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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By LX-biker
Hi, I think e46 still looking attractive today if...

Hi, I think e46 still looking attractive today if kept in good shape. Owning e46 helped me to become decent mechanics and few times I was fixing my car after real mechanic failed to fix properly or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By LX-biker
Hi, I have same problem too which I relate to 2...

Hi, I have same problem too which I relate to 2 factors: cold and acceleration. If not too cold and drive gently, hand brake ligh come on for couple of seconds sometimes and goes off. I have no mood...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By LX-biker
No, they leak because VCG gets hard over time,...

No, they leak because VCG gets hard over time, mean aging.
I know few mechanics who doing that VCG on regular basis even they have stock of those gaskets. Overheating is secondary thing as cloged...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-01-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,061
Posted By LX-biker
Any copy or substitution I would consider if...

Any copy or substitution I would consider if price is less, but it's not the case with ATS, not cosiderably. In addition uknown resale or residual vaule. So why bother? I don't have extra cash to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By LX-biker
Hi, I hope you soak it with penetrating lubricant...

Hi, I hope you soak it with penetrating lubricant overnight. Knocking around with hammer and fork separator will do the job. Last stand is use carefully torch on ball joint. Aslo may be you can find...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By LX-biker
Search for intake hose crack first. Its common...

Search for intake hose crack first. Its common problem. You may need small light with mirror to see it.
Other thing may be pulley on serpentine belt...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-21-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 28,972
Posted By LX-biker
If I live in CA, I would consider FRS or BRZ as...

If I live in CA, I would consider FRS or BRZ as well if you don't need carry staff or passengers.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-21-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 28,972
Posted By LX-biker
WOW! Prius after BMW! You are the man. 30 minutes...

WOW! Prius after BMW! You are the man. 30 minutes of driving Prius was too much for me and most I can take as auto torture. If you was able drive it for a long time, why not just pick any other car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,838
Posted By LX-biker
It's hard one... Well it's difficult to find...

It's hard one...
Well it's difficult to find one e46 replacement.
So if i can keep 2 cars, i would choose C250 coupe to drive to work and WRX or STI for other occasions including snow storms.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By LX-biker
Sounds like you driving without centering rings...

Sounds like you driving without centering rings and without properly torqued wheel bolts. When rings required for centering wheels on hub during installation, torquing with torque wrench is must on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By LX-biker
Hi again, just another idea about waterpump...

Hi again, just another idea about waterpump plastic impeller came off and does not rotate when engine just started. I had that but when temperature goes below 0C. Eventually it will stop rotating...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By LX-biker
If I get the same with my car at the same point...

If I get the same with my car at the same point and after what you done, I would try MAF and idle control valve cleaning procedure. You can find it on this forum.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By LX-biker
also may be water (condensation) in the fuel...

also may be water (condensation) in the fuel tank...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By LX-biker
Injector clener may washout from old filter dirt...

Injector clener may washout from old filter dirt and clogh injectors. That's why mechanics recommend do not use injector cleaner with very old fuel filter... However your case may be really more...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By LX-biker
Hi and welcome! For that mileage I would change...

Hi and welcome! For that mileage I would change fuel filter first and pour bottle of injector cleaner into gas tank during next fill up for the beginning.
Also fresh battery may help. Overnight it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By LX-biker
My 2 cents about Volvo vs BMW: Volvo is front...

My 2 cents about Volvo vs BMW:
Volvo is front wheel drive biased means heavy front and no much fun, no so nimble to drive as BMW.
Volvo's 5 cyl engine developing engine vibrations over mileage...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,565
Posted By LX-biker
Hi! I glad you found info useful and I want add...

Hi! I glad you found info useful and I want add some tips. Same problem was described in other forums including 5 series and e90. So, when caliper removed and braking pads removed from caliper, check...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By LX-biker
if you have little snow during winter, don't buy...

if you have little snow during winter, don't buy XI, get RWD. Avoid SMG and may be automatic.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,565
Posted By LX-biker
I understood what you mean. As for the bleeding,...

I understood what you mean. As for the bleeding, why not to try if you have skills and equipment like power bleeder, otherwise you may make it worse.
From other side, clean caliper pins and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By LX-biker
sounds almost like before I rebuild VANOS. Also...

sounds almost like before I rebuild VANOS. Also putting some fresh gear oil into front/rear differential, MT fluid into gearbox and transfer case add some more life.
Use Redline or Royalpurple.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,565
Posted By LX-biker
It's up to you. I didn't expect that I got it...

It's up to you. I didn't expect that I got it fixed. Small vibrations like you have usually from deposits on rotors (sometimes can be fixed by brake bedding procedure if not too late) or small rotor...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By LX-biker
My 2 cents for worn out brackets where pads...

My 2 cents for worn out brackets where pads laying on and gives extra play.. You can see some dents where pads touching bracket. Or new pads are on lower tolerance compare OEM or all together. New...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,565
Posted By LX-biker
Hi if it brakes and dont bother you, no problem i...

Hi if it brakes and dont bother you, no problem i guess. If something else, it depens. If no symthoms like highway vibrations or pulling to one side during braking, i think you are ok.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,291
Posted By LX-biker
I would add ability DIY and have knowledgeable...

I would add ability DIY and have knowledgeable independent BMW mechanic may significantly reduce cost of long term ownership. I would spend 30% less overal if found shop who helped me 2 years...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,603
Posted By LX-biker
Hi, from mine motorcycle past experience, 500...

Hi, from mine motorcycle past experience, 500 miles pretty low for breaking in period before racing. You had to use regular non synthetic oil for 2k miles, than switch to synthetic and if you very...
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