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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,930
Posted By jamesbice
Update. Had to top up yesterday 1300 kilometres...

Update. Had to top up yesterday 1300 kilometres after oil change. Added half a liter. Consumption definitely seems to have lessened.
Have not tested compression/leakdown yet


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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,930
Posted By jamesbice
So far, no oil consumption in 700 kilometres!!...

So far, no oil consumption in 700 kilometres!! Very interesting.
I plan to do an oil change circa 1000 ks as advised.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,930
Posted By jamesbice
Iím giving bp-epr a go today. Thanks for the tip!...

Iím giving bp-epr a go today. Thanks for the tip! I will feedback my new compression and leakdown after as well as oil consumption, in time


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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Awesome!! My old cap broke off the other day. I...

Awesome!! My old cap broke off the other day. I can report that with it completely off, the car will run but hunts a lot at idle.
Canít wait to get the new one! Thanks paraklas!!


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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Awesome!! My old cap broke off the other day. I...

Awesome!! My old cap broke off the other day. I can report that with it completely off, the car will run but hunts a lot at idle.
Canít wait to get the new one! Thanks paraklas!!


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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By jamesbice
I had a similar issue. Hard shifts that went...

I had a similar issue. Hard shifts that went away. When I used my c310 code reader I found that the transmission temperature sensor was throwing a code. I read the sensor data and the temperature...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,930
Posted By jamesbice
M54B30 high oil consumption

Hi guys!
Seeking an opinion about my car. Here are a few details
Engine: M54B30
Year 2002
Mileage - 102,000 miles, 164,000 kilometres
Long oil change intervals in early ownership
Modifications...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-20-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,750
Posted By jamesbice
I keep having leaking issues with my hard coolant...

I keep having leaking issues with my hard coolant lines on my m54
Initial symptom was slow coolant leak with spray over front of inlet manifold and oil filter housing. I replaced the hard coolant...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Awesome!! Iíd be surprised if kburger doesnít...

Awesome!!
Iíd be surprised if kburger doesnít want one, he has been very vocal about wanting a cap for a long time! Hopefully he sees this thread soon


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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By jamesbice
Interesting - thanks for both of your advice....

Interesting - thanks for both of your advice. Will attempt to remove the valve if I can!


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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-19-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By jamesbice
Leak down test question

Hi guys. Wanting some advice on doing a leakdown test. Bought a generic tool off eBay but canít get it to work. Oddly, the pipe that screws into the spark plug threads has a valve in it - Iím no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
777227 Sent from my iPhone using...

777227


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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Next update for me Valve cover gasket...

Next update for me

Valve cover gasket resealed with rtv - so far no new leaks. Also replaced the vanos oil line. Car still stinks of oil. New leak at pcv cap (old cap only loosely being held on by...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-25-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Iíve put gasket maker on the half moons and...

Iíve put gasket maker on the half moons and exhaust side. Degreased too.

Will report on any further leaks


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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Yes - in addition to the m56 vcg Sent...

Yes - in addition to the m56 vcg


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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Thanks for the quick reply! Looks like Iíll be...

Thanks for the quick reply! Looks like Iíll be adding some rtv. Might go the entire length of the exhaust side and the half moons


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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
776003776005 Sent from my iPhone using...

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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Thought I would update my m56 experience. Have...

Thought I would update my m56 experience. Have been running the mishimoto small catch can for about 2 months - a very small amount of oil is getting in, maybe 2-5 mls per 100 ks. No sludge.

I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-18-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Definitely in for a cap too, located in Australia...

Definitely in for a cap too, located in Australia


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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Has anyone figured out how to get the oil cap to...

Has anyone figured out how to get the oil cap to stop leaking?
Iíve tried genuine m54 and m56 cap.
Also tried a bit of nail polish
Maybe I didnít use enough?


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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,313
Posted By jamesbice
I would be in for group buy too! Sent...

I would be in for group buy too!


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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,284
Posted By jamesbice
I am one of the several examples of people who...

I am one of the several examples of people who regretted a SMF. I installed the valeo kit after doing a manual swap. Great feel, but it puts a lot of strain on other components and I got an annoying...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By jamesbice
Iím going to attempt without it Sent from...

Iím going to attempt without it


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Forum: Australia 02-06-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By jamesbice
Iíll stay tuned! Sent from my iPhone...

Iíll stay tuned!


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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-09-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 162,209
Posted By jamesbice
Very interesting. To me those values sound...

Very interesting. To me those values sound acceptable but Iím no expert. Even knowing that there is ANY vacuum is reassuring.

I replaced my m56 membrane but the cap is a little bit damaged but...
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