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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By zQUEz
If the smaller hose disintegrates you can easily...

If the smaller hose disintegrates you can easily pick up a replacement at advanced auto. 5/8" I think..... Happened to me a few weeks ago when I did my ccv.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By zQUEz
While not my thing, the kiddies these days love...

While not my thing, the kiddies these days love bluetooth and touch screen nav/head units. Dynavin comes to mind. I would also do the regular things like ccv and fuel pump and things listed in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By zQUEz
Take a look at realoem.com where you can find...

Take a look at realoem.com where you can find part numbers on just about every bolt and screw on your model.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By zQUEz
Sounds bearing related to me. What is the...

Sounds bearing related to me. What is the condition of you idler and other pulleys?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By zQUEz
Take a look at the wiki link in the top. It has...

Take a look at the wiki link in the top. It has all you need to answers your questions.
I hear the average yearly maintenance budget should be $1500. Personally for the past 100k miles (approaching...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By zQUEz
Fuse is the first place I would start. Should...

Fuse is the first place I would start. Should take all of 30 minutes to verify or eliminate that as a source of your issues.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By zQUEz
I wouldn't ignore the recommended maintenance on...

I wouldn't ignore the recommended maintenance on the known failure areas just because the symptoms have gone away. Consider yourself lucky that you have been given a chance to fix before you get...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By zQUEz
Without knowing the maintenance history I would...

Without knowing the maintenance history I would also guess fuel related. Few pump, and filter being the first suspects.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 64,344
Posted By zQUEz
site may have changed. Plenty of people use...

site may have changed. Plenty of people use Dexron VI without issues, but if you literally want to see the words "suitable replacement for 8072 B" from a manufacturer:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By zQUEz
Check your valve cover gasket. Use a small...

Check your valve cover gasket. Use a small telescopic mirror to get back there.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By zQUEz
You said it was at night that you saw this. How...

You said it was at night that you saw this. How do you know it is white? Under headlights oil burning smoke will look white. Check the usual oil leak suspects as found in the wiki.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By zQUEz
Get a PPI done from a dealer and ask if their...

Get a PPI done from a dealer and ask if their records show whether the subframe repair was done under the recall. If you can't get that information and it worries you, find another one to buy. Plenty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By zQUEz
There are a few other symptoms and not all...

There are a few other symptoms and not all present themselves at the same time. I am about to do mine again for the 2nd time (80k miles apart) but my only symptom is sudden increase of oil...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By zQUEz
If that includes all parts, that $800 seems...

If that includes all parts, that $800 seems reasonable to me. The ccv is 5-6 hours labor alone. Add in profit and insurance and a better chance the job gets done correctly the first time.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By zQUEz
If you had a BMW knowledgeable person look at it...

If you had a BMW knowledgeable person look at it in person and get the diag wrong, I don't know that we have any chance, especially without a video. I recommend you get a mechanics stethoscope (or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By zQUEz
If he is interested in the 3 series (like 330)...

If he is interested in the 3 series (like 330) then head over to the e46 part of bimmerfest and check out the wiki. A lot of details about common issues, maintenance and buying advice. Expect these...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By zQUEz
Kbb.com or Edmund's is a good place to get a...

Kbb.com or Edmund's is a good place to get a range on prices. If you find a vehicle outside those avg. ranges consider carefully why it is.
Use the wiki above for common pain points.
Get a PPI...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-24-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By zQUEz
Speaking about personal finances, if the return...

Speaking about personal finances, if the return you (might) make on investing the cash you otherwise would have used to buy a car is important enough to you to use that as your decider on whether you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By zQUEz
If its as bad as you say it should be easy to...

If its as bad as you say it should be easy to take a photo of it. Also, reading through your posts, I am not convinced of the legitimacy of your storey. Might just be that something gets lost to a...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By zQUEz
What if it isn't? It "may" make sense...

What if it isn't?


It "may" make sense to do a lot of things. My position is you can never go wrong by being conservative and not over leveraging yourself. I rather do what works in all...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-17-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By zQUEz
Don't ever buy the maximum priced house you...

Don't ever buy the maximum priced house you qualify for based on some loan officers assessment. Also, don't get into a financial obligation for a large, depreciating asset like a car if it affects...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By zQUEz
154k miles (10years) I saw mine was leaking. ...

154k miles (10years) I saw mine was leaking.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By zQUEz
If on the weekend you are still in need enough of...

If on the weekend you are still in need enough of the proper tool that you want to meet halfway between Atlanta and Columbia I'll let you borrow my set.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,102
Posted By zQUEz
I can't speak to the repair kit, but the effort...

I can't speak to the repair kit, but the effort to change for the first time would be a day, 6-pack of suds, your husband and a friend for comic relief.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By zQUEz
Re: Castrol oil $3/qt

It has the phrase "European formula" in small letters across the middle of the bottle and then on the back has written that it is LL-01 compat.

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