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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By GoForthFast
Good deal! Welcome to the forum

Good deal! Welcome to the forum
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By GoForthFast
Pulleys yes. Most WP's these days do not fast...

Pulleys yes. Most WP's these days do not fast fail, so no urgency.

Only exploding fan on auto trans. Manual does not explode.

Price check: www.furiousmethod.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By GoForthFast
There is a famous CAB e46 test on youtube done by...

There is a famous CAB e46 test on youtube done by bavauto.com

Take s look to understand things better.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By GoForthFast
The extent of PM'ing part replacement depends...

The extent of PM'ing part replacement depends upon how bulletproof you want the car to be. How much do you want to avoid sitting on the side of the road?

Rad's do leak, but usually start slo.
ET...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By GoForthFast
see the pages on no start

see the pages on no start
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By GoForthFast
No coding, and in case you didn't get the...

No coding, and in case you didn't get the message, the DIY install takes about 20 min and I did mine with the trunk tool kit! There are DIY's on forums.
Do not spend more than 160 or so.
You were...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By GoForthFast
Old fan can fail because weakness and fly apart....

Old fan can fail because weakness and fly apart. Lots of damage if that happens.

Don't have to search for the wiki. Here it is: http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46

Come back when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By GoForthFast
assume original fluid is in there and change it...

assume original fluid is in there and change it with the filter.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By GoForthFast
CVV does not have to leak. If old and failed it...

CVV does not have to leak. If old and failed it burns tons of extra oil.
Can learn the test by searching youtube.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,283
Posted By GoForthFast
start a new thread to get better attention.

start a new thread to get better attention.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By GoForthFast
Your course was stupid. Is everything in school...

Your course was stupid. Is everything in school useless these days? Was your teacher a schmuck?

BMW's are bled different than most other cars so best to read the EXACT way to bleed them.
Find...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By GoForthFast
Did not explain what was repaired already? ...

Did not explain what was repaired already?

Did not answer question regarding CVV.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By GoForthFast
+1 Car is easy to understand with help from...

+1
Car is easy to understand with help from willing forum members. You can do it and you can have fun doing it. Car is worth it too. What is the current body damage?

Unless your son was so...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By GoForthFast
Have you cleaned your throttle body properly? ...

Have you cleaned your throttle body properly?
New vanos unlikely to be needed. But investigate new vanos seals.
http://www.beisansystems.com
not sure about your engine tho?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By GoForthFast
Oh I bet not. Bet they know 1500 ways to sidestep...

Oh I bet not. Bet they know 1500 ways to sidestep honoring this.
Don't get lazy and fall back on this as an excuse to educate yourself.
Or you'll one day be saying, 'wish I would have listened to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By GoForthFast
So sounds like no abuse and very little proactive...

So sounds like no abuse and very little proactive maintenance. Could be a real winner.
Where in PA?
Auto or manual?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By GoForthFast
New PS fluid when replacing the pump? Fully...

New PS fluid when replacing the pump? Fully flushed?

Who knows how to properly bleed your cooling system?
How do you know for sure it's not the head gasket?
Should have replaced the thermostat...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By GoForthFast
Did you replace the fan too? Should have. Water...

Did you replace the fan too? Should have.
Water pump and thermostat should have been done along with cooling system.
Crankcase vent valve and 4 hoses?

You said replace alternator, but then...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By GoForthFast
Two choices: the engine is burning oil or the...

Two choices: the engine is burning oil or the engine is leaking oil.
Visual inspection all around from above and below is the only way to see. Remove the splash guard underneath if you have one so...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By GoForthFast
I looked with your VIN Doesn't look like you...

I looked with your VIN
Doesn't look like you have an ICV
Your engine is way different from the I6
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By GoForthFast
If you want to make the right purchase, let us...

If you want to make the right purchase, let us help you. Many of us have been on this forum for thousands of posts and focus only on e46's.
Tell us exactly what you will look at when you go to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By GoForthFast
I won't argue that noisemaker alarms are...

I won't argue that noisemaker alarms are tremendously effective, but the 'factory' alarm does incorporate an immobilizer feature too. At least that prevents theft of vehicle without a tow.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By GoForthFast
Our e46 does not look like your e46. We have no...

Our e46 does not look like your e46.
We have no four cylinders in the USA. Where most of us are.

I'd go exploring www.realoem.com for diagrams.

Post the last 7 digits of your VIN for us to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By GoForthFast
You could go for schrick cams and headers for a...

You could go for schrick cams and headers for a sweeter running engine, but there is some beauty to the way the stock motor runs. Because of the double vans the torque curve starts low and is very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By GoForthFast
Wow, so they got into your car, popped the hood,...

Wow, so they got into your car, popped the hood, and removed the relay cover with a torx driver?

These guys really targeted these relays. And they're not super expensive!

Just don't touch my...
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