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How To Change Spark Plugs on an E46 BMW 330i 325i
 
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NGK 3199 BKR6EQUP spark plugs (You need 6): https://amzn.to/2M0Orst Milwaukee 2754-22 M18 Fuel 3/8" Impact: https://amzn.to/2M1MsUU Ares Spark Plug Socket Set: https://amzn.to/2vj7EvU Extending Magnet: https://amzn.to/2LTLFpM This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 108404 50sKid
E46 Vanos Rebuild What Not To Do #m54rebuild 6
 
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I began my rebuild when I did a compression test and noticed I had poor compression in cylinders 2-6 (about 142 psi, the bottom of the service limit). Cylinder 1 head 160 psi. A leakdown test showed leakage into each adjacent cylinder. Of course my engine also had the oil consumption problem (1 quart every 1000 miles) that every M54 engine has, which is caused by the oil rings which wear down prematurely (the M52TU used different oil rings which did not have this problem). There was also coolant loss, which I didn't measure precisely. To see all the videos in the #m54rebuild series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6OflXtgLWJOFdsiuc-UrZJX To view all the specs and torques for BMW M54/M52TU engines: https://goo.gl/jLvcgR I made this video for a specific subscriber when I noticed I could solve his problem during my engine rebuild. I'm putting it out there in the hopes that it may help someone else to runs into trouble. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 17697 50sKid
BMW E46 Key Lock Cylinder Repair
 
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How to repair a broken driver's door key lock cylinder on an E46 BMW. You can purchase a repair kit here: https://amzn.to/2nb9ryx This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 127002 50sKid
How to do a Compression Test on an E46 BMW 3-Series
 
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OTC Deluxe Compression Tester Kit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004K2FSXI This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 35819 50sKid
How to Do a Cylinder Leak Down Test on an E46 BMW
 
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OTC Leak Down Tester: https://www.amazon.com/OTC-5609-Cylinder-Leakage-Tester/dp/B0030EVL60 This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 33132 50sKid
BMW E46 Cyclone Crankcase Ventilation System Explained
 
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To get an oil/fluid check valve: http://goo.gl/t2QapU To get a set of the cold climate CCV components: http://goo.gl/RDA6wX Which consists of: 11617533400 - oil separator 11617533398 - valve cover to separator tube 11617533399 - intake manifold to separator tube 11157532629 - oil dipstick drain tube 11617504536 - intake manifold return tube To get a set of the standard CCV components: http://goo.gl/91Qxz2 Which consists of: 11617501566 - oil separator 11611432559 - valve cover to separator tube 11617504535 - intake manifold to separator tube 11157532649 - oil dipstick drain tube 11617504536 - intake manifold return tube This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 107962 50sKid
BMW 330i 325i E46 Oil Pan Gasket Addendum
 
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I recently sprang a pretty massive oil leak. Had to tow my car back home. I figured I'd better be thorough and check my work and make sure I didn't do the oil pan gasket incorrectly. While I was doing that, I realized I could make some improvements to my oil pan gasket video. So here are some tips to go along with that job. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 28874 50sKid
BMW 328i E46 Abormal Tire Wear
 
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This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 5217 50sKid
BMW E46/E39 M54 Engine Oil Consumption Fix (02Pilot Mod)
 
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Please check out the following link for further discussion on the 02Pilot mod: https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1629018-Oil-consumption-after-CCV-replacement You need about 2 ft of 3/32" ID vacuum line and about 6" of 1/4" ID vacuum line (or whatever line the 3/32" line fits inside of perfectly). You should also purchase and install a 12mm non return check valve for your oil return line here: http://amzn.to/2emCgHz This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 97546 50sKid
BMW 330i 325i E46 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
 
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How to change a valve cover gasket on an E46 BMW. Purchase a Victor Reinz valve cover gasket here: http://amzn.to/2w2rf5i This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 140582 50sKid
E46 Post Cat Oxygen Sensor Replacement #m54rebuild 3
 
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I have officially begun my engine rebuild project. During the exhaust removal I realized that I wanted to remove the post-cat o2 sensors so I decided to put that in a separate video so that people could it find more easily in the future when they search my video library. The full exhaust video will be released on Sunday. The part number for these sensors is 11781433940 and it's available at your favorite auto parts retailer. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 63824 50sKid
Does Your E46 BMW Consume Oil?
 
