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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,869
Posted By Doc Holliday
They want you to buy their branded oil. ...

They want you to buy their branded oil.

I've owned 4 BMWs. My best estimate of the mileage I have put on those 4 BMWs is 500,000 at a minimum. I have never, not once, used "approved" BMW oil. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,896
Posted By Doc Holliday
There is no such thing as lifetime fluid. Unless...

There is no such thing as lifetime fluid. Unless you mean lifetime of the part. Then there is. And it won't be a long one if you buy the lifetime fluid nonsense.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,869
Posted By Doc Holliday
How is the car "lighter?' And understand that...

How is the car "lighter?' And understand that the M54 engine wasn't just used in E46s.

I run Royal Purple and I don't have any leaks either.

Again, BMW and their "approved oil" is nothing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-07-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,869
Posted By Doc Holliday
I use Royal Purple all the time, and have...

I use Royal Purple all the time, and have absolutely no problems.

Maybe someday people will realize that BMW and their "approved oil" is pure marketing.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By Doc Holliday
He had a code before he even had the fluid...

He had a code before he even had the fluid changed. I'd suspect that it was already going and the change had nothing to do with it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,768
Posted By Doc Holliday
Oh brother, this is a bad memory for me. I had...

Oh brother, this is a bad memory for me. I had exactly these same codes earlier this summer.

I took the damned intake system apart, looking for the split in the intake boots that I was just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,739
Posted By Doc Holliday
I have serious doubts that you're going to get...

I have serious doubts that you're going to get the car high enough in the air using ramps to be able to do the transmission fluid change. Most ramps only raise a car, what a foot or so? You need to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,004
Posted By Doc Holliday
When I bought my 325xi, it had two bent wheels. ...

When I bought my 325xi, it had two bent wheels. Take them off and get a good road force balance on them. You'll know pretty quickly if you have one. If you have a bent one and it's not real bad,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-01-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,625
Posted By Doc Holliday
When was the last time the radiator, thermostat,...

When was the last time the radiator, thermostat, water pump and belts were done?

Another guy caught in the VANOS stuff...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,230
Posted By Doc Holliday
What in the wide, wide world of sports is a goin'...

What in the wide, wide world of sports is a goin' on in this thread?

This whole story sounds like meadow muffins to me.

You break a con rod, you're going to have a ton more than $1500 damage,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,166
Posted By Doc Holliday
My experiences tell me that my former E30 and E34...

My experiences tell me that my former E30 and E34 RWD with dedicated snow tires on all four are at least the equal of my wife's 325xi with all seasons on it.

Now, if you put snows on the xi,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Doc Holliday
Bowden cables suck.

Bowden cables suck.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,356
Posted By Doc Holliday
Just to cover my butt, had the inspection done...

Just to cover my butt, had the inspection done Saturday (even though I've checked it a bunch of times myself). Nothing.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Doc Holliday
You've got a kid that knows how to shift? And a...

You've got a kid that knows how to shift? And a girl, even? That's rare.

Make sure your battery terminals are good and tight.

You don't hear a clicking or anything? When you turn on the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,027
Posted By Doc Holliday
A timer on brakes? That's a new one on me. ...

A timer on brakes? That's a new one on me.

I go back to E30s, and they had the sensor on them just like the new ones do.

BMW brakes are about the simplest part of working on the car. You...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By Doc Holliday
http://www.bmrparts.com/

http://www.bmrparts.com/
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By Doc Holliday
Jim Millet to the oil thread, stat

Jim Millet to the oil thread, stat
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Doc Holliday
You need to use lube on the guide pins and the...

You need to use lube on the guide pins and the contact points where the pads ride on the caliper.

You also need to use some kind of anti squeal on the backs of the pads.

I've never yet opened...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,356
Posted By Doc Holliday
I agree. I think any car is going to have issues...

I agree. I think any car is going to have issues when it gets abused. When you read forums like this, you come away convinced that people think that these cars are race cars, when they are not, and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,637
Posted By Doc Holliday
Modern BMWs can drain a battery flat within two...

Modern BMWs can drain a battery flat within two weeks if the car is not started and driven. Hell, I had a 1994 E34 that drained it after about three weeks.

Get a Battery Tender. It only...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Doc Holliday
First, you can get an aftermarket top, with the...

First, you can get an aftermarket top, with the window, from Bavarian Autosports for about $600.00. Then, either install the top yourself, or have it done for you. My trim guy did it for me for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By Doc Holliday
Truth. I had an E34 that went 175k on the...

Truth.

I had an E34 that went 175k on the original tranny before I sold it. I did flushes every time and it never failed.

The magical 100k you shouldn't change the fluid because it dislodges...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Doc Holliday
Are you getting white smoke out of the tailpipe? ...

Are you getting white smoke out of the tailpipe? Coolant in the oil?

If no, then you have not blown a head gasket.

As mentioned above, you have to have the car running and up to temperature...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-04-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By Doc Holliday
If it exists, I've never heard of it.

If it exists, I've never heard of it.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-03-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By Doc Holliday
Replacing the brake switch might help with your...

Replacing the brake switch might help with your top problem too since you have to have the brake on to move the top.

I got nothing on the seat, except that BMW seats are problematical.
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