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Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 12-07-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,973
Posted By breakspear
Given my short experience of owning a 09 328i...

Given my short experience of owning a 09 328i over my previous 03 325i I would say the common problems with the E90 seem to be the:

Electric water pump's short life cycle.

The carbon build up...
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 12-01-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,033
Posted By breakspear
Just moved out of my 03 325i into a 09 328i, have...

Just moved out of my 03 325i into a 09 328i, have to say as much as I love the new refined car with all the electronics I will miss the fun of the older 325i, my wife thinks the 325i was sexier....
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-21-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By breakspear
Alternator

Get your alternator replaced soon or you"ll be replacing your battery as well.
Easier to replace now while it's still warm out.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-21-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By breakspear
Vcg

Good time to replace your Cabin Air Filter, your old one is probably contiminated with oil residue and will always have an odour. Get a carbon filter not the paper filter it will be fresher and is...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,321
Posted By breakspear
I know the last post was a year ago but did you...

I know the last post was a year ago but did you ever get the lag sorted out? I have the same symtoms even with new plugs, upper/lower intake boots, icv gasket, clean icv, new air filter, fuel filter....
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By breakspear
BMW Schedule

Couldn't help but notice this thread after just completing a seriously needed spark plug change. 18 months ago I bought my 2003 325i with 113000km.

First thing I did was replace the oil, air...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,626
Posted By breakspear
Classic symtoms of a failing VCG, slight to heavy...

Classic symtoms of a failing VCG, slight to heavy oil smell in cabin, smoke off the passenger side of motor, oil residue on heat shield above manifold and usually oil deposits on the driveway. It...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,412
Posted By breakspear
Had the same problem after replacing the lower...

Had the same problem after replacing the lower intake on my 325i, came back after a drive the next day and took it all apart again and found out I hadn't aliegned the mounting tab on the throttle...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By breakspear
CCV/oil seperator

Every winter here in Canada the CCV/oil seperator hoses get contaminated internally with the dispised mayonaise crud, then the summer and warmer weather comes the cars run great and the ccv/oil...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By breakspear
Disa

Time to do a search, lots of info on DISA's here on the forum, just plug in DISA and press search.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-22-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By breakspear
Vcg

If you're smelling burnt oil when you're idleing then there's a good chance your Valve Cover Gasket is failing. When this loose's it's seal oil drips down on to the exhaust manifold and smokes off,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By breakspear
Your CCV /oil seperator is probably failing, when...

Your CCV /oil seperator is probably failing, when they fail they can suck litres of oil out very quickly. Ifyou pull out your DISA you can check inside your intake manifold for excess oil residue,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,698
Posted By breakspear
Worth doing an oil change now, your oil looks old...

Worth doing an oil change now, your oil looks old enough and with the flooding you're going to have fuel flowing into your oil effecting it's ability to function properly.
If you're CCV is weak the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-13-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By breakspear
If it's still cold enough to keep ice and slush...

If it's still cold enough to keep ice and slush frozen find a down town building with heated underground parking and let your car warm up and melt off all the slop and ice.
Then find a car wash...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-12-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By breakspear
If it was the same dent on a Kia the Paintless...

If it was the same dent on a Kia the Paintless Dent Removal company would have said $150, they saw the BMW grill and decided that a slab would be better than a slice.
Every one thinks that BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,698
Posted By breakspear
You should be fine with the quantity of oil you...

You should be fine with the quantity of oil you lost, the sump is 6.5 litres so big reserve, most *** cars run with as little as 3.5 litres.
Try disconecting the neg terminal on the battery for 15...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,698
Posted By breakspear
Farewell

Looks like the Forum will have a new member from Oklahoma in the next few weeks:thumbup:

Best of luck in the future and come back here soon:thumbsup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By breakspear
E-mail Scott at www.bmwgm5.com, he will do a...

E-mail Scott at www.bmwgm5.com, he will do a quick assesment with a few questions about your locks. If he thinks it is your gm5 then it will be.

I had similiar problems with mine, I pulled the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,550
Posted By breakspear
Take your VIN to your local BMW Dealer and have...

Take your VIN to your local BMW Dealer and have print out of what options the car came with from the factory, stop the guessing!
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By breakspear
I have seen other posts here refere to a Oil...

I have seen other posts here refere to a Oil Dump, just a can that accumulates the oil from the oil vapour and therefore eliminating some of the ccv hoses.

While we are on the subject of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-15-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,388
Posted By breakspear
That's what I thought, but I was really hoping...

That's what I thought, but I was really hoping for a freudian slip........
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-15-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,388
Posted By breakspear
Concidering that car companies new car designs...

Concidering that car companies new car designs are 4 to 6 years in development and now that you are in that development culture, where do you see the future design of the next generation of N....
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By breakspear
If you have been going through oil it would be...

If you have been going through oil it would be worth checking the inside of your intake manifold for heavy oil/water plaque residue.

If there are heavy oil deposits in the manifold then I would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-14-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By breakspear
Worked at a store in Alberta where we sold...

Worked at a store in Alberta where we sold thousands of heated battery blankets, they work fine but a block heater is better.

If you don't have a garage the best thing is a block heater, it will...
Forum: General Off-Topic 12-14-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,646
Posted By breakspear
Are there any polish/paint treatments that Porshe...

Are there any polish/paint treatments that Porshe use to help in the wind tunnel tests and are there any off the shelf polish products that you can recommend to help our earthly e46s in the real...
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