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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By konrad330xi
Alignment Needed?

While changing my tires/rims from winter to summer, my jack failed during the left front change. The rotors landed on my concrete garage floor, a drop of about 6-8 inches.

It seems to drive on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By konrad330xi
Orient Blue. In lots of weather conditions, it...

Orient Blue. In lots of weather conditions, it looks black (I haven't had the problem with scratches others have). But on a sunny day, I was at the dealership, and two salesmen were admiring the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 15,980
Posted By konrad330xi
59. Second bimmer - 2004 330xi. Wish I could have...

59. Second bimmer - 2004 330xi. Wish I could have afforded one when I was in my twenties.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,802
Posted By konrad330xi
First point, Krisl is always right, and a far...

First point, Krisl is always right, and a far better driver than I'll ever be. On the other hand, when we had a snow and ice storm a few years back, I was picking up three co-workers who couldn't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,992
Posted By konrad330xi
ivr826's "fast", "slow" makes some sense. When I...

ivr826's "fast", "slow" makes some sense. When I go to the closest Chevron station, it takes at least three shutoffs before it fills; doesn't matter which pump. At Union 76 it never shuts off before...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,802
Posted By konrad330xi
I second pdh. We've got two: a 2002 325xi, and a...

I second pdh. We've got two: a 2002 325xi, and a 2004 330xi. I know I'm not the driver that KrisL is, but after an ice storm my wife kind of demanded an xi too. They're a little heavier, a little...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 64,353
Posted By konrad330xi
You're welcome, but I still advise you to check...

You're welcome, but I still advise you to check your gas. My BMW SA has found problems with most of the major brands (including water in some test cases).

As it was explained to me, the more...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 64,353
Posted By konrad330xi
Have your gas analyzed. I was running Union 76...

Have your gas analyzed. I was running Union 76 premium, but was getting the same codes the OP was.

A BMW tech requested a gas analysis after all the usual culprits had been eliminated (e.g MAF,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,141
Posted By konrad330xi
Had the same code with no other problems (no...

Had the same code with no other problems (no rough idle, no power loss, adequate mileage, etc.). After checking the usual things (MAF, etc.), a visiting BMW tech's opinion was that it was bad gas....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-16-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,898
Posted By konrad330xi
ted13b's comment about SAs is probably one of...

ted13b's comment about SAs is probably one of those where YMMV. The SAs I deal with seem technically knowledgeable, and have taken me back in the shop area both to review test results and to have a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2007, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By konrad330xi
Anyone use a trunk mounted bike rack?

I know trunk mounts aren't the best, but it's the only option I have right now. And I've done a fair amount of online research, and briefly used the Thule Speedway; but I was wondering if others here...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By konrad330xi
I'm sorry, Tim, I don't (didn't get to talk to...

I'm sorry, Tim, I don't (didn't get to talk to the SA that figured it out).

I do know they used their PuMA system to communicate with the BMW techs. (My limited understanding is that the PuMA...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By konrad330xi
When I had that intermittent problem, the dealer...

When I had that intermittent problem, the dealer had a problem figuring it out: it wouldn't throw any codes. With the help of the BMW techs, they finally found a TSB that pointed to the voltage...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By konrad330xi
Uneven tire wear can also cause a side-to-side,...

Uneven tire wear can also cause a side-to-side, or an up-and-down, rocking motion.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,992
Posted By konrad330xi
I don't know a lot about these issues, but my...

I don't know a lot about these issues, but my battery light was coming on intermittently (the red one, which the book says means stop now). The car was running fine.

Turned out there was a TSB...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By konrad330xi
agodb - Actually we also own a 2002 325xi that we...

agodb - Actually we also own a 2002 325xi that we purchased new. I'd just been lurking a lot between 2002 and 2004. When you don't know much, you don't have much cause to post.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By konrad330xi
I've got a 2004 330xi, and I've priced it out on...

I've got a 2004 330xi, and I've priced it out on edmunds.com. Comes in at $32,690 cpo'd, fully loaded except for nav. (Fully loaded - sport package, leather, park distance control, premium package,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,503
Posted By konrad330xi
I've been running the Duralast 49-DL in our 2002...

I've been running the Duralast 49-DL in our 2002 325xi for better than a year now with no problems.

My research showed the following (may be somewhat dated):

Duralast 49-DL - cranking Amps at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By konrad330xi
I ordered from bmwwheels.com, and got very good...

I ordered from bmwwheels.com, and got very good service for what I thought was a fair price. I later learned that it's a BMW dealership, and I probably could have asked my local dealer to order the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,403
Posted By konrad330xi
You guys and gals are really fortunate. On both...

You guys and gals are really fortunate. On both the 325xi and 330xi (both steps), we get 15 to 16 mpg. All city driving with lots of hills. On the open road, both get about 26 mpg.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2006, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By konrad330xi
My understanding may be imperfect, but on my xi...

My understanding may be imperfect, but on my xi the power is permantently split 32% front, 68% rear. As I understand, on the x-drive, that can vary.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2006, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By konrad330xi
No, I wouldn't accept it. We have both a...

No, I wouldn't accept it.

We have both a 2002 325xi and a 2004 330xi, and neither exhibit the behavior you describe (although our mileage is much lower).

I did notice that it took a while for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By konrad330xi
Strange...unless I'm looking in the wrong place,...

Strange...unless I'm looking in the wrong place, neither my 2002 or 2004 have that gap.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By konrad330xi
A PuMA case, as I understand it, is like a...

A PuMA case, as I understand it, is like a question to a Help Desk. It's BMW local technicians submitting questions to those higher up on the technical ladder.

In my case, they suggested...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,441
Posted By konrad330xi
The Autozone database had the wrong bulbs listed,...

The Autozone database had the wrong bulbs listed, which was obvious when the salesman and I examined them.

But we did find bulbs that work just fine: Sylvania 7506 P21W. Used them in both our...
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