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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By TurnersInOz
Those things have seen better days! I would not...

Those things have seen better days!
I would not be using those without a rebuild at least.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By TurnersInOz
How did the reservoir get to be so full?

How did the reservoir get to be so full?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By TurnersInOz
How full is your brake fluid reservoir? You must...

How full is your brake fluid reservoir? You must have room in it for the fluid to be pushed into.
If it is full, siphon some out and try again.
How far out of the caliper is the piston? Is the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By TurnersInOz
Could be engine or transmission oil. Given the...

Could be engine or transmission oil.
Given the rate at which it is leaking (based on pic #2) check your engine oil and see if it is going down. If not, it may be from your transmission.
Either...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-25-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By TurnersInOz
For the most part, the E46 is surprisingly easy...

For the most part, the E46 is surprisingly easy to work on. Replacing the cooling system is a good induction for someone with reasonable knowledge and skill around a car.
If you've done basic...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By TurnersInOz
The level in the expansion tank should never be...

The level in the expansion tank should never be so high that it runs out the top when the cap is safely removed.
If this is what you saw after five hours of sitting, you need to address the level...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By TurnersInOz
There are two o-rings, but only one at the bottom...

There are two o-rings, but only one at the bottom where it enters the pan:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=ET36&mospid=47639&btnr=11_2187&hg=11&fg=10
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By TurnersInOz
In pics 5/6 it looks like the oil is coming from...

In pics 5/6 it looks like the oil is coming from the dipstick. There is an o-ring there, but I cannot remember hearing anyone having trouble with it leaking like this.
If you've thought about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By TurnersInOz
Please clarify what you actually did when you...

Please clarify what you actually did when you changed the t-stat. These are not normally two pieces (i.e. thermostat and housing) unless you get something that you really shouldn't.
What process...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By TurnersInOz
Welcome! It's normal for there to be a bit of...

Welcome!
It's normal for there to be a bit of squat when you go in and out of gear with the brakes engaged. There shouldn't be much noise, if any at all but this can depend on a few things.
Two...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By TurnersInOz
Maybe. The lines are known to leak at the crimp,...

Maybe. The lines are known to leak at the crimp, so it is possible that both ends could leak. The bottom end of the line connects to the OFH.
Have a look at RealOEM: ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By TurnersInOz
It's common for the VANOS line to leak like that....

It's common for the VANOS line to leak like that. Replace it, and make sure to get the four new crush washers that go with it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 597
Posted By TurnersInOz
Double check the top nut on the links. If it...

Double check the top nut on the links. If it isn't tight the bolt will move a bit and you'll hear it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-05-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By TurnersInOz
It might also be a good idea to put a volt meter...

It might also be a good idea to put a volt meter on the remote wire at the amp and see if the voltage ever does drop to zero. Alternatively, disconnect the remote wire and see if the amp stays on....
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-05-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By TurnersInOz
Hi Petr, Depends on what has been done so far. ...

Hi Petr,
Depends on what has been done so far.
If nothing, then you have a reasonable amount of work you can do.

All fluids (Brake, transmission, differential, power steering (which is ATF))...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By TurnersInOz
Don't worry about having the car perfectly level....

Don't worry about having the car perfectly level. Close is close enough.
Remove the fill plug first, then drain, same as the tranny.
If the fluid was in bad enough condition you'd be pulling the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,080
Posted By TurnersInOz
Whole kit would be much safer. This tends to...

Whole kit would be much safer.
This tends to clog over time, but even still you'll most likely break more of it during the removal of the broken pipe.
People also often replace the dipstick and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By TurnersInOz
There is no kit that I am aware of, but you are...

There is no kit that I am aware of, but you are hinting at some pretty common leak points.
Pictures would really help here.
If you want to be more sure, clean things up and watch for the leak to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By TurnersInOz
You can replace all of the VANOS related o-rings...

You can replace all of the VANOS related o-rings with the unit in the car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By TurnersInOz
Hi Andrew, There are a few things in that area...

Hi Andrew,
There are a few things in that area that could be causing this.
The VANOS has two solenoids, one on each side. These solenoids each have an o-ring that can leak.
The oil line can leak,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By TurnersInOz
VANOS solenoid, as in #2 here: ...

VANOS solenoid, as in #2 here:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=ET36&mospid=47639&btnr=11_2170&hg=11&fg=15
Is a standard thread.

If you are referring to the actual disassembly of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By TurnersInOz
Righty-tightie Lefty-loosie

Righty-tightie
Lefty-loosie
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By TurnersInOz
Take your belts off and rotate everything by...

Take your belts off and rotate everything by hand. If you've never replaced any of the pullies, idlers etc. you may be hearing a failing bearing.
Letting this go is not good.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By TurnersInOz
You can't really judge the quality of the fluid...

You can't really judge the quality of the fluid by color alone.
If your trans is fine now, chances are that changing the fluid will only help.
If your trans is showing signs of impending problems,...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 02-18-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,583
Posted By TurnersInOz
I did the same thing. Made me so mad I couldn't...

I did the same thing. Made me so mad I couldn't hit it any more. Sprayed oil on it and called it a night.
The next morning I was quite surprised when it came off relatively easily.
Just remember...
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