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  1. Still battery troubles...

    General E46 Forum
    So before my battery wouldnt last more then a couple days without driving. So i replaced the battery. Now i havnt driven my car for about 3 days and the same notorious sound and no crank. I checked for a short a while ago and after 2 minutes it goes down to about -.05 , the alternator is...
  2. Battery Drain

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    I recently moved from California to Montana. In the process I towed my 330I and when I arrived it was dead. I jump started it and all was good... for a day. Now I have to jump start it everyday. The battery is so dead there's no lights and remote does not work to unlock. I had the battery and...
  3. Expansion tank help

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    Sorry if this is an easy answered question but I am in the process of replacing my expansion tank and I can not get it back in. I tried to get it on with the radiator still in the car but it wasn't happening. As of now the radiator and the bracket that holds the expansion tank and the expansion...
  4. Jump Start Terminal Under Hood Extremely Hot

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    I have been having issues with intermittent battery drain with my 2004 E46 for about two years, and have not been able to solve it. Today, while checking under the hood for leaks, etc, I noticed that the jump start terminal nut is extremely hot, to the point that if I dropped water on it, the...
  5. :: ECS Tuning :: Fumoto Oil Drain Valve

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    The Fumoto 12mm oil drain valve replaces your OE drain plug for fast, easy oil changes. Its spring-loaded valve has a quick release tab that makes changing oil a snap. Just push and turn to drain. All metal construction assures years of trouble-free service. Includes a threaded brass...
  6. Help with draining Radiator

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello, Bimmers all over the world. I'm new to this forum. I'm new to BMW. A welcome hug? No? I'm from Indonesia, anybody from Indonesia? 'Sup? Anyway, I just got a 2000 318i. Had a bit of tidying up to do. Like fix the electronics, dents, etc. And I just changed the standard 15" to 17" ten...
  7. Solved: Water leak passenger side floor

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    Rained on Saturday and on Monday morning I noticed that the passenger side front & rear carpet was soaked. After damage control with a shop vac & dehumidifier, I spent some time on E46fanatics trying to figure out where to start looking for the source of the water entry. Started by checking...
  8. How to clear the convertible's drain holes

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I've searched long and hard and I've not found a "how to" for clearing the drain holes at the front of the convertible cover well. So here goes... Tools required (Image01)... 1. 1/4" ratchet drive 2. 3" extension (1/4") 3. 6" extension (1/4") 4. 10mm socket (1/4") 5. 8mm socket (1/4") 6...
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