im new to this fourm as i am new owner to a bmw e46 318 coupe 6 cylinder,
I have a few questions??
1) I bought the car about a month ago and i have noticed their is quite alot of oil leeking out where the oil filler cap is, i was hopeing that it was the seal on the cap that had gone so i replaced the cap and it doesnt seem to have done anything maybe slowed it down a little, i was told it coule possibly be the rocker cover gasket? i have looked online at the part, the part doesnt seem to exspensive but the fitting looks really aquward with not much space to move about, any ideas on what it could be? and if so how do i go about fixing it?
2) the car has a bit of a clunk when i put it in gear, the clunk come from the rear, im guessing its the diff? :S im hopeing not as i would of thought that would be an exspensive one, any ideas on what else it could be?
3) my car is due for a service soon and when i do it i want to be abel to reset the computer how do i do this, my pal has all the diagnostics soft ware the runs on the OBD 2 set up! is this how you do it or not?
4) last but not least, i think the clutch might be going, alought i might b wrong and it might just be that i am still getting used to it! i have to pretty much come off the clutch for it to engage like right up at the top?
as for any work that needs to be done im lucky that my best friend is a mechanic and runs his own small garage just up the road from me only problem is that he doest have ramps or a pit so im a little worried about the diff and clutch as thats gonna be a verry exspensive garage bill if it is!
can any one help please