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Forum: Lighting Forum 06-06-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,879
Posted By ahull
+1 Great thread. My LED rear blinker...

+1 Great thread.

My LED rear blinker failed (after 6 or 7 years of no problems) and I traced the problem to this box, then found this thread after some searching. I carefully hack-sawed the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By ahull
this. it's usually the giubo at around 70-80k...

this. it's usually the giubo at around 70-80k miles gets a little play. easy DIY from under car w/drivers side wheel off.
Forum: Lighting Forum 08-25-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,647
Posted By ahull
Dude! :thumbup: Last time I looked mine looked...

Dude! :thumbup: Last time I looked mine looked like shiiiiii....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By ahull
Try this - cap it and see what happens. Cheapest...

Try this - cap it and see what happens. Cheapest easiest first, right?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,082
Posted By ahull
Yeah, the tips look fine. Good to see. ...

Yeah, the tips look fine. Good to see.

Fix the leaky VCG or you'll eventually get misfires as oil accumulates around the bodies of the plugs. Don't use Victor Reinz VCG.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,729
Posted By ahull
I had this too and cleaning the idle control...

I had this too and cleaning the idle control valve helped. I cleaned the TB at the same time, but the ICV was pretty dirty at 80k. Edit: I see you've cleaned yours.....
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By ahull
Mine was capped too until I put in the...

Mine was capped too until I put in the supercharger.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,082
Posted By ahull
Valve cover gasket leaking oil into the plug...

Valve cover gasket leaking oil into the plug wells. New VCG.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,017
Posted By ahull
Check for 12v in this connector. Bypassing it is...

Check for 12v in this connector. Bypassing it is not a bad idea so you can drive without overheating in the meantime - it'll run all the time while the key is on, but shouldn't cause a problem until...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,149
Posted By ahull
Crankcase Vent. Or valve. Oil separator. Hoses...

Crankcase Vent. Or valve. Oil separator. Hoses get brittle on top and oil soaked on the bottom and then they leak. Can cause vacuum leaks. Most replace preventively at 80-120k miles. Colder...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By ahull
Agree with this. Fans aren't cheap. You could...

Agree with this. Fans aren't cheap. You could try to find one off a wreck, but you won't know how long it will last. Another series may also use your fan, giving you more wrecks to look at. check...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By ahull
I know, those damn 40 OZs just dont fit! :rofl: ...

I know, those damn 40 OZs just dont fit! :rofl:



This. Get electronics cleaner at Radio Shack or similar.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 12,473
Posted By ahull
:clap:

:clap:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,104
Posted By ahull
It's as much time as it is miles w fuel pumps....

It's as much time as it is miles w fuel pumps. There's been a rash of failures at the 7 year plus age but some people get 10+ years n well over100k. It's a crapshoot. Probably depends on quality of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By ahull
GL. Youll need to get your error codes cleared...

GL. Youll need to get your error codes cleared too.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By ahull
I was thinking maybe this too. Or a leak off...

I was thinking maybe this too.

Or a leak off the axle hub seal on the diff.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By ahull
You CAN get brake fluid near the center if the...

You CAN get brake fluid near the center if the clutch slave cylinder or supply line is leaking. It shares the fluid with the brake system. Never saw where OP said he had and auto so if it's a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By ahull
This^^^. It's limp mode. Clean your MAF and see...

This^^^. It's limp mode. Clean your MAF and see if will work with the "pod." If not, you may have to go back to stock. If you clean/re-oil the filter, be very careful to not over-oil it (mine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By ahull
You probably have a leaky oil filter housing...

You probably have a leaky oil filter housing gasket too. They all leak eventually. :facepalm:
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By ahull
If you have a check engine light, you need a...

If you have a check engine light, you need a scanner to clear codes. Simple press of button. Battery reset will not work. If they are pending and havent tripped the light, they should just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By ahull
+1 Especially in colder climates, many do a 50/50...

+1 Especially in colder climates, many do a 50/50 mix of D4 ATF with normal MT oil.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,310
Posted By ahull
Use the scanner to clear the codes and see what...

Use the scanner to clear the codes and see what comes back. Probably a leak in one of the rubber intake air hoses too. Fuel filters should be replaced every 60k miles too, fuel pumps tend to die at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By ahull
The SES could be a vacuum leak in the fuel...

The SES could be a vacuum leak in the fuel system. Codes should help. You get a light if your gas cap is not on tightly. Not sure where fuel consumption is measured, but a hit to the rear could do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,104
Posted By ahull
do the rebuild on the vanos seals. $60 for seals...

do the rebuild on the vanos seals. $60 for seals Easy DIY or indy mechanic. Doesn't have to be the one putting in the engine. Or buy a rebuild from Dr. Vanos and return yours for the core charge. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,970
Posted By ahull
If the VCG was leaking recently, you may just be...

If the VCG was leaking recently, you may just be getting the last of the earlier leaked oil burning off.

You are correct in that a bad CCV may hurt a new gasket. If your CCV and hoses haven't...
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