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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By roverT
I can vouch for smolckĎs work! He did it for my...

I can vouch for smolckĎs work! He did it for my ZHP many years ago! Turned my ZHP into an M performance beast. [emoji41] His work made dropping it in when I had the engine open, so easy. So worth it....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By roverT
The fuel will always bias to the fuel pump side...

The fuel will always bias to the fuel pump side to keep it submerged as best as it can even when you corner to force the majority of it to driver side. Thatís how the suction jet pump works. When you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By roverT
Yes the fuel pump is on right side tank where the...

Yes the fuel pump is on right side tank where the fuel is filled first. That is saying you have 24L on the left and 33L on the right. Total 57L.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By roverT
Also you can drive around with the OBC on test...

Also you can drive around with the OBC on test #6. Because the sensors are giving real-time data they should be bouncing around and showing less in the left side when cornering left and same with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By roverT
Also check your alternator. Your car could be...

Also check your alternator. Your car could be getting uneven voltage from a fried voltage regulator.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By roverT
The E46 is getting on age that moisture and...

The E46 is getting on age that moisture and minerals from the road and salt aids to accelerate the corrosion of all the sockets and wiring within the trunk handle. Sometimes you can take it all apart...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By roverT
The mirror is attached to the windshield via a...

The mirror is attached to the windshield via a flatíish triangle bolt mount that is glued to the windshield. The mirror just mounts on it sideways and twists tight once itís flat in position. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By roverT
You donít have to go through all that trouble....

You donít have to go through all that trouble. When Iím inside the car, I just tap the window down button to actuate the motor when the window is fully closed. Movement doesnít even have to happen....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-16-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,100
Posted By roverT
You need to use bmw scanner, INPA, and any bmw...

You need to use bmw scanner, INPA, and any bmw capable scanner to find the transmission codes to further diagnose what is happening. Without those codes youíre just shooting in the dark.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By roverT
Check the bulb sockets. You might be getting some...

Check the bulb sockets. You might be getting some corrosion in them causing resistance to the current that is trying to be supplied. The computer is then thinking not enough power is going to one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By roverT
warm up or not to warm up

I believe itís because you got the oil flowing and lubricating everything so it is better coated than an overnight rest. Also even if you start the engine, a generous amount of heat is still created...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By roverT
You actually need to have the OEM alarm system to...

You actually need to have the OEM alarm system to make it all work. The beepís source is the siren.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By roverT
Successor to e46 330ci?

I went from 8 years of a 330i ZHP daily drive to just over 4 years of E46M daily drive.

These cars were meant to perform and none of my cars were babied as far as driving them to how BMW marketed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By roverT
Haha nice one! Always economically inventive! I...

Haha nice one! Always economically inventive! I was tired of making sure I had over 1/4 tank or risk starving the pump and engine of fuel.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By roverT
Suction jet pump.

All I did to fix it was be creative and find a make a plastic bracket that fit inside the hole where the clip held in place. Then I made an indent for a plastic zip tie to wrap around and hold it in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By roverT
LEDs seem to be mainly for near foreground only....

LEDs seem to be mainly for near foreground only. They just arenít intense enough to throw light into the distance. The only time youíll see LEDs actually going the distance is when itís OEM and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By roverT
If they ever die! Haha. Iíve carried them over...

If they ever die! Haha. Iíve carried them over from my ZHP. These bulbs are over 10 years old and still kicking. My light coding it set for my bixenons to come on too and I have OSRAM CBIs in those....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By roverT
I concur with that recommendation. I use those in...

I concur with that recommendation. I use those in my inner high beams and then shoot so much light into the distance that the S54 wonít ever be able to catch up to that light. Itís soooo intense.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,016
Views: 1,496,859
Posted By roverT
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By roverT
The interior trunk lights should be held in by...

The interior trunk lights should be held in by just a clip. You squeeze it and the backing comes off. Maybe inside the contact isnít ďspringyĒ enough to make the electric contacts. If the light...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By roverT
I've owned/daily drove a ZHP for 8 years and my...

I've owned/daily drove a ZHP for 8 years and my current daily for 3 years now, is an E46M Coupe SMG. When my ZHP was totalled at 175K miles, I reflected back on its ownership, it was a true joy to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By roverT
My friend just changed the alternator in his E46....

My friend just changed the alternator in his E46. He had the red battery light on as well but alternator and battery voltage were both measuring fine. He drove the car and after a short time the red...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7,016
Views: 1,496,859
Posted By roverT
Post Pics of your E46

I hope she gives you many years of joy and service!! Sheíll do great on your motorways and roundabouts. You guys love to all travel quite fast. Itís the first time I had a rental 1.2L turbo Diesel...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By roverT
Best to run water on a nice day into places with...

Best to run water on a nice day into places with doors open to find a leak. Sometimes the bottom of the door panels get clogged. Open your door and swing it quickly to hear if you have sloshing water...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By roverT
Sunroof will need to be open to access the...

Sunroof will need to be open to access the drainage holes and to test blockage or clearing by sending a small amount of water down them. While they might accept fluid, there could be a blockage or...
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