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Forum: California 07-13-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By jdstrickland
WAIT, You cannot go PNO (Planned Non Operation)...

WAIT, You cannot go PNO (Planned Non Operation) and park on the street. You can go PNO to avoid penalties for non-registration, but the car must be off of the street if there are no current tags on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By jdstrickland
5th bolt? Really? I thought there were only 4,...

5th bolt? Really? I thought there were only 4, one at each end of each seat rail. Move the seat back and take the bolts off at the front, then move the seat forward and remove the nuts at the back....
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By jdstrickland
We cannot answer that from here, you have to look...

We cannot answer that from here, you have to look at what you have to determine what to do. It might pay to replace the clutch, but at 65k miles, it should not be necessary. It also should not be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By jdstrickland
Also, the oil light comes on before engine start...

Also, the oil light comes on before engine start to show that the light works. If the light is on after engine start, then you either have low oil or a failing sensor.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By jdstrickland
You have a leak in the intake somewhere. All of...

You have a leak in the intake somewhere. All of your codes are the same thing, lean. P0nnn are generic -- they mean the same thing in any car that makes them. P1nnn are unique -- other cars might...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By jdstrickland
No, the level of the oil has no role in the codes.

No, the level of the oil has no role in the codes.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By jdstrickland
MY EXPERIENCE was that P1188/9 mean FUEL CONTROL...

MY EXPERIENCE was that P1188/9 mean FUEL CONTROL MALFUNCTION, and when I chased it down, the fuel ratios swung from rich to lean and back. My personal experience was that I also had a random P0101...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-30-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By jdstrickland
Let's try this again,...

Let's try this again, http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/allbmws/allbmwsnew.aspx?Series=BMW%20i8#

Is it the I8?
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-30-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By jdstrickland
http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/allbmws/all...

http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/allbmws/allbmwsnew.aspx?Series=BMW%20i8#

Is it the I8?
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By jdstrickland
P1188 and P1189 are not Lean Codes. They mean...

P1188 and P1189 are not Lean Codes. They mean that the mixture makes the full swing between rich and lean and are never stable. P1188/9 have the same meaning as P0170 and P0173. There are specific...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By jdstrickland
5w30 is okay. Pour it in and drive happy.

5w30 is okay. Pour it in and drive happy.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,852
Posted By jdstrickland
A5S-390R is the BMW designation, 5L-50E is...

A5S-390R is the BMW designation, 5L-50E is General Motor's designation. The 390 is a pretty good trans, the predecessor (A5S-360R, GM 5L-40E)) is problematic in that you never know if Reverse is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,546
Posted By jdstrickland
Those cars come with run-flat tires. Sheesh!

Those cars come with run-flat tires. Sheesh!
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-29-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,546
Posted By jdstrickland
It took an whole hour, but I'd like to say, "epic...

It took an whole hour, but I'd like to say, "epic fail."
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By jdstrickland
I have not heard anybody speak to the REQUIREMENT...

I have not heard anybody speak to the REQUIREMENT that the drive shaft be in proper phase. There are yokes that house the universal joints, if the shaft halves are separated, a necessary step to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By jdstrickland
Use the scan tool to find out why the light is...

Use the scan tool to find out why the light is on.
Fix what is making the light be on.
Use the scan tool to turn the light off.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By jdstrickland
The pure manual might be preferred, but I's still...

The pure manual might be preferred, but I's still like to drive an SMG. If one assumes (not a safe assumption, I understand) equal quality and/or reliability, then the pure joy of driving one vs. the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By jdstrickland
You have to remove the fan to get to the water...

You have to remove the fan to get to the water pump, so start taking stuff off so you can see where the leak is.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By jdstrickland
Steptronic and SMG are different, once you get...

Steptronic and SMG are different, once you get past the part about transmission.

Kinda like mountain snow and forest tire are different after you get past climate. Trees are involved, after that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By jdstrickland
Yes, you are describing a water pump. Upon...

Yes, you are describing a water pump.

Upon engine start, the coolant is cold and the t-stat is closed, the water pump does nothing so it does not leak. The coolant (water) heats up and becomes...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By jdstrickland
You are describing a leaky water pump.

You are describing a leaky water pump.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By jdstrickland
700 miles is a tank of gas going out, and another...

700 miles is a tank of gas going out, and another coming back. What would you do for two tanks of gas if you were not making a road trip?

Make sure the oil and the radiator are full, put air in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By jdstrickland
I'd like to drive an SMG just to experience it,...

I'd like to drive an SMG just to experience it, but I think the 6-spd is a better transmission.

There is nothing inherently _wrong_ with an SMG, but the implementation that BMW selected leaves a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By jdstrickland
You installed an electric fan, I think, into a...

You installed an electric fan, I think, into a car that comes from the factory with a mechanical one. You have to tap into the electrical system in an area where the wires of the cam sensor are, what...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By jdstrickland
Practically zero, if not completely zero. ...

Practically zero, if not completely zero.

Odds are much better that you have a broken wire, poor connection because a pin is bent, something like that.
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