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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By egruber
Remote starter recommendation?

I have a 2001 325 convertible with the factory alarm. I would like to get a remote starter so I can preheat the car in the winter. Can you suggest one that works well with my car? Anything special I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-05-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By egruber
I don't want to chance a used pump. The new ones...

I don't want to chance a used pump. The new ones (non BMW) average about $250. Plus the reservoir plus labor. I don't think it's unreasonable and these guys are really good. And this is just a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-05-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By egruber
Well, you guys called it again. The shaft broke...

Well, you guys called it again. The shaft broke from the pump. I'm having it replaced along with the reservoir. $600. We just need to keep the car running for 1 more year. Thanks again for all...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By egruber
It is a tough decision. But we only use this car...

It is a tough decision. But we only use this car to drive to the train station and back. The rest of the time it sits outside...which has really killed it. It has a number of other issues as well. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By egruber
No. Other than the lack of power-assist, the...

No. Other than the lack of power-assist, the steering is perfectly fine. No noises, excessive play. Nothing.

If I delay repairing it (we may just decide it's time to sell it), is there any risk...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By egruber
So is it still the wrong advice?

So is it still the wrong advice?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By egruber
This is what they said to someone who complained...

This is what they said to someone who complained of hard steering. "It's the U joint at the steering shaft. Seizes up over time". Bad advice?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By egruber
OK. Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

OK. Thanks everyone for the suggestions!
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By egruber
OK. I will check. I see Bavarian Auto has LUK...

OK. I will check. I see Bavarian Auto has LUK and Meyle pumps for about $200 to $250 Are these good options? The BMW OEM part is double that.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By egruber
Thanks for the suggestion. I will check. Other...

Thanks for the suggestion. I will check. Other posts mentioned a bad u-joint. You don't think that could be it?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-04-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By egruber
Power Steering Suddenly Quit

I have a 2000 323i Sedan. I took it to the store this morning and it was fine. I came out of the store and I had no power steering. There was no noise or anything, just very hard to steer. I took...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By egruber
I know some are ZF and some are GM, but I thought...

I know some are ZF and some are GM, but I thought they are programmed to perform similarly.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-14-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By egruber
Why does sedan vs convertible tranny shift differently?

This is minor, but I've always wondered about it and finally decided to post the question.

We have a 2000 323i sedan and a 2001 325Ci Convertible. Both have the automatic transmission and very...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-24-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By egruber
I already looked. They don't sell the clips for...

I already looked. They don't sell the clips for the trim. Only the ones on the car body. You have to buy a whole new piece for $130.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By egruber
Need clips for this trim

This piece of trim around the opening for the rear door has fallen off. The clips that are glued onto it have deteriorated and fallen off...otherwise the trim is fine. BMW does not sell just the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By egruber
Vert storage has pieces of plastic tape?

I put down my convertible top for the first time in 5 months. When the storage compartment lid went up, I noticed little pieces of white ribbon or tape all over the storage compartment. It has...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,505
Posted By egruber
Coupes and Convertibles don't have stronger...

Coupes and Convertibles don't have stronger regulators. The windows don't have frames so there is no resistance to raise/lower the window. I have a convertible and a sedan and never replaced a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-18-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,817
Posted By egruber
Mine has worked fine since I replaced the trunk...

Mine has worked fine since I replaced the trunk lid latch.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By egruber
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By egruber
Understood. I thought perhaps there was...

Understood. I thought perhaps there was something I could apply that would seal it and prevent further peeling.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By egruber
Thanks, but I was hoping for something simple I...

Thanks, but I was hoping for something simple I could do myself.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By egruber
My alternator just went and no light came on the...

My alternator just went and no light came on the dashboard...which is why I initially suspected and replaced the battery..which made sense because it was 6 years old. But a week later the car died...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,505
Posted By egruber
After replacing several of these, it seems that...

After replacing several of these, it seems that none of them will last until BMW finds a way to improve/strengthen the regulator design..which won't happen at this point. The window tracks on our...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,817
Posted By egruber
My trunk open dash light used to come on...

My trunk open dash light used to come on intermittently and set off the car alarm. I finally just replaced the trunk latch and all was fine. It's not an expensive part.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By egruber
Steering wheel leather is peeling

The steering wheel leather is starting to peel off where I usually keep my hands. I've tried using leather conditioner, but it doesn't seem to help. Any ideas on how to keep it from getting worse...
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