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Forum: E46 Convertible 10-14-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By jjrichar
It holds the plates of the rear attachment point...

It holds the plates of the rear attachment point together. It looks like an o ring, but it's a rubber band.
Forum: E46 Convertible 10-13-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By jjrichar
It's supposed to spin like that. See links below...

It's supposed to spin like that. See links below for information on the regulator and how to tighten/adjust.

Scroll down the comments in the first link for extra info. There is a piece that was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By jjrichar
If for the ZF transmission, you can get them...

If for the ZF transmission, you can get them individually from a ZF dealer.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-02-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By jjrichar
Is the crankshaft turning, ie is the pulley...

Is the crankshaft turning, ie is the pulley turning at the front of the car when you start?

It sounds like the starter is turning but is not engaging the flywheel. Strange as the starter gear...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By jjrichar
Solenoids very rarely fail. If they do, they hard...

Solenoids very rarely fail. If they do, they hard fail and you will have a permanent problem you can't resolve by turning off and on. Most likely some electrical issue that is intermittent. Normally...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By jjrichar
What's the problem with the transmission?

What's the problem with the transmission?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By jjrichar
There are none specific to those shifts. All...

There are none specific to those shifts. All shifts are a combination of MV 1,2 and EDS 2,3. EDS 1 is always active as it controls the main pressure. EDS 4 controls the TC clutch. MV3 is only there...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-25-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By jjrichar
The cover itself if lifted hydraulically. The...

The cover itself if lifted hydraulically. The locking mechanism for the cover is controlled by a unit under the rear seat if that is what you are looking for.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By jjrichar
As stated above by Balidawg, you can test each of...

As stated above by Balidawg, you can test each of the solenoids individually using INPA.

I'm convinced your problem is with the gear knob/shifter assembly. If the cable is disconnected at the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-12-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By jjrichar
Dees, 1. Does the gear knob tab go all the way...

Dees,
1. Does the gear knob tab go all the way back and engage correctly when the cable is disconnected from the transmission shift lever? The gear knob (inside the car) should move smoothly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,761
Posted By jjrichar
I'd like to clarify some of the information...

I'd like to clarify some of the information above.
There were four different varieties of 5HP19 installed in the e46

320s had the 008
323s had the 005
325s had the 009
330s had the 010

All...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-30-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By jjrichar
That's definitely not right. I don't think it's...

That's definitely not right. I don't think it's getting all the way correctly into the D detent on the detent disk.

The first thing I would do is loosen the nut on the selector shaft on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By jjrichar
The pressure inside you cooling system when cold...

The pressure inside you cooling system when cold should never get significantly less than ambient pressure. The coolant cap is a two way pressure relief valve. When warm, it holds the pressure inside...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By jjrichar
I think the problem might be something very...

I think the problem might be something very simple.

The notches you feel when you change gear are from the detent disk that is on the selector shaft that sits inside the transmission. If these are...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-03-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 115,207
Posted By jjrichar
Glad to have helped. Finding the damper split was...

Glad to have helped. Finding the damper split was like finding a needle in a haystack. You seem as happy to find it as I was to find it in mine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-30-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By jjrichar
Idle control valve needing a clean a re-oil gives...

Idle control valve needing a clean a re-oil gives the symptoms you have. I'd be doing this first. Failed coil will be as rough as hell and won't go away as it warms. Link below to ICV cleaning.
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-26-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,669
Posted By jjrichar
I would remove the fan as well. You should be...

I would remove the fan as well. You should be able to rotate so the engine top rear is resting on the firewall.

If this doesn't work, I would suggest supporting the engine, removing one of the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-23-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,669
Posted By jjrichar
I always coat the front exhaust nuts and screw...

I always coat the front exhaust nuts and screw with copper anti seize paste. They will come off like butter for the life of the car afterwards. I also smear the gaskets with the paste and I can...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-22-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,669
Posted By jjrichar
Personally I would avoid cutting into the car...

Personally I would avoid cutting into the car frame at any cost. I don't think loosening the engine mounts will make any difference. You might just have to remove the exhaust and driveshaft.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-12-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,669
Posted By jjrichar
I didn't consider the side frame getting in the...

I didn't consider the side frame getting in the way. I'm assuming you will need to drop the rear of the transmission like you describe to get room as you need to be able to slide the new shaft in...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-10-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By jjrichar
They can break if when removing the deflector...

They can break if when removing the deflector from the car you remove one side and then lift rather than pull straight out of the other side. If you lift, you put a lot of pressure on the other mount...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-09-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,669
Posted By jjrichar
That all sounds good. Don't be afraid of it. It's...

That all sounds good. Don't be afraid of it. It's not as complex as you think. Just a lego set that goes fast.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-08-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,669
Posted By jjrichar
Can you confirm the bit that has broken off is...

Can you confirm the bit that has broken off is what I call the 'shaft' in the first photo at the start of this thread?

If so, I'm not going to sugar coat it. What has happened isn't good, but the...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-05-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By jjrichar
It is held in place by clips. They are metal and...

It is held in place by clips. They are metal and have a good grab on them. Just gently pull upward. You will also need to remove the connector for the slider cover at the rear of the trim prior to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-05-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By jjrichar
The current that goes to the solenoid on the...

The current that goes to the solenoid on the starter motor that makes everything work comes from the immobiliser unit. This signal for whether the car starts or not comes from the chip in the key,...
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