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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-12-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By Alexotronic
Fuel Pump DIY postmortem

2001 330Ci 160k

I've owned the car since 2011, had a bit of difficulty cranking the car a few times. Battery voltage looked ok. Also had a couple instances of the car feeling sluggish.

DIY...
Forum: Tire & Wheel Forum 05-19-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Alexotronic
Just wanted to follow up on this - I ended up...

Just wanted to follow up on this - I ended up getting new tires (Michelin Pilot Sport AllSeason) put on and that eliminated the vibration.

While the car was up on the rack the mechanic pointed out...
Forum: Tire & Wheel Forum 03-17-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Alexotronic
Intense tire wear on shoulder

Hello all,

I've noticed for a while that the shoulders of my front tires are worn. (I blame all dat understeer) Yesterday I noticed this:

https://imgur.com/a/pynKKi1

I replaced my left...
Forum: Complete Cars - Private 01-21-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By Alexotronic
Noticed CL Ad - SoCal - 01 330Ci - 4500

I'm not selling this, but sometimes I like to browse Craigslist. This car is pretty much Identical to my 330Ci - and seems to be well taken care of and at a great price. (I Paid 9.6k for mine back in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By Alexotronic
Could be a lot of things.... Check your...

Could be a lot of things....

Check your intake boot for cracks,

Also check the tube where the oil drains from the CCV (down at the bottom, near where the dip-stick goes in)
Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Alexotronic
Just installed some "cool carbon" pads myself. ...

Just installed some "cool carbon" pads myself.

I do have to press harder on the brake pedal, but I can still stop really fast.

Definitely less dust, my rims were black within a day or two...
Forum: Complete Cars - Private 01-26-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,140
Posted By Alexotronic
Please don't delete thread after selling. This is...

Please don't delete thread after selling. This is bookmarked. And I don't ever bookmark these sorts of threads.
Forum: Complete Cars - Private 10-26-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By Alexotronic
CA - SoCal -04 325Ci

JUST PASSING THIS ALONG - Saw this on CL

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4141664219.html

Very tastefully modded. Good price considering mods I think (no interior pics though WTF is up...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-23-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 191,472
Posted By Alexotronic
Did this job today. I'm with goose^ this wasn't...

Did this job today. I'm with goose^ this wasn't possible for me until I removed the air duct.

As for anyone with trouble getting the duct back in - Figure out where the duct isn't clearing, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,041
Posted By Alexotronic
+1 for disa o-ring and CCV oil return hose. (I...

+1 for disa o-ring and CCV oil return hose. (I had the same symptoms as you and it turned out to be the o-ring(but the o-ring is injection molded, so i had to scrape out the old one and install a new...
Forum: California 08-18-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 19,179
Posted By Alexotronic
Good times! +1 for Jason's beef and +1 for...

Good times! +1 for Jason's beef and +1 for delicious guacamole.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Alexotronic
Bimmian LED Sidemarkers Flickering / Customer Service Story

I ordered some sidemarkers from Bimmian a year or two ago, whenever the car is running they will randomly flash every 30 seconds or so. I tried to run the issue by their customer service:



So,...
Forum: The Showroom 05-21-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,788
Posted By Alexotronic
yall forget about this thing?! ...

yall forget about this thing?!

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/966540_10101394392879230_1811497619_o.jpg
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Alexotronic
derp. slid it off the tensioner. instant success....

derp. slid it off the tensioner. instant success. (no teeth on tensioner)

back to work!

interesting bernie

EDIT: Finished the job, let the car get to operating temp then shut it off. Going...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-03-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Alexotronic
OFHG DIY > Mechanical Tensioner > SOS

I am currently replacing my OFHG and am having trouble removing the main belt from the alternator.

I have a mechanical tensioner, and when I twist the tensioner clockwise it only moves slightly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Alexotronic
Hmmmm.... My money is on a crankcase leak for...

Hmmmm.... My money is on a crankcase leak for me... Going to look into VCG replacement.... I'd like to do VANOS seals too, but that may be too Involved for me. (I do have the CCV badge though ;-))
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Alexotronic
If I can hear my fuel pump prime when I put the...

If I can hear my fuel pump prime when I put the Ignition in position 2 can I rule that out?

slow roll: are you getting any check engine codes?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Alexotronic
I'm having a very similar problem. One huge...

I'm having a very similar problem.

One huge red flag for me is what looks to be a tiny oil leak on the right (exhaust) side of the engine. Which leads me to believe that my valve cover may be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,231
Posted By Alexotronic
Hrm. Even doing it with the engine off might be...

Hrm. Even doing it with the engine off might be sketchy (fuel lines stay pressurized all the time I think).

I'm not COMPLETELY broke.. so no reason not to do it right.

Going to try and rule...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,231
Posted By Alexotronic
Checking fuel pressure with tire pressure gauge?

Hello, is it possible to check my fuel pressure with a basic PSI gauge? Or would that just give me a reading while spraying gas all in my engine bay? :drool:
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By Alexotronic
I replaced spark plugs with "OEM" NGK (they had 4...

I replaced spark plugs with "OEM" NGK (they had 4 prongs).

Time to murder a hose..... or maybe invest in a stethoscope.....

Re-seating spark plugs is also a good idea. (Hoping for some PFM)
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By Alexotronic
I think that a DISA rattle would be localized at...

I think that a DISA rattle would be localized at the DISA, this sound seems to be coming from everywhere.

Also, I have removed the disa/ICV/throttle body before and tested function.

Only 90+...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By Alexotronic
Clip Clip Clop Clop Ticking Noise *Video*

Hello, does anyone have any idea on what could be causing this strange noise in my engine? It sounds like a mix between a horse galloping and a blinker.

http://youtu.be/L58Q50gsNrs
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,972
Posted By Alexotronic
This. RIDE TILL THEY DIE!

This. RIDE TILL THEY DIE!
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 06-21-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,911
Posted By Alexotronic
Installed speakers, sounds much less "muddy"....

Installed speakers, sounds much less "muddy". Makes me want to upgrade the tweeters soooo bad. Shout out to BSW Halston for prompt customer service response.

One thing: The youtube video does not...
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