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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By Hammer432
Well, what was it?

Well, what was it?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By Hammer432
I doubt more than one key is faulty. I assume you...

I doubt more than one key is faulty. I assume you have an automatic with remote start, make sure its firmly in P or try N when starting.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By Hammer432
Did you try the spare key?

Did you try the spare key?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Hammer432
1. Get in and close (don't lock) all the doors. ...

1. Get in and close (don't lock) all the doors.

2. Put the key in the ignition and switch momentarily to position 1 which is the first position when you turn the key clockwise. This is the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By Hammer432
Before the Akebonos my wife would roll her eyes...

Before the Akebonos my wife would roll her eyes as I went out in 40 degree (Fahrenheit) weather to wash the brake dust off my wheels.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By Hammer432
I don't mean to pick on granpa but he may not be...

I don't mean to pick on granpa but he may not be the best person to work on your car. You need to keep reading and probably take over repairs yourself. Have you read the Wiki?
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By Hammer432
Did he mean from the expansion tank? There is no...

Did he mean from the expansion tank? There is no access to the radiator itself without removing hoses. If the cap is opened while hot it will come out of the tank, not safe either.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By Hammer432
Manual cars have only an electric fan and it...

Manual cars have only an electric fan and it should run briefly when the car is first started as a test and then as needed to control temperature. Running the A/C will only make matters worse (it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By Hammer432
I've had Akebono pads for a couple years now and...

I've had Akebono pads for a couple years now and love them.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,154
Posted By Hammer432
Under application it says E46 "V6"! If they can't...

Under application it says E46 "V6"! If they can't even get that right, who know how bad this kit is.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By Hammer432
Good, doing mine soon due to small VCG leak....

Good, doing mine soon due to small VCG leak. Figured while i'm in there might as well do it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By Hammer432
Does it drive different after vanos seal...

Does it drive different after vanos seal replacement?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,821
Posted By Hammer432
I have to replace my valve cover gasket soon and...

I have to replace my valve cover gasket soon and am considering replacing the Vanos seals. I have not noticed any power loss but my car had 89K when I got it (now at 105K) and maybe it had already...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Hammer432
+1

+1
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-30-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Hammer432
size? style? pics?

size? style? pics?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By Hammer432
ECS Tuning carries them, a bit more expensive and...

ECS Tuning carries them, a bit more expensive and who knows who manufactures them. I have one and it appears well made.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,383
Posted By Hammer432
Congrats Smolck, And I was excited I just hit...

Congrats Smolck, And I was excited I just hit 100K miles. I am shooting for at least 300k as I plan on keeping this car forever.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By Hammer432
Yes the toothbrush charger does work. I had a...

Yes the toothbrush charger does work. I had a dissected key and measured the voltage on the battery and then after sitting on the charger. Mine was an Oral-B and it charged very slowly like a few...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By Hammer432
Avoid cutting the key open. Try reinitializing as...

Avoid cutting the key open. Try reinitializing as suggested. If it has been sitting for a long time it may not initialize until charged. It should still start the car, use it for a few days then try...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Hammer432
You need to measure the battery voltage with and...

You need to measure the battery voltage with and without the car running. It should be about 14.2 volts running and about 12.6 volts after car has off for a while. If its low when running you have a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By Hammer432
If you haven't yet read the wiki: ...

If you haven't yet read the wiki:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Hammer432
If the starter is jumped directly and the car...

If the starter is jumped directly and the car turns over and starts, the DME and EWS are not the problem. Correct? Yes

If the key is bad or a bad DME/EWS, a valet key will start the car. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,198
Posted By Hammer432
The compressor is belt driven from the engine, if...

The compressor is belt driven from the engine, if the engine is off its off. Are you talking about the blower or the indicator?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By Hammer432
I would think it would be a noisy compressor or...

I would think it would be a noisy compressor or electric cooling fan. If the blower is fine with out the AC then I would not suspect this. I think when you turn on your AC the electrical cooling fan...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By Hammer432
The remote functions won't work but it WILL still...

The remote functions won't work but it WILL still start the car. The programming only applies to the remote operations not the vehicle's security (EWS) system. That is a separate RFID circuit in the...
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