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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-25-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By io14
Thank You ! Great tip !

Thank You ! Great tip !
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-15-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By io14
I would suggest you watch BavAuto on Youtube for...

I would suggest you watch BavAuto on Youtube for the item that you want to work on. Punch in replace Control Arm bushing on Youtube and OTTO will give an explanation on procedure.
If you just...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-14-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By io14
Funny, my wife came out to the garage and said "...

Funny, my wife came out to the garage and said " How's it going " ?? I just gave her the pitbull look and she walked back inside !
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-12-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By io14
You got that right WinterBeemer !:banghead:

You got that right WinterBeemer !:banghead:
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-12-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By io14
Preventative Maintenance Day

I usually don't post but after an afternoon working on " The ultimate driving headache " I had to yell.
I flushed out the old brake fluid 1st, very easy took about an hour then I decided to check...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-25-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By io14
Congrats ! I have the same car,year and color. As...

Congrats ! I have the same car,year and color. As JMO 69 stated the Cooling system is the achilles heal on these cars. I would also check the vent pipes on the CCV to determine if they are becoming...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-18-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By io14
I would definetly change the trans fluid &...

I would definetly change the trans fluid & filter, mine only has 55K on it and I changed both items at 50K. I used the ZF lifeguard fluid from BAVAUTO and no clunk at all. I do't have the miles that...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-18-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By io14
Fuel pump or the fuel filter is completely...

Fuel pump or the fuel filter is completely clogged ! when was the last time it was changed ??
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By io14
try reading this ! I'd get under the vehicle with...

try reading this ! I'd get under the vehicle with it running and try to see where the leak is etc...............
pull the under carrage shields off to investigate. how many miles ?
...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By io14
Gents That CV vent tube in itself is not too...

Gents

That CV vent tube in itself is not too difficult to replace. Remove the air cleaner, then there is a wiring harness that has to be removed etc. I would only do it after the engine is warm...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-23-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,033
Posted By io14
I think it is great, no issues at all !

I think it is great, no issues at all !
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-23-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By io14
you can use Redline 75-90 in the xfer & rear diff...

you can use Redline 75-90 in the xfer & rear diff and ZF Lifeguard 5 ( approx. 6 qts )for a drain & fill on the ATF fluid change along with a new filter.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 11-23-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,033
Posted By io14
You can also use ZF Lifeguard 5 that I used when...

You can also use ZF Lifeguard 5 that I used when I did mine, drain & fill with a new atf filter around $120 total , very easy to perform. Vehicle has just about 50K on it, I have had zero...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-21-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 49,937
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
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, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
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, 07:57 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 49,937
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, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
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, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
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, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
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.
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