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M54 piston rings with M52TU oil control rings: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131912802729 Project M54 Engine: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=899347 The big 38+ page oil consumption thread on e46fanatics: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1009367 This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 62790 50sKid
BMW E46 How To Change Automatic Transmission Fluid
 
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ZF Brand Filter & Gasket: https://amzn.to/2OcaPws I had a sort of buzzing sound develop, also a vibration, and I thought it was due to the aftermarket filter I used when I rebuilt the transmission, so I figured it was a perfect chance to do a transmission service video. Make sure whatever fluid you use is compatible with spec LT71141. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 164497 50sKid
All About BMW Scan Tools (INPA, BMW Scanner 1.4)
 
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This doesn't cover every BMW scan tool out there, just the two that I happen to own. You can get BMW Scanner here: https://goo.gl/BFZoAl You can get a K+DCAN cable here: https://goo.gl/CoE1to To find out more about DiS and Progman: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=561237 This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 193090 50sKid
E46 Negative Fuel Trims Case Study
 
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This 1999 328i would not set it's catalytic converter engine monitor for over a year. There were no DTC codes thrown. This was my process in diagnosing and repairing this problem. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 44914 50sKid
BMW E46 Replace Valve Stem Seals (head in car) #m54rebuild 10
 
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I began my rebuild when I did a compression test and noticed I had poor compression in cylinders 2-6 (about 142 psi, the bottom of the service limit). Cylinder 1 head 160 psi. A leakdown test showed leakage into each adjacent cylinder. Of course my engine also had the oil consumption problem (1 quart every 1000 miles) that every M54 engine has, which is caused by the oil rings which wear down prematurely (the M52TU used different oil rings which did not have this problem). There was also coolant loss, which I didn't measure precisely. To see all the videos in the #m54rebuild series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6OflXtgLWJOFdsiuc-UrZJX To view all the specs and torques for BMW M54/M52TU engines: https://goo.gl/jLvcgR The remover tool from Lisle is 36050 and it's available here: http://amzn.to/2hUTqfH You can get valve stem seal pliers here: http://amzn.to/2h49tGu All you need to make my installation tool (which can also be used as a remover, btw) is some 1/4" thick steel stock about 1" wide by maybe 2 ft long (just in case you make a mistake cutting it). You also need some basic metal working tools, such as a drill and drill bits, a cut off wheel, maybe some files to smooth down the burrs. Nothing major. You can find the Milwaukee 2457-21 cordless ratchet that I used in my amazon store: http://astore.amazon.com/50skid-20?node=1&page=3 This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 49498 50sKid
BMW E46 Install Timing Components & Reset Timing #m54rebuild 8
 
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M54 Timing Tool Kit: https://amzn.to/2OdEfKI I began my rebuild when I did a compression test and noticed I had poor compression in cylinders 2-6 (about 142 psi, the bottom of the service limit). Cylinder 1 head 160 psi. A leakdown test showed leakage into each adjacent cylinder. Of course my engine also had the oil consumption problem (1 quart every 1000 miles) that every M54 engine has, which is caused by the oil rings which wear down prematurely (the M52TU used different oil rings which did not have this problem). There was also coolant loss, which I didn't measure precisely. To see all the videos in the #m54rebuild series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6OflXtgLWJOFdsiuc-UrZJX To view all the specs and torques for BMW M54/M52TU engines: https://goo.gl/jLvcgR The seller I bought the timing kit from is out of stock. You'll have to check through the listings here to find a similar kit: https://goo.gl/ealUrH Make sure to check out the common repair steps video if you are unfamiliar with that: https://youtu.be/Zt3XFkd97dc Other videos you should watch if you are planning to change your head gasket or rebuild your engine are: Oil Filter Housing Gasket Replace: https://youtu.be/zC_cmsX68Ok Intake Manifold Removal: https://youtu.be/ZDP8Dma0nUs Exhaust Manifolds Removal: https://youtu.be/2kJbzaHBgAI Timing Components Removal: https://youtu.be/mUYFzBr1ZNE This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 155624 50sKid
BMW E46 Timing Components Removal #m54rebuild 7
 
