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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Effduration
+1 on this. OP you have 2 posts to your credit. I...

+1 on this. OP you have 2 posts to your credit. I don't know you're experience pulling heads. I'ts not too bad, but it's not trivial either.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Effduration
As noted, head gaskets should be lifetime unless...

As noted, head gaskets should be lifetime unless there is an overheat. And in your case, with low oil consumption, I would leave well enough alone.

When I do an engine-out head gasket( usually...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Effduration
Yes. I had to remove the intake manifold to...

Yes. I had to remove the intake manifold to replace the hard pipes.

The procedure I described was how I pressure test the cooling system, with the new pipes installed but before I re-install the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,645
Posted By Effduration
Definitely worth it. I would pull anything else...

Definitely worth it. I would pull anything else of value..like a 6-speed manual trans? Heck if I had time, i might pull all the manual swap bits if your car is a manual.

I think the insurance...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-11-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,386
Posted By Effduration
Yes that's normal. The coolant holes in a head...

Yes that's normal. The coolant holes in a head gasket are often much smaller than the matching holes in block and head. There is an explanation of why on the Fel-pro website. Do you have your old...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Effduration
I use a standard male quick connect air fitting....

I use a standard male quick connect air fitting. I needed to buy an coupling whose female end had the same thread as the quick-connect fitting (1/4" NPT - check this) and whose male end has the same...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-10-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Effduration
Yes, your new pipes and their o-rings should...

Yes, your new pipes and their o-rings should seal. I think there are two o-rings on each pipe. I have had bad luck with aftermarket water pipes, so only use OEM pipes now. Good job cleaning those...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Effduration
There are a ton of salvage cars and other...

There are a ton of salvage cars and other impaired vehicles coming out of Sacramento. BEWARE !
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By Effduration
I would probably pass due to the radio alone. ...

I would probably pass due to the radio alone.

However it is a coupe from a dry, salt-free state- both valuable features.. It is probably worth saving. I would get a compression test done, as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Effduration
Yeah I would buy it. Particularly if it has ZHP...

Yeah I would buy it. Particularly if it has ZHP wheels, cube trim, front and rear bumpers all intact.

I would fix it, drive it and then sell it at a profit, if you thought you wanted a manual.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Effduration
Because you live in Santa Barbara...life is good...

Because you live in Santa Barbara...life is good there regardless of the extra $$ to keep your car on the road.

Come live in the Boston area in January...

Your 323 'vert would have...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 10-05-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Effduration
I think you need to read the codes you are...

I think you need to read the codes you are getting. Either load up INPA, PA Soft, etc. (search BMW coding tools) onto a laptop or find someone who is familiar reading BMW codes with a BMW specific...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-03-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,386
Posted By Effduration
I would probably avoid a rock-bottom priced, or...

I would probably avoid a rock-bottom priced, or chinese-made head gasket. But yours looks better than that -maybe even an Elring. I am surprised there are no other numbers or identifiers on it.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-03-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Effduration
I have replaced a few heads. If you are swapping...

I have replaced a few heads. If you are swapping in valves new or used, I think I would plan on having a valve job done by a machinist-seals replaced and lapping.

You could always install the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Effduration
The two hard plastic coolant pipes run nearly the...

The two hard plastic coolant pipes run nearly the length of the head. They enter the head up high behind the oil filter housing. They also bolt to the head under the intake. You have to remove the...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 10-01-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Effduration
I have rebuilt an M54 but not with the HP goal...

I have rebuilt an M54 but not with the HP goal you have. I always time-sert the blocks, but haven't used studs yet. I do know the Main Cap bolts are pretty damn sturdy. If there is a failure in your...
Forum: E46 Engine Swaps 10-01-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Effduration
You should use the computer (aka ECU, or DME) and...

You should use the computer (aka ECU, or DME) and (preferably) harness from the '04. It's possible the coils and valve cover of the '04 are different than the '03. In that case, you should use the...
Forum: California 10-01-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By Effduration
Bump...Thanks for looking

Bump...Thanks for looking
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Effduration
I would take the intake off and replace the hard...

I would take the intake off and replace the hard water pipes under the intake. Use a new intake & throttle body gasket on re-installation. Use only OEM for water pipes in my opinion. I have had too...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Effduration
Is it a car from a rust-free state ? I do see...

Is it a car from a rust-free state ? I do see you're from CA. I am not assuming the car is also in CA.

I happen to think the price difference with this car/mileage between snowy (salty)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-27-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Effduration
Did you re-code the ECU to accept the the...

Did you re-code the ECU to accept the the drive-by-wire signals - I presume you kept the 318ci Ecu in the car?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Effduration
Well if you plan on keeping /driving this car,...

Well if you plan on keeping /driving this car, you'll be buying plenty extra...

Don't swap the ECU, but you can swap the cluster over and likely live with the tamper dot.....I don't know anything...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By Effduration
If you keep the cooling system fresh, the rest of...

If you keep the cooling system fresh, the rest of the car will give out before the engine does. I daily drive an '03 530i with nearly identical engine and it has 400k miles (not all mine). I was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Effduration
Here is how they do it in the E39 crowd...It may...

Here is how they do it in the E39 crowd...It may be similar.

https://www.m5board.com/threads/diy-how-to-reprogram-a-used-cluster-to-match-your-cars-mileage-vin-and-coding.437850/
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By Effduration
I am chasing a similar issue in my '05 330cic. ...

I am chasing a similar issue in my '05 330cic. I lose fuel pressure pretty quickly (minutes) after shut-off. I have replaced fuel injectors, fuel filter/regulator using new rubber connectors and...
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