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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,343
Posted By rsadave
Have you had the control arms checked?, Ball...

Have you had the control arms checked?, Ball joints are a common fail and most likey will give the syptoms you are having
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-22-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By rsadave
If your engine is a 2 litre 4 cylinder, Try open...

If your engine is a 2 litre 4 cylinder, Try open your oil filler cap slowly while the engine is running.
If the engine still runs when the cap is open its a strong indicator your ccv (aka oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,778
Posted By rsadave
The N42 engine is a P.O.S of note. Mine is...

The N42 engine is a P.O.S of note.

Mine is also using about 1 litre per 1000kms. I have spoken to numerous ex BMW mechanics and all agree that these engines are extremely trouble-some.

Just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-09-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,706
Posted By rsadave
A single mom at my old work once filled her...

A single mom at my old work once filled her washer bottle full of oil, she only realised after driving down the road trying to clean her window :facepalm:

FAIL OF NOTE
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-31-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,569
Posted By rsadave
sounds suspiciously like a crank sensor gone bad

sounds suspiciously like a crank sensor gone bad
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,611
Posted By rsadave
C*UNTS! Hopefully they didnt scratch your door...

C*UNTS! Hopefully they didnt scratch your door and seat up
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 594
Posted By rsadave
e46 318i problems II

Hi Guys,

Stealer has noticed that my vacuum pump (that leads to brake booster) is leaking aswell as the tappet cover gasket.

Car is using alot of oil and smokes out the tailpipe after sitting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,778
Posted By rsadave
Chris, I would say that it is either the...

Chris,

I would say that it is either the profile gasket (number 2 in pic)

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AY72&mospid=47632&btnr=11_3179&hg=11&fg=15

or it could be the vacuum...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,133
Posted By rsadave
Update: Found a long hill, coasted to the...

Update:

Found a long hill, coasted to the bottom, hit the gas and no smoke? Been told my my indy that its not the valve stem seals?
Damn this really starting to bug me.
Looks like an e90 is on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,133
Posted By rsadave
Been slowly building up my tool collection, but I...

Been slowly building up my tool collection, but I am not keen on removing head etc..... This car my only car and need it daily. If the repair is too expensive I will just have to trade it in. My...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,133
Posted By rsadave
It has a slight blueish tinge, its def oil that...

It has a slight blueish tinge, its def oil that is burning



It could be piston rings just trying to sort out the obvious first.

I am second owner and have had this car since 24000kms...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,133
Posted By rsadave
Its coming out the tailpipe

Its coming out the tailpipe
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,133
Posted By rsadave
Thanks Doug Car has a slight tappet cover...

Thanks Doug

Car has a slight tappet cover leak, not major (I think its the same as the VCG? )

Back to the original post....... after idling for a few minutes when I rev the car there is a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,133
Posted By rsadave
e46 318i smoking

Hi,

My car has had a rough idle for about 7 months now and has been using excessive oil. I have replaced the oil seperator and has not made much difference.
Do you think that spark plugs could be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By rsadave
checked my plugs and they are all good. Car still...

checked my plugs and they are all good. Car still using oil, I am running outta ideas.

Anyone got any other ideas ??
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By rsadave
Thanks Ken, Will speak to an indy, they...

Thanks Ken,

Will speak to an indy, they originally said I must replace the oil seperator but has made no noticable difference
Do you think it could be fouled plugs from the seperator that might...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By rsadave
Is this an expensive fix? kinda sounds pricy

Is this an expensive fix? kinda sounds pricy
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By rsadave
70,000 miles

70,000 miles
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By rsadave
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By rsadave
e46 318i smoking

Hi,

My car is smoking (quite badly) if it is idling in the parked position for about a minute and then I accelerate, but shortly once the smoke has blown out there is zero smoke and the car runs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By rsadave
Its gonna rain so it doesnt matter, no one will...

Its gonna rain so it doesnt matter, no one will notice how clean they are :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By rsadave
318i smoke issue

Hi Guys,

Having issues with my car again. Its been having a rough idle for a while now, but have since noticed that the car every now and then is blowing out whitish/blueish smoke on pullaway....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By rsadave
Could be a faulty crank sensor. Had my car die...

Could be a faulty crank sensor.
Had my car die on me going about 60mph on the highway (not a good feeling)
After an initial mis-diagnosis it turned out to be a faulty crank sensor.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-20-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,121
Posted By rsadave
Sorry what I was trying to say is that the pedal...

Sorry what I was trying to say is that the pedal becomes hard without pumping the brake at all.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-20-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,121
Posted By rsadave
hard brake pedal

Hey Guys,

Recently my brake pedal has become "hard" after i switch my car off. Normally if you keep pushing the pedal after the car is off the pedal becomes hard.
When I start the car the pedal...
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