Work has slowed down so I can finally focus on some maintenance. This may seem like a stupid question, but in what order should I do everything? Here's what I've got:
Idler pulley & tensioner
Lower ET hose that goes to the engine
The time has come to rid me of this nasty leak that has been costing me quarts of oil over the past few months. I've known about this leak and monitored it and it has most definitely gotten worse. I've bought the Filter Housing Gasket and a new Vanos Oil Line (because why not). I'm...
Well today I did the time consuming, pain in the butt OIL FILTER HOUSEING GASKET replacement on my 2000 323i. The steps were (after disconnecting the negative on the battery) :
1. Fan box and MAF (2 bolts, hose clamp, 1 electrical plug)
2. Upper radiator hose (to clear out of the way for the fan...
Not bad at all! I was actually expecting sludge for a car that's almost a decade old, but I'm impressed what proper maintenance can do!
I just wanted to give thanks for everyone out there that contributes to this forum, you guys make jobs like this a breeze and really make these cars as...
Still fairly new to the site and did some searching around, but couldn't find a definite answer to my problems. Today I replaced oil filter housing gasket, vanos line, as well as an oil change (M1 0w-40). Now I am experiencing a ticking noise. It was not ticking before said parts were installed...
I have been a member on here for a while and performed numerous DIYs including the dreaded starter replacement. (which turned out to be good. :facepalm:) I followed the OFHG replacement DIY with no issues, except that it leaks worse now than before.
I seated the gasket properly and used 24 Nm...