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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By Chris C
Looks nice. Enjoy the ride...

Looks nice. Enjoy the ride...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Chris C
You might as well replace the water pump while...

You might as well replace the water pump while your replacing the thermostat and radiator. Other folks have already mentioned the expansion tank. You may want to check the valve cover gasket if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Chris C
+3. You can use it to top off. Or use if for...

+3. You can use it to top off. Or use if for you next drain and refill. It's perfectly good. In fact, if it's been 2 or 3 years you should be do for a drain and refill if you use the old school...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Chris C
2 years seems pretty quick for a thermostat to...

2 years seems pretty quick for a thermostat to fail. However, when I had P0128 replacing the thermostat worked like a champ and that was 5 or 6 years ago...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Chris C
I would replace the seal. Some water pumps come...

I would replace the seal. Some water pumps come with the seal. My Graf did. I replaced my pulley with a BMW plastic one at the time. I have purchased an aftermarket aluminum pulley but haven't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 777
Posted By Chris C
Please pass on this car. There are too many...

Please pass on this car. There are too many problems. Good luck with your car search.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By Chris C
I think the OP is doing a good job in the first...

I think the OP is doing a good job in the first place by providing a free oil change for the new owner. When I purchase a car I generally change the fluids myself. But I will say that if the OP...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Chris C
See what's on the footage. Hopefully what you...

See what's on the footage. Hopefully what you find can work to your advantage and the report can be amended. If it's inconclusive, you're better taking care of it with your own funds instead of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Chris C
+2. What those above have written. Good luck...

+2. What those above have written. Good luck with your upcoming OFHG project. I've followed a DIY on this site for the OFHG. It took me a while but I was able to get through it. If you take your...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 06-11-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By Chris C
I used dish washing soap as well with little...

I used dish washing soap as well with little difficulty. I didn't need my rubber mallet but I could see that being handy. You don't need to be stingy with the soap. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Chris C
+3 on the cooling system overhaul. You do not...

+3 on the cooling system overhaul. You do not want your car to overheat on you at highway speeds. For peace of mind try to do everything mentioned by Tangent. However, if funds are an issue take...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By Chris C
I have the manual sport leatherette seats and I...

I have the manual sport leatherette seats and I find them quite comfortable and have driven hours at a time without any discomfort.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Chris C
As JapanRot325ci I had what color is the smoke? ...

As JapanRot325ci I had what color is the smoke? That will help a lot. Have you checked your coolant? Does it have oil in it?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Chris C
What's the code from the check engine light? ...

What's the code from the check engine light? Once you learn that it may point you in the right direction to resolve your problem. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Chris C
As long as you and no one else was hurt is the...

As long as you and no one else was hurt is the important thing. Try and get another one. However, I imagine your insurance is going to be a bit high if you went through insurance. Good luck and be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Chris C
+1. I bought mine at ~110K miles and now have...

+1. I bought mine at ~110K miles and now have 203K miles. I've done the following maintenance since owning the car:

cooling system overhaul
VCG
OFHG
Vanos seals (Besian)
new pads and rotors...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Chris C
+1. The code will generally lead you in the...

+1. The code will generally lead you in the right direction. Otherwise you're just guessing. You can get the code read at a store like Advanced Auto for free. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Chris C
I wouldn't try a different fuse. That could make...

I wouldn't try a different fuse. That could make things worse by blowing something further down the line. You don't want to take out your ecu. You'll want to use the multi-meter to track this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Chris C
Take a look at the following link: ...

Take a look at the following link:

http://www.enginebuildermag.com/2009/03/understanding-bmw-engine-identification-codes/

You can compare the engine with the production date on the door jamb. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,502
Posted By Chris C
I don't see the need for the 2 holes either. ...

I don't see the need for the 2 holes either. Post pictures and get an explanation. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 838
Posted By Chris C
You're correct. It would have just been noted...

You're correct. It would have just been noted that the window didn't work but not why it didn't work... A couple blocks of wood to hold the window up... That is not cool... :tsk:
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-09-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,744
Posted By Chris C
Yes. I noticed the price for Mobil 1 0w40...

Yes. I noticed the price for Mobil 1 0w40 European at Walmart the other day and thought it was a great price as well. I have been disappointed with the increased price of Shell Rotella T6 5w40...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By Chris C
No point worrying about it until a proper...

No point worrying about it until a proper assessment is done. I wish you luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By Chris C
It seems that Mango would like you to maintain...

It seems that Mango would like you to maintain your car so it can become an "antique"... Enjoy your car for many years and miles to come...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By Chris C
Go to an auto parts store like Advanced Auto...

Go to an auto parts store like Advanced Auto first. They'll read the codes for free. A garage with diagnostic equipment will likely charge you.
The rubber seal around your gas cap could just be...
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