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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,310
Posted By CHFBrian
I think they were not tight the first time...

I think they were not tight the first time because I had the vacuum pipe wedged under the valve cover.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,310
Posted By CHFBrian
Thanks, I appreciate it. The reason I think...

Thanks, I appreciate it.

The reason I think there might be oil in the wells is that I know the VCG wasn't sealed properly when I first drove it. Wouldn't this allow oil to get in the wells?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,310
Posted By CHFBrian
Well, the honking has gone away for now,...

Well, the honking has gone away for now, thankfully.

I have a feeling that when I had the VCG sealed improperly a lot of oil may have gotten in the spark plug wells. Is that a possibility? I just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,310
Posted By CHFBrian
Help! Valve Cover Gasket DIY Problems

HELP!

So I decided to do this DIY (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=13797652#post13797652) this weekend, along with changing the oil and the fuel filter. It was quite an adventure,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-05-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By CHFBrian
Another update. I think now it's mostly like a...

Another update. I think now it's mostly like a bad CCV, or at least one of the associated hoses. Today I removed the oil filler cap while the car was idling, and the idling got a lot worse, to the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By CHFBrian
You're help is much appreciated. I have a...

You're help is much appreciated.

I have a shop I trust, and if I can't figure it out soon I'll bring it there and ask them to diagnose for me. They've done a lot of work for me in the past and I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By CHFBrian
She's already terrified that she's the one who...

She's already terrified that she's the one who did something wrong :) I did ask her about the gas station, and while she doesn't remember the specific station, she did put in the highest octane they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By CHFBrian
My head's all over the place, of course all that...

My head's all over the place, of course all that should have been in there from the get go.

The car's an 01 330i that I've had since 4/09. Bought it with 45k miles, currently there are 57k. While...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By CHFBrian
Ok, so I'm pretty confident it's not either the...

Ok, so I'm pretty confident it's not either the upper or lower intake boot or a dirty ICV. DISA looked ok (there was resistance i the spring) but maybe the DISA seal is going? Not sure there, and I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By CHFBrian
Went back out there and got it off with a 6mm...

Went back out there and got it off with a 6mm socket and some elbow grease :) Once the clamp was loosened, getting the actual boot off was a ***** and a half.

As it turned out, both the upper and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By CHFBrian
Yeah, that last clamp is what's giving me...

Yeah, that last clamp is what's giving me trouble. Thanks for the tip - it also sounds like a flexible screwdriver with a 6mm socket may do the trick.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By CHFBrian
Well, a bit of an update today. Very cold this...

Well, a bit of an update today. Very cold this mornimg, and when I started the car i got the expected rough idle. Then the car barely moved at all - flooring the gas gave almost no power at all. Once...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-31-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By CHFBrian
Rough Idle, Hesitation - Help me Diagnose

Thanks for anyone taking the time to help. I've done a fair amount of searching on the issue, but I'd like another opinion or three before I go out and really dive into trying to diagnose (and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,782
Posted By CHFBrian
Been using Mobil 1 ATF for a while now. One of my...

Been using Mobil 1 ATF for a while now. One of my PS hoses has a tiny leak, so I need to keep the reservoir topped up regularly. Haven't had any issues at all, though admittedly it's only been about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-04-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,144
Posted By CHFBrian
I've been considering black grills, but I feel...

I've been considering black grills, but I feel like if I do that, I'll need/want to then black out the chrome trim around the windows.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-04-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,144
Posted By CHFBrian
I've been very happy with the products and...

I've been very happy with the products and service I've gotten from Khoalty in the past. They're my first choice these days if I'm looking for a mod.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-29-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,880
Posted By CHFBrian
To answer the REAL question: "Because since...

To answer the REAL question: "Because since owning a BMW, I've had no need to have any contact with any local BMW dealer, so their competence and reliability isn't a factor for me."

Doing business...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-29-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,816
Posted By CHFBrian
OEM belts can be bought from pelicanparts or...

OEM belts can be bought from pelicanparts or other parts dealers very cheaply. No reason to skimp out there.

It's also not a particularly difficult DIY. I did it last summer, not having much car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By CHFBrian
I wish there were an easy to way for me to turn...

I wish there were an easy to way for me to turn these on myself, actually. I'd like to have the doors auto-lock and the DRL on, but it looks like I'd have to pay a dealer for an hour of labor to get...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 09-24-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,063
Posted By CHFBrian
Just wanted to recommend Xquisite Motorsports on...

Just wanted to recommend Xquisite Motorsports on Bedford and Atlantic. I stopped in yesterday and they offered a great price for 5 windows and they did it right away. I was in and out in a couple of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By CHFBrian
I'm in a similar boat, thinking about new rims. I...

I'm in a similar boat, thinking about new rims. I initially thought hyperblack would be way too black, but the more I see pictures, the more I realize it's what I actually want.

I'll go with 18"s...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28,501
Views: 2,119,342
Posted By CHFBrian
Just got mine tinted as well. 35% in the front,...

Just got mine tinted as well. 35% in the front, 20% around the back. Looks fantastic :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By CHFBrian
You can also just use a wrench and a mallet,...

You can also just use a wrench and a mallet, which is what I ended up having to do. I got the fan clutch tool, but I didn't have a wrench that was thin enough to fit in there with it.
Forum: Exterior 09-22-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By CHFBrian
FT: Smoked sidemarkers for clear sidemarkers

I've got a set (in perfect condition) of smoked sidemarkers that I'm interested in trading for a set of clears. We can go through the mail or trade local, I'm in NYC.

Edit: Forgot some important...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,860
Posted By CHFBrian
I'd be happy to own either car.

I'd be happy to own either car.
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