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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-24-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,116
Posted By ChocolateLab
Glad I got the email on this thread because I...

Glad I got the email on this thread because I just bought a 128i. Funny that earlier I was asking about the 135, concerned about the turbo, etc, and then a couple weeks later I found the 128 that I...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-23-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,329
Posted By ChocolateLab
128i vent valve leaking... How serious is this? DIY?

Sorry guys, I did search, didn't find much...

Was about to buy a 128i but it has a leaking vent valve. Dealer fixed other issues with the car but only reset the SES light on this one because they...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-30-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,116
Posted By ChocolateLab
Thanks a lot, thumper. The one I was looking at...

Thanks a lot, thumper. The one I was looking at would have the N54, so I guess that's something to think about. Car only has a little warranty left, so I guess I need to research that some more.
...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-30-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,116
Posted By ChocolateLab
Ha, just checked (still have it in my watch list)...

Ha, just checked (still have it in my watch list) and that's the one... Ebay number 120995115294... Very nice car. I actually halfway considered driving up from Texas on that one!

See, I'd...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-30-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,116
Posted By ChocolateLab
I had a similar question about the 135i... I've...

I had a similar question about the 135i... I've had three three series (two e46) and an X3, and am now looking at a 135i that is a good value. I liked the 1-series much more than the new 3-series,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-11-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By ChocolateLab
Just curious about that RF interference bit......

Just curious about that RF interference bit... I've finally decided I've had enough of the horrible squeal on my AM radio (football season is here) and am trying to track down the source of it. Has...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-15-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By ChocolateLab
Feeler on price - 2004 X3, silver, MT, 85k

Hey guys, I'm looking to sell my X3. After almost ten years and three different 3-series in a row, I thought I'd try the little SUV instead. And while I'm glad I bought it and I do really like the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By ChocolateLab
Any special tips on this other than trying to...

Any special tips on this other than trying to avoid the coolant bath? Or problems you ran into that gave you unexpected trouble? I'm about to tackle this myself this weekend and am a little nervous...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By ChocolateLab
I'd pick the same way you did. The sports...

I'd pick the same way you did. The sports package is worth it, plus I personally much prefer the black leather to the beige (have had both).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,308
Posted By ChocolateLab
I'm curious about this, too... Was going to go...

I'm curious about this, too... Was going to go with a Behr fan and maybe the same brand radiator. I'm leery of anything too cheap, but these are significantly less expensive than BMW branded.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-04-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By ChocolateLab
My car is doing the same thing, and most people...

My car is doing the same thing, and most people seem to think it's either the thermostat or the fan itself. I'm not sure how to tell if the fan's top speed is working, either. But assuming your new...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,320
Posted By ChocolateLab
My car was at 166k miles when mine blew up. Even...

My car was at 166k miles when mine blew up. Even if it wasn't the original tank, I've put the last 110k miles on this car. Fortunately, I was idling and was able to shut the car down immediately...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,564
Posted By ChocolateLab
What happened to yours? Did it just stop...

What happened to yours? Did it just stop functioning but still looks physically intact? It's not uncommon for the entire thing to be ripped off to bare wires, which is what happened to mine.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By ChocolateLab
Hey guys, new ('04) X3 owner here and I'm in...

Hey guys, new ('04) X3 owner here and I'm in Texas so I do need the front bracket...

I noticed on getbmwparts.com that the '07 version is like twice what the older ones are. Is there really that...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-28-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,153
Posted By ChocolateLab
It's funny that these debates have raged on for...

It's funny that these debates have raged on for years now on this topic... :)

I've used Mobile 1 0-40 in my 328i for about the last 100,000 miles with no problems. I thought it was fine, and I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,357
Posted By ChocolateLab
Could you expand on that a little, Starless? ...

Could you expand on that a little, Starless?

I'm getting the same chirp, chirp chirp... A few weeks ago only for a minute on start-up, but now pretty much all the time. I had belts and hoses...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,249
Posted By ChocolateLab
You're right, I wish I had done that, but I...

You're right, I wish I had done that, but I didn't... And the car is an hour and a half away from me so I can't just run over and do it now. :(

He said they put more oil in it and the light went...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,249
Posted By ChocolateLab
Thanks, I will try to download the manual...

Thanks, I will try to download the manual somewhere. The light didn't turn on shortly after turning it on, though... It was after probably three or four minutes of driving.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,249
Posted By ChocolateLab
Thanks, guys... Is this really right? So you're...

Thanks, guys... Is this really right? So you're supposed to only see that your oil is low after you turn the engine off and before you take the key out of the ignition? What if you're on a long...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,249
Posted By ChocolateLab
Opinion on used X3 oil light, please..

Hey guys, I'm on my third 3-series, but it's getting long in the tooth. So I found a good deal on a used X3. Wasn't sure how I'd like the X3, but it was still fun to drive and I think it would be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,573
Posted By ChocolateLab
2000 328i sport/premium, black 5-speed, 147k. ...

2000 328i sport/premium, black 5-speed, 147k.

In fact, I logged on to post a thread asking how many miles I can reasonably go on it before I start having major problems. I bought it three years...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By ChocolateLab
Thanks, Jeff. I hadn't heard any clunking...

Thanks, Jeff.

I hadn't heard any clunking or noticed anything strange about the handling before this.

There is an old-fashioned one-man mechanic shop across the street who could put it up on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By ChocolateLab
Advice, please... Bad alignment/shocks chewing tires

Hey guys, hope someone can help me with this as I know nothing about it. I do oil changes and make small repairs, but have never messed with suspensions.

Long story as short as possible, I went...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,390
Posted By ChocolateLab
Hey guys, I'm going to start doing this and have...

Hey guys, I'm going to start doing this and have a question.

Has anyone used the green plastic Liquivac that is on their website?

http://www.liquivac.com/index.php?a=5

I live in a...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 06-13-2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 582
Posted By ChocolateLab
Replacing HU on HK system a problem?

Sorry if this is a newbie question -- actually I know it is -- but I'm hoping someone can help.

My last car was a 2000 323i, and I had the factory Business CD replaced with a Pioneer HU that would...
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