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Forum: ///M3 Forum 01-06-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By Bidno
Sweet! Thanks for sharing

Sweet! Thanks for sharing
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Bidno
Yes, codes. Might also ask how many miles since...

Yes, codes. Might also ask how many miles since transmission was serviced? BMW now recommends changing transmission fluid every 100k miles. No codes but I was noting the car holding gear too long...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-04-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Bidno
You can spend a lot and not fix the problem so,...

You can spend a lot and not fix the problem so, as markus noted, start by checking for ABS errors. And first make sure your battery is strong. Weak battery can cause a lot of weird errors including...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-29-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Bidno
Can't quite tell where that's attaching. Take a...

Can't quite tell where that's attaching. Take a look at these diagrams (https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=ET37-USA-01-2002-E46-BMW-325i&mg=16) to see if you can sort out. GL

Edit: The...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-28-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Bidno
Gnarly, oh my! And welcome, these cars sure are...

Gnarly, oh my! And welcome, these cars sure are fun to drive.
Forum: Tire & Wheel Forum 12-28-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Bidno
Yeah, it's a judgement call, and I've gone both...

Yeah, it's a judgement call, and I've gone both ways. Sometimes I replace in pairs and keep the best as a spare. Or last time I replaced a single when tires had 80% tread-life and their was a...
Forum: The Showroom 12-28-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Bidno
Nice work, looking good!

Nice work, looking good!
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-24-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 23,922
Posted By Bidno
Only 117k miles and running like a Swiss watch....

Only 117k miles and running like a Swiss watch. PM and maintenance done except for hard pipes and rear bushings which currently show no issue. Hopefully, I'll enjoy for the foreseeable future.
Forum: Suspension and Braking 12-21-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Bidno
I'm next in line for that.

I'm next in line for that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 757
Posted By Bidno
Code was 5df5 - Internal module failure. From my...

Code was 5df5 - Internal module failure. From my prior post appears estimates were actually $250-300 to repair. Here's link to my thread (https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1226560). ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-18-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 757
Posted By Bidno
One said mine could not be repaired (based on...

One said mine could not be repaired (based on code) while second quoted $100 and no promises. Bought newer used off ebay for $50. Replace your brake master cylinder while there; $50 from RmEuropean...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-15-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Bidno
Looks like the stop buffer...

Looks like the stop buffer (https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=ET37-USA-01-2002-E46-BMW-325i&diagId=31_0600#22116753910). Replaceable at a reasonable cost. Just don't forget to install...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Bidno
Check on ebay. I bought a full set of engine...

Check on ebay. I bought a full set of engine shield fasteners (including the metal clips) a couple years ago.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-04-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Bidno
Standing by eagerly. I have the boomerang (sedan)...

Standing by eagerly. I have the boomerang (sedan) but no glued clips nor clips on the car. Bought body-side clips from the dealer and used silicone adhesive to attach the boomerang. This proved only...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Bidno
I repaired a 3-4" crack/tear in the engine shield...

I repaired a 3-4" crack/tear in the engine shield with the black plastiweld and holding fine four years later. The plastiweld actually fuses this material (versus a blob of epoxy, etc). Don't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Bidno
That's an excellent deal in my book. And I'd say...

That's an excellent deal in my book. And I'd say to go for it. Is that BMW of Dallas or Grapevine? Have had top notch service from both
Forum: E46 Convertible 11-20-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Bidno
If worse comes to worse somebody suggested...

If worse comes to worse somebody suggested previously the cheapest way in is to break the passenger side tail light, reach inside the trunk, and pull the emergency trunk release (i.e. green handle)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-17-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Bidno
Nice work! Hard to say what might be the biggest...

Nice work! Hard to say what might be the biggest single discriminator. If you had vacuum leaks or old plugs, I would point there first (i.e. intake boots and hoses). However, I've never rebuilt or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Bidno
You're going to want to read the codes from the...

You're going to want to read the codes from the ABS. Do you have BMW Scanner? And what year is your car? Apparently ABS had updates for model year 2003. Myself and others have had 2002 cars where...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-09-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,946
Posted By Bidno
Take it back to the installer and have them look;...

Take it back to the installer and have them look; looks like the tire did not seat properly. I have seen before. GL
Forum: General Off-Topic 11-08-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,703
Posted By Bidno
The CDC has been slandering legal nicotine vaping...

The CDC has been slandering legal nicotine vaping products without a shred of evidence for over six months while being told repeatedly that vitamin E acetate in black market THC products was the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 43,333
Views: 5,549,776
Posted By Bidno
What did you do? Buy new seats? Or? Cause I need...

What did you do? Buy new seats? Or? Cause I need to do similar
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,773
Posted By Bidno
Argh. Haven't been to that particular spot...

Argh. Haven't been to that particular spot (yet...) but a good long soak in pentrating oil and high-quality pair of visegrips can usually work the treat. Been a while and couldn't find it, but...
Forum: Australia 10-29-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Bidno
Call them back and ask them directly who...

Call them back and ask them directly who performed the work and on what date. If not, tell you need need a supervisor or manager. If you still don't confirmation, tell them you need the BMW phone...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43,333
Views: 5,549,776
Posted By Bidno
Thanks, ordered e46 bracket from Best Buy. Now...

Thanks, ordered e46 bracket from Best Buy. Now looking for phone holder (and stud?) to finish out. It's a jungle out there!

Found this Panavise holder...
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