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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-14-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By DaHammer
I replaced mine with a new Hella sensor a few...

I replaced mine with a new Hella sensor a few months ago and it's still not working correctly. Sometimes it will come on while going down the highway, sometimes it don't. Sometimes it will come on...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-27-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By DaHammer
I think it would be a lot better if it was an...

I think it would be a lot better if it was an attachment to an existing jack. Preferably one that could be easily removed.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By DaHammer
Outside of oil, filters and other general...

Outside of oil, filters and other general maintenance items, my rule is fix it when it breaks. FYI, I did go 200k+ on the water pump & radiator on my E46. Replaced them both when they developed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,113
Posted By DaHammer
I run all of my vehicles low of fuel, including a...

I run all of my vehicles low of fuel, including a company vehicle that I have unlimited fuel for. Haven't had any issue with any of them doing it. But after running out a few times in '95 Z71, I do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By DaHammer
11 years and counting on an original E46 battery....

11 years and counting on an original E46 battery. Cranks every time. Believe have another Rocky Mountain Koolaid now. ;)
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,113
Posted By DaHammer
I've often heard that but have never seen any...

I've often heard that but have never seen any concrete evidence to support it. I think it's a myth. Most Fuel pumps have shrouds around them to keep them lubed. I bought my E46 new in '03 and have...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By DaHammer
When the hammer method fails, get a bigger...

When the hammer method fails, get a bigger hammer.

Try a cheater pipe.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 627
Posted By DaHammer
Did it start when you changed the fluid or...

Did it start when you changed the fluid or shortly thereafter? If so, might try a different fluid before pulling the transmission. Dexron VI is quiet a bit thinner than the Texaco fluid (I'm guessing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,927
Posted By DaHammer
I went through all of this years ago with my...

I went through all of this years ago with my dealer. Mine was doing the same thing. From a cold start in the morning, after sitting all night in the cold, it would engage reverse fine but when you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,927
Posted By DaHammer
Lots of cars have automatic transmission...

Lots of cars have automatic transmission troubles. Some right off the lot. Use too, if you got much more than 100,000 miles out of one you were lucky. They have come a long way the last few decades...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-30-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,653
Posted By DaHammer
Your welcome. Just make sure when you put the...

Your welcome. Just make sure when you put the glass back in that you adjust it to where it is even with the top of the car. Notice how it is aligned before you take it out. Once you loosen all of the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-29-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,653
Posted By DaHammer
There is no sensor that checks for the shade and...

There is no sensor that checks for the shade and it will work fine without the shade. Your sunroof is catching on something and reversing. It could be a piece broken off the shade or the driver that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,927
Posted By DaHammer
That is a known issue and BMW addressed it with a...

That is a known issue and BMW addressed it with a transmission software update (TSB 240203) to bump up the oil pressure. I had the exact same thing with mine years ago and took it in to the dealer....
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By DaHammer
$4.99 at Harbour Freight. It's a light duty one...

$4.99 at Harbour Freight. It's a light duty one though and may break with a stubborn nut.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By DaHammer
Also check it for leak down. You should be around...

Also check it for leak down. You should be around 50 PSI, it shouldn't leak down more than 7 or 8 PSI in 20 minutes after shutting down the car.

You may want to check the volume also. It should...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-28-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By DaHammer
After going to the trouble of removing the...

After going to the trouble of removing the throttle body boots you should have just replaced them. They are cheap and the cracks can difficult to see. I just replaced them on my '03 for the 2nd time...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By DaHammer
I'm curious why most do the multi-change instead...

I'm curious why most do the multi-change instead of just using the tranny's pump to pump out all of the old fluid through the cooler line. You'd change the fluid as normal except once you get the pan...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By DaHammer
Which tranny do you have? It would be interesting...

Which tranny do you have? It would be interesting to see which fluid various people have used in the 3 different automatics and what the results were.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By DaHammer
There was no transmission problems. I simply...

There was no transmission problems. I simply wanted them to change it as preventive maintenance and they refused.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By DaHammer
Well, there you go then. Thanks for clearing that...

Well, there you go then. Thanks for clearing that up. I wander why my dealership insisted they weren't doing it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By DaHammer
Run it back down and clean the threads off the...

Run it back down and clean the threads off the top of the bolt. Then try it again.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By DaHammer
Perhaps you could cut a hole in the floor pan (or...

Perhaps you could cut a hole in the floor pan (or firewall) to make access to the bolts easier. Then once the work is done, seal the hole back up. You could use bolts, fender washers and a piece of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By DaHammer
Are you sure about that? I wasn't aware that BMW...

Are you sure about that? I wasn't aware that BMW ever changed their stance on the cars that they designated to have lifetime fluid. I don't think they ever officially defined what the "lifetime"...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-21-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By DaHammer
Yep. Or take it to an Indy that bleed the ABS,...

Yep. Or take it to an Indy that bleed the ABS, but I'd at least try to sort it out myself first. I had a brake valve body go out on me one time in my pickup. Went to stop a stop sign and the pedal...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-21-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By DaHammer
I wouldn't. I'd start at the wheel the fluid...

I wouldn't. I'd start at the wheel the fluid drained out from. Once I was confident I had all of the air out at that location, then I'd go through the normal bleed procedure completely, meaning that...
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