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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By MadMac
Seems like right in my hand with the knob. Don't...

Seems like right in my hand with the knob. Don't know if the shifter bushings would give me that sensation, but possible I guess. Every car I've owned in forty years has been a stick. This just seems...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-12-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By MadMac
Shift Knob Rattle

Hi All,

Been a while since I was here but still have my E46 of twelve years now with only 70K on it!

Have a problem with the shift knob rattling. It's definitely coming from the knob. I have an...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-18-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 466,350
Posted By MadMac
Thanks Elbee. I just had this problem for...

Thanks Elbee.

I just had this problem for the first time in ten years of owning my car. The rear passenger window went down and then the grinding sound and it wouldn't go up. Took the panel off...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-19-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By MadMac
Mack89, I appreciate that, but I have a...

Mack89,

I appreciate that, but I have a stick, so I have the electronic fan on the shroud.

No one ever put in a Duralast WP? Guess I'm the first and will post my results in order to help others.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By MadMac
The one I took out was plastic too.

The one I took out was plastic too.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By MadMac
jgold, it says on the box "Assembled in USA of US...

jgold, it says on the box "Assembled in USA of US and foreign materials"

E46Mango, It has a plasyic impeller.

Too late now, I put it in.

Was just looking for anyone else that used one and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By MadMac
water pump

I was taking my wife to pick up her Toyota after a repair and noticed a sound coming from my engine ( when it rains, it pours) Turns out the water pump bearings were going. Before it could blow, I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By MadMac
Yeah, I thought the same thing, 14.75 must be...

Yeah, I thought the same thing, 14.75 must be good. Maybe too high? Don't know. But when I changed the VR and not the Alt, everything is back to normal. These cars have demons which I can't explain....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By MadMac
Best thing is to put a volt meter on your battery...

Best thing is to put a volt meter on your battery and see what the reading is when running, Should be 14.2 to 14.5 at idle. ( or in that ballpark). However mine read 14.75 and was defective.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By MadMac
It sounds like the alternator. Just went through...

It sounds like the alternator. Just went through the same thing myself. Thanks to JosephZ with his previous post and Girmis with his, I was able to fix the car. I actually changed the Voltage...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By MadMac
Battery/ Alt

So I had a problem with a dead battery. Put in a new Duralast 49-DL and now the battery light stays on. Checked the voltage when it's running and it's 14.75 volts. Anyone have any ideas? I think it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By MadMac
Thanks JB. Any idea where to get an alt cheap?

Thanks JB. Any idea where to get an alt cheap?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By MadMac
JB, I bought the 49-DL. You were right. It fit...

JB, I bought the 49-DL. You were right. It fit fine and the car started and runs fine. But, at first I had my DSC and ABS lights go on. So I drove the car for 20 minutes and those lights went off....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By MadMac
Thanks Rowdy! Have to check that out.

Thanks Rowdy! Have to check that out.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By MadMac
Thanks JB, But their web site and the guy at the...

Thanks JB, But their web site and the guy at the store says it won't fit. They had no listing except for a used battery. The 49-DL says it won't fit(?) on their web.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By MadMac
Battery/Charging Issue

Hey all. Have an issue (on the eve of 4th of July which sucks)

Car worked fine last night. Today, dead. Not even lights, etc. Went to Autozone and they said they don't sell the battery anymore. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By MadMac
Thanks Guys for all your help. I talked to the...

Thanks Guys for all your help. I talked to the shop today and they said they would replace them for 750.00 if they use 3rd party parts but he couldn't tell me what brand they were. Kubica, I saw in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By MadMac
Thanks all. Turns out by hitting a pothole broke...

Thanks all. Turns out by hitting a pothole broke my CV joint on the pass side. Trans dealer told me he can replace both (which I was told the other side would go soon) for 1700.00 with BMW parts,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By MadMac
Thanks. Any idea what this might cost, or if any...

Thanks. Any idea what this might cost, or if any other associated damage may have been caused? Also, what is involved with replacing the CV bearings or joint. I did find a part on the road that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By MadMac
Transmission ?

Hi All,

Tonight I was driving home and all of the sudden the steering wheel started getting hard to steer and was turning "in increments" is the best way to describe it. Then all of the sudden...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By MadMac
I have the exact same problem. Happened after a...

I have the exact same problem. Happened after a short guy at the car wash moved the seat all the way forward. Everything works except front/back movement. Can't get to the front bolts either. Anyone...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,019
Posted By MadMac
Same here

I just got back from Autozone and they said the same thing. Nothing listed for my 2001 325xi. I know I have 22" and 20" blades now. They also couldn't tell me the difference between the 420 "A" and...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 08-08-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By MadMac
I just ordered the Piliot Exalto A/S and should...

I just ordered the Piliot Exalto A/S and should have them on my 01' 325 XI w/ sport package (205/50/R17) tomorrow or the next day. I previousely had the Pilot Sport A/S and liked them, but found they...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 09-14-2005, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By MadMac
Tom, Looks like Dension has confirmed this. ...

Tom, Looks like Dension has confirmed this.

From iLounge.com (when asked about hte new iPod Nano):

Q: How does this affect your iPod products?
Laszlo Barabas, Dension ?iceLink Plus is...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 09-10-2005, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By MadMac
Great news. Looking forward to getting my Nano. I...

Great news. Looking forward to getting my Nano. I hope Tom G. confirms there are no unforseen problems.
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