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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-02-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
Jeremy, Thanks for posting the root cause...

Jeremy,

Thanks for posting the root cause of the steering wheel play and I'm glad to hear that the coupler didn't disengage while you were driving!!!

I was actually hoping to add your point...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-14-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
Hi Jeremy, Unfortunately I can't offer any...

Hi Jeremy,

Unfortunately I can't offer any definitive explanation for why you've got steering wheel play, but I would suggest investigating:

1. The condition of your control arm bushings. If...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-02-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
Hi X3WhittierGuy, Regarding your question...

Hi X3WhittierGuy,

Regarding your question on whether you need to replace the hex bolts (that hold the sump onto the bottom of the engine block); refer to discussions at posts #33 and #34 on page...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-18-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,658
Posted By anonymous_coward
Thanks for the input, Ottis325i. Sorry, I...

Thanks for the input, Ottis325i.

Sorry, I should have been a bit more specific with my comment on the OEM brake fluid availability in my earlier post. According to the Bentley manual, there are...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-17-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,658
Posted By anonymous_coward
I bled the entire hydraulic system last weekend...

I bled the entire hydraulic system last weekend after a major service on the brakes (new disks, pads, sensors, e-brake shoes, etc). Just thought I'd share my experience, in case someone runs into...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-24-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 389,938
Posted By anonymous_coward
MAJOR KUDOS to the OP for attempting this DIY in...

MAJOR KUDOS to the OP for attempting this DIY in the first place and to all those who have contributed to this thread since!!!

For the first time in the three years that I have owned my E46, I now...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-21-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
As per Sansho's comments, the symptoms you've...

As per Sansho's comments, the symptoms you've described indicate that your Oil Filter Housing Gasket has failed. Because of the height of the oil filter housing and proximity to the air flow, it's...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-20-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
The Bentley manual doesn't specify that you have...

The Bentley manual doesn't specify that you have to loctite any of the bolts that are removed in this DIY. I certainly didn't use loctite in replacing the oil pan gasket on my car (12 months later,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-16-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
gintohewoo, You're definitely right in...

gintohewoo,

You're definitely right in picking up that if you keep lowering the subframe with the car on a garage lift, the power steering hoses will be stressed with the weight of the frame & PS...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-07-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
@Sansho That's fair enough, however there...

@Sansho

That's fair enough, however there are engine support bars on the online market that look the part in the photos, but aren't quite fit for the purpose of this DIY (like mine). So I figured...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-05-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
Engine Support Bar Mods

As requested, here are a few photos of the mods that I had to make to the engine spport bar.

The biggest issue that I had was that the bar was able to rotate about the east-west axis, when...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-01-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
Yeah, that RHS top engine mount was a bit of a...

Yeah, that RHS top engine mount was a bit of a pain... I have a 1/2" socket set, where the joint on the extension bars can be 'clicked in' half way and that gives you up to ~20 degrees in flex at the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-22-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
It's hard to tell why your sump gasket is leaking...

It's hard to tell why your sump gasket is leaking after it was replaced, with just the information provided...

Is it leaking all the way around the gasket, or just at the joints where you applied...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-11-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
Good point re: polyurethane bushings. Statement...

Good point re: polyurethane bushings. Statement removed.

Thanks for the comments!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-06-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,705
Posted By anonymous_coward
DIY - Oil pan (sump) gasket replacement

Hey guys,

Been a long time reader, but a first time poster on these forums.

About a week ago I finished changing the oil pan gasket on my 2000 320Ci (with manual transmission). Before starting...
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