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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Thu, Jan-21-2010, 11:09:43 PM   #31
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filled mine up the other day after the light had come on... at least half of it proceeded to leak out... one more thing to fix. fml
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+ 1 . I fill mine up, and it slowly leaks over time. Amazing that everyone has the same [I]exact[I] finicky issues w/ these cars.
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Old Thu, May-13-2010, 11:40:29 PM   #33
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Mine's leaking about a liter a day. As far as I see there is not an updated part number for any of the reservoir or related parts. Is there a long term fix for this stupid problem?

Just when I thought plastic parts on window regulators were BMWs downfall.
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Old Thu, May-13-2010, 11:44:52 PM   #34
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there can only be a few reasons why its leaking:

1. cracked bottle
2. grommet for headlight washer is not seated correctly (if you have headlight washers)
3. grommet for windshield washer pump is not seated correctly.
4. water level sensor plug/grommet not seated correctly.
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Same here, all the orange deicer drained out of the tank, so i filled it with water and now its fine-----go figure?
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Turns out it is the washer pump itself leaking. I can see it seeping out the side of the pump. Yee haw.
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6 quarts = 1.5 gallons
1.5 gallons x 8.3 lb/gallon = +-13 lbs.
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Reviving an old thread

Which wire is the sensor? All I need to do is bridge it so the light turns off, correct? I recently pulled mine out after it cracked and have no plans of putting it back in.
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Cool Re: Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir question...

Everywhere I looked, everyone has the same issues accessing this washer fluid bottle, but didn't I find a DIY step by step to get at it. If there is such a critter, please send me a URL or other location, for getting at this leaky jug. I have no desire to take off the bumper but I will if necessary. After tearing it off twice and replacing those flimsy inner fenders which are all that hold it on beyond of "nib and cups". Thanks, riograndems
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Everywhere I looked, everyone has the same issues accessing this washer fluid bottle, but didn't I find a DIY step by step to get at it. If there is such a critter, please send me a URL or other location, for getting at this leaky jug. I have no desire to take off the bumper but I will if necessary. After tearing it off twice and replacing those flimsy inner fenders which are all that hold it on beyond of "nib and cups". Thanks, riograndems
This repair is next on my list, but I haven't gotten to it yet. From what I've read, it looks like you just have to remove the front passenger wheel to access the fender liner. From there, there are a few screws to remove the liner and the reservoir should be right there behind the front bumper. Can anyone else confirm these steps?
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