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I began my rebuild when I did a compression test and noticed I had poor compression in cylinders 2-6 (about 142 psi, the bottom of the service limit). Cylinder 1 head 160 psi. A leakdown test showed leakage into each adjacent cylinder. Of course my engine also had the oil consumption problem (1 quart every 1000 miles) that every M54 engine has, which is caused by the oil rings which wear down prematurely (the M52TU used different oil rings which did not have this problem). There was also coolant loss, which I didn't measure precisely. To see all the videos in the #m54rebuild series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6OflXtgLWJOFdsiuc-UrZJX To view all the specs and torques for BMW M54/M52TU engines: https://goo.gl/jLvcgR The seller I bought the timing kit from is out of stock. You'll have to check through the listings here to find a similar kit: https://goo.gl/ealUrH Make sure to check out the common repair steps video if you are unfamiliar with that: https://youtu.be/Zt3XFkd97dc Other videos you should watch if you are planning to change your head gasket or rebuild your engine are: Oil Filter Housing Gasket Replace: https://youtu.be/zC_cmsX68Ok Intake Manifold Removal: https://youtu.be/ZDP8Dma0nUs Exhaust Manifolds Removal: https://youtu.be/2kJbzaHBgAI This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 34305 50sKid
E46 Pre-Cat Oxygen Sensors Replacement
 
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Really simply, if you need to replace the most important of your O2 sensors, this is how you do it. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 38827 50sKid
All About 18v Cordless Impact Drivers and Wrenches
 
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This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 4765 50sKid
E46 How To Clean Hydraulic Lifters
 
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Further reading on this topic: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=14251457 Checkout Nathan's channel as well: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChiFpTm0zZjZ2umagxD8eQA This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 32494 50sKid
DIY Smoke Machine For Vacuum or EVAP Leaks E46 P0171 P0174
 
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In this video I show you how I constructed my own DIY Smoke Machine out of a paint can, a propane regulator, tiki torch wicks, and some Kanthal wire. This is the same smoke tester that you can buy on eBay for $100. I think I put about $30 into it. I then show you how to perform a smoke test and what a couple different vacuum leaks would look like on an E46 BMW. Propane Regulator: http://goo.gl/r7MziA Air Blow Gun: http://goo.gl/qTqt7f Kanthal Wire: https://amzn.to/2ncmMGQ Tiki Torch Wicks: https://goo.gl/YXuKJB Paint can: hardware store Vacuum line: hardware or auto parts store Fittings: harbor freight or hardware store This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 334427 50sKid
How to do an Oil Change on an E53 BMW X5 4.4i
 
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How to do an Oil Change on an E53 BMW X5 4.4i. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 22844 50sKid
BMW 330i 325i E46 Power Steering Pump Replacement
 
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LUK LF30 Power Steering Pump: https://amzn.to/2vesi0f I had a vibration that I wasn't able to pinpoint but I also had some pulley noise which I traced back to the power steering pump. So I went ahead and switch it out with a used unit that I pulled from a junkyard. That solved the noise. The pump I had already was the LF-30, which is the later model pump. The earlier pump was the LF-20 and that had a shaft that would shear off and make the pump fail, so it's definitely a good idea to replace those with the LF-30. The two pumps have different pressure lines so you will have to change that as well. The BMW part number for the updated LF-30 pressure line is: 32416764725 This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 125074 50sKid
Best Way To Drain Coolant on an E46 BMW #m54rebuild 5
 
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I began my rebuild when I did a compression test and noticed I had poor compression in cylinders 2-6 (about 142 psi, the bottom of the service limit). Cylinder 1 head 160 psi. A leakdown test showed leakage into each adjacent cylinder. Of course my engine also had the oil consumption problem (1 quart every 1000 miles) that every M54 engine has, which is caused by the oil rings which wear down prematurely (the M52TU used different oil rings which did not have this problem). There was also coolant loss, which I didn't measure precisely. To see all the videos in the #m54rebuild series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6OflXtgLWJOFdsiuc-UrZJX To view all the specs and torques for BMW M54/M52TU engines: https://goo.gl/jLvcgR How to remove the intake manifold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDP8Dma0nUs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mrofw6rRHU How to remove the exhaust manifolds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kJbzaHBgAI&t=99s How to remove the oil filter housing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC_cmsX68Ok How to remove the thermostat housing & water pump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmzkwYv88A8&t=1376s This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 38478 50sKid
Tool Review: 3/8" M12 Milwaukee Ratchet (and 10k subs thanks!)
 
