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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-05-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
Posted By dakotadriver
I have the same thing. Sometimes very faint but...

I have the same thing. Sometimes very faint but noticible and it does follow RPM and it's loudest around the 2K range. My car is a 2003 235xiT with 68,000 miles. In MN it's been below zero for our...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-29-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By dakotadriver
Self funded auto maintenance

When I bought my 3 series, I was considering an extended warranty. I've had mixed results with them in the past. I decided to set aside some cash in a separate vehicle maintenance account. That...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By dakotadriver
Check the Airbox

I had a squeak from the left front when I would hit tar strip type bumps or any bump that was perpendicular to my direction of travel. The suspension was given a clean bill of health during a recent...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By dakotadriver
Gas Gauge Issue

2003 BMW 325 xit 65,000 miles.

Looks like I have an issue with the gas on my E46 touring. The last tank, the gauge has been wanting to read high after the car is first started. Also, the miles...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-03-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By dakotadriver
Get a Lincoln or a Caddie

Probably the best bet is renting a Lincoln or a Cadillac for the wedding weekend. We did that and had a great car for shuttling guests to and from the airport as well as a wedding car to take us to...
Forum: Great Lakes 04-23-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,034
Posted By dakotadriver
June 6

Let's target June 6 after Cars and Cafe.

The list of participants is:

Mark - dakotadriver
Alec
Forum: Great Lakes 04-23-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,034
Posted By dakotadriver
June 6 could be a date that would work...after...

June 6 could be a date that would work...after Cars and Cafe and it is an open date on Seth's schedule. Shall we plan on June 6?
Forum: Great Lakes 04-22-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,034
Posted By dakotadriver
Next Car's and Cafe

When is the next Car's and Cafe event? May 2? Seth, if that date works, we can start a sign up sheet.

Mark
Forum: Great Lakes 04-21-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,034
Posted By dakotadriver
Open house at JB EuroTech?

Seth and I have been emailing each other about scheduling an open house at his shop this spring. If we can decide on a date that we can commit to, we can work with Seth about having an open...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,942
Posted By dakotadriver
Tanks fail after overfilling?

I wonder how many tanks fail if they are overfilled i.e. topping off to the brim instead of watching the float. If the coolant has no where to expand then the tank fails.

I don't doubt they will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,434
Posted By dakotadriver
Valve Cover Gasket?

My car had similar symptoms when idling in traffic. The valve cover gasket was leaking on the exhaust manifold. When driving at high speeds, no problem but was noticible when stopped in traffic,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,371
Posted By dakotadriver
Seems to be Normal if battery is disconnected

The lights haven't returned since I changed the battery last fall so it seems the car needs to "relearn" things by a short drive.

Needless to say, I was pretty freaked thinking that I had fried...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-08-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,345
Posted By dakotadriver
My mechanic installed the seals last month. So...

My mechanic installed the seals last month. So far so good. I don't have the space or the time to DIY but he suggested ordering the seals as an alternative to getting a new VANOS unit.

My...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,177
Posted By dakotadriver
Recall history should be pretty much same as...

Recall history should be pretty much same as sedans. Mine had the Bremi Coil recall done on it. I've had no troubles with the rear hatch or rear wiper.

Mark
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,177
Posted By dakotadriver
E46 Wagon

I bought mine about 3 years ago. It's a 2003 xiT with the Steptronic and it has 62,000 miles. So far I have had to do mostly general maintenance like brakes, tires and oil changes, air filters etc....
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-10-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,832
Posted By dakotadriver
P0014 and P0015 Codes

2003 325 xiT with 62,000 miles:

The SES light came on tonight. I borrowed a code reader from autozone and pulled the following codes:

P0014 and P0015. They seem to point to cam timing. My...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,332
Posted By dakotadriver
Video of E46 -13 F cold start in MN

[My car spends its nights in an unheated garage and sits outside all day. Here is a -13 F cold start at the end of the work day. So far, no problems running in the subzero temps. I had the oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-11-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By dakotadriver
Normal in our cold weather

This is a by product of short driving cycles and our subzero cold. I noticed you live in Minnesota. Take the car out on a long drive and it should burn off.

How long is your commute? The only...
Forum: Great Lakes 11-18-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By dakotadriver
Sunday November 23?

Would work for me otherwise any weekend in December would work for me as well.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-16-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 192,703
Posted By dakotadriver
BMW OEM Exide Battery

Decided to install the OEM BMW Exide battery from the dealer. Price wasn't too bad after the CCA discount. The vent tube has me concerned. The replacement battery didn't have the elbow for the vent...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,371
Posted By dakotadriver
Warning lights are now off

After two key cycles and putting the car in reverse, the lights went out. Something must have to calibrate when the battery is disconnected. Phew.
Forum: Great Lakes 11-15-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By dakotadriver
Looks like they do reset. After two key cycles...

Looks like they do reset. After two key cycles and putting the car in gear. They are now off. Phew.
Forum: Great Lakes 11-15-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By dakotadriver
Help!

I just replaced the battery in my 3 series and now the amber brake light, DSC and ABS lights are on. I don't think I shorted anything. Is this something that will reset itself?

Mark
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-15-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,371
Posted By dakotadriver
Replaced Battery, Now Brake, ABS and DSC Light are on

I just replaced the battery in my 3 series and now the amber brake light, DSC and ABS lights are on. I don't think I shorted anything. Is this something that will reset itself?

Mark
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-14-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,530
Posted By dakotadriver
I had the same symptom and it was the valve cover...

I had the same symptom and it was the valve cover gasket. Also had close to your mileage as well. I noticed the odor especially if the car sat for awhile and also when stopping after driving at...
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