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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 04:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 528
Posted By dmax
Yes, that could do it, OP. First, until you fix...

Yes, that could do it, OP. First, until you fix this leak, be very careful about driving the car and monitor the level of coolant. If you're losing much at all when idling in the driveway, you'll...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By dmax
At your mileage, honestly, it's probably not the...

At your mileage, honestly, it's probably not the throw out bearing. One thing that will age it, though, is if you or previous owner kept the pedal down all the time instead of shifting to neutral. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,171
Posted By dmax
So, I did calculate mpgs and not trust the OBC...

So, I did calculate mpgs and not trust the OBC yesterday. According to OBC, I was at 26 mpgs, but calculating based on filling it up and the miles I went, I really got 25 mpgs... (average mph was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-23-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By dmax
Check your oil level...consider the throw out...

Check your oil level...consider the throw out bearing. Or it could be any number of other things...pulleys often sound dicey at idle when going bad. Use a hose as stethoscope and try to isolate the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,171
Posted By dmax
So just for the record, every time I've filled up...

So just for the record, every time I've filled up in the last 8 years, when I've noticed, I've always filled up to within 1/2 gallon of what I estimated from mpgs and miles shown on trip odometer,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-21-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,171
Posted By dmax
Sorry, jfoj, but that's my story. Of course it...

Sorry, jfoj, but that's my story. Of course it varies based on the terrain, but I've been getting that for years...and it's been 8 years with my car. Maybe you're looking at EPA city mpgs? I've...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,171
Posted By dmax
Get your codes read for starters. For...

Get your codes read for starters.

For reference, at 71-72 mph in fifth on cruise, I get 35 mpgs...at 272,000 miles on the car. Not bad.

If I do all city, I'm down to maybe 22...but the number...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-20-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By dmax
Are you tracking the car or just want to take...

Are you tracking the car or just want to take city corners fast? How long have you been driving? Do you know to brake before the turn, and add throttle after it after downshifting...sort of thing?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By dmax
The o-ring should be in a groove about 1/2" down...

The o-ring should be in a groove about 1/2" down from the bottom of the oil reservoir cap's flange. You'll see it. Sometimes guys forget to remove the old one and put a second one on...either way...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By dmax
I don't believe you can plug a hole in the...

I don't believe you can plug a hole in the wall...and shops won't plug unless it's away from the edge of the wall by some distance. That, or check your radio. Is it working right? I know we've had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 572
Posted By dmax
OP, shops deserve to make money to pay for stuff....

OP, shops deserve to make money to pay for stuff. The labor was a little high on the tensioner/idler, since the fan was off anyway, and from there, it's 15 minutes to replace the pulleys...though...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By dmax
Get a 5' section of 1" diameter flexible...

Get a 5' section of 1" diameter flexible electrical conduit from HD and use it as a stethoscope. Have someone else start the car and listen around. Have them rev it a bit. You'll have a much...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-19-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,774
Posted By dmax
Well, until I found out just now you can't spell,...

Well, until I found out just now you can't spell, I liked you. You've always been my favorite fanatic....next to what's his name, that is!

Anyway, I'm pretty sure on fanatics most here love you,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By dmax
I suggested to another poster not long ago to see...

I suggested to another poster not long ago to see if you can remove the motor and then manually push the seat off the bolts. Or, if you lift the seat all the way up, you might be able to get access...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-19-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,774
Posted By dmax
It was so nice talking with you, Swordsman. You...

It was so nice talking with you, Swordsman. You sound great and all...and I love your sense of humor, but you're really not my type...I'm so sorry. Please, also, stop texting those photos!
...
Forum: Mid Atlantic 07-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By dmax
Had a great time there. The hotel is...

Had a great time there. The hotel is beautiful...and so was the Yoga instructor I took a class with! Anyway, got to host four shows and get a lot of emceeing practice...it was fun while it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,981
Posted By dmax
It was a flatspotted wheel, not tire...banged up...

It was a flatspotted wheel, not tire...banged up on the inside rim. Again, with these high speed balancing machines, the tech would 'see' the wheel can be balanced and would balance it...but you'd...
Forum: Mid Atlantic 07-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By dmax
dmax in Ocean City

Folks, I'll be down at the Princess Royal in Ocean City tonight and tomorrow night...I think I'll be performing both nights, but I'm not sure right now. A friend is the resident comic there this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By dmax
I'm surprised they didn't recharge the system at...

I'm surprised they didn't recharge the system at pepboys. Low refrigerant is very common...and honestly, even though you added some and then removed some of that, it still could be low or high. And...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By dmax
I'll be performing tonight, July 11, at the...

I'll be performing tonight, July 11, at the Comedy Cove again--9 p.m. show. Come and enjoy a real comic (not me!), and get all the E46 advice you want after the show!

Then, Sunday, August 3, at 7...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 660
Posted By dmax
I still don't understand why someone would want a...

I still don't understand why someone would want a beautiful car like ours and then want to draw attention to a hunk of metal hiding behind the wheels. If you happen to be looking for a mate, OP,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By dmax
Mango is right, of course...he always is! :) ...

Mango is right, of course...he always is! :) But, if you don't have the money to do both...you can get the battery professionally tested. And you can check the voltage your alt is putting out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By dmax
If you have another person there, both hitting...

If you have another person there, both hitting from opposite sides of the ring, that will loosen it fine, too...you don't need a special tool if you've got another person.

Also, don't listen to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By dmax
No, I believe that's just a connector used when...

No, I believe that's just a connector used when shipping the car...to give the car power during transit or something like that. It's nothing you can use for anything. We all have it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By dmax
I thought there are codes for bad vent...

I thought there are codes for bad vent motors...but in any case, I agree...begin by knowing you have the right amount of refrigerant, as I'd said.
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