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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-03-2005, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By AG
Change your belts first. Most people who report...

Change your belts first. Most people who report tensioner problems had the squeaking show up at relatively low mileages.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-03-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By AG
It seems resonable, given a gallon of coolant @...

It seems resonable, given a gallon of coolant @ ~$25 and one hour of labor @ ~$100.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2005, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By AG
There is a "sticky" atop the General Forum that...

There is a "sticky" atop the General Forum that has a pdf with a partial list of codes.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-27-2005, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By AG
Check out your local Advance Auto Parts store. ...

Check out your local Advance Auto Parts store. M1 for less than $24 per case of 6, after rebate. Sale ends October 1, 2005.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2005, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By AG
If you're eating through tires, most likely your...

If you're eating through tires, most likely your toe is off. I would find a new alignment guy or take it to the dealer.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2005, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By AG
50% hogwash. Both the bushings and ball joints...

50% hogwash. Both the bushings and ball joints go bad. It's just that the ball joints will last a bit longer. If you want to replace the ball joints, you will have to replace the control arms...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2005, 05:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,385
Posted By AG
If you're a BMWCCA member, most dealers will give...

If you're a BMWCCA member, most dealers will give a 10 or 20% discount. However, some dealers will mark up the price before giving you the discount. Tischer BMW out in Silver Spring gives you the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-09-2005, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By AG
It looks like the Potenzas have a lot more grip...

It looks like the Potenzas have a lot more grip than the F1s. Can you return the F1s?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2005, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,657
Posted By AG
http://www.bmw325i.net/maint_coolant_change.shtml...

http://www.bmw325i.net/maint_coolant_change.shtml is a pretty good DIY.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 08-29-2005, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By AG
The procedure is outlined in your owner's manual....

The procedure is outlined in your owner's manual. Grab the flashlight out of your glove compartment and the screwdriver out of your toolkit. Pop the hood open and on either side of the car near the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-15-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By AG
The front and rear tires will wear differently. ...

The front and rear tires will wear differently. If they were swapped front to back, the difference in wear could potentially cause additional noise that you wouldn't normally hear.

Have someone...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By AG
BMW rotor thickness (at least for the 330) when...

BMW rotor thickness (at least for the 330) when new is 1.6mm more than the min thickness stamped into the hub.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2005, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By AG
Try www.uucmotorwerks.com That might be a good...

Try www.uucmotorwerks.com That might be a good starting point for you.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-11-2005, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By AG
It depends on what size tires you have on your...

It depends on what size tires you have on your car now. When you get your new wheels, you can certainly swap tires and use the style 68 wheels for summer. Just check the tire manufacturer's website...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-05-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By AG
Those aren't valid part numbers. They should...

Those aren't valid part numbers. They should only be 11 digits long.
If you do get valid numbers, www.realoem.com/bmw has a search by part number feature.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By AG
Check your lugbolts. Perhaps they weren't...

Check your lugbolts. Perhaps they weren't torqued down completely.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2005, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By AG
All the issues you've listed will be covered...

All the issues you've listed will be covered under warranty.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-19-2005, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By AG
Since it looks like you're still under warranty,...

Since it looks like you're still under warranty, take it to a dealer and have them look at it. I think BMW specs allow for +/- 10 mm height variation left to right. The dealer will measure from the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2005, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By AG
1) and 3) don't sound right at all. In the...

1) and 3) don't sound right at all. In the nearly five years I've owned my car, I think my xenons failed to fire up only one time at the most. 2) is fairly common, but I don't think it shows up...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2005, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,700
Posted By AG
With your mileage, the twitching is most likely...

With your mileage, the twitching is most likely caused by pad deposits on your rotors.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2005, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By AG
Your end stage resistor has gone bad. Search the...

Your end stage resistor has gone bad. Search the forums for "final stage" or "end stage".
Also, look here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100802&highlight=final+stage)
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-09-2005, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By AG
You can do better on pricing from eap4parts.com...

You can do better on pricing from eap4parts.com or a mail order parts house such as Pacific BMW or Circle BMW.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-09-2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By AG
When I changed my coolant a little while ago, I...

When I changed my coolant a little while ago, I was able to get in there with a regular 3/8" ratchet. A 1/2" ratchet would have given me more leverage, but there was no room maneuver with the longer...
Forum: General BMW 07-07-2005, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By AG
re: hours. Think aircraft engine. As far as...

re: hours. Think aircraft engine. As far as Dyson Analysis, the extra $15 includes TBN, so if you normally get TBN, it works out to be $5 more.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2005, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By AG
You have the old style key, right? It might be...

You have the old style key, right? It might be time for a new battery since it appears that it won't hold a charge at extreme temps.
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