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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Starless
If you did it first thing in the morning you are...

If you did it first thing in the morning you are fine. The floater should stick out a bit. There is a diagram on the expansion tank. Overfilling is not good because it's a pressurized system and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Starless
If you ordered the wrong part, then that the way...

If you ordered the wrong part, then that the way it goes, you pay the return shipping and restocking fee. If they shipped you the wrong part, then they should arrange for free shipping back and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Starless
Has nothing to do with that fluid. Did you do the...

Has nothing to do with that fluid. Did you do the proper procedure, temperature, etc wise? My bet the problem is the level of fluid. Dex 3 which you put would not harm anything immediately...

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Starless
Under a thousand for sure. Sent from...

Under a thousand for sure.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By Starless
Nice. What amplifier and speakers are good to use...

Nice. What amplifier and speakers are good to use with this turntable? I have been always but passively thinking to get a turntable to listen to some rock, down tempo and operas at home. Not very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By Starless
You hit the bump and there are vibrations in the...

You hit the bump and there are vibrations in the steering wheel...give us some more symptoms. Highway speed vibrations? Coming to a stop braking vibrations? Hitting the brakes hard vibrations?

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,257
Posted By Starless
Sad, but true. Avoid if possible the...

Sad, but true. Avoid if possible the confrontation with "the finest" :tsk:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By Starless
I hate to do it but...

It's a great decision. Perfect time to get another car with 50-60k may be?and take it again to 200k. I hear you on wanting to keep this one as a beater, winter, extra, back up or just what ever you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By Starless
Formula 1, I vote for your fuel pump being bad....

Formula 1, I vote for your fuel pump being bad. You have classic symptoms. But, it is a coincidence and has nothing to do with you low gas light. I have done it all the time in all my cars - driving...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Starless
It's recommended, and I always do, but in reality...

It's recommended, and I always do, but in reality you will most likely be fine reusing it.

P.S Next time try to plan ahead for your projects and get ALL the parts in advance, it's always a piece...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Starless
Do not over think it. Drain everything, put fresh...

Do not over think it. Drain everything, put fresh bmw coolant back. Done!


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,027
Posted By Starless
140K now, still working :-) Sent from...

140K now, still working :-)


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Starless
Also, my understanding is those 1K units are far...

Also, my understanding is those 1K units are far from perfect. I have been following threads on fanatics and people come across different issues with them. Nothing is perfect but if I spend a grand...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By Starless
E46 330i transmission

Very poor piece of advise. I'd take a used transmission in good working condition over rebuilt any day of the week. Too many people rebuild and come here the next day after spending $$$$ complaining...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Starless
I can see why. When you drop the pan you'll be...

I can see why. When you drop the pan you'll be surprised how much more fluid still remains in the pan even after you drain through the drain plug in the pan. That is why with your method you will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Starless
Actually, since the mechanic was not familiar...

Actually, since the mechanic was not familiar with BMWs, he might have not filled it correctly. The is a very specific procedure to fill these auto transmission. The right level is crucial and you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Starless
I'd buy it. You can easily part it out for more...

I'd buy it. You can easily part it out for more than $1600 if you can not get it to start. That is if it really looks "lovely" as you say inside and out.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,188
Posted By Starless
^ I'd love to test my wrench against something as...

^ I'd love to test my wrench against something as tight as you mentioned.

HF wrench electric impact wrench has 230 ft/lb max torque rating. The tightest nut I had to remove with mine was an axle...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Starless
Taco, you sound like you understand bodywork...is...

Taco, you sound like you understand bodywork...is it a good idea to use that touch up paint anyway? I always thought it was a big no-no, because it will not last for too long and then will become...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Starless
I noticed you created a lot of threads about you...

I noticed you created a lot of threads about you transmission and got pretty solid answers and educated guesses about your case. If it was me I'd buy a used unit and install it myself. It's involved,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Starless
mechatronics...I love it! It's like a guessing...

mechatronics...I love it! It's like a guessing game, my guess is...transmission breather hole, may be?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 93,191
Posted By Starless
You are welcome guys, 4 years later the new FSU...

You are welcome guys, 4 years later the new FSU does not miss a beat.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,188
Posted By Starless
Since this thread has been resurrected, my update...

Since this thread has been resurrected, my update is- the electric wrench has been working perfectly for 2 years now for different projects. The best $39 bucks I have ever spent. I love HF. Yes I'm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Starless
Ordered from them once. Took a week to get parts....

Ordered from them once. Took a week to get parts. Nothing to write home about. For most parts you can get better deals elsewhere, but some suspension components are priced competitively, so might...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By Starless
^ crappy situation. Seriously ask more money....

^ crappy situation. Seriously ask more money. It's zhp with low mileage. A lot of people will buy it with the intention to fix it themselves which is very doable. So that shop estimate would not...
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