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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Chris C
2 years seems pretty quick for a thermostat to...

2 years seems pretty quick for a thermostat to fail. However, when I had P0128 replacing the thermostat worked like a champ and that was 5 or 6 years ago...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Chris C
I would replace the seal. Some water pumps come...

I would replace the seal. Some water pumps come with the seal. My Graf did. I replaced my pulley with a BMW plastic one at the time. I have purchased an aftermarket aluminum pulley but haven't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By Chris C
Please pass on this car. There are too many...

Please pass on this car. There are too many problems. Good luck with your car search.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-17-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By Chris C
I think the OP is doing a good job in the first...

I think the OP is doing a good job in the first place by providing a free oil change for the new owner. When I purchase a car I generally change the fluids myself. But I will say that if the OP...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-16-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By Chris C
See what's on the footage. Hopefully what you...

See what's on the footage. Hopefully what you find can work to your advantage and the report can be amended. If it's inconclusive, you're better taking care of it with your own funds instead of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Chris C
+2. What those above have written. Good luck...

+2. What those above have written. Good luck with your upcoming OFHG project. I've followed a DIY on this site for the OFHG. It took me a while but I was able to get through it. If you take your...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-11-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Chris C
I used dish washing soap as well with little...

I used dish washing soap as well with little difficulty. I didn't need my rubber mallet but I could see that being handy. You don't need to be stingy with the soap. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Chris C
+3 on the cooling system overhaul. You do not...

+3 on the cooling system overhaul. You do not want your car to overheat on you at highway speeds. For peace of mind try to do everything mentioned by Tangent. However, if funds are an issue take...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By Chris C
I have the manual sport leatherette seats and I...

I have the manual sport leatherette seats and I find them quite comfortable and have driven hours at a time without any discomfort.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-02-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Chris C
As JapanRot325ci I had what color is the smoke? ...

As JapanRot325ci I had what color is the smoke? That will help a lot. Have you checked your coolant? Does it have oil in it?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By Chris C
What's the code from the check engine light? ...

What's the code from the check engine light? Once you learn that it may point you in the right direction to resolve your problem. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Chris C
As long as you and no one else was hurt is the...

As long as you and no one else was hurt is the important thing. Try and get another one. However, I imagine your insurance is going to be a bit high if you went through insurance. Good luck and be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Chris C
+1. I bought mine at ~110K miles and now have...

+1. I bought mine at ~110K miles and now have 203K miles. I've done the following maintenance since owning the car:

cooling system overhaul
VCG
OFHG
Vanos seals (Besian)
new pads and rotors...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Chris C
+1. The code will generally lead you in the...

+1. The code will generally lead you in the right direction. Otherwise you're just guessing. You can get the code read at a store like Advanced Auto for free. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-19-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Chris C
I wouldn't try a different fuse. That could make...

I wouldn't try a different fuse. That could make things worse by blowing something further down the line. You don't want to take out your ecu. You'll want to use the multi-meter to track this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Chris C
Take a look at the following link: ...

Take a look at the following link:

http://www.enginebuildermag.com/2009/03/understanding-bmw-engine-identification-codes/

You can compare the engine with the production date on the door jamb. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,277
Posted By Chris C
I don't see the need for the 2 holes either. ...

I don't see the need for the 2 holes either. Post pictures and get an explanation. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 668
Posted By Chris C
You're correct. It would have just been noted...

You're correct. It would have just been noted that the window didn't work but not why it didn't work... A couple blocks of wood to hold the window up... That is not cool... :tsk:
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,450
Posted By Chris C
Yes. I noticed the price for Mobil 1 0w40...

Yes. I noticed the price for Mobil 1 0w40 European at Walmart the other day and thought it was a great price as well. I have been disappointed with the increased price of Shell Rotella T6 5w40...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By Chris C
No point worrying about it until a proper...

No point worrying about it until a proper assessment is done. I wish you luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By Chris C
It seems that Mango would like you to maintain...

It seems that Mango would like you to maintain your car so it can become an "antique"... Enjoy your car for many years and miles to come...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By Chris C
Go to an auto parts store like Advanced Auto...

Go to an auto parts store like Advanced Auto first. They'll read the codes for free. A garage with diagnostic equipment will likely charge you.
The rubber seal around your gas cap could just be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Chris C
What has the maintenance been on your car in...

What has the maintenance been on your car in terms of oil changes? Are you consistently using the same brand and weight of oil? Is you oil low now? Does it get low between oil changes?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By Chris C
Guys, don't be so hard on the op. Unfortunately,...

Guys, don't be so hard on the op. Unfortunately, it looks like the clutch has been damaged in some fashion. But the behavior you describe is unusual. So you switched from 4th to 5th and the engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Chris C
Yes. It sounds like you are due to have a...

Yes. It sounds like you are due to have a cooling system overhaul. It's not a difficult DIY. Just have all the tools and parts you need and some patience. You definitely do not want the expansion...
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