E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 208 votes, 4.72 average.
Old 04-29-2013, 04:38 PM   #18541
Schlag96
Slightly Modded ///Member
 
Schlag96's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 809
My Ride: 1999 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mango View Post
The tabs inside don't latch onto the hood. the grills themselves are in great shape. A shame. i'll keep them as spares or make some kind of art out of them
Custom Mango Bimmerfest 2013 kidney grille sunglasses. Go.
Schlag96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 04:49 PM   #18542
Mr.Makeveli
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Mcdonough,Ga
Posts: 92
My Ride: 2001 325i(sedan)
Re: * What did you do to/for your E46 today? *

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ivan77cb View Post
What sticker?


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
I'm sorry, wrong person.But I was looking for an e46fan sticker/emblem for my Windows!

Sent from my SPH-L710 using BimmerApp mobile app
Mr.Makeveli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:05 PM   #18543
HacksawMark
OEM ///Member
 
HacksawMark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,101
My Ride: 2014 Subaru XV
* What did you do to/for your E46 today? *

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Makeveli View Post
Where did you get the stickers from

Sent from my SPH-L710 using BimmerApp mobile app
I'd provide the link but I'm out and about. If you perform a search on the forum, you'll find it easily. If you're a paying member or make a donation (I could be wrong about...), you're allowed 3 - 5 stickers depending on the level of membership you get. Nice inexpensive way to support the site.


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
06 Quartz Blue 325Ci - Sold
HacksawMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:34 PM   #18544
Blueandwhite85
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,344
My Ride: E46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schlag96 View Post
If it's only the first few minutes check your Secondary Air Pump. It can make those kind of sounds when it's starting to go bad, and shuts off after like 2 minutes.
I wish it were that easy, however it isn't.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mango View Post
right what? are you being sarcastic? let me put it this way, my knowledge on the e46 and e46 cooling system pales in comparison to my photography/gear knowledge. so if you have something to say, say it.
I did say what I had to say? Trust me I'd never question your knowledge on anything. I've been around these parts long enough to know better than that.

Last edited by Blueandwhite85; 04-29-2013 at 05:35 PM.
Blueandwhite85 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:36 PM   #18545
BBBoy323i
All show no go!
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 2,464
My Ride: 2000 323i Black/Gray
* What did you do to/for your E46 today? *

Quote:
Originally Posted by HacksawMark View Post
I'd provide the link but I'm out and about. If you perform a search on the forum, you'll find it easily. If you're a paying member or make a donation (I could be wrong about...), you're allowed 3 - 5 stickers depending on the level of membership you get. Nice inexpensive way to support the site.


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
I see Tim made a new design?


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
 photo 01bea680-7313-4e36-9aab-9072b1a50daf_zps5308f8f8.jpg
BBBoy323i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:40 PM   #18546
THECLEANERBEAMER
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,550
My Ride: 2002 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mango View Post
Yeah i'm slowly getting to the cosmetic stuff now. mechanical stuff priority one!!
I need some new oem ones tabs don't stay when I close my hood, I may pick up BMW performance grills

Btw just replaced my belts,water pump expansion tank,thermostat, and fan clutch!
__________________
Instagram:thecleanerbeamer

Last edited by THECLEANERBEAMER; 04-29-2013 at 05:42 PM.
THECLEANERBEAMER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:40 PM   #18547
Mango
A full five stars, son
 
Mango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 22,625
My Ride: M54B30
I like the old small design better. good thing i still have extra stickers
__________________
A lifetime free of problems if you follow my guides
Cooling | Maintenance | Suspension | Vacuum | Supreme Reliability | Details

OVER A MILLION VIEWS
Mango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:41 PM   #18548
Solidjake
Zero. Oil. Leaks.
 
Solidjake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 22,293
My Ride: 2002 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by THECLEANERBEAMER View Post
fan clutch!
How much you paid for that?
Solidjake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #18549
THECLEANERBEAMER
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,550
My Ride: 2002 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solidjake View Post
How much you paid for that?
I got it for 177
__________________
Instagram:thecleanerbeamer
THECLEANERBEAMER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #18550
Solidjake
Zero. Oil. Leaks.
 
