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Old 10-31-2011, 12:09 PM   #41
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really awesome thread should be stickied
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:01 PM   #42
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Ive never seen a clean one so I always assumed that was normal
True. I replaced my oring and mine looks like that. But that's from all the spirited driving and autocrosses
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:03 PM   #43
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really awesome thread should be stickied
maybe it will be.

I have debated on adding cooling system leaks to this as well. I haven't decided yet. Maybe it needs it's own thread.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:18 PM   #44
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maybe it will be.

I have debated on adding cooling system leaks to this as well. I haven't decided yet. Maybe it needs it's own thread.
Do that. Gives it twice the reason to be stickied.

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:51 PM   #45
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Do that. Gives it twice the reason to be stickied.

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So guess I'll have to change the title again.

Will start on cooling system soon.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:56 PM   #46
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sorry i'm a noob to oil leaks. can anyone help me out here? I took this pic in august, and just stumbled upon it..



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Old 10-31-2011, 03:28 PM   #47
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If i'm looking at it correctly, it looks like #4 on my list. Oil separator drain hose. I can't tell where the picture is actually taken at though. Could possibly be a power steering line.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:33 PM   #48
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A couple coolant leaks added...have a few more to add. Will update again soon.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:28 PM   #49
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really appreciate this thread. just sold a car i knew inside and out plus its part numbers, so this is AWESOME. excellent write-ups and info! should save me some major $$ on my newly acquired e46.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:01 PM   #50
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:45 PM   #51
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Fantastic thread.

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:53 PM   #52
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Fantastic thread.

Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:24 PM   #53
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oh the PS return line leak. you might want to include two return lines. one from pump to cooler and one from cooler to reservoir.
also AWD and RWD have different hoses.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:50 PM   #54
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Very good thread!

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Old 11-20-2011, 09:20 AM   #55
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Great thread. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together with pix and descriptions.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:01 AM   #56
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Great stuff thanks for taking time to do this. I just realized i have a leak in my PS reservoir.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:38 PM   #57
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:47 PM   #58
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Outstanding pictorial work! Thanks for the thread.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:38 AM   #59
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pics went down. update available? :p
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Thumbs Up Bump!!!

Very useful thread!! +1 for the write up 330ciandr6!! Subscribed!!
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