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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Dave1027
I'd get a second opinion. Did you locate where...

I'd get a second opinion. Did you locate where the leak is coming from? If it's been leaking then it could simply be low on fluid causing the slipping. You could try changing the fluid and filter...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Dave1027
I would think a solenoid problem.

I would think a solenoid problem.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-26-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By Dave1027
You may want to get a "Motive" brake bleeder to...

You may want to get a "Motive" brake bleeder to do the best job of bleeding.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-26-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Dave1027
Brakes? Caliper? I would trying jack up the...

Brakes? Caliper? I would trying jack up the rear and spin the wheel by hand to try to find the source of the noise.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,285
Posted By Dave1027
Some people are simply crappy drivers. No matter...

Some people are simply crappy drivers. No matter what they do they cannot get over 20 MPG. I average 25 on 50/50 driving. It's called smart driving. I only use the exact power that I need. Those...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,939
Posted By Dave1027
Sorry to hear that. Where did the fire start?

Sorry to hear that. Where did the fire start?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Dave1027
I found that it doesn't mix. I watched the old...

I found that it doesn't mix. I watched the old dark ATF turn at once to bright red brand new fluid coming out the output hose.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 765
Posted By Dave1027
Doesn't matter if the tires are directional or...

Doesn't matter if the tires are directional or staggered. You can still rotated or swap side to side for test purposes.

Also, it's a good idea to completely clean the wheels (especially the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Dave1027
Hard to tell from the pictures. You should clamp...

Hard to tell from the pictures. You should clamp a vise grip onto the fcab and torque around on the bushing. Should be somewhat firm and no slop. If it has slop then they need to be replaced.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Dave1027
The tranny will pump out the fluid for you but...

The tranny will pump out the fluid for you but will not suck in the new. You do need to pump it in. I found the best method is to start the car and pump out 2 qts then turn it off and pump in 2 new...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,750
Posted By Dave1027
Hose routing?

Hose routing?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 765
Posted By Dave1027
Steering wheel vibration sounds more like wheel...

Steering wheel vibration sounds more like wheel balance to me. Doubt it's the control arm's fault.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-22-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Dave1027
The major problem with this alignment is the...

The major problem with this alignment is the cross camber up front. Was this car ever in an accident? Might have a bent front subframe.

The shop did a terrible job. Why did they increase the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 803
Posted By Dave1027
OP, since you have the head off, now is a good...

OP, since you have the head off, now is a good time to do the Vanos seals. Also while you have everything apart maybe a new CCV and starter?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Dave1027
Actually, if the OP replaces the tranny cooler...

Actually, if the OP replaces the tranny cooler then he'd have the atf lines already disconnected. He could at that point use those lines to do a complete atf flush. The could potentially do the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Dave1027
Why not get one from a junked E46?

Why not get one from a junked E46?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Dave1027
Well this is a bummer. I had hoped the e46 was...

Well this is a bummer. I had hoped the e46 was immune to this kind of failure. I have seen similar thing with the 4runner 3.4 V6. They call that one the pink milkshake of death. I bypassed the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 824
Posted By Dave1027
It's due to the way the computer works. When it...

It's due to the way the computer works. When it detects a misfire it shuts down the fuel to that cyl. Then when you shut off and restart it allows fuel to flow to that cyl again.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 824
Posted By Dave1027
I think you are on the right track with a...

I think you are on the right track with a compression test. May find low compression on that one cyl. Try this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vo4fm0JDPY
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Dave1027
Correct. Also, no need to unbolt the front...

Correct. Also, no need to unbolt the front subframe or compress any springs. You only need to unbolt the fcab carriers from the frame, pull off the old fcabs with carriers and then press on the new...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Dave1027
Agreed. Squirt some oil down into the strut...

Agreed. Squirt some oil down into the strut mount bearings. If noise improves you've found the culprit. If not then probably ball joints.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-19-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Dave1027
I'm thinking the technician may be correct. The...

I'm thinking the technician may be correct. The alignment is now decent. You might try rotating your tires to see if it helps. If you have staggered wheels then swap the wheels side to side to see...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,750
Posted By Dave1027
That's why the Radium kit seems like a good one...

That's why the Radium kit seems like a good one to get. It looks stock and sits down in the pocket where it looks like it belongs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Dave1027
Yep, sounds like the cap did what it was designed...

Yep, sounds like the cap did what it was designed to do, vent excess pressure. Combination of overfilling and tracking the car made the engine blow some out. Just keep an eye on it during normal...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Dave1027
Agreed. They're crooks. Even though your car...

Agreed. They're crooks. Even though your car did need an alignment, going by the sheet (as best as I can tell because a couple of numbers were not readable. Next time scan the color original.) the...
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