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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By smolck
Couple thoughts: You may be super low on...

Couple thoughts:

You may be super low on coolant, but you'd have a light on your dash if that was the case.
You have a sticking heater control valve (sometimes called hot water valve), found on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By smolck
Are you running ceramic pads? I've had more than...

Are you running ceramic pads? I've had more than a few sets of OE ceramic on BMWS cause that judder you mention inside 10k miles. I am convinced semi-metallic is the way to go on a BMW.

BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,148
Posted By smolck
This. $5k over what it's worth for a car that old...

This. $5k over what it's worth for a car that old is insane. $10k buys a lot newer, nicer, less maintenance heavy car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By smolck
Vintage Fast Bob........too funny! :thumbup:

Vintage Fast Bob........too funny! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By smolck
If she drove with no belt (broken pulley kills...

If she drove with no belt (broken pulley kills the belt) and the temp gauge stayed in the red for more than a minute or two, it's going to be dead. The pop was likely the expansion tank, radiator...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By smolck
Not quite Bob! That's funny though....I took the...

Not quite Bob! That's funny though....I took the connector that went to the trans, threaded it up to the drug bin under the hood and jumpers a couple of pins to make the car think it was in neutral. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By smolck
I've had a few cars beat me like that. Typically...

I've had a few cars beat me like that. Typically northern vehicles that see harsh weather. An air chisel can work wonders, just hit the very edge of the nut and boom, comes right off. When and if you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 932
Posted By smolck
Remember that 100k miles is when things get...

Remember that 100k miles is when things get expensive. Shocks, struts, control arms and bushings, rear trailing arm bushings, guibo joints, center support bearings, fuel pumps, cooling systems,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 932
Posted By smolck
It's a waste. That car has been neglected.

It's a waste. That car has been neglected.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By smolck
P0500 isn't related to your ICV (Idle control...

P0500 isn't related to your ICV (Idle control value). It is a generic wheel speed sensor code or potentially an ABS/DSC issue. You really need to have it scanned by a BMW specific code reader. Do you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 932
Posted By smolck
Used E46s require a lot of maintenance too. The...

Used E46s require a lot of maintenance too. The engine will last forever, but the rest of the car will fall apart around it if you don't spend an average of about $1000-1500 per year on maintenance...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By smolck
My understanding was all cars 96 and newer had an...

My understanding was all cars 96 and newer had an OBD2 port. You sure it isn't there?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By smolck
YouTube "e46 AR25 resonators" and you will fall...

YouTube "e46 AR25 resonators" and you will fall in love. I almost put them on My ZHP but sold it before I got around to it. They are cheap too, like $80.

I'll get you started.........
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By smolck
Yep, pretty interesting to see for sure. I miss...

Yep, pretty interesting to see for sure. I miss the days of KrisL and JVR going back and forth about track times and auto x and Fast Bob calling Goingnuts our village idiot. Good times........
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By smolck
Sure, you can easily replace the whole unit, and...

Sure, you can easily replace the whole unit, and probably should. I never did, I was lazy. My ZHP had 215k miles on the original so I never bothered with the assembly, just the pulley.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By smolck
Well glad they found the problem. Sucks that it's...

Well glad they found the problem. Sucks that it's leaking trans fluid. Bummer.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By smolck
Yep, I think you got lucky there. I'd let the...

Yep, I think you got lucky there. I'd let the order come on through, you should be fine.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By smolck
It's because the aftermarket alpine unit isn't a...

It's because the aftermarket alpine unit isn't a component system head unit. Your BMW speakers aren't 2 way or 3 way, they are ONE way and aftermarket units don't send the proper sound to the right...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By smolck
Just to be clear, I meant the power steering...

Just to be clear, I meant the power steering pump, and yes, it is replaceable. But the hoses and reservoir are the parts that leak, not the pump.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By smolck
Perhaps you have a bad temp sensor? Try replacing...

Perhaps you have a bad temp sensor? Try replacing that, they are like $18. What bleeding procedure did you use? Did you use the proper coolant and distilled water amount? (Roughly a gallon of each)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By smolck
If you have a hydraulic tensioner it will work....

If you have a hydraulic tensioner it will work. If you don't, it won't.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By smolck
Careful opening the expansion tank when it's hot,...

Careful opening the expansion tank when it's hot, you might get a face full of hot coolant! Your fluid looks good though that doesn't mean the pump isn't bad, but it is LESS likely with good fluid. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By smolck
Discard the remapper, it seems there is no...

Discard the remapper, it seems there is no benefit and only an EML issue.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,192
Posted By smolck
So I read through this and I dont understand how...

So I read through this and I dont understand how your car was perfectly fine, then it sat for three days and now you have no compression? Please do not take offense, but are you sure you did the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By smolck
It would have to be a HUGE leak to make the EML...

It would have to be a HUGE leak to make the EML come on from a vacuum leak. Enough that the car wouldn't drive normally.
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