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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,936
Posted By LX-biker
Yes, they delete data...or don't want to share....

Yes, they delete data...or don't want to share. I've being told the same when was looking for used BMW here. I've being on the same boat. As for me, I don't really care about dealership records since...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-23-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,936
Posted By LX-biker
AWD with A/S tires will make you more dangerous....

AWD with A/S tires will make you more dangerous. Once you end up in the middle of intersection when trying to stop on icy road or barely avoid collision because of superior ABS/DSC you will think...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By LX-biker
to inspect properly some emission and fuel lines...

to inspect properly some emission and fuel lines you need to raise the car, remove rear right wheel, remove splash guard from wheel well and inspect some pipes and hoses there. Also under the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By LX-biker
I had the same. Make sure you have correct brake...

I had the same. Make sure you have correct brake fluid level between lower and upper marks - better close to upper. You need to drive some distance before codes disappear after filling brake fluid...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,131
Posted By LX-biker
Spring maintenance- replace both rear springs!

Here I am: both springs found broken at the bottom end when swapping winter to summer wheels/tires, AGAIN! Second set lasts about 140K km... :thumbdwn:
The car is in OK shape but my mood is not. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By LX-biker
Warranty as good as it sell's the cars. I owned...

Warranty as good as it sell's the cars. I owned few cars and the worst can happen is something little annoying, legally OK to drive, expensive to fix and explained by dealer as "normal deviation...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 129,868
Posted By LX-biker
Somebody, please remove Chrysler add popup from...

Somebody, please remove Chrysler add popup from this site! It's irritating like Canadian mosquitoes!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By LX-biker
he drives e39. And yes 205/50/17" work OK on the...

he drives e39. And yes 205/50/17" work OK on the same wheels. I did use 225/45R17 and felt bit more sensitive on steering.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By LX-biker
May be you right. According Tire Rack the more...

May be you right. According Tire Rack the more performance tire you use -more tram lining you should expect.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=47
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By LX-biker
Well, I don't know any tires which cause...

Well, I don't know any tires which cause tramlining. It's suspension problem, or scare to say: structural body integrity including rear subframe...
I did once alignment at GoodYear place because has...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By LX-biker
Alignment and new tires without rear trailing arm...

Alignment and new tires without rear trailing arm and front control arm bushings replacement is waste of money.
Plus not just every place knows how to do alignment on BMW. Try to find place where...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By LX-biker
Did you checked brake fluid level?

Did you checked brake fluid level?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By LX-biker
If ever you decided to buy, try drive it steady...

If ever you decided to buy, try drive it steady on highway 30-40 minutes 60-70 mph. If drive train have significant problems, you will feel a lot of vibrations from it. Never buy this car just...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By LX-biker
I think they installed incorrectly brake rotors...

I think they installed incorrectly brake rotors in first place, then lubricate brake pads where those touching brackets-it was real "fix" and not pads replacement. Then with mileage, rotors runout...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By LX-biker
Hi I had sometimes the same during winter cold...

Hi I had sometimes the same during winter cold starts. Symptom disappeared after I replaced CCV. However during that job I did clean idle control valve (ICV) and replaced rubber intake boot which was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By LX-biker
When you envy to other drivers who able to drive...

When you envy to other drivers who able to drive other makers and yourself gave up to test drive pretty much anything within budget.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By LX-biker
May be post on eBay: will trade my BMW passenger...

May be post on eBay: will trade my BMW passenger airbag for new drivers...Passengers could have a ride on back seat sometime but I as a driver cannot... yet.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By LX-biker
Great news: Driver-Side Front Air Bag Module recalled

A year ago I got replaced passenger side airbag according recall. Today found letter in the box about my side airbag- driver side.
And I was asking people at dealership a year ago: guys why do not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By LX-biker
I would start from fuel filter and then...

I would start from fuel filter and then eventually fuel pump. As precaution, add bottle of water remover from gas into fuel tank, fuel up on other more trusted gas station and try again ; )
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By LX-biker
Sorry, difficult to say about socket. If you feel...

Sorry, difficult to say about socket. If you feel it's not good, probably you are right. My electronic logic says may be leakage in socket and it kill's Igniter. Try to check resistance between...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By LX-biker
Before all check brake fluid level in reservoir....

Before all check brake fluid level in reservoir. Make sure is close to upper mark. When temperature under hood changes and brakes temperature higher after driving, it may occasionally clear the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By LX-biker
The bulb you can check by installing into driver...

The bulb you can check by installing into driver side. Problem likely is in Hi-Voltage converter or Igniter which is about $110. Also those bulbs do not like touching glass by hand. Clean glass by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By LX-biker
Hi, I think e46 still looking attractive today if...

Hi, I think e46 still looking attractive today if kept in good shape. Owning e46 helped me to become decent mechanics and few times I was fixing my car after real mechanic failed to fix properly or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,720
Posted By LX-biker
Hi, I have same problem too which I relate to 2...

Hi, I have same problem too which I relate to 2 factors: cold and acceleration. If not too cold and drive gently, hand brake ligh come on for couple of seconds sometimes and goes off. I have no mood...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By LX-biker
No, they leak because VCG gets hard over time,...

No, they leak because VCG gets hard over time, mean aging.
I know few mechanics who doing that VCG on regular basis even they have stock of those gaskets. Overheating is secondary thing as cloged...
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