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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Variant
Quick update: Checked Torque before I left...

Quick update:

Checked Torque before I left work today, and the Evap test showed Complete! I guess it must have finished sometime during the day even though the engine was off.

Smog tomorrow at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Variant
Thanks, everyone. Will spend some time with...

Thanks, everyone. Will spend some time with Torque this evening and see if the Evap test clears now that the Catalyst test did.

I'll note that the Cat test cleared pretty readily once I got on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Variant
CA Smog Adventure - One Test Left

Am trying to get my car smogged in Cali after work recently done that reset the computer. Getting through a drive cycle has been an interesting experience to say the least. Even after driving over...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Variant
Great pics. Makes it look like it pops right...

Great pics. Makes it look like it pops right off! Mine won't budge (have seriously chipped it trying too, haha).
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Variant
Bump. Anyone?

Bump. Anyone?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-14-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Variant
Removing Lock Cylinder - "Blind Plug"

Someone broke off my lock cover (leaving portions of the plastic clips stuck in the lock cylinder) -- I've ordered a replacement but need to remove the lock cylinder so I can clear out the remnant...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By Variant
I'm a little hesitant to do the keyhole cover as...

I'm a little hesitant to do the keyhole cover as only one of my remote keys still works (other one won't charge or is just broken somehow). Guess I'll look into a Paintscratch kit to get my...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-18-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By Variant
Painting Door Handle Covers

Had someone pop the door handle covers off my car on the driver's side. Looks pretty ugly, but had a hard time finding a replacement part and my shop told me I'd need to replace the whole door...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 11-30-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Variant
Any idea if this will work in a 2001 330i?

Any idea if this will work in a 2001 330i?
Forum: Parting Out 01-12-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By Variant
WTB: Lock cover (front) and outer handle anchor (rear) - Steel Blue 01 330i

The lock cover for my front, driver's side door handle was broken off. I am looking for a replacement (don't really want to go with a keyhole cover as I have only one working key).

In addition,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 880
Posted By Variant
Smile Torque converter gone bad.

While back, I was bitten by the NoReverse problem and had my ZF5HP19 transmission rebuilt (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=698828) ('01 330i with about 97K miles). Everything was fine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,537
Posted By Variant
P to D idle rev drop? Hmm... got a link to a...

P to D idle rev drop? Hmm... got a link to a thread on that issue?

Anyways, yeah, I ended up getting a new transmission. Total cost with labor was a smidge under $4K. Ouch.

It's been long...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-23-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By Variant
WTB: Left front tweeter (P/N 65138368235)

Anyone have one of these they'd be willing to part with? Left front tweeter for an '01 330i, P/N 65138368235.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,537
Posted By Variant
Um, no. :loco: Anyways.. I'll be sure to...

Um, no. :loco:

Anyways.. I'll be sure to report back as I get this fixed and share my experiences.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,537
Posted By Variant
If you read what I posted I said the solenoid...

If you read what I posted I said the solenoid thing happens only with the GM tranny -- I only mentioned it as an aside... read read read.

I do appreciate the advice though :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,537
Posted By Variant
That makes sense. I'll just ask the shops......

That makes sense. I'll just ask the shops... some of them have been telling me they can "repair" perhaps for around $1200 total, but no guarantee it'll work (they may be referring to the solenoid...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,537
Posted By Variant
I'm not so sure about that... $350 is not the...

I'm not so sure about that... $350 is not the price of the entire new transmission. The quotes I've been getting have had the transmission itself around $2k with labor around $1k-$1500.

My...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,537
Posted By Variant
Also, bavauto has a "Reverse repair kit - D...

Also, bavauto has a "Reverse repair kit - D clutch drum", part #D179550D on their site.



This part is only $350. Any reason I wouldn't just do this instead of opting for a complete...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-13-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,537
Posted By Variant
Sorry for the thread bump. I'm pretty sure...

Sorry for the thread bump.

I'm pretty sure my 330i has the ZF transmission (A5S325Z). When I go in for my rebuild, is there a newer/better version of the ZF transmission I should request, or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,537
Posted By Variant
Well, I'm going to take it in today to have my...

Well, I'm going to take it in today to have my shop give me their opinion, but yeah, it no longer really catches into reverse gear... it gives me a *little* bit of reverse power but mostly it just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,537
Posted By Variant
No Reverse problem. Experiences?

I'm pretty sure I've run into the "No Reverse" problem on my '01 330i (steptronic). I have about 86K miles on it and it's otherwise been a completely solid car. I'd like to keep driving it for a...
Forum: California 08-17-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Variant
IE indy shops for transmission?

I've run into the infamous "no reverse" problem on my '01 330i. I have a local shop that I like, but would like to get a quote from another just to compare since it sounds like this could cost over...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,114
Posted By Variant
So what exactly did they do to your car to fix...

So what exactly did they do to your car to fix the leak? Reservoir?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,633
Posted By Variant
Probably no great (easy) way to get the...

Probably no great (easy) way to get the surrounding fabric (not the strip) taut again? The driver's side is fine (aside from the strip).

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,114
Posted By Variant
I'd say it's kind of in the center. Maybe a bit...

I'd say it's kind of in the center. Maybe a bit more to the driver's side, but even with the front wheels.

Thanks.
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