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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By bimmerpepi3
After replacing the valve cover gasket did the...

After replacing the valve cover gasket did the smell go away?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,803
Posted By bimmerpepi3
Did you ever figure out what was causing the...

Did you ever figure out what was causing the burnt rubber smell?
I'm having the same problem with my 2003 325xi and the dealership checked and said that the belt they replaced a couple months ago...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By bimmerpepi3
Sudden drop in gas mileage

I have been meaning to replace my CCV valve for a while, but just finished replacing the expansion tank. I replaced the transmission thermostat during this because I broke it when I pulled the etank...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By bimmerpepi3
I finally managed to get it out. With a hair...

I finally managed to get it out. With a hair dryer of all things...warmed it up and dried it out, I'm guessing it either expanded or the water was keeping sealed. Although, I did manage to break off...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By bimmerpepi3
What is the wire bail?

What is the wire bail?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By bimmerpepi3
Removing Expansion Tank

I am replacing my expansion tank in my 2003 325xi BMW, due to a crack in the side. I removed all the necessary hoses, but the hose at the bottom is too tight and I cannot pull the expansion tank out....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By bimmerpepi3
After the white smoke stopped coming out of the...

After the white smoke stopped coming out of the exhaust, I checked the plugs and they were not soiled, so I didn't bother replacing them, but I will defiantly check the CCV.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By bimmerpepi3
Problem with my bimmer

Hey guys so I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with my 2003 325xi. It randomly chugs and you can here this from the exhaust so I'm thinking it's not transmission. It also has stalled several...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By bimmerpepi3
I flushed the coolant system by emptying out all...

I flushed the coolant system by emptying out all the coolant including the extra amount in the engine block. Then filling it with distilled water turning over the engine and running for 5 min....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By bimmerpepi3
Similar problem happened to me. Except it wasn't...

Similar problem happened to me. Except it wasn't that quickly my service engine light went on and off for awhile and then it stayed steady on for awhile before it started shaking. I took it to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,359
Posted By bimmerpepi3
I always use premium because using regular for a...

I always use premium because using regular for a while can mess up the catalytic converter. I figure it's not worth saving the extra 10 when I might end up having to replace the catalytic converter...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By bimmerpepi3
My car warms up quite quickly. It is kept in a...

My car warms up quite quickly. It is kept in a garage so it never really gets stone cold. My coolant light is always on because it shorted out, but I have been checking the level and I've not been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By bimmerpepi3
Heating System Problems

My BMW e46's heater blows cold air once it's warmed up for around 20 min and then starts blowing heat only at high rpms. Does anyone knows what is wrong?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 215,717
Posted By bimmerpepi3
My 2003 BMW 325xi has almost 151,000 and still...

My 2003 BMW 325xi has almost 151,000 and still has its original transmission, although it has mostly highway miles on it.
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