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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jdstrickland
This feature is worthless. BMW hoped to do...

This feature is worthless.

BMW hoped to do the motoring public a favor by making it so nobody ever had to lift the hood again. Turns out the plan has some rough edges in the early...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By jdstrickland
If your other cars are FWD, then you might not...

If your other cars are FWD, then you might not experience this behavior in them.

You are describing something that is common. Most people do not experience this because most people put the car...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By jdstrickland
One of the goals of a forum like this is to stop...

One of the goals of a forum like this is to stop you from doing unnecessary repairs.

I'm not sure your symptom is a problem, and I also am not sure your diagnostic procedure creates valid results...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 96
Posted By jdstrickland
If the bearings are so worn as to allow the...

If the bearings are so worn as to allow the rotors to rub on the caliper brackets you do not need to put the old rotors back on, you only need to stop driving the car.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 96
Posted By jdstrickland
??? The rotors always are in contact with...

???

The rotors always are in contact with the pads. Always. The conditions are, the pads have pressure and the pads have no pressure, but they always rub.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By jdstrickland
IF YOUR MECHANIC REPLACED ONE STRUT, then you...

IF YOUR MECHANIC REPLACED ONE STRUT, then you need a new mechanic. Shocks and struts should always be replaced in axle-sets, never just one. This is not the reason for your trouble though.

Having...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By jdstrickland
The Brake light means the braking system is...

The Brake light means the braking system is having a fault. The DSC uses the brakes to work its magic. If the brakes are having a fault, then the DSC will go offline, and the light will be on.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By jdstrickland
This is the best explanation so far, except for...

This is the best explanation so far, except for mine where I suggest that it isn't a problem worth pursuing.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By jdstrickland
I do not think this is a problem that demands...

I do not think this is a problem that demands solving.

Put the car into D and leave it there until you need it to be in R or P.

The drivetrain is loaded in D, and unloaded in N or P. You are...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By jdstrickland
You need to take the door panel off and watch the...

You need to take the door panel off and watch the mechanism, then fix what does not work right.

Your door handle has a linkage on it that moves other stuff, something in this line of linkage is...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By jdstrickland
??? You tested 10% of the capability and it...

???

You tested 10% of the capability and it was good. Okay. But what about the other 90% of the capability.

You said that the door latch does not work unless you give the door a body slam....
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 284
Posted By jdstrickland
I guess you are at a crossroad. You have to...

I guess you are at a crossroad.

You have to decide if the noise is worth the clean wheels,or if dirty wheels are worth the silence.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By jdstrickland
Keystroke error, '94 E36. Sedan, no less.

Keystroke error, '94 E36. Sedan, no less.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 284
Posted By jdstrickland
You made a mistake with the ceramic pads. I'm not...

You made a mistake with the ceramic pads. I'm not saying this is the problem, but ceramic pads as a user upgrade are more often than not something that the user comes to regret. Brake tests tend to...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By jdstrickland
On my car, a '94 E46, the latch for the seat back...

On my car, a '94 E46, the latch for the seat back was easy to find. They do not hide this sort of thing. The whole point of having a seat back that folds out of the way is convenience. If you cannot...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By jdstrickland
It's broken. Remove the door panel from the...

It's broken.

Remove the door panel from the inside of the door to see what's going on inside, then fix it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By jdstrickland
Not only can you, you should. If the rear...

Not only can you, you should.

If the rear wheels are wider than the front, then you might consider something like a 245/35x18. This is referred to as a Staggered Setup, the front and rear tires...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By jdstrickland
Fuel level sending units are wired in series, if...

Fuel level sending units are wired in series, if one is not connected well, the other one dies not work -- like Christmas lights, one goes out and the string goes out. If you had good fuel level...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-23-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By jdstrickland
Let's explain this another way... For the...

Let's explain this another way...

For the sake of discussion, your tires are 25" in diameter. Multiplying by pi (3.1419), the circumference is 78.5". Now, let's say you are making a right turn...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By jdstrickland
Your question has not got nearly enough...

Your question has not got nearly enough information to answer you directly.

Tires are sized with three numbers that are arranged as 225/45x17 or 225/40x18 or 225/50x16. All of these are suitable...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,022
Posted By jdstrickland
If you park as in the picture, with the nose...

If you park as in the picture, with the nose downhill, you almost need goggles and flippers to get in that car if the water is filling from the front and building to the back.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By jdstrickland
This guy has a welded diff too,and his issue is...

This guy has a welded diff too,and his issue is huge DSC troubles. Well,maybe not huge, but he has problems that I suggested you might have.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1059057
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-22-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By jdstrickland
This guy also has a welded diff, and he has a...

This guy also has a welded diff, and he has a snapped axle shaft as a result.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1059001
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 11-22-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By jdstrickland
+10000000 on the diff causing this. The...

+10000000 on the diff causing this.

The tires have different arcs -- distances to travel -- when making a turn, so something has to slip on the pavement, this should be the inside tire because...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By jdstrickland
Rubbing my crystal balls, you are in line for a...

Rubbing my crystal balls, you are in line for a MAF. You need to be sure you need this because it is expensive and non-returnable. You can easily install it at home, it just costs a lot so you need...
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