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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By wamcneil
Well, knock on wood, this issue has not recurred....

Well, knock on wood, this issue has not recurred. I have not bothered to pull the codes, but I'd sure be curious to know that could have caused this issue.
I've had numerous slight rough idles...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By wamcneil
Odd temporary misfire/stall... Opinions?

Hi all,
Had a really strange transient issue this afternoon.
Changed the oil last week, everything was fine and and then left it sitting over the holiday weekend. The weather got cold for Houston,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,497
Posted By wamcneil
Battery Replacement Info Group 94R >> Group 49

Hi all,
There's really no new information in here, but a few useful bits I had a hard time finding, and not all in the same place. There's lots of posts on the subject of group 40 and 94r...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 01-15-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By wamcneil
I'll take them!

I'll take them!
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By wamcneil
Yeah, kinda like a rental car... One of my...

Yeah, kinda like a rental car...
One of my favorite jokes is: Do you know the difference between a four-wheel-drive and a rental car? Well, you can go a lot of places in a four-wheel-drive, but a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-24-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By wamcneil
I called the dealership couple days ago and got...

I called the dealership couple days ago and got the warranty records. Just routine service and a couple of faulty sensors.
With all the mileage, I figure it must have been their shuttle. Carfax...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By wamcneil
Opinions- Ex-Dealer Demo car; good thing or bad thing?

Kind of off topic, but it's almost an e46. I got the wife a used X3 last year, lots of miles for an '06 ~100k, but almost immaculate; not a scratch on it, no paintwork or accident history. And...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By wamcneil
Thanks everybody. Especially the...

Thanks everybody. Especially the coupe/vert-specific advice.
The noises I'm hearing could be consistent with a cable scraping around a shaft.
I think I'll pick up a regulator at the dealer this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By wamcneil
Window Regulator Failure? Coupe

Hi all,
I've got an '01 coupe that's starting to make a creak/scrape/groan noise in the passenger door window.
What's the failure mode in these things? Is it the regulator, or something else?
Is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,611
Posted By wamcneil
Too late... I already cut it open. The inside is...

Too late... I already cut it open. The inside is all torn up with stress cracks. I can't believe it failed as minimally as it did.
Maybe I should give it a proper Viking burial and burn it or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By wamcneil
OK, I've really figured it out this time. ...

OK, I've really figured it out this time. Conclusively.
Today I replaced all of the cooling system on my wife's X3 and now I've dissected the expansion tank from it. Inside the tank, I found a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By wamcneil
OK, I may have figured this out. I cut the old...

OK, I may have figured this out. I cut the old tank open and it turns out that there are two floats in the tank.
I assumed the one for visual level checking was also the reference for the level...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,611
Posted By wamcneil
Thanks, I think I'll order one next time I'm...

Thanks, I think I'll order one next time I'm getting parts. It's not leaking now, but it was a very loose fit in the new hose. I was surprised to find that it did not leak...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,611
Posted By wamcneil
Sounds a lot like 'famous last words', right? I...

Sounds a lot like 'famous last words', right? I sure hope I have not jinx'd myself into catastrophic engine failure...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,611
Posted By wamcneil
It's an economic choice and calculated risk. ...

It's an economic choice and calculated risk. $150 is $150, right? And I just don't want to spend $150 unless I need to. If I were paying a shop to do this, the bottom line would be a lot different...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,611
Posted By wamcneil
Sure, I'm sure it's likely to need replacement...

Sure, I'm sure it's likely to need replacement soon, but it has no apparent issues and everything else in the system looked pristine on removal. Except the expansion tank to coolant pipe hose that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,611
Posted By wamcneil
Close, 116,000. I believe it is original. I got...

Close, 116,000. I believe it is original. I got the car under warranty and the thermostat/housing is the only wetted part changed under my administration.
BTW, I did change almost everything...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,611
Posted By wamcneil
Cracked Expansion Tank - Pictures for Reference

Just in case anybody is wondering where their coolant is going, and saying, "Gee, I don't think it could be the expansion tank; I can't see any leaking", here are a couple of pictures of my crack. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By wamcneil
Here you go...

Here you go...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By wamcneil
I got the car at about 3yr old and 40k miles, and...

I got the car at about 3yr old and 40k miles, and I'm pretty sure everything but the thermostat/housing is original (replaced under warranty).
These bits of plastic are very consistent in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By wamcneil
Nobody else has found similar black plastic bits...

Nobody else has found similar black plastic bits in their expansion tank?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By wamcneil
nope. Standard. Thermostat, pump and everything...

nope. Standard. Thermostat, pump and everything looks really clean.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-25-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By wamcneil
Black Plastic Fragments in Coolant Expansion Tank?

Hi All,
2001 330Ci- I'm in the middle of replacing most of the cooling system except for the radiator; pump, hoses, thermostat, belts, etc... and I have come across some black plastic fragments in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By wamcneil
It had these brakes on it when we got it. I've...

It had these brakes on it when we got it. I've tried romping on them hard, but not much of an improvement.
Went ahead and got a pair of disks today.
As much as I hate the idea of throwing away...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By wamcneil
Brakes pulsing - advise please...

Hi all,
This isn't an e46 specifically, but hopefully I can get some opinions.
The wife's X3 has brakes that pulse real bad on one side, but only at hiway speeds; can't feel anything at all at...
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