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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By refugee
Whirring noise in cabin

I have a 2003 325i.
Yesterday I noticed a whirring noise while driving home and also noticed it this morning too.
I don't know how to describe it except its a whirring noise. Its about 50 degrees...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 06-26-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 35,978
Posted By refugee
Do you have a link to the Pelican Motors DIY for...

Do you have a link to the Pelican Motors DIY for the water pump/belts?

Thanks
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 57,127
Posted By refugee
this is awesome. When you do your Water Pump can...

this is awesome. When you do your Water Pump can you post the DIY for that one too.
Thats the one I need. The other DIY for the water pump in the wiki still seem a bit too complicated for me.
...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 05-02-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By refugee
Water Pump DIY

Any good water pump DIYs besides the ones on the BMW Wiki??
Just wondering if there are any others for us mechanic-zeros.

Thanks
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By refugee
related to this topic... Do I need to change...

related to this topic...

Do I need to change the rotors too if I decide to change pads?
Or can you just change the pads and keep the rotors on for awhile?
(approaching 60k miles)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By refugee
Those are the two links shown on the wiki. I...

Those are the two links shown on the wiki.
I was hoping there'd be another Water Pump DIY...a more easier to follow for us mechanically challenged like the ones on the Inspection II.

It just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By refugee
There are the two DIYs that I found. However...

There are the two DIYs that I found.
However does any one have any others?
These two seem to require a bit of expertise
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By refugee
thanks for the info. How would I know if I need...

thanks for the info.
How would I know if I need to change the fronts or rears...I'm assuming looking at the pads but I don't know how I would correctly measure the thickness.

I talked to a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,596
Posted By refugee
Honestly, it sucks in snow and ice. If you don't...

Honestly, it sucks in snow and ice. If you don't have snow tires, you're going to be stranded.
I had the worst time this winter with this car. I also have a 2003 325i
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By refugee
I'll get them changed soon either way, i just was...

I'll get them changed soon either way, i just was wondering how long would be "too long" to wait.
And what type of quotes others have received from either dealership, independent, or is it a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By refugee
By the way, I have a 2003 325i

By the way, I have a 2003 325i
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By refugee
Brake Pad Indicator

Hello,
Once your brake pad indicator light comes on, how soon do you rationally have before you have to definitely change your brake pad?

I've changed brake pads before on my previous Acura TL,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 122,215
Posted By refugee
I just finished my own oilchange, I went to my...

I just finished my own oilchange, I went to my uncle's shop and had him lift my car to get underneath to drain the oil plug. The reason why I had to go have it lifted was because under the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By refugee
this exact thing happened to me...all you have to...

this exact thing happened to me...all you have to do is drive ur car around a bit during ideal conditions, and it'll turn off..

everytime your car loses control in snow/ice, it turns on all 3...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,596
Posted By refugee
325i's are terrible in snow and ice. My...

325i's are terrible in snow and ice.
My suggestion is just to park the car...If you're on an incline of any sort and its icy, ur not going to make it up...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Region - AK, HI, ID, OR, and WA 01-13-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By refugee
hows the PNW doing with the BMWs in this winter...

hows the PNW doing with the BMWs in this winter weather. I know my RWD 3 series is basically stuck. I cant even drive it up the small incline up to my house because the residential streets are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By refugee
i drove this morning and as soon as i turned out...

i drove this morning and as soon as i turned out of my cul de sac, (not more than 50feet), all the indicator lights turned off so I guess I had to actually drive it around for it to reset back to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2006, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By refugee
do u happen to know which fuse would be the...

do u happen to know which fuse would be the culprit...i lack a fuse diagram.
thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 62,995
Posted By refugee
does anyone have any online sources to this fuse...

does anyone have any online sources to this fuse diagram. I am also looking for one for a 2003 325i.
I opened the fuse box inside the glove compartment but do not see the white card, it mustve been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By refugee
i turned off my car and came in the house, 15...

i turned off my car and came in the house, 15 mins went to turn on the car and try again but it was still on...I tried pressing the DSC button a few times but it still does not turn off the 3 lamps....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-29-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By refugee
dsc problems

any help would be great.
We had a snowstorm and roads are really icey and my driveway is on an incline and i cant get my 2003 325i up on it.
So I turned off the DSC because on the instruction...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By refugee
I picked up a 2003 325i in April of 06 for...

I picked up a 2003 325i in April of 06 for $20,995
Had everything except for the heated seats and navi.
Keep looking and be patient, there are good deals out there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By refugee
thanks..u've been great help.

thanks..u've been great help.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By refugee
thanks guys.. a few more quick questions.. ...

thanks guys..

a few more quick questions..
it didnt come with the owners manual ( i figure i can it from ebay or something )

but is there an online link to find out all the factory settings...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By refugee
Another First timer question

I just purchased a 2003 325i with about 45k on the clock.

A few questions:

1. I noticed after I got home, that when u turn on the car initially, you hear a hiss/rattle on the exhaust for a bit...
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