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Forum: Lighting Forum 12-20-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By BMW-North
You can modify the values with 1.4 if your LCM...

You can modify the values with 1.4 if your LCM supports it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By BMW-North
Don't buy non-oem, especially Chinese ebay parts....

Don't buy non-oem, especially Chinese ebay parts.

(For non-oem - Stewart wp excepted - these things are great)
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By BMW-North
Post a sound bite. Often the clicking is lifter...

Post a sound bite. Often the clicking is lifter tick.
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-19-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By BMW-North
You can modify the resistance values for the...

You can modify the resistance values for the hot/cold checks without disabling them but you will need a BMW specific scan/coding tool.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By BMW-North
Just a note for my Canuck friend. The only...

Just a note for my Canuck friend. The only difference between the electric fan for the auto and the manual is the shroud. You can buy either and move the fan/motor & aux relay to the shroud that you...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-10-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By BMW-North
E46 Compact

For all the e46 western hemisphere fanatics wondering "what's an e46 compact?"
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,960
Posted By BMW-North
Yep - it operates so hot that it's burning up the...

Yep - it operates so hot that it's burning up the oil causing it to breakdown earlier. I took apart an audi a4 1.8T turbo to replace the oil return tube mesh which had blocked with coke deposits...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By BMW-North
Couple of things - replacing the boots and grease...

Couple of things - replacing the boots and grease on the front axles is not the same as rebuilding.

Cardone makes excellent replacement (reman) axles for the xi when you need to replace them....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By BMW-North
Do NOT buy ebay suspension parts that are made in...

Do NOT buy ebay suspension parts that are made in China. My neighbour had me install a full front and rear suspension on his VW jetta last year (OCt 2013). He came over last week to show me the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,960
Posted By BMW-North
Exactly - Audi had the same probs with the 1.8T...

Exactly - Audi had the same probs with the 1.8T and 2.0T turbo engines. The extended oil change intervals proved too much for even the longest life oils.

BMW's new 4 cylinder turbos are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By BMW-North
Hi Can't tell if it's hollow from your pic. It...

Hi
Can't tell if it's hollow from your pic. It looks like one of the guide pins for the oil filter housing. If I recall there are two guide pins to make fitting easier. They drop into holes #2 & #5...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By BMW-North
Thanks for your reply but the answer didn't help....

Thanks for your reply but the answer didn't help. I've owned PA soft for quite a few years, along with DIS v44 and NCS-Expert INPA and a few other tools.

I'll give you some background as to why I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By BMW-North
I'm betting VCG leak and the smell is the oil...

I'm betting VCG leak and the smell is the oil burning on the exhaust manifold and coming in through the blower motor and vents.

When you're driving the fumes gets sucked down under the car - when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By BMW-North
Does anyone have a definitive explanation of what...

Does anyone have a definitive explanation of what the PA Soft Shadow errors are and why they report from the individual modules.

Were they previous errors that are maintained although not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,546
Posted By BMW-North
Budd's BMW in Oakville Ontario $230 CDN with...

Budd's BMW in Oakville Ontario

$230 CDN with tax $261 (I thought a little pricey but what was the alternative)

All BMW keys come from their facility in Tennessee - typical two day turnaround....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,215
Posted By BMW-North
Should update this. Another new Behr FSR,...

Should update this.

Another new Behr FSR, new battery and a thorough check of all wiring failed to turn up anything. Just before this car went for storage 3 weeks ago the problem occurred again.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By BMW-North
E46 Mystery Battery Drain

Read this thread. I've been dealing with this issue for a while.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1042486&highlight=

In my particular case I can guarantee it's not:

Battery...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By BMW-North
Can I be your mechanic?

Can I be your mechanic?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,452
Posted By BMW-North
I drove the X5 briefly in the winter - My wife...

I drove the X5 briefly in the winter - My wife drove it mostly. This South Carolina car was not built for harsh winters though as the door handles would freeze and break (Had to replace two of them)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By BMW-North
Used e46 Parts in Canada

Hi - Contact Tom at Bimmer Heaven. Based in Ontario

He ships anywhere in North America. Prices are pretty good.

Bimmer Heaven
Specialized in BMW recycling, all OEM used parts
Up to 90% off...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,452
Posted By BMW-North
I might have good insight on this question as I...

I might have good insight on this question as I still currently own 2 of each of RWD and AWD e46's. I drive two RWD e46's in the summer months. Absolutely love them, even after all these years. They...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By BMW-North
One way in Canada is to order a Carproof using...

One way in Canada is to order a Carproof using the VIN. Often the report shows the progressive mileage as it is meant to be reported in Canada when the vehicle is serviced or renewed bi-annually....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By BMW-North
Until the aux fan relay circuit board fails. ...

Until the aux fan relay circuit board fails.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=16419794&postcount=16
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By BMW-North
It is the metal box attached to your aux fan. It...

It is the metal box attached to your aux fan. It contains a delicate circuit board inside that interprets PWM signals and sends a variable voltage to your fan so that it operates at different...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By BMW-North
You likely have little broken plastic parts in...

You likely have little broken plastic parts in one of the guides and when the window tries to move it is blocked so it reverts back.

Once you start hearing any grinding then crunching the matter...
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