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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By cvx5832
If you put a reman starter in there I would still...

If you put a reman starter in there I would still question the starter.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By cvx5832
^ This. As pointed out, no filter. That bracket...

^ This. As pointed out, no filter. That bracket holds the clamp for the filter, and the M56 lines look like they traverse the passenger side instead of the driver side like M54-equipped vehicles.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By cvx5832
Not all BMW shops are good at what they do. Even...

Not all BMW shops are good at what they do. Even some BMW dealerships aren't good at what they do.

Info on the differences between the M54 vs M56 are so scarce some dealerships don't even honor...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By cvx5832
Isn't it?

Isn't it?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By cvx5832
Google "e46 k-bus symptoms" and see if your...

Google "e46 k-bus symptoms" and see if your symptoms match. If so, ignition switch would also be my bet.

But I'm with Bob. I start getting gremlins right around the 6-yr mark so I just replace it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By cvx5832
P0715...

P0715 (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=16723428&postcount=12)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By cvx5832
Yellow oil light : Right after start -...

Yellow oil light :

Right after start - replace oil level sensor
During running - add oil now
After shut down - add oil at next fill up

It's been discussed before, just do a search for the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By cvx5832
I would investigate why the fan came apart in the...

I would investigate why the fan came apart in the first place. Lots here with original fans that haven't broken.

Look into the fan clutch, water pump, engine mounts or incorrectly installed fan...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By cvx5832
Google "E46 k-bus symptoms" and see if the...

Google "E46 k-bus symptoms" and see if the symptoms sound familiar. If so then the ignition switch is indeed suspect.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By cvx5832
Same thing. No idea however on the motor in that...

Same thing. No idea however on the motor in that 318.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By cvx5832
Look into symptoms for a bad ignition switch, a...

Look into symptoms for a bad ignition switch, a weak battery or a torn clock spring and see which symptoms match yours.

Good luck. I'd detail this post but I'm off to work on my wife's car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By cvx5832
You still have to refresh it. It's 15 yrs old at...

You still have to refresh it. It's 15 yrs old at this point. Maybe not everything, but a good idea if you're keeping the car long term.

Edit : And stick with OE/OEM! Know what you're buying if...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By cvx5832
Sway bar end links based on your description.

Sway bar end links based on your description.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-17-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By cvx5832
Wow! Anyway do get a second opinion. ...

Wow!

Anyway do get a second opinion. Numerous stories here and elsewhere of transmissions "needing" replacement when all that was wrong was a solenoid, a drum, a chafed speed sensor, low fluid, a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By cvx5832
Probably a leaking brake booster causing a vacuum...

Probably a leaking brake booster causing a vacuum leak, causing the rpms to fluctuate.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-14-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By cvx5832
A better description of the problem other than...

A better description of the problem other than "sticky steering" would really help.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By cvx5832
How many miles, and has the transmission fluid...

How many miles, and has the transmission fluid ever been changed? That sounds like seal shrinkage because of old, acidic fluid.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By cvx5832
You didn't say what color

You didn't say what color
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By cvx5832
I stopped by to say I'm happy you got off to a...

I stopped by to say I'm happy you got off to a good start on your BMW experience. If you stick around you'll see that's not always the case.

Welcome to the E46! A great platform to drive and work...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By cvx5832
That's what I'm talking about! Since I share...

That's what I'm talking about!

Since I share the space with my wife I need to get it clean before laundry day. It will be a great day when I finally get a space all my own.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By cvx5832
That's the wedge that determines the angle of the...

That's the wedge that determines the angle of the glass. Follow the link to the original thread and see how it's put together.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=15421264&postcount=6
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By cvx5832
Hehehe. Guilty!

Hehehe. Guilty!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By cvx5832
Correct, that condition is from a bad oil level...

Correct, that condition is from a bad oil level sensor. Be careful not to let it go on too long, or use URO-type parts, as I've started to see reports of oil level sensors taking out fuse 30 and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-05-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By cvx5832
All the better. I've been known to be a freak. ...

All the better. I've been known to be a freak.



They're out there, people like us getting their rocks off taking their toys out to play.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By cvx5832
Remove the old aux fan so you open the front of...

Remove the old aux fan so you open the front of the condenser. Without the aux fan spinning plus the shroud all you're doing is blocking airflow if you don't remove it.
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