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Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By wfx32
at least this time they have the replacement...

at least this time they have the replacement parts ready. last time the parts were all on backorder. that's progress. so i bet they will have it all solved in time for the third recall. /sarcasm
Forum: Site Feedback/Questions/Suggestions Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By wfx32
maria, another name from allo allo.

maria, another name from allo allo.
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By wfx32
i dropped off the 04 at the dealer this morning. ...

i dropped off the 04 at the dealer this morning. after the initial response that there was no recall and no updated part number, it was great to be able to provide them the part number. however the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 191,327
Posted By wfx32
discussed with him again today. it seems his...

discussed with him again today. it seems his real concern was not the moisture so much as replacing the whole valve cover when the diaphragm or cap fails. that's not an issue now that we have...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By wfx32
found these pictures in another thread. maybe...

found these pictures in another thread. maybe the xi didn't come with this reinforcement plate?
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By wfx32
do you mean this one 51617199687, #3 trap door...

do you mean this one 51617199687, #3 trap door below? i don't think i ever had this. i must have lost it pretty early on and never noticed.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,320
Posted By wfx32
here's some good info on the additional features...

here's some good info on the additional features you get from the bmw specific scanners. foxwell/schwaben gets the best reviews, but some reports of problems after clearing EWS codes. hoping...
Forum: Site Feedback/Questions/Suggestions Yesterday, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By wfx32
helga reminds me of allo allo.

helga reminds me of allo allo.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 191,327
Posted By wfx32
i agree .. the heat conductivity of aluminium is...

i agree .. the heat conductivity of aluminium is much better than plastic. maybe the newer engines have ccv integrated in a plastic valve cover?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 191,327
Posted By wfx32
fixed the image link, looks very clean.

fixed the image link, looks very clean.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 191,327
Posted By wfx32
must be an issue with the newer engines then. i...

must be an issue with the newer engines then. i will ask him to clarify. i've seen pictures of valve covers with lots of mayo/condensate but my thought is better there than somewhere else.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 191,327
Posted By wfx32
i had interesting brief chat with a race mechanic...

i had interesting brief chat with a race mechanic today. he prefers the old separate CCV on the e46 because when they get logged with moisture he can just toss and replace the CCV, but on the newer...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By wfx32
catch can has been recommended to me many times,...

catch can has been recommended to me many times, and i'm sure it works but i still haven't tried it .. i guess because of the maintenance of emptying the can and the fact that there are so many good...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By wfx32
yeah maybe it's worse if you ignored the recall...

yeah maybe it's worse if you ignored the recall notices entirely. at this point you could argue that these airbags are just rubbish and you are waiting for the next recall.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By wfx32
canít blame you but i couldnít do that myself.....

canít blame you but i couldnít do that myself.. what if a passenger is killed and it comes out that i removed/disabled the airbags?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,482
Posted By wfx32
that follows what charlottesville told me this...

that follows what charlottesville told me this morning. surprised me because i was under the impression that the recall was supposed to fix the problem.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By wfx32
72126998949|airbag for front passenger|889700 ...

72126998949|airbag for front passenger|889700
51458146760|fastening elements|889520
07119905374|self locking collar nut x2|072000

thanks bali, that helps.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By wfx32
very possible. i thought maybe a spammer. but...

very possible. i thought maybe a spammer. but youíd be surprised. there is a very wide range of folks here.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By wfx32
i guess you could force the thermostat to stay...

i guess you could force the thermostat to stay open with a signal to keep the heat element active and wax melted. not sure how that is going to add power though. probably will just burn out the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By wfx32
yeah i confirmed with both...

yeah i confirmed with both https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and https://www.bmwusa.com/safety-and-emission-recalls.html


good idea to try some other dealers .. i don't want them to reinstall the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By wfx32
now it's getting confusing with the recall on the...

now it's getting confusing with the recall on the recall. dealer here at first said there was no open recall. they are rechecking. **how can i make sure they don't reinstall the same passenger...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By wfx32
i would definitely try to fix because it's so...

i would definitely try to fix because it's so localized. but new hoods are pretty cheap now. i was looking a few months ago and a new hood 41617042893 was $400-500, repainting was $500-600. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 124,402
Posted By wfx32
yeah the parts compatibility lists are always...

yeah the parts compatibility lists are always suspect. i used to trust the dealer parts people but no more.

bmw likes to experiment and make lots of little changes, but the changes are often...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By wfx32
only BMW would sell a $900 skid plate. but i...

only BMW would sell a $900 skid plate. but i might pick up one of these used.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 124,402
Posted By wfx32
yeah the prices for these have really crashed. i...

yeah the prices for these have really crashed. i ordered the ak90 from aliexpress for only $15. and that new OE key from taiwan for $35. makes the dealer charging $150 that much more egregious.
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