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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2013, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Nigel-Author
For the record, this problem does tie in with me...

For the record, this problem does tie in with me having all the BMW stereo replaced with a better one, including two Genesis amps in the boot, a sub woofer, four new speakers in doors and rear, and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
Trans fluid and filter change is 290

Trans fluid and filter change is 290
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
Well, just 306 miles with a brand new 1,000 ECU...

Well, just 306 miles with a brand new 1,000 ECU and the f*&&^^g light has come back on!!!

This car has now had a grand total of 2,750 from one garage, and 650 from another, go get rid of this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
Ok, the engine ECU was replaced with a brand new...

Ok, the engine ECU was replaced with a brand new one from BMW at a cost of 1,050.00. Now that it has been done, the garage said the 'voltage' is what it should be - before it was really low.

I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
SJBimmer, my car was not a cheap one. It has full...

SJBimmer, my car was not a cheap one. It has full BMW history and 1 careful owner.

Anyway, the damn light came on again and this time the mechanic says it can only be one of two things. First, the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
Scarede, I am going by what the BMW Independent...

Scarede, I am going by what the BMW Independent Specialist is telling me. He is saying it is not the gearbox and the issue is coming from the engine.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
How easy is it to check auto transmission oil to...

How easy is it to check auto transmission oil to make sure the level is perfect? also, should it be done when cold, hot etc and what should the oil look like for signs of healthy auto box?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
Thanks kmorgan I will have them check that in the...

Thanks kmorgan I will have them check that in the morning.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
OMG, TR808, now there is a blast from the past ;)...

OMG, TR808, now there is a blast from the past ;)

I knew I should have stuck with straight six 3 litre engine. This 2 litre thing with it's valvetronic system is total pants.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
Well, that didn't work. Took it back in and they...

Well, that didn't work. Took it back in and they said the Mass Airflow meter has gone, again. This was only changed 4 weeks ago, at a cost of 350. He is replacing it free of charge. But, I just know...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
I'm assuming the other stuff needed changing...

I'm assuming the other stuff needed changing also, after all, they all flagged up as faults in the system. I hope a software update and re-set will have sorted it. We shall see.

I do notice a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
Not changed trans oil or filter. I'll see how it...

Not changed trans oil or filter. I'll see how it goes now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
Ok, they said the software needed updating and to...

Ok, they said the software needed updating and to re-set ECU etc. Took an hour to install. Told that should do it. Let's see if I can get to 400 miles this time without light coming on - fingers...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nigel-Author
Please help - at end of tether with E46 light on dash!

Please help - desperate and at the end of my tether.

I own a 2004 model BMW 318i SE Touring Automatic 1995cc (E46). I'm getting sick of this car. I have only had it three months, and during that...
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