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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Willie00328I
Check your air intake boots for cracks and tears....

Check your air intake boots for cracks and tears. Check vacuum line for cracks. Old worn out motor mounts will cause a lot of vibration to come through.

Don't forget to change the air...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Willie00328I
I have read bad vanos seals can cause a rough...

I have read bad vanos seals can cause a rough idle when cold, which is the problem I also have. It runs smooth when warm.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Willie00328I
The air distribution manifold O-rings have been...

The air distribution manifold O-rings have been known to leak and cause problems.

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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By Willie00328I
If you have worn out FCABs it will amplify the...

If you have worn out FCABs it will amplify the shaking in the steering wheel from warped rotors.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By Willie00328I
Heat will warp rotors. I'm on my second set of...

Heat will warp rotors. I'm on my second set of napa rotors. First set warped bad, took them back, they gave me another set and they warped again. I won't be going with Napa rotors again
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Willie00328I
I agree with what others are saying. I recently...

I agree with what others are saying. I recently forgot to put my oil fill cap on and it gave me some lean codes as well as misfiring and engine light on. Put the cap back on and all the problems went...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 775
Posted By Willie00328I
I have 266,000 miles on mine. It slips a little...

I have 266,000 miles on mine. It slips a little going up hill occasionally. The engine still feels strong. I feel like the tranny will go out first then I'll swap in another one.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Willie00328I
Don't forget to change the air distribution...

Don't forget to change the air distribution manifold O-rings

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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Willie00328I
E46 320d hard to start

The voltage might be enough but the cranking amps of the new battery might be too low. I had this problem with a diesel powered dozer, I put the brand new battery out of my truck in it and it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,718
Posted By Willie00328I
I have no complaints with this forum, it runs...

I have no complaints with this forum, it runs pretty smooth. There is a ton of good info here. 589719. Here's my Big Baller $5000, bimmer. It's up to 266,000 miles now and still running strong.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By Willie00328I
your opinions on alloy pulleys

Your plastic pulley can break at any time without warning. Why take a chance. I had one break and I had to haul the car home on a trailer. I would definitely change to aluminum, it's not about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By Willie00328I
While your at it check out the oil fill cap seal....

While your at it check out the oil fill cap seal. I forgot to put my oil cap on and got some lean codes and a stuck icv code and symptoms just like a stuck icv.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Willie00328I
I'm not to familiar with bmw diesels, but maybe...

I'm not to familiar with bmw diesels, but maybe you have air in the fuel lines. Maybe there is purging of air required when changing fuel filters on a deisel. I know if you run a diesel out of fuel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By Willie00328I
Does it idle in park or neutral ok?

Does it idle in park or neutral ok?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By Willie00328I
Too bad they didn't find any codes they could...

Too bad they didn't find any codes they could fix. At least you have that ruled out and you know the software is up to date. You might try spraying some contact cleaner in the throttle control...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By Willie00328I
I just emailed woodinville sports cars to see if...

I just emailed woodinville sports cars to see if they have a GT1. And they said they do have a GT1 and autologic. I have had good experience with this shop. They have bmw loaners too.

Woodinville...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Willie00328I
Heat, age and mileage tends to deteriorate rubber...

Heat, age and mileage tends to deteriorate rubber parts on our cars. Every rubber part on my car that I replaced needed it. It has 200,000 more miles though, lol
I would also recommend diagnosing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Willie00328I
2004 e46 330ci Hesitation

What kind of maintenance has been done? Maybe a vacuum leak, the vacuum lines get brittle and crack, I replace mine with braided silicone from the dealer. I replaced my injector and distribution...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By Willie00328I
Don't forget to change the air distribution...

Don't forget to change the air distribution manifold O-rings when changing your CCV

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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,324
Posted By Willie00328I
Here's my winter cars 2000 328i 264,000 miles...

Here's my winter cars 2000 328i 264,000 miles 588404 and a $1000. 1994 f150 5.0, auto 2wd, it has fairly new bfg A/Ts. I put some weight in the back and it does ok. 588405
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By Willie00328I
Sounds like a good enthusiast owned car. You...

Sounds like a good enthusiast owned car. You could do a compression test to see it's current condition, but I wouldn't worry about the rings unless you see blue smoke out of the exhaust. I would keep...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By Willie00328I
Has the cooling system been updated, if not...

Has the cooling system been updated, if not that's the first thing I would do. If it's a auto trans and it's never been maintained there could be trouble soon with the extra power.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By Willie00328I
They would be nice for keeping the car level for...

They would be nice for keeping the car level for transmission oil changes
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By Willie00328I
I need a set of these lift stands

These seem perfect for our BMWs. My current set up is a little sketchy.


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http://myliftstand.com
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Willie00328I
Tips and Tricks for CCV

Its a good feeling when it's finally done. Don't forget to change the air distribution manifold O-rings, mine were very dry and brittle when I took them out.



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