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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By celsoglima
Just an update on this. I was just able to remove...

Just an update on this. I was just able to remove the strut by just removing the typical parts: sway bar link, brake caliper and the sensors. I didn't have to compress it while on the vehicle....
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By celsoglima
330i Factory Sport Suspension: Strut Assembly Not Clearing Fender Well

I need some input from you guys regarding the removal of a strut assembly on a 2001 330i with factory sport suspension. I have replaced a few strut assemblies in the past, so I am quite baffled by...
Forum: Lighting Forum 01-12-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By celsoglima
HID Headlight Disassembling and Low/High Beam Adjustment

I have been having some intermittent issue with one of the factory HID Headlights (D2S type) on my car that seems to require some troubleshooting beyond swapping the bulbs around. Thus I am thinking...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-10-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By celsoglima
I checked their online catalog as you suggested....

I checked their online catalog as you suggested. Thank you! :thumbsup:
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-09-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By celsoglima
Thanks for providing this file with Sachs/ZF...

Thanks for providing this file with Sachs/ZF cross-reference chart(s). Interestingly the OEM shock I currently have on my car (33-52-1-096-366) is not listed
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-08-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By celsoglima
Sachs Rear Shocks: Were they Consolidated Under One Part Number?

I am getting ready to order rear shocks for my 2001 330i with sport suspension, and I was wondering if some of you guys could clarify something for me. As I was looking around checking for prices on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By celsoglima
I also think those numbers are fine. I just...

I also think those numbers are fine. I just replaced the voltage regulator on my car just over a month ago. My car shows pretty much the same numbers. At 2000+ RPM stays at 13.8V to 13.9V. With the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By celsoglima
Like it was previously mentioned, the gasket kit...

Like it was previously mentioned, the gasket kit is not that much, so it is probably worth just going ahead and ordering it. If it turns out you don't need it, leave it in the garage. You might need...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,306
Posted By celsoglima
If you look at the ground wire on the connectors...

If you look at the ground wire on the connectors for the taillight housing, you might have a problem right there. That was what happened to my car. The plastic melted and that affected the contacts....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By celsoglima
My car had a code indicating the temperature was...

My car had a code indicating the temperature was below the acceptable range. Did you check for any OBD code? Replacing the thermostat is not a difficult job.
You can probably drain about 2 quarts to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By celsoglima
If understood what is being suggested with this...

If understood what is being suggested with this bypass kit, I believe tempering with the SRS system is illegal in the USA, and it might be right there with tempering with an odometer which is a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By celsoglima
Not sure if there was ever a step-by-step guide...

Not sure if there was ever a step-by-step guide out there. The job is not that complicated at all, it is just a bit intimidating. I did replace that sensor on a 328i I had about 8 years ago. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By celsoglima
it is most likely your vapor barrier. Have you...

it is most likely your vapor barrier. Have you removed the door panel to inspect? If not, that is the first thing to check. The vapor barrier is held in place by a bead of weatherstrip adhesive....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By celsoglima
Get a voltmeter (multimeter) and check the...

Get a voltmeter (multimeter) and check the voltage with the car running. If the voltage it is not around 13.4-13.7V, it is definitely a problem related to the alternator.You may want to get that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By celsoglima
I took a different approach with regarding to...

I took a different approach with regarding to getting most of the fluid out of another car I have. I did syphon out the fluid out of the reservoir, but I flushed most of the fluid (if not all) in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By celsoglima
Just want to report back and sort of close this...

Just want to report back and sort of close this thread by confirming it was actually an issue with the voltage regulator which was a very easy and cheap fix. Like it was previously mentioned, if the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By celsoglima
That is the approach I am going to use....

That is the approach I am going to use. Unfortunately any torque reference I had was already wiped out from my memory. :) The last time I used that torque wrench was 4 years ago. It has been properly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By celsoglima
This is pretty interesting! There is actually an...

This is pretty interesting! There is actually an errata for page 116-8 on my manual listing the correct torque amount.

https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=12910652
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By celsoglima
I got that number from the Bentley manual 2005...

I got that number from the Bentley manual 2005 edition, page 116-8. There may be an errata out there I might need to print and keep it with the book. I have owned this book since 2006.

615987
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By celsoglima
I don't plan on using RTV to correct the...

I don't plan on using RTV to correct the situation. Not even temporarily. I don't believe that would be a good choice. Thankfully the stud didn't break inside the cylinder head, so it will be easy to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By celsoglima
That is unbelievable! :banghead: I never double...

That is unbelievable! :banghead: I never double checked the torque amounts reported in the Bentley manual. Lesson learned! I am going to have to start doing that from now on. Thanks for the link. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By celsoglima
Valve Cover Bolts: Are 18 ft-lb the right torque amount?

Are the valve cover bolts really torqued to 18 ft-lb? Or is that an error in the Bentley manual that I was not aware of?

One of the studs that hold the valve cover in my car just snapped in half,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By celsoglima
I had a 2000 328i about 7 years ago that was...

I had a 2000 328i about 7 years ago that was making all kinds of clunking noises. I identified suspension components that needed to be replaced by using a pry bar. At one point I got so annoyed with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By celsoglima
Thanks for the suggestion. That is what I ended...

Thanks for the suggestion. That is what I ended up doing. I had to do surgery. Maybe I was being too gentle or paranoid to keep from damaging the valve cover, but it took me almost as long to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By celsoglima
Valve Cover Gasket: Brittle and Fused with Valve Cover

My 2001 330i was way overdue for a valve cover gasket replacement. I decided to tackle that this evening and ran into a situation I was not expecting. The center pieces of the gasket set (spark plug...
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