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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By sridario
It indicates that you have a positive outside...

It indicates that you have a positive outside temperature. When you go below zero, it will show a minus sign. My ambient temperature display reads in degrees Celsius, so it has been negative for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,389
Posted By sridario
It looks like she had a sunroof, and the roof of...

It looks like she had a sunroof, and the roof of the car was still clear of the water when the police were on the scene throwing rocks at the rear windshield. I wonder whether the electrics failed or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By sridario
+2 on the PPI, though note that those are...

+2 on the PPI, though note that those are kilometers, not miles (divide by 1.6 to get miles).

Those are quite different vehicles - a modded, winter-garaged 2-door coupe with MT vs a 4-door sedan...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By sridario
+1! :thumbup: You'll also likey have much...

+1! :thumbup:

You'll also likey have much better selection of xi's in the midwest (Chicago area?) and the subframe tearing that has you concerned is not supposed to be an issue. Something to think...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-13-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,343
Posted By sridario
If it's a Certified Pre-Owned, it typically will...

If it's a Certified Pre-Owned, it typically will include the extended warranty which extends the standard 4 year, 80,000 km Canadian warranty to 6 years, 160,000 km. CPO does not, by default, extend...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By sridario
Oh, yeah. You should have a look at the Wiki - it...

Oh, yeah. You should have a look at the Wiki - it has a wealth of information on our cars.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46

;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By sridario
What kind of gas do you use (octane, brand)? ...

What kind of gas do you use (octane, brand)?

If by "engine knock" you mean premature detonation (i.e. the gas/air mixture in a cylinder ignites before the spark, throwing off the timing), then you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 479
Posted By sridario
A bit above 12 v at rest, and around 14 with the...

A bit above 12 v at rest, and around 14 with the engine running (i.e. charging). If you have a battery charger, let it charge overnight and see if you can start the car in the morning. If it starts...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 479
Posted By sridario
Did you change the fuel filter as well? It could...

Did you change the fuel filter as well? It could be completely clogged. Though, that wouldn't explain the engine not turning over at all. Alternator, perhaps? You could try charging up the battery...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By sridario
What do you mean by "top off the expansion tank"?...

What do you mean by "top off the expansion tank"? When the engine is cold, the level of the bobber should be such that the edge of the expansion is between the top of the bobber (min level) and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By sridario
Castrol Edge with SPT periodically comes on sale...

Castrol Edge with SPT periodically comes on sale at Canadian Tire for $29.99 per 5 litre bottle for various grades/viscosities. The 5w40 in the black bottle specifically states that it meets the BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,323
Posted By sridario
I'd consider this a public service... But it's...

I'd consider this a public service... But it's also sweet, sweet revenge (not that we normally indulge in that sort of thing). ;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 18,348
Posted By sridario
2011. This link has more info: ...

2011. This link has more info:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=565571&highlight=tail+light+ground+recall

I had already fixed my symptomatic tail light by adding a second...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 917
Posted By sridario
Careful, the coolant level reported by the bobber...

Careful, the coolant level reported by the bobber is only accurate when the engine is COLD. You wrote that you opened her hot - if that's when you took the picture, the bobber will read higher than...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By sridario
As long as you keep an eye on the actual oil...

As long as you keep an eye on the actual oil level via the dipstick, there is no harm in living with a bad oil level sensor. I just found it irritating to have the oil light on.

If money's tight,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By sridario
I concur. I had similar symptoms, and replaced my...

I concur. I had similar symptoms, and replaced my oil level sensor with a new one that then exhibited a different problem - it would come on after 10 or so minutes of driving and then stay on until I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By sridario
The dashboard is NOT illuminated in daylight...

The dashboard is NOT illuminated in daylight running mode, which just activates (without user control) the low-intensity halogen headlights fitted for that purpose (at least on Canadian cars with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 900
Posted By sridario
It's the little retaining tabs that tend to...

It's the little retaining tabs that tend to break. I had one threatening to fall out a couple of years ago and just hot-glued it in place. Problem solved at minimal cost! :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By sridario
I have a GM A5S 390R transmission, and recently...

I have a GM A5S 390R transmission, and recently had the pan dropped and cleaned, filter changed and fluid replaced with Pentosin ATF-1 fluid. Works perfectly, and the fluid was about $60 for a 5...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By sridario
Ya! Just had my GM trans done yesterday at...

Ya!

Just had my GM trans done yesterday at 111,000 km (~69k miles). Trans was smooth before and remains smooth as silk after. Hope it stays that way for a long time... (the point of preventative...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By sridario
Check your existing one to see if it's still...

Check your existing one to see if it's still serviceable (not bent or broken). If not, then you need one "Front Wishbone Bracket - Left" since you are just replacing the driver's side control arm and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By sridario
Mine doesn't leak yet at 110,000 km / 69,000...

Mine doesn't leak yet at 110,000 km / 69,000 miles.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By sridario
Hi Doc, There is a recent thread that should...

Hi Doc,

There is a recent thread that should be informative to you:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758014

Also, check the e46 wiki (link at the top of the forum page).
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By sridario
I agree. The all-blacks looked too much like...

I agree. The all-blacks looked too much like "winter wheels" to me. :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By sridario
The subtitle of the ad in the link you posted...

The subtitle of the ad in the link you posted says,

"BMW 330Ci Sport Convertible Salvage Theft Rebuildable Repairable Wrecked Project"

Given that it's a salvage title, that price seems way too...
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