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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,529
Posted By wfx32
i donít think i did a very good job reassembling...

i donít think i did a very good job reassembling the plates with ultra copper gasket maker. and the moly coating may be interfering with proper operation of the diaprahm.

but still great...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,529
Posted By wfx32
and i still havenít fixed either leak but the...

and i still havenít fixed either leak but the performance is fantastic. i was up to 120 mph this evening.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-10-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,529
Posted By wfx32
the moly spray coating on the inside is intended...

the moly spray coating on the inside is intended to make cleaning up the valve cover easier in the future. other folks here have used teflon spray for the same reason.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,465
Posted By wfx32
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17wysOweFwPPoUiAF4...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17wysOweFwPPoUiAF4-YYfYyq-pBXg1gf/view

mine was pretty crusty at 170k. the beisan kit gave a significant performance boost.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,529
Posted By wfx32
thanks .. i guess i will leave it alone for now.

thanks .. i guess i will leave it alone for now.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,967
Posted By wfx32
i'm a fan of the makita subcompact (black color)...

i'm a fan of the makita subcompact (black color) 18V impacts, e.g. https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XWT12ZB

but if price were no object then i would be looking at the ingersoll rand...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 220,413
Posted By wfx32
i agree it looks great with the valve cover...

i agree it looks great with the valve cover painted/coated black and the beauty cover on the intake side only.



i'm not sure if the exhaust side beauty cover will fit with a strut bar. some...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,529
Posted By wfx32
performance so far has been great, especially...

performance so far has been great, especially since i did the vanos piston seals at the same time.

but i got this one smoke tested and it's leaking from both the cap and the disa valve. for the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,558
Posted By wfx32
got mine yesterday, looks good. iím planning to...

got mine yesterday, looks good. iím planning to use it for the next valve cover swap.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 245,278
Posted By wfx32
thanks i will check that the thermostat is still...

thanks i will check that the thermostat is still plugged in.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 245,278
Posted By wfx32
i noticed after the m56 valve cover swap that the...

i noticed after the m56 valve cover swap that the engine operating temp is down to 83-84. and long term fuel trims are a bit rich. maybe itís the moly spray on the inside and/or hylomar on the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-18-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By wfx32
yeah i think the axle is salvageable if you catch...

yeah i think the axle is salvageable if you catch the tear soon enough. this seems like a perfect case for fcp warranty on a bmw genuine part.

in the meantime iím going to swap out the whole...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-18-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By wfx32
another torn boot

seems to happen every february.. this time on the front driver side:

https://drive.google.com/thumbnail?id=18a1vlBrdN233JfDqLulQzOZ5xI1-fKN4...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,426
Posted By wfx32
absolutely not. and iím one of the few folks who...

absolutely not. and iím one of the few folks who is willing to try aftermarket cooling system parts. but only from reputable vendors like bimmerworld, fcp, etc.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By wfx32
i think i missed that one, i just have one ground...

i think i missed that one, i just have one ground wire in the middle. any idea what is the part number for the aux ground strap?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 220,413
Posted By wfx32
yeah nothing wrong with the catch can approach.....

yeah nothing wrong with the catch can approach.. that has been successful for many people. but i'd rather not empty out the catch can. and the m56 cover solves another problem: the warped plastic...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,529
Posted By wfx32
https://drive.google.com/thumbnail?id=10jr5GerfsPo...

https://drive.google.com/thumbnail?id=10jr5GerfsPoOlse9f1oWUN0W-rGzbXrl (https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=10jr5GerfsPoOlse9f1oWUN0W-rGzbXrl)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By wfx32
https://drive.google.com/thumbnail?id=1wVK5oLPMB36...

https://drive.google.com/thumbnail?id=1wVK5oLPMB36tm13YwDz90YXlRaPrSFoC (https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1wVK5oLPMB36tm13YwDz90YXlRaPrSFoC)

so yeah the problem was electrical. coil #6...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By wfx32
fuel system status 8

i finished the m56 valve cover swap and vanos seals. confirmed misfire on #6 and idle is very rough. and fuel system status 8 (system failure).

here is the obd fusion diagnostic report:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,820
Posted By wfx32
The valve cover is off

i wasn't sure about whether to do the vanos seals, but glad i did because they were completely plasticized:

https://drive.google.com/thumbnail?id=15uCQRscuToqkjJUsGUNhmKRGB-pCXvso...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,820
Posted By wfx32
The valve cover is off

i just finished installing the beisan vanos seals kit, and his instructions were excellent: http://beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_procedure.htm

i think brown is the european convention for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,426
Posted By wfx32
much appreciated. i went with the stewart on the...

much appreciated. i went with the stewart on the 05 but will go with one of these saleri on the 04 to keep it as stock as possible (except for the m56 valve cover).
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,049
Posted By wfx32
nice comparison of the saleri pumps. i have the...

nice comparison of the saleri pumps. i have the stewart here ready to install after the head gasket issue is resolved, but the stewart is probably overkill for a street car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By wfx32
thanks, those are a nice idea. yeah...

thanks, those are a nice idea.



yeah look at that picture above with the sad droopy wheels.. not designed to be in that position.
Forum: Site Feedback/Questions/Suggestions 02-15-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By wfx32
another example

another example
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