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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By computerwhiz1
Well I mean to check the transmission fluid level...

Well I mean to check the transmission fluid level you have to get the car off the ground level, and get the transmission to the proper temperature to check the fluid. It isn't a dip stick in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By computerwhiz1
If I were you I would go ahead and take it into a...

If I were you I would go ahead and take it into a transmission specialist. Let them check it out and make sure the fluid levels are right. It isn't exactly a user serviceable part on our cars and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By computerwhiz1
If this is something new meaning bag previously...

If this is something new meaning bag previously under the same conditions it wouldn't do it, I would really investigate differential bushings. I don't think it would be front suspension but I suppose...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By computerwhiz1
My car does this when I've parked on a hill and...

My car does this when I've parked on a hill and go to back up. You're shifting a lot of weight in the drivetrain when you put it into reverse on a hill like that. A pop or clunk can come from any...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By computerwhiz1
It depends on how many parts you're willing to...

It depends on how many parts you're willing to replace. I'm sitting at 220,000 and I've replaced just about all of the suspension. The ENTIRE cooling system including heater hoses and pipes under the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By computerwhiz1
I do think this is where the expansion tank...

I do think this is where the expansion tank mounts onto the radiator no?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,236
Posted By computerwhiz1
If it isn't leaking, then you're burning it. But...

If it isn't leaking, then you're burning it. But be SURE it isn't leaking. I had a leak that was only leaking while driving and so it just blew back all down the underside of the car instead of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By computerwhiz1
I recently went to replace my VCG and stopped...

I recently went to replace my VCG and stopped before I got the valve cover off once I discovered my leak wasn't the gasket, but actually a very obvious crack in the valve cover its self towards the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,218
Posted By computerwhiz1
Have you taken the car to a transmission...

Have you taken the car to a transmission specialist? I got mine rebuilt at AAMCO, but thats just one example. Point being automatic transmissions are all more or less the same, so any reputable...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By computerwhiz1
The first thing that comes to mind is the control...

The first thing that comes to mind is the control arm and associated bushings. Google it to get an idea of what it looks like and where it is located and see if that is where your looseness...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By computerwhiz1
This is typically differential bushings, but...

This is typically differential bushings, but there are some other things that it COULD be. If not differential bushings then it could be the subframe, drive shaft, or play inside the differential.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,499
Posted By computerwhiz1
Now that I'm done ranting, sorry its been a rough...

Now that I'm done ranting, sorry its been a rough few months for my e46, I'll pass on some advice. The cooling system needs to be replaced once it reaches the end of its life. All of it. Don't try to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,499
Posted By computerwhiz1
Short answer for me seems to be: yes. Not that I...

Short answer for me seems to be: yes. Not that I don't love mine, but it is just endless issues with this car. The doors leak even though its been to various different shops multiple times to try and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By computerwhiz1
What about the "black clicky thing" thats under...

What about the "black clicky thing" thats under the rubber boot? I think this is what pushes it out. http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll315/niutuner/DSC00152.jpg It is labeled "popper outer after...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,218
Posted By computerwhiz1
The transmission is electronically controlled so...

The transmission is electronically controlled so if you have something going on causing rough idle, lean condition, and misfires, there is a good chance the computer can't get a good idea of what to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By computerwhiz1
True, I haven't had this problem, thank god, but...

True, I haven't had this problem, thank god, but all of the threads I have seen about it never really end up at any conclusion about how to fix it.

If it were to happen to me though, I would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,831
Posted By computerwhiz1
Came really close to doing this with my car but...

Came really close to doing this with my car but ended up going with an automatic rebuild because I needed the car back ASAP and the transmission kinda nuked without warning. Anyways, i'm looking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By computerwhiz1
I payed special attention this time to make sure...

I payed special attention this time to make sure that the belt was on there properly. I guess the only thing I know to do from here is to just drive it and hope it doesn't get worse.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By computerwhiz1
Odd Belt wear and squeal/chirping that I can't figure out

About two years and 18,000 miles ago I replaced both belts on the engine as well as the Drive belt tensioner, idler pulley, and AC belt tensioner as the bearings were going bad and it just needed to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By computerwhiz1
I know you said you wanted to do a sharkfin, but...

I know you said you wanted to do a sharkfin, but I had my bee stinger totally removed by a body shop. It isn't used for radio, but only satellite and phone or something like that. But I know it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By computerwhiz1
Ok, so this morning I did my best to bed them....

Ok, so this morning I did my best to bed them. Read the online thing and followed it as best I could. I managed to get 2 or 3 60-10 stops in and then had to cruise a bit to let some traffic pass me....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By computerwhiz1
Would this be something that is ok to do now?...

Would this be something that is ok to do now? Seems like this would overheat the brakes and make it worse?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By computerwhiz1
Are my brakes glazed?

I put new brake pads and rotors on all 4 wheels back in summer 2013. Since then I have put only about 8,000-10,000 miles on the car and here recently I have had two people tell me that my brakes were...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,740
Posted By computerwhiz1
Glad you figured out your problem, but sorry to...

Glad you figured out your problem, but sorry to hear it was the starter. I'm not sure which method you are planning on replacing the starter. I have never done it myself, but I know a lot of people...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By computerwhiz1
oembimmerparts.com (http://oembimmerparts.com)...

oembimmerparts.com (http://oembimmerparts.com) has the cheapest brake kit I was able to find without going to auto zone. There isn't anything dangerous about "cheaper" brakes as long as you don't...
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