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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,457
Posted By redwood77
thanks for the replies. just to update and close...

thanks for the replies. just to update and close this out -- it was not the relay. so i'm sure this is not the right way to do it.. and i don't recommend this.. but what i wound up doing is just...
Forum: General Off-Topic 10-31-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By redwood77
yeah.. i actually didn't mind so much that the...

yeah.. i actually didn't mind so much that the guy made a mistake.. what irritated me more is that this guy and the manager acted like it was perfectly acceptable.
Forum: General Off-Topic 10-31-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By redwood77
question for watch guys..

is it acceptable for an AD to scratch your watch case when putting on a new band? mine seemed to think it was no big deal at all to scratch my new swiss auto.. especially after the jeweler was able...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,457
Posted By redwood77
thanks for the feedback.. guess i'll have to...

thanks for the feedback.. guess i'll have to start with the relay, just to rule it out. amazon seems to have a good price:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-30-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,457
Posted By redwood77
Windshield wipers stuck in up position

they work fine, but when turned off instead of coming to rest at the bottom of the windshield, they stop pointing almost straight up in the middle of the windsheild. i've read all the threads on this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-12-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,603
Posted By redwood77
i can't tell much difference between brands...

i can't tell much difference between brands personally.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By redwood77
yep. i actually found a good solution for...

yep. i actually found a good solution for replacing the rears cheaply and easily (at least i think i did -- still waiting on the parts). when i do the install i'll probably try sealing up one basket...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By redwood77
rear speaker enclosures not sealed?

one of my rear speakers blew and so i am replacing them. one thing that i wonder about is why the rear speakers are not in a sealed enclosure? they sit in a "basket" that has like a grate at the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-04-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,307
Posted By redwood77
old thread, but very helpful. one of my rear...

old thread, but very helpful. one of my rear speakers blew and so i am replacing them. one thing that i wonder about is why the rear speakers are not in a sealed enclosure? as you can see from the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,629
Posted By redwood77
i bought the craftsman jack that is linked above...

i bought the craftsman jack that is linked above today for $39.99 at sears. i like that it has a case (i know, great reason to pick a jack). but i don't have much storage space and i figure it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,629
Posted By redwood77
really helpful info. i just went and looked at...

really helpful info. i just went and looked at the harbor freight 2 ton low profile jack, and as i already knew, the thing is a monster. with my limited garage space, i just don't think i can justify...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,629
Posted By redwood77
thanks :thumbsup: i think i might give it a shot

thanks :thumbsup: i think i might give it a shot
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,629
Posted By redwood77
can anyone comment on whether this is a decent...

can anyone comment on whether this is a decent jack for someone who only does occasional work on their car? i like how it is more compact than the 'full size' jacks.. but i take it you give up some...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By redwood77
:thumbup: thanks a lot. that's what i needed....

:thumbup: thanks a lot. that's what i needed. i'll report back with results if/when i go through with it
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By redwood77
thanks for the info. yeah, i'm not saying my way...

thanks for the info. yeah, i'm not saying my way is the right way, but i see it as being a middle ground between a full service and doing nothing. at 175k with no service, who knows what the right...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By redwood77
possible to do a partial auto trans fluid change?

i've looked at the threads and i am a little confused. people say that when you remove the fill (not drain) plug, that like 3 quarts + of atf comes out? if this is the case, how do you fill it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,774
Posted By redwood77
this is really interesting. i'm going to check...

this is really interesting. i'm going to check and see what my dealer is using at the next oil change. i guess the dealer could technically be using any of bmw's approved oils? i always assumed they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-16-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By redwood77
yep, it was the fuel pump. $175+tax from my local...

yep, it was the fuel pump. $175+tax from my local bmw parts discounter, 25 minutes to install, and it fired right up. one thing to note is that, at least with my 328Ci, you really can't hear the pump...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By redwood77
tried the other key, no luck. however, i think i...

tried the other key, no luck. however, i think i do have this sorted out. there is a video on youtube that shows the sound of the fuel pump priming.. with the seat and outer lid off the fuel pump,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By redwood77
so i took out the back seat and took off the fuel...

so i took out the back seat and took off the fuel pump outer cover. there is no sound coming from the fuel pump at all when the key is turned to position 2. i checked the fuel pump wire harness with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By redwood77
i know, crazy. i bought the car in 2006 and had...

i know, crazy. i bought the car in 2006 and had not put a new battery in. i figured that the previous owner must have put a new one in not long before i bought it, but no. but i have a new battery in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By redwood77
yeah, maybe you're right. i almost felt like the...

yeah, maybe you're right. i almost felt like the new battery was more than the car was used to or something..

in other news i checked the 20A fuse under the hood and that one is ok too. maybe its...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By redwood77
car won't start not long after putting in new battery

so i pretty much subscribe to the philosophy of 'if it ain't bronke don't fix it.' for that reason i never messed with my battery as it always worked fine. well yesterday i left my parking lights on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 380,740
Posted By redwood77
i never updated this thread with my situation so...

i never updated this thread with my situation so here goes. 2000 328Ci step with 150k. free inspection revealed subframe cracks. dealer refused to give details. (first good sign :lmao:). dealer then...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,628
Posted By redwood77
pep boys has a deal right now for 5 quarts plus a...

pep boys has a deal right now for 5 quarts plus a bosch oil filter (although, not one for our car i don't think) for $27.99 ($22.99 after rebate). i just bought some. yes it is the german stuff.
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