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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-13-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By David F
Bickering aside, I punted on replacing the...

Bickering aside, I punted on replacing the bearing and opted to replace the entire trailing arm with a good one I had on hand. That process took maybe two hours total. The hardest part was removing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By David F
BFH on end of axle shaft did nothing. I saw that...

BFH on end of axle shaft did nothing. I saw that video above before starting. Getting axle out of hub was not addressed in video and should not normally be so difficult as it is only a splined fit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By David F
failed: rear wheel bearing replacement

My son has been driving his '00 323i with a bad rear wheel bearing for awhile before telling me the car was "loud in the back". Left side wheel bearing shot. I disconnected axle from diff, removed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,730
Posted By David F
The guide is heat welded to taps on the bumper...

The guide is heat welded to taps on the bumper cover. You broke the tabs. If you are lucky, there is enough left of the tabs to replace the part and using a soldering iron, melt the end of the tabs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-03-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By David F
After running the number and hearing everyone say...

After running the number and hearing everyone say 30%-50% discount for salvaged title, I have come to the same conclusion. I am going to pass on the car.

Thanks to everyone for their advice.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By David F
Advice needed: salvaged car

I have the opportunity to purchase a '04 E46 (330i), white, navigation, auto headlights (HID), rain sensing wipers, 6-speed, 72k miles, white w/beige for $5500

The problem is that it has a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By David F
My initial thought is that the pressure relief...

My initial thought is that the pressure relief valve on the compressor dump the charge due to excessive head pressure. Most common two issue that cause this:

1. Aux fan not working. The result...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,399
Posted By David F
Not true. You can code the cars for all options...

Not true. You can code the cars for all options regardless of destination country. You just have to use software such as NCS Expert in lieu of GT1 which will not allow it due to country specific...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,592
Posted By David F
The arrows on the guibo face the flanges. The...

The arrows on the guibo face the flanges. The bolts go through the guibo in the direction of the arrows. This puts the nuts on the flanges. When you tighten the bolt/nuts you should only turn the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,736
Posted By David F
Couple of things here... 1. Jvidamins: Yes,...

Couple of things here...
1. Jvidamins: Yes, the arrows should point to the flange. The nuts should be on the flange. When you tighten the bolt/nut, you are suppose to only tighten/turn the nut...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By David F
I have purchased two wheels (different...

I have purchased two wheels (different occassions) from hubcapandwheelman on Ebay and the wheels looked brand new. Shipping was included in the price and the wheels were well packed and showed up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-15-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By David F
The transmission fluid is pumped through the TC...

The transmission fluid is pumped through the TC constantly. The main source of heat is generated by the TC and thus the fluid is exchanged through the heat exchanger to keep it cool. There are two...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-08-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,673
Posted By David F
Yes, it will work. For how long is the question...

Yes, it will work. For how long is the question (quality?). Notice how HF is catering to the masses that think ALL refrigerant is Freon..."R134a Freon"?
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-08-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,673
Posted By David F
Wow, this thread sure has degenerated. My take...

Wow, this thread sure has degenerated. My take on things in this thread:

1. R134a is not particularly dangerous if a bit of common sense is used. Just use in well ventilated areas, wear gloves...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,673
Posted By David F
The only proper way to "recharge" R134a is to...

The only proper way to "recharge" R134a is to reclaim the refrigerant, evacuate the system and install the proper amount of refrigerant by weight. R134a is very senstive to the proper charge,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-05-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,798
Posted By David F
I have a B28 engine for sale. 100,000 miles,...

I have a B28 engine for sale. 100,000 miles, runs perfect, re-sealed, rebuilt VANOS, 1999 model year. Come get it for $2500.00, Austin, TX
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-04-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,786
Posted By David F
If you have an adapter cable with the proper 54...

If you have an adapter cable with the proper 54 pin connector, then just cut and splice the other end into your existing phone harness. Only a handfull of wires are used anyway.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,442
Posted By David F
I have a spare switch. $25 shipped.

I have a spare switch. $25 shipped.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,786
Posted By David F
ULF was the first bluetooth solution from BMW. ...

ULF was the first bluetooth solution from BMW. The ULF module could be retrofitted into almost any car beginning with the E38 (or there-a-bouts). However, the retrofit was/is not a simple...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By David F
did you cross the fuel lines at the injector rail...

did you cross the fuel lines at the injector rail or hard lines coming from the tank?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-25-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,734
Posted By David F
It should fill to the top.

It should fill to the top.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-25-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,731
Posted By David F
No.

No.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,026
Posted By David F
Congratulations. Oops, is that too technical for...

Congratulations. Oops, is that too technical for you?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,026
Posted By David F
What is a "Standard INPA" cable? INPA is a...

What is a "Standard INPA" cable? INPA is a diagnostic program only...it cannot do any coding. If you have GT1/DIS running and working through VMware, then great. But, you have to have an interface...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By David F
If the compressor is not locked up and has been...

If the compressor is not locked up and has been working for the past year albeit noisey then I would assume the compressor broke a valve/reed. If so, then there is probably not any debris in the...
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