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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By SWC
Only routine maintenance on my 04 330i - 68k...

Only routine maintenance on my 04 330i - 68k through current 93k. Keep in mind there's plenty of "routine" maintenance that's needed. I paid $12k for mine 3 years ago with 68k -
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By SWC
I found mine on craigslist for $50

I found mine on craigslist for $50
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By SWC
I'm up in the air on whether to refresh the...

I'm up in the air on whether to refresh the cooling system now (92k) or wait until next spring. This summer I've done: VCG, spark plugs, fuel filter, power steering fluid and 2 new tires. I'm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By SWC
I've had very good luck with the Conti xtreme...

I've had very good luck with the Conti xtreme contact DWS --
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By SWC
My local dealer's price was $7 per quart - last...

My local dealer's price was $7 per quart - last oil service. Check it out if you have one close.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By SWC
On sale at oembimmerparts.com - $48.50 with...

On sale at oembimmerparts.com - $48.50 with regulator. http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_Fuel_Filter_W_Regulator_OEM_p/13327512019e46.htm
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By SWC
I was experiencing a very similar issue with...

I was experiencing a very similar issue with "sputtering" but mostly when accelerating. I replaced the fuel filter and it is completely gone --- worth a shot at your mileage if it hasn't been done....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By SWC
I have a hard enough time keeping up on...

I have a hard enough time keeping up on "preventative Maintenance" -- I once thought about an M steering wheel and then my control arms needed replacing.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By SWC
I just called my local BMW dealership just to see...

I just called my local BMW dealership just to see how much money I actually saved with the DIY -

VCG -$350 (I paid $34) oem
Plugs -$350 (I paid $47) ngk
Fuel Filter $250 (I paid $49) oem
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By SWC
Thanks -- I'll look at the DIY more seriously now...

Thanks -- I'll look at the DIY more seriously now - the cooling system refresh is $299 at oembimmerparts - so now's a good time to do it!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By SWC
No issues with bleeding the coolant or breaking...

No issues with bleeding the coolant or breaking any plastic pieces?? How long did the cooling refresh take?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By SWC
No _ I didn't do either of those -- but the...

No _ I didn't do either of those -- but the steering feels much smoother. I'll wait until my next oil change and tackle -- thanks for the info!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By SWC
Quick side note -- my control arms, bushings and...

Quick side note -- my control arms, bushings and links were replaced in 2013. 2014 - VCG, plugs, power steering fluid, fuel filter, cabin filter, engine air filter. Cooling system and ATF and one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By SWC
DIY Success - thanks to the forum

This past month I ordered from Max at oembimmerparts - NGK plugs, VCG, Fuel Filter - and decided to DIY instead of going to my indy.

For the most part I followed ChrisL's DIY -...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By SWC
There are some nice E46 M3 examples out there --...

There are some nice E46 M3 examples out there -- the problem is finding a 6-speed manual with low miles. Of course, the nice ones are $20k +. I've been looking for a while - not ready to pull the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By SWC
Thanks for the advice!! Appears the VCG...

Thanks for the advice!! Appears the VCG replacement and new spark plugs was a success.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-30-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By SWC
Valve Cover Sealant--- please advise

MY VCG will be here today - but I'm a bit confused on the type of sealant to use or not to use?? I obviously searched this out and it only made it more confusing.
Can someone with experience please...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By SWC
Spark plug DIY - tip for newbs

Long story short - I decided to replace my spark plugs and I don't have great mechanical skills - but I boosted up my confidence by watching DIY videos etc. I went out and bought the tools, torque...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By SWC
17" wheels look so much better --- check out some...

17" wheels look so much better --- check out some pics online.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By SWC
Similar issue happened to me a few months ago and...

Similar issue happened to me a few months ago and I traced it back to the oil filter not being tight enough --- initially I didn't see the leak because it was leaking out the back of the oil filter...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By SWC
That escalated quickly

That escalated quickly
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By SWC
Just received my fuel filter and spark plugs...

Just received my fuel filter and spark plugs today as well! I stocked up on Mann oil filters a few months ago on sale and I'm ordering my cooling system refresh next week.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By SWC
Not sure where the vibration issue would come in...

Not sure where the vibration issue would come in on the transmission but I would definitely service the transmission. This has been discussed many times here - and I'm changing mine at 90k and every...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 735
Posted By SWC
The guys I use don't mind - the only issue comes...

The guys I use don't mind - the only issue comes in when you have a part that fails and you're on your own dealing with the warranty. I had a similar issue when I ordered control arms from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 735
Posted By SWC
Cooling system refresh on sale at oembimmer: $299...

Cooling system refresh on sale at oembimmer: $299

Fuel Filter on sale - $50

OEM plugs - $50

Indy labor - $350-400 -

Total $800 +/-
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