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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-27-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,345
Posted By MichaelMull51
My rebuilt A1Cardone PSP from Rock Auto continues...

My rebuilt A1Cardone PSP from Rock Auto continues to work fine and wife continues to enjoy driving her car. CCV problem cropped up - was just rotted out oil drain hose from CCV to dipstick - but to...
Forum: Engine & Performance 09-16-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By MichaelMull51
Looks like LF20 and not an LF30.

Looks like LF20 and not an LF30.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,505
Posted By MichaelMull51
Old LF20 had a thin weak shaft that frequently...

Old LF20 had a thin weak shaft that frequently sheared. The new and rebuilt LF 20 should have a thicker shaft (say 3/16" rather than 1/4") so much sturdier. Stick with LF20 upgraded pump, flush...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,624
Posted By MichaelMull51
Old LF20 had weak thin shaft that frequently...

Old LF20 had weak thin shaft that frequently sheared. If you have failed LF20, don't switch to LF30 that uses higher pressure (120 vs 110 bar (1800PSI vs 1650 PI). Switch necessitate getting new...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,747
Posted By MichaelMull51
My Jan 2002 built 325i has LF-30 PS pump, but...

My Jan 2002 built 325i has LF-30 PS pump, but other dates have LF-20 which is lower pressure 110 bar (1650 PSI) vs 120 bar (1800 PSI) for the LF30. My LF30 failed because the Lifetime flue from BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-30-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,345
Posted By MichaelMull51
The Cardone fuel pump is still good but the...

The Cardone fuel pump is still good but the ridiculous PCV system (CCV and hoses) acted up. What is a 2 minute $3 repair on my Mazda is a 5-7 hr labour service requiring about $300 in BMW parts. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 32,547
Posted By MichaelMull51
My old 1995 Mazda 626LX with the 2.0 litre 4...

My old 1995 Mazda 626LX with the 2.0 litre 4 cylinder and automatic transmission, has 395,000 km on it and other than replacing the timing belt (and water pump as long as system is opened), the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By MichaelMull51
BMW CCV valve is poorly designed and cheaply...

BMW CCV valve is poorly designed and cheaply fabricated, and essentially traps water, which can freeze and cause engine seals and gaskets to blow. The cold climate package does little to address...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By MichaelMull51
THe fuel economy guage is vacuum powered and that...

THe fuel economy guage is vacuum powered and that line near steering column can be worn through or pulled off the guage or the vacuum reservoir. Listen and locate with a stethoscope.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,403
Posted By MichaelMull51
My Cardone rebuilt LF30 still works great and car...

My Cardone rebuilt LF30 still works great and car is a pleasure to drive since I installed it just over a year ago. I keep an eye on the ATF fluid in the reservoir and plan to do the turkey baster...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,345
Posted By MichaelMull51
Gotta pay BMW toll - NOT AT ALL - I can just get a Nissan Z car!

Just got a Nissan Z car. Handling and performance is as good or better, amenities better and service far better than at a BMW shop!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,134
Posted By MichaelMull51
PS When coins were in there, the KEY COULD NOT...

PS When coins were in there, the KEY COULD NOT BE REMOVED. Remove the COINS or other object that fell through ash tray slot into the linkage area and the car was back in business for 2 cents worth...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,134
Posted By MichaelMull51
CHECK FOR COINS OR OBJECTS THAT FELL FROM ASHTRAY...

CHECK FOR COINS OR OBJECTS THAT FELL FROM ASHTRAY INTO THE LINKAGE AREA underneath (lift our ashtray to clean it and check area underneath). If so, remove the coins or objects with vacuum cleaner...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,041
Posted By MichaelMull51
Some new LF20 have the thicker more robust shaft....

Some new LF20 have the thicker more robust shaft. If you can get one of those sturdier LF20, you might stay with it - otherwise, LF30 is better, but you need new high pressure hose - and of course...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-03-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By MichaelMull51
Try rebuilt from Rock Auto in Wisconsin.

Try rebuilt from Rock Auto in Wisconsin.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-03-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 135,838
Posted By MichaelMull51
Just cleaned pulley with dishsoap & hot water and...

Just cleaned pulley with dishsoap & hot water and it slipped off shaft with a litle tug. Glad to replace part myself but disappointed at BMW which says no need to flush/renew PS fluids (it is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,345
Posted By MichaelMull51
A1Cardone rebuilt Pump from ROCKAUTO.COM in...

A1Cardone rebuilt Pump from ROCKAUTO.COM in Wisconsin was BEST DEAL deal for me. Online auto parts places don't always have info for proper part for BMWs but Rock Auto made inquiries to ensure I got...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-03-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,345
Posted By MichaelMull51
RockAuto rebuilt LF30 pump does not appear to be...

RockAuto rebuilt LF30 pump does not appear to be a LUK, but was the best deal, installed easily and seems to work well. Can't believe that LUK and BMW don't sell a rebuild kit - guess they want to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,345
Posted By MichaelMull51
A1Cardone rebuild pump from Rock Auto in...

A1Cardone rebuild pump from Rock Auto in Milwaukee was best deal and easy install aftersway bar loosened. Pulley was hard to remove from old pump until I put small amount of dish soap water on it,...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 10-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By MichaelMull51
Soap solution drizzled on and left for 5 minutes did the trick

Dish soap freed it up. It's a snug but not a tight fit. Thanks for your info. Mike
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,779
Posted By MichaelMull51
Thanks Stinger. I put small amount of dishsoap...

Thanks Stinger. I put small amount of dishsoap and water on for 5 minutes and it came right off. Your advice was bang on. I was working my way up with the least drastic measure first and succcess....
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 10-19-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By MichaelMull51
The pulley does not want to be removed from the...

The pulley does not want to be removed from the LF30 Power steering pump. It's stting on workbench with the 3 bolts out. Looks like a tight press fit (from 2002) and a composite pulley that I might...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,779
Posted By MichaelMull51
I am stuck at trying to REMOVE or PULL PULLEY...

I am stuck at trying to REMOVE or PULL PULLEY from LUK LF30 Power steering pump on 2002 325i. Looks like composite and a press fit, but seems stuck. Any trick or tool needed to remove PSP pulley in...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-19-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 135,838
Posted By MichaelMull51
Pulley not coming off the LF30 pump. Do I need...

Pulley not coming off the LF30 pump. Do I need to use a puller. The three 13mm bolts are alreadt out. Tight press fit - do I need to use a pulley puller and if so how is it done.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-18-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 135,838
Posted By MichaelMull51
Trouble getting the pulley off the pump, which is...

Trouble getting the pulley off the pump, which is out and now on workbench. Any special trick eg puller needed? Looks like composite and don't want to damage it! Thanks. Mike
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