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Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-05-2014, 07:59 AM
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Views: 140
Posted By snaponbob
Weird oil leak

I have a friend with an 03 M3. It seems to have a substantial leak at the back of the head. The valve cover is intact, and a fresh VCG made no difference. Seems there are various plug screws and caps...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-09-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By snaponbob
Well, the oil filter housing seal had turned to...

Well, the oil filter housing seal had turned to stone. What a stupid design.

That said, not a real difficult repair. Pull the air box, drop the belt, pull the alternator and unbolt the PS pump,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By snaponbob
Well, certainly the oil filter housing was...

Well, certainly the oil filter housing was leaking. ALSO, I had replaced the valve cover gasket 9 months ago. Used new rubber grommets, and all that stuff. Torqued to spec. Three spark plug wells...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By snaponbob
VANOS line is secure. There is "normal" oil on...

VANOS line is secure. There is "normal" oil on the side of the block under the intake (forward of the CCV), but there is no evidence of oil dye in that area. I will deep enough into the drive system...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-06-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By snaponbob
Oil leak

Working on a 2001 330xi 5 speed. I have at least one oil leak that I am chasing. MAYBE two. Anyway, put the car up on stands, and with engine degreaser and brake clean, cleaned oil off of everything...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,787
Posted By snaponbob
True, true. OR, since the plan is to simply wire...

True, true. OR, since the plan is to simply wire into the existing wiring for the different sensors, I order 4 15718's and cut the wires near the sensors and butt connect them. "Six of one, half...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,787
Posted By snaponbob
Bump Apparently the SENSORS are the same,...

Bump

Apparently the SENSORS are the same, but the harnesses are different.

http://www.boschautoparts.com/vehiclepartfinder/pages/vehiclepartfinder.aspx
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
If it is eating oil like mine is (1 qt / 250...

If it is eating oil like mine is (1 qt / 250 miles) viscosity will not "repair" it. Apparently M54s are prone to sticking oil control rings. If they are stuck, they are stuck. If there is cylinder...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Yup. That fixes everything. I wondered how long...

Yup. That fixes everything. I wondered how long it would take for this. Might fix peeling clear coat and alignment problems as well.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Start with the standard issue problems. See if...

Start with the standard issue problems. See if the CCV is clogged. Remove the oil cap and check if is clean. If it has ANY build up of goo, CAREFULLY remove the tube at the front corner of the valve...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Thought about a borescope. Used to sell them....

Thought about a borescope. Used to sell them. Hence the screen name. But, the only way to see/feel/measure is a tear down. If I had any intention of keeping the car, I would find a 3 or 3.2 and pair...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Not trying to be contentious, but I have tried...

Not trying to be contentious, but I have tried heavy viscosities. While the M54 specs 5W30, the S54 (IIRC) specs 10W60. I am afraid that once the head is off, I am going to see scored cylinders. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Yup. The bitch of all this is that the car is...

Yup. The bitch of all this is that the car is otherwise PERFECT. Runs like a scalded cat, solid as a bank vault, quiet as one could want.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Yes, I did. And Yes, I have.

Yes, I did. And Yes, I have.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
CCV was the first thing down. It was NOT clogged...

CCV was the first thing down. It was NOT clogged up, and now change after new parts. Tried different oils. A quart every 250 miles certainly seems to be a mechanical problem. M54 blocks had their...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Not me. Fill the tank, add a quart of oil. Almost...

Not me. Fill the tank, add a quart of oil. Almost finished recommissioning a 72 Pantera, bought an E36 to race it will require a "build", a master bathroom stripped out and being redone, and a few...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
That's it? That's the best you can do? You still...

That's it? That's the best you can do? You still have not explained why M54s need such special oils. They have the same parts doing the same things that other engines do. My last seven vehicles have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Well, if E46s (at least M54 equipped ones) have...

Well, if E46s (at least M54 equipped ones) have no issues, then you CAN'T know what you are talking about since you have nothing there to learn on. So, sit down over in the corner, ****, and we'll...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
You pompous windbag, people running XW40 have...

You pompous windbag, people running XW40 have consumption issues as well. Even with your magic damn LL stuff. Oil can not accommodate for bore that wear egg shaped (common) or CCV systems that clog...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Some folks have shared the opinion that you are...

Some folks have shared the opinion that you are an a-hole. Proven. And may I add childish. Take a walk-about and have a private hissy fit. Apparently Americans that own E46s with M54s and high oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Having been and around the auto industry for 30+...

Having been and around the auto industry for 30+ years, one must balance product suggestions with profit motive. MANY service writers at dealerships are paid salary AND commissions. If you and I can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
@ stinger9 - he doesn't get it. HE is smart,...

@ stinger9 - he doesn't get it. HE is smart, everyone else is not. People using "recommended" oil are having consumption problems with their M and S54s, people with other oils are having consumption...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
:bow::bow::lmao::lmao::rofl::rofl::woot::woot:

:bow::bow::lmao::lmao::rofl::rofl::woot::woot:
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
And YOU may be the most overbearing person here....

And YOU may be the most overbearing person here. Oh, you can't spell either.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,822
Posted By snaponbob
Too late for my 2001, isn't it?

Too late for my 2001, isn't it?
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