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Old 01-09-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
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Just wanted to say hello to everyone on this site. I recently started to do repairs on my 2000 BMW 328I myself rather than being raped by the dealer and indie shops. My previous cars were Fords and I used to do almost all the work myself but for some reason, after buying the BMW, I thought there wasn't as much I could work on. Needless to say, I discovered that there's much I can do myself. I just changed my camshaft position sensor today with the help of an excellent DIY on this site. It was a tight fit but went smoothly. Doing it myself saved me $180 in labor from an indie shop! About a month ago, I changed the original expansion tank (I got almost 8 years out of it). My car has 115K on it (bought it with 35K) and has been a phenomenal car! I absolutely cannot complain. I'm very happy this site exists.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:53 AM   #2
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welcome to the forum!!!!!

grouchyfungus?

all i can think of with that name is the movie "waiting"

when naomi shows her huge bush at the end







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Old 01-09-2008, 01:17 AM   #3
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That's hilarious! ROFL!
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Old 01-09-2008, 05:08 AM   #4
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:20 AM   #8
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:21 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the welcomes. Since my first post, I have also replaced my fuel filter and fixed two window problems (regulator clip broke loose). Unfortunately, my power steering pump went out and I didn't have the time to replace it. The damn pump itself was nearly $500!!! If I could have looked around, I believe I could have found one for about $350-400. Oh well.....
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:45 PM   #11
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Insult to injury: They're $180 rebuilt (and supposedly better than oem) from Checkerauto.com
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:59 AM   #12
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Thanks for the pointer. Checkerauto.com will be my first stop when I need to find a part.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:32 AM   #13
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:57 PM   #18
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Been awhile since I posted. Have visited this site a couple times but, because my bimmer is so damn phenomenal, don't find the need to replace much.
Recently, I noticed a slight burning smell accompanied by a slight whistle after as I pulled into the garage. Snooped around, put it up on ramps. and saw a small amount of crusted and fresh oil on the bottom of the oil resevoir. Traced the leak to the vent hose at the bottom of the oil separator. I felt it with my fingers and discovered a small hole. After tugging it ever so slightly, it ripped right off! Guess it was old. Bought a new hose, replaced it, all good. However, because of this little hose, and searching these valuable forums, I discovered that I should replace the oil separator (CCV), DISA valve, etc. because these things break down. (I have a 2000 328i with 140K). Did the little suction test with the oil cap off and there is suction. Therefore, replace CCV. Might as well do the other valves for preventative maintenance. My car has run extremely well for the six years that I have had it (replaced a few things). After I replace these valves, I can imagine how much better it will run!
To make a long story short, I love my bimmer, I love these forums, I love working on my car and making it run better, and most of all, I love not being dependent on the mechanic or dealer.
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can you come over and take alook at it i dont know where my fuel pump is. i tried asking in the general e46 forum and they just told me to stop posting and to stick a steak in my engine
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