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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-17-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Earendil
What to replace to cure "squeaky belt"?

Ladies and Gentlemen, my car has started to make a "squeaky belt" sound, though it could be a pulley or something like the AC component. The entire cooling system is two years and maybe 10,000 miles...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,742
Posted By Earendil
I haven't recieved a letter yet, but using the...

I haven't recieved a letter yet, but using the NHTSA VIN lookup (https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/vinLookup), I was able to figure out that mine is identified.

Has anyone attempted to get this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Earendil
Well, driving for 10 minutes should be enough to...

Well, driving for 10 minutes should be enough to get you a restart, but not so much extra that sitting and listening to your stereo like the guy you responded to suggested would be possible. I do not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Earendil
zero electrical changes. Not even an oil change...

zero electrical changes. Not even an oil change in the last few months. Maybe she is just begging for a little attention :)

I'll pull the fuses and report back. It's just a slow processes without...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Earendil
2amp drain when car is off.

Just recently my car has been dead after a few days of sitting. I thought I had let it sit too long, but just today I jumped the car, drove 10 minutes to the super markets, and she wouldn't even try...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Earendil
Nothing, aye? Okay. I think I'll try J/B weld...

Nothing, aye? Okay. I think I'll try J/B weld since I can't find a replacement part. It looks like the only "right" option is a new radiator, in which case I can ruin this one trying to make it work.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Earendil
Where to get threaded Behr drain plug?

I ordered a Behr radiator that I thought would have both drain plugs, so that it would fit with either an automatic or a manual. Turns out what came was just the automatic plug so the radiator leaks...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 02-02-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By Earendil
Radiator failure?

I know, it's an e46 so the automatic answer is "yes" but hear me out.

I'm almost positive it's the radiator but I can't see very well where it's steaming from, and because it's at the very top of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-11-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,832
Posted By Earendil
I pored 3/4 of a gallon of water into that drain,...

I pored 3/4 of a gallon of water into that drain, and no visible water appeared, nor did the floorboards appear all that much more wet. There is also no delaminating or water damage to the A-pillar...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,832
Posted By Earendil
Okay, I'm resurrecting my own dead thread,...

Okay, I'm resurrecting my own dead thread, because I moved to Seattle and the issue is back with a vengeance. A few facts:
1. Water gets into car when the car is parked.
2. Water gets into the car...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-30-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By Earendil
Wonderful info! Looks like Pelican sells the bolt...

Wonderful info! Looks like Pelican sells the bolt for $25, which is a damn expensive bolt! But at least I know it's been designed for that application. Thanks for the information!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-29-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By Earendil
The problem is that #6 there is a hex head, which...

The problem is that #6 there is a hex head, which mine do not have. Mine are flat heads with a notch that prevents them from spinning. It's also not clear where that hex bolt is supposed to go by...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-29-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By Earendil
Downpipe to main exhaust, studs or bolts?

The other day I heard an exhaust leak. I lifted the car up to find with joy that it was the seal between the downpipe and the main pipe. See position of gasket at position 6 here...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Earendil
Is this a good Throw Out Bearing? [video]

I'm in the middle of replacing my clutch among other things. I pulled the new throw out bearing out of the package and found it to be rather...less together. Check out the video. In it you'll see me...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,259
Posted By Earendil
Okay okay, you know what I mean. I'm trying to...

Okay okay, you know what I mean. I'm trying to figure out how much life is left on the clutch. The PO and myself have put 30K on it at least, and I know how we both drive. If I could figure out the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,259
Posted By Earendil
I appreciate everyone taking the time to reply,...

I appreciate everyone taking the time to reply, and everyone's single mindedness on the matter has made me question my plan of not replacing it.
But...
:)

I bought the car at just over 100K, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,259
Posted By Earendil
How to visually inspect Clutch?

Due to a broken/bent release fork or bearing, I am pulling the transmission on my 2000 328i with 120K on the clock. When I have the transmission out, I would like to inspect the clutch and plate to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 368,896
Posted By Earendil
My water pump and thermostat housing both came...

My water pump and thermostat housing both came with new rings. I didn't order new rings for anything, and I don't recall thinking I should have.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,380
Posted By Earendil
That's the good or bad news, depending on how I...

That's the good or bad news, depending on how I look at it. It's a great opportunity to get a good idea of state of the underside of the car, and replace all those wear items. That said, I'm not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,380
Posted By Earendil
Naturally, as soon as the weekend roles around...

Naturally, as soon as the weekend roles around and I need to work on the car, the outside temp hits 100 degrees, and I own a black E46 sitting on a black driveway :-\

I was able to get the car up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,380
Posted By Earendil
Bratliff, that's exactly where my E30 switch is...

Bratliff, that's exactly where my E30 switch is too. I'll see if BMW continued to do something so simple on our cars, or if they went with some sort of fancy hydraulic line pressure sensor :facepalm:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,380
Posted By Earendil
I'll use this post to list things I've done to...

I'll use this post to list things I've done to solve it and the result.


Brake/clutch fluid is really low. In fact it looks empty, but that doesn't make any sense to me unless there is a giant...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,380
Posted By Earendil
Vibration in clutch pedal, suddenly soft

Yesterday on my way to work I start my car, put it in first, and give it enough momentum to get me out of my driveway and pointed down the half block steep hill to the stop sign. Rather than wind up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 368,896
Posted By Earendil
Hour and a half into this job I have everything...

Hour and a half into this job I have everything removed, and am ready to install after some beer. A couple quick questions on effective draining. I pulled both blue drain plugs located below the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 368,896
Posted By Earendil
I'd guess you dislodged a few air bubbles. Bleed...

I'd guess you dislodged a few air bubbles. Bleed the system again.
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