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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-14-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 189,379
Posted By jpmcguire
Thanks Pirate, Very informative. Now I have a...

Thanks Pirate,
Very informative. Now I have a few new projects for my retirement buggy.
1999 323i convertible bought it at 145,000 now at 176,000 and more fun than a
barrel of monkeys for the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-26-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 3,089,455
Posted By jpmcguire
Power Steering

The power steering in my 1999 323i Convertible is not power any more. I replaced the pump last year there seemed to be a slight improvement but now It’s a bear to drive (ok going straight :)) Any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 94
Sticky: Pay It Forward
Views: 36,540
Posted By jpmcguire
Smile Windshield Washer Pump

The rear window washer hose in the X2 broke under seats--so I removed pump to prevent use and syphoning of fluid to floor.

Yesterday I sold the X3--still have the littel $$$wimdshield washer...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,716
Posted By jpmcguire
Washer Fluid Leak reply

Lateer Edit -I just noticed that this is an old line of discussion. It just poiped up in my e-mail notification so I replied as followes--however I note I replied last year as well!!!

x3--Been...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,716
Posted By jpmcguire
I have spent a LOT of money on this issue. After...

I have spent a LOT of money on this issue. After a major flood here in New England last year my X3 rear floors were soaked. I pulled up the carpet and pumped out several gallons of water. Called...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,284
Posted By jpmcguire
Convert top fitting

This has been an interesting line of discussion. I'm glad there is some (Very Good )
information out there and you are all willing to share so willingly. My 1999 323i convertable top works now...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-21-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,284
Posted By jpmcguire
Smile Local Dealer -on my good guy list!

Itchy,
I bent the control arms when I insisted on holding the button as it moaned and groaned. Then after replacing the mechanical parts –doing the basic reset –several times I still had raising...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 94
Sticky: Pay It Forward
Views: 36,540
Posted By jpmcguire
Thank you. However -the other piece of my post...

Thank you. However -the other piece of my post was a question concerning if this was still active --I guess it is but just no activity.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By jpmcguire
I will try to find my post from last year that...

I will try to find my post from last year that chased the same mess. I ran the same list as you. One final attempt said is was the airconditioner drain tube. When that got "fixed" --next I found...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-23-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 94
Sticky: Pay It Forward
Views: 36,540
Posted By jpmcguire
Cool X3 Radio wires?

The radio(cd part) in my 2004 X3 died. Bought a Scosche install kit on e-Bay with plugs. Now I need to figure put where the wires go? Any ideas on a good 'free' book- or look?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-10-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By jpmcguire
Help me out. I'm so deaf (40% gone) it makes no...

Help me out. I'm so deaf (40% gone) it makes no difference to me how it really sounds-but I'd like to play my CD's again.
The CD part of my 2004 X3 BMW Business Radio died!
It is a early 2004...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-06-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 157,393
Posted By jpmcguire
Smile $$$ Oll

I'm using good old fashion 5w-3w synthetic Castrol in a 1999 323ic with 150,000 –burns no oil –runs like a top. I think you're over spending with the imported oil. But to be kind...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 32,647
Posted By jpmcguire
Not Positive but when I did my wife's X3 brakes...

Not Positive but when I did my wife's X3 brakes the sensor light was still on after I replaced the sensors! I was Piszed! I did nothing about it -figured I'd get a-round-to -it. It went out all by...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 20,285
Posted By jpmcguire
Never did this sort of thing before but for this...

Never did this sort of thing before but for this old geezer PA would be a possibility. If it happens I take the X3 rather than the 323i vert. Probably not putting top down so the X3 comes with bed...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-30-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,214
Posted By jpmcguire
Tranny & Roof

Kos,
I have the same car 323i vert. E36- with M52 engine. I am a soon to be retired college professor and bought my car three months ago. It was dirty but in fairly good mechanical shape with 145K...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,019
Posted By jpmcguire
Auto transmission thanks

Thanks -flushing sounds like a first step. Pllican Parts has a 101 ideas and the fetp by step is listed there. I find thier DIy tiuff very usefuill --if I know the problem I'm trying to solve
I'll...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,019
Posted By jpmcguire
:bigpimp::bigpimp:OK change the names and you...

:bigpimp::bigpimp:OK change the names and you have my same story. In September I bought a 1999 323i vert automatic 145k miles does exactly same s***!!:mad: I have put 1500 miles on it and it still...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-19-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,110
Posted By jpmcguire
Please let me clarify my apparent $$$ stupidity!

The first "wet floor" happened after the April rain and floods in Rhode Island. My insurance picked up the repairs and the new carpeting expenses. When the floor got wet again after the next rain...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 157,393
Posted By jpmcguire
jonesin -update

Took the new 1999 323i Cvetr to the Stratton October Fast t(Greem Mountain Club -nice group) two weeks ago. Cleaned it up a bit and went looking for help with what to do to retsore the former...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,110
Posted By jpmcguire
Here is the post I left an the other Windo washer...

Here is the post I left an the other Windo washer thread:
I have spent a fortune in time and money ($6000) trying to determine and fix a floor leak on the passenger side of a 2004 X3. Replaced...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,986
Posted By jpmcguire
The Leak again -

Non of what I have done above really solved it. Yesterday the floor was wet again. I posted and was sent to a thread discussing rear window washers -here is the result of that -find.
Thanks -it's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,456
Posted By jpmcguire
Rear window Floor Wet - Leak -solved ?!

Thanks -it's not what I was looking for but it was most helpful:angel: -so here is some additional information for all of you.
I have spent a fortune in time and money ($6000) :mad:trying to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,110
Posted By jpmcguire
Why -How did you ever even think of that being a...

Why -How did you ever even think of that being a problem. I have had many cars with rear window washers -never even gave it a thought.
Do you have any idea where the damn hose runs--is it burried in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 32,647
Posted By jpmcguire
Look at DIY -Pelican parts -has a good story and...

Look at DIY -Pelican parts -has a good story and photos of just how to do it. Pelican parts and the Parts Bin supplied parts for $300 +/-
I replaced the front and rears rotors, pads, sensors and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,110
Posted By jpmcguire
Old Leaky is back

Hello again.:) Old Leaky here.
We have had this discussion about the X3 leaks. I'm not a computer blogger so I get lost in the threads at times but in the summer we had a lot of discussion...
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