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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
My trans shop does it for $150. I think you'd...

My trans shop does it for $150. I think you'd better take another look at your trans mate. There's three openings on my trans. Drain, fill and pan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIMSzaPRxYU
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
Amazing. And while I can't doubt the results,...

Amazing. And while I can't doubt the results, somewhere recently I read the official description of "lifetime" is up when the item fails. Count your blessings.

Me ?? I have my transmissions...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
What sort of service do you give it ??

What sort of service do you give it ??
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 85,379
Posted By mrc.engr
Red face Haahahahahah....... :rofl: While many...

Haahahahahah....... :rofl:

While many warranty and "good policy" services are (relatively) free...... we have to remember the dealership is there for one reason and one reason only..... to make...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 85,379
Posted By mrc.engr
Have you looked at the situation ? YOu might be...

Have you looked at the situation ? YOu might be suprised how simple it is and save yourself all the hassle of taking the car in and either waiting hrs for them to get to it and paying $100--$125 hr...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
Todays auto trans are incredible....nothing like...

Todays auto trans are incredible....nothing like the slush boxes of the past.....but even the ZF-HP22 I had in the 1975 3.0Si was a great trans.

Ok.....we get it..... you drive nicely down the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
Really ?? You're not really that...

Really ?? You're not really that ignorant.....are you ?:eeps: I'm inclined to think transmission makers have pretty much got trans maintainance down pat by now mate.....so yes..... there is.......
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
Normally it's not a problem .......IF...... you...

Normally it's not a problem .......IF...... you do regular flushes, like every 30k miles.

All the problems start when the first owner dosen't do a damn thing and you get the car at 80+k miles on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
Gravity drain only drops what's in the pan.........

Gravity drain only drops what's in the pan...... usually 2--3 qts. There's still a huge amount of trans fluid in the torque converter that stays in the transmission.

It's like having a 5 qt...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
It's the wife's and she dosen't shift.

It's the wife's and she dosen't shift.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
He said....."as if there was no fluid"

He said....."as if there was no fluid"
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
While I really like the flushing machines we have...

While I really like the flushing machines we have today that remove all the fluid vs just partial fluid change-out, I'd be a little worried about doing a full flush.....especially with one of those...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By mrc.engr
When you disable the headlight washer...

When you disable the headlight washer pump.....but sure to either drain the lines all the way out to the spring loaded washer jets or put some winter fluid in. You'll certainly forget about them...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 03-10-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 860
Posted By mrc.engr
1994 325i Sedan E36 stuff & parts .....cheap

Hi guys,

My 325 got hit and totaled while sitting in the driveway, so wierd, so here's some stuff I'd like to pass along to a local E36 owner. Wish I could get these prices on the 2005 E46 330...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-10-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By mrc.engr
Thanks Moeman...... I searched around and found...

Thanks Moeman...... I searched around and found it.

Thanks !!!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-10-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By mrc.engr
Is there a Mid-Atlantic (Wash DC-Balt) Regional Forum ?

Hey guys,

I'm in Wash DC burbs and have stuff for E36 owners I'd like to offer cheap.

Is there a regional group for E36 owners for this area ?

Thanks....... Mike in Bethesda, Md.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
Ask your dealer if he's going to pay for new...

Ask your dealer if he's going to pay for new trans when this one fails ?

Then ask him the definition of "lifetime". Btw....there is no such thing as "lifetime" according to BMW. When it dies is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
Had pretty much the same thing on my 1994 E36...

Had pretty much the same thing on my 1994 E36 with only 105k miles on it, but for $4000 fix and the trans was perfect 98% of the time.....and it only takes 30 seconds to reset the trans (all by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 229,440
Posted By mrc.engr
Holy poop Batman..... 238k and never serviced....

Holy poop Batman..... 238k and never serviced. :yikes:

Did you just do the pan and filter ......or a complete fluid change-out ??
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,495
Posted By mrc.engr
Talking Nice !!! Sure lots easier and quicker than...

Nice !!! Sure lots easier and quicker than tearing the back half of the car apart that some others are willing to do.:thumbup:

Thanks !!!!

Mike in Bethesda, Md.
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-22-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By mrc.engr
Newbies can't post ?

Hi guys..... new hands-on gearhead E46 (330i) member.

I've tried to post but get message saying I can't. Is this normal for newbies ?:eeps:

What do I need to do to post ?

Thanks.........
Forum: Interior 12-14-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By mrc.engr
Seeking heated black leather sport seats. I...

Seeking heated black leather sport seats.

I have perfect black leather heated regular seats to trade.

E me off forum please.

Thanks......

Mike Cecchini
mrc.engr (at) verizon.net
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