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Old 02-24-2013, 09:10 PM   #16321
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was going to post about this...how can you clean the carpeting underneath without removing the seat? is it possible? not so much directly under the seat but in the space between the door and where the track lies. i dont know what to use to get down there
Nope. no way. just remove the seat. it's not that hard. at least this way you can get rid of the squeaks cause all e46s with power seats do creak/squeak
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #16322
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Nope. no way. just remove the seat. it's not that hard. at least this way you can get rid of the squeaks cause all e46s with power seats do creak/squeak
Post up pics, all these cleanliness and no proof? haha
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:44 PM   #16323
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Nope. no way. just remove the seat. it's not that hard. at least this way you can get rid of the squeaks cause all e46s with power seats do creak/squeak
This I need to do , what will make my seats not squeak?
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:53 PM   #16324
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Yeah removing the seats takes 5 minutes. I did it twice when I was troubleshooting the driver side tensioner. Super easy.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:56 PM   #16325
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Changed rotors/pads. Extremely easy job.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:26 PM   #16326
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:27 PM   #16327
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Nope. no way. just remove the seat. it's not that hard. at least this way you can get rid of the squeaks cause all e46s with power seats do creak/squeak
Damn it, don't want to do that. Knowing my car, something extreme will break when I take it out and I'll never be able to put it back. Most of my car is being held together by glue, tape or copper wire
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:33 PM   #16328
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Nope. no way. just remove the seat. it's not that hard. at least this way you can get rid of the squeaks cause all e46s with power seats do creak/squeak
I have the same problem with my '01 sports package sedan. my seats squeak? what am i suppose to do after i remove them?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:40 PM   #16329
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I had to study the seats and figure it out for myself. GoingNuts has a guide that puts you in the right direction. I also posted some tips as well a few weeks ago including pics. Search, guys.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:02 AM   #16330
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Yeah removing the seats takes 5 minutes. I did it twice when I was troubleshooting the driver side tensioner. Super easy.
How did you fix the tensioner i have the same problem???
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:49 AM   #16331
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replaced front dented rim and non matching spare with two rims i bought off craigslist. in due time i will have to refinish the rims, not in the best shape, the po used some hard abrasive compounds to clean the rims. and gave it a nice exterior detailing.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:58 AM   #16332
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Activated my alarm and activated the euro hazards. Looks baddass.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:32 AM   #16333
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Got back from Oklahoma City a few hours ago... Definitely love the highways down there, I've never been able to set my cruise at 130 for 100 miles.

Made really good time, never saw a cop either.(which was a good thing!) Wish Missouri had those long strait stretches like Oklahoma does.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:18 AM   #16334
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Activated my alarm and activated the euro hazards. Looks baddass.
What are euro hazards?
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:18 AM   #16335
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Got back from Oklahoma City a few hours ago... Definitely love the highways down there, I've never been able to set my cruise at 130 for 100 miles.

Made really good time, never saw a cop either.(which was a good thing!) Wish Missouri had those long strait stretches like Oklahoma does.
What was your mileage at that speed?
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:53 AM   #16336
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They blink twice quickly instead of once.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:02 AM   #16337
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:46 AM   #16338
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What was your mileage at that speed?
I have no idea, if I had to guess...

20-22mpg.

I've always wanted to graph the mph/mpg curve.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #16339
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:25 AM   #16340
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Dove in to the CCV...again.

I replaced CCV and all hoses in January 2012. My oil consumption has not diminished (between 800-1000 miles b/w additions of German Castrol 5W-40). OFHG replaced at same time, as was VCG. Old-style dipstick tube was cleaned at replacement in 2012, but was not clogged.

Saturday I disassembled it all, and found lots of oil in the upper tube going back to the intake. Found less oil in tube going down to dipstick. Found evidence of water in cyclone. Disassembled diaphragm and it all looked intact (it was a BMW-branded, non-cold weather version). Found a URO parts version on Autohoss's site (misspelled intentionally) for $29, and a matching URO hose to the intake.

Also observed small leak at Vanos banjo near oil pressure switch, so purchased new vanos line and crush washers.

Will replace when it arrives, but I'm frankly at a loss as to where all this oil is going. Pulled undertray and it's dirty, but did not see leaks enough to add up to 1 quart in that few miles (about 20 days).

I'm sad to say I'm getting good at removing all the crap to get to the CCV.
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