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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 939
Posted By wik009
The question is very ambiguous because you are...

The question is very ambiguous because you are not specifying what a "tank" means. If you are talking about the whole 16.6 gallons, it's a lot different from, say 16 gallons where you will have 0.6...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By wik009
Engine Idle problem

Yesterday at 5pm when the temperature was a whopping 92 degF for the first time in a month, I was making a left turn into a 40MPH road from a T-intersection. When I increased throttle (stepped on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By wik009
Castrol syntec 5W30 vs. Mobile 1 5W30

The two approved oil for 2001 330i is Castrol syntec 5W30 and Mobile 1 5W30.
The oil cap on the engine mentions Castrol syntec 5W30 in bold print.
Regardless of the price, which would you (do you)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By wik009
is mixing 10w30 with 5w30 ok?

My 2001 330i is at 99,000 miles and burns about a quart every 1,000 miles. I decided to use Quaker State synthetic 5W30 on the last oil change and recently, my mechanic suggested adding in 1.5 quart...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By wik009
This is exactly what I was thinking! As an...

This is exactly what I was thinking!

As an infant his mother had been warned that Achilles would die in the Trojan War. To give her son a long life, his mother dipped him into the River Styx but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By wik009
dime sized rust on E46

My Bimmer is 2001 330i and there is only one blemish throughout the whole body of the car. It's located on the passenger side rear wheel-well, about four inches from the bottom right corner of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By wik009
P0344 cost to fix

My 2001 330i at 93000 miles had P0334 that repeatedly came back within minutes of clearing three times in a row. It was listed as "camshaft position sensor "A" circuit intermittent. I was told that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By wik009
3 series versus 5 series engine

When I see 525i on the road I say to myself that it is less powerful than my 330i and it's probably got slower 0-60 time than a 325i because 525 body has to be heavier than 325.

Then it got me...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By wik009
Short of removing the high-beam headlights or...

Short of removing the high-beam headlights or cutting the wire that goes to those lights (<- you don't want to do this!), you cannot turn off the daytime running lights.
I think it is a regulation...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By wik009
Reason for synthetic oil?

I was wondering....
Is it possible that with engines (stroked 330i) that are expected to "normally" burn or pass oil into exhaust system (and therefore catalytic converter) are specified to use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By wik009
SJBimmer, So, for 330i that burns 2 quarts...

SJBimmer,
So, for 330i that burns 2 quarts (half a gallon!) of oil every 1000 miles, you are saying that oil is leaking passed piston rings and burns along with 93 Octane gas? If you consider 25MPG,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By wik009
I own 2001 330i with business audio without the...

I own 2001 330i with business audio without the unit in the trunk. On the trunk, there is "prewired for trunk CD" label on the lid. I will be interested in buying your trunk CD changer if you remove...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By wik009
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=672506

I found a similar thread and in it is a recommendation:

Replace your VANOS seals. I have seen this on more than one occasion. They will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By wik009
Welcome to the club! I bought my 2001 330i at...

Welcome to the club!
I bought my 2001 330i at 73k miles for $8k nine months ago. (invested about $3k on tires, brakes, antifreeze leak, gas cap, etc but it's at 100% now)
I've only driven automatic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By wik009
Without knowing too much, I have an idea of what...

Without knowing too much, I have an idea of what might be the root cause of your problem.

Every non-LED tail/turn_signal/head-light has a filament that draws a known amount of MINIMUM current...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,871
Posted By wik009
I am confused in reading your reply. Did you mean...

I am confused in reading your reply. Did you mean to say the following?

My 2003 325i had factory low and high beam headlights but I bought and installed High Intensity Discharge (D2S type) kit. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,871
Posted By wik009
Do I have the advantage of putting any H7 bulb in...

Do I have the advantage of putting any H7 bulb in either high beam OR low beam spot? What about D2S bulb? The D2S socket seems to be different than H7 socket? Are you sure the 2001 330i is H7 and not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,871
Posted By wik009
I am so confused about replacement headlight

One common thing about the ebay items below is that they are all claiming that the light fits 2001 BMW 330i.

I don't think they are telling the truth.

Can anyone tell me which of the 20 items...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,410
Posted By wik009
The gas intake door is locked/unlocked based on...

The gas intake door is locked/unlocked based on the driver side door lock status.
If the driver side door is locked and gas intake door is open, you cannot close it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By wik009
front right marker light... gone

I replaced front right marker light bulb a month ago on my 2001 330i. Owner's manual (or Youtube, or both, I can't remember) told me that I can use a regular scre driver to push out the marker light...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,410
Posted By wik009
For about tenth time, I tried to turn the "clown...

For about tenth time, I tried to turn the "clown nose" and short of breaking it, IT WILL NOT TURN!! What's the deal? Are you all pulling my leg??
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,410
Posted By wik009
I still haven't had a chance to see/hear the...

I still haven't had a chance to see/hear the headlight washer in action.

The owner's manual says five window sprays will trigger the headlight washer but how long (0.1 second to 5 second?) is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,645
Posted By wik009
I fixed my switch last Sunday (took me an hour)...

I fixed my switch last Sunday (took me an hour) and if I knew about this thread, it would have taken me only half the time.
Three of four tab broke and I ended up using copious amount of electrical...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By wik009
I have a 2001 330i with 83K miles for $10K obo in...

I have a 2001 330i with 83K miles for $10K obo in Chicago, Illinois. Anything less than $9500, I am going to drive it to 300K miles, myself.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By wik009
CEL code 455

Has anyone had experience with CEL code 455?
It's something like "gas tank pressure (large) leak" but the gas cap looks fine.
Is it possible the gas cap is invisibly broken?
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