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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29,494
Views: 2,225,470
Posted By billyons
Replaced the fuel filter and the oil filter...

Replaced the fuel filter and the oil filter housing gasket.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29,494
Views: 2,225,470
Posted By billyons
I replaced both trunk shocks and the windshield...

I replaced both trunk shocks and the windshield wiper motor cover.

Next week; the oil filter housing gasket, motor mounts, and clutch.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29,494
Views: 2,225,470
Posted By billyons
I did what I have been putting off since last...

I did what I have been putting off since last June, I replaced the vanos seals along with the vanos rattle repair kit from Beisan Systems. Wow... what a big difference these kits make to my 325i. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-02-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By billyons
it's the poly CAB's. If you have 80-100K miles...

it's the poly CAB's. If you have 80-100K miles and only changed your CAB's, those poly are gunna squeak. I have learned at that point you have to replace the lower control arms too. If you only...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By billyons
Very Odd...

Yesterday after i got home the car sat for about 20 minutes before I had to leave. As I was pulling away from the drive-way I noticed a medium sized puddle where the car had been parked. Since we...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-30-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By billyons
Recycle???

What do you do with the old, spent parts from cars once you've completed your repairs??

I have rotors, radiator, and springs that need to be recycled. My local recyclers only take cans & bottles...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,465
Posted By billyons
I bought my E46 because I wanted a German car. I...

I bought my E46 because I wanted a German car. I had grown tired of American and Japanese cars and wanted a car that is solid.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 29,494
Views: 2,225,470
Posted By billyons
I got rid of the polyurethane control arm...

I got rid of the polyurethane control arm bushings I installed two months ago. The squeak never went away and the car was sounding like the Mayflower on its last voyage. Besides, the ride quality was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By billyons
The flywheel, pressure plate, and clutch are all...

The flywheel, pressure plate, and clutch are all interconnected. As with the clutch, if the flywheel was problem the car would not sound like it has a weak battery.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-19-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By billyons
Now it sounding like a bad alternator.

Now it sounding like a bad alternator.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-19-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By billyons
By listening to your video, it sounds like there...

By listening to your video, it sounds like there isn't enough power to turn the motor over. It could be the starter, but I think your battery is going bad.

The flywheel is between the engine and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-19-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By billyons
Sounds like a battery problem.

Sounds like a battery problem.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By billyons
It is on a related circuit, so if there is any...

It is on a related circuit, so if there is any resistance on the circuit it may affect other things on that circuit.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29,494
Views: 2,225,470
Posted By billyons
Installed new idler pulley.

Installed new idler pulley.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By billyons
A couple years ago my 2001 325i was doing this...

A couple years ago my 2001 325i was doing this same thing. An Indy shop said I had to replace the ballasts or something else (I forgot) and would cost about $800.

At the same time I kept getting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By billyons
Run away. Your better off with OEM parts...

Run away.

Your better off with OEM parts than with these. Very low in quality, hence the low price. If you plan on flipping the car then it does not matter.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By billyons
Front vs Rear

Recently I have refreshed the front suspension of my 2001 325i and it is riding better than it has for years. At first I thought replacing the control arm bushings were the only parts I had to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-22-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By billyons
My MB was in the dealership's garage for 13 days...

My MB was in the dealership's garage for 13 days back in 2008. It was still under and some of the parts had to come over from Germany. They gave me a loaner to drive, so it was no big deal.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-19-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29,494
Views: 2,225,470
Posted By billyons
I put in front stabilizer bar links. I have...

I put in front stabilizer bar links.

I have been install new suspension parts piece by piece so I can see how the new parts affect the cars handling. There is a list of the new stuff:
1) upper...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,910
Posted By billyons
It's a 2001 with 66K miles and its great car. I...

It's a 2001 with 66K miles and its great car. I cannot say which car is better, they both have equal number of pros and cons. Though the BMW will nickle-&-dime you over the MB. But when something...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By billyons
Radio Display Question

I have searched the the forum and couldn't find to much on my question.

Over time the display on my Business CD has been disappearing. Now it is useless to read anything being displayed. It is the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,910
Posted By billyons
I change my own oil too. I use Amsoil European...

I change my own oil too. I use Amsoil European Formula 5W-30 with a Mann oil filter and I torque to spec every 10K miles. I then go through the Bentley service manual and perform the interval service...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29,494
Views: 2,225,470
Posted By billyons
What kind of oil are you going to use?

What kind of oil are you going to use?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By billyons
Could be the thermostat too. Mine was leaking...

Could be the thermostat too. Mine was leaking before I replaced it. But most likely the H2O pump. Both are simple to replace and I believe there are procedures in the DIY section.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29,494
Views: 2,225,470
Posted By billyons
After replacing the control arm bushings and...

After replacing the control arm bushings and installed a strut tower brace there was still a little shim at freeway speeds.

I replaced the sway/stabilizer bar bushings with polyurethane bushings....
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