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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By Effduration
pretty standard-looking screw..if it does go...

pretty standard-looking screw..if it does go away, I think we'll find a replacement..possibly even with a torx head.

Yeah I think we are really at the peak of availability of BMW parts right...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Effduration
I would prob buy a used one from LKQ or...

I would prob buy a used one from LKQ or Nationwide. Price them out. Use RealOEM and figure out exactly which trans you have..it was likely used in several models, years.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Effduration
Automatic?

Automatic?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By Effduration
I will, with respect, disagree.... The...

I will, with respect, disagree....

The major reason an M54 leaks coolant is because a plastic or rubber cooling system component (hose, pipe, seal, o-ring, connector) has failed...usually due to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By Effduration
What brand Expansion Tank did you use? I have...

What brand Expansion Tank did you use? I have had trouble with expansion tank o-rings. Mine (E46) leaked, I then tried to replace it with an-o-ring that was close in size, but not exact, (out of a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By Effduration
Had a broken plastic drain plug on the bottom of...

Had a broken plastic drain plug on the bottom of the radiator. The head to the plug was gone and all that was left what the threaded portion deep in the threaded drain hole (looking up from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By Effduration
I am no expert on cluster swaps, and have never...

I am no expert on cluster swaps, and have never done one.

But one way people do this is de-solder the EEprom chip from the old cluster and solder it on to the new one- Which I am sure you saw in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Effduration
Yeah you likely have oil in your exhaust..It...

Yeah you likely have oil in your exhaust..It takes a while to burn it off. I did a head gasket a year ago and the engine had dumped maybe a half gallon or more coolant into the exhaust system - white...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Effduration
I have heard and seen enough...history of an...

I have heard and seen enough...history of an overheat, loss of coolant and big differences in psi on a compression test. You either need to install a used engine OR do a head gasket and possibly...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 04-04-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Effduration
LKQ is a reputable seller of an engine...you...

LKQ is a reputable seller of an engine...you might also call some of the independent BMW techs in your area.
One of the best, cheapest ways is to buy a running parts car with a B30 (e46, E39, X5,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Effduration
subscribed....This would be a great thread ...

subscribed....This would be a great thread

I would post your inquiry in the E46 Engine Swaps AND the Drive-line, Engine & DME Tuning subgroups as well.

I haven't done it, but have thought...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Effduration
A vac leak can cause a misfire in one bank and...

A vac leak can cause a misfire in one bank and not both....I would beg, borrow, steal or make a smoke tester..
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Effduration
We have been trying to help you for months...and...

We have been trying to help you for months...and we will keep trying to help...Did you ever do a smoke test??
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Effduration
Good point...I don't have a puller, so I use the...

Good point...I don't have a puller, so I use the wet paper shreds hydraulic method of removal..Good use of the paper shredder...

- Soak a couple handfuls of paper shreds in water.
- use a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Effduration
You don't need to buy a new one..to see if you...

You don't need to buy a new one..to see if you need a new one. Take off the clutch disc and measure the rotational play of the DMF...-3-4 teeth is okay, more than 4 teeth is sketchy.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Effduration
you'll get other opinions, but I suggest a stock...

you'll get other opinions, but I suggest a stock or OEM-like clutch replacement. Get the LUK clutch kit and be done with it. Resist the urge to get a singe mass flywheel or lightweight flywheel, or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Effduration
I would be checking the connectors, wiring and...

I would be checking the connectors, wiring and grounds at and near the DME.. It sounds like the DME is not getting power or ground. Check the big fuses in the DME box too.

not your situation,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Effduration
how old is thermostat ? I didn't see that you...

how old is thermostat ? I didn't see that you replaced it.

the expansion tank popped because:
1. you didn't bleed properly - bleed it again
2. you overfilled coolant - the top of stick needs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Effduration
I think OP is suggesting he will keep the 'vert...

I think OP is suggesting he will keep the 'vert seat back - with the integrated seat belt, he just wants to swap the seat bottoms...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Effduration
How cold was it 2 days before Christmas? I am...

How cold was it 2 days before Christmas? I am inclined to think it is your CCV...in cold weather, a tired CCV can clog, freeze up, and suck oil into the intake. How old is your CCV?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Effduration
Not what you asked for, but for smaller tools, I...

Not what you asked for, but for smaller tools, I love the cheap riggers bag from Harbor Freight for $10..

I work on cars in two locations and I have this bag loaded with with all my hand...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By Effduration
On my E39, I had a bunch of floppy plastic in the...

On my E39, I had a bunch of floppy plastic in the nose, down low, underneath in front of both wheels.. I was missing fasteners, and in some cases, missing plastic that held the fasteners. For example...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Effduration
+100 on this...if you strip an e-torx bolt...

+100 on this...if you strip an e-torx bolt removing the trans, which is easy to do, you are in for a world of hurt, particularly as a first timer.

there are E-10, E-12, & E-14 sized fasteners on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By Effduration
I mention it frequently...but if you change your...

I mention it frequently...but if you change your thermostat, save it, remove the innards and use the hollowed-out thermostat housing, along with 15-18psi applied to expansion tank cap or bleed hole, ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By Effduration
Its not too bad, and if the age of the CCV is...

Its not too bad, and if the age of the CCV is uncertain, or more than 7 yrs old, I would change it.

Use an OEM CCV, you can use cheap ebay CCV pipes, but the CCV itself should be OEM..The best...
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