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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I'm still around. It was the aux fan. I decided...

I'm still around. It was the aux fan. I decided to live with it as my car has been running a few degrees cooler so it doesn't click on. Once I replace my tstat (for th 3x) I'm sure it will be back.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By PerfectStorm01
+1 Fuel pump would definitely be where I...

+1

Fuel pump would definitely be where I would start. Having low oil is just carelessness. You should check your oil once a month as some bimmers are notorious for burning oil. As mentioned...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I agree with all the comments. I went through a...

I agree with all the comments. I went through a phase after finally getting over the ZF paranoia stage, of using the manual and sport modes. Frankly, manual mode is horrible and provides no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Same with mine. Doors lock but only drivers side...

Same with mine. Doors lock but only drivers side unlocks. Thought it was actuator not GM5.

OP, Scott has a website ghag may help to diagnose as well.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By PerfectStorm01
My first codes ever

Seeking advice. I have been chasing a rich condition for a while, but it never threw a code. I have cleaned the TB, ICV and MAF, disa upgrade, vanos upgrade, cooling system refresh, fuel filter and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-31-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I think I read a while ago someone cleaning it...

I think I read a while ago someone cleaning it out or maybe it was the electrical connection :dunno: I'm not running lean nor do I have codes, but I am running rich. I just can't see that attributing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I have the same issue with my 2001 auto. It has...

I have the same issue with my 2001 auto. It has never stalled but still get the idle drop when coming to a stop. It's more prevalent in colder temps rarely happens in the summer. I've replaced my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I would definitely help, but you wouldn't want to...

I would definitely help, but you wouldn't want to use my -10.4 and -10.9 LTFTs. Very rich, still trying to narrow down my issue. still no CEL though :dunno:

Sorry.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Bmw maf

Does anyone know if a genuine bmw maf has a bmw symbol on it? I'm just trying to figure out if I have an aftermarket or OEM maf. thanks
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I chose the shop based on some work mates...

I chose the shop based on some work mates recommendations. In essence, the shop and insurance carrier take care of everything.

Some of you had already mentioned the upgrades but they are too...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I'm a happy man again. I got my car back...

I'm a happy man again. I got my car back yesterday and it looks awesome. Its been 2 weeks of driving in a Nissan Micra (not sure if this car exists in the US), but it is not a pleasant experience...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By PerfectStorm01
exactly...the good thing is they said my subframe...

exactly...the good thing is they said my subframe was rock solid and straight. left rear corner was buckling and very slightly on the right side too. I'm looking forward to detailing my car again.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Yeah. Can't rush perfection! Realistically, 2...

Yeah. Can't rush perfection! Realistically, 2 days for an insurance assessor, 2 weekends and a public holiday, day for parts and I'm sure I wasn't the only car they had to work on. So 1 week of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Quick update

I stopped by the panel shop today to check up on my baby. I am happy to report that she was being painted. New trunk, new bumper and new paint job all the way up to the door handles. Another week to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Thanks guys. Let's just remember it's a 320ci and...

Thanks guys. Let's just remember it's a 320ci and getting an mtech2 bumper and csl boot will probably add $2k to my bill, another few weeks to import and it will still take me 8.5 seconds to hit 100...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Things are expensive here. That's why my 13 year...

Things are expensive here. That's why my 13 year old 320ci is worth nearly $12k, that's why I buy most of my parts from the US and Europe and that's why I DIY. Minimum wage here is double vs the US....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Good news is...

...My car is not totaled. Total bill to be paid by insurance is right around $8000 :eek::yikes:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. My 2001 320ci...

Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. My 2001 320ci based on market values is worth near $12K, I paid $13.5K 2 years ago, but that's Australia for you. Parts are super expensive (that's why we import...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Unhappy Sad Day for the Bimmer

About 2 blocks from my house some lady slammed into me a stop light.

I was so angry, but once I saw her she was shaking and scared. I bit my lip and asked if she was OK. Her car was totalled,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By PerfectStorm01
I'm OK...just sore back and neck. I will start...

I'm OK...just sore back and neck. I will start another thread so everyone can admire your awesome bumper!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Me too

I got rear ended the other day too. It was a very sad day. Car is getting fixed on Monday. I will post pics later today...:cry:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,085
Posted By PerfectStorm01
That's what I did. Makes the CVV removal and...

That's what I did. Makes the CVV removal and reinstall much easier. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Give us the details! What was the hardest part?...

Give us the details! What was the hardest part? What kind of bushings did you use? Tools required...geez! :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By PerfectStorm01
First car? 10 years? What were you using before? ...

First car? 10 years? What were you using before?

There will be lots of opinions here, but I use the armor all wheel cleaner because you go through it like water regardless of what brand you get. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By PerfectStorm01
Welcome! Not my taste, but the most important...

Welcome! Not my taste, but the most important critic is you so good job! Where did you get the gauge rings?
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