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Forum: Off-Topic 06-25-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By 01silvercoupe
nah....you are running rich. The stock air...

nah....you are running rich. The stock air filter is way too restrictive. I switched to a K@N and ....no more soot. Black is rich....white is lean. Everything in between is Chocolate.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-25-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By 01silvercoupe
The BMW rear bumper is a great barometer of air...

The BMW rear bumper is a great barometer of air fuel mixture. Soot means too rich. I installed a K@N air filter and achieved immediate results. No more soot.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By 01silvercoupe
I had the same condition on my 330ci. It is...

I had the same condition on my 330ci. It is running rich. I installed a K@N air filter....no more soot.
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-12-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By 01silvercoupe
Same symptom in my 2001 330ci....excessive soot...

Same symptom in my 2001 330ci....excessive soot on the rear bumper. I replaced the stock and restrictive air cleaner with a K@N air filter and the soot was much less (75%). My take is that the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-27-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,378
Posted By 01silvercoupe
I get the same soot on my 2001 330ci. Maybe it's...

I get the same soot on my 2001 330ci. Maybe it's back draft acting on the exhaust.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-27-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,199
Posted By 01silvercoupe
Soot on rear of car

My 2001 330ci has soot on the rear bumper as soon as the day after a wash. I assumed the car was running too rich .....but now see the "problem" is not unique to my car. I have 85000 miles and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By 01silvercoupe
Auto Transmission and a strange sound

My automatic "hunts" a lot in the city which I know is a normal thing. It's not the shifting up and down that I am concerned about but sometimes the transmission will "kick down" with an increase in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 244,926
Posted By 01silvercoupe
My 2001 330ci has 80000 miles and the auto seems...

My 2001 330ci has 80000 miles and the auto seems fine though it wants to "hunt" a lot between 3rd and 4th gears. It would be good to have a lock out for city driving. I haven't tried the manual...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By 01silvercoupe
Bumper cover butt lift

I left work on October 29 at midnight and entered into a nuclear winter. Lest I bore you with horrific detail....in the process of plowing through virgin snow bastards whilst avoiding cretin plow...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By 01silvercoupe
Thanks to all for your help!

Thanks to all for your help!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By 01silvercoupe
BMW Mechanics

Thanks guys.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By 01silvercoupe
Have Gun Will Travel

Yeah, I would be interested in Amesbury....that is where my family is from.. So I can visit the cemetary and maybe connect with a mechanic at the same time. Is that so wrong?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By 01silvercoupe
BMW Mechanics

Does anybody know of a professional BMW service in the Western Massachusetts area? I do what work I can but sometimes I need technical help and dont know where to go aside from the BMW dealer in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By 01silvercoupe
BMW Mechanics

Does anybody know of a professional BMW service in the Western Massachusetts area? I do what work I can but sometimes I need technical help and dont know where to go aside from the BMW dealer in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By 01silvercoupe
I had the same error code but the car was under...

I had the same error code but the car was under the 60 day used car warranty. The BMW dealer said that the thermostat needed to be replaced and that the air flow meter was also bad. I know that the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By 01silvercoupe
Im going with 205/50-17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS 70...

Im going with 205/50-17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS 70 with some very cool 20 lb alloy rims for 1100 bucks from Tire Rack. For the winter they say go narrow and go higher than stock. Tried to save a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By 01silvercoupe
ECM Diagnostic Function

Seems the on board diagnostic function on my 330ci feels obligated to spit out malfunction symbols of on kind or another on a monthly basis. Since I bought the car 3 months ago I have had a "Service...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,061
Posted By 01silvercoupe
Stability control light and Brake light are on yellow

My 2001 330ci presently has the same dash light indicators. I have learned that error codes may indicate the Steering Angle Sensor (at the bottom of the steering column) which has to be programmed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By 01silvercoupe
BMW Specific Fault Codes

I recently bought a mint 2001 BMW 330ci coupe with 78000 miles that's never seen a New England winter. When I first drove the car the "Service Engine Soon" light was on. The dealer who sold the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By 01silvercoupe
Best Security System for 330ci

Just bought a 2001 330ci and am surprised that it does not have a security system other than the chipped ignition key. I just installed BMW's excellent wheel locks and now I am wondering which way...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-27-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By 01silvercoupe
New Member ...Great Site

I just bought my Bucket List BMW...a 2001 330ci. I've had 2 Corvettes. A '58 convertible and a '69 convertible. My first car was a '68 442 Olds....just like your dads! I had a Plymouth Duster...
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