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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-08-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,631
Posted By FSUmac
I believe that is your intake camshaft position...

I believe that is your intake camshaft position sensor. Not that difficult of a DIY.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-03-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,510
Posted By FSUmac
Here you go.... ...

Here you go....

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=900798
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,556
Posted By FSUmac
Echo, the part numbers are on the beisan systems...

Echo, the part numbers are on the beisan systems site that he linked.

Make sure you buy the correct valve cover gasket for your year model as there was a switch at some point during the e46...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,556
Posted By FSUmac
Here's a good write-up on cleaning the ICV. ...

Here's a good write-up on cleaning the ICV.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=900798

I did this a few months ago and now my light is back on. Looks like I will have to go...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By FSUmac
I bought some 18" replicas from them last year...

I bought some 18" replicas from them last year and they have been fine so far.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,556
Posted By FSUmac
Snik, I had no issue at all with the timing...

Snik,

I had no issue at all with the timing and used no special tools outside of what was instructed in the detailed DIY.

I did get a CPS code when I cranked up the car but I cleared it and it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,632
Views: 542,926
Posted By FSUmac
I don't know if I gained any power over the...

I don't know if I gained any power over the previously functioning seals (before they wore out), but I definitely got the lost power back.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,556
Posted By FSUmac
Set the timing as in after the vanos seals...

Set the timing as in after the vanos seals replacement?

If so, that is not required. Removing the vanos didn't disrupt the timing at all.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By FSUmac
You pull the tab out gently. The key is to pull...

You pull the tab out gently. The key is to pull the blade away from the U curve. I believe you pull down towards the ground.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,556
Posted By FSUmac
Mshinay, First, I would find out what has...

Mshinay,

First, I would find out what has been done to the car in the past. If the water pump, thermostat, expansion tank, etc. have never been replaced, it is probably a matter of time before...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,556
Posted By FSUmac
EMG, The vanos seals replacement went great....

EMG,

The vanos seals replacement went great. Took me about 6 methodical hours and I replaced the valve cover gasket, spark plug gaskets, and bolt washers as well as the oil hose washers.

The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,556
Posted By FSUmac
I would replace the valve cover gasket, cover...

I would replace the valve cover gasket, cover bolt gaskets, and spark plug gaskets as well while you are at it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 178,444
Posted By FSUmac
Tim, thanks for the info. It looked to me like...

Tim, thanks for the info. It looked to me like some of those donuts on people's cars were rubber and I wanted to make sure it was ok to put some weight on mine since it was metal.

Hopefully my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 178,444
Posted By FSUmac
A few questions: 1) I have the center donut...

A few questions:

1) I have the center donut shaped jack point in the front of my 2001 330i but it is metal and not rubber. Is that still ok to use?

2) Do your jack stands just fit (recess) into...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,432
Posted By FSUmac
2001 330i 07/2000 production Just...

2001 330i

07/2000 production

Just replaced the seals at 72k after experiencing loss of power below 3,000 RPM. The new seals fixed the problem immediately.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2,632
Views: 542,926
Posted By FSUmac
Alright, 7 hours and a stiff back later, I am...

Alright, 7 hours and a stiff back later, I am done. :)

A few observations:

-It looks a lot more complicated than it is. It is just a TON of ratcheting. Yeesh.

-My old seals were completely...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By FSUmac
RM European has the set for $148 with free Fed Ex...

RM European has the set for $148 with free Fed Ex if you need other options.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 37,626
Posted By FSUmac
Alright, I've replaced both mechanical...

Alright, I've replaced both mechanical tensioners, the water pump, the belts, the water pump pulley, the alternator (last year), and the idler pulley and I am still getting some chirping coming from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,632
Views: 542,926
Posted By FSUmac
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2,632
Views: 542,926
Posted By FSUmac
In the 'parts needed' portion of the DIY, it...

In the 'parts needed' portion of the DIY, it lists:

If radiator overflow hose clamp original, need replacement small hose clamp.

At what step is this clamp removed and is it 100% necessary to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,632
Views: 542,926
Posted By FSUmac
Rajaie, I will be performing this procedure...

Rajaie,

I will be performing this procedure tomorrow night/Saturday. I can't wait to see the results.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By FSUmac
Press both sides in. We had this issue trying to...

Press both sides in. We had this issue trying to replace the sensor on my buddy's 525. Sometimes it is just stuck on there. Try getting two people with one clamping the sides with a tool and the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,050
Posted By FSUmac
Change the oil and then make her pay you back. :)

Change the oil and then make her pay you back. :)
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-14-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,882
Posted By FSUmac
How do you release the tension on the old a/c...

How do you release the tension on the old a/c tensioner so you can remove the belt?

I plan on removing the fan and accessing from the bottom.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,632
Views: 542,926
Posted By FSUmac
Alright, here are some questions: Direction...

Alright, here are some questions:

Direction from the DIY will be shown in Italics.

1. Remove coil harness ground wire from valve cover bolt/stud located between coils 2 & 3 (8mm socket 1/4 /...
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