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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By LeverThis
I had a slightly different problem a few years...

I had a slightly different problem a few years ago with the passenger mirror wandering around and eventually tilting all the way down randomly while I was driving (which was pretty dangerous...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By LeverThis
Good point. I always assumed they were...

Good point. I always assumed they were 'historical' codes, but 'currently not present" might include pending. It couldn't hurt to clear them or to check with OBDFusion or some other obdII scanner...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By LeverThis
Those cheap bottles only measure the low side...

Those cheap bottles only measure the low side pressure, which gives only half the picture of what is going on. It leaves you somewhat blind and its very easy to overfill using those, btdt on a camry...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By LeverThis
Picture is blurry and hard to read ... having...

Picture is blurry and hard to read ... having said that, none of the codes are current. They all have a yellow box indicating "fault not currently present". This is one of the quirks of using PA...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By LeverThis
Try bringing up the battery voltage on the...

Try bringing up the battery voltage on the instrument cluster using the hidden menu to see if system voltage drops when this happens.
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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,509
Posted By LeverThis
You can still go out for a drive. Besides car...

You can still go out for a drive. Besides car repair is an essential service/activity even under the covid order, if that's what concerns you.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 935
Posted By LeverThis
I bet that the sensor you returned was promptly...

I bet that the sensor you returned was promptly shipped out to the next guy looking for a good deal.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 935
Posted By LeverThis
Your impression was correct ... with the thinner...

Your impression was correct ... with the thinner 5w-30 oil, the red light was 'winking on' at idle ... changed it to a thicker 5w-40 oil and the red light stays off at idle.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By LeverThis
In addition to the error codes, it might be good...

In addition to the error codes, it might be good to check what the fuel trims are doing when this happens versus when it's not.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 935
Posted By LeverThis
It's more the pending p0420/p0430 codes and the...

It's more the pending p0420/p0430 codes and the post cat readings that are bouncing around that worry me. The CCV 'looks' good externally, but if any problem arises I won't hear about it until it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By LeverThis
Rein hoses are a good substitute for genuine BMW,...

Rein hoses are a good substitute for genuine BMW, as is Modine for the expansion tank. Off brand aftermarket cooling parts can have fitment issues. No need for a total flush until you get it sorted,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,059
Posted By LeverThis
Fwiw, just measured the height of the jack and it...

Fwiw, just measured the height of the jack and it lost less than a 1/4" in the last 5 days. Before the bleed procedure below it would have dropped most of the way down by now without any weight on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By LeverThis
A couple thoughts: What brand hoses are...

A couple thoughts:

What brand hoses are these? I've replaced mine with Rein hoses (oe) never had trouble putting them on, only taking them off if they have been there a while. Check that the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 935
Posted By LeverThis
Yup, T6 5w-40 since March 2019. She was putting...

Yup, T6 5w-40 since March 2019. She was putting 5w-30 no-name synthetic oil from the gas station before then and was getting red oil light at idle but only when the car was warm and driven more than...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By LeverThis
In the rear ... Right rear wheel area. ...

In the rear ...

Right rear wheel area. The charcoal canister with the leak detection pump is visible from underneath along the right side of the spare tire well. There might be a plastic...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum 05-26-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By LeverThis
Das boost!! Nice work so far.

Das boost!! Nice work so far.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By LeverThis
Yeah, the shifting weight is what supposedly...

Yeah, the shifting weight is what supposedly leads to the problem. Its not certain that all HF stand suffer this issue, but you don't want to take chances.

Take a look at the teeth on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,294
Posted By LeverThis
We all wish he could, and KBurger more than any...

We all wish he could, and KBurger more than any of us ... sadly the odo's max out at 999,999 km or 621,372 miles and there is no way to make it go higher. Like LL i am said, he is tracking the added...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 935
Posted By LeverThis
A friend's 330i recently had the yellow oil light...

A friend's 330i recently had the yellow oil light come on shortly after start up and stay on so I told them it probably needed a quart and to check the level. They added a quart but did not check...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-25-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,242
Posted By LeverThis
Wow, thanks for posting that IG page. It links...

Wow, thanks for posting that IG page. It links to his other page https://www.muffu.fi/ which shows how to use Arduino to hack into e9x can bus data and to control a hella vnt actuator using pwm. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-25-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By LeverThis
Sounds like a good deal. Make sure to matchmark...

Sounds like a good deal. Make sure to matchmark the opposite halves of driveshaft before separating for any reason. It's best to mark a particular spline to the other half, since they are not keyed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,445
Posted By LeverThis
Blackstone UOA comparison b/w T6 and Castrol Edge 0w-40 over last 2 years

Fwiw, in July 2018 I switched from Castrol Edge 0w-40 euro spec to T6 5w-40 and have Blackstone used oil analyses from before and after the switch, which I have been meaning to share for a while now....
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,059
Posted By LeverThis
Yes, actually the long reach low pro jack handle...

Yes, actually the long reach low pro jack handle is 3 feet, the regular 3 ton jack handle is 3 foot 9 inches. With both I can fully raise and lower the car without being under it at all. No way I'd...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By LeverThis
I think some wobble is normal once you unbolt it....

I think some wobble is normal once you unbolt it. The dipstick tube bracket gets hung up on everything back there, but since you've pulled it up out of its hole by 3" the only thing holding it in is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,387
Posted By LeverThis
Paraklas ... and his fearlessness (m56 custom...

Paraklas ... and his fearlessness (m56 custom cap, M4 DCT conversion, supercharge my m54, rear subframe reinforcement ...)
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Just adding to everyone mentioned above already, and...
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