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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By wik009
I have a pair of diamond shaped one from total...

I have a pair of diamond shaped one from total loss 2001 330I
Let me know if you are interested
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By wik009
When you are driving your wife's car and you try...

When you are driving your wife's car and you try to locate window/door-unlock switch with your right hand with no avail.

Again, when you are driving your wife's car and pull up to the gas pump on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By wik009
This is one of the two Bimmer Feels that's going...

This is one of the two Bimmer Feels that's going to live in me for the rest of my life.

I was surfing in the web concerning my 2008 ES in comparison to a Bimmer and found this:
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By wik009
http://www.wkim70.edula.com/bimmer1.jpg RIP

http://www.wkim70.edula.com/bimmer1.jpg

RIP
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By wik009
The insurance company gave me ~ $700 more for...

The insurance company gave me ~ $700 more for sales tax and plate transfer for a replacement late model Lexus ES.
I miss the 330I every time I mistakenly reach for window button with my right hand...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By wik009
I gave away the title and they towed/drove my...

I gave away the title and they towed/drove my bimmer away.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By wik009
Why can't Allstate see things from my point of...

Why can't Allstate see things from my point of view?
I was so happy with my bimmer and because this idiot rammed into my passenger side and my car happened to be 14 years old, they are refusing to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By wik009
I bought it for $8k 3 years ago. Replaced all 4...

I bought it for $8k 3 years ago.
Replaced all 4 tires twice $1400
Alignment (dealer) $280
Brake job $2000
Thermostate housing $800
Ruptured brake line fix $400
Broken water pump belt & radiator...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By wik009
My Bimmer is a total loss

2001 330i 135K miles.
The other driver crushed both of my passenger side doors and quarter panel. Admitted to 100% fault.
initially Allstate said $3200 for repair.
After body shop looked at it it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By wik009
I bought two OEM bulbs for $12 and installed them...

I bought two OEM bulbs for $12 and installed them 7 weeks ago. All problems are GONE! The Sylvania bulbs were causing open circuit problem all along!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By wik009
Brake light and front turn signal bulbs problem.

My model is 2001 330i and brake lights and front turn signal bulbs are all identical part number single filament sylvania 7506LL.

The front turn signal bulbs act as marker/parking lights and a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By wik009
The question is very ambiguous because you are...

The question is very ambiguous because you are not specifying what a "tank" means. If you are talking about the whole 16.6 gallons, it's a lot different from, say 16 gallons where you will have 0.6...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By wik009
Engine Idle problem

Yesterday at 5pm when the temperature was a whopping 92 degF for the first time in a month, I was making a left turn into a 40MPH road from a T-intersection. When I increased throttle (stepped on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By wik009
Castrol syntec 5W30 vs. Mobile 1 5W30

The two approved oil for 2001 330i is Castrol syntec 5W30 and Mobile 1 5W30.
The oil cap on the engine mentions Castrol syntec 5W30 in bold print.
Regardless of the price, which would you (do you)...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By wik009
is mixing 10w30 with 5w30 ok?

My 2001 330i is at 99,000 miles and burns about a quart every 1,000 miles. I decided to use Quaker State synthetic 5W30 on the last oil change and recently, my mechanic suggested adding in 1.5 quart...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-27-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By wik009
This is exactly what I was thinking! As an...

This is exactly what I was thinking!

As an infant his mother had been warned that Achilles would die in the Trojan War. To give her son a long life, his mother dipped him into the River Styx but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By wik009
dime sized rust on E46

My Bimmer is 2001 330i and there is only one blemish throughout the whole body of the car. It's located on the passenger side rear wheel-well, about four inches from the bottom right corner of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By wik009
P0344 cost to fix

My 2001 330i at 93000 miles had P0334 that repeatedly came back within minutes of clearing three times in a row. It was listed as "camshaft position sensor "A" circuit intermittent. I was told that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By wik009
3 series versus 5 series engine

When I see 525i on the road I say to myself that it is less powerful than my 330i and it's probably got slower 0-60 time than a 325i because 525 body has to be heavier than 325.

Then it got me...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By wik009
Short of removing the high-beam headlights or...

Short of removing the high-beam headlights or cutting the wire that goes to those lights (<- you don't want to do this!), you cannot turn off the daytime running lights.
I think it is a regulation...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By wik009
Reason for synthetic oil?

I was wondering....
Is it possible that with engines (stroked 330i) that are expected to "normally" burn or pass oil into exhaust system (and therefore catalytic converter) are specified to use...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By wik009
SJBimmer, So, for 330i that burns 2 quarts...

SJBimmer,
So, for 330i that burns 2 quarts (half a gallon!) of oil every 1000 miles, you are saying that oil is leaking passed piston rings and burns along with 93 Octane gas? If you consider 25MPG,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By wik009
I own 2001 330i with business audio without the...

I own 2001 330i with business audio without the unit in the trunk. On the trunk, there is "prewired for trunk CD" label on the lid. I will be interested in buying your trunk CD changer if you remove...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By wik009
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=672506

I found a similar thread and in it is a recommendation:

Replace your VANOS seals. I have seen this on more than one occasion. They will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By wik009
Welcome to the club! I bought my 2001 330i at...

Welcome to the club!
I bought my 2001 330i at 73k miles for $8k nine months ago. (invested about $3k on tires, brakes, antifreeze leak, gas cap, etc but it's at 100% now)
I've only driven automatic...
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