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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,043
Posted By im
I had this on a 2003 325i auto. Vehicle was...

I had this on a 2003 325i auto.
Vehicle was outside of warranty and over 50,ooo miles when problems started.
Car was purchased with about 17,000 miles.
I went to the dealer and had them do a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,606
Posted By im
I put a CURT MFG trailer hitch bought at Etrailer...

I put a CURT MFG trailer hitch bought at Etrailer on a 2003 BMW 325i.
Hitch was self installed and i used a universal isolation electrical kit for wiring.
The hitch was used to pull a large...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By im
It is called a delayed engagement from park to...

It is called a delayed engagement from park to drive after prolonged overnight parking due to unfavorable tolerance in c1 clutch housing. I think it is the torque convertor or something giving up a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 406
Posted By im
Airbag rest tool, badge, wheel emblem

Sold my BMW and i have a B800 airbag reset tool with both the pacman cable(round) and the OBDII cable. The little book is included also. It is as close to new as possible since i still have original...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By im
May wish to consider ordering the inexpensive...

May wish to consider ordering the inexpensive acc. power socket outlet that plugs into the flashlight terminal in glove compartment (plug and play). It comes with a coiled extension that stretches...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,730
Posted By im
Dealer/ BMW/mechanic talk as explained to me :...

Dealer/ BMW/mechanic talk as explained to me : Delayed engagement from park to drive after prolonged parking(overnight). Referenced as "unfavorable tolerance in C 1 clutch housing.a Delay is observed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By im
re-read post 18k miles is really low..maybe...

re-read post 18k miles is really low..maybe someone has been using a lot of degreaser and it penetrated the bearings in pulley..if you really wanted to confirm you would remove all belts and start...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By im
idler pulley, inexpensive part and a do it...

idler pulley, inexpensive part and a do it yourself deal with simple tools.. or mechanic may charge maybe 30 minutes to 1 hour labor if you do belts also..review belts since you may wish to change...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By im
i ordered this tool from the other side of the...

i ordered this tool from the other side of the world for less than $40 dollars total with shipping inluded. I used a coupon code from google and got something like 5% off.. Took about 2 weeks but it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,621
Posted By im
jack is a piece of .... and start praying if on...

jack is a piece of .... and start praying if on grass/dirt or the slightest bit of an incline.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By im
A loose cap light will require several driving...

A loose cap light will require several driving on/off cycles and distance to reset. OR go to auto zone or similar and borrow tool to reset.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By im
The passenger seat occupancy mat, the seat...

The passenger seat occupancy mat, the seat belt(button part) and a spilled soda or liquid onto seat belt button area or lower connection near floor could throw a light. I have been through the seat...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,230
Posted By im
yeah a google search will reveal the "unfavorable...

yeah a google search will reveal the "unfavorable tolerance in c1 clutch housing" thing. It was ONLY after prolonged parking (like overnight) because the trans. was unable to build pressure. the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,230
Posted By im
2003 had something labeled as " unfavorable...

2003 had something labeled as " unfavorable tolerance in c1 clutch housing". A computer update/programing ( 1 hour dealer labor charge $ and no parts required) was used to increase the pressure in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,230
Posted By im
Why was transmission replaced? Was the only...

Why was transmission replaced? Was the only symptom the light and temporary limp mode? Did limp mode turn off after off/on cycle of ignition switch? Were transmission codes ever read? Finally, are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By im
how about jacking car up and removing one tire to...

how about jacking car up and removing one tire to place in trunk hole in order to obtain measurement...if it fits then you can replace with a similar set-up...are present wheels staggered? as a spare...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By im
Paying for car service work can get expensive...

Paying for car service work can get expensive quick. Unfortunately if someone is unable or does not have the tools or location to work on their cars then any little service can be $200 to $300 just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By im
yes very likely

yes very likely
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-05-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By im
hows the rubber hose that runs along...

hows the rubber hose that runs along firewall(rather hidden along firewall)..runs from valve cover(easy to see) on passenger side to black disc on drivers side..the hose breaks from the inside out...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By im
May wish to consider obtaining a stand alone...

May wish to consider obtaining a stand alone standard OBDII reader. Several available that are at that price range or less. If budget is a consideration some shops allow you to borrow their reader to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By im
look for BMW tire valve caps with the logo..The...

look for BMW tire valve caps with the logo..The caps on your tires were you place air.. you can get 4 of them from $5 to $20 total including shipped from ebay. or go to dealer and look at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By im
are you familiar with repairpal website ? It is...

are you familiar with repairpal website ?
It is free and lists most common reported problems for cars.
Between that and the wiki on this site you should have an idea about repair expectations....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 85,270
Posted By im
Rather a large year range..Would not be surprised...

Rather a large year range..Would not be surprised that although a very large number of units have been repaired due to complaints at vehicle owner cost, it still required someone getting sued to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By im
carfax is a tool that has its place but...

carfax is a tool that has its place but information is sometimes slow in posting. An additional tool I like to use is Auto check if car went to auction before purchase. I actually like to use both...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By im
http://www.retailmenot.com/view/uobd2.com

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/uobd2.com
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