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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,385
Posted By ojaibimmer
Did it myself at 108,000, now has 109,000 GM...

Did it myself at 108,000, now has 109,000

GM 5 speed auto, 99 323i

No problems

Redline D4 ATF
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 60,999
Posted By ojaibimmer
Thanks, part # 51718268885 and I'll be good to...

Thanks, part # 51718268885 and I'll be good to go.:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 60,999
Posted By ojaibimmer
You mentioned doing a write up on lifting the...

You mentioned doing a write up on lifting the vehicle and placing it on jack stands. I noticed that the front of the vehicle had two hard plastic pads for jack stand placement, yet the rear didn't. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 60,999
Posted By ojaibimmer
Great write up! Your DIY his mirrored my...

Great write up! Your DIY his mirrored my experience changing the tranny fluid on my 99 323i (109k miles) and recent postings on fluid changes by a newbie to BMW's. I wasn't able to properly measure...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
Then to the differential. I bought a packaged...

Then to the differential. I bought a packaged set from Sears of 5 larger allen hex sockets. I only needed a 14MM but individual ones weren't available so I settled for a set of larger sizes that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
First tool I picked up at Sears was a three piece...

First tool I picked up at Sears was a three piece Socket Cap set. This handy device is a 1/4, 3/8 or 1/2 socket end with a hex head; the set cost $10. I popped the 3/8 socket cap into my T45...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
Finally picked up the Redline D4 ATF and 75W-90...

Finally picked up the Redline D4 ATF and 75W-90 from the local dealer a couple of weeks ago. So I jack the car up on the weekend, crawl under and try to fit my torx socket T45 in the fill hole and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
Actually I haven't checked yet, probably use a...

Actually I haven't checked yet, probably use a thicker viscosity now that I think about it. The Wiki says Redline or Amsoil 75W-90 GL-5 hypoid gear oil. Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
Went by the local dealer for the D4 ATF. Rats,...

Went by the local dealer for the D4 ATF. Rats, they only had 5 quarts. They have a pending order and will order and set aside 2 gallons for me. I'll probably use 7 quarts and have a quart left...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
Thanks, there are a couple of autoparts...

Thanks, there are a couple of autoparts retailers that have Redline products listed on the search, I'll swing by and see if they stock it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,952
Posted By ojaibimmer
I went the cheapo route (mainly cause I didn't...

I went the cheapo route (mainly cause I didn't know the parts name) and caulked it with black silicone seal. About $5 worth of sealant, an entire tube's worth. I'm sure this won't last forever,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
I went this morning to a local import repair shop...

I went this morning to a local import repair shop to see if they could access factory BMW oil. They called the dealer and they won't sell this particular oil for the "lifetime transmissions" to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
I'll get some pics posted soon enough. In the...

I'll get some pics posted soon enough. In the meantime, I searched high & low for Havoline Multi-Vehicle ATF so I can change the tranny oil & filter. I went to the Ventura County Chevron/Texaco...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By ojaibimmer
Really, I bought an easy out for $3.00, simple...

Really, I bought an easy out for $3.00, simple readily available tool. No need to tow the vehicle; this is a fixable problem unless you pounded the rest of the plug into the pan with a ball peen...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By ojaibimmer
This just happened to me on my first oil change...

This just happened to me on my first oil change for my recently acquired 323i. The remnant of the plug stuck in the oil pan should be hollow bodied. A 3/8 easy out from your local auto parts store...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
My bad for taking on a Saturday oil change...

My bad for taking on a Saturday oil change project without all the facts in hand. Didn't buck advice as much as misread the LL info. Not a mistake I can't admit and back away from, remember the 10...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,075
Posted By ojaibimmer
No, pop your turn signal lights out (look for the...

No, pop your turn signal lights out (look for the oval hole in the fender from above and use a screwdriver to move the tab to the side), then remove the top and bottom plastic/rubber weatherstrips. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,075
Posted By ojaibimmer
They're $39.89 each at Bimmer Specialist. ...

They're $39.89 each at Bimmer Specialist. Depending on the order size, they ship for free. I just replaced mine on a new acquisition, they really make the vehicle look sharp.
That and a new...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
Yeah, I'll definitely go with the BMW after a...

Yeah, I'll definitely go with the BMW after a short time, my bad for mixing up the LL designations (04 vs 01). That and the misconception the factory juice was super expensive. Maybe the labor is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
Yes, ESP is LL04, not 01, my mistake. What might...

Yes, ESP is LL04, not 01, my mistake. What might the difference be? I think I'll change the oil before summer and go to BMW factory oil, it seems to be less expensive than I was lead to believe.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
The Mobil One ESP formula is BMW LL01 approved...

The Mobil One ESP formula is BMW LL01 approved according to the Mobil Website. jvr's posts are sobering none the less. Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
Thumbs up Thanks all for your kind comments and advice. I...

Thanks all for your kind comments and advice. I went down to my local Napa dealer and picked up 7 quarts of Mobil 1 5W30 @ $8.00/quart. Today's project started with a new cabin filter, new air...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
I don't know if there is anything obviously...

I don't know if there is anything obviously broken for me to take on other than the recommended fluid/filter replacements that I plan on doing. Yet there are plenty of recommendations out there to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
Thanks, I appreciate the heads up!:)

Thanks, I appreciate the heads up!:)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,991
Posted By ojaibimmer
Right, I've read the Wiki and it lists various...

Right, I've read the Wiki and it lists various weights and types. I'm a little less concerned about the type (regular vs. synthetic) and more about the weight at this mileage. I plan on going to...
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