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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,388
Posted By EvilGenius
Slave cylinder/actuator arm/throwout bearing. ...

Slave cylinder/actuator arm/throwout bearing. Quite harmless. Tracked mine down to a tired/cranky throwout bearing that creaks against the pivot of the acuator arm when I engage the clutch.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By EvilGenius
This is wrong wrong wrong advice. Thou shalt...

This is wrong wrong wrong advice. Thou shalt never open the bleeder screw to check coolant level. This will have the undesired effect of letting coolant level DROP in the engine until it is at the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By EvilGenius
Just thinking out loud here, you didn't get...

Just thinking out loud here, you didn't get coolant in there as part of the disassembly did you? If the car was running beforehand and there was that much hanging out in there it leads me to think...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,203
Posted By EvilGenius
Congrats on the repair. What warning light are...

Congrats on the repair. What warning light are you referring to? If it's the Service Engine Soon light the code will need to be reset with a code reset tool (dealer, Peake, carsoft, etc). If its...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By EvilGenius
When the computer tells you that it needs to be...

When the computer tells you that it needs to be changed. That is all.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By EvilGenius
Bleeding *typically* isn't necessary unless you...

Bleeding *typically* isn't necessary unless you open up the system to perform maintenance or everything drains empty due to a major leak. If the pump is cavitating dry, you wont ever get any coolant...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,376
Posted By EvilGenius
Orient blue FTW!

Orient blue FTW!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,871
Posted By EvilGenius
Yeah I have all of the proper tools, I just get...

Yeah I have all of the proper tools, I just get scared of those aluminum threads and visualizing them being sheared to bits as I took out the old plug :) Thanks for the confirmation.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,759
Posted By EvilGenius
I didn't look at the kits. Everyone has...

I didn't look at the kits. Everyone has mentioned the major bits:

Water Pump (do yourself a favor, get a stewart pump so it doesn't die)
Expansion Tank
Upper hose
Belts

Here's what they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,871
Posted By EvilGenius
Not trying to thread jack, but awhile back when I...

Not trying to thread jack, but awhile back when I started to do my plug replacement on my overnight-cold engine (NO warmth at all), there was a good amount of resistance when unscrewing the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,403
Posted By EvilGenius
You have a problem called bus contention. Many...

You have a problem called bus contention. Many of the components that you describe: radio, blinker, instrument cluster, and others are connected to a data bus. The bus is fairly simplistic in that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By EvilGenius
First, you shouldn't thread-jack. It isn't nice...

First, you shouldn't thread-jack. It isn't nice :) You, however have a failed heater control valve.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,335
Posted By EvilGenius
Wow...just....wow. :facepalm: This is...

Wow...just....wow. :facepalm:

This is without a doubt the dumbest move I've heard of. Okay, top 2. The dude who locked himself IN his car was by far #1.

Let us know how your steering wheel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By EvilGenius
I dont know exactly what all of those codes mean...

I dont know exactly what all of those codes mean without them being translated to human, but based on what you are saying, +1 on the intake elbow as a good first place to look. If you have a leak...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,435
Posted By EvilGenius
First of all that is a hella clean engine! ...

First of all that is a hella clean engine! AMAZING that there are zero leaks or oozes from gaskets anywhere!

Secondly on seeing the inside...all I can say is that is good motorhead pr0n there!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By EvilGenius
There are TWO temperature sensors. Driver side...

There are TWO temperature sensors. Driver side under the front bumper has a "spike" looking sensor that gets temp for your dash readout, etc. There is another "hockey puck" looking sensor on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By EvilGenius
If this was my car, first thing to do would be to...

If this was my car, first thing to do would be to go get a new upper rad hose, as it sounds like the fitting may be borked given that it appears to have separated and that it didn't want to go on. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-12-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,850
Posted By EvilGenius
This sounds very much like a leaking valve cover...

This sounds very much like a leaking valve cover gasket that is starting. Oil leaks from there and drips down onto the manifold and/or heat shields, giving you your smoke.

I know you have said...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By EvilGenius
Thanks! Looks like it's off to the upholstery...

Thanks! Looks like it's off to the upholstery shop for my seats then!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By EvilGenius
You do realize that I'm asking about SEAT COVERS...

You do realize that I'm asking about SEAT COVERS and not suspension parts, right? :facepalm:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By EvilGenius
You can get em in solid too. Hopefully someone...

You can get em in solid too. Hopefully someone purchased a set so we can hear about fitment.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By EvilGenius
Bavauto Seat covers

I'm curious if anyone has installed these seat covers in their e46? Oops, well I can't hyperlink to it so here's the picture. It's part number is CSCF2. I'm curious if the fitment is nice and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By EvilGenius
To add advice to NOT try screwing with the...

To add advice to NOT try screwing with the diamond key: I found a "replacement" diamond key case on ebay for like 5 bucks, and I thought it would be a great way to dress up my old used and abused...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By EvilGenius
If both of your horns are working then I would...

If both of your horns are working then I would agree w/ everyone else that it is your "hockey puck" temperature sensor. One is for the washer heaters, there is a pointy one on the other side that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,270
Posted By EvilGenius
...scribbling down reason #252 that I'm thankful...

...scribbling down reason #252 that I'm thankful I have my manual trans!! :)

Seriously though, sorry about your hard luck on what is normally a pretty easy job.
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