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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-13-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By 032
I don't understand why, when I ask for an...

I don't understand why, when I ask for an opinion, people say "you need to know what to do". I'm new to this. You acquire knowledge through inquiry. So, when I ask for an opinion on whether I should...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,347
Posted By 032
Guys, relax. I was just asking how good his...

Guys, relax. I was just asking how good his recommendations are. I'm new here, duh, but he's the only one making comprehensive guides, and I need to make a buying decision soon. I can't just feel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2013, 11:34 PM
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Views: 3,347
Posted By 032
Accuracy of Mango's Recommendations

So, I'm kinda wondering how accurate Mango's recommendations are, and I'm going to ask in the form of a poll. Please pick the answer that best suits you, even if it's not a perfect representation of...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-12-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
See, the issue is that Mango sort of represents...

See, the issue is that Mango sort of represents the community here. Whether you want it to be like that or not, when you ask a question about an E46, Mango's threads are always linked. I just think a...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-12-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
According to Mango, On the battery: "A...

According to Mango,

On the battery:

"A weak battery is known to cause many problems with the electrical systems in the form of cluster lighting up with warning lights to the car randomly doing...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
Yeah, I read Mango's thread and he seems a bit...

Yeah, I read Mango's thread and he seems a bit strident when it comes to replacement parts. For example, BMW recommends changing the spark plugs every 100k miles, Mango recommends 60k, and he doesn't...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
Well, the car is ten years old. The first owner...

Well, the car is ten years old. The first owner owned the car for about four years and put less than 10,000 miles on it. It might have gone 6 or 7,000 miles without a change once, but it was changed...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
I assume you don't know what a CARFAX is. When...

I assume you don't know what a CARFAX is. When maintenance is performed at either a dealership or a place like jiffy lube, they report exactly what they did, on what date, and at what mileage. Unless...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
The car has a CARFAX report.

The car has a CARFAX report.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-11-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
The cabin air filter and engine air filter were...

The cabin air filter and engine air filter were replaced 5,000 miles ago, and the oil has been changed religiously (every 3-4,000 miles). The brake fluid was also changed.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-10-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
Thanks, and every owner has been from NJ, so I'm...

Thanks, and every owner has been from NJ, so I'm assuming very little city driving, and more highway driving.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-10-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
Thanks! I just checked the CARFAX, strangely...

Thanks! I just checked the CARFAX, strangely there were three owners, but it doesn't seem to be an issue. The oil was changed every 3,500 miles, the front wiper blades were replaced, the "sensor" was...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-10-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
Ok, thanks. Updated list: Coolant system ...

Ok, thanks. Updated list:

Coolant system
VANOS
Transmission fluid
CCV
Oil filter housing
Front CV joints
Valve cover gasket
Brakes
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-10-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
thanks, anyone else have anything he should...

thanks, anyone else have anything he should check? also, are there any specifics about anything listed that I may need to tell the mechanic? he knows I'm a laymen, but I'd like to provide a detailed...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-10-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
Ok, thanks a lot. I've heard that something...

Ok, thanks a lot. I've heard that something usually goes with the coolant system around 60-70k. I'm trying to gather a list for what my mechanic should look at. Right now, we're at:

Coolant system...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-10-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By 032
55k Miles '03 330xi

So I'm looking at an '03 330xi automatic with 55k miles on it. The price is $10,795 from a dealership, and I think I could get them down to $9,800. What are some typical problems that people have in...
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