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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,530
Posted By Starless
I do not believe you have traded one problem for...

I do not believe you have traded one problem for another. You need to reset transmission adaptations. Basically your transmission control module has been learning and remembering your driving style...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,530
Posted By Starless
Update us on the outcome of the swap. Make sure...

Update us on the outcome of the swap. Make sure the shop clears the transmission adaptations after the swap.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Starless
Gasket was installed the wrong way.

Gasket was installed the wrong way.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Starless
^ sorry to hear, I always spend extra time on...

^ sorry to hear, I always spend extra time on diagnostics of the symptoms and practice patience, trying not to rush into ordering and replacing parts that I think are the cause of the problem.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Starless
You need to go to E46 Fanstics sound forum...

You need to go to E46 Fanstics sound forum section. You will be overwhelmed by the amount of info on this and other similar systems...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Starless
^I was just about to say, change the d drum and...

^I was just about to say, change the d drum and be happy
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By Starless
Most if them last for around 200K, just like a...

Most if them last for around 200K, just like a lot of other transmissions in general. But then again most people do not even keep their cars for that long...
Mine is 150K alive and kicking. Keeping...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Starless
Programming a new E46 blank key

I have actually done it. $130 for my 2002 325i, at one of the St. Louis area dealerships. I shopped around, price can fluctuate between $130 and $200 at different places.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Starless
$150 for a hack job when you can get a brand new...

$150 for a hack job when you can get a brand new key from BMW for under $130? That's how my key cost. Cost can vary a little at different dealerships.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Starless
Good question. Mine does the same. Happens ONLY...

Good question. Mine does the same. Happens ONLY in freezing temperature. I think cvx5832 is right and it has to do with some shrinking seals and low pressure. The mileage has something to do with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By Starless
Slipping transmission - any options?

Have you considered atf additives that are supposed to help with tired seals? I think it's generally considered a bad idea, but when you have nothing to lose, may be try it? If that was my car with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Starless
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Starless
All of these fluids will work just fine, good...

All of these fluids will work just fine, good synthetic stuff.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By Starless
First thing to do is read the transmission...

First thing to do is read the transmission code(s). Obd scanners can't do that. I use INPA for that. They will do it for you in the transmission shop and they will drive your car and make an educated...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 101,970
Posted By Starless
You did indeed replaced all the parts. I do not...

You did indeed replaced all the parts. I do not know if I will be of any help in this case. A couple of thoughts: if you have INPA or know somebody who has it, you can activate your sap and check...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 101,970
Posted By Starless
IMHO seafoam is a waste of time. Sorry to be...

IMHO seafoam is a waste of time. Sorry to be skeptical, but when you said you replaced the entire system what exactly did you do? If you replace the entire SAP system there is no way you have these...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Starless
Congrats! I'm at 146K, it's my goal to get this...

Congrats! I'm at 146K, it's my goal to get this car to 200K. I think it is very doable.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 101,970
Posted By Starless
The second picture is what most people have, me...

The second picture is what most people have, me including. If yours is different and doesn't have that port for a hose, my only guess is that this is either a SULEV car and they possibly (although...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Starless
If you did it first thing in the morning you are...

If you did it first thing in the morning you are fine. The floater should stick out a bit. There is a diagram on the expansion tank. Overfilling is not good because it's a pressurized system and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Starless
If you ordered the wrong part, then that the way...

If you ordered the wrong part, then that the way it goes, you pay the return shipping and restocking fee. If they shipped you the wrong part, then they should arrange for free shipping back and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By Starless
Has nothing to do with that fluid. Did you do the...

Has nothing to do with that fluid. Did you do the proper procedure, temperature, etc wise? My bet the problem is the level of fluid. Dex 3 which you put would not harm anything immediately...

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Starless
Under a thousand for sure. Sent from...

Under a thousand for sure.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By Starless
Nice. What amplifier and speakers are good to use...

Nice. What amplifier and speakers are good to use with this turntable? I have been always but passively thinking to get a turntable to listen to some rock, down tempo and operas at home. Not very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By Starless
You hit the bump and there are vibrations in the...

You hit the bump and there are vibrations in the steering wheel...give us some more symptoms. Highway speed vibrations? Coming to a stop braking vibrations? Hitting the brakes hard vibrations?

...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,452
Posted By Starless
Sad, but true. Avoid if possible the...

Sad, but true. Avoid if possible the confrontation with "the finest" :tsk:
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