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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-10-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Zchild
I personally have been using Mobil 1 75W 90 in my...

I personally have been using Mobil 1 75W 90 in my transmission for the last 378,000 miles without any issues. I change the fluid every 60k. Just my two and a half cents worth...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-08-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29,811
Views: 2,254,159
Posted By Zchild
I replaced my battery today; I was headed out to...

I replaced my battery today; I was headed out to work this morning and the car was slow to crank. Thought a little about it but headed to work without issue. Leaving work I attempted to start the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Zchild
Thanks; our chapter has a DIY event coming up on...

Thanks; our chapter has a DIY event coming up on 20 September at BMW of Annapolis and I'll get the technicians to help me check out the wiring.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Zchild
Cool Passenger Airbag Light

Having an issue with my passenger-side airbag light; yes I checked the recall and my 00 323i isn't on their radar. Any-who from time to time I will get a passenger-side airbag light on the dash. If...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Zchild
How many miles and when was the last time you...

How many miles and when was the last time you changed your fuel filter?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Zchild
Is there any fluid directly underneath the...

Is there any fluid directly underneath the vehicle; water directly under the vehilce indicates your water pump is dying. I just changed mine this weekend because the water pump began leaking and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-02-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Zchild
Was the DISA flap in good shape?

Was the DISA flap in good shape?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29,811
Views: 2,254,159
Posted By Zchild
Recently replaced the radiator and expansion tank...

Recently replaced the radiator and expansion tank along with the last thermostat but the leak in the thermostat was really very small. Therefore I waited until the water pump began to fail prior to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Zchild
Just a suggestion; have you checked the O-ring...

Just a suggestion; have you checked the O-ring condition around your DISA valve for leaks as well as the condition of the DISA valve. Just my two and a half cents worth...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Zchild
The only issue I have encountered with the M54B30...

The only issue I have encountered with the M54B30 motor is that it has a tendency to burn oil at a much higher rate than my old M52TUB25 motor. I'm burning approximately 1.5 quarts every 1200 miles....
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29,811
Views: 2,254,159
Posted By Zchild
Sally-Sue's water pump sprang a leak so while I...

Sally-Sue's water pump sprang a leak so while I was under the hood I replaced both water pump and the thermostat which also had a small leak. Up next is a passenger side seat belt tensioner and a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-28-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Zchild
Most folks will recommend you still to the NGK...

Most folks will recommend you still to the NGK (3199) BKR6EQUP. My concern if you're experiencing cold start issues is VANOS seal issue. Depending on the mileage the VANOS seals begin to wear out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-26-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Zchild
Had the same issue in my E46; your radiator...

Had the same issue in my E46; your radiator bracket is either broken or not seated correctly so it is not allowing your expansion tank to sit in the proper position. I ended up simply replacing all...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Zchild
I've had an issue a few years abck that sounds...

I've had an issue a few years abck that sounds stangely like your issue. My throttle body became so caked with carbon that it sealed shut. I had to remove it from the vehicle, soak it and then use...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Zchild
Let me get my "Easy button" No you don't have to...

Let me get my "Easy button" No you don't have to do anything with your Shark Injector by swapping out your differential ratio. They have nothing to do with one another. As stated earlier the Shark...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-31-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Zchild
How often do you change your fuel filter. I...

How often do you change your fuel filter. I change mine every 30k and I recommend it be changed regularly. just my two and a half cents worth...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-28-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,871
Posted By Zchild
I'm there with my National Capital Chapter BMWCCA...

I'm there with my National Capital Chapter BMWCCA crew; we will have a membership booth on the main drag; stop by and say hello!
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-27-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Zchild
I never really had any issues with the fuel...

I never really had any issues with the fuel regulator; not a difficult DIY but you will lose a little fuel in the process. I changed mine out at a little over 300k for preventative measures. Just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-26-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Zchild
I'm well over 375,000 miles and I switched from...

I'm well over 375,000 miles and I switched from Mobil 1 0W-40 to Mobil 1 10W-40 High Mileage synthetic. Even Mobil 1 recommends the 10W-40 over the 0W-40 for high mileage vehicles. Just my two and a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Zchild
The only thing I would add to is that having a...

The only thing I would add to is that having a socket ratchet set 19mm and 17mm to get the ball joints off as well as to reinstall them. Just my two and a half cents worth...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By Zchild
Wow; the only consistent light in my E46 has been...

Wow; the only consistent light in my E46 has been the freakin passenger-side airbag light; I don't know what I'm going to do with zero red fault lights illuminated!
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By Zchild
Cool It was posted because my 323i came with this...

It was posted because my 323i came with this option from the factory...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By Zchild
ZSP - Sport Package The sport package has been...

ZSP - Sport Package
The sport package has been available on all E46 3-series cars. It typically included:
A 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel
ZSP Sport package includes Aerodynamic bumpers ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 13,409
Posted By Zchild
Cool Sally-Sue just turned 15 years old this month...

Sally-Sue just turned 15 years old this month with a build date of 07/99. I'm just over 374,000 miles had to replace the block at 330,000; spun bearing. Still loving my E46 as much as the day I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-09-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Zchild
My first set of halos were a cheap set from Ebay...

My first set of halos were a cheap set from Ebay and they set the installation material under the hood on fire so I wouldn't recommend the cheap crap on Ebay. I'm currently running Umnitza Angel Eye...
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