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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-18-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 81,605
Posted By Mariner05
Yes, you can reuse - but you may have to dimple...

Yes, you can reuse - but you may have to dimple it / bend it a little to make sure it seats securely like a new one. I would not leave it off - at least in all the salty slush I drive through in...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-12-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 81,605
Posted By Mariner05
Hi ShadeTreeJack - Did the code only show...

Hi ShadeTreeJack -

Did the code only show up after you replaced the passenger side CV axle ? Before anything else, I would be certain the sensor is not damaged and is fully inserted and well...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-22-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 231,699
Posted By Mariner05
Don't forget that the xi's have an axle and...

Don't forget that the xi's have an axle and differential in the way when trying to remove the starter from below . . . . I ended up taking the starter out from above. Search more if you have an...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,994
Posted By Mariner05
Yes, you are indeed missing a bolt. The rest of...

Yes, you are indeed missing a bolt. The rest of the parts scenario is rather complex, as you can see from the thread so far.

My first thought is to match the other flange bolts, reassemble,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-18-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,363
Posted By Mariner05
What he said . . .

77'911 has good advice. Things to remember even though they are in the Bentley manual and other posts:


Mark your shaft pieces (2 sets of marks, even, just in case)

Mark the outline of your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 43,651
Views: 5,803,603
Posted By Mariner05
P0420 code - solved for now ?

About three weeks back I got a P0420 code along with P0130 and P0131. The car had not been started for about 2 weeks, so I erased the codes and restarted. Drove to the local store that night with...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-09-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Mariner05
Have you driven the car at all since this...

Have you driven the car at all since this appeared ? The lights should stay lit until the wheels all move and the wheel speed sensors report the wheels moving.

If you have driven and the lights...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-09-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By Mariner05
This sounds pretty normal. Almost exactly what...

This sounds pretty normal. Almost exactly what I've seen each time in the 3 or 4 times I've changed coolant over the years. While cold, add coolant to "half-way" on the indicator float, close it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Mariner05
The O-ring on the T-stat side is part of the OE...

The O-ring on the T-stat side is part of the OE hose. While some of those O-rings are available separately, the OE hoses I have purchased all had the O-rings pre-installed.

Is that mystery part...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mariner05
Update - Aftermarket MC experience AND more reason to suspect my old MC

Posting for 2 reasons:

1) I received my Centric master cylinder. It was not rebuilt, but a new unit. It's a fairly faithful copy with three ports to accommodate DSC - but it is defective and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mariner05
I found something that I wish I had seen earlier:...

I found something that I wish I had seen earlier: A picture of an E46 MC opened up - and I noted that the smaller diameter part of the piston for the rear brakes is not attached to the larger...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mariner05
Thanks for the suggestion, but my rear brake...

Thanks for the suggestion, but my rear brake problems have been on on-off issue over a couple of years. This summer because of mileage (193K) and some rear vibration I replaced my rear wheel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-18-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mariner05
Thanks for both of your comments. I think I...

Thanks for both of your comments.

I think I have ruled out #'s 1-3.

I have searched the web pretty carefully, and I finally found one post on Bimmerforums from some time ago that suggests a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-18-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mariner05
Repeated sticking for rear re-built calipers . . .

Posting as a tag-along to a somewhat old thread.

I have experienced almost exactly what IxNay described. I am on my third rebuilt caliper on each side in the rear of my 2005 325xi. The...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-14-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By Mariner05
If you have the front of the car up on jack...

If you have the front of the car up on jack stands and remove the front and center belly panels you will be able to access all three bolts to remove the PS pump with its bracket. Remove the two...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mariner05
Agreed on all the comments about mixed...

Agreed on all the comments about mixed plastic/aluminum radiators. If you keep a car longer than 10 years, the gasketing and plastics will fatigue.

One extra item on our E46's is potentially...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-05-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By Mariner05
On Evap code - apologies for stating the obvious,...

On Evap code - apologies for stating the obvious, but at 15 years old, change out the filler cap for a new OE one as the start point. Gaskets get hard, take a set, and even micro-crack. Then if...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-03-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 281,940
Posted By Mariner05
Not exactly a reply, but a data point. I...

Not exactly a reply, but a data point. I replaced my Valeo alternator back in the Fall of 2014 with another Valeo (new, not rebuilt). I had installed new brushes and regualtor, but the bearing...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-21-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,777
Posted By Mariner05
I received the window sticker when I purchased my...

I received the window sticker when I purchased my 2005 325xi sedan from the original owner - the sticker listed MSRP at about $39,900. My car does not have HID headlights, and it did not have the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-25-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By Mariner05
Check transmission and brakes too

Is this an automatic or manual transmission car ? If auto box, could the transmission torque converter be the issue?

Aside from that I suggest giving the brakes a very thorough look - drive a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By Mariner05
Hi Kalib - Yes, you could have a warped...

Hi Kalib -

Yes, you could have a warped valve (tappet) cover. But it could be the gasket, or it could be replacing the gasket without replacing all the rubber grommets. I replaced my gasket...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By Mariner05
Correction - vacuum line alone not enough, needed Kombi valve

Well the vacuum tubing needed the refresh, BUT the codes returned after one day =(.

I reviewed what I had done, and I ordered a new Kombi valve (Pierburg, from FCP). The old valve opened when...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-21-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Mariner05
Looks like BP781 is correct Bosch PN - comes up...

Looks like BP781 is correct Bosch PN - comes up for xi front pad on Rockauto. It is not hugely larger than rear pad, but enough to not fit rear calipers. So checking calipers is in order.
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 06-21-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Mariner05
Your front pads should be quite a lot bigger than...

Your front pads should be quite a lot bigger than your rear pads. If you have the supposedly correct part #, then I suggest checking your front calipers to be sure a previous owner didn't do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,676
Posted By Mariner05
Yep - you clean, apply a thin bead, assemble...

Yep - you clean, apply a thin bead, assemble finger tight, allow to sit for about 60 minutes, then tighten. It's been working well for me after several thousand miles.
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