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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,415
Posted By jsaklas
David, Thanks. Overall 5th Gear agrees,...

David,

Thanks. Overall 5th Gear agrees, while there "may" be some difference at 100+ mph, in normal driving, there is no difference in feel. Moreover, other research I've seen tells me the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,415
Posted By jsaklas
My guess is that for most driving, which is...

My guess is that for most driving, which is "urban boring" the loss of a few horses by using 89 octane vs 91 octane would not be noticed by even a race car mechanic. I have a 2000 323i with 104,000...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,219
Posted By jsaklas
I needed a new retiree project, so I wanted a...

I needed a new retiree project, so I wanted a maintenance nightmare - hence my daughters beat-up 323i. Drives great, when it goes.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By jsaklas
exhaust camshaft position sensor fastener

I need to replace an exhaust cam position sensor. The YouTube DIY from Bentley says that the fastener is a single use fastener and it should be trashed. However, the video is for the M54 engine. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,432
Posted By jsaklas
I also need to replace an exhaust cam position...

I also need to replace an exhaust cam position sensor. The YouTube DIY from Bentley says that the fastener is a single use fastener and it should be trashed. However, the video is for the M54...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,432
Posted By jsaklas
scarede46er, I saw a video on the relay, I...

scarede46er,

I saw a video on the relay, I think I can do it. What and where is the canister and the fuel vapor line? Is it in these diagrams
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,432
Posted By jsaklas
scaredE46er, Thanks. Perhaps you can help...

scaredE46er,

Thanks. Perhaps you can help with two other codes: Peake #92, EVAP Capillary Leak; and #45 (Electrical Fuel Pump Relay). Are these complex fixes?


js
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,432
Posted By jsaklas
Cam shaft Sensor, Exhaust Cam

Don't mean to snatch an existing thread, but nobody ever replied to mine. After a bunch of work, year 2000 323i appears to run OK - no codes. After sitting an hour, and a restart the SES lights up....
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-14-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By jsaklas
Year 2000 323i Fault codes 12, 92 & 45

I've been getting help from you E46ers for several months. I thought I finished most everything I had planned [all new front suspension (less shocks), new cooling system (water pump, fan clutch, fan...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
I contacted Max at OEMBimmerParts and discovered...

I contacted Max at OEMBimmerParts and discovered it is for the block drain, which I did not remove (I couldn't get to it.) so I'm OK.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
BMWCaptain, Perhaps. In fact I hope you are...

BMWCaptain,

Perhaps. In fact I hope you are correct. However, the radiator was purchased later and it is a BEHR radiator that does not have a drain plug. Well, today or tomorrow I fill the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
Followup problem

In one of the boxes of parts I received from OEMBimmerparts (It included the bleeder screw, water pump pulley, temp sensor, level sensor, thermostat, hoses, water pump, etc.) there was also an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By jsaklas
Thanks much.

Thanks much.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By jsaklas
Coolant level sensor

I'm replacing the coolant level sensor as part of a cooling system overhaul. I really feel dumb (and apparently am) asking this but my replacement part came with a black rubber cover over the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
Thanks- unknown hose, no longer unknown

BMWCaptain,

Thanks much. Based on the diagram in REALOEM.COM, I think it is the return hose - see diagram.

ALSO, thanks for telling me about realOEM.com, it is a valuable resource.


js
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
Silicon Grease and unknown hose

At last, I found silicon grease in the automotive section of, amazingly enough, our local ACE Hardware.

I decided to clean up some hose fittings and change some o-rings. While changing the o...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
Hose lube

BMWCaptain,

Since I could not find silicon grease, do you recommend using the AutoZone radiator grease (see attachment) recommended by wildirish317as better than the BMW coolant?

Also, I have a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
wildirish317, I just returned from Advance...

wildirish317,

I just returned from Advance Auto and from PebBoys and they had no idea what I was talking about when I asked for radiator hose lube. I thought I would try there since they are much...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
wildirish317, Thanks for the tip. As to the...

wildirish317,

Thanks for the tip. As to the question, "Why did you take on a car restoration for a retirement project?": my wife made me sell my motorcycle because she said I was too old to ride...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
I got it out, but with a big struggle since both...

I got it out, but with a big struggle since both the bracket and the passenger side lower hose were both still attached. My only fear is I may have jostled loose the power steering hose connections...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
Radiator bracket

My new radiator came in yesterday, so I started removing the old radiator today and hit a snag immediately. I can't get the plastic radiator bracket out. I took out the expansion tank days ago, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
I'm back from a trip to New Jersey and NY. I...

I'm back from a trip to New Jersey and NY. I read on-line and a friend in NJ suggested that since the car has 105,000 miles and I know it was not well maintained for the last 55,000 miles (the miles...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
I did pull the metal clip all the way out, so the...

I did pull the metal clip all the way out, so the problem is it is simple stuck. I could not work on it yesterday, but I will today - I will try the heat gun.

Also, since I have a replacement...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-06-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
WDE46 and BMWCaptain, I haven't tried the...

WDE46 and BMWCaptain,

I haven't tried the hot water yet; I worked 2 hours on it and I only got it to move it about 1/16 of an inch. The screwdriver thing is not working well because it appears to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-06-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,449
Posted By jsaklas
BMW Captain, You said it all when you said,...

BMW Captain,

You said it all when you said, "The real problem is when you want to take the hose off after it has been on the car a long time. It can be very difficult to pull off." Is there a...
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