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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By lcoleman
The highest I've ever seen on a relatively round...

The highest I've ever seen on a relatively round (but still bent) wheel was 4oz. Most wheels are 1-2oz. You should get it done.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 05-14-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By lcoleman
You sure the system is bled completely?

You sure the system is bled completely?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By lcoleman
If there are inches of standing water, your...

If there are inches of standing water, your drains are clogged in addition to the leak(s) itself.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By lcoleman
They will physically fit. They won't work well...

They will physically fit. They won't work well without a tune, and basic bolt-ons on an m54 is nowhere near maxing out the stock injectors anyway. Nothing to be gained.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
Posted By lcoleman
The most likely cause of a global lean condition...

The most likely cause of a global lean condition has always been, and will always be vacuum leaks. If the smoke test was done improperly (or the smoke tester used didn't pressurize the intake) then...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-06-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By lcoleman
I don't think MS42 will work with those features...

I don't think MS42 will work with those features flashed out. I know the MSS54 can, but not the non-M stuff.

Also, iirc you need more than 12v, gnd, and k line on the obdII plug. I might be wrong...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 05-06-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By lcoleman
I've never been a fan of vacuum bleeders, and as...

I've never been a fan of vacuum bleeders, and as stated it's easier to let the reservoir run dry. That said, they will work...but they also tend to make a mess, lol. I'd stick to other methods.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By lcoleman
For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure you can...

For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure you can leave the fuel rail on the intake manifold and pull it all off together. Besides the 4 bolts and fuel line, you'll need to pull the metal clips off of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By lcoleman
I never use a torque wrench for something as...

I never use a torque wrench for something as simple as valve cover bolts/nuts. That said, the ones at Harbor Freight are like 20 bucks, so if you don't trust your hands it's a no-brainer.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 848
Posted By lcoleman
Pretty much any car will go about 50 miles or so...

Pretty much any car will go about 50 miles or so after the light comes on, assuming you drive gently. I try to fill up as soon as possible after that (if not sooner), for the aforementioned reason of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By lcoleman
Checking the main engine ground is an excellent...

Checking the main engine ground is an excellent suggestion. I'm pretty sure these alternators will still charge without the bit serial (one wire to alt) plugged in. I'm wondering if your battery...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By lcoleman
Yep. Use the real air removal tool, or a skinny...

Yep. Use the real air removal tool, or a skinny 32mm (best) or 1 1/14 (also ok, slightly smaller do it'll be hard to get on the nut) wrench. They make wrenches for bicycles that work pretty well and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By lcoleman
I'd guess that engine is at about 150 lbs heavier...

I'd guess that engine is at about 150 lbs heavier than an m54, but that's really a shot in the dark--different sources list different numbers. The torque of the m30 is delivered in a "fun" way, but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By lcoleman
Your cluster is fine. The problem is most likely...

Your cluster is fine. The problem is most likely the sensor, but also possible in the wiring.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By lcoleman
I don't know the length, but if you're using the...

I don't know the length, but if you're using the VAC plate you'll probably want a 45 degree end on the rearward fitting to clear the air box. I'd recommend just making the lines yourself. It's a bit...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-16-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 29,424
Posted By lcoleman
The DSC unit has check valves built-in. It...

The DSC unit has check valves built-in. It doesn't bother me if you folks don't believe me, I will continue doing what I know works. I learned this trick from a master tech/co-owner one of the best...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,594
Posted By lcoleman
You could always look on the other side (level...

You could always look on the other side (level sender is on the driver's side) and see if that piece looks removable. Remember the pry bar and metal hammer, and gentle taps. Proper tool wins over...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,594
Posted By lcoleman
http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/w/s/171.png ...

http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/w/s/171.png

RealOEM lists all the parts as one unit. You may be able to find one at a junkyard, but I'm not sure it can be removed without breaking it....
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 04-16-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By lcoleman
P0102 is likely from having the MAF unplugged....

P0102 is likely from having the MAF unplugged. While it should be safe to drive around like that, I wouldn't recommend it. Your ICV may be bad, based on the p0505. Proprietary scan tools would likely...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By lcoleman
If you short the pins in the back of the cluster,...

If you short the pins in the back of the cluster, what does it read?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By lcoleman
Your battery in the key may be dying. If you have...

Your battery in the key may be dying. If you have another key, obviously a good start is to try it and see if the problem persists. Key batteries will not effect starting, only the keyless system....
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,594
Posted By lcoleman
I'm pretty sure the white plastic ring is made...

I'm pretty sure the white plastic ring is made into the tank. You may be FUBARed.

For ease of removal on the ring itself, you need a sturdy pry bar, preferable with a large, flat tip, and a metal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,128
Posted By lcoleman
As I always say to stir the pot in these threads,...

As I always say to stir the pot in these threads, change interval is WAY more important than color or the name on the bottle. I have read that BMW and Merc have both used Zerex as OE in the past, not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By lcoleman
The mileage will match, so it should eliminate...

The mileage will match, so it should eliminate the tamper dot. Like rizwan, I'm not sure the cluster swap will illuminate those lights, so you may have another issue.

No mechanical speedo = it is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By lcoleman
There is no mechanical speedo. Did you code the...

There is no mechanical speedo. Did you code the cluster when you swapped it in? Not sure that would cause those lights, though.
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