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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:22 AM
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Posted By ahull
I think it's called a diffuser. EDIT: but...

I think it's called a diffuser.

EDIT: but not on realoem, although the part does appear to be on there: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?model=EV53&mospid=47725&hg=51&fg=17
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By ahull
Also, always check the e46 wiki for anything e46...

Also, always check the e46 wiki for anything e46 related first. This one's in there!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8014505#post8014505

Find an IT/Computer person or an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By ahull
At about 80k/10 years mine would do this slight...

At about 80k/10 years mine would do this slight click on cold days when changing direction of steering wheel rotation. Pretty easy to change - wiki has a couple o good DIYs too. It's rubber so...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By ahull
Google clutch and find a howstuffworks or...

Google clutch and find a howstuffworks or something so you can understand the components in play here.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By ahull
This, with the a/c off while you're checking. ...

This, with the a/c off while you're checking. For a digital read vs. the swing gauge under the tach, set your computer to mpg then reset it while at speed on cruise. Properly tuned 330i/ci should...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By ahull
Main power cable runs under the passenger...

Main power cable runs under the passenger seat.....

How does the main ground strap for the engine look

Positive battery connector in good shape? How old is the battery - it could be shorting...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 583
Posted By ahull
It's got some pep. You'll see when you drive it.

It's got some pep. You'll see when you drive it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By ahull
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tranny in limp mode!?!?! Sounds like a crazy Friday night! :eek:


Sorry couldn't resist.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By ahull
Always check fuses first. Do any of the...

Always check fuses first. Do any of the adjustment buttons work on the seat?

For the mirror, does it move at all when you put in reverse? Keep in mind that it won't do it if the adjustment...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By ahull
It's misfiring from whatever's burning in there:...

It's misfiring from whatever's burning in there: coolant or oil....... you probably have a small failure in the head gasket and it leaks in some coolant that burns off and as the car heats up the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 583
Posted By ahull
Grandpa driving a murdered out 328? Hard to...

Grandpa driving a murdered out 328? Hard to swallow.

Engine will go a few hundred k if taken care of n not abused. Same for auto tm if you're lucky but should get at least 150k if you change...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By ahull
Can't disagree with your thinking but a couple...

Can't disagree with your thinking but a couple other things come to mind too. Do you know how old the battery is? These cars will do lots of wacky stuff on a last leg battery. There's also the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By ahull
:thumbup: :roundel: Sent from...

:thumbup: :roundel:


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By ahull
Thinking of Buying An 03 325i, Advice?

A lot of folks will take the money they would put into a warranty and put into a separate bank acct or similar and then access those funds as needed for repairs or heavier maint items. You could...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By ahull
Thinking of Buying An 03 325i, Advice?

I'm not aware of serious electrical issues besides the taillight ground issue (easily fixed) and the trunk lid wiring wearing out from all the flexing. Not the easiest fix but not a nightmare either....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By ahull
No but if all if them are same dimness when this...

No but if all if them are same dimness when this happens it makes me think your relay (part of the wiring harness for them) may be going out or you have a fault in the "running"(vs the "fader") ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By ahull
Could also be low fuel pressure. Autozones will...

Could also be low fuel pressure. Autozones will loan out their fuel pressure test kits.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By ahull
BMW 3301 'bifecta' issue

The e 46 wiki has some info on this. Testing the speed sensors too I think. Could just be dirty/fouled and got worse/went past tolerance with some banging around with the recent work. Could be a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By ahull
Search over on fanatics. Probably a DIY over...

Search over on fanatics. Probably a DIY over there. I know it's been done but don't know the specifics.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By ahull
Replace both the hard pipes for the cooling...

Replace both the hard pipes for the cooling system. I'd use some carburator or throttle body cleaner on it. Or start with engine degreaser, rinse, then hit it with the carb cleaner as a final...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By ahull
Check fuses.

Check fuses.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By ahull
Did you search? ,

Did you search?

,
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By ahull
Every external bulb back there can report an...

Every external bulb back there can report an outage. Worn contacts on the bulbs will too. e46 wiki electrical section.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8014505#post8014505
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By ahull
Really hard to say without codes as it could be a...

Really hard to say without codes as it could be a number of things. See if you can leave a deposit for a scanner and bring it to the car. Places like autozone may loan them. Cheap ones can be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By ahull
No worries. Yeah the regulators going out is...

No worries. Yeah the regulators going out is pretty common. Motors not so much. Good info. :thumbup:






Not sure what a motor costs, but I can tell you that a new motor for seat...
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