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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By horse
I have had two CSBs go bad. It my case, I'm not...

I have had two CSBs go bad. It my case, I'm not sure if there is a hesitation, but it starts out intermittent, with a subtle rumble strip vibration/sound, and then it graduates to a more ugly sound...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By horse
It only happens on throttle, accelerating from a...

It only happens on throttle, accelerating from a stop or low speed? That would typically have to do with your driveshaft center support bearing (CSB) and/or the driveshaft itself.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By horse
CSB symptoms are often present only for up to a...

CSB symptoms are often present only for up to a few seconds and only under throttle when accelerating in the vicinity of 10-25 mph. But in my experience, I hear something vibrating (starts out like...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-13-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By horse
^^ eBay If you don't want to overhaul your...

^^ eBay

If you don't want to overhaul your system, or even just add a new amp, OEM or used OEM is likely your only option.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By horse
Consider doing the O2Pilot mod if your mechanic...

Consider doing the O2Pilot mod if your mechanic is willing - in any event, the DIY includes suggestions for other work which can be done at the same time as the CCV.
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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-02-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By horse
If I understand you right, on the long drive,...

If I understand you right, on the long drive, coolant temp was typically between 90-100, but occasionally dipped down all the way to 75 before recovering?

I experience the same fluctuations on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-16-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By horse
Lasted me a year, and I bought from rockauto. ...

Lasted me a year, and I bought from rockauto.

Valeo is the OE supplier, and the Valeo unit is made in Germany also sold as Sitronic and Rein to my knowledge. The 'Rein' unit is less than $50 if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By horse
$47 gets you the OE part reboxed, made in...

$47 gets you the OE part reboxed, made in Germany.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-blower-motor-resistor-oem-64116920365b
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By horse
fwiw I've been driving without PS fluid or a PS...

fwiw I've been driving without PS fluid or a PS pump for two years now, and my rack is still fine.

Not that that's advisable, but on a short term basis it's the pump you need to be worried about. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,233
Posted By horse
Correlation vs causation, though. The person who...

Correlation vs causation, though. The person who buys OE coolant is more likely to buy OE parts and take care of recommended maintenance. The person who buys green coolant may be buying whatever is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,233
Posted By horse
Zerex G-48 is the same as Genuine BMW, and...

Zerex G-48 is the same as Genuine BMW, and O'Reilly's stocks a 50/50 mix (although it's cheaper to buy straight coolant)
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,765
Posted By horse
What brand was the replacement? If you bought a...

What brand was the replacement? If you bought a no-name eBay FSR or a used FSR, then you are lucky it lasted for more than a year.

The OE supplier is Valeo, also sold as Sitronic and Rein (the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-08-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,706
Posted By horse
I have comperehensive, partially because I...

I have comperehensive, partially because I couldn't get glass coverage without it (and from what I gather, glass for our cars isn't cheap).

Collision however was much more expensive than...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-25-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By horse
From all the threads I've read on here... ...

From all the threads I've read on here...

Generally, once the gauge goes all the way to the right, and the red light comes on, you have a short amount of time, situationally a very short amount of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By horse
Are you losing coolant?

Are you losing coolant?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-19-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By horse
Does it really feel like the car is hitting a...

Does it really feel like the car is hitting a rumble strip, or does it just briefly sound like you are driving over a rumble strip (and/or like you are driving on a flat tire or two)?

If the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By horse
Probably besides the point - do you have anything...

Probably besides the point - do you have anything pushing or otherwise rubbing up against the back of your front seats? In my CIC I've noticed on a couple of occasions that my FOB no longer seemed...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,632
Posted By horse
I bought a Moog front end kit from Rock,...

I bought a Moog front end kit from Rock, installed a year ago. The control arms have been fine but the Moog bushings I bought separately were trash (as someone here had warned) and have already been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,622
Posted By horse
MAF value should be about 3.5 g/s or a bit higher...

MAF value should be about 3.5 g/s or a bit higher at fully warm idle in park. If it's regularly around 3.37 in idle, especially at a lukewarm idle, there's a good chance you either have a vac leak...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By horse
Also, what brand resistor did you buy? If you...

Also, what brand resistor did you buy? If you bought a dirt cheap eBay FSR, that might be an issue. OE is Valeo (sold cheaper as Rein and maybe Sitronic). Some have had success with Behr/Hella. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-16-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By horse
It makes sense to check/replace the wiring to the...

It makes sense to check/replace the wiring to the FSR. See here: https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=911194

Also, removing fuse 50 is an easier temporary solution than disconnecting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-07-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,636
Posted By horse
I have had similar t-stat behavior (via two...

I have had similar t-stat behavior (via two separate tstats). Others have reported the same. I'm not sure it's right, but it isn't abnormal per se. In my case, coolant temp will often start...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By horse
I've also got the Koch KT20297, unopened, will...

I've also got the Koch KT20297, unopened, will sell for $75 shipped.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By horse
I have the Koch rear diff bushing tool and can...

I have the Koch rear diff bushing tool and can sell it to you. I paid $95 on eBay and never used it since I ended up going thru a mechanic who already had the tool.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-20-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By horse
They do clunk, or technically I think the diff...

They do clunk, or technically I think the diff itself clunks because it isn't being held in place. But the clunk sounds kind of like a metal barrel rolling around in your trunk.
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