DAILY E46 MOD/REPAIR UPDATES - What have you done? - Page 2171 - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 2001 votes, 4.91 average. Display Modes
Old 02-22-2020, 05:37 PM   #43401
tcphoto
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,950
My Ride: E92 335 MT Coupe
I'm guessing that you have a four wheel drive, look at that gap.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
tcphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2020, 06:06 PM   #43402
Overboost
//Binary is in my DNA
 
Overboost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 3,468
My Ride: 2002 325i
Did the E53 M54 OHFG today and tackling the E46 OFHG tomorrow along with a complete CCV system. Only took about 3 hours from starting to test driving with all tools cleaned and put away.

__________________

  • To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  • To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

The older I get... The faster I was...
No Fear



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Overboost; 02-22-2020 at 06:08 PM.
Overboost is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2020, 02:00 AM   #43403
Maxima98
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcphoto View Post
I'm guessing that you have a four wheel drive, look at that gap.
The other side of the car was still on jacks. Hence the wheel gap.
Maxima98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2020, 10:10 AM   #43404
jmo69
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 5,669
My Ride: 03 325xi 98 328is
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxima98 View Post
The other side of the car was still on jacks. Hence the wheel gap.
I'd think with the other side jacked up the gap would be less, the weight transfer should reduce gap.
__________________
Alternative to expensive xi control arm bushings
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Bad outer xi ball joint?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2003 325xi auto Stahlgrau

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1998 328is 5sp
jmo69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2020, 12:42 PM   #43405
bendoscopy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 729
My Ride: 330Ci M + 320Ci
Transmission: 5MT
Been a while! UK weather has been gross.

Today I fitted new fog housings and brought my LED lamps over from my 320. Also brought my freeze sensor over from the 320 after noticing it was missing. I have a xenon out and it's not the bulb, so I'll be swapping ballasts and igniters over this week to diagnose. Joyous.



__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


BMW E46 330Ci M-Sport 2001 topasblau/grau 110k miles
BMW E46 320Ci Sport 2002 topasblau/hellbeige 125k miles


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
| drive tastefully

Last edited by bendoscopy; 02-26-2020 at 06:26 AM.
bendoscopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2020, 03:26 PM   #43406
Archbid
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Marin, California
Posts: 3,239
My Ride: 330ci Convertible
Year: 03
Model: 330cic
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overboost View Post
Did the E53 M54 OHFG today and tackling the E46 OFHG tomorrow along with a complete CCV system. Only took about 3 hours from starting to test driving with all tools cleaned and put away.

Satisfying, eh! I trust you will pull the intake?
Archbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2020, 08:25 PM   #43407
Overboost
//Binary is in my DNA
 
Overboost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 3,468
My Ride: 2002 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Archbid View Post
Satisfying, eh! I trust you will pull the intake?
No, I did the CCV while the OFH was out, easy peezy. Just had to take out the cabin air filter housing to get the valve cover beauty cover off to lay the upper CCV hose and air distribution o-rings. All the other hoses were nice and accessible with the alternator and OFH out of the way. I still had to pull the normal items like the DISA, wiring junction box, ICV and throttle body to gain access to the oil separator and replaced all the associated seals. Dip stick tube seal, double dip stick seals, ICV hose and throttle body seal. I also replaced the lower intake hose to the throttle body. Surprisingly, the CCV looked really good for 208,000 miles, no mayo at all anywhere.



Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20200223_120308.jpg
Views:	198
Size:	171.5 KB
ID:	794121   Click image for larger version

Name:	20200223_120250.jpg
Views:	201
Size:	178.3 KB
ID:	794123  
__________________

  • To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  • To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

The older I get... The faster I was...
No Fear



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Overboost; 02-23-2020 at 08:30 PM.
Overboost is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2020, 08:06 PM   #43408
05SMG
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Space Coast Florida
Posts: 1,019
My Ride: E90,F30,F80
Model: O5' 330ci (RIP)
Transmission: SMG
Cardboard box bolt support stand. Exactly why I tell my wife not to put all of them in the recycle bin.
Nice work!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
05SMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2020, 10:39 AM   #43409
Archbid
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Marin, California
Posts: 3,239
My Ride: 330ci Convertible
Year: 03
Model: 330cic
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Plugs, flush differential, replace rear brakes.

