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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2019, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
This thread will probably answer several of your...

This thread will probably answer several of your problems....start reading back through the archived posts here....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2018, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Fast Bob
Read the Auto Trans Sticky Thread

Read the Auto Trans Sticky Thread
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2018, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
Excellent ! :thumbup: This is the way things...

Excellent ! :thumbup:

This is the way things should be, and probably would have been for most owners, if only the marketing department had not come up with their "Lifetime Fluids" nonsense. Fluids...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2018, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
Another alternative, if the Dexron does not work...

Another alternative, if the Dexron does not work well, would be RedLine D4....quite a few enthusiasts have reported good results with that fluid. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2018, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Fast Bob
Look at the main E46 Forum page, about halfway...

Look at the main E46 Forum page, about halfway down, you will see Starless`s interesting discussion regarding different ATF blends and their compatibility.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2018, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
Maybe you should just take the bus....

Maybe you should just take the bus....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2018, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
That`s what you think....:eek:

That`s what you think....:eek:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2018, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
You seem confused....oil choice has nothing to do...

You seem confused....oil choice has nothing to do with VANOS ! You need to do your homework....start reading up on the 49 thousand existing "Which Oil ???" threads....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2017, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
Go back to the previous page, and read Post #772 !

Go back to the previous page, and read Post #772 !
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2017, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
It`s pretty much like checking the sex of a...

It`s pretty much like checking the sex of a dog....just look underneath !

If your trans has a smooth oilpan, it`s a GM, a ribbed pan came from ZF. This has been explained on this forum many...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2017, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
Right now, I`d say your car is leading the...

Right now, I`d say your car is leading the pack....
Good luck !
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2017, 12:40 PM
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Views: 452,086
Posted By Fast Bob
Yes, I would perform a D&R. ATF, especially when...

Yes, I would perform a D&R. ATF, especially when heated, will slip past any gasket surfaces that are not 100% tight (and after years of service, you can be pretty sure that they`re not)

New fluid...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2017, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Fast Bob
When the E46 was introduced, BMWNA marketers were...

When the E46 was introduced, BMWNA marketers were pushing their "Lifetime Fluids" crock-of-shiznit, and as a result, most auto trannies never got serviced properly. The "simple drain and refill"...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2017, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
It`s nice when you find a place that`s both...

It`s nice when you find a place that`s both competent AND honest ! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 452,086
Posted By Fast Bob
Unfortunately, there is no trans dipstick for the...

Unfortunately, there is no trans dipstick for the E46.

Dexron VI ATF (the latest version) is the brand originally developed specifically for GM trannies, and is supposed to be backward-compatible...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2017, 03:24 PM
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Views: 452,086
Posted By Fast Bob
For the record; "Beemers" have TWO...

For the record; "Beemers" have TWO wheels...."Bimmers" have four (hence, "BIMMERfest" !)

As for Junior, whose fault was that ???? Should have made the little bastid ride a bicycle....:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2017, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
Manual trans, as throughout history, will last...

Manual trans, as throughout history, will last pretty much forever if treated with respect. Clutches typically go 150K+ miles before needing replacement. Fun Factor also goes way up with a manual !...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2017, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Fast Bob
It all depends on the specs (from BMW) ordered...

It all depends on the specs (from BMW) ordered for the trans being built. The trans will only be as good as those specs allow for. I grew up with GM Powerglides, Turbo 350s and Turbo 400s, all pretty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 452,086
Posted By Fast Bob
Both GM and ZF autos were used....

Both GM and ZF autos were used....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 452,086
Posted By Fast Bob
There`s probably a ton more things you don`t know...

There`s probably a ton more things you don`t know about....read the E46 Wiki, and read the Owner`s Manual....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 452,086
Posted By Fast Bob
Well, let`s consider the UPside....if you grenade...

Well, let`s consider the UPside....if you grenade this trans, you`ll be able to justify converting it over to manual (3 pedals), the way God intended.... :D
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 452,086
Posted By Fast Bob
Brute strength is NOT a virtue of Steptronic...

Brute strength is NOT a virtue of Steptronic trannies. Driving the way you`ve been doing will insure an early death !!! :thumbdwn: :thumbdwn: :thumbdwn:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 452,086
Posted By Fast Bob
For a long time, there were two opposing schools...

For a long time, there were two opposing schools of thought on this issue. I`m pretty sure it all started back in the late `90s when BMWNA started their nonsensical "Lifetime Fluids" concept (which...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 452,086
Posted By Fast Bob
The definition of "Flush" (at least as accepted...

The definition of "Flush" (at least as accepted by this Forum) is using a pressurized system to push fluid through the trans under high pressure. This procedure has been known to cause blockage of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 452,086
Posted By Fast Bob
"Flush" and "Drain and Fill" are two different...

"Flush" and "Drain and Fill" are two different things. The Drain and Fill method is the safer of the two, and less likely to cause problems.
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