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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By mafabix
Engine rattle!

I woke up one morning to start my E46 2003 (1995 cc) only to get a very loud alarming rattle from around the topic of the engine. The rattle reduces as the engine warms up. On drive, it is almost not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By mafabix
Mechanic said the center bearing was fine but I...

Mechanic said the center bearing was fine but I am taking his word. I am going to get another opinion about the other items. Thanks
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By mafabix
Steering wheel replacement?

Is it possible to replace my 2003 318i steering wheel with one with control buttons on the steering wheel? Is it a good idea anyway?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By mafabix
Replaced diff works but with issues

After a great headache for 6 months with first humming noise and then progressing to a jarring grating or ratcheting sound emanating from the belly of my 2003 e46, the culprit was finally nailed: it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By mafabix
Ok I will go for the Bosch since we have a Bosch...

Ok I will go for the Bosch since we have a Bosch service nearby. Many eBay sellers do not ship to Uganda
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By mafabix
Question of Spark Plugs?

My mechanic replaced my OEM NGK spark plugs with those for a Merc. The NGK plugs had 4 pins while the replacements have only one pin. The mechanic says the replacement are even better than the NGK...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By mafabix
Thanks. The Wiki is sufficient

Thanks. The Wiki is sufficient
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By mafabix
Thanks SJBimmer for your comment. Indeed the...

Thanks SJBimmer for your comment. Indeed the mechanic was right. It was the diff. I had never replaced the CC and he thinks it was the bad servicing that caused the diff to get badly worn out. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By mafabix
What is this gggrrrrrrrrrr noise?

I have almost torn off most of my hair! There is a grrrrrrrr noise emanating from somewhere under the car and I can't figure out what is wrong. I have a 2003 e46 318i which has been fine until last...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By mafabix
I got the same problem except yours is much worse...

I got the same problem except yours is much worse than mine. I also have a 318i (2003) with now 100k on it. Looking for cash to do Inspection I
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,543
Posted By mafabix
I have exactly the same problem!!

I have exactly the same problem!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By mafabix
Furthermore, after the mechanic added the...

Furthermore, after the mechanic added the spacers, the car handles a lit bit oddly. Could the spacers be affecting the vehicle dynamics?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By mafabix
Yes, the 318i is an e-46. I will remove the...

Yes, the 318i is an e-46.

I will remove the back seat and check but I would be surprised to find anything. This sound just started out of nowhere. The sound is like there is something loose...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By mafabix
Help: Is it the shocks?

There is a sound coming from the rear on the driver's side when I start to accelerate or when going around a bend. It seems like some loose object rolling around in the trunk. I checked my trunk...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By mafabix
Ha! Ha! Ha! I wonder how "WHETHER" got into it....

Ha! Ha! Ha! I wonder how "WHETHER" got into it. I actually meant WEATHER. I guess it was a "slip of the keyboard" OR too much "WEATHER"
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By mafabix
Does whether affect the E46??

Somebody please help me! I wonder why my E46 (2003) runs rough in the morning and when it rains that during a hot day. On a hot day, the engine purrs smoothly. But when it gets very cold (not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By mafabix
I am trying to lay hands on some cash to do a...

I am trying to lay hands on some cash to do a thorough check and treatment. One of my window regulators snapped and I replaced it. My air compressor is off completely and I think I need to replace...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By mafabix
Thanx a bundle goosefoot33. This is...

Thanx a bundle goosefoot33. This is comprehensive enough for me.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By mafabix
Thanx guys. I got the mechanic to confirm that...

Thanx guys. I got the mechanic to confirm that one horn is dead. Had to replace it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By mafabix
Why did my horn change?

Out of the blue my horn sounds completely different! It is not as loud as it should be! I have to press hard to get enough sound from it. What is going on? It like there were two horns before and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By mafabix
Health check at 95k

I have just hit 95k since I bought my bimmer at 73k. The car runs fine except for some humming in the wheels. I would like to do a full health check of the whole car and replace what is broken but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By mafabix
I will check and see what is wrong. How does it...

I will check and see what is wrong. How does it look like?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By mafabix
Hi Fast Bob. I can comfortably park the car in...

Hi Fast Bob. I can comfortably park the car in any adequate size of space. My biggest problem is not the parking but the guys who keep bumping into me. We have lots of cyclists and they tend to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By mafabix
I have searched on the net and already seen some...

I have searched on the net and already seen some good options of aftermarket sensors. Thanks for the advice
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By mafabix
Thanks! After looking at the picture you posted...

Thanks! After looking at the picture you posted and examining my bumper, I see that I do not have sensors on my bumpers. So how do I get them installed? A new bumper?
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