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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Gloveofpower
Well, at least I'm not the only one then! And...

Well, at least I'm not the only one then! And no, sadly I have not figured it out yet. I have been driving around with it like this since the original post. Life has been busy and I was daunted by...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Gloveofpower
instrument cluster acting weird after new battery install

looking for advice or experience. 2001 330i manual

So as of yesterday everything on the car was working normal, nothing weird. Instrument cluster works 100%, as it has for years.

Then, this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By Gloveofpower
Thumbs Up I'm following up to post the conclusion to my...

I'm following up to post the conclusion to my story. I was able to fix the leak on my own, happily. The part which cracked was the "upper radiator hose"; specifically it was a hairline crack on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By Gloveofpower
YES. Good call on that lower alternator cooling...

YES. Good call on that lower alternator cooling duct. I noticed that opening with nothing connected to it and thought hmmmmmmmmm

Curiously, the lower hose that I replaced did have a folded...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-28-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By Gloveofpower
ok progress update: replaced the expansion...

ok progress update:

replaced the expansion tank AND the hose I was suspicious of. That hose actually connects to another hose section midway before the engine block connection so it wasn't hard...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By Gloveofpower
So today I filled the coolant reservoir back up...

So today I filled the coolant reservoir back up and started the car with the heater on. In about 10 minutes it reached normal operating temp with the needle in the middle of the dial. Still no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-26-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By Gloveofpower
that's good advice, thanks. I did take off the...

that's good advice, thanks. I did take off the airbox and inspected the tank. I gave it a good look from as many angles as I could but didn't see any cracks or drips. I then filled up the tank...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-26-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By Gloveofpower
mileage is 165k, thermostat was replaced, I know...

mileage is 165k, thermostat was replaced, I know that for sure, but I don't know about the expansion tank or the pump
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-26-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By Gloveofpower
Thumbs down oh, look, all my coolant is on the garage floor.

So I drove home from work today, about a 20 minute commute, mostly highway. Pull into the garage, park, everything is normal, nothing weird. I get dressed for the gym and go back into the garage...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
Conclusion to the story: Took it to the...

Conclusion to the story:

Took it to the indy. Butterfly valve on the intake manifold, that's what it was. What is the correct term for this part? He also fixed the hose I broke wine replacing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
Alright I made a very crappy video, in the...

Alright I made a very crappy video, in the dark... check it out and listen to the sounds it makes. Maybe someone has an idea what is at fault? Otherwise it's tow truck time tomorrow... Thanks...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
:censor: well we're zero for two, e46...

:censor:

well we're zero for two, e46 fanatics. Replaced the fuel pump, replaced the intake bellows. Same problem. Idle sounds scary. I might upload a crappy video tonight and see if anyone...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
Ok. Installed a new fuel pump... and my issue...

Ok. Installed a new fuel pump... and my issue persists. Outgoing one looked like it had been replaced at sometime itself. The hose clamp holding on the fuel line was a screw-on type, not the clamp...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
Hmph! I'll remember that. Thanks for the input

Hmph! I'll remember that. Thanks for the input
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
Is that a joke, or are you serious...?

Is that a joke, or are you serious...?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
Thanks for the breakdown, I learned something...

Thanks for the breakdown, I learned something there. Hopefully a new fuel pump fixes the issue in a few days here. I'll report back either way. . .
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
Thanks JD. I just got on BMA auto parts and...

Thanks JD. I just got on BMA auto parts and ordered a fuel pump and also that tube elbow (the intake bellows behind the MAF) which everyone said will break, since its inexpensive so lets just get...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
It is 156k. Probably due for the fuel pump...

It is 156k. Probably due for the fuel pump preemptive replacement.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
ahhht: one piece of evidence it may be the...

ahhht: one piece of evidence it may be the cracked boot afterall:
http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=903467
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
agreed. I also find it a bit strange that the...

agreed. I also find it a bit strange that the car isn't TOTALLY dead if the fuel pump is the issue..... but like you said maybe it's an "almost" dead pump? I see you can check the fuel pump by...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
yes, therein is my skepticism that a torn boot is...

yes, therein is my skepticism that a torn boot is the issue. How does a boot suddenly become torn while sitting at a stoplight?


sometimes I get lucky.

Fuel pump DIY says 30 minutes:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
Thanks for offering the fix that worked for you,...

Thanks for offering the fix that worked for you, but I think we're talking different problems here. Mine isn't a low-level misfire issue like that. This is a major "I don't think I can drive it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
THIS guy describes my symptoms: ...

THIS guy describes my symptoms:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=859789

unfortunately he did not follow up and say what the exact resolution was.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
yeah but... you were in there moving things...

yeah but... you were in there moving things around. I was just sitting at a stoplight, motionless when this happened.

I am continuing to read through the intake boot replacement thread. I see...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By Gloveofpower
Hi guys, thanks a bunch for chiming in, I really...

Hi guys, thanks a bunch for chiming in, I really appreciate this assistance right now.

Everyone is thinking intake bellows, really? I'm just surprised, because of how suddenly this happened. ...
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