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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By ChevyGuy
You are correct. There should be a similar...

You are correct. There should be a similar connector on the harness near the battery as well.
Forum: California 01-02-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 407,131
Posted By ChevyGuy
I realize this post is six months old and forgive...

I realize this post is six months old and forgive me if it has already been addressed, but this bugged me as I have had to deal with a citation for this before. Please read all the way down to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,867
Posted By ChevyGuy
Rob, while my gut certainly agrees with you, and...

Rob, while my gut certainly agrees with you, and I would change the fluid if it were my car, how many manual tranny failures have you seen that could be atributed to lack of fluid maintenance? I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-16-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,867
Posted By ChevyGuy
Most of what Rob said on this matter is dead on,...

Most of what Rob said on this matter is dead on, use what fluid works best for you. None of the fluids mentioned in this thread are likely to hurt the transmission, but some may cause it to shift...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By ChevyGuy
Sorry, I should have phrased that differently. ...

Sorry, I should have phrased that differently. New and reman parts are covered by the same parts warranty.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,525
Posted By ChevyGuy
I think my IQ has dropped a few points just from...

I think my IQ has dropped a few points just from reading this thread, but here's an answer anyway:

A lightened flywheel will make the tires "chirp" less. When you shift up a gear, the engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By ChevyGuy
All new BMW parts are covered against defects for...

All new BMW parts are covered against defects for 2 years, including the labor required for replacement. Check your invoice from when the problem was last repaired to see what parts were used. If...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By ChevyGuy
The intake boot may be considered a hose, in...

The intake boot may be considered a hose, in which case it would not be covered by CPO. This seems like a grey area, so your dealer may treat it differently, but my warranty admin said no last time...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-17-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By ChevyGuy
These codes are not caused by faulty O2 sensors,...

These codes are not caused by faulty O2 sensors, but rather by a fuel mixture that is too rich or too lean. Without knowing what the additive and multiplicative mixture adaptation values are it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By ChevyGuy
All BMW dealers should honor the BMW warranty,...

All BMW dealers should honor the BMW warranty, regardless of where the car was purchased. The warranty stays with the car, even a CPO warranty. Of course if you by a CPO car from an independent...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2006, 12:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By ChevyGuy
All cars that have post-cat O2 sensors only use...

All cars that have post-cat O2 sensors only use them for checking the cats, and not for mixture control. BMW even calls them "regulating probes" and "monitor probes." If the cat is functioning, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2006, 10:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,076
Posted By ChevyGuy
You could always sell you E46, find a nice clean...

You could always sell you E46, find a nice clean E30, and dump $15k into it. You'd have yourself one hell of a car and some money left over for gas.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,942
Posted By ChevyGuy
It could be your MAF, but I would try to swap in...

It could be your MAF, but I would try to swap in a "known good part" before buying a new one. The reason is that when you disconnect the a major part like the MAF, the DME sees that it is not there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By ChevyGuy
The lack of cold air from some of the vents could...

The lack of cold air from some of the vents could be due to a low (but not empty) refrigerant charge, which could be cause by a leaking hose.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,890
Posted By ChevyGuy
Well, if you haven't even bothered to look under...

Well, if you haven't even bothered to look under the car to see what is obviously damaged and are just planning on ordering parts based on what some people on the internet (who have never seen the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By ChevyGuy
I don't remember the exact procedure, but I do...

I don't remember the exact procedure, but I do recall that it involves lots of prying, pulling and swearing. At the point where you are sure you're going to break something, keep going because...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By ChevyGuy
That is what a generic OBDII code reader will...

That is what a generic OBDII code reader will show for a fault that is not standardized for all cars, but rather specific to BMW. You will need a scanner with the apropriate European cartridge or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By ChevyGuy
From what I have been able to gather, the BMW...

From what I have been able to gather, the BMW branded oil is similar (maybe the same?) as the 0w30 German Castrol that you hear about in the oil forums as being the good stuff. It has been made in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By ChevyGuy
Dennis Simanaitis from Road and Track did a nice...

Dennis Simanaitis from Road and Track did a nice story a few months ago explaining the basics of various transmission types. The DSG info starts on page 3, but the whole thing is a good read:
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By ChevyGuy
I've gotten the wrong parts from Tire Rack a few...

I've gotten the wrong parts from Tire Rack a few times. One time it took three tries to get the right brake pads (first set was the wrong compound, second time I got Corvette pads in a box with the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,890
Posted By ChevyGuy
$1500, possibly a bit less or signifigantly more....

$1500, possibly a bit less or signifigantly more. Honestly, there is no way anyone can answer that on here without seeing the damage to the car. Just talking about that one corner of the suspension...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2006, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By ChevyGuy
Mechanics have been known to accept...

Mechanics have been known to accept unconventional methods of payment on occasion, normally from atractive females, but to each his own I guess.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2006, 06:43 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 144,292
Posted By ChevyGuy
The original post was very well written and...

The original post was very well written and interesting, but as MarvelPhx mentioned, it was also technically incorrect. The DISA valve doesn't have anything to do with air/fuel mixture or idle...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2006, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By ChevyGuy
Go to a shop with a DIS/GT1 that can test the fan...

Go to a shop with a DIS/GT1 that can test the fan properly. Your E46 fan doesn't have low and high speeds in the traditional sense; the fan speed is variable over a broad range. The DME sends a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-24-2006, 05:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,911
Posted By ChevyGuy
Um, you don't have to remove the intake to get to...

Um, you don't have to remove the intake to get to the starter; the starter is normally removed from the bottom.
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