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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By jporter
Wow thanks a lot for this post. So I can actually...

Wow thanks a lot for this post. So I can actually get LL4 and use that! :thumbsup: :woot:
Ok but what would be normal standard viscosity that goes into these motors? 0W30 or 5W30?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By jporter
I think we can get Castrol Edge 5W40 here, no...

I think we can get Castrol Edge 5W40 here, no problem. It will just be in a 1 liter bottle ;)
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By jporter
Thanks for your reply :) Yes I am scheduling an...

Thanks for your reply :)
Yes I am scheduling an appointment with my local shop/garage and not the BMW dealer as they are INSANELY expensive here in The Netherlands. So I was wondering what exactly I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By jporter
Need oil change (I might go to hell for asking...)

Hi guys,

So... I've used the search button and I've seen a dozen of threads regarding oil... I've seen heads being cut off, people stabbed, shot, stabbed and shot regarding this but I have some...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By jporter
Guys thank you so much for your replies! Ok......

Guys thank you so much for your replies!
Ok... so I will deffo not let the mechanic whack a hammer against my cats, I allready suspected this was not going to work on the M54, he probably didn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By jporter
E46 330i questions; strut; cat;

Hi all,

I've got a trip planned of about 869.92miles in total. Now I know I've got the following problems;

- Inner bodywork of the cat's are breaking
- Struts really need replacement
-...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By jporter
Okay! The guy says it will fit a 325i M54, not...

Okay! The guy says it will fit a 325i M54, not sure if 325i M54 is different than 330i M54 at the exhaust manifold. I can check realoem later indeed!
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By jporter
330i m54 catalyst

Soooooo as I got more and more weird noised from under my 330i I had my local shop looking at it... the inner body work of the catalyst is coming loose is what they say and they are charging me close...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By jporter
Ok so I've been checking out these links from...

Ok so I've been checking out these links from jfoj...

I had the mayo in under the oil filler cap... when they did my VANOS seals revision the VC was off and it was also filled with mayo... so they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By jporter
LeMansteve, thanks for the reply! Okay then it's...

LeMansteve, thanks for the reply! Okay then it's probably better to let my local repair shop do it and get a new one. I guess they will charge me a lot of hours then, damnit.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By jporter
Thanks for your reply dmax. I agree with your but...

Thanks for your reply dmax. I agree with your but they only had a quick look at it while it was off, their job was the VANOS revision. I had a look and the stuff looked black, although there was no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By jporter
crankshaft ventilation

I have a question about the crankshaft ventilation.

4 weeks ago I had my VANOS revision done and the two mechanics said that my crankshaft ventilation hose is kind of filled with dirt, I had a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By jporter
Quick question

Hi,

So I found a 'VANOS specialist' here in The Netherlands. He is going to revise the VANOS with BEISAN seals and do the VCG including some other things so I'm really excited as I have almost no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By jporter
Strut replacement question

Hi there,

Ok my stuts really need replacement :thumbdwn:

I went to my local garage and they will charge me +- $ 600 for the two front struts (incl. mounting etc.) and that's not sachs koni or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By jporter
RayPooley, your text makes sense to me, I'm going...

RayPooley, your text makes sense to me, I'm going to get it replaced.

So.. :
- replace struts
- replace strut mounts
- replace camber? or is that the mount? :)
If I get two original struts...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By jporter
Okay thank you. Yes you can see leakage... from...

Okay thank you. Yes you can see leakage... from the strut.. Think it has been like this for about a year but they told me it's fine for now so didn't have it replaced yet as I had just put a lot of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By jporter
Okay good to know, thanks! I just had a look...

Okay good to know, thanks!

I just had a look at the Koni FSD set, they also sell them over here, it's about 750 dollar for the whole set so with installing and alignment it would set me back about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By jporter
Okay I'll do all the three points then. Damper...

Okay I'll do all the three points then.
Damper is the same thing as strut? Sorry I'm from The Netherlands, all these technical car terms can be difficult ;)

I think I've got a sport suspension on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By jporter
Steering / struts questions

Hi all,

I've got a question and I hope you guys can give advise on how to proceed.

I've done the following on my steering/front of the car:
- Meyle HD control arms
- Meyle HD bushings
-...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By jporter
Dirty ICV (Idle Control Valve) maybe? I had it...

Dirty ICV (Idle Control Valve) maybe?
I had it on my M54, they cleaned it and all was good again!
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By jporter
I brought the car to the garage this morning and...

I brought the car to the garage this morning and it will be fixed tomorrow or wednesday. Yeah I know I don't need a lift for the VCG, it was just informational and maybe unnecessary for me to note....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By jporter
Ok I will get a torque wrench and the grommets! ...

Ok I will get a torque wrench and the grommets!

I ordered this on ebay (I hope it's OK):
VersaChem Red High Temp RED RTV Silicone Gasket Marker

I just heard one of my best mates dad just got a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By jporter
offtopic: Was the 318 even sold in US? :) Over...

offtopic: Was the 318 even sold in US? :)
Over here you almost only see 318 / 320. My 330i is a rare occurrence :P
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By jporter
Ok do I need to order the whole package, bolt +...

Ok do I need to order the whole package, bolt + washer + grommet or just the grommet enough?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AV51&mospid=47644&btnr=11_2172&hg=11&fg=15

Grommets...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By jporter
No I'm not trying to be a smartass and use the...

No I'm not trying to be a smartass and use the black instead of red but it's just I can't seem to find it quickly over here in The Netherlands and US shops won't ship it overseas. I'll just try a...
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