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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5,822
Views: 948,411
Posted By gfd
Enjoyed seeing all the pics. Putting on clear...

Enjoyed seeing all the pics. Putting on clear corner, side, tail, this weekend. Can't wait for spring!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By gfd
Thanks I have no problem rotating them, but what...

Thanks I have no problem rotating them, but what I don't understand is why they keep going out of balance.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By gfd
A Little Off Balanced... Continually

I have had a lot of suspension work done this year: CAB, struts/mounts, tie rods, sway bar links. I've had it aligned at the dealer. I've had the tires balanced three times, the last time I had...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By gfd
Check out ebay. I bought a rack there over the...

Check out ebay. I bought a rack there over the summer for my new Volvo XC90 that was less than half the price and it works out great! Why pay more than you need to. Good Luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,319
Posted By gfd
Topshelf, if you are going to put more money into...

Topshelf, if you are going to put more money into it, give the flexible steering coupling a try - it's only $35 and it did help mine somewhat. But I feel your pain!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,319
Posted By gfd
ask them to check before they align - also, if...

ask them to check before they align - also, if you have more than one dealer, check their prices ahead. we have two dealers and one was $50 cheaper. I picked that one and told the other one (which...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,319
Posted By gfd
Topshelf, I have not had any hub issues. When I...

Topshelf, I have not had any hub issues. When I learned about the flexible coupling, it seemed like that had to be it because its purpose is to dampen those bumps from the steering - my e46 has 73k,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,319
Posted By gfd
Topshelf, I am still feeling that vibration over...

Topshelf, I am still feeling that vibration over a series of small bumps and I replaced the tie rods, sway bar links, CABs, struts and mounts, recently the flexible coupling at the end of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By gfd
Idle Steering?

Any idea why I sometimes feel the engine idle (vibration) through the steering wheel? It happens sometimes when I am stopped, waiting to pull into traffic, usually the steering wheel is turned...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By gfd
Topshelf, It does seem at this point that you...

Topshelf, It does seem at this point that you likely need someone to look at it. You don't want to keep sinking money into things that may not fix it. I can appreciate your frustration!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,623
Posted By gfd
Topshelf, what I felt was mostly over roadbumps...

Topshelf, what I felt was mostly over roadbumps and a general looseness in the steering/control of the car. It was not a constant vibration.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,623
Posted By gfd
Hey, I wanted to report back that the shocks,...

Hey, I wanted to report back that the shocks, mounts and sway bar links solved my problem with the looseness and chatter in the front end and steering wheel. I think that may be what you and your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,623
Posted By gfd
Hey, sorry to chime in late here, but I was...

Hey, sorry to chime in late here, but I was surprised that the struts did not seem to be the cause of at least part of the problem. I have checked this forum and the e46fanatics on the problem you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2008, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By gfd
Agree with going to dealer, but in the future (in...

Agree with going to dealer, but in the future (in case you didn't), try just shutting off the engine, restarting, and then try to raise/lower te top again. This resets the system. I had a similar...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By gfd
You were right, it is from the o-ring! I had it...

You were right, it is from the o-ring! I had it sitting against the flange, it was helpful to know where it is supposed to sit. I tried it again and that worked. Thanks!

Getting a Bentley...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By gfd
You are right, it is from the o-ring! I had it...

You are right, it is from the o-ring! I had it sitting against the flange, it was helpful to know where it is supposed to sit. I am going to to try it again. I'll let you know. Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By gfd
I Changed Oil And Now Leak Not From Plug Or Filter - Help!

I changed my oil yesterday (my first time doing this on this car, although I have done this numerous times, not on BMWs). Read instructions from WIKI, got kit and oil from my dealer, torqued to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By gfd
that's a fair price. make sure to get an...

that's a fair price. make sure to get an alignment after.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By gfd
It turned out that the spray nozzle was frozen. ...

It turned out that the spray nozzle was frozen. The temps here plummeted yesterday. This morning in my garage it worked fine and 10 minutes after being outside (1 degree F) it froze again. I guess...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By gfd
the pump does make the noise when key is on and...

the pump does make the noise when key is on and washer is activated - no fluid from either side. I will check all the things you suggested tonight. This is very helpful info. Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By gfd
Dirty Windshield - No Spray!

My windshield washer reservoir is full, but no spray will come out. It was fine yesterday, although it seemed like I was running out of fluid. But I just checked and there is plenty. I even topped...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-21-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,526
Posted By gfd
I think the silver top would be better, I love...

I think the silver top would be better, I love the look of the coupe.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,835
Posted By gfd
I replaced mine at 60k and had the symptoms. ...

I replaced mine at 60k and had the symptoms. Good luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,835
Posted By gfd
I had similar symptoms - resolved. I had the...

I had similar symptoms - resolved. I had the full replacement. I bought the parts myself through a site post through here and saved some $$$. Also, after replacing these parts, you will need a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By gfd
Are the noises coming from where the top meets...

Are the noises coming from where the top meets the windows? I have had this periodically and have place some pieces of soft rubber weather stripping up into the slot of the top where the windows go....
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