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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By sridario
Castrol Edge with SPT periodically comes on sale...

Castrol Edge with SPT periodically comes on sale at Canadian Tire for $29.99 per 5 litre bottle for various grades/viscosities. The 5w40 in the black bottle specifically states that it meets the BMW...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,154
Posted By sridario
I'd consider this a public service... But it's...

I'd consider this a public service... But it's also sweet, sweet revenge (not that we normally indulge in that sort of thing). ;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,438
Posted By sridario
2011. This link has more info: ...

2011. This link has more info:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=565571&highlight=tail+light+ground+recall

I had already fixed my symptomatic tail light by adding a second...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 698
Posted By sridario
Careful, the coolant level reported by the bobber...

Careful, the coolant level reported by the bobber is only accurate when the engine is COLD. You wrote that you opened her hot - if that's when you took the picture, the bobber will read higher than...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By sridario
As long as you keep an eye on the actual oil...

As long as you keep an eye on the actual oil level via the dipstick, there is no harm in living with a bad oil level sensor. I just found it irritating to have the oil light on.

If money's tight,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By sridario
I concur. I had similar symptoms, and replaced my...

I concur. I had similar symptoms, and replaced my oil level sensor with a new one that then exhibited a different problem - it would come on after 10 or so minutes of driving and then stay on until I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By sridario
The dashboard is NOT illuminated in daylight...

The dashboard is NOT illuminated in daylight running mode, which just activates (without user control) the low-intensity halogen headlights fitted for that purpose (at least on Canadian cars with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 741
Posted By sridario
It's the little retaining tabs that tend to...

It's the little retaining tabs that tend to break. I had one threatening to fall out a couple of years ago and just hot-glued it in place. Problem solved at minimal cost! :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By sridario
I have a GM A5S 390R transmission, and recently...

I have a GM A5S 390R transmission, and recently had the pan dropped and cleaned, filter changed and fluid replaced with Pentosin ATF-1 fluid. Works perfectly, and the fluid was about $60 for a 5...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By sridario
Ya! Just had my GM trans done yesterday at...

Ya!

Just had my GM trans done yesterday at 111,000 km (~69k miles). Trans was smooth before and remains smooth as silk after. Hope it stays that way for a long time... (the point of preventative...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By sridario
Check your existing one to see if it's still...

Check your existing one to see if it's still serviceable (not bent or broken). If not, then you need one "Front Wishbone Bracket - Left" since you are just replacing the driver's side control arm and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By sridario
Mine doesn't leak yet at 110,000 km / 69,000...

Mine doesn't leak yet at 110,000 km / 69,000 miles.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By sridario
Hi Doc, There is a recent thread that should...

Hi Doc,

There is a recent thread that should be informative to you:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758014

Also, check the e46 wiki (link at the top of the forum page).
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,385
Posted By sridario
I agree. The all-blacks looked too much like...

I agree. The all-blacks looked too much like "winter wheels" to me. :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By sridario
The subtitle of the ad in the link you posted...

The subtitle of the ad in the link you posted says,

"BMW 330Ci Sport Convertible Salvage Theft Rebuildable Repairable Wrecked Project"

Given that it's a salvage title, that price seems way too...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,133
Posted By sridario
Right. Also, just to finish this off, the rear...

Right. Also, just to finish this off, the rear button (away from the blade) opens the trunk...
:p
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By sridario
Wow, you checked a lot of things, but I'll start...

Wow, you checked a lot of things, but I'll start with the obvious...

If you were gone for 3 months, unless you had your battery connected to a battery tender, it's probably almost fully...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By sridario
$400 CAD seems like a decent price for 4 Conti...

$400 CAD seems like a decent price for 4 Conti winter tires on rims. Even if they have a bit less tread than advertised, they will be far, far better in the snow than what you have on now. Go check...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-04-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,436
Posted By sridario
Indeed, my first car was a 1981 Toyota Corona LE...

Indeed, my first car was a 1981 Toyota Corona LE Liftback. RWD and a 2.4L 4-cyl. Nice car for its day, and it lasted for 21 years on the road!

The hatch design is eminently practical while...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-30-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,107
Posted By sridario
Given that picture, agree completely. A new tire...

Given that picture, agree completely. A new tire would be the wise choice.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-30-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,107
Posted By sridario
Agree with everything you wrote here, but the...

Agree with everything you wrote here, but the OP's original comment was that he had a screw in the tire that was not leaking air for some time. If it's not too close to the sidewall, it should be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-30-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,107
Posted By sridario
Why don't you look into getting this tire...

Why don't you look into getting this tire plug/patched (plug from the outside to fill the injury path and a patch on the inside to seal the inner liner)? I had a similar problem a while back with a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,332
Posted By sridario
Thanks! One of our our friends was a postdoc from...

Thanks! One of our our friends was a postdoc from Ireland. Far from being traumatized, he relished retelling this story (it's longer, more detailed and animated told orally over a pint or a single...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,258
Posted By sridario
No, that would be Norwegians, Swedes and Danes......

No, that would be Norwegians, Swedes and Danes...

Finns only use the best Finlandia vodka :thumbup: - just make sure you don't use Salmiakki Koskenkorva by mistake, could get a bit sticky ;).
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,332
Posted By sridario
You may think this perverse, but I've found this...

You may think this perverse, but I've found this winter's actually been pretty good up here in Quebec, because it has been consistently cold, with only two thaw/freeze cycles that generate ice and...
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