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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By 325_man
I think the window regulator is the problem. I...

I think the window regulator is the problem. I lubed the regulator, detached the window and raise and lower the slider without the window (i.e. no weight) and I still hear crackling sound as it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By 325_man
My motor unable to raise the window. I heard some...

My motor unable to raise the window. I heard some crackling sound. I open the door panel again and unable to figure out what the sound came from.
I am going to lube the regulator. I hope this will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By 325_man
OK, put everything together. When I test it, I...

OK, put everything together. When I test it, I notice the window moves very slowly. It seems like it's dragging on something. I heard the motor is working hard.
Do I need to lube it or something?...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By 325_man
How to slide the new window regulator slider

So, I got my new regulator and finally got the time to do this. I am about to install it to my door.

When I got the regulator in there, I tried to move the slider up/down so that I could align it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,789
Posted By 325_man
On the "Hex bolt", the note says "ENDED". Does it...

On the "Hex bolt", the note says "ENDED". Does it mean anything?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-18-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,789
Posted By 325_man
Question Window Regulator Bolts and Plastic Clips

Apparently the bolts and clips don't come with the regulator.

Does any one know where I can buy 2003 325xi window regulator bolts and plastic clip? How much do they cost?(see attached pictures)
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-10-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,983
Posted By 325_man
Thing has just gotten worse. I think the...

Thing has just gotten worse.

I think the manufacture tightened the bolt much more than 8 N-m.

I decided to use Screw Extractor where I had to drill a hole on the bolt about 1/4" deep using...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-06-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,983
Posted By 325_man
No, not yet!:banghead: Lucky, I have a...

No, not yet!:banghead:

Lucky, I have a second car to use so I can take my time to do this.
I think I am at the last option of drilling the screw and uses a reverse threaded bit to loosening it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,983
Posted By 325_man
Bump...

Bump...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,983
Posted By 325_man
Here are the pictures: 1. "IMG_4337b.jpg" shows...

Here are the pictures:
1. "IMG_4337b.jpg" shows the front-passenger-side-door panel and the location of problem bolt.
2. "IMG_4337b.jpg" shows the close up of the bolt.

The thing is that I can't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,983
Posted By 325_man
I used the needle nose vice grip so tight and it...

I used the needle nose vice grip so tight and it keeps slipping off the thin bolt head. It doesn't even seems to move. I am concern if this is indeed a reverse threaded bolt. I may only have a few...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-02-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,983
Posted By 325_man
This is the bolts that hold the windows to the...

This is the bolts that hold the windows to the regulator. There are 2 of them. The bolts size is 8mm.

I used the correct socket size (8mm), but I think since the bolt head thickness is only about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-31-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,983
Posted By 325_man
Has anyone use grip-tite sockets to remove...

Has anyone use grip-tite sockets to remove rounded bolts?
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-31-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,983
Posted By 325_man
HELP! Can't loosen bolt of windows regulator.

So, my BMW 325xi front passenger side windows stuck and tried to do DIY to fix the regulator. I am at the point of loosening the 2 bolts that hold the window to the regulator.

These two bolts are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By 325_man
Common Coolant

Not trying to be cheap, but I want to understand why many people recommend the use of BMW coolant.

Has any one use a common coolant, which can be purchased from Walmart or autopart store, with...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By 325_man
45K Maintenance

My car is 2003 325XI with only less than 50K miles.

I am ready to flush the coolant and replace the belts and pulleys this weekend.
But, I am still skeptical if it is too early, or if it is time,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-20-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By 325_man
While replacing the belts...

So, I am about to replace both belts (i.e. AC and drive belts) of my 2003 BMW 325XI with 44K miles since they have cracks on them.

A couple things come to my mind:

1. From readying several...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By 325_man
I could not hear the noise on the regular road or...

I could not hear the noise on the regular road or if I accelerate.
My guess is the differential.

Is there any DIY?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-08-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By 325_man
Question Front/Rear Differential Fluid

Hi all,
I have 2003 325XI. My car is turning 45K soon. I don't drive it much. But, a week ago when I was driving on a highway, I heard a subtle sound (like when a car riding on a rough road) as I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-05-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By 325_man
Any one? Is this problem so unique where no one...

Any one? Is this problem so unique where no one had experienced it?
Any suggestion with adhesive?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-05-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By 325_man
Question Door Trim Problem

Hi,

I have 2003 325XI and I have been having this problem for 2 years now. My passenger side door trim came off (see pictures). It is held by 3 plastic clips. I tried to glue them back on using a...
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