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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-03-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 67,316
Posted By ghyde
I had a similar noise on my 2005 325ci (at 67k)...

I had a similar noise on my 2005 325ci (at 67k) so I purchased a water pump, thermostat, pulleys and fan clutch. Since the fan was the first part off I inspected the fan clutch and found that it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-03-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By ghyde
Even though this is an older thread... I had a...

Even though this is an older thread... I had a similar noise on my 2005 325ci (67k) and it ended up being the fan clutch (it spun freely and the bearings were noisy).
Forum: Mid Atlantic 12-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By ghyde
To close this thread: I agree that the positive...

To close this thread: I agree that the positive continuity result was a error (or was possibly caused by a bad battery, since the neg. side was still connected). I went ahead and replaced the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By ghyde
To close this thread: I agree that the positive...

To close this thread: I agree that the positive continuity result was a error (or was possibly caused by a bad battery, since the neg. side was still connected). I went ahead and replaced the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By ghyde
The positive battery terminal is wraped in a...

The positive battery terminal is wraped in a towel, so no contact with the neg. terminal or frame, etc.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By ghyde
Not sure with the airbag topic fits in, they are...

Not sure with the airbag topic fits in, they are not involed here (yet). :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By ghyde
Had the 2A charger on for about 10 hours, then 6A...

Had the 2A charger on for about 10 hours, then 6A on for another 4 hours.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By ghyde
Good advice re the (+) power point tests. ...

Good advice re the (+) power point tests. Thanks! And yes, "2A and 6A" charging would be correct.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By ghyde
Shorted-Out Positive Battery Cable??

I'm in the process of changing the alternator. The positive (red) cable is disconnected from the battery and the alternator; the negative (black) ground harness is still connected to the battery and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,280
Posted By ghyde
Could problems like this be possibly caused by a...

Could problems like this be possibly caused by a short in the postive/red power cable between the battery and the alternator? Which in turn, drains & kills the battery and eventually damages the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,672
Posted By ghyde
Looks very good, clean and neat too! I guess any...

Looks very good, clean and neat too! I guess any screw-ups could be removed/cleaned up with some type of solvent. Good work.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-29-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By ghyde
IMHO, the spoiler distracts from the natural...

IMHO, the spoiler distracts from the natural beauty of the car. But, I agree with one of the other posts, if you like it then fly the spoiler.
Forum: Mid Atlantic 11-28-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By ghyde
All right! I lightly wedged a screw driver...

All right! I lightly wedged a screw driver between water pump pulley bolts, turned the wrench and the fan is now off. Simple & no problems! Also, both belts and the alternator have been removed. ...
Forum: Mid Atlantic 11-28-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By ghyde
DiscoStu & itscoo2pyopants, thanks for the...

DiscoStu & itscoo2pyopants, thanks for the screwdrive tip - I didnt see that info on 10+ related e46f threads or youtube.
Forum: Mid Atlantic 11-28-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By ghyde
Correct new//M3fan, I responded to your CL ad. ...

Correct new//M3fan, I responded to your CL ad. Just tracked the Pelican package and the new alt. is "On FedEx vehicle for delivery" today, 11/28. So tonight would be ideal, or tomorrow night works...
Forum: Mid Atlantic 11-27-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By ghyde
Correct Gary, I'm held up at the mechanical fan. ...

Correct Gary, I'm held up at the mechanical fan. Tried the "whack the 32mm wrench" trick a few times, but the fan bolt didn't budge. Although, I used a large adjustable wrench (thicker box and...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-26-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By ghyde
I've done this twice now, once with a pump and...

I've done this twice now, once with a pump and once without a pump. A pump is NOT needed to fill the automatic transmission with fluid. Instead of a pump I used a 6' long hose connected to a...
Forum: Mid Atlantic 11-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By ghyde
Alternator Replacement Help Needed in Leesburg, VA

I have a new alternator being delivered Tuesday, 11/29/11, and could use some experienced know-how in completing the install. I've already started the process for removing the old alt. (and getting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,511
Posted By ghyde
Last week I also started hearing a high-pitch...

Last week I also started hearing a high-pitch whistle noise when initially accelerating. Checked the air intake boots and found rips in the lower intake boot (on the 1" tube extending off the main...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,842
Posted By ghyde
Last week I also started hearing a high-pitch...

Last week I also started hearing a high-pitch whistle noise when initially accelerating. Checked the air intake boots and found rips in the lower intake boot (on the 1" tube extending off the main...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-28-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 203,456
Posted By ghyde
ATF Change DYI - Completed Change

Just finished following the above DIY instructions and changed the ATF fluid and filter at 50k miles. Worked great. Quick steps:
1) drained 4 qts fluid;
2) added 3 qts. of fluid & shifted...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,869
Posted By ghyde
This is an old thread, but... my OEM jack also...

This is an old thread, but... my OEM jack also failed and gouged the side shirt and dented the body. $600 repair! Beward of using the OEM jack!
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,545
Posted By ghyde
I installed a similar hitch on my E46 to haul...

I installed a similar hitch on my E46 to haul bikes. Purchased it from etrailer.com and it came with detailed instructions. This model also has bolts that go behind the bumper, but I was only able...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-17-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By ghyde
Excellent, thanks again for the info - I'm off to...

Excellent, thanks again for the info - I'm off to the parts store.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-17-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By ghyde
Thanks for the definitive response. Are the pumps...

Thanks for the definitive response. Are the pumps BMW specific or can one be purchased from the local auto parts store?
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