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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By gspn
There is definitely pressure in the cooling...

There is definitely pressure in the cooling system. If im full of coolant..not overfilled..and im driving it will get to the point where coolant is forced out of the cap.

Once I lose about 2/3 of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By gspn
Also I dont see the typical signs of oil in the...

Also I dont see the typical signs of oil in the coolant or coolant in the oil, etc. indicating a headgasket problem.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By gspn
About 3 or 4 months ago the water pump failed...

About 3 or 4 months ago the water pump failed while driving. It took 5 or 6 minutes to find a spot to pull over.

So yes, it did overheat.

I thought I read somewhere where pressure in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By gspn
I will try opening the radiator cap while...

I will try opening the radiator cap while cranking the engine and see what happens.

I did perform the bleeding procedure and made sure the exp tank was not over filled.

Thing is..there is an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By gspn
Pressure in Cooling system when cold?

I have a leak in my cooling system. Ive been trying to find it..but cant.

Last night the coolant indicator came on. I thought Id park the car overnight and let it cool before adding coolant.
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-20-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 43,317
Posted By gspn
Thanks for the response. also, thanks again for...

Thanks for the response.
also, thanks again for the detailed write up.
I don't think I would have even attempted this repair if it weren't for your post!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-19-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 43,317
Posted By gspn
I got quoted $1500 to do lifters which was...

I got quoted $1500 to do lifters which was basically some thing as cam job
Its not bad if you do it yourself
I ordered the personal toolkit from GAS
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-19-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 43,317
Posted By gspn
Hi I followed your guide and replaced my bad...

Hi
I followed your guide and replaced my bad lifters. Everything went smooth....I think. While I was in there I also replaced the vanos seals.
I have put about 1,000 miles on the car since I did...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By gspn
I have smoked tested...no leaks. Can you...

I have smoked tested...no leaks.

Can you take a look at this and tell me if Im having a problem with my Oxygen Sensors?

The car is not throwing any codes.

You can see my LTFT stays steady...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By gspn
That screen shot was taken doing about 30mph ...

That screen shot was taken doing about 30mph

I dont know if engine temp was at max? my temp usually bounces around from 89 to 95 when im driving and at idle

i dont know how to check the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By gspn
long term fuel trims?

does anyone know where long term fuel trim values are supposed to B?

mine are always hovering around 10... Doesn't matter how long I Drive

I thought they were supposed to be at zero?the car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By gspn
What ever came of this? Did you discover a bad...

What ever came of this? Did you discover a bad valve?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By gspn
No...no codes at all I would think it was...

No...no codes at all
I would think it was something minor...but that's a 25% drop in gas mileage
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By gspn
Gas Mileage way down after IM gasket replacement?

I replaced my Intake Manifold Gasket along with some other gaskets and O-rings.

About a week or two before this I replaced all the plugs and was consistently getting about 24 mpg

After the IM...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,726
Posted By gspn
Im updating this thread just in case someone else...

Im updating this thread just in case someone else needs to know how I solved this problem.

After taking apart the cylinderhead and replacing the lifters...I still had lean codes.

I after a week...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,726
Posted By gspn
Ok...replaced lifters...and did the vanos seals...

Ok...replaced lifters...and did the vanos seals while i was in there.

Test drove the car afterwards....my STFT's are still way off.

Can anyone make sense of these? Seems like STFT1 is worse...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-26-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,726
Posted By gspn
Jfoj I am in the process of replacing the...

Jfoj
I am in the process of replacing the lifter
Can you confirm I have the cylinders listed correctly along with the EXHAUST and INTAKE sides?
Thanks.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-14-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 43,317
Posted By gspn
Hi Great write up. I have a bad lifter on cy 5...

Hi
Great write up. I have a bad lifter on cy 5 that needs replacing.
I was quoted $1500 by a shop to do it...but after reading your write up..I think Ill attempt it myself.

I have a question on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,726
Posted By gspn
Quick note. On way home it didn't throw the code...

Quick note. On way home it didn't throw the code when I stopped at red lights. Usually I get one...misfire plus lean code

This time nothing.

I also noticed the car idles at about 750-800...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,726
Posted By gspn
They said it was a stuck lifter. They could...

They said it was a stuck lifter.

They could see it on camera. I'm not sure about the ticking noise...now that it's been determined I need new lifters...I "think" I'm hearing it.

Before the leak...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,726
Posted By gspn
Ok got it figured out Took it to a BMW shop...

Ok got it figured out

Took it to a BMW shop they ran a leak down test

Turns out that I have 70% leakage? On cylinder 5

It's being caused by a stuck valve on the exhaust side. They said I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,726
Posted By gspn
I actually built a smoke tester following this...

I actually built a smoke tester following this guys instructions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwdL5UpKIxQ

It incorporates an air compressor for constant pressure.

I will double check the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,726
Posted By gspn
Yes I smoke tested in thru brake booster...

Yes I smoke tested in thru brake booster intake...and thru the crankcase. I did not see any leaks.

I disconnected the brake booster and sealed the line...car still acted the same.

I did the O2...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,726
Posted By gspn
Swapped out the Fuel pump....made no difference. ...

Swapped out the Fuel pump....made no difference.

Here is the data plotted.

HIGHWAY
http://i.imgur.com/6NnFdZE.jpg

CITY
http://i.imgur.com/okHh7RO.jpg
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-08-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,726
Posted By gspn
attached are the raw csv files <a...

attached are the raw csv files

<a href=http://www.filedropper.com/cityandidling-2014-dec-0517-51-25><img src=http://www.filedropper.com/download_button.png width=127 height=145 border=0/></a><br...
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