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Forum: Exterior 08-04-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By TWF
Tail lights

Have tail lights left over from 325. Sold car and don't need them any more. They are in great condition. If you need anything from this picture send me offer.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
For engine to hydro lock oil has to get on top of...

For engine to hydro lock oil has to get on top of piston, in to combustion chamber. How can oil get there?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
I will let you know. Engine locking mechanically...

I will let you know. Engine locking mechanically still bothers me and is mystery for now. Yes, we will replace everything and do whole 100k service.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
Update, reason car stopped running was fuel pump....

Update, reason car stopped running was fuel pump. After knocking on it it started working again and car started but fuel pump needs to be replaced. CCV is clogged and will be replaced also. Valve...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
He is good guy, always did good for me. Nice and...

He is good guy, always did good for me. Nice and clean shop, very professional. If you go there tell him Zoran sent you. If I can't work on car myself he is only one that will touch it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
I am happy she does not like/want to drive my car...

I am happy she does not like/want to drive my car :).
I have no place to work, outside only and it is cold to do bigger projects. In summer no problem, I changed brakes this summer and axle (torn...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
You right about short trips, she drives 3 miles...

You right about short trips, she drives 3 miles to work. And shopping on weekends :)
Is this CCV only crankcase venting?
91k miles total on this car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
Place called German Automotive, he worked on my...

Place called German Automotive, he worked on my MB's and this BMW.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
I just asked her details how exactly it stopped....

I just asked her details how exactly it stopped. I was not in the car. Car that shuts off while moving will jerk at certain speed.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
Well, there should be no coolant in that area...

Well, there should be no coolant in that area above or around sensor so it is oil. Most like from valve cover, nothing else there. Doubt it is alternator either, started easy at house before she took...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
Can't see but there is darker area around sensor...

Can't see but there is darker area around sensor which is wet, probably dripping from sheet metal above where that U shaped notch is.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
Hard to take good pic down there in dark. Like I...

Hard to take good pic down there in dark. Like I said, there is not really pool of oil, just wet around sensor and on that sheet metal above sensor. And some down on bottom under, I guess under...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
Yea, car not turning over does not make sense,...

Yea, car not turning over does not make sense, either blown head gasket or any other stuff mentioned.
She said car was running perfect (women ear for engine :)) and she was about 1-2 miles from home...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
Ok, got brave and opened hood. Oil level is good,...

Ok, got brave and opened hood. Oil level is good, on lower end but within range. Coolant level is at minimum now, was good yesterday when car was still warm. All the normal lights are on instrument...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
Windshield fluid bottle is full :) Will check...

Windshield fluid bottle is full :)
Will check more little later.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
Oil level looked fine when I checked it. There...

Oil level looked fine when I checked it. There was no oil under the car, just little right around sensor that looked like it is coming out of the sensor itself, and some down under it. Not really any...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By TWF
car stopped running

Wife took 04 325xi to work today and did not make 2 miles when car shut down and smoke coming from under the hood. When I got there I opened hood and only thing I could see is oil or some liquid...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-24-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,715
Posted By TWF
I am in the market for M3 and wonder about this...

I am in the market for M3 and wonder about this cracking.
Why is it cracking and what is the fix?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,524
Posted By TWF
Would ignition timing, combustion chamber shape,...

Would ignition timing, combustion chamber shape, how fast fuel burns..etc have something to do along with compression ratio? Higher octane fuel burns slower.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By TWF
That cover looks cracked in 2nd picture.

That cover looks cracked in 2nd picture.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 86,331
Posted By TWF
Go to your local dealer or your mechanic and ask...

Go to your local dealer or your mechanic and ask them if they can fix it. Pay for it and than get refund if you get recall.
This is exact reason I did not want to wait, connector was melted.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 86,331
Posted By TWF
No kidding :) I have this bmw and mb500sl. I...

No kidding :)
I have this bmw and mb500sl. I want back my old buick with 455 and carburator :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 86,331
Posted By TWF
There is invoice with parts and cost in my...

There is invoice with parts and cost in my previous post :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 86,331
Posted By TWF
Right side was not melted and did not need new...

Right side was not melted and did not need new housing, just wires.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 86,331
Posted By TWF
They replaced all connectors on my. Here is list...

They replaced all connectors on my. Here is list of parts.
Plus shop material and tax, $404.94
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