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Old 10-07-2008, 02:36 PM   #81
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needs 3 vapor barriers
need RTABs installed (i have)
vanos unit w/ new rings need to be installed (i have)
Passenger rear regulator need
2 front regulators going
need tensioner pulleys replaced
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:23 PM   #82
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need to overhaul my cooling system... had to get my car towed after work yesterday cus something broke and all my coolant leaked onto the street/splashed all over the place in my engine bay


problem after problem... i love this car
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:33 PM   #83
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update... got new tires!!! now all I need to do is get inspection II, need new fuel filter (240 miles per tank if im lucky), needs new angel eye rings (Orions??), desparately needs a full detail, needs a respray after someone keyed my hood with the word b1tch, need suspension overhaul because 85k on original just isnt cutting it on detroit roads, and thats all I can think of right now... man this car is amazing !!!!
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:55 AM   #84
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Idler pulley squeak
Intermittent faulty passenger door switch (GM5?)
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:15 AM   #85
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Gear change clunk
Rear passenger window will be gone SOON (I've replaced 2 in the last 2 months)
2 door dings
Front bumper cracked (barely noticible though)
sits waaaaay too high
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:14 AM   #86
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Is it just me or my steering wheel is very tight when I reverse? It is no jokes stiff as.....

Another problem...

When I'm reversing and stepping on the brakes...I hear this slow croaking sound.
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:34 AM   #87
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Few door dings on passenger side
A/C needs a recharge (no one likes the passenger side vents)
Need to replace the control arms
Brake sensors
Seat belt unit (retracts slowwwwww)
A-piller and C-piller cloth is falling off trim, need to re-glue
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:50 AM   #88
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oh yeah, and I am missing the inside trim of the wheel well on the passenger side, and the vent to the box on the ceiling
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:50 PM   #89
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My Ride: 325i 2001
7 year old car, just hit 100k last month, original owner.
Let's see:

- driver's side front window regulator is slowly dying (and I just replaced passenger side)
- power steering leaks (and a clamp I installed didn't help)
- temperature sensor seems to be dead
- reinforcement plate underneath the oil pan is all f..cked up (will replace soon)
- a couple of dings here and there
- tons of curb rash on rims
- driver's seat needs to be re-holstered at some point in time, but holding up for now, and I don't care much
- transmission and diff mounts have cracks in them, so will need to be replaced sooner or later

That's about it.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:58 PM   #90
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Haha good thread especially since I'm going to the dealership tomorrow:

- Clutch makes a clunk/rattle when coming out of 1st gear too quickly. Going to have the dealer look at it tomorrow.
- Need new front brakes
- Cracking belts (going to have the dealer replace tomorrow)
- Rock chips on front bumper towards the bottom.
- DICE makes weird popping/scratching noise every now and then. I'm thinking to replace it with the straight to radio adapter once the 3G cord comes out.
- Right headlight bulb out flickers on around once a week for a few seconds. Replacing with HIDs (this Saturday!) so hopefully that will stop. I think my right bulb is about to go since my left one went around a month ago anyway.
- Trim around rear coupe windows is loose and cracking.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:08 PM   #91
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Is it just me or my steering wheel is very tight when I reverse? It is no jokes stiff as.....

Another problem...

