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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By The Cleaner
Fact is it's not common, it's just expensive to...

Fact is it's not common, it's just expensive to fix so everyone gets nuts over it. There have been more MAF failures than subframe, more defective tires, squeeky brakes and on and on, where are the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-27-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By The Cleaner
Looks like they are looking for clients, I dont...

Looks like they are looking for clients, I dont think it's going anyplace.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By The Cleaner
Any dealer you bring that car to will have the...

Any dealer you bring that car to will have the information from the previous dealer. If you have installed parts that alter the ability for the lights to vent heat or increase the operating...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By The Cleaner
Know what you are buying, do homework and this...

Know what you are buying, do homework and this generally wont happen. You are out of luck on this one, unless you have the details in writting and even then you will have to go to court.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-12-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,390
Posted By The Cleaner
It depends on what oil you use. A BMW LL 01 spec...

It depends on what oil you use. A BMW LL 01 spec oil will easily go 15k before break down, the BMW LL 98 spec stuff they sell in the states will take you 7.5k before breakdown. If you can find BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,095
Posted By The Cleaner
Agree, thats an inexpensive and not OEM approved...

Agree, thats an inexpensive and not OEM approved product, your asking for problems.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By The Cleaner
It's popular to bash BMW auto trans at this forum...

It's popular to bash BMW auto trans at this forum for some reason, These transmissions GM or ZF are well proven and very reliable. The longevity is a bell shaped curve just like any other system,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-29-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By The Cleaner
The E36 GM boxes are very reliable, I have one...

The E36 GM boxes are very reliable, I have one with 165k miles and going strong without a fluid change ever.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-29-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By The Cleaner
Come on, this is the same for Honda ...

Come on, this is the same for Honda
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/honda_transmission.html
Mazda
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/mazda_trans.html
I'd do a few more but you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-28-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By The Cleaner
Key missing data is how long is the life of the...

Key missing data is how long is the life of the transmission and when does the fluid break down. Just more Transmission voodoo until we have agreement on how long a transmission is suppose to last...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-28-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,742
Posted By The Cleaner
Step transmissions are NOT known to fail any...

Step transmissions are NOT known to fail any faster than transmissions made by any other builder. Honestly the hype over this has gotten way out of control, the majority of failures are DIY's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By The Cleaner
Are your rims huge? anything 20+ will destroy...

Are your rims huge? anything 20+ will destroy the ride and the chassis.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-20-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
Posted By The Cleaner
Plexi windows scratch easily and will cloud up...

Plexi windows scratch easily and will cloud up over time. They also leak water and vibrate with wind. not really any reason to do it on a street car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By The Cleaner
You now have a mix of fluid, when the fluid is...

You now have a mix of fluid, when the fluid is changed only about 40% is actually changed, the rest is in the torque converter and 99% of shops will not drain it. Give ZF or any Authorized ZF...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-18-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By The Cleaner
nope

nope
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-03-2006, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By The Cleaner
Mini's are front wheel drive and use a different...

Mini's are front wheel drive and use a different set of engine isolators than a rear wheel drive car like a BMW. Where exactly did you think to install an additional dampener on an E46? I can't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By The Cleaner
In the late 80's early 90's car...

In the late 80's early 90's car manufactures did away with engine dampers in favor of hydro-mounts. E46's uses hydro-mounts, they isolate the engine better than dampeners.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By The Cleaner
The fuel pump seal is leaking, under the back...

The fuel pump seal is leaking, under the back seat. Part number is 16 11 1 184 084. It will be the worst with a full tank, then get better as the fuel goes down.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-17-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,421
Posted By The Cleaner
The factory prefers you change the arm so the...

The factory prefers you change the arm so the inside balljoint gets replaced at the same time. There is nothing wrong with pressing out and replacing a ball joint on these arms, they have been doing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,421
Posted By The Cleaner
Thats one of my favorite suppliers for chassis...

Thats one of my favorite suppliers for chassis parts, Meyle had some tough times about 10 years ago, but are now producing some very nice products. The metal housing is much better than the plastic...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By The Cleaner
Transmission fluid fails when it overheats, so...

Transmission fluid fails when it overheats, so stomping on the throttle and towing are the most common causes. Leaking and blocked cooler are the others. Good luck on getting anything to happen on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By The Cleaner
Or a honda, 80k is normal for a Honda trans to...

Or a honda, 80k is normal for a Honda trans to fail,
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By The Cleaner
And what would the lawsuit be claiming? How long...

And what would the lawsuit be claiming? How long would the lawsuit claim a BMW transmission should last? 60k over the factory warranty? 80k? 100k? Lifetime fluid does not mean the transmission is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By The Cleaner
My feeling is the site is going to attract a...

My feeling is the site is going to attract a heavy poser crowd and really does not have any long term appeal. Who really cares what car wins unless it's their own car? I don't see to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By The Cleaner
Honest? It looks lame.

Honest? It looks lame.
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