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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By jdstrickland
I have your setup on my '94 'vert, and frankly I...

I have your setup on my '94 'vert, and frankly I don't understand why you need sway bars. My car drives like a roller skate. I don't take it to the track, but I give it plenty of chances to flex the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By jdstrickland
He said he had plugs in the sidewall and cracks...

He said he had plugs in the sidewall and cracks in the rim.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By jdstrickland
No. The crash system would make all four flash at...

No. The crash system would make all four flash at once.

The circuit for the turn signals is a bit complicated -- that's putting it mildly -- but generally if one side is flashing then the culprit...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By jdstrickland
I'm confused. You said you find yourself...

I'm confused.

You said you find yourself helping people here, but this is your first post. How is that possible? Using the Post Count as a qualifier, you can't sell service or parts as well as I...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By jdstrickland
He started the thread wondering if he needed to...

He started the thread wondering if he needed to replace control arm bushings to cure leaky tires.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By jdstrickland
??? You are describing a car that thinks it...

???

You are describing a car that thinks it has been in a wreck. It unlocks the doors so the emergency crew can get to you, or so you can get out without finding the door lock button. The car...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 572
Posted By jdstrickland
I have never used sand paper on brake rotors. You...

I have never used sand paper on brake rotors. You spray them with brake cleaner and wipe them dry. You don't care about grease or oil while working on the rotors, because you clean the rotors before...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By jdstrickland
Holy crap! Epic fail. Holes in the tires...

Holy crap!

Epic fail. Holes in the tires that are plugged with rubber cement that you forgot to mention. Now we learn that the rim is cracked.

Dude, you have suspension issues. You should...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By jdstrickland
Why are you showing us a picture of the left side...

Why are you showing us a picture of the left side lights if the right side is the problem?
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By jdstrickland
Me thinks you have a broken turn signal switch.

Me thinks you have a broken turn signal switch.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By jdstrickland
I'm confused, again. You are running in...

I'm confused, again.

You are running in circles. When you replaced the sensor, did you reset the code or do you think it will magically go away instantly?

Then you said something about waving...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By jdstrickland
Not being sarcastic at all. You need to have it...

Not being sarcastic at all. You need to have it explained what you are looking at because clearly it bothers you.

The cams are made either by forging or casting and then machined to the finished...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By jdstrickland
The fuel cutoff is a result of the misfire, not a...

The fuel cutoff is a result of the misfire, not a cause.

When there is a misfire, the fuel load is unburned and this can be bad for the CAT. The car stops delivering fuel in an effort to not harm...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By jdstrickland
WORD OF WARNING Most of the participants here...

WORD OF WARNING
Most of the participants here are in the USA, and we do not have any of the 4-cylinder E46s. What this translates into is that the stuff we found out about to cure the engines we...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By jdstrickland
Low oil pressure being a problem is conditional....

Low oil pressure being a problem is conditional. If the low oil pressure is happening while maintaining speed, then it is bad. But if the low pressure happens when the engine speed drops below a...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By jdstrickland
If you can turn the light off by bringing the...

If you can turn the light off by bringing the engine speed to about 700 rpm, then you need to figure out why the engine speed falls below that.

Oil pressure should be (as a rule of thumb) about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 571
Posted By jdstrickland
You are describing, over and over again, a tire...

You are describing, over and over again, a tire issue. Balance, bent rim, tire casing that's damaged.

Something with the tire(s), not the suspension. If you are driving a square setup -- all 4...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By jdstrickland
Looks like the oil has been in the engine for a...

Looks like the oil has been in the engine for a very long time. Maybe not this particular batch of oil, but at some point in the car's life the oil was not changed.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By jdstrickland
Nothing wrong with those cams. Can you get...

Nothing wrong with those cams. Can you get pictures from further away so we can see even less?

The only part of the cam(s) that you care about are the lobes, and they are clean and undamaged. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By jdstrickland
Your problem is not a shortcoming of the model.

Your problem is not a shortcoming of the model.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By jdstrickland
You have a mechanical problem with the mirrors....

You have a mechanical problem with the mirrors. Make sure the mirror body is set properly, if it has been bumped or pushed toward the door, then the mirrors will not adjust far enough out. You can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 572
Posted By jdstrickland
Shaking under braking is almost never the pads,...

Shaking under braking is almost never the pads, and is just as unlikely to be the calipers. Rotors are the #1 cause of this, by a very wide margin.

They can measure the rotors at AutoZone. This...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 571
Posted By jdstrickland
I put those arms on my E36, and I'm sure I had...

I put those arms on my E36, and I'm sure I had the car in the air with the tires off when I did it. I have no wobble, but I do have a camber issue that might not exist if I had preloaded the arms...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 572
Posted By jdstrickland
Have the rotors checked for true. If the...

Have the rotors checked for true.

If the steering wheel shakes when the brakes are aplied, the #1 reason (by a very wide margin) is that the rotors are compromised. The common term is, warped....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 297
Posted By jdstrickland
Nothing in your first post should cause the car...

Nothing in your first post should cause the car to sputter and die, with the possible exception of the two lean codes, P0171 and P0174. It is possible that the car is so lean that it simply will not...
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