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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,564
Posted By gagi
Everything was easy except for compressing the...

Everything was easy except for compressing the springs. I ended up have to buy a second pair of the spring compressors. Then it was easy with four of them. Safer too.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,489
Posted By gagi
Not surprised. BMW only wants to sell you the...

Not surprised. BMW only wants to sell you the whole tank.

Would the regular M54 fuel filter work inside the tank?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-09-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,489
Posted By gagi
Picture #5 is the fuel filter?

Picture #5 is the fuel filter?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,489
Posted By gagi
Thanks. Take more pictures when you have the...

Thanks. Take more pictures when you have the tank open. Once you have everything figured out, you should write a tutorial on how to revive M56 SULEV.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,489
Posted By gagi
Thanks for sharing the info. That's good news...

Thanks for sharing the info. That's good news for SULEV owners like me.

Why did you have to drop the tank? You can't access the tank from the back seat?

Most fuel pump has one outlet. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,489
Posted By gagi
This video might give you more clues. ...

This video might give you more clues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlGLY2kRUZg
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,489
Posted By gagi
You might want to send a borescope into the tank...

You might want to send a borescope into the tank to figure it out by where the small tube exits the tank or does it? Could it just be an air vent?

When I had issue filling up the tank, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,489
Posted By gagi
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=AZ33-U...

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=AZ33-USA-09-2004-E46-BMW-325i&mg=16
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,489
Posted By gagi
Which replacement pump did you use?

Which replacement pump did you use?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By gagi
Before you tighten the bolts, did you make sure...

Before you tighten the bolts, did you make sure the brackets were seated all the way. There should be no gap between the brackets the the frame.

There is not much you can screw up in a FCAB...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-24-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,377
Posted By gagi
If cylinder #2 is not holding pressure, how did...

If cylinder #2 is not holding pressure, how did the car's computer narrow down to the exact cylinder and only at higher RPM?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,113
Posted By gagi
450 ft/lb Porter Cable for $78 at Amazon.com ...

450 ft/lb Porter Cable for $78 at Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-PCE211-7-5-Impact-Wrench/dp/B07255QCN4/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=porter+cable+impact&qid=1582469352&sr=8-16
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By gagi
ICV and connection are missing

ICV and connection are missing
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 52,266
Posted By gagi
For ZF 5HP19, has anyone compared Castrol Import...

For ZF 5HP19, has anyone compared Castrol Import Multi-Vehicle vs Valvoline MaxLife ATF?

The follow-up question: Does being synthetic really make that much difference for ATF when the operating...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,461
Posted By gagi
So I changed my ATF for the first time around...

So I changed my ATF for the first time around 120K miles and repeated again 6 months later. Assuming I got rid of 50% of the ATF each time, I still have 25% of the original ATF in the system. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 245,400
Posted By gagi
83-84 sounds too low. Your thermostat is...

83-84 sounds too low. Your thermostat is probably opening early or stuck open.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 552
Posted By gagi
Here is a wild guess. Could the fuel pump be...

Here is a wild guess. Could the fuel pump be soft failing?

Being a M56, it is going to be painful to get a fuel pressure reading.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By gagi
Looks like BMW did make a design change in 2004. ...

Looks like BMW did make a design change in 2004. Different part number for the strut mount depending on the year you plug into the search.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 245,400
Posted By gagi
96C solid. The last time temperature...

96C solid.

The last time temperature fluctuated between 93 and 101, it was caused by a new but leaky thermostat. It is the brand with a removable heating pin. Coolant was weeping from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,826
Posted By gagi
The VENOS rebuild and the steering U joint were...

The VENOS rebuild and the steering U joint were two repairs that had immediate impact on the way the car drives. Before the VENOS rebuild, I had to down shift to get out of lower RPM range. Now...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By gagi
Never noticed the new mounts were taller when I...

Never noticed the new mounts were taller when I did them. I used Lemforder.

The link you showed was a mount for up to 2004 E46. Could you happen to have a late 2004 or 2005?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By gagi
A wild guess, the giubo disc?

A wild guess, the giubo disc?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,826
Posted By gagi
I used the i6 kit. The oil scraper rings were...

I used the i6 kit. The oil scraper rings were light brown.

According to this o-ring manufacture, common colors for viton are black, brown, green and even white. It can also be custom made to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,826
Posted By gagi
The other obvious thing that can cause misfire...

The other obvious thing that can cause misfire are the coils. Are they all seated and connected correctly?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By gagi
My soft failing MAF was under reporting by about...

My soft failing MAF was under reporting by about 10%. During idle, the new MAF reports 3.5 to 3.8 g/s but the old MAF was at 3.0 to 3.3. Cleaning it with MAF cleaner didn't do anything. Fuel...
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