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Forum: Wheels and Tires 07-11-2016, 09:51 PM
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Posted By mattthecoxcomb
Pics?

Pics?
Forum: Wheels and Tires 07-07-2016, 08:18 AM
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Views: 555
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
Do you have any close up shots of the wheels? Any...

Do you have any close up shots of the wheels? Any curb rash, scuffs, or cracks in finish?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@mlody, really not interested in getting into a...

@mlody, really not interested in getting into a troll war with you. You've made your position on the oil consumption matter abundantly clear. You have one and only one data point to base it on. If...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
^^^This. Thanks @hirot. @Mlody, glad you...

^^^This. Thanks @hirot.

@Mlody, glad you were able to solve your problem. Repeating the same point, however, does not make it right. Many people report much higher mileage from these motors...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@lobe, and g-day to you down under, mate! Thanks...

@lobe, and g-day to you down under, mate! Thanks for your contribution. I also see a lot of sense in attacking piston oil control ring sticking from the bottom of the motor as well as the top (i.e....
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@hirot, thanks very much for sharing. This seems...

@hirot, thanks very much for sharing. This seems to comport with Mike Miller's assessment of the design of the CCV itself. I didn't take apart my CCV but based on what I know of the design I think...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
Thanks. I think the CCV design on the M56 may go...

Thanks. I think the CCV design on the M56 may go a long way toward reducing CCV failure. I recall reading somewhere of someone else who purchased an M56 valve cover to replace that (and the separate...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
It's been a few weeks so I wanted to revisit this...

It's been a few weeks so I wanted to revisit this thread. I

finally had a chance to take out the spark plugs last night and put my crude, low-resolution USB borescope inside the cylinders. The...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-26-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
Ooops, just looked again, right side. Still...

Ooops, just looked again, right side. Still interested...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-26-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
Which ones are curbed? I might be interested in...

Which ones are curbed? I might be interested in the two fronts (looking for a square setup with 7.5s) if I can find someone else selling two more...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@Megalocnus: I agree cranking the engine with the...

@Megalocnus: I agree cranking the engine with the plugs out as a means to evacuate the solvent scares me too. There's a video on youtube (can't seem to find it right now) of a guy cranking his e46...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@C28vette, this is extremely helpful, thank you....

@C28vette, this is extremely helpful, thank you. Could you explain why it is important to ensure why none of the pistons are at top dead center?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@Sprintman: I appreciate your continued input. I...

@Sprintman: I appreciate your continued input. I don't know why you keep coming back to the issue of oil viscosity, however. I have detailed above explicitly why I don't think that is the cause of my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
For the sake of clarity I will note, again, that...

For the sake of clarity I will note, again, that during my ownership my car has only received BMW brand 5W-30 motor oil, which is obviously approved by the manufacturer of our cars.

This oil has...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@Mango, I agree completely with what you said...

@Mango, I agree completely with what you said about the nature of the internal combustion engine and burning oil. I also accept that some BMWs may burn more oil than others with same motors from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
Thanks, everyone, for the continued interest. ...

Thanks, everyone, for the continued interest.

@austine46, I'm fairly confident it's not the rear main seal. My clutch was replaced by my indy around 125,000 miles and--I have to check the work...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@Mango, as the forum King of Maintenance (I've...

@Mango, as the forum King of Maintenance (I've read many of your posts many times and thanks for your contributions) I'm a little surprised that you'd resign yourself to the burning oil phenomenon. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@sprintman, thanks for your substantive...

@sprintman, thanks for your substantive contribution; "you don't understand oil basics." I understand the American Petroleum Institute's viscosity classification system which is really the only...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@Yewzer B Lewzer, the tube from the CCV to the...

@Yewzer B Lewzer, the tube from the CCV to the dipstick return was replaced entirely. Also leaned out the dipstick return thoroughly.

@Markusmarkus, I forgot to add: I am doubtful my problem is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@Markusmarkus, thanks, I did not realize that the...

@Markusmarkus, thanks, I did not realize that the M54B25 did NOT have low tension rings. I was assumed the rings were the same between the M54B25 and M54B30 since the bores are the same (right?)

I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
Thanks for the quick replies. I do truly love...

Thanks for the quick replies. I do truly love e46fanatics. Such a great community resource.

@fn42, I use 5w30. Some have addressed oil consumption by switching to a HIGHER viscosity oil like...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,925
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
Chasing the oil consumption devil (with mixed success)

The issue of oil consumption is covered extensively here--really too extensively to search pragmatically. At the outset please know that I have done a fair bit of research but cannot find a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-30-2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
iowna330xi, absolutely not coming after you or...

iowna330xi, absolutely not coming after you or any one for advice. Thanks for the quick reply! I think it's fairly common to spill fuel when taking out the fuel rail--I did it too. This was probably...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-29-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
DIY fuel rail removal problems

Greetings all,

I recently replaced the CCV on my 2005 325i and chose to do so by removing the intake manifold. I know this is not required for the task but there doesn't seem to be consensus on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By mattthecoxcomb
@Balidawg--that's really cool that you got a 3.0L...

@Balidawg--that's really cool that you got a 3.0L motor. I definitely would've done the same had I been forced to go that route.

I disagree about the risk, though. I think in cases where the...
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