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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By mr_bean
If your car isn't listed it's probably because...

If your car isn't listed it's probably because you don't have the relevant daten files installed. You'll need to download and install them. You can find a lot of helpful info at bmwcoding.com

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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-22-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By mr_bean
I believe this option can be coded into the HVAC...

I believe this option can be coded into the HVAC computer.
Your HVAC settings will default to whatever they were set to last time you shut the car off.
Forum: General BMW 12-22-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By mr_bean
I have a 1/2" Craftsman click wrench and a 1/4"...

I have a 1/2" Craftsman click wrench and a 1/4" Tekton.

The Craftsman was very inexpensive and I was astonished at how accurate it is. I work for a tool company so I have access to a torque...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By mr_bean
As driller said, the BMW system uses a track...

As driller said, the BMW system uses a track system with T-bolts and has a beefy cross section on the crossbars, so the likelihood of a thule bike rack bolting up are pretty slim.
I have both the...
Forum: General BMW 10-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By mr_bean
For driving on the street they serve no purpose...

For driving on the street they serve no purpose whatsoever.
When you have a very heavily modified suspension (for use on a track), you can take corners at speeds that seem to defy the laws of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By mr_bean
I'm with fdriller on this. Selling what is...

I'm with fdriller on this.
Selling what is technically and illegal product is a big hurdle to overcome. And that pesky SES light . . . . . . Yes, the DME can detect low/absent EGR flow.
What I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By mr_bean
It might be a faulty SRS module. Typically,...

It might be a faulty SRS module.
Typically, when a scan tool can't communicate with a module it's because the module is dead. This isn't always the case but in my experience it is 99% of the time....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By mr_bean
You CAN touch the throttle plate. What you...

You CAN touch the throttle plate. What you should never do is try to move the plate by hand because you can damage the stepper motor and related gearing.
Just be sure to use an aerosol solvent that...
Forum: General BMW 10-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By mr_bean
Which generation 3-series? Personally, I would...

Which generation 3-series?
Personally, I would never tow anything with an E46. It can only exacerbate potential problems with the well documented rear sub-frame issue.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By mr_bean
Can you provide the specific error codes that are...

Can you provide the specific error codes that are causing the engine light to illuminate?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-07-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,099
Posted By mr_bean
+1 I did this to my 128. The little red man...

+1
I did this to my 128. The little red man icon remains light on the instrument cluster, but silently.
I don't drive without my seatbelt, but often times it's unbuckled as I first set off and I'm...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-05-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By mr_bean
I would recommend posting in the forums at...

I would recommend posting in the forums at bmwcoding.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By mr_bean
Specific error codes (PXXXX) would be helpful.

Specific error codes (PXXXX) would be helpful.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,709
Posted By mr_bean
The problem could be a clogged crankcase vent or...

The problem could be a clogged crankcase vent or an external oil leak. Have a professional help you diagnose it.
Or, it could just be burning oil at an "acceptable" rate. How many km of driving...
Forum: General BMW 09-17-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By mr_bean
My personal opinion of active steering is that it...

My personal opinion of active steering is that it sucks . . . . big time.
For regular highway and around town driving it's perfectly fine and does its job (I fully understand the benefits it has...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By mr_bean
The LCM is mounted to the backside of the...

The LCM is mounted to the backside of the headlight on/off knob. Pry up the trim piece that extends from the steering wheel to the drivers door and remove the few screws underneath that hold the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By mr_bean
I had the exact same problem and it drove me...

I had the exact same problem and it drove me crazy because I had triple checked all the bulbs and their connections. I even went so far as to put dielectric grease on all the bulbs and the wire...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By mr_bean
This will probably not work. The CV and flange...

This will probably not work. The CV and flange have mating surfaces like a wheel and rotor; a face contact and a centering ring. The centering ring of the CV will take all the shear loads and won't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By mr_bean
Sounds like it's rusted on. Try prying it off...

Sounds like it's rusted on. Try prying it off with a screwdriver.


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Forum: General BMW 09-03-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By mr_bean
My understanding is that it only applies to cars...

My understanding is that it only applies to cars built/sold in 2018 and thereafter.

As Tim says, the way these laws are written doesn't explicitly benefit the average DIYer. But it forces car...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,278
Posted By mr_bean
I had problems with my iphone connecting via the...

I had problems with my iphone connecting via the Y cable while under warranty. I tried a few different phones in my car (borrowed from friends) which di dn't work either. When reporting this to the...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-28-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By mr_bean
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Forum: The Detail Department 08-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By mr_bean
I used old fashion glycerin saddle soap. It works...

I used old fashion glycerin saddle soap. It works better at removing dirt than any other leather cleaner I've used and leaves the leather super soft and moisturized. It comes in a bar like regular...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By mr_bean
To the OP, I've come across a few wheels over the...

To the OP, I've come across a few wheels over the years that were so unbelievably stuck that no amount of kicking / hammering would break it loose. I finally came across a fool proof method of...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 08-23-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By mr_bean
In defense of they're seemingly lame excuse for...

In defense of they're seemingly lame excuse for taking so long to repair the car, Autoputzer might be right about different techs and different schedules.

Also keep in mind that the electrical...
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