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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-15-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 924
Posted By biglittledog
Smile Yeah, that's a weird one. Beyond my scope of...

Yeah, that's a weird one. Beyond my scope of knowledge I'm afraid…
I'll follow along and see what the cure turns out to be.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-15-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 924
Posted By biglittledog
BTW, when our fuel pump crapped out there was no...

BTW, when our fuel pump crapped out there was no code. Same thing when I flooded the engine by starting it when it was very cold out and shutting it off after moving the car 30 feet. No code.

The...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-15-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 924
Posted By biglittledog
Tidbit: when you take the rear seat out and put...

Tidbit: when you take the rear seat out and put the key in position 2, the fuel pump should come on for about three seconds and then shut off. It's not supposed to keep running continuously yet.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By biglittledog
Get your down payment in cash and put it in a...

Get your down payment in cash and put it in a brown paper bag. Doing like a drug dealer will get him serious real fast.
"show me the money!" -Cuba Gooding in Jerry Maguire
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By biglittledog
Just go to eBay, search for "E46 headlight washer...

Just go to eBay, search for "E46 headlight washer pump" and a bunch will pop up. Seems like they range from $16 on up. It should look like your present one.
Some come with a new O ring which is a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By biglittledog
The pump motor may spin but the cheap plastic...

The pump motor may spin but the cheap plastic impeller inside is probably broken apart so nothing is pumping. Buy a cheap replacement pump on eBay and pop it in. Two minutes.
I believe to operate,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By biglittledog
CCV is an incredible pain in the butt and...

CCV is an incredible pain in the butt and patience test. It's the one thing I will take to a shop to have done if it if it goes bad again.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By biglittledog
+1 on the EBay motors (used two of them on two...

+1 on the EBay motors (used two of them on two different cars and they work fine). I think the BMW little plastic impeller sucks. It blows apart which unfortunately sends little bits of white...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-10-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By biglittledog
I got these: AutoCraft 7pc Bearing Race & Seal...

I got these: AutoCraft 7pc Bearing Race & Seal Driver Set
Part No. AC3090 for 24.99. Like you, it's an excuse to buy tools. anything flat, smooth and approx diameter would work but these are easy.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-10-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By biglittledog
jmo69 is right. It's a 36mm 12 point socket. ...

jmo69 is right.
It's a 36mm 12 point socket. You have to specify 12 point when you get it as a 6 point won't do (it also coincidental fits the 6point oil filter housing but that's a freebie).
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-10-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By biglittledog
We have two identical 2002 xiT wagons (stock...

We have two identical 2002 xiT wagons (stock springs), one with OEM shocks and one with the Koni's. I vastly prefer the Koni's in every way. The stockers feel mushy to me now.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-10-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By biglittledog
We also have a VERY steep icy driveway and my...

We also have a VERY steep icy driveway and my wife uses the assist all the time. You go about jogging speed but it's pretty safe.
My wife loves it...I think it's like riding the cog railway up...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-10-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By biglittledog
Buy a seal puller for 7.99 at your local auto...

Buy a seal puller for 7.99 at your local auto parts store. Some people do it with a screwdriver but it's just easier to get the proper tool and do it right.
I also got a set of "donuts" for 25...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-04-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By biglittledog
Success! I oiled the cylinders and everything...

Success! I oiled the cylinders and everything happened EXACTLY as you thought it would. It started right up and ran roughly. I gently kept the engine about 2k rpm for a couple min while clearing...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-03-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By biglittledog
The piston rings being low tension makes sense to...

The piston rings being low tension makes sense to my feeble mind.
I've done multiple long pedal to the floor attempts that haven't worked so the oil in the cylinders seems like the next logical step...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-03-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By biglittledog
I'll try that and report back. Never realized...

I'll try that and report back.
Never realized this car had such a bad flooding problem and I'm amazed it can't clear it's own system but whatever…
Thanks and I'll let ya know what happens (will use...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-03-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By biglittledog
Diagnostic Report Created by OBD Fusion -...

Diagnostic Report


Created by OBD Fusion - OCTech, LLC www.obdsoftware.net

Date: 1/3/2015 12:07:14 PM

VIN: PF01295

Monitor Status Report
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-03-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By biglittledog
Smile another no start but cranks fast problem...

Okay fanatics, I need your help again!
2002 325xiT was moved a short distance so we could snow plow and the next day, it cranks fast but won't start. This car has always started right up with no...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-03-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By biglittledog
Luv my Koni's over the stock struts! Btw, my...

Luv my Koni's over the stock struts!
Btw, my brother was changing his oil and the pan drain nut must have been put on it with an air hammer. Just would not budge no matter what he used. He got the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-03-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By biglittledog
+1 on GKN axles. I paid the bucks and got new...

+1 on GKN axles. I paid the bucks and got new ones and OEM seals. To me it's 550 bucks well spent. No fitment issues, no leaks, no vibration at speed etc. Both original axles on my wife's car...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-15-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By biglittledog
Smile Oh, I know how to do it. I just thought a...

Oh, I know how to do it. I just thought a dipstick would be nice instead of jacking the whole damn car up while at running temp just to check level.
Basically they don't want you doing the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-13-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By biglittledog
Smile A dipstick for the automatic transmission...

A dipstick for the automatic transmission would've been nice though.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-13-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,549
Posted By biglittledog
We have two...154k and 134k

We have two...154k and 134k
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By biglittledog
I'm not an expert like some people here but the...

I'm not an expert like some people here but the front of the valve cover gasket can frequently leak. Another possibility is a CV axle boot that rips and grease gets thrown all over the place. That...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-02-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By biglittledog
Just curious, do the lights exhibit the same...

Just curious, do the lights exhibit the same weird behavior with the flasher switch as the turn signal switch?
As you poke around any of this stuff keep in mind BMW is always neat with their...
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