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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,512
Posted By nekkibasara
Totally agree. I still DIY things like fluid...

Totally agree. I still DIY things like fluid changes (Oil, coolant, differential, etc.) and things like spark plugs, but if I need control arms or shocks my time is worth more to me than my money.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,512
Posted By nekkibasara
Not everyone has the time or space to do this...

Not everyone has the time or space to do this type of work on a weekend. Besides if you screw something up and only have 1 car, you are going to be in trouble come Monday when its time to go to work.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,512
Posted By nekkibasara
@skwidrific I see you are in Centerville. I...

@skwidrific I see you are in Centerville. I live in Fairfax, and since I don't have anywhere to work on my car besides oil changes and other routine stuff, I go to an Indy. Unfortunately in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By nekkibasara
I would highly recommend checking your oil level....

I would highly recommend checking your oil level. I sometimes experience idle dips like that, but not with an oil light. A fairly common problem with these cars is an oil leak from the gasket at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,881
Posted By nekkibasara
After reading through a similar thread about an...

After reading through a similar thread about an e39, I would expect that the oil pan is also full of sludge.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,363
Posted By nekkibasara
I wonder if the short lifespan of these plastic...

I wonder if the short lifespan of these plastic parts has anything to do with the excessively corrosive ethanol that is in all of our fuel now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,803
Posted By nekkibasara
Mine has done that off and on for a couple of...

Mine has done that off and on for a couple of years. Everything is 100% stock, and I've never been able to figure out what's causing it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By nekkibasara
Good catch. :thumbup:

Good catch. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By nekkibasara
Make sure you double check the oil level using...

Make sure you double check the oil level using the dip stick before adding any. The sensors fail relatively often (I've had 2 fail in the past 40,000 miles). Knowing that I am very weary of BMW's...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,638
Posted By nekkibasara
The OBC in these cars isn't very accurate. The...

The OBC in these cars isn't very accurate. The only way to get a good gauge on your gas mileage is to fill your tank up completely every time and then divide the miles driven between fill-ups by the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,668
Posted By nekkibasara
That's strange. I've been using BMW 5w30 oil for...

That's strange. I've been using BMW 5w30 oil for years and recently experienced a significant amount of oil consumption (1 quart every 700-1000 miles), however I wasn't seeing significant amounts of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,984
Posted By nekkibasara
You sure about that? How are you computing the...

You sure about that? How are you computing the mileage? If you are trusting what the trip computer is telling you, its probably incorrect.

I usually get around 19-23 MPG with 80-90% city driving...
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