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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-01-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By BigJon53
2)The car is telling me that the rear left tail...

2)The car is telling me that the rear left tail light has gone out. So before i bought some globes i switched the globes around and found that they all work. So its definitely not a globe out. It has...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-26-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By BigJon53
Yeah, I think you should go ahead and trade it...

Yeah, I think you should go ahead and trade it for a nice Corolla. Then, just to make sure you made the right decision, take the Corolla on some nice twisty roads, see if you still feel the same way.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By BigJon53
You might want to check your engine mounts. You...

You might want to check your engine mounts. You didn't say anything about a rough idle, so I assume that is not on issue?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By BigJon53
Check your battery. You can get some weird...

Check your battery. You can get some weird electrical phenomena when the voltage gets low. This seems to qualify.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By BigJon53
You need a bigger hammer! Or, it sounds like...

You need a bigger hammer! Or, it sounds like you didn't change the rotors, right? You may be hanging up on a raised edge on the rotor. Good practice for BMW brakes is to change the rotor...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By BigJon53
You are in the wrong forum. You should check in...

You are in the wrong forum. You should check in with the E36 guys, possibly someone there has had the exact same problem. Just a thought, though, have you checked to see if the dimmer switch may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By BigJon53
WTF??? Your mechanic doesn't have a lift? ...

WTF??? Your mechanic doesn't have a lift? Does he at least have a couple wrenches? Seriously, E46 power steering hoses all leak after a while. I have one leaking now, just waiting for it to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By BigJon53
I also had this problem with my 323Ci. After...

I also had this problem with my 323Ci. After working on it for two days with no success, I ended up bringing it to the dealer. As you know by now, there is very little room to work around that plug....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By BigJon53
Don't know about anyone else, but the pictures...

Don't know about anyone else, but the pictures are not showing up.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By BigJon53
Vibration gone

I am resurrecting this thread so that it can be a learning experience for anyone with a similar problem(steering wheel vibration at a specific speed). Yesterday, I shredded a tire on the way to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By BigJon53
The squeaking that goes away like you described...

The squeaking that goes away like you described is probably your belt. It could also be your idler or tensioner pulleys. I would just replace them all and be done with it. Cost is not too bad if...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By BigJon53
Your plastic bleed plug has broken off. The...

Your plastic bleed plug has broken off. The remains are still visible in the hole. You have to get the remains out first, then put in a new one.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By BigJon53
Many times those weird electrical problems are...

Many times those weird electrical problems are associated with a weak battery. You may want to check that first.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By BigJon53
I had the same problem when I purchased my vert. ...

I had the same problem when I purchased my vert. Found both flaps(covers) down in the cavity below the opening. I first cleaned out the tracks that the flap slides on, then I think I used a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By BigJon53
Have you taken a flashlight and looked into the...

Have you taken a flashlight and looked into the hole for the part? That is where it is most likely to have fallen. I found both of mine that way, saved me some money. Re-installed myself, has been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By BigJon53
Ahull is right. I would take it even a step...

Ahull is right. I would take it even a step further, since you did not mention any noise while the fan is running, the final stage resistor(FSR) is the culprit. These fail quite often, I have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,863
Posted By BigJon53
That looks like pieces of a water pump bearing to...

That looks like pieces of a water pump bearing to me. Many, but not all, use a combination of a ball bearing and cylindrical roller bearing. Those pieces look like cylindrical rollers and balls. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,165
Posted By BigJon53
I also am a lurker more than a poster, but I have...

I also am a lurker more than a poster, but I have benefited greatly from Smolck's participation on this forum. It has saved me a lot of money over the last few years, and I have become pretty good...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By BigJon53
I think the general consensus is that you should...

I think the general consensus is that you should not use gasket sealer, primarily because you don't want to risk getting some in your tranny, which could get in the spools and then you are FUBAR'd. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By BigJon53
No, don't torque the bolts any more. More than...

No, don't torque the bolts any more. More than likely you have a twisted gasket. Take off the pan , re-seat the gasket, and torque the bolts again. The gasket is hard to keep seated properly when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By BigJon53
Mine is a 2000 323 Ci with M52 engine, the part...

Mine is a 2000 323 Ci with M52 engine, the part number on the connector is 8380376. This doesn't pull up on real oem, or on google, but maybe your dealer can use it to get the right part. I am...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By BigJon53
Check your battery. A weak or failing battery...

Check your battery. A weak or failing battery can cause all kinds of weird symptoms.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-06-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By BigJon53
Callaway, thanks for the message. I have...

Callaway, thanks for the message. I have thought of that as well, but, like yours, it really doesn't make any noise, I just feel the vibration through the steering wheel. I am going to take a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By BigJon53
SJBimmer, I have replaced the rotors, but the...

SJBimmer, I have replaced the rotors, but the runout thing on the hub sounds like a good idea. The new rotor could be bad as well, but that seems like too much of a coincidence. Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By BigJon53
Ok Bob, I will try that. Hope it's not the...

Ok Bob, I will try that. Hope it's not the rack,though. They are expensive, even if I do it myself.
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