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Guys, I had the wrong numbers in my head when I made this video. Apparently this wrench has 250RPM and 35 lb-ft of torque. The 1/4" version has 30 lb-ft. My mistake. It's still twice as fast as everything else though. The ACDelco wrench I was talking about was the ARW1201 and it has 160RPM and 57 lb-ft of torque. Trust me, speed is everything when it comes to using power tools. I used this thing to pull my intake manifold off my E46 when I did the starter video last week and I got it done in less than half an hour. Milwaukee 2457-21 3/8" ratchet kit: http://amzn.to/2eMRmUe Milwaukee 2456-21 1/4" ratchet kit: http://amzn.to/2eMQuim This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 7234 50sKid
BMW 330i 325i E46 Vanos Rebuild
 
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VANOS rebuild kit (basic): https://amzn.to/2vpCK5h VANOS rebuild kit (with the anti-rattle rings & bearings): https://amzn.to/2vjzIPP Victor Reinz valve cover gasket (you need this): https://amzn.to/2viXjzV NGK 3199 BKR6EQUP spark plugs (good time to replace them): https://amzn.to/2M0Orst The VANOS is BMW's version of variable valve timing. It advances or retards the intake and exhaust cams to pull more power out of the engine. It works by using oil pressure to move two pistons in or out and those pistons have o-ring seals in them. The OEM seals were made of buna rubber and they degraded over time. The replacement seals are made of viton and shouldn't have the same problem. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 398023 50sKid
How To Diagnose A Misfire on an E46 BMW 3-Series
 
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This procedure would apply to any vehicle with a coil on plug type ignition system. ELM327 Wifi Adapter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=50skid-20&keywords=ELM327 wifi&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=166d0d26a9d8008799fd1545685591e0 This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 151063 50sKid
BMW E46 Remove & Install Camshafts #m54rebuild 9
 
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I began my rebuild when I did a compression test and noticed I had poor compression in cylinders 2-6 (about 142 psi, the bottom of the service limit). Cylinder 1 head 160 psi. A leakdown test showed leakage into each adjacent cylinder. Of course my engine also had the oil consumption problem (1 quart every 1000 miles) that every M54 engine has, which is caused by the oil rings which wear down prematurely (the M52TU used different oil rings which did not have this problem). There was also coolant loss, which I didn't measure precisely. To see all the videos in the #m54rebuild series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6OflXtgLWJOFdsiuc-UrZJX To view all the specs and torques for BMW M54/M52TU engines: https://goo.gl/jLvcgR There is only one way to remove and reinstall the camshafts safely without the special tool, and this that way. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 37505 50sKid
BMW E46 Oil Catch Can Install
 
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The experiment to determine if a catch can can reduce the oil consumption on the M54 engine is over. My results are: 394 miles: no oil consumption at all NOTE: I have uninstalled the catch can that I installed in this video. I was getting an occasional problem where I could smell oil fumes and it was honestly very annoying and unpleasant. Please do not purchase the oil catch can I used in this video. Find a better one that doesn't have the oil level indicator on the side and thus will be better sealed to vacuum. Even then, take great care to completely seal up every part of that can. There is an alternative to running a catch can if you live in a climate where condensation and clogging of the OEM CCV system is not a problem. Please see this video: https://youtu.be/Fo2rLSzNzt0 Here is the parts list for the Oil Catch Can project: Oil Catch Can: https://goo.gl/jAxNQb Fresh set of CCV tubes (or reuse your existing ones): https://goo.gl/91Qxz2 12mm 1/2" One Way Non Return Check Valve: http://amzn.to/2emCgHz 3 ft of 3/8" ID fuel hose 2 ft of 5/8" ID heater hose 6" of 3/4" ID heater hose two 3/4" x 1/2" PEX couplings (or https://goo.gl/y18V0S would work) Dorman Help! 47080 5/8" x 3/4" heater hose connector 3/8" barb x 1/4" MIP adapter two 1/8" MIP brass pipe plugs grey RTV (use this in place of the foam gaskets and the green o-rings that I used in the video) PCV Valve options (these are all the same): -Purolator PV1050 -O'Reilly Auto/Microguard PCV345 -FRAM FV345 & FV345DP -BWD Auto PCV358 -Napa Item MPF39358 or CRB29358 * Note: Thank you to YouTuber flipfinish for these PCV part numbers This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 96691 50sKid
Cleaning an Idle Air Control Valve and Throttle Body (Kia Sportage)
 
