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Old 02-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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What have you learned from this board since joining?

Honestly I havent learned much from this site since joining. Probably because I dont screw around and just maintain my car well that I dont experience most of your issues with your car.
In restrospect, and Im not complaining, I feel like I've given more than have taken sensible advice here

Here's why
On regular car maintenance I pass with flying colors.. no questions.

On car troubles, I usually figure it out myself. For example: on occassional misfires with CEL on. I found that simply clearing the code eliminated my misfires. Another example: auto tranny on limp-mode. Again simply resetting the code and observing the ensuing cyclical limp mode behavior led me to repeated clearing of cel code until the limp mode completely went away.

Simple common sense and good gray matter between your ears plays a significant role in effectively dealing with your e46 blues.
One important thing to realize and remember: A car basically comprise of mechanical, electrical, electronics, hydraulics and electrical systems. Learning the theories and facts behind these component systems will take the guess work and fear out in trouble shooting. For example: if you need to change the auto tranny fluid, it's ok to use any spec'd fluid. Dont worry auto trannies dont have taste buds and will not know the difference. As long as the right spec'd fluid is used your tranny will shift. If you dont believe me then you're gay.



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I cant believe those people giving advice on replacing fluid on a manual tranny. The auto tranny yes maybe but manual?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Uh, clearing your codes doesn't fix anything. Not sure if thread is a troll. If it is, good job.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Honestly I havent learned much from this site since joining. Probably because I dont screw around and just maintain my car well that I dont experience most of your issues with your car.
In restrospect, and Im not complaining, I feel like I've given more than have taken sensible advice here

Here's why
On regular car maintenance I pass with flying colors.. no questions.

On car troubles, I usually figure it out myself. For example: on occassional misfires with CEL on. I found that simply clearing the code eliminated my misfires. Another example: auto tranny on limp-mode. Again simply resetting the code and observing the ensuing cyclical limp mode behavior led me to repeated clearing of cel code until the limp mode completely went away.

Simple common sense and good gray matter between your ears plays a significant role in effectively dealing with your e46 blues.
One important thing to realize and remember: A car basically comprise of mechanical, electrical, electronics, hydraulics and electrical systems. Learning the theories and facts behind these component systems will take the guess work and fear out in trouble shooting. For example: if you need to change the auto tranny fluid, it's ok to use any spec'd fluid. Dont worry auto trannies dont have taste buds and will not know the difference. As long as the right spec'd fluid is used your tranny will shift. If you dont believe me then you're gay.



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I cant believe those people giving advice on replacing fluid on a manual tranny. The auto tranny yes maybe but manual?
Actually, let me quote this so you don't try and edit it later.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #4
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That trolls are best left unfed.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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A car basically comprise of mechanical, electrical, electronics, hydraulics and electrical systems.
You forgot about electronically controlled electronics
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:10 PM   #7
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Wait, clearing codes over and over is how you fix problems? Man, the more you know.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #8
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #9
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:37 PM   #10
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Profile name and signature preety much says it all. OPs membership should be revoked, even if it was free.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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OP is a good mechanic, just clear the codes and its good to go, no parts needed!
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:07 PM   #13
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Jesus. I was going to say, who the F creates a retarded thread like this on here?

Go away troll.

Before coming on this site, here's what I did on my Mitsubishi Galant S, the only other car I've worked on:

1. Changed rotors/pads/drums/shoes.
2. Performed oil change.
3. Attempted to swap exhaust flex pipe coming down from the manifold, but then realized that someone had tossed a header in there and the pipe wouldn't fit. Said F it because of the gargantuan rust underneath that piece and promptly bought my second BMW (first was a 1987 E30 325 and I never did anything mechanical to that car). Sold POS galant for $2700!

That's it.

I couldn't begin to list the accomplishments I've done myself on this car since joining this forum because it would instantly create a thread 1000 pages long. I even purchased the Bentley manual, opened it maybe 10 times since I've owned it in 5 years, all because of the complete comprehensive pictorial DIY's on this here baby.

Go F yourself Troll.
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That most problems I have on my car are commonplace and easy as **** to fix?
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...i have learned that you are a Troll.

here are a list of your previous threads. like no air filter, etc. why do all your threads get locked?
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/search....=27210919&psa=
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...i have learned that you are a Troll.

here are a list of your previous threads. like no air filter, etc. why do all your threads get locked?
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