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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,335
Posted By SharkmanBMW
I'll see if I can find a micrometer. But...

I'll see if I can find a micrometer.
But realoem says its a 7mm x 2mm
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,335
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Got one from the dealer, he was nice & only...

Got one from the dealer, he was nice & only charged me $4.20

It is indeed a GREEN oring.

I also noticed I lost a headlight washer cover on the way over there!
That's another $27 plus paint!
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,335
Posted By SharkmanBMW
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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,335
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Dealer ordered me one for tmr. $.88 on...

Dealer ordered me one for tmr.
$.88 on realism.com
$8.xx at the dealer !

Parts guy said filter kits for models after 2006 come with them.

He first told me they do come with the filter and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,335
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Oem also does not come with them according to...

Oem also does not come with them according to local stealer - and no dealer around has stock.
Are they not supposed to get changed ?!
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,335
Posted By SharkmanBMW
dknightd - amazing link, thank you. Thanks to...

dknightd - amazing link, thank you.
Thanks to everyone :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,335
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Thanks all :) I will get that done asap... not...

Thanks all :)
I will get that done asap... not sure where the oil would leak to with one bad o-ring, but it will only have driven about 15 miles total before it's replaced.
I bought a MANN filter,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,335
Posted By SharkmanBMW
@ SeanC Great info, much appreciated. ...

@ SeanC
Great info, much appreciated.
Exactly what I wanted to know.
I will buy new o-rings and replace them next time the engine is cold.

Thanks for your helpful input :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,335
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Mango, I will never understand why ppl waste...

Mango, I will never understand why ppl waste their time replying to serious questions with asshat answers.

No **** that's how you change the oil, I already did, all I want to do is replace one...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,335
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Broken - O-Ring on 'oil-filter cover' - how to replace without draining

Hi all,
Did an oil change yesterday and my friend thought the oil filter came with 2 new little O-Rings so he pulled them off, breaking one - and of course there were no new O-Rings in the filter...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-04-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Yellow oil light came on after posting this, I...

Yellow oil light came on after posting this, I added 1 litre (quart) and its much better...
So, how/why would low oil / oil pressure cause that?!
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-04-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By SharkmanBMW
B b b bump!

B b b bump!
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-04-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Actually found my answer, for anyone interested,...

Actually found my answer, for anyone interested, it's not an exact fit but works.
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12520051
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-03-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Wheel fit info

Quick question - not e46 but probably an easy one anyways lol

Will 17" wheels from an e90 328xi fit on a f30 equivalent?

Dealer says no but very likely just trying to make a few extra $$$...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-29-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Thanks guys. No AC being used these days...

Thanks guys.

No AC being used these days lol
(People are already installing winter tires around here!)

I'll look into the vanos / fan clutch / alternator scenario.
Those have never been...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-26-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Update. (And thanks for the reply.) I'm...

Update. (And thanks for the reply.)

I'm sitting in the car now, and it really is something switching on & off
I hear a click then it dips briefly
I also get the occasional slight rattle of the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-25-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Weird idle, normal then dips for a second - alternates a few times per minute

Likely not Xi specific, but i lik you guys :)

Its not really LOW rpm, maybe 50 rpm lower, but there is a noticeable change - something seems to be switching on causing a dip for a second.
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-01-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,434
Posted By SharkmanBMW
I agree - I too have found a slight increase in...

I agree - I too have found a slight increase in pep/response after a filter change.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-01-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By SharkmanBMW
STRANGE Shock / shock mount problem - perplexed!

Hi all,

Bilstein M3 rear shocks seem to have a strange problem.

I have the Bilstein M3 shocks, on one side, there are more threads sticking out of the top nut than the other.

The mounts...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-26-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,468
Posted By SharkmanBMW
100k miles I will do the test you suggested,...

100k miles
I will do the test you suggested, but I did it in 3rd the other day... it pulls HARD & smooth from 1000rpm, quite sure it isn't slipping in that way, which is what I would expect if it...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-26-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,468
Posted By SharkmanBMW
I am feeling the occasional DELAY then grab by...

I am feeling the occasional DELAY then grab by the clutch, mostly when cold.
CDV Removed years ago.
Fluids all changed a few times
Always been a ***** 1-2, even after CDV removal, but now it's...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-26-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Anyone have a parts list do that job by chance? I...

Anyone have a parts list do that job by chance? I am pretty sure that I need to do this, I 'use' 1 Litre of Oil per 1000 kilometers, approx 1 Qt per 600 miles.
Thanks :)
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-19-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,702
Posted By SharkmanBMW
If you are going to swap the best spring, Eibach,...

If you are going to swap the best spring, Eibach, for Raceland coilovers, you may as well install garbage can lids for wheels too.
FYI, a 3" drop will destroy what isn't already broken. The comment...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-19-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,964
Posted By SharkmanBMW
OK, found a few issues that needed to be fixed...

OK, found a few issues that needed to be fixed prior to aligning.
Needed to replace rear trailing arm bushings & cam bolts before they could start. One was seized and the other cam bolt wasn't...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-18-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,721
Posted By SharkmanBMW
Best thing would be to use a code reader to Read...

Best thing would be to use a code reader to Read & Clear all codes and then wait to see what, if any, dash lights come back.
If the oil light was yellow, no biggie, top it up & keep an eye on it....
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