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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By 968RACER
I think you may be on to something with the fan...

I think you may be on to something with the fan or fan clutch. Could the fan be off balance? If a failing clutch, the car may sound like the engine is over revving when going at speed above 40 or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By 968RACER
Does the noise change when you put your AC on or...

Does the noise change when you put your AC on or off? Are the pulleys you just bought non-OEM made in China?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By 968RACER
One of my biggest fears is to have my left...

One of my biggest fears is to have my left leg/foot damaged & to be confined to an automatic the rest of my life. Get well soon. The time away will make it that much sweeter when you get to drive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,867
Posted By 968RACER
I've owned mine since 2007 and have put on about...

I've owned mine since 2007 and have put on about 63K miles. I had a secondary intake pump failure, sunshade clip broke, cracked intake boot, fuel pump, CCV and coolant expansion tank crack. I'm in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 18
Posted By 968RACER
Airbag lights need to be reset with an airbag...

Airbag lights need to be reset with an airbag reset tool.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By 968RACER
Ever notice....

That a 6 pack of bottled beer fits perfectly in the driver side tray in the trunk. They stay so secure even with very spirited driving. I almost think BMW thought of this when they designed this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-18-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By 968RACER
How old is your battery? Have you checked the...

How old is your battery? Have you checked the connections from you instrument dimmer/headlight switch? Also, you can check he connections to the back of the cluster. This is pretty simple to do if...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By 968RACER
+1 Acetone will ruin your paint.

+1 Acetone will ruin your paint.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By 968RACER
It's normal for a Chinese made fan clutch to make...

It's normal for a Chinese made fan clutch to make this noise.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By 968RACER
You will need to use some buffing compound to get...

You will need to use some buffing compound to get it to shine after wet sanding. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By 968RACER
I wish I had more time to just sit & listen to...

I wish I had more time to just sit & listen to the superior sound quality of vinyl. I do miss that.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By 968RACER
I would start by inspecting the brake senors &...

I would start by inspecting the brake senors & sensor wiring for damage.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,989
Posted By 968RACER
Baking worked for jfallen. You have nothing to...

Baking worked for jfallen. You have nothing to lose if it's dead already. As I said, it worked on a HFL circuit board for me & I'm sure hundreds of others on circuit boards.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By 968RACER
This is more likely due to a broken wire under...

This is more likely due to a broken wire under the seat. It seems to be a lot more common on coupes since there is a lot of movement with the seat being able to lift up and forward.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By 968RACER
The same motor move the seat forward & back. I...

The same motor move the seat forward & back. I had an issue with moving my seat at all. It turned out to be a broken wire. If you pivot the seat up and forward, you should be able to see the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By 968RACER
I bet the LEDs were intentionally broken off so...

I bet the LEDs were intentionally broken off so that they didn't show a problem when they sold the car. A standard code scanner may not show codes that aren't related to ODBC.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By 968RACER
If you find that it does need to be replaced, ...

If you find that it does need to be replaced, you can try baking it as a last resort. I've had success doing this with my hands free circuit board in my Acura. Obviously remove any plastic that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By 968RACER
There is an exhaust support that can rust free...

There is an exhaust support that can rust free close to the transmission. Take a look there. Here is what part of it looks like. It should have an arm that it about 8" long and attaches with 2...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 901
Posted By 968RACER
Also to add, make sure to tighten the lugs in a...

Also to add, make sure to tighten the lugs in a star pattern. Work your way around this pattern a few times & tighten them a bit more each time until they are torqued properly.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By 968RACER
I've seen the paint less dent removal guys do...

I've seen the paint less dent removal guys do some amazing things. I had a pretty bad crease dent on a corner right below a window on the wife's Lexus that was removed perfectly. It costed double...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By 968RACER
So true. The E46 can even make antique shopping...

So true. The E46 can even make antique shopping enjoyable.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By 968RACER
Don't skimp here. NGK are the only way to go. I...

Don't skimp here. NGK are the only way to go. I used Bosch & had an electrode break off. Never again in my BMW.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By 968RACER
Silver or black only.

Silver or black only.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,989
Posted By 968RACER
You can try baking the cluster in your oven at...

You can try baking the cluster in your oven at 385 F for 8 minutes. Instructions: http://www.addictivetips.com/hardware/fix-your-graphics-card-by-baking-in-oven/ First remove any plastic that will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,105
Posted By 968RACER
Which headers did you get & where did you get...

Which headers did you get & where did you get them from?
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