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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By zQUEz
If you had a BMW knowledgeable person look at it...

If you had a BMW knowledgeable person look at it in person and get the diag wrong, I don't know that we have any chance, especially without a video. I recommend you get a mechanics stethoscope (or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By zQUEz
If he is interested in the 3 series (like 330)...

If he is interested in the 3 series (like 330) then head over to the e46 part of bimmerfest and check out the wiki. A lot of details about common issues, maintenance and buying advice. Expect these...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By zQUEz
Kbb.com or Edmund's is a good place to get a...

Kbb.com or Edmund's is a good place to get a range on prices. If you find a vehicle outside those avg. ranges consider carefully why it is.
Use the wiki above for common pain points.
Get a PPI...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-24-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By zQUEz
Speaking about personal finances, if the return...

Speaking about personal finances, if the return you (might) make on investing the cash you otherwise would have used to buy a car is important enough to you to use that as your decider on whether you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By zQUEz
If its as bad as you say it should be easy to...

If its as bad as you say it should be easy to take a photo of it. Also, reading through your posts, I am not convinced of the legitimacy of your storey. Might just be that something gets lost to a...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By zQUEz
What if it isn't? It "may" make sense...

What if it isn't?


It "may" make sense to do a lot of things. My position is you can never go wrong by being conservative and not over leveraging yourself. I rather do what works in all...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-17-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By zQUEz
Don't ever buy the maximum priced house you...

Don't ever buy the maximum priced house you qualify for based on some loan officers assessment. Also, don't get into a financial obligation for a large, depreciating asset like a car if it affects...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By zQUEz
154k miles (10years) I saw mine was leaking. ...

154k miles (10years) I saw mine was leaking.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By zQUEz
If on the weekend you are still in need enough of...

If on the weekend you are still in need enough of the proper tool that you want to meet halfway between Atlanta and Columbia I'll let you borrow my set.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,711
Posted By zQUEz
I can't speak to the repair kit, but the effort...

I can't speak to the repair kit, but the effort to change for the first time would be a day, 6-pack of suds, your husband and a friend for comic relief.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By zQUEz
Re: Castrol oil $3/qt

It has the phrase "European formula" in small letters across the middle of the bottle and then on the back has written that it is LL-01 compat.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By zQUEz
Castrol oil $3/qt

Just left my local Auto zone where I picked up several quarts of my regular Castrol Syntech (LL-01 compatible) for $3/qt. I have no idea how long that price is good for and the guy working didn't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By zQUEz
How did you come to your conclusion to change the...

How did you come to your conclusion to change the fuel filter?
Did you do anything else since 11/27?
When you changed the fuel filter did you clear all codes?
If so, reproduce the symptoms and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By zQUEz
Re: Key unlock delay/lag

No it is not normal. Less than a second.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By zQUEz
Re: Hood Cowl Cover Trim

You do have to tale off the wiper arms. There is no glue holding it. Fellow fester starless has a diy on YouTube iirc. Its a quick job to do.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By zQUEz
ossyaE46 - do a search for "bmw e46 FSR...

ossyaE46 - do a search for "bmw e46 FSR replacement" on google. FSR = Final Stage Resistor. Your symptoms sound exactly like that. (p.s. - it's rude to thread-jack)

Leo35 - other than asking if...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By zQUEz
I think that transmission issues are notoriously...

I think that transmission issues are notoriously difficult to diagnose and repair, especially if you are not working with someone either specialized in transmissions and/or in your specific...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By zQUEz
Re: Mourning Loss

I test drove a caddy ATS this weekend and I was flawed with how enjoyable a ride it was. If I were in the market right now it would be high on my list. You can already pick them up used though prob....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By zQUEz
Re: Tricks for Removing RT Arm Bushing? Tools near Houston?

IIRC user smolck posted just a week or two ago here on the forum a link to a YouTube video he did about making your own using home depot supplies. Go back a few posts or search his username.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By zQUEz
is there no repair this forum hasn't already...

is there no repair this forum hasn't already covered? I came today with photos in hand, but didn't need to post a new thread, because here it is! thanks all for the info!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By zQUEz
Re: 2005 325xi first issue: trouble starting

Fuel pump would be my first thought. Turning the ignition key you should hear it prime. If not, that is likely your problem.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By zQUEz
I have 60K since my ATF change using Valvoline...

I have 60K since my ATF change using Valvoline MaxLife. I have a GM transmission and at the time, it was the only bottle I found that specifically said it was a replacement for 8072B, which was good...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By zQUEz
While not exactly Orlando, in Merritt Island (2...

While not exactly Orlando, in Merritt Island (2 miles from Cocoa Beach FL where I am staying till Dec.) I had to take my car to Ron's European Automotive Service to replace a failed fuel pump (160K...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By zQUEz
Re: More torque

You can improve take off by lowering your gear ratios, do that with a diff. Change.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By zQUEz
Re: Sound System Issue

My wife's car (non BMW) had the same symptoms and it turned out to be a door speaker had exposed contacts that whenever it rained they got wet. Strange to me as I would never have thought it would...
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