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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Starless
Has nothing to do with that fluid. Did you do the...

Has nothing to do with that fluid. Did you do the proper procedure, temperature, etc wise? My bet the problem is the level of fluid. Dex 3 which you put would not harm anything immediately...

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Starless
Under a thousand for sure. Sent from...

Under a thousand for sure.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By Starless
Nice. What amplifier and speakers are good to use...

Nice. What amplifier and speakers are good to use with this turntable? I have been always but passively thinking to get a turntable to listen to some rock, down tempo and operas at home. Not very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By Starless
You hit the bump and there are vibrations in the...

You hit the bump and there are vibrations in the steering wheel...give us some more symptoms. Highway speed vibrations? Coming to a stop braking vibrations? Hitting the brakes hard vibrations?

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,230
Posted By Starless
Sad, but true. Avoid if possible the...

Sad, but true. Avoid if possible the confrontation with "the finest" :tsk:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By Starless
I hate to do it but...

It's a great decision. Perfect time to get another car with 50-60k may be?and take it again to 200k. I hear you on wanting to keep this one as a beater, winter, extra, back up or just what ever you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By Starless
Formula 1, I vote for your fuel pump being bad....

Formula 1, I vote for your fuel pump being bad. You have classic symptoms. But, it is a coincidence and has nothing to do with you low gas light. I have done it all the time in all my cars - driving...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Starless
It's recommended, and I always do, but in reality...

It's recommended, and I always do, but in reality you will most likely be fine reusing it.

P.S Next time try to plan ahead for your projects and get ALL the parts in advance, it's always a piece...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Starless
Do not over think it. Drain everything, put fresh...

Do not over think it. Drain everything, put fresh bmw coolant back. Done!


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,944
Posted By Starless
140K now, still working :-) Sent from...

140K now, still working :-)


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Starless
Also, my understanding is those 1K units are far...

Also, my understanding is those 1K units are far from perfect. I have been following threads on fanatics and people come across different issues with them. Nothing is perfect but if I spend a grand...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Starless
E46 330i transmission

Very poor piece of advise. I'd take a used transmission in good working condition over rebuilt any day of the week. Too many people rebuild and come here the next day after spending $$$$ complaining...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Starless
I can see why. When you drop the pan you'll be...

I can see why. When you drop the pan you'll be surprised how much more fluid still remains in the pan even after you drain through the drain plug in the pan. That is why with your method you will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Starless
Actually, since the mechanic was not familiar...

Actually, since the mechanic was not familiar with BMWs, he might have not filled it correctly. The is a very specific procedure to fill these auto transmission. The right level is crucial and you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Starless
I'd buy it. You can easily part it out for more...

I'd buy it. You can easily part it out for more than $1600 if you can not get it to start. That is if it really looks "lovely" as you say inside and out.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,167
Posted By Starless
^ I'd love to test my wrench against something as...

^ I'd love to test my wrench against something as tight as you mentioned.

HF wrench electric impact wrench has 230 ft/lb max torque rating. The tightest nut I had to remove with mine was an axle...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Starless
Taco, you sound like you understand bodywork...is...

Taco, you sound like you understand bodywork...is it a good idea to use that touch up paint anyway? I always thought it was a big no-no, because it will not last for too long and then will become...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Starless
I noticed you created a lot of threads about you...

I noticed you created a lot of threads about you transmission and got pretty solid answers and educated guesses about your case. If it was me I'd buy a used unit and install it myself. It's involved,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Starless
mechatronics...I love it! It's like a guessing...

mechatronics...I love it! It's like a guessing game, my guess is...transmission breather hole, may be?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 91,817
Posted By Starless
You are welcome guys, 4 years later the new FSU...

You are welcome guys, 4 years later the new FSU does not miss a beat.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,167
Posted By Starless
Since this thread has been resurrected, my update...

Since this thread has been resurrected, my update is- the electric wrench has been working perfectly for 2 years now for different projects. The best $39 bucks I have ever spent. I love HF. Yes I'm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Starless
Ordered from them once. Took a week to get parts....

Ordered from them once. Took a week to get parts. Nothing to write home about. For most parts you can get better deals elsewhere, but some suspension components are priced competitively, so might...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By Starless
^ crappy situation. Seriously ask more money....

^ crappy situation. Seriously ask more money. It's zhp with low mileage. A lot of people will buy it with the intention to fix it themselves which is very doable. So that shop estimate would not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By Starless
^ It will be gone in no time. With that mileage...

^ It will be gone in no time. With that mileage your car costs MUCH more.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,240
Posted By Starless
Congrats, 1972ford!! I like how you said...

Congrats, 1972ford!!

I like how you said about staying on top of things but without going overboard with PM. I do exactly the same thing with my car. The 5K oil changes mentioned in this thread...
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