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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
OK, so you are running with a cap, nice.

OK, so you are running with a cap, nice.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
As I said in my last reply, the concept is great,...

As I said in my last reply, the concept is great, the implementation is lousy. Don't be afraid to call a spade a spade even if it concerns BMW! I have owned BMW's for the last 30 years and love...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
No one is arguing with you. Its a very very poor...

No one is arguing with you. Its a very very poor design that can cause severe problems to your engine. Keep yours, maybe you will find out the hard way. The concept of a variable length intake...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
While you are correct, this is not a good way to...

While you are correct, this is not a good way to live your life; always wondering when it will go, just get rid of it until someone comes out with a reliable product.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
This is not the point. If the steel pin that...

This is not the point. If the steel pin that hold the flapper in falls out, which has happened, it can get caught in an intake valve seat. You are looking at alot of dough to rebuild the head.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
There is no actual code displayed for this. The...

There is no actual code displayed for this. The electrical design is just a 2 wire on/off input, I don't believe they even do current monitoring. You must physically check it, which is not hard to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
Check it

Check it
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
OK, maybe you are lucky and maybe 80K is too...

OK, maybe you are lucky and maybe 80K is too soon. You should remove and inspect it. I will bet you it is not working properly. This unit is designed to fail.

Good luck
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
Its easy to check you should do it, I would be...

Its easy to check you should do it, I would be very surprised if it is working properly.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
This is a poor design also. How many posts have...

This is a poor design also. How many posts have you read about this device breaking when the expansion tank is removed, many. BMW should have done a better job. In the climate that I live in I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
My point is that while the DISA valve will...

My point is that while the DISA valve will slightly improve performance along the torque curve, the design of the valve is so poor that it is not worth the problems that it can cause. BMW should...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By matrox
Why do we need the DISA Valve or the AT Thermostat

To start the DISA valve is the worst design I have seen in a long time. BMW worked hard to develop a part that when it fails, will create havoc with your intake system. This is a part that will shed...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-31-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By matrox
Arrow I would like your opinion, I don't think the we need the DISA or the ATF Thermostat

:ben:To start the DISA valve is the worst design I have seen in a long time. BMW worked hard to develop a part that when it fails, will create havoc with your intake system. This is a part that will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,980
Posted By matrox
K&N Air Filter for my 330ci

OK, I know that I can get a complete cold air kit, K&N PN 57-1001. My question is this. I found a K&N filter PN E-0773 that fits perfectly on the Mass Air Flow meter. This filter is 8" long by 6"...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,108
Posted By matrox
Coolant leak from temp sensor

Just replace the O-ring, you can get one at a good hardware store. It will cost you about 50 cents.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-23-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 105,715
Posted By matrox
Reflector removal

Hi Sillieidiot;

I want to thank you for the DIY instructions for removing the E46 headlight it was extremely helpful for replacing my igniter. One item I wanted to bring to your attention and...
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