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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By jhurless
I know JimLev said there is no sensor on that...

I know JimLev said there is no sensor on that lower radiator hose, and not to discount his knowledge, but did you look anyways? If your lower radiator hose does have a small electrical sensor...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By jhurless
I wouldn't have thought to rebuild it... that's...

I wouldn't have thought to rebuild it... that's actually a very cool idea if you have the time and interest to do it. As far as the places I know of, you buy the part from them and give them the core...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By jhurless
I'll bet the backing plate is just barely...

I'll bet the backing plate is just barely contacting a spot on the rotor. The clearances are very tight.

As stated by jvr826 your best bet is to lift up the car and spin the wheel.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By jhurless
You are right on the pulley, they go bad all the...

You are right on the pulley, they go bad all the time so you'll want to replace that one to quiet it down.

As for the alternator, the place you bought it from should have offered a core refund...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By jhurless
It is unlikely that it was the fan clutch. If...

It is unlikely that it was the fan clutch. If your water pump seized, it would cause the belt to rub against a non-rotating pulley and burn up. If the water pump bearing blew out, it could cause the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By jhurless
Which is why I suggested a specialty shop,...

Which is why I suggested a specialty shop, because they would know that E46 BMWs require a cooling system upgrade around 100k miles consisting of the tank, hoses, water pump and tstat. Otherwise you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By jhurless
Other than the fan clutch, that quote is on the...

Other than the fan clutch, that quote is on the more reasonable side of BMW quotes. The labor rate is about right, time is correct. The problem I see is that the shop is quoting a water pump and no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By jhurless
There is a small thermostatic switch located on...

There is a small thermostatic switch located on the top of the lower radiator hose (left side of radiator at the bottom when facing the engine compartment). The switch has a green o-ring on it that...
Forum: General BMW 01-17-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By jhurless
I'm not telling you to sue him, just explain the...

I'm not telling you to sue him, just explain the law (which he is already aware of) to him. The problem is, they are in there pretty deep.

I looked around and the most I could find that might...
Forum: General BMW 01-17-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By jhurless
Sounds like it has been poorly maintained. The...

Sounds like it has been poorly maintained. The valve cover is not where you are losing 2.5 quarts of oil on this car. 5 valve cover replacements is absolutely ridiculous. Most likely, at that...
Forum: General BMW 01-17-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By jhurless
The window regulator is a common failure on E36s...

The window regulator is a common failure on E36s and E46s. Lube the slides and bite the bullet on the regulator. You'll save yourself a good 50k miles of frustration until it breaks again :)
Forum: General BMW 01-17-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By jhurless
Are you in California? If he taped them, that is...

Are you in California? If he taped them, that is considered a "service" and is required by law to be listed on your invoice. Not only that, a recommendation of the replacement of those parts is also...
Forum: General BMW 01-17-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,747
Posted By jhurless
I have also heard a lot of these rumors about BMW...

I have also heard a lot of these rumors about BMW transmissions going out, especially in Southern California. People actually joking about "almost time for a transmission" like it was a common thing....
Forum: General BMW 01-17-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By jhurless
7 series and V8s are typically pretty pricy to...

7 series and V8s are typically pretty pricy to maintain, and they have lots of problems.

If you are looking for something fun to drive that looks great and won't break the bank, I would actually...
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