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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By Starless
It could be your torque converter acting up. Get...

It could be your torque converter acting up. Get that checked.
The engine is I 6, not v6, 6 cylinders are located in one row, not in a v like shape.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Starless
But we are blessed to live in the country where...

But we are blessed to live in the country where competition makes it possible to have more than 1 thing available! So we are good :-)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Starless
Welcome to the forum, Marc! I hope you are...

Welcome to the forum, Marc!

I hope you are not a troll with a second post like this.

I have a cheap washer pump from ebay too (I think it is URO) and it has worked fir several years now. But do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Starless
A/C blowing hot air from centre vents

These systems are very sensitive to the amount of refrigerant. That's why it's important to use a vacuum pump, the scales and. Professional gauges when recharging. The gauge on Those cans is a joke....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Starless
I have warm air on passenger side and a little...

I have warm air on passenger side and a little cooler on drivers side. I'm taking in to the shop for recharge. What they do is evacuate the refrigerant and using the scales install the exact amount...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Starless
152k pretty reliable for me, I did some...

152k pretty reliable for me, I did some maintenance around 100k and it's been fine. Planning a second round of maintenance around 160k-180k. My goal is to bring it to 200k and start looking for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By Starless
I do not believe you have traded one problem for...

I do not believe you have traded one problem for another. You need to reset transmission adaptations. Basically your transmission control module has been learning and remembering your driving style...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By Starless
Update us on the outcome of the swap. Make sure...

Update us on the outcome of the swap. Make sure the shop clears the transmission adaptations after the swap.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Starless
Gasket was installed the wrong way.

Gasket was installed the wrong way.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Starless
^ sorry to hear, I always spend extra time on...

^ sorry to hear, I always spend extra time on diagnostics of the symptoms and practice patience, trying not to rush into ordering and replacing parts that I think are the cause of the problem.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Starless
You need to go to E46 Fanstics sound forum...

You need to go to E46 Fanstics sound forum section. You will be overwhelmed by the amount of info on this and other similar systems...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Starless
^I was just about to say, change the d drum and...

^I was just about to say, change the d drum and be happy
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By Starless
Most if them last for around 200K, just like a...

Most if them last for around 200K, just like a lot of other transmissions in general. But then again most people do not even keep their cars for that long...
Mine is 150K alive and kicking. Keeping...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Starless
Programming a new E46 blank key

I have actually done it. $130 for my 2002 325i, at one of the St. Louis area dealerships. I shopped around, price can fluctuate between $130 and $200 at different places.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Starless
$150 for a hack job when you can get a brand new...

$150 for a hack job when you can get a brand new key from BMW for under $130? That's how my key cost. Cost can vary a little at different dealerships.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Starless
Good question. Mine does the same. Happens ONLY...

Good question. Mine does the same. Happens ONLY in freezing temperature. I think cvx5832 is right and it has to do with some shrinking seals and low pressure. The mileage has something to do with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Starless
Slipping transmission - any options?

Have you considered atf additives that are supposed to help with tired seals? I think it's generally considered a bad idea, but when you have nothing to lose, may be try it? If that was my car with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By Starless
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Starless
All of these fluids will work just fine, good...

All of these fluids will work just fine, good synthetic stuff.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Starless
First thing to do is read the transmission...

First thing to do is read the transmission code(s). Obd scanners can't do that. I use INPA for that. They will do it for you in the transmission shop and they will drive your car and make an educated...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 108,055
Posted By Starless
You did indeed replaced all the parts. I do not...

You did indeed replaced all the parts. I do not know if I will be of any help in this case. A couple of thoughts: if you have INPA or know somebody who has it, you can activate your sap and check...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 108,055
Posted By Starless
IMHO seafoam is a waste of time. Sorry to be...

IMHO seafoam is a waste of time. Sorry to be skeptical, but when you said you replaced the entire system what exactly did you do? If you replace the entire SAP system there is no way you have these...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Starless
Congrats! I'm at 146K, it's my goal to get this...

Congrats! I'm at 146K, it's my goal to get this car to 200K. I think it is very doable.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 108,055
Posted By Starless
The second picture is what most people have, me...

The second picture is what most people have, me including. If yours is different and doesn't have that port for a hose, my only guess is that this is either a SULEV car and they possibly (although...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Starless
If you did it first thing in the morning you are...

If you did it first thing in the morning you are fine. The floater should stick out a bit. There is a diagram on the expansion tank. Overfilling is not good because it's a pressurized system and...
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