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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 539
Posted By Dave1027
+1 That's what I'd try. If the cleaner did it...

+1 That's what I'd try. If the cleaner did it then get that $#!+ out of there. May even want to clean out the contacts with a piece of card or something.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Dave1027
Gonna need more detail than "rougher than...

Gonna need more detail than "rougher than normal". Rougher in what way?

It's normal for the gear changes to be delayed when driving hard. It will stay in gears longer to get the engine into the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Dave1027
Sounds like you got multiple problems. You first...

Sounds like you got multiple problems. You first need to do what Ryan said, replace the valve cover gasket. That sounds like you worse issue.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dave1027
Actually the M54B25 (325i engine) has longer...

Actually the M54B25 (325i engine) has longer connecting rods than the B30 to make up for the shorter stroke crankshaft.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Dave1027
Yeah , where's the smoke coming from? The...

Yeah , where's the smoke coming from? The tailpipe?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Dave1027
No codes and he says you need a new transmission?...

No codes and he says you need a new transmission? Sounds really sketchy to me.

What brand transmission do you have? ZF or GM? You can tell by looking at the pan. Cross hash pan means ZF....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Dave1027
Wipe some of the oil on a white cloth. Trans ATF...

Wipe some of the oil on a white cloth. Trans ATF normally has a reddish tint. Also, check the motor oil dipstick. Is the motor oil level dropping? Could be a rear main seal leak.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 680
Posted By Dave1027
Maybe you got a bad fuel filter? Try putting the...

Maybe you got a bad fuel filter? Try putting the old fuel filter back on
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By Dave1027
Of course it would be but the OP's point is the...

Of course it would be but the OP's point is the engine is likely toast plus all the other damaged suspension parts.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Dave1027
I'd run it till the aux fan comes on, reving the...

I'd run it till the aux fan comes on, reving the engine a few times to dislodge any trapped air. If the air bubbles never quit I think that indicates a head issue.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Dave1027
The hose end was only sticking into the neck, not...

The hose end was only sticking into the neck, not submerged. It does not need to be submerged. The flow is from the bleed hole.

At the end it was a steady stream of coolant and no air in it.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Wtf
Views: 712
Posted By Dave1027
I decided to try it out when I recently replaced...

I decided to try it out when I recently replaced my expansion tank. My video is here:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1124821
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Dave1027
New E46 Coolant Bleed Process

I recently replaced my leaking expansion tank and had seen a short youtube clip of the bleed process being done with the engine running. The clip also showed the use of a piece of clear tubing ran...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Dave1027
How does using a jack save the thermostat from...

How does using a jack save the thermostat from breaking? I wondered about using a jack to remove the ET when I did mine but found it was easier to pry from the bottom. How exactly did you use the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Dave1027
My driver airbag is also not centered but at...

My driver airbag is also not centered but at least it won't kill me with shrapnel when it goes off.

The passenger side is perfect. The problem with that is how do I know they really did the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Dave1027
I doubt the snow messed up the trans. If you...

I doubt the snow messed up the trans. If you search around these forums enough you'll find that the ZF transmissions with no reverse is a common wear item caused by a bad reverse drum.

You...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By Dave1027
I'm trying to make sense of your story. Are you...

I'm trying to make sense of your story. Are you saying the head gasket was blown all along? How is it the "mechanic blew your headgasket"?

The way I'm seeing it, you paid 2k for a cooling...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Dave1027
Depends on what the the trans shop is going to do...

Depends on what the the trans shop is going to do for the $1800 ?

Also depends on the shape of the rest of the car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By Dave1027
Or get the GF something with more ground...

Or get the GF something with more ground clearance like an SUV.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Dave1027
Do a compression test.

Do a compression test.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,917
Posted By Dave1027
I doubt it's CA smog legal.

I doubt it's CA smog legal.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,229
Posted By Dave1027
That's what I would do. I wouldn't even fool...

That's what I would do. I wouldn't even fool with the head. Just swap in a late model 3.0 and 5spd in one operation.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,229
Posted By Dave1027
Run the compression test on cyl 1 again but this...

Run the compression test on cyl 1 again but this time squirt some oil into the cyl first. If the compression comes up then that confirms rings. It is doesn't then you are looking a blown head...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Dave1027
Is it condensation mixed with rust?

Is it condensation mixed with rust?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By Dave1027
Are you saying the wet PS reservoir is not caused...

Are you saying the wet PS reservoir is not caused by the cap gasket leaking? My PS reservoir is not overfilled but it's always wet. I just keep wiping it off.
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