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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By pleiades
Should be two fiberglass heater pipes back up in...

Should be two fiberglass heater pipes back up in there. One running alongside the cyl head, another that angles down. Usually they last, but sometimes not .... If one cracks, it can be catastrophic....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By pleiades
Probably the captured nut underneath is spinning...

Probably the captured nut underneath is spinning in the plastic. Quickest way will be to just spin the bolt with your allen bit and pull up on the lid at that corner at the same time. The nut will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By pleiades
Good to hear. That power connector and my idea of...

Good to hear. That power connector and my idea of "intuitive" don't agree.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By pleiades
Can't help with the exhaust but I do have one...

Can't help with the exhaust but I do have one thought about the sunroof drains.

I am not sure they are designed the same as on my e39, but what happened in my car was that the upper ends of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By pleiades
The last three are pedal sensor and throttle...

The last three are pedal sensor and throttle valve potentiometer faults. I don't know about them from firsthand experience but I've been warned, don't mess around with the hybrid throttle body too...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By pleiades
Did you do anything to the throttle body? You may...

Did you do anything to the throttle body? You may want to try to reset adaptations.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-14-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 49,051
Posted By pleiades
This morning I coded my IKE with the modded BIN...

This morning I coded my IKE with the modded BIN file using your hex string. (Had to edit the file in two locations for my car, a '99 528i.) It works fine, my cluster hasn't exploded or even reported...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By pleiades
No, haven't tried them yet but I may when the...

No, haven't tried them yet but I may when the time comes. In a pinch, it's also possible to flip the O-rings in the hoses and force them to re-conform to the plastic inlet/outlet ports. I -have-...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By pleiades
If you're talking about the M52/M54 rad hoses, I...

If you're talking about the M52/M54 rad hoses, I recall someone posting that O-rings that fit are sold through VW dealers.

Here's an old ebay link that should give you the right P/N.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By pleiades
Was this from your '00 328i? I'm a 5-er so not...

Was this from your '00 328i? I'm a 5-er so not sure about the three series, but the M52TU engines have the hybrid cable setup instead of the drive-by-wire on the later cars. You can possibly prevent...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 49,051
Posted By pleiades
Thanks, I plan to try it this weekend.

Thanks, I plan to try it this weekend.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 49,051
Posted By pleiades
SilberVogel, thanks for this and that link on the...

SilberVogel, thanks for this and that link on the 'fest. Missed it entirely. I'll ask Max-VQ if he had success or noticed any anomalies after re-coding.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 49,051
Posted By pleiades
Coming in from a pre-faced e39 ('99 528i) and...

Coming in from a pre-faced e39 ('99 528i) and wondering if anyone knows the applicable hex string I should search for on this car, or if it is going to be identical to the e38 hex string CrSe listed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By pleiades
That cable (if e46 cars have it) isn't just a...

That cable (if e46 cars have it) isn't just a cable to the starter, it's part of the entire positive harness, and it's daisy-chained with another cable extension to the positive jump terminal in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By pleiades
positive cable to starter, under car

Don't you e46ers have this positive starter cable bolt underneath the car, just in front of the driver-side firewall?

If yes, one solution here would be a pair of long jumper cables, positive on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-17-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By pleiades
Not easy to diagnose over the internet .... Maybe...

Not easy to diagnose over the internet .... Maybe your clutch disc with the friction material shredded itself .... or maybe one of your rear half-axle flanges slipped its lockring and detached itself...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By pleiades
Not you then, but it's very easy to miss if the...

Not you then, but it's very easy to miss if the DIY-er isn't paying attention, doesn't know about the dowel, and pulls it off still attached to the rear of the old flywheel.

I'm still reluctant to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By pleiades
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AM53...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AM53&mospid=47723&btnr=11_1151&hg=11&fg=20

If you lined that dowel (#3) up right with the corresponding bolt hole on the crank, the flywheel would be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,816
Posted By pleiades
What did the guy say to warrant such an...

What did the guy say to warrant such an adolescent response? The vid shows how to mount the bearing separator with minimal risk to the dust shield. So even say you dent the dust shield in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,816
Posted By pleiades
Okay, I tried to help this guy, give me an...

Okay, I tried to help this guy, give me an explanation why the approach in the video is bad. Cryptic dissing just doesn't help.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,816
Posted By pleiades
Apparently you didn't watch the video I just...

Apparently you didn't watch the video I just linked to. He removes the hub from the axle starting around 4:16 in, using a bearing separator as a backing plate for the lug nuts to press against.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,816
Posted By pleiades
Here's a youtube of one way.......

Here's a youtube of one way.... (http://youtu.be/wKYL9_4mXRI)
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,158
Posted By pleiades
That's an opportunity to switch to an SMF,...

That's an opportunity to switch to an SMF, especially on an e46 that is driven. If you're going stock, look at Amazon prices these days.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,158
Posted By pleiades
How many miles on this car? I assume it has...

How many miles on this car?

I assume it has a DMF. If yet, then probably the springs inside are getting soft. Time to replace everything in the bell housing (including stuff you can't access...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 16,531
Posted By pleiades
See, this is how the internet works.... Even if...

See, this is how the internet works.... Even if you don't know for certain the actual cause of a given problem, you can believe in and assign it to a fault of Part X, take the small...
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