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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 27,860
Posted By MichaelMull51
My old 1995 Mazda 626LX with the 2.0 litre 4...

My old 1995 Mazda 626LX with the 2.0 litre 4 cylinder and automatic transmission, has 395,000 km on it and other than replacing the timing belt (and water pump as long as system is opened), the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By MichaelMull51
BMW CCV valve is poorly designed and cheaply...

BMW CCV valve is poorly designed and cheaply fabricated, and essentially traps water, which can freeze and cause engine seals and gaskets to blow. The cold climate package does little to address...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By MichaelMull51
THe fuel economy guage is vacuum powered and that...

THe fuel economy guage is vacuum powered and that line near steering column can be worn through or pulled off the guage or the vacuum reservoir. Listen and locate with a stethoscope.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,805
Posted By MichaelMull51
My Cardone rebuilt LF30 still works great and car...

My Cardone rebuilt LF30 still works great and car is a pleasure to drive since I installed it just over a year ago. I keep an eye on the ATF fluid in the reservoir and plan to do the turkey baster...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-24-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,262
Posted By MichaelMull51
Gotta pay BMW toll - NOT AT ALL - I can just get a Nissan Z car!

Just got a Nissan Z car. Handling and performance is as good or better, amenities better and service far better than at a BMW shop!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,247
Posted By MichaelMull51
PS When coins were in there, the KEY COULD NOT...

PS When coins were in there, the KEY COULD NOT BE REMOVED. Remove the COINS or other object that fell through ash tray slot into the linkage area and the car was back in business for 2 cents worth...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,247
Posted By MichaelMull51
CHECK FOR COINS OR OBJECTS THAT FELL FROM ASHTRAY...

CHECK FOR COINS OR OBJECTS THAT FELL FROM ASHTRAY INTO THE LINKAGE AREA underneath (lift our ashtray to clean it and check area underneath). If so, remove the coins or objects with vacuum cleaner...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,465
Posted By MichaelMull51
Some new LF20 have the thicker more robust shaft....

Some new LF20 have the thicker more robust shaft. If you can get one of those sturdier LF20, you might stay with it - otherwise, LF30 is better, but you need new high pressure hose - and of course...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-03-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,049
Posted By MichaelMull51
Try rebuilt from Rock Auto in Wisconsin.

Try rebuilt from Rock Auto in Wisconsin.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-03-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 121,900
Posted By MichaelMull51
Just cleaned pulley with dishsoap & hot water and...

Just cleaned pulley with dishsoap & hot water and it slipped off shaft with a litle tug. Glad to replace part myself but disappointed at BMW which says no need to flush/renew PS fluids (it is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,262
Posted By MichaelMull51
A1Cardone rebuilt Pump from ROCKAUTO.COM in...

A1Cardone rebuilt Pump from ROCKAUTO.COM in Wisconsin was BEST DEAL deal for me. Online auto parts places don't always have info for proper part for BMWs but Rock Auto made inquiries to ensure I got...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-03-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,262
Posted By MichaelMull51
RockAuto rebuilt LF30 pump does not appear to be...

RockAuto rebuilt LF30 pump does not appear to be a LUK, but was the best deal, installed easily and seems to work well. Can't believe that LUK and BMW don't sell a rebuild kit - guess they want to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,262
Posted By MichaelMull51
A1Cardone rebuild pump from Rock Auto in...

A1Cardone rebuild pump from Rock Auto in Milwaukee was best deal and easy install aftersway bar loosened. Pulley was hard to remove from old pump until I put small amount of dish soap water on it,...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 10-19-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By MichaelMull51
Soap solution drizzled on and left for 5 minutes did the trick

Dish soap freed it up. It's a snug but not a tight fit. Thanks for your info. Mike
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,765
Posted By MichaelMull51
Thanks Stinger. I put small amount of dishsoap...

Thanks Stinger. I put small amount of dishsoap and water on for 5 minutes and it came right off. Your advice was bang on. I was working my way up with the least drastic measure first and succcess....
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 10-19-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By MichaelMull51
The pulley does not want to be removed from the...

The pulley does not want to be removed from the LF30 Power steering pump. It's stting on workbench with the 3 bolts out. Looks like a tight press fit (from 2002) and a composite pulley that I might...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,765
Posted By MichaelMull51
I am stuck at trying to REMOVE or PULL PULLEY...

I am stuck at trying to REMOVE or PULL PULLEY from LUK LF30 Power steering pump on 2002 325i. Looks like composite and a press fit, but seems stuck. Any trick or tool needed to remove PSP pulley in...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-18-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 121,900
Posted By MichaelMull51
Pulley not coming off the LF30 pump. Do I need...

Pulley not coming off the LF30 pump. Do I need to use a puller. The three 13mm bolts are alreadt out. Tight press fit - do I need to use a pulley puller and if so how is it done.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-18-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 121,900
Posted By MichaelMull51
Trouble getting the pulley off the pump, which is...

Trouble getting the pulley off the pump, which is out and now on workbench. Any special trick eg puller needed? Looks like composite and don't want to damage it! Thanks. Mike
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By MichaelMull51
LF30 is for Jan02 built 325i.

LF30 is for Jan02 built 325i.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By MichaelMull51
I got rebuilt LF30 from Rock Auto in Wisconsin....

I got rebuilt LF30 from Rock Auto in Wisconsin. Shipped promptly. About $210 US including about a $50 core charge. Looks like OEM that was rebuilt. Will install shortly.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,805
Posted By MichaelMull51
I got rebuilt LF30 from Rock Auto in Wisconsin....

I got rebuilt LF30 from Rock Auto in Wisconsin. Will install shortly.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,262
Posted By MichaelMull51
BMW 325i assembled Sept 2001 to Sept 2002 use...

BMW 325i assembled Sept 2001 to Sept 2002 use LF30 pump which is 120 bars (120 atmospheres oe 120 x15psi or approx 1800 psi) of pressure rather than 110 bars (110 X 15 psi or 1650 psi). I got an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,805
Posted By MichaelMull51
Great ideas. Seafoam should dissolve the varnish...

Great ideas. Seafoam should dissolve the varnish so that better flow is restored and stick parts ar freed, but all that crap will end up in the fluid or in the reservoir filter. After the seafoam or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,805
Posted By MichaelMull51
layacevw - FYI the only problem or softness I...

layacevw - FYI the only problem or softness I noted was in the low pressure hoses where they attach to the reservoir. I can see no problem with the HP hose so I would probably just flush it out and...
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