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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By terefpat
OBTW, it's spitting a puff of white smoke from...

OBTW, it's spitting a puff of white smoke from the exhausts during acceleration at the gear shift intervals, and during downshifts to speed up.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-04-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By terefpat
Thanks for the info. I want that "new car...

Thanks for the info. I want that "new car experience" and figured leasing would be a way for me to get the Bimmer I want as a new car, then purchase it as pre-owned car at lease end since this is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By terefpat
'07 335i is burning oil like crazy.

My buddy's Bimmer is burning a quart a month and it's not even a daily driver. I told him he either has a leak somewhere, or it may be something with the turbos. Any recommendations? An indy mech...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-04-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By terefpat
Lease return questions

I have never leased a vehicle before, but I've been looking to lease my next Bimmer since I've always bought them used, but I'd like to have the new car experience. Let's say I return my lease in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-07-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 84,824
Posted By terefpat
What about '01?

I have had issues with all of my taillights/blinkers for years. I own a 2001 325i. What about my fix? As a matter of fact, I just spent money on my left taillight and right front blinker! The fact...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-23-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,581
Posted By terefpat
Ok. Where's your comeback? ndabunka is probably...

Ok. Where's your comeback? ndabunka is probably right. Here in southern Cali, the land of the Bimmer, a 7 like that is only going for about $10-12k.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-23-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,536
Posted By terefpat
The sad thing is BMW knows this car has a lot...

The sad thing is BMW knows this car has a lot issues, but they won't fix anything because North American consumers love this car. They don't drive the 7 in Europe.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By terefpat
Blinkers are all jacked up!

I have an '01 325i sedan and all of my bulbs are working and my dash is giving me an indication that something is wrong with my right, front blinker. The dash indicator will light when I hit the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By terefpat
Thanks. Figured out that the good for nothing...

Thanks. Figured out that the good for nothing ebayer who sold it to me neglected to tell me they didn't have the adapter to plug into the OBDII socket. No fefunds, too. figure the odds.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By terefpat
Bavauto code reader

Where do you hook up the bavauto code reader? Does anyone have the manual to decipher the codes? I bought it on ebay and it didn't come with the user manual.:dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By terefpat
Valve cover gasket replacement

I just replaced my valve cover gasket and now my secondary air control system is making a humming sound for about 2 minutes when I turn the car on. Did I miss something during the gasket replacement?
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 04-13-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,926
Posted By terefpat
Long wheelbase 5?

BMWNA, please bring the long wheelbase 5 series to North American shores.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By terefpat
Transmission torque converter?

Does my '01 325i sedan with the ZF 5HP-19 (A5S 325Z) transmission have a torque converter? How can I check? I'm looking for this info for a fluid change DIY.
Forum: Interior 04-11-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By terefpat
My black for your wood!

Looking to swap my black interior trim inserts for wood grain inserts. 8 pieces total. Any takers?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By terefpat
Wood dash trim

I'm looking to swap my flat black dash and door trim with wood trim if anyone wants to. There is 8 pieces total. Also, does anyone know where I can find OEM wood dash trim online? I've already...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-24-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By terefpat
CPO Lease?

Can you lease a CPO BMW? Can you lease an M3? Can I special order a BMW to my specs and lease it?:dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 21,293
Posted By terefpat
The same thing happened to me with my MOTORAZR2! ...

The same thing happened to me with my MOTORAZR2! That's some crazy sh_ _! Here in SoCal, we have some very steep hills. I went to one of them. It was literally about a 45 degree incline! Maybe...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-25-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,930
Posted By terefpat
Is it dangerous to ride on?

Is it dangerous to ride on?
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-25-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,930
Posted By terefpat
Tire has a "bubble" on sidewall

Rolling Continental ContiSportContact 2 tires. Hit a serious pothole yesterday, now I have a 1" diameter "bubble" on the outer sidewall of my lowpro tire. Does this require a new tire? :mad::dunno:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By terefpat
It's not just the a/c, but the heat also. This...

It's not just the a/c, but the heat also. This is pissing me off because I know I can fix the problem but I don't know what the problem is.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By terefpat
A/C System Problems

'01 325i a/c will not blow hot or cold air. I read on the E46 wiki that the final stage resistor is the problem for "erratic" HVAC operation, but what does it mean when absolutely nothing is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By terefpat
rabbitw00t's video was incredible. I watched it...

rabbitw00t's video was incredible. I watched it once, grabbed my greases, and went to work. Brakes and rotors replaced without a problem. The video was great! This was the easiest work I've done...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By terefpat
Brake/Rotor replacement DIY

Is there a DIY for this listed on the site somewhere? Kinda like what Torquewrench did with the tranny fluid DIY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-08-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By terefpat
I'm overheating!

My '01 525i is overheating according to the gauge. It goes past the normal operating temperature indication, but does not go to the red, then goes back down to normal or below sometimes. It never...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-30-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By terefpat
New belts sqealing?

Just replaced the serentine belt on my '02 325ci. Purchased an OEM part from a local retailer. Now my belt is squealing at turn on only, then it stops. What can this be?:dunno:
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