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Old 03-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #1101
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i guess i am too immature .. .most people on the forum do assume that i'm younger
and then there's the whole asian thing where i look younger in real life as well

my car spent 4 years in virginia and the rest of its life here in california

i have been looking at different packages (like the Tischer BMW oem kit) and putting together my own items on a couple of the sites
haven't decided yet but ready to order soon

you just do automotive work on the side? where do you live?
do you take money? drugs? sexual favors? that's what i wanted to know when i asked if you had a "rate"
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:46 PM   #1102
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i guess i am too immature .. .most people on the forum do assume that i'm younger
and then there's the whole asian thing where i look younger in real life as well

my car spent 4 years in virginia and the rest of its life here in california

i have been looking at different packages (like the Tischer BMW oem kit) and putting together my own items on a couple of the sites
haven't decided yet but ready to order soon

you just do automotive work on the side? where do you live?
do you take money? drugs? sexual favors? that's what i wanted to know when i asked if you had a "rate"
I live in the valley. I just started doing stuff on the side lately cause people have quoted high prices from their indies and if I have spare time on the weekends, I just say "give me whatever" and they usually are fair. I figure it's a good way to recoop the cost of my tools and gain more experience all while helping out the community. But to put it simply, yeah... cash works.

If it's something small like replacing a 2" vacuum hose and resetting a code or something silly, I don't charge for that.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:49 PM   #1103
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sounds good
i guess i'll order the parts and then see about your availability
it would most likely end up being next weekend (april) so i can get all the parts
and if you're not available, i'll probably end up driving down to OC to one of the SGC guys
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:54 PM   #1104
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sounds good
i guess i'll order the parts and then see about your availability
it would most likely end up being next weekend (april) so i can get all the parts
and if you're not available, i'll probably end up driving down to OC to one of the SGC guys
i'll be out of town next weekend. what area are you in?
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:58 PM   #1105
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if you think you could do it after work on a weekday, that works for me
anyway let me order the parts and then figure out when and where
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:23 PM   #1106
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Got a few details wrong

But this article is a good introduction for the novice.

http://sandiegobmw.wordpress.com/200...ling-your-bmw/
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:07 PM   #1107
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But this article is a good introduction for the novice.

http://sandiegobmw.wordpress.com/200...ling-your-bmw/
Very true and very professional advice. In line with Mike Miller from Roundel's advice as well. +25mp!
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:49 PM   #1108
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Need a smg hydrauil pump

Hey everyone!! I just become a member today.. I have a e46 and I need help getting a smg pump . New one or a used one. With a great price. I live in Pasadena , ca. Can someone please help I would apperciate it. Thank u
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:24 PM   #1109
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Get the part number from www.realoem.com and then plug it into the various vendors here for a good price: www.furiousmethod.com
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:43 AM   #1110
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Kinda Interesting

I have a 1999 323i 5 speed. The heater hose which is the lowest hose on the expansion tank just failed on my car. Just saying that because you said you never heard of one failing. Small drip but none the less. Was hoping to verify a part number before overnighting the part. But for the record my car has 227,800 miles on her.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:57 AM   #1111
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Interesting tale.
Maybe this is a good time to buy the hose from the dealer for immediate return/exchange if that becomes necessary?
Part cost is not going to break the bank.
Doing a new ET at the same time?

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #1112
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I have a 1999 323i 5 speed. The heater hose which is the lowest hose on the expansion tank just failed on my car. Just saying that because you said you never heard of one failing. Small drip but none the less. Was hoping to verify a part number before overnighting the part. But for the record my car has 227,800 miles on her.
You sure it's not the seal for the fan switch that inserts into the lower hose? Either way, the part# is the same for all E46s. It's on the first page.

I recommend doing more than just the hose... more like everything if you can swing it! or you'll be doing the labor all over again when the next part goes

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #1113
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Anyone ever posted this vid before in this thread.

How many things can you find to criticize in this DIY?



Learning experience!

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Old 04-05-2013, 01:20 AM   #1114
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I have a 1999 323i 5 speed. The heater hose which is the lowest hose on the expansion tank just failed on my car. Just saying that because you said you never heard of one failing. Small drip but none the less. Was hoping to verify a part number before overnighting the part. But for the record my car has 227,800 miles on her.
Yep, they fail, and I've criticized mango for not including them under his list of parts. They see full system temperature and pressure, so I'm not sure why many people decided they didn't need to be replaced.

I actually got that specific hose failing on another E46Fanatics car on video. I titled the video "expansion tank exploding" and uploaded the video the same day I filmed it, but the following day we looked into it and the expansion tank was fine, but that hose had failed, right where the metal hose clamp holds the rubber to the plastic fitting.

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Interesting tale.
Maybe this is a good time to buy the hose from the dealer for immediate return/exchange if that becomes necessary?
Part cost is not going to break the bank.
Doing a new ET at the same time?
As long as i relieve the pressure in the cooling system on engine shut down it relives the drip. Im in columbus OH for work and it leaked/rivered on the street they came to my door and treatned a 5000$ dollar fine. Just thought id throw that in there ha ha. Granted i just replaced the 2 hoses under the intake manifold .but this is the last piece of the puzzle. i had it over nighted for like 70$ I wonder if the dealer is still more.

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Old 04-08-2013, 03:52 PM   #1116
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Belt tensioner pulley Part# 11281748131
SKF $15.93

A/C tensioner pulley
(hydraulic, SKF $15.93) Part# 11281748131
(mechanical, Dayco 89133 $21.94) Dayco 89133 - Amazon.com


question regarding some parts
in the list of parts, the "belt tensioner pulley" is mentioned and then "a/c tensioner pulley"
the part number is the same and repeated (for the a/c hydraulic tensioner)
do i need two of these tensioner pulley parts? and how do you determine whether you need the hydraulic or mechanical tensioner for the a/c?
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Belt tensioner pulley Part# 11281748131
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A/C tensioner pulley
(hydraulic, SKF $15.93) Part# 11281748131
(mechanical, Dayco 89133 $21.94) Dayco 89133 - Amazon.com


question regarding some parts
in the list of parts, the "belt tensioner pulley" is mentioned and then "a/c tensioner pulley"
the part number is the same and repeated (for the a/c hydraulic tensioner)
do i need two of these tensioner pulley parts? and how do you determine whether you need the hydraulic or mechanical tensioner for the a/c?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #1118
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Belt tensioner pulley Part# 11281748131
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A/C tensioner pulley
(hydraulic, SKF $15.93) Part# 11281748131
(mechanical, Dayco 89133 $21.94) Dayco 89133 - Amazon.com


question regarding some parts
in the list of parts, the "belt tensioner pulley" is mentioned and then "a/c tensioner pulley"
the part number is the same and repeated (for the a/c hydraulic tensioner)
do i need two of these tensioner pulley parts? and how do you determine whether you need the hydraulic or mechanical tensioner for the a/c?
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=15226461
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #1119
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i'm almost certain i have the mechanical pulleys but i will look again to make sure

i know the a/c pulley tensioner, along with some of the related belts, were replaced in 2010
probably put around 40,000 miles on it since then so i guess i might as well replace all
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i'm almost certain i have the mechanical pulleys but i will look again to make sure

i know the a/c pulley tensioner, along with some of the related belts, were replaced in 2010
probably put around 40,000 miles on it since then so i guess i might as well replace all
If you have mechanicals, then yep. go to your local autozone or pep boys and ask for an a/c tensioner (since the a/c are all, afaik, mechanical.) you can compare the part the guy brings out with the part pictured in my thread. then you just need the alternator pulley which is the same for all e46s. and yeah 40k, just replace them.
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