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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Germane Riposte
It's mounted down on the driver's side wheel...

It's mounted down on the driver's side wheel well, IIRC. You can trace back from the heater water line going to the firewall. If the heat's not on, the valve's closed and the line going to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Germane Riposte
Nice looking car! I had a similar situation five...

Nice looking car! I had a similar situation five years ago when I bought my 325i wagon. I sold my beloved '86 CRX-Si, which handled like a go kart and I'd owned since new. Still miss it, but I do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By Germane Riposte
Funny story on the hoarding parts topic. Back in...

Funny story on the hoarding parts topic. Back in the spring I went on a cleaning binge and threw out a bunch of old parts that I figured I'd never need, and weren't worth trying to sell. Among this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Germane Riposte
OP, a couple other options that will give you a...

OP, a couple other options that will give you a simple aux-in for older head units are Blitzsafe and Quidzel. They use the CD changer port in the trunk, or either the location where it connects on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Germane Riposte
If the cooling coil is damaged, there isn't much...

If the cooling coil is damaged, there isn't much you can do besides replace it. Fortunately, it's not too expensive, maybe $50-60. You really won't be able to tell what's bad until you do some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Germane Riposte
You can try re-seating the connector, but it...

You can try re-seating the connector, but it sounds like it or either the mating lip on the cooler line end is gooned up. Working on the power steering lines isn't too hard; there are several...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Germane Riposte
It may not even be the windshield washer tank...

It may not even be the windshield washer tank itself that's leaking, but the pump that mounts in it, or its strainer. Cheap parts and an easy first DIY. My car's pump started leaking and it would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Germane Riposte
As kyfdx mentioned, worn shifter linkage bushings...

As kyfdx mentioned, worn shifter linkage bushings can cause a lot of ills. Those undoubtedly could use a refresh, especially the selector rod joint.

Also do a search on "sticky fifth gear...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By Germane Riposte
Trade the sedan in and buy a wagon - they come...

Trade the sedan in and buy a wagon - they come with rear seat cupholders! ;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Germane Riposte
I've heard of them falling out. On my car I had...

I've heard of them falling out. On my car I had to use a bearing puller to get the old one out - it was in there pretty tight. The new one tapped in fairly easily using a socket and a rubber...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Germane Riposte
For torqueing the flex joint nuts, I was able to...

For torqueing the flex joint nuts, I was able to without too much problem. Upon reassembly, first attach the flex joint to the drive shaft with three bolts pointing forward, and torque the nuts. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Germane Riposte
I don't use it all the time, but I guess I'm old...

I don't use it all the time, but I guess I'm old school in that I like having a Bentley on hand. There have been many occasions where I'll need a quick bit of extra information, that I missed in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Germane Riposte
Item #6 here in RealOEM (only one is shown):...

Item #6 here in RealOEM (only one is shown): http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BN53&mospid=47713&btnr=18_0435&hg=18&fg=20

I've found it easiest to just remove the two nuts for each...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Germane Riposte
I installed the first aid kit under seat box - I...

I installed the first aid kit under seat box - I use it for storage. At least on my wagon it wasn't too bad to install, you just have to unbolt the seat and tilt it back. There's a bracket that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Germane Riposte
OP, I don't see a picture in your post, but I can...

OP, I don't see a picture in your post, but I can tell you I put my aux jack in the bottom of the "oddments tray", underneath the armrest. It's Item #6 here in RealOEM:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By Germane Riposte
OP, not sure which model you're talking about. ...

OP, not sure which model you're talking about. Be aware that if you have the stock stereo in your 2001, you won't be able to easily use the factory BMW aux-in cable. A good alternative is to buy an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Germane Riposte
Thanks for the excellent presentation! I have...

Thanks for the excellent presentation! I have dove grey sports seats that need an overhaul, so I might just have to give it a go.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Germane Riposte
Your battery shouldn't die that quickly if it's...

Your battery shouldn't die that quickly if it's in good shape. Odds are you have a parasitic draw somewhere. On the E46 it's often the final stage resistor. Mine went bad and it kept killing the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By Germane Riposte
Can't speak to a good 6-speed ZHP clutch, but for...

Can't speak to a good 6-speed ZHP clutch, but for installing it you don't need a lift. I did my clutch last fall with the car on jack stands. Tall ones are helpful, of course. I happened to get...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Germane Riposte
Ballpark for the four lines, reservoir, and...

Ballpark for the four lines, reservoir, and random banjo bolts, clamps, etc., was $250, but it's been a few years. Get the P/Ns off RealOEM and do some shopping. Be aware there are two version of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Germane Riposte
The suction hose is the low pressure line from...

The suction hose is the low pressure line from the reservoir to the pump, Item #1 here in RealOEM: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BD53&mospid=47713&btnr=32_0958&hg=32&fg=20

The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Germane Riposte
My DMF went bad last year. I didn't notice any...

My DMF went bad last year. I didn't notice any issues when the transmission was in neutral, or when depressing the clutch. The primary symptom was that it was difficult to drive smoothly in 1st or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Germane Riposte
It's not the cheapest, but as with any of these...

It's not the cheapest, but as with any of these plug-and-play widgets (Blitzsafe, Dice, etc.), you're paying for convenience. I was looking for ease of hookup, and it definitely was simple. Hardest...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Germane Riposte
The CD changer input must want to see a different...

The CD changer input must want to see a different resistance or other magickry to turn on. I bought a Blitzsafe BMW/AUX DMX V.1 adapter and hooked it up to the rear CD changer harness, but it sounds...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Germane Riposte
I've been thinking about getting one of those -...

I've been thinking about getting one of those - something nicer than the "wrapped in plastic shopping bags" deal I'm using now. I'll probably pick up a BMW one from the dealer or Tischer because...
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