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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By Nateweav
HA! Ummmm, you know most of the big name auto...

HA! Ummmm, you know most of the big name auto stores are selling reman electronics right? e.g. starters, alt's. Just because you go to Pep Boys doesn't mean you're getting a "New" part.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By Nateweav
I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately the days of...

I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately the days of taking the alternator to your local "guy" to have it rebuilt are almost over. :bawling: They are far and few between. I am very lucky, there is a guy...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By Nateweav
Thanks dmax.... I am gonna run the self diagnosis...

Thanks dmax.... I am gonna run the self diagnosis and see what kind of voltage I'm getting.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-22-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By Nateweav
I am having the same problem. Being in PA, on the...

I am having the same problem. Being in PA, on the cold mornings my red battery light comes on. If I rev the engine above 2k the light goes off. On the really cold mornings, the light seems to stay on...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-07-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,973
Posted By Nateweav
Also only check the coolant when the car is cool,...

Also only check the coolant when the car is cool, typically in the am before u go to work. It has been my experience that these engines hold residual heat for a very long time. This will give u an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nateweav
Honestly 182... the only thing u need for the kit...

Honestly 182... the only thing u need for the kit is the coolant. When removing the expansion tank be very careful not to brake anything. I used a long prybar and a hammer. Another tip, lube the o...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nateweav
Yes thats the kit. Also like stinger said make...

Yes thats the kit. Also like stinger said make sure you have the right kit for your car. Auto and manual kits are different. The only thing u need now is 1 gallon of bmw coolant (bavauto has it) and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Nateweav
Yep. Got it. Drove it for 25 mins on highway and...

Yep. Got it. Drove it for 25 mins on highway and the gauge bounced between 93 & 94. But it was 28 here this morning. So.... does that sound right?
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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Nateweav
That would cool if my car had access to this....

That would cool if my car had access to this. When I go through the options, it only gives me 1.0 thru 1.7. Am I doing it wrong?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Nateweav
I thought coolant in the combustion chamber too....

I thought coolant in the combustion chamber too. But, when I smelled the smoke it kind of smelled gassy. Not like anti freeze or oil. I am beginning to hate this car... Shoulda bought the Lexus IS250...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Nateweav
It will use about a quart every 8 months. I don't...

It will use about a quart every 8 months. I don't think that's too bad for having 111,000 mi. Plus the oil lines on the front leak a little bit. I have to tell you when I first got it (1.5 yrs ago) I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Nateweav
What's the details on the "mayo" on the filler...

What's the details on the "mayo" on the filler cap? I have a creamy yellowish mayo type substance in my valve cover. I was told it is normal and not to worry about it.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nateweav
1-1/4" wrench works just as well. 1.250 = 31.75mm...

1-1/4" wrench works just as well. 1.250 = 31.75mm :thumbsup:
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nateweav
Everything was around $400.00 I bought the...

Everything was around $400.00 I bought the serpentine belts at my local Advanced Auto. The kit from Bavauto.com comes with everything! No need to buy bleeder screws.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nateweav
Here is the thread. Read it, it explains...

Here is the thread. Read it, it explains everything. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=978488
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By Nateweav
182BMW, I just did the coolant system on mine...

182BMW, I just did the coolant system on mine last Sat. Go to BAVAUTO.COM and search "e46 cool". Great prices and fast shipping. No need to drain the block unless you are sure the system has been...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Nateweav
Ceramic brakes will almost always squeak at some...

Ceramic brakes will almost always squeak at some point. Go with a semi-metallic pad and this should help eliminate any noises. jcns is talking about the chamfer on the brake pads, most new pads come...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Nateweav
For my 330xi, I went to rockauto.com and got...

For my 330xi, I went to rockauto.com and got raybestos. Don't forget the brake pad wear sensors. They were around $10. Put them on over a year ago and have had no problems at all.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By Nateweav
Lower control arm noise?!

I have an '01 330xi auto. I replaced the lower control arm bushings with aftermarket junk. Finally got smart and bought the OEM parts and put them in. I have the witness marks aligned on the bushing...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-31-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By Nateweav
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIMSzaPRxYU ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIMSzaPRxYU

Here is the video I found about servicing the trans.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-31-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,973
Posted By Nateweav
Hey Dr. I also have an '01 330xi. When I did my...

Hey Dr. I also have an '01 330xi. When I did my VCG I used a dab of permatex ultra copper sealant in the corners....
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-30-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Nateweav
One more thing, the fan nut on my auto is left...

One more thing, the fan nut on my auto is left hand thread and I used a 1-1/4" open end wrench and a fan removal tool to secure the pulley as I wrenched on it.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-30-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Nateweav
Well the job is done. Pretty simple. Took me...

Well the job is done. Pretty simple. Took me about 3 hours on the lift. I didn't replace the pulleys, the wp pulley come off really easy. I didn't drain the block either, the coolant was clean. I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-28-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Nateweav
Good tips to have! Thanks! I will definitely heat...

Good tips to have! Thanks! I will definitely heat up the hoses and tank. Now, I hope I don't break anything. :thumbup: Vacuuming the system down should eliminate any air pockets. Every other vehicle...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-27-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Nateweav
HA! :rofl:

HA! :rofl:
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