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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-04-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By tatboy
To the OP

I have yet to replace the thermostat in my 325ci but I recently installed one on an '01 Volkswagen Golf a few months ago.

The issue with that vehicle was that it had been overheating ever since...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-31-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By tatboy
I've never taken off the fuel injectors on my...

I've never taken off the fuel injectors on my 325ci , but I recently did on a Volkswagen Golf.

I was able to clean them and re-install.

Are they going to perform a fuel injector flush for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,682
Posted By tatboy
If your interested in reading the issue I had...

If your interested in reading the issue I had with my steering rack - feel free

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=961701

There's photos and a close up of the steering "guibo" that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By tatboy
You may wish to answer the questions posed to you...

You may wish to answer the questions posed to you concerning whether or not you've PHYSICALLY pulled each and EVERY single fuse out of your fuse panel and VISUALLY checked them.

EACH and EVERY...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By tatboy
Not for nothing, but why did you suspect the fuel...

Not for nothing, but why did you suspect the fuel pump right away?

Did you try disconnecting the fuel line from the fuel rail and aim it into a safe container, then turn the car over and see if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By tatboy
Can you find the part that connects to that part?...

Can you find the part that connects to that part?

I need my lawn done
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By tatboy
It's good to know that your BMW has that many...

It's good to know that your BMW has that many miles on it. Have you had to overhaul any of it's major components yet?

Being that your vehicle is a 2001, the power steering pump you had was most...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By tatboy
davidwarren - in a nutshell, the answer to your...

davidwarren - in a nutshell, the answer to your question is a resounding YES !

<b>Occam's Razor</b> - <i>All things being equal, a simpler explanation is better than a more complex one</i>

When...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By tatboy
My rack & pinion install and some minor tips.

This is my first time posting photos, so forgive me if they do not enlarge, etc. I uploaded them at 800x600 (which is pretty big) but for some reason they dont appear to be enlargable

My vehicle...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By tatboy
This is my first time posting photos, so forgive...

This is my first time posting photos, so forgive me if they do not enlarge, etc. I uploaded them at 800x600 (which is pretty big) but for some reason they dont appear to be enlargable
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By tatboy
Hi Stinger9 My issue DOES appear to be...

Hi Stinger9

My issue DOES appear to be "fixed", as I havent had the issue of having to "strong arm" the steering wheel back to centerline after making a turn.

I did all the obvious things...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By tatboy
So far after replacing the Power Steering pump...

So far after replacing the Power Steering pump and Rack & Pinion Install, then having the front end aligned - - my issue only partially resolved itself.

Not until I came home and decided to spray...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,327
Posted By tatboy
Thanks steveintheburgh !! So far after...

Thanks steveintheburgh !!

So far after replacing the Power Steering pump and Rack & Pinion Install, then having the front end aligned - - my issue only partially resolved itself.

Not until I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,327
Posted By tatboy
After reading my nightmare story here: ...

After reading my nightmare story here:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=961701

I've come to the conclusion after replacing my power steering pump, reservoir, rack & pinion &...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By tatboy
The "centering" problem I'm referring to ISNT a...

The "centering" problem I'm referring to ISNT a misalignment issue.

It has to do with the steering wheel/steering column FAILING to get power assist in returning back to center when coming out of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By tatboy
The hard steering and failure of the steering...

The hard steering and failure of the steering wheel/steering components to return to centerline are THEE reasons that led me to suspect a bad rack & pinion.

I changed out the Power Steering pump...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-21-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By tatboy
My question to you is, "Did you have to adjust...

My question to you is, "Did you have to adjust ANY of the components on top of the steering rack (rack & pinion), that connect to the steering shaft and column?"

Below is a link showing those...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,545
Posted By tatboy
By "Steering Box" , can you be more specific? ...

By "Steering Box" , can you be more specific?

Do you mean certain components on the steering column itself?

I replaced the entire Rack & Pinion, so obviously there's a new pinion gear,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,545
Posted By tatboy
I have the EXACT same problem, and replaced my...

I have the EXACT same problem, and replaced my power steering pump AND the rack & pinion, flushed all steering lines and bled the rack 4x.

My steering wheel does NOT come back to centerline and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By tatboy
Bleeding the system again?

I just came in from bleeding it for the 4th time.

When I say "4th", I mean each bleeding cycle consists of 2 reservoirs worth of fresh Dextron 3, cycling the rack back and forth 8-10X each...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By tatboy
I just installed a new rack & bled system ....

In case anyone cares, I'm the guy with the terribly hard steering issue and am trying to self diagnose the problem via process of elimination.

After installing a new power steering pump and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By tatboy
Any advice on being able to undo the power...

Any advice on being able to undo the power steering cooling hoses from the plastic housing without having to wait for that tool to be ordered? I wanted to get the job done today. Someone mentioned...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By tatboy
I need help with my Power Steering !!

Hello all

I've owned a few BMW's and currently have a 2002 E46 325ci with about 90K miles on it. Manufacture date 09/01 but it has the LF30 Power Steering pump and correct high pressure hose.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By tatboy
Can someone try to verbally explain the mechanism...

Can someone try to verbally explain the mechanism of removing both the Top and Bottom hose fittings that connect to the Power Steering Cooler? Im in the process of replacing my PS pump and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-15-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By tatboy
Power steering issues

Yes if you can pull out the shaft from the power steering pump (even just 1/4"), then the shaft has broken inside and the entire pump needs to be replaced.

I just did the job on my 325ci and...
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