Next up steering and cooling refresh.
Archbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2020, 10:40 AM   #43410
Archbid
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Marin, California
Posts: 3,239
My Ride: 330ci Convertible
Year: 03
Model: 330cic
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Plugs, flush differential, replace rear brakes.

Next up steering and cooling refresh.
Archbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2020, 01:18 PM   #43411
VpointVick
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 1,680
My Ride: '03 325iT Mysticblau
Why'd you do it twice?
VpointVick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2020, 01:48 PM   #43412
Overboost
//Binary is in my DNA
 
Overboost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 3,468
My Ride: 2002 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by VpointVick View Post
Why'd you do it twice?
Funny story, I did actually do it twice on the E46. Saturday was the X5 M54 OFHG and Sunday was the E46 OFHG and complete CCV replacement.

When I was all done and inspecting for leaks, the E46 did have oil seeping down after multiple test drives and cleaning in between.

I started second guessing my work (did I clean the surface enough, did I pinch the seal on installation, did I make a mistake somewhere, etc) and kept me up all night stressing and wondering so I go out of bed Monday morning at 5:00 AM and went out to the garage and pulled the OFH out again.

Apparently I didn't clean everything enough and it was just residual oil that was coming from the lower waffles under the OFH that leaked out everywhere upon removal and installation.

I took the time this time and made sure all the oil was drained from the OFH and cleaned the block completely and reassembled with no leaks when I was done.

It only took a couple of hours to completely remove, clean and replace this time but note to self: clean everything and be sure.

I ran out of brake cleaner doing the X5 OFHG and just got lazy and didn't go out to the parts store for more. Serves me right.
__________________

  • To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  • To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

The older I get... The faster I was...
No Fear



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Overboost is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2020, 08:02 PM   #43413
jcbaxter1975
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: TN
Posts: 205
My Ride: 323i 242000 miles
Year: 2000
Model: 323i
Transmission: Manual
Celebrating 20 years of ownership today!

Celebrating 20 years of ownership today! 245,000 miles. Major maintenance completed between 170-190k. New set of tyres 5K miles ago, I'm sure she's good at least until 300,000 miles. Thanks to all the other Fanatics for their posts and advice. Cheers!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_9625.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	184.9 KB
ID:	794331  
__________________
Repairs Completed - Clutch replacement, VCG, OFHG, oil pan gasket, CCV, O2 sensors, VANOS seals, ICV service, transmission fluid, full front suspension refresh, rear shocks, full cooling system refresh, alternator, intake manifold gasket, primary fuel pump, CSB, scavenge air line, fuel filler hose, brake pads and rotors, idler pulleys, final stage resistor, interior refresh seat backs/bases, A/C pillar covers, console components.
jcbaxter1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2020, 08:04 PM   #43414
jarjar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Toronto
Posts: 482
My Ride: 04 BMW 330CI
Still looks great. Congrats ***x1f642;

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcbaxter1975 View Post
Celebrating 20 years of ownership today! 245,000 miles. Major maintenance completed between 170-190k. New set of tyres 5K miles ago, I'm sure she's good at least until 300,000 miles. Thanks to all the other Fanatics for their posts and advice. Cheers!
jarjar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2020, 10:39 PM   #43415
Sicily1918
There I was, Sicily, 1918..
 
Sicily1918's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,502
My Ride: '03 325Ci + '05 ZHP
  1. Polished headlight lenses (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AY3SR).
  2. Coated headlight lenses (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M4RVVX6).
  3. Replaced headlight trim strips (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...ft/63126934751).
__________________
His:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Hers:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sicily1918 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2020, 01:29 PM   #43416
SCain
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: California
Posts: 192
My Ride: 2002 330i
Got my car (auto TiSilv sedan on black) at 63k 4 years ago from the original owner, a friend of mine. Always garaged, hand washed, hardly driven up until about 50k when the OO's son was in between cars. When I finally saved up enough to buy the car from the OO, the son had put 13k hard miles on it with some scratches, a mangled front bumper, and yes, a couple small dents near the roof from headbutting the car when he had a fight with his girlfriend.
Anyways I gave the car the best cleaning of its life and started immediately on the cooling system.


