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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-17-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 61,992
Posted By patdosa
anytime. good luck with it.:thumbsup:

anytime. good luck with it.:thumbsup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 56,898
Posted By patdosa
I don't think engine temp has anything to do with...

I don't think engine temp has anything to do with it. In fact the DISA noise i had for many years was most pronounced when engine was fully warmed up. My personal opinion/theory about the DISA...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 56,898
Posted By patdosa
When you put the DISA back in, make sure you seal...

When you put the DISA back in, make sure you seal it properly with either a new o-ring or sealant (I used RTV red). My o-ring was completely worn away and found dirt along the rim. Not sure but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 56,898
Posted By patdosa
Yes I did. First thing I did was put my ear up...

Yes I did. First thing I did was put my ear up against the DISA valve box, and noticed it was definitely making a chattering sound. But honestly, unless someone directed you to the DISA box and...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-13-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 61,992
Posted By patdosa
Anything is possible at any mileage. If it is...

Anything is possible at any mileage. If it is your DISA valve chattering, best way to check is to remove the DISA connector while the engine is running. You can hear a difference immediately if the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-12-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 61,992
Posted By patdosa
This is such a great thread. Fixed my elusive...

This is such a great thread. Fixed my elusive ~2000rpm chatter/gurgling noise when under load which was bugging me for many many years, simply by repairing the flap on my DISA valve as shown by the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-12-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 56,898
Posted By patdosa
UPDATE: I finally found the problem for my...

UPDATE: I finally found the problem for my elusive ~2000 rpm noise under load.

It was the DISA valve all along, just like mitchell172 mentioned above for his car. There was some play in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-08-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 56,898
Posted By patdosa
Here's an update about my car's engine noise...

Here's an update about my car's engine noise (which occurs only when accelerating, under load, at about 1800-2000 rpm, but does not occur while in park or neutral).

I replaced my vanos with a unit...
Forum: The Showroom 11-01-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,625
Posted By patdosa
Rooz, Did your Koni FSD kit come with the bump...

Rooz,
Did your Koni FSD kit come with the bump stops and dust covers also? From your pictures, the black tube on your rear shocks looks like the dust covers, and i'm assuming the bump stops are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-04-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 124,457
Posted By patdosa
02 330i with 206k miles plus change.

02 330i with 206k miles plus change.
Forum: Lighting Forum 06-23-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 310
Achtung: Tailight Fix
Views: 143,793
Posted By patdosa
Worked perfectly for me. Great DIY! Thanks!:bow:

Worked perfectly for me. Great DIY! Thanks!:bow:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-22-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,657
Posted By patdosa
That's great bro! glad to hear everything worked...

That's great bro! glad to hear everything worked out:woot:
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-18-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By patdosa
I went back to the dealership to get a second...

I went back to the dealership to get a second opinion. Turns out the parts guy who helped me the first time mis-picked the part from the stockroom. The second time I went back, they brought the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-18-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,657
Posted By patdosa
photos of how I fixed the broken prongs/teeth

Here are some pics of how I fixed the broken prongs/teeth by cutting a piece of plastic from an old Vons rewards card.

I glued it to the front side of the broken stubs, i.e. the side facing the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-16-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,657
Posted By patdosa
I took an old plastic credit card (actually a...

I took an old plastic credit card (actually a rewards card), and using a single-blade razor (X-acto knife would be handier) I cut out the the shape of two prongs (connected at one end) with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By patdosa
Op, don't know if you've purchased the ZF...

Op,
don't know if you've purchased the ZF filter kit yet. BUT BEWARE!!!

I recently bought the same kit (part number: 092043018, and which btw comes shrink wrapped), and I have a 2002 330i with...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-12-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,657
Posted By patdosa
It works!!!!!!!!!!

Just an update on my home-made fix...(aka the "dental work" I performed to add "crowns" to the "teeth" of the broken locking tab). I was successfully able to rebuild the broken locking tab and squib...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,869
Posted By patdosa
I also noticed this as being incorrect. The...

I also noticed this as being incorrect. The engine has to be running to check the proper fluid level. Got that straight out of Bentley.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 56,898
Posted By patdosa
To explain the noise my car makes, i wouldn't say...

To explain the noise my car makes, i wouldn't say it is a "rattle" which to me is the sound a rock makes in a tin can, (or the spray can shaking sound, which by the way is what some of the ZHP noises...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,869
Posted By patdosa
I just changed my ATF with Pentosin. got it from...

I just changed my ATF with Pentosin. got it from RMEuropean, where it only offers Pentosin and Febi brands, with Pentosin listed as "original equipment".
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 56,898
Posted By patdosa
Sounds may be different for ZHP 330's vs. non-ZHP models

I think there may be a difference in the sound/noise issues observed in ZHP 330's (offered beginning 2003) and non-ZHP models (pre-2003 3-series, i think).

I have a 2002 non-ZHP 330i and have a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,826
Posted By patdosa
You need to use (build) a longer ramp with a more...

You need to use (build) a longer ramp with a more gradual incline.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,826
Posted By patdosa
here's a reference chart. ...

here's a reference chart.

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/attachments/sd92-113.pdf
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,869
Posted By patdosa
I'm surprised to see Pentosin listed there, and...

I'm surprised to see Pentosin listed there, and "especially" singled out in the negative. I would have expected it to be more accepted than other brands as a substitute for Esso.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,826
Posted By patdosa
That's just it. That kit DOESN'T come with the...

That's just it. That kit DOESN'T come with the fill plug. just 2 different drain plugs.
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