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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By jjbaldas
I successfully completed 2017-1 update. Quick...

I successfully completed 2017-1 update. Quick response to my questions! Thumbs up recommendation.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,786
Posted By jjbaldas
I have always used Mobil 1 0W-40 European Car...

I have always used Mobil 1 0W-40 European Car Formula. I change oil every 7500 miles and have 206K miles on car - still runs strong.
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-23-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 35,112
Posted By jjbaldas
Hi Shawn, can you PM me info on 2016 BMW...

Hi Shawn, can you PM me info on 2016 BMW Navigation Map Update.
Thanks,
JB
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-23-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 35,112
Posted By jjbaldas
Hi Shawn, can you PM me info on 2016 BMW...

Hi Shawn, can you PM me info on 2016 BMW Navigation Map Update.
Thanks,
JB
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By jjbaldas
Electronic Fault!

I am a new owner of a well maintained 335d (previous owner was family member so I know the maintenance history). Recently received a “Electronic fault! indication. See pictures.
My ODB2 scanner...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-23-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By jjbaldas
Independent shop recommendations in King of Prussia, PA area

Looking for recommendations for independent shop to work on BMW diesel vehicles. Anywhere in north and west Philadelphia suburbs area. Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By jjbaldas
I also had an issue with VR gasket, developed...

I also had an issue with VR gasket, developed leak after 6 months.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By jjbaldas
Got mine from oembimmerparts - prior to order I...

Got mine from oembimmerparts - prior to order I checked with them to ensure elring was available and requested that brand exclusively. And that is what I received.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By jjbaldas
I replaced with a Victor Reinz gasket and...

I replaced with a Victor Reinz gasket and developed a leak very soon after install (leak in back). Replaced with Elring and all is good now. If I ever need to do another replacement I would use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By jjbaldas
I had the same issue -- I ended up using a small...

I had the same issue -- I ended up using a small screw driver and needle-nose pliers and pulled it out in pieces. Just had to stick with it. Good luck
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By jjbaldas
Update; I previously did remove the rubber...

Update; I previously did remove the rubber covering (at the trunk lid attachment side) and slid the covering down as far as I could and did not see any wiring issues. I then went back and slit the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By jjbaldas
to follow-up the trunk lock is not in the...

to follow-up the trunk lock is not in the horizontal position
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By jjbaldas
Trunk lock is in correct position for interior...

Trunk lock is in correct position for interior button to work -- which is why this is so perplexing ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By jjbaldas
Trunk not opening with remote of inside button

My trunk will not open with the remote key nor with the inside under dash trunk button. My license lights are working fine, and my remote key works the door locks with no issue. I did a quick check...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By jjbaldas
The exact thing happened to me when doing cooling...

The exact thing happened to me when doing cooling system maintenance and changing a leaking expansion tank. As mentioned above by QAfred, you need to pull out the bottom broken parts out of the port...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By jjbaldas
Thanks, that is my goal!

Thanks, that is my goal!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By jjbaldas
iskoos, yep I Concur with G.P. Burdell -- I...

iskoos, yep I Concur with G.P. Burdell -- I purchased the exact item indicated in your oembimmerparts link.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By jjbaldas
I did not experience any hiccups. I do think...

I did not experience any hiccups. I do think that the performance improved (better power at low rpm's) after 200 + miles were put on.
But no idle issues or any other weird problems after Vanos...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By jjbaldas
I have been using Mobil-1 0W-40 European...

I have been using Mobil-1 0W-40 European Formula. I believe the previous owner used dealer oil until end of warranty (many years ago now) and then Mobil-1.
I like the results and will be sticking...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By jjbaldas
Yes, I concur with the engine condition. I am...

Yes, I concur with the engine condition.
I am the second owner -- I got the car with 160K miles. I knew the original owner and have all service records; he followed BMW recommended oil change...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By jjbaldas
VANOS seals and Valve Cover gasket

I had a leak from VCG and decided to do the VANOS seals on my 323Ci with 185K miles. I really was not having issues with VANOS (no cold start idle problems) but I thought while I had everything...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By jjbaldas
Thanks, I will be using Permatex Ultra Copper for...

Thanks, I will be using Permatex Ultra Copper for the points identified for the valve cover gasket install. I was not sure if is also used for the VANOS metal gasket to head mating.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By jjbaldas
VANOS sealing compound

I will doing my VANOS O-ring seals repair/upgrade and have a question on what sealing compound to use. The service manual states that one should apply a thin coat of 3-bond 1209 or equivalent...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,569
Posted By jjbaldas
I have old location (2000 323Ci) - no you do not...

I have old location (2000 323Ci) - no you do not need to bleed to replace the module. Very easy to replace; 4 screws and removal of the connector.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By jjbaldas
Been living with key only trunk operation for the...

Been living with key only trunk operation for the last year -- has anyone had similar problem as described in original post? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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