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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By computerwhiz1
I recently went to replace my VCG and stopped...

I recently went to replace my VCG and stopped before I got the valve cover off once I discovered my leak wasn't the gasket, but actually a very obvious crack in the valve cover its self towards the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By computerwhiz1
Have you taken the car to a transmission...

Have you taken the car to a transmission specialist? I got mine rebuilt at AAMCO, but thats just one example. Point being automatic transmissions are all more or less the same, so any reputable...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By computerwhiz1
The first thing that comes to mind is the control...

The first thing that comes to mind is the control arm and associated bushings. Google it to get an idea of what it looks like and where it is located and see if that is where your looseness...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By computerwhiz1
This is typically differential bushings, but...

This is typically differential bushings, but there are some other things that it COULD be. If not differential bushings then it could be the subframe, drive shaft, or play inside the differential.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,115
Posted By computerwhiz1
Now that I'm done ranting, sorry its been a rough...

Now that I'm done ranting, sorry its been a rough few months for my e46, I'll pass on some advice. The cooling system needs to be replaced once it reaches the end of its life. All of it. Don't try to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,115
Posted By computerwhiz1
Short answer for me seems to be: yes. Not that I...

Short answer for me seems to be: yes. Not that I don't love mine, but it is just endless issues with this car. The doors leak even though its been to various different shops multiple times to try and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By computerwhiz1
What about the "black clicky thing" thats under...

What about the "black clicky thing" thats under the rubber boot? I think this is what pushes it out. http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll315/niutuner/DSC00152.jpg It is labeled "popper outer after...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By computerwhiz1
The transmission is electronically controlled so...

The transmission is electronically controlled so if you have something going on causing rough idle, lean condition, and misfires, there is a good chance the computer can't get a good idea of what to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By computerwhiz1
True, I haven't had this problem, thank god, but...

True, I haven't had this problem, thank god, but all of the threads I have seen about it never really end up at any conclusion about how to fix it.

If it were to happen to me though, I would...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,589
Posted By computerwhiz1
Came really close to doing this with my car but...

Came really close to doing this with my car but ended up going with an automatic rebuild because I needed the car back ASAP and the transmission kinda nuked without warning. Anyways, i'm looking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By computerwhiz1
I payed special attention this time to make sure...

I payed special attention this time to make sure that the belt was on there properly. I guess the only thing I know to do from here is to just drive it and hope it doesn't get worse.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By computerwhiz1
Odd Belt wear and squeal/chirping that I can't figure out

About two years and 18,000 miles ago I replaced both belts on the engine as well as the Drive belt tensioner, idler pulley, and AC belt tensioner as the bearings were going bad and it just needed to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By computerwhiz1
I know you said you wanted to do a sharkfin, but...

I know you said you wanted to do a sharkfin, but I had my bee stinger totally removed by a body shop. It isn't used for radio, but only satellite and phone or something like that. But I know it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By computerwhiz1
Ok, so this morning I did my best to bed them....

Ok, so this morning I did my best to bed them. Read the online thing and followed it as best I could. I managed to get 2 or 3 60-10 stops in and then had to cruise a bit to let some traffic pass me....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By computerwhiz1
Would this be something that is ok to do now?...

Would this be something that is ok to do now? Seems like this would overheat the brakes and make it worse?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By computerwhiz1
Are my brakes glazed?

I put new brake pads and rotors on all 4 wheels back in summer 2013. Since then I have put only about 8,000-10,000 miles on the car and here recently I have had two people tell me that my brakes were...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,922
Posted By computerwhiz1
Glad you figured out your problem, but sorry to...

Glad you figured out your problem, but sorry to hear it was the starter. I'm not sure which method you are planning on replacing the starter. I have never done it myself, but I know a lot of people...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By computerwhiz1
oembimmerparts.com (http://oembimmerparts.com)...

oembimmerparts.com (http://oembimmerparts.com) has the cheapest brake kit I was able to find without going to auto zone. There isn't anything dangerous about "cheaper" brakes as long as you don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By computerwhiz1
13 years and 214,000 miles, been leaking about 2...

13 years and 214,000 miles, been leaking about 2 years. Until it gets bad enough that it leaks enough that I have to top off between changes I'm not even going to worry about it. I think with a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By computerwhiz1
If you look closely at the transmission cooler...

If you look closely at the transmission cooler (that big silver heat sink looking thing in the middle of the picture), it looks to me like there is some white coolant residue on the cooler its self...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By computerwhiz1
I hope they get things worked out for you, but I...

I hope they get things worked out for you, but I figured I would share my experience with the ignition switch anyways. My symptoms were that when I turned the key on all of the electronic gizmos and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,292
Posted By computerwhiz1
I have a 1999 323i and on a highway that has the...

I have a 1999 323i and on a highway that has the occasional red light and is very hilly and not straight with average speed of 65 MPH, I can average about 23-25 MPG over 150 miles.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By computerwhiz1
I have noise from the back of my car as well, and...

I have noise from the back of my car as well, and it is in fact a loose bumper. Its definitely a possibility.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By computerwhiz1
By defroster do you mean front or rear? I would...

By defroster do you mean front or rear? I would suspect it might be some weird electrical gremlin. Especially if the rear defroster is what you mean seeing as that has nothing to do with the heater...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By computerwhiz1
Mine was doing this and ended up being low on...

Mine was doing this and ended up being low on fluid. Replacing the fluid helped a lot, but it still makes some noise. As long as the fluid is good and its not leaking then you might as well drive it....
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