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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By marco328
Dealership doesn't like changing manual transmission fluid

I have a 99 328i just shy of 270,000 miles with the same MT fluid and same clutch! I'm more worried to change the fluid as my baby still drives very well.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By marco328
You can also look at some neoprene covers. There...

You can also look at some neoprene covers. There are many companies out there who sell some really nice one. Have some on my 328i for the past 4 years and they haven't faded or discolored.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By marco328
If you have basic mechanical knowledge you can...

If you have basic mechanical knowledge you can DIY and save $400. I did it myself with help of DIY instructions. Take your time and it can be done.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,305
Posted By marco328
I too had a thump in between grears and in...

I too had a thump in between grears and in reverse. Ended up being the bushings. Just got them replaced and no more thump. However, I have a very loud click which didn't go away. Having mechanic...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,058
Posted By marco328
I'm considering the Dice Electronics Mediabridge....

I'm considering the Dice Electronics Mediabridge. I can connect my iPod and bluetooth cell and use the steering controls for the music and calling and receiving cell phone calls.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By marco328
Congrats on your X5 purchase. I too just bought...

Congrats on your X5 purchase. I too just bought 2006 X5 3.0 on July 3 ($19,995) with 80k miles. I also have a 1999 328i with 255k miles on it and still love to drive it. Yeah the steering is...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,766
Posted By marco328
I"ve replaced the alternator on my 328i and the...

I"ve replaced the alternator on my 328i and the X5 doesn't seem to be too much different. New/refurbished alternator cost me less than $200. Time to replace the alternator about an hour. I've taken...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,766
Posted By marco328
Had my mechanic do a complete check of the entire...

Had my mechanic do a complete check of the entire car and checked for any DTC codes and nothing. There was one code for a drop in electrical current but he cleared it and nothing. So not more than an...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By marco328
Unfortunitely, the bluetooth still doesn't come...

Unfortunitely, the bluetooth still doesn't come up. I checked for a mic in the roof liner and there's one in there. However, now I'm wondering if this is just for the BMW Assist. I think I'm just...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,766
Posted By marco328
My wife told me that the same light has come up...

My wife told me that the same light has come up twice in the last few days on her 2006 X5 3.0. However, it's didn't remain on for more than a few seconds. She hasn't notice any shifting issues. I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,571
Posted By marco328
Sounds like your window regulator is failing....

Sounds like your window regulator is failing. I've replaced all mine in my 328. The front ones at least 2 or 3 times. You'll have to remove the door panels to see exactly what the problem is. If it's...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By marco328
Bluetooth or Not?

I just purchased a 2006 X5 3.0i from a non-BMW dealer. Car is in great shape and runs like a top.

I'm trying to figure out if it has bluetooth or not. I checked the rear compartment where the NAV...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,719
Posted By marco328
Old mechanics trick to find vacuum leak. Get some...

Old mechanics trick to find vacuum leak. Get some carburetor or MAF Cleaner spray oh and a fire extinguisher. I did this while engine was cool. Turn on car, spray small amounts near vacuum lines. If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,937
Posted By marco328
99 E46, manual Trans, 230k miles on LA highways...

99 E46, manual Trans, 230k miles on LA highways and I still consistently get 30+mpg. Daily round trip commute 120 miles!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,452
Posted By marco328
I'm having very similar problems. Cleaned MAF and...

I'm having very similar problems. Cleaned MAF and replaced both upper O2 Sensors and still running rough at idle plus codes for misfires on all cylinders come up along with "PreCat oxygen sensor...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By marco328
Maybe there might be some air trapped in your...

Maybe there might be some air trapped in your power steering system.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-23-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,263
Posted By marco328
sixkiller, Thanks for the suggestion and...

sixkiller,

Thanks for the suggestion and that's what I'll be doing over the holiday. I was hoping someone had an electronic copy of the wire diagram for it which would make it easier. I might...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-22-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,263
Posted By marco328
Anyone have wiring diagram for power to the...

Anyone have wiring diagram for power to the Auxiliary Fan (the fan between the radiator and engine). Trying to figure out where it get's it's power from. Right now no power to the fan.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,263
Posted By marco328
Auxiliary Fan Problem HELP!

I'm having trouble getting my new Auxiliary Fan (between radiator & engine) to turn on. The original got fried, smoke everywhere. I though my engine was on fire it was smoking so bad. Got a new fan...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By marco328
Just replaced the final stage resister on my 99...

Just replaced the final stage resister on my 99 E46 and boy was it a pain getting it in and out. Very cramped area. I removed the glove compartment completely to have more room to manuver and see....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,770
Posted By marco328
Please disregard my LCM location question....

Please disregard my LCM location question. Figured it out, it's actually the light switch it self, dah!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,770
Posted By marco328
Where is the LCM located? and what does it look...

Where is the LCM located? and what does it look like?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By marco328
Shelly, Still haven't solved or figured out...

Shelly,

Still haven't solved or figured out the problem. I've been quiet about this because it's been relatively cool. Now with todays hot day, the problem is back. The drivers side door opened...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By marco328
Unhappy I also have a problem with my central locking...

I also have a problem with my central locking system. It only happens intermittently, like on hot days when left out of garage. Remote won't work, central lock button won't work, not even the door...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By marco328
Having the same problem here in So Cal with the...

Having the same problem here in So Cal with the rain the last 2 days. It happens everytime it rains and haven't been able to find out why and only seems to happen when I drive in the not when it's...
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