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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By RCorney
Replaced FSU and fan works again for me. Thanks...

Replaced FSU and fan works again for me. Thanks to Starless and the wiki I'm able to fix these sort of things.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By RCorney
HVAC fan inoperable

My fan seems to have quit working altogether. I did not get the cricket sounds as the Wiki speaks to, not did I get the erratic fan speed. I did replace the heater control valve which fixed my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By RCorney
Fuse not "afire". (Darn auto correct) ...

Fuse not "afire". (Darn auto correct)


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By RCorney
Really? Huh, thought it was afire going bad or...

Really? Huh, thought it was afire going bad or the master lock button shorting. Thanks for the tip.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By RCorney
Central locking all by itself

Weird thing happened tonight on the way home; my doors locked and unlocked while driving on its own on about every 10 seconds. Did Christie take over my car or is there a simple fuse to switch out?...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By RCorney
Slow oil leak

While replacing my heater valve this past week I noticed oil on the pass side of engine in the little nodules just below the OFHG. I thought I cleaned those all out after replacing the gasket many...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By RCorney
All codes start with a P. There may be other...

All codes start with a P. There may be other codes but I don't have the history. He took it to a non-Indy shop and they diagnosed it as cat replacement.

Thanks for posting the help. He's going...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By RCorney
DIY Alt replace- car does not start

Purchased a new OEM alternator- 150amp after "alternator fault" message was displayed. Prior to replacement, while driving, other components began to shut down such as LCD, Nav, Radio, odometer and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By RCorney
No more AM radio?

I installed the iPhone/iPod factory cable recently and it works great. Followed the simple instructions linked to the wiki (thanks!)
However, now when I turn my radio on I get a message on the LCD...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By RCorney
Yep, o-ring was the culprit. At first I thought...

Yep, o-ring was the culprit. At first I thought it was the lower radiator hose. I bought a new one from Max at OEM Bimmerparts and that guy is so great; he threw in the green o-ring for me. I did...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By RCorney
New heater valve installed... heater works! ...

New heater valve installed... heater works! Straightforward repair; bled system for a long time. Topped off coolant in the morning again.
Thanks Max at OEM Bimmerparts and thanks to folks here who...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By RCorney
Heater blows hot air

Thanks that's a great test. I'll try that out!


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By RCorney
Heater blows hot air

Vacuumed the grill with no real noticeable change. Still same symptoms.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By RCorney
Heater blows hot air

Thanks! Yes, mild temps in salinas to be sure and yes I normally keep thermostat at about 66. I'll try the vacuum method first as I've done a while back ( and cause it's the no cost method).

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By RCorney
Heater blows hot air

I know this is kind of an odd issue to have in the winter but my heater blows hot air almost no matter what the temp is outside. If I roll the wheel on the dash up to three dots cold I can get cool...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By RCorney
Power Locks failing

Yes, but I'm wondering if it's more mechanical and not electrical.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By RCorney
Topping off coolant

I bled the system when replacing the reservoir tank over a year ago.

I think this is my culprit. Photo is passenger side at front of engine. Looks like the radiator hose. Little trail of fluid is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By RCorney
Topping off coolant

Okay so last night while filling her up I decided to check coolant and low and behold the stick was at the bottom of the res.
I remembered back to my parking spot at work moments before whet I saw...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By RCorney
Power Locks failing

I've searched and it looks like this could be related to the module (GM5) or the mechanism. I appreciate any thoughts as to the problem with the symptoms described below:

-key fob Locking works...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By RCorney
CEL, with low power, codes

My friend's 2004 540i with 185k recently had a CEL come on with the message stating "Reduce Power" after a rough idle and low accelleration/ power. He took it into a local shop (not BMW specific)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By RCorney
Topping off coolant

Thanks FB. I changed out reservoir, t-stat and hoses a little more than a year ago and have had no issues since. Bled the system completely.

115k miles on it.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,642
Posted By RCorney
e46 Performance!

Be content with the move from a snail of a car (seriously? A Saturn wagon? Must've been a gift) to a sports sedan.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By RCorney
Topping off coolant

Recently I got a low coolant light and promptly topped up with antifreeze in my trunk purchased for such occasion at the dealer (blue liquid). Last night I read the bottle and realized it is full...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By RCorney
Race stickers?

I live nearby Laguna Seca and travel home via Highway 68. Over the last week I've seen numerous BMWs traveling west with race stickers on windshields. Who can tell me what event is going on around...
Forum: General BMW 08-15-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,512
Posted By RCorney
BMW drivers are jerks...according to studies

Maybe, but check out all the comments on the yahoo page with all the defensive comments made by Prius owners.

On a side note, this weekend is Concours around my town and while the streets are...
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