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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By BMW-North
Whoa- I use that to cover my bald spot - didn't...

Whoa- I use that to cover my bald spot - didn't know I could use it on the screen door too - thanks.
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By BMW-North
You might want to subscribe to this thread on...

You might want to subscribe to this thread on Parasitic Drain
http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1042486&highlight=
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By BMW-North
Couple of questions to help diagnose: 1. Do...

Couple of questions to help diagnose:

1. Do you take lots of short trips?
2. Remove your oil filler cap and see if there is yellow sludge all over it.
3. When you last drained the oil was it...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By BMW-North
I'm gonna subscribe to this thread. I have the...

I'm gonna subscribe to this thread. I have the same issue going on with my 330xi when it gets really cold. It only has 100K and I already changed the fluid & filter at 80K.

My wife's e83 had a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By BMW-North
Welcome to the mystery drain. Your mission should...

Welcome to the mystery drain. Your mission should you choose to accept it is to solve the problem. This thread will self destruct in 30 seconds...

Best read this thread and if you find a solution...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By BMW-North
germanparts.ca sells e46 headlight lenses (Bosch)...

germanparts.ca sells e46 headlight lenses (Bosch) for $44 CDN per side. pre- & post facelift (coupe & sedan) Shipping is <$20 CDN anywhere. No import fees, No taxes outside Ontario
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-20-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By BMW-North
You can modify the values with 1.4 if your LCM...

You can modify the values with 1.4 if your LCM supports it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By BMW-North
Don't buy non-oem, especially Chinese ebay parts....

Don't buy non-oem, especially Chinese ebay parts.

(For non-oem - Stewart wp excepted - these things are great)
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By BMW-North
Post a sound bite. Often the clicking is lifter...

Post a sound bite. Often the clicking is lifter tick.
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-19-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By BMW-North
You can modify the resistance values for the...

You can modify the resistance values for the hot/cold checks without disabling them but you will need a BMW specific scan/coding tool.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By BMW-North
Just a note for my Canuck friend. The only...

Just a note for my Canuck friend. The only difference between the electric fan for the auto and the manual is the shroud. You can buy either and move the fan/motor & aux relay to the shroud that you...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-10-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By BMW-North
E46 Compact

For all the e46 western hemisphere fanatics wondering "what's an e46 compact?"
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,231
Posted By BMW-North
Yep - it operates so hot that it's burning up the...

Yep - it operates so hot that it's burning up the oil causing it to breakdown earlier. I took apart an audi a4 1.8T turbo to replace the oil return tube mesh which had blocked with coke deposits...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By BMW-North
Couple of things - replacing the boots and grease...

Couple of things - replacing the boots and grease on the front axles is not the same as rebuilding.

Cardone makes excellent replacement (reman) axles for the xi when you need to replace them....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By BMW-North
Do NOT buy ebay suspension parts that are made in...

Do NOT buy ebay suspension parts that are made in China. My neighbour had me install a full front and rear suspension on his VW jetta last year (OCt 2013). He came over last week to show me the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,231
Posted By BMW-North
Exactly - Audi had the same probs with the 1.8T...

Exactly - Audi had the same probs with the 1.8T and 2.0T turbo engines. The extended oil change intervals proved too much for even the longest life oils.

BMW's new 4 cylinder turbos are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By BMW-North
Hi Can't tell if it's hollow from your pic. It...

Hi
Can't tell if it's hollow from your pic. It looks like one of the guide pins for the oil filter housing. If I recall there are two guide pins to make fitting easier. They drop into holes #2 & #5...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By BMW-North
Thanks for your reply but the answer didn't help....

Thanks for your reply but the answer didn't help. I've owned PA soft for quite a few years, along with DIS v44 and NCS-Expert INPA and a few other tools.

I'll give you some background as to why I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By BMW-North
I'm betting VCG leak and the smell is the oil...

I'm betting VCG leak and the smell is the oil burning on the exhaust manifold and coming in through the blower motor and vents.

When you're driving the fumes gets sucked down under the car - when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By BMW-North
Does anyone have a definitive explanation of what...

Does anyone have a definitive explanation of what the PA Soft Shadow errors are and why they report from the individual modules.

Were they previous errors that are maintained although not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,786
Posted By BMW-North
Budd's BMW in Oakville Ontario $230 CDN with...

Budd's BMW in Oakville Ontario

$230 CDN with tax $261 (I thought a little pricey but what was the alternative)

All BMW keys come from their facility in Tennessee - typical two day turnaround....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,456
Posted By BMW-North
Should update this. Another new Behr FSR,...

Should update this.

Another new Behr FSR, new battery and a thorough check of all wiring failed to turn up anything. Just before this car went for storage 3 weeks ago the problem occurred again.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By BMW-North
E46 Mystery Battery Drain

Read this thread. I've been dealing with this issue for a while.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1042486&highlight=

In my particular case I can guarantee it's not:

Battery...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By BMW-North
Can I be your mechanic?

Can I be your mechanic?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,821
Posted By BMW-North
I drove the X5 briefly in the winter - My wife...

I drove the X5 briefly in the winter - My wife drove it mostly. This South Carolina car was not built for harsh winters though as the door handles would freeze and break (Had to replace two of them)...
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