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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By jvr826
Let me guess... Stevens Creek BMW?

Let me guess... Stevens Creek BMW?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By jvr826
Well done. You did exactly what you should have...

Well done. You did exactly what you should have done.

Now put on a fresh pair of undies and grab yourself a night cap. You deserve it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By jvr826
Are you serious? A loose shifter = abused car?...

Are you serious? A loose shifter = abused car? This vehicle could be 8-10 years old, daily driven in city traffic. It's very possible some bushings are worn out.

OP, I can't really comment as I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By jvr826
In addition to Bob's recommendation... Do the...

In addition to Bob's recommendation... Do the tires all match in size and wear? On an awd car you need to replace all four at the same time, otherwise it may do weird things. I'm also thinking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By jvr826
Did you look at the pics in the fanatics link I...

Did you look at the pics in the fanatics link I shared on the other thread of yours? They are very revealing and show the whole thing disassembled.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By jvr826
Scroll down... even though this is a right-hand...

Scroll down... even though this is a right-hand drive, there are pics of the vent completely visible.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=628898
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By jvr826
Sorry, it's just not true. The rear shocks and...

Sorry, it's just not true. The rear shocks and their mounts have nothing to do with the position or angle of the wheel on the road surface. You can remove them completely and put the car on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By jvr826
Replacing rear shocks and mounts will not affect...

Replacing rear shocks and mounts will not affect alignment. If original repair is the FRONT control arm bushings/mounts, then no... they have no affect on the rear tire wear either.

Your car does...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By jvr826
Did you follow all of the instructions for the...

Did you follow all of the instructions for the adjustable clutch exactly? I've been researching new clutches and see many warnings about the installation of a self-adjusting clutch.

Does sound to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By jvr826
It's a little known fact that the red line on...

It's a little known fact that the red line on your tach is a target, not an obstacle to be avoided.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By jvr826
Front camber is fixed, for the most part, with...

Front camber is fixed, for the most part, with factory setup. As Fast Bob mentioned, the towers do deform over time and can be restored. BMW has a "strut reinforcement plate" part that is inexpensive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By jvr826
And what codes are those?

And what codes are those?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By jvr826
Alrighty then, alternator time. Shop around for a...

Alrighty then, alternator time. Shop around for a Bosch and make sure you order the proper model... there are two different plug configurations.

When I bought mine a few years ago, the prices...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By jvr826
Did you test the alternator like I told you to?...

Did you test the alternator like I told you to? Reading voltage at the battery without the engine running is of no use to diagnosing this issue.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By jvr826
You need to measure the voltage at the battery...

You need to measure the voltage at the battery with the engine running and revving about 3k rpms. If it's not 14v or a bit higher, then your alternator is not charging the battery. That's what the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By jvr826
Did he plug everything back in? If (i don't...

Did he plug everything back in?

If (i don't know) then
go back and ask him
else
google all that stuff;
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By jvr826
Any should work in the power steering reservoir....

Any should work in the power steering reservoir. It's used for it's detergents and cooling capabilities which far surpass power steering fluid.

But if it was that low, it's low for a reason. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By jvr826
There was a thread within the last few days on...

There was a thread within the last few days on batteries that had some updated information. The 49dl and 94R are battery size designations. The MAXXStart from Walmart is made by the same manufacturer...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By jvr826
Buy and install this if you're replacing the DISA...

Buy and install this if you're replacing the DISA o-ring, you're overdue I'm sure.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By jvr826
On Non-M E46's and all E36's, ifters will tick...

On Non-M E46's and all E36's, ifters will tick after a vigorous flogging of the car at autocross or some other activity that sloshes oil around with rapid direction changes. It goes away after a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,024
Posted By jvr826
http://www.beisansystems.com/ Read up on...

http://www.beisansystems.com/

Read up on Vanos Seals Failure Symptoms. Not saying this is your problem. Chasing vacuum leaks, cleaning Idle Control Valve, and rebuilding your DISA valve...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By jvr826
At that mileage, lots of maintenance needs to be...

At that mileage, lots of maintenance needs to be done. Service records will help you decide on your offer price as this stuff can add up to a few thousand dollars in parts and labor for a shop to do.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By jvr826
Take the wheels off... one front, one rear....

Take the wheels off... one front, one rear. Sometimes the stamp is inside the area where the wheel mounts to the hub. You won't see anything worth seeing by just poking your head in the back. Pull...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By jvr826
Check the grounding point for the amp/radio/other...

Check the grounding point for the amp/radio/other behind the trunk lining. It's obviously screwed to the wheel well... several brown wires going to it. Funny as it sounds, perhaps there is a common...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By jvr826
Oh... I think you're looking for Stancefest...

Oh... I think you're looking for Stancefest (http://www.stancenation.com/).
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