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Old 04-10-2015, 07:07 PM   #1
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E46 Common Item Removal

Whenever you do just about any job on an E46 3-series BMW, you have to do at least some of these at the beginning of every repair job. I figured I'd do a video that just contained all of these steps in case you are unfamiliar with any of them. This video should help get you up to speed and comfortable with what I call "the usual suspects" on the E46 such as:

Jacking up the car
Removing the air scoop
Removing the fan & fan shroud
Removing the micro filter and filter housing
Removing the engine covers
Removing the air filter box
Removing the upper intake boot
Removing the DISA valve, also called the Intake Adjuster Valve
Removing the heat shield that protects the brake booster & electronics box area
Removing the lower intake boot
Removing the accessory belts

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Old 04-11-2015, 06:09 AM   #2
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Good stuff. I love the threads you've been making man, quality stuff.
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:17 AM   #3
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Does anyone have the part #'s for the Clips on the heat shield that covers the relay box and brake booster? Thanks,
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:56 PM   #5
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Agree with Solidjake, 50sKid; great work on all your videos!

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Does anyone have the part #'s for the Clips on the heat shield that covers the relay box and brake booster? Thanks,
You're looking for part #51718204904: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-lock-51718204904.

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Old 08-20-2015, 08:19 PM   #6
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Thank you SilberVogel.

As everybody already mentioned, I am a great fan of Jason's DIY videos. I used his video to remove the intake manifold..
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Vacuum line from brake booster split Grommet

I lost the split rubber piece that wraps around the brake booster vacuum line as it passes through the heat shield. Does anyone know where I could get another?
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I lost the split rubber piece that wraps around the brake booster vacuum line as it passes through the heat shield. Does anyone know where I could get another?
You're looking for part #34331164514: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...et-34331164514.

RealOEM diagram here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=34_0765.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:10 AM   #11
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I'm missing all 3 rivets on the air scoop. I assume the shop the car would go to lost or broke them. Or forgot to put them back on. But the passenger side mounting point that the rivet goes into is also broken..about 1/5 is missing. So I'll probably get the whole thing one day if I see it cheap
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Is the valve cover the same for the 325i and 328i?
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