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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By ventsyv
Hey don't mess with my homie... Which light...

Hey don't mess with my homie...

Which light - the one indicating you need to change the brakes, or the one indicating your hand brake is on?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 850
Posted By ventsyv
You are in the ball park. Oil change should not...

You are in the ball park. Oil change should not be over $100 (USD) and brake fluid flush around $80. Fuel filter - $100 - $150 total. The cooling system looks about right.
That's what I would expect...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By ventsyv
If you are replacing the belts, you should...

If you are replacing the belts, you should consider replacing the pulleys as well. I would even consider replacing the water pump. I saw the updated model with the metal propeller for ~ $25.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By ventsyv
Funny thing I noticed - the noise only happens...

Funny thing I noticed - the noise only happens when coming to a full stop below 15mph or so. At high speeds there is no noise and the car is not pulling to one side as far as I can tell.

I'm not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By ventsyv
Brake job questions

The rear right wheel is making terrible grinding noise when I apply the brakes. Even when I let go the pedal, the grinding continues for 5 seconds or so.
I checked the pads and they look thin, but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By ventsyv
Lifted the car but the rear tires won't turn. The...

Lifted the car but the rear tires won't turn. The parking break is down and the car is in parking, the wheels are completely of the ground ofcourse. There is a little bit of play in the tire but not...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By ventsyv
The tires are new, but I think my caliper is...

The tires are new, but I think my caliper is sticking a bit too...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By ventsyv
wheel bearings

There is a loud sounds when the car is moving. It's not the fan clutch so I'm thinking it's a wheel bearing. The engine idles OK and the noise is only present when the car is moving, but not really...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By ventsyv
Great! Thanks

Great! Thanks
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By ventsyv
By the way, what do you guys think about the...

By the way, what do you guys think about the updated pump with metal impeller? I put one of those in my car 70k miles ago, so I'm now considering replacing it as a preventive maintenance. Aren't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By ventsyv
Unable to find part number

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BD53&mospid=47713&btnr=63_0805&hg=63&fg=05
I need #4 or #5, but I can't find the part number. Where else can I look it up?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By ventsyv
Tricky for you, impracticable for most -...

Tricky for you, impracticable for most - including me I'm afraid.
The water pump got 70k miles on it, the belts as well, so maybe I"ll just do it all at once... By the way, the water pump with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By ventsyv
If we assume that 1/2 of the oil is changed at...

If we assume that 1/2 of the oil is changed at each oil change, than E(1/(2^n)) n -> infiniti :-). 75% new oil in 2 changes, 93.75% in 4.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By ventsyv
The p1477, if I remember correctly, is caused by...

The p1477, if I remember correctly, is caused by cracked gasket on the fuel cap. Replace the it, delete the code and you should be good to go. Since you got the car recently, I suggest:
1. New air /...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By ventsyv
Interesting... I did not know that. So maybe I'll...

Interesting... I did not know that. So maybe I'll give them a chance after all...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By ventsyv
Start with the obvious, the MAF sensor. If the...

Start with the obvious, the MAF sensor. If the ECU can not compute the correct air-fuel mixture, the car with run rough and might result in the transmission to go in limp mode - basically it won't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By ventsyv
Yeah, that's it, AT with mechanical fan. So...

Yeah, that's it, AT with mechanical fan. So what's wrong with the clutch? What does it take to repair.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By ventsyv
BMW oil is pretty well regarded, from what I've...

BMW oil is pretty well regarded, from what I've heard. It seems a bit extreme to declare it crap. The other oil I've heard alot good things about is Mobile 1, but this Solo brand...

On the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By ventsyv
Incompetent Indy shop?

I received a flyer some time ago, that a local indy shop that specializes in BMW has changed management. I was not happy with their work before, but decided to give them another chance.

I called...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By ventsyv
Maybe. I'm not sure I know how a Mack truck with...

Maybe. I'm not sure I know how a Mack truck with a loud fan sounds though :-).
I do know that when the fan sensor goes kaput, the fan will run at full speed all the time making the car sound like a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By ventsyv
Loud noise

My wife was driving the car for 2 days, today I notices a loud noise that was not there before. The best way to describe it is as if I've down shifted and the engine is running on high RPMs.

The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-08-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By ventsyv
BMW recalls 220,000 vehicles in widening airbag issue

Just called my local BMW dealer - they said the recall is not out officially yet, but BMWNA will send recall letters to everyone who might be affected.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By ventsyv
Probably 95% of starting problems are caused by...

Probably 95% of starting problems are caused by either the battery or the starter. I say check the battery first.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,282
Posted By ventsyv
I get 22.9 on mixed driving. Mostly highway but a...

I get 22.9 on mixed driving. Mostly highway but a lot of traffic too, so that's not too bad. On a traffic free road trip I got ~ 28mpg even though I was driving... let's say I wasn't driving with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By ventsyv
Yeah ... No. 1. My time is worth to me more...

Yeah ... No.
1. My time is worth to me more than that
2. Too much money.

I bought a pair a couple of years ago but I can't remember where I got it from ...
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