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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-18-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By vsyucla
If you have the mechanical tensioner and just...

If you have the mechanical tensioner and just want to buy the pulley, you can buy them from Autozone.

The Autozone (Duralast) brand is actually made by Dayco and is stamped on the pulley. It is...
Forum: Interior 01-20-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,295
Posted By vsyucla
Do you have the shift boot and frame? ship to...

Do you have the shift boot and frame? ship to 92131.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By vsyucla
I have the repair kit for cable replacement, but...

I have the repair kit for cable replacement, but decide to just buy a replacement regulator instead.

You will have to be comfortable drilling out the pop rivets to replace the plastic spool and...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-07-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 77,746
Posted By vsyucla
That pipe/hose connects to the oil seperator aka...

That pipe/hose connects to the oil seperator aka crankcase valve (CCV). There are 4 other hoses that connect to this oil seperator that often crack over time and from heat.

There are several...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By vsyucla
If you have the mechanical tensioner, buy the...

If you have the mechanical tensioner, buy the pulley from Autozone (Duralast). You can not buy just the pulley from the dealer. You will have to buy the entire unit.

Autozone sells the pulley...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-18-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,280
Posted By vsyucla
Get a new OEM radiator from pelican parts.

Get a new OEM radiator from pelican parts.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-18-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By vsyucla
You should replace the belts also while you have...

You should replace the belts also while you have them off.

The tensioners hold up pretty well. Just replace the idler pulley and the other two tensioner pulley.

You should also consider...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-18-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,184
Posted By vsyucla
What tranny fluid did he refill it with? Do you...

What tranny fluid did he refill it with? Do you even know what tranny you have and what fluid it takes?

I'm sure you had more than 1 quart of ATF in there when you drained it. Since you did a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,816
Posted By vsyucla
Does this include all parts for the cooling...

Does this include all parts for the cooling system? Hoses, Radiator, Thermostat,thermostat housing, Water pump, raditor overflow bottle, radiator cap, level sensor, belts, pulley, fan, etc.

I...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-03-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,433
Posted By vsyucla
For those pinch clamps, I just used a large...

For those pinch clamps, I just used a large diagonal cutter. Just grab a thick part and just bend it back until it breaks off.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-31-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,433
Posted By vsyucla
I know what you mean. I replaced all the other...

I know what you mean. I replaced all the other power steering line except for this one. I couldn't get it off either. I have 3 different quick disconnect tool and none of them worked. I tried for...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By vsyucla
The Mechanical Tensioner are a Torx 50. Not 55. ...

The Mechanical Tensioner are a Torx 50. Not 55.

Not sure about the Hydraulic ones.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-29-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,671
Posted By vsyucla
Autozone has the same Dayco pulley in a Duralast...

Autozone has the same Dayco pulley in a Duralast box for $29.99.

Duralast Part #231133.

I compared it to each other and they are exactly the same. Same color, everything.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,419
Posted By vsyucla
For those that want to change their pulleys, keep...

For those that want to change their pulleys, keep in mind that the E46 use different types of tensioners, Mechanical and Hydraulic.

The older E46 used the Mechanical ones, the newer E46 uses the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,419
Posted By vsyucla
Idler/Deflection Pulley bolt should be 45Nm. ...

Idler/Deflection Pulley bolt should be 45Nm.

The other Tensioner pulleys bolts should be 24Nm.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 148,410
Posted By vsyucla
Let me know if you want one. I can buy it with my...

Let me know if you want one. I can buy it with my account.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 148,410
Posted By vsyucla
I just changed my water pump with a Graf water...

I just changed my water pump with a Graf water pump. It has the metal impeller instead of the cheap plastic one on the OEM ones.

It only cost me $50 ish. Much cheaper than the pricey Stewart...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By vsyucla
I just replaced my radiator hoses. I can send you...

I just replaced my radiator hoses. I can send you a metal clamp pin if you still need it.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By vsyucla
Make sure you get off TWO seals for each grove. ...

Make sure you get off TWO seals for each grove. Make sure you can see to the bare metal on each grooves. I didn't read the instructions carefully and put the Besian seals on top of one of the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By vsyucla
I got mine at harbor freight. it came in a set...

I got mine at harbor freight. it came in a set of four picks. I think it was less than $5.00.

It cut right through the seals and I didn't risk cutting my hand or nicking the piston.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By vsyucla
I used a little pick tool. It worked better than...

I used a little pick tool. It worked better than the razor blade method. I nick the first groove with the razor blade and switch to the pick tool for the remaining grooves.

The sharp pick tool...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 110,603
Posted By vsyucla
If you have the mechanical pulley, and you just...

If you have the mechanical pulley, and you just want to replace the pulley on the Alternator tensioner and the AC tensioner without buying the whole unit, you can buy them at Autozone. Duralast...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,628
Posted By vsyucla
The GM Sychromesh is good stuff. I've used it on...

The GM Sychromesh is good stuff. I've used it on my Acura NSX and it works much better than the OEM Honda MTF. Many Honda people use it and many on the NSX forums use it.

I use to have trouble...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,498
Posted By vsyucla
The answer is it all depends. It depends if your...

The answer is it all depends. It depends if your dropping the pan and replacing the filter. It depends if the car is 100% level. It depends how much the filter soaks up the fluid. It depends on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-20-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By vsyucla
Yes, it a Torx45. It has to be an L-Shape allen...

Yes, it a Torx45. It has to be an L-Shape allen wrench type. A socket will not fit there.

You can buy it at Autozone. It comes in a set with other Torx L-shape wrenches. I think it's less than...
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