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  2. Bit late to the party, but have a look at this if you've not already found or solved this conumdrum: https://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-3-Series-E46/35-TRANS-Rear_Differential_Fluid_Replacement/35-TRANS-Rear_Differential_Fluid_Replacement.htm Confirms what I though about filling until the fluid starts to come out, then seal up when it stops dripping.
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  4. No problem. Just be careful, I did the same but the fault returned after a short while. If it does then they will need replacing. Get the codes read to confirm though - could be the ABS rings on the rear driveshafts that have corroded
  5. Just like to say Thankyou bought a 2004 m3 same fault (came on on day of viewing car was in storage) chap knocked off £300 from price. unplugged Module multi plug and plugs to sensors few times then started it up pressed brake v hard few times restarted it lights went out !!!!
  6. Thanks mate, it was between this or an e92 M3, but the e46 is in more immediate need of supply running low, and every time I see one I know I made the right choice.
  7. Noticed today my passangers window wasn't closed all the way. When I open and closed it it got stuck. The window moves towards the front and back door of the car if I wobble it whilst holding the switch on close I can close the window. This isn't the regulator is it?
  8. Mark_F

    Ive got a list

    Cheers Momo, you're a star. Keep them coming though, cheers
  9. momo

    Ive got a list

    Give Nick Jupp a bell - he's a BMW breaker in Swanley. Really nice guy and knows his stuff.. Always provides top quality parts and usually has everything in stock. He's also not the type of guy to wrap it in one layer of bubble wrap then wonder why it arrived in 15 pieces. He properly packs things to the point where sometimes it can be a PITA to just get to the part you ordered! lol. Contact details on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nick.jupp.5
  10. I like this, great looking car. Top mods too. I wish i had bought an M3 instead of an S4 avant.
  11. Mark_F

    Ive got a list

    Morning, i am looking for; Boot mat, wheel well liner/cover with screwdown Spacesaver Jack Arm rest Gearknob Dash inserts GM5 module Black floor mats Please whatsapp me, 07515753886. Looking to get these asap, cheers
  12. Surprisingly well actually. Driving through the little villages all the attention goes straight to the Alfa unfortunately. Although I did get a compliment from a guy in a slammed R32 on Bentley wheels while in a petrol station, but I also got asked if it was a real M3 by someone else 😂
  13. Wow! That's a collection of cars you and your mates have! How does the Abarth do in keeping up? They look like fun cars! Kirkynut
  14. Just some quick mobile pics from Wales. I highly recommend anyone to go, if possible with friends. The roads and scenery will keep you entertained for hours...
  15. Just a quick update, I read loads about using Dis so I loaded VMware and took a deep breath and after a few attempts I found my way through to the recalibration part and touch wood it’s cleared the fault so no more warning lights. I don’t know why the car thought the steering was out unless it just drifted out over time and eventually caused a fault. Hopefully it won’t come back but I can keep clearing it now I’ve done it once. Actually changing the steering angle sensor looks like an awkward pain if not too difficult I just don’t want have to do it or pay for a new one!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Hi My Car is showing the Steering angle sensor as being faulty but when I check it with INPA it shows that it’s reading 11 degrees off when straight ahead. Now I’m pretty sure it’s not faulty but it needs resetting. There should be an option to reset it but my version of INPA doesn’t have the option. I’ve read that I need an older version of INPA to have this option so does anyone have a version of INPA on discs that I could borrow to install on my PC or alternatively could anyone just reset my car if I come to you? I live near Diss in Norfolk Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. key fob stopped working months ago, central locking on door lock barrel has been working up until recently - have ordered a new replacement barrel. dealership provide new key for £160. Hope there is someone that can help on a budget, is there a recommended key fob repair service? I've seen blank diamond keys available, is this something a locksmith can cut? Otherwise where would you recommend to to get a 2nd working second keyfob? Thanks
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  19. Pretty sure they're incompatible.. Completely different drivetrains as far as I know..
  20. Brake pads wouldn't be standard on any service. It's usually an extra
  21. Hmm, I don't think it would affect the car when stationary though (see video)?
  22. Thanks for the reply! It just had a full service immediately after it happened the first time, and they mentioned topping up all fluids so I'm guessing the PAS fluid is fine. I'll check though. What you're saying about the belt drive sounds sensible though. Plenty of things to investigate there! I'll mention those things to the indie BMW place when it goes there in a couple of weeks. Ps it had a new water pump recently so hopefully it won't be that. Ps ps, I noticed the rear brake pads weren't changed in the service - is it normal to only change the front pads in a full service? Btw, this was at my local garage, not at any kind of dealership or indie bmw place.
  23. Does the power steering still work when it happens? I know it could be difficult to tell when at speed.. Have you checked PAS fluid levels? If it matches engine speed i'd say it's something on the belt drive (hence asking about power steering). So either Power steering pump, water pump, crank pulley, tensioners or AC pump.
  24. Hi All after a longish spell off the road the old girl is back on the road but with a troublesome clutch gear transmission the garage thinks the clutch is on the way out as I'm running a supercharger would any of the experienced indys know if a 330d clutch would slot into a 330petrol? I'm hoping the mounting/fixings positions might be the same. I don't want to spend silly money on a race clutch just wanna squeeze another 50k out of this car before converting to a track car.
  25. On two separate occasions now, I've had to pull over due to a sudden onset of really heavy vibration through the steering wheel - which is in time with the engine vibrations. Video of the second time it happened here: https://youtu.be/jwGuTTyxxbo The vibration gets worse when I rev it, and also when turning the steering wheel. I had it checked over by a local garage after the first time, and they couldn't find a thing wrong with it. No worn bushes, nothing wrong with the steering rack or engine mounts. The weird thing is, both times it happened, it kind of wears off by just driving the car again. Also worth noting, both times it happened were after I booted it a bit out of a side road onto a main road.
  26. Sounds like your electric modules are buggered - if it's anything like the X5 they're in such a place where they flood if the sunroof drains are blocked. Check the physical condition of them first.
  27. So this weekend fun was repairing and freshening up the bumpers from the carelessness of one of the previous owners. The front bumper had a scrap on the lower right corner from a wall or curb and both rear corners had scrapes and a load of small nicks and chips across the back. I have wanted to get this sorted for a while now but was waiting on better weather and some free funds. Bodyshops had been quoting between €300 and €400 to have the work done which i just dont have to spare right now. I have never painted anything bigger than a mirror or splitter so a few blogs have been read and plenty of youtube research done, feeling brave I ordered materials ( total bill €80 ) and roped in some help from my other have a go hero buddy Ian and got stuck in figuring if I messed it up would just have to pay a professional to re do and suffer the loss of materials. The Damage (looked worse in person ) The repair All Painted All Back together and out in the sun. Im not going to sit here and say it is perfect but it is a night and day difference and a great learning experience. Next up Leather repair kit should arrive today or tomorrow so will be cracking on with that and once some more pennies are gathered up the front will be getting a bit closer to the ground. Also need to get onto my pdr guy to sort or the car park dents on the lefthand side arches
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