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  1. Spongy Pedal After Brake Bleed

    Suspension & Braking
    I recently replaced all my e46 M3's pads, rotors, and lines with StopTech equivalents (and 500ml of fresh st600 fluid). Everything was fine excpet I didn't tighten the front passenger line enough and sprayed fluid everywhere. After more bleeding I was not getting any bubbles from any of the...
  2. The CORRECT way to bleed your clutch hydraulics

    General E46 Forum
    I've spent the last few days watching diy'ers on youtube and various other sources on how to "correctly" bleed the fluid from the clutch lines. Fortunately I just bought myself a pressure bleeder and a bunch of Super Dot 4 Pentosin brake fluid and will be experimenting with various methods on...
  3. new clutch followed by hydraulic issues

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hi all, Having some issues with the clutch system on a 2002 bmw 330ci. Started after pulling the trans to chase a leaking rear main and putting a stage 2 clutch in while I had the trans dropped. Put it all back together and the pedal is soft. I thought that was weird because I didn't ever break...
  4. Bleeding brakes : should I depress the pedal when using power bleeder ?

    ///M3 Forum
    Hello, The bentley service manual seem to be advising to use a power bleeder AND depress the brake pedal 5 times (p.691). ECS tuning tutorial The above tutorial however advises against depressing the pedal and using the power bleeder as a substitute. They say depressing the brake pedal could...
  5. Observations about the cooling system

    General E46 Forum
    I purchased a 2002 325i 5-speed with 120,000 miles in May. Everything on it worked just fine. But it is a 15-year-old BMW, so I have replaced nearly every part that could go bad in the foreseeable future (coolant system, gaskets... *see below for full list). I have had trouble bleeding the...
  6. Coolant Bleed

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, I have had my fair share of coolant issues with my old e46. I am pushing 240k and I love the car, it's just once a year just about for the last three years I have a coolant system failure. Tis the season and today I left my car running in between deliveries to charge my battery as...
  7. Brake bleed...two man job?

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey guys! I've been on the forums looking for research on this, and there's many mixed opinions. I went from my loud, dusty OEM brakes to an off brand. I feel the person who helped me installed them, when messing compressing the cylinders for new pads, may have let some air into the system, and...
  8. Help with clutch delay valve

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    To anyone who's done the clutch delay valve delete: Did you just remove the valve from the line(I read the line reassembles without the valve); remove, drill the valve yourself then replace; or remove valve then replace with the pre-machined ones you can get online? Also, bleeding the clutch...
  9. Help Needed - Clutch Slave Popped out

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Number 18 here in this diagram, I removed from the transmission to aid in bleeding due to limted access to the bleed screw. All was well untill.. The bleed screw was tight and the clutch was depressed while #18 was out of the clutch still. The items INSIDE of 18 came flying out.:ben::ben...
  10. Need Some Help.... Please

    General E46 Forum
    Alright, so my car threw the CEL for my thermostat and coolant level, I repaced the thermostat and refilled the coolant, so that should have been that. However, right when all this was happening, my heat started to not work. Yesterday, I opened up the bleeder screw and 'bled' the cooling system...
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