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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By FredoinSF
Yes, I think you're crazy - nucking futs...

Yes, I think you're crazy - nucking futs actually. You already have the M4 for speed and handling, keep the X5 for do it all duty.

It seems you replace cars quickly and that the X5 is on its way...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By FredoinSF
Humm, I had said with everything being equal,...

Humm, I had said with everything being equal, but with more details about mileage difference and the fact it is at a BMW dealer, A is looking a little better - if you are OK with beige.
A is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By FredoinSF
Help deciding on a CPO X5

Nice either way but with everything else being equal I would go for B. Reason is M sport looks awesome and stands out, plus I hate beige interior therefore A would never even be in the running for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By FredoinSF
The most urgent is cooling system but it is a...

The most urgent is cooling system but it is a relatively easy job. Automatics have a couple of extra steps to remove the fan, but it is simple and videos abound on YouTube. The most detailed videos...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By FredoinSF
Doesn't anyone have an owner's manual? :dunno:

Doesn't anyone have an owner's manual? :dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By FredoinSF
Drive it into the ground. I used to drive over...

Drive it into the ground. I used to drive over 35k miles a year for business 20 or so years ago. I drove well used BMW's back then too and worked on them as things were needed or bit the bullet and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 765
Posted By FredoinSF
1: year & model - 2002 330cic 2:miles...

1: year & model - 2002 330cic
2:miles (original) - 56,000
3:is it still running like a champ! - Yes! Feeling even better now that I just completed the cooling system refresh.
4: how many owners...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By FredoinSF
Finally made it to the dealer to get the pulley,...

Finally made it to the dealer to get the pulley, put everything back together, bled the system, and all seems to be operating fine with no leaking. Other than that one hose connection, it was a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By FredoinSF
It's not a hard job. I just finished putting my...

It's not a hard job. I just finished putting my car back together after doing the cooling system refresh and I also replaced the belts and as well as the deflection pulley that is mounted on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By FredoinSF
Whatever you do, do not get the MINI All4. Had...

Whatever you do, do not get the MINI All4. Had one, ditched it after 18 months of hell for the X5... Biggest disappointment.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By FredoinSF
I doubt you will get anything for it. Do you owe...

I doubt you will get anything for it. Do you owe anything on it? I think you need to be prepared to walk away from it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By FredoinSF
No experience with Dinan exhaust bolted to M54...

No experience with Dinan exhaust bolted to M54 but have had one on the MINI for over 8 years. It's noticeable but not totally obnoxious, until you floor it then everyone does a head snap.
Dinan...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By FredoinSF
I'm afraid I am going to second FastBob's...

I'm afraid I am going to second FastBob's assessment. Overheating on these cars is bad juju. Hope the leak down test goes your way but you may have killed the car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By FredoinSF
Window regulator. Search is your friend. ...

Window regulator. Search is your friend.





I think that was a reply to wrong thread. Trade the BMW, you are obviously not happy with it and life is short to be aggravated by a machine to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By FredoinSF
A couple pix of pix of new vs original water pump...

A couple pix of pix of new vs original water pump and the parts graveyard.
450089
450090
450091
450092


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By FredoinSF
I ended up taking the two torx off the plastic...

I ended up taking the two torx off the plastic bracket and not disconnecting the hose. The upper torx required some maneuvering and improvising due to lack of clearance but I feel better doing it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By FredoinSF
I'm replacing the following: - Water pump (with...

I'm replacing the following:
- Water pump (with EMP Stuart)
- Thermostat
- Upper and lower hoses
- Expansion tank with cap and other plug ins.
- Tensioner and pulleys (hydraulic upgrade kit)
-...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By FredoinSF
Thanks guys. Going back at it.

Thanks guys. Going back at it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By FredoinSF
Mine is a manual. Sent from BimmerApp...

Mine is a manual.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By FredoinSF
This is that bastard hose. 450056 Sent...

This is that bastard hose. 450056


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By FredoinSF
DIY Feeback on lower radiator hose

In the midst of a cooling system refresh. With held of posts and videos, everything is going well. Got as far as getting the expansion tank out and now working on the lower radiator hoses. The...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-05-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,636
Posted By FredoinSF
NV is every year. Quit crying. Sent from...

NV is every year. Quit crying.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,636
Posted By FredoinSF
You don't have to convince me or anyone who hangs...

You don't have to convince me or anyone who hangs in this corner of Bimmerfest. My point was that most people lease and don't look any further than the monthly payment.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-04-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,636
Posted By FredoinSF
With the eco credits gone, these cars don't make...

With the eco credits gone, these cars don't make sense for the typical BMW new car shopper. The main reason a US driver would consider a diesel is the better mileage and to amortize the additional...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-03-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By FredoinSF
I started a similar thread on the diesel forum. ...

I started a similar thread on the diesel forum. This is the one with the highest reported miles:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7991203&postcount=32
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