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Forum: Great Plains & Rocky Mountains 08-28-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 910
Posted By tomjrau
FS: 17" style 42 for e39 5 series. Mint condition

Selling 1 style 42 17" wheel for e39 5 series. Comes with mounted Continental Contisport Contact ultra high performance tire in size 235/45/17. Specs: 17" x 8", offset 20mm, hub 74.1mm. Was kept as a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,207
Posted By tomjrau
I've got the same issue. Repeated 27c3...

I've got the same issue. Repeated 27c3 code--Thermal oil sensor after clearing. So far no symptoms. Oil level is full, no dashboard warning lights, and car is running flawlessly. It's not a hard fix,...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 03-05-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 59,730
Posted By tomjrau
Performed this fix this morning. Removing the...

Performed this fix this morning. Removing the wipers seemed to be the toughest part. After multiple attempts to wiggle it out, I sprayed it with WD40, waited 15 minutes and it slid right off without...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 05-11-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 146,164
Posted By tomjrau
Passenger seat belt tensioner

Airbag light was on and found to be passenger side seatbelt tensioner. I never did any work on that side so I'm not sure what triggered it. Fortunately, all I had to do was reach underneath the seat...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,874
Posted By tomjrau
With the help of another list member on another...

With the help of another list member on another forum I tackled the airbag issue again. Despite resecuring the side airbag plug, the code would not clear. We then opened up the passenger side panel...
Forum: Great Plains & Rocky Mountains 05-11-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By tomjrau
I should be depending on time of day, just send...

I should be depending on time of day, just send me a PM and we can work out the details.
Forum: Great Plains & Rocky Mountains 04-28-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By tomjrau
I have the Peake SRS reset tool if you still need...

I have the Peake SRS reset tool if you still need it.. i think it's for years 2000-03. I use it for my '03 330i.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-20-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,874
Posted By tomjrau
This problem has persisted for me for over a...

This problem has persisted for me for over a year. I may take it to the mechanic eventually, though I may open it up in the next few weeks to take another look.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-31-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,830
Posted By tomjrau
My oil service light indicator has actually...

My oil service light indicator has actually extended my next oil change interval ever since I moved from California to Colorado. At its current reading it's recommending an oil change at close to 18k...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,874
Posted By tomjrau
I know this is an old thread, but I'm...

I know this is an old thread, but I'm experiencing the same exact problem. Airbag light persistently on after powering up car with airbag disconnected during a window regulator repair. I assume our...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-30-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 450,650
Posted By tomjrau
My zip tie fix of the driver's side regulator...

My zip tie fix of the driver's side regulator failed on me this week. It turns out that one of the zip-ties securing the cable to the previously failed rear slider sheared off. On top of that, there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,343
Posted By tomjrau
I recently had my oil filter housing assembly...

I recently had my oil filter housing assembly replaced. An attempted replacement of the oil filter housing gasket wasn't successful due to warping of the mating surfaces. I ended up just having an...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,908
Posted By tomjrau
Well, I think that's overstating the virtues of...

Well, I think that's overstating the virtues of AWD a bit. AWD doesn't provide you with more grip, it takes better advantage of the available grip that you already have, which is provided by your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,908
Posted By tomjrau
i'm attempting my first winter in Colorado in my...

i'm attempting my first winter in Colorado in my 330i zhp with snow tires (Dunlop Wintersport 3D's). I've downsized the tire to 225/45/17 on a 2nd set of stock bmw wheels.

as for the paint chips,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-05-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By tomjrau
i changed my main drive belt and ac belt at 5...

i changed my main drive belt and ac belt at 5 yrs/54k miles. While the ac belt looked fine, the main drive belt had multiple full thickness cracks through the rubber and generally looked very poor.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-25-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,292
Posted By tomjrau
To give you an idea of how bad ultrahigh...

To give you an idea of how bad ultrahigh performance tires are in the winter snow let me just tell you this. When I lived in Chicago with my infiniti g20, i was getting wheelspin in 5th gear at...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-24-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 450,650
Posted By tomjrau
I just performed this window regulator fix on my...

I just performed this window regulator fix on my '03 330i zhp. What a pain! It took me 3 hrs to perform, mainly because I was tired, working in the dark at nite after a long day. Thanks to everyone...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-24-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By tomjrau
Also try out RM European. I've found even better...

Also try out RM European. I've found even better prices and good service with them.

http://www.rmeuropean.com/
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By tomjrau
Pelican parts carries the Mann air filter for a...

Pelican parts carries the Mann air filter for a little over $11. I'm running the drop in K&N air filter right now but since noticing that my motor oil gets dirty more rapidly than before, I'll be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-27-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By tomjrau
coolant loss with t-stat replacement

i lost about half a gallon of total coolant during my recent t-stat change. So have about 0.25 gallon of coolant/0.25 gallon of distilled water on hand for the change.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 02-19-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,145
Posted By tomjrau
i'm replacing my thermostat today on my '03 330i...

i'm replacing my thermostat today on my '03 330i zhp.. It's only been 48k miles! my temp gauge fluctuates constantly between dead center warm and a few degrees to the cool side while driving. Thanks...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 193,350
Posted By tomjrau
'03 imola red 48k miles no mods grand...

'03
imola red
48k miles
no mods
grand terrace, ca soon moving to denver, co
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-06-2007, 05:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 31,374
Posted By tomjrau
valve cover gasket

I just changed my valve cover gasket yesterday. Oddly, mine had failed prematurely when I first bought it used at 30k miles. I drove the last 16k miles trying to diagnose an annoying rubber/oil...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 11-28-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,803
Posted By tomjrau
valve cover gasket failure, at what mileage?

At what mileage are you guys seeing your valve cover gaskets fail? My valve cover gasket appears to have been leaking since the day I bought my car used at 30k miles (2003 330i zhp). But thanks to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-26-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 80,670
Posted By tomjrau
member, year, current mileage, manual/auto,...

member, year, current mileage, manual/auto, severity, got it fixed (specify mileage)?, problem recurred?
1. cngzsn, 2005, 31500, manual, moderate, no, N/A...
2. partialresponse, 2004, 40500,...
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