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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By catso
You bought a clutch set from Autozone? Read the...

You bought a clutch set from Autozone? Read the wiki, then rethink you "logic". NOBODY buys a BMW clutch from autozone.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By catso
I just want to mention that I remember when my...

I just want to mention that I remember when my DSC lights went on right before I had my rear subframe repaired by the dealer. After the floorpan was replaced the light never came back on.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By catso
Hello Smolck! A Merry Christmas to us all; God...

Hello Smolck!
A Merry Christmas to us all; God bless us, every one!
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By catso
Since it's a very old car it will have more rust,...

Since it's a very old car it will have more rust, corrosion, and deterioration problems than newer cars. Cars don't only wear out from use, but many of their components and systems deteriorate from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By catso
Bentley for $16? Are you sure about that?...

Bentley for $16? Are you sure about that? :confused:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By catso
They are practical and quite reliable, but any...

They are practical and quite reliable, but any car that is 26+ years old will need more repairs and maintenance than one that's five or 6 years old. But in all honesty, unless you are a good mechanic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By catso
You could easily accomplish these repairs and...

You could easily accomplish these repairs and save some big buck$ in the process. Your idler pulley, valve cover gasket, and thermostat replacement are not very hard, but make sure you use good...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,556
Posted By catso
Tell them to send some here, I have been waiting...

Tell them to send some here, I have been waiting over 3 months now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By catso
A failure in any of the components of your...

A failure in any of the components of your cooling system, especially the water pump, can cause loss of coolant. Since the serpentine belt that drives the water pump also goes around many other...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By catso
Your second belt is at the bottom and only drives...

Your second belt is at the bottom and only drives the A/C compressor off the crankshaft. That belt also has a tensioner assembly that can fail. Both belts and all the components connected to them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By catso
Code readers are easy to use, follow the...

Code readers are easy to use, follow the instructions that come with it or some even tell you step by step when you turn the unit on. The ODB II connector is under the dashboard near the driver's...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By catso
I think you need group 48. The 49 is a bit bigger...

I think you need group 48. The 49 is a bit bigger and probably will not fit.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-15-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By catso
Bad battery or corroded terminals, poor...

Bad battery or corroded terminals, poor electrical connections, or possibly a bad starter cable. The battery and connections are the first place to start.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By catso
By the way, most chain auto parts stores will let...

By the way, most chain auto parts stores will let you rent a code reader and take it home, so you can still find out what the codes are without driving your car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By catso
You need to check the belts, pulleys, alternator,...

You need to check the belts, pulleys, alternator, belt tensioners, power steering pump, a/c compressor, fan clutch (if you have one) and everything else in the front of the engine. Most likely one of...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-11-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By catso
That area you describe contains the fuel pump and...

That area you describe contains the fuel pump and filter assembly. The pump is electrical and that may have been your problem. It's a bit of a PITA to replace because most of the fasteners get very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By catso
As always Brother Bluebee, YOU DA MAN!

As always Brother Bluebee, YOU DA MAN!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By catso
You definitely should replace your rear shock...

You definitely should replace your rear shock mounts; a very common failure. Some of the Fest's sponsors sell heavy duty mounts and reinforcements that are not very expensive.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By catso
I would guess it's a problem with the throwout...

I would guess it's a problem with the throwout bearing, but could also be in the pressure plate or even in the fork that holds the throwout bearing.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 12-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By catso
Sounds pretty normal, but maybe a fresh set of...

Sounds pretty normal, but maybe a fresh set of points and plugs would improve the idle a bit.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By catso
If you can find ones that fit, I don't see why...

If you can find ones that fit, I don't see why not. I bought my Beck Arnley replacements from Amazon for about $20 each and they work fine.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-05-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By catso
Long periods of non-use can mean alot of things;...

Long periods of non-use can mean alot of things; contaminated fuel, moisture and or corrosion under the distributor cap, deteriorated ignition wires, fouled spark plugs, could be alot of things....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By catso
DON'T buy your parts at autozone. They don't sell...

DON'T buy your parts at autozone. They don't sell what you need, instead find the part numbers from www.RealOEM.com (http://www.RealOEM.com) and buy from one of the Fest's sponsors. Many BMW parts...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By catso
Why do you think it snapped? Was it rusted...

Why do you think it snapped? Was it rusted through?
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By catso
I'm sure if you search around you can find one;...

I'm sure if you search around you can find one; Craigslist maybe, or check out www.car-part.com (http://www.car-part.com)
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