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The Sportage is kinda idling poorly. It's a bit difficult to show that in a video shot because the camera can't pick up the vibration, so just trust me that the idle kinda sucks. Also, the vehicle has no pick up. I actually thought that's just how this car was, but I was pleasantly surprised to find so much improvement after doing a simple clean of the idle air control valve and throttle body. Anyhow, besides changing spark plugs, this is the other thing you can and should do on any modern fuel injected vehicle to really tune it up and make it run better. So I realize that I skipped a bit of footage in this video on how to take apart the air scoop. It's extremely easy to figure out, but if you feel that you need to see the step by step on that, go ahead and check out this video: https://youtu.be/V7B2IwsHb7A This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 77192 50sKid
BMW E46 Radiator and Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement
 
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Behr radiator: https://amzn.to/2KsmHrG Genuine expansion tank: https://amzn.to/2M8ZW1e I tried my best to purchase OEM components, or at least OEM brand. I rarely buy parts from the actual dealer because they are just grossly over priced. In most cases the manufacturer will make the exact same part for the parts market at a cheaper price. I usually buy things through eBay. I bought a Behr radiator that seems to be made in South Africa and a Coolant Expansion Tank from Behr Hella (they outsource this to China now). Hey I guess American companies aren't the only ones outsourcing, lol. Turns out my expansion tank and radiator were already replaced at some point in the past by the previous owner, although he didn't tell me that. No big deal, I'm glad to have good brands in my cooling system. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 154593 50sKid
Toyota EGR Valve Diagnostics - Back Pressure Modulated
 
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The EGR system used on an 1994 toyota 4runner is the same as the camrys of the same vintage and it's a complex one. It's vacuum AND back pressure modulated and presents a good challenge for even the best shade tree mechanic. Here's how you diagnose the system. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 133141 50sKid
BMW E46 Torque Head Bolts & Remove Cylinder Head #m54rebuild 11
 
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I began my rebuild when I did a compression test and noticed I had poor compression in cylinders 2-6 (about 142 psi, the bottom of the service limit). Cylinder 1 head 160 psi. A leakdown test showed leakage into each adjacent cylinder. Of course my engine also had the oil consumption problem (1 quart every 1000 miles) that every M54 engine has, which is caused by the oil rings which wear down prematurely (the M52TU used different oil rings which did not have this problem). There was also coolant loss, which I didn't measure precisely. To see all the videos in the #m54rebuild series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6OflXtgLWJOFdsiuc-UrZJX To view all the specs and torques for BMW M54/M52TU engines: https://goo.gl/jLvcgR BMW E12 socket: http://amzn.to/2i9w99y If you are interested in the Eastwood wrench I'm using, you can get that here: http://www.eastwood.com/digital-electronic-torque-angle-wrench-1-2-drive.html - I don't love this tool because you have to reset it each time you want to measure torque angle which slows you down a whole lot. I wouldn't buy this tool if I was a professional technician, I would get the snap on for sure. I know that's a strange title, but what I'm doing before I remove the cylinder head is loosening and then retorquing the head bolts to see if the threads in the block have been stripped out. This happens when these cars have been overheated. It's very common on engines with aluminum blocks. Happens on Toyotas, Hondas, everyone, so it's not a BMW only thing. In order to fix this if it happens to you, and you are removing your block from the car, I suggest you look at this particular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXGm5_Vogy4 That is exactly the way I would have repaired my block if I found that I needed to--using my drill press. You can also repair the block with the engine in the car. This guy makes his own alignment blocks with all the taps and guides and drill bits which you can purchase from him for around $380: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJvuGMc8XYg In all cases, to repair this damage, you need to drill a larger hole, , chamfer the top of the hole (very important), tap new threads, and finally screw in a Time-Sert which provides you with fresh steel threads. You can buy the Time-Sert 1090 kit which is very similar to the above guy's kit only it's about $450 but it comes with everything you need. You can find that kit here: http://amzn.to/2i6XkPL I suppose the first one at $380 is a pretty good deal but make sure that kit comes with the time-serts ($27) AND the lock-tite ($20), otherwise you might as well get the time-sert kit. To use either of these kits which have the alignment plates, you need to have some good threads in the holes next to the ones that have stripped. You can also make your own alignment plate if you have the means (use the old head gasket as a template for the holes) but aren't removing the block from the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BER2Mwgddjs This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 41699 50sKid
BMW E46 Pulley Replacement
 
