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Old 01-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #15201
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Parked my car in the garage. Snow=suck
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #15202
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:20 PM   #15203
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:29 PM   #15204
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Fixed my exterior door handle. The handle had been out for 2 weeks.
Had to remove window, guides and the exterior handle actuator. What a pain. Hopefully it will never come out again.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:18 PM   #15205
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:05 AM   #15206
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got some stored codes read, got an inspection, toyed with a some faulty turn signal issue.
next on the list; window regulator. hopefully the easy zip tie fix will do the job.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:14 AM   #15207
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:34 AM   #15208
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I have yet to see another clean E46 in my area. I plan to be the only one. Hahaha. The CSL wheels are overplayed in the showroom but there isn't a car within 50 miles of me that has them.
There's at least two within 20 yards at home and at work with CSL wheels. That's so cal for ya

I think I may end up with some K1s or better yet LTW5s for their weight advantages. CSLs look nice but i've only seen one quality rep. dont feel like going to 18s...
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #15209
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I need HELP..!!!!

I need to find how to install the camshafts, head gears and chains in my 320i to set the timing up. It got overheated And now I have to replace the head gasket. I know there are some tools to do this job and donīt get lost in the set up.

Do you know where can I find more information? I have searched but may be I am not using the correct words...

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #15210
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I need HELP..!!!!

I need to find how to install the camshafts, head gears and chains in my 320i to set the timing up. It got overheated And now I have to replace the head gasket. I know there are some tools to do this job and donīt get lost in the set up.

Do you know where can I find more information? I have searched but may be I am not using the correct words...

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Just curious. Why/how did you overheat? I think I've seen you around before.. did you not heed my warnings about overheating?
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:08 AM   #15211
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Just curious. Why/how did you overheat? I think I've seen you around before.. did you not heed my warnings about overheating?
Yesss... I know... my fault...

Days before I replaced the water tank, and the bottom O-ring was worn... I just added some silicone hi-temp to seal it. But guess what... it started to leak and I just refill until I get the o-ring to be replaced. But I think that day I did not purge it well and it hit the 125°C (262°F) without throwing any "low level" warning in the dash... I just saw the needle in the RED zone and I stopped the car...
Now it throw the compresion by the water tank... so we need to replace the head gasket and resurface the head. I just got an oversized thickness head gasket to be replaced.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #15212
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Yesss... I know... my fault...

Days before I replaced the water tank, and the bottom O-ring was worn... I just added some silicone hi-temp to seal it. But guess what... it started to leak and I just refill until I get the o-ring to be replaced. But I think that day I did not purge it well and it hit the 125°C (262°F) without throwing any "low level" warning in the dash... I just saw the needle in the RED zone and I stopped the car...
Now it throw the compresion by the water tank... so we need to replace the head gasket and resurface the head. I just got an oversized thickness head gasket to be replaced.
Be careful cause the threads in block might strip. are you reusing the holes or putting inserts?
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:31 AM   #15213
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Did you compression test it? How did you verify your head gasket is blown and the head is warped.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:43 AM   #15214
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I used to have black grills (I might give them away) but went back to stock.

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:47 AM   #15215
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Be careful cause the threads in block might strip. are you reusing the holes or putting inserts?
Yeah... I was aware of the threads, but we will go "in god we trust" way...
I was thinking in reuse the holes and get new bolts for it.
Is there a "safe" way to out them off? What you mean with inserts?
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:51 AM   #15216
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ill take them off your hands ill pay the shipping mago
Sorry I was gonna have some kind of contest. might as well be entertained. gotta earn it son! did you even vote for me??
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:52 AM   #15217
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Did you compression test it? How did you verify your head gasket is blown and the head is warped.
Because you can feel and even see the water coming out from the expansion tank. And when you add water the idle comes very rough...
I think those are symptoms of a blown gasket and warped head doesn't it?
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:06 PM   #15218
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Because you can feel and even see the water coming out from the expansion tank. And when you add water the idle comes very rough...
I think those are symptoms of a blown gasket and warped head doesn't it?
leakdown test. listen and look for air in the coolant or theres a chemical test too for th coolant that detects combustion gases
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #15219
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leakdown test. listen and look for air in the coolant or theres a chemical test too for th coolant that detects combustion gases
Yes, there was a lot of air... before I first opened the tank cap, I screw the aside stud and it seems an air compresor... lot of air.

Any recommendation to avoid strip the threads??
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #15220
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Be prepared to strip threads. Learn how to put in time serts and have them on hand. Anyway, you should do an actual compression test first, but those symptoms you list are suspicious.
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