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Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-14-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By bigloser
Struts are at ~40k, wheel bearings are under 10k....

Struts are at ~40k, wheel bearings are under 10k. I'm less inclined to think it's a balance/out of round issue due to its intermittent nature. I've had an out of round issue on other cars and that...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-14-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By bigloser
Any ideas? Also, new symptom, I can sometimes...

Any ideas? Also, new symptom, I can sometimes make the vibration start by applying the brakes.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 04-14-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By bigloser
Intermittent front end vibration

Last week, I started to get an intermittent vibration in the front end of the car. Sometimes I can drive 60+ miles at highway speeds with no issues, other times, it starts then stops with no rhyme...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By bigloser
I hit 32 going from MD to NYC last spring, and...

I hit 32 going from MD to NYC last spring, and can pretty regularly hit 30ish going MD to just south of NYC, so its totally possible. I've had lots of time to experiment on what works best in my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,662
Posted By bigloser
I don't know what causes chunky, but milky is...

I don't know what causes chunky, but milky is usually oil in the coolant, which is not good.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-05-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,230
Posted By bigloser
I can get 25ish mpg on a cold engine, but only if...

I can get 25ish mpg on a cold engine, but only if I drive at 40 in 6th gear on level terrain. Most of the time I'm at sub 18 on cold startups, I know this mostly because I live 1.5 miles from work...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-14-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,525
Posted By bigloser
You'd have to talk to a lawyer, the laws vary...

You'd have to talk to a lawyer, the laws vary from state to state. I know in MD, where I live, if there are no injuries to you from the accident, you can't take them to court for it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By bigloser
Well I always hate it when someone doesn't update...

Well I always hate it when someone doesn't update their thread with the resolution, so I'd be a rather large hypocrite if I didn't do it myself :). The unit I got is whatever the most recent...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By bigloser
It was the radio module in the trunk, not the...

It was the radio module in the trunk, not the receiver in the c pillar.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By bigloser
I finally got this fixed, it was the radio that...

I finally got this fixed, it was the radio that had failed, not the amp. just updating so if someone looks this thread up in the future they know the resolution.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,550
Posted By bigloser
My car came from the factory with an M badged...

My car came from the factory with an M badged steering wheel, shifter knob, and rims, and its not an M car. As long as you don't try to slap an M3 badge on the back, you'll be fine. No one is going...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By bigloser
Honestly wheel locks do basically nothing to stop...

Honestly wheel locks do basically nothing to stop your wheels from being stolen. My roommate had a set on his jeep and lost the key, I removed the lock in about 30 seconds with a bolt extractor,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By bigloser
I did pretty much the same thing 2 weeks ago, I...

I did pretty much the same thing 2 weeks ago, I used a Dremel to cut the head off the bolt, pulled the other 5 out, removed the drive axle and just spun the remains of the bolt out by hand. Its...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-28-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,442
Posted By bigloser
I did my Diff fluid with Motul 600 75W-90 and my...

I did my Diff fluid with Motul 600 75W-90 and my tranny with the OEM fluid at 108k(at 118k now). Based on the records for the car, this is the first time this work has occured, I intend on following...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By bigloser
By the time I had gotten to this, starting the...

By the time I had gotten to this, starting the car wasn't really an option, there was too much already removed. I was able to get it unstuck with a small pry bar and a 5lbs maul. I put the edge of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-22-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By bigloser
Can't get the Diff out

I am replacing my subframe bushings this weekend, and I've got everything unbolted, but the differential will not disconnect from the driveshaft. The bolts are out, but the diff and driveshaft are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-18-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,797
Posted By bigloser
What this really boils down to is how much do you...

What this really boils down to is how much do you value your time. Stainless steel is going to rust in this application due to the high heat levels. The Inconel bolts are not going to rust, they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-17-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By bigloser
I'm at 116k miles, in gear I have a tiny bit of...

I'm at 116k miles, in gear I have a tiny bit of play left right, maybe a few mm, and zero play front back.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By bigloser
Poor Gas Mileage.

Amazingly enough, a 330i with a 6-speed is rated by the EPA at 18/27, a 323i is rated at 18/26 for a manual or 17/26 with an automatic. These are the 'corrected' EPA numbers. I'm not sure a 323i is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-12-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By bigloser
If my math is correct, thats 15.07mpg for US...

If my math is correct, thats 15.07mpg for US folks.

Thats low, but not crazy low for almost all city driving, I've gotten as low as 17 for mostly city driving, so 15 isn't out of the realm. ...
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 06-11-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,687
Posted By bigloser
Most instructors would probably just turn it back...

Most instructors would probably just turn it back on the second they got in the car. I never asked if I could turn it off, it was my instructor that told me he thought I was ready to turn it off. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-10-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 40
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Views: 1,544
Posted By bigloser
Either you are far more of a lead foot than you...

Either you are far more of a lead foot than you think, or there is something very wrong with your car. 12mpg is only slightly better than my best mpg on the track(10.6). The worst I've ever gotten...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-09-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 40
mpg
Views: 1,544
Posted By bigloser
I live a little over a mile from where I work,...

I live a little over a mile from where I work, driving mostly that I have gotten as low as 17mpg. Out on a highway, I've gotten as high as 28mpg. On the track, I've seen 8mpg. My average of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,187
Posted By bigloser
117k miles still working fine. '04 330i with a...

117k miles still working fine. '04 330i with a 03/2004 production date. First owner racked up 84k miles in 4 years, so I think most of the miles on this car are highway miles.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By bigloser
Both of those engines will rip the transmission...

Both of those engines will rip the transmission to shreds in a heartbeat. The automatics in e46's have enough trouble standing up to the stock engines, let alone one of the powerhouses you have...
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