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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-17-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By yo_marc
Thanks - I can certainly give it a shot. I...

Thanks - I can certainly give it a shot.

I had the car up in the air the other night, went around checking all the rubber bushings. I cant find anything out of place, or cracked, sagging,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-15-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By yo_marc
Also, the car does track much better after the...

Also, the car does track much better after the alignment, but does feel a little nervous at times. Cant pinpoint which end of the car it's coming from, but think it's the front.

Car does feel...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-15-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By yo_marc
Help diagnosing handling issue.

2005 325xi - 103K miles.

I've got a funny drift to the right in my xi. Steering wheel has a tendency to be off center to the left an inch to inch and a half. Some sections of road, the car does...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By yo_marc
Have the people here who are saying "red is dead"...

Have the people here who are saying "red is dead" had engine failures?

While 240-250*F is HIGH, I wouldn't think that would immediately taco your cylinder head. Weak design on BMWs part?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By yo_marc
'05 325xi auto: 2500 rpm at an indicated 70 mph....

'05 325xi auto: 2500 rpm at an indicated 70 mph. Stock 16" wheels and 205 tires.

My car slows down quite a bit off the throttle - feels like the brakes drag, but they are not. It will coast a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By yo_marc
If it's not auto-dimming, it's very likely that...

If it's not auto-dimming, it's very likely that the super special fluid used for the dimming has leaked out of the mirror. It's a very common problem - and from what I've gathered, and expensive fix...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By yo_marc
My cars got this too. I've always assumed it was...

My cars got this too. I've always assumed it was engine or tranny mounts.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By yo_marc
Sounds pretty cool. I was afraid it was another...

Sounds pretty cool. I was afraid it was another type of plasti-dip!
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,856
Posted By yo_marc
Possibly... I grabbed it from a shop in Northern...

Possibly... I grabbed it from a shop in Northern New England, who (I don't believe) stocks other brands of VCGs. I may be stubborn and just run it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By yo_marc
Thanks a lot dmax. I've noticed the SAP fire up...

Thanks a lot dmax. I've noticed the SAP fire up -- it sounds a bit like a vacuum cleaner?

With the airbox in place my noise sounds like it's somewhere under the middle of the intake manifold. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,856
Posted By yo_marc
Just my luck :) I just ordered a new VCG to...

Just my luck :)

I just ordered a new VCG to replace my year old leaking one. New one, Victor Reinz. Old one? Victor Reinz.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By yo_marc
I was able to do some diagnostics this weekend. ...

I was able to do some diagnostics this weekend. Props to lcoleman. It seems as though my volt meter is on the fritz and the charging system is in fact OK.

I dragged out my digital battery...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,856
Posted By yo_marc
And just to throw it out there -- I haven't been...

And just to throw it out there -- I haven't been able to positively identify my VCG leak. I have a slow drip on one of the bolt bosses down above the O2 sensor, but it's not bad at all. I suspect...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,856
Posted By yo_marc
FWIW, I replaced the VGC in my car about a year...

FWIW, I replaced the VGC in my car about a year ago -- and it's started to leak on me again about a month or two back. It's a Victor R. gasket, for what it's worth.

That's interesting to hear...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By yo_marc
I'm not sure on the cause -- but I was...

I'm not sure on the cause -- but I was investigating the same thing this weekend.

My main tensioner pulley has some play in the bearings - so my best guess is to start there for me. My noise...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By yo_marc
Thank you! That is very helpful. I've got a...

Thank you! That is very helpful.

I've got a slew of things I want to look over. I'll likely report back on Monday.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By yo_marc
Just giving this another bump to see if there is...

Just giving this another bump to see if there is any more info out there.

I'll be out working on the car tomorrow morning.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By yo_marc
Guys, thanks for the help. The meter --...

Guys, thanks for the help.

The meter -- Basically, I use it for other automotive tasks and it's proven itself to me. It's a digital unit too, so there is no variance in reading an analogs needle. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By yo_marc
Help with voltage discrepancies.

Hello all,

I'm seeing some funny voltage discrepancies between what the dashboard diagnostics report and what I see with a volt meter.

At idle, my dash reports right around 14.0v.

Checking...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-09-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,648
Posted By yo_marc
Every day I'm on this board, I'm convinced more...

Every day I'm on this board, I'm convinced more and more members just like to troll.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-08-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,816
Posted By yo_marc
Thanks guys. The car sits nice and square,...

Thanks guys.

The car sits nice and square, so I am guessing my springs are kosher... but I'll check them out.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,605
Posted By yo_marc
Zerex makes a G-04 and a G-05 coolant. G-05 is...

Zerex makes a G-04 and a G-05 coolant. G-05 is HOAT. I wanted to say that G-04 was for European cars, but I cant confirm that.... (or dont have the time to confirm that).

I'm not sure if BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,605
Posted By yo_marc
Two things come to mind: Engine oil is...

Two things come to mind:

Engine oil is leaking into water jacket.

That looks like the sludge that forms when Dexcool is used and there is water or other coolant-incompatibility.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-08-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,816
Posted By yo_marc
Why is it recommended to buy new spring pads and...

Why is it recommended to buy new spring pads and hardware?

I'm having a hard time swallowing the recommendation of replacing springs on these things...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-08-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,438
Posted By yo_marc
Just changed fluid and filter this weekend - Put...

Just changed fluid and filter this weekend - Put in close to 6 quarts of Valvoline Dexron 6.

Tranny didn't implode, explode, or go up in smoke. To the best of my knowledge, shifts just as it did...
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