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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-16-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,419
Posted By ldn
What is this "reset" that you talked about? Could...

What is this "reset" that you talked about? Could you please elaborate?
Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,258
Posted By ldn
Duh! I forgot I have one of those LED headlamps,...

Duh! I forgot I have one of those LED headlamps, too. It's somewhere in the house because I have not had a real use for it. The search is on now. Thanks, guys!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,258
Posted By ldn
Glad to hear that you were successful. How were...

Glad to hear that you were successful. How were you able to get the FSR out in the first place? I removed the glove box and side panel, etc ... and I could barely see the FSR behind a mess of wires...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By ldn
No, not at all. I did not take it in any "wrong"...

No, not at all. I did not take it in any "wrong" way. You were absolutely correct. Even though I did do a lot of DIY repairs before owning these E46s, I still learned a lot from this forum. The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By ldn
Definitely. The first 5 or 6 regulators were...

Definitely. The first 5 or 6 regulators were replaced under warranty. I did the rest. Just before the transmission issue, I replaced the Camshaft Position Sensor. I have a new Final Stage Resistor...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By ldn
A few summers ago, one of those (:mad:)...

A few summers ago, one of those (:mad:) regulators failed when the remnant of a hurricane was blowing through town. My son was driving the car when that happened. I had to leave work early, met him...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By ldn
Sometimes I wish I were proficient in profanity!

Just picked up my 2000 E46 from the shop. The steptronic transmission required a rebuild at 96K miles (lost reverse gear completely). The bill was $3,100.

Then the window regulator on the front...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By ldn
Thanks! I found that how-to page now. I have been...

Thanks! I found that how-to page now. I have been a DIY person for many years but this transmission swap project is way above my capability.

I have been thinking/expecting about $4K to fix my "no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By ldn
How do I go about a 5-speed swap? My 2000 E46...

How do I go about a 5-speed swap? My 2000 E46 Steptronic just lost its reverse gear.
Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By ldn
Ah, I knew VCG :) I like that VCG theory. It...

Ah, I knew VCG :)

I like that VCG theory. It would be easier and cheaper than other possibilities.

Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By ldn
Starless: what is VCG? rowdy lee: I'll try...

Starless: what is VCG?

rowdy lee: I'll try the soapy water test in a few days. My sons came home for Christmas and one of them has the car now. I also agree with the leaking cam-cover/valve-cover...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By ldn
My car is leaking some type of fluid ... but what could that be?

Car is a 2000 323i (Steptronics) with 93K miles. Water pump, pump pulley, serpentine belt were replaced at 63K miles. Thermostat, upper & lower hoses, AC belt, radiator expansion tank were replace at...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-13-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By ldn
Well ... the bill would only show that you were...

Well ... the bill would only show that you were not talking on any phone covered by that particular bill. How do you prove that you were not talking on your second cell phone under another plan (a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By ldn
Installing the driver side window regulator on my...

Installing the driver side window regulator on my wife's car tomorrow. This is the 8th (or is it the 9th ?) regulator between the two E46's we have/had (one already sold). My wife has had enough of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2006, 08:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By ldn
Z4 tach shows 2000 RPM when engine not running

My 2004 Z4 (3.0, step) was visited by a gremlin today. 2000 RPM is automatically added on top of whatever the correct RPM is supposed to be. Like now, the car is sitting in the garage, the engine is...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-09-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By ldn
You did not say what your budget is so I am going...

You did not say what your budget is so I am going to try to stay around $200 or so. If I am in the market for a $200 guitar right now, this one would be one of the top few candidates: Art & Lutherie...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-06-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,121
Posted By ldn
E46: Separate gasket needed for Wahler thermostat?

Hello,
My car is a 2000 323i. Bentley manual shows a separate gasket for the thermostat (also mentions "use new sealing gasket" as one of the steps). However, the Wahler thermostat that I bought...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-06-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 846
Posted By ldn
1800 miles from upstate NY to Houston in 28...

1800 miles from upstate NY to Houston in 28 hours. Did this in my 1st bimmer (1980 E21).
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-08-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By ldn
Not yet. BMWNA said this is a dealer's screw-up...

Not yet. BMWNA said this is a dealer's screw-up (not in that exact word, but the meaning is there) so BMWNA can't go any further. It would be up to the dealer to make good on the problem that they...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-28-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By ldn
Vatkens, Between 6/23 and 6/27, I have left 3...

Vatkens,
Between 6/23 and 6/27, I have left 3 messages to the Customer Service rep who has been working with me on this problem. I have not heard back from him.

Could I please have a reply?
...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-24-2005, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By ldn
And then there remains the question what they...

And then there remains the question what they (BMWNA/dealer) do when a seat needs to be replaced due to manufacturing defects or accidents. Maybe they would try to use a Saturn seat instead?
...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-23-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By ldn
Vatkens, I have to say that I still have not...

Vatkens,
I have to say that I still have not received adequate co-operation from BMW and the dealer.

The Customer Service rep from BMWNA did contact me and set up a date when I could bring the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2005, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,378
Posted By ldn
Repeatedly broken window regulators also reduce...

Repeatedly broken window regulators also reduce your lifespan from high blood pressure :)
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-07-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By ldn
Vatkens, I just got off the phone with a...

Vatkens,
I just got off the phone with a representative from BMW NA. The call came within a couple hours after I saw your post. On top of that, the rep had already called and left a message with the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-01-2005, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By ldn
Can a fully assembled seat be ordered from the factory?

Hello,
I have a 2004 Z4 (3.0, Premium, Convenience, Auto). In Nov 2004, the car was at the dealer for service and somehow, someone must have spilled something on the driver seat and caused a stain....
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