When I'm reversing and stepping on the brakes...I hear this slow croaking sound.
I've got that too. Weird...
Usually when I roll back on a downhill.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:13 AM   #92
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my car has a nice variety of battle scars and electrical issues . a chip on the windscreen, a huge gash on the drive side sideskirt, dings everywhere!, the keys buttons don't work anymore, one of my HK speakers is blown, my engine has trouble starting here and there. but otherwise its all good!
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:14 AM   #93
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the whole fvcking cooling system
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:19 AM   #94
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Ok lets see
-both window regulators about to go out
-needs cooling system overhaul as it has 127,000 miles
-needs new shocks
-small chip on windshield
-driver side door shock absorber that holds the door open is shot.
Other than that everything seems ok
Oh there is one more thing.
-I CANT GO REVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks BMW!!!!!
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:22 AM   #95
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Not much except for squeky brakes.
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:33 AM   #96
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i got this weird noise, when accelerating kinda hard. sounds like metal clicking, clinking, rolling around. like loose change or a ball bearing in a cylinder. anyone? im thinking it might be the clutch since its almost time for a new one
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:59 AM   #97
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*I have no muffler because my first UUC TSE3L didn't fit, but Rob was a stand up guy (as always) and is sending me out a replacement so we will see how that goes.
*My center console and attachments need painting.
*I have a dent in the trunk!!! URGH!
*I need to rebleed my brakes, 'cause they're soft again after I finally worked the air out of the ABS cylinder/reservoir/whatever.
*I'm sure there is more...
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:11 AM   #98
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my hood release stick that sticks out on my hood is always sticking out, even when hood is locked.
my trunk's trim is primered only (1st owner's fault)
my front bumper got cracked, and its missing a piece
i had problems with misfiring due to clogged injectors
i am hearing weird groaning noises in my car that i cant seem to solve.
my shifter has the "sticky at 5th gear" problem.
its sometimes impossible to get my car into 1st and 2nd gear.
there is a funny vibration that only occurs in 4th gear @ 1700rpms
my drivers side headlight blinker is loose.... from accident by 1st owner
my bumpers are not flush with the rest of the car (poor fitment?)
my steering seems to be off, pulls to the right sometimes, and sometimes to the left.
hard to steer and then suddenly loosens up as i approach extreme left or extreme right
ipod adapter not working
rear brakes sometimes squeal
i need some maintenance done on my car, VANOS, water pump, etc.
needs detail - finish was neglected by 1st owner
needs suspension work
locks sometimes wont unlock doors besides drivers door
rain gutters in the rear are loose
worn rear diff bushing
worn control arm bushing
my headlight lenses seem to be dirty all the time
when i turn on heat, it takes about 5 mins for hot air to come, this is after full warm up
A-pillar liner thing coming off, i dont know how to fix
trim below headlights is loose, needs to be refit
driver's seat really worn out by fat owner
i think one of my speakers is about to blow
need to clean ICV, change air filter, fuel filter, cabin filter
steering wheel has some black paint worn out, or just badly scratched
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:35 AM   #99
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-Car drops down a bit when put into drive, meaning to change the transmission fluid.
-Back headlining sounds like its snapping during turning, getting annoying now. I think it could actually be the speakers from my crappy tape player iPod input, but whenever i'm driving around I can notice it.
-Am able to move the front wheels when the car is in park with my hand, moderate play. Have a feeling the control arm brushings are shot, can't afford to replace them ATM as keeping spending down for when I get the CSL ()
-Wheels have major kerbing from the previous owner, need to get that fixed.
-Large dent on the front of the bonnet, looks like a large marble was dropped on it (from previous owner).
-Moderate stone chips, grills are wrecked and will need replacing. My left one pops out whenever I open the bonnet (a bunch of crap snapped off it).
-The M Tech II body kit doesn't look like it fits. I got it from the dealer, so it's OEM. It looks lower and it doesn't match the fenders *grumble*
-My clears have the rubber seal coming off them.
-My airbag light is on from having about 10 litres of water pour into the passenger side floor
-Car has terrible swirl marks, need to get it polished and detailed
-Trim is starting to come off the A piller, not badly though. Will stick it back on with some glue.
-My low windshield washer light is on from the pump leaking.
-Needs new oil ASAP.
-Needs new belts.
-Needs a new cooling system.
-Needs a drop.

I hate my 328

My 330 on the other hand is in great condition, no warning lights, nothing sounds too out of the ordinary. I think it needs new shocks or something though, I keep feeling I need to take corners very slowly and theres a change in RPM at idle every like 30 seconds.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:57 AM   #100
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Auto mirrors stopped working
Sunroof shade liner broken clips
One foglight bulb needs replacing
Rear disks and pads soon to be replaced
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