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Forum: General E46 Forum 12-23-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By klax
I would think that if Takada goes under then BMW...

I would think that if Takada goes under then BMW would be on the hook to source a new airbag supplier. It would be costly and take more time but I don't think NHTSA would let them get away with it...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-15-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By klax
In July, I considered getting a local BMW dealer...

In July, I considered getting a local BMW dealer Wahler but they wanted some crazy price (I think it was like $158!!). NAPA had the only other E46 T stat in town (Wahler) and I needed it quickly. It...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-15-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By klax
Second Wahler to spring a leak.

So the Wahler thermostat that I installed last March sprung a leak in July, with only about 7000 miles on it. Based on all the lousy Wahler T stats I had intended to replace it with a Behr when the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By klax
The best thing to do is write your Congressman -...

The best thing to do is write your Congressman - serious. It says right in your manual not to use that crap but it is being forced upon us.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By klax
I used to see that when I used the BMW Castrol...

I used to see that when I used the BMW Castrol oil in the beginning. I've been using Rotella T6 5W-40 for a few years now and the red tint is long gone.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By klax
Carlo, Where do you live? The rust on your...

Carlo,

Where do you live? The rust on your car is nasty. Did you ever, in the past, rinse off the car (undersides too) periodically during winter?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,673
Posted By klax
I'm still on my factory original rear brakes at...

I'm still on my factory original rear brakes at 180,000 miles.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,673
Posted By klax
Currently have 180,000 miles on the original...

Currently have 180,000 miles on the original clutch. Impressive to see a few here with over 200,000 - as mentioned, it's all in how you drive (excluding the rare mechanical failure).
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By klax
Speaking of post O2 sensors, when do these...

Speaking of post O2 sensors, when do these typically fail? I know they live longer than the pre-cat (and I've replaced those), just wondering what to expect out of the other two sensors.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,388
Posted By klax
My replacement Wahler lasted 7000 miles before it...

My replacement Wahler lasted 7000 miles before it sprang a leak.
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By klax
If you look at dealer prices you'd better be...

If you look at dealer prices you'd better be sitting down. GAHH and World Upholstery provide some of the best factory-like vat dyed leather replacement for our cars but they are still steep ($1400...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-23-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,582
Posted By klax
Stewart pump installed 110,000 miles ago - still...

Stewart pump installed 110,000 miles ago - still ticking...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By klax
As others mentioned regarding the Wahler T stat,...

As others mentioned regarding the Wahler T stat, mine also leaked after seven months. You ought to be able to just snug down the little mounting bolts by hand, I've never used a Torque wrench on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 132,881
Posted By klax
There was a guy who recently hit 500,000 miles in...

There was a guy who recently hit 500,000 miles in his '94 Acura Legend Coupe. Acura was having a ceremony at it's SoCal headquarters and invited him to attend (he drove from Phoenix). They made a big...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By klax
If the 335 was serving you well (?) I would have...

If the 335 was serving you well (?) I would have just hung on to that, E46s are getting old. They are great cars but like any European car will require a bunch of looking after as the miles and years...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By klax
It's a crappy design to begin with. There are...

It's a crappy design to begin with. There are plenty of older cars around with more proven designs (but more expensive to manufacture) that have lasted for decades without fail. I have two older...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,416
Posted By klax
My other two German cars have oodles of soul and...

My other two German cars have oodles of soul and driving pleasure that surpass the 325i - I've owned Japanese cars in the past as well so I know what to expect with them. I want a car I can not give...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,416
Posted By klax
I'll be crossing 200,000 miles on my 325i...

I'll be crossing 200,000 miles on my 325i sometime next year. It has been extremely reliable but I have done 100% of the maintenance on it since it was born and that has meant being very proactive...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By klax
I believe that in addition to reduced costs,...

I believe that in addition to reduced costs, idiot lights, rather than gauges, keep most owners out of the dealer service bay. The owner can't whine about an erratic gauge if there isn't one in the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By klax
The first T stat (the one that came on the car...

The first T stat (the one that came on the car new) was a Wahler and I changed it preventively around 60 or 70 thousand miles. The second one was a Wahler and I changed it again, preventivley, around...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-28-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By klax
Veronica, Don't let anyone here scare you...

Veronica,

Don't let anyone here scare you away, just have another look under the hood. Check around the front of the engine, there should be a gap you can look down into and see several round,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By klax
You don't say how many KMs are on your car but...

You don't say how many KMs are on your car but but at a minimum you need to replace the bent control arm and both control arm bushings. If the tie rods exhibit play replace those as well. I would...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By klax
cvx, Yep, that's the spot, less than 6000...

cvx,

Yep, that's the spot, less than 6000 miles. If it is the O ring, it's still crap. How does that thing pull out?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By klax
^ Guys, you're not reading the post. I didn't...

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Guys, you're not reading the post. I didn't over torque the fasteners and the gasket is not leaking, I've done this many times... The plastic housing itself is leaking, right below the electrical...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By klax
Thanks for the reply - I've done plenty of...

Thanks for the reply - I've done plenty of thermostats and have never had any issues with the fasteners or gaskets, that's not the problem here. The leak is coming for the plastic body of the...
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