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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By OfTheLost
Of course it is all the way across the country...

Of course it is all the way across the country from me.... Beautiful and well maintained car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By OfTheLost
Is the garage for sale too? J/K What is...

Is the garage for sale too? J/K

What is your asking price and where is the car located? # of miles?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By OfTheLost
I like your philosophy here.

I like your philosophy here.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By OfTheLost
There is a manual release in the trunk, it should...

There is a manual release in the trunk, it should be a plastic green cord
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By OfTheLost
I do try to start with the cheap fixes first. My...

I do try to start with the cheap fixes first. My DSC issue initially started with the ABS, DSC, BRAKE trifecta of lights about 2 years ago and I cleaned the sensors then. This issue started recently...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By OfTheLost
When does a car go from high maintenance to just a POS?

As the title states, when do you accept the fact that your car is more than just a maintenance hog and just a piece of junk? I have owned my e46 for 5 years now and it seems like the more effort I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By OfTheLost
I think you are making the right choice,...

I think you are making the right choice, especially if this will be your first car. They have roughly the same amount of power but the Lexus will be way more reliable and I don't know why you would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By OfTheLost
It might be best to search, there are hundreds of...

It might be best to search, there are hundreds of threads discussing suspension/lowering options.

In short:
a) It is wise not to go any larger than 18" rims on a non-M e46.
b) It is also wise...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By OfTheLost
I have been having the same issues for the last...

I have been having the same issues for the last year, it sounds like your GM5 module is the culprit. A new module is about $400, but there is a guy who has been around on the forums for years who...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By OfTheLost
They have had Bimmerfest East for the last 4...

They have had Bimmerfest East for the last 4 years now so I'm sure they will be doing it again this year. The date usually isn't released until after Bimmerfest (West) which is on May 23rd, so you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By OfTheLost
Update: After a few more sessions of...

Update:

After a few more sessions of spirited driving and multiple engagements of reverse gear I think I have finally fixed my issue. I will update in the future if anything changes but I want to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By OfTheLost
Speaking from experience I am willing to bet that...

Speaking from experience I am willing to bet that P0171 (and/or) P0174 are a result of faulty oxygen sensors.

The pre-cat O2 sensors are the exact same. If you have over 100,000 miles on your car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By OfTheLost
After contacting my mechanic yesterday he told me...

After contacting my mechanic yesterday he told me that disconnecting the battery would reset the adaptions and to try that before I made another trip back there. I did this when I got home from work...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By OfTheLost
Thank you once again Starless. I will contact my...

Thank you once again Starless. I will contact my guy today and see if I can swing by there at some point to have the TCM adaptions reset. If for some reason he cannot do it I have an enthusiast...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By OfTheLost
Can you elaborate on the transmission...

Can you elaborate on the transmission adaptations?

My transmission gear light has been coming on and the car has going into limp mode ever since the swap. Today I also got the CEL code P0735- gear...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By OfTheLost
I have an update on my situation. After a...

I have an update on my situation.

After a year and a half of driving with an intermittent no reverse issue I came across a deal on a genltly used remanufactured sonnax valve body for $300. The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,763
Posted By OfTheLost
This same situation can be applied when you buy a...

This same situation can be applied when you buy a beat up unreliable car that is always breaking down and leaving you stranded in the rain when you need to get to work. The people around here are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,763
Posted By OfTheLost
Just a heads up, this thread is almost 3 years...

Just a heads up, this thread is almost 3 years old (I don't think he ended up buying it).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,763
Posted By OfTheLost
MoparJim is right. Smolk used to be a forum...

MoparJim is right. Smolk used to be a forum regular here and had owned and maintained an e46 since 2007 I think. This situation was very different than someone like yourself with no prior knowledge...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By OfTheLost
Go look up some maintenance costs for the 335 and...

Go look up some maintenance costs for the 335 and it will cure your temptation real quick. They are fun and fast cars but I wouldn't want to maintain one out of warranty. Your car easily has another...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By OfTheLost
Great job, and brave of you to tackle all of that...

Great job, and brave of you to tackle all of that work at once.

Another satisfying group of maintenance items I would suggest doing (if not already done) is a new valve cover gasket combined with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By OfTheLost
I browse cars on CL regularly, and it becomes...

I browse cars on CL regularly, and it becomes pretty easy to differentiate between hidden gems and plain old junk.


Examples of a quality ad include:
multiple pictures, specific details about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By OfTheLost
If it is a confirmed GM trans then it does not...

If it is a confirmed GM trans then it does not have the drum, so you do not need to sweat that. Here is a great thread on the differences between the two and what your options are...
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By OfTheLost
I have a 2000 328i with 127,000 miles, I started...

I have a 2000 328i with 127,000 miles, I started having the intermittent GM no reverse issue at 113,000 miles.

I did a drain and fill which did not help, then I did another one and removed and...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-17-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By OfTheLost
You can buy a 36 pack on Amazon for $22, why...

You can buy a 36 pack on Amazon for $22, why spend extra time, effort, and money on doing individual loads of laundry with special MF detergent? I just use them until they start to get nasty and buy...
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