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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By gshin
Busy Sunday

tl;dr version: Thanks everyone, you guys are great! Follow all the steps of the guides otherwise you'll likely confuse yourself and make it harder.


So I'd like to give a thanks to the forums. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By gshin
No puddles this AM. Indicator showed low coolant...

No puddles this AM. Indicator showed low coolant and started topping off. Remembered to open the bleeder and the float popped up to full (and then some). Siphoned off until the indicator showed half...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By gshin
Full meal deal. Everything but the radiator and...

Full meal deal. Everything but the radiator and heater core hoses. For some reason, the expansion tank came out "easy" with only about 5 min of wrestling. The lower radiator hose was a pita and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By gshin
Mines a stick. I'm not sure what that thing the...

Mines a stick. I'm not sure what that thing the belt ate into is yet, but once I get the expansion tank out, I'll post a pic of it. I've got everything for the coolant refresh which is up to tackle...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By gshin
In all honesty, I was so pissed at myself for not...

In all honesty, I was so pissed at myself for not bleeding it the first fscking time I topped it off when the low coolant light came on that I didn't think to look. I just took a gander. After...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By gshin
Oh, here's proof God watches out for drunks and...

Oh, here's proof God watches out for drunks and idiots. I bought the cooling system refresh kit from Max@oembimmerparts two years ago and have been putting it off. I think I won't do that again
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By gshin
Ok, back home and the commute back was more of...

Ok, back home and the commute back was more of the same. Started to over heat, pulled over in sight of a convenience store which had distilled water. Slowly loosened the radiator cap, taking my time...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By gshin
well that tears it then. I know what I'm doing...

well that tears it then. I know what I'm doing this weekend. Thanks for the advice everyone. I'll ping back after it's done... unless I pop on to ask for help!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By gshin
Cooling system refresh time?

'02 325i with 125k on the clock and the 3rd owner.

For the past couple weeks, the coolant light will come on and off. Checked the level and the first time it was a little low and topped it off...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By gshin
Blah, another sob story

On the way to a doctor's appointment yesterday, and a lady pulled out and hit me. Got the initial calls to both insurance companies out of the way last night, but no follow up from her insurance as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 47,021
Posted By gshin
Once again, the 'fest and the Wiki came to my...

Once again, the 'fest and the Wiki came to my rescue. Just had to replace the battery Sunday. I also got the Wallieworld Everstart Maxx 94R and swapped it out in the parking lot. The vent plug was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By gshin
rear ended the other day :(

Merry Christmas to all the 'festers!

Thursday evening on the way home from work, I got rear ended by a hit and run driver. I've got the accident report and insurance notification all sorted out...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 08-14-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,928
Posted By gshin
Just used the mityvac for my first oil change...

Just used the mityvac for my first oil change (new to me '02 325i). Well worth the money. Other than kicking myself for not checking that I had a 36mm socket and adding 30min to the job, it went...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By gshin
Oh, no complaints about the AC not working......

Oh, no complaints about the AC not working... vapour cycle and all. I'm just wondering if there's too much lubricant in there, I didn't expect it to foam out like that but I never considered that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By gshin
Am I missing anything?

Just wanted to post my latest and ask the 'fest if there's anything I'm missing?

AC has been flaky since I got the car over the winter (known issue). Initially, it was the driver vents cold,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,893
Posted By gshin
Wow, the conversation took a quick turn to ugly! ...

Wow, the conversation took a quick turn to ugly! Other than my comment regarding the inappropriateness of the concept of force continuum for private citizens :p, I don't remember any posts in this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,893
Posted By gshin
I absolutely agree with everything you wrote with...

I absolutely agree with everything you wrote with the exception of force continuum. As a private citizen, I am not "hampered" with concepts like that :). As a resident of the state of Indiana, so...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,893
Posted By gshin
For a hand gun, I normally have it on me in a...

For a hand gun, I normally have it on me in a shoulder rig or belt holster. For longer drives and carrying, definitely shoulder holster.

Considering something like this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By gshin
Turn signal bulb out. I think that's red. -g

Turn signal bulb out. I think that's red.

-g
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-24-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 144,846
Posted By gshin
Welcome penet05! I'd suggest checking out posts...

Welcome penet05! I'd suggest checking out posts #22 (prime the lines) and #60 (filter clogged) on this thread. I didn't have either problem in mine but I'd suggest priming the lines first.

Good...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 03-23-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By gshin
Which model years and condition? I'm looking for...

Which model years and condition? I'm looking for one that covers an '02 325i.

Thanks,
-g
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-21-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,963
Posted By gshin
Excellent write up! Took me about an hour start...

Excellent write up! Took me about an hour start to finish, primarily because I took a couple cigarette breaks whenever I disconnected/reconnected the battery ;).

So far, I've got one problem that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By gshin
My daily commute is a 90:10 split between city...

My daily commute is a 90:10 split between city and highway. The last 3 fill ups (3/4 of a tank or more) runs 21.4-24.2 MPG. The 21 MPG was right before I learned to not coast in neutral or with the...
Forum: Great Lakes Region - IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI 03-18-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By gshin
Oh in that case, I'm the new guy driving a krappy...

Oh in that case, I'm the new guy driving a krappy bimmer around! Wave away, if the weird middle aged guy in the silver 325i waves back, it's me! :rofl:

Seriously, all the other drivers I see are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 119,683
Posted By gshin
I love our e46 wiki! I wanted to thank everyone...

I love our e46 wiki! I wanted to thank everyone that contributed to the wiki and especially the people that drove the effort. I started doing some basic research last night on the the X3 and X5...
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