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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,377
Posted By tmba2002
I am an engineer by education and have a job...

I am an engineer by education and have a job where I manage blue collar workers; mechanics, electricians and instrumentation technicians. We have a difficult time hiring skilled people and I think...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 733
Posted By tmba2002
I just decided to check out the site, and found...

I just decided to check out the site, and found this thread, Smolck glad to hear that you are doing well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By tmba2002
I have the same issue with my coupe. I've looked...

I have the same issue with my coupe. I've looked around and have not found much information on replacing it either. I did find this video on You tube about removing the window. This should let you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 78,981
Posted By tmba2002
Yet again a big thank you to everyone on the...

Yet again a big thank you to everyone on the Fest! I've been putting up with an oil leak for quite a while and I decided it was time to fix it. I took my car to a local shop that was recommended by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By tmba2002
Welcome to the Fest! Get a ODB code scanner and...

Welcome to the Fest! Get a ODB code scanner and get a list of the codes stored in the computer and post them. That will help point you in the right direction.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By tmba2002
I understand the frustration of the OP. I would...

I understand the frustration of the OP. I would just like to add to this thread that I'm the original owner. My car is coming up on 10 years and I have 114K miles on it. I do all the routine...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,025
Posted By tmba2002
I grew up on air cooled VW engines. We always...

I grew up on air cooled VW engines. We always used anti-seize on the plugs. I've never ever though to use a torque wrench on a spark plug. Like was said above, tighten it up until the crush washer...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By tmba2002
Can't say for the one on the BMW, but the one on...

Can't say for the one on the BMW, but the one on my old GMC pickup could be changed without evacuating the system. It was a $20 part from the dealer, I think I changed it 2-3 times while I had that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By tmba2002
Yeah it's cloudy and 60 and the wife is...

Yeah it's cloudy and 60 and the wife is complaining that her car hasn't been cleaned in a while so it looks like a good day to do both cars.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By tmba2002
+1 on the Scan tool, best $150 investment I've...

+1 on the Scan tool, best $150 investment I've made in quite a while. I picked up an Actron scanner last year that was on sale at Autozone. Not only has it helped sort out a few issues on the BMW, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,964
Posted By tmba2002
Smolck - Having two kids, one graduating college...

Smolck - Having two kids, one graduating college this year and the other in high school, I understand the decision your making. I personally appreciate all the help you have been and hope that you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By tmba2002
This reminds me of a something that happened to...

This reminds me of a something that happened to my dad when I was a kid. He bought a used 1974 Datsun pickup some time in 1980 or so. He was bragging about the great gas mileage he was getting in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By tmba2002
I'm surprised that this is the 13th post in this...

I'm surprised that this is the 13th post in this thread and no one has said it yet.......driving school! There, I said it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By tmba2002
Yes, Johnny the one who worked on the car. I...

Yes, Johnny the one who worked on the car. I spoke with Brian and a couple other guys at the shop, they all seemed like a good bunch. I'd have no problem taking my car back there.

Thanks again...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By tmba2002
Just a quick update.... picked the car up from...

Just a quick update.... picked the car up from the shop that MalibuMafiaV recommended. The fuel trims were all out of sync and the adaptations were messed up. They said that this happens sometimes...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,802
Posted By tmba2002
+ 1 The pressure switch has one brown...

+ 1

The pressure switch has one brown wire, the temp switch has two, but I don't remember the color.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 55,009
Posted By tmba2002
Just another question to make sure we've covered...

Just another question to make sure we've covered all the bases. I just went through this with my car. I replaced the Vanos seals and had the same codes right after I put it all back together. My...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By tmba2002
Just curious, did you read the ingredients on...

Just curious, did you read the ingredients on both cans? It maybe the same stuff just in a different package.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By tmba2002
Won't Pass Smog Check

PM sent. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By tmba2002
I reset the dash computer and still have the...

I reset the dash computer and still have the incomplete codes. I did another reset with my scan tool today, hopefully driving to work this week will reset it. I'm getting to the point where I may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,758
Posted By tmba2002
I'm really happy to hear that your car is doing...

I'm really happy to hear that your car is doing so good after all you went through.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By tmba2002
When I was growing up in the 70's all we heard...

When I was growing up in the 70's all we heard about was the coming ice age. Grocery stores had to stop giving us paper bags because it was bad for the environment and switched to plastic. Now, all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By tmba2002
How exactly did you do this?

How exactly did you do this?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 36,614
Posted By tmba2002
Rest in Peace Phil ...

Rest in Peace Phil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnpbzmjcxQM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm0ceKAChWo
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By tmba2002
The OP lives in the Peoples Republic of CA.......

The OP lives in the Peoples Republic of CA.... they won't scan his car or loan him a scanner.....he might hurt himself.
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