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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-05-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,936
Posted By b777_uk_2000
If you do have oil in the engine then the sensor...

If you do have oil in the engine then the sensor is likely to be faulty. You don't need to reset anything. The on board computing resource should automatically recognize the sensor and remove the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-21-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By b777_uk_2000
I had this done and got an original quote of $50...

I had this done and got an original quote of $50 for 30 minutes labor. When they sarted doing the job they called me and told me it would be more. I said they could hold off on all jobs and I'd go to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-21-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,520
Posted By b777_uk_2000
This may sound obvious but make sure your...

This may sound obvious but make sure your compressor is upto the job as well. I have always found the more expensive ones are more efficient and bleed less air. As a result the compressor doesn't...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-09-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 111,170
Posted By b777_uk_2000
When mine failed the only indication was the...

When mine failed the only indication was the amber light stayed on for a short duration on startup and then clears. This in combination with a dipstick showing you actually do have oil lets you know...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-02-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 111,170
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Here are some snapshots. Maybe I was just reading...

Here are some snapshots. Maybe I was just reading it wrong. I also found oil level sensor for 8.5Nm but was looking at incorrect illustrations. Ironically I used this with a calibrated wrench and did...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-02-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 111,170
Posted By b777_uk_2000
I followed the TS version I have. It said 22Nm...

I followed the TS version I have. It said 22Nm (~15ftlb) and I stripped one of the bolts out. I'd use a 1/4" wrench and do it nice and tight. I only have 2 well torqued bolts holding mine and get no...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-16-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By b777_uk_2000
I was thinking about buying a meter Sears sold...

I was thinking about buying a meter Sears sold last year. It looks like they have discontinued it now. It was around $130 and came with a 1/2" drive torque transducer and meter. You'd then be able to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-31-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By b777_uk_2000
It sounds very much like the function your keyfob...

It sounds very much like the function your keyfob will perform when you hold down one of the buttons on your remote (double click unlock button and hold I think). I wonder if the button could be...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-24-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By b777_uk_2000
So after 2 weeks the wrench has arrived and the...

So after 2 weeks the wrench has arrived and the noise has now gone! Lesson learnt is if your car is making strange noises threaten it with the prospect of surgery and it will get better.

Happy...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-06-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Good job! Just wait till you try something...

Good job!

Just wait till you try something really challenging - lol. :banghead:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-04-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,936
Posted By b777_uk_2000
two words kimle; breaker bar

two words kimle; breaker bar
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-04-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Use this link and either enter your VIN or select...

Use this link and either enter your VIN or select model and age etc. The last thing after you select the country is the engine type in your vehicle:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-04-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Here is where you can find the part number of the...

Here is where you can find the part number of the broken bit:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AM33&mospid=47718&btnr=31_0409&hg=31&fg=05

Then I'd copy the part number and past it...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-04-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Looks to me like you might have used all of the...

Looks to me like you might have used all of the taper on the pickle fork. Can you get one from someone with more wedge?

I seem to remember this was the first one I took off.

Have you tried...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-03-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Thanks for all your feedback, I have ordered a...

Thanks for all your feedback, I have ordered a 32mm wrench and will start the troubleshooting next weekend with any luck. I'll let you know how it goes.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-30-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Thanks for the feedback scintilla, the camera I...

Thanks for the feedback scintilla, the camera I used is my wifes. I bought it for christmas a year ago from new egg. It is a Canon Powershot A520 Silver 4MP Digital Camera 4X Optical Zoom.
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-29-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Additional file, I am determined to locate the...

Additional file, I am determined to locate the exact problem!

http://cid-a1a9267b921986b5.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/BMW%20Noise/MVI_1552.avi
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-28-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By b777_uk_2000
How did you pay for it and did you get a carfax...

How did you pay for it and did you get a carfax report? I think if you'd used credit or debit card you may have recourse through your bank. If you got a carfax on the vehicle they offer you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,058
Posted By b777_uk_2000
97k unexpected: control arms and...

97k

unexpected:

control arms and bushings
oil level sensor

expected:

belts
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,695
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Sounds like you made the right decision. I always...

Sounds like you made the right decision. I always looks at it like this:

If the salvage company thought they would be able to make a profit of a few $k after repairs then they would likely do it...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-25-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Its more toward the engine. I changed the oil and...

Its more toward the engine. I changed the oil and filter and found a shaving of metal on my drain plug (real small but not good). I suspect this or another bit has got jammed between some sliding...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-25-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Oil
Views: 610
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Check your handbook under specifications. If you...

Check your handbook under specifications. If you don't have one go to bmwusa.com and register. You can download an electronic version.

I know the 330ci takes 6.9qts. I would suspect the 325ci is...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-25-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Thanks for the feedback. At least someone else...

Thanks for the feedback. At least someone else has a similar issue. Not so happy mine is worse than yours - lol. I'm think of draining the oil today to look for bits of metal. To me it sounds like...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-24-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By b777_uk_2000
I think the link is fixed now. I have added...

I think the link is fixed now.

I have added just a sound file as well as the movie is a bit heavy.

http://cid-a1a9267b921986b5.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/BMW%20Noise/Noisy%20BMW.wav
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-24-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By b777_uk_2000
Question Engine Noise –High Pitch - Scraping

So my wife's car has started to whistle and whine. I have searched through the forum and suspected that it was the intake tube. I inspected with a small mirror and flashlight and the rubber...
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