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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-07-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By OrientBlau
Stock Fluid

Is your stock fluid Texaco ETL7045E?

Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,637
Posted By OrientBlau
Diff. fluid for '99 323i Auto

Does 75w-90 apply to a 1999 323i Automatic as well?
I guess the same differential is used in manual and auto, correct.
How about Amsoil? It's a good synthetic differential fluid too correct?
How...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By OrientBlau
Esso LT74114 from Bavarian Autosport

Has anyone purchased the Esso ATF from Bavarian Autosport.

I didn't know Esso ATF was sold in single quarts. This may be
a silly question, but I just want to make sure this is the same
fluid as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,388
Posted By OrientBlau
What ATF Fluid to use.

My mom's 2002 330i is approaching 56K mi. I'd like to have someone change the ATF fluid and filter, but I'm not sure what fluid to use.

Please advise.

Thank-you,

Jon
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By OrientBlau
Thanks Kris.

Thanks Kris.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By OrientBlau
So does anyone have an answer to my original...

So does anyone have an answer to my original question?
Pentosin ATF-1 for the power steering reservoir.

Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By OrientBlau
I think I have the ZF tranny. But this is for...

I think I have the ZF tranny. But this is for the power steering reservoir, not the tranny.

Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By OrientBlau
Pentosin ATF-1

Can I use Pentosin ATF-1 to change the power steering fluid on an '02 330i?
I've done searches, but I have yet to find the answer.

Thank you.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By OrientBlau
Thank you for all your replies. I will check...

Thank you for all your replies. I will check those places out.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By OrientBlau
Service in Bay Area

My 2002 330i just reached 52K mi. I've been doing oil changes myself. Now, I'd like
to have the car serviced (I think Inspection 2 for 60K mi), but I'd like to avoid the dealerships.
Does any...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,461
Posted By OrientBlau
Could you send me the pdf instructions as well? ...

Could you send me the pdf instructions as well?

Much appreciated.

Thank you.

J
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By OrientBlau
Essie1553, I saw the 2nd part of the diy on...

Essie1553,

I saw the 2nd part of the diy on bmw325.net. I'll see if the 330i already have the mounting bracket.

Thanks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By OrientBlau
I'm really not sure. I have an '03 530i w/ the...

I'm really not sure. I have an '03 530i w/ the original BMW CD changer. I'd like to transfer that to my mother's car - an '02 330i. The trunk lid says, "pre-wired for CD-changer."
So, I'm not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By OrientBlau
Factory CD-Changer Install

I've been searching, but cannot find any write-ups on the factory BMW CD-changer install.

Does anyone have instructions to install the changer on a 2002 330i? It's pre-wired, so
does that mean...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,737
Posted By OrientBlau
Haven't had time to visit this site until today. ...

Haven't had time to visit this site until today.

Thank you for you input Waveho. I do tend to do oil changes myself. And when I'm not,
I bring it to shop and have them do the change, but I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,737
Posted By OrientBlau
Hello everyone. My mother has an '02 330i,...

Hello everyone.
My mother has an '02 330i, and I recently bought an '03 530i. They are of the same
engine I believe. For her oil changes, I usually go to the dealer and buy the
BMW 5W-30. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By OrientBlau
Thank You for all your replies. It rained...

Thank You for all your replies.

It rained a little today, so while I was on the freeway, driving this car in the rain for the very first time (only own the car for 3 days), I noticed that the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By OrientBlau
Whirring noise on freeway

Hello everyone,

I just purchased a 2003 530iA thanks to the input from this forum. I beat my cousin to the punch, and now, he really really wants one.
I will post pictures once I replace my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
Posted By OrientBlau
Thanks for you input Mr. Hyde. Yes, I've heard...

Thanks for you input Mr. Hyde. Yes, I've heard of people w/ 200k mi. IS300's, and
the cars have never gone back to the dealerships for repairs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
Posted By OrientBlau
Thanks

Great site.

S.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
Posted By OrientBlau
Thank You

Wow! Thank you all who replied to my small dilemma.
Your comments and input are very logical.
I am the cousin using Orient's screename on this 2nd post.
He doesn't know about it yet. :)
I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
Posted By OrientBlau
'03 530i vs. Lexus '04 IS300

Hello Fellow Enthusiasts,

My cousin is in the market for a
'02 or '03 BMW 530i (E39)w/ sport and premium package. He asked
me how the 530i would compare w/ the IS300?
So, I thought I'd ask all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By OrientBlau
Press the "DSC" button 1 time. You should see a...

Press the "DSC" button 1 time. You should see a yellow light come on on your console. The DSC button is located above your ashtray.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By OrientBlau
Reverse Clunk

My car (2002 330i - Steptronic) just started having a weird intermitten clunking / clicking noise only when I'm reversing and turning the steering wheel. When the wheel is straight-no noise. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By OrientBlau
Mileage Correction ---40k mi.

Oops............Sorry everyone. I was looking at a few ads, and somehow
got confused mixed up w/ another vehicle's mileage.
The mileage of the 2003 530i is 40,xxx.
Again, it as an extended...
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