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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By RivMcLean
Honestly pulleys and tentioners are cheap enough...

Honestly pulleys and tentioners are cheap enough to replace, I did mine when I overhauled the cooling system along with new belts. Cheap insurance.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By RivMcLean
Best thing you can do is get a pre purchase...

Best thing you can do is get a pre purchase inspection to find out the condition of the car, read the Wiki above, learn about the e46. Review the maintenance records if available, then figure is it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By RivMcLean
If you can find a part number on it look it up on...

If you can find a part number on it look it up on the manufacturers website, you would then know what it will fit.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By RivMcLean
You may have it repaired, check out this Lank: ...

You may have it repaired, check out this Lank:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=794330&highlight=e46+rear+view+mirror+leaking
Although it is not leaking, I am sure the go through...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By RivMcLean
I would save your 300 bucks and wash/ wax it...

I would save your 300 bucks and wash/ wax it yourself. It appears you park it outside so the detail would only last a couple of days. With the paint chipping as it is I would look into fixing that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By RivMcLean
You need to post more details, codes? When did it...

You need to post more details, codes? When did it go on/ off? What circumstances did it happen? :dunno: your statement/question is vague...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By RivMcLean
I think so. All those things you can DIY. You can...

I think so. All those things you can DIY. You can even purchase the equipment and the parts for a fraction of the cost and still have enough to take a road trip.

Powe bleeder:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By RivMcLean
You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:

You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By RivMcLean
You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:

You are on your way to Master DIY'er! :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By RivMcLean
I upgraded to the the hydraulic from the...

I upgraded to the the hydraulic from the mechanical. The bolts are different, I had to run to the dealership for the bolts. You are probably dealing with the same situation.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By RivMcLean
They are interchangeable, the hydraulic is the...

They are interchangeable, the hydraulic is the updated version, but requires different bolts. I found this out when I undated mine. Once you have the correct bolts, it's a 5 minute job... :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By RivMcLean
I said that awhile ago...:tsk:

I said that awhile ago...:tsk:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By RivMcLean
Depending on the model of your car they came with...

Depending on the model of your car they came with clear corners and LED break lights, my 04 330Ci for example came this way.

If you want to know exactly what the car is, get the last 7 characters...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By RivMcLean
Gotta love a Phoenix Yellow e46 M3 :thumbup: I...

Gotta love a Phoenix Yellow e46 M3 :thumbup: I hated that color at first, but it grew on me and that's what I would want if I could find the right one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By RivMcLean
I did the same thing as Just George, cooling...

I did the same thing as Just George, cooling system overhaul and all the belts, pulleys and tensioners.
Cheap insurance to protect the engine and peace of mind. :roundel:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,959
Posted By RivMcLean
Sometimes those thin speciality wrenches don't...

Sometimes those thin speciality wrenches don't transmit the physical force required to break the nut free, I used a regular wrench which worked well other than the fact it's wide and hard to get the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By RivMcLean
I had the same problem while it was under...

I had the same problem while it was under warranty, stealership updated the software on the transmission which fixed the problem. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By RivMcLean
Something of interest... ...

Something of interest...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819439&highlight=rear+glass
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By RivMcLean
What kind of bushings did you use? Polys do...

What kind of bushings did you use? Polys do squeak if you don't lube them with antiseeze. That was my experience.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By RivMcLean
Betty, you should post your question in the...

Betty, you should post your question in the correct forum X Series - X5 E53. You will get better results there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By RivMcLean
Pretty fun too OTL!

Pretty fun too OTL!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By RivMcLean
Have you tried looking in RealOEM.com for the...

Have you tried looking in RealOEM.com for the part number and then searching for a replacement?
Enter your last 7 characters of the VIN and search.

This shows mine as an example....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By RivMcLean
Here is something to review. ...

Here is something to review.
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1948884-Drive-by-wire-throttle-%28EML%29-system-crash

Sounds somewhat similar...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By RivMcLean
Haha :rofl:

Haha :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By RivMcLean
Search for "final stage resistor" did you check...

Search for "final stage resistor"
did you check your fuses?
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