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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 894
Posted By Mattyew
Sorry to hijack the code reader debate :tsk: I'm...

Sorry to hijack the code reader debate :tsk: I'm sure they all have their ups and downs but for what it's worth my kijiji 40 dollar chinese code reader did the job. The instruction manual even had...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 894
Posted By Mattyew
New questions now that I've read the entire...

New questions now that I've read the entire thermostat mega-thread;

It sounds like with a cool running engine, it'll be at risk of premature wear (unless I keep the RPM lower than 3K?) low MPG,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 894
Posted By Mattyew
Thanks all :woot:

Thanks all :woot:
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 894
Posted By Mattyew
Thanks for the reminder, it's a long read but I...

Thanks for the reminder, it's a long read but I can tell it's going to resonate...My eye immediately jumped to the part about rough idle...which I definitely experience now and again.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 894
Posted By Mattyew
So for 40 bucks I got a p.o.s. code reader. ...

So for 40 bucks I got a p.o.s. code reader. nothing fancy but whatever. I got a p0128 code which is a thermostat error code.

So either my car is going to blow up from low coolant or the sensor...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 894
Posted By Mattyew
Well it isn't a waste of time, as I stated in my...

Well it isn't a waste of time, as I stated in my original message, I'm short on time and options. Also people are relying on me for a ride so my priority here isn't being a lead example of what to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 894
Posted By Mattyew
If the CEL/SES/MIL comes on, ANY quality generic...

If the CEL/SES/MIL comes on, ANY quality generic OBDII tool can read and display codes and other data as well as clear the codes. BMW specialized codes DO NOT light the CEL/SES/MIL, nor do any other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 894
Posted By Mattyew
Code reader advice

I know this issue has been beaten to death, but I have a bit of a dilemma. The car threw a check engine light at me yesterday and I have to drive 300 km this weekend. It's a long weekend in Canada...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By Mattyew
Header Difference SS vs Gen3

Performace, sound (quantitative and qualitative). What's the difference? I don't know anything about how they were designed, but if I had to guess the SS (cheaper) looks like the exhaust would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Mattyew
don't storage? Well I'm one of them, so yes we...

don't storage? Well I'm one of them, so yes we do.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Mattyew
some people have winter cars.

some people have winter cars.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Mattyew
we have loads of salt on the roads in canada.

we have loads of salt on the roads in canada.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Mattyew
totally glazed over the attachment part, here are...

totally glazed over the attachment part, here are a couple of pics
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Mattyew
it shows for me. any suggestions for an...

it shows for me. any suggestions for an alternate photo host?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Mattyew
"new wheels"

Quotation marks, because they're not really new...these are original BMW rims as I'm sure you can tell but I thought I'd share the car's new look with the coat of paint I gave them.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Mattyew
Winter Storage OUTDOORS, a checklist

I don't have a garage, and I don't know where I could store my car in the winter in Ottawa. I might put the car into storage but for now I plan on keeping my car under one of those temporary garages...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mattyew
lol, i wouldn't say that'd a good friend to...

lol, i wouldn't say that'd a good friend to have...he/she tells you some pretty important stuff.

for m, it's the washer fluid light. There's a leak at the tank (not the headlight washers) and I'm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mattyew
cool, just wanted to make sure because I've heard...

cool, just wanted to make sure because I've heard you can damage the motor if you're over. Does your screen name have anything to do with hank hill? hahaha
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mattyew
Thanks guys...So when do you check the oil? When...

Thanks guys...So when do you check the oil? When the car has sit over night, or right after operation?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mattyew
Interesting because first time I checked the oil...

Interesting because first time I checked the oil the level was fine, the second time the light came on it was low...probably checked right after it was running...either way i'm curious: what else...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mattyew
Oil Reading on Dipstick

The yellow oil light came on after shutdown for about 15 seconds or so. I'm pretty sure that means you're too low on oil...The dipstick read at the low point when the light came on but I added half a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mattyew
Washer Fluid Leak

The snow under my car this morning was blue! Washer fluid just keeps leaking out which is brutal to have happen in the middle of a slushy winter.

The fluid leaks just to the point where the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-18-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By Mattyew
Nope, it's a 2002 330i...Just added it to my...

Nope, it's a 2002 330i...Just added it to my profile. Anyway, I'd be interested to see photos of rust removal jobs if anyone has any. Best would be step by step photos, failing that, just high res...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By Mattyew
photos?

Do you have any photos of your touch ups? How did you apply it? I'm going to have to get rid of about 5 by 2 inches worth of paint minimum to clear out the affected area, that's not exactly a touch...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By Mattyew
Rust Removal Advice?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-olzXMlKHfb4/TsWWeqBG3rI/AAAAAAAACac/T1rTzuYyAfM/s640/DSC01033.JPG
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