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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By RivMcLean
This is one of the reasons we DIY. Unless you see...

This is one of the reasons we DIY. Unless you see it being done there is a good chance it wasn't done at all.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By RivMcLean
My car is doing this also right now, when it...

My car is doing this also right now, when it happens I'll switch on the key and then off again and the light goes out. The sensor needs to be replaced as the oil level is right were it is supposed to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By RivMcLean
What about tramlining? Are the tires following...

What about tramlining? Are the tires following the road grooves causing the car to follow? Your driving the same roads getting the same results, try a different road or freeway and pay attention to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By RivMcLean
truegraw, SPDSKTR, easy fix, go back to the...

truegraw, SPDSKTR, easy fix, go back to the beginning of this thread or a few into it, have a drink, bourbon, scotch even a beer! its all good.:drink:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-29-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By RivMcLean
From your clip that you posted, which Bob stated...

From your clip that you posted, which Bob stated down in Ky was whiskey, you corrected him stating "bourbon, close" and I stated Bob was right.
Gee, these are the discussions that should be hammered...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-29-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By RivMcLean
Bourbon is a whiskey. Fast Bob got it right....

Bourbon is a whiskey. Fast Bob got it right. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By RivMcLean
When was the last time the cooling system was...

When was the last time the cooling system was overhauled? If you are seeing a coolant leak under controlled conditions, it that time to overhaul. Call it cheap insurance because you don't want to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,353
Posted By RivMcLean
Regardless of what we got or get out of this...

Regardless of what we got or get out of this forum it has been informative and entertaining. I have learned alot and tried to share what I have learned. Some of you guys crack me up. :thumbup:
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-08-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 38,031
Posted By RivMcLean
Try this, it may not be NZ, but it's a good start...

Try this, it may not be NZ, but it's a good start
https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
South Island is Awesome btw, want to go back.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By RivMcLean
I have to do mine, they are starting to sag....

I have to do mine, they are starting to sag. ecstuning has replacement parts but can be kind of pricey so I want search out a compatable fabric and try to fix them first. I have reviewed many threads...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By RivMcLean
It shouldn't cause a problem as its on the...

It shouldn't cause a problem as its on the incoming side of the filter, only thing I can think of is warmer air entering the air box from the heat inside the engine compartment, which really isn't a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By RivMcLean
I have the same, I think I removed the pan...

I have the same, I think I removed the pan underneath to gain access, but I know they will pop out through the front. The plastic is about 12 years old around the fog lights and I didn't want to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,122
Posted By RivMcLean
Correct, it is not an I-Beam, it is what's called...

Correct, it is not an I-Beam, it is what's called channel stock or "C" stock. Not necessarly for structure like an I-beam, but they do have their purpose. Still, having that fly through your window,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,122
Posted By RivMcLean
Beamed BMW - driver walked away OK

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=542626&stc=1&d=1450331810

This was on the NEWS this morning, apparently a steel I beam fell off a truck, bounced, and launched into...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By RivMcLean
Secondary air pump ...

Secondary air pump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eQ7WEj_FVw
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By RivMcLean
It's been my experience boosting the radio signal...

It's been my experience boosting the radio signal (FM) with some sort of device as you posted also boosts the noise you will hear. Did the old radio tune into FM ok? Sometimes the newer radio you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By RivMcLean
Why not do it yourself? For the amount of money...

Why not do it yourself? For the amount of money you'd pay a detailer, you could buy the equipment and the waxes of your choise and have great results. Check out www.autogeek.net
And review their...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By RivMcLean
Did you scan for codes? It's difficult to...

Did you scan for codes? It's difficult to spectulate what issues you may be experiancing with the information provided, but if the car worked fine prior to the plugs and now it has issues, retrace...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By RivMcLean
Cool, glad to hear it. I know their is that crash...

Cool, glad to hear it. I know their is that crash disconnect terminal, but I really don't have experience with it, but for what you were describing it sounded like that was what I read about, car not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By RivMcLean
There are some shops in LA based on DIY that rent...

There are some shops in LA based on DIY that rent floor space/ lifts/tools. During one of the more recent Bimmerfests one of those companies were showing what they had to offer, I don't remember...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By RivMcLean
Try putting in your last 7characters of the VIN...

Try putting in your last 7characters of the VIN into realoem.com and look at the electrical system, battery cable, you may ID your part there. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,999
Posted By RivMcLean
This is a good time to change out the plastic...

This is a good time to change out the plastic pulley to an aluminum one. They are not to expensive, several vendors have them. I ordered one from ecstuning...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By RivMcLean
If you are expericing a coolant leak it is time...

If you are expericing a coolant leak it is time to overhaul your cooling system. A failure in this system can cost you more than you want to consider if left for to long. Their are several...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By RivMcLean
Have you tried to narrow it down? Watch this...

Have you tried to narrow it down?
Watch this video, it may help.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdIKNnwEjIs
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By RivMcLean
Hey, CHF11 is the wrong fluid, it takes only ATF...

Hey, CHF11 is the wrong fluid, it takes only ATF for your car unless otherwise noted on the cap. I tell you, you have a strange problem, most never experience anything like this.
What I know about...
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