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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By PsychoCemia
Sorry, resurrecting this thread because I am...

Sorry, resurrecting this thread because I am still having issues with my trunk open light being lit on the console (2 years later...ugh...).

So, more info.

I've split open the rubber grommet...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By PsychoCemia
You're absolutely right on that, and if I sold...

You're absolutely right on that, and if I sold the car I could recoup $12-14k. But at the end of the day I'm still out-of-pocket that $36k by having the car :bawling:

And really, the cost will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By PsychoCemia
I didn't count the title, but point taken. Tires...

I didn't count the title, but point taken. Tires suck. The OFHG and VCG aren't the big ticket items coming up, the suspension overhaul is (shocks/struts, control arms and bushings).

Tires for an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By PsychoCemia
Talking I just looked at my maintenance stuff: $5700 in 3...

I just looked at my maintenance stuff: $5700 in 3 years.

And that's for a 330ci, not even an M3, and with 90% DIY.

http://i.imgur.com/iIvWTNZ.png

I've got another $1500 coming in a couple...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By PsychoCemia
If you've got an auto (sounds like you do, with a...

If you've got an auto (sounds like you do, with a fan/clutch), definitely consider getting a new expansion tank thermostat. It's #4 in this pic, and there's 90% chance you'll break the old one when...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By PsychoCemia
Yeah, those brass prong things are called the...

Yeah, those brass prong things are called the wave washer (#7 in the pic below). Function is really to hold down the little black cap (#11) that covers the bolt. People are constantly stepping on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,105
Posted By PsychoCemia
Here's a screen cap of my maintenance log. It's...

Here's a screen cap of my maintenance log. It's missing some items, but it gives you a solid idea. I've spent about $5000 over the course of 3 years and 50,000 miles just on maintenance. That...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By PsychoCemia
If it's a problem with the fluid, you can send it...

If it's a problem with the fluid, you can send it out to get refurbished. When I first got my car, it never auto-dimmed; it just stayed this funky yellowish color 24/7. Then it formed a bubble.

I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,088
Posted By PsychoCemia
Yup, just put that Amazon pump and the $6 Grommet...

Yup, just put that Amazon pump and the $6 Grommet (http://www.amazon.com/OES-Genuine-Washer-Grommet-Strainer/dp/B001G6MOG0/ref=pd_bxgy_auto_img_y) in my car last month. Sprays just fine, no leaks...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By PsychoCemia
The alternator in our cars is not always charging...

The alternator in our cars is not always charging the battery (at least it shouldn't be). There is a selection switch on the voltage regulator that actually turns on or off the charging circuitry...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-24-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By PsychoCemia
If you've done any coolant work lately, my money...

If you've done any coolant work lately, my money is on improper bleeding. Re-bleed.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 01-23-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By PsychoCemia
Your link for the suspension thread is wrong.

Your link for the suspension thread is wrong.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,868
Posted By PsychoCemia
Yes, but not immediately. You'll lose the fuel...

Yes, but not immediately. You'll lose the fuel pump, so you'll only be able to go about 1/2 mile before sputtering to a stop.

OP: This definitely sounds like a connection issue. Or just get your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,650
Posted By PsychoCemia
If you have a Bosch alternator in there and...

If you have a Bosch alternator in there and decide to change it out...MAKE SURE YOU GET ONE WITH THE RIGHT VOLTAGE REGULATOR. There are 2 different connectors: an oval one and a rectangular one....
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-09-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By PsychoCemia
Mine ran into similar issues. Worked fine 4 or 5...

Mine ran into similar issues. Worked fine 4 or 5 times, then wouldn't read but 1/4 of the time, throwing this error the other 3/4. Ended up sending it back to car360 for repairs. That was a month...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,086
Posted By PsychoCemia
For my ZHP, it was definitely a 46mm socket for...

For my ZHP, it was definitely a 46mm socket for the front. I bought it off Amazon (just checked my past orders to make sure). Linky (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QO9GU6/ref=wms_ohs_product)
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,086
Posted By PsychoCemia
I did my front bearings a while back. Only took...

I did my front bearings a while back. Only took about 2 hours with taking pictures, and it's very straight-forward with the right tools. 46mm socket and the monster torque wrench were the hardest...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 12-19-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By PsychoCemia
I know on my car this is the indication for the...

I know on my car this is the indication for the Bluetooth phone connection.

Red: No connection
Orange: Connected
Green: Call active
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,719
Posted By PsychoCemia
I did my fluid/filter change at 70k with Redline...

I did my fluid/filter change at 70k with Redline D4. Just did it again at 95k with SuperTech Dexron VI (the new OE replacement). I like the Dexron VI stuff MUCH better.

When you refill the fluid,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By PsychoCemia
Dash trunk lid open indicator always on? [Lots of Info]

Hey guys, here's a brain teaser.

My trunk lid open light is constantly lit up on the instrument cluster, even with the trunk closed and locked.


I've checked the wiring harness through the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,523
Posted By PsychoCemia
Definitely check the level with a hot...

Definitely check the level with a hot transmission pan. It SUCKS, though. You'll be cursing up a storm trying to put that bolt back in with hot fluid dripping all over your hands. Even with gloves...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-20-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 56,268
Posted By PsychoCemia
His 20-30 quarts comes from the fact that we...

His 20-30 quarts comes from the fact that we don't really drain the torque converter when we drop the pan. Both times that I dropped the pan, replaced the filter/gasket, and a refill, I only used...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 11-14-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By PsychoCemia
I've run a pair of V12s up front on my ZHP for...

I've run a pair of V12s up front on my ZHP for 25,000 miles now. They're still in great shape (another 5-10k?), and they're excellent for the price. On the rear I run Toyo T1 Sports, and they're...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,060
Posted By PsychoCemia
Throwing my hat into the ring: 330ci with GM...

Throwing my hat into the ring:

330ci with GM tranny; 96,000 miles

I had this issue myself the past two weeks. I'd previously done a transmission fluid drain/fill with filter swap back at 70,000...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By PsychoCemia
If there are power wires shorted, then yes, there...

If there are power wires shorted, then yes, there is a chance of fire. It's small, though, because those wires are on 5 or 10amp breakers, which will usually pop of there is a short like this.
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