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Forum: E46 Convertible 09-11-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By dknightd
Does the rear window rotate into place properly...

Does the rear window rotate into place properly when the front window is down?
If so, it could be friction between back window rubber seal and front window is problem.
You might need to lube seal...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-11-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By dknightd
Mine did that. It was a torn weather seal. I did...

Mine did that. It was a torn weather seal. I did a temporary fix with rtv a few years ago. Search, it it is here someplace. It is also possible that the drains that go down the side of windshield...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,418
Posted By dknightd
Probably about the same

Probably about the same
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By dknightd
When I did my radiator I had to remove that...

When I did my radiator I had to remove that plastic piece from the bottom of the old radiator and put it on the new radiator. If you do not have it I don't think the radiator will seat properly in...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-05-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By dknightd
Just be careful when raising, or lowing, that the...

Just be careful when raising, or lowing, that the bat-wing does not tangled in something.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By dknightd
It took you three times. You have the skill :)

It took you three times. You have the skill :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By dknightd
It was obvious. But our minds are clever. They...

It was obvious. But our minds are clever. They can easily replace a missing letter, as you have found out ;) :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By dknightd
My guess would be sticky caliper, or parking...

My guess would be sticky caliper, or parking brake. Next time you smell it, feel the wheel to see if one side feels warmer than the other.
Also keep an eye on brake dust on the wheels. If one wheel...
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-19-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By dknightd
I've never seen a schematic of the motor. I know...

I've never seen a schematic of the motor. I know it does two things - clamps down the front seal hooks, and also clamps down the joint at the first bend (the one near your head). Looking at the piece...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,598
Posted By dknightd
A ZHP in good condition is worth twice the cost...

A ZHP in good condition is worth twice the cost of a base 330i that has been abused. The higher optioned cars do tend to be better maintained. But there is an exception to every rule.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 200,253
Posted By dknightd
It is open when the car is off so that you get...

It is open when the car is off so that you get that little roar at start up. Then it goes quiet. I suspect BMW designed that vacuum canister to have just enough volume so the roar goes away after a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 200,253
Posted By dknightd
I think it is vacuum activated. With perhaps some...

I think it is vacuum activated. With perhaps some electric override. When there is no engine vacuum (i.e. car not running) the valve is open (there is a return spring as near as I can tell). When you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-03-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 200,253
Posted By dknightd
good info snipped You might have this...

good info snipped



You might have this backwards. I think the flap should be open with the engine off. It should be closed with the engine at idle.
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-01-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By dknightd
I've never tried this stuff, but it might help ...

I've never tried this stuff, but it might help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-M4RcFaNJ0
scroll to where he talks about the product used

You say it cools down when you reach 3000 rpm. Is that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-30-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By dknightd
no gas cap, no code !?

Hi,
Filled my car (2002 330 cic) with gas but forgot to put cap on.
Drove 100 miles. No check engine light. I thought a missing, or even leaky, gas cap would trigger a code and check engine...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-19-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By dknightd
Don't blame your daughter. I'm not sure how top...

Don't blame your daughter. I'm not sure how top hitting a bicycle would cause the cover to become misaligned. But I suppose anything is possible. I have not had to realign that cover. I think it is...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-18-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By dknightd
thanks for sharing :)

thanks for sharing :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,324
Posted By dknightd
dogs love fresh air

dogs love fresh air
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-17-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By dknightd
I don't see any thing wrong. Seems like a...

I don't see any thing wrong. Seems like a reasonable starting point for negotiation.
It is not a 330. Does not have sport seats. Not my favorite color. I don't think I'd use the hardtop.
What do...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-17-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By dknightd
If you have manual transmission, probably this...

If you have manual transmission, probably this one

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-coil-spring-rear-33531095713

I'm not sure why auto is different.

Probably also BMW has changed part...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-17-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By dknightd
I'd use realoem to look up vin of your car to see...

I'd use realoem to look up vin of your car to see what part number is. Genuine BMW springs are about $150 each. Given the time and trouble to install I'd consider using new genuine springs. You might...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-15-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By dknightd
clicking under rear seat. sounds like your...

clicking under rear seat.
sounds like your cover latch release motor gear is loose.

see in http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1073144
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-14-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By dknightd
I think all 330cic have sport suspension in the...

I think all 330cic have sport suspension in the USA
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,080
Views: 671,704
Posted By dknightd
It took me about 4 hours working slowly and...

It took me about 4 hours working slowly and carefully. About 1 hour of that was doing the radiator - it took me awhile to get it out, then back in and seated properly. You might have better, or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By dknightd
I just use the dip stick, and ignore the silly...

I just use the dip stick, and ignore the silly light
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