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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 123,738
Posted By Starless
It will reset itself. Actually it's better than...

It will reset itself. Actually it's better than resetting it, because you will know for sure the problem is solved. If it does not reset itself after 2-3 days, do reset it yourself and see if it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Starless
What's your mileage? Power loss can be hundreds...

What's your mileage? Power loss can be hundreds of things but for me it was when I started messing with transmission fluid until I found the right one.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Starless
What he means is that INPA is the mother of all...

What he means is that INPA is the mother of all BMW scanners. That's what they used to use at the BMW factories to test the cars. It's way more sophisticated than the best OBD2 scanner out there. If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Starless
330ci Cyliner Misfires!

I just made a thread called "fix for misfiring" it's still on the front page of forum.
I'd start with examining the condition of your valve cover gasket.
And 02 sensor has nothing to do with it....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By Starless
Change the valve cover gasket. Oil pan gasket is...

Change the valve cover gasket. Oil pan gasket is the worst scenario - lots it work...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Starless
How do you know you are not getting any power to...

How do you know you are not getting any power to the pump?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Starless
Well, a lot of things can cause misfire codes....

Well, a lot of things can cause misfire codes. Some people chase them for years. Valve cover gasket, spark plugs, coils, fuel system components, etc

The key is a good diagnostics and starting with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Starless
Fix for misfiring

The car developed engine misfiring on cylinders 1 and 5, was running like crap and had codes for cylinder 1, 5 and oxygen sensors on all banks. On cylinder 1 besides misfiring code the diagnostic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Starless
Yep, my 7 year old is much better at it. The...

Yep, my 7 year old is much better at it. The games they play on iPads, etc are all based for visual perception. Minecraft, etc, I do not like strategies, I can master it of course if I need but it's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Starless
Welcome! Good sense of humor is always a good...

Welcome! Good sense of humor is always a good thing on these forums. I like yours :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Starless
I hope URO does not stand for URO parts :-) Just...

I hope URO does not stand for URO parts :-) Just kidding, looks great, Jake!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Starless
New expansion tank cap graphics. The World in Pictures

You know, I was at a parent-teacher conference at my daughter's elementary school a few days ago. And it's not news, but they do not teach children to properly spell words anymore. It's all based on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Starless
I would not need an air-chisel, I'm not sure how...

I would not need an air-chisel, I'm not sure how exactly its mounted but I assume if i apply more force it would just fall thru the metal. Its not clear from my picture, but it's not the plastic pad...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Starless
Definitely my engine and transmission will...

Definitely my engine and transmission will outlast the body I'm afraid.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Starless
Great question. I will lift the whole rear from...

Great question. I will lift the whole rear from now on. No sense of doing expensive bodywork repair of that point or any rust at my mileage. But I will continue doing necessary maintenance to get the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Starless
Rear jack pad collapsed. Rust bucket.

Was cleaning my wheels and checking the brakes. Front done. Moved to the left rear wheel. Installed my floor jack with a special adaptor under the proper jack pad and started lifting. Did many times...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Starless
It could be your torque converter acting up. Get...

It could be your torque converter acting up. Get that checked.
The engine is I 6, not v6, 6 cylinders are located in one row, not in a v like shape.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Starless
But we are blessed to live in the country where...

But we are blessed to live in the country where competition makes it possible to have more than 1 thing available! So we are good :-)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Starless
Welcome to the forum, Marc! I hope you are...

Welcome to the forum, Marc!

I hope you are not a troll with a second post like this.

I have a cheap washer pump from ebay too (I think it is URO) and it has worked fir several years now. But do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Starless
A/C blowing hot air from centre vents

These systems are very sensitive to the amount of refrigerant. That's why it's important to use a vacuum pump, the scales and. Professional gauges when recharging. The gauge on Those cans is a joke....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Starless
I have warm air on passenger side and a little...

I have warm air on passenger side and a little cooler on drivers side. I'm taking in to the shop for recharge. What they do is evacuate the refrigerant and using the scales install the exact amount...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Starless
152k pretty reliable for me, I did some...

152k pretty reliable for me, I did some maintenance around 100k and it's been fine. Planning a second round of maintenance around 160k-180k. My goal is to bring it to 200k and start looking for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,919
Posted By Starless
I do not believe you have traded one problem for...

I do not believe you have traded one problem for another. You need to reset transmission adaptations. Basically your transmission control module has been learning and remembering your driving style...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,919
Posted By Starless
Update us on the outcome of the swap. Make sure...

Update us on the outcome of the swap. Make sure the shop clears the transmission adaptations after the swap.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Starless
Gasket was installed the wrong way.

Gasket was installed the wrong way.
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