I eventually saw a newish TiSilv MTech II front bumper on craigslist for $100. I picked it up, took the guys word for it, and ended up with a ill fitting bumper that looked amazing complete with all trim, but was not secured very well on the rebar due to it being a coupe bumper. Well, a year later, a dimly lit fork on a Mexican dirt road tested this bumper, and the road won. Cue me removing all trim from the bumper and driving like that for about a year. Then when the knockoff finally gave me its last FU I drove around for another 6 months without a bumper. I was in Senior year at SDSU and just couldn't put money down for cosmetics into the car, I was still finishing all of the maintenance on her (CCV, OHFG, Pulleys etc).


Then I graduated. And while looking for jobs, it was time for my car to graduate too.
Got a screaming deal on a genuine used TiSilv standard front bumper yesterday. LKQ hooked it up. I pulled all of the trim, fasteners, air ducts, a wheel liner, fog lights with bulbs all for about $70. I was also able to snag a complete silver interior trim set in good condition and back floormats (if you think silver interior trim is going to look good on a TiSilv car, it doesnt ) for another $20.


Five hours into the night, a couple white claws and my girlfriend helping me out and I finally have an almost proper front end. Still dealing with headlight and headlight trim fitment issues.
To say I am happy is an understatement. My entire month has been made. This car and I have gone through hell and back together and she looks and drives miles different from when I saved her. OEM+ all the way. Thanks for reading!!


**Quick question; what is the best way to post normal sized iPhone pictures here?

Last edited by SCain; 02-27-2020 at 01:32 PM.
SCain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2020, 02:16 PM   #43417
Archbid
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Marin, California
Posts: 3,239
My Ride: 330ci Convertible
Year: 03
Model: 330cic
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCain View Post

**Quick question; what is the best way to post normal sized iPhone pictures here?
Post from your phone. In the upload dialog where you select the picture there is a button on the bottom to choose the size. Select medium and done.

If orientation seems wonky, edit picture and rotate it four times (360 degrees) and it will work
Archbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2020, 04:52 PM   #43418
BullCityBimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Durham
Posts: 754
My Ride: 1998 323i
Not e46 material buuuuuuuuuut

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3322.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	124.7 KB
ID:	794401

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3324.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	112.6 KB
ID:	794403

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3325.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	164.4 KB
ID:	794405

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3328.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	149.1 KB
ID:	794407

A supposedly refurbished 235... shoddy work. Head came off yesterday and will soon begin bottom end deconstruction to begin a proper rebuild.

Plan is to use is as a demo piece standalone unit. Stay tunedxD

BULLLLLLLLLL


Sent from my iPhone using E46Fanatics mobile app
BullCityBimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2020, 07:52 PM   #43419
Archbid
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Marin, California
Posts: 3,239
My Ride: 330ci Convertible
Year: 03
Model: 330cic
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcbaxter1975 View Post
Celebrating 20 years of ownership today! 245,000 miles. Major maintenance completed between 170-190k. New set of tyres 5K miles ago, I'm sure she's good at least until 300,000 miles. Thanks to all the other Fanatics for their posts and advice. Cheers!
Great work! Looking good.
Archbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2020, 03:41 AM   #43420
tuscan1205
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SV, Arizona
Posts: 1,256
My Ride: 325CI, E63 AMG P30
I recently picked up a M56 valve cover for my new M54B30 from the local pick and pull for $17. I have my factory old style ignition coil harness from my stock M54B25. The ignition coils will need to be swapped from the screw in kind to the push in type. Also one of the plugs on the harness is different. The 50s kid suggests cutting the factory white plug and spicing it to the re-pinned sulev harness. I would rather have a factory uncut harness if possible. On eBay I stumbled across a M3 ignition coil harness. The coil pack connector is for the push in style which the m56 valve cover needs, and the white plug looks similar if not identical to the old style non-m white plug. Does anyone know if it is possible to run a factory 04 M3 ignition coil harness? The white plug looks the same as the prefacelift non-m coupes.

Thoughts?

Part numbers for reference:
My stock old style M54 harness:
12511440006

M56 harness:
12517551902

04 M3 S54 harness:
12517831537

Research:
https://www.bimmerworld.com/MS43-MS4...connectors.jpg

https://www.bimmerworld.com/About-Us...43-Conversion/

Thanks in advance.
__________________



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'02 e46 325CI & '12 w212 E63 AMG P30


Last edited by tuscan1205; 02-28-2020 at 03:48 AM.
tuscan1205 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.