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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By sun3301
SF Bay Area body shop recommendations needed!

Thanks for the replies guys. I didn't get any email notifications of replies!

I spoke to my dealer and they recommended a shop they use called Costelli and Pardini's in San Mateo. They are really...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By sun3301
SF Bay Area body shop recommendations needed!

Guys,

I'm hoping to hear from anyone in the Bay Area, hopefully in the mid peninsula, for a good body shop to repair my 2001 330ci.

I was rear ended on 101 in bumper to bumper traffic. I was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,539
Posted By sun3301
Thanks! Yeah, the cooling system is next....

Thanks!

Yeah, the cooling system is next. Upper radiator hose was changed last year when the oil leak from the valve cover gasket going bad dripped oil on it. Amd the water pump was changed about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,539
Posted By sun3301
I was looking up what the VISA valve is and found...

I was looking up what the VISA valve is and found this thread.

I had the SES light on for about 3 weeks on my 98,000 mile 330ci. The light went away 2 weeks ago, but came back a few days later....
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-23-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By sun3301
Pilot Super Sports were installed today. I only...

Pilot Super Sports were installed today. I only put maybe 10 miles on them in town running errands. So no sense of how they are compared to the PS2 I had, but I'm sure I'll be happy based on comments...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-18-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By sun3301
Thanks Will, 15k? I didn't know there was a...

Thanks Will, 15k? I didn't know there was a different mileage rating if the set-up is staggered. I'll have to do better then that!
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-18-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By sun3301
Thanks for the feedback guys. It was amazing...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

It was amazing that I made the original tires last over 50k miles. I drive mostly highway and I usually drive very easy on the car. But will have some fun every now...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-09-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By sun3301
Help, original tires or summer tires?

Its time to replace tires on my 2001 330ci. The original factory installed tires lasted 54,000 miles. I guess that would give you a sense of how the car is driven. I installed Michelin Pilot Sport 2...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By sun3301
Thanks for the suggestion about the VANOS seals...

Thanks for the suggestion about the VANOS seals and the CVV. I had heard about the CVV, but not issues with the VANOS seals!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By sun3301
This past weekend, I replaced a total of 2 1/2...

This past weekend, I replaced a total of 2 1/2 quarts of oil to get the level between the high and low marks on the dipstick.

Upon further inspection of the engine, I found evidence of an oil...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By sun3301
You might not believe it, but I'm actually very...

You might not believe it, but I'm actually very anal at keeping my cars up to spec. But in recent years, life situations change and they are not as high priority. Though I still try to maintain them....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By sun3301
cwsqbm, Your post is appreciated!

cwsqbm, Your post is appreciated!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By sun3301
Thanks! Sure hope it didn't suck any air into the...

Thanks! Sure hope it didn't suck any air into the oil pump!

I'm not afraid to work on the car. Being such a sophistated car compared to a simple American car from the 1960's is the challenge. And...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-26-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By sun3301
Question Accidentally drove with low oil levels

Guys, I have the common yellow oil level light come on at start-up and then go out on my 2001 330ci, 5 speed. The sender unit is bad. I had the car in the dealer last year for some work and they saw...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,300
Posted By sun3301
Sticking ignition switch, key won't turn, fixed!

Guys, thought you'd enjoy this story.

In 2006, I had my 2001 330ci in at the dealer for other service and asked about the ignition switch sticking. At times, it becomes very hard to turn and start...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,342
Posted By sun3301
Thanks again for your added help with the hoses...

Thanks again for your added help with the hoses diagram, that's great Joe!

Now I know what to look for.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,342
Posted By sun3301
Thanks for listing the parts Joe! Yes, $1K...

Thanks for listing the parts Joe!

Yes, $1K is crazy!

I'm still looking into where the heater hoses are located. This was simple on my 1967 Mustang.

The original water pump was replaced...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,342
Posted By sun3301
There wasn't a part by part break down in that...

There wasn't a part by part break down in that quote. The completed service report I got from the dealer included what they did and what was suggested and what I accepted and declined.

For the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,342
Posted By sun3301
Coolant hoses replacement

Guys, I had a service done on my 2001 330ci at the dealer several months ago. The car is coming up on 76600 miles now.

The dealer advised that the next item requiring change out that was part of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By sun3301
Thanks! I'll get it back tomorrow. They needed to...

Thanks! I'll get it back tomorrow. They needed to still road test and complete a smog test and few other little things.

Can't wait to get it back.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By sun3301
The car is well maintained. This was an odd one. ...

The car is well maintained. This was an odd one.

The dealer called me a little while ago. The problem was not fuel related or filter related! There is a sensor in the engine that senses timing....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By sun3301
Update: The car was dropped off at the dealer...

Update: The car was dropped off at the dealer service center this morning. They have not found the cause of the engine stalling yet. I kidded my service adviser that with all this high technology,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By sun3301
Thanks guys, I will report back once I find out...

Thanks guys, I will report back once I find out what the problem is. Hope it's simple!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By sun3301
Quick update guys. I haven't had time to have the...

Quick update guys. I haven't had time to have the car checked out yet.

But the other night, as I drove home, the engine was trying to stall again. I gas it a lot to avoid stalling at stop lights....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By sun3301
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