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Old 12-13-2016, 03:31 PM   #21
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I would add:
1. DIY everything: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=799196
2. Getting up in the driveshaft - want crisper driving? Do all this at the same time (yeah, you will suffer, but the exhaust bolts are solvable)
- Replace your flex disk http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/diy_guibo.htm
- Refresh your shifter http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...rt+shifter+diy
- Replace CSB - ?
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:54 PM   #22
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I would add:
1. DIY everything: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=799196
2. Getting up in the driveshaft - want crisper driving? Do all this at the same time (yeah, you will suffer, but the exhaust bolts are solvable)
- Replace your flex disk http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/diy_guibo.htm
- Refresh your shifter http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...rt+shifter+diy
- Replace CSB - ?
Thanks Archbid, bookmarked the DIY everything. Brilliant!
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:14 PM   #23
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Archbid, I added all your links. It would be nice if there was a CSB and Guibo thread combined since they are usually replaced hand in hand
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:48 PM   #24
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As I was researching some interior mirror upgrades, this link kept coming up as very good by our members but it no longer valid. Maybe someone has this pdf saved somewhere or knows if the link can be modified.

http://www.bigpatsfans.com/mirror/compass.htm
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Good info! much appreciated.
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:07 PM   #27
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Old 12-14-2016, 01:45 AM   #28
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Great post. I like the new thread name, can't remember what the old one was heh.

It's interesting to see the 2016 data on page views and thread replies, and also the wealth of knowledge that stills comes out continually from top members (lingon, BaliDawg (you helped me out with some info in LA when I was a dumb noob with a P0174 lol!), BMW-North, jfoj, MANGO, and some others I'm forgetting~). Goes to prove the E46 is a timeless, interesting, not-perfect, unique, leaky-son-of-a-bitch, beautiful and powerful automobile.
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Old 12-14-2016, 01:46 AM   #29
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Archbid, I added all your links. It would be nice if there was a CSB and Guibo thread combined since they are usually replaced hand in hand
I will be doing this in early January and will take full step pictures and do a DIY.
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Great post. I like the new thread name, can't remember what the old one was heh.

It's interesting to see the 2016 data on page views and thread replies, and also the wealth of knowledge that stills comes out continually from top members (lingon, BaliDawg (you helped me out with some info in LA when I was a dumb noob with a P0174 lol!), BMW-North, jfoj, MANGO, and some others I'm forgetting~). Goes to prove the E46 is a timeless, interesting, not-perfect, unique, leaky-son-of-a-bitch, beautiful and powerful automobile.
Agreed. We are immensely lucky to have such a kind and giving community. I have gotten so much from others to get me to where I am, and this thread is me giving back. I am also filling in some of the blanks that I struggled with myself. Make sure to tell me when you get that DIY written up, it can be here!
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Definitely!

I also just realized, I could do a simple DIY guide on E46/36/39 OBDII USB connectivity. The USB thread is legendary, but I think people need to understand that to get your virtual machine BMW computer to look like an actual 100% BMW-certified shop computer (GT1, WinKFP, SSS, Progman, NCSexpert) in almost all aspects, you need to purchase from this one Romanian seller who has his own licensing process to crack almost all available software. Not sure if that is shady, but it has been talked about at length in the OBD USB thread.
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Old 12-14-2016, 02:12 AM   #32
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I honestly know nothing about it. If you can write a good guide on those, then go for it! I need to learn NCSexpert to reset my ZKE since it is freaking out.
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I gave you a shout out on my Facebook page Tmac! https://www.facebook.com/e46mango/
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Thank you! I'm glad you like it

It'll grow as I learn more! (And as people inform me of things to add)
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:18 PM   #35
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I looked over the list again, and I think something more should be added for the cooling system. A bolded heading specifically for cooling system problems that mentions the fact that the expansion tanks all go bad and start leaking, and the issues with the replacement Wahler thermostats leaking from the electrical connection.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:40 PM   #37
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I need some help if possible!! I have a 2000 BMW 323i . I have changed several things in it from alternator ,spark plugs, cam shaft sensor to thermostats. My car has been leaking power steering since I bought it and need to fix it. However! My car has been randomly getting the transmission sensor light come on while driving and then lags when I try to accelerate. I here no noise nothing. I have to then turn it off and back on and it's fine. It recently started doing it in the morning. What it will do it lag when I try to move and when I get it to move I notice a big leak towards the front . When I check power steering I notice it's not completely empty so it can't be that. When i took a picture of what the leak looks like? If anyone has any info on this please let me know!!
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Jennya, start a new thread so your question doesn't get missed
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