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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By dirtbiker245
Running a car too lean creates excess heat. You...

Running a car too lean creates excess heat. You stated that before this problem started it threw bank 1 and bank 2 lean codes. If you drive like that all the time for a year, its not wonderful on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By dirtbiker245
On the E46's I have owned and worked on, Ive...

On the E46's I have owned and worked on, Ive never had a vacuum leak that wasn't obvious by physical inspection. If the hose is not soft rubber and squishy, replace it. I have taken vacuum lines off...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By dirtbiker245
Before anything else, just run out and check your...

Before anything else, just run out and check your brake fluid level. If its full, then we can move on with diagnosing the problems.

It seems to me like some of these issues may be un-related to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By dirtbiker245
Sounds to me like a loose spark plug. That...

Sounds to me like a loose spark plug. That happened on my wife's car a few months ago, I heard the sound and was stumped at first but was relieved to see that's all it was.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By dirtbiker245
As the above poster said, 02 sensors will throw a...

As the above poster said, 02 sensors will throw a Service Engine soon light. Get your codes read and then we can give you a better answer. Otherwise we are just guessing.

Without codes our...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By dirtbiker245
Once you get the error codes, it usually will...

Once you get the error codes, it usually will tell you what cylinder is misfiring. You can then take the coil pack from that cylinder and move it to another cylinder and see if the problem moves from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,155
Posted By dirtbiker245
I had a guy come to my house and replace my...

I had a guy come to my house and replace my windshield with it parked in the driveway for $185 on my toyota tundra a few months back. It was a 1 guy deal and he had it done in 2 hours. no leaks, no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,307
Posted By dirtbiker245
Yeah, I have the master trailing arm bushing set...

Yeah, I have the master trailing arm bushing set but I've never had a demand for them. I'll get them up on the site by early next month if you think people are interested in them. I need to take some...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,937
Posted By dirtbiker245
auto

If you have an automatic, check the clutch fan. Automatics have a mechanical fan on the water pump that spins and will "appear" to be working, but if the clutch is bad, its just freewheeling but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,307
Posted By dirtbiker245
I had a 323ci, my wife has a 325i. Ive worked on...

I had a 323ci, my wife has a 325i. Ive worked on a 330, and my mom has a new 335i. As far as cars are concerned, they all have similiar features, they all have basically the same repair records and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,656
Posted By dirtbiker245
You might be able to grab it with reverse needle...

You might be able to grab it with reverse needle nose pliers that open when you squeeze them.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By dirtbiker245
If i were you I would do a compression and leak...

If i were you I would do a compression and leak down test before I spent any money repairing the damage. If you engine is toast, you may be making different decisions for spending your money wisely...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-26-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By dirtbiker245
I usually use pelican for parts but I have...

I usually use pelican for parts but I have noticed in recent months they have not been near the cheapest. Ive gotten a few things from rock auto and they have been WAY cheaper then pelican. They dont...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By dirtbiker245
tightening

Definitely make sure the cables are TIGHT on the battery posts. If they are loose, they can cause these sort of issues. Like a previous poster said, they make "bushings" that can be installed over...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By dirtbiker245
I had this problem about 3 years ago and it was...

I had this problem about 3 years ago and it was cam position sensor. on my 323ci.

I had this problem 1 or so months ago on my wifes 325i and it was a cracked pcv hose.

So... their is no...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 09-25-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By dirtbiker245
forced

Anytime you have forced induction on a car that was not originally designed for it, you increase your chances of random oil leaks.

I would definitely check the PCV system, they are known to have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 54,671
Posted By dirtbiker245
head

I had a blown head gasket on mine. I repaired it a few years back. Definitely sounds like a blown gasket. A compression test will usually verify it. Oil in your coolant is NEVER okay and is always a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,437
Posted By dirtbiker245
Well, from experience with turbo cars, as well as...

Well, from experience with turbo cars, as well as seeing my friends mess around with all this stuff, I mean, for that kit, the turbo is probably gonna be a POS china turbo thats bearing will go after...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,630
Posted By dirtbiker245
yeah, im missing my front left one. Ive been...

yeah, im missing my front left one. Ive been meaning to order a new one but its one of those things that if im not doing work on the car, I forget about, but now youve reminded me OFF to pelican! lol
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,719
Posted By dirtbiker245
the leak

Well, the leak when it was ending up on the ground was a mostly clear odorless LIGHT oil. (almost felt exactly like vegetable oil)I have the job half done now. I realized when I got the splash guard...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,187
Posted By dirtbiker245
AHH, you beat me too it! I was scrolling down the...

AHH, you beat me too it! I was scrolling down the page READY to type that, and so dissapointed to see somebody beat me. haha.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 124,041
Posted By dirtbiker245
update

so im updating my last post that was 190k miles I believe. I am now at 245k on a 2000 E46 323ci. Motor Still has PERFECT compression and is running like a top :) im going for 300k :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By dirtbiker245
look, the best way to check is to do what...

look, the best way to check is to do what somebody previoulsly mentioned. Trying to put a lead on the ACTUALLY alternator while the motor is running is UNSAFE and could end up with your thumb inside...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,719
Posted By dirtbiker245
What Color is Green Tag ATF Fluid on our Cars?

Ive got a Green Tag Automatic Transmission. I am having difficulty trying to pinpoint an oil leak thats been seen in my garage. I just ruled out the transmission thinking that the oil is gonna be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
Posted By dirtbiker245
Is this an automatic car or a manual car? if its...

Is this an automatic car or a manual car? if its an auto, you have the MECHANICAL clutch fan that is motor driven. Look at the metal center of the clutch for the fan. Is there dirt stuck to it? If...
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