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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-22-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Newbimer
To be on the safe side, put scratch marks in the...

To be on the safe side, put scratch marks in the chain and gears to align them, and zip tie the chain to the gears in two places so they can't move.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-12-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By Newbimer
Pull it out and have a really good look Anything...

Pull it out and have a really good look Anything that's causing it to get really stuck should have left a nice mark on housing. Looks like there is corrosion at the bottom of the strut housing. You...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-06-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Newbimer
You have two choices. Try getting a replacement...

You have two choices. Try getting a replacement from the nearest wreckers, OR push it in securely and add some hot melt glue around the perimeter to keep it in place. If you ever need to remove it,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-06-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By Newbimer
They are press fit to the bearing, so there...

They are press fit to the bearing, so there should be no play at all. If you have any play, it will only get worse, the bearing will fail, not to mention the wheel wobble/balance issues.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-06-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,461
Posted By Newbimer
[QUOTE=swordsman11868;18777001]Sorry to nitpick...

[QUOTE=swordsman11868;18777001]Sorry to nitpick but I wanted to clear something up:

Valvoline MaxLife (red bottle) is not Dexron VI.

Valvoline says it’s compatible but if you require Dex 6...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By Newbimer
Most likely overheating. Remove them and check...

Most likely overheating. Remove them and check the wiring, probably wires are very stiff and or burned.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,190
Posted By Newbimer
Never seen one that bad! Most if not all BMW...

Never seen one that bad! Most if not all BMW contacts, wire terminations, etc., are zinc coated to prevent corrosion. Was there a lot of water penetration into the battery bay? Or possibly PO used...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-29-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,190
Posted By Newbimer
A lot of errors will show up due to the battery...

A lot of errors will show up due to the battery issue. The E46 does not take kindly to loose/corroded battery cables. The loose cable connection tells you why they were showing a charge rate of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Newbimer
Whats the mileage? Last time you replaced the...

Whats the mileage? Last time you replaced the plugs, did a tune up?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Newbimer
Only one way to find out...try it and see if it...

Only one way to find out...try it and see if it works for you.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-27-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,596
Posted By Newbimer
Get a straw, bottom it in the hole, bend it over,...

Get a straw, bottom it in the hole, bend it over, remove and measure from the crease line down.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By Newbimer
Check out this link on fuel related issues:...

Check out this link on fuel related issues: https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/23632/why-is-a-volume-test-necessary-when-diagnosing-fuel-delivery-problems
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Newbimer
If they are already connected at the board level...

If they are already connected at the board level adding another connection should not make any difference...maybe? It could be the two pins are connected when you test them at the plug, but the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Newbimer
The EWS I'm using I picked up at the wreckers...

The EWS I'm using I picked up at the wreckers just for testing purposes. It came out of a wrecked 2003 325i (WBAEV33403KL60172) and it connects with no problem, can code keys as well. On this chip it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Newbimer
I have the exact same chip OD46J, no 12V adapter...

I have the exact same chip OD46J, no 12V adapter required. When the unit starts up, it may show you these images, just go past them and it should take you to the programming section. If you still get...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Newbimer
It should beep soon as you connect the USB to the...

It should beep soon as you connect the USB to the computer, even without being connected to the unit. EWS3 does not need the external 12V power, it should work just the way it is. Run the program...
Forum: Lighting Forum 04-22-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Newbimer
Unless BMW has changed the gaskets, they will...

Unless BMW has changed the gaskets, they will still be partially air filled. Heating them would cause the air to expand, making it harder to compress. Try making them shrink instead, by putting them...
Forum: Lighting Forum 04-22-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Newbimer
Get OEM gaskets. Difference is the OEM ones are...

Get OEM gaskets. Difference is the OEM ones are made with air pockets inside the rubber, so they will properly compress to allow the lenses to go back on properly. Aftermarkets ones like URO are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Newbimer
Try here: http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/

Try here: http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Newbimer
It beeps soon as you connect it to the USB port....

It beeps soon as you connect it to the USB port. Again when you fire up the software. I now always place mine on top a piece of cardboard. First time I used it, it didn't work. Tried pushing on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By Newbimer
The units cable is very finicky, if its not...

The units cable is very finicky, if its not contacting all the pins solidly at the same time, it won't work. Make sure all the pins on the chip are nice and clean, top to bottom. Use a magnifying...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Newbimer
Some of the scanner cables come with an on/off...

Some of the scanner cables come with an on/off switch that enables you to connect pins 7 & 8 if you need to. If your unit does not have a switch, and the pins are not already connected on the circuit...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Newbimer
If you want to be able to switch it on/off. The...

If you want to be able to switch it on/off. The 110/220 switch from the back of an old desktop power supply fits in the side of the case nicely.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Newbimer
Pull the board connector off, then check 7 & 8,...

Pull the board connector off, then check 7 & 8, they may already be connected on the circuit board.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 355
Posted By Newbimer
Yet it will ruin the bearing, that's why you test...

Yet it will ruin the bearing, that's why you test fit, before you install the hub. At least I do. Aftermarket parts tend to bite you on the butt, when you don't!
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