thanks - this is info I can use.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
I'd like to buy "genuine" just not sure that I...

I'd like to buy "genuine" just not sure that I won't end up with a CoolXpert again. I order all my parts online and when I ordered the last 4 ET's (in August 2013) they were listed as OEM Genuine (I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
I used this 4-month old (<3,000 miles) Coolxpert...

I used this 4-month old (<3,000 miles) Coolxpert ET to get the dimensions for the lower o-rings. I'm going to see if I can get beefed up O-rings that have been tested to extreme cold. I'll take apart...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
Hmm, I might have difficulty believing CoolXpert...

Hmm, I might have difficulty believing CoolXpert provided my original ET's since all the car's were produced prior to their existence (BBR Automotive GmbH began in 2005).
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
Thanks Doug - I have a couple of old Coolxpert...

Thanks Doug - I have a couple of old Coolxpert et's in the garage that have been replaced and what I'll do is remove the o-rings and see if I can find a cold weather capable replacement.

In the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
Guys - thanks for the responses but I don't want...

Guys - thanks for the responses but I don't want to sidetrack this thread to a bleeding and coolant fill thread.

My issue is this leak which only occurred with these CoolXpert ET's. I agree...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
Hi - couldn't find the pics but read a thread...

Hi - couldn't find the pics but read a thread that both you and Dmax contributed to regarding ET o-rings http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=14143581&postcount=1

Couldn't find anything...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
Mango I realize it is OEM as it was advertised as...

Mango I realize it is OEM as it was advertised as such but I'm wondering if the rubber composition of the o-ring is so different that it does not perform similar in cold weather as a different OEM...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
Perhaps I should have said "check when cold the...

Perhaps I should have said "check when cold the dipstick should only pop out when the coolant is hot, not cold" - my experience is that folk fill the ET until the dipstick is sticking out the ET -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
The coolant dipstick should be level with the...

The coolant dipstick should be level with the brim when cold and pop up above the brim when hot.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
Hi DMax, Yea - I do all the work on my cars...

Hi DMax,

Yea - I do all the work on my cars myself.

One of the neat things about having multiple cars of the same type is that you can pinpoint issues that are repeatable and predictable with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 791
Posted By BMW-North
Extreme cold ET leak - aftermarket ET

Looking to find anyone else who has experienced a small leak from the lower ET fittings in extreme cold. I have 4 e46's. Two are driven in winter (330xi & 325xi).

Neither have had winter coolant...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By BMW-North
Now that sounds like the FSR ( it is a resistor) ...

Now that sounds like the FSR ( it is a resistor)

When you get heat blowing our of some vents and not out of others that can indicate a bad bleed job or the heater control valve I mentioned in the...
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