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Old 03-02-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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Code Scan

Anyone in town want to do a code scan on my E36 tonight for a case of beer? I will come meet you any time after 5:30. Thanks!!

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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Engine code scan?

Come on over I'll do it for a large double double.
PM'ed you my number.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:56 AM   #3
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Engine code scan?

Come on over I'll do it for a large double double.
PM'ed you my number.
Thanks so much for the scan! You are a legend!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:48 AM   #4
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Only because of his search for an E39...
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:26 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for the scan! You are a legend!!
No problem, if the light comes on again call me again I'll read/reset it for ya.
Thanks again for the coffee.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:32 PM   #6
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Only because of his search for an E39...
lol.
Did ya find the leak source? BTW how much did that water-cooled alternator run? Was it a PITA?
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:40 PM   #7
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Havent looked at the leak yet. Alternator was mucho dinero and I didn't bother doing it.

I think the leak is the power steering pump. It was leaking when I did the alt. My mech tightened it up at the time but I think I may need to replace it now.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:48 PM   #8
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I bet its those crappy clamps BMW uses.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:55 PM   #9
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Wait, just to correct, it's not the pump. It's the hoses at the pump...I think. I alos like to think of it as anti corrosion protection for the bottom part of the chassis and motor. *sigh*
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:08 PM   #10
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lol.
Power steering leaks are very common with bimmers (3 series at least). The most common culprit is the clamps. Ask your mechanic to change them with a wider clamps: those than can be tightened with 8mm socket.
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