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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By Black2000328i
bwagner0609. How long does it take to get to...

bwagner0609. How long does it take to get to operating temperature?
I think I have the same problem. In my case, I noticed last week that
it takes longer to reach the mid point of the gage. When...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,108
Posted By Black2000328i
Neil1138. Thank you for this great post. I too...

Neil1138. Thank you for this great post. I too have a 2000 328i with the
GM transmission and have been replying for years to this forum and others
that the no reverse problem due to band breakage...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Black2000328i
Tuf330. I think it may be the control arms. Mine...

Tuf330. I think it may be the control arms. Mine were changed,
one side by the original owner, the other side by me. The control
arms have been an issue with 3 series owners. They don't last....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Black2000328i
Jake99328. Check your owners manual. It will have...

Jake99328. Check your owners manual. It will have the tire
sizes you need with your OEM style rims. Based on my stock
size of P205/55R/16, the overall diameter of the tire is approx.
25 inches. If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,061
Posted By Black2000328i
Smolck. When the reverse band or drum breaks, you...

Smolck. When the reverse band or drum breaks, you loose
your reverse gear for good. It doesn't start working at a later
time. People with the drum breakage got no warning at all. It
just broke. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,061
Posted By Black2000328i
Smolck. From what I've seen on the net, all of...

Smolck. From what I've seen on the net, all of the drum breakage
occured with the ZF transmissions. What is the chance of the same
problem happening with two different transmissions from two...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,061
Posted By Black2000328i
ShaneChilds. The 328i from 1999 to 2000 have the...

ShaneChilds. The 328i from 1999 to 2000 have the GM transmissions in them.
There was no reverse problem due to drum failure in those models. The drum
failure were in the ZF transmissions. Your...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Black2000328i
The sudden loss of reverse problem due to band...

The sudden loss of reverse problem due to band breakage
were on the ZF 5HP 19 (A5S 325Z) transmissions not on the
GM (A5S 360R) transmission. The delay from reverse to drive
were on the GM (A5S...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,428
Posted By Black2000328i
Marlin1881. What does BG stand for and are these...

Marlin1881. What does BG stand for and are these additives
available at your parts stores in the US? Reason is, I'm planning
to change the differential fluid on my 328i soon. I live a few miles...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By Black2000328i
Delirium330. I had the drive belts changed on my...

Delirium330. I had the drive belts changed on my 2000 328i with
100700 km (62430 mi) last week. For my car, it was only two belts.
If your car takes three, then that should be it. I can't see more...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,282
Posted By Black2000328i
Sorry folks. I was a little harsh. :cry:

Sorry folks. I was a little harsh. :cry:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,282
Posted By Black2000328i
SmokedE46. It dosn't make any sense. The oil...

SmokedE46. It dosn't make any sense. The oil light would of come on when you
were 1 qt. low, not 5. If it showed low on the dip stick, you only add 1 qt.
I don't think you know what you are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Black2000328i
SJBimmer. The only gas up here with no ethanol is...

SJBimmer. The only gas up here with no ethanol is 91 octane Shell V Power.
All other gas has at least 5% ethanol. Check out Shell's American web site
for US specs.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Black2000328i
Wow ZChild. You have 280000 miles on your 2000...

Wow ZChild. You have 280000 miles on your 2000 323i!
Here I feel upset that mine turned 60000 miles (98000 km)
in my 2000 328i.:D What transmission do you have?
I have the GM tranny and changed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,404
Posted By Black2000328i
Jake99328. Don't worry. First off, a mix of...

Jake99328. Don't worry. First off, a mix of Castrol syntec 10w30/5w50
will give you a 40 weight oil and will not be a problem. You can mix oil
without any problems. I'm using the 0w30 (made in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,343
Posted By Black2000328i
Fifty Cent. The BMW LL 04 spec. is the most up...

Fifty Cent. The BMW LL 04 spec. is the most up to date oil
you can buy for BMW's. If you want to keep using LL 01 oil
because they are cheaper in price, then any LL 01 will be fine.
If price...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,193
Posted By Black2000328i
Durbanite1. If your transmission fluid was...

Durbanite1. If your transmission fluid was black, then it
was burnt. Something had to happen to it for it to be black.
If you only had a pan drop filter & fluid change, then half
of the black...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,071
Posted By Black2000328i
Smolck. Thats not too bad for 155k miles.

Smolck. Thats not too bad for 155k miles.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,071
Posted By Black2000328i
TBLNT52. Yes. The Texaco ETL 7045E fluid is a...

TBLNT52. Yes. The Texaco ETL 7045E fluid is a heavy duty
hydrocracked group III dexron ATF. On the 20L pail, it had
Dexron III. Do a search on the Texamatic 7045E fluid and you
should find a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,071
Posted By Black2000328i
Smolck. How did you find the fluid, filter and...

Smolck. How did you find the fluid, filter and magnet after 155k miles?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,071
Posted By Black2000328i
Smolck. Was that the first time you changed the...

Smolck. Was that the first time you changed the fluid? Maxlife looks
like the perfect match to the Texaco ETL 7045E fluid. Sometimes it's
best to use the OEM fluid. Here in Canada the Texaco ATF...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,071
Posted By Black2000328i
TBLNT52. I was going through this last year. My...

TBLNT52. I was going through this last year. My 2000 328i takes
the Texaco ETL 7045E fluid but my sticker is green not yellow. When
I got the fluid changed at the dealer last year, I checked out...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-13-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,163
Posted By Black2000328i
Dj330ci. What happened about 8 or 9 years ago...

Dj330ci. What happened about 8 or 9 years ago is that Castrol won
the right to call their Syntec oil's synthetic from a court battle between
them and Mobil. Since Mobil 1 synthetic oil is derived...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,163
Posted By Black2000328i
Dj330ci. Your engine won't break down with mobil...

Dj330ci. Your engine won't break down with mobil 1 5w30 or with any other
synthetic 5w30. The North American 5w30/10w30 synthetic oils are just not
recommended by BMW. Most NA synthetic oil's are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,163
Posted By Black2000328i
Smolck. Here is some oil info you and others here...

Smolck. Here is some oil info you and others here should know.
BMW oil is made by Castrol but is NOT the same as Castrol Syntec
5w30 found here in North America. BMW oil is an A3 LL-98/01 rated...
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