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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By mhallerbach
Thanks for the ideas - I will check into each of...

Thanks for the ideas - I will check into each of those possible causes.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-23-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By mhallerbach
Source of this oil leak

I have a 99 323i, about 115K miles. I recently noticed a small oil leak from underneath originating from a centered cylindrical component attached to the rear of the oil pan. I know its not the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By mhallerbach
I also originally thought it was the outside temp...

I also originally thought it was the outside temp sensor but it still seems to be showing the correct temp on my dash. But then again, there is still one functional one on the other side of the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By mhallerbach
What is this part?

I have searched Realoem and cannot figure out what this part is on my E46 1999 323i Sedan. On the front wheelwells, in front of the wheel, there is the plastic protective mudguard/covering that has a...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-26-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 160,683
Posted By mhallerbach
Originally I thought I would easily be able to...

Originally I thought I would easily be able to tell too, but the leaks on my ground have picked up all the gunk on my engine so by the time it hits the ground it looks like motor oil no matter what...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-26-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 160,683
Posted By mhallerbach
Thanks - that I beleive is the problem

Thanks - that I beleive is the problem
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,076
Posted By mhallerbach
A week ago I just bought Akebono Euro Ultra...

A week ago I just bought Akebono Euro Ultra Premium Ceramics for my 1999 323i and the parts were EUR396 for Rear, and EUR781 for the fronts. Your brakes would be the same for your year I beieve. I...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-25-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 160,683
Posted By mhallerbach
Is this location for the leak 100% - As I have a...

Is this location for the leak 100% - As I have a leak that I can't pinpoint, and started thinking it was the Oil Filter Housing Gasket, but last night I took my air filter housing off to inspect, and...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-24-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 160,683
Posted By mhallerbach
The list of items to replace along with this DIY...

The list of items to replace along with this DIY just gets longer and longer. . .
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By mhallerbach
That's the ticket - Simple and cheap. Thanks

That's the ticket - Simple and cheap.

Thanks
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By mhallerbach
I originally tried the tischer site, but the part...

I originally tried the tischer site, but the part lookup feature by partnumber does not work on that site. You have to click through various submenus to get to the parts listings, which I already...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By mhallerbach
Best place to buy OEM parts online

I need to fix some things on my E46 and I am looking for a good site for OEM parts and better prices than walking into a dealer. Previously I've used Bavarian Auto Works, but over time I have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-21-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By mhallerbach
Name this part !

My left side wheel Covering(Front sheet plastic part in the front wheel wells(Where the front brake ducts are), came loose on a trip and over a period of time wore away from my wheel rubbing on it ,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-30-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 764
Posted By mhallerbach
Where to buy brake pads and what brand

I've been away for awhile and now need to replace my pads on my 99 323i. I want to go ceramic and was wondering if there is a forum favorite for an all around street pad, and where online most...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-02-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,344
Posted By mhallerbach
Removing front turn signal lens

My front left turn signal bulb is out so I need to replace it. I can't for the life of me get the lens off the way the owners manual says to. As you know there is a small hole in the engine...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By mhallerbach
My light just came on as well so not sure what to...

My light just came on as well so not sure what to do. What concerns me, is I also have the famously failed oil sensor light that comes on for the first 20 seconds or so after turning the engine on,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By mhallerbach
Replacing Front Spoiler/Bumper

I've docked my 1999 323i too many times in parking spaces where the bottom of the front spoiler scrapes up on the curb, where its all falling apart now at the bottom portion because all the fasteners...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-27-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 76,120
Posted By mhallerbach
So is there a general consensus on a good...

So is there a general consensus on a good alternative oil other than BMW OEM, that I can buy locally(such as a local auto part store), but has all the requirements and certifications. I read on...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-27-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 31,051
Posted By mhallerbach
Anyone know what part number the valve cover...

Anyone know what part number the valve cover bolts are - I checked Realoem.com and KOperformance.com and neither have a listing for them(just the 2 studs, which are different). I have one that kind...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-27-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,429
Posted By mhallerbach
I installed mine myself back when I first bought...

I installed mine myself back when I first bought my E46 in 1999, and then took it to the dealer to activate - As others said, I watched the mechanic plug in a computer, hit a few buttons, and it was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 34,278
Posted By mhallerbach
Thanks - I found it again - had it bookmarked but...

Thanks - I found it again - had it bookmarked but lost it - I love that site.

The part I need is as mentioned below, called Windshield cover - mines all cracked and falling apart - I had water in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-21-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 34,278
Posted By mhallerbach
Complete Parts diagram for E46

I need a part but don't know what it is, and when going to these BMW parts sites , they ask a zillion questions and in the end, its not the part I need. Is there an online reference where I can look...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-13-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 31,051
Posted By mhallerbach
I retorqued it to 7-8 lbs with an old school...

I retorqued it to 7-8 lbs with an old school needle type torque wrench I bought at sears.

The original OP who posted the DIY stated torque 89 lbs/inch which translates to between 7-8 lbs/ft. I...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-12-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 31,051
Posted By mhallerbach
I changed my valve cover gasket yesterday -...

I changed my valve cover gasket yesterday - Pretty straightforward except for one glictch - I bought a cheapo click type torque wrench(Harbor freight) for the job(I don't forsee myself using it much)...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-14-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,046
Posted By mhallerbach
DIY Thermostat Replacement?

Is there a DIY out there to replace the thermostat. My Independent BMW Mechanic said Thermostat failure is pretty common on BMWs after 100k miles and he's seen a few engines blown due to it because...
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