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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3,660
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Posted By Rotten Robbie
The thermostat housing comes with an O ring seal,...

The thermostat housing comes with an O ring seal, and you shouldn't need to use any type of sealant, just make sure the mating surface is clean.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-17-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 1,160,290
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Yes, my car never leaked coolant into the oil...

Yes, my car never leaked coolant into the oil when the head gasket was leaking either. I think what happens with the start of a leaking head gasket is that the leak starts cavitation in the coolant,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 1,160,290
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Have you looked into the cost of hoses on...

Have you looked into the cost of hoses on Pellican Parts? They were by far the best price when I needed a real Bosh cooling fan assy.

I agree the hard lines under the manifold last the life of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 1,160,290
Posted By Rotten Robbie
I like to make sure the sealing surfaces for the...

I like to make sure the sealing surfaces for the hoses are wiped clean, then a little KY on the O ring makes them assemble with less trauma -can't hurt...

It looks like it is under your coolant...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-26-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 1,160,290
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Good news, I replaced my thermostat assy, and my...

Good news, I replaced my thermostat assy, and my gauge is right back down in the smack dab middle :) -knock on wood!
I got it from Napa for $51, but it is some reboxed German brand, and it was on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 1,160,290
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Yes, awesome idea I agree! My cheap ODB scanner...

Yes, awesome idea I agree! My cheap ODB scanner doesn't give me temp, but I'll find one that can...

So 99C is the middle of the gauge I assume (?)
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 1,160,290
Posted By Rotten Robbie
The other day I noticed that my temp gauge seems...

The other day I noticed that my temp gauge seems to be running just slightly past the middle on my 01 325i.
It is not overheating, just a bit past where it has normally been even thought it is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,622
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Nice! now time to get your $ back! I spent...

Nice! now time to get your $ back!

I spent $15 on a relay first, but I only have myself to blame...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-03-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 576,004
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Hmmm, I had the exact same problem on my 01. I...

Hmmm, I had the exact same problem on my 01. I think it was a gummed up (varnished) fuel injector... I poured in a can of SeaFoam, filled up with gas and drove, and the problem hasn't occurred...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,622
Posted By Rotten Robbie
So you get the P0414 code, and you have a good 50...

So you get the P0414 code, and you have a good 50 amp fuse, and know the relay is ok ? -You can jumper power to the air pump and turn it on so you know it is ok ??

It's been awhile, but the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,739
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Yes, it probably is a 3.15, but my tire/wheel...

Yes, it probably is a 3.15, but my tire/wheel size was not listed either. Probably because my car is old, but I do have take offs from an 05 or 06 325, that are 16".
The gear ratio must be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-08-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,739
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Thank you for the link! lots of good info. the...

Thank you for the link! lots of good info. the chart said I have a 3.15, but the calculator gave me 3.38 (?)
Is the ratio stamped on the diff somewhere? I guess I could jack it up and measure...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,739
Posted By Rotten Robbie
A dumb question, but I don't know how to tell...

A dumb question, but I don't know how to tell what ratio my rear differential is...
I have a 325i 5speed, and at 70mph on flat ground I'm turning exactly 3000 rpm.
Is the differential ratio...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,106
Posted By Rotten Robbie
I have a feeling you're right, thanks! Any idea...

I have a feeling you're right, thanks! Any idea where that thread is?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,106
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Hello All, I'm having similar clunking in my 01...

Hello All, I'm having similar clunking in my 01 325i, w/ 135K miles. I bought the car with a blown head gasket so when I got it running I knew I would have a few things to track down, and this is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 165,760
Posted By Rotten Robbie
This sounds like the problem I had exactly....

This sounds like the problem I had exactly. However, it is hard to tell if the fan is running, very quite and hard to see especially when it is only running at 20% speed.
I would test for 12V at the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-21-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rotten Robbie
(5 speed) doing the clunky monkey when taking off from a dead stop! Worn bushings(?)

I bought a badley abused "rescue" 01 325i, and now that the motor running good, and fixed all the codes the healing goes on...

Something is worn in the rear suspension I think. It is getting...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-21-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 576,004
Posted By Rotten Robbie
I bougtht 4 loaded calipers, and paid around...

I bougtht 4 loaded calipers, and paid around $100/ea. at a local parts store, and they turned my rotors for free.

-I think I like Pellican Parts. They were the best price on a real Bosch fan when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,272
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Yes, and I haven't done that yet, not even sure...

Yes, and I haven't done that yet, not even sure where the ECU is actually...
Or, I could just take it to a shop that has a scanner capable of telling the ECU to turn the fan on, and if it does...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,272
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Well I think there are a couple other things to...

Well I think there are a couple other things to consider before you replace the ecu. Are you sure your fan/module are ok? Is the little wire ok, and is it getting a signal from the ecu?
I replaced...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,622
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Yes! -at least you can blame someone... jk!

Yes! -at least you can blame someone... jk!
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,272
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Oh yea, I read that thread too, but thank you! ...

Oh yea, I read that thread too, but thank you!
What I keep hearing in the replies from people who really know are some trues, that there is no relay for the cooling fan, at least in my car, an 01...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,272
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Yes, my car is a manual, and the final stage...

Yes, my car is a manual, and the final stage control module is integrated to the new fan. I hope it is working. I live in Oregon, and don't really need a fan too much up here apparently because the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,272
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Hmm, I just replaced my fan with a brand new...

Hmm, I just replaced my fan with a brand new Bosch OEM fan from Pellican. My car just has one fan behind the radiator on my 01 325i. The fuse is good, but it doesn't seem to come on at start up, or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,622
Posted By Rotten Robbie
Success, I had forgot to plug in the electric vac...

Success, I had forgot to plug in the electric vac switch (#5) when I replaced the head gasket. Plugged it in and no more code P0414 :)
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