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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By redfeathers
Mine thru a code indicating the "exhaust camshaft...

Mine thru a code indicating the "exhaust camshaft position sensor" was out. Indicated that number 4 cyl was not getting fuel.
It ended up being the (exhaust camshaft position sensor) HARNESS female...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By redfeathers
Lots of us have the same problem, only mine moves...

Lots of us have the same problem, only mine moves down when I shift to reverse.
Solution......Move the switch to one side OR the other and see if that stops it. Then leave the switch in THAT...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By redfeathers
Mine was leaking, small leak, so I cleaned the...

Mine was leaking, small leak, so I cleaned the area with alcohol, dried it off and then applied some black ATV silicone all over that area. NO MORE LEAKS.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-11-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By redfeathers
Key for under $100????

Would this work for bmw cars or is it a scam?
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-11-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,174
Posted By redfeathers
Use to do windshield wiper design. It's a...

Use to do windshield wiper design. It's a science. Bending the blade for a better fit will not work. I would trust the dealer blades only since they do the real design for them. They have to fit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-11-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By redfeathers
Got/had the same problem. I move my shifter into...

Got/had the same problem. I move my shifter into reverse and the passenger side mirror moves down.......move the sifter back out of reverse and the mirror returns. Seems to do this move on a rain day...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By redfeathers
A coat hanger works just fine, cut it to length...

A coat hanger works just fine, cut it to length and away you go.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-01-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By redfeathers
Bmw has designed these coolant systems SO...

Bmw has designed these coolant systems SO sensitive that the AVERAGE shade tree mechanic (like me), is going to struggle getting it right the first time. Wish it was like my 97 f150, there's a metal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-29-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,241
Posted By redfeathers
I noticed when I removed my "mounting plate"...

I noticed when I removed my "mounting plate" 17111436251, there was on the 1/2" dia tube (that goes into the rad) a "o-ring" AND a tapered compression fitting.
My compression fitting is broken. Can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By redfeathers
I also noticed mine creaking as I turn the wheel...

I also noticed mine creaking as I turn the wheel from left to right, so I just removed the passenger side tire/wheel and noticed the "stabilizer bar link" and the "head light aim sensor brkt" joint...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By redfeathers
The reason I ask is I have a pesky oil leak that...

The reason I ask is I have a pesky oil leak that appears to be coming from the rear bottom of the oil pan but could coming from the rear oil seal.....really difficult to say. Plan on adding some oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By redfeathers
Replacing front/ rear crankshaft oil seals

Does this require removing the engine to replace these? I bet, since most new ones are one piece seals.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-25-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By redfeathers
I bought my car about a year and half ago knowing...

I bought my car about a year and half ago knowing full well it had issues but I knew with a little work and lots of new parts it could be running as good as new. Right off it had a check engine light...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,737
Posted By redfeathers
Did not find any more silver but did find some...

Did not find any more silver but did find some toys in the trunk.
Still looking.:clap:
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By redfeathers
Front end squeaking when turning

I have my arizona car now in so cal where's there's been a lot of rain. Recently, I noticed I can turn my steering wheel from side to side and get a wooden boat squeaking sound at the front end. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By redfeathers
Mine does exactly the same thing and my radio...

Mine does exactly the same thing and my radio "am" only jumps 7 or 8 digits all at once. I think it's in the programing. Been planning on getting a mobile mechanic to come out and straighten all that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By redfeathers
You can clean and check your own injectors...

You can clean and check your own injectors yourself.
Get a rechargeable drill battery 12volt, and a piece of clear plastic hose 20" or so, that will fit over the injector and the oring and a can of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-04-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By redfeathers
conventional oil....what if I use it?

So, what will happen to the typical e46 engine if one uses typical conventional oil....say, Castrol 5w20?
One reason I'm asking is I just turned over almost 390000 miles on my 97 f150 4.6.
I just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-02-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By redfeathers
You sound exactly like me about two years ago...

You sound exactly like me about two years ago which is when I bought mine. Long story short, I parked mine in the garage and removed everything right down and including the intake manifold and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By redfeathers
You got to be kidding me, so are these supposed...

You got to be kidding me, so are these supposed to be "throw away cars"?
I just finished rebuilding my 1997 f150 that had 386000 miles on it and the results are great.....so far. Did not spend that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-23-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By redfeathers
manual for rebuilding e46 engine

What manual do people use when they rebuild their e46 6 cylinder engine? I was looking in my Bentley's service manual and saw nothing regarding piston size, cylinder i.d., crank dia. etc.
Or did I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-21-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By redfeathers
I've been using prestone coolant from day one and...

I've been using prestone coolant from day one and have had no problems.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By redfeathers
Go to napa and get a SMALL bottle of coolant dye,...

Go to napa and get a SMALL bottle of coolant dye, pour it in the expansion tank and drive it. You should see where it's leaking for certain.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By redfeathers
May be "stuck oil rings"....why? I just rebuilt...

May be "stuck oil rings"....why?
I just rebuilt my 1997 f150 4.6 triton that I bought new and took care of.....386k miles.
I had "stuck oil rings" - the oil rings was stuck with carbon.
Rebuild...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By redfeathers
I'm in the middle of rebuilding my 1997 f150 4.6...

I'm in the middle of rebuilding my 1997 f150 4.6 windsor, with 386000 miles.....yes 386000 miles. It started and was running PERFECT, I am the original owner.
Pulled it because of a CLICKING noise,...
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