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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By BigJon53
I also had this problem with my 323Ci. After...

I also had this problem with my 323Ci. After working on it for two days with no success, I ended up bringing it to the dealer. As you know by now, there is very little room to work around that plug....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By BigJon53
Don't know about anyone else, but the pictures...

Don't know about anyone else, but the pictures are not showing up.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By BigJon53
Vibration gone

I am resurrecting this thread so that it can be a learning experience for anyone with a similar problem(steering wheel vibration at a specific speed). Yesterday, I shredded a tire on the way to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By BigJon53
The squeaking that goes away like you described...

The squeaking that goes away like you described is probably your belt. It could also be your idler or tensioner pulleys. I would just replace them all and be done with it. Cost is not too bad if...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By BigJon53
Your plastic bleed plug has broken off. The...

Your plastic bleed plug has broken off. The remains are still visible in the hole. You have to get the remains out first, then put in a new one.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By BigJon53
Many times those weird electrical problems are...

Many times those weird electrical problems are associated with a weak battery. You may want to check that first.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By BigJon53
I had the same problem when I purchased my vert. ...

I had the same problem when I purchased my vert. Found both flaps(covers) down in the cavity below the opening. I first cleaned out the tracks that the flap slides on, then I think I used a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By BigJon53
Have you taken a flashlight and looked into the...

Have you taken a flashlight and looked into the hole for the part? That is where it is most likely to have fallen. I found both of mine that way, saved me some money. Re-installed myself, has been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By BigJon53
Ahull is right. I would take it even a step...

Ahull is right. I would take it even a step further, since you did not mention any noise while the fan is running, the final stage resistor(FSR) is the culprit. These fail quite often, I have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By BigJon53
That looks like pieces of a water pump bearing to...

That looks like pieces of a water pump bearing to me. Many, but not all, use a combination of a ball bearing and cylindrical roller bearing. Those pieces look like cylindrical rollers and balls. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,304
Posted By BigJon53
I also am a lurker more than a poster, but I have...

I also am a lurker more than a poster, but I have benefited greatly from Smolck's participation on this forum. It has saved me a lot of money over the last few years, and I have become pretty good...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By BigJon53
I think the general consensus is that you should...

I think the general consensus is that you should not use gasket sealer, primarily because you don't want to risk getting some in your tranny, which could get in the spools and then you are FUBAR'd. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By BigJon53
No, don't torque the bolts any more. More than...

No, don't torque the bolts any more. More than likely you have a twisted gasket. Take off the pan , re-seat the gasket, and torque the bolts again. The gasket is hard to keep seated properly when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By BigJon53
Mine is a 2000 323 Ci with M52 engine, the part...

Mine is a 2000 323 Ci with M52 engine, the part number on the connector is 8380376. This doesn't pull up on real oem, or on google, but maybe your dealer can use it to get the right part. I am...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By BigJon53
Check your battery. A weak or failing battery...

Check your battery. A weak or failing battery can cause all kinds of weird symptoms.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By BigJon53
Callaway, thanks for the message. I have...

Callaway, thanks for the message. I have thought of that as well, but, like yours, it really doesn't make any noise, I just feel the vibration through the steering wheel. I am going to take a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By BigJon53
SJBimmer, I have replaced the rotors, but the...

SJBimmer, I have replaced the rotors, but the runout thing on the hub sounds like a good idea. The new rotor could be bad as well, but that seems like too much of a coincidence. Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By BigJon53
Ok Bob, I will try that. Hope it's not the...

Ok Bob, I will try that. Hope it's not the rack,though. They are expensive, even if I do it myself.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By BigJon53
I have replaced the steering guibo, and I did bed...

I have replaced the steering guibo, and I did bed the brakes right after I replaced them. The vibration is still present when making slight turns left or right, would that preclude the rack being...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By BigJon53
Where to check next?

I have a 2000 323Ci vert with 93000 miles. Since I bought it two years ago, it has had a persistent
steering wheel vibration @ 75-80 mph. Here is what I have done:
1. New powerflex control arms...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By BigJon53
Don't see anything obvious except for the two...

Don't see anything obvious except for the two missing pop up covers over the roof mechanism. I would be willing to bet they are down in that cavity, take a flashlight and look. Easy to fix. Other...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By BigJon53
Congratulations, and welcome to the forum. Nice...

Congratulations, and welcome to the forum. Nice looking car. However, the $120,000 price seems a little high.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By BigJon53
Control Arm Bushings.

Control Arm Bushings.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By BigJon53
Check the Wiki, section 10.6.2. Might be the...

Check the Wiki, section 10.6.2. Might be the answer.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6,078
Views: 1,026,254
Posted By BigJon53
Mine. 2000 323Ci Convertible- Steel Blue...

Mine. 2000 323Ci Convertible- Steel Blue Metallic

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