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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,402
Posted By rav31
Scottji.....This is my opinion only....here goes....

Scottji.....This is my opinion only....here goes. The 10W40 High Mileage would be a good choice for your car. IMO

You will be fine with the Mobil 1 10W40 high mileage synthetic oil. I have been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By rav31
Congrades on the new find. Topless is the only...

Congrades on the new find. Topless is the only way to go, IMO.....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By rav31
I had Scott repair mine about a year ago & he did...

I had Scott repair mine about a year ago & he did a nice job. All is still working fine.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By rav31
bmwjnd2298...I had this same problem when I...

bmwjnd2298...I had this same problem when I purchased a hardtop for my '05 convertible. It leaked at the front passengers side. I did some exploring & found that the front seal (rubber area) had been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By rav31
Auto transmission down shifting question

guys, I have a question about the automatic down shifting of my GM automatic transmission..kind of a play on words here
The car is an '05 330Cic with the GM tranny. Every time that I start coasting...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By rav31
You will need a new bearing hub to correct this...

You will need a new bearing hub to correct this correctly. What it appears to me is that the threads in the "Bearing Hub" where stripped out & not the threads on the lug bolt. You can not re-tap the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-21-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By rav31
Saw this wind screen on CL

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/pts/3757433407.html
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By rav31
@Jonathan......It's pretty simple; You can buy...

@Jonathan......It's pretty simple; You can buy your oil at WalMart depending on what you want to use. Mobil 1 is a good choice IMO; the have 0W40 which is the grade recommended; see this link for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By rav31
What size wheels do you have from factory? Was...

What size wheels do you have from factory? Was this on your '04 325i?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By rav31
Spare tire option question

I picked up a used style #135 wheel & tire for my ZHP to use as a spare, as I don't like the compact bicycle spare in my '05 330Cic (ZHP). I found that I could put this NEW wheel/tire in the spare...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By rav31
How to remove yellow street paint?

Guys, looks like a ran over some wet yellow lane divider paint & slung some one the car behind the wheels. Anyone know of a good solvent to remove it but not harm the clear coat? BTW, this is on my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By rav31
Just push the left stalk in & look at the lower...

Just push the left stalk in & look at the lower cluster. continue the process will scroll thru the diplay info
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By rav31
You'll be sorry. They have to be hard as a rock...

You'll be sorry. They have to be hard as a rock by now. Replace them, they're cheap....and soft.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By rav31
Ditto to above. Oil will drip from the rear...

Ditto to above. Oil will drip from the rear passenger side at the valve cover gasket onto the exhaust below. As soon as you start it up & headers/cats get hot, you'll burn the oil....then the smell...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-07-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By rav31
Try this link...

Try this link (http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=328452)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By rav31
@smolck...#1 yes, the foam/epoxy stuff they...

@smolck...#1 yes, the foam/epoxy stuff they squirted into the rear truck body cavity to make the rear axle support area stronger to eliminate the cracking. Are you saying that they fixed this in my...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By rav31
Front strut tower reinforcement plates 330ci conv & fracture of rear axle support fix

After reading several forum posts which make reference to the damage that can result in the front tower strut towers (mushrooming), I looked into maybe purchasing the E46 Strut Tower Reinforcement...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 38,131
Posted By rav31
try here.... ...

try here....
http://www.filecrop.com/BMW-E46-repair-manual.html
http://www.pdf-word.net/Automotive-Guide-BMW/BMW-3-Series-E46-Service-Manual.html...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-15-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By rav31
Thanks Robert, for you cool words of wisdom. One...

Thanks Robert, for you cool words of wisdom. One of my purposes on posting the fire was to make me & all others aware of a potential issue on anyone who drives one of the se cars. I happen to have...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-12-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By rav31
Need your help on this as we have (2) other '92...

Need your help on this as we have (2) other '92 535i's.

1. Change your air filter...you mean the cabin filter, right

3. lower the amperage rating for the stock rated fuse at the fusebox ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-11-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By rav31
It looked just like yours except had the 535i...

It looked just like yours except had the 535i stuff with E39 wheels
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By rav31
Lost sons '92 535i last night!

His '92 535i that I sold him several years ago caught fire & totally burned up last night. ( He said smoke started coming out of the air vents so he stopped & looked down into the cowl area and there...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By rav31
Just curious, how do you know it's from either of...

Just curious, how do you know it's from either of these 2 units?
Need to know if it's a straight drive or auto? Could this be from a wheel bearing?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By rav31
You need to use the Dexron VI if it's the GM...

You need to use the Dexron VI if it's the GM tranny, which I'm pretty sure it is. See if this isn't the P/N that the BMW dealer gave you for the fluid.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By rav31
Guys, I think the color of the fluid has a lot to...

Guys, I think the color of the fluid has a lot to do with which transmission it is. All steptronic transmissions after 3-'03 were GM, not ZF. I believe ZF transmission fluid was a gold color (not...
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