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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Starless
Yep, my 7 year old is much better at it. The...

Yep, my 7 year old is much better at it. The games they play on iPads, etc are all based for visual perception. Minecraft, etc, I do not like strategies, I can master it of course if I need but it's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Starless
Welcome! Good sense of humor is always a good...

Welcome! Good sense of humor is always a good thing on these forums. I like yours :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Starless
I hope URO does not stand for URO parts :-) Just...

I hope URO does not stand for URO parts :-) Just kidding, looks great, Jake!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Starless
New expansion tank cap graphics. The World in Pictures

You know, I was at a parent-teacher conference at my daughter's elementary school a few days ago. And it's not news, but they do not teach children to properly spell words anymore. It's all based on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Starless
I would not need an air-chisel, I'm not sure how...

I would not need an air-chisel, I'm not sure how exactly its mounted but I assume if i apply more force it would just fall thru the metal. Its not clear from my picture, but it's not the plastic pad...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Starless
Definitely my engine and transmission will...

Definitely my engine and transmission will outlast the body I'm afraid.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Starless
Great question. I will lift the whole rear from...

Great question. I will lift the whole rear from now on. No sense of doing expensive bodywork repair of that point or any rust at my mileage. But I will continue doing necessary maintenance to get the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Starless
Rear jack pad collapsed. Rust bucket.

Was cleaning my wheels and checking the brakes. Front done. Moved to the left rear wheel. Installed my floor jack with a special adaptor under the proper jack pad and started lifting. Did many times...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Starless
It could be your torque converter acting up. Get...

It could be your torque converter acting up. Get that checked.
The engine is I 6, not v6, 6 cylinders are located in one row, not in a v like shape.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Starless
But we are blessed to live in the country where...

But we are blessed to live in the country where competition makes it possible to have more than 1 thing available! So we are good :-)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Starless
Welcome to the forum, Marc! I hope you are...

Welcome to the forum, Marc!

I hope you are not a troll with a second post like this.

I have a cheap washer pump from ebay too (I think it is URO) and it has worked fir several years now. But do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Starless
A/C blowing hot air from centre vents

These systems are very sensitive to the amount of refrigerant. That's why it's important to use a vacuum pump, the scales and. Professional gauges when recharging. The gauge on Those cans is a joke....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Starless
I have warm air on passenger side and a little...

I have warm air on passenger side and a little cooler on drivers side. I'm taking in to the shop for recharge. What they do is evacuate the refrigerant and using the scales install the exact amount...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Starless
152k pretty reliable for me, I did some...

152k pretty reliable for me, I did some maintenance around 100k and it's been fine. Planning a second round of maintenance around 160k-180k. My goal is to bring it to 200k and start looking for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,730
Posted By Starless
I do not believe you have traded one problem for...

I do not believe you have traded one problem for another. You need to reset transmission adaptations. Basically your transmission control module has been learning and remembering your driving style...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,730
Posted By Starless
Update us on the outcome of the swap. Make sure...

Update us on the outcome of the swap. Make sure the shop clears the transmission adaptations after the swap.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Starless
Gasket was installed the wrong way.

Gasket was installed the wrong way.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Starless
^ sorry to hear, I always spend extra time on...

^ sorry to hear, I always spend extra time on diagnostics of the symptoms and practice patience, trying not to rush into ordering and replacing parts that I think are the cause of the problem.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Starless
You need to go to E46 Fanstics sound forum...

You need to go to E46 Fanstics sound forum section. You will be overwhelmed by the amount of info on this and other similar systems...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Starless
^I was just about to say, change the d drum and...

^I was just about to say, change the d drum and be happy
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Starless
Most if them last for around 200K, just like a...

Most if them last for around 200K, just like a lot of other transmissions in general. But then again most people do not even keep their cars for that long...
Mine is 150K alive and kicking. Keeping...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Starless
Programming a new E46 blank key

I have actually done it. $130 for my 2002 325i, at one of the St. Louis area dealerships. I shopped around, price can fluctuate between $130 and $200 at different places.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Starless
$150 for a hack job when you can get a brand new...

$150 for a hack job when you can get a brand new key from BMW for under $130? That's how my key cost. Cost can vary a little at different dealerships.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Starless
Good question. Mine does the same. Happens ONLY...

Good question. Mine does the same. Happens ONLY in freezing temperature. I think cvx5832 is right and it has to do with some shrinking seals and low pressure. The mileage has something to do with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By Starless
Slipping transmission - any options?

Have you considered atf additives that are supposed to help with tired seals? I think it's generally considered a bad idea, but when you have nothing to lose, may be try it? If that was my car with...
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