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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By missamo80
Yup, that was me. The CCV is so new, and based on...

Yup, that was me. The CCV is so new, and based on what others said, it was unlikely the cause. The fouled plugs were the deciding factor to get a different car. I could keep spending time trying to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By missamo80
I got $2000 for the trade, about $200 less than...

I got $2000 for the trade, about $200 less than the target I was after based on KBB/NADA/Edmunds/etc. They originally offered $1700 and I LOLed at them. My baby had one accident on the Carfax which...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By missamo80
My baby's gone :(

After 10 years and 153,000 miles (193,000 miles total on the ODO) it was time to say goodbye to my baby. Yesterday I traded her in for a 2013 Hyundai Accent :cry:.

I just wanted to say thanks to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
Ok thanks for all the feedback. I've got things...

Ok thanks for all the feedback. I've got things to explore this weekend.

Neil
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
As mentioned above, I honestly go back and forth...

As mentioned above, I honestly go back and forth about whether it's really just vapor. I am well aware of the condensation that collects and comes out as steam after. There are days, however, when it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
Ever 7500 miles since I bought the car at 60,000...

Ever 7500 miles since I bought the car at 60,000 miles (it now has 193,000). Mobil 1 10-W30 at every change, plus the not-cheap oil filter from NAPA Auto Parts.

Would oil leaking down into the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
Thanks for all your thoughts on this, Mango. I...

Thanks for all your thoughts on this, Mango. I can check the dipstick guide tube.

Yes, I'd have to say I do get some smoke at startup, particularly in the colder months, and not all the time. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
I've had on-going issues with the car not...

I've had on-going issues with the car not starting for the last year and a bit. It happens every couple of months, always with the same symptoms, and usually I can get the car going again by trying...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
Thanks. What's the best way to check the CCV? I...

Thanks. What's the best way to check the CCV? I guess I'll search around and see if there's some other threads on it.

Neil
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
I'll add that the engine passed a compression...

I'll add that the engine passed a compression test and smoke test in Feb 2012 at 180,000 miles.

Neil
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
Ok, got the car back and the paperwork: ...

Ok, got the car back and the paperwork:



The CCV and four hoses were replaced in May 2011, at 165,000 miles. Car now has 193,000 miles. Two questions:

1) Is it really likely that the CCV is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
Well, parking on an incline wouldn't cause the...

Well, parking on an incline wouldn't cause the spark plugs to be fouled, and neither would the fuel pump being starved (the car had plenty of gas). The core reason the car wouldn't start was the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
Ok, the indy shop just got back to me. They...

Ok, the indy shop just got back to me. They popped a couple of the hoses off the CCV and poked around and saw oil where there shouldn't be oil. This may also explain my oil consumption.

So at this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
I checked my records and I replaced the VCG along...

I checked my records and I replaced the VCG along with the vanos in July of 2011 at 149,000 miles.

Neil
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
Mmm, not sure on the valve cover gasket. We did a...

Mmm, not sure on the valve cover gasket. We did a full compression and smoke test back in Feb of 2012 the first time this happened and it passed with flying colours. Spark plugs are the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
Nope, nothing. Nary a CEL. Neil

Nope, nothing. Nary a CEL.

Neil
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By missamo80
What might cause fouled spark plugs?

As I mentioned in my other thread earlier this morning (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=977750), my car wouldn't start today. My indy shop diagnosed it as fouled spark plugs, and said...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By missamo80
Ok, the indy shop just called. They pulled the...

Ok, the indy shop just called. They pulled the spark plugs and they were "completely fouled". After "burning them off" the car apparently started first try.

The plugs are essentially new. I put...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By missamo80
Borrowed a pressure tester from O'Reilly up the...

Borrowed a pressure tester from O'Reilly up the road, and of course it didn't come with the right valve connection. Screw it, it's blocking my other car and I'm out of time to deal. AAA's towing it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By missamo80
Ok, just popped the back seat and listened, and...

Ok, just popped the back seat and listened, and both pumps clicked on and whirred appropriately when the key was moved to position 2. The car really feels like it's trying to turn over. So that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By missamo80
Lol yes, gas in car. The fuel pump is pretty new,...

Lol yes, gas in car. The fuel pump is pretty new, I replaced it this summer. Will pop the back seat and listen for the priming sound.

Also lol that first post says "not starter" and second post...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By missamo80
Car won't start, here's what it sounds like

Woke up to a car this morning that wouldn't start :( It was parked in the driveway overnight on an uphill slant, nose up.

Here's what it sounds like:

http://youtu.be/HyjmYVjyzOw.

Anyone...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-15-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 61,943
Posted By missamo80
Glad you had success changing them out! Neil

Glad you had success changing them out!

Neil
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,523
Posted By missamo80
Now those are some flashy wheels

Spotted these in Woodinville, WA, today while getting various things for weekend house maintenance projects. Stylin'! :thumbsup:

Neil
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By missamo80
I've had the car forever, since 60,000 miles or...

I've had the car forever, since 60,000 miles or so. The expansion tank exploded on me I think 5 years ago, but as far as I can recall the engine did not hit the red before I had it towed. When I did...
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