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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By 1972ford
haha, add that to the list of weird things that...

haha, add that to the list of weird things that can happen with a low battery.

I swear, it's a matter of time before someone has some incurable illness, but puts a new battery in his E46 and BAM!...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By 1972ford
Actually, this...

Actually, this (http://jalopnik.com/what-its-like-to-ride-in-a-car-with-the-camless-engine-1529865968) is ideal. It's a pneumatic valve control system similar to that used in F1 engines. No cam at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By 1972ford
You're bumping a thread after literally TWO...

You're bumping a thread after literally TWO MINUTES?

This answer can be found easily - as you are already finding - by searching. The later radios are easier to put AUX into, but the old ones...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By 1972ford
No problem, I actually like reading through...

No problem, I actually like reading through complicated problems like this. Maybe I should have been a lawyer, probably pays better than my current job...

The dealer website I used was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By 1972ford
Just a quick update. I've driven 307.5 miles and...

Just a quick update. I've driven 307.5 miles and FINALLY my code scanner comes up ALL MODULES READY/GREEN LIGHT.

This confirms, for me, the above listed methods for the full diagnostic cycle,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By 1972ford
Wow, that's a thoroughly researched and detailed...

Wow, that's a thoroughly researched and detailed post. Here's my take on the whole thing: OEMs update parts all the time, and that information does not always trickle down to the aftermarket (and/or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By 1972ford
I may need to try the procedure above. My commute...

I may need to try the procedure above. My commute is short (~ 9 miles each way) although it does include a variety of roads, including interstate highway. According to the info above, I must be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By 1972ford
I guess dealers don't play games with people...

I guess dealers don't play games with people buying a new BMW... otherwise I'd be skeptical of anyone calling me on April 1, with unexpected good news. Right? But yeah, imagine if you showed up and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By 1972ford
If you're talking about dry pavement, yes you're...

If you're talking about dry pavement, yes you're going to have trouble getting an AWD E46 sideways, DSC or not.

On a nice dirt surface or especially on snow, if you press the DSC button so you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 95,797
Posted By 1972ford
I was looking at a flyer from a local "Used Car...

I was looking at a flyer from a local "Used Car Superstore" of sorts, and trying to decode the various abbreviations. Some are obvious (PW/L - Power Windows/Locks, A/C) and some are totally...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By 1972ford
Thanks for posting! I looked at prices when I was...

Thanks for posting! I looked at prices when I was at walmart earlier this week, and sadly, the quart price times 5 minus the rebate amount was almost exactly the same as the regular price for a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By 1972ford
Just for consensus I'll say that I have also had...

Just for consensus I'll say that I have also had mine out to clean it, and it ran perfectly fine on replacement.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 34,339
Posted By 1972ford
Picked my car up last night from Tulley in...

Picked my car up last night from Tulley in Nashua, NH. They even washed my car and cleaned the inside (as best they could with 2 car seats in the back), very nice gesture considering they didn't get...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By 1972ford
It sounds like more than a CVV system failure if...

It sounds like more than a CVV system failure if the cylinders also got filled with coolant; that does point more towards a head gasket. From what you said, it sounds like it didn't overheat, which...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 34,339
Posted By 1972ford
Well, I dropped my car off last night at the...

Well, I dropped my car off last night at the dealer, and they called me at 8:23 this morning, I'm thinking "this can't be good." But it's all done, yay! I can't get down to pick it up until after...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By 1972ford
Too cold? In Alabama? Please. Until this week I...

Too cold? In Alabama? Please. Until this week I hadn't seen much above 20F since 2014 here in New Hampshire. Earlier this week it was 40 (!) and I jumped on the "warm" weather to look at a couple...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 34,339
Posted By 1972ford
True, I'm sure they might look at it with an eye...

True, I'm sure they might look at it with an eye for what it needs, that's fine. I'd just rather have the work done locally at a shop where I know the guys, and where I know they truly appreciate the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 34,339
Posted By 1972ford
Well after initially calling in October, I...

Well after initially calling in October, I finally got a call yesterday that they have parts in for me (this is at a dealer in NH). I was told that they would be held for me until my appointment...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 34,339
Posted By 1972ford
That's what I figured. I called in late October...

That's what I figured. I called in late October and got an appointment for November, they said they had lots in stock. Well, they ran out and here we are in March, still no luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By 1972ford
I wouldn't worry too much about that, since the...

I wouldn't worry too much about that, since the ONLY fan on manual transmission cars is electric. They are extremely reliable.

I have a friend who had the EXACT same thing happen in his car, fan...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 34,339
Posted By 1972ford
When did you get this done, was it recently?

When did you get this done, was it recently?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 34,339
Posted By 1972ford
edit: sorry for the double post, don't know what...

edit: sorry for the double post, don't know what happened there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 34,339
Posted By 1972ford
My car is outside of the additional driver's side...

My car is outside of the additional driver's side recall (it's an '03) but I did call the dealer yesterday to try and get an update on where I am on the waiting list. I called for an appointment in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By 1972ford
No legal obligation unless you signed something....

No legal obligation unless you signed something. But when you go pick up the part, I'd ask if you owe them for their diagnostic time, to be fair. Some would probably say, don't bring it up unless...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By 1972ford
Merry Christmas! Great to hear from you, I hope...

Merry Christmas! Great to hear from you, I hope all is well.
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