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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By handel
yeah that's not a bad price. I have a 2002 330i...

yeah that's not a bad price. I have a 2002 330i as well but mine is a 5 speed. did he change the transmission? I didn't think the 6 speed came until 2003.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-10-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 97,334
Posted By handel
My 02 330i is also consuming a lot of oil. 1...

My 02 330i is also consuming a lot of oil. 1 quart every 1200 miles. my previous 99 323i with the M52tu engine never burned any oil that i noticed. Oil changed was done every 15000 miles and that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,220
Posted By handel
It's like hubcaps. :)

It's like hubcaps. :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,803
Posted By handel
I totaled my Pre-facelift 1999 e46 323i in...

I totaled my Pre-facelift 1999 e46 323i in december, and I just wasn't ready for another car. I made the upgrade to a 2002 330i sports packaged one. Loving it. I don't like the new e90 series. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By handel
Check your Valve Cover Gasket. simple diy...

Check your Valve Cover Gasket. simple diy replacement.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By handel
if the misfire only happened after you replace...

if the misfire only happened after you replace the spark plugs. then it's possible the spark plugs(or the one in cylinder 6) isn't in tight enough. Try tighten it maybe another 1/4 turn... (this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,134
Posted By handel
Check your bolt on the top of the shocks(in the...

Check your bolt on the top of the shocks(in the engine bay)... Mine was a tad loose and would rattle over bumps. You'll need a large HEX to hold the center and another large socket(deepwall) to hold...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,955
Posted By handel
It is not a good idea to run the fan on high...

It is not a good idea to run the fan on high constantly. your engine is setup to run at a certain temperature. if you run it cooler, then you'll waste more gas and cause more pollution. You won't...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-29-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 30,663
Posted By handel
I just had my car on rhino ramps and took the...

I just had my car on rhino ramps and took the diff fill plug off, the color of the fluid looked clear. I didn't bother to change it, because I only bought 1 bottle 1quart and realize the pump I got...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-21-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 75,743
Posted By handel
here is a good one. ...

here is a good one.
http://office-humour.co.uk/content/images/2009/02/11188.jpg
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-20-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By handel
Get the IPOD integration kit man. it's worth it....

Get the IPOD integration kit man. it's worth it. you can control the ipod safely thru the steering wheel, change playlist and all that. plus your ipod is charging while it's plugged in. I keep an...
Forum: General BMW Model Discussion 03-16-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By handel
Cool. My first bmw was an 89 325is. was a blast...

Cool. My first bmw was an 89 325is. was a blast to drive. I think i was the 3rd owner and the car wasn't well maintaned. It burn so much oil it wasn't even funny. every 500 miles I had to put a quart...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-07-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,612
Posted By handel
hmm I would check the O2 sensor before replacing...

hmm I would check the O2 sensor before replacing the cat.. seems too early for cat failure.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By handel
Rajaie help me trouble shot mine when I did the...

Rajaie help me trouble shot mine when I did the 323i. That is what happened, there is a plug on the right side I forgot to plug back in. :)
Check out the scan tool at Harbor freight they work really...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,688
Posted By handel
15,000 miles oil change is A-OK, my 323i with...

15,000 miles oil change is A-OK, my 323i with 156000miles on it was super clean when I changed out the valve cover in doing the vanos seals. I did not see any signs of sludge what so ever. I did the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By handel
IS 47 is the offset I think they call that the ET...

IS 47 is the offset I think they call that the ET as well. check out this site: you can see most the e46 and e36 wheels have the same "IS"
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,799
Posted By handel
I wish they made hydrolic lifts with some built...

I wish they made hydrolic lifts with some built in jack stand support. why can't they stick in some thick pins that can slide in once you jack up your car and then it can act like a jack stand? Seems...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By handel
HELP: 330i Low RPM Rattles below - 1000rpm

Guys I just purchased a 2002 330i with about 87000 miles on it.(non zhp)
when I am starting to accelerate in first gear or reverse, between 500rpm-1100ish rpm there is abit of engine rattling sound....
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-21-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By handel
So far the Yokohama S-drive on my 18" wheels are...

So far the Yokohama S-drive on my 18" wheels are very quiet and pretty good. No complaints so far. You might want to check them out if you're looking for summer tires.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,041
Posted By handel
Porsche also says no to Anti-Sieze too. One...

Porsche also says no to Anti-Sieze too.
One thing I wanted to ask is, since there is a crush washer, I never reuse the plugs once i take them out. I don't bother "inspecting them". If I take them...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,802
Posted By handel
I read somewhere that the oil interval is based...

I read somewhere that the oil interval is based on the fuel consumed. So if you drive like a madman you'll consume more fuel, thus requiring oil changes more often. This makes sense to me. I do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-11-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By handel
go to pelicanparts.com they have the refils i...

go to pelicanparts.com they have the refils i think 5 bucks each. but to answer your question yes they other brands as long as they have the same 2 metal bars on the outside will fit, you just need...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-07-2009, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,731
Posted By handel
you might check realoem.com if the part numbers...

you might check realoem.com if the part numbers match then they would work. On the 330 if you're production date is after 02/02 the bt antenna is already installed. if not you'd have to get that and...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-07-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,991
Posted By handel
I wonder if they put the expire date in the UK...

I wonder if they put the expire date in the UK because it's a smaller country perhaps people drive less so they let their tires age more rather then wear out. Good info for sure. I think they should...
Forum: Site Sponsor Group Buys 02-06-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By handel
Hi, is there much iron in our engine? I know the...

Hi, is there much iron in our engine? I know the cylinder sleeves are iron, but isn't most of the engine Aluminum incuding the radiator? Just curious.
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