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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,298
Posted By Pancho328i
You prefer the steel one? they cost the same. The...

You prefer the steel one? they cost the same. The reviews also mention the controlled release a lot, seems like a good deal.

Pancho328i
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,298
Posted By Pancho328i
Harbor Freight Aluminum jack

I got a 3000 pound aluminum racing jack for $69 from harbor freight a couple of weeks ago, I didn't have the chance to try it until now. I must say it is very nice. Craftsman (Sears) sells an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Pancho328i
Harbor Freight is a good place for tools that are...

Harbor Freight is a good place for tools that are used very infrequently and therefore not worth investing in.

Things I do not buy from them are those where any bones or even my life may be in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,076
Posted By Pancho328i
If you have to ask what force is required, you...

If you have to ask what force is required, you should not try it. This sounds dangerous. How much could a shop charge for this?

Pancho328i
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-26-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 28,708
Views: 2,141,700
Posted By Pancho328i
Changed from mechanic to hydraulic belt...

Changed from mechanic to hydraulic belt tensioner.

Replaced power steering feeder hose (what a cheap arse design by BMW).

Almost 100K miles and still revs to 7K like it's nothing..
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-26-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Pancho328i
The FACBs were replaced not long ago. In fact the...

The FACBs were replaced not long ago. In fact the play is coming from the steering rack. This is not good. I will have it checked.

Pancho328i
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-26-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Pancho328i
How much play should there be on the front wheels?

While I had my car on jack stands I played with the front wheels. There was some considerable movement. I'd say probably the front of the tires moved 1/2 inch. Is this normal?

I'm talking about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-26-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Pancho328i
I had the state inspection done at the dealer. ...

I had the state inspection done at the dealer.

The had to read the computer so they had to reset it or whatever it needed. I just paid the state regulated price of $39 or so. Now the computer...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-26-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 42,813
Posted By Pancho328i
Man, I just finished changing the belt tensioner...

Man, I just finished changing the belt tensioner for the new hydraulic type. It wasn't that hard but it was expensive, $175 plus shipping. Local dealer wanted $250. Now I'm thinking I should have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Pancho328i
Before you change your battery

My 2000 328i started failing randomly. I was getting worried that the starter or something as bad was going to cost me a fortune. I went to autozone and they changed the battery for very little...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-25-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 117,552
Posted By Pancho328i
Strange that almost noone mentions that when you...

Strange that almost noone mentions that when you de-tension the tensioner there are two holes that align on it, you can put a pin/nail/allen wrench in there and it will hold it in that position.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Pancho328i
I think there are small passages where those...

I think there are small passages where those small pieces can cause trouble. If you ever opened the expansion tank with the car running (engine cold) you will see a pinhole recirculating liquid into...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-22-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Pancho328i
Parts of expansion tank cap fell inside

I just noticed when checking the coolant level that bits and pieces of the expansion tank cap are missing.

The cap has two o rings, they both sit in their grooves, but in the bottom one the groove...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Pancho328i
OBD gets "no link" on reader, what to do?

I was trying to get my 2000 328i inspected yesteday but the station was unable to connect to the car's computer using the connector under the dash. I then took the car to 2 autozones and neither was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By Pancho328i
Epoxy is a generic term, there are compounds...

Epoxy is a generic term, there are compounds specially designed for this type of plastic, that is what the body shops do. Any areas that are pointed outward need to be pushed in before you can patch...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-12-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,557
Posted By Pancho328i
this is the tool...

this is the tool...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-12-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,557
Posted By Pancho328i
Auto tranny shaft seal removal tool

Hi,

It seems like the control shaft seal on my transmision is leaking, part # 24501423606. The TIS calls for tool BMW 24 5 360, which screws into the seal so you can pull it out. Does anyone know...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-12-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,661
Posted By Pancho328i
+1 that is awesome.

+1 that is awesome.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Pancho328i
The called for tool is BMW 24 5 360. Anyone?

The called for tool is BMW 24 5 360. Anyone?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By Pancho328i
Did you buy the touch up paint at the dealer? It...

Did you buy the touch up paint at the dealer? It normally matches better than that. Also, you can google for some epoxy to patch up the holes first, then paint.

Pancho328i
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Pancho328i
That is the power steering reservoir. This leak...

That is the power steering reservoir. This leak is very common on BMWs, if it bothers you try changing the o-ring embedded in the cap. Otherwise just wipe with a rag once in a while. No big deal.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Pancho328i
Bump! The TIS calls for a special tool to...

Bump!

The TIS calls for a special tool to remove this seal. has anyone done it?

BTW, the stealer wanted $600 for this job.

Thanks

Pancho328i
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,987
Posted By Pancho328i
They shouldn't be that tight prcisely because...

They shouldn't be that tight prcisely because they are plastic. They don't rust. Once you have the screw out try rotating it a bit, just give it a little play rotating it left and right. It will come...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,987
Posted By Pancho328i
Mine was the right rear sensor. Replacing it is,...

Mine was the right rear sensor. Replacing it is, like others said, very easy. Just remove the screw that holds it to the wheel hub, pull sensor out, follow the wiring into the connection box, unplug...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Pancho328i
and there is an o-ring in the cap (it's there,...

and there is an o-ring in the cap (it's there, look harder or poke with your fingernail) that can be replaced and it eliminates the sippage...
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