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Forum: E46 Convertible 05-20-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,946
Posted By alvocado
I should have mentioned, I got 7-1/2 years out of...

I should have mentioned, I got 7-1/2 years out of my factory battery.
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-19-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,946
Posted By alvocado
That's the "you are a sucker who knows nothing...

That's the "you are a sucker who knows nothing about cars" price so they were obviously fishing for some easy shop revenue. I paid around $150 for a BMW battery at the dealer with my CCA discount. ...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-19-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By alvocado
Check Tischer:...

Check Tischer: http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=763363&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-19-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 137,074
Posted By alvocado
I bought a new Bosch voltage regulator from...

I bought a new Bosch voltage regulator from AutohausAZ last week for $40 (for the Bosch 120A alternator.) Price may differ depending on which alternator you have.
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-18-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By alvocado
I replaced the voltage regulator and the problem...

I replaced the voltage regulator and the problem is resolved. I suspect the VR was failing on day one when the radio began cutting out. On day 2, the VR completely failed, tripping the alternator...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-18-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,560
Posted By alvocado
Brake fluid changes are time based, not mileage...

Brake fluid changes are time based, not mileage based. The recommended change interval is every 24 mos. since brake fluid is hygroscopic and absorbs moisture.
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-12-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By alvocado
I might be eating crow since I was adamantly...

I might be eating crow since I was adamantly against the alternator. I got the red battery dash light today and within a few miles, the car was dead requiring a trip on a flatbed to the house. I...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-11-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By alvocado
Radio Cutting Out

I've searched extensively on the topic but haven't found any decent diagnosis or solutions. The radio on my '02 330 vert started cutting out. The issue happens with a CD or the radio playing with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,113
Posted By alvocado
There is a detailing forum with lots of...

There is a detailing forum with lots of information on interior leather care, particularly if you use the search feature.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,503
Posted By alvocado
Did you just pick a random thread to make your...

Did you just pick a random thread to make your post?
Forum: Suspension & Braking 12-17-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By alvocado
A steering knock could be related to the steering...

A steering knock could be related to the steering shaft ujoint. The only way to diagnose this is get the car up in the air on a flat rack like an alignment rack with the wheels loaded, have someone...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-20-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By alvocado
Not necessarily. My thermostat was stuck open...

Not necessarily. My thermostat was stuck open and a code was thrown, however, there were no error lights and it wasn't picked up by an OBDII scanner. The dealer read the code while doing a software...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-18-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,867
Posted By alvocado
Part#5 is your sway bar link. That will not...

Part#5 is your sway bar link. That will not cause a grinding/whirling noise. If link is worn, you may experience a clunk noise. You can replace them with Meyle HD links for around $25 off...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 11-17-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By alvocado
Mine sucks as well. It started losing reception...

Mine sucks as well. It started losing reception at the high end of FM frequency about 2 years ago and now I'm getting bad reception on lower frequencies.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-17-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,867
Posted By alvocado
Bad wheel bearing noise changes with vehicle...

Bad wheel bearing noise changes with vehicle speed (not RPM) and will quiet down when you turn in the direction of the bad bearing. E.g. if you have a bad drivers side bearing, the noise will lessen...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-17-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By alvocado
Is this a DIY topic? Move this to the General...

Is this a DIY topic? Move this to the General Forum.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-12-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By alvocado
With the number of sensors and complex computer...

With the number of sensors and complex computer controls on our BMWs, you really need to take your car to the dealer or an independent BMW repair shop with BMW diagnostics. You won't be able to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-18-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By alvocado
The CCV itself is likely not bad but rather...

The CCV itself is likely not bad but rather clogged. They tend to clog with yellow gunk and this can cause increased oil consumption. The drain tube that returns oil from the exhaust gas back to...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 10-18-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,760
Posted By alvocado
I'm posting an update since I've been dealing...

I'm posting an update since I've been dealing with this annoying chirp for the better part of 2 years. It worsened this summer so I started aggressively trouble shooting. I noticed that the chirp...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By alvocado
At a minimum, call the tech who did the work and...

At a minimum, call the tech who did the work and ask him to stop by your house. It's less than 10 mins to access the sensor so he should be able to pull off what he removed the first time with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 218,859
Posted By alvocado
Pull harder. It only goes on one way for...

Pull harder. It only goes on one way for installation, otherwise, you won't be able to line up the set screws. Make sure to use blue loctite when reinstalling.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-22-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By alvocado
Correct. The car was detecting a fault with the...

Correct. The car was detecting a fault with the crankshaft position sensor which was generating the code. After changing the sensor, the car ran fine and did not generate any new error codes. It...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-21-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By alvocado
Reseting a code does not correct the issue that...

Reseting a code does not correct the issue that caused the code. My "new" sensor was confirmed faulty today and replaced. The car is running perfectly now.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-20-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By alvocado
I was getting the crankshaft fault before...

I was getting the crankshaft fault before replacing the sensor, initially it was very random and tied to wet conditions. The fault frequency increased to daily over the passed week so I swapped the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-19-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By alvocado
I have the yellow trio of warning light: SES,...

I have the yellow trio of warning light: SES, brake and DSC; haven't taken it to a parts store for a scan but will try this week. The car takes much longer to turn over when starting as well. I...
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