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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-04-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By Robbed666
Found the culprit!! The front level sensor...

Found the culprit!!

The front level sensor (drivers side lower arm) bracket had fatigued through, due to a seized joint on the sensor arm.

Freed off the joint and re-lubricated it. Then TIG...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-02-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By Robbed666
Thanks Guys, I've check the headlights...

Thanks Guys,

I've check the headlights leveling motors, and there appear OK.
It's finding where the sensors are, and then the Control unit.

At least I now know where to start...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-01-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By Robbed666
Headlight Leveling

Hi All,

My 2001 M3 has developred a fault with the headlight leveling system. The car is fitted with Xenon/HID headlights. I've checked the headlight motors units and they appear OK.

I can...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By Robbed666
If she has a coordination problem than a SMG will...

If she has a coordination problem than a SMG will be even harder to drive smoothly than
a stick shift. You need to lift ever so slightly at gear changes on the gas. Its a skill that
needs to be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-10-2007, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By Robbed666
SMG dash digits Flashing

Hi All

I have a problem with my SMG M3 vert. That is the SMG dash display digits flash.
They flash when changing gear that's normal, but when the car's warm they sometimes flash continuously....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-07-2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,865
Posted By Robbed666
It's all about throttle control. You have to...

It's all about throttle control. You have to learn it. I can drive my 01 SMG like, a hearse or that every gear change is a kick in the pants. Its different, the lift off on gear change is not so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-05-2005, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Robbed666
Good question! I would like to know also. Rob

Good question! I would like to know also.

Rob
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-05-2005, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By Robbed666
I've never had mine downshift before I wanted...

I've never had mine downshift before I wanted to, or being 'locked out' of shifting. :confused:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-03-2005, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,869
Posted By Robbed666
So someone who will say onethong on the phone,...

So someone who will say onethong on the phone, lie about it later, then use a technicality to wriggle out, is a good person to do business with ? I'm in the sales business, Industrial plant.
Having...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-02-2005, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By Robbed666
Totally agree. The only use for the Auto mode is...

Totally agree. The only use for the Auto mode is to allow a non SMG conversant driver to use your car, say for valet parking. Anyone who drives the SMG a lot isn't going to like the Auto mode. My...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-17-2005, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,380
Posted By Robbed666
ONLY WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING! If you stop the...

ONLY WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING! If you stop the engine the clutch engages, and the only movement is until the backlash is taken out of the gear train. I know this is true as I've just tested this on my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-16-2005, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Robbed666
Yep! A lot pulling & pushing (gently though!)...

Yep!
A lot pulling & pushing (gently though!) and luckily it went again. Without having to resort to the manual method.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-15-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Robbed666
Don't stop, or start the engine with the cab top...

Don't stop, or start the engine with the cab top in operation. Ask me how I know!
Try left foot braking etc instead of the 'hill start' control.

Rob
M3 SMG Cab
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-13-2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,380
Posted By Robbed666
I tried all that hold the paddle for .5 sec etc ....

I tried all that hold the paddle for .5 sec etc . I use my R foot instep on the brake and my toe on the gas pedal. I then ease my foot across to fully to gas pedal to pull away. or I use L foot on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-31-2005, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 930
Posted By Robbed666
Took the car to my friends garage, The local BMW...

Took the car to my friends garage, The local BMW dealer "too Busy can't look at it for a week".
The car was serviced just over a week ago at another BMW dealer. Friend found both rear wheels loose!...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-30-2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 930
Posted By Robbed666
Rear end knock PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

Hi All,
I remember reading something about diff knock, but can't find anything doing a search.
I've notice that I get a knocking from the rear when taking left hand corners. at about 40 Mph....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-25-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Robbed666
SMG Problem ??

Hi All,

Only been driving my car 4 days (600 miles :) ).
Twice when changing up from 3rd to 4th whilst "pressing on".
Forth has failed to engage. Just like "beating the box" with a stick shift....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-23-2005, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,031
Posted By Robbed666
Thanks for the replies Guys, ...

Thanks for the replies Guys,





Strange, as I have Bluetooth Pass key certificate, and Instruction manual in the vehicle pack. This a European / UK vehicle. I am located in Portsmouth, UK.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-22-2005, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,031
Posted By Robbed666
Bluetooth ?

Hi All,

I'm trying to pair my blue tooth phone with my car. I have the pass key etc.
The manual states press and hold the "voice" button for 3 secs in key position 0,
turn the key to postion 1...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-18-2005, 03:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,781
Posted By Robbed666
However wrong this is, it's still true here in...

However wrong this is, it's still true here in the UK, you a buy boxster.

1 Because you're a hairdresser
2 Because you can't afford a 911.

I have a 911 and a M3.
The wife is going to have a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-18-2005, 12:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,672
Posted By Robbed666
Could be true. Most dealers here in the UK are...

Could be true. Most dealers here in the UK are "in bed" with a finance company.
They don't want your cash. They want you to sign up for finance, they then get a kick back from the fiinance company....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-16-2005, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By Robbed666
"6 Days for an oil change" You put up with...

"6 Days for an oil change"

You put up with that !

Even here in England (The land of poor service, and ripoffs!) By the end of the first day I would be winding some well choosen "Anglo Saxon...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-16-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By Robbed666
It's not quite that bad! My 911 (daily driver)...

It's not quite that bad! My 911 (daily driver) is a cabriolet, the top is down 95 % of the time. Winter or summer! heated seats coupled with warm air ducting system make it very comfortable. One of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-16-2005, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By Robbed666
That's what I've been "drumming" in to her, use...

That's what I've been "drumming" in to her, use the steering wheel controls. As I understand it, even if you start off in auto, as soon as you pull one of the paddle controls. The g/box switches to ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-15-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By Robbed666
Thumbs up Newbie signs in. A few Q's

Hi All,

Well my 'good old 540' got traded for a M3 SMG today. Only drove the M3 a few miles on nice twisty country roads. The salesman said just leave it in "Auto" mode (Yep, I know it not a...
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