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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-21-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 42,259
Posted By io14
Just did a drain & fill on my 325xi on the...

Just did a drain & fill on my 325xi on the automatic transmission, a little over 5 liters ( LifeGuard 5 transmission fluid ),filter etc.
I did notice that the atf fluid was getting a little darker @...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By io14
probably lodged somewhere in the engine...

probably lodged somewhere in the engine compartment, use something magnetic & see if this will " grab it " ??
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By io14
that's the 2nd alternative, good point...

that's the 2nd alternative, good point though................
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 42,259
Posted By io14
bought at 32k and now have 47,548 on the...

bought at 32k and now have 47,548 on the odometer, so lets see what I have done :

new belts at 35,000, old ones started to crack
replaced idler pulley around 34,000 starting " chirping like bird...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By io14
all easy trick on the expansion tank...

all

easy trick on the expansion tank removal, once it is drained and you have removed the clamp & level coolant switch, place a floor jack under it, shimmed with a 2x4 block and start to raise the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-28-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By io14
curious I bought the BMW aux cable and it works...

curious I bought the BMW aux cable and it works fine, the jack is in the glove box etc., my problem is the IPOD Nano works only for about 1-2 hours, even after shutting it off, then I have to...
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 08-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By io14
test drove a 11 328I manual stick, rwd and DID...

test drove a 11 328I manual stick, rwd and DID NOT like it as much as my 325XI just my opinion etc
Forum: E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio - General Forum 08-10-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By io14
check your ccv valve ( the old pvc valve ) could...

check your ccv valve ( the old pvc valve ) could be clogged or the hoses could be starting to go ?? or fuel pump is leaking / gasket letting go ?? just guesses on my part !
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 824
Posted By io14
you have replaced all of the electrical...

you have replaced all of the electrical components so my gut feeling it is either spark or fuel so replace the fuel filter as well as the fuel pump.
Try the fuel filter 1st, I have seen cars that...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 824
Posted By io14
did you clean your idle control valve ? when was...

did you clean your idle control valve ? when was the last time the fuel filter was changed ?? this could be a good starting point !
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By io14
put a photo of the rear window area as well as...

put a photo of the rear window area as well as the car & someone back east here may be able to help out........................
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-04-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By io14
it took 15 minutes to take out after removing the...

it took 15 minutes to take out after removing the trim pieces, not too difficult ,trying the epoxy route to fix before I venture out for a new one.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-04-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By io14
Thanks ! I have the plastic trim pieces so...

Thanks !

I have the plastic trim pieces so I'll take a look at this first but I may try epoxy etc to see if I can fix this.....................................
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 08-03-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By io14
05 325xi center fresh air grill

Hello

any on out there ever replace their center fresh air grill ? it appears to snap in ? mine developed a crack out of the blue ?! I just luv plastic parts.
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-05-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,400
Posted By io14
I wasn't posting a question, I'm familiar with...

I wasn't posting a question, I'm familiar with the link that has the different fluids etc.The original Texaco atf fluid is very difficult to obtain and Texaco was bought by Phillips / Chevron so I...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,400
Posted By io14
I found a Phillips 66 Super ATF that appears to...

I found a Phillips 66 Super ATF that appears to be compatible with 2005 Bmw's or earlier that have Gm transmission's A5S390R but to be on the safe side contact them @U.S. Technical
Services Hot...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-04-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By io14
or check your flex disc known as guibo ?? could...

or check your flex disc known as guibo ?? could be worn out ??
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By io14
yup as white_knuckles stated " replace everything...

yup as white_knuckles stated " replace everything " just 1 big erector set !
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 07-03-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By io14
Hello How many miles on vehicle ? could be a...

Hello

How many miles on vehicle ? could be a leak in the expansion tank ? did you check the hoses ? I would drive car onto ramps and pull the lower protective panels off and check underneath to...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-27-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By io14
I'm afraid your right going forward but the mini...

I'm afraid your right going forward but the mini is another option ! No dress here !
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By io14
So my Car (automatic) worth roughly 11,900 vs the...

So my Car (automatic) worth roughly 11,900 vs the manual ( 11,600) but the independent dealer asking 14,400 for the manual,sooooooo when it comes down to it my car and $500 that's it ! Thoughts ?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-26-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By io14
325xi manual

Would you guys swap an 05 325xi automatic 43k for a 05 325xi Manual shift 46k ? Let's assume neither vehicle needs any maintenance period. I just don't like automatics.
Thoughts ?
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-10-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By io14
Lgb240 My opinion only,if the cv joint just...

Lgb240
My opinion only,if the cv joint just ripped then a new CV boot repacked with grease is in order.Google BMW independent shop for Orlando area,good luck.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-14-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By io14
check the expansion tank, they are known to leak...

check the expansion tank, they are known to leak at the seams etc ! what about the fill indicator after a few days ? I would remove the bottom panels under the car and place newspaper or something...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-14-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By io14
Thanks dckstr ! I kinda thought that but wanted...

Thanks dckstr ! I kinda thought that but wanted to verify, miss my Z3 but I miss the manual transmission the most !
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