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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By BMWCaptain
I am having an issue with my 323i steering too. ...

I am having an issue with my 323i steering too. My problem is during highway speeds, the steering wanders a little and when I adjust the steering it feels stiffer and notchy. I am thinking the PS...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By BMWCaptain
I am having an issue with my 323i steering too. ...

I am having an issue with my 323i steering too. My problem is during highway speeds, the steering wanders a little and when I adjust the steering it feels stiffer and notchy. I am thinking the PS...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 262
Posted By BMWCaptain
I would suspect the thermostat first. You can...

I would suspect the thermostat first. You can take your WP and thermostat off to verify they are still physically ok. I am going to guess you have a coolant leak or a new head leak/ overheating.
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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By BMWCaptain
Yes, this water pump fits the e46, so your...

Yes, this water pump fits the e46, so your pulley will fit.



Of course for folks out there BMWCAPTAIN was the first to correctly diagnose and give a method to verify it. :thanks:
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 317
Posted By BMWCaptain
You should not have to snap it in. It should be...

You should not have to snap it in. It should be all together when it is shipped.

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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By BMWCaptain
Grind the head off and then use vise grips on the...

Grind the head off and then use vise grips on the nub when the pan and filter are off.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By BMWCaptain
Sounds like the starter or lack of compression. ...

Sounds like the starter or lack of compression.

Look at your fan when cranking to see if the engine is turning over.

I would try adding some oil to the cylinders because you could have washed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 317
Posted By BMWCaptain
AMEN to that! :thumbsup:

AMEN to that! :thumbsup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 317
Posted By BMWCaptain
Man that stinks. I just realized your FP not...

Man that stinks. I just realized your FP not shipped in original package from FCPEuro.

No issues to wait until you fuel is much lower.

At least you were smart enough to take a picture of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 317
Posted By BMWCaptain
The float metal arm when snapped in will move the...

The float metal arm when snapped in will move the connection over the resistor block to give you your level.

Yours is loose and not moving the arm.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 317
Posted By BMWCaptain
Yes, see my photo too.

Yes, see my photo too.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 317
Posted By BMWCaptain
On the pump. Look at the metal arm on the pump...

On the pump. Look at the metal arm on the pump you removed.

The metal arm is supported by the plastic lever and it just snaps in.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 317
Posted By BMWCaptain
Your float arm is not seated in its slot. ...

Your float arm is not seated in its slot.

Just snap the arm back into its slot.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By BMWCaptain
Use BMW coolant (blue color) and mix with...

Use BMW coolant (blue color) and mix with distilled water 50/50. Bleed air from your system several times.

Change your thermostat if it has not been done. So easy to do when you are already...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By BMWCaptain
It is the bearings and the WP blade hitting the...

It is the bearings and the WP blade hitting the block. YAHTZEE! :excited:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 603
Posted By BMWCaptain
Did you clear the codes first?

Did you clear the codes first?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By BMWCaptain
This would indicate a problem with your fan.

This would indicate a problem with your fan.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By BMWCaptain
No, you need to diagnose your overheating problem...

No, you need to diagnose your overheating problem first.

What are the conditions when you overheat?

Find out from dealer when cooling system work was done.

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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By BMWCaptain
Yup, it can. I got a Yahtzee! :clap:

Yup, it can.


I got a Yahtzee! :clap:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By BMWCaptain
Water pump going bad. Take off you belts and...

Water pump going bad.

Take off you belts and see if the sound is still there.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By BMWCaptain
When you drain it you will only get about 5 to 6...

When you drain it you will only get about 5 to 6 litres. Rest stays in torque converter and valve body.

When refilling the fluid, you put in about 4 liters when the engine is off. You then start...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-19-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By BMWCaptain
Use the OBD hidden menu to view your water...

Use the OBD hidden menu to view your water temperature and see how it is reacting when being driven.

It will give you a much better idea on what may be happening.

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Forum: Buyer/Seller Feedback Forum 04-19-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By BMWCaptain
You should call Pam at FCPEURO.COM to see if...

You should call Pam at FCPEURO.COM to see if they can get you the pump overnight or at least 2 day.

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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By BMWCaptain
99 % of the time it is the brush, but they must...

99 % of the time it is the brush, but they must be replaced with the VR.

The slip rings will be worn down to the shaft. If you see a different color in the groves of the sliprings, they could be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By BMWCaptain
Assume your VR is bad and just get a new...

Assume your VR is bad and just get a new alternator.

Did you look at the slip rings the brushes go against?


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