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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,819
Posted By Sansho
As someone else mentioned, which is what I did,...

As someone else mentioned, which is what I did, you could just install an M56 valve cover, which allows you to get rid of the existing CCV and it's hoses, although you do have to run one hose from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,688
Posted By Sansho
I've replaced mine twice in ~120K miles ... the...

I've replaced mine twice in ~120K miles ... the Hella OEM works for a range of years. As previously mentioned, when you do an oil change, replace the failing sensor then - and I'd stay with OEM/BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Sansho
I've used Permatex Ultra Copper RTV, and haven't...

I've used Permatex Ultra Copper RTV, and haven't had any leaks or issues.
Forum: Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts 03-26-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By Sansho
1L ZF Lifeguard 5 transmission fluid

Sold the e46, and have one 1L (unopened) bottle of ZF Lifeguard 5 transmission fluid, used in the ZF automatic 325Z transmission in e46. It's equivalent to Esso LT 71141.

$12 plus shipping, or...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-18-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By Sansho
FS: 16" Wheels and Snow Tires

Selling 4 mounted and balanced General Altimax Arctic winter tires mounted on BMW 16” light alloy wheels. Consumer Reports says this snow tire offers “impressive winter performance without the studs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
Posted By Sansho
I've used the AS3+ on both the e46 and a VW Jetta...

I've used the AS3+ on both the e46 and a VW Jetta GLI, and have been pleased with them. They are very good in the rain, and in the dry, they work well. Recommended!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-11-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Sansho
Sadly, the CCV system is one of the weaker points...

Sadly, the CCV system is one of the weaker points in the E46 design, especially if you live in an area that sees freezing temperatures.

If you intend on keeping your 325i for a long time, I'd...
Forum: Engine & Performance 12-16-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By Sansho
Sold: NIB Stewart Water Pump

I have a new, uninstalled, Stewart water pump for sale. List is $195, and web prices range between $165 and $246. From the Stewart web site:


Up to 20% increase of water flow over stock pump
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-09-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By Sansho
Since brake cleaner is pretty inexpensive, I...

Since brake cleaner is pretty inexpensive, I would go ahead and buy a can. I probably did when I did my vanos seals years ago.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-25-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Sansho
Unless you're going to add coolant to bring the...

Unless you're going to add coolant to bring the expansion tank up to level (and of course assuming there's not a catastrophic leak), park the car until your new parts are here. You probably already...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-13-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By Sansho
Since posting and looking further into it, you...

Since posting and looking further into it, you confirmed what I've read. Since the pedal assembly is ~3 months old (got the same error on the original assembly), I want to clean the wire connectors. ...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-01-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By Sansho
When you bled the system, did you do it this way?...

When you bled the system, did you do it this way? (borrowed from willsbma post here (https://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=689618)):

Start with the engine cold!

Remove the small...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-29-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By Sansho
Which is throttle positioner #2?

Have an error on throttle positioner #2. I know there is the throttle pedal assembly and an attachment on the engine. Which is #2?

Tnx
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-28-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By Sansho
Generally, engines from BMW, and other European...

Generally, engines from BMW, and other European performance manufacturers, are pretty well tuned, stock. Getting more out of the engines tends to get expensive, with changing cams, or adding turbo,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-25-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By Sansho
If the gasoline didn't have any preservative in...

If the gasoline didn't have any preservative in it, I would drain the gas, refill, and change the oil. Battery may be dead and require replacement. I'd also look at the tires ... if > 5 years old and...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-06-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,752
Posted By Sansho
For some reason, the site is mucking up the...

For some reason, the site is mucking up the correct address to see the pictures. Use the address posted above, but delete the space in front of the "cc". The address, with the blank, is:...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-27-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,036
Posted By Sansho
You may want to look at the card with the fuse...

You may want to look at the card with the fuse listing on it, or the Bentley manual ... I'd think the power seats require more juice than the lighter wire provides (especially if you want to use it...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-13-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By Sansho
German vehicles, including our BMWs, are pretty...

German vehicles, including our BMWs, are pretty well tuned already. You can certainly personalize the exhaust sound, but shouldn't expect press-your-back-in-the-seat benefits. Doing a computer reset...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-29-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By Sansho
Can you post a pic or two? I have an 01 325i, and...

Can you post a pic or two? I have an 01 325i, and I can't recall interior trim pieces breaking. Some of the plastic over the wood trim pieces has cracked where I've removed them, but I can live with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-28-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By Sansho
For e46, there's only the two LUK pumps. You can...

For e46, there's only the two LUK pumps. You can find rebuilds by some that claim they fix LUK issues.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-28-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By Sansho
You should get a read of the codes, to see if...

You should get a read of the codes, to see if something shows a hint of what might be causing the bogging. As armenh7 mentioned, this is a fuel injected engine, so there's no carb screw to adjust...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,117
Posted By Sansho
Generally, you need ~$1,000 a year for e46...

Generally, you need ~$1,000 a year for e46 maintenance. Given a general book value of $2K-$6K, keeping an e46 for any period of time, you'll put more into it than it's worth. For me, I'm OK with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,850
Posted By Sansho
Sorry if this repeats anything ... I went to...

Sorry if this repeats anything ... I went to Autozone and borrowed a 3 arm gear puller (doesn't cost anything) to pull off the bushings - you want to put something between the gear puller and the end...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-24-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,230
Posted By Sansho
You might want to ask your question in the mobile...

You might want to ask your question in the mobile electronics forum at https://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=22
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-10-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 290,655
Posted By Sansho
For comparison, M54 valve cover gasket is around...

For comparison, M54 valve cover gasket is around $45 from discounting BMW dealer. I also replace the rubber valve cover bolt seals when replacing the valve cover gasket.
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