E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   E46Fanatics > Search Forums

You searched for the keyword(s):
Your search results are listed below. If you did not find the answer you were looking for, please try searching again. Make sure that you are searching the entire site and not a specific forum. If you cannot find the answer to your question, create a new discussion topic in the appropriate BMW related or Off-Topic section.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 128
Search took 0.24 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: pleiades
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 888
Posted By pleiades
That cable (if e46 cars have it) isn't just a...

That cable (if e46 cars have it) isn't just a cable to the starter, it's part of the entire positive harness, and it's daisy-chained with another cable extension to the positive jump terminal in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 888
Posted By pleiades
positive cable to starter, under car

Don't you e46ers have this positive starter cable bolt underneath the car, just in front of the driver-side firewall?

If yes, one solution here would be a pair of long jumper cables, positive on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-17-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By pleiades
Not easy to diagnose over the internet .... Maybe...

Not easy to diagnose over the internet .... Maybe your clutch disc with the friction material shredded itself .... or maybe one of your rear half-axle flanges slipped its lockring and detached itself...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By pleiades
Not you then, but it's very easy to miss if the...

Not you then, but it's very easy to miss if the DIY-er isn't paying attention, doesn't know about the dowel, and pulls it off still attached to the rear of the old flywheel.

I'm still reluctant to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-16-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By pleiades
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AM53...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AM53&mospid=47723&btnr=11_1151&hg=11&fg=20

If you lined that dowel (#3) up right with the corresponding bolt hole on the crank, the flywheel would be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,189
Posted By pleiades
What did the guy say to warrant such an...

What did the guy say to warrant such an adolescent response? The vid shows how to mount the bearing separator with minimal risk to the dust shield. So even say you dent the dust shield in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,189
Posted By pleiades
Okay, I tried to help this guy, give me an...

Okay, I tried to help this guy, give me an explanation why the approach in the video is bad. Cryptic dissing just doesn't help.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,189
Posted By pleiades
Apparently you didn't watch the video I just...

Apparently you didn't watch the video I just linked to. He removes the hub from the axle starting around 4:16 in, using a bearing separator as a backing plate for the lug nuts to press against.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,189
Posted By pleiades
Here's a youtube of one way.......

Here's a youtube of one way.... (http://youtu.be/wKYL9_4mXRI)
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,804
Posted By pleiades
That's an opportunity to switch to an SMF,...

That's an opportunity to switch to an SMF, especially on an e46 that is driven. If you're going stock, look at Amazon prices these days.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,804
Posted By pleiades
How many miles on this car? I assume it has...

How many miles on this car?

I assume it has a DMF. If yet, then probably the springs inside are getting soft. Time to replace everything in the bell housing (including stuff you can't access...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 9,337
Posted By pleiades
See, this is how the internet works.... Even if...

See, this is how the internet works.... Even if you don't know for certain the actual cause of a given problem, you can believe in and assign it to a fault of Part X, take the small...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-02-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 9,337
Posted By pleiades
The seal is basically a large O-ring. If it's...

The seal is basically a large O-ring. If it's pinched during the install, it will probably fail, whether it's a Stewart or any other brand. Who installed it?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,457
Posted By pleiades
Good, that's the same P/N for the one in my '99...

Good, that's the same P/N for the one in my '99 528i.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,457
Posted By pleiades
Well, on my alt the regulator mounting screws are...

Well, on my alt the regulator mounting screws are steel but you know, if space limitations are a factor in how well you can replace the regulator with the unit on the car, removal seems like a good...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,457
Posted By pleiades
On these units, the commutator is the slipring...

On these units, the commutator is the slipring assembly on the rear of the spindle and the brushes with springs are built into the voltage regulator as a single replacement part that bolts onto the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By pleiades
See if you can find a rotary tool for selector...

See if you can find a rotary tool for selector shaft seal removal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,457
Posted By pleiades
If you do it yourself, at least you'll know that...

If you do it yourself, at least you'll know that quality parts were used. I'll probably rebuild another alt someday just to have a spare I can trust. Wide variations out there in pricing, core...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,457
Posted By pleiades
Just a few random comments about these...

Just a few random comments about these alternators. At some point, probably with the debut of the M54 engines, Bosch shifted to a different-size front bearing in its 120A units. The sizes Mango cited...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-01-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By pleiades
e46 has a reset button? :excited::yikes:

e46 has a reset button? :excited::yikes:
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-25-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By pleiades
When you bleed the clutch, is fluid coming out?...

When you bleed the clutch, is fluid coming out? If not, the reservoir (shared with the brake system) might not have enough fluid in it to start, even though it appears full.

The 2-man procedure is...
Forum: General Off-Topic 02-24-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,464
Posted By pleiades
Only a year ago I switched and went with an old...

Only a year ago I switched and went with an old (1930-) Gillette "New" open-comb safety razor with Astro cheapo 100-blade pack, Proraso Eucalyptus shaving soap, and Peerless badger brush (came with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 596
Posted By pleiades
Even with the battery out of the car, turning the...

Even with the battery out of the car, turning the key 90 degrees left in the driver door handle's keyhole will unlock the car. It's the same for the e38, e39, e46 and e53.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 596
Posted By pleiades
He can manually open the driver's door with his...

He can manually open the driver's door with his key!
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 596
Posted By pleiades
Open the hood, use some jumper cables to connect...

Open the hood, use some jumper cables to connect your good battery to the terminals that are used for jumpstarting.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 128


 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use