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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-19-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Sansho
Perhaps something is draining your battery? You...

Perhaps something is draining your battery? You jump it, the alternator keeps it charged, and overnight, something that is causing greater than normal battery usage, drains the battery. Using a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-05-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 144,063
Posted By Sansho
You think they'd post more pictures of this...

You think they'd post more pictures of this oh-so-special 330.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-29-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Sansho
I use the Bentley manual as my first read for...

I use the Bentley manual as my first read for most projects. It's good, but not perfect. I augment that with DIY's, many of which are quite good. As others mentioned, save your money on Haynes.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-29-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Sansho
That looks like the cool air pipe for the...

That looks like the cool air pipe for the alternator. See items 9 and 10 below. You can go to realoem.com, indicate the information for your model, then go to the engine electrical system and scroll...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-28-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By Sansho
In order to correct the coil errors, described...

In order to correct the coil errors, described above, you have to connect all 6 coil grounds to a common buss or connection, with one end grounded at the valve cover through a 240 ohm resistor, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Sansho
As mentioned, I would use (and I do) the large...

As mentioned, I would use (and I do) the large bottle of Techron for a 20 gallon fuel tank to help clean the fuel system. Drive the tank to 1/4 full, add Techron and fill, then drive it until 1/4...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 144,063
Posted By Sansho
The motor is dead, but oh what a light show!

The motor is dead, but oh what a light show!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-14-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sansho
If it's your secondary air pump, as bmwfan07 said...

If it's your secondary air pump, as bmwfan07 said above, it only runs for around a minute and a half. That's sitting in the driveway or driving.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-03-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Sansho
The bolts are stretch bolts, meant to be torqued...

The bolts are stretch bolts, meant to be torqued for one time use. Someone posted here the exact type of stretch bolt, which can be procured for much less than from BMW. FWIW, I'm one that replaces...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 144,063
Posted By Sansho
Trying to give the purple one above a run for the...

Trying to give the purple one above a run for the money
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Sansho
If you have a larger screwdriver, hammer, and one...

If you have a larger screwdriver, hammer, and one or two hose clamps (don't remember offhand how many you need), you can change the fuel pump by yourself. Not optimal, but it can work that way. Fuel...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-24-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Sansho
What's the wiring diagram show? It's in the...

What's the wiring diagram show? It's in the Bentley manual, and there's a web site online that also shows the wiring diagram (don't have the link handy).
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-13-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Sansho
Much of that information is available on the...

Much of that information is available on the internet. For example, realoem.com (and others) provide all the part numbers that ETK covers. The WDS wiring diagrams are available to view also (also...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-13-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By Sansho
Update: After driving around, the coil errors...

Update: After driving around, the coil errors came back on all coils, and a message about an incomplete feedback loop on >2 cylinders. Odd. After looking into it further, the MS 43.0 computer, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Sansho
You'll want to confirm this, but if I'm reading...

You'll want to confirm this, but if I'm reading the realoem parts chart correct, that part is #5 below. Runs around $140, give or take, from discounting BMW dealers.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Sansho
It could be engine oil, coolant, transmission...

It could be engine oil, coolant, transmission fluid, and/or power steering fluid. Raise the front up (drive up on ramps, or put front on jack stands), remove the plastic bottom shield, take a bottle...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sansho
Yes, the 330i has an oil temperature sensor that...

Yes, the 330i has an oil temperature sensor that the engine computer uses, same as discussed above. You may be able to see the temp thru the hidden OBC functions on the dash (search for how to access...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-08-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Sansho
Usually the size of the replaceable o-rings for...

Usually the size of the replaceable o-rings for that are listed on realoem.com in the radiator section. Have you looked there?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sansho
Are you thinking about another BMW model? ...

Are you thinking about another BMW model? According to the BMW e46 engine parts diagram, the oil pan level sensor is called "Ílniveausensor" in German, and the oil temperature sensor next to the OFH...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sansho
Best price on that BMW temperature sensor is...

Best price on that BMW temperature sensor is TheBMWMiniPartStore for $30.11, so net a $30-$35 part. You can find non-BMW sensors for $10-$15.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sansho
The oil pan level sensor, generally, when failing...

The oil pan level sensor, generally, when failing will show a yellow light on the dash (although mine failed with no light, so will replace at next oil change). An internet search on "BMW error code...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-07-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By Sansho
Permanent CCV Delete Redux for <09/2002 M54 engines.

Vladbelsky, in this post (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1066308), described installing an M56 valve cover on a >09/2002 M54 engine.

I decided to do this on my 2001 325i, however,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Sansho
You may want to post this question in the...

You may want to post this question in the suspension and braking forum here (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=97).
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Sansho
My non-BMW alternative to Wahler would be Behr.

My non-BMW alternative to Wahler would be Behr.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Sansho
Apparently the newer Wahlers have some problems....

Apparently the newer Wahlers have some problems. I've had a Wahler on for ~50K miles with no issues. Of course, the spare I have ready to go in is another Wahler, so we'll see how that goes.
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