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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-01-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By antonmn
Auto Trans Issue??

I'm trying to figure out if my car is exhibiting normal behavior or not. Car is an 02 325Ci with 171,000 miles. Trans has been serviced regularly by a local shop that seems comfortable with 5hp19s....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,559
Posted By antonmn
When an engine sits upside down the oil rest on...

When an engine sits upside down the oil rest on the bottoms of the pistons. It will leak past the rings into the chambers. It will burn like hell for probably a while or until they cylinders get...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,177
Posted By antonmn
Too bad! I bought this kit last year and it...

Too bad!

I bought this kit last year and it was a great upgrade. Not too harsh, not too soft.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By antonmn
Trans Pan Leak

So I changed the fluid and filter on my 5hp19 a couple of weeks ago. I've noticed the smell of ATF coming and going, but thought it just sprayed everywhere.

I jacked up the car tonight and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By antonmn
That's the crankshaft dampener bolt. That big...

That's the crankshaft dampener bolt. That big bolt screws directly in to the crankshaft.

I can think of three ways to get it out.

One: If you have a manual transmission, put it in first...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By antonmn
Valvoline NexGen ATF is also 71141 compatible. ...

Valvoline NexGen ATF is also 71141 compatible. It's not as hard to find the fluid as it used to be.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-29-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By antonmn
I dropped the pan and filter tonight. Given that...

I dropped the pan and filter tonight. Given that it's only been 30,000 miles since it's last service I was dismayed by what I saw: the magnets were soiled, the fluid was very dark. Whoever think...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-26-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By antonmn
Then I'll go pick up a filter and a few quarts...

Then I'll go pick up a filter and a few quarts tomorrow!

I had the fluid and filter changed 4 years ago when I bought the car at 133K but haven't touched it since.

I have noticed with every...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,461
Posted By antonmn
I'd argue that changing the filter is more...

I'd argue that changing the filter is more important than changing the fluid.

When I had mine serviced at 133K, the fluid was ok, but the filter was near failure. That would have destroyed the...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-23-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By antonmn
Ok, I know you guys have been refreshing this...

Ok, I know you guys have been refreshing this forum constantly in a state of deathly suspense.

I went with the PSS. Discount Tire had a decent price ($159 per) plus a Michelin $70 rebate.

Only...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-23-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By antonmn
"Soft" Torque Convertor Clutch Engagement

I'm trying to figure out if my 161,000 mile 325Ci's TCC behavior is normal or if I should be worried.

I've always been greatly annoyed at the TCC in this car. It's always locking and unlocking. ...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-22-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By antonmn
My only issue with the DWS is the potential noise...

My only issue with the DWS is the potential noise and the fact that I don't need an all season.

I've heard lots of complaints about PSS noise. I suppose that's my biggest concern.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-21-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By antonmn
Which summer tires?

Looking to shed my snow tires but my current Kumho ASXs trammel miserably. (Alignment and hardware is all good and the snows track perfectly.)

I was thinking about Conti DWSs, but I'm hearing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,105
Posted By antonmn
What you're looking at is normal, provided you...

What you're looking at is normal, provided you have no CCV issues. The cap sits in a cold spot, is cooled by the fan, and is right next to the where the CCV pulls. If you were to pull your valve...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,495
Posted By antonmn
Mine will idle up around 1100 if it's seriously...

Mine will idle up around 1100 if it's seriously cold.

The A6 will run up to about 1500 for a couple minutes, just long enough to scrape the windshield.

I've noticed that with the heater on, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,042
Posted By antonmn
I'm reviving this thread if no one minds. ...

I'm reviving this thread if no one minds.

I've been trying to get my axle out all day. I've got a 3-jaw 8" puller on the flange with the center bolt fitting in the axle nicely.

Long story...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,864
Posted By antonmn
The DexIII standard is hella old. I only keep it...

The DexIII standard is hella old. I only keep it around for agricultural hydraulic applications and my p/s system. Since it's generally not synthetic I don't know that I'd use it in my slushbox.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,823
Posted By antonmn
That's the average price around here. Can...

That's the average price around here. Can usually find it on sale for right around $5/qt on sale.

Now some may consider this flamebait, but I'm running NexGen 10-40 (and 5-30 for the winter)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,611
Posted By antonmn
Is it synthetic? Honestly, I wouldn't worry...

Is it synthetic? Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it unless you're going to be experiencing a lot of sub-freezing temps.

These engines aren't delicate just because their spec sheets call for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,601
Posted By antonmn
This thread is all over the place. If mpgs...

This thread is all over the place.

If mpgs were ok before it went to the shop and have changed drastically since returning from the shop, it probably has something to do with the shop. Check...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By antonmn
DO NOT DISCONNECT THE BATTERY WITH THE CAR...

DO NOT DISCONNECT THE BATTERY WITH THE CAR RUNNING!

There are far better ways to check your alternator without incinerating your voltage regulator.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,954
Posted By antonmn
I change mine a helluva lot more often than 15k. ...

I change mine a helluva lot more often than 15k. But my commute is about 1.4 miles to work, with lots of very urban stop-and-go driving and lots of sub-freezing temps that keep the oil below 150F. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,078
Posted By antonmn
I just went through this. My last alignment...

I just went through this.

My last alignment was about 2 years ago. I brought it in after throwing yet another set of LCABs in and the shop called with the bad news.

I replaced both inner and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,223
Posted By antonmn
I've never heard of a compressor cracking. It...

I've never heard of a compressor cracking. It sounds more like the aux fan isn't working, sending the high side pressure waaaay up, which opens the safety switch until the pressure comes back down.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,475
Posted By antonmn
I was having similar problems. Turned out one of...

I was having similar problems. Turned out one of my rear springs was broken and the other was sitting about 30 degrees out of position.

I changed them and had it aligned. The car has never...
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