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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 10-23-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By tomoyer
2001 vs 2003 Headlight Switch Module/Wiring

As some may know, about a month ago or so my '03 330xi Sport was rear-ended and was bent up bad enough to be totaled by the insurance company. As we know, the '03 was a "face lift" car whereas the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-27-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By tomoyer
yes it does! wife hurt as well, nothing serious,...

yes it does! wife hurt as well, nothing serious, sore as hell from seat belt.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-27-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By tomoyer
Lost 03 330xi Sport

Wednesday a week ago I lost my pristine 2003 330 xi Sport (with Premium and Winter Package) to an asshole that was tailgating at 70 mph and drove right into the rear with out braking at all. Besides...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 09-13-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,080
Posted By tomoyer
I totally agree with several responses here: the...

I totally agree with several responses here: the E46 staters are know for failing without ANY warning (and that is most likely what is wrong with your car as it seems they stat to fail around the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-29-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By tomoyer
The appointments for the insurance to look over...

The appointments for the insurance to look over both cars is this coming Wednesday, though I have a friend who's 2005 535i had about the same amount of damage to it as mine do and it came to $1272.00...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-23-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By tomoyer
Severe Weather Yesterday

Some of you may know that SE PA got hit quite hard with golf ball and larger hail Thursday afternoon. Many cars were damaged and many totaled out already. Both my 2003 xis suffered damage from the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By tomoyer
If the inner bushing is stuck on the piston shaft...

If the inner bushing is stuck on the piston shaft of the shock, what's the big deal, just pull it down and out, or loosen the shock mount nuts and remove the mount. You're replacing the mounts and...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By tomoyer
There are wiring "pass-thrus/channels" on both...

There are wiring "pass-thrus/channels" on both sides, the passenger side is pretty full because the battery cable(s) run up that side to the engine compartment, but you should easily be able to pass...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-08-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,688
Posted By tomoyer
I clean my engine bays with degreaser sprayed...

I clean my engine bays with degreaser sprayed onto a rag, wipe, repeat if necessary and then I use detailing spray on a rag to shine and wipe that with another rag. This is done once a week year...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,144
Posted By tomoyer
As dumb as this seems, if you are getting a...

As dumb as this seems, if you are getting a code(s) for low secondary air pump air, its probably only the filter in the secondary air pump that is clogged or bad. Two types were used; some used a...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-25-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By tomoyer
Dealer is the best bet to get additional key(s)...

Dealer is the best bet to get additional key(s) for your car. However, here's the NEW skinny; before there were 4 keys delivered with these cars. Two computer/remote locking/unlocking keys, 1...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-25-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By tomoyer
Gotta agree with those that have said that your...

Gotta agree with those that have said that your front rotors are warped. Why? probably incorrectly/unevenly torqued lug bolts. Solution, new rotors and while at it, I'd also replace the front...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By tomoyer
All 3 of the above are where to look first, DISA...

All 3 of the above are where to look first, DISA Valve because if it has a broken flap, depending on where it is stuck, you will have the symptoms you stated. The 2 Intake Boots (upper and lower,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-18-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By tomoyer
A side note to the above, if you have both...

A side note to the above, if you have both "computer keys", they DO NOT have a replaceable battery. They are charged inductively when in the ignition with the car running. That said, if you have 2...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By tomoyer
When you say "electric fan was unplugged" is this...

When you say "electric fan was unplugged" is this a manual transmission or an automatic transmission? The '03 330xi used a water pump mounted clutch fan assembly for the automatic trans models (mine...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-16-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By tomoyer
Check the DISA Valve, most likely broken and...

Check the DISA Valve, most likely broken and stuck.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By tomoyer
From what I'm reading here, its very likely that...

From what I'm reading here, its very likely that one or both of your new front rotors are warped slightly. Really badly warped rotors will pulse the brake pedal AND shake the steering wheel when the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By tomoyer
SamDoe1, afraid not and didn't do a google...

SamDoe1, afraid not and didn't do a google search. Didn't need this added info till now as I have a complete set of BMW Parts CDs for everything up to 1998.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-02-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By tomoyer
thanks White_Knuckles, I'll check it out.

thanks White_Knuckles, I'll check it out.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-01-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By tomoyer
two different part numbers usually indicates a...

two different part numbers usually indicates a difference in the parts even though they may look alike. I'm thinking that the complete 5 speed shifter doesn't have the extra travel needed for a 6...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By tomoyer
albokid SAP fill not have any bearing on the car...

albokid SAP fill not have any bearing on the car running poorly unless the vacuum hoses and/or line are cracked, creating a vacuum leak. The SAP only runs when you start the car up and runs for 1 to...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-01-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By tomoyer
cardsfan007, "I'm replacing my front axles again...

cardsfan007, "I'm replacing my front axles again this week", when were they last replaced and with what axles? Not all remanufactured CV Axles are "created" equal and neither are all New ones. Why...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By tomoyer
amatilla, for sure I'd have the transmission...

amatilla, for sure I'd have the transmission fault codes read, once in "limp mode" its not supposed to just go off on its own without the problem being corrected. You still have not said how many...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-01-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By tomoyer
AWD, since you already had the full flush done...

AWD, since you already had the full flush done and had them Use Redline ATF Fluid, consider yourself very lucky that it has improved shifting. Even the good techs at a BMW Dealership will tell you...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By tomoyer
Parts Catalog

I'm wondering if anyone has a complete 2003 E46 330xi Sport Parts Catalog. The information that I'm looking for is that complete parts break down for the rear bumper including all the trim, bumper...
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