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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By RivMcLean
There is nothing like trying to save a few bucks,...

There is nothing like trying to save a few bucks, buy that part at an unbelievable price, take your car apart to replace that failed part purchased from a trusted site only for it to be DOA.
If it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By RivMcLean
That saying comes to mind "if it sounds too good...

That saying comes to mind "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't".
Forum: Off-Topic 12-15-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By RivMcLean
Part of the estimate and adjustment should cover...

Part of the estimate and adjustment should cover "parts and labor". Why would an insurance company only pay for parts? Insurance adjusters aprise only what they see until other damage is uncovered by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By RivMcLean
I had a similar issue, the trans mounts were...

I had a similar issue, the trans mounts were broke. If I drove it mildly it shifted fine, but if I got on it the car would slam like I was trying to get rubber in the next gear. Hard to do with an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By RivMcLean
Not me, not enough pictures :bigpimp: actually...

Not me, not enough pictures :bigpimp: actually there is so much OTHER off topic and fun stuff it will keep you entertained for a very long time and please read the Wiki!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By RivMcLean
Try looking here:...

Try looking here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=762251
I googled taillight wiring diagram e46. there is lots of hits, but I found the link at the top of the search. Good luck
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By RivMcLean
Sounds like a bad ground or a wire is failing in...

Sounds like a bad ground or a wire is failing in the wire bundle to the trunk lid.
Search the forum for your topic and checkout the Wiki.
I did a quick search and found this:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By RivMcLean
Probably the fuel level sensor is going bad, this...

Probably the fuel level sensor is going bad, this is a common issue and a easy fix. If you DIY, change the seal as well.
This is for my car:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By RivMcLean
This is what the book calls for: "Towing with a...

This is what the book calls for:
"Towing with a commercial tow truck >Use wheel lift or flat bed carrier >Do not tow with sling-type equipment."
In the image showing the way to hook up, it shows...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By RivMcLean
Get the BMW owners manual here: ...

Get the BMW owners manual here:
http://www.bmwusa.com/pdf_bce4895e-150a-449c-a6ec-3242feab80af.arox
Towing starts on page 154
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By RivMcLean
Hope it works out for you :thumbup: get it on a...

Hope it works out for you :thumbup: get it on a battery tender/charger if you are going to let it set for any length of time. I don't drive mine much in the winter and it almost didn't start because...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By RivMcLean
As Bob said you need to get the codes read and...

As Bob said you need to get the codes read and return here with the results. There isn't enough information to assist you otherwise. What you discribe can be many things.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By RivMcLean
Read the Wiki, I think it is covered in there,...

Read the Wiki, I think it is covered in there, but As I remember the issue was on the earlier e46s which the 2000 you found had the problem. These cars are not cheap for the budget minded person,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By RivMcLean
For me, I replace the hardware. While everything...

For me, I replace the hardware. While everything is apart, replace it with new never used hardware. Some bolts have two torque specs, one you bring to the specified torque, second, you dial in a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By RivMcLean
Hey, take the 7k option, it's s "subcompact"......

Hey, take the 7k option, it's s "subcompact"... :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By RivMcLean
+1, you've seen it before, here is a reminder... ...

+1, you've seen it before, here is a reminder...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=az_Vlgy5dbM
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 30,508
Posted By RivMcLean
For entertainment sake, Dual Port Shades have...

For entertainment sake, Dual Port Shades have always made my cars cooler... :rofl:
I know I know old thred... Btw running over freeway crap took out my trans pan, so this is how I ended up changing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By RivMcLean
There is no science into purchasing a new-er...

There is no science into purchasing a new-er older car. You don't know how they were driven or maintained by previous owners. Once you find something that appeals to your eyes, then look closely for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By RivMcLean
There are a few threads on leaking rear view...

There are a few threads on leaking rear view mirrors and a company that does fix them.
http://www.sybesmas.com
From what I remember you request a quote, send in your mirror and they repair into...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By RivMcLean
BTW this is one of Bobs most common answers for...

BTW this is one of Bobs most common answers for the cooling systems and very good advice as most of us have done the very same thing. It IS pretty simple and doesn't take that long to do. Plus you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,504
Posted By RivMcLean
Thanks for sharing, what a journey! I like the...

Thanks for sharing, what a journey! I like the truck too. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By RivMcLean
Here you go... Honda = transportation BMW =...

Here you go...
Honda = transportation
BMW = ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE!
You decide.:roundel:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By RivMcLean
I drive my 330Ci during the summer months as my...

I drive my 330Ci during the summer months as my daily driver and my 87 Toyota Pickup for winter driving. The thing is if you maintain your vehicle break downs are less frequent, but not eliminated....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By RivMcLean
Entertaining and informative Bob, but they all...

Entertaining and informative Bob, but they all are CRAZY! The lesson really is how much you are willing to put up with. A good test of your patience. :blah:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By RivMcLean
On my car it lists two part numbers, the one...

On my car it lists two part numbers, the one that's ended and a replacement, did you see the second part number? Did you :google: the part number? They are out there.

One link I found...
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