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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
No....I believe you are dealing with dipsh!t...

No....I believe you are dealing with dipsh!t "mechanics" who are determined to empty your wallet because you own a BMW....your car should have a functional trans cooler....have they checked that ?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By Fast Bob
205 is the minimum size to be used....the others...

205 is the minimum size to be used....the others you quoted are too small for your application.

Read the E46 Wiki !!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 01:36 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 20,951
Posted By Fast Bob
R.I.P. Joe Cocker

passed away today, at age 70....:cry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXh6wFhzN-8#t=31
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 11:27 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 20,951
Posted By Fast Bob
One to celebrate the Winter Solstice....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y9ALfeXztw
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By Fast Bob
Hey, stranger....nice to see you back in the...

Hey, stranger....nice to see you back in the house ! :thumbup:

Merry Christmas, Smolckie !:D
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Fast Bob
Once you get the results of the scan, write down...

Once you get the results of the scan, write down the code #s (P0123, etc.) and post them here. Then we`ll have a better idea of how to deal with this :thumbup:

In the meantime, read the E46...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 20,951
Posted By Fast Bob
One from The Walrus....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-tErSwqm7g
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Fast Bob
A weak/failing battery will cause all sorts of...

A weak/failing battery will cause all sorts of (seemingly unrelated) problems. Sounds like yours might be in that category. The onset of cold weather is usually the Kiss Of Death for batteries that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 20,951
Posted By Fast Bob
And, of course....the inimitable Denis Leary

Better send the kiddies out of the room for this one (NWS LANGUAGE !)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP4-7VQV42k
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By Fast Bob
The first step in any diagnosis is to have the...

The first step in any diagnosis is to have the codes scanned. Autozone, O`Reilly`s, Pep Boys, etc. will usually do this for free. Write down any codes found (P0123, etc.), and post them here. Then we...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Fast Bob
Batteries do not perform well if they have sat in...

Batteries do not perform well if they have sat in a state of discharge for any length of time....it kills their ability to accept and hold a charge for longer than about a day or so.
Continuing to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Fast Bob
How about the frequency of the noise, does it...

How about the frequency of the noise, does it increase with the speed of the car ? A couple years ago, I had something similar, turned out to be a chunk of tar-covered gravel stuck inside one of my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Fast Bob
When does this noise occur ? Under acceleration,...

When does this noise occur ? Under acceleration, steady cruise speed, slowing down, or ?
You know for sure that it`s coming from the front of the car ? (i.e., forward of the A-pillars)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Fast Bob
How old is that battery ? We`ve seen hundreds of...

How old is that battery ? We`ve seen hundreds of cases like yours over the years, and probably 90% of the time, it`s a weak/failing battery that`s at fault.
Walmart has a replacement (H8) for around...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Fast Bob
Always check the basics first....fuses, relays,...

Always check the basics first....fuses, relays, then check the wiring under the seat for cuts, broken insulation, etc.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Fast Bob
This contains a lot of useful information which...

This contains a lot of useful information which will answer many of your questions. Within it is a link to the Owner`s Manual in case you don`t have one.

<<<Bimmerfest's E46 Wiki>>> Read this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Fast Bob
If you examine the Positive battery cable, you...

If you examine the Positive battery cable, you will notice a square plastic box on the cable, a little ways up from the battery. This is a pyrotechnic device, meant to sever the connection in case of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 20,951
Posted By Fast Bob
My "Close Encounter" with The Boss....

I had just finished eating lunch at Murphy`s Irish Grille on Broad St. in Red Bank NJ, and as I was leaving the premises, almost bumped into a gent exiting the Music Shop right next...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Fast Bob
This is a US-based Forum. The code you listed is...

This is a US-based Forum. The code you listed is not familiar to these parts....our codes are typically "P0123", or something like that.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Fast Bob
Where was he looking ? A "soft-failing" fuel...

Where was he looking ?

A "soft-failing" fuel pump could possibly be the cause (without storing a code), but a good mechanic should be aware of this....

(I suspect you should seek out another...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Fast Bob
Yeah....move to a warmer climate....:rofl:

Yeah....move to a warmer climate....:rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Fast Bob
Have no fear....this Forum is loaded with...

Have no fear....this Forum is loaded with long-time DIYers who have tackled just about every E46-related problem that you can imagine. As you progress with your project, you will come to appreciate...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Fast Bob
Good, thorough PPI for sure, read the E46 Wiki,...

Good, thorough PPI for sure, read the E46 Wiki, and look at some of the archived threads on this Forum.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Fast Bob
Please pay attention to the Sticky Threads ! ...

Please pay attention to the Sticky Threads !

This will answer many of your questions :

<<<Bimmerfest's E46 Wiki>>> Read this before posting questions!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 20,951
Posted By Fast Bob
Tom Waits, and a little lesson in Sociology

reminds me of a few people I knew Back In The Day....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_PfwVNmckc
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