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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-25-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,571
Posted By mvitale27
I'm at 126K. I replaced one control arm a month...

I'm at 126K. I replaced one control arm a month prior to doing the inner ball joints and bushings.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-24-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,571
Posted By mvitale27
I also recently replaced my CABs with powerflex...

I also recently replaced my CABs with powerflex and inner ball joints with OEM and it is a night and day difference in the front end. I found no need to completely remove the control arm. I did not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
I cant see the picture on my work computer.. I...

I cant see the picture on my work computer.. I will check it when I get home tonight and let you know!
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-19-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,569
Posted By mvitale27
I might have to put that in my sig!

I might have to put that in my sig!
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-19-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,569
Posted By mvitale27
YAY 1 more problem solved.. 99 to go!

YAY 1 more problem solved.. 99 to go!
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-19-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,569
Posted By mvitale27
I replaced my RSM's with OEM and a reinforcement...

I replaced my RSM's with OEM and a reinforcement place and then retightened almost every nut and bolt on the rear suspension. Clunk is gone. Not really sure what did it because I didn't test drive...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-18-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,569
Posted By mvitale27
Yea I am not sure if they ever have been...

Yea I am not sure if they ever have been previously since I bought the car last May. Judging by all the maintenace I have done it is probably safe to say they haven't. Would you recommend replacing...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-18-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,569
Posted By mvitale27
It's definetly more of a clunk, a deeper pitched...

It's definetly more of a clunk, a deeper pitched noise. When I think of a rattle, I think of almost a metal on metal higher pitched noise.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-18-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,569
Posted By mvitale27
Everything you said makes sense except why would...

Everything you said makes sense except why would replacing the shocks automatically mean the rsm's are broken?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-18-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,569
Posted By mvitale27
thanks for giving me some things to check out! i...

thanks for giving me some things to check out! i didnt do the work myself so i cannot answer those questions. i'll start with the rsm's and work my way from there
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-18-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,569
Posted By mvitale27
clunk coming from rear after shock replacement

just like the title states, i had my rear shocks replaced and now there is a clunking noise anytime i go over any type of small bump in the road. i searched this and found many threads but none with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
One of the hoses that comes off the...

One of the hoses that comes off the back/underside of the intake had a tear causing the vacuum leak. The only way one would find this out is by removing the manifold. And yes I replaced the gasket...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
After reading some more threads I am going to...

After reading some more threads I am going to pick my car up and bring it home. Then check that purge valve hose and SAP vacuum hoses, order them if necessary along with a new CCV cold weather kit. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
Thanks for the info. My car is still at the shop...

Thanks for the info. My car is still at the shop because the idiot thinks I need to replace my entire intake manifold. I'm going to check that EVAP hose tonight after school and if that isn't it I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
I apologize if I offended anyone. I was just...

I apologize if I offended anyone. I was just very frustrated that I am in school to become a certified mechanic and due to my busy schedule I was unable to fix the vacuum leak myself. Anyways I was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
The whole reason my car was at the mechanic was...

The whole reason my car was at the mechanic was because I needed a new HPS airbag, rear shock, rear springs, front control arms, front swaybar links, and fcabs. He replaced all 4 o2 sensors and all...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
I appreciate your input and suggestions, but you...

I appreciate your input and suggestions, but you can really leave out the sarcastic comments. They get you nowhere except to a place where noone will respect you.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
My DISA is good because I replaced it yesterday. ...

My DISA is good because I replaced it yesterday. My intake boots are good because I replaced them just under 2 months ago. I have read your thread, just not all 300 responses to it. And I really...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
Honestly I dont have a mechanic that I use...

Honestly I dont have a mechanic that I use regularly. I try do do what I can myself. But now I'm working full time and going to NEIT full time. I used this guy because he works for a family friend...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
That's why I'm posting on this forum... his...

That's why I'm posting on this forum... his diagnosis seems a little shaky. I'm going to run a smoke test at school tonight with my professor. If we can't find the problem, my mechanic suggested...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
But I had looked over that thread many times...

But I had looked over that thread many times before and checked all those components. If you re-read my previous post you will see that the CCV has been checked. My mechanic actually took out the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
Well thank you Capt. Obvious. My DISA has been...

Well thank you Capt. Obvious. My DISA has been replaced yesterday. My intake boots were replaced about 2 months ago. And all CCV and SAP components are working correctly. My mechanic believes...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By mvitale27
8 CEL codes

:banghead:
p0171
p0174
p0300 x2
p0313 x2
p0455
p1342
p1346
p1349
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By mvitale27
Yea the 3 weeks sucked, but I did get a free...

Yea the 3 weeks sucked, but I did get a free loaner car. I have access to a smoke tester at school so thats probably a good idea.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By mvitale27
Not trying to knock forums, i get a lot of good...

Not trying to knock forums, i get a lot of good ideas from them.. but back to the subject. does anyone have any other ideas about where the vacuum leak could be coming from besides the DISA gasket? ...
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