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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Starless
Yes, there is nothing that has not been discussed...

Yes, there is nothing that has not been discussed in great detail about these cars. I hate to say this but SEARCH and you will find. Search this forum, wiki, E46 fanatics, other bmw boards, google,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Starless
IMHO, step 7 should be just "start the car", no...

IMHO, step 7 should be just "start the car", no need for gas pedal.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Starless
I have another tip for you to improve performance...

I have another tip for you to improve performance a little bit. Put a bottle of Chevron Techron fuel cleaner in the gas tank when filling up. Follow instruction on the bottle.
You will fill the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Starless
Try this: while doing this procedure hold the gas...

Try this: while doing this procedure hold the gas pedal pressed all the way into the floor. Release it before starting the car.
You will fill the difference.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Starless
Alignment

There is some truth to it. I had alignment done at different places and some places could not get everything into spec. (But They still took my money)
BMW dealership by my house was great. $90 and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 59,142
Posted By Starless
Great, I look forward to hearing how the "new"...

Great, I look forward to hearing how the "new" valve body will mate to the transmission.
Thanks for update!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Starless
Yes, there is a very simple procedure with the...

Yes, there is a very simple procedure with the key. It's called "throttle body adaptation reset". It's very simple but you need to google it or watch on YouTube because I have not done it for years...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 59,142
Posted By Starless
I'm curious to find out how and where did you...

I'm curious to find out how and where did you find the valve body locally.
If you go ahead with swap, let us know how it went for you and what it involved.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 59,142
Posted By Starless
Actually my original transmission still works...

Actually my original transmission still works fine at 166xxx. Knock on wood.
I made that thread as information for others.
Sorry about the links, it's been awhile, they must have changed the links.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Starless
Wondering how exactly do you change the...

Wondering how exactly do you change the diaphragm...?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Starless
^ good for you. I'm late to the table but was...

^ good for you. I'm late to the table but was going to suggest wheel balancing. It helped my steering wheel vibration a lot!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Starless
Check your brake pads and rotors. It's probably...

Check your brake pads and rotors. It's probably metal on metal.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Starless
Some parts, like cooling system components, you...

Some parts, like cooling system components, you do want to buy from BMW. I prefer online dealership parts department, it's a good 20-30% off.
Surprisingly enough my local dealership has recently...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,760
Posted By Starless
Update: This HF electric impact is big, heavy,...

Update: This HF electric impact is big, heavy, ugly, but it gets the job done and its still $39. Used it since 2012 and it's pretty good for almost anything if you can fit an impact there.
Also...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,247
Posted By Starless
Update: I'm still on that second Duralast...

Update: I'm still on that second Duralast alternator and no problems since 2012.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By Starless
finally fell out:rofl:

finally fell out:rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Starless
You will be fine. Installing sports suspension...

You will be fine. Installing sports suspension for the standard package is fine. Vice versa is not. However your car probably was a sports package anyway to start with.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Starless
Check the level, it's probably low. Use the link...

Check the level, it's probably low. Use the link in my signature to do the fluid drain and fill if you want.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Starless
Battery light coming off and on means alternator...

Battery light coming off and on means alternator is bad. Been there, done that. But it also means that your battery is probably drained by now.
Get a new alternator ( it's a 45 minutes DIY) and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,910
Posted By Starless
Any Reason Not To Use Pennzoil?

Next time I might try this Rotella T6 and see if it helps with consumption. Currently using castrol 0W-40.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,910
Posted By Starless
Castrol 0W-40 for me. Meets LL1 specs and alwAys...

Castrol 0W-40 for me. Meets LL1 specs and alwAys in stock at local Walmart for $22 per 5 gallon can.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 138,321
Posted By Starless
In my experience no modifications of any sort...

In my experience no modifications of any sort were needed. Strange...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By Starless
I believe what you describe is the problem with...

I believe what you describe is the problem with the fuel sender on the drivers side.
Neither Fuel filter not new fuel pump should have nothing to do with this. That sender unit equalizes the gas...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,017
Posted By Starless
Lemfoerder is OE and filled with hydraulic fluid....

Lemfoerder is OE and filled with hydraulic fluid. Meyle is decent and a little stiffer due to being solid rubber without fluid. Poly is too stiff for a lot of people. Everything else is pretty much...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Starless
^ that's creative! Loll

^ that's creative! Loll
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