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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By slowlanemcvane
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323i-M52_2.5L/Eng...

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323i-M52_2.5L/Engine/Cooling/Expansion_Tank/

I personally have used the MTC, as it is inexpensive and I'm on a bit of a budget usually. That being said, it's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By slowlanemcvane
Do a quick google search on servicing and...

Do a quick google search on servicing and bleeding the cooling system of an E46. It should give you a user-friendly walkthrough of how to service the cooling system. As you've hinted at, you can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By slowlanemcvane
Wow, looks awesome! I'm thinking about doing...

Wow, looks awesome!

I'm thinking about doing mine, as I have the same sagging upholstary issues with my interior that everyone else has. I'm thinking about going black for my pillars, headliner,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By slowlanemcvane
Could be a bad climate control module...is it...

Could be a bad climate control module...is it displaying any other symptoms? Display out, can't change settings while the engine is running, etcetera?

I read somewhere online that some people...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By slowlanemcvane
Ah. Sorry. I was thinking yours was the 3.0. ...

Ah. Sorry. I was thinking yours was the 3.0.

I think this is the part that you're looking for: http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-auto-trans-oil-cooler-thermostat-x5-behr-17107559966

Here's...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By slowlanemcvane
The thermostat that you are talking about...

The thermostat that you are talking about actually plugs into the bottom of the expansion tank. Take a look at the link posted below, it's part #4. Follow the dotted line and that should give you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By slowlanemcvane
I slightly disagree with mjpgolf1. Maybe it's...

I slightly disagree with mjpgolf1. Maybe it's because I got lucky, but I bought my E46 about 2.5 years ago, paid $4500 for it. I had a budget for $6000, so I took the difference, sunk it into...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By slowlanemcvane
I changed out my front struts a while back before...

I changed out my front struts a while back before upgrading to coilovers, and it was a very easy, straightforward change. I borrowed a spring compressor from a friend and did it in my garage. Took...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By slowlanemcvane
I got mine from Pelicanparts.com for right around...

I got mine from Pelicanparts.com for right around $60. Granted, that was about 2 years ago, so prices have probably gone up, but that part has so far survived the scorching Texas summers and a wet,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By slowlanemcvane
It's still just a Passat. LOL. A nasty,...

It's still just a Passat. LOL.

A nasty, bad@ss Passat. Looks like fun!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By slowlanemcvane
Touche, good sir. LOL.

Touche, good sir. LOL.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By slowlanemcvane
Hey, at least it's not e46fanatics.com. Bunch of...

Hey, at least it's not e46fanatics.com. Bunch of kids over there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By slowlanemcvane
David: Advice from a BMW guy. Whatever BMW...

David:

Advice from a BMW guy. Whatever BMW you buy, make sure that you buy a car that is well-maintained. Whomever is selling the car should be able to provide you with service records and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By slowlanemcvane
The thermostat that I think you're referring to...

The thermostat that I think you're referring to is the automatic transmission thermostat. I had forgotten about that, until you reminded me about it again. Sorry about that. Yes, that's something...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,411
Posted By slowlanemcvane
Checking wheel bearings is relatively simple. ...

Checking wheel bearings is relatively simple. Jack up the car. Place it securely on jack stands. Grab the wheel at the 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock positions and attempt to rock the wheel in and out. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By slowlanemcvane
This thread topic comes up all the time. Used to...

This thread topic comes up all the time. Used to see it when I would visit bimmerforums.com, and the answer is pretty universal.

NA mods are fairly expensive and net you essentially nothing for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By slowlanemcvane
AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks! Funny, all the folks...

AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks!

Funny, all the folks on bf.c say the same thing about bimmerfest!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By slowlanemcvane
I've replaced mine with a Behr expansion tank and...

I've replaced mine with a Behr expansion tank and had good results. It's at least as reliable as the BMW OEM tank, and costs less as well. Some people will advise sticking with OEM, but since the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,205
Posted By slowlanemcvane
I think what Scott ZHP was trying to say is that...

I think what Scott ZHP was trying to say is that the cooling system on most BMW cars from this era is unreliable at mileage beyond this. I know from my experience that the plastic parts that BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By slowlanemcvane
For that price, with those miles, and proof that...

For that price, with those miles, and proof that maintenance was done, sounds like you got a pretty decent deal. The most important part about the post above is the last line. You think you got a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By slowlanemcvane
Fredo, thanks for the reply. I've never been...

Fredo, thanks for the reply.

I've never been to the American cemetary in Normandy, I hear it's an amazing sight. The closest I've come to anything like that was to visit the National Cemetary in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,644
Posted By slowlanemcvane
May be too late to post to the OP's question, but...

May be too late to post to the OP's question, but I'll never buy new again, no matter what make/model I'm looking for.

As my dad used to tell me: "It's cheaper to maintain and repair an old car...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By slowlanemcvane
I agree with the above. Before my wife and I...

I agree with the above. Before my wife and I bought our E53 X5, we were looking at the other offerings by the other luxury auto makers out there (Audi, Mercedes Benz, Acura, Infiniti). This was a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By slowlanemcvane
I know it's not directly about an E53, but I was...

I know it's not directly about an E53, but I was having similar issues on my E46 (325i). I ended up replacing my lower control arms and the associated bushings, and it solved the "wandering" issues...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By slowlanemcvane
How do you like the X5 35d? I'm looking into...

How do you like the X5 35d? I'm looking into making that upgrade for my wife within the next couple of years...
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