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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,858
Posted By vimal32
Thanks for the info. I guess the CCV needs to...

Thanks for the info.
I guess the CCV needs to be changed on my car - i already got the parts, now to summon the energy for this DIY.:tsk:
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-09-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,858
Posted By vimal32
Guys, this might seem stupid, but is there a way...

Guys, this might seem stupid, but is there a way to test the CCV?
I know about the oil Cap removal test, i did it and my ccv seems fine from that test result - No weird noise and there is a slight...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34,344
Views: 2,777,384
Posted By vimal32
Cleaned Idle control valve and throttle body. ...

Cleaned Idle control valve and throttle body.
drained and renewed Power steering fluid.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,981
Posted By vimal32
Try removing the units on both sides - with the...

Try removing the units on both sides - with the electrical connections still on, move the lever with the attached floater up and down and see if your fuel gauge goes up and down as well.
If it does,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By vimal32
Thanks A lot guys...I think i'll do the valve...

Thanks A lot guys...I think i'll do the valve cover gasket some time soon.
@ jasonbimmer - my plugs dont seem to be oil fouled according to your pic - it looks somewhere between "Carbon Fouled" and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,274
Posted By vimal32
Update to an old Thread: Issue has been...

Update to an old Thread:

Issue has been resolved, turned out that 1 ignition coil was bad.
Just bought 1 and drove the car around with the new coil in a different cyl each time - luckily it was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By vimal32
Hey Sprintman, using Liqui Moly 5w-30...

Hey Sprintman,
using Liqui Moly 5w-30 Synthetic as recommended by my BMW Tech.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By vimal32
Hi Guys, i have the same issue (Losing oil with...

Hi Guys, i have the same issue (Losing oil with no visible leaks).

I checked my plugs last night and there was a lot of black gunk on it (more gunk on Sparkplugs from Cyl 1 and 2).
Also found...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-07-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 35,605
Posted By vimal32
Awesome write up. thanks.

Awesome write up.

thanks.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,940
Posted By vimal32
Ah cool thanks for the info. I did check my...

Ah cool thanks for the info.
I did check my brake fluid levels and doesn't seem to be getting low, so guess the leak has just started or isnt too bad yet, will get it replaced ASAP.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,940
Posted By vimal32
Transmission Oil Leaking - Pic Attached

Hi All,

I noticed some oil leaking from area marked in red on the attached pic.
Just want to know if there is some sort of rubber O-ring that can be replaced, or do I need to replace the whole...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,551
Posted By vimal32
LOL, I assumed that since the CCV wasnt making...

LOL,
I assumed that since the CCV wasnt making that weird noise and there were no signs of any leaks from the CCV itself, that it would still be fine.

Yep, looks like i'm going to have to change...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,551
Posted By vimal32
Thanks - I do have the double walled one - but it...

Thanks - I do have the double walled one - but it had been removed and cleaned when i did the CCV hoses - so dont think its blocked in anyway.
I'm going to do some reading on how the CCV works but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,551
Posted By vimal32
Thanks for the Info Dmax, i will do some research...

Thanks for the Info Dmax, i will do some research on how the CCV works, it still boggles my mind - all that oil must go somewhere:rolleyes: but i suppose i will understand the possible problem better...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,551
Posted By vimal32
Car using lots of oil - Where is all the oil going?

Hi all,
I have searched the DIY forum and havent had much luck finding any answers to my problem.

I have a 2000 320i with around 145 000 miles.
over the past few months my car has started using...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,908
Posted By vimal32
@ dmax, how do you change the coil boot? Is it...

@ dmax, how do you change the coil boot?
Is it an easy DIY?
Will I be able to buy just the boot from the dealer?

I had a problem with one of my coils, changed it and all was fine - hopefully I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By vimal32
Thanks guys, will leave them alone then...

Thanks guys,
will leave them alone then...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-28-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By vimal32
Is it possible to clean the O2 sensors?

Hi all,
I don't have any codes telling me there are problems with the O2 sensors, but
I was just wondering, with time there must be a build up of oxidation and/or gunk on the O2 sensors that will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,080
Posted By vimal32
G5 Module 5 swap - is this safe to do?

Hey guys, I have a problem with my door locks which never work with the buttons on the key when I try locking the doors - only works when I unlock the locks - weird problem.

I have searched and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-31-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,274
Posted By vimal32
Thanks jkahng, 1 - I will try that - will...

Thanks jkahng,

1 - I will try that - will give it a few days to adapt and see if there are any changes.

2 - I have cleaned the MAF, but have not cleaned the ICV or throttle body yet - will look...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,274
Posted By vimal32
;) Yeah I know it it doing random stuff, but...

;)
Yeah I know it it doing random stuff, but some of the stuff like spark plugs and fuel filter were due soon anyway, so figured i might as well do it now to see if it helps.
I know i need to get...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,274
Posted By vimal32
Nope, I haven't tried any of the fuel injector...

Nope, I haven't tried any of the fuel injector cleaners. Car has 218 000 KM, that's around 135 000 miles, so the injectors might be dirty.
I will certainly give that a try and report back.

Any...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,274
Posted By vimal32
Forgot to mention, I tried that as well. No...

Forgot to mention, I tried that as well. No luck...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,274
Posted By vimal32
Misfire and lack of power

Hi all,

So lately I've been having what feels like a misfire on my 2000 320i (6 cyl Manual transmission), especially under load, ie when going uphill and also when in a high gear at lower speeds....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By vimal32
Found the problem, was putting the belt on the...

Found the problem, was putting the belt on the wrong way. Felt like a real dumb@ss after hours of strugeling - guess thats how we learn right.
Important note to all: always take note of the way the...
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