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Forum: Sponsor Press Releases & New Product Announcements 04-10-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By RedFisch
OK, update! I put the other one on my daughter's...

OK, update! I put the other one on my daughter's 2001 330xi and it did not squeal. So I ordered a hydraulic tensioner for my 323i and all is good now.

Apparently the aluminum pulley will show a...
Forum: Sponsor Press Releases & New Product Announcements 04-06-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By RedFisch
Squealing belt

UPDATE: The below was not the fault of the pulley. It was a failing mechanical tensioner (even though it was only a few months old.

I just purchased two of the silver ones and installed the first...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By RedFisch
I used Brakleen brand brake cleaner and a...

I used Brakleen brand brake cleaner and a toothbrush. For more stubborn deposits I used the hook side of an adhesive velcro strip that was adhered to a wooden dowel (a pencil, actually).

The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By RedFisch
I highly recommend reading this excellent write...

I highly recommend reading this excellent write up.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1025312&highlight=eml
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By RedFisch
I can say from personal experience that the...

I can say from personal experience that the computers can and do get damaged by voltage spikes. On an E39 I had my TCM pop due to a failing voltage regulator that was overcharging and creating...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-19-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By RedFisch
So my 2000 323i about to turn over 200k had this...

So my 2000 323i about to turn over 200k had this issue. It would throw the EML and DSC lights when I started to drive. The car would not accelerate past 3K RPM. Turning the car off would clear the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By RedFisch
So my 2000 323i about to turn over 200k had this...

So my 2000 323i about to turn over 200k had this issue. It would throw the EML and DSC lights when I started to drive. The car would not accelerate past 3K RPM. Turning the car off would clear the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,732
Posted By RedFisch
Just a thought here... Could this be a battery or...

Just a thought here... Could this be a battery or alternator issue? If either are borderline the voltage could dip during the conditions you mentioned and very hard to diagnose errors can occur. If...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By RedFisch
Thanks for that great write up! To cover one of...

Thanks for that great write up! To cover one of those three scenarios you listed, here is what mine looked like (in case this helps diagnose something). I would also like to add two other possible...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By RedFisch
So my 2000 323i about to turn over 200k had this...

So my 2000 323i about to turn over 200k had this issue. It would throw the EML and DSC lights when I started to drive. The car would not accelerate past 3K RPM. Turning the car off would clear the...
Forum: Site Sponsor Group Buys 02-28-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 64,683
Posted By RedFisch
That would be great. I prefer turning the screen...

That would be great. I prefer turning the screen completely off at night and just want to hear music. But whenever I change the volume the screen comes on and it is very distracting, especially since...
Forum: Site Sponsor Group Buys 02-28-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 64,683
Posted By RedFisch
Well, I discovered it on eBay and hadn't seen...

Well, I discovered it on eBay and hadn't seen this thread (wasn't aware of the GM5150 either). I have started skimming the many pages of posts, but the finer points seem to be buried in price...
Forum: Site Sponsor Group Buys 02-27-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 64,683
Posted By RedFisch
I bought it on eBay listed as D5150... And it...

I bought it on eBay listed as D5150... And it says D5150 on the front. But it has the new menus, so maybe they upgraded the look?
Forum: Site Sponsor Group Buys 02-27-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 64,683
Posted By RedFisch
Dimmer erratic, lowest volume too loud

Hi everyone,

First of all I am very impressed with the 5150 - it is a great value.

Installation went fine in my 2000 323i and I already had an upgraded antenna amp, so the radio was no problem....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-20-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 164,331
Posted By RedFisch
Hmmm? My other vehicle is a Toyota Sienna and...

Hmmm? My other vehicle is a Toyota Sienna and it's a MAJOR PITA to work on! I've owned many Toyotas and BMWs over the years and they are both good makes. Toyotas are utilitarian and BMWs are made to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-07-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By RedFisch
Business CD board swap - success!

So I wanted to gain AUX capability, but my existing Alpine (12-6 919 072) did not have this feature.

I bought a more recent used model on Ebay for what I thought was a steal ($75), but it was...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-18-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 164,331
Posted By RedFisch
I did this in about 1.5 hours. It was pretty...

I did this in about 1.5 hours. It was pretty straight-forward.

One tip to those who have issues putting the alternator back on:

1] (battery is still disconnected, right?) Screw down the...
Forum: Parting Out 12-12-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,743
Posted By RedFisch
OK, I sent you the $40 -Steve

OK, I sent you the $40

-Steve
Forum: Parting Out 12-10-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,743
Posted By RedFisch
Yes, it looks like this. ...

Yes, it looks like this.
http://www.bmwfanatics.co.za/showthread.php?tid=13988

Please email me at k6eta@comcast.net

-Steve
Forum: Parting Out 12-09-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,743
Posted By RedFisch
Did you sell the DISA to that other guy or do you...

Did you sell the DISA to that other guy or do you still have it? Will give you $40 if it's good.
Forum: Parting Out 12-09-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,724
Posted By RedFisch
How much for the DISA valve?

How much for the DISA valve?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-06-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By RedFisch
SOLVED. Looks like it was a flakey fuel pump...

SOLVED. Looks like it was a flakey fuel pump that finally died. Just replaced it and all is well.

The light module errors were unrelated and were caused by a loose connector at the instrument...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-06-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By RedFisch
Question: When I was replacing the CCV, there is...

Question: When I was replacing the CCV, there is an electrical box that you unbolt and move out of the way. Is there any way being too rough on that could have caused a short that would cause these...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-06-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By RedFisch
Another data point: Though the PA Soft BMW...

Another data point: Though the PA Soft BMW Scanner reads fine through the Pacman 20 pin connector, a regular OBDII scanner shows ERR when linking through the OBDII port.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-06-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By RedFisch
No major puddles... just general rain conditions....

No major puddles... just general rain conditions. I will try the terminal reset you mentioned. Everything in the engine compartment looked dry when I stopped the car. I also broke out the DMM and it...
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