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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By drfred
I just filled it up with 2 quarts and put...

I just filled it up with 2 quarts and put newspaper under the car and I had puddlles in several places.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By drfred
Oil Usage

2005 330CI with 155,000 miles on it. I have been leaking around 1 quart of oil every week or two for some time. Last year I took it to a foreign car place and they told me that they put some kind...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By drfred
For him to fit, I'd have to put the top down and...

For him to fit, I'd have to put the top down and lower him with a crane.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 233,342
Posted By drfred
I have 150,000 on my 330ci and have yet to have...

I have 150,000 on my 330ci and have yet to have any problems. I asked the bmw service advisor whether I should change the transmission fluid and he said no, don't fix what is not broken. This...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By drfred
My mechanic took the back seat out and found a...

My mechanic took the back seat out and found a broken wire-honest guy
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By drfred
Thanks but doesn't the fact that the car is...

Thanks but doesn't the fact that the car is running now for 1/2 hour mean the pump is working for the time being? If the car hadn't started at the garage your test would isolate the problem as you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By drfred
Fuel Pump??

2005 330CI with 146,000 miles on it. Driving around yesterday and everything was fine.
Parked in a friends driveway and when tried to restart it would catch for a second and then
sputter out. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By drfred
Thanks, appreciate the help!

Thanks, appreciate the help!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By drfred
There are no lights on

There are no lights on
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By drfred
lack of heat

-24 degrees this morning influenced me to ask for help. This whole cold winter, my temp
needle never gets out of the blue section. I drove 1 hour this morning stopping for 10 minutes for coffee...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By drfred
road noise

2005 330CI with 110,000 miles. This past winter I felt that the ride was rather noisy and
so when I took the snows off and put the regular tires on I expected an immediate reduction in the sound...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By drfred
yellow circle with broken curved lines on each...

yellow circle with broken curved lines on each side on the right side of the dash
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By drfred
I found that hint in the wiki and the light did...

I found that hint in the wiki and the light did not reset.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By drfred
Judging by the replies, I assume that they did...

Judging by the replies, I assume that they did not change the sensors. I emailed them to order the sensors.
Fred
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By drfred
Brake pad indicator

After 75,000 miles, the yellow brake light indicator came on on the 2005 330CI
so my local garage ordered pads and rotors from the BMW dealership and installed
them. The warning indicator is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By drfred
Thanks,maybe its our NNY weather

Thanks,maybe its our NNY weather
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By drfred
yellow oil symbol-2005 330CI 2005

Over the last couple of weeks, the oil symbol has come on several times after shutting down the car. If I restart it again the light does not come on. It has also come on 1 time while driving and I...
Forum: European Delivery 07-12-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,519
Posted By drfred
Depressing posts

We are leaving soon for Positano where we rented a villa for a week. I had no idea that
one had to be in defensive mode when in Italy. It appears that the best solution is hiding passports and...
Forum: European Delivery 04-24-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,317
Posted By drfred
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By drfred
Thats exactly what Mike said. The dealer said...

Thats exactly what Mike said. The dealer said that where the fuel lines go up and over the rear axle (or something like that) salt can accumulate and in time rot the lines. I sorta raised a stink...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By drfred
I communicated with Mike Miller and he said that...

I communicated with Mike Miller and he said that he has never heard of any BMW rusting out this early in its life. BMW corporate has decided to pay for 1/2 as goodwill but thats
still $1200 this...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By drfred
Engine oil cooler

Has anyone else had to replace the oil cooler because it rusted out and is spewing oil?
Only 75,000 miles on the 4.4 and I am facing a $2200 bill from the dealer.
Fred
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By drfred
Sandy-Apparently I got lucky after voicing my...

Sandy-Apparently I got lucky after voicing my displeasure, they are covering everything.
The situation sounded fishy but I can't complain now.
Fred
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By drfred
Rear brake lines

I haven't found any other owners with my problem on other boards, so here goes.
An intermittent thumping noise from the rear was apparently caused by a brake piston not releasing and keeping a...
Forum: European Delivery 12-03-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,374
Posted By drfred
diesels

I find it amazing that diesel fuel is as expensive as it is now-around here more expensive than premium. I was in Wales last month and paid 99 cents a litre which I believe is around $8.00 a gallon....
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