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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-03-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,551
Posted By bobtoronto
+1 on better window regulators. Also window...

+1 on better window regulators.
Also window seals that don't make that dreadful creaking sound!
Better cooling system parts, less plastic.
I love the soothing orange glow too!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-28-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,592
Posted By bobtoronto
I believe all E46 door mirrors are heated. They...

I believe all E46 door mirrors are heated. They are on my 2003 320i at least.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,931
Posted By bobtoronto
The GM5 unit (the box you removed) controls door...

The GM5 unit (the box you removed) controls door locks, windows and wipers! Wipers won't work till you put it back!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,529
Posted By bobtoronto
I wound up with an E46 because I was looking for...

I wound up with an E46 because I was looking for a car with a manual trans, so that is the one part of the spec that was non-negotiable.

Does anyone have any stats for the US and/or Canada on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By bobtoronto
Sounds like a vacuum leak somewhere. I don't...

Sounds like a vacuum leak somewhere. I don't know if our clutches have a vacuum booster though.

Check the vacuum lines around the brake master cylinder area. See if you can find any splits or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-23-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By bobtoronto
Sounds like the General Module 5 (GM5) behind the...

Sounds like the General Module 5 (GM5) behind the glove box. The relays go bad on these. There is a guy on this forum who can repair them (Scott). I can send you his details if you can't find it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-22-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,565
Posted By bobtoronto
Read the Owner's Manual sometime :)

Read the Owner's Manual sometime :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By bobtoronto
Could be GM5 module behind glovebox also - I...

Could be GM5 module behind glovebox also - I believe that is implicated in wipers. However, usual GM5 failure is central locking.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,909
Posted By bobtoronto
Oil pump is driven by a chain from the crank...

Oil pump is driven by a chain from the crank usually (so rotates with the engine).
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By bobtoronto
Bad ground? Bad flexible cable to the trunk lid?

Bad ground? Bad flexible cable to the trunk lid?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By bobtoronto
Looks like Electric Red / Japan Red ("Japanrot"...

Looks like Electric Red / Japan Red ("Japanrot" im Deutche). It is lighter than Imola Red.
Forum: General Off-Topic 09-21-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By bobtoronto
But remember, 'no bargaining'! Cummon, it's...

But remember, 'no bargaining'!

Cummon, it's a steal at $14K!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By bobtoronto
Shipping to Canada sucks, and I always end up...

Shipping to Canada sucks, and I always end up paying duty!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-19-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,001
Posted By bobtoronto
Would suggest you try to read your ABS / DSC...

Would suggest you try to read your ABS / DSC codes if you have access to a scanner.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-19-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,237
Posted By bobtoronto
Does anyone know the latest version numbers for...

Does anyone know the latest version numbers for the various modules software?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By bobtoronto
This used to work on my old (1992) Buick Regal...

This used to work on my old (1992) Buick Regal with ODB-1.

Doesn't work on ODB-2 equipped cars as far as I know.

Get a Peake, ODB-2 reader or a scanner.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By bobtoronto
Search for 'Hidden OBC Functions'. There is a...

Search for 'Hidden OBC Functions'. There is a test feature to show the raw output from the fuel level sensors right on the cluster.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,794
Posted By bobtoronto
I am just reading and clearing all my codes as...

I am just reading and clearing all my codes as part of routine maintenance.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By bobtoronto
I think the 2001 stereo doesn't support the...

I think the 2001 stereo doesn't support the (approx $40) BMW auxiliary cable kit. You need a 2002 or later stereo, maybe 2003 or later.

Are you pre-wired for a CD changer? If so there are other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,794
Posted By bobtoronto
ABS/DSC Fault Codes - Front Wheel Sensors?

Hi there,

I have the following ABS / DSC fault codes set (but no unusual lights on the dash, and DSC and ABS are working fine):

23971 (5DA3): Wheel speed sensor (front right) run-up...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-15-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By bobtoronto
I have a 320i 2.2 litres and 168hp. Let me tell...

I have a 320i 2.2 litres and 168hp. Let me tell you it goes pretty well **if you use the power band from about 3.5K up to 6K or so**

On my car BMW helpfully gave me a 3.38 diff to make the gears...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-15-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,270
Posted By bobtoronto
Don't all coupes have sports suspension? Is your...

Don't all coupes have sports suspension? Is your sedan sport or regular suspension?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By bobtoronto
Sounds like your GM5 is bad. Would be...

Sounds like your GM5 is bad. Would be interesting to read out the codes if you have access to a scanner that can see all the KBUS units.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By bobtoronto
Cheapo PC-based scanners like P.A.Soft can read...

Cheapo PC-based scanners like P.A.Soft can read ABS codes too. I just posted a thread with my ABS codes that I read using a $40 adaptor from ebay.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By bobtoronto
Works pretty good on Japan Red. Check out the...

Works pretty good on Japan Red. Check out the other thread ...
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