Solidjake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 22,293
My Ride: 2002 330i
Wait, the fan clutch for the mechanical fan?
Solidjake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #18551
THECLEANERBEAMER
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,550
My Ride: 2002 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solidjake View Post
Wait, the fan clutch for the mechanical fan?
Nope, radiator fan clutch
__________________
Instagram:thecleanerbeamer
THECLEANERBEAMER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:59 PM   #18552
THECLEANERBEAMER
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,550
My Ride: 2002 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mango View Post
I like the old small design better. good thing i still have extra stickers
I'm with you on that mango I like the old design better, hopefully nothing happens to mine
__________________
Instagram:thecleanerbeamer
THECLEANERBEAMER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 06:00 PM   #18553
Solidjake
Zero. Oil. Leaks.
 
Solidjake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 22,293
My Ride: 2002 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by THECLEANERBEAMER View Post
Nope, radiator fan clutch
So you mean the electric fan.
Solidjake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 07:22 PM   #18554
Hollywood516
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,669
My Ride: 02 330i
Re: * What did you do to/for your E46 today? *

Been looking for source of P0171 and P1074 codes that came up since dou ng Vanos seals yesterday . I cleaned the MAF, checked SAP vacuum hoses, checked lower intake boot, doesn't make sense. The car is running awesome. I cleared the light, so now ill just wait and see. BTW , I painted my headlight trim black also...

Sent from my SPH-L710 using BimmerApp mobile app
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1367281328446.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	43.0 KB
ID:	503035  
__________________
Hollywood516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 07:30 PM   #18555
JZambrano7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Corona,NY
Posts: 1,201
My Ride: 2003 325xi
* What did you do to/for your E46 today? *

Looks much cleaner


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________

-JZ7-
JZambrano7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 09:38 PM   #18556
Foxalpha5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canberra Australia
Posts: 42
My Ride: 2003 325i 5MT
Fixed the beast..

I was driving down a nice twisty road with some friends the other day, when I head a really bad rattle.. Assuming it was my RSM's or something I pulled over and tested the rear suspension.
It turns out, that the lower retaining bolt for the the rear drivers side caliper had fallen out, no where to be seen! The rattle, was the caliper bouncing on and off of the rotor..
The only bolt available that fit was from my friends exhaust, I hope Mango doesn't get angry that I used a nissan bolt for a while!

Limped her home, and half way there I noticed a new noise, the upper bolt had dissapeared and the rotor was shifting upwards and catching on the dust guard, pushing it against the rotor.
So today I put in two new high tensile bolts, torqued to spec according to the Bentley and the caliper isn't going anywhere
Foxalpha5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 09:38 PM   #18557
Foxalpha5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canberra Australia
Posts: 42
My Ride: 2003 325i 5MT
Fixed the beast..

I was driving down a nice twisty road with some friends the other day, when I head a really bad rattle.. Assuming it was my RSM's or something I pulled over and tested the rear suspension.
It turns out, that the lower retaining bolt for the the rear drivers side caliper had fallen out, no where to be seen! The rattle, was the caliper bouncing on and off of the rotor..
The only bolt available that fit was from my friends exhaust, I hope Mango doesn't get angry that I used a nissan bolt for a while!

Limped her home, and half way there I noticed a new noise, the upper bolt had dissapeared and the rotor was shifting upwards and catching on the dust guard, pushing it against the rotor.
So today I put in two new high tensile bolts, torqued to spec according to the Bentley and the caliper isn't going anywhere
Foxalpha5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 09:41 PM   #18558
Blueandwhite85
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,344
My Ride: E46
* What did you do to/for your E46 today? *

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1367289900.246128.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	60.3 KB
ID:	503089

Soon!


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Blueandwhite85 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #18559
briangl92
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Scotts Valley
Posts: 9,515
My Ride: A08 ZSP ZPP SULEV
* What did you do to/for your E46 today? *

Quote:
Originally Posted by Solidjake View Post
Getting my OEM bike carrier by the end of the week.


Nice! I've got two of them. I got them for a steal...open box returns on clearance haha My only complaint is the front mount leaves a gap between it and the cross bar that causes whistling.

Attachment 503112


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app

Last edited by briangl92; 08-05-2013 at 12:47 PM.
briangl92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 12:13 AM   #18560
BBBoy323i
All show no go!
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 2,464
My Ride: 2000 323i Black/Gray
* What did you do to/for your E46 today? *

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueandwhite85 View Post
Attachment 503089

Soon!


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Akebono pads ftw


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
 photo 01bea680-7313-4e36-9aab-9072b1a50daf_zps5308f8f8.jpg
BBBoy323i is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use