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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By kindawg
My mechanic said that I need a new altenator from...

My mechanic said that I need a new altenator from the voltage tests that he ran. I just don't understand how everything could have been fine but the minute I remove the altenator and re-install it,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By kindawg
Most cars do not need this kind of "freshening...

Most cars do not need this kind of "freshening up". BMW has poor designs using o-rings to seal liquid. Iv'e had plenty of 100k+ cars and the boots were still in great condition.

I had higher...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By kindawg
update: 06/12/2013 I went to autozone and...

update: 06/12/2013

I went to autozone and purchsed a new tensioner pulley along with a brand new serpentine belt.
On the way home, the Battery light turned off, then back on, then off again.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By kindawg
Ok, Ill update in aout 2 hours

Ok, Ill update in aout 2 hours
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By kindawg
running to autozone in the work vehicle then...

running to autozone in the work vehicle then right home, they have a new belt and a new pulley in stock.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By kindawg
wouldnt the light go off when the car is idling...

wouldnt the light go off when the car is idling tho if everything is ok? The pump does go out when I put more demand on it. the sharp and slow turns.

*the battery light is constant*
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By kindawg
I replaced the Idler pulley on the altenator, it...

I replaced the Idler pulley on the altenator, it was all seized up and didnt want to move, I replaced it with a new one and now the squeak is gone.

I start the car up and I can see the belt moving...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By kindawg
Battery Light on, steering stiff, after pulley swap.

Last weekend I swapped the pulley that is attached to the altenator on my 2002 325xi, because it was making a squealing noise. I also put a new gasket on the oil filter housing due to the common...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By kindawg
just saw online, that they are like $20 each....

just saw online, that they are like $20 each. just going to replace them. I thought they were expensive.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By kindawg
Every Startup, Especially when its humid, it...

Every Startup, Especially when its humid, it rained last night, and it did it all the way to work.

I installed a Metal propeller water pump before the winter last year. I actually installed a new...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By kindawg
Bump... Anyone? Still doing it in the summer now.

Bump... Anyone? Still doing it in the summer now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By kindawg
BMW making Strange noise, video

My 2002 325xi is making some funny noises on start-up- and especially when it is cold out.

Once the car has been on for about 25 minutes and completely warmed up, the noise vanishes.

Check...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By kindawg
Did you bleed the system? it needs to be bled by...

Did you bleed the system? it needs to be bled by the radiator cap. The screw uses a philips screwdriver. I had the same problems, I forgot the bleed like a dummy
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By kindawg
Car whines while coasting and cruising. Auto 325xi

I have noticed since it is colder out, that my car has a whining noise coming from the engine compartment or underneath the car. Here are the symptoms:

When going downhill or cruising to a stop,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By kindawg
Power Steering tight by nature???

I recently bought a 2002 325xi, and the steering wheel is decently hard to turn, the pump is working and I do have power steering, its just that, its very difficult to turn the wheel compared to my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By kindawg
I noticed mine did the same thing last week, I...

I noticed mine did the same thing last week, I had some extra vacuum line laying around and it was an easy fix.

Rip all of the hose off that is broken, you will be left with the 2 hard plastic...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-12-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By kindawg
New Member... Cool Stuff Inside

Hello everyone, my name is Michael, I an new here. I will be picking up my 2002 325xi tomorrow that I had just purchased.

I really fell in love with the car after I took it for a ride, it's just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,038
Posted By kindawg
I just bought a 2002 with 109k on it for $7,100 ...

I just bought a 2002 with 109k on it for $7,100

Don't buy it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By kindawg
HID headlight question

So uh, dummy me.

I bought a 2002 325xi today. I don't physically have the car yet. I had the pay the owner so he could pay his lien.

I only test drove the car in the day and never even checked...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By kindawg
Troll is Trolling

Troll is Trolling
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,946
Posted By kindawg
If you are off a tooth you will not know it...

If you are off a tooth you will not know it immediately. I had a Galant VR4 and it was off 3 teeth and it drove like normal, it would knock randomly. check and double check. stick 2 pieces of tape on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By kindawg
If you have a knocking noise, it would most...

If you have a knocking noise, it would most likely be a rod bearing. Can you hear it from outside the car? It should be loud and gets faster as you rev the engine.

Make sure your mechanic is not a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By kindawg
2002 325xi Good Deal? $7,600

First off please don't flame me about using the search button, I know these "should I buy" threads are all over the place but I just want some input.

I own a 2008 Mitsu Evo X (419whp) and I really...
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