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Forum: E46 Convertible 09-28-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By jjrichar
It's sewn into the roof canvas, and can't be...

It's sewn into the roof canvas, and can't be replaced by itself. Whilst it looks a bit sad, it probably won't make any difference to how the roof performs. Some aftermarket canvases don't even have...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-26-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By jjrichar
Fixing a squeaky roof. Seal adjustment

For years, my roof was very squeaky when the roof was up. I know there has been lot written on this an other forums about how to fix a squeaky roof. I've tried loads of things, but what I found I've...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-24-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,430
Posted By jjrichar
I also thought the solenoid plugs would be...

I also thought the solenoid plugs would be fragile. They weren't. Just remove them like I describe and you shouldn't have any problems.

I wouldn't unwrap the harness. You should be able to see...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-24-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,430
Posted By jjrichar
Personally I would pop the plug out, follow each...

Personally I would pop the plug out, follow each of the wires from the solenoid plug to the main plug and check what ASTG has is correct. It may not be. If only a couple of the solenoids are showing...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By jjrichar
For those interested, I've amended the original...

For those interested, I've amended the original post above. The roof I initially installed was replaced under warranty due to a fault with how the window was joined to the canvas. So I had another...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By jjrichar
I didn't replace any of the seals. The only seal...

I didn't replace any of the seals. The only seal that is difficult to replace on the roof, and can be done as part of this DIY, is the one at the rear that runs up the C pillar and along the base of...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By jjrichar
The feet under the compartment lid rest on the...

The feet under the compartment lid rest on the black knobs on the underside bow 1 where the roof locks to the windshield. They don't touch the cloth.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By jjrichar
The guibo and bearing are good things to replace...

The guibo and bearing are good things to replace for those symptoms. I would do the transmission mounts while I was there if I was you. Dead easy and not expensive. From what I understand, if the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By jjrichar
My guess is that someone before you has done some...

My guess is that someone before you has done some work on the driveshaft and when assembling, has got it one spline out from the correct position. I would assemble it with the dots aligned. That...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By jjrichar
Photo of new roof ...

Photo of new roof


http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=573328&stc=1&d=1410644214
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-11-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By jjrichar
For those interested, here are a few more photos...

For those interested, here are a few more photos without any markings. If you want to use them for other posts, go for your life. No restrictions.

While the roof canvas is on, the workings are...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-11-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By jjrichar
I'm old school, so I don't have any cloud...

I'm old school, so I don't have any cloud storage. Send me a link and I'll put in a bunch of photos I think will work for you as well as the two above.
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-11-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By jjrichar
Taylor192, no problems. I took loads of photos of...

Taylor192, no problems. I took loads of photos of the whole thing, the majority of which didn't make it into the post. I walked around the car and took a bunch of shots when it was the bare frame,...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-11-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By jjrichar
Installation Installation is exactly the...

Installation

Installation is exactly the reverse.

When attaching at bow 1, ensure the plastic attachment points don't rotate and create bumps in the canvas.

...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-11-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By jjrichar
DIY: Convertible roof liner removal/installation

Liner removal and installation.

Link to Canvas removal/installation
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1051502

Link back to parent thread...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-11-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By jjrichar
DIY: Convertible roof canvas removal/installation

Canvas removal and installation.

Link to liner removal/installation
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1051507

Link to parent thread...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-10-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By jjrichar
DIY: Convertible liner and canvas roof removal and installation

E46 Convertible roof DIY

Link to roof liner removal/installation
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1051507

Link to roof canvas removal installation...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By jjrichar
This might help. ...

This might help.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1043323
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-27-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By jjrichar
Have a look at the DIY below. It might help find...

Have a look at the DIY below. It might help find out where things went wrong.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=988143
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-23-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By jjrichar
I considered making a claim. Looking at my...

I considered making a claim. Looking at my policy, it would have legitimately covered it. The excess was more than the cost of a new roof skin however, and I get to do the work rather than having BMW...
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-23-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By jjrichar
Child seat and broken rear window. Don't let this happen to you

If you have a child seat in your car, you will know the attachment point for the seat is in the roof compartment. A couple of days ago, while lowering the roof, the clip caught on the roof as it was...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-23-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By jjrichar
Thanks for the feedback. Glad you got something...

Thanks for the feedback. Glad you got something from it.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-14-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 64,465
Posted By jjrichar
For those doing this DIY, this link might be some...

For those doing this DIY, this link might be some help.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1043323
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-13-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,744
Posted By jjrichar
Have a look at the engine number. It's on the...

Have a look at the engine number. It's on the side of the block near where the dipstick tube enters the oil pan. It's easy to see when the car is on jack stands. Just shine a torch up there and have...
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-10-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By jjrichar
I had a battery fail when put into a shop to have...

I had a battery fail when put into a shop to have work done on the roof. They obviously put the roof up and down over and over again and ended up trashing the battery. If you are going to open/close...
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