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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Megalocnus
OP, you may take the original sensor form the...

OP, you may take the original sensor form the windshield washer tank to install on the expansion tank. Then place the new sensor from Amazon on the windshield washer tank. This way you will have an...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:35 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 71,230
Posted By Megalocnus
This is exactly the part, but I don't think the...

This is exactly the part, but I don't think the price is reasonable. It will be a lot faster and cheaper to order a used cluster from a US seller on ebay, or get one locally from a junk yard or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Megalocnus
The lower radiator hose is the most difficult...

The lower radiator hose is the most difficult one. I've done a few cooling system overhauls, not even once managed to pull it out successfully. It's mainly due to the inconvenient location and the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Megalocnus
They aren't long enough - this is why it's more...

They aren't long enough - this is why it's more practical to use the air box bolts. This way the pump usually comes out without the need to hit it with anything.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Megalocnus
Biochemist...

Biochemist...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,821
Posted By Megalocnus
Wow, time goes fast, doesn't it? I can't believe...

Wow, time goes fast, doesn't it? I can't believe you sold the car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Megalocnus
Don't do that. Just read a few good DIYs and...

Don't do that. Just read a few good DIYs and follow them to the letter.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,264
Posted By Megalocnus
The black cylinder is a vacuum reservoir. I guess...

The black cylinder is a vacuum reservoir. I guess the easiest way in this case is to use the 7 mm port. You will still need a 3.5 mm vacuum hose. Attach firmly a short length of a 7 mm hose at its...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Megalocnus
A plausible explanation, but are you sure this is...

A plausible explanation, but are you sure this is in fact calcium precipitate?
As you say, it may be due to two different types of coolant being mixed, in which case the acidic flush may not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Megalocnus
Well, it's pretty obvious - order new bolts for...

Well, it's pretty obvious - order new bolts for the air box asap. :)

In the meantime, you can try to pull the water pump out by hand. It will be difficult, but may work. It worked for me one time...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Megalocnus
Unfortunately your car, especially if manual, is...

Unfortunately your car, especially if manual, is among those particularly vulnerable to this issue. Inspect the floor at the rear subframe mounting points, read about the available reinforcement...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,264
Posted By Megalocnus
^ The correct inner diameter is 3.5 mm. Check on...

^ The correct inner diameter is 3.5 mm. Check on the first page in this thread, I posted which vacuum hose I used. Fits directly, no need to clamp the hose to the ports.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,264
Posted By Megalocnus
^Yes, that's the port, but it should not be...

^Yes, that's the port, but it should not be uncapped when installed on E46 models. If left uncapped, there will be an intake vacuum leak and lower crank case vacuum than intended.
When the CCV is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,264
Posted By Megalocnus
Wasn't the aluminum reinforcement plate sort of...

Wasn't the aluminum reinforcement plate sort of in the way? I did take a look from underneath, the valve didn't seem as accessible as you say.
Another reason to go from the top was my CCV has a cold...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,264
Posted By Megalocnus
I disagree with the statement in bold. Obviously...

I disagree with the statement in bold. Obviously they can work in tandem in the M54 engines as evidenced my many. Of course, in a situation when the rings are worn down too much, nothing short of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,264
Posted By Megalocnus
It's easy to explain to people who have already...

It's easy to explain to people who have already dealt with the CCV system. Not so much to others. Pictures can be helpful (sorry, I don't have any), but to a limited extend.
It is important to note...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,264
Posted By Megalocnus
Of course mlody is right that the piston rings...

Of course mlody is right that the piston rings are the primary cause of oil consumption in M54 engines. Props for the incredible amount of research and work he's done to solve his car's oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,264
Posted By Megalocnus
I must admit I was very skeptical about...

I must admit I was very skeptical about increasing the crank case vacuum to fight oil consumption at first.
The experience with my first E46, a 323i with a M52TU engine that didn't need extra oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Megalocnus
Not sure this is an "updated" design. The Behr...

Not sure this is an "updated" design. The Behr thermostats always looked like this as far as I remember.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,216
Posted By Megalocnus
... Part D...

...
Part D (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1108278), the most recent one as of 07-08-2016...
I sincerely hope aahmed2016 is alright, as well as those around him.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Megalocnus
My first E46 had the same original water pump...

My first E46 had the same original water pump with stainless steel (not alluminum) impeller.
These were good quality pumps installed predominantly on the early E46 models.
I am not sure I can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Megalocnus
This is a nice looking car, but not a ZHP, which...

This is a nice looking car, but not a ZHP, which was a US market specific option.
It also seems to me it's very reasonably priced for its age and mileage, but I don't know how much these cars sell...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Megalocnus
If the wheels turn, the rack is doing its job. ...

If the wheels turn, the rack is doing its job.
With the wheels are off the ground, there should be very little resistance anyway, so I would be more concerned that there is some when you get past...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Megalocnus
It's very unlikely that post-catalytic oxygen...

It's very unlikely that post-catalytic oxygen sensors could cause limp mode.
Intermittent limp mode is often caused by poor contacts of harness and connectors to sensors, trottle body, etc.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-05-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,494
Posted By Megalocnus
Possibly the best ways to grow out of the E46....

Possibly the best ways to grow out of the E46. :thumbsup:
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