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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By RivMcLean
I would save your 300 bucks and wash/ wax it...

I would save your 300 bucks and wash/ wax it yourself. It appears you park it outside so the detail would only last a couple of days. With the paint chipping as it is I would look into fixing that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By RivMcLean
You need to post more details, codes? When did it...

You need to post more details, codes? When did it go on/ off? What circumstances did it happen? :dunno: your statement/question is vague...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By RivMcLean
I think so. All those things you can DIY. You can...

I think so. All those things you can DIY. You can even purchase the equipment and the parts for a fraction of the cost and still have enough to take a road trip.

Powe bleeder:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By RivMcLean
You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:

You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By RivMcLean
You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:

You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By RivMcLean
I upgraded to the the hydraulic from the...

I upgraded to the the hydraulic from the mechanical. The bolts are different, I had to run to the dealership for the bolts. You are probably dealing with the same situation.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By RivMcLean
They are interchangeable, the hydraulic is the...

They are interchangeable, the hydraulic is the updated version, but requires different bolts. I found this out when I undated mine. Once you have the correct bolts, it's a 5 minute job... :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By RivMcLean
I said that awhile ago...:tsk:

I said that awhile ago...:tsk:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By RivMcLean
Depending on the model of your car they came with...

Depending on the model of your car they came with clear corners and LED break lights, my 04 330Ci for example came this way.

If you want to know exactly what the car is, get the last 7 characters...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By RivMcLean
Gotta love a Phoenix Yellow e46 M3 :thumbup: I...

Gotta love a Phoenix Yellow e46 M3 :thumbup: I hated that color at first, but it grew on me and that's what I would want if I could find the right one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By RivMcLean
I did the same thing as Just George, cooling...

I did the same thing as Just George, cooling system overhaul and all the belts, pulleys and tensioners.
Cheap insurance to protect the engine and peace of mind. :roundel:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,843
Posted By RivMcLean
Sometimes those thin speciality wrenches don't...

Sometimes those thin speciality wrenches don't transmit the physical force required to break the nut free, I used a regular wrench which worked well other than the fact it's wide and hard to get the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By RivMcLean
I had the same problem while it was under...

I had the same problem while it was under warranty, stealership updated the software on the transmission which fixed the problem. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By RivMcLean
Something of interest... ...

Something of interest...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819439&highlight=rear+glass
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By RivMcLean
What kind of bushings did you use? Polys do...

What kind of bushings did you use? Polys do squeak if you don't lube them with antiseeze. That was my experience.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By RivMcLean
Betty, you should post your question in the...

Betty, you should post your question in the correct forum X Series - X5 E53. You will get better results there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By RivMcLean
Pretty fun too OTL!

Pretty fun too OTL!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By RivMcLean
Have you tried looking in RealOEM.com for the...

Have you tried looking in RealOEM.com for the part number and then searching for a replacement?
Enter your last 7 characters of the VIN and search.

This shows mine as an example....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By RivMcLean
Here is something to review. ...

Here is something to review.
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1948884-Drive-by-wire-throttle-%28EML%29-system-crash

Sounds somewhat similar...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By RivMcLean
Haha :rofl:

Haha :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By RivMcLean
Search for "final stage resistor" did you check...

Search for "final stage resistor"
did you check your fuses?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By RivMcLean
I upgraded my belt tensioner to the hydraulic one...

I upgraded my belt tensioner to the hydraulic one when I overhauled my cooling system. If I remember correctly, one the mechanical one you can see the spring with a mirror and flashlight, the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By RivMcLean
You can order them in the carriers as well, saves...

You can order them in the carriers as well, saves a lot of time.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By RivMcLean
Their is two issues, the bottom piece from the B...

Their is two issues, the bottom piece from the B to C pillar is breaking down and the seal that goes from the C Pillar up to the trim piece.
What sucks is replacing the entire roof trim to replace...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By RivMcLean
Coupe vent window seal replacement

Greetings All,
I searched the forum and checked out the Wiki for Coupe rear vent window seal replacement and didn't really find anything, does anyone have experience in replacing these seals? It's...
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