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Be very careful if you are going to buy pulleys from eBay. When you see a kit that has 1 tensioner assembly and 2 other pulleys, that is meant for cars that have the hydraulic tensioners. Find out what you have before you buy parts. If you have the mechanical tensioners like I have, it's best to buy them individually. As I mentioned in the video, if you don't want to buy the entire tensioner assemblies and just want to replace the pulleys, you need two of these: https://goo.gl/b2NVWH However, I haven't bought that pulley and do not know if it will make noise or not. I suspect probably not, but I am just warning you now that you are taking a chance. If taking a chance isn't your cup of tea, I understand, so here are the part numbers you need to look for depending on what type of tensioner setup you've got. Remember to buy INA brand. For the manual tensioner, you need part numbers: 11287841228 deflection pulley 11281427252 mechanical tensioner (alternator/water pump) If you have the hydraulic tensioner, you only need: 11287841228 deflection pulley 11281748131 adjusting pulley Because you are able to change just the pulley and do not have to change the hydraulic tensioner itself. The A/C tensioner is the same part no matter what: 11281433571 If you are interested in buying these parts online from somewhere other than eBay, I suggest http://www.bmaparts.net which is a local parts warehouse near where I live that seems to ship nationally. They have reasonable prices. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
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How to Replace a FWD CV Axle (2001 Nissan Altima)
 
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This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
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BMW E46 Thermostat Housing and Water Pump Replacement
 
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If you haven't seen part 1: https://youtu.be/UKFE919xuoA This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
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BMW E46 M54 Engine Rebuild Tools Parts #m54rebuild 2
 
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I began my rebuild when I did a compression test and noticed I had poor compression in cylinders 2-6 (about 142 psi, the bottom of the service limit). Cylinder 1 head 160 psi. A leakdown test showed leakage into each adjacent cylinder. Of course my engine also had the oil consumption problem (1 quart every 1000 miles) that every M54 engine has, which is caused by the oil rings which wear down prematurely (the M52TU used different oil rings which did not have this problem). There was also coolant loss, which I didn't measure precisely. If you want to see my excel spread sheet of all my parts and tools and the prices I found click here: https://goo.gl/9zVMDN This is the timing tool kit I bought from eBay (probably gonna be out of stock forever): http://www.ebay.com/itm/201600441793 M54 piston rings with M52TU oil control rings: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131912802729 Partially NPR (Nippon Piston Rings), made in japan, and partially Grant, made in USA. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
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BMW E46 Rear Main Seal Replacement Part 1 - Transmission Removal
 
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How to replace the rear main seal on an E46 BMW. Checkout my common repair steps video here: https://youtu.be/Zt3XFkd97dc This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 101233 50sKid
BMW E46 Intake Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement P0344 P0340
 
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Genuine Intake Cam Sensor: https://amzn.to/2Mkmrgc I go over the symptoms surrounding my P0344 intermittent code, give you an overview of how hall effect cam sensors work, show you some tests you can do to verify wiring integrity, and finally show you how to remove and replace the intake camshaft position sensor. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
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BMW E46 Exhaust Removal #m54rebuild 4
 
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I began my rebuild when I did a compression test and noticed I had poor compression in cylinders 2-6 (about 142 psi, the bottom of the service limit). Cylinder 1 head 160 psi. A leakdown test showed leakage into each adjacent cylinder. Of course my engine also had the oil consumption problem (1 quart every 1000 miles) that every M54 engine has, which is caused by the oil rings which wear down prematurely (the M52TU used different oil rings which did not have this problem). There was also coolant loss, which I didn't measure precisely. To see all the videos in the #m54rebuild series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6OflXtgLWJOFdsiuc-UrZJX To view all the specs and torques for BMW M54/M52TU engines: https://goo.gl/jLvcgR Make sure to check out the common repair steps video if you are unfamiliar with that: https://youtu.be/Zt3XFkd97dc Other videos you should watch if you are planning to change your head gasket or rebuild your engine are: Oil Filter Housing Gasket Replace: https://youtu.be/zC_cmsX68Ok Intake Manifold Removal: https://youtu.be/ZDP8Dma0nUs This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 68828 50sKid
EGR Valve Diagnosis and Replacement on a 2000 Honda Odyssey
 
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This is pretty short and to the point. I show you which pins to test for resistance. I guess I don't go into complicated detail on what an EGR valve is or how the sensor inside works, but in this particular case you don't really need to know that in order to figure out if your valve is bad. In the future I'll do a more generic video that can apply to all EGR valves of the 5-wire design. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
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E46 ZF 5HP19 Transmission Rebuild Valve Body BMW 330i 325i
 
