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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By dmax
Try new socket holders, or clean yours really...

Try new socket holders, or clean yours really well and pull up the tab on the bottom of the socket...clean the bottom tip of the bulb too.

hth
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By dmax
There are people here who respond without reading...

There are people here who respond without reading what was written? I thought we got rid of all that sort in '09? Anyway, you should really compile a list of them and send it to the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By dmax
Mango, I'd love to know your method for draining...

Mango, I'd love to know your method for draining without using the block drain, especially if it'd save me getting doused in coolant. Wet/dry vac on blow or suck? I'd think with the drain out of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-19-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By dmax
Seriously, though, after seeing what a mess your...

Seriously, though, after seeing what a mess your car is, how can you even get into it? You can't drive it with pride, and you'll never get that image out of your head. You do have to sell it. I'm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-14-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By dmax
Hmmm? I wonder. I'm thinking that if you had a...

Hmmm? I wonder. I'm thinking that if you had a wiring diagram, like from your Bentley, you could find the pins feeding power to the windows.

Otherwise, I think Tony is right, but like SYX's idea...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By dmax
So another long shot, but did you have a...

So another long shot, but did you have a professional shop do the guibo? If not, that itself might have been part of the problem, but if not installed right, you'd still feel vibration...same with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By dmax
The sucking jet pump is related to transferring...

The sucking jet pump is related to transferring fuel from the left lobe to the side with the fuel pump. I wonder if you can show having pressure at the rail but not have fuel in it? It doesn't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By dmax
I think it's the radiator, but you'll have to...

I think it's the radiator, but you'll have to make the final judgment. Clean up the mess and start the car and see where the leak starts.

If it's the radiator and you haven't replaced other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By dmax
Have you inspected your subframe...as in looked...

Have you inspected your subframe...as in looked for cracks around the two rear 'rear axle carrier' bushings (the rear is where the cracks usually start).?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By dmax
Are you sure yours is bad? Very often you'll get...

Are you sure yours is bad? Very often you'll get a MAF code when it's just a common air leak, of which we have many. Lower intake boot and any number of vac lines crack. Just saying. For older...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By dmax
I have no idea, but it's probably a similar...

I have no idea, but it's probably a similar size...but the fuel line hose will be a larger outside diameter and might not fit where you want it. Just snip off a slice of the hose you want to replace...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By dmax
I bet it was just the additive you used clogging...

I bet it was just the additive you used clogging things up. I'd drain the oil and fill it with something that says LL-01 for starters. For seconds, I'd change the oil (and filter) again shortly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-04-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By dmax
Yes you can do it without a torque wrench. I've...

Yes you can do it without a torque wrench. I've done a few this way with no leaks. Use the pattern for tightening in Bentley...basically from the inside out. Tighten in stages...at least three. ...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 08-03-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By dmax
I've got to bail tonight. Hope no one was...

I've got to bail tonight. Hope no one was planning on going or on the road. I'm just too fried and as I didn't have enough confirmed bringers, I bailed. Maybe the next time?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By dmax
...and your outside air temp sensor is bad or...

...and your outside air temp sensor is bad or missing.

If you're seeing smoke out of the valve cover, with the oil cap on, then you have a common vcg issue. If smoke is coming out of the...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 08-01-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By dmax
Why do I bother?

Fanatic Brethren and Sistern:

If you want to know when my next show is so you know where not to be and when not to be there...

This Sunday, August 3, at Scotty's 7 p.m. show. I'll just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By dmax
I do owe you, but I can't make it this...

I do owe you, but I can't make it this year...it's tomorrow, right? If it's next weekend, maybe...be glad to do it. I'm sorry...but life interceded in an unavoidable way!
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By dmax
Um, $400 for a bearing replacement? I'm pretty...

Um, $400 for a bearing replacement? I'm pretty sure that my mechanic could do this in under an hour. The book time might be two, but either way, $400 sounds high...that's if AUS dollars are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By dmax
Okay...I'll start with rtabs...need to see my...

Okay...I'll start with rtabs...need to see my guys at the shop anyway...miss them! I'll let them have all the fun! Thank you, Mango! Hope you hang around...been worrying about you! :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By dmax
But, but, it's a bmw! I know, but honestly,...

But, but, it's a bmw! I know, but honestly, other than having read of your beliefs those rtabs last only 20K miles, have to say my car yet handles beautifully. Come on...it only has 273K miles on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By dmax
There's no difference off or on the...

There's no difference off or on the throttle...and it does seem to require slightly more pressure to hold the car straight at speed...I need to keep the steering wheel slightly right to keep it going...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By dmax
Thanks, Mango! But I only have 273,000 miles on...

Thanks, Mango! But I only have 273,000 miles on it! ;)

I guess I knew the time would come when I had to do something else on my car...I've been hoping I could wait for something to actually...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By dmax
Alignment issues

Folks,

For the second time after having my alignment done, it's gone slightly out a few months later.

I should be ashamed to say this, but I know my tie rods are original, but would those, if...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-31-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By dmax
I can't believe it either--still standing up!

This Sunday, at the Comedy Cove, 7 p.m....

You guessed it. I'm doing a set. Come on out if you're free and make sure you come up and introduce yourself...I'd like to meet you!

595 Morris Ave....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By dmax
A picture would help. If it's a wire that's...

A picture would help. If it's a wire that's would just and only reach the fan connector, maybe it was pulled out. I don't know how many wires my cooling fan has, but mine is a manual...not sure...
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