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Forum: Complete Cars 06-17-2014, 11:28 PM
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Posted By bvz
FS: 2000 323i Touring - stock, 131K miles (SOLD)

UPDATE: Car is sold. Thanks for looking.


I am selling my 2000 323i Touring. I'm asking $4500 and I live the San Francisco bay area.


I love this car, but it is time for something more...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 275,144
Posted By bvz
Not easily. If you search neil's posts in this...

Not easily. If you search neil's posts in this thread you'll find that he looked into it and found a link that shows that it is way more complicated than it is worth.

At that point it would make...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 275,144
Posted By bvz
Just rode in a friend's Nissan Leaf today. ...

Just rode in a friend's Nissan Leaf today. Pretty awesome.

Got me thinking (as a joke): It would be cool if someone developed a simple/small electric motor kit that would back the car up for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-01-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 275,144
Posted By bvz
So, mechanic confirmed that it is a ZF...

So, mechanic confirmed that it is a ZF transmission (no surprise there) and he has seen a bunch of these (in fact, was just finishing another one up today).

Quoted me $3200 for a new one (I think...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 275,144
Posted By bvz
Have ZF transmission - a few general questions

Hi there, I've read through this entire thread and found it quite enlightening (though depressing).

I have a 2000 323i Touring that just got the no-reverse issues. As it was built in June of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 29,906
Posted By bvz
Nice link there. I think that is a "through the...

Nice link there. I think that is a "through the road" hybrid. I have always dreamed of making one of those myself but I lack the time, talent, money, tools, and garage space to do it. Other than...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-27-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 29,906
Posted By bvz
Cool to hear about your experiment to reduce...

Cool to hear about your experiment to reduce fossil fuel consumption. I own a 323 Touring and love it. But I also try to run it as little as possible. Weekends mostly. During the week it is all...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,791
Posted By bvz
Hey there umnitza, I'll be giving you a call...

Hey there umnitza,

I'll be giving you a call this week. I like the idea that you are local plus you seem to get pretty decent press here. I would love to swing by if I can but that will depend on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,791
Posted By bvz
Brilliant! And thanks for all the links on...

Brilliant!

And thanks for all the links on the floormats and the Gummi Phlege. I'm gonna order all of this tonight or tomorrow.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,791
Posted By bvz
Thanks for all the info! I just saw this DIY...

Thanks for all the info!

I just saw this DIY for replacing lenses:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=795381&highlight=lens

is it really that simple? If so, that's the way I'm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,791
Posted By bvz
2000 Touring. Some small questions re: headlights, floormats, rattles, etc...

I have a 2000 323i Touring. I want to get a couple of things/fix a couple of things before I hand this car over to my parents. Parents who are in their 70's mind you... so this isn't going to be a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-16-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 29,906
Posted By bvz
Great start! I am envious of your 5spd. I have...

Great start! I am envious of your 5spd. I have a 2000 323iT myself and am loving it (sport package) but wished I could row my own.

Subscribed!

(btw, nice pics!)
Forum: BMW News from around the Web 04-15-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 271,084
Posted By bvz
That sounds fishy to me. I don't know the...

That sounds fishy to me. I don't know the details, but I just got my 2000 323 Touring checked for free at Weatherford BMW in Berkeley (no cracks btw)
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By bvz
Wow! I'm overwhelmed with the replies. Thanks...

Wow! I'm overwhelmed with the replies. Thanks all.

elteegilbreath/Blocked Out: No heated seats or headlight washers. I will definitely check with the dealership. Good idea.

Alex323Ci:...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By bvz
Insanely dumb noob question

Really... I'm embarrassed to be asking this but I haven't been able to figure it out.

I am not sure about some of the options I have on my car (2000 323i Touring). I just bought it a week ago and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-19-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,261
Posted By bvz
I got the Control Arm + Bushing installed for...

I got the Control Arm + Bushing installed for about $600. The steering guibo was about $170 installed. I really wish I was better at working on my car as I know some of these repairs (the steering...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,853
Posted By bvz
Hi there, So I just had the steering guibo...

Hi there,

So I just had the steering guibo replaced today and Oh My God the difference is huge! Even after the control arm and bushings, new tires, and alignment there was this clunkyness to the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 218,849
Posted By bvz
Hi all, just adding one more voice to the chorus....

Hi all, just adding one more voice to the chorus. My 2000 touring had steering that would have made a mid 70's Buick blush with shame.

New passenger control arm and bushing, four new tires, four...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,261
Posted By bvz
My pleasure, though the real thanks go to burj...

My pleasure, though the real thanks go to burj 323 and others who already found all this information out for me. I'm just piggy backing on their research. Of course, I also owe huge thanks to my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,261
Posted By bvz
Ok, quick update. Just got my car back from...

Ok, quick update.

Just got my car back from the shop where they replaced the steering guibo. That was the final part of the equation to get this thing handling like it should. The steering slop...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,853
Posted By bvz
Thanks for this. I'll check it out. My...

Thanks for this. I'll check it out.

My mechanic said he got under the car while someone was tugging on the steering and he felt that the play was inside the steering column. Since it is such a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,853
Posted By bvz
CT330xi: Maybe I am using the wrong term. It's...

CT330xi: Maybe I am using the wrong term. It's the rubber steering guibo (did I get that right?) that is there to absorb the shocks from the road. I have read a lot of posts here that indicate...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By bvz
Just be glad you aren't driving a first gen Audi...

Just be glad you aren't driving a first gen Audi A4... I've owned that thing for 4 years and still can't figure out the climate control system.

worst.

design.

ever.


Still miss my old...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,853
Posted By bvz
Sorry to ask a dumb question here, but I just...

Sorry to ask a dumb question here, but I just bought my first e46 (2000 323i Touring) and the steering is really awful. Right off, I had the control arms and bushings replaced, 4 new rotors and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,261
Posted By bvz
Hi Alec, I'm completely new to this forum (and...

Hi Alec, I'm completely new to this forum (and e46's in general) but over the past few days I have been poking around and I am totally impressed by all of your DIY posts and mods. They are...
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