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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By computerwhiz1
What about the "black clicky thing" thats under...

What about the "black clicky thing" thats under the rubber boot? I think this is what pushes it out. http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll315/niutuner/DSC00152.jpg It is labeled "popper outer after...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 497
Posted By computerwhiz1
The transmission is electronically controlled so...

The transmission is electronically controlled so if you have something going on causing rough idle, lean condition, and misfires, there is a good chance the computer can't get a good idea of what to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By computerwhiz1
True, I haven't had this problem, thank god, but...

True, I haven't had this problem, thank god, but all of the threads I have seen about it never really end up at any conclusion about how to fix it.

If it were to happen to me though, I would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,178
Posted By computerwhiz1
Came really close to doing this with my car but...

Came really close to doing this with my car but ended up going with an automatic rebuild because I needed the car back ASAP and the transmission kinda nuked without warning. Anyways, i'm looking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By computerwhiz1
I payed special attention this time to make sure...

I payed special attention this time to make sure that the belt was on there properly. I guess the only thing I know to do from here is to just drive it and hope it doesn't get worse.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By computerwhiz1
Odd Belt wear and squeal/chirping that I can't figure out

About two years and 18,000 miles ago I replaced both belts on the engine as well as the Drive belt tensioner, idler pulley, and AC belt tensioner as the bearings were going bad and it just needed to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By computerwhiz1
I know you said you wanted to do a sharkfin, but...

I know you said you wanted to do a sharkfin, but I had my bee stinger totally removed by a body shop. It isn't used for radio, but only satellite and phone or something like that. But I know it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By computerwhiz1
Ok, so this morning I did my best to bed them....

Ok, so this morning I did my best to bed them. Read the online thing and followed it as best I could. I managed to get 2 or 3 60-10 stops in and then had to cruise a bit to let some traffic pass me....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By computerwhiz1
Would this be something that is ok to do now?...

Would this be something that is ok to do now? Seems like this would overheat the brakes and make it worse?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By computerwhiz1
Are my brakes glazed?

I put new brake pads and rotors on all 4 wheels back in summer 2013. Since then I have put only about 8,000-10,000 miles on the car and here recently I have had two people tell me that my brakes were...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,413
Posted By computerwhiz1
Glad you figured out your problem, but sorry to...

Glad you figured out your problem, but sorry to hear it was the starter. I'm not sure which method you are planning on replacing the starter. I have never done it myself, but I know a lot of people...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By computerwhiz1
oembimmerparts.com (http://oembimmerparts.com)...

oembimmerparts.com (http://oembimmerparts.com) has the cheapest brake kit I was able to find without going to auto zone. There isn't anything dangerous about "cheaper" brakes as long as you don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By computerwhiz1
13 years and 214,000 miles, been leaking about 2...

13 years and 214,000 miles, been leaking about 2 years. Until it gets bad enough that it leaks enough that I have to top off between changes I'm not even going to worry about it. I think with a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By computerwhiz1
If you look closely at the transmission cooler...

If you look closely at the transmission cooler (that big silver heat sink looking thing in the middle of the picture), it looks to me like there is some white coolant residue on the cooler its self...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By computerwhiz1
I hope they get things worked out for you, but I...

I hope they get things worked out for you, but I figured I would share my experience with the ignition switch anyways. My symptoms were that when I turned the key on all of the electronic gizmos and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By computerwhiz1
I have a 1999 323i and on a highway that has the...

I have a 1999 323i and on a highway that has the occasional red light and is very hilly and not straight with average speed of 65 MPH, I can average about 23-25 MPG over 150 miles.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By computerwhiz1
I have noise from the back of my car as well, and...

I have noise from the back of my car as well, and it is in fact a loose bumper. Its definitely a possibility.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By computerwhiz1
By defroster do you mean front or rear? I would...

By defroster do you mean front or rear? I would suspect it might be some weird electrical gremlin. Especially if the rear defroster is what you mean seeing as that has nothing to do with the heater...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By computerwhiz1
Mine was doing this and ended up being low on...

Mine was doing this and ended up being low on fluid. Replacing the fluid helped a lot, but it still makes some noise. As long as the fluid is good and its not leaking then you might as well drive it....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By computerwhiz1
The new transmission is great. It shifts better...

The new transmission is great. It shifts better than ever, it seems to pull a lot harder, and overall just feels healthier. I guess my transmission had gotten bad so slowly that I didn't really...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By computerwhiz1
Alignment is good, steering crooked

So, in the 3 years I have had my car, the steering wheel has always been off center to the left when going straight. Originally I thought it was the suspension and didn't worry about it until I had...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By computerwhiz1
What is normal coolant useage?

Yes, I have also looked around without removing anything and can confirm that's not what is leaking.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By computerwhiz1
The composite pipes have been replaced (removing...

The composite pipes have been replaced (removing the intake was fun). The hoses that run to the heater core and the heater core valve have not been.

Other than that, the radiator, water pump,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-21-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By computerwhiz1
I'm going to give another couple of days and then...

I'm going to give another couple of days and then check it again to see if it went down any noticeable amount. Hopefully smolck is right, because at this point if I have a leak I have no idea where...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By computerwhiz1
Well, I have looked around and there are not any...

Well, I have looked around and there are not any apparent leaks. I feel like since I know the cooling system isn't going to blow up or have any sort of critical failure that I should not really worry...
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