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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,287
Posted By bonestockE36
Correct. If you have a healthy battery in the...

Correct. If you have a healthy battery in the car, bypassing the ground strap like I described will prove it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,287
Posted By bonestockE36
Ground strap. I went through this recently. By...

Ground strap. I went through this recently. By the time it wouldn't crank the battery in the car was dead, but seemed normal. Jumping at the engine block didn't help because battery was low. Jumping...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-29-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By bonestockE36
It's an M56. It has the M56 intake manifold with...

It's an M56. It has the M56 intake manifold with posts for the cover.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By bonestockE36
Cast aluminum is ~40ksi (275MPa) tensile yield....

Cast aluminum is ~40ksi (275MPa) tensile yield. Epoxy with filler will be maybe 6ksi (41MPa). Add >100C temperature?? Don't kid yourself, plastic is not metal. For a valve cover stud? Maybe. Head...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By bonestockE36
Timesert does a poor job with the tap specs. The...

Timesert does a poor job with the tap specs. The kits obviously include the recommended tap. For the sake of this thread the major diameter of a internal M12x1.5 is 12-12.406mm for a 6H tolerance...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By bonestockE36
While an M12x1.5 tap is pretty close to the...

While an M12x1.5 tap is pretty close to the specified M10x1.5 STI tap, it's about .006" larger on pitch diameter at the upper end of the tolerance. That may not seem like much, but for pitch diameter...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By bonestockE36
A caliper will not tell you if a tap is out of...

A caliper will not tell you if a tap is out of tolerance.

You used a standard M12x1.5 tap to make threads for M10x1.5 Timesert?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By bonestockE36
You don't understand thread cutting and thread...

You don't understand thread cutting and thread clearances. The tap will be noticeably larger than the corresponding bolt 100% of the time!!!

You didn't explain what you actually did and what went...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,962
Posted By bonestockE36
He added photos and you can see they are not...

He added photos and you can see they are not cracked.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,962
Posted By bonestockE36
https://www.linghunt.com/101Spearfishing/101CrossH...

https://www.linghunt.com/101Spearfishing/101CrossHole/LrgCrossDrJig10.jpg

In this image the drill is running in a guide bushing. The block of metal the guide bush is in would be the rod cap in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,316
Posted By bonestockE36
Are you using a chemical flush?

Are you using a chemical flush?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,628
Posted By bonestockE36
MAF turned out to be OK? Interesting if you'll...

MAF turned out to be OK? Interesting if you'll find anything.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,962
Posted By bonestockE36
In theory if it was a clean break the rest of...

In theory if it was a clean break the rest of that bolt should just back out with no problem, but it would have been out by now. So either it was too long and bottomed out (not good when talking...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By bonestockE36
A leaking valve cover will not cause low oil...

A leaking valve cover will not cause low oil pressure. Yellow oil light is low oil level and can be a failing level sensor. Check connections to knock sensors.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By bonestockE36
My wife drove our E36 328 on the hottest day of...

My wife drove our E36 328 on the hottest day of the year until it stalled after the expansion tank failed. Pulled the ET from my car, swapped it in a parking lot and drove home. We had it for years...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By bonestockE36
I did check the ground strap, but apparently not...

I did check the ground strap, but apparently not very well.

I blew my diagnosis. As a last ditch effort(prior to going to picking up ramps and stuff from my father's house), I took jumper cables...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By bonestockE36
I did check the ground strap, but apparently not...

I did check the ground strap, but apparently not very well.

I blew my diagnosis. As a last ditch effort(prior to going to picking up ramps and stuff from my father's house), I took jumper cables...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 757,495
Posted By bonestockE36
I blew my diagnosis. As a last ditch effort(prior...

I blew my diagnosis. As a last ditch effort(prior to going to picking up ramps and stuff from my fathers house), I took my jumper cables and connected the negative underhood post to the engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 757,495
Posted By bonestockE36
I blew my diagnosis. As a last ditch effort(prior...

I blew my diagnosis. As a last ditch effort(prior to going to picking up ramps and stuff from my fathers house), I took my jumper cables and connected the negative underhood post to the engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By bonestockE36
Pretty sure ICV is also known for this.

Pretty sure ICV is also known for this.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By bonestockE36
Assume it needs an engine. If you're OK with that...

Assume it needs an engine. If you're OK with that and it turns out to be less, that's great. People sell cars for much more with bad engines and hide it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 757,495
Posted By bonestockE36
I'm diagnosing a no crank in my 330i. It just...

I'm diagnosing a no crank in my 330i. It just stopped cranking/no solenoid click.

Checked fuses
Checked battery (replaced battery)
Terminal 1 on EWS is showing 12V in key start position
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By bonestockE36
That line to the secondary air valve is only...

That line to the secondary air valve is only under vacuum while SAP is active. If it was misfiring during this time and this line was leaking, it would be no surprise.

You need to add detail.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By bonestockE36
Coolant temp is low. Probably not a big deal, but...

Coolant temp is low. Probably not a big deal, but it should be dealt with.

I have no idea if that much fuel trim activity is normal for MS45 cars.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By bonestockE36
Your tuner has no ideas? Did the tune include...

Your tuner has no ideas? Did the tune include headers?

I think what you're asking about is determined by full load detection. https://www.ms4x.net/index.php?title=Siemens_MS43#Full_Load_Detection
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