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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By GoForthFast
any useful info in here? ...

any useful info in here?

http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/us/e46/index.htm
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By GoForthFast
get part numbers and plug into...

get part numbers and plug into www.furiousmethod.com for price comparison.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By GoForthFast
+1 To complete the thought, could go from the...

+1
To complete the thought, could go from the battery cable terminal in the drug bin first to a fuse block and then to the contacts of an appropriately sized relay. Coil of relay could be picked up...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,106
Posted By GoForthFast
No knowing for sure from here, but all signs...

No knowing for sure from here, but all signs point in the direction of getting a replacement.
But I'd check out your grounds front and rear before taking this big leap.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-23-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By GoForthFast
BRANDS matter. Looks like the most critical...

BRANDS matter.

Looks like the most critical part in the cooling system (ET) is listed as OEM. This usually means that some cheap chinese crap company has named themselves OEM to trick you.
Notice...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By GoForthFast
I own a manual, and know nothing about your...

I own a manual, and know nothing about your situation.
But I know there is much written on this topic either here or over on the e46fanatics.com forum.
Searching can be difficult, but there is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By GoForthFast
That's a good one! I have no idea. Could be...

That's a good one! I have no idea.
Could be many things. Sure the replacement pump is good?
Is the oil pan deformed at all?

Please tell us what your 'sample' is?

You changed out the oil...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By GoForthFast
Welcome to our new UK friend! Gentle enough? ...

Welcome to our new UK friend! Gentle enough?
Love to drive around England and Scotland!
Electrical problems are the least understood systems on a car by most mechanics. It is the weak point for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By GoForthFast
curious, I read it wrong the first time also!

curious, I read it wrong the first time also!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-21-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By GoForthFast
OP, That's a tough call. Usually my criteria is...

OP, That's a tough call. Usually my criteria is to search for clues that it's made in China. But this says made in usa.
Could be OK, or a learning lesson at least.
Let us know if you go with Amazon...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,268
Posted By GoForthFast
SOP for dealers. Story has been told many...

SOP for dealers.
Story has been told many times before.
Forewarned is forearmed. Reason to read the wiki in full.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 33,802
Posted By GoForthFast
We're not really criticizing this version of an...

We're not really criticizing this version of an e46. Just saying if it breaks, you're probably toast.

Honestly, I hope you and your wife drive and enjoy it for another 10 years without a single...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By GoForthFast
Been this way on most all American cars since...

Been this way on most all American cars since many decades ago. Way far back.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By GoForthFast
I changed her cooling system and all is fine now.

I changed her cooling system and all is fine now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By GoForthFast
But you didn't mention your water pump. This...

But you didn't mention your water pump. This could cause your symptoms.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By GoForthFast
Tape, and you didn't ask them why? That is a stop...

Tape, and you didn't ask them why? That is a stop sign to me.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By GoForthFast
Typically if you replace your diff with anything...

Typically if you replace your diff with anything other than oe, you'll have to use a different driveshaft.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-17-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,236
Posted By GoForthFast
I believe it is in Neverland.

I believe it is in Neverland.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-17-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,542
Posted By GoForthFast
+1 I don't think the debate club could beat you...

+1 I don't think the debate club could beat you on this one.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 05-17-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By GoForthFast
If you have a prospect, have it inspected by...

If you have a prospect, have it inspected by someone familiar with what you are trying to avoid. I think M3's have already been reinforced, but are not immune.
Go to Turner Motorsport site and look...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-17-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By GoForthFast
If you're hauling around a regular battery in...

If you're hauling around a regular battery in your trunk, the temperatures aren't what you have to think about. More importantly is secure the battery so you guarantee it stays upright. If it falls...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,542
Posted By GoForthFast
My hesitation regarding your getting any redress...

My hesitation regarding your getting any redress in this instance is that the DISA is not really involved in passing an emission test. This is my opinion based on what I've seen from various emission...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By GoForthFast
+1, except to note your car doesn't know how much...

+1, except to note your car doesn't know how much money you have. Right now it's in a position to fail big time and take out much more in expensive parts than you want to know about.
Most here...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By GoForthFast
I'm sixty thousand miles on my FSD's with stock...

I'm sixty thousand miles on my FSD's with stock sport suspension and original springs. Wrote this review days after the FSD's were installed, but still feel exactly the same about them. At the risk...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By GoForthFast
With this much doubt about your mechanic, decide...

With this much doubt about your mechanic, decide not to trust him and keep him away from your car.
I'm not well versed on the extent of bad effects the SAP can have, but it sounds unreasonable that...
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