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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,761
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Hi, riverjamie. As a matter of fact, I just...

Hi, riverjamie.

As a matter of fact, I just got a call from the transmission shop yesterday afternoon. It was not particularly informative, since I pretty much already knew what they had to tell...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,761
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Yeah - the truth of it is that, as long as you...

Yeah - the truth of it is that, as long as you don't lose too much fluid, you can go a really long time with this problem. The car drives fine, and the rest of the tranny is healthy. So, you can eke...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,761
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
One of the other things I read (and I can't...

One of the other things I read (and I can't remember where) suggested that a clogged filter could result in pressure that may kick out some ATF. But I don't know for sure. I was going to ask my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,761
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Hi! Yes. I had it rebuilt twice. What a...

Hi!

Yes. I had it rebuilt twice. What a bummer that was! But it wasn't for this problem at all. The main symptom I experienced before each rebuild was that it went into "limp mode," with the light...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,761
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Hi, riverjamie! I read that post about the...

Hi, riverjamie!

I read that post about the Seafoam. I was somewhat tempted, but I also felt like I really wanted to get it well and truly fixed! (I think I even found your post where you'd...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,761
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Hi, riverjamie. I'm having the same problem...

Hi, riverjamie.

I'm having the same problem with my GM transmission. I've actually had my tranny rebuilt twice, thank you very much (ugh), so I've got quite a bit invested in keeping this car...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-17-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,582
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Hi, Handle46. Here is a link that I think...

Hi, Handle46.

Here is a link that I think you'll find helpful:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=5070&pp=20&highlight=dtm+adjustment&page=3

This should take you directly to page...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Unfortunately (fortunately?), I'm sure I'm using...

Unfortunately (fortunately?), I'm sure I'm using it right. I say "unfortunately" because it would give us something else to go on. It's a very simple tool to use, I've read the instructions, and I'm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
OK. I guess I'll have to wait and see what the...

OK. I guess I'll have to wait and see what the code is. It's still showing a light but no codes. Harumph. :P

Thanks, guys!
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 62,578
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Are you worried about breaking the boot itself?...

Are you worried about breaking the boot itself? If it hasn't been replaced in 12 years, I would take this opportunity to replace it while you've got it off. Those parts are known to develop small...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 62,578
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
My experience is that this requires a lot of...

My experience is that this requires a lot of effort. It did not simply slide off, even once the clamps are loose. I had to really pull on it. If you've managed to get access to the screws to loosen...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Hi, Doug! Oh, we're totally good. How could...

Hi, Doug!

Oh, we're totally good. How could I be upset with my twin? ;)

I see what you mean about maybe needing some time before it throws the codes. The things is pretty simple to use, and I...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 62,578
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Hey, peanut_man! I hope you don't mind, but I...

Hey, peanut_man! I hope you don't mind, but I refer to your DIY in one I just posted. I just wanted to give people some extra tips and notes about doing what you've posted, here, and I didn't want to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,582
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
In this part, I'll include some pics of the TB...

In this part, I'll include some pics of the TB out of the engine compartment and talk a little bit about the throttle cable and how it attaches to the TB. I had a lot of trouble finding good pics of...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,582
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
In this part of the thread, I'll include some...

In this part of the thread, I'll include some tips for getting the throttle body (TB) out. I found this to be really challenging. In fact, I gave up the first time, but I had to go in to fix...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,582
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Let's start with what the throttle body looks...

Let's start with what the throttle body looks like, where it is, and how to get to it. Nearly everyone on here knows this, but I have seen posts online where people were asking what, exactly, they...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,582
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Throttle Body (TB) and Throttle/Accelerator Cable Pics

This isn't a full DIY, but might help someone who wants to remove the throttle body (TB) or is troubleshooting the connection between their throttle body and the throttle or accelerator cable. (NOTE:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Hi, Doug! I totally know what you mean, and...

Hi, Doug!

I totally know what you mean, and I agree. But I mainly was wondering (in this thread) if my tool was working correctly. I didn't want to get it too confused with the issues related to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
It's so much easier not to have to peck around...

It's so much easier not to have to peck around those numbers on the keyboard upper row. :D

Good to know the Peake tool is probably okay. I'll have to wait and see what the indie shop says, I think.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
One other thing I should mention: I tried...

One other thing I should mention:

I tried replacing the intake boots, but the dealer gave me the wrong ones. I have to go back and exchange them, so I'm currently using the old ones. There were no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Sluggish Start, Lurch, SES and AT Lights

I'm starting a new thread for this issue, since I think it's separate from my rough engine issues that are now pretty much gone. (Yay!)

Here are the symptoms:


Starting out from a complete...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
LOL! No problem. I decided that I've now got a...

LOL! No problem. I decided that I've now got a couple of separate issues I'm curious about and it was time for a new post.

So it sounds like you think that SOME kind of code should have come back,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Good info! That makes a lot of sense. So...

Good info! That makes a lot of sense. So basically, it's a code that my Peake scanner won't pull, since it's so specific to just the tranny. My usual transmission guys aren't just BMW or European...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
I just got the Peake scanner. It arrived on...

I just got the Peake scanner. It arrived on Saturday from Amazon. I'd ordered it on Friday and paid $3.99 to overnight it through Amazon Prime, since I was in a hurry (ships free, if you're not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By SanDiegoE46Girl
Can Peake Scan Tools Misfunction?

Hey, everybody.

The good news: just got my brand new Peake scan tool (FCX-3 for my 1999 328i) on Saturday. I absolutely love it - easy to use, fun to see it go, and I don't feel helpless to know...
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