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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-01-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By caryalon
i was looking at, but couldn't tell how to,...

i was looking at, but couldn't tell how to, pulling the seat bottom cushion from the frame to swap. Any pointers?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By caryalon
Just a quick followup - it's really easy to do -...

Just a quick followup - it's really easy to do - just pop off the 2 plastic friction plugs off the bottom of seatback (pry up with 2 screwdrivers, use a paint stirrer stick to protect the bottom of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By caryalon
Thanks Sansho, Jaundiced and white46 for those...

Thanks Sansho, Jaundiced and white46 for those links - very helpful. Much appreciated...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By caryalon
Thanks, but non responsive. I know how to remove...

Thanks, but non responsive. I know how to remove the seat from the car. I am looking for a DIY on disassembling the seat itself, so I can swap the seat backs between 2 seats.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By caryalon
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By caryalon
Sedan front seat disassembly

Hi,

I've been searching but cannot find it - Is there a DIY for disassembling the front seat? I'd like to swap seat backs, or the leather on the seat backs between 2 seats.

Thanks!
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 10-29-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By caryalon
i am running Akebono - minimal dust, work great.

i am running Akebono - minimal dust, work great.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By caryalon
OK, so I got the bolts removed by removing the...

OK, so I got the bolts removed by removing the motor and running it with a drill. I checked - each of the 3 motor plugs has 12V going to it (fwd & rev), the height adjustment motor works fine, the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By caryalon
Thanks for the article. The e39 has a similar set...

Thanks for the article. The e39 has a similar set up with the drive cables.

I don't think it applies to e46...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-28-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By caryalon
Thanks! Any idea which motor is which?

Thanks! Any idea which motor is which?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By caryalon
Another question - are all 3 motors...

Another question - are all 3 motors interchangeable?

Thanks!
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By caryalon
e46 Sedan electric seat repair help, please!

2001 325i

Passenger seat moves up and down, but not front to back, nor does the seatback move forward or back.

The rear bolts are covered by the rails, so I can't remove the seat.

I've been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By caryalon
Thanks for your help. I will read the referenced...

Thanks for your help. I will read the referenced thread.

Is it possible that a bad O2 sensor will stop the SAP vacuum control valve from operating?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By caryalon
I've done all this testing with a cold engine. It...

I've done all this testing with a cold engine. It was 57 degrees today and the car had sat for 2 days when I tested.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By caryalon
SAP runs fine. Valve on exhaust manifold is...

SAP runs fine.
Valve on exhaust manifold is closed, opens with vacuum introduced (seems fine).
Vacuum line to check valve and check valve to control switch (under manifold) are fine, shows 40hg of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By caryalon
I eliminated that whole vacuum line - I have the...

I eliminated that whole vacuum line - I have the vacuum gauge hooked up to the vacuum control switch.

The lines from manifold to check valve, and check valve to vacuum switch are new, and I've...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By caryalon
2001 325i Secondary Air System Insufficient Air Flow - Help, please!

OK, so I have a 2001 325i with Check Engine Light illuminated.

Codes: Secondary Air System Insuffificent Flow Bank 1 & 2

I have followed the Bav Auto troubleshooting guide, as well as read...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By caryalon
Finding wheels for an e39 is not difficult. ...

Finding wheels for an e39 is not difficult.

Yes, they use an oddball size hub, but there are plenty of e39 wheels available, both OEM and aftermarket, and you can use adapter/spacer rings, have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By caryalon
I own an e46 and a 2002 530i. The 530i is...

I own an e46 and a 2002 530i. The 530i is significantly bigger inside than the e46, but is not big inside. It should be bigger than an 03 Civic.

Have you seen/driven the car?

I wouldn't worry...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-06-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,664
Posted By caryalon
Rallye BMW is cheapest locally (LI) for the...

Rallye BMW is cheapest locally (LI) for the remote key ~$165, Bayside BMW is cheapest for the non-remote ~$55.

I didn't know you could order online...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By caryalon
Which front boot are you talking about? If it's...

Which front boot are you talking about? If it's not AWD, there is no front axle on your car.

Why not rent a car, or take the train or bus, if the car is not safe?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By caryalon
Measure the distance between where you want to...

Measure the distance between where you want to place the front and rear jack stands. Mark the floor at those points.

Get a known flat board at least that length. Place the board where the wheels...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,940
Posted By caryalon
That spec is only pertinent if you only change...

That spec is only pertinent if you only change every 15K miles. If you reduce the oil change interval (to 7.5K, for instance), then the LL01 spec has little meaning.
Forum: Engine & Performance 09-10-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By caryalon
Still available - paypal to caryalon (a) yahoo...

Still available - paypal to caryalon (a) yahoo dot com with address, and I'll ship it out.
Forum: Engine & Performance 08-28-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By caryalon
Peake R5/FCX-3-U Pro Code Reader/Resetter - $125 shipped

BMW specific code reader / resetter for 1987 - 2007 models (these are the Bavarian Autosport private labeled versions)

Asking $125 including free shipping in continental US. Check my feedback:...
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