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Mr_530i last won the day on December 22 2016

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    E46 BMW 330i M54 M-Sport Manual Touring

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    oil level increase e60 525d m57 strange?

    There was a thread on here with a guy who had the exact same problem as you, only difference his car was still under dealer warranty. Think it was dpf in the end. However, would you still want an engine that is allowing diesel to sweep through the o-rings, or is this acceptable in a diesel engine.
  3. cyclists should have insurance in my opinion
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    Tyre fitter at work

    Took him longer to put the Dust Cap on then it did to change the Tyre.
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    Nobody thinks of the disabled, who's lives are challenging enough without the need to have to figure out how to get down the street safely, because some idiot has parked there car on a pavement, which means wheelchair/ mobility scooters can't get down the street without going onto the road!
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    GT on Youtube

    Oops just realised posted in the wrong section. Please can this be moved to General discussion
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    GT on Youtube

    Series 2 - https://youtu.be/9VJrpxgLjM8 Series 3 - https://youtu.be/3e9ZWcEmR4Y
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    E46 Alternator removal - power cable

    Mole Grips did the job the part is off. Does it look like the plastic nut hosing has come away? or is this just whatever fits replacement. @LukeH thanks for the kind offer. PM Sent
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    E46 Alternator removal - power cable

    Thanks to all that I have replied. I will wait till the new alternator arrives to see if is has detachable plastic nut. If not will give mole grips a try.
  10. I am having trouble removing the power cable from the alternator on my e46. On all the DIYs they say it should be a 17mm nut that you remove. But on mine it seems like a Screw that you would finger tight but I can’t undo it. I have tried putting pilers on it but i think I am making it worse by wearing it down. I think the 17mm nut might be like a detachable locking wheel nut which would sit on top of the screw and then turn it. But I think my alternator has been replaced in the past and the previous owner has forgotten to put it back on. Am I right? Photo with green circle from a online DIY and the photo with red circle is of my alternator. Thanks
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    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    how much has the restoration cost you so far? and how much did you get the car for?
  12. I had this problem with my e46 330i. After months of trouble shooting I found the problem to be the output shaft. I sent my car to the garage last year to have the N/S/R wheel bearing changed. Unfortunately the mechanic couldn't change the wheel bearing, as it had welded itself into the hub. Therefore, he ordered me a second hand hub complete with an output shaft, and installed this. Since then every time my car rolled back slightly it would make a whaling sound from the N/S/R. However every time I took it to the garage to show them, it never happened. They then thought it could be the handbrake sticking so I had brand new bmw shoes with a BMW adjuster kit fitted. But the problem still existed. But I thought I would just live with it as it didn't effect the drive of the car. Then towards the end of this year when the weather turned cold, I had the click click sound, and after a spritted drive the entire car started shacking from the N/S/R. I first thought it was the driveshaft guibo, but then when I spun the N/S/R wheel I could hear the click click but only slightly. I then convinced the garage that it was the output shaft, but the garage wasn't convinced as they couldn't feel any play, but I told them it had to be that, they had also fitted a output shaft off a 330d, but luckily the part number are the same. Long story short I had them re-grease the CV Joints on the output shaft, and this fixed the problem and the car has never been so smooth of the line and at gear changes. not had any problems since.
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    Surging issues - 550i

    Is your diagnostic tool definitely compatible with your car? As some older machines will struggle to read your car, as I belive for the facelift E60 they changed the pins in OBD Connectors. I found this out the hard way when my e46 cable didn't work on my e60, I had to buy a different cable. Only reason I am mentioning this as you have no codes whats so ever. There is usually something that always logged, even if its pre-historic but I could just be thinking of INPA, which reads historic logs.
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    Minicab fare con?

    I took a cab from Manchester Train station to Manchester Science Museum. The fair like yours @nealpina increased when he stopped and press a button on a meter. I asked the cabby a few times before getting out why it had increased, but it seemed like he was playing deaf, so I raised my voice and kept asking until he answered. He then told me it was a barrier charge to come through the station and that they split the cost down the middle with the passenger. How true that is I don't know. I've also noticed that when I lived in Halifax I could do a 10 mile trip in black cab on fairly flat surface and it would cost the same if I did 3 mile trip on a hilly surface. I am sure there gas pedal is rigged to their meters.
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    Petrol Engine thermostats.

    Wow never noticed that before. What a cool feature, can't wait to tell my brother and to see it in action on his car