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So I've had to rebuild my transmission because it was leaking. This is part 3 of 3 videos that I will do on the subject. Check out the other parts here: Part 1: https://youtu.be/zDQ3RBZFLIE Part 2: https://youtu.be/Izltv3Ot_SA There should be 5 documents related to rebuilding the transmission in this dropbox folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g21ahp7i0fyuljw/AACC7cy4HKIvsd-5r7Sm675ma?dl=0 In that folder you will find the exploded diagrams for the valve body as well as instructions for the proper resistances for all the solenoids. To see how to get the transmission in and out of the car, checkout my rear main seal videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jrZGn1oUeE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dotlX6reJE I bought my rebuild kit from The California Transmission Supply Company, which was an authentic ZF kit and they had the best prices I could find: http://www.thectsc.com/catalog/5hp19-3.html Check out Transtar's website here: http://www.transtar1.com/ In addition to simply buying absolutely everything you need from them, including rebuild kits and friction rings and the oil pump, etc, you can get every small part inside of the transmission as well, including the little plastic tubes for the oil pump. Be careful to save your o-rings because they only come in the rebuild kit, I believe. They were out of those as separate items. If you need to rebuild your torque converter and don't want to let them do it for whatever reason (maybe you're not near them and it will cost too much to ship to them and back), you can also buy a rebuilt one from Torco Enterprise, which is in the Los Angeles area, and they also sell on eBay: http://www.torqueconverter1.com/ I reference several other videos in this one, particularly those of Jeff Richardson, which I've created a playlist for: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6MZuOHWuJXHUNvk7lOXYF9E As well as this video from transmission builder Gary Ferraro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IOA00fLdZ0 If anyone is wondering, here is the cost break down of the parts I bought (around Jan 2016): Torque Converter $201.65 Oil Pipes $13.08 Rebuild Kit $179.95 Reverse Drum $92.00 F Clutch Drum $50.00 Friction Plates $120.00 Oil Pump $288.75 ATF Fluid $39.22 Grand Total $984.65 This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 47656 50sKid
1992 Sea Doo Carburetor Rebuild
 
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How to remove, rebuild, and reinstall the carburetors on a 1992 Sea Doo XP. This is the rebuild kit I used for my particular engine: https://www.jetskiplus.com/new-seadoo-dual-mikuni-carburetor-rebuild-kit-needle-seat-base-gasket-xp-580-587 But do some research and figure out exactly what you need for your year and model. To get the vacuum/air pump used in this video to test pop off pressure: https://amzn.com/B0002SQYUA This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 58635 50sKid
Let's Talk About OBD2 Scan Tools
 
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Autel MaxiScan MS302: http://goo.gl/MsId2r Actron CP9185: http://goo.gl/vVMSYx ELM327 USB Cable: http://goo.gl/cSNbrv ScanMaster-ELM: http://goo.gl/dDYIUx ELM327 WiFi or Bluetooth: http://goo.gl/BA59aD OBDFusion: http://goo.gl/FOzwZS AutoEnginuity: http://goo.gl/7NWKxn This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 45115 50sKid
BMW E46 Starter Replacement
 
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Bosch Starter: https://amzn.to/2Ktn1Xe Make sure you watch my videos on how to remove and reinstall the intake manifold first: Removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDP8Dma0nUs Reinstall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mrofw6rRHU This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
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E46 ZF 5HP19 Transmission Rebuild Part 1 BMW 330i 325i
 
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So I've had to rebuild my transmission because it was leaking. This is part 1 of probably 3 videos that I will do on the subject. Checkout the other parts: Part 2: https://youtu.be/Izltv3Ot_SA Part 3: https://youtu.be/YvFfxZVZDes There should be 5 documents related to rebuilding the transmission in this dropbox folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g21ahp7i0fyuljw/AACC7cy4HKIvsd-5r7Sm675ma?dl=0 In that folder you will find the exploded diagrams for the valve body as well as instructions for the proper resistances for all the solenoids. To see how to get the transmission in and out of the car, checkout my rear main seal videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jrZGn1oUeE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dotlX6reJE I bought my rebuild kit from The California Transmission Supply Company, which was an authentic ZF kit and they had the best prices I could find: http://www.thectsc.com/catalog/5hp19-3.html Check out Transtar's website here: http://www.transtar1.com/ In addition to simply buying absolutely everything you need from them, including rebuild kits and friction rings and the oil pump, etc, you can get every small part inside of the transmission as well, including the little plastic tubes for the oil pump. Be careful to save your o-rings because they only come in the rebuild kit, I believe. They were out of those as separate items. Apparently FCP Euro has ZF oil pumps available so check them out at: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/auto-trans-oil-pump-assembly-106021004701 If you need to rebuild your torque converter and don't want to let them do it for whatever reason (maybe you're not near them and it will cost too much to ship to them and back), you can also buy a rebuilt one from Torco Enterprise, which is in the Los Angeles area, and they also sell on eBay: http://www.torqueconverter1.com/ I reference several other videos in this one, particularly those of Jeff Richardson, which I've created a playlist for: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6MZuOHWuJXHUNvk7lOXYF9E As well as this video from transmission builder Gary Ferraro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IOA00fLdZ0 If anyone is wondering, here is the cost break down of the parts I bought (around Jan 2016): Torque Converter $201.65 Oil Pipes $13.08 Rebuild Kit $179.95 Reverse Drum $92.00 F Clutch Drum $50.00 Friction Plates $120.00 Oil Pump $288.75 ATF Fluid $39.22 Grand Total $984.65 This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 192503 50sKid
E46 ZF 5HP19 Transmission Rebuild Part 2 BMW 330i 325i
 
