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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By Chris C
OP you mentioned your turn signal blinker was...

OP you mentioned your turn signal blinker was blinking fast but the lights are working fine. You may want check your rear tail light assemblies in particular the connectors to the wiring harness. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Chris C
Shell Rotella T6 5w40 for me. Years ago...

Shell Rotella T6 5w40 for me. Years ago Lamborghini dealers were using it when there was an issue with getting Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 in the states. Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 is BMW LL-01 approved...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-06-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By Chris C
As dmax mentioned BMW recommends 100K. That's...

As dmax mentioned BMW recommends 100K. That's the information the dealer provided to me when I asked years ago. In Mike Miller's Lifetime Maintenance Schedule he has 30K. I do 100K intervals and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,146
Posted By Chris C
Get your battery cables sorted out first and then...

Get your battery cables sorted out first and then go from there. The DIYs on this site are wonderful. If you have the correct tools and can follow directions, you can do most anything. Just take...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,239
Posted By Chris C
Even with a non-M car you'll be doing a fair...

Even with a non-M car you'll be doing a fair amount of wrenching if you want to keep the costs down. You'll just be doing more work on the M3. The basics like engine oil is more expensive.
I don't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Chris C
Have you tried switching the 3 and 4 ignition...

Have you tried switching the 3 and 4 ignition coils with 2 other ignition coils to see if the problem follows the ignition coils?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Chris C
OP this sounds like a nice project. I wish I had...

OP this sounds like a nice project. I wish I had your confidence regarding an engine swap. I hope you're able to get the car for a price that makes you feel comfortable. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By Chris C
+1. I have a Harbor Freight radiator pressure...

+1. I have a Harbor Freight radiator pressure test kit. Mine doesn't look as nice as the one in the link. But mine is sturdy and has helped me find a couple of hard to determine leaks. It has...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,344
Posted By Chris C
It's a time versus money situation to me. I...

It's a time versus money situation to me. I don't want to waste my time fixing a problem again because the part wasn't a quality part. I generally go OEM/OE and get from FCPEuro. I wish you luck...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Chris C
If the leak is coming from the weep hole for the...

If the leak is coming from the weep hole for the water pump, then the water pump needs to be replaced. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Chris C
+1 for me as well. I enjoy working on cars and...

+1 for me as well. I enjoy working on cars and this site is wonderful. My father always told me that if you can read and follow directions, then you can do anything. The DIYs here are excellent...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,550
Posted By Chris C
Which parts weren't OEM? If one of the hoses...

Which parts weren't OEM? If one of the hoses isn't OEM, then perhaps it isn't sealing properly under pressure. I bought a Harbor Freight's cooling system pressure kit and it has helped me pinpoint...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By Chris C
As other have mentioned, the fuel pump needs to...

As other have mentioned, the fuel pump needs to be replaced. You did the right thing getting the fuel pump from FCPEuro. If it develops a problem, you can take advantage of their great warranty. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By Chris C
+1 on that $1500.00 a year on maintenance. If...

+1 on that $1500.00 a year on maintenance. If you don't spend the $1500 on maintenance, don't consider yourself lucky and have a party. Roll that money into the next year for maintenance. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Chris C
Those trim pieces are ridiculously expensive. ...

Those trim pieces are ridiculously expensive. Mine don't look that great. I also need to replace the lower rubber gasket/seal. Mine has deteriorated terribly... Thank you to Silence for posting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Chris C
+1. Great DIYs on this site for VCG replacement....

+1. Great DIYs on this site for VCG replacement. Replace all the grommets as well with the new VCG. You may also want to use a little sealant on the half moon areas of the VCG. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Chris C
The spark plugs look okay to me. I don't see...

The spark plugs look okay to me. I don't see anything terribly bad. But as MrMCar had mentioned it would be nice to know the mileage on the plugs. As far as flushes go I've used AutoRx with good...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,917
Posted By Chris C
Good luck with the project. I'm subscribing.

Good luck with the project. I'm subscribing.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Chris C
I use Shell Rotella T6 5w40 myself and they also...

I use Shell Rotella T6 5w40 myself and they also have it in 0w40. In Europe I believe you would want to get Shell Ultra Helix 5w40 and they have it in 0w40 as well.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By Chris C
+1. If you have recent receipts for repairs that...

+1. If you have recent receipts for repairs that were done, you may be able to get some of that back. When my 1993 Geo Prizm was totaled I had all my receipts since I bought the car brand new. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,645
Posted By Chris C
The fuel pump for my 2001 325ci went out at...

The fuel pump for my 2001 325ci went out at ~210K. It was the original pump. The locking ring was a pain to get off. I ordered a special tool and I still had to soak the lock ring in Deep Creep...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Chris C
+3. Start with vacuum leaks. That will likely...

+3. Start with vacuum leaks. That will likely clear up a lot of codes. If you still have P0340 after taking care of a vacuum leak, replace the camshaft position sensor. Good luck with the repairs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-09-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Chris C
I think you found the source of your vacuum leak....

I think you found the source of your vacuum leak. Replace that part see what happens. You may have other vacuum leaks but what you've found so far is significant. Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By Chris C
Regarding the head lights coming on and going off...

Regarding the head lights coming on and going off intermittently, your car may have an issue with the ground going to one or both tail light assemblies. Check the following thread:
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Chris C
+1 on all of the above. Btw, Gummi Pflege is...

+1 on all of the above. Btw, Gummi Pflege is great. It also keeps the rubber seals around windows nice and pliable so they won't dry out.
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