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  1. General E46 Forum
    The first one would not come off. Tried the tool, other tools, etc., and finally had to cut it off with a Dremel. I refuse to deal with this POS again in the future. Picked up some generic hose, but it doesn't want to bend nicely to clear the alternator and not twist the reservoir. Any advice?
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    Once again I need advice from this awesome place. I just did an overhaul of my cooling system on a BMW e46 320i Touring -02 Manual Transmission List of what I changed: - Thermostat (Mahle) - Radiator (Hella/Behr) - Water pump (Meyer) - Expansion tank (Meyer) - Plate between radiator and...
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    Hi, was wondering if there's a part number for the little plastic spacers that are on most of the A/C pressure hoses. I'm replacing the whole system, and most of them were so brittle that they snapped off when pulling the hoses out. Here's a pic of what I mean (it's the yellow plastic spacer...
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    Hi all, Some weeks ago I cleaned the VANOS solenoids on my 2001 330xi (200k+ miles), then I also took off the CCV hose (see attachments) and there was a lot of mayo/gunk in there. I cleaned it out and put it back on. I do have a rough idle with subpar rpm (650-750) that I am not sure where...
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    Hello E46'ers! I've come to the experts again for help. Let me provide some background knowledge. I have properly bled the system, and re-confirmed this many times. 20k miles ago, I overhauled my cooling system (done at 100k, I am now at 120k). I replaced the fan clutch, upper and lower hoses...
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    So the other day when I was replacing my upper and lower intake boots, I noticed a hose that looked like it was cut/broken/missing. I have no idea what it is or to what it's supposed to connect. I do have an CEL for emissions which may or may not be related. The line is located near the...
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    Hey guys. 2003 330xi here. 120k miles. I replaced the fuel FILTER about a year ago, no problems. For the past month or so, when I turn the car on in the morning, I can smell gas. Inside, outside, and around the car. Seems the level of fuel (full/empty tank) does not matter. I changed my Fuel...
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    Hi. My son and I just finished up the tear down/cleanup/rebuild of the intake system on his 04 325 Ci (late production M54 - so its the model without the secondary air vacuum system hanging on the end of the manifold). Everything thing went well, but I have a question about the small hard tube...
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    Hey all, New to the forum here. I recently took ownership of my brother's hand-me-down, a 1999 BMW 323i (E46). While I was changing out the expansion tank, I noticed a pretty significant hole in a hose which is adjacent to the belt running between the alternator and power steering pump. The...
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    Hi all This isn't my pic but I have the same question! I replaced my timing chain tensioner today, and i broke off the hose in the pic. When i say broke off, it's actually the connector that has snapped. Can someone please tell me what that hose is what you call the connector piece? It's an N42...
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    Hi guys, so I've had a coolant leak for so.E time now and iblve finally narrowed it down to one area. It seems to be coming from the firewall area near the engine. I can't reach it from under the car and I can't see it eigher. Does anyone know where it might be. Thanks for all the help.
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    Hi everyone, So I've been tracking down a vacuum leak on my 2001 330i for a while now, and I just found a split in the vacuum line between the Secondary Air check valve and the vacuum control switch (3/4 in the attached diagram). Ideally, I'd like to replace all the little lines back there...
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    Hello fellow fanatics! Just now changing my secondary air pump hose and I'm checking to see if it's working (ie checking to see if the valve needs replacement as well). I connected the new hose to the valve part and blew through it while the car was running but I wasn't able to push any air...
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    So i've got an infamous leaking power steering pressure hose on my 2000 E46. Got the genuine hose, new washer, and a new reservoir to install this weekend when it warms up a bit. My question for you guys: What order do I need to install these parts and what is going to be my most effective...
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    Hey guys! Just looking for a replacement secondary air pump hose since my stock one has a hole in it. I want one like this...
  17. Suspension & Braking
    Hi everybody ! I buy recently a new bmw 323i 1999 and the car have a little problem . The problem is the hose #9 (hose for steering rack to coil) leak from the connection (little piece of plastic) I tried everything to solve that (clean it, new o-ring, Teflon) but never succed... but the...
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    :banghead:I replaced my CCV yesterday. Now my SES light is on and the car is acting strangely. The RPMs are steady at idle but drop as soon as I begin to press the accelerator. I have to rev the engine high just to get the clutch engaged. It has also stalled on me on a couple occasions...
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    Hi members, I've searched the web, realoem, and these forums but unfortunately I am unable to locate the name of this part without knowing much about it. It's hard to locate a part when all you know is that it's a hose of some sort. I'm not sure what subsystem it is related to which is my...
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