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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,524
Posted By carl0s
I just finished removing the broken studs on my...

I just finished removing the broken studs on my v8's other manifold.

They were quite a bit more stubborn, and certainly took a lot more effort. They didn't easily push out after little heat. When...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,524
Posted By carl0s
What do you mean? I have sheared studs on the...

What do you mean? I have sheared studs on the other manifold. I can't re-attach my exhaust system until I remove the studs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,524
Posted By carl0s
This is where I thought I was going to have to...

This is where I thought I was going to have to hack-saw the bar down the middle so that it would fit in place. I started hacksawing with an old blade and decided I really could not be bothered.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,524
Posted By carl0s
Actually I've just had a great idea. BRB!

Actually I've just had a great idea. BRB!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,524
Posted By carl0s
You're right. The square bar needs to be half its...

You're right. The square bar needs to be half its current depth. I started cutting it with a slightly worn hacksaw and decided I definitely can't be bothered with that today!!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,524
Posted By carl0s
No but I do have a can of it. Will let you know...

No but I do have a can of it. Will let you know if its of any use.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-22-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,728
Posted By carl0s
Thanks Jeff I appreciate your input! I looked at...

Thanks Jeff I appreciate your input! I looked at a few vids on youtube (mostly GM stuff) and they all seemed to show a bit of movement too, so that's good to know. Yes the two notches are at a guess...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-21-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,728
Posted By carl0s
Hey Jeff. Since you're the only person I've come...

Hey Jeff. Since you're the only person I've come across who's keen on this stuff and enthusiastic about sharing your experience, I wondered if you'd be able to give me your opinion on a little...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,524
Posted By carl0s
I was under the car today fitting the gearbox,...

I was under the car today fitting the gearbox, and it looks like you could be right (I didn't actually check though), but if so I think I could possibly just downsize that flat bar a little bit, or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,524
Posted By carl0s
Hey guys. I have an E60 545i that I'm...

Hey guys.

I have an E60 545i that I'm slowing fixing/rebuilding.. bit of a project (autobox, water leak, etc.)

A couple of my manifold/downpipe-> midpipe studs sheard off (note that I have been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,611
Posted By carl0s
Manu Alex? Hello, from Youtube. My friend...

Manu Alex? Hello, from Youtube.

My friend has a 530i with M54 and he thought for a long time that there was a problem with some bearing in the centre of the engine. I never heard it - I didn't own...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 06-14-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 27,763
Posted By carl0s
It's just that somebody pmd me after seeing this...

It's just that somebody pmd me after seeing this thread and struggling with the broken links.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 06-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 27,763
Posted By carl0s
Original non-bad links are here:...

Original non-bad links are here:...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-19-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,728
Posted By carl0s
This is an nice detailed write up, but you are...

This is an nice detailed write up, but you are making a mountain out of a molehill.

I've had my fuel rail off a few times now.

There is no need to remove the air distributor.

The clips for...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-24-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 22,990
Posted By carl0s
I did my intake manifold today (M54) on a 330i ...

I did my intake manifold today (M54) on a 330i

It was pretty straight forward, although not a 5 minute job.

No need to do anything from under the car. The dipstick doesn't need to be removed...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-18-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 320,023
Posted By carl0s
P.S. the tool that I linked to (for the...

P.S. the tool that I linked to (for the differential bushes), is the same as the Sealey VSE5613 kit: http://www.pvrdirect.co.uk/productinfo.aspx?catref=VSE5613
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-18-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 320,023
Posted By carl0s
erm, no. This thread is about the differential ->...

erm, no. This thread is about the differential -> subframe bushes (a.k.a axle bushes I think), not the subframe -> body ones.

I'm new to this e46 stuff though so could be worng!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-16-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 320,023
Posted By carl0s
Thanks. I've found the tools now anyway. :...

Thanks. I've found the tools now anyway. : http://www.auntiesatticonline.co.uk/us-pro-bmw-rear-axle-bush-remover-e36-e46-us0824-1206-p.asp

I may have some impact sockets that will do the job....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-16-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 320,023
Posted By carl0s
PLEASE can somebody post a picture and ideally...

PLEASE can somebody post a picture and ideally some measurements of the special tools that make this job easy?

P.S. I'm not a metallurgist but that steel flange that cracked looked like it was...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-03-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 124,245
Posted By carl0s
I replaced that hose today. It looked like this: ...

I replaced that hose today. It looked like this:
http://www.internetsomething.com/lpg/hmmz/ccvsplit.jpg

It has brought my short term fuel trims down from +25 - 28 at idle, to +11 - 14 at idle....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-31-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 124,245
Posted By carl0s
Aw man I f'in love you!! I've been spending...

Aw man I f'in love you!!

I've been spending ages trying to figure out what's going on with my ridiculously high short-term fuel trims (27% at idle), and "system too lean" codes.
I've found lots...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-29-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 27,763
Posted By carl0s
No worries. Thanks for the files :-)

No worries. Thanks for the files :-)
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-29-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 27,763
Posted By carl0s
I only wanted the E46 files. I found them from...

I only wanted the E46 files.
I found them from your other post on m5board.
Didn't need any password.

cheers,
Carl
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-29-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 27,763
Posted By carl0s
Sorry but nearly all the links are bad. You...

Sorry but nearly all the links are bad. You copied/pasted from a forum post (your own forum post no doubt), but basically the links all have "..." in the middle of them. The URL has been replaced...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-28-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,077
Posted By carl0s
I just monitored a 10 minute drive via OBD. ...

I just monitored a 10 minute drive via OBD.

Short term fuel trims are running between 22 and 27%. Occasionally going closer to 0, but most of the time around those high figures. I think I must...
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