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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By RivMcLean
When was the last time the cooling system was...

When was the last time the cooling system was overhauled? If you are seeing a coolant leak under controlled conditions, it that time to overhaul. Call it cheap insurance because you don't want to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,130
Posted By RivMcLean
Regardless of what we got or get out of this...

Regardless of what we got or get out of this forum it has been informative and entertaining. I have learned alot and tried to share what I have learned. Some of you guys crack me up. :thumbup:
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-08-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,860
Posted By RivMcLean
Try this, it may not be NZ, but it's a good start...

Try this, it may not be NZ, but it's a good start
https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
South Island is Awesome btw, want to go back.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By RivMcLean
I have to do mine, they are starting to sag....

I have to do mine, they are starting to sag. ecstuning has replacement parts but can be kind of pricey so I want search out a compatable fabric and try to fix them first. I have reviewed many threads...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By RivMcLean
It shouldn't cause a problem as its on the...

It shouldn't cause a problem as its on the incoming side of the filter, only thing I can think of is warmer air entering the air box from the heat inside the engine compartment, which really isn't a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By RivMcLean
I have the same, I think I removed the pan...

I have the same, I think I removed the pan underneath to gain access, but I know they will pop out through the front. The plastic is about 12 years old around the fog lights and I didn't want to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,888
Posted By RivMcLean
Correct, it is not an I-Beam, it is what's called...

Correct, it is not an I-Beam, it is what's called channel stock or "C" stock. Not necessarly for structure like an I-beam, but they do have their purpose. Still, having that fly through your window,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,888
Posted By RivMcLean
Beamed BMW - driver walked away OK

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=542626&stc=1&d=1450331810

This was on the NEWS this morning, apparently a steel I beam fell off a truck, bounced, and launched into...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By RivMcLean
Secondary air pump ...

Secondary air pump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eQ7WEj_FVw
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By RivMcLean
It's been my experience boosting the radio signal...

It's been my experience boosting the radio signal (FM) with some sort of device as you posted also boosts the noise you will hear. Did the old radio tune into FM ok? Sometimes the newer radio you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By RivMcLean
Why not do it yourself? For the amount of money...

Why not do it yourself? For the amount of money you'd pay a detailer, you could buy the equipment and the waxes of your choise and have great results. Check out www.autogeek.net
And review their...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By RivMcLean
Did you scan for codes? It's difficult to...

Did you scan for codes? It's difficult to spectulate what issues you may be experiancing with the information provided, but if the car worked fine prior to the plugs and now it has issues, retrace...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By RivMcLean
Cool, glad to hear it. I know their is that crash...

Cool, glad to hear it. I know their is that crash disconnect terminal, but I really don't have experience with it, but for what you were describing it sounded like that was what I read about, car not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By RivMcLean
There are some shops in LA based on DIY that rent...

There are some shops in LA based on DIY that rent floor space/ lifts/tools. During one of the more recent Bimmerfests one of those companies were showing what they had to offer, I don't remember...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By RivMcLean
Try putting in your last 7characters of the VIN...

Try putting in your last 7characters of the VIN into realoem.com and look at the electrical system, battery cable, you may ID your part there. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,475
Posted By RivMcLean
This is a good time to change out the plastic...

This is a good time to change out the plastic pulley to an aluminum one. They are not to expensive, several vendors have them. I ordered one from ecstuning...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By RivMcLean
If you are expericing a coolant leak it is time...

If you are expericing a coolant leak it is time to overhaul your cooling system. A failure in this system can cost you more than you want to consider if left for to long. Their are several...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By RivMcLean
Have you tried to narrow it down? Watch this...

Have you tried to narrow it down?
Watch this video, it may help.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdIKNnwEjIs
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By RivMcLean
Hey, CHF11 is the wrong fluid, it takes only ATF...

Hey, CHF11 is the wrong fluid, it takes only ATF for your car unless otherwise noted on the cap. I tell you, you have a strange problem, most never experience anything like this.
What I know about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By RivMcLean
Hey, good question. Did you see do the flow...

Hey, good question. Did you see do the flow thing? Take off the cap and see if you had flow in the reservior after changing? Maybe the pressure hose has failed internally or is clogged. At any rate...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By RivMcLean
It is the edge of the wide angle portion of the...

It is the edge of the wide angle portion of the mirror.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By RivMcLean
I changed my outside mirrors to the wide angle...

I changed my outside mirrors to the wide angle (European type) and bought the non heated, when I removed the old mirrors they were heated even though I don't have the cold climate package. If you are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By RivMcLean
Your fan clutch is most likely the problem, I...

Your fan clutch is most likely the problem, I have a mechanical fan as well and it isn't noisy at all. I am not aware of any after market fans other than those that are made by different...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By RivMcLean
See if you can find an independent BMW shop and...

See if you can find an independent BMW shop and get a quote from them, I'm not saying that the mechanics at Pep Boys aren't capable, but you may get a better price from a BMW shop, not only that,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By RivMcLean
Well I guess that's good news sort of, if their...

Well I guess that's good news sort of, if their isn't any flow, then the shaft is probably sheared as I stated in the pump. At this point I wouldn't change the fluid, but overhaul the pump and...
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