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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By mvd
I work at Pax River now... every day is an sir...

I work at Pax River now... every day is an sir show... lot's of E46's floatin' around as well
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By mvd
OK.... I'm not getting the purpose of draining,...

OK.... I'm not getting the purpose of draining, refilling and running 50-100 miles and repeating. If you drain, drop, change the filter. once... I can't imagine there's enough residual ATF that would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By mvd
based on what you've done so far, here's what I...

based on what you've done so far, here's what I would do

take the fuel pump out. test it. if it doesn't work, replace it. do the fuel filter as well

do a search on the relay, I think there's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By mvd
Are you positive you got the hoses on ALL the...

Are you positive you got the hoses on ALL the way? I ask because when i did mine, the lower hose was a little tight to work with and I initially didn't have it pushed all the way on and it leaked a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By mvd
The power steering reservoir tends to weep fluid...

The power steering reservoir tends to weep fluid when the O-Ring on the cover gets hard and doesn't seal well. The result is what you see. You could get a new O-Ring or a whole new cap and that will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By mvd
right from that reservoir

right from that reservoir
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By mvd
Is it REAL stiff? Almost hard to turn? If so the...

Is it REAL stiff? Almost hard to turn? If so the pump impeller shaft snapped. Very common. Level wouldn't change but if you turn the wheel while looking in the reservoir you'll notice the fluid...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By mvd
I haven't done the OFG yet, but seemed to have...

I haven't done the OFG yet, but seemed to have done almost everything else around it. If you're taking the fan off and going that deep, may as well check and see if the power steering pump, the whole...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By mvd
Did you use Griots Garage products... or...

Did you use Griots Garage products... or what______?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,236
Posted By mvd
I can't imagine any problem with idling (worse in...

I can't imagine any problem with idling (worse in reverse), that is caused by "the battery".

Obtw.... If your fuel pump (which includes the gas level sensor) started coming apart... It could clog...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,236
Posted By mvd
Bad fuel level readings (level is read by fuel...

Bad fuel level readings (level is read by fuel pump) + car stalls (possible fuel pump)

Agree could be anything else... But if you have never changed your fuel pump with 150K miles.... It might be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By mvd
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603624
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By mvd
IF your power steering fluid is full... and you...

IF your power steering fluid is full... and you don't have power steering... then it's most likely your power steering pump. Either the shaft inside broke... or like mine, the impellers broke off and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By mvd
just a long shot... but check your window is...

just a long shot... but check your window is aligned correctly. on the convertibles the windows automatically reset the space at the roof right after you close the door. If the window isn't aligned...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By mvd
sounds like inconsistent fuel delivery... could...

sounds like inconsistent fuel delivery... could be several things... fuel pump going bad, fuel filter clogged... just ideas i've experienced... could be something else .
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,921
Posted By mvd
they took the spam off... but it's still in the...

they took the spam off... but it's still in the reply

on the issue... if it had 18 month old gas in the tank, plus whats in the line... adding three gallons did nothing to help. my experience......
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,019
Posted By mvd
I just did this on mine a few months ago. Besides...

I just did this on mine a few months ago. Besides recommending you search and view the DIY's in this forum (check E46fanatics as well, another decent one there), here's few tips I'd offer:

- In...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By mvd
IF the clip slides through slots that are...

IF the clip slides through slots that are designed to hold it in place, then it's lined up right and is seated. The IF part is important, because it's POSSIBLE, if you try hard enough, and slide he...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By mvd
Look's nice... I've had to do all the...

Look's nice...

I've had to do all the following between 85 and 90K... if you DIY, you save thousands... if not, expect fork out some bucks soon enough...

- battery

- fuel pump & filter

-...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,095
Posted By mvd
there smarter people than me on here... but...

there smarter people than me on here... but here's a start based on symptoms:

- fuel filter could be clogged

- fuel pump (I know you said it works, but sometimes it will make a sound but still...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By mvd
likely sucking jet pump based on what you...

likely sucking jet pump based on what you described. changing the fuel filter after a fuel pump change is pretty much standard for any car, so if you didn't ... I'd do it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By mvd
Battery - If the car has run fine since you did...

Battery - If the car has run fine since you did the battery switch a few weeks ago, then there is likely no connection to what you did. I won't get into what could have happen by charging a battery...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By mvd
fuel filter and/or fuel pump

fuel filter and/or fuel pump
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By mvd
Since you just did this, and you have fluid...

Since you just did this, and you have fluid leaking, I'd say most likely one (or more) of your hose/line connections have come loose. Check them all, it should be easy to tell. It could be the new...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By mvd
Thanks... It was a new line, and it had a...

Thanks...

It was a new line, and it had a black o-ring already on it... BUT the pump actually came with a pack of 2 o-rings (green). Not that the color should matter, but in hindsight, the green...
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