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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
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) Today, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
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) Yesterday, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
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) Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
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) Yesterday, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
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) Yesterday, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
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) Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
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) Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
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) Yesterday, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
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: 11
Views: 273
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: 199
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: 193
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: 6
Views: 242
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: 282
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...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By GoForthFast
First easier to check for oil in the coolant, and...

First easier to check for oil in the coolant, and coolant in the oil.

I'd rule out VCG.

Vid looks to me like you don't have a properly bled cooling system. That might have caused overheating.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By GoForthFast
I can read real good, but I cannot figure out the...

I can read real good, but I cannot figure out the symbols on dash controls, parts, etc.
I'm stupid in the new school!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By GoForthFast
People in the know here wouldn't touch the highly...

People in the know here wouldn't touch the highly problematic and enigmatic SMG transmission to save their life. Pass


And take this opportunity to peruse the wiki to bring yourself up to speed....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By GoForthFast
Car is worth it?

Car is worth it?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By GoForthFast
Comes in tube too which I find easier to work...

Comes in tube too which I find easier to work with:
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 624
Posted By GoForthFast
If you find a way to get around the gaggle of...

If you find a way to get around the gaggle of Euro nightmare duty and red tape, please come back and post here for all the profit from!
It's a dream to shop in the USA. I have sympathy for you to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By GoForthFast
Please don't recommend this eBay no-name piece of...

Please don't recommend this eBay no-name piece of cheap chinese crap. Use only known name brands priced to reflect quality.
Unless you want to end up doing this job twice after this replacement...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By GoForthFast
I'm thinking maybe a Marilyn may not be up for...

I'm thinking maybe a Marilyn may not be up for climbing around under her car?

Could be serious like broken rear shock mount at the top of the tower, or failed sub-chassis mounts. Descripton may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By GoForthFast
rmeaut1@mac.com it has 1,003,000 on it. Ron ...

rmeaut1@mac.com it has 1,003,000 on it.

Ron

if it came from germany, how come it's miles instead of km?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By GoForthFast
I wasn't going to mention that just in case he...

I wasn't going to mention that just in case he was with them.
I've already called them enough bad names!
(EXCEPT FOR THE NEW WINDOW REGULATOR)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By GoForthFast
That's the coolest thing I've read here all week!...

That's the coolest thing I've read here all week!

Look at the attached for all the things that you can have programmed to the key.
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