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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,553
Posted By Sansho
Since BMW changed the recommendation from...

Since BMW changed the recommendation from lifetime to every 100K miles in 2002, and yours has 110K on it, unless you know it's been changed previously, change it now.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 12-20-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By Sansho
The single screw that holds the rotor in is...

The single screw that holds the rotor in is functionally replaced when the wheel bolts are torqued. As choxor said, it's not necessary, however, some find it's convenient to have that screw...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Sansho
My Wahler thermostat has been fine for ~41K...

My Wahler thermostat has been fine for ~41K miles. When it comes to parts, OEM are typically good quality to use versus buying the BMW part (although there are some parts best sourced thru BMW). As...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,132
Posted By Sansho
Rod bearings aren't typically cited as an issue...

Rod bearings aren't typically cited as an issue in the non-M engines.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-16-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Sansho
One thing to test is to remove the serpentine...

One thing to test is to remove the serpentine belt that goes over the power steering pump pulley and see if there is any in-out play in the pulley. This usually just breaks, with pump replacement...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,132
Posted By Sansho
You're pretty much narrowing it down to the oil...

You're pretty much narrowing it down to the oil pan gasket.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Sansho
If you use Castrol Edge 0W-40 oil ...

Walmart has a price rollback on the 5 qt container to $21.66, around $4 lower than before. This is an LL-01 approved oil, made in Germany.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 53,799
Posted By Sansho
Dealer gets fluid in larger containers, so not...

Dealer gets fluid in larger containers, so not typically sold over the counter, although it's been done. If you want to stick with the original fluid for the ZF transmission (not for GM...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,132
Posted By Sansho
My 325i has never used much oil at all. I noticed...

My 325i has never used much oil at all. I noticed that it began to use oil, however, I didn't just add it and keep going. I cleaned the engine, drove around awhile, maybe over days, checked for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,132
Posted By Sansho
If you haven't read it already, you might want to...

If you haven't read it already, you might want to view my observations (not a DIY) on what it takes to replace the gasket here. (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=844442)
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-11-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Sansho
You can get a pair on Amazon...

You can get a pair on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Osram-Sylvania-Halogen-Headlight-64217/dp/B00LE1UJLO) for $25 incl shipping (note seller is in S. Korea, if that matters) or from Candlepower...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-10-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By Sansho
^^ +1. Save your money unless there is an issue.

^^ +1. Save your money unless there is an issue.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 703
Posted By Sansho
Have you looked to see if there are any...

Have you looked to see if there are any lifts/work areas for rent? Some business's rent stalls to work on your car. To give you an idea of how to save yourself some money .... Front brakes ... Pagid...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,036
Posted By Sansho
I got a loaner.

I got a loaner.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-04-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Sansho
Good DIY ... thanks for posting.

Good DIY ... thanks for posting.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Sansho
The current production sensor has a larger...

The current production sensor has a larger diameter than the original one, so that sounds correct.



BMW sensor comes without a new o-ring too.



My mpg increased ~2 mpg after changing...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-04-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By Sansho
Have the ECM codes read to see if there are any...

Have the ECM codes read to see if there are any errors that would point to a coil issue. AutoZone can read them for you or if you have a Peake, or similar, reader you can do it yourself.

Also, at...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-03-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By Sansho
And for clarity, this is where the RTV goes,...

And for clarity, this is where the RTV goes, front and back:

http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_procedure_files/image066.jpg
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-03-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By Sansho
You don't need to replace the ignition coils...

You don't need to replace the ignition coils unless there's an issue with them. You already have suggestions on sparks, grommets, and RTV.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By Sansho
Might also view vendor feedback ... recent...

Might also view vendor feedback ... recent negatives don't paint an inspiring picture ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By Sansho
A new mechanical tensioner for the AC runs around...

A new mechanical tensioner for the AC runs around $50 give or take a few bucks. I would stick with INA which is OEM, or BMW, and not go with any other off brand.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By Sansho
I just replaced my AC belt, and with the...

I just replaced my AC belt, and with the tensioner moved out of the way, the belt slipped on with no fuss. It sounds like you may have a tensioner issue. Has the AC tensioner ever been replaced?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Sansho
See this thread ...

See this thread (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=621330)on a BMW block heater. As I recall there was a BMW dealer in BC that was selling them ... may be in the linked thread.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-17-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Sansho
There is no direct connection between replacing...

There is no direct connection between replacing your power steering reservoir/filter and starting. As hitbyastick said, you need to provide more information on what you did.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 905
Posted By Sansho
Get a Wahler or Behr thermostat, should run...

Get a Wahler or Behr thermostat, should run around $50.
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