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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By captain bimmer
You can get a good feel of what the common...

You can get a good feel of what the common problems are on this forum. Some that really stand out are control arms + bushings, all the engine sensors especially camshaft position sensors, Window...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By captain bimmer
Dont do it! I have a 2001 325I with ONLY 44,000...

Dont do it! I have a 2001 325I with ONLY 44,000 miles, so trust me when I say at 98,000 youll pay a TON of money for repairs. Very problematic cars.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,680
Posted By captain bimmer
maintaining a bmw is just too costly. and its...

maintaining a bmw is just too costly. and its always the same things that fail over and over again. Very dissappointing for a luxury class car.

Lexus is dominating the charts for reliability. It...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By captain bimmer
Thanks for the clarification. When you say rears...

Thanks for the clarification. When you say rears are easy, does that mean easy enough for a novice like me? If so, maybe ill just try to buy used oem rears from someone and call it a day. I did a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By captain bimmer
kinda confusing, springs, coilovers etc. Are all...

kinda confusing, springs, coilovers etc. Are all these terms used interchangibly? The service slip said "broken springs" i looked and didnt see anything obvious so im wondering what the hell the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By captain bimmer
ive had broken springs on my ford before and it...

ive had broken springs on my ford before and it did indeed sit very low to the ground. On my BMW however, it is not sitting low at all. Could the tech have meant cracked spring? I think im gonna...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By captain bimmer
What springs?

Noob question. On the service printout, it says both rear springs broken. Its the spring that goes around the shock right? I mean, there are no other springs to look for right? Does anyone have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By captain bimmer
I got this car at 28,000 miles and since ive...

I got this car at 28,000 miles and since ive owned it, now at 43,000 miles, ive taken very good care of it. I guess it is a good assumption that the first owners didnt drive so carefully, but I even...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By captain bimmer
Repairs

Just got back from the dealership. My car has only 43000 miles and they are telling me i need to replace both front control arms + Bushings and both rear springs because they are both broken. Also...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,978
Posted By captain bimmer
Arent the Gs nicknamed the "bimmer killers" in...

Arent the Gs nicknamed the "bimmer killers" in most of the recent car magazines? (Car & Driver, Road/Track etc?)
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,226
Posted By captain bimmer
your noises dont even compare to mine. I get...

your noises dont even compare to mine. I get creaking sounds from the rear, whistling sounds from my blower motor (when cold), clicking sounds from my power windows, and a soft clunking sound from...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-23-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By captain bimmer
whats a microfilter and where is it located? Is...

whats a microfilter and where is it located? Is it the cabin air filter you are talking about?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By captain bimmer
the nissan z is one badass car. my friend has...

the nissan z is one badass car. my friend has one and it would totally destroy my 325i in pretty much everything. And it is a very stylish looking car. If you dont take the deal, can I? he..he
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,654
Posted By captain bimmer
I feel kinda stupid but I dont know how to use...

I feel kinda stupid but I dont know how to use the steptronic lol.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-19-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,445
Posted By captain bimmer
LOLOL Im sorry, but that was sooooo freaken...

LOLOL Im sorry, but that was sooooo freaken funny. Im sitting at my desk at work laughing to myself like a retard right now. :rofl:
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By captain bimmer
thats actually kinda expensive if it is private...

thats actually kinda expensive if it is private party. I have a 325I 2001 with 43K miles and Im about to selling it with an asking price of 17000 only. Your mileage is way higher.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By captain bimmer
When I had a problem with a shop. I filed with...

When I had a problem with a shop. I filed with the www.bbb.org then also called my credit card company and had the charges reversed. They shop manager knew I was right, so he didnt even challange...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By captain bimmer
thats cheap. Isnt it $10 per wheel to balance?

thats cheap. Isnt it $10 per wheel to balance?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,710
Posted By captain bimmer
I hope you win. The radio may seem like a minor...

I hope you win. The radio may seem like a minor issue, but its the principle of the matter. If you let corporations get away with little things, bigger things will follow.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-15-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By captain bimmer
I had the same thing today after the big storm...

I had the same thing today after the big storm yesterday. I was vibrating badly at 60mph so i took it to the shop and the mechanic said to make sure there are no ice chunks in the wheel. I cleaned...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By captain bimmer
the replacements i purchased have locks too. It...

the replacements i purchased have locks too. It sees like the curvature of the "J" is too wide on the bmws. No biggie, was just wondering if anyone else noticed.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By captain bimmer
Windshield Wipers

I took the tightly fitted wipers off to replace with three different brands of non-oem wipers autozone and walmart and noticed that the fit of the replacement wipers was a very loose feeling. Are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-14-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By captain bimmer
You will be going from 1 problem car to another. ...

You will be going from 1 problem car to another. 3s are not exactly known for their reliability. They have lots of common problems that are expensive to fix. If you want a balance of quality AND...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By captain bimmer
Wow what a nice mechanic you got. Are you a...

Wow what a nice mechanic you got. Are you a female by any chance? Haha!
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-12-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By captain bimmer
I'd Key his (or her) face.

I'd Key his (or her) face.
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