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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,491
Posted By smolck
:eek: First time took less than an hour. It...

:eek:

First time took less than an hour. It isn't hard, it's slightly more difficult than changing an air filter :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By smolck
Seems most people change their fluid AFTER...

Seems most people change their fluid AFTER problems arise. Rarely does this work. I would have a proper diagnosis done in lieu of paying $150 for fluid and filter. But hey, that's just me. My buddy...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By smolck
Yes. Exactly. :thumbup:

Yes. Exactly. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By smolck
I've seen MANN and OE BMW filters split in half...

I've seen MANN and OE BMW filters split in half right in the middle with 15k mile intervals (factory recommended BTW). Filters are not made to last forever. And an oil filter is soaked in oil for its...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By smolck
I have the same trans and my car had the same...

I have the same trans and my car had the same 0741 code. 90% of the time it's the torque converter seal that fails (internal to the TC) and won't allow it to lock up. This lets the TC clutch slip and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By smolck
It means "awesome". The end

It means "awesome". The end
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,491
Posted By smolck
Ouch. $200 for a 30 minute job :thumbdwn:

Ouch. $200 for a 30 minute job :thumbdwn:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By smolck
How you care for your car is more important than...

How you care for your car is more important than a garage. My wife gets the garage so my BMW's all live outside. Properly waxed cars with good maintenance will be just fine. My current BMW is an 02...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By smolck
Remove lower portion of your back seat and listen...

Remove lower portion of your back seat and listen to see if the pump primes when you turn your key to the accessory 2 position. Also, check fuse #54
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By smolck
I buy all my critical parts (axles would be...

I buy all my critical parts (axles would be critical) at oembimmerparts.com. Max stands behind his stuff.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,491
Posted By smolck
It seems that the DISA failures are more common...

It seems that the DISA failures are more common on the 330 cars. My 323 never needed one after 250k miles. My niece has a 325 with 300k miles, no issues. BOTH my 330s needed them replaced. I've also...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By smolck
The same guys who make the one in the link have...

The same guys who make the one in the link have the flat ones for $360 on eBay. Get one! I'll take your old wheel :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By smolck
You want nice......here ya go..... ...

You want nice......here ya go.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEERING-WHEEL-BMW-E46-M3-E-39-M5-X5-NEW-LEATHER-/262814764746?hash=item3d30fb0eca:g:hiMAAOSwImRYgOct&vxp=mtr
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By smolck
Sounds fishy to me. I had an e46 pop a radiator...

Sounds fishy to me. I had an e46 pop a radiator due to a pressure spike from a bad tstat. Engine was just fine.

I'd get a second opinion. A coolant system exhaust gas tester isn't expensive. An...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,344
Posted By smolck
That is the funniest thing I've seen in a while!

That is the funniest thing I've seen in a while!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By smolck
A leaking radiator doesn't equal a blown head...

A leaking radiator doesn't equal a blown head gasket. Did you overheat the car?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By smolck
I have an 02 SPP (facelift sedan) and it's trim...

I have an 02 SPP (facelift sedan) and it's trim is the same as a ZHP. The diffusers are different, but the trim is the same
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By smolck
Can you post a pic of what your trying to replace?

Can you post a pic of what your trying to replace?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,344
Posted By smolck
Can't wait!

Can't wait!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By smolck
Yes, go to the link in my signature for my...

Yes, go to the link in my signature for my YouTube channel and find the front subframe removal videos. I show how I use the hoist in that video. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By smolck
The softest one I can get.

The softest one I can get.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By smolck
The same shop that replaced all those parts...

The same shop that replaced all those parts without testing it first? Sounds like you got hosed. Sorry man.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By smolck
How do you know the headgasket is dead?

How do you know the headgasket is dead?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By smolck
A rusty plug could be from someone not using...

A rusty plug could be from someone not using anti-seize. You need to do a cylinder leak down test, a cooling system pressure test, and then re-assess. Never seen a "bad head" on a BMW that hadn't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By smolck
No way to know that for sure. Op, get the OBD...

No way to know that for sure. Op, get the OBD codes read and post them here for help. Usually the EML comes on due to throttle body issues, but the codes will tell us for sure. Just throwing parts at...
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