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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-15-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
Hey guys, i read the bit about the piston soak,...

Hey guys, i read the bit about the piston soak, may have to do that soon. I just finished the vanos seals/valve cover no going to run it for a couple days and watch for leaks around valve cover. i...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By glacket
Never mind I think I found my answer right here...

Never mind I think I found my answer right here in this link. it appears that pistons should be "very firm" when seated in the housing. Just fyi for anyone else wondering about it. Now I am back to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By glacket
Are the pistons suppose to be able to move in the...

Are the pistons suppose to be able to move in the vanos housing without a lot of pressure? I would consider fitment a lot more than just "snug" though.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By glacket
I've tried for about an hour now, the seal rings...

I've tried for about an hour now, the seal rings on the pistons will not resize, I cannot rotate the pistons in the vanos housing because seals are to tight. Anyone have any suggestions? I would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
its a little hard to tell from your picture but...

its a little hard to tell from your picture but yes mine looks similar to that, except I cleaned everything around the ofhg and its still clean, "sort of shiny aluminum again". That tells me if its...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By glacket
ok either im doing something wrong or besian's...

ok either im doing something wrong or besian's instructions are bs. I followed there instructions to a T trying to resize piston seals, I am installing them at the 60 degree angle into piston...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
I did the ofhg a second time already last week...

I did the ofhg a second time already last week hoping it was that, then clean all the oil off bottom, pan, front sway, rack everywhere I saw drips. I pulled the diaper off yesterday and everything...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
I want to do the job but I am not comfortable...

I want to do the job but I am not comfortable spending 10+ hours under the car. Have to drop front sub frame, steering rack and a bunch of other crap before reaching the pan. that sucks.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
I still need to investigate why im getting sooty...

I still need to investigate why im getting sooty wwater from the tailpipe, but I think finally I found where a lot of the oil is going. It is leaking from my oil pan. I originally thought it was the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By glacket
m54b30 vanos question

Hi,

I am in the middle of changing my vanos seals and installing the anti rattle kit and I had two questions that I could not find the answer to any where so far. Is it ok to clean the vanos...
Forum: Parting Out 06-12-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By glacket
I am looking for the rubber grommets that fit on...

I am looking for the rubber grommets that fit on the removable bulk head in the engine compartment for a 2002 330i
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
I had a similar issue when i put the ofhg back...

I had a similar issue when i put the ofhg back together. its hard to tell if its seated properly because you cant really see the edges of the mating surfaces when remounting it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
Hey donaloconnor, not trying to crash your...

Hey donaloconnor, not trying to crash your awesome thread, just thought since we seem to be having similar issues with oil usage, i thought i would continue posting in here. I redid the oil filter...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
The exhaust spray happens at idle. Is there a...

The exhaust spray happens at idle. Is there a test for clogged cats?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-25-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
i found out my step has a kit to test...

i found out my step has a kit to test compression. If i do a compression test then a wet compression test and get little variance, that would point to bad valve stems seals and my head would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
Roger that.

Roger that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
just checked, doesn't smell like much. it does...

just checked, doesn't smell like much. it does make sense its oil since it is leaking but no where near that much. I only drive to work and back which is about 25 miles both ways and I'm down a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
QUOTE=330iPilot;16639275]Blowby is when oil gets...

QUOTE=330iPilot;16639275]Blowby is when oil gets past the piston rings or valve guides. The Valve cover gasket will have zero to do with your tips getting sooty. There are plenty of engines out there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
My plan of attack was to replace the ofhg which...

My plan of attack was to replace the ofhg which wont do much but at least fix it from leaking then replace the valve cover. I was hoping the valve cover was the cause because I don't remember the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
Is blowby when oil leaks on the open road? I also...

Is blowby when oil leaks on the open road? I also have a knocking sound, does not seem to be rod bearings, but the noise has been there for 20,000 miles. If the compression test fails, would it be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,467
Posted By glacket
Hey donaloconnor, Just wanted to chime in...

Hey donaloconnor,

Just wanted to chime in here. I am having the exact same problem you are, maybe even worse, losing a quart every 150-200 miles, sooty tailpipes and water/soot spray all over the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,732
Posted By glacket
Dipstick tube was fine. Everything went back...

Dipstick tube was fine. Everything went back together ok. No damage. Replaced throttle body gasket, dipstick guide oring, cleaned icv, epoxied master cylinder check valve and changed oil. so far it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,732
Posted By glacket
I found another thread about the same issue. a...

I found another thread about the same issue. a guy had the top come unglued from the vacuum check valve. He said he epoxied it and all was well, so I did the same. I am letting it cure over nite and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,732
Posted By glacket
I was almost done putting it back together and I...

I was almost done putting it back together and I pulled off the other end of the vacuum hose that connects to the mater cylinder. it came at the bracket that connects to the icv, which I think is the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,732
Posted By glacket
Thanks for the heads up on the ccv, it appears to...

Thanks for the heads up on the ccv, it appears to be operating normally as far as I can tell. I thought about the oil sensor being bad, but hopefully not because I just replaced it a few months ago...
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