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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Hellpuppy
Thanks. If checking the DISA is that simple I'll...

Thanks. If checking the DISA is that simple I'll do it. Is it also ok to unplug the VANOS to test it or is that not a good idea? I know you shouldn't unplug the cps.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Hellpuppy
All kinds of running problems

Iím having all kinds of running problems with my 323. Uneven idle, no power, hesitation, black exhaust, lousy mileage, sometimes stalling. I guess this is something like limp mode, even though no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Hellpuppy
Thanks for the ideas, guys. I'll check it out...

Thanks for the ideas, guys. I'll check it out this weekend.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Hellpuppy
right rear thud

I've got a dull thud or thump sound coming fom the right rear end whenever I go over a sharp bump, like a speed bump. It's especially noticeable if I'm backing up over the bump, like backing into my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By Hellpuppy
little plastic seatbelt button

Anybody know anything about installing the little plastic seatbelt button that keeps the buckle from falling all the way to the floor? I tried installing a new one but the cap didn't want to lock in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By Hellpuppy
Beware of mice.

Beware of mice.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Hellpuppy
Sorry to say it, but if you don't think enough of...

Sorry to say it, but if you don't think enough of your car to carry comprehensive, then the only issue here is did the mechanic do something to cause the fire? Was he working on the fuel system?...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Hellpuppy
Check in the E39 forum. I think there's a long...

Check in the E39 forum. I think there's a long thread there by Bluebee on this very issue.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Hellpuppy
I've heard of this issue affecting some Porsches....

I've heard of this issue affecting some Porsches. Has to do with the vapor recovery system. Don't know if it applies to BMWs, though.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Hellpuppy
One word: AMAZON. Who buys anything from door to...

One word: AMAZON. Who buys anything from door to door salesmen anymore? Most sales job offers are a scam. It's a damn shame, the way they stalk college campuses, pretending to offer real jobs...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hellpuppy
I dunno, I've always thought warming up an engine...

I dunno, I've always thought warming up an engine gently is an obvious thing to do, so components expand uniformly and you don't get hot spots while other parts are still cold. But then I grew up...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hellpuppy
Actually, the issue is it's a 4-lane road with a...

Actually, the issue is it's a 4-lane road with a stop sign, so there's no merge, you just pull right out into the travel lane. It can be tough to get an opening depending on the time of day. It's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By Hellpuppy
That amazes me. My 01 E39 was peppered with rust...

That amazes me. My 01 E39 was peppered with rust spots after 10 Ohio winters. I don't mean the underside, I mean random places like the trunk lid or door jamb. Fixable, but annoying for such a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hellpuppy
I get that advice and I try to follow it. The...

I get that advice and I try to follow it. The trouble is, those engineers must not live within 2 miles of a road where semis are bustin' down the road at 60 mph and you just can't baby it if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hellpuppy
Warmup question: how soon to drive it hard

Just trying to get opinions. I moved to a new house that's about 2-3 minutes from a major highway where traffic moves at 55 mph or better. Now that it's cold out, my temp gauge is still in the blue...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By Hellpuppy
All minds are open to some things and closed to...

All minds are open to some things and closed to others so let's just leave this meaningless accusation aside, hmm? You're expecting someone to be open to the idea that your brakes completely failed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Hellpuppy
No, I wanted to correct the incorrect statement...

No, I wanted to correct the incorrect statement that all water cooled Porsches have IMS bearing issues. Mission accomplished. Just thank me and move on. :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Hellpuppy
Not the turbos.

Not the turbos.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Hellpuppy
Why can't you just get the clear coat redone,...

Why can't you just get the clear coat redone, instead of a full repaint?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Hellpuppy
Did you check the fuses?

Did you check the fuses?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Hellpuppy
Just get the Gtech. There are too many variables...

Just get the Gtech. There are too many variables for a shaky YouTube video to be much use.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Hellpuppy
Are you sure you don't have the rain sensing...

Are you sure you don't have the rain sensing wipers? If there's any moisture on the glass, they'll start wiping.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Hellpuppy
Drain plug leaks after oil change

Yes, I torqued it to spec (18 ft-lbs) and used a fresh crush washer. Still have a little drip. I guess I can live with it for now, but what gives? Are my drain pan threads are about done? What should...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By Hellpuppy
Glad it worked out. And good on you for handling...

Glad it worked out. And good on you for handling it with class. Some peeps would've come on here and named names and tried to nuke the shop instead of trying to work with them.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By Hellpuppy
From the OP's description, there was no excuse...

From the OP's description, there was no excuse for missing the bent control arms. That's damage, not maintenance. I agree the rest of the list is arguable. PPIs are a crapshoot which is why I've...
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