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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By 02325xi
Try Ozium. I think it was originally developed...

Try Ozium. I think it was originally developed for funeral homes/mortuaries. I'd start off with a moderate dose and see how that goes.
Forum: General BMW 09-28-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,355
Posted By 02325xi
I'm assuming "as simple as I can find it"...

I'm assuming "as simple as I can find it" includes leatherette? I shudder to think what a real leather driver's seat will look like after 500k miles.

I've been in a handful of car service / black...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,979
Posted By 02325xi
By that logic, a sedan would be less reliable...

By that logic, a sedan would be less reliable than a coupe, as it has 2 more window regulators that can break. The CV joints are a potential failure point that exists as a result of additional...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,979
Posted By 02325xi
I don't dispute the CV joint/axle point. But...

I don't dispute the CV joint/axle point. But that is a part unique to the xi, which presumably, someone who is buying an xi, is aware of as a component of the all-wheel drive system.

Replacement...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,979
Posted By 02325xi
I am curious what "statistics", not anectodal...

I am curious what "statistics", not anectodal evidence, you can cite to this point?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By 02325xi
Brakes- I used Brembo rotors / OEM pads. Pads...

Brakes- I used Brembo rotors / OEM pads. Pads were made by Textar, that's what I'll buy next time. I have also previously used Zimmermans on my Mercedes, and they worked fine.
Oil- Castrol Syntec...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,137
Posted By 02325xi
Notes from my overhaul. I didn't DIY, but had a...

Notes from my overhaul. I didn't DIY, but had a shop do the work, with parts I bought.

94.5k miles at cooling system overhaul
3/02 production date, 2002MY 325xi
All original except belts, which...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By 02325xi
Out of curiosity, where can one buy an aluminum...

Out of curiosity, where can one buy an aluminum expansion tank for the E46? Curious, since I didn't see that part, and I just went through the cooling system overhaul...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By 02325xi
On my 325xi: Rear Coil Springs (discovered...

On my 325xi:

Rear Coil Springs (discovered by dealer on service walkthrough)
Alternator (plus a tow to the dealer)
A/C compressor (was making noise)
Front Axle (slight coasting hum)
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By 02325xi
Yes. World of difference. Doesn't make things...

Yes. World of difference. Doesn't make things silent in the car, but makes so that you can have a conversation. Which may or may not be a good thing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By 02325xi
Those are also 89H tires. Speed rating is fine,...

Those are also 89H tires. Speed rating is fine, but a 91 load factor is recommended for your car. I can't read the manufacture date code from your picture, but the sidewall looks like an older...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By 02325xi
Recently did brakes with a friend (on his chevy...

Recently did brakes with a friend (on his chevy malibu), and he bought PBR rotors. Only potential issue with the rotors was that they were made in China-- so if that is an issue for you from a...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-05-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By 02325xi
1. Who is the company backstopping this? Is it...

1. Who is the company backstopping this? Is it the Dealer? GM? (And get this in writing) In other words, know who you are facing credit risk-wise. While GM will almost definitely emerge from...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-04-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,234
Posted By 02325xi
Yeah... Almost 1 in 10 workers are without jobs. ...

Yeah... Almost 1 in 10 workers are without jobs. There are plenty of people who are willing to work without suing the company for damaging their wife's BMW.

In many states, I don't think that the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By 02325xi
I'm unsure about the current formulation, but I...

I'm unsure about the current formulation, but I remember from the Mercedes forums (apologies, I am a reformed MB owner), that when M1 0w40 was launched, a bunch of guys claimed it was more like a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,445
Posted By 02325xi
I'm no scientist, but I think you're probably OK....

I'm no scientist, but I think you're probably OK. But for the paranoid among us, http://www.wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/fire/spontaneouscombustion/rbjul05/index.html
. For a point of reference,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,036
Posted By 02325xi
$3k loss in 9 months may sting, or you can chalk...

$3k loss in 9 months may sting, or you can chalk it up to the cost of driving a fun car. Don't base your decision off of what's been done in the past; that's the sunk cost fallacy.

You can get...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By 02325xi
Might want to order from a shop like pelican...

Might want to order from a shop like pelican parts or autohausaz or importec, so you can spec the manufacturer of the tank. I just have a personal bias against ebay parts, especially for critical...
Forum: General BMW 06-20-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,364
Posted By 02325xi
Let's not give Ford too much operational credit. ...

Let's not give Ford too much operational credit. A large part of why Ford was able to squeeze by without government funding was because they mortgaged the company to the hilt when the credit markets...
Forum: General BMW 06-20-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,364
Posted By 02325xi
More likely Chapter 7, but that's semantics. I'd...

More likely Chapter 7, but that's semantics. I'd also bet that BMW would be smart enough to get burned again.

What is worth noting, however, is the way the Chrysler bankruptcy process was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By 02325xi
I used the dash installation kit, and it seemed...

I used the dash installation kit, and it seemed as if though I had to disconnect the connector that would lead to the CD changer cable-- is there a way to reconnect that cable via some sort of splice?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,714
Posted By 02325xi
I've also got the same jack pad on the front...

I've also got the same jack pad on the front center. 2002 325xi
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By 02325xi
I advise against wd40-- I'm uneasy about what it...

I advise against wd40-- I'm uneasy about what it will do to rubber seals over the long run. Spending the ~10 on a bottle of Gummipfledge is the way to go. I also only need to re-Gummipfledge once...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,252
Posted By 02325xi
Wait- so the car definitely has paintwork? Did...

Wait- so the car definitely has paintwork? Did the tech check for the extent of prior damage or frame impact? I used to have a Titanium Silver M3- the hood interior was painted a primer color,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,252
Posted By 02325xi
Not disputing the speed rating at all. I was...

Not disputing the speed rating at all. I was concerned with the 88 load factor, where I seem to recall that the required load factor is 91.
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