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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By davehayes2204
hi, my friends wife works for williams bmw in...

hi,
my friends wife works for williams bmw in the uk.
she has told me in person that if a customer kicks up a stink in front of other customers they will do pretty much most things!
certainly...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,330
Posted By davehayes2204
if you can afford these hamann rims, the worst...

if you can afford these hamann rims, the worst thing you could possibly do to your x5 is not buy them! these are awesome!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By davehayes2204
widescreen sat nav unit replace smaller version??

hi,
im looking to buy a 2001 x5 3.0i sport.
the one im looking at has the sat nav with the smaller screen and all of the buttons on the right hand side.
would it be as simple as plug and play if i...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By davehayes2204
thanks, after speaking to another 320d owner...

thanks,
after speaking to another 320d owner with the same problem, we thing its the mass air flow meter causing the problem
i was wondering is there a way of testing this, other than buying...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,459
Posted By davehayes2204
thanks for the replys, i think im gonna use...

thanks for the replys,
i think im gonna use the heaters now, until i can have this looked at.
i remember my dad snapping the bleed screw on his e46 320d, so i think ill leave it to the pros...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,775
Posted By davehayes2204
i bought a steptronic as i couldnt find a manual...

i bought a steptronic as i couldnt find a manual at the time.
it was a novelty for about 7 minutes tops, i wanted a manual and should have gotten one.
although a friend of mine swears by auto, and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,459
Posted By davehayes2204
Unhappy coolant light comes on if i use my heaters?

hi,
So heres my problem...
if i turn up the heat in my car, the coolant light comes on! its fine on 16 degrees which was fine in summer, but now i cant even clear my windows without this light...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By davehayes2204
i actualy thought you could only do this to the...

i actualy thought you could only do this to the 325? mine does not have the valve but some do? not sure on that but its what i always believed.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By davehayes2204
i recently tried to have a slow puncture repaired...

i recently tried to have a slow puncture repaired ready for a 600 mile drive. it turned out the tyre was fine (not quite, i had to replace as it had been run half flat to the garage 3 times a week...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By davehayes2204
does anybody know... is it like a main dealer...

does anybody know... is it like a main dealer only thing to check/update the ECU to the latest software? any idea of cost?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By davehayes2204
the service light can also be reset without a...

the service light can also be reset without a tool!!
cant remember the exact procedure but you can find it for FREE if you google it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By davehayes2204
sell them one at a time on ebay! they go for a...

sell them one at a time on ebay! they go for a small fortune!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By davehayes2204
great, thanks for the replys!

great, thanks for the replys!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By davehayes2204
If its a BMW dealership ive heard rumours that...

If its a BMW dealership ive heard rumours that they would fix most problems as a good will gesture if you kick up a stink infront of other customers.
a good friend of mine's wife works for WILLIAMS...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,681
Posted By davehayes2204
you only need to cover one of the sensors to...

you only need to cover one of the sensors to cancel this function. i personaly keep the one on the back of the mirror covered at all times as i find it really restricts the vision when auto dimmed!...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By davehayes2204
RWD any day! good driving skills and a sensible...

RWD any day! good driving skills and a sensible attitude in the cold far outdoes 4WD!!
i used to own an A4 quattro and not once did i benefit from the 4WD! lost out to the poor fuel economy, smaller...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By davehayes2204
The E46 M3 has flared arches as it actualy has a...

The E46 M3 has flared arches as it actualy has a wider chasis to help with stability i believe, and the genuine M3 wheels do NOT fit for this reason. 4 front wheels will work but are not so easy to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By davehayes2204
nice!! E46 is not available in white as far as im...

nice!! E46 is not available in white as far as im aware in the UK! looks so good!
looks like it will be hard to keep clean although ive had a black car and surely it cant get any harder than that??
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By davehayes2204
cool im going to do it tomorrow just to get rid...

cool im going to do it tomorrow just to get rid of that damn light a day or two early!!!:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By davehayes2204
P.S you must turn your key to the second setting...

P.S you must turn your key to the second setting for 1 minute and then off again to reset the light! if you dont it will stay on forever. BMW will do this, but dont pay them to replace it as you dont...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By davehayes2204
the sensor on the front os on the passengers side...

the sensor on the front os on the passengers side (uk) so i would assume drivers side US?
the light must requite a "normaly closed circuit" to stay off so rather than replacing it you could in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By davehayes2204
Question E46 320d engine swap problems

Hi,
My dad recently had the engine in his 2002 320d replaced.
Apparently a "mesh" from the turbo came off and went in to the engine resulting in destruction!
He had a new engine fitted by a BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By davehayes2204
same problem here! i replaced pads recently using...

same problem here! i replaced pads recently using the same brand (not sure which) as i did on my e36. they were inexpensive but worked well and gave off next to no brake dust. i went with them this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,191
Posted By davehayes2204
not suggesting the guy in the 335 couldnt drive,...

not suggesting the guy in the 335 couldnt drive, but a 330 is not a slow car and a 335 is not a mega fast one! e46 M3 faster again but were not talking massive margins between any cars in this range...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By davehayes2204
imola red is in my opinion, by far the best...

imola red is in my opinion, by far the best coulour for an e46! i wish id waited for one, instead of jumping in headfirst to my silver one!!!
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