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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By RangerDave
**SOLVED** I did some more reading and found...

**SOLVED**
I did some more reading and found that the exhaust manifold heat shield/gasket is made of two pieces that often separate and create a rattling noise. I walked out to the garage and easily...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By RangerDave
:tsk:

:tsk:
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-19-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By RangerDave
Get yourself a mechanic's stethoscope ($15) and...

Get yourself a mechanic's stethoscope ($15) and use it to locate the source of the sound.

It seems like Mango is only here these days to sell "his" cooling system kit. Not sure why he is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-16-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By RangerDave
Exhaust side rattle? M52

Hey guys, I could really use some help on this one.

Took my car into a local exhaust shop today for what I thought was a rattling resonator. I was wrong, and the elderly muffler guy and I could...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-13-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By RangerDave
LOL why does that exist?

LOL why does that exist?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By RangerDave
How do you know the battery is good? It is fully...

How do you know the battery is good? It is fully possible that the battery can be strong enough to turn on lights, radio etc, but weak enough to not crank the engine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-11-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By RangerDave
This is a common place for the heater core to...

This is a common place for the heater core to spill out when it starts leaking. Are you sure it is water and not coolant?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By RangerDave
What do you mean when you say "the driver side is...

What do you mean when you say "the driver side is leaking"? How did you test the drains? Were you parked on an incline, perhaps?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-09-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By RangerDave
Not sure, but I would think it's possible these...

Not sure, but I would think it's possible these codes were triggered from burning oil. Have you noticed your engine is consuming oil, or excess smoke coming from the exhaust? Just an idea.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By RangerDave
Front of the car is #1.

Front of the car is #1.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2016, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By RangerDave
Before buying a new set you could try swapping...

Before buying a new set you could try swapping all of the old coils into different cylinders. See if the misfire moves, or stays in #6.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By RangerDave
www.craigslist.com

www.craigslist.com
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By RangerDave
Is your temp gauge reading above normal?

Is your temp gauge reading above normal?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By RangerDave
I'm not certain, but air in the heater core might...

I'm not certain, but air in the heater core might keep coolant from circulating and making it hot. Try bleeding the system and see if that helps.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,004
Posted By RangerDave
Whatever you say, guy on the internet.

Whatever you say, guy on the internet.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-07-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,004
Posted By RangerDave
:rofl: See section 6A: ...

:rofl:
See section 6A:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1011677


"No compression

An engine needs spark, fuel and compression to run.
If there is both spark and fuel and your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-06-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By RangerDave
Total guess: the AC pump has a failing clutch or...

Total guess: the AC pump has a failing clutch or bearings. I would remove the AC belt to see if that resolves the issue, then go from there.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-06-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By RangerDave
From what I've read, flushing an automatic...

From what I've read, flushing an automatic transmission is what can cause excessive slip. It is advised to change the oil in the pan only. Something about the old fluid carrying debris that helps...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-06-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By RangerDave
in for teh lulz

in for teh lulz
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By RangerDave
Whether you can or cannot, you probably should...

Whether you can or cannot, you probably should not. Chances of it stopping the leak are slim. Chances of it altering the quality and viscosity of your oil are 100%

It's a BMW, not a Hyundai. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By RangerDave
Good idea, but they look pretty gross to be...

Good idea, but they look pretty gross to be honest.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By RangerDave
I rented one from a guy on this forum for $10, I...

I rented one from a guy on this forum for $10, I believe. Worked great.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By RangerDave
I installed an OEM 545i shifter a few years ago...

I installed an OEM 545i shifter a few years ago along with the ///M shift knob and couldn't be happier. It has the effect of a short shifter, but you get to stay with genuine BMW parts. Here's the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By RangerDave
Didn't you create another thread for the same...

Didn't you create another thread for the same thing yesterday? It's not necessary to keep making new threads for the same thing. Just bump the old one.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By RangerDave
Welcome to e46 fanatics! You are asking 7...

Welcome to e46 fanatics! You are asking 7 different (and somewhat technical) questions at once, and this kind of stuff has been covered many times here. The answers to all of your questions can be...
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