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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By cvx5832
Probably the most creative analogy I've heard...

Probably the most creative analogy I've heard yet.

OP - If it started after the Jiffy Lube experience then I suspect they didn't seat the o-ring in the right spot. This is a common mistake with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By cvx5832
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=5203...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=520323 (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=520323)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,085
Posted By cvx5832
If it's anything like the PS issue where it...

If it's anything like the PS issue where it shears at the shaft it may pull out. Have you tried it?

The oil pump is mind numbingly simple in terms of parts and construction. If it turns and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By cvx5832
As pointed out you can get a battery elsewhere. ...

As pointed out you can get a battery elsewhere.

But you got it backwards. The flashing light on the button did not cause your battery drain, rather the flashing indicates that the top is disabled...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By cvx5832
Your fan clutch is stuck, assuming it's like that...

Your fan clutch is stuck, assuming it's like that regardless of ambient.

If so, don't rev it too hard in gear or otherwise. Google "E46 fan clutch grenade" for more information.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By cvx5832
That sounds about right with a pan drop. But...

That sounds about right with a pan drop.

But don't take my word for it. I buy my fluid in gallons and keep them in stock. So whenever I change fluid I just swing for the open container and can't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By cvx5832
With a name like "Magnum Force" it must be good! ...

With a name like "Magnum Force" it must be good!

Seriously, save your money. If all it took was a cool looking intake to get that much HP and efficiency out of a motor you'd be certain all of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By cvx5832
The E46 ZF requires that the torque converter be...

The E46 ZF requires that the torque converter be full AND the fluid filled to the fill hole. That means the engine has to be running so the TC is kept "full".

Did they at least do that? If not,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By cvx5832
An alternate solution. Rather than butcher...

An alternate solution.

Rather than butcher the car, it may be easier and cheaper to source the correct wheels for the car on eBay or Craigslist. You won't have fitment issues and you have the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By cvx5832
What did YOU pay?

What did YOU pay?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By cvx5832
That is deliberate. User TerraPhantm documented...

That is deliberate. User TerraPhantm documented a specific parameter in the IKE that intentionally adds an error rate of 5.7% on the non-M cars. If you're adventurous you can program it out.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By cvx5832
I assume you're talking about the fan clutch if...

I assume you're talking about the fan clutch if the whining is related to rpms. If so, it's engaging early, although it has been hot lately.

How old and how many miles on that fan clutch? If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By cvx5832
Hahahaha!

Hahahaha!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By cvx5832
That's ok. Easy mistake to make because only the...

That's ok. Easy mistake to make because only the coupes and convertibles carried into '06.

You have an E90 so just find the correct sub-forum.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By cvx5832
I can't see it as a separate part either unless...

I can't see it as a separate part either unless I'm looking at the wrong diagram.

They do however seem to be all over eBay. Here's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By cvx5832
1.) No. If something is bent, repair or replace...

1.) No. If something is bent, repair or replace it.

2.) Same as above.

3.) It does sound it was routed incorrectly and the belt routing "ate itself". Even if the new PS pump was seized all it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By cvx5832
While I encourage you to get into the BMW brand,...

While I encourage you to get into the BMW brand, keep in mind that you don't need a 4 door because you now have a child. I have a son and I still don't have a 4-door. Well, I guess I do if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By cvx5832
Leaving the light on inside the cabin is...

Leaving the light on inside the cabin is different. Those are 5w x 3 (at least) drawing at that rate until the battery goes dead. A phone charger takes much less than that and won't draw...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By cvx5832
1.) Yes the port stays powered even after you...

1.) Yes the port stays powered even after you remove the key, and even after you lock it.

2.) You won't kill a healthy automotive battery charging a cell phone battery, so charge away.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By cvx5832
That actually tells me to look at the wiring loom...

That actually tells me to look at the wiring loom to your trunk, which is a similar, but separate issue.

If the CVM module sees that the trunk is still open, it won't start the sequence for the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By cvx5832
Have you looked into the wiring loom above the...

Have you looked into the wiring loom above the driver? Common break.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By cvx5832
Not a big difference from when it was a 13-year...

Not a big difference from when it was a 13-year old car when you bought it.

Keeping or buying an E46 (or any old BMW for that matter) takes love. Stay with the chassis if you have a connection...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By cvx5832
VANOS line. It's a common enough leak. Don't...

VANOS line. It's a common enough leak. Don't forget the banjo bolt crush washers, or the OFHG since you're in there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 115,717
Posted By cvx5832
If you're not too tight for money I would leave...

If you're not too tight for money I would leave the new FSU in there and just save up for your blower.

FSU longevity is a crap shoot. Sometimes they last forever, sometimes they conk out early. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By cvx5832
2 things to check before sending it to the shop. ...

2 things to check before sending it to the shop.

Make sure the bump stop is not backed out and preventing the lock mechanism to engage.

Make sure the pin itself is adjusted to the correct...
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