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So I've had to rebuild my transmission because it was leaking. This is part 2 of 3 videos that I will do on the subject. Check out the other parts here: Part 1: https://youtu.be/zDQ3RBZFLIE Part 3: https://youtu.be/YvFfxZVZDes There should be 5 documents related to rebuilding the transmission in this dropbox folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g21ahp7i0fyuljw/AACC7cy4HKIvsd-5r7Sm675ma?dl=0 In that folder you will find the exploded diagrams for the valve body as well as instructions for the proper resistances for all the solenoids. To see how to get the transmission in and out of the car, checkout my rear main seal videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jrZGn1oUeE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dotlX6reJE I bought my rebuild kit from The California Transmission Supply Company, which was an authentic ZF kit and they had the best prices I could find: http://www.thectsc.com/catalog/5hp19-3.html Check out Transtar's website here: http://www.transtar1.com/ In addition to simply buying absolutely everything you need from them, including rebuild kits and friction rings and the oil pump, etc, you can get every small part inside of the transmission as well, including the little plastic tubes for the oil pump. Be careful to save your o-rings because they only come in the rebuild kit, I believe. They were out of those as separate items. Apparently FCP Euro has ZF oil pumps available so check them out at: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/auto-trans-oil-pump-assembly-106021004701 If you need to rebuild your torque converter and don't want to let them do it for whatever reason (maybe you're not near them and it will cost too much to ship to them and back), you can also buy a rebuilt one from Torco Enterprise, which is in the Los Angeles area, and they also sell on eBay: http://www.torqueconverter1.com/ I reference several other videos in this one, particularly those of Jeff Richardson, which I've created a playlist for: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqJG4ZyPIF6MZuOHWuJXHUNvk7lOXYF9E As well as this video from transmission builder Gary Ferraro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IOA00fLdZ0 If anyone is wondering, here is the cost break down of the parts I bought (around Jan 2016): Torque Converter $201.65 Oil Pipes $13.08 Rebuild Kit $179.95 Reverse Drum $92.00 F Clutch Drum $50.00 Friction Plates $120.00 Oil Pump $288.75 ATF Fluid $39.22 Grand Total $984.65 This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 61582 50sKid
BMW 330i 325i E46 Home Link Garage Door Opener Install
 
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How to install a HomeLink garage door opener in an E46 BMW. This video is for entertainment purposes only. 50sKid assumes no liability for any repairs or modifications performed by the viewer as a result of the information contained in this video.
Views: 8107 50sKid
How to Change a Rear Wheel Bearing on an E53 BMW X5
 
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How to change a rear wheel bearing without buying an expensive $120 wheel bearing separator tool kit. I make my own out of a large 6" bolt and coupling nut (and some washers). To remove the wheel hub from the old bearing, I used the large bearing separator as a backing plate and some replacement lug stud bolts to press it out. In hind sight, I wish I had just borrowed a slide hammer from my local auto store. I would have resulted in fewer trips to the hardware store and saved me from messing up the threads in the wheel hub. But I learned a lot from that experience. The tools I used are: A large bearing separator from Harbor Freight Two M14x1.5 50mm bolts from Home Depot 36mm 12-point socket from Sears E-Torx sockets from Harbor Freight 3/4-10 6-inch hex bolt from Home Depot 3/4-10 coupling nut from Home Depot 1" washer and 2 7/8" washers from Home Depot Good luck!
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