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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By aba4430
All I can tell you is my experience. I bought ...

All I can tell you is my experience. I bought Meyle ET and installed it when doing the cooling system on the 328Ci in 02/15. The ET appeared well built. However, the level sensor lamp was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By aba4430
I have the same problem. It took me a while to...

I have the same problem. It took me a while to figure out that the tabs on part number 13 were broken in my car. I will also be ordering an E46 alarm down the road. I read in one post that someone...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By aba4430
See response in the other forum as well. The...

See response in the other forum as well. The lower shock mounting bolt head rests against the plate or thrust washer. The Bentley E46 manual has clear pictures as well.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By aba4430
After some research when I did my cooling system...

After some research when I did my cooling system overhaul, I chose not to remove the cover. Does not impact functionality at all.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By aba4430
You do not need to take the cover off. Just...

You do not need to take the cover off. Just install it as is.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 34,665
Posted By aba4430
Thumbs up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y

Hope this has not already been posted....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 31,222
Posted By aba4430
Got the passenger side airbag recall taken care...

Got the passenger side airbag recall taken care of at Athens (GA) BMW this morning. The actual airbag replacement was fast. They checked my tire pressures, fluids (all OK) etc., and washed the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,268
Posted By aba4430
Another lead - are your lugs properly torqued? ...

Another lead - are your lugs properly torqued? Improperly torqued lug nuts (on the tighter side) may lead to warped rotors.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 31,222
Posted By aba4430
Not sure about the huge backlog. I called the...

Not sure about the huge backlog. I called the Athens, GA dealership ~ a month ago, and they ordered it. I called to follow up late last week and they said it was not in, but transferred me to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 31,222
Posted By aba4430
Called the Athens, GA dealership today and they...

Called the Athens, GA dealership today and they are ordering the airbag for our 328Ci. You can go to the BMW website to determine if your car is impacted....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By aba4430
Post How old is your fuel filter? Does it need to be...

How old is your fuel filter? Does it need to be replaced? If your condition (loss of power) only occurs with low level of gas, then the fuel filter does not appear to be the cause. However, a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-10-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By aba4430
Post The OEM Z3 rubber mats were @$35. You may want...

The OEM Z3 rubber mats were @$35. You may want to check for availability. I obtained mine in late 2009. They are pretty decent.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By aba4430
Those look pretty decent. Anyone wants a EBay...

Those look pretty decent. Anyone wants a EBay pair of brand new lamps; I have a set. Please PM me if interested. I bought a set of clear Magneti Marelli's and do not need these....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By aba4430
Post I had a 81 Subaru GL hatchback that I bought in...

I had a 81 Subaru GL hatchback that I bought in 1987 with less than 17K miles. It used only Castrol GTX 10W-30 in winter and either 10W-40 or mostly 20W-50 in summer. At @165K miles, the engine was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,940
Posted By aba4430
A couple of years ago when I was researching...

A couple of years ago when I was researching Bilstein HD components, I found that Part number is F4-B36-2028-H0 was the rear HD shock for the 98 Z3, 2.8. I have a post on the other forum.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By aba4430
Great job. Oil changes are simple on these cars....

Great job. Oil changes are simple on these cars. Several folks extract the oil out from the dip-stick hole rather than draining from the bottom. You might want to consider doing it yourself in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By aba4430
Check to see if it is fully threaded in, did you...

Check to see if it is fully threaded in, did you use a new o-ring, is your o-ring pinched? Separately, did it spill oil when you initially unthreaded it? My experience (one time in the past) has...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-15-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By aba4430
The Amazon picture is outdated; supposedly with...

The Amazon picture is outdated; supposedly with double tips now....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By aba4430
Post http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/shopexd.asp?zon...

http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/shopexd.asp?zone=all&id=517

This is a Magnaflow cat-back option.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By aba4430
Post So did you get the fabric guard or the...

So did you get the fabric guard or the protectant? The fabric guard is what you want for the canvas, after it has been cleaned/dried. I used a cheaper alternative from Advance as I needed to get...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-13-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By aba4430
These were available when I bought my staggered...

These were available when I bought my staggered Style 86 set in 2011. Have you checked with your dealership for a new set?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By aba4430
Have you changed your fuel filter recently? Any...

Have you changed your fuel filter recently? Any codes you have read?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By aba4430
Just a thought: Left side is the drivers side. ...

Just a thought: Left side is the drivers side. Have you been looking on the passenger side?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-17-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,467
Posted By aba4430
I special ordered it at o'reillys as well, back...

I special ordered it at o'reillys as well, back in 2012.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-17-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,467
Posted By aba4430
Post I used the Mobil 1 as indicated above, for @3...

I used the Mobil 1 as indicated above, for @3 years and ~15K miles. Though I did not have any issues, I was a bit concerned due to it being a GL-5 spec. gear oil. The manual tranny specifies the...
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