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Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 10-01-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By beberle
I'm trying Classic Collision in Buckhead. I'll...

I'm trying Classic Collision in Buckhead. I'll report back in the next 2 weeks. Fingers crossed....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-30-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,758
Posted By beberle
Around $2500 to have them rebuilt. They have to...

Around $2500 to have them rebuilt. They have to tear the entire transmission apart, so you might as well go for the full rebuild. They said the tranny looked spotless on both. The updated reverse...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-30-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,758
Posted By beberle
Here's the ultimate update! My 2001 330i now...

Here's the ultimate update!

My 2001 330i now has 232,000 miles and 3 fluid changes. Our 2000 323it has 256,000 w/ 3 changes.
Unfortunately, the reverse drum went out in both at the 160 & 200k...
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 09-25-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By beberle
Collision Repair around Atlanta??

Can anyone recommend a good collision repair shop in or around Atlanta? Nalley BMW is the only 'certified' repair shop in the area. But, jusy because they're a dealership doesnt mean they know how to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,265
Posted By beberle
How much has your e46 cost you this year in repairs

$0 on either car this year (fingers crossed)! 2000 323it w/ 253k miles and 2001 330i w/ 234k miles. Just replaced rear rotors/pads on 323 because they were warped, but had a good 80k miles on them...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-11-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 112,266
Posted By beberle
The mounts are part of the side radiator plastic....

The mounts are part of the side radiator plastic. Your radiator is shot unfortunately.
I hate dealing w/ the cooling system :-/

Good luck!
Brian
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By beberle
Newnan. I had my 330i done in downtown ATL, they...

Newnan. I had my 330i done in downtown ATL, they did a good job, but customer service was horrible. Most shops will tow for free if you get the work done there. Don't let distance get in the way of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-23-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By beberle
I really like the AAMCO shop in Newnan, GA. VERY...

I really like the AAMCO shop in Newnan, GA. VERY good shop manager. Very good experience when my wife's 323it auto had to be rebuilt at 230k. It now has 245k and going. A transmission cooler line...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-04-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,450
Posted By beberle
*Step 7- install rear manifold/cat and then front...

*Step 7- install rear manifold/cat and then front manifold. The new manifolds do not come w/ pressed studs like the factory cats. It's easier to install this way. I could get a torque wrench on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By beberle
Well, I replaced the manifolds/catalytic...

Well, I replaced the manifolds/catalytic converters w/ new ones and it fixed the problem. I can't see much inside the old cats, but the rear is a little shorter and it looks like the cat substrate is...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-04-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,450
Posted By beberle
*Step 3- remove the driver's side engine mount....

*Step 3- remove the driver's side engine mount. 16mm nut on bottom of control arm and 16mm nut on top of mount seen from above. Remove 4 13mm bolts and whole mount comes off of side of engine block....
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 07-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,450
Posted By beberle
catalytic converter/exhaust manifold replacement DIY

It's been a couple days since I finished replacing my catalytic converters, and now I have a little energy built up to write up the DIY ;-)

I'd say this is a 7 on a 1-10 scale of difficulty....
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 04-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,601
Posted By beberle
$660 in labor!? It can't take more than 2 hours...

$660 in labor!? It can't take more than 2 hours to change the water pump. $700 for a pump!? After paying that much for the pump, they were scamming you with the brakes. You've got at least 1,000...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-07-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,764
Posted By beberle
Vibration only occurred while accelerating, and...

Vibration only occurred while accelerating, and usually more in 1st and 2nd gear. I never noticed anything cruising, or downshifting.

I raised the engine 1/2 to 3/4". You can probably get away...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-07-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,764
Posted By beberle
I was getting a vibration while accelerating. I...

I was getting a vibration while accelerating. I still am somewhat, but it's gotten better. Transmission mounts and guibo look good.
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 03-06-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By beberle
Turns out that the satellite module in my 2009...

Turns out that the satellite module in my 2009 was shot. If you have an ESN # displayed, the module is there. Replaced under warranty.
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 02-16-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 20,829
Posted By beberle
I've got a 330i w/ 210k miles and 323it w/ 240k...

I've got a 330i w/ 210k miles and 323it w/ 240k miles. Just bought a 2009 E91 328i w/ 23k miles.

Impressions: -the N52 engine has more power than my 330i ever did.. That E91 wagon scoooots!...
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 02-16-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By beberle
How to tell if Sirius module is installed?

I just bought a 2009 E91 w/ sport and premium. I assumed that it was Sirius ready. Activated a new account online, but I can't get it to work. The SAT button tells me to call Sirius. I can't change...
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 02-10-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By beberle
I think the e46 transmission 'reputation' stems...

I think the e46 transmission 'reputation' stems from the 2000-2001 ZF reverse gear failure. My 2001 330i reverse failed at 150k and my 2000 323it failed at 230k miles. I haven't heard any problems...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-08-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,764
Posted By beberle
11. Remove the driver's side bottom nut. Should...

11. Remove the driver's side bottom nut. Should be plenty of room to remove the driver's side motor mount. Mine was totally shot and came out in two pieces spilling oil everywhere.
12. Install the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-08-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,764
Posted By beberle
5. jack the engine up until the fan shroud is...

5. jack the engine up until the fan shroud is about 1/2" higher than normal.
6. get under the car and unbolt the passenger side mount bracket. There are 4 12mm bolts. MAKE SURE there isn't any...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-08-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,764
Posted By beberle
Motor Mount DIY

I changed my motor mounts out this morning. It took 2 hours from jacking the car up to bringing it down. Following these tips, you should be able to do it in under 11/2 hours w/ no fuss. Probably a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By beberle
I'll have to look closer, but I don't hear any...

I'll have to look closer, but I don't hear any exhaust leaks. I had already purchased Bosch O2 sensors when I attempted to replace the old ones.

I meant the updated BMW software. I thought it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By beberle
New post-cat O2 sensors, now CAT inefficiency

I just had the shop change out my post-cat O2 sensors. The bank 2 sensor was so tight after 230k miles, I stripped the sensor and had to have them remove the manifolds to get it off :banghead:
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-06-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,925
Posted By beberle
I think it's our 323it's RCase. There's no space...

I think it's our 323it's RCase. There's no space between exhaust pipes for me to get at the bank 2 sensor. Even worse, I think the crows foot that I got on there has stripped the O2 sensor. It's the...
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