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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-23-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Mad328Luv
I don't know of any codes right now as I have not...

I don't know of any codes right now as I have not checked them since I replaced my oil separator several months ago. No CEL though! No sputtering. No issues that I can tell.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-10-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,866
Posted By Mad328Luv
Totally awesome DIY! Really great job. The only...

Totally awesome DIY! Really great job. The only thing I want to mention is that WD 40 is a petroleum based substance. This has the potential to eventually degrade plastics and rubbers. Not to mention...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-07-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Mad328Luv
I broke mine long ago and have been running...

I broke mine long ago and have been running without that plastic grill. Works fine. I asked BMW if you can buy just that part and they said you have to buy the whole thing for big bucks. No thanks.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-07-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,473
Posted By Mad328Luv
I wish I had taken the manifold off! It was not...

I wish I had taken the manifold off! It was not that bad except I didn't get one of the hoses connected all the way and I was having sputtering from a vacuum leak.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By Mad328Luv
There's a very extensive lock actuator...

There's a very extensive lock actuator replacement thread on this forum. If you decide to do that repair, definitely seek out and follow that forum. We made every mistake possible and it is mentioned...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mad328Luv
Just make sure you have the display on your...

Just make sure you have the display on your speedometer console showing the time and not any of the other functions that are possible like MPG, avg speed or temp. Then turn the right knob the...
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-06-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,691
Posted By Mad328Luv
Since i replaced the headlights about 6 weeks ago...

Since i replaced the headlights about 6 weeks ago and I have not had one single issue.
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-23-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,691
Posted By Mad328Luv
We'll see how the bulb holds up. This is the...

We'll see how the bulb holds up. This is the original OEM part. I just replaced the bulbs and they are a little brighter than the aging ones and I have had no more issues with the lights going out.
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-11-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,691
Posted By Mad328Luv
I found out that in 2003 they switched...

I found out that in 2003 they switched manufacturers. They went from Osram to Phillips. I found the Osram bulbs on Pelican parts for about $70 each. Oem part was ridiculously expensive. S I ordered...
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-06-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,691
Posted By Mad328Luv
Wow. i had no idea this was such an issue. There...

Wow. i had no idea this was such an issue. There are hardly any threads that i could find on this. I'll start digging in and see what i find.
Forum: Lighting Forum 12-05-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,691
Posted By Mad328Luv
Xenon front headlight failure - intermittent, both lights

I have a 2000 328ci with 130k on it with OEM Xenon headlights. Over the last two years, I have been experiencing intermittent outages while driving. Sometimes the left side, sometimes the right....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By Mad328Luv
Here we are in Sept and the car continues to run...

Here we are in Sept and the car continues to run really well. going into cold weather, so we shall see how it holds up. that's then it used to struggle most.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-03-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 157,315
Posted By Mad328Luv
any time. that's what we are here for.

any time. that's what we are here for.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-29-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 157,315
Posted By Mad328Luv
Steve, i replaced the grommet for $10 and i...

Steve, i replaced the grommet for $10 and i figured for $10, after spending a day pulling it apart and $300 in other parts, why the heck not!? When I pulled the grommet (mine was on a 328ci and it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mad328Luv
I had an "epic stalling issue" that was with the...

I had an "epic stalling issue" that was with the car since birth. No BMW dealership was ever able to figure out the problem. i pulled the codes plenty of times. the dealers pulled the codes. the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mad328Luv
ECS Tuning: if you install a part, you can't return it

Just something to consider: when you buy a part that you suspect might need replacing, you can't install it and then return it. Seems obvious and logical, but I figured that out the hard way. I now...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,228
Posted By Mad328Luv
My 2000 Nissan Pathfinder has 225,000 miles - can...

My 2000 Nissan Pathfinder has 225,000 miles - can i brag about that? I recently did the calculations: over the last 11 years, I have spent $15,000 on repairs and routine maintenance for my 2000...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-18-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Mad328Luv
autozone does the codes for free.

autozone does the codes for free.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,141
Posted By Mad328Luv
I read somewhere that you should not use platimum...

I read somewhere that you should not use platimum plugs and made a note of it in my future service notes. I guess that means research is required.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-17-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,141
Posted By Mad328Luv
I'd go with what BMW recommends first. Many times...

I'd go with what BMW recommends first. Many times I've thought that i would do my car a favor buy upgrading fluids and parts but after careful research, sometimes that proves to be counterproductive....
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Mad328Luv
You should probably also check the MAF, consider...

You should probably also check the MAF, consider VANOS seals, etc. When you see the threads for the oil seperator, all of this stuff is mentioned.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Mad328Luv
Carp, I had a stalling issue that was resolved...

Carp, I had a stalling issue that was resolved with the well-documented oil seperator fix. Rough idle could be a vacuum leak meaning that one of your intake boots could be ruptured or cracked. You...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,228
Posted By Mad328Luv
And Doug, you can stop bragging about how you...

And Doug, you can stop bragging about how you never leak any steering fluid;)
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,228
Posted By Mad328Luv
Isn't there a very expensive part I could buy?...

Isn't there a very expensive part I could buy? Come one. Okay. I guess I'll raid my sock drawer this weekend.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-13-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,141
Posted By Mad328Luv
You are the MAN, D! I checked RealOEM before...

You are the MAN, D!

I checked RealOEM before but it was difficult to determine if there were additional O-rings, etc that could be contributing to this "mess." Maybe it's #4 Gasket Ring that has...
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