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Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 04:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,017
Posted By klax
My other two German cars have oodles of soul and...

My other two German cars have oodles of soul and driving pleasure that surpass the 325i - I've owned Japanese cars in the past as well so I know what to expect with them. I want a car I can not give...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 03:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,017
Posted By klax
I'll be crossing 200,000 miles on my 325i...

I'll be crossing 200,000 miles on my 325i sometime next year. It has been extremely reliable but I have done 100% of the maintenance on it since it was born and that has meant being very proactive...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 311
Posted By klax
I believe that in addition to reduced costs,...

I believe that in addition to reduced costs, idiot lights, rather than gauges, keep most owners out of the dealer service bay. The owner can't whine about an erratic gauge if there isn't one in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum Today, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 311
Posted By klax
The first T stat (the one that came on the car...

The first T stat (the one that came on the car new) was a Wahler and I changed it preventively around 60 or 70 thousand miles. The second one was a Wahler and I changed it again, preventivley, around...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-28-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By klax
Veronica, Don't let anyone here scare you...

Veronica,

Don't let anyone here scare you away, just have another look under the hood. Check around the front of the engine, there should be a gap you can look down into and see several round,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By klax
You don't say how many KMs are on your car but...

You don't say how many KMs are on your car but but at a minimum you need to replace the bent control arm and both control arm bushings. If the tie rods exhibit play replace those as well. I would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By klax
cvx, Yep, that's the spot, less than 6000...

cvx,

Yep, that's the spot, less than 6000 miles. If it is the O ring, it's still crap. How does that thing pull out?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By klax
^ Guys, you're not reading the post. I didn't...

^
Guys, you're not reading the post. I didn't over torque the fasteners and the gasket is not leaking, I've done this many times... The plastic housing itself is leaking, right below the electrical...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By klax
Thanks for the reply - I've done plenty of...

Thanks for the reply - I've done plenty of thermostats and have never had any issues with the fasteners or gaskets, that's not the problem here. The leak is coming for the plastic body of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By klax
Wahler T-Stat sprung a leak - 6000 miles.

The Wahler thermostat that I replaced less than 6,000 miles ago has sprung a leak. The last Wahler I had on there went 100,000 miles with no issues (replaced preventatively) and the original BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,266
Posted By klax
I've been running non approved Shell T6 Rotella...

I've been running non approved Shell T6 Rotella 5W-40 for years and tens of thousands of miles and ignoring the whole "LL" thing. The car is running fantastic and UOAs always come back with very nice...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By klax
The entire cooling system Front and rear...

The entire cooling system
Front and rear suspension bushings, ball joints, etc
Fuel pump, fuel filter

Try a search here, long list of items. Try to find out what items look like they're still...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By klax
That makes sense, buy the same brand that is...

That makes sense, buy the same brand that is known to fail.

I bought a Dorman from Autozone. Lifetime warranty, it's been working fine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By klax
Sudden oil consumption is one symptom.

Sudden oil consumption is one symptom.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By klax
As is common wisdom with any car, getting it up...

As is common wisdom with any car, getting it up to temperature and keeping it there for a while will do wonders. My commute is nearly an hour on the highway. I'm at 170,000 (original owner) miles and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By klax
Surprising, seems like so little damage. Doesn't...

Surprising, seems like so little damage. Doesn't take much to total out an E46 (I guess it is 12 years old after all).
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,978
Posted By klax
There are two different types of drain plugs, as...

There are two different types of drain plugs, as mentioned several times above. My car, of which I am the original owner and no one has touched the drain plug except me, has the tapered style drain...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,978
Posted By klax
Funny this thread has come up. I'm the original...

Funny this thread has come up. I'm the original owner of my 325i at 169,000 miles and my manual tranny with the tapered drain plug (no gasket/washer) has just started an occasional drip. I'm the only...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,764
Posted By klax
I hope you're not putting airport gas in your...

I hope you're not putting airport gas in your 330. All airport gas (100LL) has lead in it. Unless you've removed your cats...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,965
Posted By klax
The new, latest generation Porsche 911 GT3 is not...

The new, latest generation Porsche 911 GT3 is not being offered with a manual - the previous GT3s with manuals have shot up in value on the second hand market.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,532
Posted By klax
Purchased new, 168,000 miles. I'll have to...

Purchased new, 168,000 miles. I'll have to replace it someday but so many new cars today are ugly and overloaded with tech I don't need/want. I'll be hanging on to it for a while longer - runs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By klax
scottjoh, Sent you a PM...

scottjoh,

Sent you a PM...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,523
Posted By klax
I don't really pay attention to the LL-01 thing....

I don't really pay attention to the LL-01 thing. I'm at 167,000 miles and based on how the car performs, gas mileage, oil consumption (last 6,500 miles oil change interval, I used about six ounces,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,523
Posted By klax
Even if it goes up a couple of bucks I'm sold on...

Even if it goes up a couple of bucks I'm sold on Rotella T6, it's the only thing I've been running in my BMW for the last few years.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,523
Posted By klax
I had several quarts of Castrol sitting on a...

I had several quarts of Castrol sitting on a shelf (years ago, different car) and was curious how long it was "good" for. I wrote Castrol and they replied that if was sealed, and properly stored (I...
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