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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-06-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 158,000
Posted By MisterF
Yeah, if I were to speculate, I would agree with...

Yeah, if I were to speculate, I would agree with you that it's probably dirt or loose connection or something. I don't see how a bad bearing could cause intermittent power loss. Maybe your brushes...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-05-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 158,000
Posted By MisterF
I'm not sure how they came to the conclusion that...

I'm not sure how they came to the conclusion that your alternator is fine, but when my alternator died, it was very sudden. Everything dimmed and flickered a bunch, and my windshield wipers'...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-15-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By MisterF
Haha, when I used to do this stuff with my dad, I...

Haha, when I used to do this stuff with my dad, I think we just used two wrenches for taking out the fan...one to hold the fan in place and one to take the bolt out. Huzzah, poor BMW drivers and our...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-13-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By MisterF
I found a video of a guy doing the swap out...

I found a video of a guy doing the swap out without removing the fan, so I went that route. Took about 2 hours doing it in -10 celsius weather. The hardest parts were getting the alternator out...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-30-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 158,000
Posted By MisterF
Can't tell if your alternator needs replacing or...

Can't tell if your alternator needs replacing or just your voltage regulator from that picture. Do about 10 minutes of research, you will find the different symptoms for either one. You can find...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-17-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 158,000
Posted By MisterF
Too late, I just replaced the whole thing with an...

Too late, I just replaced the whole thing with an Advance Auto alternator. Car's electronics was dying while I was driving. Battery wasn't charging. Voltage was 12V when the battery was fully...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By MisterF
Nice, congrats on the job. I'm about to go buy...

Nice, congrats on the job. I'm about to go buy another alternator right now, but the stores here don't carry Bosch or Valeo. I can either wait a week for one of those or pay 4/5 the price for this...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-12-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By MisterF
How's the ToughOne alternator so far? I want to...

How's the ToughOne alternator so far? I want to get the Bosch one from Advanced Auto, but it would take a week to ship, and I have class in a couple of days.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-12-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By MisterF
Reviving this thread, maybe it would help people...

Reviving this thread, maybe it would help people get an idea of some statistics. 2001 330i 129k miles, alternator failed. It might have started dying 3 years ago, my car shut off while driving once...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By MisterF
Yeah, that's what I've been seeing. My...

Yeah, that's what I've been seeing. My alternator is rattling a bit, though much less than what I'm hearing on YouTube videos. Just going to replace the whole thing in case. Planning on keeping it...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-11-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 158,000
Posted By MisterF
Hey, I just took my voltage regulator off, and my...

Hey, I just took my voltage regulator off, and my brushes look fine. I feel resistance as I press it back into place -- resistance on the little spinny thing inside the socket. Also, when I spin...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By MisterF
Which car did you do that on? I have no room to...

Which car did you do that on? I have no room to fit a mallet in there on my car. Father used to always tell me mine is a lot tighter than the other e46 3's we had. Using a pickaxe is smart, haha. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By MisterF
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A SCRUB. It just took me 2...

YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A SCRUB. It just took me 2 hours just to take it out for the first time. There's like no room in there and the stupid thing was lodged into its place so tight. Most of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By MisterF
OK took my car to advanced auto to get the...

OK took my car to advanced auto to get the battery/alternator checked, turns out it's the worse case scenario. Car died while pulling into the parking spot, guy helping me charged the battery and we...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By MisterF
Yeah I don't really trust parts store tests. I...

Yeah I don't really trust parts store tests. I always have the feeling their main purpose is to sell. I thought the VR is a separate part? Pelican Parts sells it as a separate part, as well as a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By MisterF
Damn, that's what I was afraid of. Also, one...

Damn, that's what I was afraid of. Also, one time while testing the voltage and visual inspection yesterday morning, the battery light turned off once for 1 second and my RPMs shifted, but then the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By MisterF
Hey my red battery light turned on half a mile...

Hey my red battery light turned on half a mile before I got home yesterday. I checked the battery voltage the next morning with a multimeter, and it read 11.8V. Turning the car on didn't increase...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By MisterF
I'm working on the things you suggested. I also...

I'm working on the things you suggested. I also said in a previous post that I've been trying to find out what's causing my cat to go bad and I don't want to replace it until I do. I know some of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By MisterF
Yeah I was thinking about that. At this point,...

Yeah I was thinking about that. At this point, I'm just going to try uninstalling all the USB drivers one at a time as suggested and hope that it uninstalls the virtual port that the FTDI creates...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By MisterF
My car has also stalled three times since I...

My car has also stalled three times since I replaced the fuel pump. It stalls while I'm braking. This used to happen more than four years ago. Then my camshaft sensor broke. Replacing it seemed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By MisterF
I know more than most people at this point, from...

I know more than most people at this point, from what I've read on forums. But obviously not nearly as much as you, haha.

My MAF was replaced about 3 years ago. Part bought from Pelican Parts. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By MisterF
Trust me, I know so much about catalytic...

Trust me, I know so much about catalytic converters by now. I know I used the wrong word when I said "blow". Just tried to keep things light. That's why I said, afterwards, that I think there's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By MisterF
Oh yeah, I installed everything in June and it...

Oh yeah, I installed everything in June and it worked for a couple of months. Then I stopped using it until now. My latest scan log was from 7/23/2013, first from 6/10/2013.

Anyways, how can I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By MisterF
New problem: How do I uninstall these FTDI...

New problem: How do I uninstall these FTDI drivers? It's not on my programs and features list. The usb converter port also doesn't show unless I plug in my scanner. But if I plug in my scanner, I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By MisterF
Yeah I know what you mean. That's why I always...

Yeah I know what you mean. That's why I always plug my scanner into the corner usb port of my laptop. I'm running windows 7 professional 64bit on a Dell Inspiron I bought a couple of years ago. ...
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