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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,625
Posted By Sapote
The mapped thermostat control wax pallet is...

The mapped thermostat control wax pallet is external on the Wahler and internal on the Behr. I think internal is an advantage since the moving rod is inside the housing and needs no seals. However...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-17-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Sapote
WAHLER or BEHR Thermostat?

Couple months ago I replaced the coolant system on my sister 323i car, including a new WAHLER thermostat. We had used this brand before and they seemed to work fine. However this time the thermostat...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,882
Posted By Sapote
Have you looked at the o-ring grove on the water...

Have you looked at the o-ring grove on the water pump? A simple grove with just a flat surface on the engine side. Not exact rate, millimeters or micrometers?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-03-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,882
Posted By Sapote
Why didn't they design the pan with a...

Why didn't they design the pan with a grove for a simple o-ring seal, as on the water pump or thermostat? I bet you can easily replace the o-ring seal without the fuss.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,945
Posted By Sapote
You need Explosion in this fight? Here is a...

You need Explosion in this fight? Here is a Grenade engine ready to be triggered:
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,945
Posted By Sapote
I didn't say it didn't burn a drop of oil. I said...

I didn't say it didn't burn a drop of oil. I said I never need to top off with any oil, not even a drop, between oil change: one year or 10k miles.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Sapote
dipstick o-ring was on my mind, since the source...

dipstick o-ring was on my mind, since the source looked like from that area -- left rear engine.
Question: I think there also is something with electrical wire attached is also on the same left...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,945
Posted By Sapote
one more condition: my 120k car doesn't need a...

one more condition: my 120k car doesn't need a drop of top up oil between about 10k miles oil changes or yearly.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Sapote
Oil Pan wet with oil but head & block dry?

2000 323i wagon auto 120k miles southern California.

I had changed valve cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket, vanos gasket. There is no oil leak as I can see from mid block up to the valve...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,945
Posted By Sapote
No, I don't know much about oil; I just stated...

No, I don't know much about oil; I just stated conditions of my car and it has no yellow mayo in the valve cover.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,945
Posted By Sapote
I'm not sure it's the right answer, since I don't...

I'm not sure it's the right answer, since I don't have those yellowish mayo in my car with short driving strips.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,945
Posted By Sapote
STOP THE FIGHTING AND LET'S HELP THE OP. I...

STOP THE FIGHTING AND LET'S HELP THE OP.

I think something is going wrong with the op's oil cap condition. My 2000 323i 120K miles has nothing but oil on the filler cap while driving less than 3...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Sapote
I feel sorry for you, and I also don't trust that...

I feel sorry for you, and I also don't trust that all repair shops are honest.

1) if it's a blew head gasket, why need another engine? why not replacing the gasket? even if the head is cracked,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,553
Posted By Sapote
I think it's a safety risk if air bag deployed...

I think it's a safety risk if air bag deployed when driven over pothole without colision. This could lead to major accident at high speed. A design flaw and needs to be fixed. Consumers safety must...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By Sapote
For those who really wanted to know why donít I...

For those who really wanted to know why donít I just buy the sensors and install, the answer: In my opinion, pad wear sensor is for the dummy drivers, sorry I donít mean you. Drivers like my sisters...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Sapote
WDE46 measured and it's 0 ohm short on a good...

WDE46 measured and it's 0 ohm short on a good sensor.

Thanks,
Sapote
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By Sapote
I know other bmw model has a different pad sensor...

I know other bmw model has a different pad sensor Ė it has two parallel circuits inside the sensor: a short outer loop and a 470 ohms inner loop. The short outer loop was broken by the worn pad fist,...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By Sapote
So it's a fact good sensor has short circuit. ...

So it's a fact good sensor has short circuit.

Thanks,
Sapote
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,880
Posted By Sapote
The 3 steps testing on that link doesn't prove or...

The 3 steps testing on that link doesn't prove or disprove if the yellow wire is broken open. It seems to me the test on 3rd part says of there is no voltage on the yellow wire then it's bad MAF....
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,880
Posted By Sapote
Before replace the MAF, you need to prove or...

Before replace the MAF, you need to prove or disprove that the MAF's yellow wire is not shorted to ground or broken open. I just can't tell if you already did that.

Sapote
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Sapote
Brake pad sensor resistance

Could someone measure the resistance of a good E46 brake pad sensor?

Thanks,
Sapote
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-15-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By Sapote
two small cloth pins inserted into the sensor's...

two small cloth pins inserted into the sensor's connector?

Thanks,
Sapote
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By Sapote
Might be the sensor has a specific resistance...

Might be the sensor has a specific resistance value to differentiate a normal sensor from those two conditions below:

1) Cut opened sensor circuit path when the pad worn down but the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-14-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By Sapote
I will tell you why I'm doing this after I...

I will tell you why I'm doing this after I understand the brake pad worn sensing electrical circuit. I'm an Electronics Engineer and have been designing products controlled by microprocessor chip...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-14-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By Sapote
Please don't ask me to debate about the advantage...

Please don't ask me to debate about the advantage of pad sensor -- I know, I know, and you're right. But, I'm after something else: why a short circuit to bypass the sensor doesn't work?

Sapote
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