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Forum: BMW News from around the Web 08-29-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 59,326
Posted By alex1985
Thank you!:)

Thank you!:)
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 08-28-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 59,326
Posted By alex1985
A unique example of why BMW is not for children...

A unique example of why BMW is not for children who have JUST finished college. :facepalm:
Get a 2 cylinder Ford for your next car dude. You need more training. :thumbdwn:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-28-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By alex1985
P420 code!

Hi everyone.

Yesterday I was driving on the motorway and my engine light came on. I went home and connected my diagnosis device and it gave me the P420 code.

From reading different sources, I...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-07-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By alex1985
All you needed to do is to search for " e46...

All you needed to do is to search for " e46 Flywheel replacement DIY" on google. :idea:

There you go:

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=514381
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-31-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By alex1985
You may want to change your coolant to see if it...

You may want to change your coolant to see if it makes any difference?

This is because if you ever have added JUST water to top up the coolant, the mixture is not equal.

Or perhaps your...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-30-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By alex1985
Smile That is the plastic that goes on the corner of...

That is the plastic that goes on the corner of your valve cover plastic cover.
I'm talking about the cover with BIG BMW written on it.

The corver that you need to remove to get to spark plugs....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-10-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,706
Posted By alex1985
Have you checked your O2 sensors? I know...

Have you checked your O2 sensors?

I know they are pretty expensive to change but having a misfire is likey to either mean spark plug is out, the coils are playing up or the o2 sensors are faulty. ...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-30-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,706
Posted By alex1985
It could be the fuel filter. Mind you the...

It could be the fuel filter.

Mind you the ignition coils are common thing to go.

I had pretty much the same problem with my car. First I had to change the coil in cylinder 1 and after about a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-25-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By alex1985
Greetings. I don't mean to be rude but I am...

Greetings.

I don't mean to be rude but I am sure the oil filter housing gasket leak is something that 99.9% of us here has experienced by now and by going through this website, we have been able...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-23-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By alex1985
You might wanna think about removing the...

You might wanna think about removing the thermostat from the car. I used to live in dubai where temperature goes up to 47 C (( 110 F, I think )) sometimes and BMW dealer recommanded to remove the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-30-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,931
Posted By alex1985
It might be oil filter playing around. I dont...

It might be oil filter playing around. I dont know how it should land on the housing on M3's but perhaps you could have a look. :idea:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-28-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By alex1985
New flywheel from BMW dealer

I wanted to buy the clutch and flywheel off bmw dealer and change them on my car. I couldn't believe that they wanted 700 JUST for the flywheel.

It's wired, because when I check the price of it...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-28-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By alex1985
that's Greek mate. lol Cant believe you just said...

that's Greek mate. lol Cant believe you just said that.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-16-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,216
Posted By alex1985
Engine block Coolant drain bolt.

Hi everyone

I just wanted to say that I managed to drain the coolant out the engine without having to have to go under the car to open up the bolt on the engine block.

All you have to do is to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-16-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By alex1985
I think it should last for about 60000 miles. My...

I think it should last for about 60000 miles. My old waterpump pulley was stuck as dirt was built up around it for 9 years and that didnt help.:facepalm: But I forced it out by leaning a screw driver...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-16-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By alex1985
I am talking about the thermostat for coolant. It...

I am talking about the thermostat for coolant. It is located on top of the water pump. It cost around 60 in the uk.

Torque the thermostat bolts with 10nm.

It shouldn't take longer than an...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-15-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By alex1985
Time to get your hands dirty bro! Seems to be...

Time to get your hands dirty bro! Seems to be your thermostat.

It is not kicking in as it should do.

Also, are you using BMW approved coolant?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By alex1985
I always replace all the bolts of any job I do on...

I always replace all the bolts of any job I do on the car. Let's not forget that our cars are at least 6 years old by now and no matter where you live, there would be some cracks, corrosion etc on...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-07-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,224
Posted By alex1985
Since yesterday, I have had a tiny bouncing when...

Since yesterday, I have had a tiny bouncing when first start in the morning. rpm goes up to 1K and then comes down to 700-800 rpm......

When you open up the oil filler cap while the car is...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-07-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By alex1985
Also, if you find any oil, post some pictures...

Also, if you find any oil, post some pictures here. It's be easier to tell. I have a feeling it might be your oil filter housing gasket as you have done 124.000 km. But check anyway!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-07-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,333
Posted By alex1985
Here is a link: ...

Here is a link:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=626540

Give it 3 hours to do. It is very very easy.

As a precaution, buy all the bolts and their associated O rings that goes...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-05-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By alex1985
Check out your O2 sensors. Also make sure...

Check out your O2 sensors.

Also make sure you check all the wiring going on the coil.

What kind of spark plugs are you using? if NGK, that's good.:thumbsup:
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-30-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By alex1985
I think you'd better off changing all the cooling...

I think you'd better off changing all the cooling system at once. Just as an insurance and that you won't have to reach to that department for a few years.

It is most likely to be your thermostat...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-23-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By alex1985
Smile Just a thought. Perhaps you could wait for...

Just a thought.

Perhaps you could wait for the snow to melt on and under your car before doing any work on it????

I also find an electric heater always handy when I am in my garage winter...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-19-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By alex1985
Check the throttle body. I think M3's have one...

Check the throttle body. I think M3's have one for each cylinder? Not sure :hmm:

Other things you might wanna check are the fuel filter and the oxygen sensors.

Faulty oxygen sensors can cause...
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