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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-20-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,841
Posted By hcoles
if anyone has the dimensions of the O ring or the...

if anyone has the dimensions of the O ring or the dimensions of the OD and ID of the surfaces the ring works against.. we can all benefit. You go to your local O ring supplier and get a Viton ring...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-19-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By hcoles
you are very lucky that the egg hit the window.. ...

you are very lucky that the egg hit the window..
when eggs hit paint a series of deep chips are formed - it is permanent damage - this happens immediately
the edges of the shell form knives and...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 06-19-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By hcoles
Question general question - shocks and compatibility

probably the sponsor company can/will respond or knowledgeable members...

shocks/springs/sway bars etc. should work together as a system

That being said....

What shocks are more tolerant of...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 06-18-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By hcoles
some good conversation here... I have a 99 328i...

some good conversation here...
I have a 99 328i - stock with 16" wheels.. the rear shocks and probably the front shocks are shot - I think they are originals with 100k miles. The FCAB's were shot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-18-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By hcoles
I have a slight clacking/clicking noise that...

I have a slight clacking/clicking noise that comes on for a second every 5 seconds or so when the engine is cold. I think it could be one of the VANOS units adjusting itself. I don't know if this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-17-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By hcoles
I can't afford to have my car break down...as my...

I can't afford to have my car break down...as my son will be using it to drive to college...so I just replaced the water pump and thermostadt and all but one hose. I also have been flushing and...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-16-2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By hcoles
Question question on coolant temp. sensor in bottom hose

I replaced the water pump and thermostat along with the top and bottom hoses and belts tonight. When I took the temp. sensor out of the bottom hose to put in the new hose...it came out but I had to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-14-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By hcoles
Are replacing RTAB's? I want to know how the...

Are replacing RTAB's? I want to know how the sponsors tool works for this before I buy one. I guess it can depend on the type of RTAB being put back in.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-13-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By hcoles
good question, are you talking about towing the...

good question, are you talking about towing the BMW or having the BMW tow a e.g. small trailer? I was thinking about how I would tow my 99 328i, would have to find some good large unibody places or...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-13-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By hcoles
bigjae, thanks for the feedback and comments on...

bigjae,
thanks for the feedback and comments on the UUC SSK. It looks pretty good online, but cost some bucks....I'll see if I can get it in above the budget cut line.
-h
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-13-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By hcoles
my diy update...

done items:
- tranny fluid to D4-ATF, OMG shifts so much easier + I see flakes/particles in the fluid that came out, the plugs are not magnetic - I don't believe the lifetime story from BMW - and I...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-12-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By hcoles
Unhappy possible messed up on p-steering high pressure hose install

this is a bit embarassing.
when replacing the high pressure hose on the power steering system, it is the one from the pump to the rack, I failed to realize that a new O ring should go on the rack...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-12-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By hcoles
ok 3c, I guess I could have tested at a bit...

ok 3c,
I guess I could have tested at a bit higher pressure... so far no coolant useage. My tester worked very well, made it for $10. I didn't know there was an E46 club around here. I'm in...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-11-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,547
Posted By hcoles
ok, it could be interesting to find out why...

ok, it could be interesting to find out why Bentley says that someday - I'll mention it to people, that should know, as I go and see what they say.
Thanks,
-h
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-11-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By hcoles
I'm looking into buying a better Oetiker...

I'm looking into buying a better Oetiker clamp...If you go on the Oetiker website and look at the various clamp types you see the type called Ear Clamp with insert or Stepless. I might make a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-11-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By hcoles
ssm1991, very good points thanks, -Henry

ssm1991,
very good points thanks,
-Henry
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,528
Posted By hcoles
INMO - KrisL has the right idea - learn about the...

INMO - KrisL has the right idea - learn about the car, over maintain, fix things ahead of time - the more you get in and fix things yourself the better chance you have of seeing something starting to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By hcoles
if you want to try a replacement tip... take...

if you want to try a replacement tip...
take the bracket out with the tank and then you can see where to use a screw driver to pry the two O rings apart at the same time...
these 2 O rings can...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 467,640
Posted By hcoles
Elbee, excellent write up - I'm putting this on...

Elbee,
excellent write up - I'm putting this on my list of things to fix that are not broken yet.
-Henry
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By hcoles
the temp sensor could be 13-62-1-739-510-M375 ...

the temp sensor could be 13-62-1-739-510-M375
from Pelican, there is also a holder of sorts
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By hcoles
Question right side front cover temp. sensor?

There is some sort of sensor that clips into the "covering right".
What is it and it also looks like it has a holder. There is a wire hanging there now. Looks like the PO ran over something and...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By hcoles
sounds good, I'm still investigating... I don't...

sounds good, I'm still investigating...
I don't know enough of what I really need.
PC software = expensive and really need to dig in to it...doable for me but I don't know if I'll have the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By hcoles
thanks for the link...lots of good info. there ...

thanks for the link...lots of good info. there
Autoenginuity and then add for BMW enhanced is about $500+...seems a bit much...we'll see... right now I have no CEL's...
maybe there is a DIY'er...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By hcoles
Question code reader or laptop software?

any recommendations regarding a code reader (what brands?) vs. PC/laptop software (what brands?)

e.g. some of the code readers mention that they have the "BMW" specific codes, does the laptop...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,547
Posted By hcoles
a somewhat related oil change question.... in...

a somewhat related oil change question.... in Bentley it says replace all O rings. There are three that could be replaced but only 1 very large one came in the Mann kit. There are 2 small O rings...
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