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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-07-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 106,192
Posted By thfrazer
Absolutely fantastic DIY! Great Pix! Thank you...

Absolutely fantastic DIY! Great Pix! Thank you for making this as easy as is possible.

Getting into the area is a tight fit for anyone and getting your hands where they need to go while seeing...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-04-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 176,210
Posted By thfrazer
Hi everyone, I'm getting set up to do this...

Hi everyone,

I'm getting set up to do this DIY and have one question. Somewhere on here or on another DIY like this they mention "crush washers" for the VANOS. I've called BMW and for my car (2000...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 175,867
Posted By thfrazer
Hello everyone. This is an excellent DIY write up...

Hello everyone. This is an excellent DIY write up Kyle808! Thank you!

One question. Can someone please tell/show me the VANOS banjo and where the washers are that I may need to replace when doing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,829
Posted By thfrazer
EasyIsle, Have you done the gasket change...

EasyIsle,

Have you done the gasket change yet? if so can you give me any hints or advice? I'm thinking of doing this in the next few days.

Thanks,

Tom
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 222,975
Posted By thfrazer
I can understand your frustration Custom3. I had...

I can understand your frustration Custom3. I had quite a time with the outer ball joints on my car. I used a pickle fork since I wasn't concerned about the rubber boot around the ball joint. One...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-12-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 222,975
Posted By thfrazer
Thanks to Score, ///Rogu3, and gen247 for your...

Thanks to Score, ///Rogu3, and gen247 for your encouragement!!

I have finished the job. It took almost two days, but the only thing that really slowed me down was the left outer ball joint. I...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-12-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 222,975
Posted By thfrazer
OK, I'll try again today, but I thought my...

OK, I'll try again today, but I thought my frustration level was pretty high yesterday. I have hit that thing with a sledge hammer, a concrete building block, and anything else that was within reach!...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-11-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 222,975
Posted By thfrazer
Help! Help! Help! I have started this DIY...

Help! Help! Help!

I have started this DIY and after working from 11am to 5:30pm today (Mar. 11) I still haven't gotten a single control arm off. My problem is that the drivers side outer ball...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,829
Posted By thfrazer
Help!! I have an oil leak and I need some...

Help!!

I have an oil leak and I need some help determining if it is the Oil Housing Gasket or the Crankcase Vent Valve (CCV)? Before I attempt either DIY I'd like to know where I'm headed since...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,829
Posted By thfrazer
GDA, Thank you for the encouragement. I have...

GDA,

Thank you for the encouragement. I have the Bentley manual, but I cannot find anything about the oil filter housing anywhere! I haven't done any of the things you mention, but I'm still...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-13-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,948
Posted By thfrazer
Yesterday my indy repair shop told me I need this...

Yesterday my indy repair shop told me I need this new oil filter gasket and it would cost $473 plus parts. When he tried to show me where the leak was I couldn't see any verifiable leakage! I thought...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,829
Posted By thfrazer
Yesterday my indy repair shop told me I need this...

Yesterday my indy repair shop told me I need this new oil filter gasket and it would cost $473 plus parts. When he tried to show me where the leak was I couldn't see any verifiable leakage! I thought...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 49,971
Posted By thfrazer
Hi, Do not get under the car unless it is up...

Hi,

Do not get under the car unless it is up on jack stands. They can be had for $15 so not using them is foolish in my opinion. Once it's up on the stands try to push the car off before crawling...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By thfrazer
Similar problem...need help deciphering.

Hi,

I don't know if I have the exact same problem, but I do have what appears to be an "oil" leak. I need some help deciphering what I am seeing underneath my 2000 323ia.

All of these pictures...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-08-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 38,573
Posted By thfrazer
Hi Everyone, I just did this DIY except for...

Hi Everyone,

I just did this DIY except for the soldering and must say that it was just as described. Thank you very much! The hardest part is getting the module out from behind the metal tabs...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-22-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 38,465
Posted By thfrazer
Excellent write up of an easy DIY project! Thank...

Excellent write up of an easy DIY project! Thank you!

I haven't gotten the Service Engine Soon light to go out, but the Bentley manual says I need to use the reset tool for that. If the light...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-05-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 49,971
Posted By thfrazer
OK, I just did this on my 2000 323I with a build...

OK, I just did this on my 2000 323I with a build month of May 2000 and 85K miles. All of the information and insights from this and other forums/web sites was very helpful. I don't normally...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-24-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 413,924
Posted By thfrazer
Hello Everyone! If anyone is still reading...

Hello Everyone!

If anyone is still reading this thread please give me your thoughts on my key and lock issue with my 2000 323i:

1) My remote will lock/unlock the door locks only on an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By thfrazer
Similar issue...

Hi,

Sorry I can't help you, but I'm going to tag along since I have a similar issue.

In my case my key fob (remote) works intermittently and many times I have to press it several times to get...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-20-2008, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By thfrazer
Resurection!

Hi,

I hope someone reads this and can guide me in the right direction. The gasket(?) or seal(?) on my sunroof is coming off he forward edge of the glass. Is there a good DIY that is specific to...
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