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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-19-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 149,672
Posted By RiFTy80
I just did the Valve Cover Gasket and Spark Plugs...

I just did the Valve Cover Gasket and Spark Plugs yesterday. It took about 2 1/2 hours going VERY carefully. Excellent write-up! My 03 xi has 82,500 miles. Side note: the computer calculated MPG...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By RiFTy80
Runs rough up to ~2800 RPM

All my searches in trying to diagnose this problem have led me to people describing problems with the MAF sensor and the ICV. But, I haven't found my exact set of symptoms. Here's the deal:

-No...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,254
Posted By RiFTy80
I hit a dog last year. The dog was fine, but my...

I hit a dog last year. The dog was fine, but my foglight bracket broke and fell inside the bumper. It still lights up though!
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 21,943
Posted By RiFTy80
Secondary Air Pump & Valve

Over the past year+ my 2003 330xi has given the "secondary air flow too low" code 3 times. No associated symptoms. So, hardly a pressing issue. The dealer says I need a new secondary air pump and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By RiFTy80
My OBC agrees with the speedo.

My OBC agrees with the speedo.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By RiFTy80
My speedo reads roughly 53 mph when my gps reads...

My speedo reads roughly 53 mph when my gps reads 50 mph. It not always a 3 mph delta; seems proportional based on speed. Annoying. I'd love to know how to adjust it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By RiFTy80
I have an '03 and the original HU did not play...

I have an '03 and the original HU did not play mp3s. I had it replaced (unrelated warranty issue) with a new HU last year that does play mp3s. I believe any HU manufactured after 2003 or sometime...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By RiFTy80
I think my problem was crap on the e-brake...

I think my problem was crap on the e-brake causing it to stick after I released it (just prior to reversing down my driveway). There had been lots of salt on the road around here. I went to a car...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By RiFTy80
I took it to Princeton BMW's brand new huge...

I took it to Princeton BMW's brand new huge facility in Hamilton. Good theory on the washers. They really did do a great job washing the car, so I don't mind funding their vending machine visit.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,767
Posted By RiFTy80
Not sure if it is the same brake light switch as...

Not sure if it is the same brake light switch as on an e36. I have one for my now departed e36. I crashed the car before I could install it. So, if anyone needs one, PM me.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By RiFTy80
The stealership kept the change

Yesterday, I had my car in for scheduled service. When I dropped it off I remember thinking, "perhaps I should empty the change from beneath the armrest. Nah, they wouldn't resort to such blatant...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-10-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 452,687
Posted By RiFTy80
I got a quote from the dealer just to satisfy my...

I got a quote from the dealer just to satisfy my curiosity (since my car was in for something else anyway). $480 to do just one regulator. Ha!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-03-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 181,877
Posted By RiFTy80
Mine isn't making the cricket sound, but it...

Mine isn't making the cricket sound, but it sometimes groans at around 75% speed (not very loud). It seems only only happen in the cold, but does not happen all the time. Increase or decrease the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By RiFTy80
Mine just started doing the very same thing this...

Mine just started doing the very same thing this morning. Just under freezing outside. It happened when moving in reverse (no wheel turn) with foot off the brake and with light pressure on the...
Forum: Parting Out 01-24-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,914
Posted By RiFTy80
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By RiFTy80
I had the same problem on my (now deceased) e36. ...

I had the same problem on my (now deceased) e36. I agree with markusmark. The dealership wanted to replace both taillight assemblies for several hundred dollars (they were on crack). I simply...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By RiFTy80
This JUST happened to me a few days ago! :censor:

This JUST happened to me a few days ago! :censor:
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,776
Posted By RiFTy80
I have the tilt function. Sometimes it works. ...

I have the tilt function. Sometimes it works. Sometimes is doesn't. Yesterday it worked. This morning it didn't. Can't explain it. It's a mystery. I'll have the dealer check it out next...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By RiFTy80
About 2 years ago the belt tensioner on my now...

About 2 years ago the belt tensioner on my now departed e36 broke and the belts subsequently shredded (they were relatively new). I was going about 80 and it was about a hundred degrees outside so...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By RiFTy80
I had the Rear Shock Mounts fail on my old E36. ...

I had the Rear Shock Mounts fail on my old E36. I know it is a common problem on E46s as well. I replaced mine with aftermarket mounts from Rogue Engineering (MUCH better than stock E36 or E46). I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,900
Posted By RiFTy80
I am planning on carrying kayaks, so I assume the...

I am planning on carrying kayaks, so I assume the Thule rack is the best choice for me since they have a zillion different boat mounting options.

Anyone else out there carry boats? Can you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,718
Posted By RiFTy80
I have generous In-Laws :thumbsup:

I have generous In-Laws :thumbsup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By RiFTy80
There has to be a way to change Key and Car...

There has to be a way to change Key and Car Settings yourself without having to go to the Stealer!! Is there a special tool we can buy (like the service reset tool) that can change these settings?? ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 341,543
Posted By RiFTy80
Excellent resource! I am new to the forum and a...

Excellent resource! I am new to the forum and a new E46 owner (2003 330xi). This thread alone has answered most of my questions already.
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