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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By RandyLHouston
Molding

2004 325i

The piece of curved molding at the back door is held on by 3 clips. The clips that are attached to the car are broken and need to be replaced and the piece of the clip that is glued to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By RandyLHouston
oil light

2004 325i 115k miles

Been battling a surge problem for some time - between 2500-2900 rpm - engine surge and then check engine light comes on and code is for pre-cat 02 sensors. Have replaced both...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By RandyLHouston
Surge

2004 325i 110k miles

Been battling a surge problem for a long time. Between 2500 and 2900 thousand rpm and about half throttle - surge occurs and the service engine light comes on - throwing a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By RandyLHouston
surge

2004 325i 110k miles

Still having problems with a surge and service engine light. The service engine light is for pre-cat 02 sensor and have replaced both pre-cat sensors with new ones. Still...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By RandyLHouston
Disa

No - didn't take the disa valve off - that is good info about the valve. Also - I heard a clicking sound at the drive thru at McDonalds last week - while sitting in line with the car pulled up along...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By RandyLHouston
Surge

Thanks for your information - I may not have been clear about my problem. The surge ocurrs at about 3k rpm. At idle - the engine is very smooth.

Thanks again.

Randy
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By RandyLHouston
Surge

Continue to have an engine surge and ensuing service engine light (immediately) which indicates a problem with 02 sensors (pre-cat). Both those sensors have been replaced and still have the problem....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By RandyLHouston
vacuum leak

Strongly suspicion vacuum leak - getting a surge at 3k and then immediately service engine light for pre-cat 02 sensors. Have replaced 02 sensors and still have problem.

Just used half a can of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By RandyLHouston
vacuum leak

How do you access the lower vacuum intake boot on 2004 325i - suspect vacuum leak and have checked upper boot but can't get to the lower one.

Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By RandyLHouston
02 sensors

2004 325i 100k

SEL on pre-cat 02 sensor - bank 2 sensor 1 - replaced both pre cat sensors - still
getting engine surge and sel for - now - both pre cat sensors.

Took apart vacuum line from MAF...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By RandyLHouston
Thank you guys soo much! Sounds oh so familiar -...

Thank you guys soo much! Sounds oh so familiar - already checked out the DIY on
Wiki - and you are right - this forum is fantastic - don't know what I would do without
it. Gonna give it a whirl...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By RandyLHouston
Will I be able to "feel" a leak in the tube...

Will I be able to "feel" a leak in the tube elbow? Should the engine be running
while I'm feeling around in that area?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By RandyLHouston
02 sensors

2004 325i 100k

Bummed out!

Service Engine Light been on for sometime and the code said that 02 sensor in Bank 2 - sensor 1 was bad - so I changed both pre-cat sensors this past Saturday and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
key
Views: 503
Posted By RandyLHouston
key

With winter coming, I'm about to install the ReadyRemote car starter on my 2004 325i and they say that I will need to put a key inside the car. I've lost all keys except one - the one FOB that I use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By RandyLHouston
02 sensors

About to replace pre cat 02 sensors - best to go with Lambda or Bosch?

Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By RandyLHouston
plug at battery

2004 325i

Needed to disconnect positive battery cable this afternoon and noticed tht a "male" 3 prong plug was dangling near the positive cable - can't find any place that it needs to plug into.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By RandyLHouston
Yes - that sounds like the exact same parts that...

Yes - that sounds like the exact same parts that I need - and the best price I can find for the total kit - rotors/pads and front and rear sensor is $366 plus shipping
where did you get your's?
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By RandyLHouston
brakes

HELP!

Very confusing! Time to put new rotors - pads and sensors on my 2004 BMW 325i.
Lot's of people say parts shouldn't cost over $400 - OEM parts that is - local dealer
wants $742.00 for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
a/c
Views: 462
Posted By RandyLHouston
a/c

2004 325i 88k

My a/c blows cold air out of the vents on the drivers side and warm air out of the vents
on the passenger side. There is no setting for different temperatures for the drivers and ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By RandyLHouston
02 sensor

2004 325i 86k miles

'02 sensor often triggers the service engine light - it's been doing that for several months. I didn't worry about it too much thinking that I would change it sometime. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
a/c
Views: 403
Posted By RandyLHouston
a/c

2004 325i 85k miles

What's wrong with my air conditioner? Blowing warm air all of a sudden. Two days
ago I noticed a little noise - like a noisy fan motor when the "auto" temperature control...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By RandyLHouston
Thanks for your input - and I agree with you. ...

Thanks for your input - and I agree with you. The whole cockpit area is so tight - that I've just not found the exact location
that looks and feels good. I'm all about making something look as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By RandyLHouston
Thanks! I do have the aux input installed and I...

Thanks! I do have the aux input installed and I will take a look at that place tonight and see how it fits - I could use that and not worry about
getting to the presets - because this unit came...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By RandyLHouston
sirius radio

2004 325i

Got a new StarMate 5 Sirius radio for Christmas and I just can't seem to find the right
location to "make it fit" into the cockpit. Anyone feel free to jump in and tell me - show me...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By RandyLHouston
So I take it that you recommend OEM parts? If...

So I take it that you recommend OEM parts? If there are savings to be had and a product that is less expensive, I'm interested.

Thank you
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