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Forum: General E46 Forum 08-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
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, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
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...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By klax
Wahler T-Stat sprung a leak - 6000 miles.

The Wahler thermostat that I replaced less than 6,000 miles ago has sprung a leak. The last Wahler I had on there went 100,000 miles with no issues (replaced preventatively) and the original BMW...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,141
Posted By klax
I've been running non approved Shell T6 Rotella...

I've been running non approved Shell T6 Rotella 5W-40 for years and tens of thousands of miles and ignoring the whole "LL" thing. The car is running fantastic and UOAs always come back with very nice...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By klax
The entire cooling system Front and rear...

The entire cooling system
Front and rear suspension bushings, ball joints, etc
Fuel pump, fuel filter

Try a search here, long list of items. Try to find out what items look like they're still...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By klax
That makes sense, buy the same brand that is...

That makes sense, buy the same brand that is known to fail.

I bought a Dorman from Autozone. Lifetime warranty, it's been working fine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By klax
Sudden oil consumption is one symptom.

Sudden oil consumption is one symptom.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By klax
As is common wisdom with any car, getting it up...

As is common wisdom with any car, getting it up to temperature and keeping it there for a while will do wonders. My commute is nearly an hour on the highway. I'm at 170,000 (original owner) miles and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By klax
Surprising, seems like so little damage. Doesn't...

Surprising, seems like so little damage. Doesn't take much to total out an E46 (I guess it is 12 years old after all).
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,686
Posted By klax
There are two different types of drain plugs, as...

There are two different types of drain plugs, as mentioned several times above. My car, of which I am the original owner and no one has touched the drain plug except me, has the tapered style drain...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,686
Posted By klax
Funny this thread has come up. I'm the original...

Funny this thread has come up. I'm the original owner of my 325i at 169,000 miles and my manual tranny with the tapered drain plug (no gasket/washer) has just started an occasional drip. I'm the only...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-28-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,626
Posted By klax
I hope you're not putting airport gas in your...

I hope you're not putting airport gas in your 330. All airport gas (100LL) has lead in it. Unless you've removed your cats...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,642
Posted By klax
The new, latest generation Porsche 911 GT3 is not...

The new, latest generation Porsche 911 GT3 is not being offered with a manual - the previous GT3s with manuals have shot up in value on the second hand market.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-27-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,471
Posted By klax
Purchased new, 168,000 miles. I'll have to...

Purchased new, 168,000 miles. I'll have to replace it someday but so many new cars today are ugly and overloaded with tech I don't need/want. I'll be hanging on to it for a while longer - runs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By klax
scottjoh, Sent you a PM...

scottjoh,

Sent you a PM...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-12-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,450
Posted By klax
I don't really pay attention to the LL-01 thing....

I don't really pay attention to the LL-01 thing. I'm at 167,000 miles and based on how the car performs, gas mileage, oil consumption (last 6,500 miles oil change interval, I used about six ounces,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,450
Posted By klax
Even if it goes up a couple of bucks I'm sold on...

Even if it goes up a couple of bucks I'm sold on Rotella T6, it's the only thing I've been running in my BMW for the last few years.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-10-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,450
Posted By klax
I had several quarts of Castrol sitting on a...

I had several quarts of Castrol sitting on a shelf (years ago, different car) and was curious how long it was "good" for. I wrote Castrol and they replied that if was sealed, and properly stored (I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By klax
O2 sensors don't usually just "stop working"....

O2 sensors don't usually just "stop working". They usually degrade over time and you won't always be able to tell when they need to be replaced. One hundred thousand miles is a good time to replace.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By klax
The center electrode is practically gone, tell...

The center electrode is practically gone, tell him to buy new plugs (he's got his money's worth out of those).
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,184
Posted By klax
He may be maintaining it mechanically just fine...

He may be maintaining it mechanically just fine to get him safely to school or work, isn't that whats important in the grand scheme of things? It's a 14 year old car, most people are not going to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By klax
Often a powder coated wheel, whether factory or...

Often a powder coated wheel, whether factory or professional shop, will have clear coat painted finish on top of the powdered color coat. Proceed carefully.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By klax
I would love to own an E46 with manual windows,...

I would love to own an E46 with manual windows, cloth seats, etc., they're quite common in Europe. BMW pushes their cars sold here as an exclusive luxury brand, because Americans will swallow it up...
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