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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,262
Posted By yo_marc
Oh Jalopnik. An e46 is an e46.

Oh Jalopnik. An e46 is an e46.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By yo_marc
Has anyone else serviced the car? I cant...

Has anyone else serviced the car?

I cant help but wonder if someone topped off your expansion tank with ethylene glycol coolant.

I cant think of any reason factory coolant would go that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By yo_marc
I am curious as to what 'color' green. Like,...

I am curious as to what 'color' green. Like, "ethylene glycol coolant green", or "faded factory coolant" green.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By yo_marc
Like I said, thanks for the feedback all. Much...

Like I said, thanks for the feedback all. Much appreciated.

Some numbers to chew on:

Its engaging and staying engaged at 72*F ambient temps. Clutch/fan hub is reading 77*C/172*F when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By yo_marc
I do appreciate the feedback - Thank you!

I do appreciate the feedback - Thank you!
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By yo_marc
:) Coolant temps between ~82C and 96C, depending...

:) Coolant temps between ~82C and 96C, depending on ambient, engine load, and vehicle speed.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By yo_marc
Thanks for the answers so far guys! Reason I...

Thanks for the answers so far guys!

Reason I am asking -- I am tinkering with an aftermarket fan clutch which I don't think was engaging correctly. It replaced a factory clutch which was not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By yo_marc
Mechanical fan engagement temp.

Hi all -- Anyone know the temperature at which the mechanical fan should begin to engage?

Listing radiator inlet/outlet, or general fan-clutch temps are all good with me. I'm monitoring things...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-17-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By yo_marc
Thanks - I can certainly give it a shot. I...

Thanks - I can certainly give it a shot.

I had the car up in the air the other night, went around checking all the rubber bushings. I cant find anything out of place, or cracked, sagging,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-15-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By yo_marc
Also, the car does track much better after the...

Also, the car does track much better after the alignment, but does feel a little nervous at times. Cant pinpoint which end of the car it's coming from, but think it's the front.

Car does feel...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-15-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By yo_marc
Help diagnosing handling issue.

2005 325xi - 103K miles.

I've got a funny drift to the right in my xi. Steering wheel has a tendency to be off center to the left an inch to inch and a half. Some sections of road, the car does...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,802
Posted By yo_marc
Have the people here who are saying "red is dead"...

Have the people here who are saying "red is dead" had engine failures?

While 240-250*F is HIGH, I wouldn't think that would immediately taco your cylinder head. Weak design on BMWs part?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By yo_marc
'05 325xi auto: 2500 rpm at an indicated 70 mph....

'05 325xi auto: 2500 rpm at an indicated 70 mph. Stock 16" wheels and 205 tires.

My car slows down quite a bit off the throttle - feels like the brakes drag, but they are not. It will coast a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By yo_marc
If it's not auto-dimming, it's very likely that...

If it's not auto-dimming, it's very likely that the super special fluid used for the dimming has leaked out of the mirror. It's a very common problem - and from what I've gathered, and expensive fix...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By yo_marc
My cars got this too. I've always assumed it was...

My cars got this too. I've always assumed it was engine or tranny mounts.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,008
Posted By yo_marc
Sounds pretty cool. I was afraid it was another...

Sounds pretty cool. I was afraid it was another type of plasti-dip!
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By yo_marc
Possibly... I grabbed it from a shop in Northern...

Possibly... I grabbed it from a shop in Northern New England, who (I don't believe) stocks other brands of VCGs. I may be stubborn and just run it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By yo_marc
Thanks a lot dmax. I've noticed the SAP fire up...

Thanks a lot dmax. I've noticed the SAP fire up -- it sounds a bit like a vacuum cleaner?

With the airbox in place my noise sounds like it's somewhere under the middle of the intake manifold. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By yo_marc
Just my luck :) I just ordered a new VCG to...

Just my luck :)

I just ordered a new VCG to replace my year old leaking one. New one, Victor Reinz. Old one? Victor Reinz.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By yo_marc
I was able to do some diagnostics this weekend. ...

I was able to do some diagnostics this weekend. Props to lcoleman. It seems as though my volt meter is on the fritz and the charging system is in fact OK.

I dragged out my digital battery...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By yo_marc
And just to throw it out there -- I haven't been...

And just to throw it out there -- I haven't been able to positively identify my VCG leak. I have a slow drip on one of the bolt bosses down above the O2 sensor, but it's not bad at all. I suspect...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By yo_marc
FWIW, I replaced the VGC in my car about a year...

FWIW, I replaced the VGC in my car about a year ago -- and it's started to leak on me again about a month or two back. It's a Victor R. gasket, for what it's worth.

That's interesting to hear...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By yo_marc
I'm not sure on the cause -- but I was...

I'm not sure on the cause -- but I was investigating the same thing this weekend.

My main tensioner pulley has some play in the bearings - so my best guess is to start there for me. My noise...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By yo_marc
Thank you! That is very helpful. I've got a...

Thank you! That is very helpful.

I've got a slew of things I want to look over. I'll likely report back on Monday.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By yo_marc
Just giving this another bump to see if there is...

Just giving this another bump to see if there is any more info out there.

I'll be out working on the car tomorrow morning.
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