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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By dmax
It's likely an issue with failed wire in the...

It's likely an issue with failed wire in the "elephant trunk" going from body to trunk lid.

See my thread with "elephant trunk" in the title. And, note...you don't need to cut open the rubber...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By dmax
I believe I've had wires broken in the door for...

I believe I've had wires broken in the door for years...right around the same time as my trunk elephant trunk loom started getting broken wires. I lost my front speaker...no big deal.

You should...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By dmax
I don't recall where the switch is, but I think...

I don't recall where the switch is, but I think there's a little button protruding somewhere. Still, though, my trunk lights were fixed when I fixed a broken wire in my elephant trunk loom. At some...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-01-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By dmax
I'm almost 100% that I fixed my 'same' issue in...

I'm almost 100% that I fixed my 'same' issue in the elephant trunk loom. The trunk open indicator might light, but might not be sending power to the trunk lights.

The wiring recall was for a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By dmax
Evap is part of the vapor recovery system...it...

Evap is part of the vapor recovery system...it uses vacuum from car for something, I think, besides using its own pump...but don't quote me.

Have you changed your air filter recently? They can...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By dmax
You used an OE therm? If not, often AM...

You used an OE therm? If not, often AM electronic things don't play nicely with our cars.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By dmax
Look into the 'grounding' fix...think it was for...

Look into the 'grounding' fix...think it was for that light, though i'm not sure. Someone will come along and know...

Make sure, though, that the socket doesn't have corrosion in it, and also, you...
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-30-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By dmax
Look for used front seats. Far cheaper and...

Look for used front seats. Far cheaper and easier.

I looked into BMW leather covers and it was, iirc, $600/seat, plus install cost...easily another $200. It should be far cheaper to just get a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By dmax
Check your reversing lights, license plate...

Check your reversing lights, license plate lights, and emergency lights ...one of those is probably not working...if not the bulb, check housing for corrosion...then read my 'elephant trunk' thread....
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By dmax
Are you having an issue getting into reverse? ...

Are you having an issue getting into reverse? There's probably a switch there that controls the reversing lights?
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By dmax
I'm pretty sure the plastidip wheel fad ended a...

I'm pretty sure the plastidip wheel fad ended a few years ago. Here in NJ, the guys have been painting their tires the body color. I did mine in Fern Green Metallic, and same as with a good...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By dmax
Because I'm not that heavy, the weight...

Because I'm not that heavy, the weight distribution is slightly off in my car, so I removed my full-sized spare, jack, chock, etc. from the trunk and keep it all behind the passenger seat on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,010
Posted By dmax
Para...I was going to suggest you look at the...

Para...I was going to suggest you look at the therm too, though it really does sound like the fan relay failed. Did you 'hot wire' the fan and bypass the relay?

For some reason, I'm remembering...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By dmax
Just going by the odds. It undoubtedly 'could'...

Just going by the odds. It undoubtedly 'could' be the driveshaft too, but although I know many have replaced them, if they've not been separated before, or were separated properly...seems like it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By dmax
Relating to the grounds, did you clean the neg...

Relating to the grounds, did you clean the neg connection in battery holder? Remove battery to see it. Ditto all the other connections. Maybe BST connection is loose...seen many incidents of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By dmax
Undoubtedly not the driveshaft...just based on...

Undoubtedly not the driveshaft...just based on mine being original at 293,000 miles. Not proof...but good evidence.

Many put the flex disk on wrong...just posted about that again yesterday I...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-26-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,372
Posted By dmax
Frighteningly, IQ has an average of 100 and a...

Frighteningly, IQ has an average of 100 and a standard deviation of 15...which means half the country wasn't as smart as GW Bush...and 85% have an IQ below 115.

I'm pretty sure some of those...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,579
Posted By dmax
If you did your flex disk yourself...or even if...

If you did your flex disk yourself...or even if not...not my comments on recent 'flex disk' thread about how critical the mounting of that properly is.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By dmax
Today isn't so bad! If you run a hose all...

Today isn't so bad!

If you run a hose all the way back just make sure it's heat resistant...not sure all vac hoses are. I actually think I used a brake fluid line for a truck...(same interior...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By dmax
The SAP blows oxygen into the cat to help it heat...

The SAP blows oxygen into the cat to help it heat up sooner...as far as I know. It shuts off after two minutes. If you don't fix that hose, it'll 'read' as a vac leak...through off your mpgs a bit....
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By dmax
SAP valve. You need to fix that hose. You might...

SAP valve. You need to fix that hose. You might have room to just clean up the end and reattach...or get vac line and attach it to the hard plastic pipe it's attached to. Be gentle...that hard pipe...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By dmax
I never understood the diff swap. My 2.93 goes...

I never understood the diff swap. My 2.93 goes to 39 mph in first and up to 69 in 2nd. While those with a higher ratio are shifting, I've saved, probably, two gear shifts. Other than racing from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By dmax
For some reason I'm vaguely remembering something...

For some reason I'm vaguely remembering something like that in an FSR post by Mango. I think he'd removed that when doing FSR and had a pitb getting it back. Might not have been that part, but it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By dmax
Start with realoem.com I'm sure it is for...

Start with realoem.com

I'm sure it is for illumination and perhaps, prior to your getting your car, the previous owner had messed with it.

Easy enough to get that trim off entirely, though. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-25-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By dmax
Back up a little bit. The motor you bought...

Back up a little bit.

The motor you bought didn't have coolant in it and although you could have bought a motor that had Bars Leaks in it still, I'd be surprised.

If you bought the car with bad...
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