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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-01-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 142,873
Posted By oc330cic
Moisture - possibly coolant?

Definitely moisture contamination. Has that classic "cappacino" look. Hopefully, the other poster is right and it's from the leaky valve cover gasket. A more ominous possibility is engine coolant...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-21-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,584
Posted By oc330cic
I chose the Ultra Rubber Gasket Sealant because...

I chose the Ultra Rubber Gasket Sealant because the label said it didn't harden. I figured if I dripped it somewhere, it it didn't work and I wanted to try something else, I could still remove this...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-14-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By oc330cic
Fixed!!

Ok, from the underwhelming response, this must not be a common repair, but in case someone else out there someday needs to do this, it is possible to replace the handle without uninstalling the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By oc330cic
Thigh Support Handle Repair

My 330 has the adjustable thigh support. The handle you pull up to adjust the position broke off. Plastic part - thanks BMW.

Anyways, the handle isn't sold separately, so I had to buy the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-18-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,584
Posted By oc330cic
Yes!! My apologies for not following up. I...

Yes!! My apologies for not following up.

I fixed the leak using Permatex Ultra Rubber Gasket Sealant and Dressing, which I picked up at a local Pep Boys store. It doesn't harden, which I wanted...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-08-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By oc330cic
Oops, absolutely right. The cap can crack if...

Oops, absolutely right. The cap can crack if overtorqued.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-08-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By oc330cic
Another possibility is that the oil filter...

Another possibility is that the oil filter housing itself has cracked. I've heard of this happening when the cap is over torqued.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-22-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By oc330cic
Another possible culprit is a vacuum leak. A...

Another possible culprit is a vacuum leak. A couple of times when I've had a vacuum leak, the car will start and run fine when cold, but once the engine is warm, it will stall at the first stop...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-22-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,277
Posted By oc330cic
As long as you can raise the car, it's pretty...

As long as you can raise the car, it's pretty easy to remove the bottom cover and see if the bolt is there. I dropped a socket once in that general area, and couldn't see it anywhere, but it was...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-22-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,584
Posted By oc330cic
Leaking Convertible Top Seal

Has anyone had any luck replacing the seal above the windshield (A-pillar) where the convertible top mates? I've started to get a drip when it rains, and it looks like water is seeping under that...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-22-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 192,323
Posted By oc330cic
Yup, convertibles have a different battery. I...

Yup, convertibles have a different battery. I think you could have made a 49DL fit by grinding off a quarter inch of the plastic at the end of the battery, but why bother. In fact, Autozone's...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-15-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,372
Posted By oc330cic
Thermostat Stuck Open Code

Sorry, haven't re-visited this thread and didn't notice your reply. I don't remember the code anymore, but it was the code specifically for a stuck open thermostat, so not at all like your...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-03-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,496
Posted By oc330cic
I have owned a three Crasftsman torque wrenches...

I have owned a three Crasftsman torque wrenches for the past 20 years or so. All three of mine are the kind that click when the force reaches the setting, not the digital or beam type torque...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-01-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By oc330cic
I believe the pump is mounted on top of the gas...

I believe the pump is mounted on top of the gas tank, though I don't know first hand. Generally you have to remove the whole tank to get to it, though I've seen one guy post about removing the whole...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-01-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,063
Posted By oc330cic
Mintex Brake Pad Dust vs. OEM

It seems like there's no real hard data on how the different brake pads perform and compare to OEM and each other. Actual braking performance is beyond what I can analyze, but here's at least some...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-22-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,435
Posted By oc330cic
Tips on Brake Job and

I recently changed my front pads and rotors, as well as flushing to brake fluid. There are enough DIY posts out there that I don't think I have alot to add, picture-wise. I did think a few comments...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-28-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,818
Posted By oc330cic
Thanks guys for the diagnosis. I found all my...

Thanks guys for the diagnosis. I found all my washer fluid on the garage floor a couple of weeks ago. Cleaning the seal surfaces didn't stop the leak, so I searched here and found the pump weep...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-27-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,556
Posted By oc330cic
I have been using a 2 ton Alltrade "racing jack"...

I have been using a 2 ton Alltrade "racing jack" from Costco. The price was right, and I've used it dozens of times over the last three years. No problems yet.

It's low enough to slide under the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-26-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,057
Posted By oc330cic
AC Belt Detensioner Location

In this shot, my wrench is on the AC belt detensioner. This view is from below. At the top of the picture is the bottom of the radiator. Obviously, the bottom cover has been removed in order to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-26-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,057
Posted By oc330cic
Belt Tensioner Pix

A number of people have been burned by confusing pictures in the Bentley manual on the location of the belt tensioner release bolts. I'm one of them, having broken off what appeared to be the main...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-20-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,372
Posted By oc330cic
I don't remember the exact code number, but in...

I don't remember the exact code number, but in the code book that comes with the scanner showed the code is specific to exactly that condition - thermostat stuck open. There's a sticky post...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-20-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,558
Posted By oc330cic
I also changed my spark plugs around 80K miles. ...

I also changed my spark plugs around 80K miles. They were really tight, and I ran across a couple of other similar posts around 80K changes. Folks changing them at 60K seem to say the plugs come...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-20-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,372
Posted By oc330cic
Highly recommended. I bought one just to have...

Highly recommended. I bought one just to have it, and when I plugged it in, it told me the thermostat was stuck open. Since I bought it with all the parts to do a cooling system overhaul, the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-20-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By oc330cic
For future reference, if you have sufficient room...

For future reference, if you have sufficient room like when you have the whole assembly dismounted, I've had good luck using a pipe wrench on frozen bolt heads. You could also have tried filing flat...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-07-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By oc330cic
That's the radiator expansion tank, and they fail...

That's the radiator expansion tank, and they fail all the time. Do a search and you'll find plenty of stories and DIY directions. It's not hard to replace if you're comfortable wrenching, a little...
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