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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By harryhchen
Thanks all for your inputs. I will call them to...

Thanks all for your inputs. I will call them to get a quote for the labor.

I called a Mobile Mechanic from Craigslist. He quoted me a complete cooling system overhaul for $350 for his labor.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By harryhchen
If no such as thing as "Mobile", do you have a...

If no such as thing as "Mobile", do you have a BMW mechanics you recommend in the Bay Area? Thanks.

Harry
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By harryhchen
Mobile BMW Mechanics Recommendations Needed

Hi Friends,

My 530i of 2002 with 120K is long overdue for the cooling system replacement. Can somebody recommend a mobile mechanics for doing replacement in the Bay Area (Pleasanton)?

If I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 121,544
Posted By harryhchen
This works great for my 2002 530i. You should...

This works great for my 2002 530i. You should have the diamond shape key. You did not do step 4, 5. and 6 correctly. Use the instruction from right column. Good luck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By harryhchen
I was not able to locate ABS control module...

I was not able to locate ABS control module harness for E46 to measure the readouts from the wheel sensors. But I will first clean all wheel sensors as described by this DIY...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By harryhchen
Thank you, Bob. I will get my DMM and measure it...

Thank you, Bob. I will get my DMM and measure it up.

harry
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By harryhchen
Luk 30 has a higher pressure to make the wheel...

Luk 30 has a higher pressure to make the wheel even lighter. From what I read, BWM switched back to Luk 20 because some drivers complained it was too light.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By harryhchen
I just replaced mine about two months ago. I...

I just replaced mine about two months ago. I bought it from OEMBimmerPart for $209 (LUK20). For most people, when the pump is broken, the shaft breaks. That was not the case for mine. I still...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By harryhchen
Help: Amber Brake Light and Triangle Light On

Happy New Year!

I started to have the amber brake light and triangle light on since about one month ago (see the picture). I plugged in my ODBII reader and was NOT able to pull out any codes.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By harryhchen
For my 530i, I replaced the AC belt from bottom...

For my 530i, I replaced the AC belt from bottom two months ago. I believe you can do it for an E46 too. I think you need a T40 to loose the AC tensioner.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By harryhchen
Yes. If you have an automatic. You are talking...

Yes. If you have an automatic. You are talking about fan clutch.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,623
Posted By harryhchen
yes. It is OEM.

yes. It is OEM.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,623
Posted By harryhchen
I checked my receipt. It is more than $20 as I...

I checked my receipt. It is more than $20 as I recall. I bought it for $59.25 from OEMBimmer last December***12290; Sorry for the confusion.

BMW E46 3-Series Automatic Transmission Thermostat...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,623
Posted By harryhchen
"Now time to spend 101 bucks on a thermostat. BMW...

"Now time to spend 101 bucks on a thermostat. BMW parts guy said its bit a transmission thermostat. It's just a thermostat. "

Should be about $20, not 101.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By harryhchen
yes. The problem I had was that my front wheels...

yes. The problem I had was that my front wheels were on the ramp, impossible to turn. Lesson learnt. Thank you and the forum.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By harryhchen
Yes. Just got it done. I left it on the ramp. ...

Yes. Just got it done. I left it on the ramp. It is very hard to bleed the PS that way. Max of OEMBimmer suggested I should bleed it on jack stands. It does work that way. Thanks all.

The PS...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By harryhchen
Changed Power Steering Pump, still NO Power Steering

I am sorry that I have to post it again. This really puzzles me.

My 325i lost power steering last week. Since I did not see the circulation in the PS reservoir,
I thought the PS was gone. So I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By harryhchen
Changed Power Steering Pump, still NO Power Steering

I received the pump yesterday. It came with the pump, without the holder. I used the holder from the old pump. This was OK. I put the new pump on today. When it was still on the ramp, I put the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By harryhchen
It is not the shaft. The shaft stays no matter...

It is not the shaft. The shaft stays no matter how hard I pulled. I suspect the impeller is that one that broke. Since I am waiting for my new new to come this afternoon, I was trying to crack...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By harryhchen
Yes. It feels as a free spin. How much...

Yes. It feels as a free spin. How much resistance I should feel for a good pump? thanks.
I am going to order a LF20 from OEMBimmer today for $209. It is re-engineered by Atlantic Enterprises.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By harryhchen
Shaft does not seem to snap already

Yesterday, I got everything except power steering pump. I ordered a Mityvac 7400 from Amazon. I want to try it on sucking out the fluid before I taking the pump out. But when I try to pull the PS...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,614
Posted By harryhchen
Try hair blower. I used it for pulling the hose...

Try hair blower. I used it for pulling the hose off. I think it should help to put it on since the hot air will make the rubber soft.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By harryhchen
I did the test MalibuMafiaV suggested. No...

I did the test MalibuMafiaV suggested. No movement of fluid level when I had son turend the wheel back and forth 10 times. It was not an easy job with PS gone! For my 530i, I can see some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By harryhchen
OK. I had my son on the driver's seat. He...

OK. I had my son on the driver's seat. He started the engine and turned the wheel. I did not see any movement of fluid. But when we tried the same thing on my 530i. I did NOT see much movement...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By harryhchen
Thanks Brobby87 for the link. I did do a search...

Thanks Brobby87 for the link. I did do a search and did come back with much useful info. I am still not quite clear how to rule out if it is Steering Rack issue. And if the pump is bad, which...
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