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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By parody
Perhaps not crack but sounds like these lugs can...

Perhaps not crack but sounds like these lugs can leak which is either a diy fix or replacement?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By parody
Any comments guys I would appreciate it by...

Any comments guys I would appreciate it by tomorrow need to decide what to do as it's at the garage waiting for instruction!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By parody
and are we talking about a cracked oil filter...

and are we talking about a cracked oil filter housing or the seal that has gone? found this DIY:

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/oil/housing.htm

also notice from forums it can be the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By parody
Thanks, is this a common fault? Any reason for...

Thanks, is this a common fault? Any reason for the confidence and why it fits the symptoms?

Any idea of the cost of repair, is DIY possible?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By parody
320D Compact crazy oil leak HELP!!

OK, so I recommended BMW to my sister-in-law after a long history of reliable ones myself... boy do I feel bad now.

She was driving along yesterday and the yellow oil light came on. She rang me,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,117
Posted By parody
that sounds like a cool job. I trained as and...

that sounds like a cool job. I trained as and used to be a mechanical engineer, but didnt like it so went into IT! Hence i'm happy getting my hands dirty but not necessarily 100% up to speed with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,117
Posted By parody
You know your sh1t dont you.... I'll check...

You know your sh1t dont you....

I'll check the cc breather tomorrow. Unfortunatley Im going on a driving holiday to the westcountry thursday so wont have chance to replace until after. With a bit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,117
Posted By parody
ok found a breather guide will take a look at...

ok found a breather guide will take a look at that, looks like you dont know until the cover is off.

God I really hope the turbo is OK.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,117
Posted By parody
Thanks Ne1l. Great info. Yes I always wait...

Thanks Ne1l. Great info.

Yes I always wait till warm before driving hard and *try* to remember to leave it before turning off. I'll check the shaft movement also. Is turbo noise (specifically...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,117
Posted By parody
thanks scott87, that is helpful with my...

thanks scott87, that is helpful with my understanding of the shaft placement. If it comes loose then of course my idea is no good. I will most likely do what you have done. I think ill leave the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,117
Posted By parody
Thanks ne1l for the direct answers, excellent. ...

Thanks ne1l for the direct answers, excellent.

1) From many hours of reading, I have understood that it is the screws that work loose and wreck the engine? If only the flap was removed, would the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,117
Posted By parody
thanks for the link, I have seen this guide...

thanks for the link, I have seen this guide already. In fact it is what prompted me to re-think the need for blanks.

In the pics it clearly shows, with the valve out, that the flap is held in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,117
Posted By parody
bump... surely one if you knowledgable peeps has...

bump... surely one if you knowledgable peeps has an opinion on this!
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,117
Posted By parody
Swirl Flaps alternative fix?

Hi

I'm about to buy a 2004 330d after having a 2001 330d and one of my first jobs will be to sort out the swirl flaps before they cause me an issue (along with a tuning chip, EGR bypass and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,223
Posted By parody
bump. No one knows?

bump.

No one knows?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,223
Posted By parody
Hmmm, OK I still cant find it. Here is a pic of...

Hmmm, OK I still cant find it. Here is a pic of my engine bay, and another up the top right area. I cant see a reservoir hiding anywhere. :banghead:
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,223
Posted By parody
thanks ill take a look. Any indictaors on it at...

thanks ill take a look. Any indictaors on it at all? Does it have a built in dip stick?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,223
Posted By parody
E36 330i SMG/SSG Reservoir location

Hi!

As per title - where is it?! Want to check the level... its a UK spec car. Ive been scouring the net for hours and can find plenty of "check the level" but no indication of where to check...
Forum: Complete Cars 08-09-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,405
Posted By parody
BMW 330i Sport SMG Individual

Hi Guys

I got this a couple of months ago after having a 330d. I was planning on getting another 330d (newer 204bhp model) when this 330i presented itself to me and seemed too nice to pass by. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-14-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By parody
oh and another q... is the gear surround the same...

oh and another q... is the gear surround the same as a standard e46? I notice the SMG has allen head bolts all around so didnt know if its a specific trim piece to accep them or if it somehow pops...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-14-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By parody
Thanks, after some googleing I deduced this too,...

Thanks, after some googleing I deduced this too, although its not overly well documented.

I think it has an individual paint scheme (blacky/bluey/greeny colour) and interior, with black dash,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-14-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By parody
I suppose if I had though about it I would have...

I suppose if I had though about it I would have realised the paddles were on the wheel - after all they turn with it!!

I take it there is no way of using the back part of the paddle wheel with the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-14-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By parody
bump!

bump!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By parody
E46 SMG steering wheel

Hi!

At long last I have decided, and purchased, my next step from the 330d... a 330i!! Its gonna kill me on fuel but what the hell, at least i tried...

A couple of Q's if I may, oh...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-17-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,381
Posted By parody
Use of Phone Pre-wiring

Hi All

I was just looking for a guide on center console removal as was planning on doing a bit of carbon di-noc'ing.

I found this guide which was very simple...
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