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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By zQUEz
Having someone else do for you is the new norm. I...

Having someone else do for you is the new norm. I think DIY'ers in all facets is fast becoming (if not already) becoming the minority.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By zQUEz
Bluebee - I gotta know, what is your filing...

Bluebee - I gotta know, what is your filing system? Do you just a massive stash of Word docs with every type of topic full of links? I can't imagine imagine text docs would help with all those links...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By zQUEz
I found the bavauto YouTube video to be the best...

I found the bavauto YouTube video to be the best in describing how to do it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By zQUEz
That atf hole is only for the power steering. It...

That atf hole is only for the power steering. It is not connected to your transmission in anyway. Just siphon out lime you said, put in regular atf from auto zone and you will be fine.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-23-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By zQUEz
You would be better served if you ask your...

You would be better served if you ask your question in the forum section dedicated to your particular year and model of your vehicle.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By zQUEz
If the smaller hose disintegrates you can easily...

If the smaller hose disintegrates you can easily pick up a replacement at advanced auto. 5/8" I think..... Happened to me a few weeks ago when I did my ccv.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By zQUEz
While not my thing, the kiddies these days love...

While not my thing, the kiddies these days love bluetooth and touch screen nav/head units. Dynavin comes to mind. I would also do the regular things like ccv and fuel pump and things listed in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By zQUEz
Take a look at realoem.com where you can find...

Take a look at realoem.com where you can find part numbers on just about every bolt and screw on your model.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By zQUEz
Sounds bearing related to me. What is the...

Sounds bearing related to me. What is the condition of you idler and other pulleys?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By zQUEz
Take a look at the wiki link in the top. It has...

Take a look at the wiki link in the top. It has all you need to answers your questions.
I hear the average yearly maintenance budget should be $1500. Personally for the past 100k miles (approaching...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By zQUEz
Fuse is the first place I would start. Should...

Fuse is the first place I would start. Should take all of 30 minutes to verify or eliminate that as a source of your issues.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By zQUEz
I wouldn't ignore the recommended maintenance on...

I wouldn't ignore the recommended maintenance on the known failure areas just because the symptoms have gone away. Consider yourself lucky that you have been given a chance to fix before you get...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By zQUEz
Without knowing the maintenance history I would...

Without knowing the maintenance history I would also guess fuel related. Few pump, and filter being the first suspects.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 74,655
Posted By zQUEz
site may have changed. Plenty of people use...

site may have changed. Plenty of people use Dexron VI without issues, but if you literally want to see the words "suitable replacement for 8072 B" from a manufacturer:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By zQUEz
Check your valve cover gasket. Use a small...

Check your valve cover gasket. Use a small telescopic mirror to get back there.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By zQUEz
You said it was at night that you saw this. How...

You said it was at night that you saw this. How do you know it is white? Under headlights oil burning smoke will look white. Check the usual oil leak suspects as found in the wiki.

Sent from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By zQUEz
Get a PPI done from a dealer and ask if their...

Get a PPI done from a dealer and ask if their records show whether the subframe repair was done under the recall. If you can't get that information and it worries you, find another one to buy. Plenty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By zQUEz
There are a few other symptoms and not all...

There are a few other symptoms and not all present themselves at the same time. I am about to do mine again for the 2nd time (80k miles apart) but my only symptom is sudden increase of oil...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By zQUEz
If that includes all parts, that $800 seems...

If that includes all parts, that $800 seems reasonable to me. The ccv is 5-6 hours labor alone. Add in profit and insurance and a better chance the job gets done correctly the first time.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By zQUEz
If you had a BMW knowledgeable person look at it...

If you had a BMW knowledgeable person look at it in person and get the diag wrong, I don't know that we have any chance, especially without a video. I recommend you get a mechanics stethoscope (or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By zQUEz
If he is interested in the 3 series (like 330)...

If he is interested in the 3 series (like 330) then head over to the e46 part of bimmerfest and check out the wiki. A lot of details about common issues, maintenance and buying advice. Expect these...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By zQUEz
Kbb.com or Edmund's is a good place to get a...

Kbb.com or Edmund's is a good place to get a range on prices. If you find a vehicle outside those avg. ranges consider carefully why it is.
Use the wiki above for common pain points.
Get a PPI...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-24-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By zQUEz
Speaking about personal finances, if the return...

Speaking about personal finances, if the return you (might) make on investing the cash you otherwise would have used to buy a car is important enough to you to use that as your decider on whether you...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By zQUEz
If its as bad as you say it should be easy to...

If its as bad as you say it should be easy to take a photo of it. Also, reading through your posts, I am not convinced of the legitimacy of your storey. Might just be that something gets lost to a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By zQUEz
What if it isn't? It "may" make sense...

What if it isn't?


It "may" make sense to do a lot of things. My position is you can never go wrong by being conservative and not over leveraging yourself. I rather do what works in all...
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