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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By LeverThis
Even if the head bolts all hold torque, I think...

Even if the head bolts all hold torque, I think many would recommend the block be timeserted regardless.

Does the cooling system pressurize quickly after a cold start by any chance? If the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By LeverThis
Assuming your battery has good voltage, you...

Assuming your battery has good voltage, you should double anything you opened or disconnected when replacing the ccv. (Edit: was it the CCV system you replaced?) Make sure all the connectors are...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By LeverThis
If one of the u-joints is bad, the others may not...

If one of the u-joints is bad, the others may not be far behind. Also, the driveshaft is balanced as a whole unit, so mix and matching halves might cause issues and need the whole assembly to be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,726
Posted By LeverThis
The inner ball joint needs a pickle fork to...

The inner ball joint needs a pickle fork to separate from subframe. A 4 lb hammer will be twice as easy as a 2 lb hammer, you wont need to hit as hard in comparison with heavier hammer. Safer that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By LeverThis
Torque wrench? Lol, that's funny ... at least...

Torque wrench? Lol, that's funny ... at least for the top nuts, you aren't getting a torque wrench in there. The spec is not that high so just get it 'good n tight'. I used some blue loctite as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By LeverThis
That plug is to more completely drain coolant...

That plug is to more completely drain coolant from the engine, but strictly speaking you don't need to drain from there in order to change the radiator. The only negative will be that less of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By LeverThis
A u joint in my driveshaft failed the same way. ...

A u joint in my driveshaft failed the same way. The tiniest little hitch at one spot, but without any play in the joint at all. I even tried measuring driveline angles before finally conced8ng and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By LeverThis
I picked at set of four sport springs for a 330i...

I picked at set of four sport springs for a 330i last fall for $100 total at a junkyard, fwiw. Not sure where the OP is, bit pickings are much easier here in rust free California. I had a couple...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By LeverThis
Is it just road dirt and grime build up? I would...

Is it just road dirt and grime build up? I would think that bad injector o rings would cause vacuum leaks. The residue below the o-ring is I think just the recycled oil vapors fed back in by the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By LeverThis
Yes, and brake part cleaner also. Just don't...

Yes, and brake part cleaner also. Just don't spray crud into or toward the actual injector tip itself. Everything up the sides is just the casing and you can carefully wipe with a shop towel, while...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By LeverThis
No, you need something more like silicon grease...

No, you need something more like silicon grease (or motor oil) just to ease installation. Drie bond is like rtv and would be a pain to remove. If you have dielectric grease, use that, it will be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,332
Posted By LeverThis
She got rid of it? That's too bad. I remember...

She got rid of it? That's too bad. I remember her getting it fixed and running, with bmwnorths help, b4 her move to Texas.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,332
Posted By LeverThis
Walmart has that Valvoline max life multi-vehicle...

Walmart has that Valvoline max life multi-vehicle ATF (red jug) for around $20 a gallon with tax. Its a great deal, and does well in the gm slushbox.

Look up Auto Transmission Filter kits on FCP...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,805
Posted By LeverThis
Good points. The cap needs to be removed...

Good points.

The cap needs to be removed for this and ET filled to the rim with coolant or water to observe air bubbles. You do not want to pressurize the coolant system at all.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,805
Posted By LeverThis
Try using a regular compression tester as a crude...

Try using a regular compression tester as a crude leakdown tester like shown in this video. Use the hose only, remove the schrader valve from the spark plug end, remove the pressure gage from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By LeverThis
Yes, mine is a gm transmission. Much less space...

Yes, mine is a gm transmission. Much less space to work with than the zf transmission in the 50skid video. No comparison. I can't remember if I used a hammer or linked the stubby with another box...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By LeverThis
Lol, much easier with obdfusion, but keep trying...

Lol, much easier with obdfusion, but keep trying to get ISTP working because that also is useful in general. Vacuum leaks and bad fuel pump are primary suspects for these codes. Remember, there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,822
Posted By LeverThis
Tiny vac leaks can be tricky to find, even with a...

Tiny vac leaks can be tricky to find, even with a smoke test. I was getting that kind of city mileage as well, and when I removed the intake manifold to change the hard coolant pipes I found that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,753
Posted By LeverThis
The everstart maxxx H7 will fit, and also the...

The everstart maxxx H7 will fit, and also the slightly bigger H8 will work, at least on a sedan not sure about the coupe. There is a plastic spacer that clips into bottom of battery tray that can be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By LeverThis
I ended up using a stubby 13mm wrench and maybe a...

I ended up using a stubby 13mm wrench and maybe a hammer to break it free (dont recall exactly). Not sure if there is another way (besides removing exhaust). If you have an extra normal length 13...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By LeverThis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHcasMqfKaQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHcasMqfKaQ
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By LeverThis
Not sure where you are, but around here car...

Not sure where you are, but around here car repair is an "essential service" so if you are leaving the house for food, then picking up jack stands as well might not be an issue.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,805
Posted By LeverThis
Those bubbles are not a positive sign,...

Those bubbles are not a positive sign, unfortunately. Yes, compression test but its possible that might not show much. I think a leakdown test will be more definitive.

If that purge or suction...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By LeverThis
+1, I have used safety pins and sewing needles to...

+1, I have used safety pins and sewing needles to backprobe plugged in connectors before. It can work great depending on what the connector looks like.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By LeverThis
Yeah, thats why I'm in no rush to cut into them...

Yeah, thats why I'm in no rush to cut into them ... though I have seen references to drilling a hole in them at specific locations in order to depressurize for disposal.
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