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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-23-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 78,190
Posted By grips03
Thanks for this write up.

Thanks for this write up.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-24-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By grips03
I switched from Mobile 1 5w/30 to Castrol Edge...

I switched from Mobile 1 5w/30 to Castrol Edge SPT 10w/40 and no longer get the red oil pressure light at warm idle. I plan to check under the valve cover anyway.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-21-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By grips03
I have not taken off the valve cover in ~5 years....

I have not taken off the valve cover in ~5 years.

I did have CCV issue for 100% certain and it was blocked, hence I think this caused excessive pressure and oil to leak from oil pan gasket. I ran...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-21-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By grips03
yeah, oil temp sensor has the two wire plug and...

yeah, oil temp sensor has the two wire plug and oil pressure sender has the single wire connector. I replaced the oil pressure sender today, but get same results. Bentley book says min 7psi at idle...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-20-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By grips03
Oil pan gasket leak and red oil sender light

I have 2004 325XI. I just replaced the CCV as it was clogged and replaced spark plus at the same time.

Now I have one last issue, oil pan gasket. Is this DIY type job? Also would this cause the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,889
Posted By grips03
Replaced the broken DISA, then fule pump went, so...

Replaced the broken DISA, then fule pump went, so now replace fuel pump and filter. Now I just have to fix the oil loss and white cloud from exhaust. Car has 171K miles on it.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-03-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,889
Posted By grips03
yes

yes
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-30-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,889
Posted By grips03
Take the DISA out as it takes 5 minutes and then...

Take the DISA out as it takes 5 minutes and then compare to that guys new one. My flap did not spring back and the little connector thing didn't move either. That's all the code I got today. Going to...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-30-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,889
Posted By grips03
Peake codes 19 E3 E4

I got codes 19 E3 E4 for 2004 325xi from my Peake Research R5/FCX-3.

Table 19
E3 is O2 sensor adaptation limit Cyl # 1-3
E4 is O2 sensor adaptation limit Cyl # 4-6

and was going to replace...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-17-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By grips03
I used the method this past weekend that...

I used the method this past weekend that dumbbells1 mentions.

Used snapon cj123, y shaped thing on hub with lug nuts holding it in place, threaded in rod to push axle out of hub. Then pulled old...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-17-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By grips03
drive card without large plastics covers on the bottom?

i have 2004 325xi automatic with 170K miles on it. I have some engine oil leaks in the front and would like to leave off the plastic covers on the bottom of the car. I think there are 3 plastic...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By grips03
Also Circle BMW

Also Circle BMW
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By grips03
Bluepoint (snapon) sells them, but for $50 per...

Bluepoint (snapon) sells them, but for $50 per wrench / holder, $100 total. Ebay has them for $30-40
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2008, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By grips03
PIAA click, click, click - back to OEM and they...

PIAA click, click, click - back to OEM and they don't click, click, click.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By grips03
I just did the left front, pretty easy just 4...

I just did the left front, pretty easy just 4 bolts. Hard part is the ball joint, just get a ball joint press tool and make it easier on yourself. KD tools has one for ~$20. I had Circle BMW press in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By grips03
piaa don't work too well, they make noise better...

piaa don't work too well, they make noise better off with oem.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-29-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By grips03
rear tail light out DIY

I just completed the rear tail light out (it's not really out) DIY. This board rules!
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,517
Posted By grips03
our 04 has it too

our 04 has it too
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By grips03
I did a little more investigation. I took the air...

I did a little more investigation. I took the air intake off, removed the fan clutch still have the same noise. Also noticed when the car is turned off there is the same sound, just louder and seems...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By grips03
intake side engine noise

I have 04 325XI. Just changed the valve cover gasket due to oil leak on right side (left when looking at engine). Not sure if this is related but I hear a metal screeching sound when the gas petal is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,741
Posted By grips03
Not sure if M3 is like 04 325XI, but there is a...

Not sure if M3 is like 04 325XI, but there is a front sensor and rear sensor. Didn't know the dash would only show "brake" and not front or rear, my guess it's your fronts as they wear more quickly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By grips03
2004 325xi jack point

I've been using the jack point in this pic. But after some use it's getting messed up. Is this the wrong jack point?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By grips03
As soon as I touched it it fell apart. Like a...

As soon as I touched it it fell apart. Like a 4000 year old new paper. Not sure why this was. Are they not all this way?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By grips03
I'll answer my own question. It's a little louder...

I'll answer my own question. It's a little louder but not much, waiting for wife to complain before I replace them.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By grips03
I had Circle BMW press in the bushing in the...

I had Circle BMW press in the bushing in the bracket. Cost $60. I should have just took a friends shop and used the arbor press.
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