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Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 10-13-2014, 06:17 PM
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Posted By snaponbob
2008 E9x 6 speed clutch questions

Anybody swapped a clutch?

Any advice about the starter? I can't even SEE or FEEL it !!!
Forum: Engine & Performance 10-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By snaponbob
M54 complete rebuilt head for sale

If you are interested .... here it is.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221571530386?item=221571530386&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:L:LCA:MOTORS:1123&vxp=mtr
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By snaponbob
OOPS. I had typed a post detailing it. I had to...

OOPS. I had typed a post detailing it. I had to tend to something, and when I hit "post" it had timed out, and I was too pissed to type it all again.

Rings. The bores are great - NO scratches,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By snaponbob
I have isolated the cause. I had already replaced...

I have isolated the cause. I had already replaced the CCV. I tore THAT apart and it was actually clear as were the tubes !!! The oil would get dirty very quickly, so I feel there was plenty of blow...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By snaponbob
Hey !!! Found the spec on Auto Zone's web site....

Hey !!! Found the spec on Auto Zone's web site. WEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By snaponbob
As noted above, the rings in the #5 piston are...

As noted above, the rings in the #5 piston are completely free. So far, I only pulled one piston to check it. It is amazingly clean and free of blemishes. There is a bit of carbon (sludge?) build up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By snaponbob
I spend most of my time on Bimmer Forums with E36...

I spend most of my time on Bimmer Forums with E36 discussion.

I have no idea what was used before my ownership, but this car saw a lot of dealer service, and may have been ruined by 15,000 mile...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By snaponbob
Previous owner said he used Mobil 1. I did as...

Previous owner said he used Mobil 1. I did as well, but at some point, it really no longer mattered. Not great pics. There is NO measurable lip at the top. Pistons are very snug in their bores. I am...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By snaponbob
This is a 150k mile engine. It has been...

This is a 150k mile engine. It has been consuming oil at an increasing rate since I bought it almost two years ago with 125K on the clock. The engine is torn down to the short block and I have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By snaponbob
M54 rebuilding questions

I have an M54 2.5 liter that consumes oil at a rate that would make an Arab Price blush. NO smoke, NO leaks, and everything was done to address it. (CCV, oil born cleaners, EVERYTHING) The engine is...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-09-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 33,095
Posted By snaponbob
RE bump. Had to swap M54 2.5 in my 2001 Touring....

RE bump. Had to swap M54 2.5 in my 2001 Touring. After looking at this thread (THE best that I found) I bought an 8" 3 jaw puller at Harbor Freight and used a plate out of a bushing driver set I own....
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By snaponbob
Reusing SAC on M54

I am replacing my 2.5 M54 in my Touring with another one. Being a manual, it has a self adjusting clutch. I have installed these, but never did a remove/reinstall. I have seen threads about using a...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-05-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By snaponbob
Weird oil leak

I have a friend with an 03 M3. It seems to have a substantial leak at the back of the head. The valve cover is intact, and a fresh VCG made no difference. Seems there are various plug screws and caps...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-09-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By snaponbob
Well, the oil filter housing seal had turned to...

Well, the oil filter housing seal had turned to stone. What a stupid design.

That said, not a real difficult repair. Pull the air box, drop the belt, pull the alternator and unbolt the PS pump,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-07-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By snaponbob
Well, certainly the oil filter housing was...

Well, certainly the oil filter housing was leaking. ALSO, I had replaced the valve cover gasket 9 months ago. Used new rubber grommets, and all that stuff. Torqued to spec. Three spark plug wells...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-06-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By snaponbob
VANOS line is secure. There is "normal" oil on...

VANOS line is secure. There is "normal" oil on the side of the block under the intake (forward of the CCV), but there is no evidence of oil dye in that area. I will deep enough into the drive system...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-06-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By snaponbob
Oil leak

Working on a 2001 330xi 5 speed. I have at least one oil leak that I am chasing. MAYBE two. Anyway, put the car up on stands, and with engine degreaser and brake clean, cleaned oil off of everything...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,310
Posted By snaponbob
True, true. OR, since the plan is to simply wire...

True, true. OR, since the plan is to simply wire into the existing wiring for the different sensors, I order 4 15718's and cut the wires near the sensors and butt connect them. "Six of one, half...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,310
Posted By snaponbob
Bump Apparently the SENSORS are the same,...

Bump

Apparently the SENSORS are the same, but the harnesses are different.

http://www.boschautoparts.com/vehiclepartfinder/pages/vehiclepartfinder.aspx
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,296
Posted By snaponbob
If it is eating oil like mine is (1 qt / 250...

If it is eating oil like mine is (1 qt / 250 miles) viscosity will not "repair" it. Apparently M54s are prone to sticking oil control rings. If they are stuck, they are stuck. If there is cylinder...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,296
Posted By snaponbob
Yup. That fixes everything. I wondered how long...

Yup. That fixes everything. I wondered how long it would take for this. Might fix peeling clear coat and alignment problems as well.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,296
Posted By snaponbob
Start with the standard issue problems. See if...

Start with the standard issue problems. See if the CCV is clogged. Remove the oil cap and check if is clean. If it has ANY build up of goo, CAREFULLY remove the tube at the front corner of the valve...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,296
Posted By snaponbob
Thought about a borescope. Used to sell them....

Thought about a borescope. Used to sell them. Hence the screen name. But, the only way to see/feel/measure is a tear down. If I had any intention of keeping the car, I would find a 3 or 3.2 and pair...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,296
Posted By snaponbob
Not trying to be contentious, but I have tried...

Not trying to be contentious, but I have tried heavy viscosities. While the M54 specs 5W30, the S54 (IIRC) specs 10W60. I am afraid that once the head is off, I am going to see scored cylinders. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,296
Posted By snaponbob
Yup. The bitch of all this is that the car is...

Yup. The bitch of all this is that the car is otherwise PERFECT. Runs like a scalded cat, solid as a bank vault, quiet as one could want.
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