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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By mr_bean
I'm with fdriller on this. Selling what is...

I'm with fdriller on this.
Selling what is technically and illegal product is a big hurdle to overcome. And that pesky SES light . . . . . . Yes, the DME can detect low/absent EGR flow.
What I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By mr_bean
It might be a faulty SRS module. Typically,...

It might be a faulty SRS module.
Typically, when a scan tool can't communicate with a module it's because the module is dead. This isn't always the case but in my experience it is 99% of the time....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By mr_bean
You CAN touch the throttle plate. What you...

You CAN touch the throttle plate. What you should never do is try to move the plate by hand because you can damage the stepper motor and related gearing.
Just be sure to use an aerosol solvent that...
Forum: General BMW 10-11-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By mr_bean
Which generation 3-series? Personally, I would...

Which generation 3-series?
Personally, I would never tow anything with an E46. It can only exacerbate potential problems with the well documented rear sub-frame issue.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By mr_bean
Can you provide the specific error codes that are...

Can you provide the specific error codes that are causing the engine light to illuminate?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-07-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
Posted By mr_bean
+1 I did this to my 128. The little red man...

+1
I did this to my 128. The little red man icon remains light on the instrument cluster, but silently.
I don't drive without my seatbelt, but often times it's unbuckled as I first set off and I'm...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-05-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By mr_bean
I would recommend posting in the forums at...

I would recommend posting in the forums at bmwcoding.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By mr_bean
Specific error codes (PXXXX) would be helpful.

Specific error codes (PXXXX) would be helpful.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By mr_bean
The problem could be a clogged crankcase vent or...

The problem could be a clogged crankcase vent or an external oil leak. Have a professional help you diagnose it.
Or, it could just be burning oil at an "acceptable" rate. How many km of driving...
Forum: General BMW 09-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By mr_bean
My personal opinion of active steering is that it...

My personal opinion of active steering is that it sucks . . . . big time.
For regular highway and around town driving it's perfectly fine and does its job (I fully understand the benefits it has...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By mr_bean
The LCM is mounted to the backside of the...

The LCM is mounted to the backside of the headlight on/off knob. Pry up the trim piece that extends from the steering wheel to the drivers door and remove the few screws underneath that hold the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By mr_bean
I had the exact same problem and it drove me...

I had the exact same problem and it drove me crazy because I had triple checked all the bulbs and their connections. I even went so far as to put dielectric grease on all the bulbs and the wire...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By mr_bean
This will probably not work. The CV and flange...

This will probably not work. The CV and flange have mating surfaces like a wheel and rotor; a face contact and a centering ring. The centering ring of the CV will take all the shear loads and won't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By mr_bean
Sounds like it's rusted on. Try prying it off...

Sounds like it's rusted on. Try prying it off with a screwdriver.


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Forum: General BMW 09-03-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By mr_bean
My understanding is that it only applies to cars...

My understanding is that it only applies to cars built/sold in 2018 and thereafter.

As Tim says, the way these laws are written doesn't explicitly benefit the average DIYer. But it forces car...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,692
Posted By mr_bean
I had problems with my iphone connecting via the...

I had problems with my iphone connecting via the Y cable while under warranty. I tried a few different phones in my car (borrowed from friends) which di dn't work either. When reporting this to the...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-28-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By mr_bean
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Forum: The Detail Department 08-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By mr_bean
I used old fashion glycerin saddle soap. It works...

I used old fashion glycerin saddle soap. It works better at removing dirt than any other leather cleaner I've used and leaves the leather super soft and moisturized. It comes in a bar like regular...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By mr_bean
To the OP, I've come across a few wheels over the...

To the OP, I've come across a few wheels over the years that were so unbelievably stuck that no amount of kicking / hammering would break it loose. I finally came across a fool proof method of...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 08-23-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By mr_bean
In defense of they're seemingly lame excuse for...

In defense of they're seemingly lame excuse for taking so long to repair the car, Autoputzer might be right about different techs and different schedules.

Also keep in mind that the electrical...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By mr_bean
The short answer is that you need to have the...

The short answer is that you need to have the module re-coded if you switch from HID to halogen or vice versa.

The long answer is that the shop that did the repair is responsible for this and they...
Forum: General BMW 08-18-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By mr_bean
Having spent some time in China and having first...

Having spent some time in China and having first hand experience with their engineers and manufacturing plants, one of two things is of truth here (or probably both): The performance and MPG figures...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By mr_bean
I've driven many different BMWs with this and it...

I've driven many different BMWs with this and it drives me nuts. I immediately disable it as soon as I start the car. It's particularly annoying when the engine shuts off just as you're coming to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By mr_bean
OP, You've had three separate posts on this...

OP,
You've had three separate posts on this forum regarding the same lame subject with the same overall response from everyone. Quit your bitching' already. Own it.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By mr_bean
+1 There's something to be said about a...

+1
There's something to be said about a mechanical throttle. The M52TU was BMW's last great example of this.


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