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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By RivMcLean
Something of interest... ...

Something of interest...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819439&highlight=rear+glass
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By RivMcLean
What kind of bushings did you use? Polys do...

What kind of bushings did you use? Polys do squeak if you don't lube them with antiseeze. That was my experience.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By RivMcLean
Betty, you should post your question in the...

Betty, you should post your question in the correct forum X Series - X5 E53. You will get better results there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By RivMcLean
Pretty fun too OTL!

Pretty fun too OTL!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By RivMcLean
Have you tried looking in RealOEM.com for the...

Have you tried looking in RealOEM.com for the part number and then searching for a replacement?
Enter your last 7 characters of the VIN and search.

This shows mine as an example....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By RivMcLean
Here is something to review. ...

Here is something to review.
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1948884-Drive-by-wire-throttle-%28EML%29-system-crash

Sounds somewhat similar...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By RivMcLean
Haha :rofl:

Haha :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By RivMcLean
Search for "final stage resistor" did you check...

Search for "final stage resistor"
did you check your fuses?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By RivMcLean
I upgraded my belt tensioner to the hydraulic one...

I upgraded my belt tensioner to the hydraulic one when I overhauled my cooling system. If I remember correctly, one the mechanical one you can see the spring with a mirror and flashlight, the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By RivMcLean
You can order them in the carriers as well, saves...

You can order them in the carriers as well, saves a lot of time.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By RivMcLean
Their is two issues, the bottom piece from the B...

Their is two issues, the bottom piece from the B to C pillar is breaking down and the seal that goes from the C Pillar up to the trim piece.
What sucks is replacing the entire roof trim to replace...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By RivMcLean
Coupe vent window seal replacement

Greetings All,
I searched the forum and checked out the Wiki for Coupe rear vent window seal replacement and didn't really find anything, does anyone have experience in replacing these seals? It's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By RivMcLean
Don't know, what's the condition of the battery?...

Don't know, what's the condition of the battery? A weak battery plays havoc on the system from what I have read. :dunno:
Have you tried disconnecting the battery for a bit and reconnect it so to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By RivMcLean
Thanks Bob, that was Great! Merry Christmas!

Thanks Bob, that was Great! Merry Christmas!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By RivMcLean
Merry Christmas Smolck! :wave: and Happy New Year...

Merry Christmas Smolck! :wave: and Happy New Year to you and yours!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By RivMcLean
There is nothing like trying to save a few bucks,...

There is nothing like trying to save a few bucks, buy that part at an unbelievable price, take your car apart to replace that failed part purchased from a trusted site only for it to be DOA.
If it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By RivMcLean
That saying comes to mind "if it sounds too good...

That saying comes to mind "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't".
Forum: Off-Topic 12-15-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By RivMcLean
Part of the estimate and adjustment should cover...

Part of the estimate and adjustment should cover "parts and labor". Why would an insurance company only pay for parts? Insurance adjusters aprise only what they see until other damage is uncovered by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By RivMcLean
I had a similar issue, the trans mounts were...

I had a similar issue, the trans mounts were broke. If I drove it mildly it shifted fine, but if I got on it the car would slam like I was trying to get rubber in the next gear. Hard to do with an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By RivMcLean
Not me, not enough pictures :bigpimp: actually...

Not me, not enough pictures :bigpimp: actually there is so much OTHER off topic and fun stuff it will keep you entertained for a very long time and please read the Wiki!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By RivMcLean
Try looking here:...

Try looking here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=762251
I googled taillight wiring diagram e46. there is lots of hits, but I found the link at the top of the search. Good luck
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By RivMcLean
Sounds like a bad ground or a wire is failing in...

Sounds like a bad ground or a wire is failing in the wire bundle to the trunk lid.
Search the forum for your topic and checkout the Wiki.
I did a quick search and found this:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By RivMcLean
Probably the fuel level sensor is going bad, this...

Probably the fuel level sensor is going bad, this is a common issue and a easy fix. If you DIY, change the seal as well.
This is for my car:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By RivMcLean
This is what the book calls for: "Towing with a...

This is what the book calls for:
"Towing with a commercial tow truck >Use wheel lift or flat bed carrier >Do not tow with sling-type equipment."
In the image showing the way to hook up, it shows...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By RivMcLean
Get the BMW owners manual here: ...

Get the BMW owners manual here:
http://www.bmwusa.com/pdf_bce4895e-150a-449c-a6ec-3242feab80af.arox
Towing starts on page 154
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