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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-15-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,627
Posted By gsbmw
I have a 2000 323i also and got a lot of similar...

I have a 2000 323i also and got a lot of similar codes, including P1188, P1189, P1250 and others (although you have even more than I did).

In my case, it was simply a broken oil return hose (from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By gsbmw
My 2000 323i had P1188 code (and other similar...

My 2000 323i had P1188 code (and other similar vacuum leak codes). The problem was a simple one -- a broken lower CCV hose that travels from the CCV down to the dipstick tube. This post shows where...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By gsbmw
Those codes denote a vacuum leak as you may know....

Those codes denote a vacuum leak as you may know.

It's not clear which hose you checked, but you should definitely check the lower PCV/CCV vent hose that travels from the PCV/CCV down to the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,228
Posted By gsbmw
Three28iguy, it sounds like you have checked many...

Three28iguy, it sounds like you have checked many things that might cause these codes, but if you haven't checked the lower ccv vent hose, which travels from the bottom of the ccv down to the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-21-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By gsbmw
How to get original transmission serial #? (shop switched it against instructions)

My low mileage (<70K mi) ZF auto transmission had a broken reverse drum. I asked a supposedly very reputable (and expensive) transmission shop to just replace that piece. But it appears they gave me...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-09-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 87,621
Posted By gsbmw
You're very welcome editwizard (and jssamm...

You're very welcome editwizard (and jssamm earlier)!

Your description of yelling and laughing in your garage gave me a nice chuckle, because I think I did just about the same thing when I first...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,241
Posted By gsbmw
As jfoj and others have said, the hose from the...

As jfoj and others have said, the hose from the CCV/PCV/oil-separator to the dipstick tube is a very common cause of P0171 and P0174 codes in M54, M56 and S54 engines (and P0170, P0173, P1188, P1189...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-06-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 87,621
Posted By gsbmw
In your case, if you're getting smoke coming from...

In your case, if you're getting smoke coming from the engine compartment (vs the exhaust), along with a fairly strong smell of burning oil, especially when your car is on a hill (front end pointing...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-02-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 87,621
Posted By gsbmw
Well, probably not, I'm afraid. White smoke...

Well, probably not, I'm afraid.
White smoke from the exhaust pipes or from your engine is almost always steam due to a coolant leak.
Where is the white smoke coming from exactly? How much is...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-18-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 87,621
Posted By gsbmw
Yup, it's a great relief to finally track this...

Yup, it's a great relief to finally track this lingering problem down to a simple hose replacement. :D

I would say not to change the CCV at this time - it's a big job for something that is not...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-18-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,429
Posted By gsbmw
I know it is a hard thing to face, and seemingly...

I know it is a hard thing to face, and seemingly sounds crazy, but from what I have heard first-hand from a victim of a cracked head (and with multiple overheats you almost certainly have a crack),...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-22-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,739
Posted By gsbmw
Thanks for your tips and contribution to the oil...

Thanks for your tips and contribution to the oil pan DIYs. Many will appreciate this.

There are of course DIYs on removing oil pans, some of which purport to have found an easy way with minimal...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-21-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 87,621
Posted By gsbmw
josephi, there should be no need to take the...

josephi, there should be no need to take the throttle out, as shown by me and others. Here are a few suggestions that may help:

- This is obvious, but be sure to unclip every electrical...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-18-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,851
Posted By gsbmw
It's pretty obvious, just look at the two hoses...

It's pretty obvious, just look at the two hoses coming out of the bottom of the steering fluid reservoir. Usually they leak at the connection to the reservoir. Take the air filter box out to get a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-06-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,377
Posted By gsbmw
O'Reilly also has it.

O'Reilly also has it.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-06-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By gsbmw
My advice is to check the brand of your current...

My advice is to check the brand of your current radiator and buy the same brand. My original radiator was L&R/Modine, but I bought a Behr, which did not fit well at all -- many modifications were...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-06-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 87,621
Posted By gsbmw
Thanks for the kudos, z_man93 and Carl. ...

Thanks for the kudos, z_man93 and Carl.

Carl, good to hear your STFTs have come down. You mentioned that STFT1 went back up somewhat. If only the STFT Bank 1 (and not Bank 2 also) reading is...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-04-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By gsbmw
You could have more than one problem. My first...

You could have more than one problem. My first best guesses as to what your problems are:

1. For the oil leak, it sounds like it may be your oil filter housing gasket (OFHG). This type of leak...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-19-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,178
Posted By gsbmw
The problem is that the hammer method doesn't...

The problem is that the hammer method doesn't work for everyone (like me), even after many many tries. I used the 32 mm wrench together with two heavy duty nailing hammers strapped together for more...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-28-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,000
Posted By gsbmw
Before diving into replacing a ccv, be sure to...

Before diving into replacing a ccv, be sure to rule out all other problems that are much easier to repair, like cracked rubber air-intake parts, hoses, etc.

On my 323, it was just a broken hose...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-28-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By gsbmw
It's the thermostat for your auto transmission. ...

It's the thermostat for your auto transmission. (As you probably know, the transmission is also cooled by the car's cooling system.)

Since it seems broken (which seems to happen to everyone...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-15-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 58,786
Posted By gsbmw
xtlicious: I see no one has responded since your...

xtlicious: I see no one has responded since your last fantastic post, so I, for one, must give you a big vote of appreciation for your significant effort in writing-up and posting your version of...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-02-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,178
Posted By gsbmw
Smile Thanks to all! Happy to help.

Thanks to all! Happy to help.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-25-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,286
Posted By gsbmw
If you have the 32mm (or 1 1/4") wrench, then you...

If you have the 32mm (or 1 1/4") wrench, then you can make the water pump holding tool easily from a $6 strip of aluminum bar from Home Depot. See pic and explanation here:
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-25-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 87,621
Posted By gsbmw
Glad the thread helped you out, Stickbuilder! ...

Glad the thread helped you out, Stickbuilder! :thumbsup:



OrientBlau, in some repairs where you spend many hours or days taking your engine apart to reach a faulty part, I would agree with you...
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