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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By FredoinSF
As fast on said, the price may reflect some...

As fast on said, the price may reflect some maintenance / repair items that are taken care of. If it's had regular fluid changes, cooling system refresh, CCV, new tires etc then it's probably a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By FredoinSF
Talk about selling against yourself. This would...

Talk about selling against yourself. This would send me right over to the competition if I did not know any better and I'd fire his a$$ if I were his manager, unless my salary was influenced by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By FredoinSF
I've bought the stuff that was on sale at Napa...

I've bought the stuff that was on sale at Napa with no detrimental effect. I think it was Valvoline. Now back to BMW elixir since I'm still covered by maintenance plan and dealer actually topped...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,248
Posted By FredoinSF
Now you can spend an afternoon polishing the...

Now you can spend an afternoon polishing the swirl marks they left on your paint. I always ask for no wash, they don't always comply.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,098
Posted By FredoinSF
Humm, wonder who you talked to at Bav Pros. ...

Humm, wonder who you talked to at Bav Pros. They're usually on the ball for standard maintenance stuff. Only times they could not give me a ball park idea was for a repair requiring diagnostic on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,215
Posted By FredoinSF
All wheel drive 2000 328i?? No such thing ever...

All wheel drive 2000 328i?? No such thing ever made by BMW. All wheel drive was introduced with 2001 model year for the E46.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By FredoinSF
Can it be undone? I am not sure what those...

Can it be undone?
I am not sure what those adapters do but I went with an interface that mounts behind the glove box. It streams Bluetooth music, Bluetooth phone calls, and USB allows plugging in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By FredoinSF
Sounds like you would buy it so you can turn...

Sounds like you would buy it so you can turn around to sell it or trade. If that's the case you still have time to go minivan dealership and see what you get on trade, but most likely you are going...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By FredoinSF
Donate it and take tax deduction.

Donate it and take tax deduction.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By FredoinSF
I don't think Bluetooth was available in the US...

I don't think Bluetooth was available in the US (I don't know where your profile location of Shardend is but will assume it's US) with 03 models. I know it was not in 02.

Dice, parrot and...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 453,007
Posted By FredoinSF
Time for new tires. 470789 Sent from...

Time for new tires.
470789


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,098
Posted By FredoinSF
Transmission Service

Bavarian Professionals in Berkeley. Very conscientious, not cheapest, but only place I trust completely. Been a customer for 12 years. They will be doing the trans fluid replacement and warranty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By FredoinSF
Anyone can do this. Take a screw out, go to a...

Anyone can do this. Take a screw out, go to a well stocked old fashioned hardware store, show some old guy who works there the screw and voila. I believe there are screws on the side and rivet like...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By FredoinSF
Craigslist. Try to find 18 or 19 OEM wheels....

Craigslist. Try to find 18 or 19 OEM wheels. Should be plenty and relatively cheap. 19s would nice cuz then you have an extra set of summer rubber. That was my first choice but I ended up finding a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By FredoinSF
You're welcome. Please come back and update with...

You're welcome. Please come back and update with the outcome.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By FredoinSF
Wheel speed sensor is likely failed / dirty /...

Wheel speed sensor is likely failed / dirty / corroded. Do a search for wheel sped sensor, fairly frequent that this question comes up.


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-17-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By FredoinSF
I would guess one of two things 1. Have the...

I would guess one of two things

1. Have the battery tested. A failing battery will cause all sorts of electronic weirdness.
2. The 6 series has several modules that are placed low in the trunk...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,098
Posted By FredoinSF
Based on many years of reading threads on the E46...

Based on many years of reading threads on the E46 side, it seems transmission problems develop around the 150k mile mark - give or take 30k. Keep in mind, all those cars came with "lifetime" fluid...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-15-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By FredoinSF
6 series probably not the right car. I don't know...

6 series probably not the right car. I don't know of any kits to make it a five sweater, except the one with a 550i label on the trunk.


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By FredoinSF
Craigslist. Price them cheap and they'll be out...

Craigslist. Price them cheap and they'll be out of your garage in an afternoon.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By FredoinSF
Why would you do that on a car under warranty? ...

Why would you do that on a car under warranty? Take it in and have problem fixed. Unless you caused it of course.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By FredoinSF
Get battery tested. I would guess your current...

Get battery tested. I would guess your current one is expired. Newer BMWs like either frequent drives that are long enough to recharge the battery or a battery tender.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By FredoinSF
Private party car with new cooling parts, too bad...

Private party car with new cooling parts, too bad it is missing a third pedal. Ask for maintenance history. Hopefully it's has tranny fluid change too. Get it inspected by competent BMW guy.

...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By FredoinSF
The air bladders are failing. Plenty of threads...

The air bladders are failing. Plenty of threads on this so do a search. Parts not too expensive and easy DIY.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-10-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,213
Posted By FredoinSF
Didn't Mercedes Benz have all sort of issues with...

Didn't Mercedes Benz have all sort of issues with the US diesels I the early 80's. I think they had a particulate filter that totally bombed and resulted in a recall. Ironically those cars are now...
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