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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,603
Posted By computerwhiz1
Just wanted to chime in and add that it might be...

Just wanted to chime in and add that it might be worth investigating if the play only exists in the center. For me, I have replaced the guibo and the inner and outer tie rods. I still have play in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By computerwhiz1
This may or may not help, but I know at least on...

This may or may not help, but I know at least on the halogen assemblies, there are knobs that allow you to adjust the headlight beam to be wherever you want it to be.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By computerwhiz1
If it is leaking out of the back of the engine,...

If it is leaking out of the back of the engine, like say drivers side right near the firewall, that could be the coolant pipes that run under the intake manifold. If you pull of the splash shield you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By computerwhiz1
Yes, I did make sure the o2 sensors are intact...

Yes, I did make sure the o2 sensors are intact plugged in, and plugged in properly. I had to take a gamble and I ended up purchasing a new MAF sensor from oembimmerparts. I DIY a lot, but now that I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By computerwhiz1
Post-cat o2 sensor codes for faulty MAF?

I just got a call back from my shop (which has proven trustworthy thus far) and they said that my codes in regards to post-cat o2 sensors were in fact being caused by a faulty MAF sensor. Now I'm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By computerwhiz1
Mine makes quite a bit of noise when its hot out...

Mine makes quite a bit of noise when its hot out and I've been idling in traffic or just driving slowly (less than 30MPH) in stop and go traffic. Sounds just like a dump truck or school bus, but it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By computerwhiz1
Well, compressors kicking on and off when they...

Well, compressors kicking on and off when they should be just on is a sign of low refrigerant, but you said you've made sure that isn't the case. I think you might be on the right track about a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By computerwhiz1
Well I mean to check the transmission fluid level...

Well I mean to check the transmission fluid level you have to get the car off the ground level, and get the transmission to the proper temperature to check the fluid. It isn't a dip stick in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By computerwhiz1
If I were you I would go ahead and take it into a...

If I were you I would go ahead and take it into a transmission specialist. Let them check it out and make sure the fluid levels are right. It isn't exactly a user serviceable part on our cars and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By computerwhiz1
If this is something new meaning bag previously...

If this is something new meaning bag previously under the same conditions it wouldn't do it, I would really investigate differential bushings. I don't think it would be front suspension but I suppose...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By computerwhiz1
My car does this when I've parked on a hill and...

My car does this when I've parked on a hill and go to back up. You're shifting a lot of weight in the drivetrain when you put it into reverse on a hill like that. A pop or clunk can come from any...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By computerwhiz1
It depends on how many parts you're willing to...

It depends on how many parts you're willing to replace. I'm sitting at 220,000 and I've replaced just about all of the suspension. The ENTIRE cooling system including heater hoses and pipes under the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By computerwhiz1
I do think this is where the expansion tank...

I do think this is where the expansion tank mounts onto the radiator no?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,975
Posted By computerwhiz1
If it isn't leaking, then you're burning it. But...

If it isn't leaking, then you're burning it. But be SURE it isn't leaking. I had a leak that was only leaking while driving and so it just blew back all down the underside of the car instead of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By computerwhiz1
I recently went to replace my VCG and stopped...

I recently went to replace my VCG and stopped before I got the valve cover off once I discovered my leak wasn't the gasket, but actually a very obvious crack in the valve cover its self towards the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,026
Posted By computerwhiz1
Have you taken the car to a transmission...

Have you taken the car to a transmission specialist? I got mine rebuilt at AAMCO, but thats just one example. Point being automatic transmissions are all more or less the same, so any reputable...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By computerwhiz1
The first thing that comes to mind is the control...

The first thing that comes to mind is the control arm and associated bushings. Google it to get an idea of what it looks like and where it is located and see if that is where your looseness...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By computerwhiz1
This is typically differential bushings, but...

This is typically differential bushings, but there are some other things that it COULD be. If not differential bushings then it could be the subframe, drive shaft, or play inside the differential.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,172
Posted By computerwhiz1
Now that I'm done ranting, sorry its been a rough...

Now that I'm done ranting, sorry its been a rough few months for my e46, I'll pass on some advice. The cooling system needs to be replaced once it reaches the end of its life. All of it. Don't try to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,172
Posted By computerwhiz1
Short answer for me seems to be: yes. Not that I...

Short answer for me seems to be: yes. Not that I don't love mine, but it is just endless issues with this car. The doors leak even though its been to various different shops multiple times to try and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By computerwhiz1
What about the "black clicky thing" thats under...

What about the "black clicky thing" thats under the rubber boot? I think this is what pushes it out. http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll315/niutuner/DSC00152.jpg It is labeled "popper outer after...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,026
Posted By computerwhiz1
The transmission is electronically controlled so...

The transmission is electronically controlled so if you have something going on causing rough idle, lean condition, and misfires, there is a good chance the computer can't get a good idea of what to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By computerwhiz1
True, I haven't had this problem, thank god, but...

True, I haven't had this problem, thank god, but all of the threads I have seen about it never really end up at any conclusion about how to fix it.

If it were to happen to me though, I would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,633
Posted By computerwhiz1
Came really close to doing this with my car but...

Came really close to doing this with my car but ended up going with an automatic rebuild because I needed the car back ASAP and the transmission kinda nuked without warning. Anyways, i'm looking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By computerwhiz1
I payed special attention this time to make sure...

I payed special attention this time to make sure that the belt was on there properly. I guess the only thing I know to do from here is to just drive it and hope it doesn't get worse.
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