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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,520
Posted By jvidamins
Aren't all those bolt holes closed holes - so no...

Aren't all those bolt holes closed holes - so no water could get to the crankcase? I just forgot to blow out the holes with air. Engine degreaser works soooo much better than brake cleaner, at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,520
Posted By jvidamins
The water was for rinsing off the engine...

The water was for rinsing off the engine degreaser.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,520
Posted By jvidamins
And make sure your threads are full of water...

And make sure your threads are full of water (after cleaning things up) when you go to torque them. :eek:
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,520
Posted By jvidamins
I just stripped out the threads in my upper left...

I just stripped out the threads in my upper left bolt hole. After doing some measurements and looking closer, the bolt only screws into 1/2 of the available threads in the hole (for the upper left...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By jvidamins
Oh and here are a couple snaps of the engine with...

Oh and here are a couple snaps of the engine with the intake off.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By jvidamins
Dmax, good call on the replacing the hard plastic...

Dmax, good call on the replacing the hard plastic pipes!!! I'd thought that my leak was caused by a bad o-ring, but turns out it's because the part the o-rings fit on had completely broken off...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By jvidamins
Also, when I did my VANOS seals and VCG, I put on...

Also, when I did my VANOS seals and VCG, I put on a new VANOS to Head gasket, all new valve cover bolt grommets, and both VANOS oil hose washers. I also used RTV sealant on VANOS "half-moons", etc. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By jvidamins
Put on a brand new VCG last summer when I redid...

Put on a brand new VCG last summer when I redid my VANOS seals. What else could be causing the oil beneath the VANOS?




Oooo... I was looking more for cheaper fixes - hoses, o-rings, gaskets,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By jvidamins
Intake manifold off - what else should I do?

Just took my intake manifold off to get to my heater inlet pipe which was leaking where it connects to the engine block. I'm making a list of things I should take care of while I have the intake...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,822
Posted By jvidamins
Man, I forgot about this thread. Well, I just...

Man, I forgot about this thread. Well, I just recently created another thread to further address my cylinder 5 misfire. Here's the link:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By jvidamins
Ya, that's what the Bentley manual said. All the...

Ya, that's what the Bentley manual said. All the cylinders had identical results. Went about 3/4 of the way up on the first cycle, then hit 150 by cycle 4.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By jvidamins
Well, here's an interesting update... my...

Well, here's an interesting update... my compression test readings were bothering me, so I decided to do it again. Before doing so, I made a couple changes. First off, I rented the tester from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By jvidamins
Well, I feel confident I could remove the head...

Well, I feel confident I could remove the head if need be. I've got The Bentley and TIS, plus a couple DIY's from this site. Read them about 5 times. I've already done most of what I'd need to do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By jvidamins
Just read this on a site: "One problem that...

Just read this on a site:

"One problem that might not lie inside the cylinder itself is a worn camshaft. If a lobe is badly enough rounded off then that valve won't open fully, or at all, and if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By jvidamins
Ok, I just got done with the cylinder leak-down...

Ok, I just got done with the cylinder leak-down test. Went ahead and did all cylinders, since I was doing it. Here are the results:

Cyl 1 - 7%
Cyl 2 - 15%
Cyl 3 - 9%
Cyl 4 - 17%
Cyl 5 - 8%...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By jvidamins
The link you gave for the guy's problem didn't...

The link you gave for the guy's problem didn't take me to any specific thread. I'd be interested to read about it though, if you'd want to update it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By jvidamins
Cylinder 5 shutting down on cold starts

So I've had a P0305 for a couple years now. It only occurs on initial cold start. The computer is shutting down Cylinder 5, which I've verified by unplugging the coil to Cyl 5 and there is no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-08-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,367
Posted By jvidamins
Well, it's been a long time since my last post in...

Well, it's been a long time since my last post in this thread. I've still never gotten rid of the cyl 5 misfire (P0305) code. It only happens on cold starts. The computer shuts down cyl 5. When I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,822
Posted By jvidamins
Problem still happens to me on cold starts, but I...

Problem still happens to me on cold starts, but I figured out that if I rev the engine up for a bit (2,000 rpm's or so) right after I start it OR just start driving right away, as opposed to just...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-27-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,000
Posted By jvidamins
Awesome write up! Glad me and my foot could...

Awesome write up! Glad me and my foot could contribute (1st video). :) My epoxy fix has been going strong for about a year now. Since I completely removed my sunshade, (the obvious culprit) I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Posted By jvidamins
The epoxy on the sunroof cassette worked like a...

The epoxy on the sunroof cassette worked like a charm! Just finished replacing my headliner fabric. Man, those "oh bleep" handles were a bleep to get right. Couple wrinkles on the tough areas, but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-19-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Posted By jvidamins
Thanks. I ended up drilling a hole and bolting it...

Thanks. I ended up drilling a hole and bolting it together, along with a TON of epoxy. Hopefully there's no such thing as too much. :D I'll let it set up for 24 hrs and mount the cassette back up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-19-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Posted By jvidamins
Headliner took me a couple hours to remove, but...

Headliner took me a couple hours to remove, but most of that was looking for threads to help me out. It wasn't that bad. I needed to re-cover it anyway, so I took it all the way off. You can get a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Posted By jvidamins
:bump:

:bump:
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Posted By jvidamins
Ok, just finished removing the headliner (fabric...

Ok, just finished removing the headliner (fabric was sagging everywhere, so good excuse to replace it) and found the problem. There's a big crack in the left side of the cassette (see video). The...
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